Representative Joseph M. McNamara

District 19 (Cranston, Warwick), Democrat

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
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE N
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE AS AMENDED PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE AS AMENDED PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE AS AMENDED PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 15, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 14, 2018 H8214 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF CODERRE DRYWALL, INC.
PASSAGE Y
June 14, 2018 S2873 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Amends the hours of operation for Class A liquor license holders in Central Falls.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 2018 S2799 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- PARTY CONVENTIONS
Removes the requirement that each political party convene every two (2) years to adopt a platform.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 2018 S2691 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - CHILDREN
Transfers jurisdiction of the offenses in § 11-9-5 of the general laws ("cruelty to or neglect of child") from the Rhode Island Family Court to the Rhode Island Superior Court.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 2018 S2678 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES
Continues status quo for licensing of approved recipients under DACA program; however, issuance of license does not confer right to vote eff. 12/3/18.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 2018 H7982 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES
Continues status quo for licensing of approved recipients under DACA program; however, issuance of license does not confer right to vote eff. 12/3/18.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 2018 H8202 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND NOTES IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $5,900,000 TO FINANCE REPLACEMENTS, RENOVATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT AT THE JAMESTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Authorizes the town of Jamestown to issue not more than $5,900,000 bonds and notes to finance various improvements and related equipment at the town of Jamestown's schools.
PASSAGE Y
June 14, 2018 H8201 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN TO FINANCE LIBRARY RENOVATIONS, REPAIRS AND/OR EXPANSION AND RELATED EQUIPMENT BY THE ISSUANCE OF NOT MORE THAN $1,000,000 BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR
Authorizes the Town of Jamestown to issue not more than $1,000,000 bonds and notes to finance various improvements at the town of Jamestown's library and related equipment.
PASSAGE Y
June 14, 2018 H8200 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND NOTES IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,900,000 TO FINANCE NEW CONSTRUCTION, DEMOLITION, RENOVATIONS AND/OR IMPROVEMENTS TO JAMESTOWN GOLF COURSE AND FACILITIES AT 245 CONANICUS AVENUE AND RELATED EQUIPMENT
Authorizes the Town of Jamestown to issue not more than $2,900,000 bonds and notes to finance various improvements at the town of Jamestown's golf course and facilities and related equipment.
PASSAGE Y
June 14, 2018 H7513 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Allows Tiverton to prorate tax due and payable upon sale of tax exempt property to purchaser holding no tax exempt status for that calendar year.
PASSAGE Y
June 14, 2018 H7719 AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS
Grants the district and family courts the explicit statutory authority to issue equitable orders incidental to their adjudication of matters falling within their jurisdiction under this chapter.
PASSAGE Y
June 14, 2018 H7715 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - HOMICIDE
Creates a new criminal offense for the delivery of a controlled substance resulting in death.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 14, 2018 H7715 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - HOMICIDE
Creates a new criminal offense for the delivery of a controlled substance resulting in death.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 14, 2018 H7715 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - HOMICIDE
Creates a new criminal offense for the delivery of a controlled substance resulting in death.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 14, 2018 H7715 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - HOMICIDE
Creates a new criminal offense for the delivery of a controlled substance resulting in death.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 14, 2018 H7565 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- BARBERS, HAIRDRESSERS, COSMETICIANS, MANICURISTS AND ESTHETICIANS
Exempts natural hair braiders from the requirement to be licensed as hairdressers or cosmeticians, and defines the practice of natural hair braiding.
PASSAGE Y
June 14, 2018 H8292 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Emily Bruce to join Robert McKay and Caroline Mailloux in marriage on or about September 29, 2018, within the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 14, 2018 H8305 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Ronald C. Markoff to join Allegra Louise Schraff and Travis Ian Sherman in marriage on or about October 6, 2018, within the city of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2018 S2440 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - VOTER REGISTRATION
Requires the secretary of state to notify the appropriate elected official of a newly registered voter's most recent former place of residence, only if it is located outside of Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 13, 2018 S2423 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS
Increases the maximum administrative penalty levied against real estate brokers and salespersons from one thousand dollars ($1,000) to two thousand dollars ($2,000) per violation.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 13, 2018 S2363 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- RETAIL SALE OF GASOLINE
Eliminates the requirement that a waiver for fuel content standards be obtained from both weights and measures (DLT) and the department of environmental management (DEM).
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 13, 2018 H8246 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation all real and personal property located within East Providence of the charitable nonprofit corporation of Foster Forward (formerly the Rhode Island Foster Parents Association).
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2018 H7729 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS
Requires all candidates seeking to be elected by write-in ballots to file a declaration of intent with the secretary of state no later than four (4:00) p.m. on the day before the election.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2018 H7281 AN ACT RELATING TO THE RICHMOND-CAROLINA FIRE DISTRICT
Repeals and replaces Richmond-Carolina Fire District charter.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2018 H7912 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - DISTRICT COURT
Allows for the appointment of more than one district court clerk/magistrate by the chief judge of the district court.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2018 H7912 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - DISTRICT COURT
Allows for the appointment of more than one district court clerk/magistrate by the chief judge of the district court.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 13, 2018 H8274 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE LOW AND MODERATE INCOME ACT
This resolution would extend the reporting and expiration dates of the legislative commission to study the Low and Moderate Income Act from May 30, 2017, to May 30, 2019, and said commission would expire on July 30, 2019.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2018 H8029 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- RHODE ISLAND UNIFORM COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE ACT -- APPLICATION, EXAMINATION AND ISSUANCE
Eliminates the requirement that a renewal applicant, whose commercial driver's license has expired for more than one year, take examinations.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2018 H8122 AN ACT RELATING TO LICENSES GENERALLY
Simplifies the process of doing business in Rhode Island by eliminating unnecessary licensing requirements of various business entities.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 13, 2018 H8122 AN ACT RELATING TO LICENSES GENERALLY
Simplifies the process of doing business in Rhode Island by eliminating unnecessary licensing requirements of various business entities.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 12, 2018 H7816 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- TAX SALES
Expedites the foreclosure procedure on vacant property.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 12, 2018 S2382 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Allows the Tiverton town council to grant, by ordinance, property tax credits and removes the current property assessment value-based tax exemptions for veterans, gold star parents and visually impaired persons.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 12, 2018 S2809 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - NAMING THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND WELCOME CENTER
Names the welcome center at the University of Rhode Island "The Robert J. Higgins Welcome Center."
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 12, 2018 S2562 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW--GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- CONSUMER EMPOWERMENT AND IDENTITY PREVENTION ACT OF 2006
Provides that a consumer report agency may not charge a consumer a fee for any security freeze service. Effective September 1, 2018.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 12, 2018 S2557 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL CODE PROVISIONS
Amends several provisions relative to truck size and weight limitations to be compatible with federal law.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2018 H7473 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - ARREST
Repeals section 12-7-9 ("conditions justifying force dangerous to life").
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2018 H7186 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS-NOMINATION OF PARTY AND INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES-CITY OF WOONSOCKET
Provides that nomination papers for certain candidates for citywide nonpartisan office in the city of Woonsocket would require at least one hundred (100) signatures.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2018 H7477 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL CARE
Requires pet shops to only sell cats or dogs obtained from an animal shelter, dog pound or animal rescue.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2018 H8142 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Allows the city of Providence to exempt 11 Lowell Avenue, 187 Pocasset Avenue and 191 Pocasset Avenue from the provisions of § 3-7-19 which would prohibit the retail sale of alcoholic beverages at that location.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2018 H7540 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE GENERALLY - THE STATE FALSE CLAIM ACT
Amends the State False Claims Act to reflect amendments to the Federal False Claims Act.
PASSAGE NV
June 12, 2018 H7502 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- NOTARIES PUBLIC AND JUSTICES OF THE PEACE
Repeals the current state provisions regarding notaries and adopts an adapted version of the "Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts."
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2018 H7934 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY EXEMPTION
Exempts the North Kingstown, Exeter Animal Protection League, Inc., from taxation in the town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2018 H7816 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- TAX SALES
Expedites the foreclosure procedure on vacant property.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 12, 2018 H8262 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows George J. Lough, III, Esq., to join Katherine Veronica Pahl-Silva and Michael Paul Yanczewski in marriage on or about September 14, 2018, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2018 H8263 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Ann L. Welch to join Molly Elizabeth Boutin and Timothy Alexander Bertram in marriage on or about September 15, 2018, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2018 H8270 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Therese A. Buckley to join Matthew D. Blackey and Michael P. Kiser in marriage on or about September 14, 2018, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2018 S2889 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Michael Sullivan to join Brittany Sirois and Marc Peluso in marriage on or about August 10, 2018, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2018 S2890 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Thomas Blute to join Nancianne Smith and Raymond Coleman in marriage on or about October 20, 2018, within the Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2018 S2891 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Kathleen Nee to join Julia McDowell and the Honorable Seth Magaziner in marriage on or about July 28, 2018, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2018 S2900 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Anthony Michael Traini to join Pamela Drainville and Leonard Martin in marriage on or about July 14, 2018, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2018 S2932 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Tina L. Spears to join Melody Rose Lawrence and Jeffrey Arnold Schmeltz in marriage on or about June 16, 2018, within the Town of Jamestown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 07, 2018 H8188 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACT
Renames the domestic violence prevention fund as the Deborah DeBare domestic violence prevention fund.
PASSAGE Y
June 07, 2018 H8147 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES FOR THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE TOWING STORAGE ACT'S PROVISIONS RELATIVE TO POLICE SEIZURES OF VEHICLES
Extends the reporting and expiration dates for the commission to study the Towing Storage Act's provisions relative to police seizures of vehicles from May 24, 2018, to May 23, 2019, and would expire on June 6, 2019.
PASSAGE Y
June 07, 2018 H7987 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM [SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT]
Requires the department of elementary and secondary education to incorporate substance abuse prevention and suicide prevention into the health education curriculum.
PASSAGE Y
June 07, 2018 H7239 AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE
Sets aside the second Saturday in the month of April annually to be known as Historical Cemetery Restoration/Awareness Day.
PASSAGE Y
June 07, 2018 H7125 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - AIRBAG REGULATION
Comprehensively expands the registration of motor vehicle airbags to prohibit the manufacture and importation of substandard airbags and broaden the definition of airbags.
PASSAGE Y
June 07, 2018 H7249 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- ADOPTION OF CHILDREN
Establish a voluntary mutual consent sibling adoption registry where adult adopted children and adult siblings can identify each other.
PASSAGE Y
June 07, 2018 S2485 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Creates a Day of Portugal and Portuguese Heritage in RI, Inc. motor vehicle license plate.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 07, 2018 H7865 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Creates a Day of Portugal and Portuguese Heritage in RI, Inc. motor vehicle license plate.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 07, 2018 H7865 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Creates a Day of Portugal and Portuguese Heritage in RI, Inc. motor vehicle license plate.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 07, 2018 H8220 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Robert E.P. Elmer, III to join Kasey Lynn Quaglia and Benjamin Thomas Corbitt in marriage on or about July 7, 2019, within the Town of Westerly, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 07, 2018 H8233 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Yamil Baez to join Roshni Darnal and Juan Espinoza in marriage on or about August 17, 2018, within the Town of Smithfield, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 07, 2018 H8241 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows James Weston Reynolds to join Lauren Ashely Paola and Joshua Phillip McDonnell in marriage on or about December 21, 2018, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 06, 2018 S2892 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF ANDREOZZI CONST., INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 06, 2018 S2908 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF THE BARN YARD ENTERPRISES, INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 06, 2018 H8081 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - TOWN OF CHARLESTOWN
Authorizes the town of Charlestown, by ordinance, to offer tax dollar credit reductions in lieu of various tax exemptions.
PASSAGE Y
June 06, 2018 H7884 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - MAYORAL ACADEMIES
Requires any mayoral academy which is part of a network that seeks to be established or expanded to provide evidence that its attrition rates, special education rates and suspension rates are within acceptable averages.
PASSAGE Y
June 06, 2018 H7728 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- MAIL BALLOTS
Amends the time within which mail ballots must be returned to the state board of elections and the time to commence the counting of mail ballots on election day, from nine o'clock (9:00) p.m. to eight o'clock (8:00) p.m.
PASSAGE Y
June 06, 2018 H7625 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Provides full year insurance coverage for contraceptives and would provide coverage thereto. Section 9 of this act, pertaining to Medicaid, would take effect July 1, 2019. The remaining sections would take effect April 1, 2019.
PASSAGE Y
June 06, 2018 H7515 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - EXEMPTION FOR INDIGENT AND INFIRM PERSONS IN THE TOWN OF WEST GREENWICH
Permits the town of West Greenwich to create five (5) year tax liens on real estate owned by infirm and indigent persons in lieu of paying regular taxes where those persons have been determined as unable to pay by the assessor.
PASSAGE Y
June 06, 2018 H7443 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - CONTRACTORS - REGISTRATION AND LICENSING BOARD
Distinguishes the criminal penalties for violating a final order of the Contractors' Registration Board. Judgments less than $5,000 are misdemeanors; judgments $5,000 or more are felonies.
PASSAGE Y
June 06, 2018 H7124 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - LIFE INSURANCE
Requires that the department of business regulation provide a mandatory disclosure notice, at no cost to insurers, to certain life insurance policy holders regarding their rights and alternatives to lapse or surrender.
PASSAGE Y
June 05, 2018 S2875 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF MARINERS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 05, 2018 S2850 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF TUCKERTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT, INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 05, 2018 S2849 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF J.B. SIMON, INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 05, 2018 S2741 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF EASTLAND BUILDERS, INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 05, 2018 H8171 AN ACT RELATING TO STATUTES AND STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION -- 2018
Makes a number of technical amendments to the general laws, prepared at the recommendation of the Law Revision Office. Article I contains the reenactment of title 7 of the general laws. Article II includes the statutory construction provisions.
PASSAGE Y
June 05, 2018 H7787 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- REFUSE DISPOSAL
Includes a facility's potential detrimental impact on the community as a factor to be considered when approving the construction or operation of a solid waste management facility.
PASSAGE Y
June 05, 2018 H7377 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- MUNICIPAL POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS' ARBITRATION
Relieves municipal police and firefighter bargaining representatives from their obligation to represent employees in grievances/arbitrations if they were not members of the bargaining unit within the 90 days prior to the events that caused the grievance.
PASSAGE Y
June 05, 2018 H7593 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS - ADOPTION OF CHILDREN
Allows the family court, after a fact-finding hearing establishing paternity, to terminate the parental rights of a person convicted of sexual assault which resulted in the birth of a child.
