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RIS2907PassRequires RIPTA to hold public hearing at least 30 days prior any bus route change in the affected neighborhood and provide a neighborhood impact statement to local and state officials.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8273PassRequires RIPTA to hold public hearing at least 30 days prior any bus route change in the affected neighborhood and provide a neighborhood impact statement to local and state officials.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7134PassRequires the public utilities commission to implement a purchase of receivables program where the electric distribution company purchases the receivables of a nonregulated power producer at a discount rate.
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2018-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2330PassRequires the public utilities commission to implement a purchase of receivables program where the electric distribution company purchases the receivables of a nonregulated power producer at a discount rate.
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2018-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH7308PassRenders void and unenforceable any motor transportation contract term indemnifying an indemnitee from or against its own negligence, intentional acts or omissions in contracts entered into or renewed on or after the effective date of the chapter.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH7807PassRequires the office of energy resources to conduct a study to verify the energy savings measures from the state energy efficiency programs.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2500PassRequires the office of energy resources to conduct a study to verify the energy savings measures from the state energy efficiency programs.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2592PassRenders void and unenforceable any motor transportation contract term indemnifying an indemnitee from or against its own negligence, intentional acts or omissions in contracts entered into or renewed on or after the effective date of the chapter.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2008IntroRequires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.
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2018-06-20
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2357IntroAmends the annual bidding and enrollment process pursuant to this chapter.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8323EngrossCombines the individual cost recovery limits for division of public utilities and commission proceedings, and related appeal court expenses into an aggregate limit of $1,000,000.
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2018-06-20
House read and passed
RIH8182IntroLimits the maximum charge imposed by the Rhode Island airport corporation to three dollars ($3.00) per trip for transportation network company services.
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2018-06-19
To House Finance Committee
RIS2332EngrossRequires pub. utilities/electric distribution co. to provide prompt/adequate service to ratepayers for new service/ upgrades w/penalty of up to $1,000 with electric distribution co. to provide written estimates/itemized bill for work in excess of $50...
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2018-06-13
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8020IntroExpands the definition of eligible net metering resources by including "eligible biomass fuels" as defined in § 39-26-2(6).
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2018-05-15
Committee recommends passage
RIS2652EngrossExpands the definition of eligible net metering resources by including "eligible biomass fuels" as defined in § 39-26-2(6).
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2018-05-03
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7814IntroSuspends payments to the MBTA or its operating subcontractor as long as either is in default of the South County operating agreement.
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2018-05-02
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH8151IntroAllows tow truck operators as of January 1, 2020, to annually raise rates and charges consistent with the increase in the Consumer Price Index to a maximum of eight percent (8%).
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7015IntroEnables the Rhode Island public transit authority (RIPTA) to work with the Massachusetts Bay transit authority (MBTA) to allow commuter rail passes to be used as dual passes for both RIPTA and MBTA.
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2018-05-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH7289IntroCreates restricted receipt account for all 911 funds and requires these funds to be used solely for operation of the 911 system.
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2018-05-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH7847IntroRepeals the monthly surcharge and prepaid wireless E-911 charge and replaces them with a budget appropriation by the general assembly to fund the E-911 system.
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2018-05-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH7808IntroCaps the system benefit charge at the annual published Consumer Price Index or two and one-half percent (2.5%), whichever is greater.
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2018-05-01
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7896IntroRequires all the money collected for various billed services, by each telecommunications provider be deposited in a restricted receipt account, not the general fund.
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2018-05-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH8091IntroGIS) AND TECHNOLOGY FUND (Requires the department of administration prepare an accounting of the funds used to operate the 911 emergency system.
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2018-05-01
To House Finance Committee
RIS2197IntroCreates restricted receipt account for all 911 funds and requires these funds to be used solely for operation of the 911 system.
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2018-04-26
To Senate Finance Committee
RIH7548IntroReassesses any utility rate increase after January 1, 2017, and evaluate whether the increase in rate results in excessive profits to the utility company.
