Senator Nicholas D. Kettle

District 21 (Coventry, Foster, Scituate, West Greenwich), Republican

Committees

Recent votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For official vote tallies, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of each vote.

Date Bill Vote type Vote
February 06, 2018 S2310 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF BROADWAY GAS, LLC
Passage Y
January 16, 2018 S2002 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- REDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES AND PROJECTS
Permits redevelopment agencies to finance the construction of projects for residential, recreational, commercial, industrial, institutional, public, or other purposes contemplated by a redevelopment plan.
Passage NV
January 16, 2018 S2001 JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE STATE TO ENTER INTO FINANCING LEASE AND PAYMENT AGREEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BALLPARK IN THE CITY OF PAWTUCKET
Passage NV
November 15, 2017 S101 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS
Establishes a process by which a virtual education plan may be established and used by school districts during inclement weather which would count as a school day, provided that the plan is approved by the council on elementary and secondary education.
Del's Lemonade vs. Coffee Milk NV
September 19, 2017 H5842 AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS - MUNICIPAL ROAD AND BRIDGE REVOLVING FUND
Amends several sections relative to the eligibility and award process for projects that receive financial assistance from PACE (Property Assessment Clean Energy) programs and the Rhode Island infrastructure bank.
Passage In Concurrence N
September 19, 2017 H5206 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- BAIL AND RECOGNIZANCE
Upon defendant's violation of terms of bail, the amount forfeited by court is limited to10% of surety deposited.
Passage In Concurrence N
September 19, 2017 S1028 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- BAIL AND RECOGNIZANCE
Upon defendant's violation of terms of bail, the amount forfeited by court is limited to10% of surety deposited.
Passage N
September 19, 2017 H6141 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS
Gives the department of labor and training the jurisdiction to review claims alleging that employers had improperly inquired about an applicant’s criminal history on an employment application.
Passage In Concurrence N
September 19, 2017 S988 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- LIABILITY INSURANCE
Requires liability insurance to cover loss of use of a rental motor vehicle. A claim for loss of use would be limited to reasonable and necessary expenses for the time to repair or replace the rental vehicle.
Passage as Amended Y
September 19, 2017 S988 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- LIABILITY INSURANCE
Requires liability insurance to cover loss of use of a rental motor vehicle. A claim for loss of use would be limited to reasonable and necessary expenses for the time to repair or replace the rental vehicle.
Approval of Amendment Y
September 19, 2017 S290 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- HEALTHY AND SAFE FAMILIES AND WORKPLACES ACT
Requires employers with eighteen (18) or more employees to provide three (3) paid sick days in 2018, four (4) paid sick days in 2019 and five (5) paid sick days thereafter.
Passage In Concurrence N
September 19, 2017 S1011 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- EXCISE ON MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAILERS
Requires the director the department of revenue to file annual reports, beginning on January 1, 2021 with the general assembly. Making recommendations and findings concerning the financial feasibility of the motor vehicle excise tax phase-out.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 S166 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - CHILD PRODUCTS AND UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE
Prohibits the manufacture, sale, and distribution of residential upholstered children's products that contain certain amounts of bromide or chlorine bonded to carbon that is added to a plastic, foam, or textile.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 S342 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - SMALL CELL SITING ACT
Creates the "Small Cell Siting Act", which specifies how local authorities may regulate the collocation of small wireless facilities and small wireless facility networks.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 H5685 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ROAD TEST
At no cost to the state, allows a person who is bilingual or not proficient in the English language, to be assisted in their road test by a translator of their native language who is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
Passage as Amended N
September 19, 2017 H5685 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ROAD TEST
At no cost to the state, allows a person who is bilingual or not proficient in the English language, to be assisted in their road test by a translator of their native language who is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
Approval of Amendment Y
September 19, 2017 H5128 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS - PAROLE, MEDICAL PAROLE, COMMUNITY CONFINEMENT, AND CORRECTIONAL IMPACTS
Reforms parole, medical parole, community confinement, and correctional impact statements.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 H5117 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- SENTENCE AND EXECUTION
Makes various changes to the sentencing and execution guidelines for purposes of criminal procedure and would add new conditions of criminal probation.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 H5115 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Clarifies what constitutes a felony, misdemeanor, and petty misdemeanor and also amends the penalties for certain criminal offenses involving assault and larceny, based on the value of property stolen.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 H5065 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - CORRECTIONS - BATTERERS INTERVENTION PROGRAMS AND PROBATION SUPERVISION
Creates a batterer's intervention program fund and also adopts evidence-based probation and parole supervision systems.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 H5064 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - SUPERIOR COURT DIVERSION
Allows creation of superior court diversion program for substance abusers or persons with mental health issues charged with certain criminal offenses.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 H5063 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION
Amends provisions of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 S1030 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- VOTING BOOTH
Raises the age of children that can accompany a voter in the voter booth, from under the age of thirteen (13) years to under the age of eighteen (18) years.
Passage Y
September 19, 2017 H5758 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Creates an "Operation Stand Down RI" registration plate to benefit struggling and/or homeless veterans.
Passage as Amended Y
September 19, 2017 H5758 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Creates an "Operation Stand Down RI" registration plate to benefit struggling and/or homeless veterans.
Approval of Amendment Y
September 19, 2017 H5536 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- REGULATORY POWERS OF ADMINISTRATION
Amends the laws regulating the aggregation of electrical loads by a municipality or group of municipalities; requires that at least one public hearing be held for review by its residents prior to adopting any plan; then approval by the PUC.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 H5427 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS - THE GREEN BUILDINGS ACT
Expands the "Green Buildings Act" to include public projects and updates the standards to include LEED for Neighborhood Development, and SITES.
Passage Y
September 19, 2017 S43 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- TAX SALES
Expedites the foreclosure procedure on vacant property.
Passage Y
August 03, 2017 S1011 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- EXCISE ON MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAILERS
Requires the director the department of revenue to file annual reports, beginning on January 1, 2021 with the general assembly. Making recommendations and findings concerning the financial feasibility of the motor vehicle excise tax phase-out.
Passage Y
August 03, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
Passage In Concurrence N
August 03, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
LC 894/5 Y
August 03, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
LC 894/5 Y
August 03, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
Reconsider Y
June 30, 2017 H5601 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - OPTIONAL RETIREMENT FOR MEMBERS OF POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS
Adds illness sustained while in the performance of duty to the definition of accidental disability.
In Concurrence N
June 30, 2017 H5205 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS
Enables persons with limited exceptions misdemeanor convictions to obtain an expungement of the records of those convictions, as long as the person has not been convicted of any felony.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 30, 2017 H6325 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - ESTABLISHMENT OF PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS
Provides that a charter public school that operates or will operate elementary school grades, middle school grades or high school grades shall be considered a network charter school notwithstanding the facility or the administration of the school.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 30, 2017 H5977 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - BURRILLVILLE PROPERTY TAX
Further delineates the ability of the town of Burrillville to tax electrical power generation facilities, regulated or otherwise and for private consumption on resale.
Passage Y
June 30, 2017 H5717 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- SUPERIOR COURT
Allows those individuals with prior convictions for possession with intent to deliver or crimes of violence, to be eligible for the drug court program in Superior Court.
Passage Y
June 30, 2017 H5702 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- REGISTRATION OF VOTERS
Provides that persons who apply to the DMV for a driver's license, its renewal or personal identification document shall simultaneously register to vote, unless they expressly decline to do so.
Passage In Concurrence N
June 30, 2017 H5469 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Allows information contained in the prescription drug monitoring database to be disclosed to a certified law enforcement drug diversion investigator of a qualified law enforcement agency.
In Concurrence N
June 30, 2017 H5224 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - SMALL CELL SITING ACT
Establishes the "Small Cell Siting Act", which specifies how local authorities may regulate the collocation of small wireless facilities and small wireless facility networks.
LC000479/3 Y
June 30, 2017 H5224 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - SMALL CELL SITING ACT
Establishes the "Small Cell Siting Act", which specifies how local authorities may regulate the collocation of small wireless facilities and small wireless facility networks.
LC000479/3 Y
June 30, 2017 H5224 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - SMALL CELL SITING ACT
Establishes the "Small Cell Siting Act", which specifies how local authorities may regulate the collocation of small wireless facilities and small wireless facility networks.
RECONSIDER Y
June 30, 2017 H5224 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - SMALL CELL SITING ACT
Establishes the "Small Cell Siting Act", which specifies how local authorities may regulate the collocation of small wireless facilities and small wireless facility networks.
In Concurrence Y
June 30, 2017 H6336 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- TAX SALES
Provides that if the Rhode Island housing and mortgage finance corporation is a tax title purchaser, it shall not be liable for violations in connection with the tax title property, prior to the expiration of five (5) years from the date of the tax sale.
TAX SALES Y
June 30, 2017 H6213 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Amends the grounds on which the DMV may refuse registration for failure to pay a fine to include, interest, penalties, or other monetary amount. Requires the municipality that requests the denial to add and forward an additional $5 fee to the DMV.
RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHI Y
June 30, 2017 H5777 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION TAX CREDITS
Removes video games from the definition of "motion picture" for the purposes of the Motion Picture Credit Tax Act, extending from 7/1/2021, to 7/1/2024.
RELATING TO TAXATION -- MOTION P Y
June 30, 2017 H5241 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC TRANSIT-- BUS PASSES
Requires that five million dollars ($5,000,000) be appropriated to the Rhode Island public transit authority between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2019.
Passage Y
June 30, 2017 H5277 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Prohibits "conversion therapy" by licensed health care professionals with respect to children under eighteen (18) years of age.
Passage Y
June 30, 2017 H5825 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- LIABILITY INSURANCE
Insurance coverage for rental motor vehicles without regard to negligence, would include loss of use.
Passage Y
June 30, 2017 H5618 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- NET METERING
Makes educational institutions and nonprofit corporations established pursuant to chapter 6 of title 7 eligible for net-metering financing arrangements.
Passage Y
June 30, 2017 H5593 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- ARBITRATION -- CONTINUANCE OF CONTRACTUAL PROVISIONS
Requires that the contractual provisions contained in and an otherwise expired collective bargaining agreement with certified school teachers and municipal employees continue until a successor agreement has been reached between the parties.
ITEM 2017-H 5593 N
June 30, 2017 H5510 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- DOMESTIC ASSAULT - PROTECT RHODE ISLAND FAMILIES ACT
Limits access to firearms when an individual is under certain types of domestic restraining orders or protective orders issued or renewed on or after July 1, 2017.
