Rhode Island Representative John Edwards [D]

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RIH6263PassAllows Mark Martin Chouinard to join Keith Martin Chouinard and Keri Lynn Ewart in marriage on or about July 6, 2015, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2015-06-26
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH5131IntroProhibits electric distribution companies from charging an interconnecting renewable energy customer for upgrades that can be funded through rates assessed pursuant to an electric infrastructure, safety and reliability plan.
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2015-06-25
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
RIH5219IntroRequires policies and plans issued by health insurers to cover abuse-deterrent drug formulations of opioid analgesics in the same manner in which the policies and plans cover non-abuse deterrent drugs formations.
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2015-06-25
House passed Sub A
RIH5976IntroGradually eliminates the use of powerboats on Stafford Pond in Tiverton, except for rescue and water treatment plant personnel.
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2015-06-25
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
RIH6071IntroMakes available special motor vehicle registration plates for the Salt Water Anglers Association.
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2015-06-25
House passed as amended (floor amendment)
RIH6356IntroRequire 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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2015-06-25
Placed on House Calendar (06/25/2015)
RIH6357IntroMakes a change in the definition of housing presumed to be in compliance with lead-safe laws.
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2015-06-25
Placed on House Calendar (06/25/2015)
RIH5018IntroProhibits a recipient of direct cash assistance on electronic benefit cards from utilizing said card to purchase certain items.
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2015-06-24
Committee recommends passage of Sub A as amended in concurrence
RIH5141IntroExempts out-of-state food processors and wholesalers from the five hundred dollar ($500) fee charged to food processors and wholesalers by the department of health.
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2015-06-24
House passed as amended (floor amendment)
RIH5550IntroEstablishes a formula for the assessment of municipal construction permit fees.
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2015-06-24
Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
RIH6022EngrossAppropriate public education made available to a disabled child until their twenty-first birthday or completion of program in which they are enrolled as of their twenty-first birthday.
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2015-06-24
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
RIH6227IntroProvide that regulations and licensing necessary for underground utility contractors shall only be required if the construction is performed in conjunction with a municipal sewer connection.
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2015-06-24
House passed Sub A
RIH6338IntroModifies fines, administrative fees and penalties for motorists who are toll violators and evaders, and who fail to timely pay their fines and fees.
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2015-06-24
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH6342IntroCreates 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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2015-06-24
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5044EnrollCreates an exemption from taxation for certain residential property developments which have not been completed or, not been sold and occupied.
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2015-06-23
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH5932IntroProvides for notice of mechanic liens either as incorporation into a contract, or a separate document within 10 days of commencement of work or delivery of materials.
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2015-06-23
Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
RIH6240IntroLimits amount of bail that may be forfeited upon defendant’s violation of terms of bail, to amount set as surety and prevent Attorney General from filing a petition to forfeit bail until 45 days after entry of arrest warrant into court’s database...
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2015-06-23
House passed Sub A
RIH6290IntroClarifies 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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2015-06-23
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5937PassAuthorizes the department of labor and training to recover overpayments made due to fraud committed by a claimant to certain individuals.
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2015-06-19
Signed by Governor
RIH6012PassExtends the expiration dates pertaining to approvals and permits and would apply to approvals and permits in effect on November 9, 2009 and those issued between November 9, 2009 and June 30, 2016, but would not revive any expired approval or permit.
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2015-06-19
Signed by Governor
RIH6278IntroPrevents municipal firefighters and rescue service personnel from working a regular workweek that exceeds 42 hours and municipal police officers from working a regular workweek that exceeds 40 hours unless otherwise agreed to by the parties.
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2015-06-11
Meeting postponed (06/11/2015)
RIH6301PassHouse Resolution Congratulating Jody Sullivan On Her Retirement From The Newport County Chamber Of Commerce
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2015-06-10
House read and passed
RIH5340IntroProvides that neither the Public Service Corporation Tax or the Sales Tax, which are paid by customers, would apply to any increase in electricity rates or charges which are greater than those in effect on December 31, 2014.
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2015-05-28
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5083IntroProvides that in certain situations municipalities will be able to cease implementation of certain state mandates.
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2015-05-27
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5088IntroRepeals the bonus program administered by the department of human services.
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2015-05-26
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5327IntroReduces the cigarette tax by fifty (50) cents per pack and require a fifteen percent (15%) minimum markup be added to the total cost of cigarettes sold by retailers.
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2015-05-26
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH6228IntroIncreases from fourteen (14) days to twenty-one (21) days the time that licensed vendors of precious metals and articles have to hold them before they can be resold.
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2015-05-26
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5521IntroExpands the definition of qualified businesses with respect to enterprise zones to include limited liability partnerships and any other form of business corporation.
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2015-05-21
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5890IntroAuthorizes DEM to lease state property for 40 years for public recreation or natural resource board industry.
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2015-05-21
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH6237PassHouse Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Ronald Kennedy
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2015-05-21
House read and passed
RIH6236PassHouse Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Vernon L. Gorton, Jr.
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2015-05-21
House read and passed
RIH6222PassHouse Resolution Expressing Profound Sympathy On The Passing Of James J. Skeffington, Sr.
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2015-05-20
House read and passed
RIH5730IntroProvides a special motor vehicle registration plate honoring the World Champion New York Yankees and the New York Yankees Universe Fund for their financial support to conquer childhood cancer.
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2015-05-14
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5927IntroAuthorizes the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority to issue bonds in an amount of not more than $65,000,000.
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2015-05-13
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5084IntroRepeals the sales tax on pet care services.
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2015-05-12
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5142IntroEliminates the sales tax on taxi services.
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2015-05-12
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5998PassValidates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Tiverton, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Tiverton on November 4, 2014.
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2015-05-08
Signed by Governor
RIH5973PassAllows Norman Rogers to join Rebecca Choi and Charles Payne in marriage on or about October 9, 2015, within the Town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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2015-05-07
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH6073IntroIncreases the maximum penalties for driving while intoxicated, death resulting, to life imprisonment.
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2015-05-06
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH6080IntroEstablishes a private employer IRA program allowing employees to contribute at least three percent (3%) of their payroll period wages with oversight by the state department of labor and training and the state investment commission.
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2015-04-30
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5066IntroAmend the civil penalty for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana.
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2015-04-29
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5223IntroExempts a "licensed releasing agency" from the offense of abandoning cats.
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2015-04-29
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5893IntroAllows DBHDDH to receive medical/mental health records in abuse, neglect, mistreatment, exploitation cases of elderly, disabled residents without a release.
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2015-04-29
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH6098IntroAllows an attenuator truck to be left unattended during state construction and/or maintenance work, and would also remove the requirement that the operator of an attenuator truck be certified in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
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2015-04-28
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5246EngrossEnables the general assembly in grand committee to fill a vacancy in the office of the lieutenant governor.
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2015-04-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH5764IntroProvides for review by the family court of property settlement agreements as they relate to pensions which may be unfair or inequitable by changes in law.
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2015-04-14
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5506IntroSpecifies the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurse in various facilities.
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2015-04-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH5082IntroPermits the town of Tiverton to be prospectively reimbursed at the forty percent (40%) floor on the housing aid share ratio on projects completed before June 30, 2010.
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2015-04-09
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5709IntroIncludes the maintenance, servicing, and testing of certain electrical components within the purview of chapter and corrects and clarifies certain outdated language and increases the penalties for violations of this chapter.
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2015-04-08
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIH5708IntroDeclares non-competition agreements unenforceable unless integral to the sale of a business interest.
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2015-04-08
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
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