Rhode Island Representative John Edwards [D]

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RIH7891EngrossIncreases 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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2016-05-05
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/11/2016)
RIH7866IntroPermits 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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2016-05-04
Committee recommends passage
RIH8082IntroRequires 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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2016-05-04
Committee recommends passage
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
RIH8104IntroAllows 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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2016-05-03
Committee recommends passage
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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2016-04-29
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
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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2016-04-27
To House Finance Committee
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
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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2016-04-27
House passed Sub A
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
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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2016-04-25
To House Judiciary 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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2016-04-22
To House Corporations Committee
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
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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2016-04-06
To House Judiciary 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
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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2016-03-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7836IntroEach individual violating law governing electricians, plumbers, and other trades constitutes a separate offense for firms/corporations.
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2016-03-31
To House Labor Committee
RIH7947IntroMakes 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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2016-03-31
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7660IntroRequires the department of education to incorporate financial literacy education in the high school education program.
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2016-03-30
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7170IntroHouse Resolution Recognizing The Fetus As A Human Life Upon The Existence Of A Heartbeat
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2016-03-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7282IntroDefine and regulates, and in some cases, prohibits dismemberment abortions.
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2016-03-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7706IntroPermits a motor fuel sales business with full service gas dispensers and also engaged in auto repair to obtain a limited dealers' license allowing the display and sale of not more than two (2) vehicles at a time.
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2016-03-29
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7764IntroProhibits abortions solely as a means of sex selection.
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2016-03-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7277IntroRequires hospitals and pharmacies to provide sharps containers for public use.
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2016-03-24
To House Environment and Natural Resources 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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2016-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7489IntroModernizes the statutes regulating physician assistants (PAs) by providing for collaboration between physicians and physician assistants,
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2016-03-23
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7829IntroRepeals §14-1-61 regarding the placement for costs and expenses for certain complaints filed in family court, and chapter 4 of title 14, which establishes the O'Rourke Children's Center.
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2016-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7858IntroMakes all criminal records, despite expungement, available to the department of children, youth and families, for any individual seeking certification as a child care or youth serving agency worker pursuant to §40-13.2 et seq.
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2016-03-23
To House 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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2016-03-23
To House Finance Committee
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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2016-03-22
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7620IntroCreates a wine direct shipper license.
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2016-03-22
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7623IntroRequires appliance manufacturers to give full price sales credit for all unused appliances that are returned within a reasonable time of sale.
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2016-03-22
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7571IntroPermits 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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2016-03-15
To House Judiciary Committee
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