PASSAGE Y
June 05, 2018 H7723 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Exempts certain prepackaged manufacturer-supplied steroids and hormones from the pharmaceutical dosage limits contained in the uniform controlled substance act.
PASSAGE Y
June 05, 2018 H8193 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Authorizes Newport to set the effective tax rate applicable to any property class in an amount not to exceed by 50% the rate applicable to any other class in the first year following a comprehensive revaluation or any update.
PASSAGE Y
May 31, 2018 S2292 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS
Makes possession or use of a semi-automatic weapon rapid fire device to include bump stock, binary trigger or trigger crank punishable by up to ten (10) years imprisonment and/or a ten thousand dollars ($10,000) fine.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 31, 2018 S2492 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDERS -- CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS
Authorizes the supreme court to issue "extreme risk protections orders" requiring the surrender of all firearms from persons determined to be capable of causing personal injury.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 31, 2018 S2488 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- CERTIFICATES OF TITLE AND SECURITY INTERESTS
Permits the division of motor vehicles to issue a certificate of title to certain types of trailers, including a travel trailer, a fifth wheel trailer, and a park trailer.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 31, 2018 S2335 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- LAND SURVEYORS
Streamlines the application and examination process as well as the educational and experience standards for applicants seeking registration as professional land surveyors.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 31, 2018 S2320 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- THE RHODE ISLAND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ACT
Provides that the alternate window for documents filed with the secretary of state to take effect is increased from up to thirty (30) days to up to ninety (90) days.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 31, 2018 H7420 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - ANIMAL CARE
Prohibits the rental, lease, or finance of any sale of a cat or dog, with exceptions for animals used for breeding, shows and work.
PASSAGE Y
May 31, 2018 H7600 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT
Allows landlords to charge additional security deposits on furniture when a furnished apartment is leased, if the value of the furniture exceeds $7,500.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 31, 2018 H7600 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT
Allows landlords to charge additional security deposits on furniture when a furnished apartment is leased, if the value of the furniture exceeds $7,500.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 31, 2018 H7641 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- DOGS
Prohibits the sale of dogs under 8 weeks of age unless approval for sale in writing from a licensed Rhode Island veterinarian with violations subject to imprisonment not to exceed 12 months or $1,000, or both. Pounds and shelters are exempt.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 31, 2018 H7641 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- DOGS
Prohibits the sale of dogs under 8 weeks of age unless approval for sale in writing from a licensed Rhode Island veterinarian with violations subject to imprisonment not to exceed 12 months or $1,000, or both. Pounds and shelters are exempt.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 31, 2018 S2839 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Scott Avedisian to join Lauren Elizabeth Hart and Brian Cabral in marriage on or about October 27, 2018, within the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 31, 2018 S2841 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows William Balkun to join Ashlie Lauren Fastino and Matthew Martin Carvalho in marriage on or about November 9, 2018, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 31, 2018 S2842 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Scott Avedisian to join Diane Elizabeth Sugrue and James Walter Rogers in marriage on or about August 18, 2018, within the city of Warwick, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 31, 2018 S2864 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Myron Raisner to join Dara M. Raisner and Everett McCurdy in marriage on or about November 4, 2018, within the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 30, 2018 S2653 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RHODE ISLAND RESOURCE RECOVERY CORPORATION
Removes glass from the materials not permitted as cover materials by the resource recovery corporation.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 30, 2018 S2639 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Requires that school district safety assessments be provided to the Rhode Island school safety committee every three (3) years for review and recommendations.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 30, 2018 S2581 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSE - ELECTRONIC IMAGING DEVICES
Prohibits the dissemination of any indecent image of another person without authorization for the purpose of harassing, intimidating, threatening another person.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 30, 2018 S2350 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Prohibits the advertising of unhealthy food and beverage products in schools that do not meet minimum federal and state governmental nutrition standards.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 30, 2018 S2238 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 30, 2018 H8054 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - NAMING THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND WELCOME CENTER
Names the welcome center at the University of Rhode Island "The Robert J. Higgins Welcome Center."
PASSAGE Y
May 30, 2018 H7652 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - CHILDREN
Transfers jurisdiction of the offenses in § 11-9-5 of the general laws ("cruelty to or neglect of child") from the Rhode Island Family Court to the Rhode Island Superior Court.
PASSAGE Y
May 30, 2018 H7559 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Allows the Tiverton town council to grant, by ordinance, property tax credits and removes the current property assessment value-based tax exemptions for veterans, gold star parents and visually impaired persons.
PASSAGE Y
May 30, 2018 H7522 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - VOTER REGISTRATION
Requires the secretary of state to notify the appropriate elected official of a newly registered voter's most recent former place of residence, only if it is located outside of Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 30, 2018 H7324 AN ACT RELATING TO THE 9/11 MEMORIAL
Directs the department of administration to add the names of Rhode Island residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to be added to the 9/11 Memorial located in the state house.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 30, 2018 H7324 AN ACT RELATING TO THE 9/11 MEMORIAL
Directs the department of administration to add the names of Rhode Island residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to be added to the 9/11 Memorial located in the state house.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 30, 2018 H7511 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY
Eliminates the penalty of abating rent in cases where a non-resident landlord fails to designate an agent for service of process and would clarify that the fine for violating this section is civil.
PASSAGE Y
May 29, 2018 S2763 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE
Permits the use of an electronic means of transmission of the medical certificate required for issuance of a CDL by the division of motor vehicles.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 29, 2018 S2106 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 RECREATION ROOM
Names the recreation room at the Rhode Island Veterans Home as the "Michael Andrade Memorial
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 29, 2018 H8117 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Requires tax administrator to send written notice to persons failing to file tax returns/pay taxes informing them they will be prevented from renewing operator license/vehicle registration and procedures to contest determination.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 29, 2018 H8117 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Requires tax administrator to send written notice to persons failing to file tax returns/pay taxes informing them they will be prevented from renewing operator license/vehicle registration and procedures to contest determination.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 29, 2018 H7474 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS - NURSE ANESTHETISTS
Permits a registered nurse who is enrolled in an accredited nurse anesthesia program to practice as a nurse anesthetist under the supervision of a certified registered nurse anesthetist or an anesthesiologist.
PASSAGE Y
May 29, 2018 H7992 AN ACT RELATING TO PROBATE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE -- SUPPORTED DECISION-MAKING ACT
Establishes the supported decision-making act which is a less restrictive alternative to guardianship for utilization of the probate courts.
PASSAGE Y
May 29, 2018 H7183 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - PASSING, USE OF LANES, AND RULES OF THE ROAD
Requires the driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle to use a directional signal and repeals the requirement that such signal be audible.
PASSAGE Y
May 29, 2018 H8180 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO EXPLORE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A GULF WARS VETERANS MEMORIAL
This resolution would extend the reporting and expiration dates of the special house commission to explore the construction of a Gulf Wars Veterans Memorial from June 30, 2018, to June 30, 2019, and said commission would expire on August 30, 2019.
PASSAGE Y
May 29, 2018 H7413 HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO BE KNOWN AS THE "OUT OF SCHOOL TIME LEARNING COMMISSION"
Creates a permanent joint commission to improve and increase the number of quality out of school time learning programs in the state.
PASSAGE Y
May 29, 2018 H8156 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS
Amends the criminal offense for placing bombs or falsely reporting bomb threats and criminalizes the possession of materials readily convertible to a bomb or explosive device.
PASSAGE Y
May 29, 2018 H7235 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS
Directs the department of education to utilize the federal governments troops to teachers program.
PASSAGE Y
May 24, 2018 H7956 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - AUTOMATED SCHOOL-ZONE-SPEED-ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM
Provides for more conspicuous signage at automated school-zone-speed-enforcement system locations and allows for a graduated penalty system with a warning for a first offense.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 24, 2018 H7956 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - AUTOMATED SCHOOL-ZONE-SPEED-ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM
Provides for more conspicuous signage at automated school-zone-speed-enforcement system locations and allows for a graduated penalty system with a warning for a first offense.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 24, 2018 H8164 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF TPSP, LLC
PASSAGE Y
May 24, 2018 H8137 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF PRO MACHINING SERVICES INC.
PASSAGE Y
May 24, 2018 H7773 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - STATE BUILDING CODE - ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT
Requires that all electrical work performed in the state be done in accordance with the latest edition of the National Electric Code, and would also require that the state building commission adopt the latest edition of the National Electric Code.
PASSAGE Y
May 24, 2018 H7366 AN ACT RELATING TO THE JUNIPER HILL CEMETERY, AMENDING AND INCORPORATING THE ORIGINAL ACT OF INCORPORATION PASSED AT THE JANUARY, 1856 SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AS SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED AT THE JANUARY, 1884, AND THE JANUARY, 1887 SESSIONS, AND NOW FURTHER AMENDED
Rearranges, restates, and further amends the act of 1856 incorporating The Juniper Hill Cemetery in the town of Bristol, as amended.
PASSAGE Y
May 24, 2018 H8184 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Joseph LaCascio to join Michelle Botelho and Richard P. Botelho in marriage on or about September 29, 2018, within the Town of Smithfield, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 24, 2018 S2840 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows John Francis Cascione, Esq., to join Paula Lee Catuogno and Thomas Steve Morra in marriage on or about July 1, 2018, within the Town of Glocester, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 24, 2018 S2845 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Stephen E. Cicilline to join Julie A. DeCesare and Stephen E. Cicilline, Jr., in marriage on or about June 15, 2018, within the City of Cranston, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 23, 2018 H7741 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES
Amends the "building height" definition in chapter 24 of title 45 (zoning ordinances) for property in special flood hazard areas. The building height would be measured from the base flood elevation. Effective March 1, 2019.
PASSAGE Y
May 23, 2018 H8098 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF BLANKEN REALTY CORPORATION
PASSAGE Y
May 23, 2018 H8077 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF LITTLE CREEK LANDSCAPING AND EXCAVATING LLC
PASSAGE Y
May 23, 2018 H8030 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - DESIGNERS OF INDIVIDUAL SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS
Exempts registered professional engineers from the requirements imposed upon designer's license applicants.
PASSAGE Y
May 23, 2018 H7776 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL CODE PROVISIONS
Amends several provisions relative to truck size and weight limitations to be compatible with federal law.
PASSAGE Y
May 22, 2018 H7066 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- TRIALS
Restricts the use of a victim's gender or sexual orientation as a defense by any defendant claiming provocation, diminished capacity or self-defense and prohibits the court from allowing such information into evidence.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 22, 2018 H7066 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- TRIALS
Restricts the use of a victim's gender or sexual orientation as a defense by any defendant claiming provocation, diminished capacity or self-defense and prohibits the court from allowing such information into evidence.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 22, 2018 H7607 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - UNINSURED MOTORIST IDENTIFICATION DATABASE PROCEDURE
Mandates each motor vehicle policy insurer provide a weekly record of each policy to the department of motor vehicles. A vehicle owner not insured for four (4) reporting periods must be notified to meet certain requirements.
PASSAGE Y
May 22, 2018 H7560 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- RETAIL SALE OF GASOLINE
Eliminates the requirement that a waiver for fuel content standards be obtained from both weights and measures (DLT) and the department of environmental management (DEM).
PASSAGE Y
May 22, 2018 H7194 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - DRIVER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Requires driver's instruction courses and tests to include instruction information on driver's responsible conduct and rights during a traffic stop.
PASSAGE Y
May 17, 2018 H7478 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS
Increases the maximum administrative penalty levied against real estate brokers and salespersons from one thousand dollars ($1,000) to two thousand dollars ($2,000) per violation.
PASSAGE Y
May 17, 2018 H8042 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICES AND EMPLOYEES -- CODE OF ETHICS
Requires the Rhode Island ethics commission to post required financial statements of public officials online.
PASSAGE Y
May 17, 2018 H7419 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Prohibits the advertising of unhealthy food and beverage products in schools that do not meet minimum federal and state governmental nutrition standards.
PASSAGE Y
May 16, 2018 S2643 AN ACT IN AMENDMENT AND CONSOLIDATION OF THE CHARTER OF THE GREATER PROVIDENCE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
Amends and restates the charter of the Greater Providence YMCA and provides for governance by a board of directors.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 16, 2018 H8120 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - ENERGY FACILITY SITING ACT
Makes changes to the membership of the energy facilities siting board by increasing the size of the board from three (3) to seven (7) members for certain application, and also imposes additional requirements on applicants for energy facilities.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 16, 2018 H8120 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - ENERGY FACILITY SITING ACT
Makes changes to the membership of the energy facilities siting board by increasing the size of the board from three (3) to seven (7) members for certain application, and also imposes additional requirements on applicants for energy facilities.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 16, 2018 H7375 HOUSE RESOLUTION AMENDING THE MEMBERSHIP AND EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO ASSESS AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA AND/OR READING DISABILITIES
Increases membership to 13 and extends the reporting and expiration dates of commission to assess and make recommendations on the educational needs of children with dyslexia and/or reading disabilities, to February 7, 2019, and expires on May 7, 2019.
PASSAGE Y
May 16, 2018 H7543 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - PARTY CONVENTIONS
Removes the requirement that each political party convene every two (2) years to adopt a platform.
PASSAGE Y
May 16, 2018 H7294 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH TERMINAL ILLNESS--THE NEIL FACHON TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS' RIGHT TO TRY ACT OF 2018
Creates the "Neil Fachon Terminally Ill Patient's Right To Try Act of 2018," which establishes the conditions for the use of experimental treatments for terminally ill patients.
PASSAGE Y
May 15, 2018 H8118 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF J.B. SIMON, INC.
PASSAGE Y
May 15, 2018 H7975 HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN BLACKSTONE VALLEY
Creates an 18 member commission to study and provide recommendations to encourage economic development within the Blackstone Valley, and who would report back to the House of Representatives by February 5, 2019, and would expire on May 5, 2019.
PASSAGE Y
May 15, 2018 H7337 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - MAINTENANCE OF PRIVATE EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY
Requires that the cost of maintaining an easement or right-of-way be the responsibility of the owner(s) of the property that the easement benefits.
PASSAGE Y
May 15, 2018 H7569 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Would require hospitals to offer flu vaccinations to all inpatient individuals sixty-five (65) years of age or older unless the person has a condition that would not allow such vaccination or if the vaccine is in short supply.