Passage as Amended N
June 30, 2017 H5510 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- DOMESTIC ASSAULT - PROTECT RHODE ISLAND FAMILIES ACT
Limits access to firearms when an individual is under certain types of domestic restraining orders or protective orders issued or renewed on or after July 1, 2017.
LC1499/2 Y
June 30, 2017 S1005 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - LOCAL PLANNING BOARD OR COMMISSION
Requires that members of local planning boards and commissions receive two (2) hours of training on issues related to development in flood plains and the effects of sea level rise once every two (2) years.
Passage Y
June 30, 2017 S1004 AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE - DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE
Changes the recognition of Viet Nam Veterans' Day from May 15 to March 29 in order to correspond to the federal observance of this day.
Passage Y
June 30, 2017 S1003 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - CASUALTY INSURANCE RATING
Repeals multiple sections of the general laws related to insurance, including §27-9-57 and chapter 75 of title 27 ("Surplus Lines Insurance Multi-State Compliance Compact").
Passage Y
June 30, 2017 S1002 SENATE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO EXAMINE THE ADVISABILITY OF RHODE ISLAND JOINING THE INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT
Creates a 9 member commission to examine the advisability of Rhode Island joining the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, and who would report back to the President of the Senate by March 1, 2018, and expire on June 1, 2018.
LICENSURE COMPACT Y
June 30, 2017 S1001 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- HAWKERS AND PEDDLERS
Gives the city of Woonsocket the power to license and regulate peddlers selling or offering flowers.
Passage Y
June 30, 2017 S1000 AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE
Designates October 23 of each year as a day to commemorate the nine Rhode Island marines killed in the 1983 terrorist attack in Beirut, Lebanon.
Passage Y
June 30, 2017 S903 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Amends the number of occasions upon which a Class A license holder under this chapter may dispense unlimited samples of wine products.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 30, 2017 S789 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Requires insurance reimbursement for chiropractic diagnosis and treatment of conditions associated with the use of pain medications.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 30, 2017 S407 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE RHODE ISLAND PATIENT SAFETY ACT OF 2008
Amends the definition of "Patient safety work product" to conform with the federal "Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005".
In Concurrence Y
June 30, 2017 S406 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- DIVORCE AND SEPARATION
Allows family court to take individual's incarceration into consideration in motion to modify child support order by providing that incarceration is not "voluntary unemployment."
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 30, 2017 S395 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Provides for a proration of the homestead exemption in cases where title to property passes from those not entitled to claim an exemption to those who are entitled.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 30, 2017 S373 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Requires that any applicant or holder of a retail license for the sale of alcoholic beverages be required to file a certificate of insurance evidencing liability insurance coverage in certain minimum amounts.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 30, 2017 S207 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES - RETIREMENT SYSTEM - CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS
Allows retired state employee nurses to work as professors in the nursing program at a state college. It would allow them to work seventy-five (75) days or one hundred fifty (150) half days before their pension payments would be suspended.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 30, 2017 S203 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Places oversight of freshwater lakes, streams, and ponds in the fish and wildlife division of the department of environmental management.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 30, 2017 S175 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MOBILE TELEPHONE USE
Prohibits the use of a non-hands-free personal wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle, except for public safety personnel or in an emergency situation, and would provide for monetary fines for violations.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 30, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
Passage as Amended N
June 30, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
LC000894/5 Y
June 29, 2017 S770 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- REGISTRATION OF VOTERS
Provides that persons who apply to the DMV for a driver's license, its renewal or personal identification document shall simultaneously register to vote, unless they expressly decline to do so.
Passage N
June 29, 2017 S669 AN ACT RELATING TO DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN -- THE YOUNG ADULT VOLUNTARY EXTENSION OF CARE ACT
Creates the young adult voluntary extension of care program that would extend the age of foster care from age eighteen (18) to age twenty-one (21) and would provide a range of programs and services to carry out the purpose of the act.
Passage Y
June 29, 2017 S426 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS
Makes persons with 6 or less misdemeanors eligible for expungement by filing motion 10 years from completion date of last sentence unless convicted for felony involving domestic violence, DUI, or chemical test refusal.
EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS Y
June 29, 2017 S413 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS --POST-ELECTION AUDITS
Authorizes the board of elections to establish a post-election risk-limiting audit program to improve the accuracy of election results.
POST-ELECTION AUDITS Y
June 29, 2017 S886 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS --DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS
Requires 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 $500.
Passage Y
June 29, 2017 S874 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- ELECTRIC GENERATION SERVICE
Requires 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.
Passage Y
June 29, 2017 S965 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Amends the grounds on which the DMV may refuse registration for failure to pay a fine to include, interest, penalties, or other monetary amount. Requires the municipality that requests the denial to add and forward an additional $5 fee to the DMV.
Passage Y
June 29, 2017 S665 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES
Allows for a judge or magistrate to impose the requirements of blood and/or urine testing for the presence of illicit substances, if necessary, for anyone convicted of driving under the influence or refusal to submit to a chemical test.
Passage Y
June 29, 2017 S600 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- STUDENT JOURNALISTS' FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION ACT
Creates the Student Journalists' Freedom of Expression Act protecting student journalists' right to exercise freedom of speech in school-sponsored media.
Passage as Amended Y
June 29, 2017 S600 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- STUDENT JOURNALISTS' FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION ACT
Creates the Student Journalists' Freedom of Expression Act protecting student journalists' right to exercise freedom of speech in school-sponsored media.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 29, 2017 S714 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - BURRILLVILLE PROPERTY TAX
Further delineates the ability of the town of Burrillville to tax electrical power generation facilities, regulated or otherwise and for private consumption on resale.
Passage Y
June 29, 2017 S925 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- AWARD OF MUNICIPAL CONTRACTS
Adds certain federal requirements to the selection of architects and engineers and permits prequalification of architects and engineers by cities and towns.
Passage Y
June 29, 2017 S267 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Prohibits "conversion therapy" by licensed health care professionals with respect to children under 18 years of age.
Passage as Amended Y
June 29, 2017 S267 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Prohibits "conversion therapy" by licensed health care professionals with respect to children under 18 years of age.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 29, 2017 S342 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - SMALL CELL SITING ACT
Creates the "Small Cell Siting Act", which specifies how local authorities may regulate the collocation of small wireless facilities and small wireless facility networks.
Passage Y
June 29, 2017 S927 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- LICENSURE STREAMLINING IN THE TOWN OF WARREN
Authorizes the Warren town council, by ordinance, to administratively issue and renew all licenses the council is authorized to issue pursuant to state law, except those licenses that require a public hearing.
TOWN OF WARREN Y
June 29, 2017 S923 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- STROKE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT ACT OF 2009
Permits the department of health to designate hospitals as "acute stroke ready hospitals."
Passage Y
June 29, 2017 S834 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- NOMINATION OF PARTY AND INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES; RHODE ISLAND CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES REPORTING; CRIMINAL OFFENSES --THEFT, EMBEZZLEMENT, FALSE PRETENSES, AND MISAPPROPRIATIONS
Increases fines and penalties for failure to file timely campaign finance reports; increase the amount of information required in a declaration of candidacy.
CRIMINAL OFFENSES Y
June 29, 2017 S814 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - AWARD OF MUNICIPAL CONTRACTS
Requires a city or town to utilize qualification based selection for the procurement of program managers, construction managers, or construction managers at risk.
Passage Y
June 29, 2017 S646 JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AN EARLY INTERVENTION SYSTEM FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN IN RHODE ISLAND
Creates a 24 member commission to study of an early intervention system for the deaf or hard of hearing children in Rhode Island, and who would report back by February 1, 2018, and expire on June 30, 2018.
OF HEARING CHILDREN IN RI Y
June 29, 2017 S402 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - CHILDREN
Prohibits the sale of liquid that is intended for human consumption and/or use in an electronic nicotine delivery system that is not contained in child resistant packaging, and also bans the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems in schools.
Passage Y
June 29, 2017 S135 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION TAX CREDITS
Removes video games from the definition of "motion picture" for the purposes of the Motion Picture Credit Tax Act, and extends from July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2024.
TAX CREDITS Y
June 29, 2017 H5570 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION-- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Provides for a proration of the homestead exemption in cases where title to property passes from those not entitled to claim an exemption to those who are entitled.
Passage Y
June 29, 2017 H5956 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - VETERAN'S EXEMPTION - JAMESTOWN
Permits the town of Jamestown to provide a tax exemption for veterans and a tax credit for one hundred percent (100%) for disabled veterans.
In Concurrence Y
June 29, 2017 H5044 AN ACT RELATING TO THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE LONSDALE FIRE DISTRICT INTO THE SAYLESVILLE FIRE DISTRICT
Authorizes the merger of the Lonsdale and Saylesville Fire Districts in Lincoln if the electors of both fire districts approve that merger.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 29, 2017 H6298 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Adds two (2) requirements that a hospital provide to a prospective patient, the requested cost estimate of their requested anticipated hospital services within five (5) calendar days of request and the cost of any facility fee.
Passage as Amended Y
June 29, 2017 H6298 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Adds two (2) requirements that a hospital provide to a prospective patient, the requested cost estimate of their requested anticipated hospital services within five (5) calendar days of request and the cost of any facility fee.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 29, 2017 S541 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE - RHODE ISLAND VETERANS' HOME - ADVISORY COUNCIL
Reduces the number of advisory council members from twenty-seven (27) to fifteen (15) and eliminates the duty of the advisory council to advise the administrator of the veterans' home.
In Concurrence Y
June 29, 2017 S350 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - PAYMENT OF WAGES
Prohibits employers from making deductions from an employee's wages except for those deductions authorized or required by law, or as expressly authorized in writing by the employee.
In Concurrence Y
June 29, 2017 S146 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Adds two (2) requirements that a hospital provide to a prospective patient, the requested cost estimate of their requested anticipated hospital services within five (5) business days of request and the cost of any facility fee.
Passage as Amended Y
June 29, 2017 S146 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Adds two (2) requirements that a hospital provide to a prospective patient, the requested cost estimate of their requested anticipated hospital services within five (5) business days of request and the cost of any facility fee.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 29, 2017 H5646 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
Substitutes CPA certification that a corporation/limited partnership/limited liability company owes no taxes/fees to the state in place of a conversions/dissolutions/withdrawals/cancellations.
CORPORATIONS ACT Y
June 29, 2017 S719 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
Requires the tax administrator to file a public list with the secretary of state of corporations and limited liability companies that have failed to pay required fees and taxes.
Passage Y
June 29, 2017 S862 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - STEP THERAPY PROTOCOL
Requires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for prescription drugs and use step therapy protocols.
