Rhode Island Representative Raymond Johnston [D]

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RIH7812IntroImposes a fee of one hundred sixty dollars ($160) for all domestic and foreign corporations for a certificate of authority to transact business in this state.
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2018-06-18
[Hearing: Jun 20]
To House Finance Committee
RIH8225IntroAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $1,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the construction, reconstruction and repair of bridges and all costs incidental or related thereto.
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2018-06-18
To House Finance Committee
RIH8223IntroAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $1,500,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the planning, evaluation, design, construction and reconstruction of the sewer and sanitation system.
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2018-06-18
[Hearing: Jun 20]
To House Finance Committee
RIH8228IntroAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $220,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness.
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2018-06-18
[Hearing: Jun 20]
To House Finance Committee
RIH7309IntroDesignates the Class A Tall Ship commonly known as the "SSV Oliver Hazard Perry" as the official flagship and tall ship ambassador of the state.
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2018-06-16
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7682IntroAllows cities and towns to issue violations to vehicles which are used for illegal dumping of materials, pursuant to city and town ordinances.
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2018-06-16
Placed on House Calendar (06/19/2018)
RIH7291IntroPermits redevelopment agencies to finance the construction of projects for residential, recreational, commercial, industrial, institutional, public, or other purposes contemplated by a redevelopment plan.
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2018-06-15
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To House Finance Committee
RIH7290IntroJoint Resolution Authorizing The State To Enter Into Financing Lease And Payment Agreements In Connection With The Construction Of A Ballpark In The City Of Pawtucket
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2018-06-15
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To House Finance Committee
RIH7125EngrossComprehensively expands the registration of motor vehicle airbags to prohibit the manufacture and importation of substandard airbags and broaden the definition of airbags.
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2018-06-14
Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/19/2018)
RIH7723EngrossExempts certain prepackaged manufacturer-supplied steroids and hormones from the pharmaceutical dosage limits contained in the uniform controlled substance act.
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2018-06-14
Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/19/2018)
RIH7478EnrollIncreases the maximum administrative penalty levied against real estate brokers and salespersons from one thousand dollars ($1,000) to two thousand dollars ($2,000) per violation.
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2018-06-13
Transmitted to Governor
RIH7124EngrossRequires that the department of business regulation provide a mandatory disclosure notice, at no cost to insurers, to certain life insurance policy holders regarding their rights and alternatives to lapse or surrender.
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2018-06-07
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH7384IntroRequires that all persons serving on boards and commissions appointed by the governor have a connection to the state through residence or licensure.
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2018-06-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8242IntroEstablishes a formula to create a transitional alternative payment method incentive to be used in calculating reimbursement rates that must be paid by health insurance carriers to eligible Rhode Island hospitals.
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2018-06-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH8245IntroCreates the "Hospital Closure Transition Act which would facilitate the acquisition of a closed hospital's assets by an existing hospital by exempting the acquisition from the hospital conversions and health care facilities licensing acts.
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2018-06-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH8252IntroEnables all persons with at least two (2) years law enforcement or military work experience to work as a school security employee regardless of the nature, source or amount of their other income.
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2018-06-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7556IntroAmends provisions of the tax increment financing act in order to encourage municipalities to use tax increment financing to facilitate economic development.
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2018-06-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH8222IntroAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $1,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the improvement and replacement of road safety improvements.
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2018-06-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH8227IntroAuthorizes Pawtucket to issue not more than $4,500,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences renovation, construction, reconstruction and equipping of public recreation facilities of indebtedness to finance and all costs related thereto...
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2018-06-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH8226IntroAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $7,000,000 bonds for streets and sidewalks.
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2018-06-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH8224IntroAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $5,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the repaving of streets and all costs related thereto.
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2018-06-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH8221IntroAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $5,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, repair, alteration, furnishing and equipping of public buildi...
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2018-06-05
To House Finance 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
RIH7484IntroProvides gradual pension benefits increase over 5-year period starting 9/1/18 from 75% to 87.5% of base amount using cost-of-living adjustments over lifetime.
