Rhode Island Senator James Seveney [D]

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RIS2507PassRemoves the requirement that hunting and fishing licenses may be issued only by town and city clerks.
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2018-07-10
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2427PassRequires notice to the assessor of new subdivisions of land and provides for a proration of real estate taxes to be applied thereto.
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2018-07-05
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2383PassAllows Tiverton to prorate tax due and payable upon sale of tax exempt property to purchaser holding no tax exempt status for that calendar year.
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2018-07-05
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2009PassAllows school committees and the Rhode Island Society of Technology Educators ("RISTE") to enter into joint purchase agreements for the purchase of technology and IT infrastructure.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2013PassProvides for a voluntary deduction from any refund from the Rhode Island personal income tax for a contribution to the substance use and mental health leadership council of RI.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2052PassCreates a process for the department of education relating to the collection and organization of information concerning the workload and scope of the duties and responsibilities performed by school social workers.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2133PassProtects homeless persons in possession of a service animal, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, from being denied access to any homeless shelter in violation of the ADA or the state or federal Fair Housing Practices Acts.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2158PassRelieves municipal police bargaining representatives from their obligation to represent employees in grievances/arbitrations if they were not members of the bargaining unit within the ninety (90) days prior to the events that caused the grievance.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2239PassCreates a municipal infrastructure grant program within the DOA relating to municipal and other public infrastructure projects.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2259PassDesignates the Class A Tall Ship commonly known as the "SSV Oliver Hazard Perry" as the official flagship and tall ship ambassador of the state.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2442VetoRequires that any use of a premises for marijuana cultivation be disclosed in any real estate transaction.
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2018-07-02
Vetoed by Governor
RIS2529PassProvides full year insurance coverage for contraceptives and would provide coverage thereto. Section 9 of this act, pertaining to Medicaid, would take effect July 1, 2019. The remaining sections would take effect April 1, 2019.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2540PassIncludes behavioral health counseling visits and medication maintenance visits as primary care visits for patient cost-sharing requirements under the provisions of a health plan.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2609PassAllows for security deposits on furniture when a furnished apartment is leased.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS3003PassDirects the department of education to utilize the federal government's Troops to Teachers program, and would further provide that the implementation of the program would be contingent on federal funding.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS3004PassRequires the director of the department of health to develop best practices for co-prescribing opioid antagonists to patients who are prescribed opioid analgesics.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2279PassKnown and may be cited as Kristen's Law, and would provide that the death of a human being as a result of a controlled substance transaction, would subject the person providing the controlled substance up to life imprisonment.
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2018-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2145PassAuthorizes a city or town clerk/recorder of deeds, at the clerk's/recorder's option, to accept electronic documents for recording real property and land records and to index and store those documents.
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2018-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2105PassRequires office of Veteran Affairs to bear the cost of all tolls incurred by any motor vehicles that are part of a veteran's funeral procession, originating from Aquidneck Island and ending at the Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, for burial or internment...
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2284PassEnables newspaper motor route carriers to have installed upon them forward viewing a rotating amber beam lights.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2577PassProvides that the state medical examiner is to conduct a multi-disciplinary team review of drug-related overdose deaths.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2390PassJoint Resolution Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special Legislative Commission To Study Veteran And Military Spouse Education & Employment Opportunities (this Resolution Would Extend The Reporting Date Of The Special Legislative ...
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2018-06-22
House passed in concurrence
RIS2665IntroEstablishes a small business development fund to encourage formation of private capital investment by federally-licensed investment companies.
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2018-06-22
To House Finance Committee
RIS2799PassRemoves the requirement that each political party convene every two (2) years to adopt a platform.
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2018-06-22
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2220EngrossJoint Resolution Respectfully Urging The Department Of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities And Hospitals And The Executive Office Of Health And Human Services To Increase Certain Direct And Home Care Worker Wages
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2018-06-20
To House Labor Committee
RIS2382PassAllows the Tiverton town council to grant, by ordinance, property tax credits and removes the current property assessment value-based tax exemptions for veterans, gold star parents and visually impaired persons.
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2018-06-20
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2397IntroBroadens definition of "employee" to include assistants/technologists providing direct medical care to patients and allows union/association to file appeal to personnel appeal board.
