Rhode Island Senator Walter Felag [D]

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RIS0021IntroAddresses the potential for sudden cardiac arrest among student athletes by raising awareness of the symptoms ad requiring medical evaluations.
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2017-06-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0292PassProvides that the department of business regulation administer alcoholic server training programs rather than the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals.
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2017-06-22
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0541EngrossReduces the number of advisory council members from twenty-seven (27) to fifteen (15) and eliminates the duty of the advisory council to advise the administrator of the veterans' home.
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2017-06-22
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0791PassRatifies and validates the amendments to the Warren Home Rule Charter which were approved by the electors of the town of Warren at the polls on November 8, 2016.
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2017-06-22
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0949EngrossSubjects toll violators of out-of-state tolled projects to license and registration denial under certain circumstances.
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2017-06-22
Senate read and passed
RIS0951EngrossJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislation Commission To Study Veteran And Military Spouse Education & Employment Opportunities (creates A 13 Member Commission To Study Of Veteran And Military Spouse Education And Employment Opportunities, And W...
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2017-06-22
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0950EngrossGrants the department of motor vehicles administrator the ability to extend expiration dates under certain circumstances that prevent the proper performance of their duties.
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2017-06-22
Senate read and passed
RIS0983EngrossAllows William J. Gately, Jr., Esq., to join Caroline Stewart Barr and James W. Gately in marriage on or about August 26, 2017, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
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2017-06-22
Senate read and passed
RIS0981PassSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Public Utilities Commission To Issue A Report Indicating How Utilities Should Encourage The Deployment Of Electric Vehicles
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2017-06-22
Senate read and passed
RIS0177EnrollExcludes preliminary drafts, notes, impressions, memoranda, working papers and work products involving research at state institutions of higher learning from the definition of a public record.
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2017-06-21
Transmitted to Governor
RIS0657IntroAuthorizes the town council of the town of Warren to create a municipal housing court and defines that court's jurisdiction.
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2017-06-21
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0673EnrollChanges the director and other positions at the state crime laboratory from board of governors' appointments to employees of the council on postsecondary education.
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2017-06-21
Transmitted to Governor
RIS0675EngrossAmends our worksharing law by allowing employers more flexibility in the reduction of work hours among its employees and by allowing more leeway on the start date of an adopted worksharing plan.
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2017-06-21
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
RIS0901PassJoint Resolution Amending The Membership Of The Special Legislative Commission On Defense Economy Planning (amends The Membership Of The Special Legislative Commission On Defense Economy Planning By Increasing The Number Of Members From Twenty-five (...
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2017-06-21
Transmitted to Governor
RIS0889EnrollIncreases various property tax exemptions available in the town of Warren.
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2017-06-21
Transmitted to Governor
RIS0985IntroNames one of the two (2) new conference rooms at the Rhode Island Veterans Home as the "S. Michael Minutelli Memorial Conference Room".
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2017-06-21
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0968IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation To Pay Certain Claims
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2017-06-21
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0984IntroProvides that one of the two (2) conference rooms in the new Rhode Island Veterans Home shall be named and known as the "1st Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna US Army 7th Special Forces Group Memorial Conference Room."
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2017-06-21
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0974IntroValidates and ratify amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Tiverton, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Tiverton on November 8, 2016.
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2017-06-21
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS0219IntroPermits Bristol to charge $.35 landing fee on passengers over 12 years old arriving in its port excluding commercial fishing vessels.
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2017-06-20
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0512EngrossProhibits municipal charters and ordinances from requiring that their police officers and firefighters reside within the state of Rhode Island.
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2017-06-20
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
RIS0462EngrossGrants instate tuition status at state operated schools to active duty and reserve members stationed in Rhode Island.
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2017-06-20
Senate read and passed
RIS0816EngrossProvides for changes to the veterans' services strategic plan advisory committee to provide coordination of state, federal, and private veterans' services.
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2017-06-20
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
RIS0555IntroEstablishes a free course of instruction for the parent, guardian, or designee of a child enrolled in a driver education program effective upon approval of an online version of the course by the board of education but no sooner than January 1, 2018.
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2017-06-14
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
RIS0890EngrossEnables the town of Bristol to provide tax relief to volunteer firefighters based upon certain qualifying criteria.
