Rhode Island Senator James Seveney [D]

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RIS2097EngrossAllows Thomas Deegan Douglass to join Meaghan Siobhan Dendy and James Everett Case in marriage on or about May 19, 2018, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2018-02-19
[Hearing: Feb 28]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2277IntroProtects individuals from internet disclosure of personally identifiable information by commercial websites/online service operators and creates right of action for violations.
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2018-02-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2318PassSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission To Reexamine All Recently Approved Utility Rate Increases From Which Investor-owned Electric Distribution Or Natural Gas Distribution Companies Will Realize Tax Sa...
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2018-02-15
Senate read and passed
RIS2240IntroProhibits development of land contiguous to State House unless approved by general assembly.
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2018-02-14
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2239IntroCreates a municipal infrastructure grant program within the DOA relating to municipal and other public infrastructure projects.
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2018-02-14
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2092IntroPrevents the director of the department of corrections from restricting in-person visitation of inmates in the event that the department implemented electronic visitation or contact, such as skype, between inmates and visitors.
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2018-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2281IntroRequires an applicant for any license or registration issued by the contractors’ registration and licensing board to undergo a national criminal records check, including fingerprints.
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2018-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2105IntroRequires 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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2018-02-07
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2106IntroNames the recreation room at the Rhode Island Veterans Home as the "Michael Andrade Memorial
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2018-02-07
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2257IntroMakes it easier for military service members and their spouses to obtain certifications and licenses issued by the department of labor and training.
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2018-02-07
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2259IntroDesignates 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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2018-02-07
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2093IntroAuthorize 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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2018-02-06
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2098IntroExempts fire districts without tax or policy making authority from certain posting requirements of the open meetings act.
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2018-02-06
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2176IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island public power utility council.
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2018-02-06
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2311PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming The Month Of February, 2018, To Be "pyeongchang, South Korea, Winter Olympics Games Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2018-02-06
Senate read and passed
RIS2145IntroAuthorizes 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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2018-02-06
To Senate Judiciary 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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2018-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2218IntroEliminates certain tax exemptions and dedicates one percentage point of sales & use tax revenue to the school building authority capital fund, as created by the department of education and administered by the Rhode Island Educational Building Corpora...
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2018-02-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2284IntroEnables newspaper motor route carriers to have installed upon them forward viewing a rotating amber beam lights.
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2018-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2214IntroCreates taxable retirement exemption of $25,000 for certain pension plans/annuities beginning on 1/1/2019.
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2018-02-01
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-02-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2213IntroChanges the sunset provision of the Rhode Island New Qualified Jobs Incentive Act 2015 from December 31, 2018 to January 1, 2018.
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2018-02-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2237IntroEstablishes a universal, comprehensive, affordable single-payer health care insurance program.
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2018-02-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2193IntroIncorporates bonds issued by the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank into the computation of school housing aid assistance and school housing project costs.
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2018-02-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2180IntroProvides for quarterly assessments of district payments to charters, Davies and the Met Center calculated on a per diem basis and payable within 30 days and requires those schools to keep enrollment records with student ID numbers to avoid double bil...
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2018-02-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2188IntroEstablishes a fee on companies that sell fossil fuels in Rhode Island and also establishes a receipt account to disburse the funds from.
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2018-02-01
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2261IntroJoint 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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2018-02-01
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS2238IntroRequires 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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2018-02-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2279IntroKnown and may be cited as Kristen's Law and would include the death of all human beings as a result of a controlled substance transaction.
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2018-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2220IntroJoint 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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2018-02-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2174IntroRequires motor vehicle dealers to disclose in writing that a vehicle being sold has a spare tire and jack or is otherwise equipped in compliance with applicable law. There shall be a civil penalty of $100 for a violation under this subsection.
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2018-02-01
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2185IntroAmends general laws to reference the new council on elementary and secondary education and makes teacher certification provisions for military personnel.
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2018-02-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2194IntroRepeals 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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2018-02-01
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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2018-02-01
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-02-01
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight 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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2018-02-01
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2198IntroEstablishes community senior services grant program providing financial assistance to municipalities/nonprofit organizations operating senior centers/programs.
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2018-02-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2215IntroRequires charter schools to issue a detailed invoice to the public school districts for local aid.
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2018-02-01
To Senate Finance 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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2018-02-01
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2018-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2133IntroProtects 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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2018-01-23
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government 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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2018-01-23
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2124IntroMoves many state employee public safety professionals from the state retirement system to the municipal retirement system, effective July 1, 2018. It sets their retirement contribution to 10% of their compensation.
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2018-01-23
To Senate Finance 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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2018-01-23
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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2018-01-23
To Senate Labor 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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2018-01-23
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2075IntroProvides for the imposition of a two (2%) tax increase on personal income over two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000).
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2018-01-18
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2054IntroRequires carbon-emissions-reduction goals be considered in energy plant siting proceedings.
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2018-01-18
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2067IntroAllows $15,000 modification of retirement income in "pensions" and "annuities" line of federal tax return.
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2018-01-18
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2082IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Urging The United States Congress To Pass Legislation Establishing An Improved “medicare For All” Single Payer Program That Would Provide Universal, Comprehensive And Affordable Health Care
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2018-01-18
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
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