Rhode Island Senator David Tikoian [D]

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RIS2350PassTAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - Exempts from taxation real and tangible personal property classified as industrial and would extend the exemption period from ten (10) years to twenty (20) years.
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2024-06-29
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2532PassEDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS - Permits school districts to use release days for professional development; provided that, instruction time meets the yearly requirement of one thousand eighty (1,080) school hours.
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2024-06-29
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2681PassINSURANCE -- UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICES ACT - Provides that any insurer refusing to honor a "direction to pay" executed by an insured for payment on a property damage benefit would constitute an unfair claims practice.
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2024-06-29
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2226PassCOURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS -- FAMILY COURT - Provides that a magistrate of the family court has the power and authority to hear contested divorce matters.
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2024-06-28
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2174PassHEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF YOUTH CAMPS - Establishes the procedures and requirements for the licensing of youth camps.
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2024-06-26
Signed by Governor
RIS2298PassWATERS AND NAVIGATION -- ACT ON COASTS -- COASTAL RESILIENCY - Requires the chief resilience officer (CRO) and a resiliency office within the department of environmental management (DEM) be charged with the creation, maintenance and updating of the s...
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2024-06-26
Signed by Governor
RIS2557PassHEALTH AND SAFETY -- BEHAVIORAL HEALTH EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND COORDINATION FUND - Establishes the behavioral health education, training, and coordination fund to receive the checkoff contributions from Rhode Island personal income tax returns for t...
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2024-06-26
Signed by Governor
RIS2808PassPUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- SOLAR DECOMMISSIONING PLANS - Requires that developers of ground-mounted solar systems submit a plan for decommissioning to be held on file by the municipality and requires DEM, with the office of energy resources, ma...
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2024-06-26
Signed by Governor
RIS3044PassBUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- CONFIDENTIALITY OF HEALTH CARE COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ACT - Amends definition of "authorized representative" in the confidentiality of health-care communications/information act provides that an authorized repres...
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2024-06-26
Signed by Governor
RIS2089PassTOWNS AND CITIES -- LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSING - Amends the definition of "low and moderate income housing" to include housing secured by a federal government voucher or subsidy.
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2024-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2293PassSTATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RENEWABLE READY PROGRAM - Establishes the renewable ready program and fund to promotes the responsible siting/development of renewable energy generating resources in locations where it would be an ancillary beneficial ...
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2024-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2418PassELECTIONS -- REGISTRATION OF VOTERS - Allows non-affiliated party voters to vote in party primaries, without becoming an affiliated party voter.
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2024-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2624PassBUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- OPTICIANS -- QUALIFICATIONS - Establishes a second avenue of qualification as an optician, to include successfully completing an apprenticeship program of not less than 4,100 hours in not less than 2 years. The act would...
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2024-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2758PassBUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- RYAN'S LAW - Overprescribing, death resulting, would result in three (3) year license suspension.
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2024-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2780PassELECTIONS -- MAIL BALLOTS - Requires mail ballot drop boxes to be opened thirty-five (35) days prior to election day, and twenty (20) days prior to special elections.
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2024-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2739PassCOMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- FILING OF ASSUMED NAME - Changes the term "assumed name" to "trade name" and centralizes the filing, administration and regulation process of trade names to the secretary of state and also requires a...
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2024-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2828PassCRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS - Allows law enforcement to utilize mufflers, silencers, or other devices for deadening or muffling the sound of a firearm while acting within the scope of their official duties under the supervision of the police chief o...
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2024-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2989PassMOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOBILE AND MANUFACTURED HOMES - Makes several amendments relative to manufactured homes, including adding a definition for manufactured home and a provision allowing for certain manufactured homes to be considered a single...
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2024-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2150PassANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- UNLAWFUL CONFINEMENT OF A COVERED ANIMAL - Exempts egg laying hens kept for commercial egg production purposes from the provisions of chapter 4-1.1 until January 1, 2028.
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2024-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIS2211PassCOURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS -- FAMILY COURT - Only protective orders issued against adults are to be transmitted to A.G.'s B.C.I. for inclusion in the R.O.N.C.O. system. Protective orders against juveniles will be accessible to law enforceme...
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2024-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIS2756PassTOWNS AND CITIES -- RETIREMENT SECURITY ACT FOR LOCALLY ADMINISTERED PENSION FUNDS - Requires municipalities managing their own pension system to submit a statutorily required actuarial experience study to the advisory council to locally administered...
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2024-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIS2937PassMOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES - Extends the "lookback" period for repeat offenses involving driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs under § 31-27-2 and for repeat offenses related to failure or refusal to submit to chemi...
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2024-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIS2115PassCRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- VICTIM'S RIGHTS - Amends the current requirement of payment of initial filing fee/service of process costs when the victim of crime is still owed restitution at the expiration of the case/seeks to enforce the civil judgment ente...
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2024-06-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2128PassLABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- POSTING OF VETERANS' BENEFITS AND SERVICES - Requires employers in the state with more than 50 employees to display a poster containing basic information on veterans' benefits and services be created and distributed by th...