PASSAGE Y
May 15, 2018 H8087 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Harry Winthrop to join Emily Jane Morrill and Bryan Patrick Brown in marriage on or about November 3, 2018, within the Town of Middletown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 15, 2018 H8133 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Craig VanRossum to join Kelsey VanRossum and Michael Gagner in marriage on or about September 2, 2018, within the Town of Burrillville, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 15, 2018 H8134 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Scott Avedisian to join Diane Elizabeth Sugrue and James Walter Rogers in marriage on or about August 18, 2018, within the city of Warwick, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 15, 2018 H8135 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Scott Avedisian to join Lauren Elizabeth Hart and Brian Cabral in marriage on or about October 27, 2018, within the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 15, 2018 H8145 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Debora D'Alessandro, Esq., to join Ava Maria Simonelli and Jeffrey Taylor Bent in marriage on or about August 18, 2018, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 15, 2018 H8146 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Laurence Duggan to join Sarah Follansbee and Michael Donaghey in marriage on or about October 21, 2018, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 15, 2018 H8155 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Myron Raisner to join Dara M. Raisner and Everett McCurdy in marriage on or about November 4, 2018, within the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 15, 2018 S2759 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Anne M. Moniz to join Martha M. Rodriguez and Eric Flanders in marriage on or about June 16, 2018, within the Town of Jamestown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 15, 2018 S2843 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Joseph I. Macy to join Tanya Whitney Zilewicz and Gilbert Curt Oliveira, III, in marriage on or about June 2, 2018, within the city of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 15, 2018 S2844 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Henry Lombardi to join Kathleen Reinhardt and Michael Coombs in marriage on or about May 31, 2018, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 10, 2018 S2829 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ELECTION AND QUALIFICATION OF OFFICERS
Allows the city of Pawtucket to fill a vacancy on the Pawtucket City Council by combining councilmatic voting districts for a special primary election and special election in 2018.
PASSAGE Y
May 10, 2018 S2439 AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF NORTH PROVIDENCE
Increases the amount of purchases the North Providence's purchasing agent may purchase an item, without bid, from $1,500 to $2,500.
PASSAGE Y
May 10, 2018 H8078 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Daniel Ovoian to join Helen Trinh Pham and Steven Wood Criscione in marriage on or about June 2, 2018, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 10, 2018 H8079 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Judy Kaye to join Randee Weitzman and Abdelkader Belaid in marriage on or about September 8, 2018, within the Town of Westerly, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 10, 2018 H8112 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Stephen E. Cicilline to join Julie A. DeCesare and Stephen E. Cicilline, Jr., in marriage on or about June 15, 2018, within the City of Cranston, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 10, 2018 H8113 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Warren Tolman to join Linda DeSantis and Chris Berardi in marriage on or about June 23, 2018, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 09, 2018 H7767 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - ZONING ORDINANCES
Requires that when a proposed text amendment to a zoning ordinance would cause a conforming lot of record to become nonconforming by lot area and/or frontage.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 09, 2018 H7767 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - ZONING ORDINANCES
Requires that when a proposed text amendment to a zoning ordinance would cause a conforming lot of record to become nonconforming by lot area and/or frontage.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 09, 2018 H7383 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - TRESPASS AND ACTIONS FOR POSSESSION
Prohibits encroachment upon open space land and allows the owner of open space land or holder of a conservation restriction to bring a civil action in superior court to remedy the encroachment of that land, and to recover damages.
PASSAGE Y
May 08, 2018 H8114 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ELECTION AND QUALIFICATION OF OFFICERS
Allows the city of Pawtucket to fill a vacancy on the Pawtucket City Council by combining councilmatic voting districts for a special primary election and special election in 2018.
PASSAGE Y
May 08, 2018 H7939 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- LAND SURVEYORS
Streamlines the application and examination process as well as the educational and experience standards for applicants seeking registration as professional land surveyors.
PASSAGE Y
May 08, 2018 H7743 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Patricia Antonelli, Esq. to join Lauren Gayle Lemisch and Fred Raheb, Jr., in marriage on or about October 13, 2018, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 08, 2018 H7743 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Patricia Antonelli, Esq. to join Lauren Gayle Lemisch and Fred Raheb, Jr., in marriage on or about October 13, 2018, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 03, 2018 H7969 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF F. NASIFF, JR. & CO., INC.
PASSAGE Y
May 03, 2018 H7171 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
Permits the trapping and release of unowned feral cats for the purpose of spaying or neutering.
PASSAGE Y
May 02, 2018 H7997 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF PRIDE ELECTRIC LLC
PASSAGE Y
May 02, 2018 H7456 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- UNLAWFUL CONFINEMENT OF A COVERED ANIMAL
Makes changes in the definitions of what constitutes unlawful confinement of any sow during gestation, calf raised for veal or egg-laying hen kept on a farm, and would apply them throughout the chapter accordingly.
PASSAGE Y
May 01, 2018 H7292 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 RECREATION ROOM
Names the recreation room at the Rhode Island Veterans Home as the "Michael Andrade Memorial Recreation Room".
PASSAGE Y
May 01, 2018 H7930 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RHODE ISLAND RESOURCE RECOVERY CORPORATION
Removes glass from the materials not permitted as cover materials by the resource recovery corporation.
PASSAGE Y
April 26, 2018 H7261 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Amends the hours of operation for Class A liquor license holders in Central Falls.
PASSAGE Y
April 25, 2018 H7892 AN ACT IN AMENDMENT AND CONSOLIDATION OF THE CHARTER OF THE GREATER PROVIDENCE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
Amends and restates the charter of the Greater Providence YMCA and provides for governance by a board of directors.
PASSAGE Y
April 25, 2018 H7196 AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF NORTH PROVIDENCE
Increases the amount of purchases the North Providence's purchasing agent may purchase an item, without bid, from $1,500 to $2,500.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2018 H7409 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - ANIMAL CARE
Excludes veterinary hospitals, residences used to care for no more than 4 animals as kennels. Exempts residential settings from obtaining kennel license.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2018 H7778 AN ACT REGISTRATION TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Exempts vehicle owners by a rental company from provisions permitted to the DMV to refuse registration for failure to pay fines including interest, penalties, or other monetary amount.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2018 H7602 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows David P. Raiche to join Jillian Marie Rainville and Kevin James Nesbitt in marriage on or about October 12, 2018, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2018 H7742 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Rachel Anne Hampton to join Jacqueline Alexis John and Charles Patrick McCabe, IV, in marriage on or about July 28, 2018, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2018 H7750 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Patricia Lynn Elmer to join Casandra Munoz and Daniel Lawrence Feeney in marriage on or about August 17, 2018, within the town of Burrillville, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2018 H7994 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Edouard Desrochers to join Katie Smith and Scott Cameron in marriage on or about August 25, 2018, within the Town of Jamestown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2018 H7996 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Donald Hogue to join Candice Burroughs and Dylan Lafond in marriage on or about July 14, 2018, within the Town of Smithfield, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2018 H7995 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Nathan Limbach to join Alexia Rabinowitz Dantzig and Brett Andrew Barlow in marriage on or about June 30, 2018, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2018 H8025 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Homer Darrell Callicutt to join Toni Lee Courvilee and Joseph Michael Doiley in marriage on or about July 3, 2018, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2018 H8043 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Michael J. Crocker, Esq., to join Michelle Marie Outhouse and Christopher Kenneth O'Rourke in marriage on or about August 31, 2018, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2018 H8055 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Brian John McGuirk to join Amy Larson McGuirk and Darrell Andre Lazier in marriage on or about January 5, 2019, within the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2018 S2566 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Patrick James Quinlan to join Teri Lynn Stifano and Jonathyn Albert Arioste Pirolli in marriage on or about July 7, 2018, within the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2018 S2591 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Rachel Anne Hampton to join Jacqueline Alexis John and Charles Patrick McCabe, IV, in marriage on or about July 28, 2018, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2018 S2697 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows David Aptaker to join Rosanne Somerson and Jonathan Cherneff in marriage on or about August 17, 2018, within the Town of Tiverton, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2018 S2701 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Russell J. Cornelia to join Danielle La Torre Cornelia and Mohammed El Ayate in marriage on or about June 30, 2018, within the Town of Burrillville, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2018 S2764 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows The Honorable Scott Avedisian to join Christy Lee Angell and Matthew Stephen Moretti in marriage on or about May 4, 2018, within the City of Cranston, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 12, 2018 H7452 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - ELECTRONIC IMAGING DEVICES
Prohibits the dissemination of any indecent image of another person without authorization for the purpose of harassing, intimidating, threatening another person.
PASSAGE Y
April 12, 2018 H7982 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES
Continues status quo for licensing of approved recipients under DACA program; however, issuance of license does not confer right to vote eff. 12/3/18.
PASSAGE Y
April 12, 2018 H7075 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS
Makes possession bump stocks, binary triggers or trigger cranks punishable by up to10 years in imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine and penalizes modification of semi-automatic weapons to full automatic fire with a single pull or hold in the same way.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
April 12, 2018 H7075 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS
Makes possession bump stocks, binary triggers or trigger cranks punishable by up to10 years in imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine and penalizes modification of semi-automatic weapons to full automatic fire with a single pull or hold in the same way.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
April 12, 2018 H7688 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDERS -- CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS
Authorizes the supreme court to issue "extreme risk protections orders" requiring the surrender of all firearms from persons determined to be capable of causing personal injury.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
April 12, 2018 H7688 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDERS -- CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS
Authorizes the supreme court to issue "extreme risk protections orders" requiring the surrender of all firearms from persons determined to be capable of causing personal injury.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
April 12, 2018 H7688 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDERS -- CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS
Authorizes the supreme court to issue "extreme risk protections orders" requiring the surrender of all firearms from persons determined to be capable of causing personal injury.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
April 12, 2018 H7688 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDERS -- CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS
Authorizes the supreme court to issue "extreme risk protections orders" requiring the surrender of all firearms from persons determined to be capable of causing personal injury.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
April 12, 2018 H7688 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDERS -- CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS
Authorizes the supreme court to issue "extreme risk protections orders" requiring the surrender of all firearms from persons determined to be capable of causing personal injury.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
April 12, 2018 H7688 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDERS -- CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS
Authorizes the supreme court to issue "extreme risk protections orders" requiring the surrender of all firearms from persons determined to be capable of causing personal injury.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
April 11, 2018 H7381 HOUSE RESOLUTION AMENDING THE MEMBERSHIP AND EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE EFFICACY AND COST OF IMPLEMENTING A RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR ALL MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL UNITS, INCLUDING CONDOMINIUM COMPLEXES
Amends the membership of the commission to study v from 5 to 9 members and extends the reporting and expiration dates from February 6, 2018, to February 7, 2019, and expires on May 7, 2019.
PASSAGE Y
April 11, 2018 H7414 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- DISPOSITION OF RESEARCH ANIMALS
Requires educational institutions using dogs or cats for medical research to make animals no longer useful for research available for adoption.
PASSAGE Y
April 11, 2018 H7694 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Requires that school district safety assessments be provided to the Rhode Island school safety committee every three (3) years for review and recommendations.
PASSAGE Y
April 10, 2018 H7251 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE
Permits the use of fax or email transmission of the medical certificate required for issuance of a CDL by the division of motor vehicles.
PASSAGE Y
April 10, 2018 H7604 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW--GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- CONSUMER EMPOWERMENT AND IDENTITY PREVENTION ACT OF 2006
Provides that a consumer report agency may not charge a consumer a fee for any security freeze service. Effective September 1, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
April 10, 2018 H7496 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT -- NON-OPIATE DIRECTIVE
Establishes a procedure for individuals to file a revocable voluntary non-opiate directive form with the person's licensed health care practitioner.
PASSAGE Y
April 10, 2018 H7416 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - PHARMACIES--PARTIAL FILLS
Allows a pharmacist to dispense a partial fill of a Schedule II controlled substance at the request of the patient or the prescriber.
PASSAGE Y
April 10, 2018 S2441 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Joseph P. Baxter to join Bethany E. Marchetti and Thomas P. Gentile in marriage on or about October 7, 2018, within the town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 10, 2018 S2462 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Catherine Ham to join Laura A. Montgomery and Thomas M. Malone in marriage on or about June 2, 2018, within the Town of Little Compton, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 10, 2018 S2468 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Audrey Boyle to join Kaitlynne Erin Ward and Gregory Alan Morris in marriage on or about August 31, 2018, within the town of Lincoln, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 10, 2018 S2772 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Kyle Jude McKendall to join Kelly Troye Morse and Michael Wade Devlin in marriage on or about April 27, 2018, within the Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 05, 2018 H7614 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING DATE OF THE SPECIAL HOUSE COMMISSION TO STUDY IMPLEMENTATION OF A FOOD RECOVERY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
Extends the reporting and expiration dates of the legislative commission to study implementation of a food recovery incentive program from March 7, 2018 to June 28, 2018, and said commission and expires on July 26, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
April 05, 2018 H7178 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- HIGHWAYS
Repeals the section of the law prohibiting the testing of the speed of a horse on a public highway.
PASSAGE Y
April 04, 2018 H7045 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - CARE OF DOGS
Prohibits mistreatment of animals by failing to provide adequate water, shelter or veterinary care.
PASSAGE Y
April 04, 2018 H7045 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - CARE OF DOGS
Prohibits mistreatment of animals by failing to provide adequate water, shelter or veterinary care.
PASSAGE Y
April 04, 2018 H7045 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - CARE OF DOGS
Prohibits mistreatment of animals by failing to provide adequate water, shelter or veterinary care.
PASSAGE Y
April 04, 2018 H7045 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - CARE OF DOGS
Prohibits mistreatment of animals by failing to provide adequate water, shelter or veterinary care.
PASSAGE Y
April 04, 2018 H7045 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - CARE OF DOGS
Prohibits mistreatment of animals by failing to provide adequate water, shelter or veterinary care.
PASSAGE Y
April 03, 2018 H7408 HOUSE RESOLUTION AMENDING THE MEMBERSHIP AND EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE ESTABLISHMENT OF PROCEDURES TO REGULATE AND LICENSE THE INTENTIONAL MANIPULATION OF THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT THROUGH GEOENGINEERING
Amends the membership of the commission to study the regulation and licensure of geoengineering from 5 to 7 members and extends the reporting and expiration dates from April 2, 2018, to February 7, 2019, and expires on May 7, 2019.
PASSAGE Y
April 03, 2018 H7562 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- THE RHODE ISLAND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ACT
Provides that the alternate window for documents filed with the secretary of state to take effect is increased from up to thirty (30) days to up to ninety (90) days.