Passage as Amended Y
June 29, 2017 S862 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - STEP THERAPY PROTOCOL
Requires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for prescription drugs and use step therapy protocols.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 29, 2017 S497 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Permits an audit or claims investigation for a pattern of inappropriate billing only if it is determined that the claims are known by the provider to be inappropriate.
Passage Y
June 29, 2017 H6302 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS
Creates a prohibition on parking in electric vehicle charging stations without using the charging apparatus.
In Concurrence N
June 29, 2017 H5444 AN ACT RELATING TO PROBATE PRACTICE - LIMITED GUARDIANSHIP AND GUARDIANSHIP OF ADULTS
Increases the guardianship ad litem maximum fee from $400 to $800 in guardian/limited guardianship proceedings.
In Concurrence Y
June 29, 2017 H5947 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
Defines the terms "conduit" and "earmarked" for purposes of reporting campaign contributions and eliminates the aggregate contribution limits and adds a prohibition of earmarked funds.
In Concurrence Y
June 29, 2017 H5664 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM
Requires the department of education to consider incorporating media literacy education in the basic education program.
In Concurrence Y
June 29, 2017 S897 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
Prevents registered sex offenders from forming more than ten percent (10%) of the population of residential facilities receiving state funding or assistance, with certain exceptions.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S742 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
Modernizes the definition of physical therapy, the right to use the title of physical therapist and includes practice beyond the scope of physical therapy as a grounds for discipline.
In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2017 S985 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS -- NEW RHODE ISLAND VETERANS HOME CONFERENCE ROOM
Names one of the two (2) new conference rooms at the Rhode Island Veterans Home as the "S. Michael Minutelli Memorial Conference Room".
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S984 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS -- NEW RHODE ISLAND VETERANS HOME CONFERENCE ROOM
Provides that one of the two (2) conference rooms in the new Rhode Island Veterans Home shall be named and known as the "1st Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna US Army 7th Special Forces Group Memorial Conference Room."
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S979 AN ACT RELATING TO CREATING THE RHODE ISLAND COMMISSION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Creates a 25 member RI commission for national community service in the department of education to work with a nonprofit corporation of the same name created in 1994 to prepare and implement a 3 yr. community service plan.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S903 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Amends the number of occasions upon which a Class A license holder under this chapter may dispense unlimited samples of wine products.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S896 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - OPTIONAL RETIREMENT FOR MEMBERS OF POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS
Adds illness sustained while in the performance of duty to the definition of accidental disability.
Passage N
June 28, 2017 S806 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- CAMPAIGN FINANCE
Provides additional guidance concerning the proposed disposition of remaining campaign funds of a deceased candidate or officeholder, former candidate or former officeholder.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S757 AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS - MENTAL HEALTH LAW
Articulates the role of police officers in obtaining treatment for those showing symptoms of mental illness.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S394 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES
Allows the holder of a level 2-limited provisional license to drive from the holder's home to a school event for which no transportation is provided by the school, between 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Passage as Amended Y
June 28, 2017 S394 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES
Allows the holder of a level 2-limited provisional license to drive from the holder's home to a school event for which no transportation is provided by the school, between 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 28, 2017 S348 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES
Exempts individuals validly licensed in their country and holding a validly issued study or work Visa from the State's licensing requirements.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S236 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES
Prohibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S974 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF TIVERTON
Validates and ratify 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 8, 2016.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S147 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- DELEGATION OF NON-ABLATIVE TREATMENTS
Provides guidelines for the delegation by licensed health care professionals of non-ablative laser or energy-based treatments to a properly-qualified delegate.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S972 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SCITUATE TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND NOTES IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $4,900,000 TO FINANCE REPLACEMENTS, RENOVATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDING A NEW TRACK AND FIELD AT THE SCITUATE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Authorizes the town of Scituate to issue not more than $4,900,000 bonds and notes to finance various improvements at the town of Scituate's schools.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S969 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation the real and personal property located at 321 Main Street, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, belonging to the Contemporary Theatre Company, a qualified tax exempt corporation under §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S968 JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY CERTAIN CLAIMS
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S117 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - INCOME TAX REFUNDS - STATE TAX OFFICIALS
Gives all state income tax return filers the option to have their tax refund directly deposited into their bank account.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S390 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Defines animal hoarding and would add animal hoarding to the list of conduct considered cruelty to animals and proscribed by law.
RECONSIDER Y
June 28, 2017 S55 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
Provides that sex offenders register their presence with any homeless shelter at which they may temporarily stay and provides that said shelters notify the local law enforcement agency of the presence.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 H5695 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - FRAUD AND FALSE DEALING
Criminalizes residential mortgage fraud and extend the statute of limitations for certain offenses regarding financial and banking fraud.
FRAUD AND FALSE DEALING Y
June 28, 2017 S893 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Specifies that adversely affected members of formulary change removing/making preferred or tiered status change of covered prescription drug receive required statutory notice.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 H6004 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS' ARBITRATION
Allows the bargaining agent for the correctional officers and the state authority to extend, by agreement in writing, the thirty (30) day period to reach an agreement on a contract, before submitting unresolved issues to arbitration.
In Concurrence R
June 28, 2017 H5488 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - BARBERS AND HAIRDRESSERS
Reduces the number of hours of instruction required to obtain a hairdresser's and cosmetician's license from fifteen hundred (1,500) to twelve hundred (1,200) hours.
In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2017 H5397 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE AND SALE
Imposes a penalty of two thousand dollars ($2,000) upon financial institutions failing to promptly record foreclosure deeds and pay outstanding taxes.
In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2017 H5347 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS -- 38 STUDIOS, LLC
Provides for the release of certain records pertaining to the investigation of 38 Studios, LLC.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S960 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Benefits for students with disabilities continue until the end of the public school calendar semester when the student turns 21 or when the student’s program ends in accordance with the student’s (IEP), whichever occurs earlier.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S174 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - SAFETY BELTS IN SCHOOL BUSES
Requires every new school bus to be equipped with seat belts effective January 1, 2019.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S166 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - CHILD PRODUCTS AND UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE
Prohibits the manufacture, sale, and distribution of residential upholstered children's products that contain certain amounts of bromide or chlorine bonded to carbon that is added to a plastic, foam, or textile.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S940 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Provides that all Class A liquor license holders located in the city of Providence shall not be permitted to open for business until nine o'clock (9:00) a.m.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S961 JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF ENACTING A LINE ITEM VETO, POTENTIAL RHODE ISLAND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS FOR A GOVERNOR RUNOFF, AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ELECTION OF THE GOVERNOR
Creates a 12 member commission to study enacting a line item veto, Rhode Island Constitutional Amendments for a Governor runoff, the election of the Governor and report by April 5, 2018, and expire on May 7, 2018.
GOVERNOR RUNOFF Y
June 28, 2017 S917 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- WORKERS' COMPENSATION--BENEFITS
Repeals a provision of the workers' compensation law that provides that for injuries on and after July 1, 2023, "material hindrance" includes only compensable injuries causing a greater than sixty-five percent (65%) degree of functional impairment.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS Y
June 28, 2017 S290 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- HEALTHY AND SAFE FAMILIES AND WORKPLACES ACT
Requires employers with eighteen (18) or more employees to provide three (3) paid sick days in 2018, four (4) paid sick days in 2019 and five (5) paid sick days thereafter.
Passage as Amended N
June 28, 2017 S290 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- HEALTHY AND SAFE FAMILIES AND WORKPLACES ACT
Requires employers with eighteen (18) or more employees to provide three (3) paid sick days in 2018, four (4) paid sick days in 2019 and five (5) paid sick days thereafter.
LC1160/4 Y
June 28, 2017 S290 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- HEALTHY AND SAFE FAMILIES AND WORKPLACES ACT
Requires employers with eighteen (18) or more employees to provide three (3) paid sick days in 2018, four (4) paid sick days in 2019 and five (5) paid sick days thereafter.
LC001160/3 N
June 28, 2017 S290 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- HEALTHY AND SAFE FAMILIES AND WORKPLACES ACT
Requires employers with eighteen (18) or more employees to provide three (3) paid sick days in 2018, four (4) paid sick days in 2019 and five (5) paid sick days thereafter.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 28, 2017 S811 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN-- CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION-- SEXUALLY EXPLOITED CHILDREN
Makes sex trafficking victims eligible for criminal injuries compensation fund and designates them as abused, neglected children and establishes "safe harbor" provisions.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S658 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES
Create process within DCYF for placing children in the least restrictive placement including kinship and foster care.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S427 AN ACT RELATING TO DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN -- PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY COURT
Prohibits any questioning of a juvenile who is suspected of delinquent or criminal behavior, unless the parent of guardian of the juvenile is present, or unless an attorney is present or the juvenile and their parents have waived their presence.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S337 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE UNIFORMED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Approval and funding of drug awareness programs for minors placed with the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals.
ACT Y
June 28, 2017 S55 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
Provides that sex offenders register their presence with any homeless shelter at which they may temporarily stay and provides that said shelters notify the local law enforcement agency of the presence.
AND NOTIFICATION Y
June 28, 2017 S55 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
Provides that sex offenders register their presence with any homeless shelter at which they may temporarily stay and provides that said shelters notify the local law enforcement agency of the presence.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S789 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Requires insurance reimbursement for chiropractic diagnosis and treatment of conditions associated with the use of pain medications.
Passage as Amended Y
June 28, 2017 S789 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Requires insurance reimbursement for chiropractic diagnosis and treatment of conditions associated with the use of pain medications.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 28, 2017 S443 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM
Creates a municipal infrastructure grant program within the DOA relating to municipal and other public infrastructure projects.
GRANT PROGRAM N
June 28, 2017 S300 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Has each public institution of postsecondary education establish a plan for addressing mental health needs of its students.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S486 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Determine reimbursement rates for medical records copies from health care providers including those that utilize an electronic health records system.
In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2017 S341 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - ANIMAL CARE
Requires that municipal animal control officers be certified by the National Care & Control Association.
Passage Y
June 28, 2017 S390 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Defines animal hoarding and would add animal hoarding to the list of conduct considered cruelty to animals and proscribed by law.
Passage as Amended Y
June 28, 2017 S390 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Defines animal hoarding and would add animal hoarding to the list of conduct considered cruelty to animals and proscribed by law.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 27, 2017 S471 JOINT RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS AND THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO INCREASE CERTAIN DIRECT AND HOME CARE WORKER WAGES
Passage Y
June 27, 2017 S207 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES - RETIREMENT SYSTEM - CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS
Allows retired state employee nurses to work as professors in the nursing program at a state college. It would allow them to work seventy-five (75) days or one hundred fifty (150) half days before their pension payments would be suspended.
