Rhode Island Representative John Edwards [D]

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RIH6357PassAllows any member in active service, regardless of age, to be eligible for an accidental disability retirement allowance.
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2021-07-16
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH5258PassAuthorizes the Stone Bridge fire district to borrow up to $100,000 in funds to meet specific short-term financial obligations.
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2021-07-14
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH5978PassRemoves the $25.00 limit on tuition for a motorist to attend a driver education course, and would allow a judge or magistrate to delay the imposition of a suspension or revocation of a driver's license or registration for a period up to 30 days.
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2021-07-14
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH5511PassClarifies uniform commercial code provisions to specify that the provisions apply to electronic transactions.
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2021-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIH5260PassMakes permanent the exemption from taxation for certain residential property developments which have not been completed or, if completed, have not been sold and occupied.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH5245PassCreates pilot program to establish harm reduction centers where use of pre-obtained controlled substances may occur under supervision of health care professionals
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH5437PassAllows 288 hours of trade school training to qualify for the journeyperson "B" electrical exam. Increases the period of indentured apprenticeship with the department of labor and training and a licensed electrician master to 4 years.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIH6032PassAmends the provisions of the telemedicine coverage act and provide coverage for telemedicine under Rhode Island Medicaid.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIH6222PassCreates an eighteen (18) member special commission on reapportionment whose purpose is to draft and to report to the general assembly to reapportion the districts of the general assembly and the state's United States Congressional districts.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIH6371PassIncreases the annual flat fee given to Lincoln and Tiverton by their respective sports wagering facilities to two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000).
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIH5259PassCreates 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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2021-07-03
Signed by Governor
RIH5407PassAuthorizes 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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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH5741PassRequires public building/place of public accommodation to have single-user toilet facility for use by any gender eff. 1/1/22/ new construction/ renovations over 50% value of state/municipal buildings provide for single-user toilet eff. 1/1/22.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH5738PassRequires all new school buildings and those undergoing major renovations or substantial repair or replacement to plumbing systems to install water bottle filling stations.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH5979PassProvides that financial security is required for any motor vehicle registered or required to be registered in the state of Rhode Island.
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2021-07-01
Signed by Governor
RIH6328PassExcludes the possession of buprenorphine from those controlled substances that can result in criminal penalties.
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2021-07-01
Signed by Governor
RIH5485Engross

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Allows school committees to add item(s) to their agendas for the purposes of discussion only without having to publish notice of the additional item(s).
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2021-06-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH5276Engross

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Allows DEM to extend certain deadlines for required sewer construction in the replacement of cesspools, which deadlines would not extend beyond January 1, 2026.
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2021-06-25
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH5517Engross

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Requires that commencing with the graduating class of 2023 all high school students attending public schools demonstrate proficiency in computer science.
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2021-06-25
To Senate Education Committee
RIH5909Intro

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Regulates the distribution of food products containing the drug kratom, a drug of concern for its stimulant and sedative effects, to consumers by the department of health.
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2021-06-25
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIH6466Intro

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Requires that the tax imposed on little cigars be imposed in the same manner as the tax imposed on cigarettes, that 25% of such tax revenue would be applied to smoking cessation programs, and requires that little cigars be sold in packs of 20 or more...
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH6393Intro

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Requires all contractors and subcontractors who perform construction, alteration, demolition, installation, repair or maintenance work, pursuant to public works contracts, to comply with industry standards for infrastructure corrosion prevention.
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2021-06-22
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH6448PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Elizabeth A. Mahoney
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2021-06-17
House read and passed
RIH6002PassJoint Resolution Creating A Special Commission To Be Known As "the Rhode Island Semiquincentennial (ri 250th) Commission" (creates A 30 Member Rhode Island Semiquincentennial Commission To Assist In The Observance Of The Semiquincentennial And Report...
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2021-06-14
Signed by Governor
RIH5977PassEliminates the provision a person who solicits a ride in a motor vehicle or backs up a motor vehicle on a freeway is guilty of a misdemeanor. Adds $100 fine for advertising a motor vehicle for sale on a state highway to the schedule of violations.
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2021-06-11
Signed by Governor
RIH6010Intro

