Rhode Island Representative John Edwards [D]

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RIH7817PassAllows 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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2016-08-13
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8008PassAuthorizes 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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2016-07-20
Signed by Governor
RIH8280PassRequires the director of the department of environmental management the authority to terminate and revoke licenses issued by the department if conditions leading to a suspension are not corrected.
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2016-07-15
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7947PassMakes several updates to the state fire code and its reference to the term and adoption of portions of the national fire codes.
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2016-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIH7147PassClarifies 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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2016-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIH7870PassExempts taxicabs and limited public motor vehicles from the public utility companies annual financial assessment for reimbursement of administrative expenses.
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2016-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIH7561PassRepeals the law providing for additional penalties for toll evaders on Rhode Island bridges and turnpikes.
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2016-07-09
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7571PassPermits the division of motor vehicles to refuse to register or transfer the registration of a vehicle which is subject to unpaid tolls.
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2016-07-09
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RIH7602PassImposes administrative fees upon individuals who fail to make timely payments of toll amounts, and subjects toll evaders to license suspension or fines pursuant to jurisdiction of the Rhode Island traffic tribunal.
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2016-07-09
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7801PassDefines incidental operation upon a highway for exempted farm vehicles and requires them to display "Slow Moving Vehicle" emblem when so engaged.
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2016-07-09
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RIH8228PassAdds 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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2016-07-09
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RIH7572PassProhibits 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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2016-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIH8044PassCreates 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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2016-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIH7128PassMakes 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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2016-07-02
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RIH7126PassAuthorizes 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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2016-07-01
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RIH7793PassAuthorizes the town of Portsmouth to issue ten million dollars ($10,000,000) of general obligation bonds and/or notes in order to design, construct, equip and furnish a new police station.
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2016-07-01
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RIH8225PassAuthorizes 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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2016-07-01
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RIH8349PassMoves the annual meeting of the district from June to July, and conform the notice requirements to those prescribed by statute, requiring posting on the secretary of state's website.
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2016-07-01
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RIH7330PassChanges 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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2016-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH7816PassAdds biological/interchangeable biological products to the category of medications pharmacies may dispense, and regulates the procedures for dispensation/substitution.
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2016-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH7834PassExempts 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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2016-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIH8270PassEstablishes the Rhode Island clean diesel fund for the purpose of reducing emissions from heavy-duty diesel engines operating on state roads.
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2016-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIH7061EngrossRequires 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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2016-06-16
House read and passed
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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2016-06-16
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8360PassHouse Resolution Congratulating And Honoring State Librarian Tom Evans On His Retirement After Twenty-eight Years Of Exemplary And Devoted Service To The Citizens Of Rhode Island
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2016-06-16
House read and passed
RIH7999EngrossUpon 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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2016-06-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7276IntroIncludes 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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2016-06-14
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8223PassHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Actual And Potential Effects Of Ocean Acidification On Rhode Island
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2016-06-14
House read and passed
RIH8265PassHouse Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Department Of Environmental Management To Convene A Working Group To Make Findings And Recommendations With Regard To Maintaining, Protecting And Enhancing Pollinator Habitat And Health In Rho...
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2016-06-14
House read and passed
RIH7866PassPermits 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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2016-06-13
Signed by Governor
RIH8284IntroExpands the ability of municipal and governmental units of this state to contract with governmental units of this or other states with respect to matters which they are authorized by law to perform.
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2016-06-09
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH8286IntroHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Examine The Issue Of Licensing Builders And Contractors (creates A Seventeen Member Commission To Examine The Issue Of Licensing Builders And Contractors, And Who Would Report Back To The ...
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2016-06-09
To House Labor Committee
RIH8287IntroRelieves any party who files a workers' compensation petition alleging an employee's recurrence of decrease of capacity to work of their former obligation to document a comparative change of their medical condition.
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2016-06-09
Withdrawn at sponsor's request (06/09/2016)
RIH7021PassAllows 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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2016-06-08
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RIH8104PassAllows 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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2016-06-08
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8293IntroAdds the turnpike and bridge authority to the list of state agencies and/or entities entitled to exemptions from certain administrative procedures.
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2016-06-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8082PassRequires 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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2016-06-06
Signed by Governor
RIH7606IntroProhibits encroachment of open space land and allows for a civil action in superior court to remedy any encroachment.
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2016-06-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7982IntroReduces the sales and use tax, commencing July 1, 2016, from the current level of seven percent (7%) in yearly increments of one quarter percent (.25%), until the level of six and one quarter percent (6.25%) is reached.
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2016-05-31
To House Finance Committee
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
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
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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2016-05-25
To House Finance Committee
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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2016-05-25
To House Judiciary 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
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
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
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