Rhode Island Representative John Edwards [D]

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RIH8096PassAuthorizes the town of Portsmouth to issue bonds and notes to finance the construction, additions, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities throughout the town.
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2020-07-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8105PassTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Migrant, Llc
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2020-07-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7613PassAllows William Francis O'Brien to join Heidi Elizabeth Regan and Christopher Joseph Leo O'Brien in marriage on or about July 24, 2020, within the Town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
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2020-07-22
Signed by Governor
RIH7947PassCreates a new process with standards to be utilized when deciding whether an applicant's past conviction of a crime should disqualify the applicant from receiving an occupational license, permit, certificate, or registration issued by the state.
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2020-07-22
Signed by Governor
RIH8049EngrossAuthorizes the Stone Bridge fire district to borrow up to $100,000 in funds to meet specific short-term financial obligations.
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2020-07-16
House read and passed
RIH7523IntroEnables the state lottery division of the department of revenue to enter into a contract extension with IGT Global Solutions Corporation and contract extensions with Twin River and affiliates of Twin River.
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2020-07-14
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIH7022PassEnables the town council of Portsmouth to transfer and/or convey parcels of land owned by the town on Prudence Island to the Prudence Island School Foundation to be used for educational purposes.
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2020-06-26
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7532PassExpands the definition of sales to include any license, lease, or rental of prewritten or vendor-hosted computer software and specified digital products. This act would also define "end-user" for specified digital products.
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2020-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIH8015PassAllows city/town/fire district to continue operations in state/local emergency when financial budget process is interrupted and to conduct virtual meetings during emergencies retroactive to March 9, 2020.
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2020-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIH8062IntroEstablishes licensing procedure for persons seeking to engage in geoengineering activity from DEM to protect health/safety/environment of state.
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2020-06-18
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH8067IntroProvides for the "Suicide Treatment Improvement Act" to improve the delivery of suicide treatment.
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2020-06-18
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8073PassHouse Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of The Honorable Dorothy B. Edwards
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2020-06-18
House read and passed
RIH8007IntroJoint Resolution Relating To A Lease Agreement For Leased Exhibition, Office And Vault Storage Space (this Joint Resolution Would Authorize A Lease Agreement For Exhibition, Office And Vault Storage Space For The Department Of State.)
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2020-06-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH7247PassAuthorizes motion picture tax credits for a production that does not have its primary location within the state, provided a minimum of ten million dollars in state certified production costs are incurred and paid within a twelve (12) month period.
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2020-03-17
Signed by Governor
RIH7930IntroIncreases membership from 3 to 5 members/revises siting process to mandate public/municipal participation.
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2020-03-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH8003IntroCreates the offense of criminal harassment to prosecute persons who willfully and maliciously engage in a pattern of conduct which seriously alarms another person.
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2020-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7384IntroExpands the definition of "employee" to add any individual employed in a food service establishment, which would include a caterer licensed by the department of health and division of taxation, and a food truck.
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2020-03-11
Committee recommends passage
RIH7591IntroAllows law enforcement officers to utilize mufflers, silencers, or other devices for muffling sound of firearm while acting within scope of official duties while training as tactical teams and under supervision of police chief, colonel of state polic...
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2020-03-11
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7881IntroProvides that benefits under the Rhode Island works program would be conditional on the participation in certain requirements to be supervised by the department of human services.
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2020-03-11
To House Labor Committee
RIH7322IntroMakes it a felony to isolate an elder or dependent adult and would expand the persons entitled to notice when a guardianship or conservatorship petition is filed in the probate court for dependents or elderly adults.
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2020-03-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7337EngrossRequires the department of environmental management to solicit procurement of a representative organization to operate the paint stewardship program every two (2) years.
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2020-03-10
House read and passed
RIH7350IntroRequires the driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction to use a directional signal and repeals the requirement that such signal be audible.
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2020-03-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7475IntroProvides 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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2020-03-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7627IntroAmends the deceptive trade practices chapter to clarify the law's exemptions and enhances the attorney general's authority to seek civil penalties for violations of the law.
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2020-03-10
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7974IntroRequires a health plan to cover clinically appropriate and medically necessary residential or inpatient services, including detoxification and stabilization services, for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.
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2020-03-06
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7488IntroAuthorizes municipalities to adopt ordinances restricting vaping in public places and areas near schools, day care and hospitals.
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2020-03-05
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7556IntroMakes permanent the tax exemption for certain residential property developments which have either not been completed or, if completed, have not been sold/occupied which would have expired on December 31, 2021.
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2020-03-05
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7610IntroProhibits the importation, transportation, disbursement, distribution, sale, purchase, or possession of any species of non-native (exotic) invasive plants.
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2020-03-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7846IntroProhibits more than two (2) communities from combining to appoint a shared building official.
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2020-03-05
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7122EngrossProvides 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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2020-03-04
House read and passed
RIH7577IntroRequires the implementation of the civic literacy act for all students between the eighth and twelfth grades.
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2020-03-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7433IntroEstablishes a speed limit for school buses being driven on a limited access highway to ten (10) miles per hour less than the posted speed limit.
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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7479IntroRemoves 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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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7476IntroImposes three hundred dollar substance abuse education assessment for any conviction of driving under the influence or refusal to submit to breathalyzer. Funds would be allocated to department of behavioral health and used for substance abuse program...
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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7542IntroMakes it a traffic offense for a motorist to fail to yield the right-of-way when leaving a public roadway to enter or cross a private road or driveway.
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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7779IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Make Recommendations Regarding The Licensing Of Residential Builders And Contractors (creates A 13 Member Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations Regarding The Licensing ...
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2020-03-03
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7931IntroAdds a parking lot as a requirement to a contractor agreement to a construction indemnity agreement.
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2020-03-03
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7305IntroProhibits the practice of importing a wild animal into the state, which animal is not native or indigenous to the state, for the purpose of conducting canned hunting.
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2020-02-27
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7331IntroAllows DEM to extend certain deadlines for required sewer construction in the replacement of cesspools, which deadlines would not extend beyond January 1, 2025.
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2020-02-27
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7348IntroCreates 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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2020-02-27
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7352IntroCreates new standards for determining whether a state work license applicant's past criminal contacts/convictions should disqualify them from receiving a government-issued license.
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2020-02-27
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7486IntroReduces the required number of Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America plates to three hundred (300) sets before the division of motor vehicles is authorized to produce said plates.
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2020-02-27
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIH7126IntroLimits the total amount that an insured person is required to pay for a covered prescription insulin drug at an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) per thirty (30) day supply.
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7660IntroIncreases the maximum small state purchase from $10,000 to $25,000 for construction projects and from $5,000 to $10,000 for all other small purchases.
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7673IntroIncreases 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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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7801IntroRequires the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline to provide for reciprocal licensure of physicians from other jurisdictions under certain conditions, and in connection therewith, requires the board to promulgate applicable rules and regulations...
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7844IntroDOH to develop and publish opioid alternative pamphlet.
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7778IntroCreates "Rhode Island Transparency and Privacy Act" which mandates websites that collect or store personal info to disclose practice.
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2020-02-26
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7723IntroRegulates data brokers. Data brokers would be required to annually register; to provide substantive notifications to consumers; and to adopt comprehensive data security programs.
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7687IntroRequires that the division of planning create a checklist of environmental and energy issues that certain state construction projects which cost in excess of $10,000,000 would need to consider and address.
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
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