Representative George A Nardone

District 28 (Coventry), Republican

Committees

Recent votes

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

Date Bill Vote type Vote
June 20, 2019 S849 SENATE RESOLUTION CELEBRATING MAY 2ND THROUGH MAY 8TH, 2021, AS "NATIONAL CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES WEEK" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S849 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICES ACT
Amends and expand the definitions of unfair claims practices committed by insurers with regard to physical inspection, performance of appraisals, retail valuation and total loss notification to owner.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S845 SENATE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING APRIL 24, 2021, AS "ARMENIAN GENOCIDE REMEMBRANCE DAY" TO COMMEMORATE THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE OF 1915 TO 1923, AND IN HONOR OF ARMENIAN-AMERICANS
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S845 AN ACT RELATING TO PROBATE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE -- LIMITED GUARDIANSHIP AND GUARDIANSHIP OF ADULTS
Requires that all persons seeking appointment as a limited guardian or guardian pursuant to chapter 15 of title 33 ("Limited Guardianships and Guardianship of Adults") be required to undergo a criminal background check.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S785 SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING APRIL OF 2021, AS "CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND URGING ALL RHODE ISLANDERS TO SUPPORT EFFORTS THAT PROMOTE CHILDREN'S PSYCHOLOGICAL, PHYSICAL, AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S785 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MISCELLANEOUS
Provides no person may use wireless handset/personal wireless device for texting while driving.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S611 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- RHODE ISLAND PARENTAL AND FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT
Increases the amount of parental or family leave available to an employee from thirteen (13) weeks to twenty-six (26) weeks in any two (2) calendar years.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE N
June 20, 2019 S611 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES
Provides that a voter may use proof of identity which expired no more than six (6) months prior to voting.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE N
June 20, 2019 S483 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE CONSUMER PROTECTION IN EYE CARE ACT
Provides for consumer protection in eye care services by developing standards and enforcement protocols related to the utilization of assessment mechanisms in the provision of eye care services.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S483 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - CHILD ADVOCATE OFFICE
Requires the child advocate to review case records of fatalities or near fatalities when there is abuse or neglect present and the family had prior department contacts.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S474 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- RENEWAL ENERGY RESOURCE PROJECTS
Prohibits the co-location of multiple renewable energy resources one or more contiguous parcels, unless the total capacity of the co-location is less than ten megawatts (10MW) in total.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 S474 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - VOTING DISTRICTS AND OFFICIALS
Allows local boards of canvassers to combine voting districts in special elections for approval/rejection of questions or when no officials will be elected or in primary elections only with board of election approval.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 S459 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Requires all new school buildings and those undergoing major renovations or substantial repair or replacement to plumbing systems to install water bottle filling stations.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S459 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - DOMESTIC ASSAULT
Updates the language required to be given by police officers when responding to domestic abuse calls.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S321 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HEALTH AND SAFETY
Updates and modernize the Department of Environmental Management’s ability to enforce environmental laws, and more specifically modifies practices regarding a Notice of Violation.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S321 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS - DOMESTIC ABUSE PREVENTION
Allows plaintiffs seeking a domestic abuse protective order in family court to include any of their minor children who are not related to the defendant by blood or marriage within the same complaint and restraining order.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S225 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- DEFINITION OF CORPORATE NET INCOME
Repeals a state corporate income tax deduction to allowable income for federal tax purposes for investment property held for at least seven (7) years.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S225 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- DOMESTIC ABUSE PREVENTION
Expands family court jurisdiction to enter protective orders to provide for the safety and welfare of household pets in domestic abuse situations.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S898 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S898 AN ACT RELATING TO AN ACT TO INCORPORATE CHILDREN'S GROVE
Allows private corporation, Children’s Grove, to convey its open space and recreational property to nonprofit third parties or a municipal corporation; provided that, such property shall be held and maintained for public recreation and open space.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S889 SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING MAY 17-23, AS "QUAHOG WEEK 2021" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S889 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS - DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES
Requires retail establishments to accept cash in payment for goods and services excluding online purchases.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S846 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF EDWARD J. MORGAN
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE N
June 20, 2019 S846 AN ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH RHODE ISLAND GENERAL LAWS SECTION 16-7-44 APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF $160,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS OF THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE TO FUND THE SCHOOL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN FOR THE FISCAL YEARS 2019-2024
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE N
June 20, 2019 S687 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES' ARBITRATION
Establishes new factors for the interest contract arbitration board for municipal employee unions to consider in rendering a decision the board power to render an award over all negotiated matters, including the expenditure of money.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S687 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - STATE BUILDING CODE - NEW BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES
Allows a contractor or builder to hire a qualified third-party inspector or state inspector to perform an inspection if a building official fails to perform an inspection within forty-eight (48) hours after notification, excluding weekends/holidays.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S606 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- HOUSING MAINTENANCE AND OCCUPANCY CODE
Landlords responsible to tenants if tenants evicted due to landlord neglect and allows municipality to place lien on property.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S606 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL CODE PROVISIONS
Classifies all vehicles used by the department of corrections in the performance official duties as authorized emergency vehicles.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S571 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT
Removes funding requirement from department of elementary and secondary education.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE N
June 20, 2019 S571 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Mandates no new initial licenses for nursing facilities to be issued prior to July 1, 2022. Prior to July 1, 2022, licensing agency not allowed to increase licensed bed capacity.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE N
June 20, 2019 S536 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S536 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE
Allows disability insurance with a benefit limit in excess of a benefit limit available from an admitted insurer to be written in the surplus lines market.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S458 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- AFRICAN HERITAGE HISTORY EDUCATION
Requires implementation of education courses in African American history in elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island commencing in the 2022-2023 school year.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S458 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS - SERVICE CONTRACTS
Defines service contracts and clarifies that consumer service contracts are not insurance and not otherwise subject to the insurance code.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S259 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
Adds airspace to the land the DOT can acquire that is necessary for a suitable airport or to preserve, maintain, or restore approach. Additionally this act would add the term “Approach, approach zone, approaches” to section 1-2-3.1.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 S259 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS CERTIFICATION ACT
Precludes the department of business regulation from pursing any administrative action against a certified appraiser more than five (5) years after the certified appraised issues a certified appraisal.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 S256 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE AND DISCIPLINE
Increases the maximum fine amount for those found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the board of medical licensure and discipline from $10,000 to $30,000 and would establish a new chapter of the general laws.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S256 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- TRAVEL INSURANCE ACT
Creates the travel insurance act to establish comprehensive/uniform regulatory framework for travel insurance. Clarifying/bolstering enforcement authority over participants in the travel insurance industry.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S203 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- CLAIMS ADJUSTERS
Authorizes department of insurance, within the DBR, in lieu of passing in-state licensing examination, to recognize the competence of an applicant for an insurance claims adjuster license, through an out-of-state proctored examination. Eff. date 1/1/22
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S203 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - MUSICAL AND THEATRICAL PRODUCTION TAX CREDITS
Extends the period for musical and theatrical productions to obtain tax credits to July 1, 2024.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S154 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ECONOMIC AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE ACT OF 2021
Establishes a fee on companies that sell fossil fuels in Rhode Island and establishes a fund to disburse the collected funds.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S154 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY CONDOMINIUM LAW - RESALE OF UNITS
Imposes a penalty against a condominium association that fails to deliver a resale certificate within ten (10) days of a request by a unit owner.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S150 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT
Requires that the board of elementary and secondary education adopt a competency-based/proficiency-based learning policy whereby students can earn credits through demonstration of competency.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE AS AMENDED Y
June 20, 2019 S150 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - JOHNSTON PLANNING BOARD
Authorizes the Johnston town council to add two (2) alternate members to its planning board.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE AS AMENDED Y
June 20, 2019 S150 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT
Requires that the board of elementary and secondary education adopt a competency-based/proficiency-based learning policy whereby students can earn credits through demonstration of competency.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 20, 2019 S150 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - JOHNSTON PLANNING BOARD
Authorizes the Johnston town council to add two (2) alternate members to its planning board.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 20, 2019 S139 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- PAYMENT OF WAGES
Defines and recognizes the existence and potential liability of lead entities concerning the payment of wages.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S139 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- COMPREHENSIVE DISCHARGE PLANNING
Amends current law so that, as part of a comprehensive discharge plan, a hospital would be allowed to try to contact the patient's emergency contact and the recovery coach, in accordance with federal law.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S781 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS
Requires electric and gas distribution companies, with exceptions, to remit fifteen percent (15%) of the amount of demand-side charge collections to the Rhode Island infrastructure bank for any energy-related financing programs.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S781 AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS -- RHODE ISLAND TURNPIKE AND BRIDGE AUTHORITY
Reduces the number of infractions for a person to be considered a "toll violator" from twenty (20) to ten (10). The act also reduces the number of infractions for a person to be considered a "toll evader" from one hundred (100) to twenty (20).
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 H5874 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- UNIFORM FOREIGN-COUNTRY MONEY JUDGMENTS RECOGNITION ACT
Establishes the policies and procedures required for the recognition and enforcement of Foreign-Country Money Judgments and Registration of Canadian Judgments by the superior court.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H5874 AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS - RHODE ISLAND TURNPIKE AND BRIDGE AUTHORITY
Reduces the number of infractions for a person to be considered a "toll violator" from twenty (20) to ten (10). The act also reduces the number of infractions for a person to be considered a "toll evader" from one hundred (100) to twenty (20).
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 S585 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FOUNDATION LEVEL SCHOOL SUPPORT
Provides that in determining local school aid, the state would annually provide each community no less than an amount equal to the aid given in the preceding fiscal year.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S585 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- CONTRACTORS' BONDS
Requires road and bridge contractors for the department of transportation to furnish a bond equal to at least 50% of the contract price on contracts in excess of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000).
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 H5637 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- GENERAL POWERS
Repeals the power granted to certain municipal courts to execute search warrants to the extent the warrants could be executed by a judge of the district court.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H5637 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- CONTRACTORS' BONDS
Requires road and bridge contractors for the department of transportation to furnish a bond equal to at least 50% of the contract price on contracts in excess of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000).
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 S570 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS
Requires every electric distribution company and natural gas distribution company to submit to the division of public utilities and carriers an emergency response plan for review and approval.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S570 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE HEALTH CARE SERVICES FUNDING PLAN ACT
Requires Tricare to pay the healthcare services funding contributions for their contribution enrollees.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 H5401 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
Deletes Portuguese (a person of Portuguese, Brazilian, or other Portuguese culture or origin, regardless of race), from those eligible to be considered as minorities for purposes of awarding public works projects.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H5401 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE HEALTH CARE SERVICES FUNDING PLAN ACT
Requires Tricare to pay the healthcare services funding contributions for their contribution enrollees.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 S134 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- SEARCH WARRANTS -- ELECTRONIC INFORMATION AND DATA PRIVACY ACT
Requires law enforcement agencies to obtain search warrants for electronic information, data, location information and other identifying information of subscribers and customers, except in specified circumstances.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 S134 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - WITHHOLDING OF TAX
Provides that the non-resident withholding requirement for a corporation that sells real estate be consistent with the seven percent (7%) corporate income tax rate.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 H5189 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES
Amends the definition of the practice of pharmacy to include the authority to prescribe drugs and devices. The act also provides the conditions for which a pharmacist may prescribe an indicated drug or device.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H5189 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- WITHHOLDING OF TAX
Provides that the non-resident withholding requirement for a corporation that sells real estate be consistent with the seven percent (7%) corporate income tax rate.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H6186 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF JOHN O'HARA
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H6186 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MISCELLANEOUS
Provides no person may use wireless handset/personal wireless device for texting while driving.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H6164 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF THE HONORABLE RICHARD W. SINGLETON
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H6164 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- SUPERIOR COURT
Allows the presiding justice of the superior court, to create a superior court diversion program.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H6121 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING REVISED APPROPRIATIONS IN SUPPORT OF FY 2021
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H6121 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF SANTORO INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES, INC.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H6114 HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE MOUNT PLEASANT HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM ON WINNING THE RHODE ISLAND GIRLS BASKETBALL DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIP
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H6114 AN ACT RELATING TO PROBATE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE -- LIMITED GUARDIANSHIP AND GUARDIANSHIP OF ADULTS
Requires that all persons seeking appointment as a limited guardian or guardian pursuant to chapter 15 of title 33 ("Limited Guardianships and Guardianship of Adults") be required to undergo a criminal background check.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H6043 HOUSE RESOLUTION REINSTATING THE LIFE OF AND EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION KNOWN AS THE "RHODE ISLAND ONLINE DATA TRANSPARENCY AND PRIVACY PROTECTION COMMISSION"
Reinstates the life and extends the reporting and expiration dates of the "Rhode Island Online Data Transparency and Privacy Protection Commission" from February 5, 2019, to May 5, 2021, and would expire on July 5, 2021.
PASSAGE N
June 20, 2019 H6043 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO PUBLIC SAFETY DOGS AND HORSES
Provides special protection to public safety canines and horses that are intentionally or maliciously subjected to cruelty, injuries, or death, by increasing the potential criminal and civil penalties for the offenders.
