Rhode Island Senator James Seveney [D]

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RIS2845PassAuthorizes the town of Portsmouth to issue bonds and notes to finance the construction, additions, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities throughout the town.
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2020-07-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2921PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Sympathy On The Passing Of The Honorable Paul L. Gaines, Sr., The First African American Mayor In New England
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2020-07-16
Senate read and passed
RIS2547IntroAdds the terms "approach" and "approach zones" to mean airport land and airspace as defined by the FAA.
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2020-07-14
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2074PassEnables the town council of Portsmouth to transfer and/or convey parcels of land owned by the town on Prudence Island to the Prudence Island School Foundation to be used for educational purposes.
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2020-06-27
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2116PassAuthorizes a tax exemption for tangible business or personal property in whole or in part within the town of Bristol's community limits, subject to authorization by the action of the town council of the town of Bristol.
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2020-06-27
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2407PassPermits Barrington to have three alternate members on zoning board who may participate in hearings and shall vote in the absence of other members. Each member of the board may vote only if they attended all hearings relative to the matter before boar...
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2020-06-27
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2464PassPermits the town of Barrington to deny issuance or renewal of licenses or permits for properties on which the taxes and/or assessments are in arrears.
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2020-06-27
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2650PassExpands the definition of sales to include any license, lease, or rental of prewritten or vendor-hosted computer software and specified digital products. This act would also define "end-user" for specified digital products.
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2020-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIS2071IntroAuthorizes tax assessors to use the last revaluation as the assessed valuation.
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2020-03-12
Committee heard
RIS2472IntroProhibits cities and towns from performing spot assessments that increase the assessment value of properties that have sold, except in accordance with their revaluation or update schedule.
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2020-03-12
Committee heard
RIS2372IntroAuthorizes cities/towns to establish a property tax credit program in exchange for volunteer service by persons over age 60 up to $1,500 calculated by multiplying service hours by the state minimum wage per hour.
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2020-03-12
Committee heard
RIS2394IntroAllows municipalities to establish a program providing property tax exemption to active duty individuals who volunteer services as a firefighter or emergency medical technician.
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2020-03-12
Committee heard
RIS2672IntroAllows local tax assessors to assess valuations on a yearly basis pursuant to chapter 4 of title 44, section one, and to adjust the valuation of assessed properties on a yearly basis pursuant thereto.
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2020-03-12
Committee heard
RIS2779IntroRequires development of benchmarks specific to each LEA and incentive fund structure for state share of LEA's non-core costs.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2777IntroEstablishes an economic growth blockchain act, set regulations for the sale of hemp, regulate virtual and digital assets and establish depository banks for these purposes.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2795IntroRequires electronic filing of returns and remittance of payments for certain larger business registrants.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2790IntroRemoves funding requirement from department of elementary and secondary education.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2791IntroAmends the computation of relative wealth of municipalities for the purpose of distributing state aid by eliminating the requirement that certain exemptions include tax treaty's that are conditioned on being in force on May 15, 2005.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2788IntroModifies the amount of education aid determined for each school district with respect to high-need students.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2796IntroProvides that any operational surplus of the Rhode Island resource recovery corporation shall be automatically transferred, on an annual basis, to a restricted receipt account for the sole purpose of waste management infrastructure.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2783IntroRequires the general assembly to establish an education aid fund to be administered by the department of education for increases in enrollment of at least twenty five (25) students.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2782IntroProvides for a minimum standard for the public education system.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2787IntroAmends the local share of education funding to be paid to charter public schools based on a comparison of performance data between the specific school from which the student is coming and the specific charter school that will be receiving the student...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2792IntroRequires department of elementary and secondary education to include amount of state and local share of education funding calculated for each local agency receiving state aid, requires cities and towns to appropriate sufficient funds to meet their sh...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2803IntroIncreases the maximum small state purchase from $10,000 to $25,000 for construction projects and from $5,000 to $10,000 for all other small purchases.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2830IntroMakes numerous changes to the merit system.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2103IntroRequires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.
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2020-03-11
Placed on Senate Calendar
RIS2433IntroIssues permanent registration and registration plates to vehicles owned by the Civil Air Patrol.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2638IntroRequires the state, including all its agencies and departments, to purchase one hundred percent (100%) of their energy needs from renewable sources by January 1, 2031.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2073IntroAuthorizes tax assessors in the cities and towns to use the last statutory update or revaluation as the assessed valuation upon which to levy taxes regarding their real property.
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2020-03-09
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2300EngrossRequires children who seek a special limited work permit to successfully complete a worker rights' training program established and funded by the department of labor and training.
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2020-03-05
To House Labor Committee
RIS2469IntroCreates a voluntary mechanism for municipalities to use to dedicate a park, conservation or other land they own as public trust land in perpetuity to protect and preserve its future use.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2480IntroExempts agencies of municipalities and the state from releasing information as to the residency of municipal or state police officers regarding public records requests.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2099IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Possibility Of Transitioning The State Of Rhode Island To The Establishment Of A Biennial Budget (creates A Thirteen (13) Member Commission To Study The Possibility Of Transition...
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2020-03-04
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2327EngrossAllows school committees to budget funds for field trips when creating a school budget.
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2020-03-04
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
RIS2141IntroAllows DOT to lease airport property up to 50 years for substantial improvement/building and increases RI airport corporation directors from 7 to 9 with one appointment (RIPA) and (RIGABOA).
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2020-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2468IntroProvides a procedure for homeowners to submit for review by a municipal official for a proposed land use not specifically listed under local ordinances or whether it requires a special-use permit.
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2020-03-03
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2723PassSenate Resolution Congratulating The Barrington Under 12 All Star Team On Their Success In The 2019 Little League World Series
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2020-03-03
Senate read and passed
RIS2068IntroProhibits PFAS, a class of fluorinated organic chemicals, from being used in food packaging.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2631IntroImplements an individual career and academic plan graduation requirement for each student enrolled in public schools in the sixth through twelfth grade, starting with students entering the sixth grade in the 2023-2024 school year.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2674IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Make Recommendations Regarding The Licensing Of Residential Builders And Contractors (creates A 13 Member Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations Regarding The Licensing ...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2621IntroCreates the uniform natural gas leaks classification act which classifies gas leaks into different grades and identifies the steps and procedures to be taken and provides a reporting requirement for a gas company subsequent to a leak.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2700IntroRequires all motorcycle operators to wear a helmet of a type approved by the administrator of the division of motor vehicles.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2647IntroFacilitates state departments/agencies to implement electronic filing of applications for licenses/permits/ registrations/certificates by allowing state vendor to withhold commission for developing and implementing electronic filing web-based system.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2710IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State Of Rhode Island (this Proposed Constitution Amendment, If Adopted, Would Give The Governor A Line Item Veto In Any Bill App...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS2644IntroAllows state employees the ability to make an after tax contribution to a qualified Roth contribution program as a part of a deferred compensation plan.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2709IntroEstablishes the office of inspector general as an independent administrative agency charged with the responsibility to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in the expenditure of public funds.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS2714IntroCreates the Rhode Island military and veterans affairs oversight commission to oversee all operations of the Rhode Island office of veterans affairs.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2711IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State -- Right To Adequate Education (adds Two Sections To The Constitution/guarantees Residents Adequate Education Permitting Learning At Hi...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2630IntroDevelops and implements strategies to improve the compensation of early educators so programs can attract, develop, and retain effective staff to care for and educate young children and provide family-focuses services.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Education Committee
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