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2017-06-14
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
RIS0927IntroAuthorizes the Warren town council, by ordinance, to administratively issue and renew all licenses the council is authorized to issue pursuant to state law, except those licenses that require a public hearing.
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2017-06-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0467IntroIncreases the value of all net taxable estates for the purpose of the estate and transfer tax from six hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($675,000) to two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000).
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2017-06-08
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0953PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming June 10, 2017, As The "day Of Portugal" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2017-06-08
Senate read and passed
RIS0955PassSenate Resolution Honoring And Thanking Mr. Rogerio De Oliveira Medina For His Many Contributions In Support Of The Rhode Island Day Of Portugal And The Portuguese-american Community In Rhode Island Over The Past Forty Years
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2017-06-08
Senate read and passed
RIS0954PassSenate Resolution Honoring And Thanking Augusto Jose Almeida Pessoa For His Many Contributions In Support Of Rhode Island Day Of Portugal And The Portuguese-american Community In Rhode Island
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2017-06-08
Senate read and passed
RIS0559EngrossRemoves certain restrictions on who can perform routine husbandry procedures on livestock and allows a licensed human medical practitioner to assist a licensed veterinarian.
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2017-06-07
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
RIS0367IntroAllows the state to take certain actions in regard to state gaming as a result the recent referendum authorizing the establishment of a new casino gaming facility in the town of Tiverton.
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2017-06-06
Committee recommends passage
RIS0640IntroMaintains the forty-seven percent (47%) distribution percentage with respect to hotel tax proceeds generated in the various regional tourism districts.
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2017-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0936PassSenate Resolution Honoring Leinni And Lisbeth Valdez For Overcoming Difficult Circumstances To Excel In Academics And Athletics
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2017-06-06
Senate read and passed
RIS0027IntroAllows for subtraction of up to $20,000 in taxable pension or annuity income from adjusted gross income beginning in tax year 2018.
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2017-06-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0042IntroExempts the portion of a military pension which is included in federal adjusted gross income from the state income tax.
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2017-06-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0028IntroProvides that for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2018, a taxpayer entitled to a federal earned-income credit shall be allowed a state earned-income credit equal to 18% of the federal earned-income credit.
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2017-06-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0456IntroProvides that when calculating the income for Federal income tax purposes, there may be subtracted from Federal adjusted gross income up to $15,000 of the taxable portion of the retirement income provided in a taxpayer's Federal income tax return.
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2017-06-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0451IntroIncreases credit against RI estate tax from $64,400 to $99,600 for decedents dying after 12/31/17 which is equivalent to estate tax exemption of $2,000.
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2017-06-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0706IntroSubtracts from the federal adjusted gross income, recovery of Rhode Island income taxes attributable to any amount deducted for federal income taxes in any prior tax year for the purposes of calculation of the same income tax.
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2017-06-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0189IntroCreates the "Healthy Workplace Act of 2017" and establishes a cause of action against employers and employees for workplace bullying, harassment and other abusive conduct that is tolerated by employers.
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2017-05-31
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0516IntroRestores the lottery commission.
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2017-05-31
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS0912PassSenate Resolution Congratulating The Barrington High School Boys Ice Hockey High School Team On Winning The 2017 Rhode Island Boys Division Ii Ice Hockey Championship
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2017-05-23
Senate read and passed
RIS0124IntroRepeals the sales tax on pet care services.
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2017-05-18
Committee heard
RIS0510IntroGradually increases the hourly minimum wage from $9.60 to $15.00 on January 1, 2022, as well as gradually increasing the hourly minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities from $3.89 an hour to $15.00 an hour on January 1, 2026.
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2017-05-17
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0449IntroAmends the definition of the term "disabled," for purposes of property tax relief, to include persons receiving veterans' affairs disability benefits paid by the federal government.
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2017-05-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0477IntroEstablishes the "Rhode Island Livable Home Tax Credit Act", and would provide for its administration.
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2017-05-11
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS0871PassSenate Resolution Commemorating May, 2017, As "national Melanoma Awareness Month"
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2017-05-11
Senate read and passed
RIS0209IntroEstablishes a community senior services grant program to provide financial assistance to municipalities and nonprofit organizations which operate senior centers and/or senior programs.
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2017-05-09
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0453IntroProvides appropriation of state funds to cities and towns who are members of NBMTF for maintenance of boats servicing Narragansett Bay.
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2017-05-09
To Senate Finance Committee
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