Senator Dawn Euer

District 13 (Jamestown, Newport), 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
July 02, 2018 H9999 AN ACT HELLO MY DEAR
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Passage Y
June 23, 2018 H7909 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- SURPLUS LINES INSURANCE
Adds insurance provided in the surplus lines market to the payment of premiums and cancellation regulations contained in the unfair competition and practices chapter.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H8366 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE HOSPITAL CONVERSION ACT
Requires health director/attorney general to conduct hospital conversion investigations with stenographic record of the proceedings.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2688 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - AUTOMATED SCHOOL-ZONE-SPEED-ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM
Requires the use of yellow, flashing school zone speed signs and require written warning citations for first offenses, a fine up to forty-five dollars ($45) for second offenses and referral to the traffic tribunal for all subsequent offenses.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H8177 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES--CITY OF CENTRAL FALLS
Authorizes Central Falls to adopt 3 separate tax classifications of residential property consisting of tax rates: owner-occupied property of 5 units or less/dwellings of 6 units or more/non owner-occupied property of 5 units or less, including mixed use.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2421 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION OF ELDERS--ABUSE AND ISOLATION OF ELDERS OR DEPENDENT ADULTS -- THE PETER FALK CRIMINAL ISOLATION OF ELDERS ACT
Criminalizes isolation of an elder or dependent adult and would provide that certain notification requirements be fulfilled on behalf of elder persons or dependent adults.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H8358 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN
Establishes the Rhode Island chapter of the children’s advocacy center, a community based organization that would provide a child-friendly, safe and neutral location from which a multidisciplinary team would act in response to child abuse allegations.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2539 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 In Concurrence Y
June 23, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7002 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Requires individual or group policy insurance to cover mastectomies.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H8356 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - THE I-195 REDEVLOPMENT ACT OF 2011
Allows the I-195 Redevelopment commission to make certain alterations to the boundaries of a portion of the I-195 redevelopment called "Parcel P4".
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7578 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- ELDERLY AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
Establishes a web-based caregiver support information center and adds certain elder services to those which are subject to training and support from the elderly affairs department.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H8352 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION OF ELDERS--ABUSE AND ISOLATION OF ELDERS OR DEPENDENT ADULTS -- THE PETER FALK CRIMINAL ISOLATION OF ELDERS ACT
Criminalizes isolation of an elder or dependent adult and would provide that certain notification requirements be fulfilled on behalf of elder persons or dependent adults.
Passage Y
June 23, 2018 H8352 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION OF ELDERS--ABUSE AND ISOLATION OF ELDERS OR DEPENDENT ADULTS -- THE PETER FALK CRIMINAL ISOLATION OF ELDERS ACT
Criminalizes isolation of an elder or dependent adult and would provide that certain notification requirements be fulfilled on behalf of elder persons or dependent adults.
Reconsider Y
June 23, 2018 S2854 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES--CITY OF CENTRAL FALLS
Authorizes Central Falls to adopt 3 separate tax classifications of residential property consisting of tax rates: owner-occupied property of 5 units or less/dwellings of 6 units or more/non owner-occupied property of 5 units or less, including mixed use.
Passage Y
June 23, 2018 S2048 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 23, 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 23, 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
June 23, 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.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 23, 2018 S2823 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS - LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS - USE OF LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
Protects communications between language interpreters appointed under this chapter and limited-English-proficient persons.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2105 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE
Requires office of Veteran Affairs to bear the cost of all tolls incurred by any motor vehicles that are part of a veteran's funeral procession, originating from Aquidneck Island and ending at the Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, for burial or internment.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H8163 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- VOLUNTARY RESTRUCTURING OF SOLVENT INSURERS
Allows domestic insurance company to enter into a voluntary restructuring, including the use of a protected cell, with the approval of the commissioner.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 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
June 23, 2018 H7121 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE
Authorizes RI Health Exchange to seek waiver under Affordable Care Act to allow small business owners/sole proprietors to purchase health plans offered by RI Health Exchange.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2019 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE
Authorizes RI Health Exchange to seek waiver under Affordable Care Act to allow small business owners/sole proprietors to purchase health plans offered by RI Health Exchange.
Passage Y
June 23, 2018 S3015 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
June 23, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7733 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS - USE OF LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
Protects communications between language interpreters appointed under this chapter and limited-English-proficient persons.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7305 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE GOOD SAMARITAN OVERDOSE PREVENTION ACT OF 2016
Adds alcohol and alcohol-related overdoses and possession or transportation of alcohol by an underage person, to the Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2418 JOINT RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING DATE OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF LEGALIZING MARIJUANA
This resolution would extend the reporting date of the special legislative commission to study the effects of legalizing marijuana from March 1, 2018, to May 31, 2018, and said commission would expire on July 1, 2018.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7795 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE
Requires office of Veteran Affairs to bear the cost of all tolls incurred by any motor vehicles that are part of a veteran's funeral procession, originating from Aquidneck Island and ending at the Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, for burial or internment.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2577 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- OFFICE OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Provides that the state medical examiner is to conduct a multi-disciplinary team review of drug-related overdose deaths.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7697 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- OFFICE OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Provides that the state medical examiner is to conduct a multi-disciplinary team review of drug-related overdose deaths.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2024 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE GOOD SAMARITAN OVERDOSE PREVENTION ACT OF 2016
Adds alcohol and alcohol-related overdoses and possession or transportation of alcohol by an underage person, to the Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act.
PREVENTION ACT OF 2016 Y
June 23, 2018 S2867 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES
Makes driving under the influence with any child under thirteen (13) years of age in the vehicle a felony punishable by up to five (5) years imprisonment, a five thousand dollar ($5,000) fine, and a loss of license of up to two (2) years.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7223 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES
Increases the fines and penalties of operating under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance with a child under thirteen (13) years of age.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2134 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL -- GUN CRIMES REPORT
Directs the attorney general to report annually to the general assembly on the incidence and disposition of crimes involving guns.
Passage Y
June 23, 2018 H7162 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL - GUN CRIMES REPORT
Directs the attorney general to report annually to the general assembly on the incidence and disposition of crimes involving guns.
Passage Y
June 23, 2018 S2224 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Requires individual or group policy insurance to cover mastectomies.
Passage Y
June 23, 2018 S2239 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM
Creates a municipal infrastructure grant program within the DOA relating to municipal and other public infrastructure projects.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7102 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM
Creates a municipal infrastructure grant program within the DOA relating to municipal and other public infrastructure projects.
INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM Y
June 23, 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.
TRIALS Y
June 23, 2018 S3014 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 Y
June 23, 2018 H7970 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RHODE ISLAND REAL ESTATE TIME-SHARE ACT
Amends several processes relative to the termination of a time-share agreement and the division of the ownership interests thereto.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7276 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - SPECIAL CLASS OF MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION PLATES
Provides that the minimum number of prepaid orders for special motor vehicle registration plate type be five hundred (500) sets of plates per plate type.
Passage Y
June 23, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7385 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE AND SALE--MEDIATION CONFERENCE
Repeals the July 1, 2018, sunset clause in Chapters 325 and 406 of the 2013 Public Laws in regard to § 34-24-3.2 "mediation conference prior to mortgage foreclosure."
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7986 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Requires persons entrusted with an animal's care to report cruelty thereto.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7819 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES -- SPECIAL PLATE FOR RHODE ISLAND BOY SCOUTS
Authorizes a special license plate for Rhode Island Boy Scouts, a nonprofit corporation, and establish the fees and other conditions applicable to its issuance.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7556 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES
Amends provisions of the tax increment financing act in order to encourage municipalities to use tax increment financing to facilitate economic development. Effective 7/1/2018.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 23, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 23, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H8333 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE GOOD SAMARITAN OVERDOSE PREVENTION ACT OF 2016
Requires the director of the department of health to develop best practices for co-prescribing opioid antagonists to patients who are prescribed opioid analgesics and allows police and medical personnel to provide an opioid antagonist.
Passage Y
June 23, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H8170 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
Takes away the discretion of the sentencing judge in cases involving persons convicted of, or who entered a plea of nolo contendere to any misdemeanor or felony under the provisions of state law relating to cruelty to animals.
Passage as Amended Y
June 23, 2018 H8170 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
Takes away the discretion of the sentencing judge in cases involving persons convicted of, or who entered a plea of nolo contendere to any misdemeanor or felony under the provisions of state law relating to cruelty to animals.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 23, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7230 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Allows the division of motor vehicles to issue a courtesy registration plate for a vehicle more than twenty-five (25) years old.
Passage as Amended Y
June 23, 2018 H7230 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Allows the division of motor vehicles to issue a courtesy registration plate for a vehicle more than twenty-five (25) years old.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 23, 2018 H8126 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - COLLECTION OF TAXES GENERALLY
Adds the town of Burrillville to those towns wherein taxes assessed on a mobile or manufactured home would constitute a lien on said home.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H8357 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 In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S3013 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES
Amends provisions of the tax increment financing act in order to encourage municipalities to use tax increment financing to facilitate economic development.
