Rhode Island Representative John Edwards [D]

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RIH6285IntroSubjects toll violators of out-of-state tolled projects to license and registration denial under certain circumstances.
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2017-06-24
[Hearing: Jun 27]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5448EngrossRaises the age of children that can accompany a voter in the voter booth, from under the age of thirteen (13) years to under the age of eighteen (18) years.
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2017-06-23
[Hearing: Jun 27]
Scheduled for consideration (06/27/2017)
RIH5290EngrossIncludes within the licensing and certification process required by the board of electricians the maintenance of certain electrical components.
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2017-06-22
Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/27/2017)
RIH5416EnrollRepeals §14-1-61 regarding payment of costs/expenses for certain complaints filed in family court, and chapter 4 of title 14, which established the O'Rourke Children's Center and regulated procedures relating to the placement of children at the cent...
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2017-06-22
Transmitted to Governor
RIH5568EngrossAmends our worksharing law by allowing employers more flexibility in the reduction of work hours among its employees and by allowing more leeway on the start date of an adopted worksharing plan.
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2017-06-22
Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/27/2017)
RIH5738EnrollIncludes fentanyl analogs and synthetic opioids into Schedule I and Schedule II of the list of uniform controlled substances.
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2017-06-21
Transmitted to Governor
RIH5946IntroProhibits retail sales establishments from making available to their customers, plastic checkout bags, or plastic water bottles or expanded polystyrene disposable food containers at the point of sale.
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2017-06-21
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH6197EngrossRequires the state to procure professional architectural, engineering, and consultants services through a Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) process as required by the federal government for federally funded projects under the Brooks Act.
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2017-06-21
To Senate Labor Committee
RIH6328IntroProhibits an employer, employment agency, labor organization, or employee, to commit any act declared to be an unlawful employment practice; individuals would be held personally liable for such conduct.
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2017-06-21
To House Labor Committee
RIH6350IntroValidates and ratify 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 8, 2016.
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2017-06-21
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH5326EngrossRequires that the sheltering and nourishment of dogs conform to the industry standards established by the Tufts Animal Care and Conditions Scale regarding outside sheltering, proper nourishment, sanitary conditions, and physical condition.
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2017-06-20
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
RIH5541EngrossClarifies that the jurisdiction for violations of §11-9-1.5 ("electronically disseminating indecent material to minors prohibited") is vested in the superior court.
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2017-06-20
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
RIH6263IntroAuthorizes a special license plate for Rhode Island boy scouts, a nonprofit corporation, and establish the fees and other conditions applicable to its issuance.
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2017-06-20
To House Finance Committee
RIH5647PassSimplifies process for foreign corporations to obtain certificate of authority by producing only certificate of good standing legal assistance from incorporating state or country.
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2017-06-19
Signed by Governor
RIH5881IntroCreates a work disabling presumption for any firefighter who passed a physical examination upon entry into service and who later contracts disabling hypertension, stroke, or heart disease.
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2017-06-19
To House Labor Committee
RIH6286IntroPermits CCRI to hire persons who are employed by, or associated with, commercial driving schools for the classroom instruction portion of the CCRI program.
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2017-06-15
To House Labor Committee
RIH6030IntroMakes it easier for locally administered municipal retirement plans to join the municipal employees' retirement system, by providing greater flexibility in funding policies than would otherwise be required.
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2017-06-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH6287IntroIncreases the tax exemption for real property held by the Burrillville Land Trust to two million dollars ($2,000,000).
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2017-06-14
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH6318IntroRepeals the sunset provision of chapter 33.6 of title 44 which grants tax credits to individuals or companies redeveloping historic structures.
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2017-06-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH5975IntroExpands the type of pharmaceuticals which may be prescribed using electronic prescriptions and would also provide for protection of patient privacy in regard to electronic prescriptions.
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2017-06-13
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
RIH6326IntroIncreases the upper gross weight limit for vehicles eligible for a combination plate from eleven thousand four hundred pounds (11,400 lbs.) to eleven thousand eight hundred pounds (11,800 lbs.).
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2017-06-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH5078IntroChanges the period of time required for occupancy for transient lodging accommodations from 30 days to 6 days.
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2017-06-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH5398EngrossMakes a violation using the passing lane on limited access highways when not passing another vehicle.