PASSAGE N
June 20, 2019 H5896 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - VOTER REGISTRATION CANCELLATION
Requires the secretary of state to promulgate regulations which identify and cancel the voter registration, of any registrant that changes their residence to outside their city or town, without notifying the proper authorities.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H5896 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - VETERANS' EXEMPTIONS
Grants the town council of the town of Jamestown the authority to provide for certain exemptions or tax credits for any veteran of the United States armed services.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H5847 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- COMMISSION ON STANDARDS AND TRAINING
Requires mandatory training standards for police officers and trainees, in identifying, responding, and handling all incidents involving any person with a developmental disability.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H5847 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- LICENSED ACTIVITIES--CURRENCY TRANSMISSIONS
Adds virtual currency to the existing electronic money transmission and sale of check licenses and adds additional regulatory provisions to simplify and clarify licensing related thereto.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H5764 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- ELECTRICIANS
Allows the test applicant to earn the required credits towards the qualification for the journeyperson "B" electrical examination by completing two hundred eighty-eight (288) hours of classroom training in a fully accredited trade school.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H5764 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTION - NOMINATION - DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY - PRIMARY VOTES
Moves the date of primaries to the eighth Tuesday preceding biennial state elections.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H5355 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF TEACHERS GENERALLY
Act broadens the definition of "teacher" and create a comprehensive bill of rights for school teachers.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 2019 H5355 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - OPEN MEETINGS
Amends the definition of "public body" to include the board of directors of any library which has funded at least twenty-five percent (25%) of its operational budget in the prior budget year with public funds.
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- HEMP GROWTH ACT
Authorizes cities and towns to enact ordinances to address and protect their citizens' public safety and welfare from the impact of hemp cultivation and any of its derivative products.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE N
June 19, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE REPRODUCTIVE PRIVACY ACT
Serves to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE N
June 19, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- HEMP GROWTH ACT
Authorizes cities and towns to enact ordinances to address and protect their citizens' public safety and welfare from the impact of hemp cultivation and any of its derivative products.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 19, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE REPRODUCTIVE PRIVACY ACT
Serves to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 19, 2019 H5864 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - CONFIDENTIALITY OF HEALTH CARE COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ACT
Amends the definition of "authorized representative" in the confidentiality of health care communications and information act.
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H5864 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - VOTING DISTRICTS AND OFFICIALS
Allows local boards of canvassers to combine voting districts in special elections for approval/rejection of questions or when officials will be elected or in primary elections only with board of election approval.
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H5864 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - CONFIDENTIALITY OF HEALTH CARE COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ACT
Amends the definition of "authorized representative" in the confidentiality of health care communications and information act.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 19, 2019 H5864 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - VOTING DISTRICTS AND OFFICIALS
Allows local boards of canvassers to combine voting districts in special elections for approval/rejection of questions or when officials will be elected or in primary elections only with board of election approval.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 19, 2019 S899 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING THE 2020 AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF SMITHFIELD
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 19, 2019 S899 AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF NORTH PROVIDENCE
Requires that the purchasing board meeting agenda in the town of North Providence be sent to board members at least five (5) days before the meeting.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 19, 2019 S741 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLANS
Requires a contractor to submit an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity plan or program prior to the award of any contract.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE AS AMENDED Y
June 19, 2019 S741 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS
Names the intersection of Hartford and Reservoir Avenue in the town of Johnston as "The Bernard Frezza, Jr. Corner."
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE AS AMENDED Y
June 19, 2019 S741 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLANS
Requires a contractor to submit an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity plan or program prior to the award of any contract.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 19, 2019 S741 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS
Names the intersection of Hartford and Reservoir Avenue in the town of Johnston as "The Bernard Frezza, Jr. Corner."
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 19, 2019 S828 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FOUNDATION LEVEL SCHOOL SUPPORT
Extends the time period that schools have to commence construction to correct health and safety deficiencies in order to qualify for increased school housing aid.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 19, 2019 S828 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTH KINGSTOWN TO FINANCE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATIONS, DEMOLITION, REMEDIATION, ALTERATIONS, ADDITIONS AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR RELATED EQUIPMENT FOR THE TOWN HALL AT 80 BOSTON NECK ROAD AND AT MEMORIAL PARK (PLAT 90 LOT 23) AND TO ISSUE NOT MORE THAN $7,500,000 BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR
Authorizes the town of North Kingstown to issue not more than seven million five hundred dollars ($7,500,000) in bonds and notes to finance improvements and/or related equipment for the town hall.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 19, 2019 S427 JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE, PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS -- A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL OFFICERS' ELECTION)
Amends the constitution to require elections of general officers to be by majority vote.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 19, 2019 S427 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 19, 2019 S837 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE -- CONTRIBUTIONS
Decreases an employee’s obligation for contribution from wages and require an employer to contribute one-half of the amount to an employee’s contribution.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 19, 2019 S837 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- RECORDATION OF HONORABLE DISCHARGES
Provides a petition process to have a discharge from service recorded as honorable for members of the armed services separated from service with a general or other than honorable discharge due solely to their sexual orientation/gender identity/expression.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 19, 2019 H5431 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RESTROOM ACCESS ACT
Requires retail establishments with 3 or more employees on the premises without accessible public restroom to allow customers suffering from eligible conditions access to their employee restrooms.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 19, 2019 H5431 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Includes any "licensed public health dental hygienist" among persons eligible to conduct dental screenings for children in kindergarten, third, and ninth grade.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
June 19, 2019 H5431 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RESTROOM ACCESS ACT
Requires retail establishments with 3 or more employees on the premises without accessible public restroom to allow customers suffering from eligible conditions access to their employee restrooms.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 19, 2019 H5431 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Includes any "licensed public health dental hygienist" among persons eligible to conduct dental screenings for children in kindergarten, third, and ninth grade.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 19, 2019 S793 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Requires nursing facilities per diem rates to be adjusted every 3 years or the rate shall automatically increase by 3%. Requires Medicaid rates paid to nursing facilities be increased by the same percentage of any minimum wage increase.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 19, 2019 S793 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF ADROIT SOFTWARE INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 19, 2019 H5434 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF MR. JOHN D'AMATO
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H5434 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Excludes chronic intractable pain from the definition of "acute pain management", for purposes of prescribing, administering and dispensing controlled substances by a practitioner.
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H5989 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - MANDATORY VACCINATION AGREEMENT PROHIBITED
Prohibits discrimination against individuals who refuse to be vaccinated.
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H5989 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - STATE BUILDING CODE - NEW BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES
Allows a contractor or builder to hire a qualified third-party inspector or state inspector to perform an inspection if a building official fails to perform an inspection within forty-eight (48) hours after notification, excluding weekends/holidays.
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H5453 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE EDWARD O. HAWKINS AND THOMAS C. SLATER MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT
Creates hardship designation for patients on SSDI, Medicaid, establishes discount medicine program, eliminates plant tagging, allows unlimited compassion center licenses, redefines debilitating condition, reduces compassion center license fee to $5,000.
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H5453 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Exempts from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty with the provisions applied only prospectively and not retroactively.
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H5541 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
Imposes a fee of one hundred sixty dollars ($160) for all domestic and foreign corporations for a certificate of authority to transact business in this state.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED N
June 19, 2019 H5541 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Expands the provisions requiring the reporting of immunization status and any other relevant information to adults, not just children, and requires the department of health to include routine adult immunization in the department’s immunization program.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED N
June 19, 2019 H5541 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
Imposes a fee of one hundred sixty dollars ($160) for all domestic and foreign corporations for a certificate of authority to transact business in this state.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 19, 2019 H5541 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Expands the provisions requiring the reporting of immunization status and any other relevant information to adults, not just children, and requires the department of health to include routine adult immunization in the department’s immunization program.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 19, 2019 H6062 HOUSE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING MARCH AS "COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H6062 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RESTROOM ACCESS ACT
Requires retail establishments with 3 persons or more on premises without public restrooms to allow customers to use employee restrooms for certain medical conditions upon presentation of documentary proof with violators fined $250. Effective 1/1/20
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H5648 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BREAST CANCER PATIENT NOTIFICATION
Now allows for a summary of a patient's mammography report be provided to the patient by mail, electronically, or otherwise.
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H5648 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - REGULATION OF SALES
Allows license holders to restrict any person who has not reached his or her twenty first birthday from entering the licensed establishment after ten o'clock (10:00) pm.
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H6137 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Christina Marie Tucciarone to join the Honorable Leonela Felix and Gregory Donald Kowalski in marriage on or about June 12, 2021, within the City of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H6137 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- HISTORIC RESIDENCE--TAX CREDIT
This act would amend the definition of commission under the Rhode Island historical preservation and heritage commission to include for purposes of historic structure property tax reduction in the town of Narragansett.
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H5714 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN
Expands the Rite Track Program to provide health care coverage to children up to age nineteen (19) funded by federal funds, if available, or if not available, by state funds.
PASSAGE N
June 19, 2019 H5714 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES
Provides that a voter may use proof of identity which expired no more than six (6) months prior to voting.
PASSAGE N
June 19, 2019 H6004 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - MAIL BALLOTS
Entitles disabled and military voters to utilize electronically transmitted ballots.
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H6004 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Permits division of motor vehicles to suspend registration privileges of motor carriers upon receipt of notice from the department of labor and training that motor carrier has not secured workers' compensation insurance.
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H5537 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
Defines light duty, non-emergency and zero emission vehicles and requires the state to convert its fleet of vehicles to no less than fifty percent (50%) of vehicles in those categories by the year 2029.
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H5537 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Restricts the initial prescription to an adult and all prescriptions to a minor patient for an opiate to a seven (7) day supply with exceptions for certain conditions and medicines designed for substance abuse or opioid dependence treatment.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H5880 AN ACT RELATING TO DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN -- PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY COURT
Prohibits any questioning of a juvenile who is suspected of delinquent or criminal behavior, unless the parent of guardian of the juvenile is present, or unless an attorney is present or the juvenile and their parents have waived their presence.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H5880 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - REGULATORY POWERS OF ADMINISTRATION
Public utilities posting rate changes for retail service to notify PUC same day.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H6134 HOUSE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE CELEBRATION OF ST. JOSEPH'S DAY
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H6134 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - WORKERS' COMPENSATION
Provides employer pays any excess damages for an injured minor/clarifies liability of employer for violation of continuation of health care benefits for injured employee caused by employer/repeals obsolete/inapplicable workers' compensation laws.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H6078 HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING AN IMPROVED "MEDICARE FOR ALL" SINGLE PAYER PROGRAM THAT WOULD PROVIDE UNIVERSAL, COMPREHENSIVE AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H6078 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS
Names the URI College of Engineering Building as the "Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering."
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H5868 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - SPECIAL COMMISSION ON REAPPORTIONMENT
Creates an eighteen (18) member special commission to reapportion all general assembly districts and congressional districts based on 2020 federal Census data by January 15, 2022.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H5868 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 18, 2019 H5888 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
Allows URI board of trustees to make small procurements up to $50,000 for construction/$10,000 for all other purchases with annual increases in the federal CPI.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H5888 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MOTOR VEHICLES - DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL CODE PROVISIONS
Allows that the year of manufacture plate need only be attached to the rear of the vehicle.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H5455 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - THE RHODE ISLAND MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM
Removes the prohibition on state appropriations to the municipal infrastructure grant program, and authorize the state planning council to evaluate, approve and issue such grants, subject to the appropriations provided to the program.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H5455 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES
Provides that Class F and F-1 liquor licenses may be issued to corporations, LLCs, and political organizations.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H6124 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICE CREDITS
Exempts active members of the retirement system employed as a state public safety professional and/or a municipal police officer from the cost to purchase credit for military service and interest charges.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H6124 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Authorizes the board of licenses in the city of Providence to exempt, after application, any proposed retailers' Class B license located at 464-468 Wickenden Street in the city of Providence, regardless of objection to license or statutory prohibition.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H6112 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF JOHN J. (JACK) LEYDEN
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H6112 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
Requires state departments, agencies to promulgate rules and regulations prior to the first day of the next legislative session after passage with general assembly oversight committees to keep public record of same.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H5072 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCESSIBLE RESIDENCE MODIFICATIONS
Allows health insurance plans to provide coverage for accessible residence modifications determined to be medically necessary.
PASSAGE N
June 18, 2019 H5072 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL CARE
Prohibits pet shops from offering for sale cats or dogs that are not obtained from an animal shelter, dog pound or animal rescue. Further prohibits any person from selling, exchanging, trading, bartering or displaying any dog or cat in public.
