Rhode Island Senator Thomas Paolino [R]

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RIS2208PassAuthorizes the town of Coventry to provide for the payment of sewer assessments in installments up to a thirty year period.
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2022-07-06
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2059PassAllows the town of North Smithfield town council to provide veterans' and gold star parents exemptions from real estate taxes.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2442PassJoint Resolution Creating A Special Joint Legislative Commission To Study The Governance Structure Of Rhode Island's Public Education System (creates A 10 Member Joint Commission To Study And Make Recommendations For Efficient And Effective Governanc...
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2022-06-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2884Engross
50%
Joint Resolution Relating To Human Services -- Medical Assistance (increases Managed Care Hospital Rates For Obstetrician Deliveries At One Hundred Ten Percent (110%) Of The Medicaid Fee For Service (ffs) Rate.)
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2022-06-22
Senate passed Sub A
RIS3023PassSenate Resolution Celebrating June 16, 2022, As "essential Worker Appreciation Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-06-16
Senate read and passed
RIS2480PassProvides the standards for reviewing applications for plans or work for the extension of supply or distribution mains or pipes. It also adds an appeal of a denial by a public water supply facility pursuant to the administrative procedures act § 42-3...
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2022-06-15
Signed by Governor
RIS3016PassSenate Resolution Congratulating The Eleanor Slater Hospital/zambarano Unit On The Recognition Of "zambarano Day" On June 14, 2022
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2022-06-14
Senate read and passed
RIS3001PassSenate Resolution Memorializing And Commemorating The 78th Anniversary Of The D-day Landings In Normandy, France, And The Eventual Liberation Of Europe
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2022-06-07
Senate read and passed
RIS2991PassSenate Resolution Honoring Steven R. Detoy On The Occasion Of His Retirement After Thirty Years Of Dedicated Service With The Rhode Island Medical Society
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2022-06-02
Senate read and passed
RIS2054Intro
25%
Exempts the trade-in value of pickup trucks under eight thousand one hundred pounds (8,100 lbs.) gross weight, used exclusively for personal use, from sales tax.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2396Intro
25%
Prohibits the tax sale of properties when litigation is pending disputing the amount owed.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2212Intro
25%
Requires law enforcement agencies to obtain search warrants for electronic information, data, location information and other identifying information of subscribers and customers, except in specified circumstances.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2354Intro
25%
Prohibits the mailing of any mail ballots or mail ballot applications to any voters who did not request them.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2512Intro
25%
Expands the lobbying reform act to apply to persons who lobby municipal government executives and legislative bodies, as well as local fire districts.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2517Intro
25%
Provides for the process of removing a deceased person from the registered voter rolls.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2180Intro
25%
Provides a dedicated grant of funding to DEM, specifically to commission an environmental study for the public benefit.
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2022-04-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2392Intro
25%
Increases membership from 3 to 5 members/revises siting process to mandate public/municipal participation.
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2022-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2514Intro
25%
Establishes a commission to study the use of artificial intelligence in the decision-making process of state government.
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2022-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2491Intro
25%
Prohibits the use of facial recognition technology and biometric recognition technology in video-lottery terminals at pari-mutuel licensees in the state or in online betting applications.
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2022-04-13
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2871PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming April Of 2022, To Be "financial Literacy Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-04-12
Senate read and passed
RIS2384Intro
25%
Allows for the extension of child support obligations for non-custodial parents beyond emancipation if the children are attending a (2) or four (4) year college and still live with the custodial parent until such children reach the age of 21.
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2022-04-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2506Intro
25%
Requires the department of human services, office of child support services, to provide monthly updates to all obligees of all child support enforcement efforts in cases they are involved in.
