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#1S0956IntroducedExempts from sales and use taxes specialized packaging equipment such as kegs for alcoholic beverages.
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2017-06-23
#2S0646IntroducedJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study An Early Intervention System For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Children In Rhode Island (creates A 24 Member Commission To Study Of An Early Intervention System For The Deaf Or Hard Of He...
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2017-06-23
#3S0923IntroducedPermits the department of health to designate hospitals as "acute stroke ready hospitals."
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2017-06-23
#4S0739IntroducedProvides for a voluntary deduction from any refund from the Rhode Island personal income tax for a contribution to the substance use and mental health leadership council of RI.
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2017-06-23
#5S0516IntroducedRestores the lottery commission.
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2017-06-23
Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/27/2017)
#6H5551IntroducedJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Effects Of Legalizing Marijuana (creates A 19 Member Commission To Review And Make Recommendations On The Effects Of Legalizing Marijuana, And Who Would Report Back To The Genera...
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2017-06-23
#7H5837EngrossedAuthorizes RIPTA to provide an open-door service to all passengers to and from Rhode Island to locations within five (5) miles of the Rhode Island boarder into Massachusetts and Connecticut.
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2017-06-20
#8S0236IntroducedProhibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.
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2017-06-23
#9S0502EngrossedEstablishes limited conditions that must be satisfied to permit an increase in the bed capacity of existing nursing facilities, despite the moratorium on expansion.
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2017-06-13
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
#10S0443IntroducedCreates a municipal infrastructure grant program within the DOA relating to municipal and other public infrastructure projects.
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2017-06-22
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/28/2017)
#11H5646IntroducedSubstitutes CPA certification that a corporation/limited partnership/limited liability company owes no taxes/fees to the state in place of a certificate of good standing from tax division for conversions/dissolutions/withdrawals/cancellations.
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2017-06-08
#12H6319EngrossedAllows the Honorable Scott Avedisian to join Taylor Ann Butzbach and Brian Peter Votolato in marriage on or about September 23, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
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2017-06-22
Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/27/2017)
#13H5668EngrossedJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study An Early Intervention System For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Children In Rhode Island (creates A 24 Member Commission To Study Of An Early Intervention System For The Deaf Or Hard Of He...
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2017-06-23
#14S0073IntroducedCreates the "Uniform Act on the Prevention and Remedies for Human Trafficking" which would establish penalties and remedies for human trafficking.
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2017-06-15
#15H5791IntroducedRaises the earned income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to twenty percent (20%) for tax years beginning on and after January 1, 2018.
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2017-05-30
#16H5107IntroducedCommencing on January 1, 2018, require that all developmental disabilities organizations that employ five (5) employees or more and who are reimbursed for such services by the state, to pay their employees at least fifteen ($15.00) dollars per hour.
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2017-06-21
#17S0497IntroducedPermits an audit or claims investigation for a pattern of inappropriate billing only if it is determined that the claims are known by the provider to be inappropriate.
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2017-06-08
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
#18H5868IntroducedAdds two (2) members to the board of the Kent County Water Authority.
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2017-06-20
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
#19H6084EngrossedAmends the provisions regarding emergency police powers to clarify that higher learning institutions with special police officers are authorized to enter into mutual aid agreements for the purpose of providing emergency assistance.
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2017-06-23
#20H5164IntroducedRepeals the sales tax on pet care services.
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2017-05-31
#21S0373EngrossedRequires that any applicant or holder of a retail license for the sale of alcoholic beverages be required to file a certificate of insurance evidencing liability insurance coverage in certain minimum amounts.
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2017-06-20
Meeting postponed (06/20/2017)
#22S0112PassedExpands the renewable energy growth program for an additional ten (10) years after the fifth program year, with an annual target of forty (40) nameplate megawatts for each year of the ten (10) year period.
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2017-06-19
Signed by Governor
#23S0226IntroducedAllows driver's license applicants with limited English proficiency (LEP) to be accompanied by an interpreter, at their own expense and choosing, during their road test. This interpreter shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
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2017-06-23
#24H5492IntroducedAmends the fine imposed for reinstatement of the license or registration of an owner of a motor vehicle following the revocation or suspension of the license or registration for failure to maintain financial security.
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2017-06-20
#25H6088IntroducedBenefits for students with disabilities continue until the end of the public school calendar semester when the student turns 21 or when the student’s program ends in accordance with the student’s (IEP), whichever occurs earlier.