Passage Y
June 23, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S3010 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
June 23, 2018 H8351 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HEALTH CARE--HEALTH INSURANCE
Establishes the Rhode Island reinsurance program that will provide reinsurance to insurance carriers that offer health insurance coverage on the individual market, to mitigate the impact of high-risk individuals on health insurance rates.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2934 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HEALTH CARE--HEALTH INSURANCE
Establishes the Rhode Island reinsurance program and restricted receipt account, from federal funding, administered by the director of the Rhode Island health benefits exchange, to mitigate the impact of high-risk individuals on health insurance rates.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S3012 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Passage Y
June 23, 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
June 23, 2018 S2617 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- T.F. GREEN AIRPORT
Renames the state airport in Warwick to "Rhode Island International Airport."
Passage Y
June 23, 2018 S3008 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- VOLUNTARY RESTRUCTURING OF SOLVENT INSURERS
Allows domestic insurance company to enter into a voluntary restructuring, including the use of a protected cell, with the approval of the commissioner.
Passage Y
June 23, 2018 H8346 JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY CERTAIN CLAIMS
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7193 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- CONSENT TO MEDICAL AND SURGICAL CARE
Provides that any person, including, but not limited to, a minor who is pregnant, could give effective consent for medical, dental, health and hospital services relating to prenatal, delivery, and post-delivery care.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7062 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX
Provides for a voluntary deduction from any refund from the Rhode Island personal income tax for a contribution to the substance use and mental health leadership council of RI.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 23, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 23, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 23, 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
June 23, 2018 S2983 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE HOSPITAL CONVERSION ACT
Requires health director/attorney general to conduct hospital conversion investigations with stenographic record of the proceedings.
Passage Y
June 23, 2018 S3006 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 Y
June 23, 2018 S3005 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 NV
June 23, 2018 H8350 AN ACT RELATING TO THE ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
Passage In Concurrence NV
June 23, 2018 S2541 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
June 23, 2018 S2539 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
June 23, 2018 H8271 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES
Eliminates the need of filing an SR 22, standard form with the department of motor vehicles or its divisions, in order for an individual to get their operator’s license reinstated.
MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES Y
June 23, 2018 S2154 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES
Eliminates the need of filing an SR 22, standard form with the department of motor vehicles or its divisions, in order for an individual to get their operator’s license reinstated.
MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES Y
June 23, 2018 H8343 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts property located at 161 Douglas Avenue, Providence, from prohibition of sale of alcoholic beverages within two hundred feet (200') of any school or church.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H8319 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION - COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Amends the composition, size, and requirements of memberships on the Coastal Resources Management Council.
Passage In Concurrence N
June 23, 2018 S2955 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION - COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Amends membership of Coastal Resources Management Council.
Passage In Concurrence N
June 23, 2018 H8215 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- WORKERS' COMPENSATION
Allows waiver of prior claimed common law rights by corp./LLC officers/Enlarges advisory council from 16 to 17 members/Imposes certain limitations on payments to injured employees/Authorizes uninsured protection fund to promulgate rules and regulations.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2924 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- WORKERS' COMPENSATION
Allows waiver of prior claimed common law rights by corp./LLC officers/Enlarges advisory council from 16 to 17 members/Imposes certain limitations on payments to injured employees/Authorizes uninsured protection fund to promulgate rules and regulations.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7803 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- QUALITY SELF-DIRECTED SERVICES -- PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- INDIVIDUAL PROVIDERS OF DIRECT SUPPORT SERVICES
Enables the creation of a public registry of home health aides, giving seniors and individuals living with disabilities another choice when accessing long-term care options.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2734 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- QUALITY SELF-DIRECTED SERVICES -- PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- INDIVIDUAL PROVIDERS OF DIRECT SUPPORT SERVICES
Enables the creation of a public registry of home health aides, giving seniors and individuals living with disabilities another choice when accessing long-term care options.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7950 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- GENERAL POWERS
Authorizes the Middletown Municipal Court to impose fines not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000).
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2686 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- GENERAL POWERS
Authorizes the Middletown municipal court to impose fines not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for the violation of the town's short-term residential leases ordinance. Such violation shall be considered a civil violation.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H8013 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - MOTOR VEHICLE REPLACEMENT PARTS
Amends provisions of law relative to motor vehicle replacement parts specifications time limits for using aftermarket body parts, and notification to the vehicle owner of the intention to use aftermarket body parts.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2679 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - MOTOR VEHICLE BODY REPLACEMENT PARTS
Provides that insurance companies may not mandate the use of aftermarket parts without the owner's consent on motor vehicles less than 48 months beyond manufacture date.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7765 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - VITAL RECORDS
Requires that a death certificate reflect the decedent’s gender identity, as reported by the next of kin.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2614 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - VITAL RECORDS
Requires that a death certificate reflect the decedent’s gender identity, as reported by the next of kin.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7790 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- HAWKERS AND PEDDLERS
Provides for the consolidation of food truck registration within the department of business regulation to streamline the registration process and reduce the burden on small businesses.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2502 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- HAWKERS AND PEDDLERS
Provides for the standardization of mobile food establishment registrations by the department of business regulation to streamline the registration process.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7807 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Requires the office of energy resources to conduct a study to verify the energy savings measures from the state energy efficiency programs.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2500 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Requires the office of energy resources to conduct a study to verify the energy savings measures from the state energy efficiency programs.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H8340 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - CASUALTY INSURANCE GENERALLY
Includes coverage for residential property for vandalism and malicious mischief unless the property has been vacant for more than sixty (60) days.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2444 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - CASUALTY INSURANCE GENERALLY
Includes coverage for residential property for vandalism and malicious mischief unless the property has been vacant for more than sixty (60) days.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 H7134 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 In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2330 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 In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S3004 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE GOOD SAMARITAN OVERDOSE PREVENTION ACT OF 2016
Requires the director of the department of health to develop best practices for co-prescribing opioid antagonists to patients who are prescribed opioid analgesics.
Passage Y
June 23, 2018 S3003 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS
Directs the department of education to utilize the federal government's Troops to Teachers program, and would further provide that the implementation of the program would be contingent on federal funding.
Passage Y
June 23, 2018 S2971 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - COMMERCIAL LOW SPEED VEHICLES
Authorizes commercial low speed vehicles of 8 persons or less to operate on roadways of the city of Newport as a commercial jitney service.
Passage Y
June 23, 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 23, 2018 S2560 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 23, 2018 H7336 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - FLASHING VEHICLE LIGHTS
Enables newspaper motor route carriers to have installed upon them forward viewing a rotating amber beam lights.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 23, 2018 S2284 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - FLASHING VEHICLE LIGHTS
Enables newspaper motor route carriers to have installed upon them forward viewing a rotating amber beam lights.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 22, 2018 H7290 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- REDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES AND PROJECTS
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 22, 2018 S2991 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SMITHFIELD TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $4,500,000 IN GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCE OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE ACQUISTION, CONSTRUCTION, BUILDING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF A NEW FIRE STATION IN THE TOWN
Authorizes the town of Smithfield to issue not more than $4,500,000 bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the acquisition, construction, building, furnishing and equipping of a new fire station in the town.
Passage Y
June 22, 2018 S2990 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SMITHFIELD TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $45,000,000 IN GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCE OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE TOWN, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 40% FOR EXPENDITURES ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT
Authorizes the town of Smithfield to issue not more than $45,000,000 bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, alteration and repair, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities.
Passage Y
June 21, 2018 S2989 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - COLLECTION OF TAXES GENERALLY
Adds the town of Burrillville to those towns wherein taxes assessed on a mobile or manufactured home would constitute a lien on said home.
Passage Y
June 21, 2018 S2988 JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY CERTAIN CLAIMS
Passage Y
June 21, 2018 S2665 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - ESTABLISHING A SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FUND
Establishes a small business development fund to encourage formation of private capital investment by federally-licensed investment companies.
Passage Y
June 21, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 21, 2018 H7615 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - HOMELESS BILL OF RIGHTS
Protects homeless persons in possession of a service animal, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, from being denied access to any homeless shelter in violation of the ADA or the state or federal Fair Housing Practices Acts.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 21, 2018 S2529 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 21, 2018 S2948 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 21, 2018 S2298 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES
Makes the owner of any vehicle not inspected as required by §§31-38-3 or 31-38-4 responsible for any fines or penalties imposed as a result of non-inspection and prohibits any law enforcement officer from citing the operator of said vehicle.
Passage Y
June 21, 2018 S2463 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES-MOTOR VEHICLES REPARATIONS ACT
Penalizes a motorist for two (2) separate violations if they are driving an unregistered motor vehicle and without insurance or proof of insurance.
Passage N
June 21, 2018 S2754 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
June 21, 2018 S2695 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
June 21, 2018 S2973 JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO BE KNOWN AS THE "RHODE ISLAND COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE"
Creates a 31 member Committee to develop, recommend, and assist in the administration of a census outreach strategy, and who would make an interim report by January 15, 2019, a final report by June 30, 2019, and expire on December 31, 2020.
Passage Y
June 21, 2018 S2264 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM
Permits that education on consent and sexual activity be increased in secondary schools as part of a family life course.