PASSAGE N
June 18, 2019 H5470 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
Creates an action authorizing any person who has been sentenced to imprisonment greater than one year subsequent to being wrongfully convicted of a criminal offense to petition court for an award of compensation and damages, including attorney’s fees.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H5470 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL CODE PROVISIONS
Classifies all vehicles used by the department of corrections in the performance official duties as authorized emergency vehicles.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H6182 HOUSE RESOLUTION DESIGNATING APRIL OF 2021, AS "PARKINSON'S AWARENESS MONTH" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H6183 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H6182 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Casey Doherty to join Christina Yurchak and Justin Byrne in marriage on or about November 2, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H6183 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Joseph Bains to join Mikaela Esau and Earl Coppa in marriage on or about August 3, 2019, within the Town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H5489 HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY OPTIMIZING HEALTH AND SAFETY LAWS AFFECTING MARGINALIZED INDIVIDUALS
Creates 13 member special legislative commission to study optimizing health and safety laws affecting marginalized individuals with report date of 2/7/22; expiration date of 5/7/22.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H5489 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS - DOMESTIC ABUSE PREVENTION
Allows plaintiffs seeking a domestic abuse protective order in family court to include any of their minor children who are not related to the defendant by blood or marriage within the same complaint and restraining order.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H5478 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Allows the Westerly Town Council to issue a Class B liquor license for premises located at 169 and 177 Main Street, despite its location within proximity to a school church.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H5478 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 13, 2019 H6085 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- CAUSES OF ACTION
Grants immunity from civil liability and professional disciplinary action for any action or inaction arising out of a disaster or declared emergency, when acting in good faith.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H6085 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS
Allows teachers to obtain fast-track certification as a principal.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H5887 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS
Permits URI Board of Trustees to attend open public board meetings remotely.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H5887 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - RHODE ISLAND CERTIFICATIONS STANDARDS BOARD [SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT]
Creates the Right to Read Act to require certain licensed teachers to be proficient in scientific reading instruction.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H5008 HOUSE RESOLUTION AMENDING THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2019 AND 2020
This resolution would amend the house rules by removing the requirement that a bill not be discharged until after the fiftieth legislative day.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H5008 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM ALIGNMENT AND STANDARDS FOR ALL STUDENTS
Provides for the review of existing and the development of new statewide academic standards by the commissioner of education.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H6102 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- CENTRAL FALLS RETIREE PENSION BENEFITS
Provides increases in the pension benefit to persons covered by the Central Falls retirees' settlement agreement.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H6102 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- CAUSES OF ACTION
An insurer found in violation of the unfair claims settlement practices act can be liable for three (3) times the amount of damages.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H5289 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - RHODE ISLAND CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES REPORTING
Permits campaign funds to be used to pay all childcare expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H5289 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - APPROPRIATE DISABILITY LANGUAGE
Ensures appropriate disability language is used in all job descriptions and statutes.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H5465 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - MILK SANITATION CODE
Permits and legalize the sale of raw milk.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H5465 AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS - CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF STATE ROADS
Requires DOT to establish rules and regulations for the use of steel plates on roadway surfaces, and for towns and cities to adopt the same for use on municipal highways.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H5580 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- DIVORCE AND SEPARATION
Creates a custody procedure for pets in divorce and separation proceedings based on the best interests of the animal. This act would not apply to assistance/service animals.
PASSAGE N
June 13, 2019 H5580 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Mandates no new initial licenses for nursing facilities to be issued prior to July 1, 2022. Prior to July 1, 2022, licensing agency not allowed to increase licensed bed capacity.
PASSAGE N
June 13, 2019 H5023 HOUSE RESOLUTION AMENDING THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2019 AND 2020
This resolution would amend the house rules by providing term limits for house leadership positions.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H5023 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- DOMESTIC ABUSE PREVENTION
Expands family court jurisdiction to enter protective orders to provide for the safety and welfare of household pets in domestic abuse situations.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 S893 SENATE RESOLUTION CELEBRATING "NATIONAL HOSPITAL WEEK" ON MAY 9TH THROUGH MAY 15TH IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 12, 2019 S893 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES -- JOHNSTON
Amends the property tax classification for the town of Johnston to be consistent with state law.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 12, 2019 H6181 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON THE PASSING OF RETIRED PROVIDENCE POLICE DETECTIVE STEPHEN J. SPRINGER
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H6181 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES -- JOHNSTON
Amends the property tax classification for the town of Johnston to be consistent with state law.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H6094 HOUSE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE LIFE AND CAREER OF RUSH LIMBAUGH, THE GOAT OF CONSERVATIVE TALK RADIO
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H6094 AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE
Changes the name of Gold Star Parents Day to Gold Star Family Day.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H6143 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF SALON VOGUE, INC.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H6143 AN ACT RELATING TO THE CITY OF WARWICK -- SEWER AUTHORITY
Modifies Warwick Sewer Authority Act by expanding number of members; increasing number of votes for by-law changes; providing for as many as thirty year installment payments; relieves owners with functioning septic systems from assessments for 20 years.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5549 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
Prohibits licensed health care facilities from reusing personal protective equipment.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5549 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES
Authorizes a pharmacist to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives, provided that the pharmacist has completed a training program approved by the state board of pharmacy.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5892 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- STATE BUILDING CODE -- ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT
Eliminates provisions establishing a legislative regulation committee and also repeals the requirement that codes and standards adopted by the state building code standards committee is subject to approval by the legislative regulation committee
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5892 AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE
Expands definition of "employee" to include a caterer licensed by the department of health and division of taxation and food truck.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5798 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES--LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION
Exempts from sales tax meals sold to its employees by public, private, or parochial schools, school districts, colleges, universities, student organizations, and parent-teacher associations.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5798 AN ACT RELATING TO COVENTRY SEWER AUTHORITY
Prohibits the town of Coventry from charging its sewage works' users interest charges of no more than five-tenths of one percent (.5%).
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5569 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- DOMESTIC ABUSE PREVENTION
Permits the family court to award custody of household pets to the plaintiff in a domestic abuse complaint.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5569 JOINT RESOLUTION ADOPTION OF THE STATE PLAN ON ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5458 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX CREDITS 2013
Repeals the sunset provision which ends historic preservation tax credits by June 30, 2021 or upon the exhaustion of the maximum aggregate credits, whichever comes first.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5458 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - CASUALTY INSURANCE RATING
Raises amount from $1,500 to $3,000 at which insurer may fail to renew private passenger auto policy/assess premium surcharge for property damage claim payment. Eff. 1/1/20.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5794 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - MEDICAL ASSISTANCE (Directs EOHHS to implement process for determining fees/reimbursement rates for non-emergency medical transportation service/sets $147 fee per trip/$1.50 per mile/certificate of need required after 7/1/21
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5794 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PROPER MANAGEMENT OF UNUSED PAINT
Requires that the department of environmental management to request proposals, every two years, to solicit procurement of a representative organization to operate the paint stewardship program.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5457 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - STATE TAX OFFICIALS - SALES AND USE TAXES -- ENFORCEMENT AND COLLECTION
Allows any tax payments to be paid by midnight of the date the tax is due. This act also provides for a twenty-four (24) hour extension of time to pay the tax.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5457 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE
Allows disability insurance with a benefit limit in excess of a benefit limit available from an admitted insurer to be written in the surplus lines market.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H6101 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - SUNSET ADVISORY COMMISSION
Establishes the Sunset Advisory Review Commission.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H6101 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICES ACT
Amends and expands the definitions of unfair claims practices committed by insurers with regard to physical inspection, performance of appraisals, retail valuation and total loss notification to owner.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5988 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- LIENS AGAINST CAUSES OF ACTION
Prohibits a hospital from claiming a lien on any damages recovered by a Medicaid patient as a result of an accident not covered by workers' compensation.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5988 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS
Names the intersection of Hartford Avenue and Reservoir Avenue in the town of Johnston as "The Bernard 'Bernie' Frezza, Jr. Junction."
PASSAGE Y
June 11, 2019 H5553 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS
Felony to store firearms unlocked.
SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION Y
June 11, 2019 H5553 HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ENCOURAGING MORE PERSONS OF COLOR TO ENTER THE FIELD OF EDUCATION
Creates a 13 member commission to study and make recommendations for encouraging more persons of color to enter the field of education, and who would report back by April 17, 2020, and expire on June 17, 2020.
SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION Y
June 11, 2019 H5383 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES
Extends the "lookback" period for third and subsequent offenses under chapter relative to driving under the influence of liquor or drugs and refusal to submit to chemical test from five (5) to ten (10) years.
COMPREHENSIVE DISCHARGE PLANNING Y
June 11, 2019 H5383 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- COMPREHENSIVE DISCHARGE PLANNING
Amends current law so that, as part of a comprehensive discharge plan, a hospital would be allowed to try to contact the patient's emergency contact and the certified peer recovery specialists, in accordance with federal law.
COMPREHENSIVE DISCHARGE PLANNING Y
June 11, 2019 H6080 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS -- FAMILY COURT
Only protective orders issued against adults are to be transmitted to A.G.'s B.C.I. for inclusion in the R.O.N.C.O. system. Protective orders against juveniles will be accessible to law enforcement.
AS AMENDED Y
June 11, 2019 H6080 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Allows Woonsocket to assess different tax rates upon motor vehicles and ratable tangible personal property to comply with Motor Vehicle/Trailer Tax Elimination Act.
AS AMENDED Y
June 11, 2019 H6080 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS -- FAMILY COURT
Only protective orders issued against adults are to be transmitted to A.G.'s B.C.I. for inclusion in the R.O.N.C.O. system. Protective orders against juveniles will be accessible to law enforcement.
PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 11, 2019 H6080 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Allows Woonsocket to assess different tax rates upon motor vehicles and ratable tangible personal property to comply with Motor Vehicle/Trailer Tax Elimination Act.
PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 11, 2019 H6116 HOUSE RESOLUTION THANKING DR. BEATA NELKEN FOR HER TIRELESS EFFORTS TO ASSIST THE COMMUNITY OF CENTRAL FALLS AS IT CONFRONTS THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS, AND CONGRATULATING HER ON BEING HONORED BY THE CITY OF CENTRAL FALLS ON MARCH 11 AS PART OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2021
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
June 11, 2019 H6163 HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE PORTSMOUTH BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM ON WINNING THE 2021 RHODE ISLAND DIVISION II STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
June 11, 2019 H6173 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HEALTH AND SAFETY
Updates and modernizes the department of environmental management’s ability to enforce environmental laws, and more specifically modifies practices regarding a notice of violation.
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
June 11, 2019 H6116 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Bennett Schiff to join Taylor Burns and Zachary Lafleur in marriage on or about September 21, 2019, within the Town of Burrillville, Rhode Island.
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
June 11, 2019 H6163 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Sean Scanlon and Casey Doherty to join Christina Yurchak and Justin Byrne in marriage on or about November 2, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
June 11, 2019 H6173 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows James Holland Callahan to join Kellie Callahan Fox and Garrett Michael House in marriage on or about August 3, 2019, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
June 06, 2019 H5958 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- NON PROFIT DENTAL SERVICE
Provides that non profit dental service corporations shall have the power to provide for the administering and/or insuring of vision and optometric programs.
PASSAGE Y
June 06, 2019 H5958 AN ACT RELATING TO CONSOLIDATION OF THE ALBION AND SAYLESVILLE FIRE DISTRICTS INTO THE NEW LINCOLN FIRE DISTRICT
Effectuates the consolidation of the Albion and Saylesville Fire Districts into a newly created Lincoln Fire District.
PASSAGE Y
June 06, 2019 H5433 HOUSE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7TH THROUGH THE 14TH OF 2021, TO BE "CONGENITAL HEART DEFECT AWARENESS WEEK" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
PASSAGE N
June 06, 2019 H5433 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- SEIZURE OF ANIMALS BEING CRUELLY TREATED
Authorizes certain state and municipal agents to take possession of animals found abandoned or neglected, and to proceed to provide all necessary care and treatment for the animal.
PASSAGE N
June 06, 2019 H5827 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEE AND SUPERINTENDENTS
Requires the RIDE in coordination with the department of the attorney general to collect all public data concerning the use of force, arrest, and referrals to law enforcement or courts in different categories with a reasonable explanation.
PASSAGE Y
June 06, 2019 H5827 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RESPONSIBLE RECYCLING, REUSE AND DISPOSAL OF MATTRESSES
Requires copies of auditor's documents relative to evaluation and opinion about fees to be filed with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and be considered public records pursuant to chapter 2 of title 38, access to public records.
PASSAGE Y
June 06, 2019 S494 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE
Requires drug companies disclose to office of the health insurance commissioner acquisition costs of drugs approved by FDA, if acquisition cost is at least $100 for 30 day supply and requires disclosure of rebates, price protection payments.
PASSAGE N
June 06, 2019 S494 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS - CONTRIBUTION AMONG JOINT TORTFEASORS
Provides that a release by one claimant relative to claims relating to the Feld Entertainment/Ringling Brothers Circus accident of 5/4/14 would not discharge other joint tortfeasors.
PASSAGE N
June 06, 2019 H5475 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- PROMPT PAYMENT BY DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION--SUBCONTRACTOR PAYMENTS
Expedites subcontractor payments for work on state contracts. Establishes new process to help minority business to collect from prime contractors for work on state contracts.
PASSAGE N
June 06, 2019 H5475 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS -- CONTRIBUTION AMONG JOINT TORTFEASORS
Settlement of claim related to Ringling Circus incident shall not discharge other joint tortfeasors.
PASSAGE N
June 05, 2019 H5351 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SEIZURE SAFE SCHOOLS ACT
Requires elementary/secondary schools to have at least 1 school employee trained to administer/assist with the self-administering of seizure rescue medication prescribed to treat seizure disorder systems and the use of prescribed electrical stimulation.
PASSAGE Y
June 05, 2019 H5351 JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO BE KNOWN AS THE "RHODE ISLAND CITY AND TOWN REVALUATION STUDY COMMISSION"
Creates a 15 member "Rhode Island City and Town Revaluation Study Commission," to study and make recommendations legislation to set property value for local tax purposes, and who would report back by 1/2/2020, and expire on March 2, 2020.
PASSAGE Y
June 05, 2019 H5251 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTIONS
Limits health insurance carriers that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to fifty ($50) dollars copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin.
PASSAGE Y
June 05, 2019 H5251 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - ELECTROLYSIS
Establishes the requirements for licensure and regulation of electrologists performing electrolysis and/or laser hair removal.
PASSAGE Y
June 05, 2019 H5674 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE GREEN JUSTICE ZONE ACT
Establishes the first Green Justice Zone, a model that may be replicated in future years to ensure that all communities throughout the state have clean air and clean water.
PASSAGE Y
June 05, 2019 H5674 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW--GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- SERVICE CONTRACTS
Defines service contracts and clarifies that service contracts are not insurance and not otherwise subject to the insurance code.
