Rhode Island Senator Walter Felag [D]

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RIS0084IntroAllows school departments to store epinephrine injections for use on students on an emergency basis.
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2015-06-25
Placed on House Calendar (06/25/2015)
RIS0218EnrollIncreases the tax exemption for a war veteran in the town of Smithfield from four thousand dollars ($4,000) to ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
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2015-06-25
Senate passed as amended in concurrence
RIS0312IntroProhibits the use of direct cash assistance funds on electronic benefit cards for the purchase of certain items.
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2015-06-25
Placed on House Calendar (06/25/2015)
RIS0317EngrossRequires the state budget office to produce a citizens' guide to the state budget that is easily readable and understandable by the general public.
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2015-06-25
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
RIS0450IntroPermits the division of motor vehicles to create a special registration plate for private colleges and universities within the state.
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2015-06-25
Placed on House Calendar (06/25/2015)
RIS0424EngrossMakes 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)
RIS0427EngrossClarifies Warren need not perform update until 2019, and every three years thereafter until revaluation in 2025.
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2015-06-25
Placed on House Calendar (06/25/2015)
RIS0829IntroPermits the holder of a wholesaler's Class C license to sell alcohol to manufacturers of food products in connection with the manufacture of such products.
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2015-06-25
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0992IntroGradually 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
Placed on House Calendar (06/25/2015)
RIS0107IntroExempts from taxes fuel oil, propane and natural gas from the sale, use or consumption for heating by commercial establishments.
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2015-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0222IntroCreates a financial incentive for business entities to create new jobs by offering a business tax reduction.
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2015-06-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0478IntroAmends the chapter on licensure to include new definitions that establish qualifications for new categories. Also adds requirements for licensing.
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2015-06-24
House passed Sub A in concurrence
RIS0646EnrollGives veterans priority for housing rental subsidy and housing retention assistance under the Rhode Island housing resource act.
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2015-06-24
House passed in concurrence
RIS0706EnrollProhibits land trust/municipality from imposing transfer tax/free on state land purchases.
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2015-06-24
House passed in concurrence
RIS0238IntroIncreases the interval of time within which a municipality must conduct an update of its last real property revaluation.
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2015-06-23
Placed on House Calendar (06/25/2015)
RIS0285IntroRequires retail establishments within the state offering a veteran's preference or discount to honor the Rhode Island operator's license designation as proof of military service.
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2015-06-23
House passed Sub A in concurrence
RIS0797EnrollIncreases the permissible funeral expense for a veteran who dies at the veterans' home from $5,000 to $10,000.
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2015-06-23
House passed in concurrence
RIS0572PassMandates the development of a transition plan by the DCYF and DBHDDH for all children under the jurisdiction of the family court who are developmentally delayed or seriously emotionally disturbed prior to the child turning age 21.
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2015-06-22
Signed by Governor
RIS0140EngrossCreates a veteran's preference in the issuance of state contracts.
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2015-06-18
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0241IntroAdds military status discrimination as an unlawful housing practice protecting veterans who have an honorable or administrative discharge or a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and the Rhode Island National Guard.
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2015-06-18
House passed Sub A in concurrence
RIS1000PassSenate Resolution Honoring Randall T. Szyba On The Occasion Of Retirement As Supervisor Of The General Assembly's Legislative Press And Public Information Bureau
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2015-06-18
Senate read and passed
RIS0219EngrossDefines as "disabled," persons receiving veterans' affairs disability benefits paid by the federal government for purposes of property tax relief.
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2015-06-17
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIS0333EngrossRequires a property owner to maintain trees or shrubs that create a nuisance to an abutting property owner.
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2015-06-11
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0984PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Jody Sullivan On Her Retirement From The Newport County Chamber Of Commerce
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2015-06-10
Senate read and passed
RIS0884IntroMakes driving under the influence of liquor or drugs, resulting in death a non-bailable offense subject to life imprisonment and a fine of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) for offenses committed on or after July 1, ...
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2015-06-09
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0947IntroIncreases the fines for motor vehicles operators who block the box at traffic signal controlled intersections and would authorize the state traffic commission to allow for the painting of a four (4) sided box at dangerous intersections.
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2015-06-09
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0946IntroExpedites the foreclosure procedure on vacant property, and amends the provisions of the RIGL on tax sales in order to establish priorities of tax liens, clarify the effect of late recordings and simplify procedures in the event of a void sale.
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2015-06-09
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0980PassSenate Resolution Expressing Sincere Condolences On The Passing Of Emmanuel Janaros
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2015-06-09
Senate read and passed
RIS0054IntroExempts fire districts with no tax and/or policy making authority from certain posting requirements of the open meetings act.
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2015-06-04
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0970PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming June 10, 2015, As The "day Of Portugal" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2015-06-04
Senate read and passed
RIS0114EngrossGives all state income tax return filers the option to have their tax refund directly deposited into their bank account.
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2015-06-03
To House Finance Committee
RIS0791IntroProvides for medical marijuana cultivation centers and establishes a regulatory system for same.
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2015-06-02
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0165IntroExempts ancillary services provided to customers of rental companies that are unrelated to airport access from airport access fees.
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2015-05-28
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0213IntroExempts purchases for telecommunication service purposes from sales and use taxes.
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2015-05-28
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0942PassSenate Resolution Declaring May 26 Through May 31, 2015, To Be "navy Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2015-05-26
Senate read and passed
RIS0393PassNames the new center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences at the University of Rhode Island the "The Richard E. Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences."
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2015-05-21
Signed by Governor
RIS0938PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Vernon L. Gorton, Jr.
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2015-05-21
Senate read and passed
RIS0916PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming The Month Of May 2015, To Be "national Community Action Month In The State Of Rhode Island
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2015-05-19
Senate read and passed
RIS0932PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming The Month Of May, 2015 To Be "als Advocacy Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2015-05-19
Senate read and passed
RIS0879IntroEliminates the sales tax on alcoholic beverages other than beer and malt beverages and would eliminate the minimum markup on those beverages and also increases the excise tax on beer, spirits, and wine.
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2015-05-14
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0909PassSenate Resolution Congratulating The St. Mary Academy-bay View Girls' Basketball Team On Winning The 2015 Rhode Island Girls Basketball State Tournament Championship
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2015-05-14
Senate read and passed
RIS0906PassSenate Resolution Congratulating The Eleanor Slater Hospital/zambarano Unit On The 25th Anniversary Of The Recognition Of Zambarano Day In The State Of Rhode Island
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2015-05-13
Senate read and passed
RIS0787PassValidates 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
RIS0889PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming And Recognizing May 7, 2015, As "national Day Of Prayer" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2015-05-07
Senate read and passed
RIS0210IntroExempts from personal income tax various types of retirement income.
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2015-05-05
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0547IntroAmends the definition of "manufactured biodiesel fuel" to include both in-state and out-of-state use for motor fuel tax purposes.
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2015-05-05
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0542IntroCreates a Rhode Island income tax deduction for medical expenses.
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2015-05-05
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0429IntroEnables the general assembly in grand committee to fill a vacancy in the office of the lieutenant governor.
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2015-04-30
Committee heard
RIS0872PassSenate Resolution Honoring And Thanking The Dedicated Efforts Of Rhode Island's Recovery Coaches And Congratulating The 2nd Graduating Class Of The Recovery Coach Academy
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2015-04-30
Senate read and passed
RIS0855PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences To The Lima Family On The Passing Of The Honorable George Charles Lima, Sr.
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2015-04-16
Senate read and passed
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