Passage Y
June 21, 2018 S2228 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 21, 2018 S2228 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY ACT
Amends the definitions of "smoking" and "retail tobacco store" to include electronic smoking devices, electronic nicotine delivery system products and other products that rely on vaporization or aerosolization.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 21, 2018 H7308 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - MOTOR CARRIER TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTS
Renders void and unenforceable any motor transportation contract term indemnifying an indemnitee from or against its own negligence, intentional acts or omissions in contracts entered into or renewed on or after the effective date of the chapter.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 21, 2018 S2592 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - MOTOR CARRIER TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTS
Renders void and unenforceable any motor transportation contract term indemnifying an indemnitee from or against its own negligence, intentional acts or omissions in contracts entered into or renewed on or after the effective date of the chapter.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 21, 2018 H8318 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Authorizes the city of Central Falls to exempt Plat 1, Lot 171 in Central Falls from the provisions of § 3-17-19 thereby making a business located on that property to be eligible to obtain a Class B liquor license.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 21, 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 In Concurrence N
June 21, 2018 S2279 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - HOMICIDE
Known and may be cited as Kristen's Law, and would provide that the death of a human being as a result of a controlled substance transaction, would subject the person providing the controlled substance up to life imprisonment.
Passage In Concurrence N
June 21, 2018 S2279 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - HOMICIDE
Known and may be cited as Kristen's Law, and would provide that the death of a human being as a result of a controlled substance transaction, would subject the person providing the controlled substance up to life imprisonment.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 21, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 21, 2018 S2510 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL CARE
Amends the definition of a kennel to exclude a residence where for a fee, a person provides sheltering, feeding and watering, of not more than 4 animals, not owned by the person.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 21, 2018 H7136 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - TANNING FACILITY SAFETY STANDARDS ACT
Prohibits the use of tanning facilities by persons less than eighteen (18) years of age.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 21, 2018 S2299 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - TANNING FACILITY SAFETY STANDARDS ACT
Prohibits the use of tanning facilities by persons less than eighteen (18) years of age.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 21, 2018 S2009 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 21, 2018 S2987 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 Y
June 21, 2018 H7816 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- TAX SALES
Expedites the foreclosure procedure on vacant property.
Passage In Concurrence N
June 20, 2018 S2609 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT
Allows for security deposits on furniture when a furnished apartment is leased.
Passage Y
June 20, 2018 S2952 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
June 20, 2018 S2288 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS - UNIFORM FRAUDULENT TRANSFER ACT
Renames title to be called Uniform Voidable Transaction Act/amends definition of "person"/adds substantive/procedural changes.
Passage Y
June 20, 2018 S2091 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- TAX SALES
Expedites the foreclosure procedure on vacant property.
Passage N
June 20, 2018 S2408 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE AND DISCIPLINE
Authorizes hospital medical staff to elect whether or not to participate in a maintenance of certification program, to elect medical specialty board to implement the program and prohibits insurers from denying reimbursement based solely on this election
Passage Y
June 20, 2018 S2085 AN ACT RELATING TO AN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 330 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS OF 1997 ENTITLED "AN ACT TO CREATE A SEWER AUTHORITY FOR THE TOWN OF COVENTRY AND TO AUTHORIZE SAID TOWN TO PLAN, CONSTRUCT, FINANCE, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN SEWAGE WORKS"
Amends Coventry's sewer system enabling legislation to allow appropriations from town tax fund for wastewater system sewers/projects only after voter approval.
Passage Y
June 20, 2018 S2113 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM
Requires that public schools of this state, beginning in kindergarten and continuing through and including grade twelve (12), would annually provide access for every student to at least one field trip to a nature preserve, reserve, or conservatory.
Passage Y
June 20, 2018 S2985 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 20, 2018 H8166 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS ACT
Applies to settlement of St. Joseph Hospital Retirement Plan settlements/joint tortfeasors' releases.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 20, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 20, 2018 H7200 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2516 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Prohibits nonprofit hospitals from real and personal property tax exemptions if nonprofit converts to a for-profit and then back to a nonprofit.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2855 AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION AND EDUCATION
Temporarily expands incentives to enhance the school housing aid ratio to encourage new school and renovation projects.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2343 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- STATE DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
Authorizes the council on elementary and secondary education to waive certain provisions of the laws for public schools but would prohibit the waiver of other listed provisions.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2506 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE WORLD LANGUAGE AND DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION ACT
Establishes and requires funding for a world language and dual language immersion program.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2182 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 19, 2018 S2179 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
June 19, 2018 S2358 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - BIODIESEL HEATING OIL ACT OF 2013
Adds a definition for "fuel oil terminal" for the purposes of the Biodiesel heating oil act of 2013.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2357 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- RENEWABLE ENERGY GROWTH PROGRAM
Amends the annual bidding and enrollment process pursuant to this chapter.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2045 AN ACT RELATING TO VIDEO LOTTERY GAMES, TABLE GAMES AND SPORTS WAGERING
Authorizes the implementation and operation of sports wagering at the Twin River and Tiverton gaming facilities.
Passage N
June 19, 2018 S2970 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Authorizes the city of Central Falls to exempt Plat 1, Lot 171 in Central Falls from the provisions of § 3-17-19 thereby making a business located on that property to be eligible to obtain a Class B liquor license.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2972 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CUMBERLAND TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $83,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE TOWN, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 50% FOR EXPENDITURES ELIGIBLE FOR STATE AID AND PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY ANY GRANT RECEIVED FROM THE SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY CAPITAL FUND
Authorizes the Town of Cumberland to issue bonds and notes in an amount not exceeding $83,000,000.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2413 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.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2823 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS - LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS - USE OF LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS IN LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
Protects communications between language interpreters appointed under this chapter and limited-English-proficient persons.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2030 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - CHILDREN - CONFINEMENT IN MOTOR VEHICLES PROHIBITED
Repeals requirement that law enforcement officers issue only warnings of the risks to persons leaving child under 7 years unattended in motor vehicle.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2435 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - ORDINANCES
Allows cities and towns to issue violations to vehicles which are used for illegal dumping of materials, pursuant to city and town ordinances.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2531 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- CONSENT TO MEDICAL AND SURGICAL CARE
Provides that any person, including, but not limited to, a minor who is pregnant, could give effective consent for medical, dental, health and hospital services relating to prenatal, delivery, and post-delivery care.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2400 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE
Allows pregnant women with an annual family income above applicable Medicaid income limit to be eligible to purchase health insurance through one of the Medicaid managed care plans.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2967 SENATE RESOLUTION AMENDING THE RULES OF THE SENATE
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2688 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - AUTOMATED SCHOOL-ZONE-SPEED-ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM
Requires the use of yellow, flashing school zone speed signs and require written warning citations for first offenses, a fine up to forty-five dollars ($45) for second offenses and referral to the traffic tribunal for all subsequent offenses.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2612 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
Requires all candidates for United States President and Vice President file copies of their last five (5) years of federal income tax returns with the state board of elections no later than fifty (50) days prior to the general election.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2145 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 as Amended Y
June 19, 2018 S2145 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.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 19, 2018 S2947 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - SCHEDULING
Establish a uniform election day for all local and special elections.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2699 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES--SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Extends protection to domestic servants/includes retaliation as unlawful practice and requires employers of 4 or more employees to conduct sexual harassment programs for new employees within 1 month of the date of hire/all employees by September 1, 2018.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2682 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
June 19, 2018 S2446 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS
Allows any voter who has designated their political party affiliation to change that affiliation on or before the 30th day preceding any primary.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2871 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING
Provides an opportunity for employees affected by plant closings or mass layoffs to furnish competitive bids to purchase businesses otherwise at risk of reducing workforce.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2158 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- MUNICIPAL POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS' ARBITRATION
Relieves municipal police bargaining representatives from their obligation to represent employees in grievances/arbitrations if they were not members of the bargaining unit within the ninety (90) days prior to the events that caused the grievance.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2471 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- HEALTHY WORKPLACE
Creates the "Healthy Workplace Act of 2018" and establishes a cause of action against employers and employees for workplace bullying, harassment and other abusive conduct that is tolerated by employers.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2545 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Requires insurance coverage for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2503 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CONDUCT A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE MASSACHUSETTS EDUCATION REFORM ACT (MERA) OF 1993, AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE RHODE ISLAND'S OVERALL EDUCATION STANDARDS AND GOVERNANCE
Passage Y
June 19, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 19, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 19, 2018 S2944 AN ACT RELATING TO TAX INCREMENT FINANCING IN THE TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN
Permits the Middletown town council to choose the assessment date to be the baseline for its tax increment area.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2943 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE TO FINANCE THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF A NEW HIGH SCHOOL AND ALL EXPENSES INCIDENT THERETO, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COSTS OF DESIGN, DEMOLITION, ATHLETIC FIELDS, LANDSCAPING AND PARKING BY THE ISSUANCE OF NOT MORE THAN $189,500,000 BONDS, NOTES AND/OR OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS THEREFOR, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 50% FOR EXPENDITURES ELIGIBLE FOR STATE AID AND PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY ANY GRANT RECEIVED FROM THE SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY CAPITAL FUND
Authorizes the city of East Providence to issue not more than $189,500,000 bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the acquisition, construction, furnishing and equipping of a new high school.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2919 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PAWTUCKET TO PROVIDE FOR THE RENOVATION, CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPPING OF PUBLIC RECREATION FACILITIES IN THE CITY INCLUDING LAND ACQUISITION AND AUTHORIZING THE FINANCING THEREOF, INCLUDING THE ISSUE OF NOT MORE THAN $4,500,000 BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS THEREFOR, TO FUND THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE TWO FISCAL YEARS 2020 AND 2021
Authorizes Pawtucket to issue not more than $4,500,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences renovation, construction, reconstruction and equipping of public recreation facilities of indebtedness to finance and all costs related thereto.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2918 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PAWTUCKET TO PROVIDE FOR THE PLANNING, EVALUATION, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF THE SANITARY SEWERS AND STORM SEWERS IN THE CITY AUTHORIZING THE FINANCING THEREOF, INCLUDING THE ISSUE OF NOT MORE THAN $1,500,000 BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS THEREFOR, TO FUND THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE TWO FISCAL YEARS 2020 AND 2021
Authorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $1,500,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the planning, evaluation, design, construction and reconstruction of the sewer and sanitation system.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2917 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PAWTUCKET TO PROVIDE FOR THE REPAVING OF STREETS IN THE CITY AND ALL COSTS RELATED THERETO AND AUTHORIZING THE FINANCING THEREOF, INCLUDING THE ISSUE OF NOT MORE THAN $5,000,000 BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS THEREFOR, TO FUND THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE TWO FISCAL YEARS 2020 AND 2021
Authorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $5,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the repaving of streets and all costs related thereto.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2916 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PAWTUCKET TO PROVIDE FOR THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR OF STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DRAINAGE AND LANDSCAPING AND AUTHORIZING THE FINANCING THEREOF, INCLUDING THE ISSUE OF NOT MORE THAN $7,000,000 BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS THEREFOR, TO FUND THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE TWO FISCAL YEARS 2020 AND 2021
Authorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $7,000,000 bonds for streets and sidewalks.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2412 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - ZONING ORDINANCES
Requires written notice of public hearing to all real property owners when proposed zoning amendment seeks to merge lots of those owners.