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2024-06-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2255PassINSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PREVENTION OF HIV INFECTION - Eliminates prior authorization or step therapy requirement for prescriptions for any HIV prevention drug/prohibits the requirement of any co...
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2024-06-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2297PassFISH AND WILDLIFE -- FURBEARING ANIMALS - Deletes subsection (b) of this section which lists the furbearing mammals in the state and requires DEM to promulgate by rule, a list of "furbearers" for this chapter.
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2024-06-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2663PassMOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GENERALLY - Authorizes Providence canteen vehicles to be equipped with sirens, whistles or bells and would require operators of any canteen vehicle to receive 5 hours of training in the operation ...
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2024-06-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2698PassALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES - Adds the month of August to the dates a Class A retail alcoholic beverage establishment can offer unlimited free samples of wine, beer and distilled spirits products.
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2024-06-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2810PassFISH AND WILDLIFE -- DEER HUNTING - Modifies reporting requirements regarding collisions between vehicles and wildlife where the vehicle has been substantially damaged.
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2024-06-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2125Engross
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- PAYMENT OF WAGES - Provides employees with civil administrative remedies against contractors, subcontractors involved in the contract with joint/severable liability imposed on contractors or subcontractors. Effective 9/1/...
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2024-06-13
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2813Intro
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CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT - Makes numerous technical amendments to the statutes on taxes and corporations, associations and partnerships.
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2024-06-13
Senate passed as amended (floor amendment)
RIS2278PassCOMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- SENIOR SAVINGS PROTECTION ACT - Prohibits the charging of any fees to a senior citizen who is 65 years of age or older for a hard-copy paper bill, invoice or statement. The violation of this provisio...
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2024-06-12
Signed by Governor
RIS2481PassMOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES - Requires the DMV to create a blue envelope program for drivers with autism.
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2024-06-12
Signed by Governor
RIS2458PassELECTIONS -- CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES - Includes the general assembly elections within the category of elections subject to the risk-limiting audits within the jurisdiction of the board of elections.
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2024-06-12
Signed by Governor
RIS2484PassMOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES - Amends the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation special plate law to include an annual ten-dollar (10.00) surcharge for plate renewals.
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2024-06-12
Signed by Governor
RIS2096PassSTATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' BILL OF RIGHTS - Creates the law enforcement officer's due process accountability and transparency act.
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2024-06-11
Signed by Governor
RIS2677Engross
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS - Allows expungement of multiple felony convictions for non-violent felonies10 years after sentence completed.
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2024-06-11
Senate read and passed
RIS3031Intro
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TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - Removes the exemption from taxation granted to Bryant University located in Smithfield, RI subjecting the university to full taxation unless, the university and the town of Smithfield reach an agreement on p...
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2024-06-11
Committee recommends passage
RIS3155PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Jim Hoyt On Being Honored With The 2024 Boys & Girls Club Of America's "masters And Mentors Award"
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2024-06-11
Senate read and passed
RIS3156PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Sympathy On The Passing Of Jason Alan Golditch
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2024-06-11
Senate read and passed
RIS2126PassHOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE -- DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE - Provides that the fifth day in April in each year be designated as "Rhode Island Gold Star Spouses Day" with appropriate exercises in public places and with flags flown at half-s...
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2024-06-10
Signed by Governor
RIS2129PassMOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES - Permits Dyslexia Advocacy Rhode Island plates to be issued for passenger or commercial vehicles upon the satisfaction of the required criteria relative to the number of plates ordered.
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2024-06-10
Signed by Governor
RIS2172Intro
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TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - Increases the minimum veterans' exemption from one thousand dollars ($1,000) to six thousand dollars ($6,000) with respect to municipal taxes.
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2024-06-10
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS2687Engross
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COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS -- COURT CLERKS' INCENTIVE PAY - Extends the incentive pay plan to all full-time court clerks who meet the eligibility requirements.
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2024-06-10
To House Finance Committee
RIS2781PassTHE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE - Provides amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code for emerging technologies.
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2024-06-10
Signed by Governor
RIS2688Engross
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BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS -- ELECTRICIANS - Establishes an examination on proficiency in solar technology upon renewal of certificate, adds $72.00 fee.
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2024-06-07
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2983Engross
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EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION -- STUDENT SUCCESS ACT - Reduces the time, from three (3) years to one year, required for a nonimmigrant foreign national student, who has resided in Rhode Island, to be eligible to pay the same in-stat...
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2024-06-07
To House Finance Committee
RIS3130PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Eileen M. Rao
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2024-06-04
Senate read and passed
RIS3129PassSenate Resolution Celebrating The 214th Anniversary Of Colombian Independence Day On July 20th Of 2024
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2024-06-04
Senate read and passed
RIS2370Intro
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WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT - Requires 10% of all rental fees collected by the water resources board pursuant to a lease with the Coventry Pines Golf Club be paid to the town of Coventry and 10% to the Central Coventry Fire Di...
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2024-05-30
To Senate Finance Committee
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