Passage as Amended Y
June 27, 2017 S207 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES - RETIREMENT SYSTEM - CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS
Allows retired state employee nurses to work as professors in the nursing program at a state college. It would allow them to work seventy-five (75) days or one hundred fifty (150) half days before their pension payments would be suspended.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 27, 2017 S720 AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- AGRICULTURAL FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Authorizes the directors of the departments of environmental management and health to enforce the Federal Food Safety Modernization Act as it pertains to commercial growers of fruits and vegetables.
DEPT. OF ENVIRON. MANAGEMENT Y
June 27, 2017 S546 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT -- ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Amends the statute governing prescriptions of controlled substances by making reference to regulations issued by the department of health.
Passage as Amended Y
June 27, 2017 S546 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT -- ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Amends the statute governing prescriptions of controlled substances by making reference to regulations issued by the department of health.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 27, 2017 S767 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- THE PERMANENT AIR QUALITY MONITORING ACT
Reduces the items which must be monitored by the air-quality monitors at T.F. Green Airport to particles less than 0.1 microns, and black carbon.
MONITORING ACT Y
June 27, 2017 S656 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Allows information contained in the prescription drug monitoring database to be disclosed to a certified law enforcement drug diversion investigator of a qualified law enforcement agency.
Passage as Amended N
June 27, 2017 S656 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Allows information contained in the prescription drug monitoring database to be disclosed to a certified law enforcement drug diversion investigator of a qualified law enforcement agency.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 22, 2017 H5274 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- RENEWABLE ENERGY GROWTH PROGRAM
Expands the renewable energy growth program for an additional ten (10) years after the fifth program year, with an annual target of forty (40) nameplate megawatts for each year of the ten (10) year period.
Passage In Concurrence N
June 22, 2017 H5457 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES
Establishes a free course of instruction for the parent, guardian, or designee of a child enrolled in a driver education program.
In Concurrence N
June 22, 2017 H5457 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES
Establishes a free course of instruction for the parent, guardian, or designee of a child enrolled in a driver education program.
In Concurrence Y
June 22, 2017 S950 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES -- EXPIRATION DATES
Grants the department of motor vehicles administrator the ability to extend expiration dates under certain circumstances that prevent the proper performance of their duties.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S949 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Subjects toll violators of out-of-state tolled projects to license and registration denial under certain circumstances
REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES Y
June 22, 2017 S807 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Amends the composition of the Rhode Island emergency management advisory council.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S798 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN
Clarifies that the jurisdiction for violations of §11-9-1.5 ("electronically disseminating indecent material to minors prohibited") is vested in the superior court.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S792 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
Requires at least one precinct count unit and one voting booth per one hundred seventy-five (175) qualified electors in the district, be prepared and delivered by the board of elections to each voting district.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S711 AN ACT RELATING TO PROBATE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - LIMITED GUARDIANSHIP AND GUARDIANSHIP OF ADULTS
Provides persons under limited guardianship, guardianship conservatorship with rights designed to protect them from mental, physical and financial abuse by guardians and conservators retroactively and prospectively.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S595 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS - ADOPTION OF CHILDREN
Allows the family court, after finding by clear and convincing evidence that a child was conceived as a result of sexual assault, to terminate the parental rights of the father including the right to notice for subsequent adoption proceedings.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S388 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE
Imposes a penalty of $300 per month up to an aggregate total of $2,000 upon financial institutions failing to promptly record foreclosure deeds and pay outstanding taxes. Most holders of a private mortgage would be exempt from the penalty requirements.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S277 JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF LEGALIZING MARIJUANA
Creates a 15 member commission to review and make recommendations on the effects of legalizing marijuana, and who would report back to the General Assembly by March 1, 2018, and expire on July 1, 2018.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S226 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES - ROAD TEST LICENSE APPLICANTS
Allows driver's license applicants with limited English proficiency (LEP) to be accompanied by an interpreter, at their own expense and choosing, during their road test. This interpreter shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S71 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - GENERAL POWERS
Requires that cities and towns comply with certain procedures when prosecuting defendants such as the right to counsel, and would amend the penalties imposed for ordinance violations.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S956 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION
Exempts from sales and use taxes specialized packaging equipment such as kegs for alcoholic beverages.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S739 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX
Provides for a voluntary deduction from any refund from the Rhode Island personal income tax for a contribution to the substance use and mental health leadership council of RI.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S575 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - REAL ESTATE EXEMPTION
Updates the definition of visually impaired persons to conform to the federal standard based upon medical advances and to assure a uniform application by all municipalities in granting the exemption.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S571 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' RETIREMENT BENEFITS
Increases the monthly minimum benefits of spouses and domestic partners of retired teachers.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S570 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- TAXATION OF FARM, FOREST, AND OPEN SPACE LAND
Exempts no more than twenty percent (20%) of the total land acreage previously classified as farm, forest or open space land from land use change tax if the change is for purposes of a commercial renewable energy system.
FARM, FOREST, AND OPEN LAND Y
June 22, 2017 S469 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE - STATE BUDGET- CITIZENS' BUDGET REPORT
Requires the state budget office to produce a citizens' guide to the state budget, to be known as the "citizens' budget report," that is easily readable and understandable by the general public.
CITIZENS' BUDGET REPORT Y
June 22, 2017 S115 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - PUBLIC TRANSIT - BUS PASSES
Requires that five million dollars ($5,000,000) be appropriated to the Rhode Island public transit authority between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2019.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S41 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION--TOWN OF FOSTER
Authorizes the town of Foster to provide tax credits to the elderly and disabled.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S888 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ELECTRONIC WASTE PREVENTION, REUSE AND RECYCLING ACT
Amends the electronic waste preventions, reuse and recycling act.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S880 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - NET METERING
Includes the benefit to customers in the PUC's study of the distribution charge.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S783 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE ACT
Amends reinsurance credit statute to conform with NAIC model/surplus lines statute for taxation of fees/protected cell statute as to business transfer with insolvency protection/insurance premium tax statute defining qualifying jobs.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S782 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - FOREIGN INSURANCE COMPANIES
Eliminates continuing education board (CEB) service of process by certified mail and prohibits claim negotiation with unlicensed public adjusters from excluding coverage to volunteer drivers.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S729 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- BLOCK ISLAND UTILITY DISTRICT ACT OF 2017
Creates the Block Island utility district to provide utility products and services to the town of New Shoreham.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S551 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Expands use of public utilities reserve fund to state court appeals to and regulatory matters before federal agencies and increase amount chargeable to public utility to $750,000 but not more than $250,000 for administrator’s representation of state.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S432 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- UNFAIR COMPETITION AND PRACTICES
Prohibits domestic insurance companies from any distinction or discrimination against individuals in a domestic partner relationship regarding policies issued or renewed in this state.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S97 AN ACT RELATING TO WEIGHTS AND MEASURES - PRODUCE SCALES IN MARKETS
Requires sealers of weights and measures appointed by the cities and towns to receive the same fees as charged by state sealers who perform the same inspecting/testing services.
Passage Y
June 22, 2017 S231 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - EMERGENCY POLICE POWER
Amends the provisions regarding emergency police powers to clarify that higher learning institutions with special police officers are authorized to enter into mutual aid agreements for the purpose of providing emergency assistance.
Passage Y
June 21, 2017 H5656 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES - PROVIDENCE
Enables the city of Providence's board of licenses to approve the liquor license applications for a business at 100-102 Hope Street (Assessor's plat 16, lot 263), located within two hundred feet (200') of a church.
Passage Y
June 21, 2017 H5348 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Provides that the department of business regulation administer alcoholic server training programs rather than the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 21, 2017 S951 JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATION COMMISSION TO STUDY VETERAN AND MILITARY SPOUSE EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Creates a 13 member commission to study of veteran and military spouse education and employment opportunities, and who would report to the General Assembly by April 30, 2018, and expire on July 30, 2018.
Passage Y
June 21, 2017 S541 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE - RHODE ISLAND VETERANS' HOME - ADVISORY COUNCIL
Reduces the number of advisory council members from twenty-seven (27) to fifteen (15) and eliminates the duty of the advisory council to advise the administrator of the veterans' home.
Passage Y
June 21, 2017 S540 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- GOLD STAR FAMILIES
Creates and expands eligibility for a special license plate for Gold Star Families.
Passage Y
June 21, 2017 S350 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - PAYMENT OF WAGES
Prohibits employers from making deductions from an employee's wages except for those deductions authorized or required by law, or as expressly authorized in writing by the employee.
PAYMENT OF WAGES Y
June 21, 2017 S928 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- DOGS
Requires that the sheltering and nourishment of dogs conform to the industry standards established by the Tufts Animal Care and Conditions Scale regarding outside sheltering, proper nourishment, sanitary conditions, and physical condition.
DOGS Y
June 21, 2017 S406 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- DIVORCE AND SEPARATION
Allows family court to take individual's incarceration into consideration in motion to modify child support order by providing that incarceration is not "voluntary unemployment."
CHILD SUPPORT Y
June 21, 2017 S395 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Provides for a proration of the homestead exemption in cases where title to property passes from those not entitled to claim an exemption to those who are entitled.
Passage Y
June 21, 2017 S349 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - ANIMAL CARE
Imposes on breeders requirements already in place on other pet custodial agencies.
ANIMAL CARE Y
June 21, 2017 S945 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Authorizes the city council of Pawtucket to exempt from taxation, to the extent it may from time to time determine, the real and personal property of The Samaritans, Inc., located at 67 Park Place in Pawtucket, a RI §501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
Passage Y
June 21, 2017 S944 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - CITY OF PAWTUCKET -- NEIL J. HOUSTON, JR. RESIDENTIAL RE-ENTRY CENTER
Authorizes the city of Pawtucket to exempt from taxation the real and personal property of the Neil J. Houston, Jr. Residential Re-entry Center.
Passage Y
June 21, 2017 S21 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CARDIAC ARREST PREVENTION IN SCHOOL SPORTS
Addresses the potential for sudden cardiac arrest among student athletes by raising awareness of the symptoms ad requiring medical evaluations.
Passage Y
June 21, 2017 S168 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS
Requires a real estate broker to release customer or client funds in an escrow account as instructed by the parties to a failed real estate transaction, within ten (10) days of receipt of a written release.
Passage Y
June 21, 2017 S96 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS
Defines the term an "opinion of value" to be an analysis, opinion, of conclusion prepared by a real estate broker pertaining to the price of property.
Passage Y
June 20, 2017 S657 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- GENERAL POWERS -- WARREN MUNICIPAL HOUSING COURT
Authorizes the town council of the town of Warren to create a municipal housing court and defines that court's jurisdiction.
