Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee

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RIH6210EngrossAllows DEM to extend certain deadlines for required sewer construction in the replacement of cesspools, which deadlines would not extend beyond January 1, 2025.
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2019-06-28
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIH5794EngrossRequires 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.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0820IntroCreates the water security act of 2019 to ensure equal access to safe drinking water for all citizens of the state.
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2019-05-29
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0891IntroRemoves the word diesel in regard to idling of engines and would pertain to idling of all engines.
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2019-05-29
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0759IntroGrants solar energy system retail purchasers protections requiring disclosures in the retail/lease documents the right to cancel/rescind agreement within 90 days prior to installation/notice of liens filed on their property.
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2019-05-01
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0662IntroEstablishes a fee on companies that sell fossil fuels in Rhode Island for consumption or distribution within the state and establishes an "economic and climate resilience fund" to disburse the collected funds.
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2019-05-01
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0658IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island global warming solutions act to reduce carbon emissions across various sectors of the local economy.
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2019-05-01
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0553IntroAdds pickles and relish to those foods which are permitted to be manufactured and sold as a farm home food product.
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2019-04-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0660IntroPrecludes Rhode Island local fishermen or aquaculturists from being found a public or private nuisance due to alleged objectionable odor or noise as a result of generally accepted industry procedures.
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2019-04-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0758IntroProvides funding to Rhode Island department of environmental management, office of energy resources and to coastal resource management council from any offshore land lease fees associated with offshore wind systems that access state waters.
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2019-04-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0757IntroRequires that the department of environmental management to request proposals, every two (2) years, to solicit procurement of a representative organization to operate the paint stewardship program.
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2019-04-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0407IntroExempts the producers of certain milk and milk product produced for personal consumption from the inspection requirements of the milk sanitation code.
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2019-04-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0551IntroProvides for the authorized taking of mushrooms from public lands.
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2019-04-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0663IntroEstablishes and implements woodland stewardship and preservation programs managed by the department of environmental management administered by cities and towns through local comprehensive planning and zoning.
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2019-04-10
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0550IntroEliminates the tax imposed on hard-to-dispose materials such as lubricating oils, glycol-based antifreeze and tires used on motor vehicles.
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2019-04-10
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0552IntroEstablishes minimum energy and water efficiency standards for appliances and specified equipment purchased or installed after July 1, 2020.
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2019-04-10
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0659IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting An Assessment Of The Benefits To Rhode Island Of Enactment Of A Green New Deal, Including, But Not Limited To, Findings And Recommendations For State Legislation Based On Green New Deal Principles.
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2019-04-10
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0408IntroCreates a 7 member commission to study of the merits and feasibility of a pyrolysis or gasification facility in the State, and who would report back to the Senate by March 7, 2020, and would expire on May 7, 2020.
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2019-04-03
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0414IntroDefines small, large and residential wind energy systems. Provides that the zoning ordinance for wind energy systems establish requirements and guidelines consistent with the latest technical paper published by the statewide planning program.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0016IntroProvides that applicants/licensees for fossil fuel electricity generating facilities invest in renewable energy facilities in conjunction with the fossil fuel facility construction.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0269IntroEstablishes the RI coastal adaptation trust fund. The trust would enable cities and towns and the state to apply for grants to fund projects that invest in measures that adapt infrastructure on public lands to address the impacts of climate change.
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2019-03-20
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0412IntroEstablishes OSACR, a fund which provides grants to fund projects that adapt infrastructure to address climate change; assess eligibility of projects, allocation, disbursements and the fund's financing. Effective July 1, 2019.
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2019-03-20
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0268IntroProhibits retail sales establishments from providing plastic checkout bags and all retail establishments from providing expanded polystyrene disposable food containers and would be enforced by municipal designees, with an opt out provision.
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2019-03-06
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0270IntroReduces the number of water quality fund classes from three to two.
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2019-02-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0415IntroSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Effect Of Wind Turbines On All Marine Life (creates A 5 Member Commission To Study The Effect Of Wind Turbines On All Marine Life, And Report Back To The Senate By February 11, ...
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2019-02-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0413IntroSpecifically defines plant agriculture as not the cultivation and processing of marijuana.
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2019-02-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
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