Bills Pending Rhode Island House Finance Committee

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RIH5621IntroProvides for a Medicaid home nursing care and hospice base rate adjustment for services delivered by highly skilled nursing professionals to high-acuity or high medical necessity Medicaid beneficiaries that have tracheostomies or use ventilators.
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2019-05-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH5571IntroRequires 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.
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2019-05-14
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RIH5387IntroRepeals the automatic phase out of the nursing facility reimbursement price based methodology.
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2019-05-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH5616IntroProvides for authorizations for services to developmentally disabled adults issued on or after July 1, 2019, be developed on an annual basis with funding for these services to be issued on an annual basis.
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2019-05-14
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RIH5609IntroProvides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and establishes medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services.
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2019-05-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH5204IntroRequires that enrollees in the Rhode Island best RX Prescription drug discount program for the uninsured are not charged a copay for their prescriptions.
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2019-05-14
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RIH5623IntroExpedites the Medicaid assistance application process and the recoupment process including interim Medicaid assistance payments.
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2019-05-14
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RIS0147IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant which allows eligible homeowners and renters to retrofit their residence to nationally recognized accessibility standards.
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2019-05-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH5604IntroIncreases the income eligibility limit for medical assistance coverage for seniors and disabled individuals from one hundred percent (100%) to one hundred thirty-three percent (133%) of federal poverty level.
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2019-05-10
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RIH6107IntroEstablishes office of adult education literarcy/employment advisory committee within GWBRI for adult education and literacy services/repeals adult education act and aid for evening schools eff. 12/1/19.
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2019-05-10
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RIH5597IntroProvides, for the tax year 2018 and thereafter, that any tax overpayment would be refunded with interest calculated at twelve percent (12%) compounded daily if not received by the thirtieth day of June in the subsequent year.
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2019-05-09
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RIH5526IntroIncreases the Rhode Island earned income credit from fifteen percent (15%) to fifteen and one-half percent (15.5%).
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2019-05-09
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RIH5912IntroIncreases tax wage base for contributions to TDI /TCI, expands eligibility, increases benefit rates, adds sibling and grandchild in coverage benefits, increases temp caregiver weeks, and institutes fines for not reinstating an employee who uses progr...
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2019-05-09
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RIH5223IntroPension benefits that originate from and were taxed in another state are exempted from Rhode Island state taxation.
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2019-05-09
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RIH5311IntroAllows for modification reducing federal adjusted gross income by allowing up to fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) income from individual retirement accounts or 401K accounts to be subtracted from gross income.
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2019-05-09
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RIH5224IntroExempts from the sale or use tax that portion of a motor vehicle lease payment collected for tangible personal property tax, municipal property tax, excise, or any other similar tax.
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2019-05-09
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RIH5591IntroPermits persons over the age of sixty-five (65) to deduct from their adjusted gross income the cost of maintaining a personal residence, up to seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500).
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2019-05-09
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RIH5417IntroProvides an income tax credit of twenty-five percent (25%) of an elderly resident taxpayer's primary residence water and sewer bills, not to exceed $250.
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2019-05-09
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RIH5410IntroAllows state income taxpayers to deduct from their federal adjusted gross income, all or some of their unreduced social security retirement benefits, depending upon the amount of their gross income.
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2019-05-09
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RIH5156IntroExcludes pension income from taxation under the same circumstances as social security exclusion.
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2019-05-09
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RIH5399IntroAdds 3 new income tax brackets for purposes of Rhode Island state income taxation.
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2019-05-09
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RIH5245IntroRaises the earned income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to twenty percent (20%) for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2019.
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2019-05-09
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RIH5394IntroPermits cigarette distributors to have partial rolls or sheets of unused tax stamps redeemed by the tax administrator for ninety-eight percent (98%) of their face value.
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2019-05-09
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RIH5523IntroCreates a tax on sugary drinks and creates a dedicated revenue source for programs designed to benefit public health.
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2019-05-09
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RIH5581IntroImposes 1% state tax on sale of hookah tobacco/vaping devices, accessories/supplies/replacement parts & 1% local hookah tobacco/vaping devices tax to be used by cities/towns for education of persons of the dangers of hookah tobacco/vaping device usag...
