Rhode Island Senator Walter Felag [D]

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RIS2668IntroMakes the director and other positions of the state crime laboratory employees of the council on postsecondary education as opposed to limited appointments positions of the board of governors.
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2016-05-30
[Hearing: Jun 1]
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2137IntroRepeals the sales tax on pet care services.
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2016-05-27
[Hearing: May 31]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2206IntroAmends the definition of the term "disabled", for purposes of property tax relief, to include persons receiving veterans' affairs disability benefits paid by the federal government.
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2016-05-27
[Hearing: May 31]
Scheduled for consideration (05/31/2016)
RIS2233EngrossRequires the court, to consider certain new standards, when deciding whether or not to grant amendments to conservation restrictions.
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2016-05-27
Placed on House Calendar (06/01/2016)
RIS2434IntroEliminates the sales tax on taxi services.
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2016-05-27
[Hearing: May 31]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2638EngrossMakes 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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2016-05-27
[Hearing: Jun 2]
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIS2969IntroCreates a property tax exemption of up to $250,000 and for totally disabled veterans residing in the city of Cranston and would also apply to any surviving spouse of that veteran.
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2016-05-27
[Hearing: May 31]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2986EngrossAuthorizes the town of Bristol to issue not more than $17,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the design, engineering and construction of certain capital improvement projects.
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2016-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIS3002IntroRequires that motor vehicles lawfully seized by police officers for investigation or for lack of registration not be released to their owners until the towing charges are paid or valid registration certificates are produced.
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2016-05-27
[Hearing: May 31]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS3030EngrossAllows Steven Larkin to join Kristina DiMari and Ryan McGeary in marriage on or about July 30, 2016, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
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2016-05-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS3010IntroAuthorizing The Town Of Tiverton To Issue General Obligation Bonds And Notes In An Amount Not To Exceed $15,438,230 To Finance Replacement Of Roofs And Hvac Systems At The Tiverton Middle School And The Tiverton High School
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2016-05-27
[Hearing: May 31]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS3051IntroCreates a new type of vehicle, an autocycle, which shall be considered a motorcycle for all purposes except as specifically exempted.
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2016-05-27
[Hearing: Jun 1]
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2028IntroDirect the office of management and budget to develop a plan to implement a centralized administrative hearing agency on or before December 31, 2016.
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2016-05-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2178IntroRequires educational notifications, after 1/1/18, to recycle all food waste if they generate 52 tons or more per year.
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2016-05-26
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/01/2016)
RIS2195IntroExempts from personal income tax the first twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) received from pensions, interest income, 401k plans and individual retirement accounts.
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2016-05-26
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2593IntroExempts tangible personal property used in agricultural operations from taxation effective 7/1/16,
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2016-05-26
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2994IntroDefines 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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2016-05-26
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/01/2016)
RIS3011IntroAuthorizes the Town of Warren to issue not more than $20,000,000 bonds and notes to finance the maintenance and construction of sewers and sewerage systems.
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2016-05-26
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/01/2016)
RIS3041PassSenate Resolution Recognizing The Providence Center For Embodying Innovation In Behavioral Health Care
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2016-05-26
Senate read and passed
RIS3038PassSenate Resolution Recognizing "save The Lakes" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2016-05-26
Senate read and passed
RIS3039PassSenate Resolution Commemorating The 226th Anniversary Celebration Of "hope Day: Birth Of Our Nation"
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2016-05-26
Senate read and passed
RIS3040PassSenate Resolution Honoring And Congratulating "sail To Prevail" For Its Thirty-five Years Of Exemplary And Distinguished Service To Physically And Developmentally Disabled Sailors In Rhode Island
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2016-05-26
Senate read and passed
RIS2268IntroAuthorizes the town of Portsmouth to exempt or stabilize taxes on qualified property used for manufacturing or commercial purposes in the town of Portsmouth.
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2016-05-25
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/31/2016)
RIS2191IntroRequires the director of the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals to adopt a state reimbursement system for community and nonprofit agencies.
