Rhode Island Representative John Edwards [D]

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RIH7970PassAmends several processes relative to the termination of a time-share agreement and the division of the ownership interests thereto.
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2018-07-10
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8177PassAuthorizes Central Falls to adopt 3 separate tax classifications of residential property consisting of tax rates: owner-occupied property of 5 units or less/dwellings of 6 units or more/non owner-occupied property of 5 units or less, including mixed ...
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2018-07-10
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7513PassAllows 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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2018-07-05
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7616PassRequires 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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2018-07-05
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7102PassCreates a municipal infrastructure grant program within the DOA relating to municipal and other public infrastructure projects.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7383PassProhibits encroachment upon open space land and allows the owner of open space land or holder of a conservation restriction to bring a civil action in superior court to remedy the encroachment of that land, and to recover damages.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7416PassAllows a pharmacist to dispense a partial fill of a Schedule II controlled substance at the request of the patient or the prescriber.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7496PassEstablishes a procedure for individuals to file a revocable voluntary non-opiate directive form with the person's licensed health care practitioner.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7511PassEliminates the penalty of abating rent in cases where a non-resident landlord fails to designate an agent for service of process and would clarify that the fine for violating this section is civil.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7578PassEstablishes a web-based caregiver support information center and adds certain elder services to those which are subject to training and support from the elderly affairs department.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7607PassMandates each motor vehicle policy insurer provide a weekly record of each policy to the department of motor vehicles. A vehicle owner not insured for four (4) reporting periods must be notified to meet certain requirements.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7615PassProtects 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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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7741PassAmends the "building height" definition in chapter 24 of title 45 (zoning ordinances) for property in special flood hazard areas. The building height would be measured from the base flood elevation. Effective March 1, 2019.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7855PassProvides procedures relative to contractor/subcontractor retainage.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8032PassAuthorizes that the building at 4 Howard Avenue in the city of Cranston would hereafter be named and known as the "Attorney General Julius C. Michaelson Customer Service Center."
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8342PassHave each public institution of postsecondary education establish a plan for addressing the mental health needs of its students. Each institution shall develop policies aimed at identifying a student exhibiting suicidal behavior or tendencies.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8351PassEstablishes the Rhode Island reinsurance program that will provide reinsurance to insurance carriers that offer health insurance coverage on the individual market, to mitigate the impact of high-risk individuals on health insurance rates.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8352VetoCriminalizes isolation of an elder or dependent adult and would provide that certain notification requirements be fulfilled on behalf of elder persons or dependent adults.
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2018-07-02
Vetoed by Governor
RIH7819PassAuthorizes 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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2018-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH7308PassRenders void and unenforceable any motor transportation contract term indemnifying an indemnitee from or against its own negligence, intentional acts or omissions in contracts entered into or renewed on or after the effective date of the chapter.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH7790PassProvides for the consolidation of food truck registration within the department of business regulation to streamline the registration process and reduce the burden on small businesses.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH7090EngrossMakes persons seventy (70) years of age or older eligible for exemption from jury service.
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2018-06-23
House read and passed
RIH7567PassJoint Resolution Extending The Reporting Date Of The Special Legislation Commission To Study Veteran And Military Spouse Education And Employment Opportunities (extends The Reporting Date Of The Special Legislation Commission To Study Veteran And Mil...
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2018-06-23
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH7563IntroCreates a system of consumer protection for regulation by DBR of noninsurance business entities using or disclosing personal identifiable financial information for insurance sales.
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2018-06-23
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7737IntroPermits adults with valid foreign driver's licenses to drive in Rhode Island in compliance with Geneva Convention.
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2018-06-23
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8030EngrossExempts registered professional engineers from the requirements imposed upon designer's license applicants.
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2018-06-23
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
RIH7493EngrossProvides that 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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2018-06-21
House read and passed
RIH7171IntroPermits the trapping and release of unowned feral cats for the purpose of spaying or neutering.
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2018-06-20
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIH7559PassAllows 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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2018-06-20
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8257IntroProvides increased school housing aid for communities who utilize resident architectural firms for the architectural services included in a new school or school renovation project.
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2018-06-20
To House Finance Committee
RIH7111IntroProtects 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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2018-06-12
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
RIH8308PassHouse Resolution Congratulating Laura Murphy Of East Greenwich High School For Being Named A 2017 National Finalist For The Wendy's High School Heisman Award
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2018-06-12
House read and passed
RIH8310PassHouse Resolution Congratulating The Chariho High School Boys Lacrosse Team On Winning The 2018 Division Iii Boys Lacrosse State Championship
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2018-06-12
House read and passed
RIH8294IntroEstablishes a nineteen (19) member permanent joint oversight commission to study and evaluate property tax related issues.
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2018-06-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH7822IntroExempts from the sales or use tax that portion of a motor vehicle lease payment collected for tangible personal property tax, municipal property tax, excise tax or any other similar tax
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2018-06-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH8109IntroEstablishes the "refundable investment tax credit act" to provide for a refundable investment tax credit for certain investments in the construction of facilities, acquisition of tangible property, and the training of employees in the state.
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2018-06-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH7562PassProvides that the alternate window for documents filed with the secretary of state to take effect is increased from up to thirty (30) days to up to ninety (90) days.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIH8272IntroClarifies the application of elections law to financial town or district meetings.
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2018-06-01
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7183IntroRequires the driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle to use a directional signal and repeals the requirement that such signal be audible.
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2018-05-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7310IntroRequires the state to comply with Federal laws and regulations in the procurement of architectural and engineering services.
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2018-05-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH7809IntroIncreases threshold amount for contractor bonds to $100,000, allows for waiver of bond on projects up to $250,000, reduces time for payments to contractors and subcontractors and authorizes related regulations.
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2018-05-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH7221IntroApproval and funding of drug awareness programs for minors placed with the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals.
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2018-05-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH7618IntroRaises the maximum reimbursement rate for licensed child care providers by five percent (5%).
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2018-05-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH7969PassTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of F. Nasiff, Jr. & Co., Inc.
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2018-05-16
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8168IntroRequires all students to perform a minimum amount of community service each school year and grants them the option to perform certain forms of community service for academic credit.
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2018-05-16
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7173IntroPermits 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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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7288IntroAuthorizes the division of motor vehicles to collect outstanding excise taxes at the time of registration of a motor vehicle, and remit such amounts to the applicable city, town or fire district.
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2018-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH7517IntroReduces the rental period from thirty (30) days to six (6) days in regard to the exclusion from the definition of occupancy for any home, condominium or other residential dwelling rented.
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2018-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH8181PassHouse Resolution Honoring And Commending The Boys & Girls Clubs Of Rhode Island Youth Of The Year Program
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2018-05-09
House read and passed
RIH7018IntroSubtracts from the federal adjusted gross income, income attributable to the recovery during the tax year of any amount deducted in any prior tax year for the purposes of the calculation of the state income tax.
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2018-05-08
To House Finance Committee
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