PASSAGE Y
June 04, 2019 H6120 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Stephen R. Ucci to join Darlene M. Boudreau and the Honorable Michael A. Morin in marriage on or about July 30, 2021, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 04, 2019 H6120 AN ACT RELATING TO AN ACT TO INCORPORATE CHILDREN'S GROVE
Allows private corporation, Children’s Grove, to convey its open space and recreational property to nonprofit third parties or a municipal corporation; provided that, such property shall be held and maintained for public recreation and open space.
PASSAGE Y
June 04, 2019 H5745 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - MAIL BALLOTS
Creates early in-person voting and online applications for mail ballots. It removes the two (2) witnesses' notarization of voter signature for mail ballots.
PASSAGE Y
June 04, 2019 H5745 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - DOMESTIC ASSAULT
Updates the language required to be given by police officers when responding to domestic abuse calls.
PASSAGE Y
June 04, 2019 H5419 JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE, PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE
MAJORITY VOTE REQUIREMENT THROUGH INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING FOR GENERAL OFFICERS AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS' ELECTION
PASSAGE Y
June 04, 2019 H5419 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- COMMISSION ON THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING
Provides conditions to lawfully permit a state employee to be employed as an interpreter or a CART provider outside of the normal working hours.
PASSAGE Y
May 30, 2019 H5436 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING CONGRATULATIONS
PASSAGE AS AMENDED N
May 30, 2019 H5436 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - ANIMAL CARE
Defines pet trainers and requires pet trainers to be licensed. This act further provides an exception to the licensing requirements for dog training programs operated by government agencies.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED N
May 30, 2019 H5436 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING CONGRATULATIONS
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 30, 2019 H5436 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - ANIMAL CARE
Defines pet trainers and requires pet trainers to be licensed. This act further provides an exception to the licensing requirements for dog training programs operated by government agencies.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 30, 2019 H5171 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES
PASSAGE Y
May 30, 2019 H5171 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- CAUSES OF ACTION
Statute of limitation for childhood sex abuse claims extended to 35 years.
PASSAGE Y
May 29, 2019 H5304 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- IDENTIFICATION AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS
Makes any acquittal or dismissal of any offense eligible for sealing under chapter 1 of title 12, lowers the time limitations for certain expungements and amends the eligibility requirements for certain expungements.
PASSAGE Y
May 29, 2019 H5304 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - LOCAL PLANNING BOARD OR COMMISSION
Authorizes the Johnston town council to appoint two (2) alternate members to the Johnston planning board.
PASSAGE Y
May 29, 2019 H5964 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - RHODE ISLAND SALVAGE LAW
Eliminates the notarization requirement for various certificates filed by insurance companies.
PASSAGE Y
May 29, 2019 H5964 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM
Provides for annual report on academic achievement of foster care youth.
PASSAGE Y
May 29, 2019 H5329 AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE -- FIELD TRIALS AND SHOOTING PRESERVES
Defines captive hunting as a hunt that occurs within a structure designed to restrict the free movement of animals and prevents the animal from escaping and would prohibit captive hunting within the state of Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 29, 2019 H5329 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
Enables innocent persons who have been wrongfully convicted of a crime to petition the presiding justice of the superior court for an award of compensation and damages.
PASSAGE Y
May 28, 2019 H6034 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - TAX CREDITS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCHOLARSHIP ORGANIZATIONS
Increases the aggregate amount of tax credits for contributions to scholarship organizations to $5,000,000 for 2022.
PASSAGE Y
May 28, 2019 H6034 AN ACT RELATING TO THE MANVILLE FIRE DISTRICT -- AMENDMENT OF CORPORATE CHARTER
Repeals the existing provisions of the Corporate Charter and replaces them in their entirety.
PASSAGE Y
May 28, 2019 H5543 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - RIGHTS OF NURSING HOME PATIENTS
Department of health to promulgate rules and regulations for essential caregivers at nursing homes during a declared emergency.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED N
May 28, 2019 H5543 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - OFFICE OF STATE MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Adds the multi-disciplinary maternal mortality review committee to the review of the office of state medical examiners and extend certain immunities and confidentiality agreements to multi-disciplinary teams.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED N
May 28, 2019 H5543 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - RIGHTS OF NURSING HOME PATIENTS
Department of health to promulgate rules and regulations for essential caregivers at nursing homes during a declared emergency.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 28, 2019 H5543 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - OFFICE OF STATE MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Adds the multi-disciplinary maternal mortality review committee to the review of the office of state medical examiners and extend certain immunities and confidentiality agreements to multi-disciplinary teams.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 28, 2019 H5543 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - RIGHTS OF NURSING HOME PATIENTS
Department of health to promulgate rules and regulations for essential caregivers at nursing homes during a declared emergency.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 28, 2019 H5543 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - OFFICE OF STATE MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Adds the multi-disciplinary maternal mortality review committee to the review of the office of state medical examiners and extend certain immunities and confidentiality agreements to multi-disciplinary teams.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 28, 2019 H5207 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
Increases the amount of reimbursement funds required to be paid by the Rhode Island airport corporation to the city of Warwick for municipal services.
PASSAGE Y
May 28, 2019 H5207 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- TRAVEL INSURANCE ACT
Creating the travel insurance act to establish comprehensive/uniform regulatory framework for travel insurance. Clarifying/bolstering enforcement authority over participants in the travel insurance industry.
PASSAGE Y
May 23, 2019 S746 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES
Provides that employers pay essential health care facility employees at a rate of one hundred fifty percent (150%) of their regular pay during a declared public health emergency.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 23, 2019 S746 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF MIDDLETOWN ROTARY CLUB, INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 23, 2019 H5113 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- MINIATURE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER ACT OF 2021
Creates a refundable fifty cent ($0.50) deposit for miniature alcoholic beverage containers, often referred to as "nips."
PASSAGE AS AMENDED N
May 23, 2019 H5113 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL ABUSER REGISTRY ACT
Creates the "animal abuser registry act" which would require all persons convicted of crimes involving animal abuse to register with an online registry to be established and maintained by the attorney general's office.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED N
May 23, 2019 H5113 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- MINIATURE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER ACT OF 2021
Creates a refundable fifty cent ($0.50) deposit for miniature alcoholic beverage containers, often referred to as "nips."
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 23, 2019 H5113 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL ABUSER REGISTRY ACT
Creates the "animal abuser registry act" which would require all persons convicted of crimes involving animal abuse to register with an online registry to be established and maintained by the attorney general's office.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 23, 2019 H5672 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES
Increases the reimbursement rates to be paid by the department of human services and the department for children, youth, and families, for licensed child care centers and family child care homes.
PASSAGE Y
May 23, 2019 H5672 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- THE PERMANENT AIR QUALITY MONITORING ACT
Extends the required air quality monitoring program at T.F. Green International Airport for two years to July 31, 2021.
PASSAGE Y
May 22, 2019 H5287 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Establishes a joint general assembly emergency council 10 members to activate 90 days after declared state emergency to determine status of emergency/restore economy.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 22, 2019 H5287 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- NON-ERISA COVERED PENSION PLANS
Requires that all defined pension plans, excluding certain governmental plans, which are not covered by the ERISA and have at least two hundred (200) members, comply with ERISA's annual reporting provisions.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 22, 2019 H5287 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Establishes a joint general assembly emergency council 10 members to activate 90 days after declared state emergency to determine status of emergency/restore economy.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 22, 2019 H5287 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- NON-ERISA COVERED PENSION PLANS
Requires that all defined pension plans, excluding certain governmental plans, which are not covered by the ERISA and have at least two hundred (200) members, comply with ERISA's annual reporting provisions.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 22, 2019 H6012 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TIPPED MINIMUM WAGE
Gradually increases the tipped minimum wage from the current $3.89 to $14.95 commencing January 1, 2026 and on January 1, 2027 the tipped minimum wage shall be no less than the minimum wage established by the minimum wage law.
PASSAGE Y
May 22, 2019 H6012 AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF NORTH PROVIDENCE
Requires that the purchasing board meeting agenda in the town of North Providence be sent to board members at least five (5) days before the meeting.
PASSAGE Y
May 21, 2019 H5540 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Establishes medical professional scholarship program within postsecondary education council with commission awarding $5,000 for 4 years of college attendance to eligible applicants funded by $25 assessment fee on medical professionals seeking licensure.
PASSAGE Y
May 21, 2019 H5540 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - CLINICAL TRIALS WEBSITE
Requires the state department of health to post and maintain on its website a link to ClinicalTrials.gov, a free service of the National Institutes of Health Library of Medicine.
PASSAGE Y
May 21, 2019 H5708 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Requires health insurance contract plans or policies to provide coverage for a backup battery for at-home medical devices.
PASSAGE Y
May 21, 2019 H5708 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY
Adopts the uniform interstate depositions and discovery act, and amends the current law regarding depositions taken for use in a foreign jurisdiction by referencing the new act.
PASSAGE Y
May 21, 2019 H5978 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ADJUDICATION OF TRAFFIC OFFENSES
Removes the $25.00 limit on tuition for a motorist to attend a driver education course, and would allow a judge or magistrate to delay the imposition of a suspension or revocation of a driver's license or registration for a period up to 30 days.
PASSAGE Y
May 21, 2019 H5978 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF NORTH KINGSTOWN
Ratifies amendments to the Home Rule charter of the town of North Kingstown adopted and approved by the electors of the town of North Kingstown on November 6, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
May 21, 2019 H6047 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES
Authorizes a licensed pharmacist, who successfully completes a course on tobacco cessation therapy, to prescribe and dispense tobacco cessation drug products to a qualified patient pursuant to rules adopted by the board of pharmacy.
PASSAGE Y
May 21, 2019 H6048 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - TRAFFIC TRIBUNAL
Vests the traffic tribunal with jurisdiction over the adjudication of alleged violations of the harassment of hunters, trappers and fishers law.
PASSAGE Y
May 21, 2019 H6093 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES
Prohibits single-family residential zoning in municipalities with populations of over twenty-thousand (20,000) and mandate that those municipalities adopt zoning regulations for middle housing in single-family residential zones.
PASSAGE Y
May 21, 2019 S811 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF MOTHERS' MORNING OUT, LLC
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 21, 2019 S812 SENATE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING APRIL, 2021, TO BE "THE MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD" IN RHODE ISLAND
PASSAGE AS AMENDED IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 21, 2019 H6047 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Calden B. Collins to join Alyssa Beth Collins and Joshua Ernest Rogers in marriage on or about November 30, 2019, within the City of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 21, 2019 H6048 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Arnold Haskins Campbell, Esq., to join Alexandra Campbell Swoyer and Jeffrey Michael Carbone in marriage on or about August 9, 2019, within the Town of Middletown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 21, 2019 H6093 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows James Frank Duryea, II, to join Katherine Harris Adams and Edward Joseph Donovan, Jr., in marriage on or about September 28, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 21, 2019 S811 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Keith A. Lewis to join Erica Mary Felins and Justin Moffitt Lewis in marriage on or about June 22, 2019, within the Town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 21, 2019 S812 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Roger Kroha to join Jennifer Nasser and Daniel Rubino in marriage on or about October 12, 2019, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 21, 2019 S813 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON THE PASSING OF RETIRED PROVIDENCE POLICE DETECTIVE STEPHEN J. SPRINGER
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 21, 2019 S813 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows David Allan Holley to join Mikayla Farrell and Joshua Culpo in marriage on or about September 21, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 16, 2019 H6011 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- HEALTHY AND SAFE FAMILIES AND WORKPLACE ACT
Amends the definition of paid sick leave time and paid sick and safe leave time and allow 40 hours of accrual for construction industry employees.
PASSAGE Y
May 16, 2019 H6011 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF GYM KIDS INC.
PASSAGE Y
May 16, 2019 H5429 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- FORM AND EFFECT OF CONVEYANCES
Allows a municipality to publish any public notice in a newspaper within the municipality or any other platform selected by the town or city council of such municipality.
PASSAGE Y
May 16, 2019 H5429 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- DUAL ENROLLMENT EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ACT
Extends the benefits of the dual enrollment equal opportunity act to cover home-schooled students.
PASSAGE Y
May 15, 2019 S718 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT
Requires a landlord to obtain and have in full force and effect a general liability policy of at least one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) for those persons injured on the premises due to the negligence of the landlord.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 15, 2019 S718 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF W.D. SCHOCK CO., INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 15, 2019 H5482 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Peter Monopoli to join Gabrielle LaBrie and Lee Stamas in marriage on or about July 9, 2021, within the Town of Exeter, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 15, 2019 H5482 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- ADOPTION OF CHILDREN
Allows the family court, after a fact-finding hearing establishing paternity, including the use of DNA, to terminate the parental rights of a person convicted of sexual assault which resulted in the birth of a child.
PASSAGE Y
May 15, 2019 H5536 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- THE FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS SAVINGS ACCOUNT ACT
Authorizes the creation of first-time homebuyer savings account from which savings to purchase a home could be deducted from an individual's or couple's personal income taxes.
PASSAGE Y
May 15, 2019 H5536 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE GOOD SAMARITAN OVERDOSE PREVENTION ACT OF 2016
Provides that law enforcement personnel, emergency medical personnel, and agencies participating in the HOPE initiative be exempt from civil liability or criminal prosecution as a result of administering opioid antagonists.
PASSAGE Y
May 14, 2019 H5946 HOUSE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING "HEALTH CARE WORKERS APPRECIATION DAY" ON MARCH 1, 2021, IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
PASSAGE Y
May 14, 2019 H5946 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTH KINGSTOWN TO FINANCE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATIONS, DEMOLITION, REMEDIATION, ALTERATIONS, ADDITIONS AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR RELATED EQUIPMENT FOR THE TOWN HALL AT 80 BOSTON NECK ROAD AND AT MEMORIAL PARK (PLAT 90 LOT 23) AND TO ISSUE NOT MORE THAN $7,500,000 BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR
Authorizes the town of North Kingstown to issue not more than seven million five hundred dollars ($7,500,000) in bonds and notes to finance improvements and/or related equipment for the town hall.