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2019-05-09
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RIH5603IntroProvides certain restrictions on the sale of tobacco products, enhance the definition of "tobacco products", and would raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and nicotine delivery systems from 18 to 21 years of age
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2019-05-09
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RIH5404IntroExempts trigger locks and safes designed and manufactured for firearms storage from sales and use taxes.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5221IntroDefines as "disabled," persons receiving veterans' affairs disability benefits paid by the federal government for purposes of property tax relief.
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2019-05-08
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RIH6079IntroEntitles correctional officers who have a minimum of twenty-five (25) years of service and who are at least fifty-five (55) years of age to receive a non-Medicare-eligible retiree health care insurance benefit.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5112IntroAppropriates the sum of two hundred dollars ($200) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, for payment of the Vietnam bonus of James A. Falcon of East Providence, Rhode Island.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5793IntroExempts from taxation real property acquired or leased by a railroad entity used in the boarding or disembarking of railroad passengers or supporting passenger railroad operations and services.
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2019-05-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH5854IntroReduces the rate for sales and use taxes from seven percent (7%) to six and one-half percent (6.5%) upon passage of federal law or court decisions authorizing states to require remote sellers to collect or remit rate or sales taxes.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5413IntroExempts the trade-in values of motorcycles from sales tax and exempts from the state sales tax the trade-in value of any pickup truck under eight thousand one hundred pounds (8,100 lbs.) gross weight.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5614IntroExempts from sales tax any amount a construction contractor charges clients for materials and supplies in connection with a construction contract.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5159IntroProvides a tax credit for community service hours provided by state residents to certain not for profit entities and municipal departments that are certified to issue credits for state community service volunteerism hours.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5098IntroExempts self-employed sole practicing investigators operating independently from any partnership, corporation, limited liability company or association from the sale tax imposed on services.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5577IntroExempts reusable bags not including paper/plastic bags from state sales tax.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5622IntroProvides for a use tax exemption for all health care facilities licensed by the department of health that are required by a federal or state government entity to purchase, store, use, or otherwise consume prewritten computer software.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5157IntroAdds urns and shrouds, prayer cards and other items customarily sold or provided by a funeral director to those funeral items which are already exempt from sales and use taxes.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5010IntroDefines as "disabled," persons receiving veterans' affairs disability benefits paid by the federal government for purposes of property tax relief and would be retroactive to January 1, 2018.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5307IntroExempts from the sales and use taxes products used for feminine hygiene in connection with the menstrual cycle.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5099IntroEliminates the ten dollar ($10.00) fee requirement for the sales tax permit.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5222IntroProvides that a nonprofit hospital facility converted from for-profit hospital facility would have a payment in lieu of tax agreement with the applicable city or town or subject to a municipal payment equal to sixty-five percent (65%) of the tax due.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5948IntroAllows a municipality, in which twelve percent (12%) of the housing in a municipality qualifies for low-income housing, to charge a tax up to ten percent (10%) of the current year's gross scheduled rental income.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5947IntroIncreases the maximum tax for qualifying low-income housing from eight percent (8%) to ten percent (10%) of the property's previous year's gross scheduled rental income. The increase shall be used by local municipalities for public school education a...
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2019-05-08
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RIH5158IntroIncludes a book of fiction or non-fiction within the definition of a "work" which is original or creative and for "one-of-a-kind, limited production" thus qualifying them for exemption from the sales tax.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5859IntroRequires any reimposition of car/trailer excise tax subsequent to fiscal year 2024 phase-out shall provide a uniform statewide tax rate for use by cities and towns.
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2019-05-08
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RIH5103IntroEnables the RI public transit authority (RIPTA) to work with the Massachusetts Bay Transit authority (MBTA) to allow commuter rail passes to be used as dual passes for both RIPTA and MBTA.
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2019-05-07
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RIH5104IntroEstablishes rules and procedures for licensing emergency shelters, including setting minimum standards and prohibiting the charging of fees to the residents.
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2019-05-07
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RIH5374IntroAppropriates unused monies collected by the division to be allocated for the operation and maintenance of a statewide police and fire dispatch center.
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2019-05-07
To House Finance Committee
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