Rhode Island Senator James Seveney [D]

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RIS0621PassAllows that the year of manufacture plate need only be attached to the rear of the vehicle.
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2019-07-19
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS1017PassValidates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Tiverton, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Tiverton on November 6, 2018.
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2019-07-19
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0399PassProhibits nonregulated power producers from automatically renewing a contract. Mandates that the nonregulated power producer provide methods for the customer to cancel service and provide the customer with notice of the contract expiration date.
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2019-07-16
Signed by Governor
RIS0134PassProvides that the non-resident withholding requirement for a corporation that sells real estate be consistent with the seven percent (7%) corporate income tax rate.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0334PassRequires that any use of a premises for marijuana cultivation be disclosed in any real estate transaction.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0395PassEnables Rhode Island businesses to voluntarily promulgate standards to guide its business activities in a sustainable and responsible manner, as well as metrics for assessing whether it has met its objectives.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0563PassRequires that retirement contributions be deposited or remitted to the retirement system within three (3) days.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0538PassRequires that plans for natural gas infrastructure be built to a set of design standards approved by a certified engineer if the work poses a material public safety risk.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0620PassClarifies the number of ounces a manufacturer of malt beverages is allowed to sell on their premises as twenty-four (24) twelve ounce (12 oz.) bottles or cans, or twenty-four (24) sixteen ounce (16 oz.) bottles or cans.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0994PassExpands the definition of “approved project” to include resiliency related infrastructure projects, and further prohibits the award of financial assistance for a water pollution abatement project.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS1013PassChanges the name of Gold Star Parents Day to Gold Star Family Day.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS1024PassRequires secretary of state to collect/publish governor's executive orders on website arranged by topic rather than in numerical/chronological order.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS1032PassRequires that instruction in health and physical education include information provided to students that mixing opioids and alcohol can cause accidental death.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0031PassEstablishes the supported decision-making act which is a less restrictive alternative to guardianship for utilization of the probate courts.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0062PassRequires 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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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0384PassProvides an honorary name to a portion of highway on Chopmist Hill Road from Route 44 in Chepachet to Route 6 in Scituate, now known a Hartford Pike, as the Gold Star Family Highway.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0603PassMakes amendments providing for additional reporting duties and requirements for persons with knowledge of mistreatment or neglect of elders.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0781PassReduces the number of infractions for a person to be considered a "toll violator" from twenty (20) to ten (10). The act also reduces the number of infractions for a person to be considered a "toll evader" from one hundred (100) to twenty (20).
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0903PassAllows Robert Paul Hasenstab to join Lyndsie Martha Andrade and Christopher Drew Chamberlin in marriage on or about October 13, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2019-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0898PassAllows private corporation, Children’s Grove, to convey its open space and recreational property to nonprofit third parties or a municipal corporation; provided that, such property shall be held and maintained for public recreation and open space.
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2019-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0171PassEnsures appropriate disability language is used in all job descriptions and statutes.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0889PassRequires retail establishments to accept cash in payment for goods and services excluding online purchases.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0939EngrossRequires all high school students graduating in 2021 and thereafter attending public or any schools managed and controlled by the state to demonstrate proficiency in one course in computer science education.
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2019-06-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0868IntroDirects the council on elementary/secondary education to implement assessment/evaluation systems for teachers/administrators.
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2019-06-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0866IntroEstablishes testing requirements for initial certification of new teachers on or after July 1, 2021.
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2019-06-25
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0719IntroAdds elementary or secondary school mathematics, world languages or science educators to those individuals eligible for a fellowship.
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2019-06-21
To House Finance Committee
RIS0194IntroSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Evaluate Rhode Island's Electric And Natural Gas Transmission And Distribution System Infrastructure (creates A 22 Member Commission To Study And Evaluate Rhode Island's Electri...
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2019-06-20
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0997IntroChanges the definition of "elder person" for purposes of exploitation of elders from a person sixty-five (65) years of age or older to a person sixty (60) years of age or older.
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2019-06-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0199Engross2) (Limits public school K through 2 class size to twenty (20) students.
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2019-06-19
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0816IntroEstablishes office of adult education literarcy/employment advisory committee within GWBRI for adult education and literacy services/repeals adult education act and aid for evening schools eff. 12/1/19.
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2019-06-19
To House Finance Committee
RIS0983PassSenate Resolution Honoring Colonel Thomas F. Lee On The Occasion Of His Retirement As Police Chief Of The Portsmouth Police Department
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2019-06-18
Senate read and passed
RIS0238IntroImposes $250 substance abuse education assessment for conviction of driving under the influence or a violation for refusal to submit to a breathalyzer. Funds would be allocated to BHDDH and used to fund substance abuse programs.
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2019-06-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0675EngrossJoint Resolution Relating To Debt Management Act (authorizes Approval Of $50,000,000 Rhode Island Turnpike And Bridge Authority Revenue Bonds Secured By Toll, Transfers Of Motor Fuel Taxes And Other Revenues To Provide Funds To Maintain And Improve C...
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2019-06-14
To House Finance Committee
RIS0702IntroPrecludes the disability of a parent from serving as a basis for denial or restriction in matters involving a child's welfare, foster care, family law, guardianship and adoption.
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2019-06-14
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0864IntroDirect the council on elementary and secondary education to provide professional support and assistance to LEAs regarding effective ways to use data such as the LEA’s budget and demographics, school culture, and assessments to improve student perfo...
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2019-06-14
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0017IntroSunsets/discontinues the Jobs Development Act rate reduction as of July 1, 2019.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0059EngrossJoint 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 Worker Wages
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2019-06-13
To House Finance Committee
RIS0080IntroAuthorizes tax assessors to use the last revaluation as the assessed valuation.
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2019-06-13
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS0561IntroSets forth the proportional distribution of revenue from tax payments received after July 1, 2019, from the hotel tax.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0367PassSenate Resolution Recognizing And Supporting The "know Before You Fly" Campaign As An Official Source Of Safety Education For Prospective And Active Operators Of Unmanned Aircraft Systems In Rhode Island
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2019-06-12
Senate read and passed
RIS0562IntroRepeals the provisions of the Stay Invested in RI Wavemaker Fellowship, and establish the Stay Invested in RI Tax Credit to provide eligible taxpayers with a tax credit for educational loan repayment expenses.
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2019-06-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0787IntroProvides that documents related to an audit of mattress stewardship fees are considered public records under the access to public records act.
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2019-06-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0021IntroAdds three (3) new income tax brackets for purposes of Rhode Island state income taxation.
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0084IntroProhibits the manufacturing, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, or transfer of any firearm that is undetectable by metal detectors commonly used at airports and public buildings including 3D printed firearms as defined herein.
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2019-06-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0126IntroAuthorizes state agencies to allow vendors to withhold a commission for developing electronic filing systems.
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0567IntroExempts from the sales and use taxes tangible personal property donated for a charitable purpose to nonprofit organization deemed tax-exempt by both the federal government, this state or any state government of the United States of America.
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0044IntroRedefines extraordinary costs associated with the education of special education students to be costs that are above the core foundation amount.
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2019-06-05
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0117IntroAmends the provisions of the Education Equity and Property Tax Relief Act.
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2019-06-05
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0233EngrossExempts 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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2019-06-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0937IntroEstablishes the executive position of the secretary of education, and would set out the powers and duties of the secretary.
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2019-06-05
To Senate Education Committee
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