PASSAGE Y
May 14, 2019 H5986 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- PUBLIC UTILITIES
Increases penalties for damages to electric/cellular communication lines from $3,000 to $50,000/imprisonment from 2 to10 years, or both/requires restitution for economic harm/increases water supply systems imprisonment to 10 years plus restitution.
PASSAGE Y
May 14, 2019 H5986 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS
Permits, in certain circumstances, the publication, or broadcast of the likeness of an elected official on an official government website with 120 days preceding an election.
PASSAGE Y
May 14, 2019 H5116 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION
Creates a sales tax holiday on August 7 and 8, 2021.
PASSAGE Y
May 14, 2019 H5116 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS - DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES
Requires retail establishments to accept cash in payment for goods and services.
PASSAGE Y
May 09, 2019 S748 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- GENERAL PROVISIONS - MANUFACTURING AND WHOLESALE LICENSES
Authorizes the issuance of farmer-brewery and farmer-distillery licenses to qualifying farms subject to conditions and regulations issued by the department of regulation.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE N
May 09, 2019 S748 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS
Removes the overtime exemption for firefighters and rescue service personnel employed by the cities and towns.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE N
May 09, 2019 S747 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts the city of Pawtucket from the restrictions for issuing liquor licenses within two hundred (200’) feet of a school or place of worship for the "Tidewater Landing" project.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE N
May 09, 2019 S747 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES
Removes the overtime exemption for firefighters unless they are paid at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) times their regular rate for all hours worked in excess of forty-two (42) hours.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE N
May 09, 2019 S512 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS
Requires that all meetings closed to the public be audio recorded by audio tape or other audio recording device.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE N
May 09, 2019 S512 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- ARBITRATION -- CONTINUANCE OF CONTRACTUAL PROVISIONS
Requires that the contractual provisions contained in an otherwise expired collective bargaining agreement with certified school teachers and municipal employees would continue until a successor agreement has been reached between the parties.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE N
May 09, 2019 H5174 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING SINCERE CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF JAMES G. JACQUETTE
PASSAGE N
May 09, 2019 H5174 AN ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH RHODE ISLAND GENERAL LAWS SEC. 16-7-44 APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $20,000,000 LEASE REVENUE BONDS OR OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS BY THE PROVIDENCE PUBLIC BUILDINGS AUTHORITY TO FINANCE THE ACQUISITION, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, REHABILITATION, REPLACEMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY PROJECTS AT THE CITY'S SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BUILDING ENVELOPE REPAIR, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING IMPROVEMENTS, FIRE CODE COMPLIANCE AND PEST CONTROL, INCLUDING DESIGN AND FEASIBILITY, ENGINEERING OR OTHER STUDIES
Serves as the enabling act for the Providence Public Buildings Authority school housing projects to be eligible for state housing aid reimbursement.
PASSAGE N
May 09, 2019 H5160 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- HEALTH CARE ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE ACT
Redefines the term "covered services" as used to describe applicable subscriber agreements between a health care entity and a dentist.
PASSAGE N
May 09, 2019 H5160 AN ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH RHODE ISLAND GENERAL LAW SECTION 16-7-44 APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF $160,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS OF THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE TO FUND THE SCHOOL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN FOR THE FISCAL YEARS 2019-2024
Serves as the enabling act required by Rhode Island General Laws § 16-7-44 in order for the interest on bonds issued in support of school housing projects to be eligible for state housing aid reimbursement.
PASSAGE N
May 09, 2019 H5993 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RISHOD K. GORE JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT OF 2021
Provides police reform by requiring body cameras and makes certain methods of restraint a felony such as chokeholds and using the foot as a weapon.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 09, 2019 H5993 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Allows the town of East Greenwich to adopt a flexible tiered tax classification system regardless of whether it is a revaluation or update year and also to provide an exemption to small businesses for tangible personal property taxes.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
May 09, 2019 H5993 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RISHOD K. GORE JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT OF 2021
Provides police reform by requiring body cameras and makes certain methods of restraint a felony such as chokeholds and using the foot as a weapon.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 09, 2019 H5993 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Allows the town of East Greenwich to adopt a flexible tiered tax classification system regardless of whether it is a revaluation or update year and also to provide an exemption to small businesses for tangible personal property taxes.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 09, 2019 H5119 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- STATE AID
Addresses general assembly appropriations in lieu of property taxes for state-owned properties within the town of Exeter and sets aside such payments to establish newly created municipal police departments.
PASSAGE N
May 09, 2019 H5119 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE AND CHILD PRODUCTS SAFETY
Increases amount of flame retardant chemicals contained in residential upholstered bedding/furniture manufactured/ sold in state from 100 ppm to 1,000 ppm effective January 1, 2020.
PASSAGE N
May 08, 2019 S851 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' RETIREMENT
For purposes of teachers' retirement benefits, amends the definition of "former spouse divorced" to include someone who was married to a deceased member for 10+ years and the deceased member was required by court order to contribute support post-divorce.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 08, 2019 S851 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF COVENTRY
Validates and ratifies amendments to the home rule charter of the town of Coventry, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Coventry on November 6, 2018.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 08, 2019 H5907 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
Provides that any women's business enterprise that is certified under the Federal Small Business Act shall be deemed certified by the department of administration as a women's business enterprise.
PASSAGE Y
May 08, 2019 H5932 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- CHILD CARE SUBSIDY ELIGIBILITY
Authorizes both parents to seek financial child care benefits for their children rather than restricting it to the custodial parent.
PASSAGE Y
May 08, 2019 H5932 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WITHIN BLACKSTONE VALLEY
Extends the reporting and expiration dates of the commission to study and make recommendations to encourage economic development within Blackstone Valley from February 5, 2019, to June 27, 2019, and would expire on July 9, 2019.
PASSAGE Y
May 08, 2019 H5163 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES -- THE HOSPITAL CONVERSION ACT
Expands the health services council from twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) members and amends the hospital conversion act relative to disclosure.
PASSAGE Y
May 08, 2019 H5163 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - RHODE ISLAND UNIFORM COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE ACT
Permits applicants for commercial driver's licenses to carry over parts of the required examinations that they passed for a period of two years and require them to retake those portions not passed.
PASSAGE Y
May 07, 2019 H5381 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS
Requires firearm sellers to require purchaser to execute medical authorization/release form for release of records relating to addiction/alcoholism/mental health illness for a period of five (5) years.
PASSAGE Y
May 07, 2019 H5381 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - MUSICAL AND THEATRICAL PRODUCTION TAX CREDITS
Extends the period for musical and theatrical productions to obtain tax credits to July 1, 2024.
PASSAGE Y
May 07, 2019 S503 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- IDENTIFICATION AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS
Allows for the sealing of records pertaining to cases for which a person is acquitted or otherwise exonerated from a charged offense and eliminates the one hundred dollar ($100) fee for the expungement of a criminal record.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 07, 2019 S503 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
Extends the effective date of Chapters 157 and 259 of the 2018 Public Laws from July 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020 in regards to Chapter 11-37.1 ("Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification").
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
May 07, 2019 H5701 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Requires that one third of all Rhode Island teachers, for the next three (3) years trained in the basic emergency and response skills curriculum ("BEARS"), specifically in hand-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Heimlich maneuver, and bleeding control.
PASSAGE Y
May 07, 2019 H5701 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
Extends the effective date of Chapters 157 and 259 of the 2018 Public Laws from July 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020 in regards to Chapter 11-37.1 ("Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification").
PASSAGE Y
May 07, 2019 H5693 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- CENTRAL FALLS BUSINESS COOPERATIVE INCUBATOR
Appropriates $100,000 annually to Fuerza Laboral for a business cooperative in Central Falls to increase economic development, assist with job creation and a path to business ownership.
PASSAGE Y
May 07, 2019 H5693 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS
Eliminates division of planning from evaluation process of future state prop. leases. Eliminates requirement of notice to local planning board's planning program of hearings and zoning changes.
PASSAGE Y
May 07, 2019 H6017 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY ACT
Repeals smoke free workplace exemption granted to pari mutual facilities and casinos.
PASSAGE Y
May 07, 2019 H6018 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- HOSPITAL WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PROTECTION ACT
Establishes procedures for employees to file complaints with a hospital or the director of department of health, for assaultive behavior or violation of law occurring on hospital grounds/requires hospitals to institute safety training for employees.
PASSAGE Y
May 07, 2019 H6036 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- BUSINESS CORPORATION TAX (Prohibits imposition of any tax on wedding/special events business with 50 or less full time employees if
PASSAGE Y
May 07, 2019 H6037 AN ACT RELATING TO A TAX AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE AND EXXONMOBIL OIL CORPORATION
Provides for a tax treaty between the city of East Providence and ExxonMobil Oil Corporation subject to the ratification of the East Providence city council.
PASSAGE Y
May 07, 2019 S783 SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING APRIL 4-10, 2021, AS "NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
PASSAGE Y
May 07, 2019 H6017 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Roger Kroha to join Jennifer Nasser and Daniel Rubino in marriage on or about October 12, 2019, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 07, 2019 H6018 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows John Austin Murphy to join Catherine K. DeVoe and Kurt R. Worell in marriage on or about July 27, 2019, within the Town of Jamestown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 07, 2019 H6036 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Cory J. Bilodeau to join Linda M. Bilodeau and Paul D. O’Mara in marriage on or about June 7, 2019, within the Town of East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 07, 2019 H6037 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Alison S. Carcieri-Cassidy to join Nicole Elaine Russo and Sean Dominic Carlino in marriage on or about August 17, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 07, 2019 S783 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Mary Ann Scholz to join Stephanie Theresa Daub and Robert Edward Struck, II, in marriage on or about September 14, 2019, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
May 02, 2019 H5572 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY- LILA MANFIELD SAPINSLEY COMPASSIONATE CARE ACT
Creates the Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act, to provide a legal mechanism whereby a terminally ill patient may choose to end their life using drugs prescribed by a physician.
PASSAGE Y
May 02, 2019 H5572 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
Updates the laws relating to physician assistants to reflect current standards and terminology.
PASSAGE Y
May 02, 2019 H5459 AN ACT RELATING TO FOODS AND DRUGS -- THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Expands drug awareness programs to high schools, directs funding from certain civil fines and mandates establishment of criteria for funding.
PASSAGE Y
May 02, 2019 H5459 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- RECIPROCITY AGREEMENTS
Authorizes the governor and the reciprocity board to enter into motor vehicle and disability parking reciprocity agreements with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
PASSAGE Y
May 01, 2019 H5931 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FEDERAL AID
Requires free lunches to be provided for all elementary and secondary students attending public schools, to the extent state and federal funds are available.
PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 01, 2019 H5931 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF VECTOR CUSPIS OCEANUS, LLC
PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 01, 2019 H5924 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE FOCUS AREAS
Establishes environmental justice focus areas/coastal zones/ establishes procedures for investigation/ remediation of contaminated sites within coastal zones by DEM with increased community participation.
PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 01, 2019 H5924 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURES GENERALLY -- THE STATE FALSE CLAIM ACT
Makes a change to the meaning of the words "knowing and "knowingly" in the state false claim act.
PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
May 01, 2019 H5062 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE RHODE ISLAND EARLY CHILDHOOD INNOVATION ACT
Establishes the RI Early Childhood Innovation Act and authorizes department of human services to fund programs for at-risk kindergarten children of $1,000,000 annually.
PASSAGE Y
May 01, 2019 H5062 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
Provides that the trapping and subsequent release of any unowned feral or free roaming cat for the purpose of spaying or neutering of the cat shall not be considered abandonment.
PASSAGE Y
April 30, 2019 H5951 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF COMMERCE
Creates a deputy secretary of commerce and housing within the executive office of commerce to oversee housing initiatives and develop a housing plan.
PASSAGE Y
April 30, 2019 H5977 AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS -- FREEWAYS
Eliminates the provision a person who solicits a ride in a motor vehicle or backs up a motor vehicle on a freeway is guilty of a misdemeanor. Adds $100 fine for advertising a motor vehicle for sale on a state highway to the schedule of violations.
PASSAGE Y
April 30, 2019 H6002 JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL COMMISSION TO BE KNOWN AS "THE RHODE ISLAND SEMIQUINCENTENNIAL (RI 250TH) COMMISSION"
Creates a 30 member Rhode Island Semiquincentennial Commission to assist in the observance of the Semiquincentennial and report back findings by July 1, 2023, produce a final accounting of funds by October 1, 2026, and expire on January 1, 2027.
PASSAGE Y
April 30, 2019 S642 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Repeals the authority of various cities and towns to provide certain tax exemptions and tax stabilization agreements.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 30, 2019 S644 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Provides medical assistance coverage for medical services provided qualifying eligible recipients for community based care.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 30, 2019 S645 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- YEARLY INSPECTIONS OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Requires health care facilities that perform abortions to meet the license requirements of similar health care facilities and allows the department of health to conduct unannounced inspections.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 30, 2019 S646 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE
Requires coverage for treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, including, but not limited to, the use of intravenous immunoglobin therapy.
