Senator Sam Zurier

District 3 (Providence), Democrat

Committees

Recent votes

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

Date Bill Vote type Vote
March 15, 2022 S2493 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS
Provides that the corner of 496 Main Street and Joyce Street along state route 114 in the town of Warren, Rhode Island, would be known as Delekta’s Corner.
EDIFICES AND STATE CONSTRUCTIONS Y
March 15, 2022 S2236 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
Requires the office of diversity, equity and opportunity (ODEO) to create, and for all state and municipal employees to receive, annual training in cultural competency. Defines "cultural competency".
ADMINISTRATION Y
March 15, 2022 S2328 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
Authorizes a licensed physical therapist to perform physical therapy services to a student while in school without a prescription or referral, in accordance with the student's IEP or IFSP.
THERAPISTS Y
March 15, 2022 S2087 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ACT
Requires the department of environmental management to create environmental justice areas.
JUSTICE ACT Y
March 15, 2022 S2095 JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE, PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION -- RIGHT TO AN ADEQUATE EDUCATION
Amends the constitution to guarantee Rhode Island residents with equal opportunity to receive an education that is adequate, equitable and meaningful and provides judicial enforcement of this provision.
- RIGHT TO AN ADEQUATE EDUCATION Y
March 10, 2022 S2348 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation the real and tangible personal property of the Holy Rosary Band Society located in East Providence.
PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION Y
March 10, 2022 S2346 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation the real and tangible personal property of American Legion Riverside Post Holding Company, d/b/a American Legion Post 10, located in East Providence.
PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION Y
March 10, 2022 S2342 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Allows the town of Middletown to adopt a new the tax classification plan to provide property tax relief to its residents.
LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAX Y
March 10, 2022 S2336 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES -- ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW
Authorizes the town of South Kingstown to enact a local ordinance which increases the number of alternates on their zoning board of review from two (2) to three (3).
ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW Y
March 10, 2022 S2210 SENATE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE LICENSING OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS
Creates an 11 member commission to study and make recommendations on licensing of residential builders and contractors, and would report back by January 15, 2023, and expire on January 30, 2023.
AND CONTRACTORS Y
March 10, 2022 S2088 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES
Provides a procedure for homeowners to submit to a municipal zoning board of review or municipal official or agency for a review to determine whether or not a proposed use under this chapter requires a special use permit.
ZONING ORDINANCES Y
March 10, 2022 S2085 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT, AND LOAD LIMITS -- COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
Prohibits commercial vehicles from operating on Chases Lane in the town of Middletown and would provide for fines for violations.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLES Y
March 08, 2022 S2419 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts any proposed retailers' Class B license to be located at 4 Market Street, Plat 3, Lot 74 in the town of Warren from the two hundred feet (200') requirement from the premises of schools or places of worship.
Passage Y
March 08, 2022 S2132 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Holders of Class B licenses shall offer the public food during times alcoholic beverages are sold to the public.
Passage Y
March 08, 2022 S2400 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION RESTRICTIONS ON REAL PROPERTY
Requires conservation and preservation restrictions to be liberally interpreted in favor of the grants awarded.
RESTRICTIONS ON REAL PROPERTY Y
March 08, 2022 S2390 SENATE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND REVIEW THE COST AND STATUS OF THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND OWNED, VACANT, AND ABANDONED PROPERTIES AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR METHODS TO MITIGATE THE ASSOCIATED EXPENSES
Creates a 13 member commission to study and make recommendations for mitigating the associated costs for state owned vacant and abandoned property, and would report back by February 10, 2023, and expire on March 21, 2023.
MITIGATE THE ASSOCIATED EXPENSES Y
March 08, 2022 S2372 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS -- REMOTE PARTICIPANTS
Allows University of Rhode Island trustee members to remotely participate in meetings, without excuse, and to have them considered as the meeting quorum.
- REMOTE PARTICIPANTS Y
March 08, 2022 S2356 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- GENERAL STATE OFFICES
Requires a special election to fill a vacancy in the office of secretary of state, attorney general or general treasurer if more than one year is left in the term of office.
Passage Y
March 08, 2022 S2355 JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE -- PROCEDURE TO FILL VACANCY IN OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE, ATTORNEY GENERAL OR GENERAL TREASURER
GENERAL TREASURER Y
March 08, 2022 S2228 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- EXPLOITATION OF ELDERS
Changes the definition of "elder person" for purposes of exploitation of elders from a person sixty-five (65) years of age or older to a person sixty (60) years of age or older.
Passage Y
February 15, 2022 S2162 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- REDISTRICTING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Sets forth the boundaries of the voting districts for the House of Representatives and the Senate. Also sets forth the territory for the First and Second Congressional Districts in Rhode Island.
Passage as Amended Y
February 15, 2022 S2162 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- REDISTRICTING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Sets forth the boundaries of the voting districts for the House of Representatives and the Senate. Also sets forth the territory for the First and Second Congressional Districts in Rhode Island.
Approval of Amendment N
February 15, 2022 S2162 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- REDISTRICTING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Sets forth the boundaries of the voting districts for the House of Representatives and the Senate. Also sets forth the territory for the First and Second Congressional Districts in Rhode Island.
Approval of Amendment Y
February 10, 2022 H7209 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- MANUFACTURING AND WHOLESALE LICENSES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Repeals 3/1/22 sunset provision allowing Class B/brew pub licensees to sell wine/beer/mixed drinks with food takeout orders only.
MANUFACTURING AND WHOLESALE LIC. Y
February 10, 2022 S2154 CONCURRENT RESOLUTION EXTENDING POWER CONFERRED UPON THE GOVERNOR PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTION (E) OF TITLE 30, CHAPTER 15, SECTION 9 OF THE RHODE ISLAND GENERAL LAWS
UPON THE GOVERNOR Y
February 08, 2022 S2153 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- MANUFACTURING AND WHOLESALE LICENSES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Repeals 3/1/22 sunset provision allowing Class B/brew pub licensees to sell wine/beer/mixed drinks with food takeout orders only.
Passage as Amended Y
February 08, 2022 S2153 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- MANUFACTURING AND WHOLESALE LICENSES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Repeals 3/1/22 sunset provision allowing Class B/brew pub licensees to sell wine/beer/mixed drinks with food takeout orders only.
Approval of Amendment Y
February 08, 2022 S2134 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- SMALL BUSINESSES -- ZONING ORDINANCES
Imposes one year moratorium on enforcement of municipal ordinance or zoning requirement that penalizes owners of food service establishments/bars for modifications/alternations to their premises in response to an emergency declaration.
ZONING ORDINANCES Y
February 01, 2022 S2020 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF JOHNSTON TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $215,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE CONSTRUCTION, ADDITIONS, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE TOWN, PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY ANY GRANT RECEIVED FROM THE SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY CAPITAL FUND
Authorizes the town of Johnston to issue bonds and notes in an amount not exceeding $215,000,000 to finance construction, additions, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities.
Passage Y
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