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Extends IOD benefits to police officers/firefighters suffering from post-traumatic stress injuries/provides municipal police/firefighters retiring due to PTSI accidental disability retirement allowance.
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2021-06-04
To House Finance Committee
RIH6051PassRenames the state airport in Warwick from "T.F. Green state airport" to "Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport."
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2021-06-01
Signed by Governor
RIH6355Intro

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Requires that the towns of Lincoln and Tiverton receive at least three million dollars ($3,000,000) whether or not the gaming facility in the towns of Lincoln or Tiverton are operational for all or part of any fiscal year.
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH6014PassRemoves the sunset provision on the requirement that the office of state medical examiners be responsible for a multidisciplinary team review of drug related overdose deaths.
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2021-05-26
Signed by Governor
RIH5536Intro

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Authorizes the creation of first-time homebuyer savings account from which savings to purchase a home could be deducted from an individual's or couple's personal income taxes.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH6362PassHouse Resolution Honoring Kathleen Sullivan Connell On The Occasion Of Her Retirement As The Rhode Island State Director Of The American Association Of Retired Persons (aarp) And Thanking Her For A Lifetime Of Dedication To Health Care And Public Ser...
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2021-05-25
House read and passed
RIH5540Intro

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Establishes medical professional scholarship program within postsecondary education council with commission awarding $5,000 for 4 years of college attendance to eligible applicants funded by $25 assessment fee on medical professionals seeking licensu...
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2021-05-20
To House Finance Committee
RIH5812Intro

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Exempts from the sales and use tax that portion of a motor vehicle lease payment collected for tangible personal property tax, municipal property tax, excise, or any other similar tax.
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2021-05-20
To House Finance Committee
RIH6075Intro

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Extends the benefits given to eligible women under title XIX state plan commencing for twelve (12) months after one month post-birth.
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2021-05-13
To House Finance Committee
RIH6300Intro

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Creates an out-of-state direct wine shipment license along with numerous regulatory provisions.
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2021-05-11
To House Corporations Committee
RIH6323PassHouse Resolution Thanking Reverend Farrell Edward Mclaughlin For Fifty Years Of Faithful Service To God And The People Of The State Of Rhode Island
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2021-05-11
House read and passed
RIH6312Intro

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Provides that scholarships received directly from the College Crusade Scholarship Program would not be considered financial aid pursuant to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarships, and provides the program with access to certain student data.
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2021-05-07
To House Education Committee
RIH5678Intro

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Exempts from state taxation certain pension benefits that originate from, and were taxed in another state.
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2021-05-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH6296PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May Of 2021 To Be "motorcycle Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island And Urging All Motorists To Avoid Distracted Driving
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2021-05-04
House read and passed
RIH6257PassHouse Resolution Congratulating The Portsmouth School District On Being Designated As A 2021 "green Ribbon Schools Honoree" By The United States Department Of Education
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2021-04-27
House read and passed
RIH5462Engross

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Provides that the trapping and subsequent release of any unowned feral or free roaming cat for the purpose of spaying or neutering of the cat shall not be considered abandonment.
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2021-04-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH5672Intro

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Increases the reimbursement rates to be paid by the department of human services and the department for children, youth, and families, for licensed child care centers and family child care homes.
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2021-04-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH6199PassHouse Resolution Reaffirming The Friendship Between Rhode Island And Taiwan, And Supporting Enhanced Bilateral Trade Relations And Taiwan's International Participation
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2021-04-06
House read and passed
RIH6069Intro

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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97--THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Apprenticeship commission established.
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2021-03-31
To House Education Committee
RIH5963Intro

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Exempt vehicles purchased at the end of their lease term by the current lessee that have a valid certificate of inspection affixed to the windshield from the requirement that dealers of used vehicles conduct a new inspection.
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2021-03-29
To House Corporations Committee
RIH6165PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Dr. Robin Wallace
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2021-03-25
House read and passed
RIH6163PassHouse Resolution Congratulating The Portsmouth Boys Basketball Team On Winning The 2021 Rhode Island Division Ii State Championship
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2021-03-25
House read and passed
RIH6164PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of The Honorable Richard W. Singleton
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2021-03-25
House read and passed
RIH5753Intro

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Increases the role of the division of motor vehicles in the voter registration and address verification process, by establishing very specific obligations.
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2021-03-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5956Intro

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Grants chairman of PUC and DPUC emergency powers during governor declared emergencies for restoration of all utility services.
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2021-03-23
To House Corporations Committee
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