Rhode Island Senator Walter Felag [D]

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RIS2916PassAllows Bradford N. Lombardi to join Lauren E. Gablinske and Brett K. Meader in marriage on or about September 19, 2020, within the Town of Warren, Rhode Island.
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2020-07-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2302PassClarifies a presumption applying to firefighters that if any type of cancer is found in a firefighter with three (3) exceptions would be conclusively presumed to be an occupational cancer arising out of their employment.
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2020-07-22
Signed by Governor
RIS2504EngrossAmends the maximum allowable capacity for net metering systems in the Block Island Utility District and Pascoag Utility District.
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2020-07-14
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2116PassAuthorizes a tax exemption for tangible business or personal property in whole or in part within the town of Bristol's community limits, subject to authorization by the action of the town council of the town of Bristol.
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2020-06-27
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2882PassSenate Resolution Celebrating "national Golf Day" In The State Of Rhode Island On May 13, 2020
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2020-06-18
Senate read and passed
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
RIS2778IntroRequires the department of elementary and secondary education in collaboration with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation to make educational resources available regarding litter prevention and recycling awareness to elementary school studen...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education 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
RIS2278IntroAllows business vehicles which are owned by an entity which a veteran owns, and registered and authorized to conduct business in the state of Rhode Island, to register such business vehicles with veteran plates.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2301IntroRequires an individual employer to meet certain criteria in order to qualify for class exemption from the increased pay requirement for work on holidays and Sundays.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2342IntroExpands the classes of licensed vehicles eligible to obtain courtesy veterans' plates.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2049IntroIncreases the state earned-income credit as of January 1, 2021, to eighteen percent (18%) of the federal earned-income credit, not to exceed the amount of state income tax.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2222IntroProvides that pharmacists shall disclose lesser price drug substitutions unless directed otherwise by the doctor. It would also exempt pharmacists automatically charging the lowest available price.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Health and Human Services 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
RIS2323IntroRequires pharmacists to advise on lower cost generic drug alternatives.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2716IntroAmends the composition of the joint committee on legislative services by adding the senate majority leader to the committee.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2728PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Penelope D. Quinn
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2020-03-04
Senate read and passed
RIS2283IntroAmends the lien and notice procedures for facility operators of dry dock facilities.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2290IntroEstablishes appropriate disability language and allows for the law revision director to replace inappropriate disability language in the general law with appropriate disability language.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2645IntroExempts beer and malt beverage from sales tax.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2706IntroEstablishes an occupational regulatory framework by authorizing the issuance of occupational licenses and government certifications by recognition for qualified worker applicants from other states.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2637IntroAuthorizes the governor with the advice and consent of the senate, to appoint an executive director of coastal resources management to act as a liaison to the director of the department of environmental management to plan and manage coastal resources...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2644IntroAllows state employees the ability to make an after tax contribution to a qualified Roth contribution program as a part of a deferred compensation plan.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2656IntroDefines what constitutes a multi-use food and beverage storage container and provides for sanitary use of said containers.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2677IntroAuthorizes the imposition of civil and criminal penalties against any person(s) who purchase, furnish, procure marijuana or permit marijuana to be used by others.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2673IntroMandates that builders of new 1 or 2 family residential dwellings provide the home buyer with written information regarding the installation of an automatic fire sprinkler system subject to civil penalties enforced by the atty gen or state fire marsh...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2142IntroAllows 288 hours of trade school training to qualify for the journeyperson "B" electrical exam. Increases the period of indentured apprenticeship with the department of labor and training and a licensed electrician master to 4 years.
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2020-02-26
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2312IntroDesignates "Northern Star Coral" as the official state coral.
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2020-02-26
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2298IntroSets a goal for the habilitation facilities to participate in state procurements and construction projects of less than three percent (3%) of the total value of all contracts available to businesses in each fiscal year by June 30, 2022.
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2020-02-26
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2614PassSenate Resolution Expressing Sincere Condolences On The Passing Of Lourdes J. Mossor
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2020-02-26
Senate read and passed
RIS2348PassSenate Resolution Celebrating The 200th Anniversary Of The Tiverton Union Public Library
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2020-02-25
Senate read and passed
RIS2499IntroExtends the co-operation requirement public utilities have by law with contractors involved in state construction projects to municipal, political subdivisions and other quasi-governmental agencies.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2500IntroProvides New Shoreham has the exclusive authority to prescribe rules and regulations pertaining to the operation, licensing, and regulation of transportation network service companies and their services when TNCs are operating in the town of New Shor...
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2020-02-25
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2354IntroPermits manufacturing or commercial concerns to apply to commerce corporation for exemption or stabilization of taxes when moving to another municipality if could reasonably and efficiently relocate outside state and that relocation would be advantag...
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2020-02-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2408IntroIncreases the annual flat fee given to Lincoln and Tiverton by their respective sports wagering facilities to two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000).
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2020-02-13
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2251IntroCreates a special motor vehicle registration plate for recipients of the United States Bronze Star Medal.
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2020-02-12
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2276IntroReduces the required minimum number of special plates ordered from the DMV to 150 sets upon payment of $3,000 conditionally refundable fee.
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2020-02-12
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2045IntroRequires quasi-public corporations to use all funds and property to perform the function or service for which the quasi-public corporation was created.
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2020-02-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2091EngrossExempts 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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2020-02-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2329PassSenate Resolution Honoring And Congratulating Earl J. Croft, Iii, Executive Director Of The Rhode Island Turnpike And Bridge Authority, On His Retirement After Thirty-seven Years Of Distinguished Public Service
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2020-02-06
Senate read and passed
RIS2203IntroAdjusts the amount of basic cash assistance provided to families living in deep poverty over a two-year period, and would implement an annual cost of living adjustment so that value of basic cash assistance does not erode in the future.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2197IntroIncreases the exemption for retirement income from state income tax from $15,000 to $20,000 commencing in 2020.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2249IntroProvides that a safety barrier or safety netting would be erected on the Mount Hope Bridge, the Claiborne Pell Bridge, and the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge, no later than January 1, 2022.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2236IntroAllows health insurance plans to provide coverage for accessible residence modifications determined to be medically necessary.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2217IntroProvides that the taxation of military service pensions for purposes of the Rhode Island personal income tax would be reduced and phased out over a five (5) year period from 2020 to 2024.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2155PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Barry M. Sullivan
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2020-01-30
Senate read and passed
RIS2026PassSenate Resolution Extending The Reporting Date And Amending The Membership Of The Special Senate Commission To Study The Effect And Procedures For The Reorganization Of The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (crmc) (amends The Membersh...
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2020-01-22
Senate read and passed
RIS2120IntroProvides a fifteen thousand dollar ($15,000) deduction of federal taxable retirement income from federal AGI in order to calculate the income of a Rhode Island resident.
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2020-01-22
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2118IntroExcludes for the purposes of Rhode Island state income taxes, the first $25,000 of eligible military retirement income, paid by the state or federal government to persons 60 years or older received in the 2021 tax year, and thereafter.
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2020-01-22
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2113IntroEstablishes Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant to eligible homeowners and renters to retrofit their residence to nationally recognized accessibility standards.
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2020-01-22
To Senate Finance Committee
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