Rhode Island Representative John Edwards [D]

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RIH7277IntroRequires hospitals and pharmacies to provide sharps containers for public use.
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2016-02-08
[Hearing: Feb 9]
Committee postponed at request of sponsor (02/09/2016)
RIH7276IntroIncludes within the licensing and certification process required by the board of electricians the maintenance of certain electrical components.
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2016-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 9]
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7310IntroRequires drivers of motor vehicles to stay at least three feet (3') away from pedestrians.
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2016-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 9]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7330IntroChanges the definition of vote to accommodate the new computer voting machine, it authorizes the BOE to promulgate rules concerning the process by which irregular ballots with write-in candidates are maintained and changes how printout tapes are hand...
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2016-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 9]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7489IntroModernizes the statutes regulating physician assistants (PAs) by providing for collaboration between physicians and physician assistants,
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2016-02-05
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7129IntroCreates an "innocent tenant" exemption from liability for release of hazardous or toxic material.
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2016-02-04
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7128IntroMakes a change in the definition of housing presumed to be in compliance with lead-safe laws. It includes dwelling units constructed after 1950 on federally-owned or leased lands in the definition.
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2016-02-04
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7464IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $500,000 For The Graduate School Of Oceanography Center For Ocean Exploration At The University Of Rhode Island (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $500,000 Dollars For The Graduate School Of Oceano...
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2016-02-04
To House Finance Committee
RIH7307EngrossAllows Matthew Dennis to join Arielle Hebert and Bryan Dennis in marriage on or about April 30, 2016, within the Town of Tiverton, Rhode Island.
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2016-02-03
House read and passed
RIH7299IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study Streamlining New Business Startup Processes (creates A 13 Member Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations For Streamlining New Business Startups In Rhode Island, And Reports B...
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2016-02-03
To House Small Business Committee
RIH7421IntroProhibits a patient or caregiver cardholder from manufacturing marijuana using a solvent process that includes the use of a flammable gas as a solvent, but permits compassion center cardholders to the process in accordance with DOH rules.
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2016-01-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7126IntroAuthorizes the town of Portsmouth to establish a tax stabilization program for legally permitted new commercial construction projects located within its borders.
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2016-01-28
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7219IntroEstablishes a private employer IRA program allowing employees to contribute at least (3%) of payroll period wages with oversight by DLT and state investment commission.
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2016-01-28
To House Labor Committee
RIH7402IntroEstablishes the criminal penalty for violating a contractors' board final order by the amount of the monetary judgment imposed.
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2016-01-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7396IntroEliminates bond requirements in civil forfeiture cases and allows petitioner to request court to reduce or eliminate forfeiture amount.
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2016-01-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7380IntroReduces the filing for limited liability partnerships to a flat fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) and the renewal fee to a flat fee of fifty dollars ($50.00).
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2016-01-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH7147IntroClarifies the definition of the term "entity" that advocates for the approval or question presented to voters at a financial town meeting, to include business entities, political action committees, persons and exempt nonprofits.
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2016-01-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7174IntroCreates the joint committee of the repealer in the general assembly.
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2016-01-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7264IntroProvides that only in-state wholesale food processors shall be subject to the five hundred dollar ($500) fee charged by the department of health, thereby exempting out-of-state wholesale food processors from such fee.
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2016-01-27
Committee postponed at request of sponsor (01/28/2016)
RIH7163IntroRequires policies/plans issued by health insurers to cover abuse-deterrent drug formulations of opioid analgesics in same manner as non-abuse deterrent drug formulations.
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2016-01-25
Meeting postponed (01/26/2016)
RIH7290IntroAdds a chief innovation officer to the governors list of appointments to be made following an election to office.
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2016-01-22
To House Finance Committee
RIH7293IntroHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Categories, Methods, And Monetary Implications Of Taxing Various Personal Retirement Income And Pension Income Paid To Rhode Islanders By Out-of-state Employers (creates A 7 Memb...
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2016-01-22
To House Finance Committee
RIH7266IntroReduces licensing fee for distilleries producing less than 50,000 gallons to $500, and grants a manufacturing tax exemption on first 50,000 gallons for instate distribution by RI distilleries.
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2016-01-21
To House Finance Committee
RIH7282IntroDefine and regulates, and in some cases, prohibits dismemberment abortions.
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2016-01-21
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7281IntroRequires mortgagees, upon initiating a foreclosure, to file a copy of the notice with the municipal clerk, to appoint an agent for service of process, and to maintain the property in the event it becomes vacant during the foreclosure process.
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2016-01-21
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7234IntroProvides for additional appropriations by the general assembly to promote the capability of URI in the areas of environmental and agricultural research and education.
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2016-01-20
To House Finance Committee
RIH7242IntroRedefines the term "first-time offender" for purposes of expungement of criminal records, and permits individuals with a record of not more than 2 misdemeanor convictions to be eligible for expungement.
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2016-01-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7021EngrossAllows Catherine Tobin to join Trevor Charles Horn and Jessica Elizabeth Simas-Morin in marriage on or about July 30, 2016, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2016-01-19
House read and passed
RIH7207IntroProhibits surveillance on any public highway in the state unless specifically authorized by statute or court order. This act would also provide for the confidentiality of information collected or stored.
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2016-01-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7208IntroA civil penalty of $100 - $200 to be imposed on first or subsequent offenses for possession of marijuana.
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2016-01-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7206IntroEstablishes the Fetal Protection Act, establishing certain actions to unborn children as crimes.
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2016-01-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7182IntroAdds tutoring to a list of occupations that may be performed without impairment of state retirement benefits.
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2016-01-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH7170IntroHouse Resolution Recognizing The Fetus As A Human Life Upon The Existence Of A Heartbeat
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2016-01-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7184IntroRepeals the sales tax on pet care services.
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2016-01-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH7177IntroAllows cities, towns, and school districts to cease implementation of state mandates up to 50% of reimbursement shortfall.
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2016-01-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH7132IntroExempts a "licensed releasing agency" from the offense of abandoning cats.
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2016-01-13
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7116IntroPermits 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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2016-01-13
To House Finance Committee
RIH7099IntroProhibits the Narragansett Bay Commission and/or DEM from charging fees, inclusive of annual permits, to any business using its own recycling process and not utilizing a public wastewater system (sewer).
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2016-01-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH7061IntroRequires that the sheltering and nourishment of dogs conform to the industry standards established by the Tufts Animal Care and Conditions Scale regarding outside sheltering, proper nourishment, sanitary conditions, and physical condition.
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2016-01-07
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7070IntroEstablishes the green energy revolving fund for the purpose of providing loans for green energy projects.
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2016-01-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH7071IntroImplement the provisions of the Lean government initiative, which has been adopted in the private business community and governments throughout the country, to eliminate waste and inefficiency in the operation of government.
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2016-01-07
To House Finance Committee
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