Rhode Island Representative John Edwards [D]

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RIH8259PassHouse Resolution Honoring Rhonda O'donnell On Being The First Medical Marijuana Patient In The State Of Rhode Island
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2016-05-26
House read and passed
RIH8260PassHouse Resolution Honoring Ellen Lenox Smith For Her Compassion, Courage, Advocacy And Leadership
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2016-05-26
House read and passed
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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2016-05-25
Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (05/31/2016)
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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2016-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH7559IntroExempts the eligibility of the qualified jobs incentive program to employers with less employees than is currently required, and removes the mandatory tax credit amount of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) to eligible employers.
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2016-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH7834IntroExempts certain individuals from liability for costs associated with a release of hazardous materials where ownership was acquired after January 11, 2002 under certain enumerated conditions.
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2016-05-25
Senate passed Sub B
RIH8082EngrossRequires that school bus drivers' annual training include the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's school bus driver in-service training series.
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2016-05-25
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/31/2016)
RIH8104EngrossAllows the Honorable Georgianna Jordan to join Donna Marie Buonanni and Randall Clark Reed in marriage on or about July 9, 2016, within the Town of Tiverton, Rhode Island.
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2016-05-25
Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (05/31/2016)
RIH7163IntroRequires health practitioners and health plan coverage to support clinical practices fostering use of abuse deterrent analgesic drugs product formulations in the same manner as non-abuse deterrent drug formulations.
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2016-05-24
Committee postponed at request of sponsor
RIH8136IntroRequires that the division of planning create a checklist of environmental and energy issues that certain state construction projects which cost in excess of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) would need to consider and address.
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2016-05-23
To House Finance Committee
RIH7606IntroProhibits encroachment of open space land and allows for a civil action in superior court to remedy any encroachment.
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2016-05-20
Placed on House Calendar (05/26/2016)
RIH8239IntroRequires non-emergency child placements by DCYF to include in the petition for placement investigations of both paternal and maternal families.
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2016-05-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7572EngrossProhibits a mortgagee from requiring an entity with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status to file an affidavit limiting ownership or occupancy of residential property.
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2016-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7866EngrossPermits specifically designated and authorized persons to access the confidential health care information of the designating individual from the health information exchange.
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2016-05-19
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIH8228IntroAdds propane to the definition of fuels for tax purposes but not propane used for a purpose other than the operation or propulsion of motor vehicles.
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2016-05-19
To House Finance 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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2016-05-18
To House Finance Committee
RIH7998IntroWhen a person dies as a result of an injury received by the operator of a motor vehicle, the operator of the vehicle involved would submit to a chemical analysis of their blood, without a warrant being required.
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2016-05-18
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8225IntroAuthorizes the town of Tiverton to issue not more than $15,438,230 bonds and notes to finance replacement of roofs and HVAC systems at the Tiverton Middle School and the Tiverton High School.
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2016-05-18
To House Finance Committee
RIH8223IntroHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Actual And Potential Effects Of Ocean Acidification On Rhode Island
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2016-05-18
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7070IntroEstablishes the green energy revolving fund for the purpose of providing loans for green energy projects.
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2016-05-17
To House Finance Committee
RIH7819IntroExpands the "Green Buildings Act" to include public projects and updates the standards to include LEED for Neighborhood Development, and SITES.
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2016-05-17
To House Finance Committee
RIH7999IntroUpon defendant's violation of terms of bail, the amount forfeited by court is limited to 10% of surety deposited. Bondsperson has extra time to return fugitive before further forfeiture. If fugitive isn't returned, there is forfeiture.
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2016-05-17
Committee recommends passage
RIH7891PassIncreases the time from 30 to 180 days for a final judgment of divorce be presented to court for entry and allows entry upon written consent of attorneys or parties before requiring entry in open court upon motion to avoid unnecessary motion practice...
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2016-05-16
Signed by Governor
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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2016-05-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH7290IntroAdds a chief innovation officer to the governors list of appointments to be made following an election to office.
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2016-05-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH8044IntroCreates a comprehensive regulatory scheme for motor vehicle passenger services provided by transportation network companies which use digital network as software application services to connect passengers to transportation providers.
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2016-05-10
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7794IntroEmpowers the PFMB to advise/assist city/town or municipal/regional board/commission/agency relating to issuance/financial planning of general obligation notes/bonds without local entity request.
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2016-05-06
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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2016-05-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH8155PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming The Week Of May 1st Through May 7, 2016, To Be "national Correctional Officers And Employees Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2016-05-04
House read and passed
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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2016-05-03
To House Finance 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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2016-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH7182IntroAdds tutoring to a list of occupations that may be performed without impairment of state retirement benefits.
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2016-04-28
To House Finance 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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2016-04-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH8119PassHouse Resolution Expressing Condolences To The Brady Family On The Passing Of Margaret H. Brady
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2016-04-28
House read and passed
RIH8120PassHouse Resolution Expressing Sincere Condolences On The Passing Of The Honorable Raymond H. Destefanis
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2016-04-28
House read and passed
RIH8118PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming April 28, 2016, To Be "national Utility Contractors Association Of Rhode Island Day"
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2016-04-28
House read and passed
RIH7299IntroHouse 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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2016-04-27
House passed Sub A
RIH7816IntroAdds biological/interchangeable biological products to the category of medications pharmacies may dispense, and regulates the procedures for dispensation/substitution.
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2016-04-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8008IntroAuthorizes the creation of a special license plate for the Dorian J. Murray Foundation. Revenue generated would be split between the foundation and the state.
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2016-04-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH8109PassHouse Resolution Honoring Sheila Mullowney On The Occasion Of Her Retirement As Executive Editor Of The Newport Daily News
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2016-04-27
House read and passed
RIH7206IntroEstablishes the Fetal Protection Act, establishing certain actions to unborn children as crimes.
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2016-04-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8093PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming April 16, 2016, As "epilepsy Awareness Day"
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2016-04-26
House read and passed
RIH7862PassAllows Matthew Dennis to join Arielle Hebert and Bryan Dennis in marriage on or about April 30, 2016, within the Town of Little Compton, Rhode Island.
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2016-04-20
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7208IntroA civil penalty of $100 - $200 to be imposed on first or subsequent offenses for possession of marijuana.
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2016-04-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8023IntroAllows for a step therapy exception determination when coverage of a prescription drug for the treatment of a medical condition is restricted for use by an insurer, health plan, or utilization review organization.
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2016-04-12
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7976IntroAllows the town of Tiverton to regulate excavating within the town.
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2016-04-07
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7307PassAllows 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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2016-04-06
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7817IntroAllows production of raw milk cheese in accordance with US FDA standards and under a permit issued by the director of the department of health.
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2016-04-06
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8041PassHouse Resolution Commending Easter Seals Rhode Island Veterans Count Program
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2016-04-06
House read and passed
RIH8030PassHouse Resolution Designating April, 2016, As "financial Literacy Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2016-04-05
House read and passed
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