Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Finance Committee

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RIS0979IntroAuthorizes the city of Newport to impose a surcharge on the price of admission to organizations or venues that sell more than twenty thousand (20,000) tickets during the time period commencing on July 1, 2018 until June 30, 2019.
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2019-06-26
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS1016IntroAllows the tax rate for motor vehicles to differ from the tax rate for ratable tangible personal property in the city of Woonsocket in compliance with chapter 34.1 of title 44 entitled "Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise Tax Elimination Act of 1998."
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2019-06-25
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0017IntroSunsets/discontinues the Jobs Development Act rate reduction as of July 1, 2019.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0437IntroSets the minimum hourly wages for employees of developmental disabilities organizations who have developmental disabilities at thirteen dollars and seventy seven cents ($13.77) with an increase to fifteen dollars ($15.00) commencing on July 1, 2020.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0127IntroImposes 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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2019-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0418IntroCreates a tax on sugary drinks and creates a dedicated revenue source for programs designed to benefit public health.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0208IntroAuthorizes cities and towns to tax real and/or personal property owned, leased or operated in whole or in part by any nonprofit institution of higher education or nonprofit hospital currently exempt by charter, general, or public law.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0561IntroSets forth the proportional distribution of revenue from tax payments received after July 1, 2019, from the hotel tax.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0416IntroRequires free lunches to be provided for all elementary and secondary students attending public schools, to the extent state and federal funds are available.
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2019-06-13
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RIS0434IntroProvides for increases in the amount of foundation level school support that a community would receive, based upon a community's ability to meet and surpass its minimum low and moderate income housing requirements.
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2019-06-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0562IntroRepeals the provisions of the Stay Invested in RI Wavemaker Fellowship, and establish the Stay Invested in RI Tax Credit to provide eligible taxpayers with a tax credit for educational loan repayment expenses.
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2019-06-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0766IntroEliminates the two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) hemp licensing fee and reduces the hemp licensing application fee from two hundred fifty dollars ($250) to one hundred dollars ($100).
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2019-06-11
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RIS0128IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $100,000 To Year Up Providence (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) To Year Up Providence.)
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2019-06-11
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RIS0762IntroExempts 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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2019-06-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0764IntroRemoves all fees associated with hemp licensing.
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2019-06-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0763IntroPension benefits that originate from and were taxed in another state are exempted from Rhode Island state taxation.
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2019-06-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0674IntroProvides that a tax payment shall be paid by midnight on the date in which the tax becomes due and payable, and reduces the amount of penalty for taxes unpaid from a maximum of twenty-one percent (21%) to ten percent (10%).
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2019-06-11
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RIS0720IntroMakes numerous changes to the merit system.
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2019-06-11
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RIS0278IntroProvides that a tax payment shall be paid by midnight on the date in which the tax becomes due and payable, and reduces the amount of penalty for taxes unpaid from a maximum of twenty-one percent (21%) to ten percent (10%).
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2019-06-10
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0048IntroEstablishes personal income tax credit for persons incurring expenses caring for relative requiring assistance with daily living activities certified by a licensed physician for tax years from/after 12/31/19.
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0126IntroAuthorizes state agencies to allow vendors to withhold a commission for developing electronic filing systems.
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0567IntroExempts from the sales and use taxes tangible personal property donated for a charitable purpose to nonprofit organization deemed tax-exempt by both the federal government, this state or any state government of the United States of America.
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0021IntroAdds three (3) new income tax brackets for purposes of Rhode Island state income taxation.
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0765IntroIncreases 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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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0056IntroEstablishes a nineteen percent (19%) carried interest fairness fee for investment management services in order to tax the carried interest income of hedge fund and private equity investors as traditional ordinary earned income.
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0049IntroExempts from the sales and use taxes products used for feminine hygiene in connection with the menstrual cycle.
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0825IntroAllows state employees the ability to make an after tax contribution to a qualified Roth contribution program as a part of a deferred compensation plan.
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0950IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $300,000 To The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation For Allocation To The Defense Economy Community Reinvestment Program
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2019-06-05
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0210IntroRelieves Central Falls from reimbursing state for expenses related to fiscal stability act, expenses related to Central Falls school district bankruptcy proceeding, expenses of Moreau v Flanders, or expenses incurred after termination of the receiver...
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2019-05-29
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0671IntroEstablishes a Pawtucket-Central Falls station redevelopment district and provides that tax credits may be available for certain projects located in the district for an amount not to exceed 50% of the project cost.
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2019-05-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0282IntroExpands the tiered-rate structure for childcare assistance program to meet federal benchmark for access to high-quality childcare for all age groups of children.
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2019-05-28
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RIS0824IntroRemoves the prohibition on state appropriations to the municipal infrastructure grant program, and would provide for a one time $10,000,000 appropriation to administer the program.
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2019-05-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0822IntroRemoves the prohibition on state appropriations to the municipal infrastructure grant program, and authorizes the state planning council to evaluate, approve and issue such grants, subject to the appropriations provided to the program.
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2019-05-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0206IntroAmends the definition of the term "disabled," for purposes tax relief, to include persons receiving veterans' affairs disability benefits paid by the federal government.
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2019-05-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0060IntroRelieves Central Falls from reimbursing state for expenses related to fiscal stability act, expenses related to Central Falls school district bankruptcy proceeding, expenses of Moreau v Flanders, or expenses incurred after termination of receivership...
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2019-05-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0047IntroAmends the calculation of the permanent foundation education aid to school districts, and would make an adjustment based upon students residing in qualified low-income housing.
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2019-05-28
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RIS0429IntroChanges the formula for providing state aid to students in conventional public housing and provides funding through gambling revenue and taxes derived from the sale of marijuana.
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2019-05-28
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RIS0279IntroExempts from sales tax any amount a construction contractor charges clients for materials and supplies in connection with a construction contract.
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2019-05-28
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RIS0888IntroAllows small loan lenders to charge fees on loans up to $5,000 provided the fees are disclosed and agreed to in written instrument signed by borrower and licensee.
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2019-05-22
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0894IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $140,000 To Urban Ventures
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2019-05-22
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0821IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $770,000 To The Rhode Island Executive Office Of Health And Human Services For The Individual Provider Program (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $770,000 To The Department Of ...
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2019-05-14
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0061IntroAuthorizes cities/towns to establish a property tax credit program in exchange for volunteer service by persons over age 60 up to $1,500 calculated by multiplying service hours by the state minimum wage per hour.
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2019-05-14
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0436IntroAmends the law on property tax relief extended to elderly and/or disabled persons.
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2019-05-14
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0280IntroExpands 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.
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2019-05-14
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0288IntroRemoves the seven million ($7,000,000) dollar limit allowing the motion picture production company tax credit to be carried forward. Increases the total credits that may be issued up to twenty five million ($25,000,000.)
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2019-05-14
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0125IntroRequires verification of hours worked on computers by contractors for professional or technical services rendered to the departments of transportation, health, human services, administration and commerce in contracts exceeding $100,000.
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2019-05-14
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0064IntroExempts reusable bags not including paper/plastic bags from state sales tax.
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2019-05-14
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0438IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $185,000 To The Division Of Elderly Affairs In The Department Of Human Services To Fund Elder Respite Services (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $185,000 To The Division Of Elderly Affairs In The ...
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2019-05-14
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0665IntroRequires the tax administrator to remit eighteen percent (18%) of all hospital licensing fees to the city of Woonsocket collected from any hospital located in the city of Woonsocket.
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2019-05-09
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0050IntroProvides 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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2019-05-09
To Senate Finance Committee
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