Rhode Island Senator Walter Felag [D]

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RIS0114IntroGives all state income tax return filers the option to have their tax refund directly deposited into their bank account.
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2015-05-22
Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/26/2015)
RIS0222IntroCreates a financial incentive for business entities to create new jobs by offering a business tax reduction.
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2015-05-22
Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/26/2015)
RIS0450IntroPermits the division of motor vehicles to create a special registration plate for private colleges and universities within the state.
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2015-05-22
Scheduled for consideration (05/27/2015)
RIS0646IntroGives veterans priority for housing rental subsidy and housing retention assistance under the Rhode Island housing resource act.
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2015-05-22
Scheduled for consideration (05/27/2015)
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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2015-05-21
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/27/2015)
RIS0938PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Vernon L. Gorton, Jr.
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2015-05-21
Senate read and passed
RIS0317IntroRequires 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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2015-05-20
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/26/2015)
RIS0393EnrollNames 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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2015-05-20
Transmitted to Governor
RIS0054IntroExempts fire districts with no tax and/or policy making authority from certain posting requirements of the open meetings act.
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2015-05-19
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/27/2015)
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
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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2015-05-06
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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
RIS0238IntroIncreases the interval of time within which a municipality must conduct an update of its last real property revaluation.
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2015-04-29
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0572EngrossMandates 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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2015-04-29
To House Judiciary Committee
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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2015-04-29
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0797EngrossIncreases the permissible funeral expense for a veteran who dies at the veterans' home from $5,000 to $10,000.
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2015-04-17
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
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
RIS0283IntroPermits a courtesy plate to be issued on the "veteran" plate design.
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2015-04-15
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0280IntroAllows a change in outdoor advertisement copy by means of trivision technology or other equivalent technology without approval by the department of transportation or the federal highway administration.
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2015-04-15
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0158IntroCreates tax incentives for the installation of alternative fuel facilities.
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2015-04-09
Committee heard
RIS0159IntroExempts qualified electric plug-in drive vehicles from excise taxes.
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2015-04-09
Committee heard
RIS0160IntroEstablishes a tax credit against personal income tax for residential renewable energy systems.
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2015-04-09
Committee heard
RIS0616PassAmends the town of Tiverton's elderly low income tax exemption in order to provide a tax credit to more seniors and would give the town council flexibility in enacting future town ordinances on such tax credits.
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2015-04-09
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0069IntroRaises the amount of life insurance for which the state will reimburse the cost of premiums to a mobilized Rhode Island National Guard member from four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000) to five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
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2015-04-08
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0084IntroAllows school departments to store epinephrine injections for use on students on an emergency basis.
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2015-04-08
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0140IntroCreates a veteran's preference in the issuance of state contracts.
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2015-04-08
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0217IntroRepeals the sales tax on pet care services.
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2015-04-07
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0346IntroProvides a protected area around recognized wildlife refuges in which hunting with weapons would be prohibited.
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2015-04-07
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0457IntroRequires security measures, to protect customers of check cashing businesses.
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2015-04-07
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0417IntroImposes an excise tax on all fossil fuels entering the state for the purpose of funding a "clean energy fund."
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2015-04-03
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIS0284IntroProvides that on and after 7/1/15, any city or town council would have the authority to exempt said city or town from the prohibition against the issuance of certain alcoholic beverage licenses within 200' feet of a school or place of public worship.
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2015-04-01
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0725IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Actual And Potential Effects Of Ocean Acidification On Rhode Island
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2015-04-01
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0791IntroProvides for medical marijuana cultivation centers and establishes a regulatory system for same.
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2015-04-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0775PassSenate Resolution Expressing Sympathy On The Passing Of Helen Fairbrother Moroney
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2015-03-31
Senate read and passed
RIS0776PassSenate Resolution Honoring CÉsar Estrada ChÁvez (1927-1993)
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2015-03-31
Senate read and passed
RIS0427IntroClarifies Warren need not perform update until 2019, and every three years thereafter until revaluation in 2025.
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2015-03-25
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0244PassAllows Travis Allen Ward to join Julianne Marie Forchione and James Ernest Joly in marriage on or about June 6, 2015, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
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2015-03-20
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0218EngrossIncreases 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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2015-03-20
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIS0415EngrossJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study Motor Fuel Tax (creates An 8 Member Commission Whose Purpose Is To Study And Make Recommendations On The Elimination Of The Motor Fuel Tax, And Who Would Report Back To The General A...
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2015-03-20
To House Finance Committee
RIS0730PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences To The Koch Family On The Passing Of Peter Alfred Koch
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2015-03-19
Senate read and passed
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