Passage as Amended Y
June 19, 2018 S2412 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - ZONING ORDINANCES
Requires written notice of public hearing to all real property owners when proposed zoning amendment seeks to merge lots of those owners.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 19, 2018 S2872 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES -- POLICE CHIEF EMERITUS GARY MALIKOWSKI
Authorizes a police chief emeritus special license plate for Gary Malikowski, former police chief of West Greenwich.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2359 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- MAINTENANCE OF PRIVATE EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY
Requires easement benefited property owners to pay costs to maintain easements or rights-of-way of property of another.
Passage as Amended Y
June 19, 2018 S2359 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- MAINTENANCE OF PRIVATE EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY
Requires easement benefited property owners to pay costs to maintain easements or rights-of-way of property of another.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 19, 2018 S2862 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE GENERALLY
Provides that an open and obvious danger or defect is not a complete bar to recovery of damages in personal injury or property damage actions.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2760 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES
Allows a judge to impose blood or urine testing and the use of an ignition interlock system upon persons seeking a conditional hardship license.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2683 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN
Establishes the Rhode Island chapter of the children’s advocacy center, a community based organization that would provide a child-friendly, safe and neutral location from which a multidisciplinary team would act in response to child abuse allegations.
Passage as Amended Y
June 19, 2018 S2683 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN
Establishes the Rhode Island chapter of the children’s advocacy center, a community based organization that would provide a child-friendly, safe and neutral location from which a multidisciplinary team would act in response to child abuse allegations.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 19, 2018 S2429 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - FAMILY COURT
Expands jurisdiction of the family court related to custody or guardianship of immigrant children to include immigrant persons between (18) years and (21) years of age for purposes of abuse and neglect determinations in accordance with federal law.
Passage as Amended Y
June 19, 2018 S2429 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - FAMILY COURT
Expands jurisdiction of the family court related to custody or guardianship of immigrant children to include immigrant persons between (18) years and (21) years of age for purposes of abuse and neglect determinations in accordance with federal law.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 19, 2018 S2134 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL -- GUN CRIMES REPORT
Directs the attorney general to report annually to the general assembly on the incidence and disposition of crimes involving guns.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2859 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - STEP THERAPY PROTOCOL
Requires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for prescription drugs and use step therapy protocols.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2942 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
June 19, 2018 S2940 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Authorizes Barrington tax exemption for veterans, widows, and gold star parents.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2220 JOINT RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS AND THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO INCREASE CERTAIN DIRECT AND HOME CARE WORKER WAGES
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2208 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- INSURANCE BENEFITS
Entitles correctional officers with twenty-five (25) years of service and who are at least fifty-five (55) years of age to a non-Medicare-eligible retiree health care insurance benefit.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2015 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CASELOAD ESTIMATING CONFERENCES
Requires the participation and input of the EOHHS, DHS, DCYF and BHDDH in medical assistance and public assistance caseload estimating conferences and the generation of monthly data to the members of the caseload estimating conference.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2013 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX
Provides for a voluntary deduction from any refund from the Rhode Island personal income tax for a contribution to the substance use and mental health leadership council of RI.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2500 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Requires the office of energy resources to conduct a study to verify the energy savings measures from the state energy efficiency programs.
Passage Y
June 19, 2018 S2008 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS - NET NEUTRALITY
Requires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.
Passage Y
June 14, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 14, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 14, 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 In Concurrence Y
June 14, 2018 S2867 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES
Makes driving under the influence with any child under thirteen (13) years of age in the vehicle a felony punishable by up to five (5) years imprisonment, a five thousand dollar ($5,000) fine, and a loss of license of up to two (2) years.
Passage Y
June 14, 2018 S2785 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
Authorizes state to seek waiver of ACA to allow qualified small business owners/sole properties to purchase small group health insurance on cost/impact assessment by OHIC provide coverage for essential health benefit categories/services.
Passage as Amended Y
June 14, 2018 S2785 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
Authorizes state to seek waiver of ACA to allow qualified small business owners/sole properties to purchase small group health insurance on cost/impact assessment by OHIC provide coverage for essential health benefit categories/services.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 13, 2018 S2811 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS
Authorizes that the building at 4 Howard Avenue in the city of Cranston would hereafter be named and known as the "Attorney General Julius C. Michaelson Customer Service Center."
Passage Y
June 13, 2018 S2938 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts property located at 161 Douglas Avenue, Providence, from prohibition of sale of alcoholic beverages within two hundred feet (200') of any school or church.
Passage Y
June 13, 2018 S2937 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts two locations in the city of Providence from the objection provisions afforded to schools and churches as adjoining property owners of prospective liquor license holders.
Passage Y
June 13, 2018 S2924 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- WORKERS' COMPENSATION
Allows waiver of prior claimed common law rights by corp./LLC officers/Enlarges advisory council from 16 to 17 members/Imposes certain limitations on payments to injured employees/Authorizes uninsured protection fund to promulgate rules and regulations.
Passage Y
June 13, 2018 S2923 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PAWTUCKET TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $220,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 75% FOR EXPENDITURES ELIGIBLE FOR STATE AID AND PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY ANY GRANT RECEIVED FROM THE SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY CAPITAL FUND
Authorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $220,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness.
Passage Y
June 13, 2018 S2922 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PAWTUCKET TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR OF BRIDGES AND ALL COSTS INCIDENTAL OR RELATED THERETO AND AUTHORIZING THE FINANCING THEREOF, INCLUDING THE ISSUE OF NOT MORE THAN $1,000,000 BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS THEREFOR, TO FUND THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE TWO FISCAL YEARS 2020 AND 2021
Authorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $1,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the construction, reconstruction and repair of bridges and all costs incidental or related thereto.
Passage Y
June 13, 2018 S2921 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PAWTUCKET TO PROVIDE FOR THE IMPROVEMENT AND REPLACEMENT OF ROAD SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AND TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES IN THE CITY OF PAWTUCKET AND AUTHORIZING THE FINANCING THEREOF, INCLUDING THE ISSUE OF NOT MORE THAN $1,000,000 BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS THEREFOR, TO FUND THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE TWO FISCAL YEARS 2020 AND 2021
Authorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $1,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the improvement and replacement of road safety improvements.
Passage Y
June 13, 2018 S2920 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PAWTUCKET TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT, REPAIR, ALTERATION, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN THE CITY AND AUTHORIZING THE FINANCING THEREOF, INCLUDING THE ISSUE OF NOT MORE THAN $5,000,000 BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS THEREFOR, TO FUND THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE TWO FISCAL YEARS 2020 AND 2021
Authorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $5,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, repair, alteration, furnishing and equipping of public buildings.
Passage Y
June 13, 2018 S2913 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 13, 2018 S2912 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 13, 2018 S2911 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 13, 2018 S2857 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Increases the number of years that the town of West Greenwich may enter into tax stabilization agreements from ten (10) to twelve (12).
Passage Y
June 13, 2018 S2656 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 13, 2018 S2010 AN ACT RELATING TO COVENTRY SEWER AUTHORITY
Prohibits the town of Coventry from charging its sewage works' users more than the interest the town has actually paid for its borrowed funds for sewage works' purposes.
Passage Y
June 13, 2018 S2955 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION - COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Amends membership of Coastal Resources Management Council.
Passage N
June 13, 2018 S2397 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- HEALTH CARE FACILITIES STAFFING
Broadens definition of "employee" to include assistants/technologists providing direct medical care to patients and allows union/association to file appeal to personnel appeal board.
Passage as Amended Y
June 13, 2018 S2397 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- HEALTH CARE FACILITIES STAFFING
Broadens definition of "employee" to include assistants/technologists providing direct medical care to patients and allows union/association to file appeal to personnel appeal board.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 12, 2018 S2614 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - VITAL RECORDS
Requires that a death certificate reflect the decedent’s gender identity, as reported by the next of kin.