PASSAGE Y
April 03, 2018 H7918 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Patrick James Quinlan to join Teri Lynn Stifano and Jonathyn Albert Arioste Pirolli in marriage on or about July 7, 2018, within the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 03, 2018 H7960 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Erik B. Lawson, Esq., to join Kendra L. Harper and Kyle F. Woodford in marriage on or about June 28, 2018, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 03, 2018 H7961 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Henry Francis Winthrop to join Ashley Elizabeth Breitenstein and Kyle Francis Kluth in marriage on or about June 15, 2018, within the Town of Jamestown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 03, 2018 H7985 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Christopher Holland to join Elizabeth Correia and Andrew Medeiros in marriage on or about April 21, 2018, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 29, 2018 H7039 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- DEALERSHIPS
Requires motor vehicle dealers to disclose in writing that a vehicle being sold has a spare tire/ jack or is otherwise equipped in compliance with applicable law. There shall be a civil penalty of $100 for a violation under this section.
PASSAGE Y
March 28, 2018 H7768 HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING THE SANDRA FEINSTEIN - GAMM THEATRE AND WISHING THEM WELL ON THEIR MOVE TO JEFFERSON BOULEVARD IN WARWICK, RHODE ISLAND
PASSAGE Y
March 27, 2018 H7529 JOINT RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF LEGALIZING MARIJUANA
Extends the reporting date of the special legislative commission to study the effects of legalizing marijuana from March 1, 2018 to February 1, 2019, and said commission expires on May 1, 2019.
PASSAGE Y
March 27, 2018 H7155 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - PSAT AND SAT TESTS
Includes home schooled students in the program to provide the PSAT and SAT free of charge to all Rhode Island public school students for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
March 22, 2018 S2310 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF BROADWAY GAS, LLC
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 22, 2018 S2149 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Janet McCarthy to join Carrie Pamela Mitchell and Joseph Everett Kolb in marriage on or about May 19, 2018, within the Village of Wickford, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 22, 2018 S2282 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows John Driscoll to join Kaitlin E. Twomey and Johnathan M. Clabbers in marriage on or about October 6, 2018, within the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 22, 2018 S2293 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows David P. Raiche to join Jillian Marie Rainville and Kevin James Nesbitt in marriage on or about October 12, 2018, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 20, 2018 S2108 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF MODERN CONDOMINIUMS, INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 20, 2018 H7678 HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY UNLAWFUL SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE
Creates an eleven (11) member special legislative commission to study unlawful sexual harassment in the workplace and reports back to the House of Representatives no later than May 17, 2018 and whose life would expire on June 7, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
March 15, 2018 S2043 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF JOSEPH MERRITT & COMPANY, INCORPORATED
PASSAGE Y
March 15, 2018 H7176 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION - SEAWEED
Repeals Chapter 46-11 which prohibits the taking of seaweed by anyone not a resident of the town of Barrington and imposes fines for doing so.
PASSAGE Y
March 14, 2018 H7519 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF TREMONT ASSOCIATES II, INC.
PASSAGE Y
March 14, 2018 H7129 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGULATION OF BUSINESS PRACTICES AMONG MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND DEALERS
Establishes standardized methods and appeals procedures for the calculation of fair and reasonable compensation for parts and labor used in warranty services.
PASSAGE Y
March 14, 2018 H7082 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
March 14, 2018 H7319 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF YANKEE REMODELER OF NEW LONDON, INC.
PASSAGE Y
March 14, 2018 H7605 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- CERTIFICATES OF TITLE AND SECURITY INTERESTS
Permits the division of motor vehicles to issue a certificate of title to certain types of trailers, including a travel trailer, a fifth wheel trailer, and a park trailer.
PASSAGE Y
March 14, 2018 H7158 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Allows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen.
PASSAGE Y
March 14, 2018 H7044 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM
Permits that age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate education on consent and sexual activity be increased in secondary schools as part of a family life course.
PASSAGE Y
March 08, 2018 H7394 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF LANDSCAPE LIGHTING CONCEPTS, INC.
PASSAGE NV
March 08, 2018 H7393 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF FRENCHY'S POPCORN, INC.
PASSAGE NV
March 08, 2018 H7300 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A PLAN AND THE DESIGN OF A BEIRUT MEMORIAL TO BE LOCATED AT THE RHODE ISLAND STATE HOUSE
Extends the reporting and expiration dates of the commission to study and make recommendations for a plan and the design of a Beirut Memorial to be located at the state house from April 30, 2018, to April 30, 2019, and expires on May 30, 2019.
PASSAGE NV
March 08, 2018 H7258 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF SHABREKA CORP.
PASSAGE NV
March 08, 2018 H7243 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF PRUDENCE PARK WATER ASSOCIATION, INC.
PASSAGE NV
March 06, 2018 H7567 JOINT RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING DATE OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATION COMMISSION TO STUDY VETERAN AND MILITARY SPOUSE EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Extends the reporting date of the Special Legislation Commission to Study Veteran and Military Spouse Education and Employment Opportunities to April 30, 2019, and its expiration date to July 30, 2019.
PASSAGE Y
March 06, 2018 H7123 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SPARE TIRE OR EQUIVALENT
Permits a dealer to provide self-sealing tires as a substitute for a jack and spare tire when selling a new or used automobile.
PASSAGE Y
March 06, 2018 H7080 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- ELECTRONIC RECORDING
Authorizes a city or town clerk/recorder of deeds, at the clerk's/recorder's option, to accept electronic documents for recording real property and land records and to index and store those documents.
PASSAGE Y
March 06, 2018 S2023 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows James William Simon to join Cathryn Marie Simon and Kenneth Spencer Bernstein in marriage on or about April 21, 2018, with the city of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 06, 2018 S2029 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Dina Spaziano to join Frank Salvatore Lombari, III, and Joseph William Dodge in marriage on or about October 29, 2018, within the Town of Smithfield, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 06, 2018 S2087 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows John Cena, Sr., to join Marissa Giammarco and Kyle Sawaia in marriage on or about May 12, 2018, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 06, 2018 S2094 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Patrick J. Cafferty to join Lindsay Mary Nagel and Christopher Robert Lacek in marriage on or about June 9, 2018, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 06, 2018 S2095 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Kayla Benoit to join Jessica Marie Either and Alex Dylan Beauregard in marriage on or about September 16, 2018, within the Town of Westerly, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 06, 2018 S2097 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Thomas Deegan Douglass to join Meaghan Siobhan Dendy and James Everett Case in marriage on or about May 19, 2018, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 01, 2018 H7917 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF THE HONORABLE DANIEL C. HALLORAN
PASSAGE Y
March 01, 2018 S2496 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES AND RESERVES
Requires an insurer of life insurance to provide annual notice to the insured and provides instructions and necessary forms to change the beneficiary.
PASSAGE Y
March 01, 2018 H7191 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF PRIME JEWELRY GROUP
PASSAGE Y
March 01, 2018 H7302 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- EXPLOSIVES, FIREWORKS, AND PYROTECHNICS
Prohibits the use of display fireworks, or aerial consumer fireworks without a permit between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on any day and makes a violation of this permit requirement a civil violation punishable by a fine of $75 and court costs.
PASSAGE Y
March 01, 2018 H7302 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- EXPLOSIVES, FIREWORKS, AND PYROTECHNICS
Prohibits the use of display fireworks, or aerial consumer fireworks without a permit between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on any day and makes a violation of this permit requirement a civil violation punishable by a fine of $75 and court costs.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
February 28, 2018 H7360 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF DONEGAN & ASSOCIATES, LTD.
PASSAGE Y
February 28, 2018 H7270 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS
This resolution would extend the reporting and expiration dates of the special legislative commission relating to education – school committees and superintendents from January 31, 2018, to June 30, 2018, and said commission would expire on July 30, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
February 27, 2018 H7072 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS
Prohibits development of land contiguous to State House unless approved by general assembly.
PASSAGE Y
February 27, 2018 H7041 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Requires that effective January 1, 2019, all school buildings where students are in attendance would be required to have carbon monoxide detectors installed and maintained therein.
PASSAGE Y
February 13, 2018 H7188 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Rebecca M. Taylor to join Elizabeth Rose Thorsen and Lee Hunter Robinson in marriage on or about June 30, 2018, within the town of Cumberland, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 13, 2018 H7189 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Charles E. Alfano to join Caitlin Elizabeth Alfano and Vincent Nicholas Santaniello in Marriage on or about May 26, 2018, within the city of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 13, 2018 H7253 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Patrick J. Cafferty to join Lindsay Mary Nagel and Christopher Robert Lacek in marriage on or about June 9, 2018, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
January 30, 2018 H7065 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Dr. Victor Pedro and Ann Allen to join Mary G. Basler and Joseph J. Reale, Jr., in marriage on or about June 30, 2018, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
January 30, 2018 H7187 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Nancy E. Smith to join Margaret Smith Hickey and John Michael Lerner in marriage on or about August 25, 2018, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
September 19, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
September 19, 2017 S1027 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MISCELLANEOUS RULES
Amends the law prohibiting texting while operating a motor vehicle to clarify that drivers are permitted to make phone calls or use GPS navigation tools and applications.
RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHI Y
September 19, 2017 S1029 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.
RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELA Y
September 19, 2017 S672 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN
Requires physicians or duly certified registered nurse practitioners involved in the delivery and care of infants to report cases of infants born with or affected by substance abuse.
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - ABU Y
September 19, 2017 S877 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - REGULATORY POWERS OF ADMINISTRATION
Amends laws regarding the aggregation of electrical loads by a municipality, and requires at least one public hearing be held, for review by its residents, prior to adopting any plan, to be approved by the public utilities commission.
RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND Y
September 19, 2017 S1016 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT--RETIREMENT SYSTEM MEMBERSHIP
Places the current Cranston police chief in a defined contribution retirement plan.
RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- Y
September 19, 2017 S1022 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES--COMBINATION PLATES
increases the upper gross weight limit for vehicles eligible for a combination plate from eleven thousand four hundred pounds (11,400 lbs.) to eleven thousand eight hundred pounds (11,800 lbs.).
RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHI Y
September 19, 2017 S1023 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE -- DISCLOSURE BY THE STATE INVESTMENT COMMISSIONS OF PERFORMANCE AND EXPENSES OF RETIREMENT SYSTEM INVESTMENT MANAGERS
Requires the general treasurer to maintain its transparent treasury initiative to assist the public in accessing information regarding how state pension investments are managed and performing.
RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE -- DI Y
September 19, 2017 S1024 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.
RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHI Y
September 19, 2017 S1025 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- THE YOUTH PROTECTION ACT
Requires persons who provide volunteer services with youth serving agencies to get a national criminal records check.
RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- TH Y
September 19, 2017 S1026 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES-RETAIL LICENSES
Allows the Town of Cumberland’s board of licenses to approve the liquor license application for a business located at 88 Broad Street on tax assessor’s map plat 2 lot 32, plat 2 lot 51 and plat 2 lot 52.
RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES- Y
September 19, 2017 S1014 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Linda Bohmbach to join Caitlin Leigh Briggs and Keith Michael Santos in marriage on or about October 7, 2017, within the Town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
September 19, 2017 S1015 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Janet Kelly McCarthy to join Bethany Kathleen Kraft and Dennis Patrick Richardson Jr., in marriage on or about November 11, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
September 19, 2017 S86 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES-SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES
Creates a special motor vehicle registration plates for the Salt Water Anglers Association.
RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHI Y
September 19, 2017 S213 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES - RETIREMENT SYSTEM - CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS
Increase the permitted gross pay from $15,000 to $22,500 for certain retired employees from state colleges, universities, schools, teachers retired pursuant to titles 16, 36, 45.
RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND Y
September 19, 2017 S356 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Creates the Ocean State Animal Coalition motor vehicle plate to help raise revenue and subsidize spay and neuter services for cats and dogs.
RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHI Y
September 19, 2017 S734 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- VETERANS' EXEMPTIONS--SCITUATE
Permits the town of Scituate to provide a tax credit to disabled veterans in lieu of a tax exemption.
RELATING TO TAXATION -- VETERANS Y
September 19, 2017 S759 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGULATIONS OF BUSINESS PRACTICES AMONG MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND DEALERS
Requires auto manufacturers to compensate dealers for vehicles subject to "stop-sale" or "do-not-drive" orders.
RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHI Y
September 19, 2017 S772 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- FIREFIGHTER DISABILITY
Creates a work disabling presumption for any firefighter who passed a physical examination upon entry into service and who later contracts disabling hypertension, stroke, or heart disease.
RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- Y
September 19, 2017 S952 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.
RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND Y
September 19, 2017 S971 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Amends from ten (10) years to twelve (12) years the period which the city of Central Falls may authorize a stabilization of taxes on qualifying property located in the city of Central Falls.
RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND Y
September 19, 2017 S1008 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - RHODE ISLAND SAILING EVENTS COMMISSION
Creates the Rhode Island Sailing Events Commission in order to attract amateur and professional marine events in Rhode Island.
RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GO Y
September 19, 2017 S1009 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - CONTRACTORS' REGISTRATION AND LICENSING BOARD
Provides that elderly persons may, absent an emergency, cancel any agreement for contractor services within three (3) days if the contract originated in an in-home solicitation by the contractor.
RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFE Y
September 19, 2017 H5346 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.
RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHI Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHI Y
September 19, 2017 S1007 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.
RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND Y
September 19, 2017 S1018 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF JOHNSTON LITTLE LEAGUE
TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVO Y
September 19, 2017 H6377 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.
RELATING TO EDUCATION - TUITION Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PRO Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Y
September 19, 2017 S7 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION
Amends provisions of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act.
RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO CRIMINALS - CORRECTI Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PRO Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCAR Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GO 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.
RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELA Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFE Y
September 19, 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."
RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PRO Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO ELECTIONS --POST-ELE Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO INSURANCE ACCIDENT A Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO TAXATION - BURRILLVI Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCI Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFE Y
September 19, 2017 H5724 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 AS AMENDED Y
September 19, 2017 H5724 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
September 19, 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
September 19, 2017 S902 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Makes available special motor vehicle registration plates for the Rhode Island Agricultural Council.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
September 19, 2017 H5882 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Adds hoarding of animals to the list of cruelty to animal offenses, and requires a mental health evaluation for a person convicted of animal cruelty involving hoarding.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
September 19, 2017 H5921 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
September 19, 2017 H5668 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 an early intervention system for deaf or hard of hearing children in Rhode Island, and who would report back to the General Assembly by February 1, 2018, and expire on June 30, 2018.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
September 19, 2017 H5634 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
September 19, 2017 H5691 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
September 19, 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 AS AMENDED Y
September 19, 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT NV
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 AS AMENDED 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
September 19, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
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 Y
September 19, 2017 H6076 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT--RETIREMENT SYSTEM MEMBERSHIP
Places the current Cranston police chief in a defined contribution retirement plan.