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2018-05-29
To House Finance Committee
RIH8229PassHouse Resolution Congratulating The 2018 Inductees Into The Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame
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2018-05-23
House read and passed
RIH8114PassAllows the city of Pawtucket to fill a vacancy on the Pawtucket City Council by combining councilmatic voting districts for a special primary election and special election in 2018.
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2018-05-18
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7514IntroProvides that persons ages sixty-five (65) years and over who have a surcharge applied to water supplied to them for personal use and consumption would receive a twenty-five (25%) discount on such surcharge.
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2018-05-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH7385IntroRepeals the July 1, 2018, sunset clause in Chapters 325 and 406 of the 2013 Public Laws in regard to § 34-24-3.2 "mediation conference prior to mortgage foreclosure."
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7617IntroProhibits nonprofit hospitals from real and personal property tax exemptions if nonprofit converts to a for-profit and then back to a nonprofit.
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7885IntroProvides that the office of auditor general be responsible for analyzing and reporting the impact of new or expanded charter schools.
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7813IntroEnables the Rhode Island Public Rail Corporation to lower the self-insured retention amount required of the state and would provide indemnification statewide.
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2018-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH7669IntroExempts from sales and use taxes specialized packaging equipment such as kegs and barrel containers for alcoholic beverages.
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2018-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH7937IntroEliminates the ten dollar ($10.00) fee requirement for the sales tax permit.
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2018-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH7806IntroIncludes behavioral health counseling visits and medication maintenance visits as primary care visits for patient cost-sharing requirements under the provisions of a health plan.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7546IntroCreates incentive bonus program to reward school systems meeting/exceeding annual education goals/standards established by department of education.
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2018-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH8127PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming The Month Of April, 2018, To Be "second Chance Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2018-04-26
House read and passed
RIH7548IntroReassesses any utility rate increase after January 1, 2017, and evaluate whether the increase in rate results in excessive profits to the utility company.
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2018-04-24
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7588IntroDefines imitation firearm and provide that it is unlawful for any person to change, alter, remove, or obliterate any coloration or markings in any way that makes the imitation firearm look to be an operable firearm. Violation is a misdemeanor.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7644IntroProvides that applicants for gun permits submit to national records check including fingerprinting by FBI.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7643IntroProvides that no person shall knowingly purchase or otherwise obtain a firearm on behalf of or transfer to a person who the transferor knows or reasonably should know is prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7963IntroRevises the hospital conversions act and sets additional guidelines for the department of health to consider when considering conversions of either for profit or nonprofit hospitals or their affiliates which is defined within this act.
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2018-04-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7962IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Joint Commission To Study The Impact On The State Of Rhode Island From The Acquisition Of Hospitals (creates A 14 Member Joint Commission To Study The Impact On The State Of Rhode Island From The Acquisition Of Hos...
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2018-04-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7178EngrossRepeals the section of the law prohibiting the testing of the speed of a horse on a public highway.
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2018-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7529EngrossJoint Resolution Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special Legislative Commission To Study The Effects Of Legalizing Marijuana (extends The Reporting Date Of The Special Legislative Commission To Study The Effects Of Legalizing Mari...
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2018-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH8023IntroEliminates repealed statute references and creates a mechanism for employees to enforce their existing right to continuation of medical benefits, reinstatement of status after returning from being a temporary caregiver and Sunday pay wage laws.
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2018-04-05
To House Labor Committee
RIH8022IntroProhibits 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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2018-04-05
To House Labor Committee
RIH8061PassHouse Resolution Celebrating "ben Mondor Day" On April 5th, 2018, In The State Of Rhode Island
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2018-04-05
House read and passed
RIH7299IntroProvided that any law or regulations which prohibits or protects a person from exposure to second-hand smoke would include second-hand marijuana smoke or vapor.
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2018-04-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7712IntroExpands certain rights of persons with developmental disabilities.
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2018-04-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7713IntroProvides a process for issuing administrative penalties for child care licensing violations.
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2018-04-03
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
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