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2017-06-23
#26S0399IntroducedDefines a firearm silencer and permit the use of such a device on any firearm with an overall length of seventeen inches or greater and would permit the use of such a device for lawful hunting activity.
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2017-06-06
#27S0327IntroducedEstablishes procedures for the licensing of naturopathic physicians, and defines the practice of naturopathic medicine.
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2017-06-21
#28H5055EngrossedRequires driver's instruction courses and tests to include instruction and information on a driver's responsible conduct during a traffic stop.
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2017-06-23
#29S0812EnrolledIncludes fentanyl analogs and synthetic opioids into Schedule I and Schedule II of the list of uniform controlled substances.
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2017-06-21
Transmitted to Governor
#30H5676EngrossedCreates the "Rhode Island Terminally Ill Patient's Right to Try Act of 2017," which establishes the conditions for the use of experimental treatments for terminally ill patients.
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2017-06-15
#31H6061IntroducedDesignates 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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2017-06-23
#32S0474IntroducedRepeals the provisions of the Stay Invested in RI Wavemaker Fellowship, and establishes the Stay Invested in RI Tax Credit to provide eligible taxpayers with a tax credit for educational loan repayment expenses.
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2017-05-30
#33H6082EngrossedAuthorizes the RI health benefit exchange to seek a waiver under the Affordable Care Act, allow qualified small business owners/sole proprietors to purchase qualified health benefit plans offered by the exchange & not be forced into the individual ma...
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2017-06-23
#34H5619EngrossedDistinguishes real estate agents' duties regarding establishing property values from the duties of professional appraisers.
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2017-06-15
#35H6213IntroducedAmends the grounds on which the DMV may refuse registration for failure to pay a fine to include, interest, penalties, or other monetary amount. Requires the municipality that requests the denial to add and forward an additional $5 fee to the DMV.
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2017-06-20
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
#36H5221IntroducedRequires motor vehicle dealers to disclose in writing that a vehicle being sold has a spare tire/ jack or is otherwise equipped in compliance with applicable law. There shall be a civil penalty of $100 for a violation under this subsection.
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2017-06-13
#37H5248IntroducedExempts containers and storage devices designed for safe storage of guns from sale and use tax.
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2017-05-31
#38S0117IntroducedGives all state income tax return filers the option to have their tax refund directly deposited into their bank account.
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2017-06-23
#39S0314IntroducedSubtracts state tax refunds, paid to an individual in the previous year, from federal adjusted gross income, for purposes of the state income tax for tax years beginning January 1, 2018.
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2017-06-01
#40H5564IntroducedProhibits state, general contractors, and construction managers from withholding a retainer of more than five percent (5%) from public works contracts.
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2017-06-08
#41H5743IntroducedFacilitates the sharing of information between the treasury, state retirement system, division of taxation, and the department of labor and training concerning unclaimed property, taxation collection, and pension benefit monitoring.
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2017-06-13
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
#42H5817EngrossedAdds certain federal requirements to the selection of architects and engineers and permits prequalification of architects and engineers by cities and towns.
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2017-06-23
#43H5990IntroducedAdds the definition of "sexual exploitation" in the domestic abuse prevention law to include acts by any person who knowingly or willfully encourages, aids or coerces any child under the age of eighteen (18) years to engage in commercial sex acts.
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2017-06-13
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
#44S0729IntroducedCreates the Block Island utility district to provide utility products and services to the town of New Shoreham.
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2017-06-23
#45H6117EngrossedJoint 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
Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/27/2017)
#46S0778IntroducedMakes an assault or battery upon a dwarf resulting in bodily injury a felony and would be punishable by up to three (3) years imprisonment and an assault resulting in serious bodily injury punishable by to twenty (20) years imprisonment.
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2017-06-08
#47H6261IntroducedRemoves the exception to the $100,000 limitation of damages when the state is engaged in a proprietary function in the commission of a tort or the state has agreed to indemnify the federal government or any agency for any tort liability.
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2017-06-14
#48S0925IntroducedAdds certain federal requirements to the selection of architects and engineers and permits prequalification of architects and engineers by cities and towns.
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2017-06-23
#49H6279IntroducedAmends from ten (10) years to twelve (12) years the period which the city of Central Falls may authorize a stabilization of taxes on qualifying property located in the city of Central Falls.
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2017-06-07
#50H6283PassedHouse Resolution Extending Condolences
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2017-06-06
House read and passed
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