PASSAGE Y
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 AS AMENDED Y
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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT 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 AS AMENDED 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
September 19, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
September 19, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
September 19, 2017 S968 JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY CERTAIN CLAIMS
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
September 19, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
September 19, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
September 19, 2017 H6374 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES-RETAIL LICENSES
Allows the Town of Cumberland’s board of licenses to approve the liquor license application for a business located at 88 Broad Street on tax assessor’s map plat 2 lot 32, plat 2 lot 51 and plat 2 lot 52.
PASSAGE Y
September 19, 2017 H6372 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF EVOLUTION STUDIOS, L.L.C.
PASSAGE Y
September 19, 2017 H6356 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS
Prohibits any development of land contiguous to the State House unless approved by the general assembly.
PASSAGE Y
September 19, 2017 H6304 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
September 19, 2017 H6011 HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE ESTABLISHMENT OF PROCEDURES TO REGULATE AND LICENSE THE INTENTIONAL MANIPULATION OF THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT THROUGH GEOENGINEERING
Creates a 5 member commission to study and provide recommendations on the regulation and licensure of geoenginerring, and who would report back by April 2, 2018, and expire on June 2, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
September 19, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
September 19, 2017 H5881 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- FIREFIGHTER DISABILITY
Creates a work disabling presumption for any firefighter who passed a physical examination upon entry into service and who later contracts disabling hypertension, stroke, or heart disease.
PASSAGE Y
September 19, 2017 H5413 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 Y
September 19, 2017 H5413 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
September 19, 2017 H5709 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
September 19, 2017 H5704 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.
PASSAGE Y
September 19, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
September 19, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
September 19, 2017 H5532 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
September 19, 2017 H5529 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, to self-insure health care costs for employees, retirees and other beneficiaries and allows a third-party administrator to administer said program.
PASSAGE Y
September 19, 2017 H5486 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Provides full year insurance coverage for all forms of FDA-approved contraceptives and would provide coverage thereto.
PASSAGE Y
September 19, 2017 H5352 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- DUAL ENROLLMENT EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ACT
Extends the benefits of the dual enrollment equal opportunity act to cover home-schooled students.
PASSAGE Y
September 19, 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.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
September 19, 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.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
September 19, 2017 H5137 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES-SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES
Makes available special motor vehicle registration plates for the Salt Water Anglers Association.
PASSAGE 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 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 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 Y
September 19, 2017 H5082 AN ACT RELATING THE 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 AS AMENDED Y
September 19, 2017 H5082 AN ACT RELATING THE 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT 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 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 Y
September 19, 2017 H5063 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION
Amends provisions of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act.
PASSAGE Y
September 19, 2017 H5039 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - 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
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO EDUCATION - CARDIAC Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO TAXATION -- MOTION P Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES - ROA Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFE Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHI Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFE Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHI Y
September 19, 2017 S349 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - ANIMAL CARE
Imposes on breeders requirements already in place on other pet custodial agencies.
RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL H Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHI Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GO Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS - Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO INSURANCE -- UNFAIR Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO TAXATION - REAL ESTA Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GO Y
September 19, 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.
CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE C Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCAR Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- THE P Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- REGISTR Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO INSURANCE - FOREIGN Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO INSURANCE -- CREDIT Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - A Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO TAXATION -- TAX SALE Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO INSURANCE - ACCIDENT Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GO Y
September 19, 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."
RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS -- 38 Y
September 19, 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
RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHI Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF Y
September 19, 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").
RELATING TO INSURANCE - CASUALTY Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF Y
September 19, 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.
RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - L Y
June 29, 2017 H5413 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 Y
June 29, 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 29, 2017 H6359 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 29, 2017 H6357 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - ANIMAL CARE
Imposes on breeders requirements already in place on other pet custodial agencies.
PASSAGE Y
June 29, 2017 H6331 JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY CERTAIN CLAIMS
PASSAGE Y
June 29, 2017 H6323 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
June 29, 2017 H6308 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
June 29, 2017 H6306 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
June 29, 2017 H6293 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
June 29, 2017 H6292 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 29, 2017 H6158 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
June 29, 2017 H6124 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 29, 2017 H6124 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 29, 2017 H5951 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - UNFAIR COMPETITION AND PRACTICES
Prohibits domestic and foreign 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 29, 2017 H5937 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 29, 2017 H5903 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
June 29, 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 Y
June 29, 2017 H5684 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 29, 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 29, 2017 H5550 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 H5550 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 29, 2017 H5474 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - THE NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS ACT OF 2017
Establishes procedures for the licensing of doctors of naturopathy, who provide health care utilizing natural substance and therapies. Doctors of naturopathy would be subject to oversight by the director of the Rhode Island department of health.
PASSAGE Y
June 29, 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
June 29, 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 29, 2017 H5228 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 29, 2017 H5207 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 29, 2017 H6365 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 29, 2017 H6285 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 29, 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 Y
June 29, 2017 H6055 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 29, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 29, 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 Y
June 29, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 29, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 29, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 29, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 29, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 29, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 29, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 29, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 29, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 29, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 29, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 29, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 29, 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
June 29, 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
June 29, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 29, 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
June 29, 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 29, 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 Y
June 29, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 29, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 29, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 29, 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
June 28, 2017 H6051 HOUSE RESOLUTION RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - ENERGY FACILITIES SITING ACT
Creates a 14 member special legislative study commission whose purpose it would be to make a comprehensive study/review of the Energy Facility Siting Act, and report back to the House no later than 1/31/18, and whose life would expire on 6/2/18.
PASSAGE Y
June 28, 2017 H5854 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 28, 2017 H5761 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
June 28, 2017 H5760 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL CODE PROVISIONS - ANTIQUE MOTOR CARS
Permits an antique motor car to be issued a courtesy plate.
PASSAGE Y
June 28, 2017 H5571 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 28, 2017 H5553 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- DIVORCE AND SEPARATION
Allows for incarceration of an individual to be taken into consideration for the purposes of a motion to modify a child support order.
PASSAGE Y
June 28, 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 28, 2017 H5425 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Creates the Ocean State Animal Coalition motor vehicle plate to help raise revenue and subsidize spay and neuter services for cats and dogs.
PASSAGE Y
June 28, 2017 H5344 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - EASEMENTS
Establishes the rights and obligations of property owners concerning the maintenance of private easements and rights-of-way.
PASSAGE Y
June 28, 2017 H5229 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- THE YOUTH PROTECTION ACT
Requires persons who provide volunteer services with youth serving agencies to get a national criminal records check.
PASSAGE Y
June 28, 2017 H5182 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
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 2017 S571 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' RETIREMENT BENEFITS
Increases the monthly minimum benefits of spouses and domestic partners of retired teachers.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 2017 H6362 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 28, 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 Y
June 28, 2017 H6296 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - RHODE ISLAND REGULATORY REFORM ACT
Requires the office of regulatory reform, in consultation with various state departments and plant-based and agriculture industry representatives, work to facilitate economic growth within plant-based industries and agriculture.
PASSAGE Y
June 28, 2017 H6203 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT
Permits the Cumberland Town Council to establish limits on the number of students from the Cumberland school district who may enroll in any charter public school subject to a collective limit of not less than 8% of the average daily membership.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 28, 2017 H6203 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT
Permits the Cumberland Town Council to establish limits on the number of students from the Cumberland school district who may enroll in any charter public school subject to a collective limit of not less than 8% of the average daily membership.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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 Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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 AS AMENDED Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 2017 S633 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CIVIC EDUCATION COMMISSION
Alters the membership, reporting protocol, and meeting requirements of the civic education commission.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 2017 S740 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- INSPECTIONS OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Makes changes to the licensing procedures for health care facilities.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 28, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 2017 H6312 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6360 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 27, 2017 H6351 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 27, 2017 H6324 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CIVIC EDUCATION COMMISSION
Alters the membership, reporting protocol, and meeting requirements of the civic education commission.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6350 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 27, 2017 H6345 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6339 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 27, 2017 H6311 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6330 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 27, 2017 H6326 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES--COMBINATION PLATES
Increases the upper gross weight limit for vehicles eligible for a combination plate from eleven thousand four hundred pounds (11,400 lbs.) to eleven thousand eight hundred pounds (11,800 lbs.).
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6322 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 27, 2017 H6313 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 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 Y
June 27, 2017 H6310 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
June 27, 2017 H6305 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 Y
June 27, 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6297 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- INSPECTIONS OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Makes changes to the licensing procedures for health care facilities.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6307 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
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6277 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 27, 2017 H6295 HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION TO STUDY AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MAXIMIZING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) DEPLOYMENT STRATEGIES IN ORDER TO IMPROVE GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6287 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 27, 2017 H6284 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS
Streamlines the procedure for the approval of mergers of not-for-profit hospitals and unaffiliated community hospitals.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6279 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Amends from ten (10) years to twelve (12) years the period which the city of Central Falls may authorize a stabilization of taxes on qualifying property located in the city of Central Falls.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6255 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 27, 2017 H6274 HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO EXPLORE CONSTRUCTION OF A VETERANS' OF INVISIBLE WOUNDS MEMORIAL
Creates a 7 member special legislative commission to study the creation of a permanent Veterans' of Invisible Wounds Memorial at Veterans Memorial Cemetery and to report back to the house by March 15, 2018 and would expire on June 15, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6246 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
Authorizes the town of Lincoln to issue bonds and notes in an amount not exceeding $60,000,000 to finance the improvements to Lincoln High School and school facilities in the town.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6171 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 27, 2017 H6227 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Extends the mandated minimum number of prepaid orders deadline for the Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund special license plates to January 1, 2022.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6190 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 27, 2017 H5805 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Creates a division of marine fisheries within DEM to manage salt water fish and plant harvesting.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6132 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Allows school committees and the Rhode Island Society of Technology Educators ("RISTE") to enter into joint purchase agreements for the purchase of technology and IT infrastructure.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6103 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 27, 2017 H6073 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- VETERANS' EXEMPTIONS--SCITUATE
Permits the town of Scituate to provide a tax credit to disabled veterans in lieu of a tax exemption.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H5969 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 27, 2017 H5908 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS
Imposes a fee of one hundred sixty dollars ($160) for all domestic and foreign corporations for a certificate of authority to transact business in this state.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H5882 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Adds hoarding of animals to the list of cruelty to animal offenses, and requires a mental health evaluation for a person convicted of animal cruelty involving hoarding.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H5824 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 27, 2017 H5766 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 27, 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 Y
June 27, 2017 H5710 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 27, 2017 H5692 HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE TOWING STORAGE ACT'S PROVISIONS RELATIVE TO POLICE SEIZURES OF VEHICLES
Creates a seven member commission to study the Towing Storage Act's provisions relative to police seizures of vehicles what would report back by May 24, 2018, and would expire on June 5, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H5683 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H5634 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 27, 2017 H5628 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - LIFE INSURANCE
Requires that the department of business regulation provide a mandatory disclosure notice, at no cost to insurers, to certain policy holders regarding their rights and alternatives to lapse or surrender.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H5606 HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE EFFICACY AND COST OF IMPLEMENTING A RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR ALL MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL UNITS, INCLUDING CONDOMINIUM COMPLEXES
Creates a nine member commission to study of efficacy and cost of implementing a recycling program for all multi-family residential units, including condominium complexes, and reports back by February 6, 2018, and expires on April 6, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H5478 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - RHODE ISLAND SAILING EVENTS COMMISSION
Creates the Rhode Island Sailing Events Commission in order to attract amateur and professional marine events in Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H5640 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Places an energy efficiency charge cap on the 2018 state energy efficiency program plan and require the office of energy resources to conduct a study to verify the energy savings measures from the state energy efficiency programs.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H5623 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
June 27, 2017 H5424 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
June 27, 2017 H5199 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM
Allows recovery for the past due balance of any PACE assessment on a transfer of commercial property ownership at a tax sale by a PACE lien against the transferee.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H5152 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MISCELLANEOUS RULES
Provides for an exception to the prohibition on texting while driving for any person activating, viewing or deactivating a global positioning device or navigation application.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6172 AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- RIGHT TO FARM
Defines secondary agricultural operations and would provide that municipalities may limit and regulate secondary agricultural use if it is determined that the use is harmful to public safety, but may not prohibit such agricultural operations.
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6342 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 "Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna US Army 7th Special Forces Group Memorial Conference Room."
PASSAGE Y
June 27, 2017 H6341 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 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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."
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 2017 S85 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS
Creates a veteran's preference in the issuance of state contracts.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 2017 S807 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Amends the composition of the Rhode Island emergency management advisory council.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 27, 2017 H6364 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Jared Saletin to join Kelsey Lucas and Brendon Duprey in marriage on or about July 7, 2018, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 26, 2017 H6340 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO EXPLORE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A GULF WARS VETERANS MEMORIAL
Extends the reporting and expiration dates of the special legislative commission to explore the construction of a Gulf Wars Veterans Memorial from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2018, and said commission would expire on August 30, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
June 26, 2017 H6315 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
June 26, 2017 H6301 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 26, 2017 H6300 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 26, 2017 H6288 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 26, 2017 H6251 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- EXPIRATION DATES
Grants the administrator of the division of motor vehicles the power to extend the expiration dates up to ninety (90) days of permits, licenses, registrations, certificates, placards, and other privileges, under limited circumstances.
PASSAGE Y
June 26, 2017 H6224 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 26, 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 26, 2017 H6170 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE
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 26, 2017 H6095 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- TAXATION OF FARM, FOREST, AND OPEN SPACE LAND
Exempts land previously classified as farm, forest or open space land from land use change tax if the landowner converts no more than twenty percent (20%) acreage to install a renewable energy system.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 26, 2017 H6095 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- TAXATION OF FARM, FOREST, AND OPEN SPACE LAND
Exempts land previously classified as farm, forest or open space land from land use change tax if the landowner converts no more than twenty percent (20%) acreage to install a renewable energy system.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 26, 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 26, 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 26, 2017 H5904 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
June 26, 2017 H5868 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- THE KENT COUNTY WATER DISTRICT
Adds two (2) members to the board of the Kent County Water Authority.
PASSAGE Y
June 26, 2017 H5840 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH CARE FACILITIES - LICENSING
Allows physician practices to maintain their license standards, even if a hospital system owns the practice.