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2018-06-14
To House Labor Committee
RIS2562PassProvides that a consumer report agency may not charge a consumer a fee for any security freeze service. Effective September 1, 2018.
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2018-06-14
Signed by Governor
RIS2575IntroSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study Potential Reform Of Vicious Dogs Hearings (creates A 10 Member Commission To Study Potential Reform Of Vicious Dogs Hearings, And Who Would Report Back To The General Assembly By Ma...
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2018-06-12
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2819IntroMandates that quasi-public corporations limit the use of all funds/property to perform the function/service for which the quasi-public corporation was created. Prohibits the transfer or reallocations of funds held by a quasi-public corporation.
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2018-06-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2198IntroEstablishes community senior services grant program providing financial assistance to municipalities/nonprofit organizations operating senior centers/programs.
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2018-06-07
Committee heard
RIS2582IntroCreates process within DCYF for reviewing a determination that out-of-home residential placement is appropriate in an effort to ensure that a child is placed in the least restrictive placement. Requires DCYF to develop plan for recruiting foster fami...
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2018-06-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2106PassNames the recreation room at the Rhode Island Veterans Home as the "Michael Andrade Memorial
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIS2238PassRequires all hospitals and freestanding ambulatory surgical facilities to adopt policies to use a smoke evacuation system for surgical procedures that generate surgical smoke.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIS2292PassMakes possession or use of a semi-automatic weapon rapid fire device to include bump stock, binary trigger or trigger crank punishable by up to ten (10) years imprisonment and/or a ten thousand dollars ($10,000) fine.
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2018-06-01
Signed by Governor
RIS2216IntroAllows for a credit equal to the amount contributed by a taxpayer for the taxable year to the Rhode Island Ocean State Fund, which is created in the general fund to accept monetary contributions for exclusively public purposes.
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2018-05-31
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2520IntroRestores the forty-seven percent (47%) distribution percentage with respect to hotel tax proceeds generated in the various regional districts and repeals the separate formula used for hosting platforms.
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2018-05-31
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2526IntroExempts from sales tax any amount a construction contractor charges its clients for materials and supplies in connection with a construction contract.
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2018-05-31
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2946IntroExtends DOT authority to lease airport property to 50 years. Increase to 9 the directors on the airport corporation board.
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2018-05-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2505IntroRequires charter public school populations to reflect the combined demographics of the sending district(s).
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2018-05-30
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS2649IntroRequires the student populations of mayoral academies to reflect the combined demographics of the sending district(s) in terms of the number of students in special education, who are English language learners and who qualify for free and reduced meal...
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2018-05-30
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS2518IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $2,000,000 To The Rhode Island State Police Municipal Police Academy For Law Enforcement Mental Health First Aid Training
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2018-05-29
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2473EngrossEnsures appropriate disability language is used in job descriptions and statutes.
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2018-05-25
To House Labor Committee
RIS2016IntroExempts from state taxation certain pension benefits that originate from, and were taxed in, another state.
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2018-05-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2067IntroAllows $15,000 modification of retirement income in "pensions" and "annuities" line of federal tax return.
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2018-05-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2219IntroProvides that payments by an employer, whether paid to an employee or lender, of principal and interest on a qualified education loan incurred by an employee shall be subtracted from the calculation of federal adjusted gross income.
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2018-05-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2868EngrossJoint Resolution Creating A Special Joint Task Force To Study Elderly Abuse And Financial Exploitation (creates A 9 Member Task Force To Study The Prevalence And Impact Of Elder Abuse And Exploitation And Make Recommendations On Policies And Legislat...
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2018-05-18
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2201IntroProvides a one time tax credit up to two hundred fifty dollars ($250) per dependent child for certain Rhode Island households who contribute to an account under the Rhode Island college bound tuition savings program.
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2018-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2025IntroExpands drug awareness programs to high schools, directs funding from certain civil fines and mandates establishment of criteria for funding.
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2018-05-16
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2098IntroExempts volunteer fire companies under the supervision, control, or jurisdiction of another public body from certain posting requirements of the open meetings act.
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2018-05-16
To House Judiciary Committee
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