Passage as Amended Y
June 12, 2018 S2614 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - VITAL RECORDS
Requires that a death certificate reflect the decedent’s gender identity, as reported by the next of kin.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 12, 2018 S2577 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- OFFICE OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Provides that the state medical examiner is to conduct a multi-disciplinary team review of drug-related overdose deaths.
Passage Y
June 12, 2018 S2575 SENATE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY POTENTIAL REFORM OF VICIOUS DOGS HEARINGS
Creates a 10 member commission to study potential reform of vicious dogs hearings, and who would report back to the General Assembly by March 1, 2019, and expire on July 1, 2019.
Passage Y
June 12, 2018 S2458 AN ACT RELATING TO DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN - PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY COURT
Narrows the definition of an adult for the purposes of proceedings in family court to only those eighteen (18) years of age and older.
Passage Y
June 12, 2018 S2426 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
June 12, 2018 S2285 AN ACT RELATING TO PROBATE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - ELECTIVE SHARE
Clarifies the right of a surviving spouse of a decedent regarding elective shares taken against the decedent's will relating to real and personal estate to the estates of decedents dying on and after July 1, 2018.
Passage Y
June 12, 2018 S2284 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - FLASHING VEHICLE LIGHTS
Enables newspaper motor route carriers to have installed upon them forward viewing a rotating amber beam lights.
Passage Y
June 12, 2018 S2135 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Increases the penalty for repeat convictions for animal cruelty.
Passage Y
June 12, 2018 S2502 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- HAWKERS AND PEDDLERS
Provides for the standardization of mobile food establishment registrations by the department of business regulation to streamline the registration process.
Passage Y
June 12, 2018 S2332 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 12, 2018 S2330 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 07, 2018 S2907 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY
Requires RIPTA to hold public hearing at least 30 days prior any bus route change in the affected neighborhood and provide a neighborhood impact statement to local and state officials.
Passage Y
June 07, 2018 S2934 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HEALTH CARE--HEALTH INSURANCE
Establishes the Rhode Island reinsurance program and restricted receipt account, from federal funding, administered by the director of the Rhode Island health benefits exchange, to mitigate the impact of high-risk individuals on health insurance rates.
Passage Y
June 07, 2018 S2931 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
Provides that health insurance coverage would cover short-term limited duration policies and certain policies that pay on a cost-incurred basis.
Passage Y
June 07, 2018 S2930 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- NALOXONE ACCESS
Requires the director of the department of health to develop best practices for co-prescribing opioid antagonists to patients who are prescribed opioid analgesics.
Passage Y
June 07, 2018 S2077 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - UNANTICIPATED OUT-OF-NETWORK BILLS FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES
Protects people with health insurance from surprise medical bills for emergency and other services by requiring a non-participating health care provider to bill an insured party only for a co-payment, or deductible.
Passage as Amended Y
June 07, 2018 S2077 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - UNANTICIPATED OUT-OF-NETWORK BILLS FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES
Protects people with health insurance from surprise medical bills for emergency and other services by requiring a non-participating health care provider to bill an insured party only for a co-payment, or deductible.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 06, 2018 S2915 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTH KINGSTOWN TO FINANCE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATIONS, REMEDIATION, ALTERATIONS, ADDITIONS AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR RELATED EQUIPMENT AND TO ISSUE NOT MORE THAN $27,000,000 BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR, OF WHICH UP TO $13,500,000 IS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES AND UP TO $13,500,000 IS FOR OTHER TOWN PURPOSES
Passage Y
June 06, 2018 S2914 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CUMBERLAND, WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS, TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND/OR NOTES IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,500,000 FOR STREET PAVEMENT IMPROVEMENTS IN THE TOWN
Authorizes the town of Cumberland to issue two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) of the general obligation bonds and notes in order to finance street pavement improvements.
GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS Y
June 06, 2018 S2341 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES
Removes the requirement that a student with disabilities be a college student in order to be eligible to participate in the Mary Brennan fellowship fund program and also removes the requirement that the fellowship program take place in Providence.
Passage Y
June 06, 2018 S2186 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ESTABLISHMENT OF CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Authorizes school committees to appoint one designee to the board of directors of the governing body of certain charter public schools which students from the district attend.
Passage Y
June 05, 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
June 05, 2018 S2906 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- GENERAL POWERS
Repeals the authorization for the town of Lincoln to establish municipal court (§ 45-2-51), and adopts an extensive authorization for the town of Lincoln to establish a municipal court – municipal housing court.
Passage Y
June 05, 2018 S2896 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - THE GOOD SAMARITAN OVERDOSE PREVENTION ACT OF 2016
Allows distribution and utilization of narcotic testing products to assist persons in determining whether drugs contain toxic substances.
Passage Y
June 05, 2018 S2686 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- GENERAL POWERS
Authorizes the Middletown municipal court to impose fines not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for the violation of the town's short-term residential leases ordinance. Such violation shall be considered a civil violation.
Passage Y
June 05, 2018 S2592 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - MOTOR CARRIER TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTS
Renders void and unenforceable any motor transportation contract term indemnifying an indemnitee from or against its own negligence, intentional acts or omissions in contracts entered into or renewed on or after the effective date of the chapter.
Passage Y
June 05, 2018 S2444 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - CASUALTY INSURANCE GENERALLY
Includes coverage for residential property for vandalism and malicious mischief unless the property has been vacant for more than sixty (60) days.
Passage Y
June 05, 2018 S2442 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- REAL ESTATE SALES DISCLOSURES
Requires that any use of a premises for marijuana cultivation be disclosed in any real estate transaction.
Passage Y
June 05, 2018 S2006 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
May 31, 2018 S2447 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS
Entitles person to have criminal conviction records expunged if the offense is decriminalized subsequent to the conviction.
Passage Y
May 31, 2018 S2226 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES - INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATION
Requires hospitals to offer immunization against influenza virus to all inpatients sixty-five (65) years of age or older from October to March of the following year.
Passage as Amended Y
May 31, 2018 S2226 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES - INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATION
Requires hospitals to offer immunization against influenza virus to all inpatients sixty-five (65) years of age or older from October to March of the following year.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 31, 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 In Concurrence Y
May 31, 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 In Concurrence Y
May 31, 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 Y
May 31, 2018 S2798 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
May 31, 2018 S2689 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 as Amended Y
May 31, 2018 S2689 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.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 31, 2018 S2604 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -GENERAL PROVISIONS
Delineates the definitions of felony, misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor.
Passage as Amended Y
May 31, 2018 S2604 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -GENERAL PROVISIONS
Delineates the definitions of felony, misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 31, 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 Y
May 31, 2018 S2530 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Expands the current law so that RI adult residents would be included in the department of health immunization registry presently maintained for children. Also provides that any person may opt-out of the registry by contacting the department.
Passage Y
May 31, 2018 S2909 AN ACT RELATING TO CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM -- 2018 BOND REFERENDA
Submits 2018 capital development program requesting the issuance of $375,500,000 in general obligation bonds to the voters for approval at the November 6, 2018, general election.
Passage Y
May 30, 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 In Concurrence Y
May 30, 2018 S2847 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - LICENSES
Amends procedures regarding local liquor license appeals.
Passage Y
May 30, 2018 S2020 AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 330 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS OF 1997 AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 140 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS OF 2006, PERTAINING TO SEWERS IN THE TOWN OF COVENTRY
An abutting owner or occupant of land upon any Coventry street in which there is a sewer would not be required to connect to the town sewage works, unless there is a sale or transfer of the property, or when the town council so orders.
Passage as Amended Y
May 30, 2018 S2020 AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 330 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS OF 1997 AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 140 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS OF 2006, PERTAINING TO SEWERS IN THE TOWN OF COVENTRY
An abutting owner or occupant of land upon any Coventry street in which there is a sewer would not be required to connect to the town sewage works, unless there is a sale or transfer of the property, or when the town council so orders.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 30, 2018 S2777 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- DOGS
Prohibits the sale of dogs until fully weaned unless approval for sale in writing is obtained from a licensed veterinarian. Violations are punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 12 months or $1,000, or both. Pounds and shelters are exempt.
Passage Y
May 30, 2018 S2510 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL CARE
Amends the definition of a kennel to exclude a residence where for a fee, a person provides sheltering, feeding and watering, of not more than 4 animals, not owned by the person.
Passage Y
May 30, 2018 S2055 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CARE OF DOGS
Defines the term "adequate shelter" where dogs may be kept. It would limit the weight of any dog chain or tether to one-eighth (1/8) of the dogs total body weight. In addition it would limit the time dogs may be tethered outdoors.
Passage Y
May 29, 2018 S2870 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - INSURANCE RATES
Prevents credit history or score from being used to determine insurance rates.
Passage Y
May 29, 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 Y
May 29, 2018 S2427 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Requires notice to the assessor of new subdivisions of land and provides for a proration of real estate taxes to be applied thereto.
Passage Y
May 29, 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 Y
May 29, 2018 S2420 JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL TASK FORCE TO INVESTIGATE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ANY CHANGES TO THE LAW, COURT RULES OR TO POLICIES AND PROCEDURES CURRENTLY IN PLACE TO ENHANCE THE TIMELY AND COMPLETE DISCLOSURE OF DISCOVERABLE MATERIAL IN CRIMINAL CASES
Creates an 11 member task force to study changes to the law, court, or policies and procedures to enhance timely and complete disclosure of discoverable material in criminal cases, and would report back by January 1, 2020, and expire January 1, 2022.