PASSAGE Y
June 26, 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 26, 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 26, 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.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 26, 2017 H5740 AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE INCORPORATION OF THE CENTRAL COVENTRY FIRE DISTRICT IN FURTHERANCE OF THE "CONSOLIDATION PLAN" OF THE CENTRAL COVENTRY FIRE DISTRICT, THE WASHINGTON LIGHTING DISTRICT, THE HARRIS FIRE AND LIGHTING DISTRICT AND THE TIOGUE FIRE DISTRICT AS APPROVED BY THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF SAID DISTRICTS, AT DULY CALLED MEETINGS HELD ON MARCH 28, 2006
Amends and make a number of changes to the legislative charter of Central Coventry Fire District.
PASSAGE NV
June 26, 2017 H5664 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM
Requires the department of education to consider incorporating media literacy education in the basic education program.
PASSAGE Y
June 26, 2017 H5619 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS
Distinguishes real estate agents' duties regarding establishing property values from the duties of professional appraisers.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 26, 2017 H5531 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ELECTRONIC CONFIRMATION AND COMPLIANCE SYSTEM
Creates an electronic automobile and commercial vehicle liability insurance confirmation and compliance system in the state.
PASSAGE Y
June 26, 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 Y
June 26, 2017 H5483 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 26, 2017 H5453 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ALL STUDENTS COUNT ACT
Requires the department of elementary and secondary education to use separate collection categories and tabulations for specified Asian ethnic groups in every demographic report on ancestry or ethnic origins of residents.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 26, 2017 H5314 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 26, 2017 H5300 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 Y
June 26, 2017 H5280 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS
Creates a veteran's preference in the issuance of state contracts.
PASSAGE Y
June 26, 2017 H5243 HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY RHODE ISLAND'S MINIMUM PRICING STATUTES
Creates a nine (9) member study commission to study Rhode Island's minimum pricing statutes, and report back no later than April 6, 2017, and expires on June 6, 2017.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 26, 2017 H5243 HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY RHODE ISLAND'S MINIMUM PRICING STATUTES
Creates a nine (9) member study commission to study Rhode Island's minimum pricing statutes, and report back no later than April 6, 2017, and expires on June 6, 2017.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 26, 2017 H5223 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - CONDOMINIUM LAW - INSURANCE
Entitles a condominium owner to obtain a copy of a damage appraisal within fourteen days.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 26, 2017 S983 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows William J. Gately, Jr., Esq., to join Caroline Stewart Barr and James W. Gately in marriage on or about August 26, 2017, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 26, 2017 H6361 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
AllowsJames King to join Dashira Viqueira and Joseph Penniman in marriage on or about August 18, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE RECONSIDERATION Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 22, 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 22, 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 Y
June 22, 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 22, 2017 H5175 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
PASSAGE Y
June 21, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 21, 2017 H6260 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE LOW AND MODERATE INCOME ACT
PASSAGE Y
June 21, 2017 H6258 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- MERIT SYSTEM
Requires that all persons serving on boards and commissions appointed by the governor have a connection to the state through residence or licensure.
PASSAGE Y
June 21, 2017 H6197 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS-STATE PURCHASES
Requires the state to procure professional architectural, engineering, and consultants services through a Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) process as required by the federal government for federally funded projects under the Brooks Act.
PASSAGE Y
June 21, 2017 H6130 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM--CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS
Allows retired nurses to be employed at state colleges for up to 75 days or150 half days before their pension payment would be suspended.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 21, 2017 H6130 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM--CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS
Allows retired nurses to be employed at state colleges for up to 75 days or150 half days before their pension payment would be suspended.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 21, 2017 H6104 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- ELECTRONIC RECORDING
Authorizes a city or town clerk/recorder of deeds, at the clerk's/recorder's option, to accept electronic documents for recording real property and land records and to index and store those documents.
PASSAGE Y
June 21, 2017 H5935 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 21, 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 21, 2017 H5368 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES - RETIREMENT SYSTEM - CONTRIBUTION AND BENEFITS
Increases the maximum post retirement employment earnings from $15,000 to $18,000 a year for retired educators who provide instruction at state colleges.
PASSAGE Y
June 21, 2017 H5272 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 21, 2017 H5219 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
June 21, 2017 H5932 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.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 21, 2017 H5932 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.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 21, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 21, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 21, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 21, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 21, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 21, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 21, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 21, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 21, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 21, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 21, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2017 S948 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Peter Drummey to join Sabina Beauchard and Wesley Fiorentino in marriage on or about October 9, 2017, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2017 H6278 HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO BE KNOWN AS "GROWING TOURISM IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND"
Creates an 18 member "Growing Tourism in the State of Rhode Island" commission to examine, evaluate and provide recommendations to manage and grow Rhode Island's tourism economy, and reports back by 1/5/19, and expires on 3/5/19.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2017 H6259 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 20, 2017 H6252 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- LOCAL CANVASSING AUTHORITIES
Clarifies that the authority of the president of a city or town council to nominate the members of a local canvassing authority only applies to a municipality that does not have a mayoral form of government.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2017 H6185 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2017 H6112 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 20, 2017 H6090 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. Community Resources for Justice Center.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2017 H5837 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 20, 2017 H5669 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 20, 2017 H5340 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2017 H6303 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Robert E.P. Elmer, III, to join Angela Giuffrida and Cuan Coulter in marriage on or about August 12, 2017, within the Town of Westerly, Rhode Island.
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
June 15, 2017 H5416 AN ACT RELATING TO DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN -- PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY COURT
Repeals §14-1-61 regarding payment of costs/expenses for certain complaints filed in family court, and chapter 4 of title 14, which established the O'Rourke Children's Center and regulated procedures relating to the placement of children at the center.
PASSAGE Y
June 15, 2017 H6157 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
June 15, 2017 H6117 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 15, 2017 H6023 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- UNLAWFUL CONFINEMENT OF A COVERED ANIMAL
Makes changes in the definitions of what constitutes unlawful confinement of any sow during gestation, calf raised for veal or egg-laying hen kept on a farm, and would apply them throughout the chapter accordingly.
PASSAGE Y
June 15, 2017 H5923 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE -- DISCLOSURE BY THE STATE INVESTMENT COMMISSIONS OF PERFORMANCE AND EXPENSES OF RETIREMENT SYSTEM INVESTMENT MANAGERS
Requires the general treasurer to maintain its transparent treasury initiative to assist the public in accessing information regarding how state pension investments are managed and performing.
PASSAGE Y
June 15, 2017 H5923 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE -- DISCLOSURE BY THE STATE INVESTMENT COMMISSIONS OF PERFORMANCE AND EXPENSES OF RETIREMENT SYSTEM INVESTMENT MANAGERS
Requires the general treasurer to maintain its transparent treasury initiative to assist the public in accessing information regarding how state pension investments are managed and performing.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 15, 2017 H5733 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 15, 2017 H5713 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 15, 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 15, 2017 H5324 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 AS AMENDED Y
June 15, 2017 H5324 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 15, 2017 H5071 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' RETIREMENT BENEFITS
Increases the monthly minimum benefits of spouses and domestic partners of retired teachers.
PASSAGE Y
June 14, 2017 H6335 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows The Honorable John M. Xifaras to join Sarah J. Lang and Scott Levy in marriage on or about July 15, 2017, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 2017 H6082 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE
Authorizes the RI health benefit exchange to seek a waiver under the Affordable Care Act, allow qualified small business owners/sole proprietors to purchase qualified health benefit plans offered by the exchange & not be forced into the individual market.
PASSAGE Y
June 14, 2017 H6059 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 14, 2017 H5783 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Requires DOT to identify impact of Rhode Works projects on affected small businesses and provide DOC with information to minimize the economic financial impact.
PASSAGE Y
June 14, 2017 H5609 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
June 14, 2017 H5578 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 14, 2017 H5551 JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF LEGALIZING MARIJUANA
Creates a 19 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 AS AMENDED Y
June 14, 2017 H5551 JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF LEGALIZING MARIJUANA
Creates a 19 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 14, 2017 H5477 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 14, 2017 H5470 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
June 14, 2017 H5290 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 14, 2017 H5174 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
June 14, 2017 H5055 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - DRIVER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Requires driver's instruction courses and tests to include instruction and information on a driver's responsible conduct during a traffic stop.
PASSAGE Y
June 14, 2017 H5055 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - DRIVER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Requires driver's instruction courses and tests to include instruction and information on a driver's responsible conduct during a traffic stop.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT RULING OF THE CHAIR Y
June 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 2017 S561 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- DOGS
Appoints an animal control officer to the rabies control board.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 14, 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.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 13, 2017 S845 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF SIMON'S SUPPLY, CO., INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 13, 2017 S844 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF SILVER LAKE PIZZA, INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 13, 2017 S776 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF THE WAKEFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE UNION FIRE DISTRICT IN SOUTH KINGSTOWN R.I.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 13, 2017 H6256 HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT TO CONTINUE COLLABORATING WITH THE POLLINATOR WORKING GROUP ESTABLISHED TO MAKE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS WITH REGARD TO MAINTAINING, PROTECTING AND ENHANCING POLLINATOR HABITAT AND HEALTH IN RHODE ISLAND
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2017 H6231 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION--TOWN OF WARREN
Increases various property tax exemptions available in the town of Warren.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2017 H6206 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."
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2017 H5888 HOUSE RESOLUTION RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS
Establishes a fifteen (15) member special legislative commission to study all aspects involved in changing the start time of Rhode Island's public high schools.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2017 H5826 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - CONTRACTORS' REGISTRATION AND LICENSING BOARD
Provides that elderly persons may, absent an emergency, cancel any agreement for contractor services within three (3) days if the contract originated in an in-home solicitation by the contractor.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2017 H5177 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 08, 2017 H6319 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Scott Avedisian to join Taylor Ann Butzbach and Brian Peter Votolato in marriage on or about September 23, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 08, 2017 H6183 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF SIMON'S SUPPLY, CO., INC.
PASSAGE Y
June 08, 2017 H6084 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 08, 2017 H5975 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT -- ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
Expands the type of pharmaceuticals which may be prescribed using electronic prescriptions and would also provide for protection of patient privacy in regard to electronic prescriptions.
PASSAGE Y
June 08, 2017 H5945 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 08, 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 08, 2017 H5454 HOUSE RESOLUTION DESIGNATING JUNE 27 TO BE POST - TRAUMATIC STRESS INJURY AWARENESS DAY IN RHODE ISLAND AND THE MONTH OF JUNE TO BE POST - TRAUMATIC STRESS INJURY AWARENESS MONTH IN RHODE ISLAND
PASSAGE Y
June 08, 2017 H5099 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS; HEALTH AND SAFETY - FIREWORKS AND PYROTECHNICS
Makes the use of display or aerial fireworks after 12:00 a.m. or before 7:00 a.m. a civil violation with a fine of $75.00.
PASSAGE Y
June 08, 2017 H5099 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS; HEALTH AND SAFETY - FIREWORKS AND PYROTECHNICS
Makes the use of display or aerial fireworks after 12:00 a.m. or before 7:00 a.m. a civil violation with a fine of $75.00.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 08, 2017 H5520 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES
Decriminalizes second, third and subsequent violations of §31-27-2.1 in cases of refusal to submit to a blood test in light of recent precedent but would also set forth new civil penalties for second, third and subsequent violations.
PASSAGE Y
June 08, 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 Y
June 07, 2017 H6225 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 07, 2017 H6078 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
June 07, 2017 H5821 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 07, 2017 H5821 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 07, 2017 H5483 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 AS AMENDED Y
June 07, 2017 H5483 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 07, 2017 H5455 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 06, 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 Y
June 06, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 06, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 06, 2017 H6216 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - ANIMAL CARE
Prohibits the rental, lease, or finance of any sale of a cat or dog, with exceptions for animals used for breeding, shows and work.
PASSAGE Y
June 06, 2017 H6144 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 06, 2017 H6144 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 06, 2017 H5711 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS
Authorizes magistrates to preside over additional matters that are heard before the family court.
PASSAGE Y
June 06, 2017 H5655 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
June 06, 2017 H5490 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGULATIONS OF BUSINESS PRACTICES AMONG MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND DEALERS
Requires auto manufacturers to compensate dealers for vehicles subject to "stop-sale" or "do-not-drive" orders.
PASSAGE Y
June 01, 2017 H6189 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
June 01, 2017 H6166 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE
Amends the composition of the Rhode Island emergency management advisory council.
PASSAGE Y
June 01, 2017 H6155 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- WORKERS' COOPERATIVES
Creates a statutory vehicle for the creation and functioning of workers' cooperatives which are corporations that are owned and democratically governed by their members.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 01, 2017 H6155 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- WORKERS' COOPERATIVES
Creates a statutory vehicle for the creation and functioning of workers' cooperatives which are corporations that are owned and democratically governed by their members.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 01, 2017 H5921 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 01, 2017 H5973 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
June 01, 2017 H5973 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 01, 2017 H5966 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
June 01, 2017 H5818 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 Y
June 01, 2017 H5715 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 01, 2017 H5703 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.
PASSAGE Y
June 01, 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 Y
June 01, 2017 H6236 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Robert Charles Decker to join May Ann De Gala and Brian D. Losee in marriage on or about June 24, 2017, within the Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE NV
June 01, 2017 H6244 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Robert Sarkis Ovoian to join Stephanie Lynn Knott and Daniel Mark Ovoian in marriage on or about October 21, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE NV
June 01, 2017 S864 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Donna R. Corcoran to join Kaitlyn Mortimer and Christopher DiBiase in marriage on or about September 22, 2017, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE NV
June 01, 2017 S865 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Jayne F. Martin to join Lindsay Erin Martin and Patrick Kramer in marriage on or about September 3, 2017, within the Town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE NV
June 01, 2017 S866 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Peter Drummey to join Sabina Beauchard and Wesley Fiorentino in marriage on or about October 8, 2017, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE NV
June 01, 2017 S895 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Ryan Marnane to join Keri Ann Marnane and Daryl Jon Jeannetti in marriage on or about August 19, 2017, within the Town of Middletown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE NV
May 31, 2017 H6146 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
May 31, 2017 H5990 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Adds the definition of "sexual exploitation" in the domestic abuse prevention law to include acts by any person who knowingly or willfully encourages, aids or coerces any child under the age of eighteen (18) years to engage in commercial sex acts.
PASSAGE Y
May 31, 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.
PASSAGE Y
May 31, 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 Y
May 31, 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 Y
May 31, 2017 H5680 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.
PASSAGE Y
May 31, 2017 H5668 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 an early intervention system for deaf or hard of hearing children in Rhode Island, and who would report back to the General Assembly by February 1, 2018, and expire on June 30, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
May 31, 2017 H5475 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
May 31, 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.
