Rhode Island Senator Walter Felag [D]

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RIS0890PassEnables the town of Bristol to provide tax relief to volunteer firefighters based upon certain qualifying criteria.
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2017-10-11
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0927PassAuthorizes 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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2017-10-11
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0968PassJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation To Pay Certain Claims
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2017-10-11
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0462PassGrants instate tuition status at state operated schools to active duty and reserve members stationed in Rhode Island.
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2017-10-05
Signed by Governor
RIS1000PassDesignates October 23 of each year as a day to commemorate the nine Rhode Island marines killed in the 1983 terrorist attack in Beirut, Lebanon.
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2017-10-05
Signed by Governor
RIS1008PassCreates the Rhode Island Sailing Events Commission in order to attract amateur and professional marine events in Rhode Island.
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2017-10-05
Signed by Governor
RIS0657PassAuthorizes the town council of the town of Warren to create a municipal housing court and defines that court's jurisdiction.
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2017-09-29
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0021PassAddresses the potential for sudden cardiac arrest among student athletes by raising awareness of the symptoms ad requiring medical evaluations.
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2017-09-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0949PassSubjects toll violators of out-of-state tolled projects to license and registration denial under certain circumstances
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2017-09-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0772VetoCreates a work disabling presumption for any firefighter who passed a physical examination upon entry into service and who later contracts disabling hypertension, stroke, or heart disease.
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2017-09-27
Vetoed by Governor
RIS1004PassChanges the recognition of Viet Nam Veterans' Day from May 15 to March 29 in order to correspond to the federal observance of this day.
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2017-09-27
Signed by Governor
RIS1012PassSenate Resolution Expressing Profound Sympathy On The Passing Of Evelyn Delfino
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2017-08-03
Senate read and passed
RIS1013PassSenate Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Stephen E. D'agostino
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2017-08-03
Senate read and passed
RIS0974PassValidates 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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2017-07-26
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0985PassNames 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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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
RIS0984PassProvides 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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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
RIS0555PassEstablishes 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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2017-07-06
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0085PassCreates a veteran's preference in the issuance of state contracts.
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2017-07-05
Signed by Governor
RIS0512PassProhibits municipal charters and ordinances from requiring that their police officers and firefighters reside within the state of Rhode Island.
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2017-07-05
Signed by Governor
RIS0541PassReduces 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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2017-07-05
Signed by Governor
RIS0559PassRemoves 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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2017-07-05
Signed by Governor
RIS0816PassProvides for changes to the veterans' services strategic plan advisory committee to provide coordination of state, federal, and private veterans' services.
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2017-07-05
Signed by Governor
RIS0983PassAllows 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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2017-07-04
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0675PassAmends 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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2017-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS0889PassIncreases various property tax exemptions available in the town of Warren.
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2017-06-29
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0950PassGrants 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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2017-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS0951PassJoint 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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2017-06-28
House passed in concurrence
RIS0177PassExcludes 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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2017-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS0516IntroRestores the lottery commission.
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2017-06-27
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS0673PassChanges 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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2017-06-27
Signed by Governor
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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2017-06-27
Signed by Governor
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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