Passage Y
June 20, 2017 S610 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Amends the definition of "domestic abuse" to include acts by a person who knowingly/willfully encourages/aids/coerces any minor child to engage in commercial sex acts and allows a parent or legal custodian to seek a protective order on behalf of a minor.
Passage Y
June 20, 2017 S946 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF LINCOLN TO ISSUE BONDS AND NOTES IN AN AMOUNT NOT EXCEEDING $60,000,000 TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, REHABILITATION, REPAIR, IMPROVEMENTS, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF AND/OR ADDITIONS TO LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL AND SCHOOL FACILITIES IN THE TOWN
Allows the town of Lincoln to issue $60,000,000 in bonds for school construction and renovation, subject to voter approval.
Passage Y
June 20, 2017 S638 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - STATE DEPARTMENTS' COOPERATION
Facilitates the sharing of information between the treasury, state retirement system, division of taxation, and the department of labor and training concerning unclaimed property, taxation collection, and pension benefit monitoring.
STATE DEPARTMENTS' COOPERATION Y
June 20, 2017 S462 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - TUITION FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY
Grants instate tuition status at state operated schools to active duty and reserve members stationed in Rhode Island.
Passage Y
June 20, 2017 S458 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT
Requires that an information technology project manager be assigned for all requests for proposals for information technology projects.
Passage Y
June 20, 2017 S448 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES--LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION
Exempts gross receipts from the sale of seeds and plants used to grow food and food products from sales and use taxes. The act would specifically exclude from the definition marijuana seeds or plants.
Passage Y
June 20, 2017 S133 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX
Allows unused tax credits previously issued under the Historic Homeownership Assistance Act to be carried forward for tax year 2017 and thereafter.
Passage Y
June 20, 2017 S122 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE
Eliminates the September 2017 termination date of the child care assistance program.
Passage Y
June 20, 2017 S937 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS
Streamlines the procedure for the approval of mergers of nonprofit hospitals.
Passage as Amended Y
June 20, 2017 S937 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS
Streamlines the procedure for the approval of mergers of nonprofit hospitals.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 20, 2017 S492 AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- MENTAL HEALTH LAW
Authorizes a licensed psychiatric/mental health nurse clinical specialist to attest a patient's condition/need for treatment, submit documents to court, testify in court when the patient is receiving treatment at a licensed community mental health center.
Passage Y
June 20, 2017 S327 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- LICENSE OF NATUROPATHY ACT OF 2017
Establishes procedures for the licensing of naturopathic physicians, and defines the practice of naturopathic medicine.
Passage Y
June 20, 2017 S153 AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- SELF-INSURANCE OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY AGENCIES
Authorizes operators of developmental disability agencies acting as a group acting as a group, to self-insure health care costs for employees, retirees and other beneficiaries, and allows a qualified third-party administrator to administer said program.
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY Y
June 15, 2017 H6000 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- CREDIT UNIONS
Transfers the expulsion power of members to credit union management from the board of directors, provides written notice to the member of expulsion, and establishes a ten (10) business day appeal procedure to the board of directors.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 15, 2017 H5620 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES
Provides for the registration and oversight of appraisal management companies operating in this state.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 15, 2017 S539 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES
Makes driving under the influence with any child under thirteen (13) years of age in the vehicle a felony punishable by up to five (5) years imprisonment, a five thousand dollar ($5,000) fine, and a loss of license of up to two (2) years.
Passage Y
June 15, 2017 S742 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
Modernizes the definition of physical therapy, the right to use the title of physical therapist and includes practice beyond the scope of physical therapy as a grounds for discipline.
Passage Y
June 15, 2017 S237 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS-CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS - PAROLE
Provides that prisoners who were sentenced as adults for offenses committed prior to age eighteen would be eligible for parole after fifteen years.
Passage N
June 14, 2017 S932 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS -- 38 STUDIOS, LLC
Provides for the release of certain records pertaining to the investigation of 38 Studios, LLC.
Passage Y
June 14, 2017 S835 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - FRAUD AND FALSE DEALING
Criminalize residential mortgage fraud and extend the statute of limitations for certain offenses.
Passage Y
June 14, 2017 S614 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN
Requires all CASA (court-appointed special advocate) volunteers to first pass DCYF clearance as well as a national criminal background check before qualifying for appointment by the court.
Passage Y
June 14, 2017 S282 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - THE HEALTHY PREGNANCIES FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN ACT
Prohibits the use of restraints on pregnant prisoners during transport to and from court proceedings by sheriffs and/or incarceration at the ACI with annual reports to the general assembly effective January 1, 2018.
Passage Y
June 14, 2017 S73 AN ACT RELATING CRIMINAL OFFENSES - UNIFORM ACT ON THE PREVENTION OF AND REMEDIES FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Creates the "Uniform Act on the Prevention and Remedies for Human Trafficking" which would establish penalties and remedies for human trafficking.
Passage as Amended Y
June 14, 2017 S73 AN ACT RELATING CRIMINAL OFFENSES - UNIFORM ACT ON THE PREVENTION OF AND REMEDIES FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Creates the "Uniform Act on the Prevention and Remedies for Human Trafficking" which would establish penalties and remedies for human trafficking.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 14, 2017 S481 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- SUBDIVISION OF LAND
Shortens the time periods related to certifications, decision-making and recordings of decisions for major land development and major subdivision master and preliminary plans.
Passage Y
June 14, 2017 S479 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - STATE BUILDING CODE
Expands the state building code standards committee by two members, to be appointed by the Rhode Island builders association.
Passage Y
June 14, 2017 S831 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE -- THE MARKET STABILITY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT
Adopts the Health Insurance Market Stabilization and Consumer Protection Act of 2017.
Passage N
June 14, 2017 S887 SENATE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE RHODE ISLAND WATER RESOURCES BOARD AND WATER SUPPLY
Creates a 15 member "Commission to Study the Rhode Island Water Resources Board" whose purpose it is to review all functions and operations of the Water Resources Board, and who would report back by January 3, 2018, and expire on March 3, 2018.
Passage Y
June 14, 2017 S785 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT--MARINE FISHERIES
Creates division of marine fisheries within DEM to manage saltwater fish and plant harvesting.
Passage Y
June 14, 2017 S784 AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE -- WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS
Replaces language referencing DEM park police and conservation police with environmental police officers.
Passage Y
June 14, 2017 S637 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS
Amends electric distribution companies authority to charge interconnecting renewable energy customers for certain modifications and places timetables on interconnection work.
Passage Y
June 14, 2017 S560 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION-RHODE ISLAND UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT
Amends the Rhode Island Underground Storage Tank Financial Responsibility Act to streamline fund processes and clarify language within the law.
Passage Y
June 14, 2017 S439 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ALL STUDENTS COUNT ACT
Creates the "All Students Count Act" and requires the dept. of elementary and secondary education to use separate collection categories/tabulations for specified Asian ethnic groups in every demographic report on ancestry or ethnic origins of residents.
Passage Y
June 13, 2017 S716 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - BENEFITS
Increases the maximum weekly unemployment benefit rate to the higher of fifty-seven and one-half percent (57.5%) of the average weekly wages paid to workers in the prior calendar year or six hundred sixteen dollars ($616) per week.
Passage Y
June 13, 2017 S675 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - BENEFITS
Amends our worksharing law by allowing employers more flexibility in the reduction of work hours among its employees and by allowing more leeway on the start date of an adopted worksharing plan.
Passage Y
June 13, 2017 S674 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS' ARBITRATION
Allows the bargaining agent for the correctional officers and the state authority to extend, by agreement in writing, the thirty (30) day period to reach an agreement on a contract, before submitting unresolved issues to arbitration.
Passage R
June 13, 2017 S513 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - ELECTRICIANS
Includes within the licensing and certification process required by the board of electricians the maintenance of certain electrical components.
Passage Y
June 13, 2017 S512 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS RESIDENCY
Prohibits municipal charters and ordinances from requiring that their police officers and firefighters reside within the state of Rhode Island.
Passage Y
June 13, 2017 S194 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - BARBERS AND HAIRDRESSERS
Reduces the number of hours of instruction required to obtain a hairdresser's and cosmetician's license from fifteen hundred (1,500) to twelve hundred (1,200) hours.
Passage Y
June 13, 2017 S805 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
More than one ounce of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl as a controlled substance illegal to possess, manufacture, sell or deliver.
Passage Y
June 13, 2017 S704 AN ACT ENABLING THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF BURRILLVILLE TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PROPERTY FROM TAXATION
Reduces to three (3) years the residency requirement for the town of Burrillville's partial real estate tax exemption for the elderly.
Passage Y
June 13, 2017 S566 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION
Allows for compensation for a minor who witnesses a homicide or incident of domestic violence from the crime victims compensation program.
Passage Y
June 13, 2017 S552 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS
Removes the sixty (60) day excavation completion requirement for work near public utilities and would require accidents to be reported to 911.
Passage Y
June 08, 2017 S584 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - PAYMENT OF WAGES
Eliminates repealed statute references and creates a mechanism for workers to enforce their existing right to continuation of medical benefits, reinstatement after returning from being a temporary caregiver and Sunday pay wage laws.
Passage Y
June 08, 2017 S286 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- ORGAN DONORS' LEAVE
Provides up to thirty (30) paid days in a calendar year to serve as an organ donor for state and municipal employees.
Passage Y
June 08, 2017 S821 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- COVERAGE FOR INFERTILITY
Mandates insurance coverage for medically necessary expenses for standard fertility preservation services when a medical treatment may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility.
Passage Y
June 08, 2017 S643 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Requires all hospitals and freestanding ambulatory surgical facilities to adopt policies to use a smoke evacuation system for surgical procedures that generate surgical smoke.
Passage Y
June 08, 2017 S446 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY ACT
Amends the definitions of "smoking" and "retail tobacco store" to include electronic smoking devices, electronic nicotine delivery system products and other products that rely on vaporization or aerosolization.
Passage as Amended Y
June 08, 2017 S446 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY ACT
Amends the definitions of "smoking" and "retail tobacco store" to include electronic smoking devices, electronic nicotine delivery system products and other products that rely on vaporization or aerosolization.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 08, 2017 S437 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Provides that the department of education would develop a funding formula for school districts sending students to career and technical programs outside the district.
Passage Y
June 07, 2017 S515 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS
Names the roundabout at the intersection of Division Road and New England Tech Boulevard in East Greenwich the "Michael B. Isaacs Roundabout".
Passage Y
June 07, 2017 S812 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Includes fentanyl analogs and synthetic opioids into Schedule I and Schedule II of the list of uniform controlled substances.
