Rhode Island Senator James Seveney [D]

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RIS2106EngrossNames the recreation room at the Rhode Island Veterans Home as the "Michael Andrade Memorial
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2018-05-25
Placed on House Calendar (05/29/2018)
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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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 31]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2238EngrossRequires 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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2018-05-25
Placed on House Calendar (05/30/2018)
RIS2292IntroMakes 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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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2442IntroRequires that any use of a premises for marijuana cultivation be disclosed in any real estate transaction.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2473EngrossEnsures appropriate disability language is used in job descriptions and statutes.
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2018-05-25
To House Labor Committee
RIS2505IntroRequires charter public school populations to reflect the combined demographics of the sending district(s).
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 30]
Scheduled for consideration (05/30/2018)
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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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 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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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 31]
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 30]
Scheduled for consideration (05/30/2018)
RIS2013IntroProvides 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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2018-05-24
To Senate Finance 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
RIS2799IntroRemoves the requirement that each political party convene every two (2) years to adopt a platform.
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2018-05-24
Committee recommends passage
RIS2133EngrossProtects 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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2018-05-23
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2427IntroRequires 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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2018-05-23
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/29/2018)
RIS2540IntroIncludes 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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2018-05-23
To House Health, Education and Welfare 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
RIS2279IntroKnown 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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2018-05-17
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/29/2018)
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
RIS2577IntroProvides that the state medical examiner is to conduct a multi-disciplinary team review of drug-related overdose deaths.
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2018-05-17
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
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
RIS2562IntroProvides 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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2018-05-15
Committee recommends passage
RIS2660IntroRequires verification of computer hours worked by contractors for professional technical services rendered to depts of transportation, health, human services, administration and commerce in excess of $100,000 for bids/proposals issued on/after 7/1/18...
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2018-05-15
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2665IntroEstablishes a small business development fund to encourage formation of private capital investment by federally-licensed investment companies.
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2018-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2860PassSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Department Of Labor And Training, Working In Collaboration With The Rhode Island Department Of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities And Hospitals, Rhode Island Department Of Educ...
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2018-05-10
Senate read and passed
RIS2263IntroEstablishes 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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2018-05-09
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS2521EngrossExempts from sales and use taxes specialized packaging equipment such as kegs and barrel containers for alcoholic beverages.
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2018-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIS2382EngrossAllows 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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2018-05-04
To House Finance Committee
RIS2383EngrossAllows 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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2018-05-04
To House Finance Committee
RIS2052EngrossCreates 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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2018-05-03
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2507EngrossRemoves the requirement that hunting and fishing licenses may be issued only by town and city clerks.
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2018-05-03
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS2705IntroRequires penalty and restitution payments for larceny and campaign violations by a candidate to be made to the general fund when the victim of the larceny is the candidate's campaign account.
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2018-05-03
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS2591PassAllows Rachel Anne Hampton to join Jacqueline Alexis John and Charles Patrick McCabe, IV, in marriage on or about July 28, 2018, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
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2018-05-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2669IntroSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Evaluate The Impact Of "project Sustainability" In The State Of Rhode Island (creates A 19 Member Commission Study And Provide Recommendations On The Impact Of "project Sustaina...
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2018-05-01
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2793IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Joint Commission To Study The Impact On The State Of Rhode Island From The Acquisition Of Hospitals
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2018-05-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2127IntroRequires 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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2018-04-26
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2259EngrossDesignates 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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2018-04-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2668IntroAuthorizes 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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2018-04-26
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2243IntroAllows mobile and manufactured homes which are a part of a mobile and manufactured home park to be counted as low and moderate income housing for purposes of compliance with the requirements of the city's or town's comprehensive use plan.
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2018-04-25
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2105EngrossRequires the veterans' cemetery to bear the cost of funeral processions originating from Aquidneck Island crossing the Newport Bridge at the rate per vehicle in the funeral procession.
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2018-04-12
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2611IntroVests with the governor the sole authority to nominate, on the basis of merit, from a list submitted by the judicial nominating commission with the advice and consent of the senate, all judges and magistrates, to all courts.
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2018-04-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2753IntroEstablishes the supported decision-making act which is a less restrictive alternative to guardianship for utilization of the probate courts.
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2018-04-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2819Intro- Quasi-public Corporations Accountability And Transparency Act
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2018-04-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2158IntroRelieves 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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2018-04-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2160IntroRelieves municipal employee bargaining representatives from their obligation to represent employees in grievances/arbitrations if they were not members of the bargaining unit in the ninety (90) days prior to the events that caused the grievance.
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2018-04-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2159IntroRelieves state employee bargaining representatives from their obligation to represent employees in grievances/arbitrations if they were not members of the bargaining unit in the ninety (90) days prior to the events that caused the grievance.
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2018-04-11
To Senate Labor Committee
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