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2018-04-24
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7628IntroRequires all public utilities regulated by the PUC to file a rate request for a decrease in their base rates to reflect any federal tax savings as a result of the enactment of federal tax legislation commencing May 1, 2019, and every May 1 thereafter...
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2018-04-24
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7654IntroDefines "private entities" and would add private entities to those entities as institutions that are considered eligible net-metering resources.
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2018-04-24
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7661IntroRequires the public utilities commission to periodically review the advertising expense, passed through in utility rates, to determine whether the expense should be deemed allowable or should be excluded from the utility's rates.
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2018-04-24
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2325EngrossExempts the town of New Shoreham from the jurisdiction of the division of public utilities and carriers for purposes of regulating transportation network companies.
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2018-04-11
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH8060IntroRequires the issuance of utility bill credits to customers of electrical or cable television providers when the customer's service is interrupted for a period of one hundred sixty-eight (168) hours within a thirty (30) day period.
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2018-04-10
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2499IntroCaps the system benefit charge at the annual published Consumer Price Index or two and one-half percent (2.5%), whichever is greater.
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2018-04-05
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH7874IntroRequires cable television companies to give their customers the option to purchase, at its fair market value, a device which decodes digital cable signals for their cable signal reception.
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2018-04-03
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8021IntroAllows a public entity, educational institution, hospital, nonprofit, or multi-municipal collaborative to participate in net metering without having to own the land on which the net metering resource is situated.
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2018-03-29
To House Finance Committee
RIS2084IntroAllows the town of Smithfield to charge interest on delinquent water payments at a rate of not more than twelve percent (12%) per annum.
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2018-03-28
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH7406IntroChanges the definition of a net-metering financing arrangement and changes the crediting of net-metered accounts.
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2018-03-28
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7630IntroChanges the definition of a net-metering financing arrangement and changes the crediting of net-metered accounts.
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2018-03-28
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIS2558IntroReduces the term of office members and chair of the Kent County Water District board from seven (7) years to three (3) years, effective September 1, 2018 and limits the chair to three (3) consecutive terms.
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2018-03-28
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH7130IntroExempts the town of New Shoreham from the jurisdiction of the division of public utilities and carriers for purposes of regulating transportation network companies.
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2018-03-27
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7660IntroClarifies that interconnection and standby transformer costs incurred by any electric distribution co. For BI be charged in transmission rates and socialized across RI and provides for the reimbursement of BI Power Co. By National Grid for such costs...
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2018-03-27
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2321IntroClarifies that interconnection and standby transformer costs incurred by any electric distribution co. For BI be charged in transmission rates and socialized across RI and provides for the reimbursement of BI Power Co. By National Grid for such costs...
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2018-03-27
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH7781IntroLimits damages to $100,000 in any tort action against the public transit authority, except by a special act, authorized by the general assembly.
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2018-03-27
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7784IntroRequires electric transmission and electric distribution companies to conduct periodic equipment inspections. Such companies are required to submit a periodic report to the public utilities division regarding the status of such inspections.
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2018-03-27
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7875IntroRequires all public utilities to maintain a customer service facility within the state to perform services such as addressing customer inquiries and accepting bill payments.
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2018-03-27
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2584IntroRequires Internet service providers to provide digital blocking of sexual content and patently offensive material. It would allow consumers to deactivate digital block upon payment of a twenty dollar ($20.00) fee.
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2018-03-27
Withdrawn at sponsor's request (03/27/2018)
RIH7076IntroRequires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.
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2018-03-20
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7422IntroRequires net neutrality by fixed or mobile broadband Internet access services.
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2018-03-20
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7561IntroExpands the PUC to five members with appointment by speaker and president.
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2018-03-20
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7677IntroCreates stringent requirements on electric distribution companies to respond to an application for a renewable distributed generation interconnection.
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2018-03-20
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2331IntroExtends the co-operation requirement public utilities have by law with contractors involved in state construction projects to municipal, political subdivisions and other quasi-governmental agencies.
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2018-03-20
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2498IntroRequires public utilities or its contractors to reimburse excavators for lost time expense incurred as a result of incorrect markings.
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2018-03-20
To Senate Commerce Committee
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