Rhode Island Senator Walter Felag [D]

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RIS2064Intro
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Raises the amount of life insurance the state would provide at no charge to Rhode Island National Guard members called up for federal duty to five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 17]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2137Intro
25%
Provides issuance of occupational licenses for military members and spouses stationed in Rhode Island.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 17]
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2217Intro
25%
Creates appointment of executive director of coastal resources management as an employee and respected staff of coastal resource management to coordinate with DEM and division leaders to plan management of coastal resources.
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2022-05-13
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/19/2022)
RIS2425Engross
50%
Creates the crime of stolen valor, for falsely representing himself or herself as a member of the military or armed forces, which is punishable by imprisonment of not more than one year, a fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both.
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2022-05-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2397Intro
25%
Repeals the requirement that law enforcement officers issue only warnings of the risks to persons leaving a child under the age of seven (7) unattended in a motor vehicle.
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2022-05-13
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/19/2022)
RIS2277Intro
25%
Provides that the members of the board of the Block Island Utility Commission be reimbursed for the actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 19]
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2494Intro
25%
Authorizes the Department of Administration to amend lease to Providence Marine Corps of Artillery to use hall for promotion of the arsenal and to sublease the rented space.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 17]
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2453Intro
25%
Allows members of the retirement system who served in the national guard or reserves and who qualify as veterans to purchase retirement service credits.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 17]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2480Intro
25%
Provides 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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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 17]
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2717Intro
25%
Prohibits certain providers of digital application distribution platforms from requiring that payments for the software application be made exclusively through a particular in-application payment system.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 19]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2754Intro
25%
Effective July 1, 2022, entitles environmental police officers to the benefits provided by chapter 45-21.2 entitled "Optional retirement for members of police force and firefighters."
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 17]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2903Intro
25%
Enables Rhode Island licensed new motor vehicle dealers to conduct vehicle identification number inspections.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 17]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2908Intro
25%
Eliminates DOH food license fee for Class C liquor license holders provided they are in compliance with the provisions of § 3-7-8(b) relating to the types of pre-packaged foods prepared off the premises that may be served with alcoholic beverages.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 17]
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2298Intro
25%
Authorizes DOH to establish maximum contaminate levels of PFSA in drinking water and to set interim standards. Also requires DEM to set standards for PFSA in ground- and surface waters. Defines PFSA as hazardous substances.
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2022-05-12
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/17/2022)
RIS2297Intro
25%
Establishes an orphan and insolvent dam fund for the repair or removal of high hazard or significant hazard dams with the right of subrogation.
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2022-05-12
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/17/2022)
RIS2470Intro
25%
Raises the maximum age of eligibility for pediatric palliative services from eighteen (18) to twenty-six (26) and raises the eligibility for enhanced services from age eight (8) to age twenty-six (26).
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2022-05-12
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/19/2022)
RIS2317Intro
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Requires the RI department of human services to develop a plan to streamline the application, certification and recertification process for SNAP beneficiaries aged sixty years and over.
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2022-05-10
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/17/2022)
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
RIS2667Intro
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Requires the division of motor vehicles to develop a form for registration of and a license plate for commercial fishing motor vehicles.
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2022-05-10
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/17/2022)
RIS2782Intro
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Allows a homebuyer to void a purchase and sales agreement prior to the transfer if the seller fails to provide a written sales disclosure. The act also increases the maximum civil penalty for violating this law from $100 to $1,000.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2758Intro
25%
Entitles correctional officers with twenty-five (25) years of service and who are at least fifty-five (55) years of age to a non-Medicare-eligible retiree health care insurance benefit.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2091Engross
50%
Replaces the requirement that the notice for the final canvass be posted in a newspaper and instead this act would require the notice for the final canvass to be published on the official website maintained by the city or town.
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2022-05-06
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS2114Engross
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Allows local boards of canvassers discretion to substitute the physical posting in each voting district of senatorial, representative district meetings/voting district meetings for the purposes of election/publication in a newspaper local circulation...
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2022-05-06
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS2115Engross
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Allows audio recordings to be taken of local boards of canvassers’ proceedings and be maintained as a permanent record of the board.