PASSAGE Y
May 31, 2017 H5318 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
May 31, 2017 H5221 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- DEALERSHIPS
Requires motor vehicle dealers to disclose in writing that a vehicle being sold has a spare tire/ jack or is otherwise equipped in compliance with applicable law. There shall be a civil penalty of $100 for a violation under this subsection.
PASSAGE Y
May 31, 2017 H5196 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- EXCAVATION NEAR UNDERGROUND UTILITY FACILITIES
Requires the marking of all underground utility facilities when the underground utility is under a public right-of-way.
PASSAGE Y
May 30, 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
May 30, 2017 H6217 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
May 30, 2017 H6034 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT - PETS
Allows psittacine birds (parrots and parakeets) to accompany their owners at state-owned campgrounds, subject to the restrictions enumerated.
PASSAGE Y
May 30, 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 Y
May 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
May 30, 2017 H5699 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
Requires at least one precinct count unit in each town.
PASSAGE Y
May 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 AS AMENDED Y
May 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 30, 2017 H5568 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
May 30, 2017 H5346 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 Y
May 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
May 25, 2017 H6094 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 25, 2017 H6088 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
May 25, 2017 H6085 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 25, 2017 H5876 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
May 25, 2017 H5709 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
May 25, 2017 H5398 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - USE OF LANES
Makes a violation using the passing lane on limited access highways when not passing another vehicle.
PASSAGE Y
May 24, 2017 H6102 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 24, 2017 H5884 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE AND DISCIPLINE
Amends the process for a complaint pending before the board of medical licensure and discipline.
PASSAGE Y
May 24, 2017 H5819 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN
Requires physicians or duly certified registered nurse practitioners involved in the delivery and care of infants to report cases of infants born with or affected by substance abuse.
PASSAGE Y
May 24, 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 Y
May 24, 2017 H5616 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 24, 2017 H5448 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
May 24, 2017 H5327 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CONTINUITY-OF-CARE FOR MEDICALLY-FRAGILE STUDENTS ACT
Establishes standards of practice for providers of clinical nursing services for medically-fragile students.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 24, 2017 H5327 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CONTINUITY-OF-CARE FOR MEDICALLY-FRAGILE STUDENTS ACT
Establishes standards of practice for providers of clinical nursing services for medically-fragile students.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 24, 2017 H5204 AN ACT RELATING TO 2017 STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION BILL -- LAW REVISION SUBMISSION
Makes a number of technical amendments to the general laws, prepared at the recommendation of the Law revision Office. Article I of the act includes the statutory construction bill. Article II of the act contains reenactments of selected general laws.
PASSAGE Y
May 23, 2017 H6242 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Deborah A. Connor to join Erin Mahoney and Michael Weis in marriage on or about June 10, 2017, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 23, 2017 H6169 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF SAVE THE NEIGHBORHOODS
PASSAGE Y
May 23, 2017 H5661 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.
PASSAGE Y
May 23, 2017 H5436 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - BARBERS, HAIRDRESSERS, COSMETICIANS, MANICURISTS AND ESTHETICIANS
Exempts natural hair braiders from the requirement to be licensed as hairdressers or cosmeticians, and defines the practice of natural hair braiding.
PASSAGE Y
May 23, 2017 H5187 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 amends the penalties imposed for ordinance violations.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 23, 2017 H5187 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 amends the penalties imposed for ordinance violations.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 18, 2017 H5701 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.
PASSAGE Y
May 18, 2017 H5575 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 18, 2017 H6008 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.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 18, 2017 H6008 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.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 17, 2017 H5453 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ALL STUDENTS COUNT ACT
Requires the department of elementary and secondary education to use separate collection categories and tabulations for specified Asian ethnic groups in every demographic report on ancestry or ethnic origins of residents.
PASSAGE Y
May 17, 2017 H6070 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
May 17, 2017 H6061 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 AS AMENDED Y
May 17, 2017 H5965 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
May 17, 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.
PASSAGE Y
May 16, 2017 H6181 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Jeffrey Hark to join Chelsea Phelps and Ryan Emery in marriage on or about October 6, 2018, within the Town of Middletown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 16, 2017 H6181 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Jeffrey Hark to join Chelsea Phelps and Ryan Emery in marriage on or about October 6, 2018, within the Town of Middletown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 16, 2017 H5643 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS
Removes the renotification requirement to the requisite association subsequent to the sixty (60) day excavation completion requirement for work near public utilities and would require accidents to be reported to 911.
PASSAGE Y
May 16, 2017 H5580 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS--FOOD AND BEVERAGES
Prohibits the sale and advertising of unhealthy food and beverage products in schools during the school day, since they do not meet minimum federal governmental nutrition standards.
PASSAGE Y
May 16, 2017 H5042 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - LOCAL PLANNING BOARD OR COMMISSION
Requires planning board members to receive training on issues related to development in flood plains and the effects of sea level rise.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 16, 2017 H5042 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - LOCAL PLANNING BOARD OR COMMISSION
Requires planning board members to receive training on issues related to development in flood plains and the effects of sea level rise.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 16, 2017 H6180 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable David Cicilline to join Jessica M. Eericks and Darren L. Hull in marriage on or about August 26, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 16, 2017 H6191 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Arthur Ricci, III, to join Lisa M. Press and Richard A. Slater in marriage on or about August 6, 2017, within the City of Cranston, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 16, 2017 H6194 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Joseph Desjardins to join Natalie Calabro and Robert LoBianco in marriage on or about June 10, 2017, within the City of Cranston, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 16, 2017 H6195 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Sofia Thorng to join Pia Saab and Thorng Chann in marriage on or about June 17, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 16, 2017 S760 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Fiona Fitzpatrick to join Ann Choi and Luke Fitzpatrick in marriage on or about September 30, 2017, within the New Shoreham, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 11, 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 IN CONCURRENCE NV
May 11, 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 IN CONCURRENCE NV
May 11, 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 IN CONCURRENCE NV
May 10, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 10, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 10, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 10, 2017 H5456 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.
PASSAGE Y
May 10, 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 Y
May 09, 2017 S682 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF BETA ALPHA CHAPTER OF DELTA ZETA SORORITY HOUSE CORPORATION
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 09, 2017 S681 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF RUBALCOOK, INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 09, 2017 H5901 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGULATION OF BUSINESS PRACTICES AMONG MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND DEALERS
Establishes standardized methods and appeals procedures for the calculation of fair and reasonable compensation for parts and labor used in warranty services.
PASSAGE Y
May 09, 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
May 09, 2017 H5176 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Allows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen.
PASSAGE Y
May 04, 2017 H5934 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
May 04, 2017 H5159 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
May 04, 2017 H5421 HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL HOUSE COMMISSION TO STUDY IMPLEMENTATION OF A FOOD RECOVERY INCENTIVE PROGRAM
Creates a 13 member commission to study and develop recommendations to implement incentives to increase food recovery and donations in the state, and would report back to the House by March 7, 2018, and expire on June 7, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
May 04, 2017 H6137 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Stefan Petrella to join Melissa S. Calcagni and Sean T. Cottrell in marriage on or about July 8, 2017, within the Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 04, 2017 H6138 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Raymond Sullivan to join Julie Ricci and Christopher Fierro in marriage on or about October 21, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 04, 2017 H6167 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows The Honorable Raymond A. Hull to join Brenda Lee Rezendes and Thomas W. Carroll in marriage on or about June 25, 2017, within the City of Cranston, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 04, 2017 S715 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Westley Chaplin to join Ashley Dopart and Greg Preliasco in marriage on or about October 21, 2017, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 04, 2017 S722 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows James R. Lee to join Ryann Scully and Nathan Humes in marriage on or about July 7, 2018, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 04, 2017 S723 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Mark Tourgee to join Morgan Sprague and Bradley Head in marriage on or about September 9, 2017, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 03, 2017 H5273 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
May 03, 2017 H5714 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- UNIFORM INTERSTATE FAMILY SUPPORT ACT -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Makes a technical correction to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
PASSAGE Y
May 03, 2017 H6035 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES AND AMENDING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE SPECIAL HOUSE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE PRESENCE AND TREATMENT OF LEAD IN DRINKING WATER IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
Amends membership and extends the reporting and expiration dates of the commission to study the presence and treatment of lead in drinking water, from 8 members to 9 members, and from April 27, 2017, to January 2, 2018, and expires on March 2, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
May 02, 2017 H5642 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Extends to March 1, 2028, the electric distribution company requirement to file their supply procurement plan with the public utility commission and removes the restrictions on time of use rates for residential customers.
PASSAGE Y
May 02, 2017 H6018 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROTECTING AND PROVIDING EFFECTIVE CARE FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS IN STATE-FUNDED HOME CARE PROGRAMS
Extends the reporting and expiration dates of the Commission to study and make recommendations for providing care in state-funded home care programs, from April 20, 2017, to June 15, 2017, and said commission would expire on August 15, 2017.
PASSAGE Y
May 02, 2017 H5212 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - PASSING, USE OF LANES, AND RULES OF THE ROAD
Requires "No Right Turn on red" signs posted at "Don't Block the Box" intersections and extends warning period from January 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017 and delays enforcement period until June 1, 2017.
PASSAGE Y
April 27, 2017 S685 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Scott Avedisian to join Alicia Elizabeth Seguin and Joshua Michael Sylvain in marriage on or about May 6, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 27, 2017 H5670 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.
PASSAGE Y
April 27, 2017 H5855 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
April 27, 2017 H6114 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Dr. John K. Conboy to join Katherine Fitzsimmons and Thomas E. Skuba in marriage on or about October 6, 2017, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 27, 2017 S662 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Joshua Jaye DelVecchio to join Ashley Suzanne Boulais and Christopher Grayson in marriage on or about June 2, 2017, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 26, 2017 H5738 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
April 26, 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.
PASSAGE Y
April 26, 2017 H5097 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Establishes an arbitration process to resolve certain condominium disputes.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
April 26, 2017 H5097 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Establishes an arbitration process to resolve certain condominium disputes.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT NV
April 25, 2017 H5743 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.
PASSAGE Y
April 25, 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 Y
April 13, 2017 H6002 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF RUBALCOOK, INC.
PASSAGE NV
April 13, 2017 H5676 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH TERMINAL ILLNESS--THE RHODE ISLAND TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS' RIGHT TO TRY ACT OF 2017
Creates the "Rhode Island Terminally Ill Patient's Right to Try Act of 2017," which establishes the conditions for the use of experimental treatments for terminally ill patients.
PASSAGE Y
April 13, 2017 H5226 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
April 13, 2017 H6067 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Michael Narducci, Sr., to join Kelley Diaz and Michael Narducci, Jr., in marriage on or about June 24, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 13, 2017 H6068 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Wayne Hadfield Turner to join Katherine Boyd and Robert Edward Ainslie, III, in marriage on or about May 6, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 13, 2017 H6069 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Lucas Cruse to join Nicole A. Fusco and Kevin M. Farley in marriage on or about October 22, 2017, within the Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 12, 2017 H5641 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
April 12, 2017 H5817 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
April 11, 2017 H5659 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - STATE BUILDING CODE
Expands the composition of the state building code standards committee by adding two (2) members, to be appointed from the Rhode Island builders association.
PASSAGE Y
April 11, 2017 H5647 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 AS AMENDED Y
April 11, 2017 H5647 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
April 11, 2017 S280 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Leonette Marie Tanquay to join Lynne Elizabeth Daigneault and Gregg Noury in marriage on or about June 16, 2017, within the Town of Smithfield, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 11, 2017 S387 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows William J. Gately, Jr., Esq., to join Caroline Stuart Barr and James W. Gately in marriage on or about August 26, 2017, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 06, 2017 H6019 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Joshua Jaye DelVecchio to join Ashley Suzanne Boulais and Christopher Grayson in marriage on or about June 2, 2017, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 06, 2017 H6020 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Azarig Kooloian, Jr., to join Kim Kooloian and David Anthony Ventris in marriage on or about June 24, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 06, 2017 H6037 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Scott Avedisian to join Alicia Elizabeth Seguin and Joshua Michael Sylvain in marriage on or about May 6, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 06, 2017 H6058 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Jack Fainberg to join Kiger Lau and Jonathan Fainberg in marriage on or about August 5, 2017, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 06, 2017 S525 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF CONCURRENT COMPUTER CORPORATION
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 06, 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.
PASSAGE Y
April 05, 2017 S524 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF PICERNE-TOA ALTA, INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 05, 2017 H5326 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.
PASSAGE Y
April 05, 2017 H5619 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS
Distinguishes real estate agents' duties regarding establishing property values from the duties of professional appraisers.
PASSAGE Y
April 04, 2017 S523 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF PICERNE-SIERRA BAYAMON, INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 04, 2017 S522 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF VIJOTAR, INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 04, 2017 H5484 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
March 30, 2017 H5481 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
March 30, 2017 H5944 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A PLAN AND THE DESIGN OF A BEIRUT MEMORIAL TO BE LOCATED AT THE RHODE ISLAND STATE HOUSE
Extends the reporting and expiration dates of the special legislative commission to study and make recommendations for a plan and design of a Beirut Memorial to be located at the RI State House from 1/31/18 to 4/30/18, and commission expires on 5/30/18.
PASSAGE Y
March 30, 2017 H5517 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Provides penalties for the possession, manufacture, sale or delivery of more than one ounce mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl.
PASSAGE Y
March 30, 2017 H5930 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Robert Joseph Janelli to join Cailin Ann Broccoli and Michael Christopher Janelli in marriage on or about September 16, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 30, 2017 H5968 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Alexandra Burke Thomas to join Lauren Victoria Thomas and Max Stephan Charness in marriage on or about August 26, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 30, 2017 S423 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Christopher A. Frost to join Sarah Ann Strachan and Jennifer Arnold Ernst in marriage on or about September 30, 2017, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 29, 2017 H5588 HOUSE RESOLUTION AMENDING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE PERMANENT ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR THE RHODE ISLAND HOUSE VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
PASSAGE Y
March 29, 2017 H5452 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
March 29, 2017 H5317 HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF THE IMPACT THE NEW ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY POLICIES AND RULES WILL HAVE ON ITS ABILITY TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT RHODE ISLAND'S NATURAL RESOURCES
PASSAGE Y
March 29, 2017 H5291 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - SECURITIZATION ACT
Repeals The Public Utility Securitization Act (§§39-1-1 to 60), passed in 1997.
PASSAGE Y
March 28, 2017 S358 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF MODERN CONDOMINIUMS, INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 28, 2017 H5816 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 28, 2017 H5480 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
March 28, 2017 H5354 HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO EXPLORE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A GULF WARS VETERANS MEMORIAL
Creates a seven member commission to study the creation of a permanent memorial to the veterans of the Gulf Wars, and would report back by June 30, 2017, and expire on August 30, 2017.