PASSAGE Y
April 30, 2019 H5951 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Mary Beth Hauser to join Julie Shellard and Anthony Marino in marriage on or about July 13, 2019, within the town of Middletown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 30, 2019 H5977 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Jason Grabowski to join Danielle Baron and Shaun Darigan in marriage on or about July 27, 2019, within the Town of Glocester, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 30, 2019 H6002 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Jessica L. Irey to join Katelyn T. Maxwell and Joseph M. Brennan in marriage on or about June 21, 2019, within the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 30, 2019 S642 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Adam Plumer to join Samantha Toohey and Matthew Borys in marriage on or about June 28, 2019, within the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 30, 2019 S644 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Bethany Laskowski to join Jonelle Lorena Schofield and Joshua Kerry Cliff in marriage on or about May 18, 2019, within the city of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 30, 2019 S645 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Mark S. Mandell to join Sara Kemper and Zach Mandell in marriage on or about August 31, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 30, 2019 S646 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Jayant Sane to join Ami Pathak and Rutul Davè in marriage on or about May 18, 2019, within the Town of Middletown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 30, 2019 S311 AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE - ARTIFICIAL PROPAGATION OF GAME
Prohibits captive hunting and the possession, the sale, breeding or importation of any mammal for the purpose of captive hunting.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 30, 2019 S311 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF NORTH KINGSTOWN
Ratifies amendments to the Home Rule charter of the town of North Kingstown adopted and approved by the electors of the town of North Kingstown on November 6, 2018.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 30, 2019 H5690 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY TAX RELIEF
Defines as “disabled,” persons receiving veterans’ affairs disability benefits paid by the federal government for purposes of property tax relief.
PASSAGE Y
April 30, 2019 H5690 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS - PURCHASE AND SALE OF PRECIOUS METALS
Requires a licensed buyer of precious metals or articles, tools, and electronics to take a digital photograph of purchase and upload it to the attorney general's license sales tracking system database, maintained for a period of 3 years.
PASSAGE Y
April 30, 2019 H5170 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING CONGRATULATIONS
PASSAGE N
April 30, 2019 H5170 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES - MERIT SYSTEM
Allows a provisional employee in classified service, who has satisfactorily served in their position for more than five (5) consecutive years, to be deemed qualified to be awarded permanent status in that position, without the need of examination.
PASSAGE N
April 25, 2019 S630 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS-CONSUMER PROTECTION FROM MANDATED INDEMNIFIED (LIABILITY-FREE) PRODUCTS
Prohibits mandating indemnified products to consumers in certain circumstances.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 25, 2019 S630 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF CENTRAL FALLS
Validates and ratify amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the city of Central Falls which were adopted and approved by the electors of the city on November 6, 2018.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 25, 2019 H5035 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY--EMERGENCY GENERATORS REQUIRED
Requires elderly housing complexes of more than 100 residential units provide emergency generators to power all common areas and residential units in building effective 1/1/22.
PASSAGE Y
April 25, 2019 H5035 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Creates a special motor vehicle registration plate for The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation, Inc.
PASSAGE Y
April 25, 2019 H5322 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MISCELLANEOUS RULES
Adds roadways to the prohibited activities contained in this section and would also include grass/grass clippings.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
April 25, 2019 H5322 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - FOOD DONATIONS
Repeals the current chapter of the general laws regarding immunity for food donors to food banks, and would adopt a new chapter with comprehensive immunity provisions for persons involved in donating food to food banks.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
April 25, 2019 H5322 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MISCELLANEOUS RULES
Adds roadways to the prohibited activities contained in this section and would also include grass/grass clippings.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
April 25, 2019 H5322 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - FOOD DONATIONS
Repeals the current chapter of the general laws regarding immunity for food donors to food banks, and would adopt a new chapter with comprehensive immunity provisions for persons involved in donating food to food banks.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
April 24, 2019 S222 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF
Allows annual regionalization bonus at 2% of state's share of foundation education and formula by removing sunset provision.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 24, 2019 S222 AN ACT RELATING TO THE TOWN OF NORTH SMITHFIELD
Ratifies the Home Rule Charter amendments adopted and approved by the electors of North Smithfield on November 6, 2018.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 24, 2019 H5184 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MISCELLANEOUS RULES
Repeals the requirement that law enforcement officers issue only warnings of the risks to persons leaving a child under the age of seven (7) unattended in a motor vehicle.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2019 H5184 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES
Requires pharmacies display warning notice regarding use of opioids/schedule II controlled substances compiled by DOH relating to overuse/misuse/mixing with other drugs/alcohol effective 9/1/19.
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2019 H5538 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MOTOR VEHICLES REPARATIONS ACT
Amends the fine imposed for a first offense for failure to maintain financial security, to a maximum of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125).
PASSAGE Y
April 24, 2019 H5538 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
School boards to establish threat assessment policies and teams. Oversight committee for the teams is established.
PASSAGE Y
April 23, 2019 H5437 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- ELECTRICIANS
Allows 288 hours of trade school training to qualify for the journeyperson "B" electrical exam. Increases the period of indentured apprenticeship with the department of labor and training and a licensed electrician master to 4 years.
PASSAGE N
April 23, 2019 H5437 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - ARBITRATION - CONTINUANCE OF CONTRACTUAL PROVISIONS
Provides for the extension of certain contractual provisions in a school teachers' collective bargaining agreement if the parties are engaged in negotiations.
PASSAGE N
April 23, 2019 H5147 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- GENETIC COUNSELORS LICENSING ACT
Provides a statutory framework for the licensing and regulation of genetic counselors.
PASSAGE Y
April 23, 2019 H5147 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES -- SPECIAL PLATE FOR MASONIC GRAND LODGE CHARITIES OF RHODE ISLAND
Authorizes a special license plate for MASONIC GRAND LODGE CHARITIES OF RHODE ISLAND, specify the minimum order and govern the amount and distribution of the fee surcharge.
PASSAGE Y
April 23, 2019 H5772 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND HEALTH CARE REFORM ACT OF 2004--HEALTH INSURANCE OVERSIGHT
Requires the health insurance commissioner to adopt a uniform set of medical criteria for prior authorization and create a required form to be used by a health insurer.
PASSAGE Y
April 23, 2019 H5772 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF AMARAL & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE, INC.
PASSAGE Y
April 23, 2019 H5539 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE EDWARD O. HAWKINS AND THOMAS C. SLATER MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT
Provides that an authorized purchaser of medical marijuana, who is assisting a qualified patient who has a cancer diagnosis, shall not be required to pay any fee to acquire a registry identification card.
PASSAGE Y
April 23, 2019 H5539 HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO DEVELOP STATEWIDE SEPSIS PROTOCOLS
PASSAGE Y
April 23, 2019 H5769 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- UNFAIR SALES PRACTICES
A provider of a club, facility, or services to a consumer must stop automatic deductions from the consumer’s account or credit card within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving a notice to stop from the consumer.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED N
April 23, 2019 H5769 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- LOCAL OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY ACT
Creates a process that provides affected employees an opportunity to purchase the business that employs them, but is in danger of being sold or going out of business.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED N
April 23, 2019 H5769 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- UNFAIR SALES PRACTICES
A provider of a club, facility, or services to a consumer must stop automatic deductions from the consumer’s account or credit card within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving a notice to stop from the consumer.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
April 23, 2019 H5769 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- LOCAL OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY ACT
Creates a process that provides affected employees an opportunity to purchase the business that employs them, but is in danger of being sold or going out of business.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
April 11, 2019 H5443 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - OFFENSES PERTAINING TO SCHOOLS
Provides an exception to required school immunizations for pupils whose personal, philosophical, or religious beliefs are contrary to immunization and/or testing.
PASSAGE Y
April 11, 2019 H5443 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- RECORDATION OF HONORABLE DISCHARGES
Provides a petition process to have a discharge from service recorded as honorable for members of the armed services separated from service with a general or other than honorable discharge due solely to their sexual orientation/gender identity/expression.
PASSAGE Y
April 11, 2019 H5299 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS -- JUDICIAL SELECTION
Promotes more diversity in the composition of the judicial nominating commission and requires that each list of qualified judicial candidates it submits to the governor for nomination include a person of color.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
April 11, 2019 H5299 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - EQUAL RIGHTS OF BLIND AND DEAF PERSONS TO PUBLIC FACILITIES
Prohibits misrepresentation of the status of an animal as a service animal in order to acquire any right or privilege afforded disabled persons.
PASSAGE AS AMENDED Y
April 10, 2019 S97 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION
Establishes a surtax on the business corporation tax for publicly traded corporations subject to SEC disclosure and reporting requirements, if corporation's ratio of compensation for its CEO to median worker is equal to or greater than 100 to 1.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 10, 2019 S97 JOINT RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY VETERAN AND MILITARY SPOUSE EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Would extend the reporting and expiration dates of the Special Legislative Commission to Study Veteran and Military Spouse Education & Employment Opportunities from April 30, 2020, and its expiration date to July 30, 2020.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 10, 2019 H5520 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM
Requires the department of education to develop and make available for school use a mental health curriculum. Schools would be required to provide four (4) hours of mental health instruction to seventh grade students.
PASSAGE N
April 10, 2019 H5520 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - MAYORAL ACADEMIES
Requires any mayoral academy which is part of a network that seeks to be established or expanded to provide evidence that its attrition rates, special education rates and suspension rates are within acceptable averages.
PASSAGE N
April 10, 2019 H5677 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX
Creates a tax deduction for military retirement benefits of a veteran or the veteran's surviving spouse.
PASSAGE Y
April 10, 2019 H5677 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- BARBERS, HAIRDRESSERS, COSMETICIANS, MANICURISTS AND ESTHETICIANS
Exempts natural hair braiders from the requirement to be licensed as hairdressers or cosmeticians, and would define the practice of natural hair braiding.
PASSAGE Y
April 09, 2019 H5663 HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING PRIVATE RYAN GRIFFIN OF THE CITY OF CENTRAL FALLS FIRE DEPARTMENT
PASSAGE N
April 09, 2019 H5663 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS
Removes the overtime exemption for firefighters and rescue service personnel employed by the cities and towns.
PASSAGE N
April 09, 2019 H5662 HOUSE RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE CELEBRATION OF THE LUNAR NEW YEAR "THE YEAR OF THE OX"
PASSAGE N
April 09, 2019 H5662 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES
Removes the overtime exemption for firefighters unless they are paid at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) times their regular rate for all hours worked in excess of forty-two (42) hours.
PASSAGE N
April 09, 2019 H5824 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- PURPLE-STAR RHODE ISLAND DEPENDENT EDUCATION ACT
Establishes the "Purple-star Rhode Island Education Act" or "PRIDE" Act.
PASSAGE Y
April 09, 2019 H5843 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
Requires individual health insurers, large group health insurers and small employer health insurers to provide coverage for ten (10) categories of essential health benefits listed in the act.
PASSAGE Y
April 09, 2019 H5866 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- PEN REGISTERS AND TRAP AND TRACE DEVICES
Prohibits the use of a stingray cell-site simulator device by any law enforcement agency except upon application for its use and the granting of an order by the presiding justice of the superior court.
PASSAGE Y
April 09, 2019 H5881 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL ASSAULTS
Provides that a school teacher or employee that engages in sexual penetration of a student over fourteen (14) and less than eighteen (18) shall be guilty of third degree sexual assault.
PASSAGE Y
April 09, 2019 H5824 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Andrea Bolton to join Megan Elizabeth Chapman and Nicholas Jerome Leary in marriage on or about August 31, 2019, within the Town of Johnston, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 09, 2019 H5843 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Charles Krohn Fipshaw to join Rory Bagwell Clark and Stephen Mitchell Miller in marriage on or about June 8, 2019, within the Town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 09, 2019 H5866 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Evan Chernov to join Allison Chernov and Marland Hobbs in marriage on or about May 26, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 09, 2019 H5881 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Andrew James Bucci to join Nicole Marie Bucci and Daniel Michael MacDonald in marriage on or about May 17, 2020, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 09, 2019 H5889 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
University of Rhode Island board of trustees to be composed of seventeen (17) members appointment by the governor.
PASSAGE Y
April 09, 2019 S226 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM
Provides for adjustments to the payment standard for cash assistance.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 09, 2019 S227 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - SALES AND USE TAXES - LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION
Eliminates the sales tax on taxi services and pet care services.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 09, 2019 S228 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- QUASI-PUBLIC CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY ACT
Requires quasi-public corporations to use all funds and property to perform the function or service for which the quasi-public corporation was created.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 09, 2019 S336 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2021-2022
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 09, 2019 S461 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - STATE AID
Establishes a process for reporting violations relating to the nonpayment of tuition between local education agencies (LEAs) within 30 days and a process to reallocate tuition for students transferring from one LEA to another as of Feb. 1 of each year.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 09, 2019 H5889 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Samuel Dillavou to join Colleen Weber and Spencer Frenchman in marriage on or about June 29, 2019, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
April 09, 2019 S226 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Eric Ruscitti to join Katelyn Trotta and Vincent Ruscitti in marriage on or about June 8, 2019, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 09, 2019 S227 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Dan E. Blackstone to join Victoria Sardelli and Connor Taub in marriage on or about May 5, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 09, 2019 S228 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Michael A. Mack to join Mary Hannah Stewart and John Veale in marriage on or about November 2, 2019, within the Town of Westerly, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 09, 2019 S336 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Christine Kennedy to join Maeve Shea Kennedy and Zachary Adam Fand in marriage on or about June 8, 2019, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 09, 2019 S461 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows John Gleason to join Brianna Gleason and Vincent Romano in marriage on or about July 12, 2019, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 04, 2019 S149 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT
Repeals the provisions of § 16-7-34.3 reimbursing state for conventional public housing students and adds similar language to § 16-7.2-6 providing permanent foundation education aid funding for services to students in conventional public housing.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 04, 2019 S149 AN ACT RELATING TO THE TOWN OF BARRINGTON - VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER
Ratifies and validates the amendments to the Barrington Home Rule Charter which were approved by the electors of the town of Barrington at the polls on November 6, 2018.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 04, 2019 H5233 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Provides students attending public schools enrolled in grades K-12 with a students' bill of rights prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, gender, economic status or mental, physical, developmental or sensory disabilities.
