Rhode Island Representative Robert Phillips [D]

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RIH7566PassAllows railroad companies who hold a Class G license to serve alcohol at retail aboard its trains and in its controlled station premises up to 30 minutes prior to a train's scheduled departure.
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2018-07-10
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8213PassAuthorizes the town of Cumberland to issue two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) of the general obligation bonds and notes in order to finance street pavement improvements.
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2018-07-05
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8307PassAuthorizing The Town Of Cumberland To Issue Not To Exceed $83,000,000 General Obligation Bonds, Notes And Other Evidences Of Indebtedness To Finance The Construction, Renovation, Improvement, Alteration, Repair, Furnishing And Equipping Of Schools An...
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2018-07-05
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7186PassProvides that nomination papers for certain candidates for citywide nonpartisan office in the city of Woonsocket would require at least one hundred (100) signatures.
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2018-07-03
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7092PassReduces the alcoholic beverage manufacturing and wholesale licensing fee from three thousand dollars ($3,000) to five hundred dollars ($500).
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7121PassAuthorizes RI Health Exchange to seek waiver under Affordable Care Act to allow small business owners/sole proprietors to purchase health plans offered by RI Health Exchange.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7104PassRequires DOT to identify the impact of Rhode Works projects and the realignment of the Newport Bridge ramps on Rhode Island small business commercial areas.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7155PassIncludes home schooled students in the program to provide the PSAT and SAT free of charge to all Rhode Island public school students for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2018.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8029PassEliminates the requirement that a renewal applicant, whose commercial driver's license has expired for more than one year, take examinations.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7080PassAuthorizes a city or town clerk/recorder of deeds, at the clerk's/recorder's option, to accept electronic documents for recording real property and land records and to index and store those documents.
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2018-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH7502PassRepeals the current state provisions regarding notaries and adopts an adapted version of the "Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts."
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2018-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH7443PassDistinguishes the criminal penalties for violating a final order of the Contractors' Registration Board. Judgments less than $5,000 are misdemeanors; judgments $5,000 or more are felonies.
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2018-06-27
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7723PassExempts certain prepackaged manufacturer-supplied steroids and hormones from the pharmaceutical dosage limits contained in the uniform controlled substance act.
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2018-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIH7072EngrossProhibits development of land contiguous to State House unless approved by general assembly.
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2018-06-23
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government 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
RIH7154EngrossExtends the benefits of the dual enrollment equal opportunity act to cover home-schooled students.
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2018-06-22
House read and passed
RIH8034IntroAuthorizes a special license plate for Masonic Grand Lodge Charities of Rhode Island, specify the minimum order and govern the amount and distribution of the fee surcharge.
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2018-06-22
House passed Sub A
RIH8068EngrossPermits cities and towns to issue special events liquor licenses to permit the equivalent of one-day licenses one day each month.
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2018-06-22
House read and passed
RIH7478PassIncreases 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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2018-06-18
Signed by Governor
RIH8607IntroAuthorizing The Town Of Cumberland To Issue Not To Exceed $83,000,000 General Obligation Bonds, Notes And Other Evidences Of Indebtedness To Finance The Construction, Renovation, Improvement, Alteration, Repair, Furnishing And Equipping Of Schools An...
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2018-06-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH7348IntroEstablishes 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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2018-06-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH7251PassPermits the use of fax or email transmission of the medical certificate required for issuance of a CDL by the division of motor vehicles.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
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
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
RIH7666IntroCreates a tax-credit for the amount in excess of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) contributed to a public school district for the express purpose of making physical improvement to a school.
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7846IntroSubjects residential properties which are a part of certain federal programs to a 12% tax of the prior year's rental income.
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7311IntroAuthorizes state agencies to allow vendors to withhold a commission for developing electronic filing systems.
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2018-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH7553IntroCreates micro zones in distressed areas to stimulate economic revitalization/employment opportunities/business development through redevelopment of abandoned industrial/commercial structures.
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2018-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH7432IntroEstablishes the deceased spousal unused credit against the Rhode Island estate tax available to a surviving spouse for the unused estate tax credit of the first spouse to decease.
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2018-05-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH7659IntroRequires that a fifteen percent (15%) minimum markup be added to the total cost of cigarettes sold by retailers in addition to any other taxes imposed by the state.
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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
RIH8121IntroIncludes "admissions criteria for career preparation programs" as an enrollment procedure required to be included in proposals for the creation or expansion of charter schools.
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2018-05-02
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8150IntroEnables municipalities to adopt ordinances exempting them from being required to accept any additional residential properties, otherwise eligible for alternative assessment and taxation, if said municipality has achieved certain housing goals.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH8149IntroProvides for a penalty of $500 for failure of RI residents to register their motor vehicle with the RI department of motor vehicles and establishes a hotline to report such violation.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7847IntroRepeals the monthly surcharge and prepaid wireless E-911 charge and replaces them with a budget appropriation by the general assembly to fund the E-911 system.
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2018-05-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH7274IntroExempts the town of Little Compton from the law allowing municipalities to waive interest on one quarter of overdue property tax payments.
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2018-04-25
Withdrawn at sponsor's request (04/26/2018)
RIH7344IntroImplements provisions of the Lean government initiative to eliminate waste and inefficiency in the operation of state government.
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2018-04-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH8097IntroRemoves the exception to the $100,000 limitation of damages when the state is engaged in a proprietary function in the commission of a tort and would exempt the state and any city or town or fire district from interest awards in civil actions.
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2018-04-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7854IntroEstablishes a program for the training and assignment of school resource officers to middle and high schools.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7651IntroMakes public entity budgets available in digital form through the secretary of state.
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2018-04-11
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7929IntroCreates the "Expired Debt Act" which would prohibit certain practices relative to the collection of debts beyond the statute of limitations.
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2018-04-11
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8082PassHouse Resolution Recognizing And Thanking Rosemary L. Bowers For Her Generosity And Kindness In Granting The Wishes Of Children With Life Threatening Illnesses
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2018-04-11
House read and passed
RIH7265IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State (governor And Lieutenant Governor To Appear Jointly On The Ballot) (provides For A Joint Resolution For Submission To Voter...
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2018-04-04
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7722IntroAmends certain campaign contribution and expenditure reporting requirements and provides for forfeiture of campaign contributions upon a candidate's conviction of certain felonies.
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2018-04-04
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7739IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State-of Elections And Campaign Finance (proposes A Constitutional Amendment Authorizing Four (4) Year Terms For Members Of The G...
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2018-04-04
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7696IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Right To An Adequate Education (proposed Constitutional Amendment Providing That The Right To An Adequate Education Is A Fundamental ...
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2018-04-03
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7777IntroCreates a wine direct shipper license and a wine gift basket license allowing for the shipment of certain amounts of wine both in and out-of-state.
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2018-04-03
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7373IntroRequires all operators of motorcycles to wear a helmet. Violation results in a one hundred dollar ($100) fine. Increases the fine for failure of passenger’s to wear a helmet from eighty-five dollars ($85) to one hundred dollars ($100).
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2018-03-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7499IntroRequires insurance coverage for non-opioid treatment alternatives.
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2018-03-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7501IntroCreates an in-person early voting process and amends the mail ballot requirements.
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2018-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
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