Passage Y
June 07, 2017 S692 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - AUTOMATED TRAFFIC VIOLATION MONITORING SYSTEMS
Increases the amount of time, from fourteen (14) days to twenty-eight (28) days, for a summons to issue solely based on evidence obtained by use of an automated traffic-violation-detection system.
Passage Y
June 07, 2017 S790 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES & CARRIERS - RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY
Authorizes RIPTA to provide an open-door service to all passengers to and from Rhode Island to locations within five (5) miles of the Rhode Island boarder into Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Passage Y
June 07, 2017 S163 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- THE KENT COUNTY WATER DISTRICT
Adds two members to the board of the Kent County Water Authority.
Passage as Amended Y
June 07, 2017 S163 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- THE KENT COUNTY WATER DISTRICT
Adds two members to the board of the Kent County Water Authority.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 07, 2017 S863 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - HEALTH CARE ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE ACT
Requires health care facilities to report to the department of health the use of non-Rhode Island licensed nurses.
Passage Y
June 07, 2017 S648 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - HEALTH CARE FACILITIES STAFFING
Broadens definition of "employee" to include assistants/technologists providing direct medical care to patients and allows union/association to file appeal to personnel appeal board.
Passage Y
June 07, 2017 S486 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Determine reimbursement rates for medical records copies from health care providers including those that utilize an electronic health records system.
Passage Y
June 07, 2017 S270 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER
Establishes aging/disability resource center within division of elderly affairs as part of long-term care system for elderly/disabled persons/family caregivers/providers and makes annual appropriation in the sum of $1,000,000 to establish the center.
Passage Y
June 07, 2017 S555 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES
Establishes a free course of instruction for the parent, guardian, or designee of a child enrolled in a driver education program effective upon approval of an online version of the course by the board of education but no sooner than January 1, 2018.
Passage N
June 07, 2017 S200 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION OF PUPILS - BUS TRANSPORTATION
Permits school committees to fulfill the student transportation obligations by using "pupil transportation vehicles" as defined in section 31-22.1-1.
Passage Y
June 06, 2017 S843 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- TAX SALES
Provides that if the Rhode Island housing and mortgage finance corporation is a tax title purchaser, it shall not be liable for violations in connection with the tax title property, prior to the expiration of five (5) years from the date of the tax sale.
Passage Y
June 06, 2017 S613 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS
Provides that those seeking review of a post-conviction relief final judgment must file their petition for writ of certiorari within sixty days from the date of final judgment.
Passage Y
June 06, 2017 S612 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY
Adds the Rhode Island traffic tribunal to the list of courts afforded the ability to dismiss cases for lack of prosecution.
Passage Y
June 06, 2017 S608 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
Requires local law enforcement to share information with local school departments for the purposes of notifying parents of students whose bus stop is within 1000 feet of the residence of level 3 sex offender.
Passage Y
June 06, 2017 S597 AN ACT RELATING TO PROBATE PRACTICE - LIMITED GUARDIANSHIP AND GUARDIANSHIP OF ADULTS
Increases the guardianship ad litem maximum fee from $400 to $800 in guardian/limited guardianship proceedings.
Passage Y
June 06, 2017 S407 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE RHODE ISLAND PATIENT SAFETY ACT OF 2008
Amends the definition of "Patient safety work product" to conform with the federal "Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005".
Passage as Amended Y
June 06, 2017 S407 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE RHODE ISLAND PATIENT SAFETY ACT OF 2008
Amends the definition of "Patient safety work product" to conform with the federal "Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005".
Approval of Amendment Y
June 06, 2017 S230 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ASSAULTS
Makes assault and battery upon delivery persons a felony and mandates a maximum sentence of imprisonment of 3 years. Persons convicted of such an assault and battery while using a dangerous weapon, the minimum sentence is imprisonment for 5 years.
Passage Y
June 06, 2017 S178 AN ACT RELATING TO DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN -- PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY COURT
Repeals §14-1-60 regarding placement for costs and expenses for certain complaints filed in family court, and chapter 4 of title 14, which establishes the O'Rourke Children's Center.
Passage Y
June 06, 2017 S177 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS - ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS
Excludes preliminary drafts, notes, impressions, memoranda, working papers and work products involving research at state institutions of higher learning from the definition of a public record.
Passage Y
June 06, 2017 S911 AN ACT RELATING TO THE BURRILLVILLE LAND TRUST
Increases the tax exemption for real property held by the Burrillville Land Trust to two million dollars ($2,000,000).
Passage Y
June 06, 2017 S808 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
Defines the terms "conduit" and "earmarked" for purposes of reporting campaign contributions and eliminates the aggregate contribution limits and adds a prohibition of earmarked funds.
Passage Y
June 06, 2017 S392 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - DISTRICT COURT
Empowers certain municipal housing courts to order a building into receivership pursuant to the provisions of chapter 44 of title 34, "abandoned property."
Passage Y
June 01, 2017 S803 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Makes a technical correction to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
SUPPORT ACT Y
June 01, 2017 S762 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- GENERAL POWERS
Authorizes the Middletown Municipal Court to impose fines not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000).
GENERAL POWERS Y
June 01, 2017 S611 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS -- COURT ADMINISTRATION
Limits the judiciary's publicly available list of delinquent persons to the 100 delinquent persons owing the largest amount of court imposed or court related fees, and other monetary obligations which have been unpaid for a period in excess of 90 days.
COURTS - COURT ADMINISTRATION Y
June 01, 2017 S341 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - ANIMAL CARE
Requires that municipal animal control officers be certified by the National Care & Control Association.
ANIMAL CARE Y
June 01, 2017 S266 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CASELOAD ESTIMATING CONFERENCES
Requires the participation and input of the EOHHS, DHS, DCYF and BDHDDH in medical assistance and public assistance caseload estimating conferences and the generation of monthly data to the members of the caseload estimating conference.
PUBLIC FINANCE Y
June 01, 2017 S885 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND CERTIFICATION STANDARDS BOARD
Creates a reporting requirement for the commissioners of education and the council on elementary and secondary education concerning teacher training and the effect of new regulations.
STANDARDS BOARD Y
June 01, 2017 S883 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE RHODE ISLAND CHILDREN'S CRUSADE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
Establishes the college crusade of Rhode Island, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered with the Rhode Island secretary of state, as the entity that will administer and operate all program services and manage scholarship resources.
FOR HIGHER EDUCATION Y
June 01, 2017 S554 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Requires accreditation by a Regional Accrediting Agency recognized by the United States Department of Education for distance learning institutions to transact business or grant degrees in Rhode Island.
PRIVATE SCHOOLS Y
June 01, 2017 S104 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SOCIAL SERVICES
Defines and declares the purpose of child opportunity zones and would provide for annual reporting from the commissioner of elementary and secondary education to the general assembly on each zone.
SOCIAL SERVICES Y
June 01, 2017 S788 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LONG-TERM CARE COORDINATING COUNCIL
Amends the membership of the long-term care coordinating council from forty-one (41) members to thirty-three (33) members.
Passage as Amended Y
June 01, 2017 S788 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LONG-TERM CARE COORDINATING COUNCIL
Amends the membership of the long-term care coordinating council from forty-one (41) members to thirty-three (33) members.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 01, 2017 S577 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH CARE FACILITIES - LICENSING
Amends the definition of health care facility to allow a hospital or an affiliate of a hospital to own and operate ambulatory-care facilities.
Passage as Amended Y
June 01, 2017 S577 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH CARE FACILITIES - LICENSING
Amends the definition of health care facility to allow a hospital or an affiliate of a hospital to own and operate ambulatory-care facilities.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 31, 2017 S850 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE I-195 REDEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2011
Requires the I-195 commission to conduct training for new commission members which would include training in ethics. It makes the commission subject to the open meetings acts, the access to public records acts and their exemptions.
THE I-195 REDEVELOPMENT ACT Y
May 31, 2017 S802 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
Requires that election supplies furnished by the board of elections would be delivered to or picked up by the proper officer as determined by the board no later than twelve o'clock p.m. (12:00 p.m.) on the day before the election.
EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES Y
May 31, 2017 S794 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
Gives local boards discretion to designate times and places where optical scan voting equipment and sample ballots are exhibited for instructional purposes.
EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES Y
May 31, 2017 S793 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Allows a person appointed as a primary official to be an employee of the United States, of this state, or of any city or town of this state.
PRIMARY ELECTIONS Y
May 31, 2017 S661 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - IDENTIFICATION AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS
Provides that any applicant for employment or volunteer activity of a religious organization, undergo a national background check at the request of said religious organization, as a condition of employment.
APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS Y
May 31, 2017 S605 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- SUPERIOR COURT
Allows those individuals with prior convictions for possession with intent to deliver or crimes of violence, to be eligible for the drug court program in Superior Court.
COURTS - SUPERIOR COURT Y
May 31, 2017 S603 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES
Requires that matters adjudicated under the Automated School-Zone-Speed-Enforcement System Act of 2016 be done in accordance with rules promulgated by the Chief Magistrate of the Traffic Tribunal.
MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES Y
May 31, 2017 S384 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY
Eliminates rent abatement as a penalty in case where a non-resident landlord does not designate an agent for service of process.
PROPERTY Y
May 31, 2017 S275 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
Requires infants and toddlers under two (2) years of age or weighing less than thirty pounds (30 lbs.) be retrained in rear-facing car seats.
CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS Y
May 31, 2017 S894 AN ACT RELATING TO THE TOWN OF WEST WARWICK - RATIFICATION OF CHARTER AMENDMENTS
Validates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of West Warwick, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of West Warwick on May 19, 2016.
OF CHARTER AMENDMENTS Y
May 31, 2017 S273 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES
Places time requirements on the implementation of projects authorized by the state traffic commission excluding geometric improvements, roundabouts and new signals.
MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES Y
May 31, 2017 S884 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - ESTABLISHMENT OF PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS
Provides that a charter public school that operates or will operate elementary school grades, middle school grades or high school grades shall be considered a network charter school notwithstanding the facility or the administration of the school.
PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS N
May 31, 2017 S306 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM
Requires the department of elementary and secondary education to consider incorporating substance abuse education and suicide prevention into the health education curriculum.
CURRICULUM Y
May 31, 2017 S101 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS
Establishes a process by which a virtual education plan may be established and used by school districts during inclement weather which would count as a school day, provided that the plan is approved by the council on elementary and secondary education.
COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS Y
May 31, 2017 S22 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Requires the assessment to examine the status of each school building's safety be completed by November 1 of the year mandated.
HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS Y
May 30, 2017 S740 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- INSPECTIONS OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Makes changes to the licensing procedures for health care facilities.
HEALTH CARE FACILITIES Y
May 30, 2017 S578 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Prohibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member.
INSURANCE POLICIES N
May 30, 2017 S545 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
Repeals the law which provides enhanced penalties of a fine of not more than $250/ imprisonment for not more than 6 months for disclosure of health care information with respect to an individual diagnosis and treatment of a sexually transmitted disease.
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES Y
May 30, 2017 S544 AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BEHAVIOR HEALTH
Increases membership of council from 26 to 31 voting members with amendments to reflect current names of state depts./divisions/agencies listed in statute.
GOV. COUNCIL ON BEHAVIOR HEALTH Y
May 30, 2017 S502 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - NURSING FACILITIES BED CAPACITY MORATORIUM
Establishes limited conditions that must be satisfied to permit an increase in the bed capacity of existing nursing facilities, despite the moratorium on expansion.
CAPACITY MORATORIUM Y
May 30, 2017 S500 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - PSYCHOLOGISTS
Increases psychology board from 5 to 7 members and allows delegations of disciplinary hearings to a hearing officer.
PSYCHOLOGISTS Y
May 30, 2017 S499 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - REGISTRATION OF NURSING ASSISTANTS
Allows for a nurse to delegate tasks to nursing assistants and authorizes the department of health to promulgate regulations that delineate delegable tasks.
Passage as Amended Y
May 30, 2017 S499 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - REGISTRATION OF NURSING ASSISTANTS
Allows for a nurse to delegate tasks to nursing assistants and authorizes the department of health to promulgate regulations that delineate delegable tasks.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 30, 2017 S493 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Requires health care professionals upon issuance of initial opioid prescription to discuss with patient/parent/guardian risk of developing dependence/addiction/potential of overdose/death/adverse risks of concurrent use of alcohol/other psychoactive drugs
UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ACT Y
May 30, 2017 S490 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE
Provides insurance for infertility regardless of marital status and also increases the maximum treatment age from 40 years to 42 years. Also redefines the term "infertility" to mean a woman who is unable to sustain a pregnancy during a period of 1 year.
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE Y
May 30, 2017 S325 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- LONG-TERM MANAGED CARE ARRANGEMENTS
Requires managed care organizations to consult with the EOHHS to develop incentives for nursing facilities that demonstrate lower direct care staff turnover.
CARE ARRANGEMENTS Y
May 30, 2017 S146 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Adds two (2) requirements that a hospital provide to a prospective patient, the requested cost estimate of their requested anticipated hospital services within five (5) business days of request and the cost of any facility fee.
HEALTH CARE FACILITIES Y
May 30, 2017 S890 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - BRISTOL VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS TAX RELIEF
Enables the town of Bristol to provide tax relief to volunteer firefighters based upon certain qualifying criteria.
FIREFIGHTERS TAX RELIEF Y
May 30, 2017 S889 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION--TOWN OF WARREN
Increases various property tax exemptions available in the town of Warren.
TOWN OF WARREN Y
May 25, 2017 S398 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- APPOINTMENTS COMMISSIONS
Changes the responsibility of making appointments to certain advisory and exchange commissions from the lieutenant governor to the senate president.
APPOINTMENTS COMMISSIONS Y
May 24, 2017 S905 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY - PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS
Renames the College of Pharmacy building on Greenhouse Road at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, as "Paramaz Avedisian '54 Hall."
THE "PARAMAZ AVEDISIAN '54 HALL" Y
May 24, 2017 S901 JOINT RESOLUTION AMENDING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON DEFENSE ECONOMY PLANNING
Amends the membership of the special legislative commission on defense economy planning by increasing the number of members from twenty-five (25) to twenty-six (26) by adding the Director of Veteran's Affairs, or designee.
ON DEFENSE ECONOMY PLANNING Y
May 18, 2017 S777 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS REQUIRED
Requires an automated external defibrillator (AED) and qualified person to administer an AED at all public places capable of holding three hundred (300) people or more.
Passage Y
May 18, 2017 S442 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION - THE CLIMATE CHANGE COASTAL ADAPTATION TRUST FUND
Establishes the RI coastal adaptation trust fund which would enable cities and towns and the state to apply for grants to fund projects that invest in measures that adapt infrastructure on public lands to address the impacts of climate change.
Passage N
May 17, 2017 S816 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- VETERANS' AFFAIRS
Provides for changes to the veterans' services strategic plan advisory committee to provide coordination of state, federal, and private veterans' services.
Passage Y
May 17, 2017 S538 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Adds the class of combination vehicles to the list of vehicles eligible for New England Patriots Charitable Foundation registration plates.
Passage Y
May 17, 2017 S363 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES--GASPEE DAY COMMITTEE
Creates a special fundraising license plate for the Gaspee Days committee.
Passage Y
May 17, 2017 S506 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Requires children who seek a special limited work permit to successfully complete a worker rights' training program established and funded by the department of labor and training.
Passage Y
May 17, 2017 S288 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - FIREFIGHTERS' ARBITRATION
Allows unionized firefighters to enter into an agreement which continues all contractual provisions contained in an expiring contract until a successor agreement has been reached.
Passage Y
May 17, 2017 S192 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- PAYMENT OF WAGES
Establishes a procedure for employees to secure liens against employers for unpaid wages. Contested claims would be decided by the Superior Court.
Passage Y
May 17, 2017 S733 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PESTICIDE CONTROL
Creates an exception to the registration requirements and registration fees for minor use pesticides.
Passage Y
May 17, 2017 S203 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Places oversight of freshwater lakes, streams, and ponds in the fish and wildlife division of the department of environmental management.
Passage Y
May 11, 2017 S202 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT - DOCK SAFETY
Requires DEM to issue regulations requiring any dock or pier longer than twenty feet (20') and located on a freshwater lake or pond to be equipped with reflective material such that it can be seen by watercraft operators.
Passage Y
May 11, 2017 S112 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- RENEWABLE ENERGY GROWTH PROGRAM
Expands the renewable energy growth program for an additional ten (10) years after the fifth program year, with an annual target of forty (40) nameplate megawatts for each year of the ten (10) year period.
Passage N
May 11, 2017 S633 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CIVIC EDUCATION COMMISSION
Alters the membership, reporting protocol, and meeting requirements of the civic education commission.
Passage Y
May 11, 2017 S106 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM
Requires the department of education to consider incorporating media literacy education in the basic education program.
Passage Y
May 10, 2017 S791 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF WARREN
Ratifies and validates the amendments to the Warren Home Rule Charter which were approved by the electors of the town of Warren at the polls on November 8, 2016.
Passage Y
May 10, 2017 S543 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY REGISTRATION ACT
Provides for the registration and oversight of appraisal management companies operating in this state.
Passage Y
May 10, 2017 S543 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY REGISTRATION ACT
Provides for the registration and oversight of appraisal management companies operating in this state.
Passage Reconsider Y
May 10, 2017 S299 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS
Removes the exception to qualification for a broker's license previously granted those with a baccalaureate in real estate.
Passage Y
May 09, 2017 S333 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - RHODE ISLAND DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEE ACT
Amends several sections of the general laws pertaining to the calculation of impact fees by municipalities in the state by requiring that needs assessments of the fees be conducted every 5 years with certain exceptions.
Passage Y
May 04, 2017 S383 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS - VISITATION RIGHTS
Establishes guidelines for the family court to use to decide petitions for visitation by grandparents based on a best interest of the grandchild standard.
Passage Y
May 04, 2017 S768 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - GENERAL POWERS
Allows the city council of Warwick to confer upon its municipal court the jurisdiction to apply the provisions of chapter 44 of title 34 regarding abandoned property.
Passage Y
May 04, 2017 S761 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS
Exempts fire districts and entities with no tax or policy making authority from certain posting requirements of open meetings act.
Passage Y
May 04, 2017 S673 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- STATE CRIME LABORATORY
Changes the director and other positions at the state crime laboratory from board of governors' appointments to employees of the council on postsecondary education.
Passage Y
May 04, 2017 S381 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS
Excludes weekends and state holidays from the calculation of the forty-eight (48) hour public notice requirement, and requires all public bodies to keep minutes of open meetings and file their minutes with the secretary of state.
Passage Y
May 04, 2017 S753 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF COVENTRY
Validates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Coventry, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Coventry on November 8, 2016.
Passage Y
May 04, 2017 S749 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- DIVISION OF FIRE SAFETY
Bars adjusters and contractors from premises under investigation by the fire marshal until premises are released, and provides penalties for violation.
Passage Y
May 04, 2017 S218 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Increases from three (3) to six (6) years the interval of time within which a city or town must conduct an update of its last real property revaluation.
Passage Y
May 04, 2017 S108 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RESILIENT RHODE ISLAND ACT OF 2014 - CLIMATE CHANGE COORDINATING COUNCIL
Directs the climate change coordinating council to study a carbon pricing program.
Passage as Amended Y
May 04, 2017 S108 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RESILIENT RHODE ISLAND ACT OF 2014 - CLIMATE CHANGE COORDINATING COUNCIL
Directs the climate change coordinating council to study a carbon pricing program.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 03, 2017 S542 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION FEES--DISABLED VETERANS
Expands and clarifies what constitutes disability entitling disabled veterans to the waiver of motor vehicle registration fees.
Passage Y
May 03, 2017 S364 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Prohibits individuals from completing alcohol-server training requirements from online or Internet sources.
Passage Y
May 03, 2017 S292 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Provides that the department of business regulation administer alcoholic server training programs rather than the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals.
Passage Y
May 03, 2017 S752 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF WOONSOCKET
Validates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the city of Woonsocket, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the city of Woonsocket on November 8, 2016.
Passage Y
May 03, 2017 S721 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD LIMITS--MIDDLETOWN
Imposes size and weight restrictions on through traffic on Forest Avenue, Middletown.
Passage Y
May 03, 2017 S636 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLATIONS
Increases the administrative penalties that the director of DEM may impose for violations of environmental regulations up to five thousand dollars ($5,000).
Passage Y
May 03, 2017 S563 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Allows a pound or animal shelter to put an animal up for adoption after ten (10) days if it has a tag or after five (5) days if it has no tag.
Passage Y
May 03, 2017 S562 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- STATEWIDE MUNICIPAL SOLAR PERMIT
Requires the Rhode Island office of energy resources, in consultation with the building commission to promulgate rules and regulations to create a statewide solar photovoltaic permit application.
Passage Y
May 03, 2017 S561 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- DOGS
Appoints an animal control officer to the rabies control board.