PASSAGE Y
March 23, 2017 H5612 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF SCITUATE-FOSTER LITTLE LEAGUE
PASSAGE Y
March 23, 2017 H5412 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - SPARE TIRE OR EQUIVALENT
Permit self-sealing tires as a substitute for a jack and spare for resale purposes.
PASSAGE Y
March 23, 2017 H5351 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
March 22, 2017 H5613 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF FORTNEY & WEYGANDT, INC.
PASSAGE Y
March 22, 2017 H5540 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- DOGS
Appoints an animal control officer to the rabies control board.
PASSAGE Y
March 22, 2017 H5218 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Requires insurers to cover residential or inpatient treatment for mental health and/or substance abuse, and requires a consent for peer coaching services.
PASSAGE Y
March 21, 2017 H5304 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - ELECTRONIC IMAGING DEVICES
Prohibits the dissemination of any indecent image of another person without authorization for the purpose of harassing, intimidating, threatening another person.
PASSAGE Y
March 21, 2017 H5304 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - ELECTRONIC IMAGING DEVICES
Prohibits the dissemination of any indecent image of another person without authorization for the purpose of harassing, intimidating, threatening another person.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
March 21, 2017 H5222 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
March 21, 2017 H5863 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allow Arthur W. Cheeks to join Elizabeth Mills Hoch and Alastair Campbell Butler in marriage on or about June 24, 2017, within the Town of Tiverton, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 21, 2017 H5885 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Christopher Joseph Fiorentino, Esq., to join Denise Marie Fiorentino and Andrew Stephen Myrick in marriage on or about May 6, 2017, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
March 15, 2017 H5541 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
March 15, 2017 H5414 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 09, 2017 S297 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF GREEN REALTY ASSOCIATES, LLC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 09, 2017 H5223 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - CONDOMINIUM LAW - INSURANCE
Entitles a condominium owner to obtain a copy of a damage appraisal within fourteen days.
PASSAGE Y
March 09, 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 Y
March 09, 2017 H5737 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable William J. McGovern III to join Lauren Elaine Provini and Nathaniel David Robinson in marriage on or about April 29, 2017, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 09, 2017 H5739 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Peter Freeburg to join Mary Barlas and Christopher Benn in marriage on or about July 1, 2017, within the Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 09, 2017 H5827 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Derek Wesolowski to join Brittany Ann Jarry and MacGyver Dean Duarte in marriage on or about August 17, 2018, within the Town of Lincoln, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 09, 2017 H5828 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Carole Tardif to join Nichole Morneau and Dennis Stebbins, II, in marriage on or about June 24, 2017, within the Town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 09, 2017 H5853 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Charles Joseph Cook to join Tenley Forrest Burlingame and Griffin Thomas Menzies in marriage on or about August 19, 2017, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 09, 2017 S283 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Frank S. Lombardi to join Stefanie Petrocchi and Joshua Garneau in marriage on or about August 27, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 07, 2017 H5271 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.
LOCAL PLANNING BOARD/COMMISSION Y
March 02, 2017 H5299 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Kevin Harmon to join Diane L. Harmon and Javier Setien in marriage on or about June 17, 2017, within the Town of Jamestown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 02, 2017 H5420 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Thomas Welch to join Caroline Cohn and Peter Suchcicki in marriage on or about July 15, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 02, 2017 H5509 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Julia L. Aurigemma to join Kathryn Abbott DeNapoli and James Michael Mathews in marriage on or about May 20, 2017, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 02, 2017 S171 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Matthew Nahmias to join Lauren Langwith and Matthew Lanuto in marriage on or about July 1, 2017, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 02, 2017 S182 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Thomas S. Kaplanes to join Autumn Yeo and Timothy Stauffer in marriage on or about June 24, 2017, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 02, 2017 S221 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Jody Zambero to join Erin Dayton and Michael Bono in marriage on or about June 24, 2017, within the Town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 02, 2017 S225 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Henry F. Winthrop to join Grace Gould Lender and Stephen Bradford Turcotte in marriage on or about March 11, 2017, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 02, 2017 S227 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Irwin M. Rosen to join Christina Rose Dooling and Eric Paul Hediger in marriage on or about August 26, 2017, within the Town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 02, 2017 S228 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Henry F. Winthrop to join Beatrice Francoise Recher and Wayne Edward McLead in marriage on or about July 1, 2017, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 02, 2017 H5121 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO PROMOTE THE UPGRADE OF FACILITIES USED FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES BY ENCOURAGING PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN QUALIFYING PROJECTS
Extends the reporting and expiration dates of the commission to study and provide recommendations to promote the upgrade of facilities used for public purposes from February 7, 2017, to June 30, 2017, and expires on August 30, 2017.
PASSAGE Y
March 01, 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 AS AMENDED Y
March 01, 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
March 01, 2017 H5321 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF SHANNON SYSTEMS, LLC
PASSAGE Y
February 28, 2017 H5035 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS-UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Adds the synthetic opioid U-47700 (3,4-dichloro-N-[2-dimethylamino)cyclohexyl]-N-methylbenzamidem) to the list of Schedule I controlled substances as enumerated in §21-28-2.08 of the general laws.
PASSAGE Y
February 28, 2017 H5322 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF ITW FOOD EQUIPMENT GROUP LLC
PASSAGE Y
February 15, 2017 S87 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF MOSLEM GROTTO MYSTIC ORDER VEILED PROPHETS OF THE ENCHANTED REALM
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
February 15, 2017 H5293 HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2017 AND 2018
PASSAGE Y
February 15, 2017 H5293 HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2017 AND 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT NV
February 15, 2017 H5293 HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2017 AND 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
February 15, 2017 H5293 HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2017 AND 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
February 15, 2017 H5293 HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2017 AND 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
February 15, 2017 H5293 HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2017 AND 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
February 15, 2017 H5293 HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2017 AND 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
February 15, 2017 H5293 HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2017 AND 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
February 15, 2017 H5293 HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2017 AND 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
February 15, 2017 H5293 HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2017 AND 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
February 15, 2017 H5293 HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2017 AND 2018
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
February 15, 2017 H5178 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF THE IMPOWERMENT GROUP
PASSAGE Y
February 14, 2017 S18 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF KCI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
February 14, 2017 S15 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF BALLOONS OVER R.I., INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
February 14, 2017 H5233 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
February 14, 2017 H5134 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSING ACT
Extends the reporting and expiration dates of the legislative commission to study the Low and Moderate Income Housing Act from February 11, 2017, to May 30, 2017, and said commission expires on July 30, 2017.
PASSAGE Y
February 14, 2017 H5147 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
February 14, 2017 H5391 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Lauren Rapp to join SkyeBlue M. Chan and Gary G. Trebisacci in marriage on or about May 27, 2017, within the Town of Westerly, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 08, 2017 S13 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF FRIENDS ASSOCIATION OF PAWTUCKET INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
February 08, 2017 S14 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF HARVEST OUTREACH MINISTRY, INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
February 08, 2017 H5135 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
February 07, 2017 S12 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF AML PUBLICATIONS, INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
February 07, 2017 H5016 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.
PASSAGE Y
February 07, 2017 H5133 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
February 02, 2017 H5148 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF SAVINGS OF AMERICA, INC.
PASSAGE Y
February 02, 2017 H5106 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
February 02, 2017 H5191 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows John Simmons to join Kelsey Lynne Fedechko and Joshua Michael Labossiere in marriage on or about May 12, 2017, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 02, 2017 H5192 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Maurice Collins to join Lori Battaglino and Robert Lukens in marriage on or about June 10, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 02, 2017 H5193 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Thomas Cheatham to join Leni C. Kwait and Jeffrey C. Prystowsky in marriage on or about July 8, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 02, 2017 H5201 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Patricia A. McGovern to join Sarah Elizabeth Walachy and Joshua Thomas Patterson in marriage on or about June 10, 2017, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 02, 2017 H5202 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Henry F. Winthrop to join Grace Gould Lender and Stephen Bradford Turcotte in marriage on or about March 11, 2017, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 02, 2017 H5203 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Henry F. Winthrop to join Beatrice Francoise Recher and Wayne Edward McLead in marriage on or about July 1, 2017, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 02, 2017 H5257 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Michael Zachary Mezera to join Katherine Cielinski and the Honorable Jonathan Aaron Regunberg in marriage on or about August 19, 2017, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 02, 2017 S58 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Carole Warren to join Molly Smith and Zachary C. Siener in marriage on or about July 29, 2017, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 02, 2017 S61 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Nancy Mullen to join Amy Lynne Oster and Scott Anthony Lambert, Jr., in marriage on or about May 20, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 02, 2017 S62 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Scott Avedisian to join Annmarie Pedro and Steven Matthew Carson in marriage on or about March 24, 2018, within the Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 02, 2017 S63 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows John Cena, Sr., to join Rachel McCaffrey and Ryan Hayden in marriage on or about August 4, 2017, within the Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 02, 2017 S65 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Robert Edward Catanzaro to join Sarah Austin Gorham and Colin John Esposito in marriage on or about July 8, 2017, within the Town of Charlestown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 02, 2017 S66 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Scott Avedisian to join Jennifer Elizabeth Sayles and Mary-Margaret Velan in marriage on or about February 15, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 02, 2017 S67 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Terrance N. Turner, Esq., Justice of the Peace, to join Amanda E. Carrier, and Justin N. Turner, in marriage on or about October 7, 2017, within the Town of East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 01, 2017 H5101 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS - THE RHODE ISLAND AUTOMOBILE REPOSSESSION ACT
Allows the imposition of up to a $500 fine on a motor vehicle lessor or secured party for failing to follow proper procedures in the event of a default by a lessee or purchaser.
PASSAGE NV
February 01, 2017 H5014 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF THE BEACON HILL LANE HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION, INC.
PASSAGE NV
January 31, 2017 H5098 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
January 31, 2017 H5017 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROTECTING AND PROVIDING EFFECTIVE CARE FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS IN STATE-FUNDED HOME CARE PROGRAMS
Extends the reporting and expiration dates of commission to study and make recommendations for protecting and providing effective care for vulnerable populations in state-funded home care programs to April 20, 2017, and expiring on May 23, 2017.
PASSAGE Y
January 26, 2017 H5116 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - TRESPASS AND ACTIONS FOR POSSESSION
Provides that a cause of action may be brought for encroachment upon open space land.
PASSAGE Y
January 26, 2017 H5062 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND ASSESS THE USE OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IN THE RHODE ISLAND ACI
Extends the reporting and expiration dates of the legislative commission to study the use of solitary confinement in the Rhode Island ACI from January 27, 2017 to April 13, 2016, and said commission expires on June 13, 2017.
PASSAGE Y
January 26, 2017 H5015 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE EXPIRATION AND REPORTING DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY METHODS FOR GROWING TOURISM IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND THROUGH COORDINATED BRANDING AND MARKETING EFFORTS
Extending the reporting and expiration dates of the House Commission to study the methods for growing tourism in Rhode Island to May 15, 2017 and expiring on August 15, 2017.
PASSAGE Y
January 26, 2017 H5013 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF APOGEE PRODUCTS, INC.
PASSAGE Y
January 26, 2017 H5005 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Mitchell Ross Edwards to join Allison Leslie Bowman and Kristian Erik Barry in marriage on or about September 2, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
January 26, 2017 H5006 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Eileen Koretz to join Jenna Jae Reid and Steven Paul Messer in marriage on or about October 7, 2017, within the Town of Westerly, Rhode Island.
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
January 26, 2017 H5007 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable J. Aaron Regunberg to join Amanda L. Clarke and Corey A. Cantrell in marriage on or about October 7, 2017, within City of Providence, Rhode Island.
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
January 26, 2017 H5008 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Devin Driscoll to join Kayleigh Pratt and William Fischer in marriage on or about February 11, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
January 26, 2017 H5009 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Joyce St. Germaine, to join Elizabeth Grzebien and Robert Grandchamp in marriage on or about August 4, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
January 26, 2017 H5010 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Robert Clark Corrente, Esq., to join Brenda Gamba and Robert William Halstead in marriage on or about May 19, 2017, within the Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
SOLEMNIZATION Y
January 26, 2017 H5034 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable James E. O'Neil, Esq., to join Leslie Anne Fines and Charles Thomas Dell'Anno in marriage on or about September 2, 2017, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
January 26, 2017 H5066 AN ACT SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Barbara Wilmot to join Meghan Jaillet and Benjamin Holloway in marriage on or about September 2, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
January 26, 2017 H5092 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Scott Avedisian to join Jennifer Elizabeth Sayles and Mary-Margaret Velan in marriage on or about February 15, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
January 26, 2017 H5114 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows John Wardle to join Kacey Colleen Sullivan and Michael Anthony Pamula, Jr., in marriage on or about May 5, 2017, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
January 26, 2017 H5129 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Kimberly D'Aiello to join Catherine Wilkinson and Kyle Laprade in marriage on or about May 20, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
January 26, 2017 H5130 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Robert Kennedy to join Courtney Kennedy and Randy Willard in marriage on or about May 20, 2017, within the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
January 26, 2017 H5131 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Dr. Paul J. Cesaro to join Brittney Crawford and Bryan Cardin in marriage on or about June 20, 2017, within the Town of Smithfield, Rhode Island.
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
January 26, 2017 H5180 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Joseph J. Solomon, Jr., to join Francesca M. Black and Justin Michael Port in marriage on or about June 10, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MAR Y
January 26, 2017 S3 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Devin Driscoll to join Kayleigh Pratt and William Fischer in marriage on or about February 11, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MAR Y
January 25, 2017 S59 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Frank S. Lombardi to join Jeffrey Ryan Beliveau and Alyssa Fioravanti in marriage on or about February 4, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
January 19, 2017 H5168 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DESIGN AND PLACEMENT OF A PLAQUE TO HONOR ALL RHODE ISLAND WOMEN WHO ARE VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES
Extends the reporting and expiration dates of the commission studying a plaque to honor all Rhode Island women who are United States veterans from February 28, 2017, to April 30, 2017, and expires on May 30, 2017.
PASSAGE Y
January 19, 2017 H5167 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A PLAN AND THE DESIGN OF A BEIRUT MEMORIAL TO BE LOCATED AT THE RHODE ISLAND STATE HOUSE
Extends the reporting and expiration dates of the commission studying a Beirut Memorial to be located at the Rhode Island State House from January 31, 2017, to April 30, 2017, and expires on May 30, 2017.
PASSAGE Y
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