Rhode Island Senator Walter Felag [D]

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RIS0210IntroExempts from personal income tax various types of retirement income.
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2015-05-01
Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/05/2015)
RIS0393EngrossNames 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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2015-05-01
Scheduled for consideration (05/06/2015)
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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2015-05-01
Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/05/2015)
RIS0542IntroCreates a Rhode Island income tax deduction for medical expenses.
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2015-05-01
Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/05/2015)
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
RIS0787EngrossValidates 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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2015-04-29
To House Municipal Government 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
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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2015-04-15
Committee continued
RIS0450IntroPermits the division of motor vehicles to create a special registration plate for private colleges and universities within the state.
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2015-04-15
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
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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2015-04-08
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS0646IntroGives veterans priority for housing rental subsidy and housing retention assistance under the Rhode Island housing resource act.
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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
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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2015-03-18
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0428EngrossRequires full payment for all back rent upon stay of execution in landlord/tenant action and establishes rights relating to removal of tenant's personal property when execution is obtained by default.
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2015-03-18
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0430EngrossSets forth a process for tenants to retrieve their abandoned personal property from former dwelling units and the placement in storage of a tenant's personal property.
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2015-03-18
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0706IntroProhibits land trust/municipality from imposing transfer tax/free on state land purchases.
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2015-03-18
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0424IntroMakes a change in the definition of housing presumed to be in compliance with lead-safe laws.
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2015-03-17
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0672IntroMakes the department of public safety responsible for the management and administration of traffic tribunal security officers.
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2015-03-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0113IntroSuspends the imposition of the minimum business corporation tax of five hundred dollars ($500) for a period of three (3) years from the date of its incorporation with the secretary of state.
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2015-03-05
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0103IntroRefunds a portion of the minimum tax paid to corporations whose gross receipts are less than five hundred dollars ($500), but never more than five hundred dollars ($500) minimum tax paid.
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2015-03-05
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0204IntroRequires owners of cats to have the cat licensed, collared and inoculated or be subject to fines.
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2015-03-05
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIS0435IntroRequires prospective elderly tenants for federally subsidized housing get a FBI criminal records check.
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2015-03-05
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0138IntroChanges the currently observed date for Vietnam Veteran's Day from May 15 to March 29 every year.
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2015-03-04
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
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