Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Finance Committee

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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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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 28]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0893IntroAmends the property tax classification for the town of Johnston to be consistent with state law.
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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 28]
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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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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 28]
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 28]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0892IntroExempts from taxation the real and tangible personal property of Providence Country Day School, a Rhode Island nonprofit corporation, located in East Providence, Rhode Island.
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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 28]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0846IntroIn Accordance With Rhode Island General Laws § 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 Y...
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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 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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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 28]
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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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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 28]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0719IntroAdds elementary or secondary school mathematics, world languages or science educators to those individuals eligible for a fellowship.
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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 28]
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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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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 28]
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 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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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 28]
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RIH5993IntroAllows 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.
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2019-05-24
[Hearing: May 28]
To Senate Finance Committee
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
RIH5160EngrossServes 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.
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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
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RIH5381EngrossExtends the period for musical and theatrical productions to obtain tax credits to July 1, 2024.
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2019-05-22
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0134IntroProvides that the non-resident withholding requirement for a corporation that sells real estate be consistent with the seven percent (7%) corporate income tax rate.
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2019-05-21
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RIS0675IntroJoint Resolution Relating To Debt Management Act (authorizes Approval Of $50,000,000 Rhode Island Turnpike And Bridge Authority Revenue Bonds Secured By Toll, Transfers Of Motor Fuel Taxes And Other Revenues To Provide Funds To Maintain And Improve C...
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2019-05-21
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RIS0062IntroRequires municipalities to exempt from taxation the real property of a surviving spouse of a law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty, who occupies the real property as their principal place of residence.
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2019-05-21
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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
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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
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RIS0436IntroAmends the law on property tax relief extended to elderly and/or disabled persons.
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2019-05-14
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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
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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
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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
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RIS0064IntroExempts reusable bags not including paper/plastic bags from state sales tax.
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2019-05-14
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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
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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
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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
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RIS0666IntroRequires the tax administrator to remit thirteen percent (13%) of all hospital licensing fees to the municipality wherein the hospital is located.
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2019-05-09
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RIS0129IntroProvides for tax years on or after 1/1/2020 a taxpayer entitled to federal earned-income credit increase from 15% to 18% as a state- earned income credit not to exceed the amount of state income tax.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0272IntroRaises the earned income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to twenty percent (20%) for the tax years 2020 and beyond.
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2019-04-30
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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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2019-04-30
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RIS0672IntroProvides that payments for injuries in the line-of-duty, issued as part of the collective bargaining agreement between the state of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island department of corrections, shall not be subject to taxation.
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2019-04-12
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RIS0664IntroAdds department of corrections' correctional officers to the list of public safety employees that are entitled to their full salary if they are injured and become disabled as a result of performance of their job duties.
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2019-04-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0560IntroAllows state employees who had also been a correctional officer to elect to combine their service time earned from each job, for the determination of their retirement eligibility date and calculation of retirement benefits.
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2019-04-11
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RIS0740IntroEntitles correctional officers with 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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2019-04-11
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RIS0274IntroAllows state employees who had also been a correctional officer to elect to combine their service time earned from each job, for the determination of their retirement eligibility date and calculation of retirement benefits.
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2019-04-11
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RIS0212IntroProvides for a stipend to be paid to certain retired state employee, municipal employees, and teachers or their beneficiaries during years when a cost of living adjustment is not scheduled.
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2019-04-09
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RIS0555IntroAuthorizes the general treasurer to withhold state aid to municipalities which do not meet certain requirements regarding locally-administered pension plans and, if applicable, funding improvement plans.
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2019-04-09
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0423IntroChanges the retirement benefits of state employees who were eligible to retire by reason of age on 6/30/12. Exempts these employees from the 401(a) plan, and returns them to the traditional defined benefit plan.
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2019-04-09
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RIS0419IntroGradually increases the state's contribution to the teachers' retirement system, while reducing the municipal contribution, eventually resulting in the contributions being shared equally.
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2019-04-09
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RIS0563IntroRequires that retirement contributions be deposited or remitted to the retirement system within three (3) days.
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2019-04-09
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RIS0768IntroEstablishes the "refundable investment tax credit act" to provide for a refundable investment tax credit for certain investments in the construction of facilities, acquisition of tangible property, and the training of employees in the state.
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2019-04-04
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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2019-04-04
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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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2019-04-04
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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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2019-04-04
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0764IntroRemoves all fees associated with hemp licensing.
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2019-04-04
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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2019-04-04
To Senate Finance Committee
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