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RIH5107IntroCommencing 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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2017-01-20
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RIH5165IntroAuthorizes the appropriation of the sum of one million, two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($1,250,000) to the Westerly Higher Education and Job Skills Center, for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2017.
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2017-01-19
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RIH5170IntroRequires active duty military personnel receive daycare services for their dependents at state expense.
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2017-01-19
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RIH5166IntroExempts from sales and use taxes the sale of cremation urns for humans and pets.
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2017-01-19
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RIH5164IntroRepeals the sales tax on pet care services.
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2017-01-19
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RIH5175IntroRelating To Making Appropriations For The Support Of The State For The Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2018
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2017-01-19
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RIH5172IntroCreates a special Rhode Island Peace Corps Volunteers license plate.
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2017-01-19
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RIH5169IntroEstablishes "The Get On Your Feet Loan Forgiveness Program" in Rhode Island, to assist recent college and university graduates in the repayment of their student loans, by providing a grace period for the first 2 years after graduation.
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2017-01-19
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RIH5174IntroProvides that the preservation of freshwater lakes, streams, and ponds would be carried out by the fish and wildlife division of DEM.
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2017-01-19
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RIH5171IntroIncreases the exemption for the motor vehicle excise tax from five hundred dollars ($500) to six thousand dollars ($6,000) commencing on fiscal year 2018.
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2017-01-19
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RIH5163IntroProvides for the reduction and elimination of the motor vehicle excise tax over a five (5) year period, from fiscal year 2018 to fiscal year 2022. The tax would be completely eliminated by fiscal year 2022.
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2017-01-19
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RIH5173IntroReinstates free RIPTA bus fares for elderly and disabled riders who meet means test criteria.
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2017-01-19
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RIH5138IntroExempts qualified plug-in electric drive vehicles from excise taxes.
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2017-01-18
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RIH5136IntroPermits the town of Tiverton to be prospectively reimbursed at the forty percent (40%) floor of the housing aid share ratio on projects completed before June 30, 2010.
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2017-01-18
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RIH5143IntroEstablishes "The Get On Your Feet Loan Forgiveness Program" in Rhode Island, to assist recent college and university graduates from certain schools in the repayment of their student loans.
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2017-01-18
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RIH5142IntroEliminates assessment of sales and use tax on taxicab services effective July 1, 2017.
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2017-01-18
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RIH5140IntroIncreases the maximum weekly unemployment benefit rate to the higher of fifty-seven and one-half percent (57.5%) of the average weekly wages paid to workers in the prior calendar year or six hundred sixteen dollars ($616) per week.
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2017-01-18
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RIH5139IntroExcludes from tax exemption some properties whose income or profits are derived from activity not involving education.
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2017-01-18
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RIH5137IntroMakes available special motor vehicle registration plates for the Salt Water Anglers Association.
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2017-01-18
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RIH5141IntroEstablishes a surtax on the business corporation tax for publicly traded corporations subject to SEC disclosure and reporting requirements, if corporation's ratio of compensation for its CEO to median worker is equal to or greater than 100 to 1.
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2017-01-18
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RIH5125IntroExempts from state taxation certain pension benefits that originate from, and were taxed in another state.
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2017-01-13
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RIH5121IntroHouse Resolution Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special Legislative Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations To Promote The Upgrade Of Facilities Used For Public Purposes By Encouraging Private Investment In Qualifying Pro...
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2017-01-13
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RIH5123IntroEstablishes a revolving fund to provide loans and grants to support the installation of solar energy panels.
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2017-01-13
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RIH5124IntroExempts from sales and use tax that portion of motor vehicle lease payments collected to be remitted for tangible personal property tax, municipal property tax, excise tax or any other similar tax.
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2017-01-13
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RIH5122IntroRequires governor submit zero-based budget to be phased in over 5 year period commencing July 1, 2018.
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2017-01-13
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RIH5091IntroEstablishes the office of inspector general as an independent administrative agency charged with the responsibility to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in the expenditure of public funds.
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2017-01-12
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RIH5089IntroAllows drivers' licenses and state-issued identification cards to contain medical information to assist medical personnel.
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2017-01-12
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RIH5087IntroProhibits the collection of a sales or use tax on that portion of a motor vehicle lease payment representing taxes payable by the lessor on the leased motor vehicle.
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2017-01-12
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RIH5090IntroCreates a veteran's preference in the issuance of state contracts.
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2017-01-12
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RIH5085IntroIncreases income eligibility limit for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) to 200% of the federal poverty level from 180%.
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2017-01-12
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RIH5086IntroSubtracts from the federal adjusted gross income, income attributable to the recovery during the tax year of any amount deducted in any prior tax year for the purposes of the calculation of the state income tax.
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2017-01-12
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RIH5088IntroIncludes home schooled students in the program to provide the PSAT and SAT free of charge to all Rhode Island public school students.
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2017-01-12
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RIH5075IntroRepeals all surcharges levied on residence/business telephone lines and wireless telecommunications services.
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2017-01-11
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RIH5077IntroDirects that services provided by school social workers and certified school psychologists be included as health care related services eligible for federal Medicaid reimbursement.
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2017-01-11
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RIH5068IntroRegulates the display of "year of manufacture plates" for motor vehicles more than 25 years old.
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2017-01-11
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RIH5074IntroCreates a transitioning veterans' small business loan program through the commerce corporation.
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2017-01-11
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RIH5070IntroHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Examine Procedure And Parameters For Creating A Rhode Island Scholarship Fund (creating An Eleven Member Commission To Study The Creation Of A Rhode Island Scholarship Fund, And Who Would ...
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2017-01-11
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RIH5071IntroIncreases the monthly minimum benefits of spouses and domestic partners of retired teachers, and would authorize additional yearly non-compounded adjustments.
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2017-01-11
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RIH5078IntroChanges the period of time required for occupancy for transient lodging accommodations from 30 days to 6 days.
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2017-01-11
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RIH5073IntroProvides 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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2017-01-11
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RIH5069IntroRepeals the "Rhode Island Health Care Reform Act of 2004 – Health Insurance Oversight" as well as the "Rhode Island Health Benefit Exchange, and establishes the Rhode Island comprehensive health insurance program.
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2017-01-11
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RIH5072IntroExempts the amount of military pension included in federal adjusted gross income from the state income tax.
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2017-01-11
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RIH5076IntroEliminates all user fees for access to any state beach.
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2017-01-11
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RIH5026IntroCreates a commission to establish homeless shelter standards.
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2017-01-06
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RIH5025IntroCreates an economic hardship relief fund from penalties imposed on contractors for past due road or bridge projects to be paid to business owners who can show a decline in revenue as a result of the past due completion of a road or bridge project.
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2017-01-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH5027IntroEnables the Rhode Island public transit authority (RIPTA) to work with the Massachusetts Bay transit authority (MBTA) to allow commuter rail passes to be used as dual passes for both RIPTA and MBTA.
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2017-01-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH5028IntroEstablishes rules and procedures for licensing emergency shelters, including setting minimum standards and prohibiting the charging fees to the residents.
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2017-01-06
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RIH5029IntroProvides that corporations with less than fifty (50) employees shall not be subject to the four hundred dollar ($400) minimum corporate tax.
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2017-01-06
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RIH5024IntroIncreases the exemption for retirement income from state income tax from $15,000 to $20,000 commencing in 2018.
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2017-01-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH5020IntroAppropriates nine hundred thousand dollars ($900,000) for elderly and disabled bus pass assistance.
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2017-01-05
To House Finance Committee
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