Passage Y
May 03, 2017 S559 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- VETERINARY PRACTICE
Removes certain restrictions on who can perform routine husbandry procedures on livestock and allows a licensed human medical practitioner to assist a licensed veterinarian.
Passage Y
May 03, 2017 S558 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - QUONSET DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Provides that the Quonset Development Corporation may purchase and obtain water service from any city, town, water district, or other water supply authority.
Passage Y
May 02, 2017 S745 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- RHODE ISLAND PATHWAYS PROJECT
Requires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to conduct a study to assess the impact of using Medicaid funds to provide coverage for the treatment of the chronically homeless.
Passage Y
May 02, 2017 S145 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Requires a health care entity or health plan to issue a decision regarding the credentialing of a health care provider within forty-five (45) calendar days of receiving a complete credentialing application.
Passage Y
May 02, 2017 S700 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS--CREDIT UNIONS
Transfers the expulsion power of members to credit union management from the board of directors, provides written notice to the member of expulsion, and establishes a ten (10) business day appeal procedure to the board of directors.
Passage Y
May 02, 2017 S618 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS - RHODE ISLAND NONPROFIT CORPORATION ACT
Simplifies process for foreign corporations to obtain certificate of authority by producing only certificate of good standing legal assistance from incorporating state or country.
Passage Y
May 02, 2017 S430 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY SERVICES
Allows the town of New Shoreham to establish its own regulatory framework regarding transportation network company services.
Passage Y
May 02, 2017 S198 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - CONDOMINIUM INSURANCE
Requires a condominium association to provide a unit owner, whose unit has sustained insurance covered damages, with a written copy of the insurance company's damage appraisal.
Passage as Amended Y
May 02, 2017 S198 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - CONDOMINIUM INSURANCE
Requires a condominium association to provide a unit owner, whose unit has sustained insurance covered damages, with a written copy of the insurance company's damage appraisal.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 02, 2017 S98 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - SECURITIZATION ACT
Repeals The Public Utility Securitization Act (§§39-1-43 to 60), passed in 1997.
Passage Y
May 02, 2017 S96 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS
Defines the term an "opinion of value" to be an analysis, opinion, of conclusion prepared by a real estate broker pertaining to the price of property.
Passage Y
May 02, 2017 S95 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - RHODE ISLAND REGULATORY REFORM ACT
The office of regulatory reform shall consult with various state agencies and plant-based representatives to facilitate economic growth.
Passage Y
April 27, 2017 S708 AN ACT IN AMENDMENT TO AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WEST GLOCESTER FIRE DISTRICT"
Amends the charter of the West Glocester Fire District.
Passage Y
April 27, 2017 S650 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF FOSTER
Validates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Foster, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Foster on November 8, 2016.
Passage Y
April 27, 2017 S332 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - COMPREHENSIVE DISCHARGE PLANNING
Requires medical treatment facilities to provide discharge plans for patients with nonsubstance abuse related mental health disorders.
Passage Y
April 27, 2017 S331 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES
Authorizes HHS to apply for waivers to assure for housing, healthcare, and mental and behavioral health care services for the homeless.
Passage Y
April 27, 2017 S330 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND HEALTH CARE REFORM ACT OF 2004--HEALTH INSURANCE OVERSIGHT
Requires the health insurance commissioner to make recommendations to the general assembly to ensure compliance with mental health parity provisions required by existing law.
Passage as Amended Y
April 27, 2017 S330 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND HEALTH CARE REFORM ACT OF 2004--HEALTH INSURANCE OVERSIGHT
Requires the health insurance commissioner to make recommendations to the general assembly to ensure compliance with mental health parity provisions required by existing law.
Approval of Amendment Y
April 27, 2017 S329 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Provides that patients with mental health and/or substance-use disorders are presumptively eligible for emergency admission practices, including any appropriate inpatient services.
Passage Y
April 27, 2017 S328 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY ENCOURAGING THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EOHHS) TO EXAMINE CURRENT POLICIES AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN RHODE ISLAND
Passage Y
April 27, 2017 S324 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - HOME-VISITING SYSTEM COMPONENTS
Directs the department of health to obtain an annual estimate of the number of children born to Rhode Island families who face significant risk factors known to impair child development.
Passage Y
April 25, 2017 S585 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES - PROVIDENCE
Enables the city of Providence's board of licenses to approve the liquor license applications for a business at 100-102 Hope Street (Assessor's plat 16, lot 263), located within two hundred feet (200') of a church.
Passage Y
April 25, 2017 S85 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS
Creates a veteran's preference in the issuance of state contracts.
Passage Y
April 25, 2017 S655 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE
Validates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the city of East Providence, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the city of East Providence on November 8, 2016.
Passage Y
April 11, 2017 S175 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MOBILE TELEPHONE USE
Prohibits the use of a non-hands-free personal wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle, except for public safety personnel or in an emergency situation, and would provide for monetary fines for violations.
Passage Y
March 30, 2017 S531 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2017-2018
Passage as Amended Y
March 30, 2017 S531 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2017-2018
Approval of Amendment Y
March 30, 2017 S170 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE GOOD SAMARITAN OVERDOSE PREVENTION AT OF 2016
Adds alcohol and alcohol-related overdoses and possession or transportation of alcohol by an underage person, to the Good Samaritan Act.
Passage Y
March 28, 2017 S373 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Requires that any applicant or holder of a retail license for the sale of alcoholic beverages be required to file a certificate of insurance evidencing liability insurance coverage in certain minimum amounts.
Passage Y
March 28, 2017 S281 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY - JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE REPEALER
Creates joint committee to compile suggestions for repeal of statutes, regulations, and executive orders.
Passage Y
March 28, 2017 S278 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL LAW - PAROLE BOARD
Prospectively limits appointments and reappointments to the parole board to 3 years.
Passage Y
March 28, 2017 S70 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS - PAROLE BOARD
Requires that parole board members appointed by the governor require the advice and consent of the senate.
Passage Y
March 28, 2017 S20 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- BARBERS, HAIRDRESSERS, COSMETICIANS, MANICURISTS AND ESTHETICIANS
Permits grandfathering the licensing of barbers, hairdressers, cosmeticians, manicurists and estheticians on the basis of work experience or work in another state.
Passage Y
March 23, 2017 S257 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation the Artic Playhouse located at 1249 Main Street in West Warwick.
Passage Y
March 15, 2017 S195 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Permits the Providence licensing board to issue a Class C liquor license for premises at 215 Dean Street.
Passage Y
March 15, 2017 S482 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN
Validates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Jamestown, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Jamestown on November 8, 2016.
Passage Y
March 15, 2017 S478 AN ACT RELATING TO THE CUMBERLAND FIRE DISTRICT
Establishes that membership on the Cumberland Fire District Fire Committee constitutes holding a public office and that the elections of the Fire Committee are governed by state election laws.
Passage Y
March 15, 2017 S162 AN ACT RELATING TO THE COVENTRY FIRE DISTRICT
Changes the date of the annual meeting of the Coventry Fire District from the second Tuesday of December to the second Wednesday of November.
Passage Y
March 15, 2017 S243 SENATE RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN RHODE ISLAND AND TAIWAN, ENHANCING BILATERAL RELATIONS, AND SUPPORTING TAIWAN IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
Passage Y
March 09, 2017 S30 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM
Includes a tax sale as a transfer of property ownership that would trigger the past due balances of any PACE assessment.
Passage Y
March 08, 2017 S284 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- CONTRACTORS' BONDS
Prohibits state, general contractors, and construction managers from withholding a retainer of more than five percent (5%) from public works contracts.
Passage N
March 08, 2017 S239 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - ELECTRICIANS - TRADES LICENSING - PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS
Each individual violating law governing electricians, plumbers, and other trades constitutes a separate offense for firms/corporations.
Passage Y
March 08, 2017 S164 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN
Validates and ratify an amendment to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Middletown, which amendment was adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Middletown on November 8, 2016.
Passage Y
March 08, 2017 S161 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH KINGSTOWN
Ratifies and validates the amendment to the South Kingstown Home Rule Charter which was approved by the electors of the town of South Kingstown at the polls on November 8, 2016.
Passage Y
March 08, 2017 S158 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - LOCAL PLANNING BOARD OR COMMISSION
Permits the Barrington town council to appoint two alternate members to the planning board.
Passage Y
March 08, 2017 S157 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF EAST GREENWICH
Validates and ratify amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of East Greenwich, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of East Greenwich on November 8, 2016.
Passage Y
March 08, 2017 S48 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF BURRILLVILLE
Validates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Burrillville, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Burrillville on November 8, 2016.
Passage Y
March 02, 2017 S77 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS
Creates a prohibition on parking in electric vehicle charging stations without using the charging apparatus.
Passage N
February 16, 2017 S168 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS
Requires a real estate broker to release customer or client funds in an escrow account as instructed by the parties to a failed real estate transaction, within ten (10) days of receipt of a written release.
Passage Y
February 16, 2017 S57 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- FEES
Raises the jurors' fees for each day's attendance on the superior court to twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per day commencing July 1, 2018 and increases to thirty-five dollars ($35.00) per day commencing July 1, 2019 and thereafter.
Passage Y
February 02, 2017 S11 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Clarifies what constitutes a felony, misdemeanor, and petty misdemeanor and also amends the penalties for certain criminal offenses involving assault and larceny, based on the value of property stolen.
Passage Y
February 02, 2017 S10 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- SUPERIOR COURT DIVERSION
Creates superior court diversion program, imposing certain service and screening conditions on defendants in return for exoneration of charges.
Passage Y
February 02, 2017 S9 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS - PAROLE, MEDICAL PAROLE, COMMUNITY CONFINEMENT, AND CORRECTIONAL IMPACTS
Amends certain provisions of the general laws pertaining to parole, medical parole, and community confinement.
Passage Y
February 02, 2017 S8 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- SENTENCE AND EXECUTION
Makes various changes to the sentencing and execution guidelines for purposes of criminal procedure and would add new conditions of criminal probation.
Passage Y
February 02, 2017 S7 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION
Amends provisions of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act.
Passage Y
February 02, 2017 S6 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - CORRECTIONS - BATTERERS INTERVENTION PROGRAMS AND PROBATION SUPERVISION
Creates a batterers intervention program fund and also adopts evidence-based probation and parole supervision systems.
Passage Y
February 02, 2017 S5 JOINT RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT ALL BRANCHES OF STATE GOVERNMENT CONTINUE TO COLLABORATE ON POLICY ACTIONS AND INVESTMENTS TO IMPLEMENT THE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE JUSTICE REINVESTMENT INITIATIVE FACILITATED BY THE COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS JUSTICE CENTER
Passage Y
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