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2016-05-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2610IntroPermits 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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2016-05-24
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/31/2016)
RIS2601IntroRepeals the law providing for additional penalties for toll evaders on Rhode Island bridges and turnpikes.
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2016-05-24
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/31/2016)
RIS2599IntroImposes 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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2016-05-24
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/31/2016)
RIS2602IntroAllows RI bridge/turnpike authority to hold all proceedings without reasonable notice, disregard the rules of evidence, negate holding decisions/necessity of written final orders in all proceedings relating to toll amounts/fees toll violators/evaders...
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2016-05-24
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/31/2016)
RIS2129EngrossMakes firefighters plates available to active and retired firefighters who are otherwise eligible for combination registration plates.
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2016-05-19
To House Finance Committee
RIS2399IntroRenames the Rhode Island storage tank financial responsibility review board to the Rhode Island storage tank financial responsibility advisory board and would claim process and oversight of the underground storage tank fund.
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2016-05-19
Committee recommends passage of Sub A as amended in concurrence
RIS2905IntroCorrects the law reflecting the relocation space for veterans' organizations to the William F. Powers Building and adds additional chartered veterans' organizations to the list of veterans' groups who are serviced.
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2016-05-19
To House Finance Committee
RIS2995IntroPermits 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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2016-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2533IntroExtends re-evaluations in the Town of Bristol from 2014 to 2019 using valuations as of December 31, 2018.
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2016-05-18
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2544IntroTransfers the jurisdiction of possession of one ounce (1 oz.) or less of marijuana by a person who is under the age of seventeen (17) years from the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal to the Rhode Island Family Court.
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2016-05-18
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/31/2016)
RIS2983IntroProvides that a farm vehicle covered by an insurance policy on farm property and operations, and which policy includes liability coverage, be deemed to have met the liability insurance requirement for motor vehicles as provided in Chapter 31-3.
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2016-05-17
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2053IntroIncreases the interval of time within which a municipality must conduct an update of its last real property revaluation.
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2016-05-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2343IntroAllows municipalities to award bids for contracts in an amount less than $500,000 to a business located within its municipality if it is current on all taxes, its bid is within 10% of the lowest bid and it is willing to match the lowest bid.
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2016-05-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2482IntroClarifies the entirety of the east bay bike path is named in honor of Thomas Byrnes.
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2016-05-10
Committee recommends passage as amended in concurrence
RIS2949PassSenate Resolution Expressing Sincere Condolences On The Passing Of The Honorable Thomas N. Goodwin
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2016-05-10
Senate read and passed
RIS2412IntroEstablishes the E-Verify compliance act which would require all non-governmental employers within the state with three (3) or more employees to apply to participate in the federal E-Verify program and to agree to participate in the program, if accept...
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2016-05-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2595IntroRequires movie theaters to provide open captioning for persons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
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2016-05-05
Committee continued
RIS2825IntroRequires state department of elementary and secondary education to ensure the development of language skills for all deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
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2016-05-04
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2940PassSenate Resolution Celebrating Rhode Island Independence Day On May 4, 2016
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2016-05-04
Senate read and passed
RIS2931PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Mary Farmer
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2016-05-03
Senate read and passed
RIS2870EngrossExempts fire districts with no tax and/or policy making authority from certain posting requirements of the open meetings act.
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2016-04-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2048IntroModifies federal adjusted gross income for state income tax purposes by deducting military/federal pension income including survivorship annuities.
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2016-04-28
Committee heard
RIS2027IntroExcludes from the state income tax the amount resulting from the receipt of a veteran's disability pension from the United States government for a service-connected disability.
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2016-04-28
Committee heard
RIS2149IntroExempts the amount of military pension which is included in federal adjusted gross income from the state income tax.
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2016-04-28
Committee heard
RIS2354IntroAdds honorably discharged disabled veterans who purchase a new motor vehicle to the category of certain veterans exempt from sales and use taxes.
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2016-04-28
Committee heard
RIS2684IntroExcludes for the purposes of Rhode Island state income taxes, the first ten thousand dollars ($10,000) of military retirement income, paid by the state or federal government, to persons sixty (60) years or older.
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2016-04-28
Committee heard
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