Rhode Island Senator Frank Lombardi [D] | Bills

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RIS0062IntroRequires municipalities to exempt from taxation the real property of a surviving spouse of a law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty, who occupies the real property as their principal place of residence.
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2019-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20]
Proposed Substitute
RIS0518IntroAllows license holders to restrict any patron who has not reached his or her twenty first birthday from entering the licensed establishment after ten o'clock (10:00) pm.
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2019-06-19
House passed Sub A as amended in concurrence
RIS0712IntroClarifies the rights and options of government employees who decide not to join their employer's exclusive bargaining unit.
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2019-06-19
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
RIS0727EngrossAllows the holder of a valid master mechanical trade license to perform repair or renovation work on certain large air conditioning equipment but must subcontract the work if it includes new construction.
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2019-06-19
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0728EngrossAllows a provisional employee in classified service, who has satisfactorily served in their position for more than five (5) consecutive years, to be deemed qualified to be awarded permanent status in that position, without the need of examination.
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2019-06-19
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
RIS0741EngrossNames the intersection of Hartford and Reservoir Avenue in the town of Johnston as "The Bernard Frezza, Jr. Corner."
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2019-06-19
House passed as amended (floor amendment)
RIS0868IntroDirects the council on elementary/secondary education to implement assessment/evaluation systems for teachers/administrators.
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2019-06-19
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/25/2019)
RIS0909EngrossProvides employer pays any excess damages for an injured minor/clarifies liability of employer for violation of continuation of health care benefits for injured employee caused by employer/repeals obsolete/inapplicable workers' compensation laws.
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2019-06-19
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
RIS0890IntroRequires that only certified nurses-teachers may be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.
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2019-06-19
Committee recommends passage
RIS0951IntroReplaces two (2) employees from the department of health with one municipal official and would add one practicing, licensed emergency medical technician to serve on the ambulance service coordinating advisory board.
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2019-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20]
Proposed Substitute
RIS0971EngrossAllows the Honorable Sean Scanlon to join Christina Yurchak and Justin Byrne in marriage on or about November 2, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2019-06-19
Senate read and passed
RIS0970IntroFor motor vehicle alcohol-related offense blood/urine testing and ignition interlock system may be ordered.
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2019-06-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0972EngrossAllows Casey Doherty to join Christina Yurchak and Justin Byrne in marriage on or about November 2, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2019-06-19
Senate read and passed
RIS0973EngrossAllows the Honorable Sean Scanlon and Casey Doherty to join Christina Yurchak and Justin Byrne in marriage on or about November 2, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2019-06-19
Senate read and passed
RIS0474IntroAllows local boards of canvassers to combine voting districts in special elections for approval/rejection of questions or when no officials will be elected or in primary elections only with board of election approval.
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2019-06-18
Placed on House Calendar (06/20/2019)
RIS0475IntroAdopts the uniform interstate depositions and discovery act, and amends the current law regarding depositions taken for use in a foreign jurisdiction by referencing the new act.
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2019-06-18
[Hearing: Jun 20]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0483EngrossRequires the child advocate to review case records of fatalities or near fatalities when there is abuse or neglect present and the family had prior department contacts.
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2019-06-18
Placed on House Calendar (06/20/2019)
RIS0606EngrossClassifies all vehicles used by the department of corrections in the performance official duties as authorized emergency vehicles.
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2019-06-18
Placed on House Calendar (06/20/2019)
RIS0585EngrossRequires road and bridge contractors for the department of transportation to furnish a bond equal to at least 50% of the contract price on contracts in excess of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000).
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2019-06-18
Placed on House Calendar (06/20/2019)
RIS0719IntroAdds elementary or secondary school mathematics, world languages or science educators to those individuals eligible for a fellowship.
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2019-06-18
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/20/2019)
RIS0687IntroAllows a contractor or builder to hire a qualified third-party inspector or state inspector to perform an inspection if a building official fails to perform an inspection within forty-eight (48) hours after notification, excluding weekends/holidays.
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2019-06-18
Placed on House Calendar (06/20/2019)
RIS0845IntroRequires that all persons seeking appointment as a limited guardian or guardian pursuant to chapter 15 of title 33 ("Limited Guardianships and Guardianship of Adults") be required to undergo a criminal background check.
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2019-06-18
Placed on House Calendar (06/20/2019)
RIS0889EngrossRequires retail establishments to accept cash in payment for goods and services excluding online purchases.
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2019-06-18
Placed on House Calendar (06/20/2019)
RIS0054EngrossAdds urns and shrouds, prayer cards and other items customarily sold or provided by a funeral director to those funeral items which are already exempt from sales and use taxes.