Passage Y
May 29, 2018 S2291 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- CELL PHONE TRACKING
Provides that cell phone tracking notice and warrant requirements do not apply to location information obtained by court order intercepting wire/oral communications or pen registers/trap and trace devices.
Passage Y
May 29, 2018 S2789 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS
Permits the substitution by a developer of sprinklers in new developments instead of cisterns or water reservoirs for fire suppression, if allowed by ordinance.
Passage Y
May 29, 2018 S2554 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - RHODE ISLAND LIVABLE HOME MODIFICATION ACT
Establishes the Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant allowing individuals to retrofit their residence to nationally recognized accessibility standards and receive fifty percent (50%) of the total sum spent, up to five thousand dollars ($5,000).
Passage as Amended Y
May 29, 2018 S2554 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - RHODE ISLAND LIVABLE HOME MODIFICATION ACT
Establishes the Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant allowing individuals to retrofit their residence to nationally recognized accessibility standards and receive fifty percent (50%) of the total sum spent, up to five thousand dollars ($5,000).
Approval of Amendment Y
May 29, 2018 S2086 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Requires DOT to identify the impact of Rhode Works projects and the realignment of the Newport Bridge ramps on Rhode Island small business commercial areas.
Passage Y
May 29, 2018 S2279 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - HOMICIDE
Known and may be cited as Kristen's Law, and would provide that the death of a human being as a result of a controlled substance transaction, would subject the person providing the controlled substance up to life imprisonment.
Passage N
May 24, 2018 S2865 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURES GENERALLY - CAUSES OF ACTION
Allows a minor to bring specified malpractice actions at any time up to reaching twenty-one (21) years of age.
Passage Y
May 24, 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 Y
May 24, 2018 S2632 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
Limits the number of registered sex offenders in any facility that operates as a homeless shelter whether on state or private property. Those limits may be exceeded if the facility complies with the provisions of § 11-37.1-21(c).
Passage Y
May 24, 2018 S2607 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
May 24, 2018 S2603 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- FISCAL NOTES
Establishes special requirements for fiscal impact statements relative to the department of corrections.
Passage Y
May 24, 2018 S2597 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- PAYMENT OF WAGES
Provides the method by which records are to be furnished relative to an employee's statement of earnings.
Passage Y
May 24, 2018 S2589 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - FOOD DONATIONS
Provides immunity to persons donating food to food banks.
Passage Y
May 24, 2018 S2570 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 Y
May 24, 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 Y
May 24, 2018 S2453 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - BENEFITS
Raises the minimum attorneys' fee awarded to a claimant from fifty dollars ($50) to two hundred fifty dollars ($250) in certain instances in unemployment compensation matters.
Passage Y
May 24, 2018 S2308 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS -- ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS
Excludes evaluations or other personnel records of public school employees from being deemed public records.
Passage Y
May 24, 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 Y
May 23, 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 Y
May 23, 2018 S2846 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
May 23, 2018 S2824 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ADVISORY COMMISSION ON HISTORICAL CEMETERIES
Authorizes the advisory committee on historical cemeteries to revive the program for marking governors' graves. The department of administration would administer the funding for the plaque.
Passage Y
May 23, 2018 S2484 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Allows the division of motor vehicles to issue a courtesy registration plate for a vehicle that is registered as street rod or custom vehicle pursuant to § 31-3-31.1
Passage as Amended Y
May 23, 2018 S2484 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Allows the division of motor vehicles to issue a courtesy registration plate for a vehicle that is registered as street rod or custom vehicle pursuant to § 31-3-31.1
Approval of Amendment Y
May 23, 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 Y
May 23, 2018 S2586 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
Implements several provisions of the federal sex offender registration and notification act, to include registration for a litany of federal or military offenses, and specifies what information can or cannot be shared on a public registry website.
Passage Y
May 23, 2018 S2433 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF LICENSES - VIOLATIONS
Allows a person to make satisfactory arrangements for the payment of motor vehicle fines or costs, and would permit a person to request an ability to pay hearing before a license is suspended for failure to pay such fines or costs.
Passage Y
May 23, 2018 S2270 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE AND SALE--MEDIATION CONFERENCE
Extends the sunset provisions to the year 2023, in chapters 325 and 406 of the 2013 public laws in regard to 34-24-3.2, "mediation conference prior to mortgage foreclosure."
Passage Y
May 23, 2018 S2268 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - THE HEALTHY PREGNANCIES FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN ACT
Prohibits the use of restraints on pregnant prisoners during transport to and from court proceedings by sheriffs and/or incarceration at the ACI with annual reports to the general assembly effective January 1, 2019.
Passage Y
May 23, 2018 S2024 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE GOOD SAMARITAN OVERDOSE PREVENTION ACT OF 2016
Adds alcohol and alcohol-related overdoses and possession or transportation of alcohol by an underage person, to the Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act.
Passage Y
May 23, 2018 S2022 AN ACT RELATING TO DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN -- PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY COURT--VOLUNTARY EXTENSION OF CARE ACT
Provides that a child in foster care on eighteenth birthday due to filing of petition may elect to continue with DCYF and under supervision of the court until age twenty-one (21) provided certain circumstances are met.
Passage as Amended Y
May 23, 2018 S2022 AN ACT RELATING TO DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN -- PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY COURT--VOLUNTARY EXTENSION OF CARE ACT
Provides that a child in foster care on eighteenth birthday due to filing of petition may elect to continue with DCYF and under supervision of the court until age twenty-one (21) provided certain circumstances are met.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 23, 2018 S2762 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- LABOR AND PAYMENT OF DEBTS BY CONTRACTORS
Amends the definition of public works so that it would include any public works projects performed for any city or town or quasi-municipal entity and the state and any quasi-state entity.
Passage Y
May 23, 2018 S2734 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- QUALITY SELF-DIRECTED SERVICES -- PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- INDIVIDUAL PROVIDERS OF DIRECT SUPPORT SERVICES
Enables the creation of a public registry of home health aides, giving seniors and individuals living with disabilities another choice when accessing long-term care options.
Passage Y
May 23, 2018 S2473 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - APPROPRIATE DISABILITY LANGUAGE
Ensures appropriate disability language is used in job descriptions and statutes.
Passage Y
May 22, 2018 S2710 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- PARKING FACILITIES AND PRIVILEGES
Provides that a vehicle unlawfully parked in a properly marked "handicapped parking" space would be towed at the owners expense.
Passage Y
May 22, 2018 S2287 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
May 22, 2018 S2026 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
May 22, 2018 S2133 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - HOMELESS BILL OF RIGHTS
Protects homeless persons in possession of a service animal, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, from being denied access to any homeless shelter in violation of the ADA or the state or federal Fair Housing Practices Acts.
Passage Y
May 22, 2018 S2543 AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS - DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Provides for authorizations for services to developmentally disabled adults issued on or after October 1, 2018, be developed on an annual basis with funding for these services to be issued on an annual basis.
Passage Y
May 22, 2018 S2540 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Includes behavioral health counseling visits and medication maintenance visits as primary care visits for patient cost-sharing requirements under the provisions of a health plan.
Passage as Amended Y
May 22, 2018 S2540 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Includes behavioral health counseling visits and medication maintenance visits as primary care visits for patient cost-sharing requirements under the provisions of a health plan.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 17, 2018 S2868 JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL JOINT TASK FORCE TO STUDY ELDERLY ABUSE AND FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION
Creates a 9 member task force to study the prevalence and impact of elder abuse and exploitation and make recommendations on policies and legislation, and who would report back to the General Assembly by February 1, 2019, and expire on June 30, 2019.
TO STUDY ELDERLY ABUSE Y
May 17, 2018 S2851 AN ACT RELATING TO WEIGHTS AND MEASURES -- PRODUCE SCALES IN MARKETS
Requires sealers of weights and measures appointed by the cities and towns to receive the same fees as charged by the sealers who perform the same inspecting/testing services.
Passage Y
May 15, 2018 S2693 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS - DIVORCE AND SEPARATION
Eliminates the waiting period for the granting of a complaint/divorce/separation following the filing of the complaint would shorten the waiting period for the filing of a final judgment for divorce following the hearing at which the divorce is granted.
Passage as Amended Y
May 15, 2018 S2693 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS - DIVORCE AND SEPARATION
Eliminates the waiting period for the granting of a complaint/divorce/separation following the filing of the complaint would shorten the waiting period for the filing of a final judgment for divorce following the hearing at which the divorce is granted.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 15, 2018 S2679 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - MOTOR VEHICLE BODY REPLACEMENT PARTS
Provides that insurance companies may not mandate the use of aftermarket parts without the owner's consent on motor vehicles less than 48 months beyond manufacture date.
Passage as Amended Y
May 15, 2018 S2679 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - MOTOR VEHICLE BODY REPLACEMENT PARTS
Provides that insurance companies may not mandate the use of aftermarket parts without the owner's consent on motor vehicles less than 48 months beyond manufacture date.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 15, 2018 S2301 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES
Prohibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.
Passage Y
May 15, 2018 S2098 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS
Exempts volunteer fire companies under the supervision, control, or jurisdiction of another public body from certain posting requirements of the open meetings act.
Passage Y
May 15, 2018 S2025 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE UNIFORMED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Expands drug awareness programs to high schools, directs funding from certain civil fines and mandates establishment of criteria for funding.
