Rhode Island Senator Louis Dipalma [D]

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RIS2918PassAllows Daniel Baker to join Elizabeth Evelyn Skalny and Brian Patrick Maher in marriage on or about September 4, 2020, within the Town of Coventry, Rhode Island.
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2020-07-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2853PassI) AN ADDITION TO THE CLAIBORNE PELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLASSROOMS AND ASSOCIATED SUPPORT SPACE, SITE IMPROVEMENTS, AND PARKING AND (II) A NEW SCHOOL FACILITY FOR THE WILLIAM S. ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL, PROVIDED THAT THE AUT...
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2020-07-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2921PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Sympathy On The Passing Of The Honorable Paul L. Gaines, Sr., The First African American Mayor In New England
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2020-07-16
Senate read and passed
RIS2547IntroAdds the terms "approach" and "approach zones" to mean airport land and airspace as defined by the FAA.
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2020-07-14
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2074PassEnables 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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2020-06-27
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2407PassPermits Barrington to have three alternate members on zoning board who may participate in hearings and shall vote in the absence of other members. Each member of the board may vote only if they attended all hearings relative to the matter before boar...
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2020-06-27
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2464PassPermits the town of Barrington to deny issuance or renewal of licenses or permits for properties on which the taxes and/or assessments are in arrears.
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2020-06-27
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2863PassAuthorizes Middletown to issue up to $5,000,000 in bonds/notes to acquire/preserve open space/restore improve recreational areas subject to voter appeal.
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2020-06-27
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2650PassExpands 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
RIS2326PassAuthorizes the film office director to waive the primary locations within the state requirement for any feature film or television production spending a minimum of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) in qualified expenditures.
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2020-03-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2330PassAllows Daniel P. Hamlin to join the Honorable Andrew W. Moore and Raúl Iriarte in marriage on or about September 12, 2020, within the Town of Little Compton, Rhode Island.
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2020-03-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2161PassAllows Daniel Baker to join Emily Jeanne Lewis and Brian Patrick Hartley in marriage on or about July 4, 2020, within the Town of Middletown, Rhode Island.
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2020-03-13
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2071IntroAuthorizes tax assessors to use the last revaluation as the assessed valuation.
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2020-03-12
Committee heard
RIS2472IntroProhibits cities and towns from performing spot assessments that increase the assessment value of properties that have sold, except in accordance with their revaluation or update schedule.
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2020-03-12
Committee heard
RIS2372IntroAuthorizes cities/towns to establish a property tax credit program in exchange for volunteer service by persons over age 60 up to $1,500 calculated by multiplying service hours by the state minimum wage per hour.
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2020-03-12
Committee heard
RIS2394IntroAllows municipalities to establish a program providing property tax exemption to active duty individuals who volunteer services as a firefighter or emergency medical technician.
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2020-03-12
Committee heard
RIS2672IntroAllows local tax assessors to assess valuations on a yearly basis pursuant to chapter 4 of title 44, section one, and to adjust the valuation of assessed properties on a yearly basis pursuant thereto.
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2020-03-12
Committee heard
RIS2777IntroEstablishes an economic growth blockchain act, set regulations for the sale of hemp, regulate virtual and digital assets and establish depository banks for these purposes.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2827IntroProvides an exemption to the access to public records law for winners of lottery prizes.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2795IntroRequires electronic filing of returns and remittance of payments for certain larger business registrants.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2826IntroRequires third-party hosting platforms to register short-term rental units with DBR, if not registered a fine would be imposed. Creates database for short-term rental units.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2793IntroSenate Resolution Protecting And Ensuring Farmland Preservation
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2020-03-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2785IntroProhibits total education paid to any local education agency from being reduced by more than one percent of the municipal education appropriation in the previous year.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2835IntroRequires that baby changing tables are provided in the ladies' and men's rooms of the Rhode Island State House and be included in new or substantially renovated construction of all publicly accessible buildings.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2820IntroAllows an owner or owners of real property to execute a deed that names one or more beneficiaries who will obtain title to the property at the owner's death without the necessity of probate.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2791IntroAmends the computation of relative wealth of municipalities for the purpose of distributing state aid by eliminating the requirement that certain exemptions include tax treaty's that are conditioned on being in force on May 15, 2005.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2786IntroAdds to the determination of the need to support high-need students the following factor: Whether the student is an English language learner as defined by the department of education's regulations.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2794IntroProhibits food service establishments providing single-use plastic straws unless requested or from self-service dispenser. First and second violation results in notice of violation and $25 fine thereafter up to $300 annually.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2788IntroModifies the amount of education aid determined for each school district with respect to high-need students.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2776IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Governor To Designate A State-wide Broadband Coordinator And Establish A Rhode Island Broadband Advisory Council
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2020-03-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2796IntroProvides that any operational surplus of the Rhode Island resource recovery corporation shall be automatically transferred, on an annual basis, to a restricted receipt account for the sole purpose of waste management infrastructure.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2772IntroEstablishes rules and regulations concerning the use and registration of personal delivery devices and mobile carrying devices.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2787IntroAmends the local share of education funding to be paid to charter public schools based on a comparison of performance data between the specific school from which the student is coming and the specific charter school that will be receiving the student...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2792IntroRequires department of elementary and secondary education to include amount of state and local share of education funding calculated for each local agency receiving state aid, requires cities and towns to appropriate sufficient funds to meet their sh...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2837IntroAllows for a nurse to delegate tasks to certified nursing assistants and authorizes the department of health to promulgate regulations that delineate delegable tasks.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2239IntroRequires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to study and report to the general assembly the impact of using Medicaid funds for treatment of chronically homeless individuals.
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2020-03-12
Committee recommends passage
RIS2803IntroIncreases 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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2020-03-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2830IntroMakes numerous changes to the merit system.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2103IntroRequires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.
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2020-03-11
Placed on Senate Calendar
RIS2707IntroRequires employers with 5 or more persons with developmental disabilities to pay employees no less than $15.00/hr and to have state and general revenue/federal funds appropriated to BHDDH programs to adjust minimum wage increase.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2359IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The United States Congress Adopt "an American Economic Recovery" Program
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2020-03-10
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2073IntroAuthorizes 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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2020-03-09
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2321IntroCreates the Wholesale Prescription Drug Importation Program which allows for the wholesale importation of prescription drugs from Canada by or on behalf of the state.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2469IntroCreates 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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2020-03-05
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2665IntroAllows the director to appoint a representative of the division of parks and recreation to the Fort Adams Foundation.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2480IntroExempts agencies of municipalities and the state from releasing information as to the residency of municipal or state police officers regarding public records requests.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2099IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Possibility Of Transitioning The State Of Rhode Island To The Establishment Of A Biennial Budget (creates A Thirteen (13) Member Commission To Study The Possibility Of Transition...
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2020-03-04
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2731IntroBans gender-based price discrimination on hygiene products by retail establishments with a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500) for a first violation and one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each subsequent violation.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2141IntroAllows DOT to lease airport property up to 50 years for substantial improvement/building and increases RI airport corporation directors from 7 to 9 with one appointment (RIPA) and (RIGABOA).
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2020-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2426IntroRequires conservation and preservation restrictions to be liberally interpreted in favor of the grants awarded.
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2020-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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