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2017-06-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH6126IntroExtends from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2018, the formula for the distribution of the proceeds of the hotel tax in accordance with the percentages for returns and tax payments received on or before December 31, 2015.
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2017-06-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH5536IntroAmends the laws regulating the aggregation of electrical loads by a municipality or group of municipalities; requires that at least one public hearing be held for review by its residents prior to adopting any plan; then approval by the PUC.
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2017-06-07
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH5138IntroExempts qualified plug-in electric drive vehicles from excise taxes.
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2017-06-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH6267IntroProvides for the reduction and elimination of the motor vehicle excise tax. Also provides that cities, towns, and fire districts would be reimbursed for the revenues lost by the reduction and elimination of the excise tax.
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2017-06-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH6146EngrossRequires a city or town to utilize qualification based selection for the procurement of program managers, construction managers, or construction managers at risk.
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2017-06-01
To Senate Labor Committee
RIH5164IntroRepeals the sales tax on pet care services.
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2017-05-31
To House Finance Committee
RIH6272IntroEstablishes a pilot program to promote the creation of roof solar installations on school property in order to reduce the use of fossil fuels and to generate electricity in school buildings.
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2017-05-31
To House Finance Committee
RIH5412EngrossPermit self-sealing tires as a substitute for a jack and spare for resale purposes.
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2017-05-30
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH6271PassHouse Resolution Commemorating May, 2017, As "national Melanoma Awareness Month"
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2017-05-30
House read and passed
RIH5165IntroAuthorizes the appropriation of the sum of one million, two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($1,250,000) to the Westerly Higher Education and Job Skills Center, for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2017.
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2017-05-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH5374IntroApproval and funding of drug awareness programs for minors placed with the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals.
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2017-05-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH6223IntroProvides that an owner or operator of a mobile home park would not increase rent in an amount greater than the average annual increase of the Consumer Price Index for the preceding thirty-six (36) month period, unless under certain circumstances.
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2017-05-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5460IntroAllows cities, towns, and school districts to cease implementation of state mandates up to 50% of reimbursement shortfall.
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2017-05-23
Withdrawn at sponsor's request (05/24/2017)
RIH6243PassHouse Resolution Expressing Condolences And Support For The Victims Of The May 22, 2017, Terror Bombing In Manchester, United Kingdom
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2017-05-23
House read and passed
RIH5427IntroExpands the "Green Buildings Act" to include public projects and updates the standards to include LEED for Neighborhood Development, and SITES.
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2017-05-17
To House Finance Committee
RIH6212IntroAuthorizes council to grant variances to any provisions of title 16 other than those in §16-60-4.2 and to any department of education and school district regulation not affecting the health/safety/civil rights of public school pupils.
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2017-05-17
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH6227IntroExtends the mandated minimum number of prepaid orders deadline for the Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund special license plates to January 1, 2022.
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2017-05-17
To House Finance Committee
RIH5150IntroProvides exceptions to the texting while driving prohibition.
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2017-05-16
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
RIH5800IntroAllows the state to take certain actions in regard to state gaming as a result the recent referendum authorizing the establishment of a new casino gaming facility in the town of Tiverton.
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2017-05-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH6182IntroCharacterizes incentive payments to utilities as billed distribution revenue for rate setting services.
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2017-05-16
To House Corporations Committee
RIH6136IntroMakes refusal to submit to a chemical test admissible at trial and inserts implied consent notification for refusal to submit to chemical test for persons under eighteen (18) years of age.
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2017-05-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5136IntroPermits the town of Tiverton to be prospectively reimbursed at the forty percent (40%) floor of the housing aid share ratio on projects completed before June 30, 2010.
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2017-05-04
To House Finance Committee
RIH5893IntroCreates a municipal infrastructure grant program within the DOA relating to municipal and other public infrastructure projects.
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2017-05-04
To House Finance Committee
RIH5762IntroExpands and clarifies what constitutes disability entitling disabled veterans to the waiver of motor vehicle registration fees.
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2017-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH6006IntroPermits the operation of low speed vehicles on certain Rhode Island roads under specific conditions.
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2017-05-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6140IntroProvides that a licensed individual sewage disposal system installer may, without further licensing, connect an existing sewer lateral pipe to a municipal or public sewer system.
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2017-05-02
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5806IntroHas the veterans' cemetery bear the cost of funeral processions from Aquidneck Island crossing the Newport Bridge.
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2017-04-27
To House Finance Committee
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