Passage as Amended Y
May 15, 2018 S2025 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE UNIFORMED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Expands drug awareness programs to high schools, directs funding from certain civil fines and mandates establishment of criteria for funding.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 15, 2018 S2538 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - REGISTRATION OF NURSING ASSISTANTS
Allows for a nurse to delegate tasks to certified nursing assistants and authorizes the department of health to promulgate regulations that delineate delegable tasks.
Passage Y
May 10, 2018 S2225 AN ACT RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- POWERS AND DUTIES -- CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY PROFESSIONALS
Provides that the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals with the power and duty to certify a list of chemical dependency professionals for use by state agencies and for referral of individuals for treatment.
Passage as Amended Y
May 10, 2018 S2225 AN ACT RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- POWERS AND DUTIES -- CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY PROFESSIONALS
Provides that the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals with the power and duty to certify a list of chemical dependency professionals for use by state agencies and for referral of individuals for treatment.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 10, 2018 S2467 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE HOSPITAL CONVERSION ACT
Requires that parties to a hospital conversion be subject to a review of any defined pension plan.
Passage as Amended Y
May 10, 2018 S2467 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE HOSPITAL CONVERSION ACT
Requires that parties to a hospital conversion be subject to a review of any defined pension plan.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 09, 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 Y
May 09, 2018 S2254 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- THE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES -- SPECIAL PLATE FOR FRIENDS OF PLUM BEACH LIGHTHOUSE, INC.
Creates an additional surcharge of $10 for subsequent registration renewals for holders of the Plum Beach Lighthouse license plate, with the funds distributed to Friends of Plum Beach Lighthouse Inc. for the protection and upkeep of Plum Beach Lighthouse.
Passage Y
May 09, 2018 S2033 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION FEES--DISABLED VETERANS
Expands and clarifies what constitutes disability entitling disabled veterans to the waiver of motor vehicle registration fees.
Passage Y
May 09, 2018 S2112 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS ACT
Applies to settlement of St. Joseph Hospital Retirement Plan settlements/joint tortfeasors' releases.
Passage Y
May 08, 2018 S2551 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER
Establishes aging/disability resource center within division of elderly affairs as part of long-term care system for elderly/disabled persons/family caregivers/providers.
Passage Y
May 08, 2018 S2521 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES--LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION
Exempts from sales and use taxes specialized packaging equipment such as kegs and barrel containers for alcoholic beverages.
Passage Y
May 08, 2018 S2018 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION
Adds urns and shrouds, prayer cards and other items customarily sold or provided by a funeral director to those funeral items which are already exempt from sales and use taxes.
Passage Y
May 03, 2018 S2421 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION OF ELDERS--ABUSE AND ISOLATION OF ELDERS OR DEPENDENT ADULTS -- THE PETER FALK CRIMINAL ISOLATION OF ELDERS ACT
Criminalizes isolation of an elder or dependent adult and would provide that certain notification requirements be fulfilled on behalf of elder persons or dependent adults.
Passage as Amended Y
May 03, 2018 S2421 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION OF ELDERS--ABUSE AND ISOLATION OF ELDERS OR DEPENDENT ADULTS -- THE PETER FALK CRIMINAL ISOLATION OF ELDERS ACT
Criminalizes isolation of an elder or dependent adult and would provide that certain notification requirements be fulfilled on behalf of elder persons or dependent adults.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 03, 2018 S2748 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Amends the classification table utilized by cities and towns in connection with the assessment of tangible personal property in order to provide clarity to businesses operating within the state.
Passage Y
May 03, 2018 S2663 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
May 03, 2018 S2392 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts Associated Radio Amateurs of Southern New England from real and personal property taxes.
Passage Y
May 03, 2018 S2383 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
May 03, 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 Y
May 03, 2018 S2369 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Provides for proration of a homestead exemption in the city of Central Falls in cases when property is transferred during the year for which the exemption is claimed.
Passage Y
May 03, 2018 S2068 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- MICRO ZONE ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION ACT
Creates micro zones in distressed areas to stimulate economic revitalization/employment opportunities/business development through redevelopment of abandoned industrial/commercial structures.
Passage Y
May 03, 2018 S2017 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY TAX RELIEF
Amends the definition of "disabled", for the purposes of property tax relief, to include veterans who earn less than $30,000 annually, and who receive disability benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Passage Y
May 02, 2018 S2740 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES
Allows railroad companies who hold a Class G license to serve alcohol at retail aboard its trains and in its controlled station premises up to 60 minutes prior to a train's scheduled departure.
Passage Y
May 02, 2018 S2486 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS - DISABILITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
Expands the existing disability business enterprises program.
Passage Y
May 02, 2018 S2251 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- MANUFACTURING AND WHOLESALE LICENSES
Reduces the alcoholic beverage manufacturing and wholesale licensing fee from three thousand dollars ($3,000) to five hundred dollars ($500).
Passage Y
May 02, 2018 S2249 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Creates a special registration plate for holders of the Eagle Scout badge. The forty dollar ($40.00) surcharge for the plates shall be divided between the general fund and the Narragansett Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Passage Y
May 02, 2018 S2806 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - BENEFITS
Increases the maximum weekly unemployment benefit rate to the higher of fifty-seven and one-half percent (57.5%) of the average weekly wages paid to workers in the prior calendar year or six hundred sixteen dollars ($616) per week.
Passage Y
May 02, 2018 S2652 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - NET METERING
Expands the definition of eligible net metering resources by including "eligible biomass fuels" as defined in § 39-26-2(6).
Passage N
May 02, 2018 S2788 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
May 02, 2018 S2511 AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE - SHELLFISH GROUNDS
Ensures compliance with the National Shellfish Sanitation Program.
Passage Y
May 02, 2018 S2507 AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE -- LICENSING
Removes the requirement that hunting and fishing licenses may be issued only by town and city clerks.
Passage Y
May 02, 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 Y
May 02, 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 Y
May 02, 2018 S2347 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - 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 02, 2018 S2052 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS
Creates a process for the department of education relating to the collection and organization of information concerning the workload and scope of the duties and responsibilities performed by school social workers.
Passage Y
May 01, 2018 S2546 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - COMPREHENSIVE DISCHARGE PLANNING
Requires the directors of BHDDH to develop and implement a program to offer financial incentives to hospitals and emergency facilities that achieve Level 1 certification in level of care.
Passage Y
May 01, 2018 S2669 SENATE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF "PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
Creates a 19 member commission study and provide recommendations on the impact of "Project Sustainability", and who would report back to the Senate by March 1, 2019, and would expire on June 30, 2019.
Passage Y
May 01, 2018 S2553 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - FAMILY CAREGIVERS SUPPORT ACT OF 2013
Requires DHS to seek Medicaid section 1115 waivers to provide caregiver support services for family caregivers, and provides for the creation of annual reports by DHS to track the number of caregiver assessments given by the department.
Passage as Amended Y
May 01, 2018 S2553 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - FAMILY CAREGIVERS SUPPORT ACT OF 2013
Requires DHS to seek Medicaid section 1115 waivers to provide caregiver support services for family caregivers, and provides for the creation of annual reports by DHS to track the number of caregiver assessments given by the department.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 01, 2018 S2552 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- LONG-TERM CARE SERVICE AND FINANCE REFORM
Establishes a public scorecard system to show how long-term care reform is meeting its goals of rebalancing the way services are delivered and moneys are spent on various service types.
Passage Y
May 01, 2018 S2534 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
May 01, 2018 S2533 AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS
Expands certain rights of persons with developmental disabilities.
Passage Y
May 01, 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 Y
May 01, 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 Y
May 01, 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 Y
April 25, 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 Y
April 25, 2018 S2259 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- STATE EMBLEMS
Designates the Class A Tall Ship commonly known as the "SSV Oliver Hazard Perry" as the official flagship and tall ship ambassador of the state.
Passage Y
April 11, 2018 S2105 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE
Requires office of Veteran Affairs to bear the cost of all tolls incurred by any motor vehicles that are part of a veteran's funeral procession, originating from Aquidneck Island and ending at the Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, for burial or internment.
Passage Y
April 11, 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 Y
April 10, 2018 S2638 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - EQUAL PAY DATA COLLECTION AND REPORTING
Requires an employer of 100 or more employees to report information as to compensation/hours worked by age/gender/race/ethnicity/job category/occupation/title to DLT eff. 1/1/19.
Passage Y
April 10, 2018 S2619 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- PAYMENT OF WAGES
Creates a legal process to aid employees in collecting their unpaid wages from their employer.
Passage Y
April 10, 2018 S2475 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
Expands the protections and remedies for employees against employers who pay wage differentials based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability; age or country of ancestral origin.
Passage as Amended Y
April 10, 2018 S2475 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
Expands the protections and remedies for employees against employers who pay wage differentials based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability; age or country of ancestral origin.
Approval of Amendment Y
April 10, 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 Y
April 10, 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 Y
April 10, 2018 S2325 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY SERVICES
Exempts the town of New Shoreham from the jurisdiction of the division of public utilities and carriers for purposes of regulating transportation network companies.
Passage Y
April 10, 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.
GENERAL CODE PROVISIONS Y
April 05, 2018 S2489 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES
Adds prepackaged cheeses to the items allowed for sale at Class A license holders premises in towns or cities of ten thousand (10,000) or more inhabitants.
