Rhode Island Senator Walter Felag [D]

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RIS0621PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming The Week Of March 12th Through 18th Of 2017 To Be "brain Injury Awareness Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2017-03-21
Senate read and passed
RIS0303IntroAmends general laws to reference the new council on elementary and secondary education and makes teacher certification provisions for military personnel.
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2017-03-20
[Hearing: Mar 22]
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0387IntroAllows William J. Gately, Jr., Esq., to join Caroline Stuart Barr and James W. Gately in marriage on or about August 26, 2017, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
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2017-03-15
Committee recommends passage
RIS0522EngrossTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Vijotar, Inc.
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2017-03-15
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0548IntroHas the veterans' cemetery bear the cost of funeral processions from Aquidneck Island crossing the Newport Bridge.
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2017-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0559IntroRemoves 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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2017-03-15
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0573IntroRemoves the language which provides for the reduction and elimination of the foundation education aid bonus that is given to regionalized school districts and phased out over a two (2) year period.
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2017-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0572IntroProvides for a two percent (2%) regionalization bonus to all regionalized school districts commencing in Fiscal Year 2018.
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2017-03-15
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0555IntroCreates required education courses for all parents or guardians of individuals under the age of eighteen (18) who are seeking a driver's license, unless they are granted a hardship provision and corrects the proper name of the state board of educatio...
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2017-03-15
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0085IntroCreates a veteran's preference in the issuance of state contracts.
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2017-03-13
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0353IntroFacilitates for military service members and their spouses to obtain certifications and licenses issued by the department of environmental management.
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2017-03-13
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0355IntroMakes it easier for military service members and their spouses to obtain certifications and licenses issued by the division of motor vehicles and the department of administration.
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2017-03-13
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0362IntroCreates a transitioning veterans' small business loan program through the commerce corporation.
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2017-03-13
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0542IntroExpands and clarifies what constitutes disability entitling disabled veterans to the waiver of motor vehicle registration fees.
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2017-03-13
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0541IntroReduces 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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2017-03-13
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0171PassAllows Matthew Nahmias to join Lauren Langwith and Matthew Lanuto in marriage on or about July 1, 2017, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
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2017-03-10
Effective without Governor's signature
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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2017-03-09
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0536PassSenate Resolution Expressing Profound Sympathy On The Passing Of Livia Delponte
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2017-03-09
Senate read and passed
RIS0292IntroProvides 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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2017-03-08
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0296IntroProvides that on and after July 1, 2016, any city or town council would have the authority to exempt said city or town from the prohibition against the issuance of certain alcoholic beverage licenses within (200') of a school or place of public worsh...
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2017-03-08
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0532PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Benjamin A. Mesiti, Esq.
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2017-03-08
Senate read and passed
RIS0533PassSenate Resolution Congratulating The Honorable Hanna M. Gallo On Being Named The Grand Marshal Of The 58th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade In West Warwick
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2017-03-08
Senate read and passed
RIS0170IntroAdds alcohol and alcohol-related overdoses and possession or transportation of alcohol by an underage person, to the Good Samaritan Act.
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2017-03-07
Committee recommends passage
RIS0521IntroSenate Resolution Congratulating The Honorable Robert W. Gemma On His Retirement After Thirty-five Years Of Devoted And Distinguished Service To The Citizens Of Rhode Island And The Rhode Island General Assembly
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2017-03-07
Senate held on desk
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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2017-03-02
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0512IntroProhibits municipal charters and ordinances from requiring that their police officers and firefighters reside within the state of Rhode Island.
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2017-03-02
To Senate Labor 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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2017-03-02
To Senate Finance 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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2017-03-02
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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2017-03-02
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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2017-03-02
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0462IntroGrants instate tuition status at state operated schools to active duty and reserve members stationed in Rhode Island.
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2017-03-02
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0516IntroRestores the lottery commission, and provide that it not subject to the operation of the separation of powers amendment.
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2017-03-02
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0475IntroEliminates all user fees for access to any state beach
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2017-03-02
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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2017-03-02
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0463IntroProvides 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 2017 to 2021.
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2017-03-02
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0477IntroEstablishes the "Rhode Island Livable Home Tax Credit Act", and would provide for its administration.
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2017-03-02
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0021IntroAddresses the potential for sudden cardiac arrest among student athletes by raising awareness of the symptoms ad requiring medical evaluations.
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2017-03-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0354IntroMakes it easier for military service members and their spouses to obtain certifications and licenses issued by the department of labor and training.
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2017-03-01
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0372PassSenate Resolution Commemorating The 125th Anniversary Of The Founding Of The University Of Rhode Island In 1892
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2017-03-01
Senate read and passed
RIS0368PassSenate Resolution Honoring Officer Yomaira Rodriguez, Sergeant Derrick Levasseur, And Officer Bari Cameron For Their Heroic Efforts In Rescuing Seven People From A Burning Building In The City Of Central Falls
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2017-03-01
Senate read and passed
RIS0082IntroAdds a requirement to obtain a hoisting engineering license that a person possess a certificate of registration as a registered apprentice engineer.
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2017-02-28
To Senate Labor Committee
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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2017-02-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0014PassTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Harvest Outreach Ministry, Inc.
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2017-02-16
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0301IntroAuthorizes state higher education institutions to waive application and transcript fees for veterans.
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2017-02-16
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0260IntroEstablishes a formula for distribution to cities and towns of state reimbursement for elimination of car tax.
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2017-02-15
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0177IntroExcludes 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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2017-02-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0165IntroProvides that a cause of action may be brought for encroachment upon open space land.
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2017-02-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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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2017-02-02
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0214IntroCreates tax incentives for the installation of alternative fuel facilities. Takes effect upon passage and this chapter would be repealed on January 1, 2020.
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2017-02-02
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0116IntroAdds disabled veterans with honorable discharge who purchase a new motor vehicle to the category of certain veterans exempt from sales and use taxes.
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2017-02-01
To Senate Finance Committee
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