PASSAGE Y
April 04, 2019 H5233 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- PASSING, USE OF LANES, AND RULES OF THE ROAD
Requires the driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction to use a directional signal and repeals the requirement that such signal be audible.
PASSAGE Y
April 04, 2019 H5202 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- CLAIMS ADJUSTERS
Authorizes department of insurance, within the DBR, in lieu of passing in-state licensing examination, to recognize the competence of an applicant for an insurance claims adjuster license, through an out-of-state proctored examination.
PASSAGE Y
April 04, 2019 H5202 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - BEDDING AND UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE
Directs the department of health to promulgate rules and regulations to provide for clinical oversight of the use of therapeutic beds and cribs which are prescribed by a physician for use by a minor.
PASSAGE Y
April 03, 2019 S70 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF MIGRANT, LLC
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 03, 2019 S70 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN
Validates and ratify amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Middletown, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Middletown on November 6, 2018.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 03, 2019 H5466 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LABORATORIES
Creates a comprehensive system to promote and regulate the effective and competent administration of medical laboratories by focusing on the training, qualifications and licensure of their practitioners.
PASSAGE Y
April 03, 2019 H5466 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - STATE BUILDING CODE - ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT
Requires that all electrical work performed in the state be done in accordance with the latest edition of the National Electrical Code, and would also require that the state building commission adopt the latest edition of the National Electrical Code.
PASSAGE Y
April 03, 2019 H5298 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE --COURTS -- JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
Requires that the judicial nominating commission be composed of at least three (3) members of color.
PASSAGE Y
April 03, 2019 H5298 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - NURSE ANESTHETISTS
Permits a registered nurse who is enrolled in an accredited nurse anesthesia program to practice as a nurse anesthetist under the supervision of a certified registered nurse anesthetist or an anesthesiologist.
PASSAGE Y
April 02, 2019 S38 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BALLOONS
Prohibits the release of balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gas.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 02, 2019 S38 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts property located at 122 North Main Street in the city of Woonsocket from the provision requiring it to be located a certain distance from objectors/schools/churches regarding the issuance of retail liquor licenses.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
April 02, 2019 H5430 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
Administrative hearings to follow superior court rules of procedure and evidence. Provides for subpoena of witnesses and evidence.
PASSAGE Y
April 02, 2019 H5430 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - CHILD ADVOCATE OFFICE
Adds the requirement that in DCYF cases resulting in a fatality or near fatality of a child, one of the requirements for the office of the child advocate to investigate the case would be the child or the child's family had prior contact with the DCYF.
PASSAGE Y
April 02, 2019 H5773 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS
Requires public utilities to maintain a registry of customers utilizing life-sustaining medical devices and to prioritize restoration of power to said customers during power outages.
PASSAGE Y
April 02, 2019 H5773 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS CERTIFICATION ACT
Precludes the department of business regulation from pursing any administrative action against a certified appraiser more than five (5) years after the certified appraised issues a certified appraisal.
PASSAGE Y
March 28, 2019 H5365 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- MERIT SYSTEM
Creates a hiring freeze for all state positions within a classification, for which a competitive test is required, if no test is given within twelve (12) months of the vacancy.
PASSAGE Y
March 28, 2019 H5365 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - DESIGNERS OF INDIVIDUAL SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS
Provides that professional engineers who are registered and authorized to practice by the Rhode Island state board of registration for professional engineers be deemed to have met the qualifications for a designer's license.
PASSAGE Y
March 28, 2019 S386 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS IN CHILDREN RELIEF FUND
Establishes Children's Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund to provide finance assistance to families for medical expenses not covered by state or federal programs or insurance contract.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 28, 2019 S386 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF MP CLEANING CO. INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 28, 2019 H5340 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF WILLIAM WALSH CORCORAN
PASSAGE Y
March 28, 2019 H5340 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
Tolls the statute of limitations during the period of investigation by the commission for human rights for certain violations for up to one year, starting on the date the charge is filed until the date the commission makes a determination.
PASSAGE Y
March 27, 2019 H5341 HOUSE RESOLUTION THANKING PROVIDENCE COMMUNITY LIBRARIES FOR THEIR DEDICATION TO PROVIDING VITAL COMMUNITY SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
PASSAGE Y
March 27, 2019 H5341 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
Extends the timeframe within which to bring an action for an unlawful employment practice.
PASSAGE Y
March 27, 2019 H5246 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY ACT
Provides that any law or regulation which protects a person from exposure to second hand smoke would also provide protection from exposure to second-hand marijuana smoke, regardless of how the smoke was generated.
PASSAGE Y
March 27, 2019 H5246 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - ANIMAL CARE
Prohibits renting/leasing/financing sales of dogs/cats. Sets forth penalties for violations and exemptions to the act.
PASSAGE Y
March 27, 2019 H5256 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MISCELLANEOUS RULES
Prohibits any city or town employee, including private contractors, removing trash from leaving trash receptacles in any condition or place so as to constitute a hazard on the street or highways, except private roads or driveways.
PASSAGE Y
March 27, 2019 H5256 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- DEALERSHIPS
Requires motor vehicle dealers to disclose in writing that a vehicle being sold has a spare tire/ jack or is otherwise equipped in compliance with applicable law. There shall be a civil penalty of $100 for a violation under this subsection.
PASSAGE Y
March 26, 2019 S251 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS - STATION HOUSES FOR WOMEN
Requires that as of January 1, 2022, all inmates whom menstruate shall have access to feminine hygiene products at no cost to the inmate.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE N
March 26, 2019 S251 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAX--NON-COLLECTING RETAILERS, REFERRERS, AND RETAIL SALE FACILITATORS ACT
Extends requirement to collect sales tax to remote sellers in a way that conforms to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision making it easier for states to compel collection of the sales tax from retailers who do not have a physical presence in their state.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE N
March 26, 2019 H5664 HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING BATTALION CHIEF KEN BROUSSEAU OF THE CITY OF CENTRAL FALLS FIRE DEPARTMENT
PASSAGE Y
March 26, 2019 H5664 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO EXPLORE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A GULF WARS VETERANS MEMORIAL
This resolution would extend the reporting and expiration dates of the special house commission to explore the construction of a Gulf Wars Veterans Memorial from June 30, 2019, to June 30, 2020, and said commission would expire on August 30, 2020.
PASSAGE Y
March 26, 2019 H5461 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Requires that a participant or beneficiary incur no greater out-of-pocket costs for emergency services than they would have incurred with an in-network provider other than in-network cost sharing.
PASSAGE Y
March 26, 2019 H5461 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
Provides that any minority business enterprise certified by the Federal Small Business Act shall be deemed certified by the department of administration as a minority business enterprise.
PASSAGE Y
March 21, 2019 H5516 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS
Authorizes Providence to have elected school committee effective July 1, 2025 subject to approval of electors at general / special election held prior to July 1, 2025
PASSAGE Y
March 21, 2019 H5516 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Rebecca Weinreich, to join Wendy Anne Nelson and Daniel Michael Weinreich in marriage on or about June 1, 2019, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 21, 2019 H5253 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Justice James D. Gleason to join Julia C. Scott and Brandon T. Elliano in marriage on or about August 28, 2021, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 21, 2019 H5253 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM [SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT]
Requires that instruction in health and physical education include information provided to students that mixing opioids and alcohol can cause accidental death.
PASSAGE Y
March 21, 2019 H5182 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Creates a special motor vehicle registration plate for recipients of the United States Bronze Star Medal.
PASSAGE Y
March 21, 2019 H5182 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES -- SPECIAL EVENTS LICENSE
Permits cities and towns to issue special events liquor licenses to permit the equivalent of one-day licenses one day each month.
PASSAGE Y
March 20, 2019 H5467 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CRIMINAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY
Grants immunity to commercial sexual activity persons if they are victims/witnesses of crime.
PASSAGE Y
March 20, 2019 H5467 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF CARS INC.
PASSAGE Y
March 20, 2019 H5129 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation the real property of Ocean State Community Wellness, Inc., a qualified tax-exempt corporation under § 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, for the property located at 7450 Post Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 20, 2019 H5129 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM LAW--RESALE OF UNITS
Imposes a penalty against a condominium association that fails to deliver a resale certificate within ten (10) days of a request by a unit owner.
PASSAGE Y
March 20, 2019 H5118 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - PAYMENTS TO FIRE COMPANIES
Provides for an appropriation of state funds to cities and towns who are members of the Narragansett Bay marine task force (NBMTF) for the maintenance of boats providing services to Narragansett Bay.
PASSAGE Y
March 20, 2019 H5118 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Allows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen.
PASSAGE Y
March 19, 2019 H5257 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RHODE ISLAND FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES ACT
Prohibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.
PASSAGE Y
March 19, 2019 H5257 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF ST. PETER'S-BY-THE-SEA, NARRAGANSETT, RHODE ISLAND
PASSAGE Y
March 19, 2019 S242 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation the real property of Ocean State Community Wellness, Inc., a qualified tax-exempt corporation under § 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, for the property located at 7450 Post Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 19, 2019 S242 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - RHODE ISLAND UNINSURED PROTECTION FUND
Provides that the provisions of § 28-53-7 which addresses payments from the uninsured protection fund to employees of uninsured employers, would apply to injuries that occur on or after September 1, 2019.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 19, 2019 H5305 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES
Driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.
PASSAGE Y
March 19, 2019 H5305 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - RHODE ISLAND UNINSURED PROTECTION FUND
Extends the effective date of the Rhode Island Uninsured Protection Fund from February 1, 2019 to September 1, 2019.
PASSAGE Y
March 13, 2019 H5320 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- SEARCH WARRANTS--AUDIO AND VIDEOS OF PRIVATE PROPERTY--WARRANT REQUIRED
Requires law enforcement to obtain consent or a warrant before placing audio or video recorders on or near the private property of another. A violation of this act makes any evidence inadmissible in any court proceedings.
PASSAGE Y
March 13, 2019 H5320 HOUSE RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN RHODE ISLAND AND TAIWAN, ENHANCING BILATERAL RELATIONS, CELEBRATING THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TAIWAN RELATIONS ACT (TRA), AND SUPPORTING TAIWAN IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
PASSAGE Y
March 13, 2019 H5484 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS - ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS
Provides an exemption to the access to public records law for winners of lottery prizes.
PASSAGE Y
March 13, 2019 H5484 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES
Revises the definition of building height by including in special flood hazard zones those areas identified by the CRMC.
PASSAGE Y
March 13, 2019 H5278 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- ENERGY FACILITY SITING ACT
Increases membership from 3 to 5 members/revises siting process to mandate public/municipal participation.
PASSAGE N
March 13, 2019 H5278 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAX--NON-COLLECTING RETAILERS, REFERRERS, AND RETAIL SALE FACILITATORS ACT
Extends the requirement to collect sales tax to remote sellers in a way that conforms to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision making it easier for states to compel collection/sales tax from retailers who do not have a physical presence in their state.
PASSAGE N
March 12, 2019 S37 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PLASTIC WASTE REDUCTION ACT
Creates the "Plastic Waste Reduction Act" designed to reduce the use of plastic bags by retail establishments by offering recyclable bag options and providing penalties for violations.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 12, 2019 S37 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- VIDEO-LOTTERY GAMES, TABLE GAMES AND SPORTS WAGERING
Authorizes and provide for online sports wagering through authorized hosting facilities in Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 12, 2019 H5241 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES
Authorizes a pharmacist to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives, provided that the pharmacist has completed a training program approved by the state board of pharmacy.
PASSAGE Y
March 12, 2019 H5241 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- VIDEO-LOTTERY GAMES, TABLE GAMES AND SPORTS WAGERING
Authorizes and provide for online sports wagering through authorized hosting facilities in Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
March 12, 2019 H5241 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES
Authorizes a pharmacist to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives, provided that the pharmacist has completed a training program approved by the state board of pharmacy.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
March 12, 2019 H5241 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- VIDEO-LOTTERY GAMES, TABLE GAMES AND SPORTS WAGERING
Authorizes and provide for online sports wagering through authorized hosting facilities in Rhode Island.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
March 07, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- HEMP GROWTH ACT
Authorizes cities and towns to enact ordinances to address and protect their citizens' public safety and welfare from the impact of hemp cultivation and any of its derivative products.
PASSAGE N
March 07, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE REPRODUCTIVE PRIVACY ACT
Serves to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
PASSAGE N
March 07, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- HEMP GROWTH ACT
Authorizes cities and towns to enact ordinances to address and protect their citizens' public safety and welfare from the impact of hemp cultivation and any of its derivative products.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
March 07, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE REPRODUCTIVE PRIVACY ACT
Serves to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
March 07, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- HEMP GROWTH ACT
Authorizes cities and towns to enact ordinances to address and protect their citizens' public safety and welfare from the impact of hemp cultivation and any of its derivative products.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
March 07, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE REPRODUCTIVE PRIVACY ACT
Serves to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
March 07, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- HEMP GROWTH ACT
Authorizes cities and towns to enact ordinances to address and protect their citizens' public safety and welfare from the impact of hemp cultivation and any of its derivative products.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
March 07, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE REPRODUCTIVE PRIVACY ACT
Serves to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
March 07, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- HEMP GROWTH ACT
Authorizes cities and towns to enact ordinances to address and protect their citizens' public safety and welfare from the impact of hemp cultivation and any of its derivative products.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
March 07, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE REPRODUCTIVE PRIVACY ACT
Serves to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
March 07, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- HEMP GROWTH ACT
Authorizes cities and towns to enact ordinances to address and protect their citizens' public safety and welfare from the impact of hemp cultivation and any of its derivative products.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
March 07, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE REPRODUCTIVE PRIVACY ACT
Serves to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
March 06, 2019 S87 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFIED NURSE-TEACHER
Requires that only certified nurse-teachers may be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 06, 2019 S87 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Dina Spaziano to join Lauren Ann Garrity and Richard James Duquette in marriage on or about October 26, 2019, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 06, 2019 H5187 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTING
Increases the fines for the late filing of campaign finance reports to $100.00 for a second offense,$500.00 for a third offense, and $1,000.00 for all subsequent offenses.