Passage Y
April 05, 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 Y
April 05, 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 Y
April 05, 2018 S2677 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF WARWICK TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $40,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY, TO FUND THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE FISCAL YEARS 2019 THROUGH 2023, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 35% AT THE TIME OF ISSUANCE
Authorizes up to $40,000,000 in general obligation bonds to finance school construction.
Passage Y
April 05, 2018 S2676 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE GOVERNOR AND RHODE ISLAND COMMERCE CORPORATION, IN CONSULTATION AND COLLABORATION WITH THE RHODE ISLAND CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION, DESIGNATE THE BLACKSTONE RIVER CORRIDOR MUNICIPALITIES OF PROVIDENCE, WOONSOCKET, EAST PROVIDENCE, PAWTUCKET, AND CENTRAL FALLS AS A QUALIFIED OPPORTUNITY ZONE PURSUANT TO THE NEW FEDERAL TAX BILL AUTHORIZATIONS
Passage Y
April 05, 2018 S2675 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD LIMITS--MIDDLETOWN
Imposes size and weight restrictions on through traffic on Forest Avenue, Middletown.
Passage Y
April 05, 2018 S2242 AN ACT RELATING TO THE RICHMOND-CAROLINA FIRE DISTRICT
Repeals and replaces Richmond-Carolina Fire District charter.
Passage Y
April 05, 2018 S2239 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM
Creates a municipal infrastructure grant program within the DOA relating to municipal and other public infrastructure projects.
Passage Y
April 05, 2018 S2361 AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- RHODE ISLAND SEED ACT
Provides that jurisdiction of all use of agricultural and vegetable seeds is vested exclusively in the director of the department of environmental management.
Passage Y
April 05, 2018 S2646 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - COUNCIL ON ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION]
Commissioner of elementary and secondary education would be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate and serves at the pleasure of the governor.
Passage Y
April 03, 2018 S2299 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - TANNING FACILITY SAFETY STANDARDS ACT
Prohibits the use of tanning facilities by persons less than eighteen (18) years of age.
Passage Y
April 03, 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 Y
April 03, 2018 S2231 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- ELDERLY AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
Further defines the duties of the department of elderly affairs with regard to elder caregiver respite services.
Passage Y
April 03, 2018 S2129 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- RHODE ISLAND PATHWAYS PROJECT
Requires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to conduct a study to assess the impact of using Medicaid funds to provide coverage for the treatment of the chronically homeless.
Passage Y
April 03, 2018 S2083 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES
Authorizes HHS to apply for waivers to ensure for housing, healthcare, and mental and behavioral health care services for the homeless.
Passage Y
April 03, 2018 S2399 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Prohibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member.
Passage Y
March 22, 2018 S2346 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Have each public institution of postsecondary education establish a plan for addressing the mental health needs of its students. Each institution shall develop policies aimed at identifying a student exhibiting suicidal behavior or tendencies.
Passage Y
March 22, 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
March 22, 2018 S2302 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY - JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE REPEALER
Creates joint committee to compile suggestions for repeal of statutes, regulations, and executive orders.
Passage Y
March 22, 2018 S2153 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- FEES
Raises the juror's fees for each day's attendance on the superior court to twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per day commencing July 1, 2019, and increase to thirty-five dollars ($35.00) per day commencing July 1, 2020 and thereafter.
Passage Y
March 22, 2018 S2556 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - THE I-195 REDEVLOPMENT ACT OF 2011
Allows the I-195 Redevelopment commission to make certain alterations to the boundaries of a portion of the I-195 redevelopment called "Parcel P4".
Passage Y
March 20, 2018 S2402 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- LONG-TERM MANAGED CARE ARRANGEMENTS
Requires managed care organizations to consult with the EOHHS to develop incentives for nursing facilities that demonstrate lower direct care staff turnover.
Passage Y
March 08, 2018 S2469 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Requires children who seek a special limited work permit to successfully complete a worker rights' training program established and funded by the department of labor and training.
Passage Y
March 06, 2018 S2430 AN ACT RELATING TO DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN -- PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY COURT
Prohibits any questioning of a juvenile who is suspected of delinquent or criminal behavior, unless the parent of guardian of the juvenile is present, or unless an attorney is present or the juvenile and their parents have waived their presence.
Passage Y
February 06, 2018 S2310 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF BROADWAY GAS, LLC
Passage Y
January 16, 2018 S2002 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- REDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES AND PROJECTS
Permits redevelopment agencies to finance the construction of projects for residential, recreational, commercial, industrial, institutional, public, or other purposes contemplated by a redevelopment plan.
Passage Y
January 16, 2018 S2001 JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE STATE TO ENTER INTO FINANCING LEASE AND PAYMENT AGREEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BALLPARK IN THE CITY OF PAWTUCKET
Passage Y
November 15, 2017 S101 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS
Establishes a process by which a virtual education plan may be established and used by school districts during inclement weather which would count as a school day, provided that the plan is approved by the council on elementary and secondary education.
Del's Lemonade vs. Coffee Milk NV
September 19, 2017 H5842 AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS - MUNICIPAL ROAD AND BRIDGE REVOLVING FUND
Amends several sections relative to the eligibility and award process for projects that receive financial assistance from PACE (Property Assessment Clean Energy) programs and the Rhode Island infrastructure bank.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 H5206 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- BAIL AND RECOGNIZANCE
Upon defendant's violation of terms of bail, the amount forfeited by court is limited to10% of surety deposited.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 S1028 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- BAIL AND RECOGNIZANCE
Upon defendant's violation of terms of bail, the amount forfeited by court is limited to10% of surety deposited.
Passage Y
September 19, 2017 H6141 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS
Gives the department of labor and training the jurisdiction to review claims alleging that employers had improperly inquired about an applicant’s criminal history on an employment application.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 S988 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- LIABILITY INSURANCE
Requires liability insurance to cover loss of use of a rental motor vehicle. A claim for loss of use would be limited to reasonable and necessary expenses for the time to repair or replace the rental vehicle.
Passage as Amended Y
September 19, 2017 S988 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- LIABILITY INSURANCE
Requires liability insurance to cover loss of use of a rental motor vehicle. A claim for loss of use would be limited to reasonable and necessary expenses for the time to repair or replace the rental vehicle.
Approval of Amendment Y
September 19, 2017 S290 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- HEALTHY AND SAFE FAMILIES AND WORKPLACES ACT
Requires employers with eighteen (18) or more employees to provide three (3) paid sick days in 2018, four (4) paid sick days in 2019 and five (5) paid sick days thereafter.
Passage In Concurrence 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 In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 S166 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - CHILD PRODUCTS AND UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE
Prohibits the manufacture, sale, and distribution of residential upholstered children's products that contain certain amounts of bromide or chlorine bonded to carbon that is added to a plastic, foam, or textile.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 S342 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - SMALL CELL SITING ACT
Creates the "Small Cell Siting Act", which specifies how local authorities may regulate the collocation of small wireless facilities and small wireless facility networks.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 H5685 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ROAD TEST
At no cost to the state, allows a person who is bilingual or not proficient in the English language, to be assisted in their road test by a translator of their native language who is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
Passage as Amended Y
September 19, 2017 H5685 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ROAD TEST
At no cost to the state, allows a person who is bilingual or not proficient in the English language, to be assisted in their road test by a translator of their native language who is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
Approval of Amendment Y
September 19, 2017 H5128 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS - PAROLE, MEDICAL PAROLE, COMMUNITY CONFINEMENT, AND CORRECTIONAL IMPACTS
Reforms parole, medical parole, community confinement, and correctional impact statements.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 H5117 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- SENTENCE AND EXECUTION
Makes various changes to the sentencing and execution guidelines for purposes of criminal procedure and would add new conditions of criminal probation.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 H5115 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Clarifies what constitutes a felony, misdemeanor, and petty misdemeanor and also amends the penalties for certain criminal offenses involving assault and larceny, based on the value of property stolen.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 H5065 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - CORRECTIONS - BATTERERS INTERVENTION PROGRAMS AND PROBATION SUPERVISION
Creates a batterer's intervention program fund and also adopts evidence-based probation and parole supervision systems.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 H5064 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - SUPERIOR COURT DIVERSION
Allows creation of superior court diversion program for substance abusers or persons with mental health issues charged with certain criminal offenses.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 H5063 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION
Amends provisions of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 S1030 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- VOTING BOOTH
Raises the age of children that can accompany a voter in the voter booth, from under the age of thirteen (13) years to under the age of eighteen (18) years.
Passage Y
September 19, 2017 H5758 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Creates an "Operation Stand Down RI" registration plate to benefit struggling and/or homeless veterans.
Passage as Amended Y
September 19, 2017 H5758 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Creates an "Operation Stand Down RI" registration plate to benefit struggling and/or homeless veterans.
Approval of Amendment Y
September 19, 2017 H5536 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- REGULATORY POWERS OF ADMINISTRATION
Amends the laws regulating the aggregation of electrical loads by a municipality or group of municipalities; requires that at least one public hearing be held for review by its residents prior to adopting any plan; then approval by the PUC.
Passage In Concurrence Y
September 19, 2017 H5427 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS - THE GREEN BUILDINGS ACT
Expands the "Green Buildings Act" to include public projects and updates the standards to include LEED for Neighborhood Development, and SITES.
Passage Y
September 19, 2017 S43 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- TAX SALES
Expedites the foreclosure procedure on vacant property.
Passage N
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