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2022-05-06
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS2315Intro
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Provides that the town of Bristol would be authorized to exempt from taxation, or otherwise enter into payment in lieu of tax agreements regarding property in the town of Bristol of qualifying nonprofit, charitable organizations.
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2022-05-05
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/17/2022)
RIS2914PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Providence College Men's Basketball Coach Ed Cooley On Being Named The 2021-2022 Naismith College Coach Of The Year
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2022-05-05
Senate read and passed
RIS2920PassSenate Resolution Commemorating And Recognizing May 5, 2022, As "national Day Of Prayer" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-05-05
Senate read and passed
RIS2823Intro
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Establishes a seven (7) member public-private partnership infrastructure oversight commission to approve all requests for proposals submitted for public-private partnership construction of qualified facilities.
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2022-05-04
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2188Intro
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Allows municipalities to establish a program providing property tax exemption to active duty individuals who volunteer services as a firefighter or emergency medical technician.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2212Intro
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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
RIS2460Intro
25%
Effective January 1, 2023, increase the salaries of the child advocate and the assistant child advocate for the office of the child advocate to $135,000 and $120,000 respectively.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2200Intro
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Provides for rate setting and review for all medical programs licensed or having a contract with the state as well as Medicaid.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2306Intro
25%
Provides Medicaid home care base rate adjustments.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2464Intro
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Establishes home care nursing assistants licensed by the department of health to work exclusively in home care.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2648Intro
25%
Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $17,700,000 For The Purposes Of Increasing Home Care Provider Reimbursement Rates To Be Used For Wage Pass Through To Direct Care Staff And For Increases In Payments To Direct Care Workers Hired By Consumer...
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2022-04-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2884Intro
25%
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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2022-04-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2618Intro
25%
For purposes of rates of payment to nursing facilities under the "Medical Assistance" chapter, adjust the elements to be developed by the executive office in determining Medicaid payment methods to nursing facilities.
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2022-04-26
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2416Engross
50%
Provides that all contractual provisions in a firefighters collective bargaining agreement would continue until a successor agreement has been reached or an interest arbitration award has been rendered.
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2022-04-22
To House Labor Committee
RIS2417Engross
50%
Extends provisions of an existing collective bargaining agreement for municipal police arbitration purposes until a successor agreement is reached or an interest arbitration award is rendered.
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2022-04-22
To House Labor Committee
RIS2832Engross
50%
Names the Newport campus of the Community College of Rhode Island the M. Teresa Paiva Weed campus.
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2022-04-22
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIS2419PassExempts any proposed retailers' Class B license to be located at 4 Market Street, Plat 3, Lot 74 in the town of Warren from the two hundred feet (200') requirement from the premises of schools or places of worship.
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2022-04-20
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2493PassProvides that the corner of 496 Main Street and Joyce Street along state route 114 in the town of Warren, Rhode Island, would be known as Delekta’s Corner.
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2022-04-20
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2452Intro
25%
Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $300,000 From The America Rescue Plan Act Funds For The Portsmouth Housing Authority (pha) (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $300,000 To The Portsmouth Housing Authority.)
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2022-04-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2465Intro
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Imposes new license issuance moratorium until 7/1/27 to home nursing care/home care/hospice provides with DOH planning for health systems.
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2022-04-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2760Intro
25%
Increases the motion picture production company tax credit to ten million dollars ($10,000,000) and cap the available total of credits to forty million dollars ($40,000,000). This act would also eliminate the sunset provision.
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2022-04-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2872PassSenate Resolution Commemorating The 79th Anniversary Of The "four Chaplains", The Four Men Of God Who Sacrificed Their Lives During World War Ii So That Others Might Live
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2022-04-12
Senate read and passed
RIS2048Engross
50%
Exempts reusable bags from the state sales tax.
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2022-04-08
To House Finance Committee
RIS2136Engross
50%
Creates a special motor vehicle registration plate for recipients of the United States Bronze Star Medal.
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2022-04-08
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIS2672Engross
50%
Allows the city of Providence board of licenses to grant exemption from restrictions relating to the issuance of a Class BL license or Class BV alcoholic beverage retail licenses.
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2022-04-08
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIS2384Intro
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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
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