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2022-04-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2534Intro
25%
Allows the possession of a used catalytic converter to be used as evidence of guilt that said catalytic converter was stolen.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2218Intro
25%
Provides for a cause of action against an individual or entity that prohibits the possession of firearms on real property, except residences, by an individual that is authorized and licensed to carry a firearm.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2361Intro
25%
Provides the review and appeal process for individuals applying for a permit or license to carry with the licensing authority or attorney general.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2393Intro
25%
Allows a person over eighteen (18) to purchase, carry, conceal, possess, use or attempt to use a stun gun for self defense. Additionally, establishes no duty to retreat when using a stun gun for self defense of the person or a third party.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2359Intro
25%
Prohibits the sale or possession of firearm silencers unless the person complies with federal law in the sale, possession and use.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2542Intro
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Requires that whenever a person is charged with possession of a firearm with alteration of identification marks, the alteration would create a rebuttable presumption that the person is a danger to the safety of the community.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2540Intro
25%
Allows the taking of any wild bird by using a crossbow in addition to the weapons spelled out in this section.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2541Intro
25%
Amends various laws related to firearms.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2543Intro
25%
Defines suitable person and establishes reasons for applying for carry permit, establishes what information is required on applications, establishes appeal process if application denied and provides that records are not public.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2523Intro
25%
Defines taser and stun gun under § 11-47-2, provides any person over the age of 18 is permitted to carry a taser without a license and use it in self-defense if they have a reasonable belief that they are in imminent fear of bodily harm.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2135Intro
25%
Allows licensees to offer happy hour alcoholic drink specials served in conjunction with meals.
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2022-03-23
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2484Intro
25%
Increases the number of days a retired municipal employee could work in a calendar year without interruption of pension benefits to 90 days
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2022-03-16
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2173Intro
25%
Requires that one third of all Rhode Island teachers, each year for the next 3 years, be trained in the basic emergency and response skills curriculum ("BEARS"), specifically in hand-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation/Heimlich maneuver/bleeding contr...
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2022-03-15
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2211Intro
25%
Establishes a new fund, with 50% of state motor vehicle registration fees, to be administered by the director of the department of transportation, for municipal road and bridges' maintenance and construction projects.
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2022-03-10
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2171Intro
25%
Allows for a moment of silence in observation of September 11.
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2022-03-09
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2522Intro
25%
Creates a redistricting commission to act every ten (10) years to adopt a redistricting plan for all general assembly and congressional districts that would require the approval of the general assembly and the governor.
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2022-03-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2539Intro
25%
Adds advanced recycling as a definition for refuse disposal. Adds the advanced recycling facility that means a facility that receives, stores and converts post-use polymers and recovered feedstocks using advanced recycling.
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2022-03-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2459Intro
25%
Secures general assembly appropriations in lieu of property taxes for state-owned properties within the town of Exeter.
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2022-03-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2516Intro
25%
Provides for a parents' bill of rights related to the health, education and welfare of their minor children.
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2022-03-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2463Intro
25%
Increases the net taxable estate exemption to three million six hundred thousand dollars ($3,600,000) on January 1, 2023 and increases the exemption by one million dollars ($1,000,000) on January 1 per year thereafter.
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2022-03-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2185Intro
25%
Reduces the minimum corporate tax from four hundred dollars ($400) to two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for the year beginning on January 1, 2022, and abolishes the minimum tax for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023.
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2022-02-15
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2267Intro
25%
Exempts from the sales and use tax that portion of a motor vehicle lease payment collected for tangible personal property tax, municipal property tax, excise or any other similar tax.
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2022-02-15
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2322Intro
25%
Permits certain volunteer firefighters to purchase motor vehicles by utilizing state purchasing provisions.
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2022-02-15
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2305Intro
25%
Imposes a moratorium on the payment of the fuel tax until December 31, 2022.
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2022-02-15
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2360Intro
25%
Amends the composition of the joint committee on legislative services by adding the senate majority leader to the committee.
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2022-02-15
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2323Intro
25%
Allows volunteer firefighters who pay for their own training and equipment to receive an income tax credit.
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2022-02-15
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2278Intro
25%
Establishes a new educational program that would allow students to enroll public and private schools of their choice.
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2022-02-15
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2225Intro
25%
Joint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State-line Item Veto (this Proposed Amendment To The Constitution Would Provide The Governor With A Line-item Veto On The Budget ...
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2022-02-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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