PASSAGE Y
March 06, 2019 H5187 AN ACT RELATING TO THE TOWN OF BARRINGTON - VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER
Ratifies and validates the amendments to the Barrington Home Rule Charter which were approved by the electors of the town of Barrington at the polls on November 6, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
March 06, 2019 H5115 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HOME COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES TO THE ELDERLY
Expands eligibility for elderly services assistance to persons under age 65 suffering from physician confirmed Alzheimer's disease related dementia with income not to exceed 250% of federal poverty level.
PASSAGE N
March 06, 2019 H5115 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- EXPLOSIVES, FIREWORKS, AND PYROTECHNICS
Prohibits the use of display fireworks, or aerial consumer fireworks without a permit between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on any day and makes a violation of this permit requirement a civil violation punishable by a fine of $75 and court costs.
PASSAGE N
March 05, 2019 S75 SENATE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING JASON CARROLL ON BEING ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE BROWN UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATE COUNCIL OF STUDENTS IN APRIL OF 2020
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 05, 2019 S75 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Daniel R. Baker to join Christy Caroline Baker and Amber Lynn Stewart in marriage on or about August 25, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
March 05, 2019 H5096 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- GENERAL STATE OFFICERS
Requires the secretary of state to conduct a special election to fill a vacancy in the office of the lieutenant governor whenever eighteen (18) months or more remain in the four (4) year term of office.
PASSAGE Y
March 05, 2019 H5096 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF CENTRAL FALLS
Validates and ratify amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the city of Central Falls which were adopted and approved by the electors of the city on November 6, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
March 05, 2019 H5041 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS
Requires drug manufactures to establish fund and manage state approved drug take back programs, free of charge to the consumer and pharmacy.
PASSAGE Y
March 05, 2019 H5041 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS
Prohibits development of land contiguous to State House unless approved by general assembly.
PASSAGE Y
February 28, 2019 H5016 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- EXEMPTIONS
Includes the real and tangible personal property of The Providence Community Health Centers, a Rhode Island domestic nonprofit corporation, located in Providence, Rhode Island, on the list of properties exempt from taxation.
PASSAGE Y
February 28, 2019 H5016 JOINT RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY VETERAN AND MILITARY SPOUSE EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Would extend the reporting and expiration dates of the Special Legislative Commission to Study Veteran and Military Spouse Education & Employment Opportunities from April 30, 2020, and its expiration date to July 30, 2020.
PASSAGE Y
February 28, 2019 H5295 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL CARE -- USE OF ANIMALS IN MEDICAL TRAINING
Prohibits a medical training program from using live animals if another accredited training program in the same medical discipline does not use animals or if an alternative teaching method exists.
PASSAGE Y
February 28, 2019 H5336 HOUSE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING FEBRUARY OF 2021 TO BE CHILDREN'S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH
PASSAGE Y
February 28, 2019 H5359 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES - RETIREMENT SYSTEM - CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS
This act would award all members of the pension system a three percent (3%) (COLA) if certain conditions are met.
PASSAGE Y
February 28, 2019 H5295 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Janine Hesford to join Sabra M. Lepore and Ralph E. Orlandi in marriage on or about May 4, 2019, within the Town of Lincoln, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 28, 2019 H5336 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Emily Bruce to join Phoebe B. Hall and Peter J. Nassoit in marriage on or about June 29, 2019, within the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 28, 2019 H5359 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Doreen M. Costa to join Tonya McCarthy and David Tacey in marriage on or about September 9, 2019, within the Town of West Kingston, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 27, 2019 H5091 AN ACT RELATING COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE GENERALLY - WITNESSES
Requires, upon motion by counsel in criminal proceeding, attorney general or lead investigating law enforcement agency to issue subpoena or warrant to social media and internet sites for production of material posted or submitted by potential witness.
PASSAGE Y
February 27, 2019 H5091 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF TEN TREES GROUP, INC.
PASSAGE Y
February 26, 2019 S33 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- EDUCATION ACCOUTABILITY ACT
Requires that the board of education incorporate additional questions into its annual assessment of schools and related surveys and provide annual reports to the house of representatives and the senate.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
February 26, 2019 S33 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF WASHINGTON COUNTY BUILDERS, INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
February 26, 2019 H5053 AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS -- RHODE ISLAND TURNPIKE AND BRIDGE AUTHORITY
Provides that DOT, in conjunction with the RI turnpike and bridge authority, erect a safety barrier or safety netting on the Mount Hope Bridge, the Claiborne Pell Bridge, Verrazzano Bridge. Safety barrier or netting to be erected on or before 1/1/2023.
PASSAGE Y
February 26, 2019 H5053 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts property located at 122 North Main Street in the city of Woonsocket from the provision requiring it to be located a certain distance from objectors/schools/churches regarding the issuance of retail liquor licenses.
PASSAGE Y
February 26, 2019 H5140 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT-LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' BILL OF RIGHTS
Amends the law enforcement officers’ bill of rights to require that a person wishing to serve as a third member of a hearing committee attend training and would amend the suspension period for minor violations and the appeals procedure.
PASSAGE Y
February 26, 2019 H5237 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Amends the method of calculating state aid to education for the 2021-2022 school year only.
PASSAGE Y
February 26, 2019 H5140 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Steven F. Smith to join Gia F. Guglielmetti and Christopher B. Maselli in marriage on or about October 19, 2019, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 26, 2019 H5237 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Doreen Costa to join Janet Heffernan and Paul Anderson in marriage on or about June 22, 2019, within the City of Cranston, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 26, 2019 H5239 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE WORLD LANGUAGE AND DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION ACT
Establishes and require funding for a world language and dual language immersion program.
PASSAGE Y
February 26, 2019 H5277 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS - CONSTRUCTION INDEMNITY AGREEMENTS
Adds a parking lot as a requirement to a contractor agreement to a construction indemnity agreement.
PASSAGE Y
February 26, 2019 S79 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Removes the requirement that the scholarship program cease with the enrollment of the high school graduating class of 2021 at the community college of Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
February 26, 2019 S88 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RIGHTS AND DUTIES TEACHERS GENERALLY - SEPTEMBER 11 CLASSROOM MOMENT OF SILENCE
Allows teachers in all grades to provide the opportunity for students to observe a brief moment of silence on every September 11.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
February 26, 2019 H5239 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Michael J. Mulcahy, II, to join Kellyann M. Mulcahy and Stephen A. Fitch in marriage on or about August 24, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 26, 2019 H5277 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Christopher R. Blazejewski to join Lauren Joy Auffrey and Christopher Pedro Aoyama in marriage on or about May 5, 2019, within the Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
February 26, 2019 S79 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Lucille Mary King to join Sara Elizabeth Rodgers and Benjamin Patrick King in marriage on or about June 15, 2019, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
February 26, 2019 S88 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Dina Spaziano to join Elizabeth Rose Colagiovanni and Michael Augustine D'Amore in marriage on or about July 26, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
February 13, 2019 H5132 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BIODIESEL PRODUCTS
Amends the compliance standards for heating oil biobased products providing minimum standards for the percentage of biobased product that certain types of heating oil must contain.
PASSAGE Y
February 13, 2019 H5132 AN ACT RELATING TO THE TOWN OF NORTH SMITHFIELD
Ratifies the Home Rule Charter amendments adopted and approved by the electors of North Smithfield on November 6, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
February 13, 2019 H5054 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
February 13, 2019 H5054 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A PLAN AND THE DESIGN OF A BEIRUT MEMORIAL TO BE LOCATED AT THE RHODE ISLAND STATE HOUSE
Extends the reporting and expiration dates of the Commission to study and make recommendations for a plan and the design of a Beirut Memorial located at the Rhode Island State House to April 30, 2020, and would expire on May 30, 2020.
PASSAGE Y
February 07, 2019 S182 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS -- ACCESS
Requires all public employees to furnish their name and their job title, upon request.
PASSAGE Y
February 07, 2019 S182 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ELECTION AND QUALIFICATIONS OF OFFICERS
Allows the town of Coventry to combine voting precincts for a special election for the school committee in 2019. Once the precincts are combined, the canvassers shall advertise such combination at least seven (7) days prior to the election.
PASSAGE Y
February 06, 2019 H5117 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AND DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDIT
Creates a tax credit for the amount in excess of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) contributed to a public school district for the express purpose of making physical improvements to a school.
PASSAGE Y
February 06, 2019 H5117 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN
Validates and ratify amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Middletown, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Middletown on November 6, 2018.
PASSAGE Y
February 05, 2019 H5090 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS -- POST CONVICTION REMEDY
Allows a person who has been convicted on the basis, in whole or in part, on scientific evidence that has been found or otherwise determined to be discredited by the scientific community, eligible to seek post-conviction relief on that ground.
PASSAGE Y
February 05, 2019 H5090 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE EFFICACY AND COST OF IMPLEMENTING A RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR ALL MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL UNITS, INCLUDING CONDOMINIUM COMPLEXES
Extends the reporting and expiration dates of the commission to study the efficacy and cost of implementing a recycling program for multi-family residential units from February 7, 2019, to April 30, 2019, and expires on May 30, 2019.
PASSAGE Y
January 31, 2019 S9 SENATE RESOLUTION EXTENDING DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF THE HONORABLE WILLIAM A. CASTRO
PASSAGE Y
January 31, 2019 S9 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- VOTING DISTRICTS AND OFFICIALS
Allows the board of canvassers of the town of Bristol to combine two (2) or more voting districts for the representative district 68 special election in March, 2019.
PASSAGE Y
January 31, 2019 H5015 JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION OF $140,000 TO URBAN VENTURES
Authorizes the appropriation of the sum of one hundred and forty thousand dollars ($140,000) to Urban Ventures for operations and to implement activities assisting small businesses within the state of Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
January 31, 2019 H5015 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- VOTING DISTRICTS AND OFFICIALS
Allows the board of canvassers of the town of Bristol to combine two (2) or more voting districts for the representative district 68 special election in March, 2019.
PASSAGE Y
January 29, 2019 H5128 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - ZONING ORDINANCES
Provides for the preservation of housing density when a municipality allows alternative uses within a residential zone. Transferal of the residential density would be to locations at the discretion of the municipality.
PASSAGE Y
January 29, 2019 H5128 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Alan Leslie Rosenfield, Esq., to join Marla Gail Waters and Gregory Louis Mercuri in marriage on or about May 11, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
January 29, 2019 H5089 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- BAIL AND RECOGNIZANCE
Act requires bail if not indicted or charged by way of information within 3 months.
PASSAGE Y
January 29, 2019 H5089 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Edward Duclos to join Christine Mae Gannon and Frederick Joseph Prescott, Jr., in marriage on or about April 27, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
January 29, 2019 H5014 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- BUS LANE TRAVEL FINE
Creates a new traffic offense, with a fine, for traveling in a bus lane.
PASSAGE Y
January 29, 2019 H5014 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Kevin Daniel McKeegan to join Amanda Curry and Adam Polansky in marriage on or about June 15, 2019, within the Town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
January 29, 2019 H5013 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX
Raises the earned income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to twenty percent (20%) for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2021.
PASSAGE Y
January 29, 2019 H5013 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Andrew Gavin to join Alison Gavin and Joey Ho in marriage on or about May 4, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
January 16, 2019 H5037 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BORN-ALIVE INFANT PROTECTION ACT
Enacts the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and provide for the duties and obligations of medical personnel in certain circumstances.
PASSAGE N
January 16, 2019 H5037 HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2019 AND 2020
PASSAGE N
January 16, 2019 H5037 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BORN-ALIVE INFANT PROTECTION ACT
Enacts the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and provide for the duties and obligations of medical personnel in certain circumstances.
PASSAGE N
January 16, 2019 H5037 HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2019 AND 2020
PASSAGE N
January 16, 2019 H5037 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BORN-ALIVE INFANT PROTECTION ACT
Enacts the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and provide for the duties and obligations of medical personnel in certain circumstances.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
January 16, 2019 H5037 HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2019 AND 2020
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
January 16, 2019 H5037 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BORN-ALIVE INFANT PROTECTION ACT
Enacts the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and provide for the duties and obligations of medical personnel in certain circumstances.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
January 16, 2019 H5037 HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2019 AND 2020
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
January 16, 2019 H5037 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BORN-ALIVE INFANT PROTECTION ACT
Enacts the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and provide for the duties and obligations of medical personnel in certain circumstances.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
January 16, 2019 H5037 HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2019 AND 2020
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
January 16, 2019 H5037 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BORN-ALIVE INFANT PROTECTION ACT
Enacts the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and provide for the duties and obligations of medical personnel in certain circumstances.
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
January 16, 2019 H5037 HOUSE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE YEARS 2019 AND 2020
PASSAGE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
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