Rhode Island Senator Ryan Pearson [D]

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RIS2748PassAmends the classification table utilized by cities and towns in connection with the assessment of tangible personal property in order to provide clarity to businesses operating within the state.
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2018-07-10
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2906PassRepeals the authorization for the town of Lincoln to establish municipal court (§ 45-2-51), and adopts an extensive authorization for the town of Lincoln to establish a municipal court – municipal housing court.
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2018-07-05
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2914PassAuthorizes 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
RIS2972PassAuthorizes the Town of Cumberland to issue bonds and notes in an amount not exceeding $83,000,000.
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2018-07-05
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2009PassAllows school committees and the Rhode Island Society of Technology Educators ("RISTE") to enter into joint purchase agreements for the purchase of technology and IT infrastructure.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2179PassRequires that effective January 1, 2019, all school buildings where students are in attendance would be required to have carbon monoxide detectors installed and maintained therein.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2239PassCreates 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
RIS2570PassAmends the State False Claims Act to reflect amendments to the Federal False Claims Act.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS3015PassIncludes 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
RIS2287PassComprehensively 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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2018-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2463EngrossPenalizes a motorist for two (2) separate violations if they are driving an unregistered motor vehicle and without insurance or proof of insurance.
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2018-06-22
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2994IntroExempts newspaper deliverers from the minimum wage laws.
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2018-06-22
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2008IntroRequires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.
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2018-06-20
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2343IntroAuthorizes the council on elementary and secondary education to waive certain provisions of the laws for public schools but would prohibit the waiver of other listed provisions.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2357IntroAmends the annual bidding and enrollment process pursuant to this chapter.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2855IntroTemporarily expands incentives to enhance the school housing aid ratio to encourage new school and renovation projects.
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2018-06-20
To House Finance Committee
RIS2503PassSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Board Of Education To Conduct A Comprehensive Review Of The Massachusetts Education Reform Act (mera) Of 1993, And Provide Recommendations To Improve Rhode Island's Overall Education Standard...
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2018-06-19
Senate read and passed
RIS2974IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The Office Of The Postsecondary Commissioner Form A Work Group To Conduct A Thorough Review Into How Rhode Island Can Protect Student Loan Borrowers
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2018-06-14
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2819IntroMandates that quasi-public corporations limit the use of all funds/property to perform the function/service for which the quasi-public corporation was created. Prohibits the transfer or reallocations of funds held by a quasi-public corporation.
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2018-06-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2782IntroAdds department of corrections' correctional officers to the list of public safety employees that are entitled to their full salary if they are injured and become disabled as a result of performance of their job duties.
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2018-06-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2186IntroAuthorizes school committees to appoint one designee to the board of directors of the governing body of certain charter public schools which students from the district attend.
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2018-06-07
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2485PassCreates a Day of Portugal and Portuguese Heritage in RI, Inc. motor vehicle license plate.
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2018-06-07
Signed by Governor
RIS2959PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming June 10, 2018, As The "day Of Portugal" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2018-06-07
Senate read and passed
RIS2320PassProvides 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
RIS2292PassMakes possession or use of a semi-automatic weapon rapid fire device to include bump stock, binary trigger or trigger crank punishable by up to ten (10) years imprisonment and/or a ten thousand dollars ($10,000) fine.
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2018-06-01
Signed by Governor
RIS2073IntroProvides that applicants for historic tax credits shall have ninety (90) days after the date of the commission's written determination certifying the rehabilitation to pay the required three percent (3%) non-refundable fee to the division of taxation...
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2018-05-31
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2216IntroAllows for a credit equal to the amount contributed by a taxpayer for the taxable year to the Rhode Island Ocean State Fund, which is created in the general fund to accept monetary contributions for exclusively public purposes.
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2018-05-31
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2505IntroRequires charter public school populations to reflect the combined demographics of the sending district(s).
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2018-05-30
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS2649IntroRequires the student populations of mayoral academies to reflect the combined demographics of the sending district(s) in terms of the number of students in special education, who are English language learners and who qualify for free and reduced meal...
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2018-05-30
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS2473EngrossEnsures appropriate disability language is used in job descriptions and statutes.
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2018-05-25
To House Labor Committee
RIS2016IntroExempts from state taxation certain pension benefits that originate from, and were taxed in, another state.
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2018-05-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2066IntroProvides 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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2018-05-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2219IntroProvides that payments by an employer, whether paid to an employee or lender, of principal and interest on a qualified education loan incurred by an employee shall be subtracted from the calculation of federal adjusted gross income.
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2018-05-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2201IntroProvides a one time tax credit up to two hundred fifty dollars ($250) per dependent child for certain Rhode Island households who contribute to an account under the Rhode Island college bound tuition savings program.
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2018-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2098IntroExempts volunteer fire companies under the supervision, control, or jurisdiction of another public body from certain posting requirements of the open meetings act.
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2018-05-16
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2515IntroAuthorizes state agencies to allow vendors to withhold a commission for developing electronic filing systems.
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2018-05-15
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2781IntroEstablishes 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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2018-05-15
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2881PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Tyler J. Simms
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2018-05-10
Senate read and passed
RIS2347IntroCreates a permanent joint commission to improve and increase the number of quality out of school time learning programs in the state.
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2018-05-03
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2671IntroExpands the health services council from twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) members and amends the hospital conversion act relative to disclosure.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2181IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Right To An Adequate Education (if Approved, Requires The State To Ensure That All Students Have The Opportunity To Achieve At High L...
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2018-04-11
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2344IntroRequires the department of elementary and secondary education, pursuant to rules promulgated by the commissioner of elementary and secondary education, to develop curricular material on financial literacy.
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2018-04-11
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2345IntroRequires the commissioner of elementary and secondary education to adopt a course of study on the nation's founding and related documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Federalist Papers.
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2018-04-11
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2618IntroTicket resellers required to provide refund for counterfeit, misrepresented and unusable tickets. Ticket issuers would offer optional transferable tickets and eliminates criminal penalty.
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2018-04-11
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2775IntroRequires all new school buses purchased or leased on or after January 1, 2020, for use in the state to be equipped with a combination pelvic and upper torso 3-point passenger seat belt system for the operator and each passenger seat.
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2018-04-11
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2409IntroRequires prospective reimbursement for state-licensed facilities providing mental health, substance abuse treatment and/or prevention services with an annual reconciliation for any underpayment or overpayment.
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2018-04-10
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2812PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming The Month Of April, 2018, To Be "financial Literacy Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2018-04-10
Senate read and passed
RIS2646EngrossCommissioner of elementary and secondary education would be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate and serves at the pleasure of the governor.
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2018-04-06
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2739IntroCreates the "Healthy Beverage Act" and requires children's meals provided by restaurants include certain healthy beverage options if the beverage comes with the meal.
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2018-04-04
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2713IntroRepeals § 11-12-1 of the general laws that prohibits engaging in a duel with a dangerous weapon.
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2018-04-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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