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2019-06-14
To House Finance Committee
RIS0027IntroRepeals the current chapter of the general laws regarding immunity for food donors to food banks, and would adopt a new chapter with comprehensive immunity provisions for persons involved in donating food to food banks.
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2019-06-14
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0365EngrossMakes the owner of any vehicle not inspected as required by §§ 31-38-3 or 31-38-4 responsible for any fines or penalties imposed as a result of non-inspection and would prohibit any law enforcement officer from citing the operator of said vehicle.
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2019-06-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0740EngrossEntitles correctional officers with twenty-five (25) years of service and who are at least fifty-five (55) years of age to receive a non-Medicare-eligible retiree health care insurance benefit.
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2019-06-14
To House Finance Committee
RIS0793EngrossTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Adroit Software Inc.
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2019-06-14
Placed on House Calendar (06/19/2019)
RIS0029EngrossRaises the juror's fees for each day's attendance on the superior court from $15.00 per day to $25.00 per day commencing July 1, 2020, and increase to $35.00 per day commencing July 1, 2021 and thereafter.
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2019-06-12
To House Finance Committee
RIS0078EngrossAllows a person to make satisfactory arrangements for the payment of motor vehicle fines or costs, and would permit a person to request an ability to pay hearing before a license is suspended for failure to pay such fines or costs.
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2019-06-12
To House Finance Committee
RIS0086EngrossAllows jurors to donate their juror fees to the state. Any such donation would be deposited into the general fund.
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2019-06-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0908IntroEstablishes the commuter transportation benefit act. Employers with twenty (20) or more employees would provide a pre-tax transportation fringe benefit program or provide transportation to the employees.
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2019-06-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0074IntroEnacts a ten (10) year statute of limitations on any assessment of tax due and payable or commencement of any collection action for any tax due and payable by the tax administrator for certain taxes.
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2019-06-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0586EngrossEliminates division of planning from evaluation process of future state prop. leases. Eliminates requirement of notice to local planning board's planning program of hearings and zoning changes.
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2019-06-11
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0720IntroMakes numerous changes to the merit system.
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2019-06-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0782IntroCodifies the lawful procedure for a bicyclist to follow when complying with traffic control signals.
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2019-06-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0834IntroRequires all state departments cooperate with judicial nominating commission, provide any information that might assist in judicial selection. Requires DOA provide secure office space on state property. Requires written minutes of all commission meet...
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2019-06-11
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS0590EngrossRequires an owner or developer of a project valued at or above $5,000,000 or more to attest by sworn affidavit that the properties have no outstanding liens and to file a surety bond conditioned upon payment for labor and materials of the project.
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2019-06-07
To House Finance Committee
RIS0048IntroEstablishes personal income tax credit for persons incurring expenses caring for relative requiring assistance with daily living activities certified by a licensed physician for tax years from/after 12/31/19.
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0164EngrossPenalizes a motorist for two (2) separate violations if they are driving an unregistered motor vehicle and without insurance or proof of insurance.
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2019-06-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0345IntroProhibits the inclusion of noncompete agreements in broadcast industry employment contracts that are entered into after January 1, 2020.
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2019-06-06
Committee recommends passage
RIS0263IntroRequires charter public schools include on their board of governors or trustees, one member from host community to be appointed by the school committee of said community.
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2019-06-05
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0709IntroMakes sweeping changes to the motor vehicles laws by repealing the many sections that require the filing of security or bond with the DMV following a motor vehicle accident.
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2019-05-30
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0914IntroAllows a veteran who qualifies to be buried at the Rhode Island veterans' memorial cemetery to designate a domestic partner to be buried with them.
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2019-05-29
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0499IntroMakes it a felony to isolate an elder or dependent adult and would expand the persons entitled to notice when a guardianship or conservatorship petition is filed in the probate court for dependents or elderly adults.
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2019-05-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0888IntroAllows small loan lenders to charge fees on loans up to $5,000 provided the fees are disclosed and agreed to in written instrument signed by borrower and licensee.
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2019-05-22
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0830IntroLimited compassion centers to purchase marijuana for resale as medical marijuana.
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2019-05-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0747PassRemoves the overtime exemption for firefighters unless they are paid at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) times their regular rate for all hours worked in excess of forty-two (42) hours.
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2019-05-17
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0748PassRemoves the overtime exemption for firefighters and rescue service personnel employed by the cities and towns.
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2019-05-17
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0373IntroPermits employees who are covered by employer sponsored disability insurance programs to elect to be exempt from the state temporary disability insurance program, provided the employer has submitted documentation to the director confirming such cover...
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2019-05-15
To Senate Labor Committee
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