Rhode Island Senator Louis Dipalma [D]

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RIS0399PassProhibits nonregulated power producers from automatically renewing a contract. Mandates that the nonregulated power producer provide methods for the customer to cancel service and provide the customer with notice of the contract expiration date.
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2019-07-16
Signed by Governor
RIS0134PassProvides 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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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0334PassRequires that any use of a premises for marijuana cultivation be disclosed in any real estate transaction.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0395PassEnables Rhode Island businesses to voluntarily promulgate standards to guide its business activities in a sustainable and responsible manner, as well as metrics for assessing whether it has met its objectives.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0608PassAllows voters making a mark rather than signature to vote with proof of identity by affirming their mark to the electronic pollbook without need for an affidavit by election supervisors.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0538PassRequires that plans for natural gas infrastructure be built to a set of design standards approved by a certified engineer if the work poses a material public safety risk.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0628PassMandates that polls in all cities and towns except New Shoreham open at 7 am and provides time for receipt of ballots cast outside the US.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0737PassCreates the "student loan bill of rights act" which establishes guidelines for the issuance of postsecondary loans.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0753PassAdds virtual currency to the existing electronic money transmission and sale of check licenses and adds additional regulatory provisions to simplify and clarify licensing related thereto.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0994PassExpands the definition of “approved project” to include resiliency related infrastructure projects, and further prohibits the award of financial assistance for a water pollution abatement project.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS1024PassRequires secretary of state to collect/publish governor's executive orders on website arranged by topic rather than in numerical/chronological order.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0621EnrollAllows that the year of manufacture plate need only be attached to the rear of the vehicle.
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2019-07-11
Transmitted to Governor
RIS0746PassTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Middletown Rotary Club, Inc.
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2019-07-11
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0980IntroExtends historic tax credits for 3 years until December 31, 2022, projects which have been funded through the Cultural Arts and the Economy Grant program, as enacted in chapter 145 of the 2014 Pub. L., and which would have expired on December 31, 201...
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2019-07-11
Transmitted to Governor
RIS1017EnrollValidates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Tiverton, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Tiverton on November 6, 2018.
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2019-07-11
Transmitted to Governor
RIS0062PassRequires 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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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0406PassAssents to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, and empowers the director of DEM to perform those acts necessary, to be in compliance with the provisions of the act for the modernization of the safety of the food supply.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0603PassMakes amendments providing for additional reporting duties and requirements for persons with knowledge of mistreatment or neglect of elders.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0781PassReduces the number of infractions for a person to be considered a "toll violator" from twenty (20) to ten (10). The act also reduces the number of infractions for a person to be considered a "toll evader" from one hundred (100) to twenty (20).
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0976PassAllows Tina L. Spears to join Reign Spears and Brent Dunn in marriage on or about August 10, 2019, within the Town of Charlestown, Rhode Island.
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2019-07-04
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0975PassAllows Carmela Geer to join Erica Silvia and Anthony Geer in marriage on or about July 13, 2019, within the Town of Middletown, Rhode Island.
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2019-07-04
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0898PassAllows private corporation, Children’s Grove, to convey its open space and recreational property to nonprofit third parties or a municipal corporation; provided that, such property shall be held and maintained for public recreation and open space.
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2019-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0065PassEnables city/town council to grant tax relief from payment of real estate/property tax during periods of federal/state government cessation of operations to state/federal employees.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0171PassEnsures appropriate disability language is used in all job descriptions and statutes.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0611PassProvides that a voter may use proof of identity which expired no more than six (6) months prior to voting.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0838IntroProvides a special motor vehicle registration plate honoring the New York Yankees for their twenty-seven (27) World Championships and the New York Yankees Universe Fund for the benefit of Rhode Island based charitable organizations.
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2019-06-28
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIS1037PassSenate Resolution Extending The Reporting Date Of The Special Legislative Commission To Study And Evaluate The Impact Of "project Sustainability" In The State Of Rhode Island (extends The Reporting Date Of The Commission To Study And Evaluate The Imp...
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2019-06-28
Senate read and passed
RIS0217IntroProvides greater details to be considered when deciding if there has been substantial compliance with the statutes requiring the prompt processing and payment of health insurance claims.
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2019-06-27
To House Finance Committee
RIS0939EngrossRequires all high school students graduating in 2021 and thereafter attending public or any schools managed and controlled by the state to demonstrate proficiency in one course in computer science education.
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2019-06-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0959IntroElectric distribution company to provide actual cost of interconnection. Amendments to ESB only with PUC approval and 30 days' notice.
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2019-06-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0202IntroProhibits a food service establishment from providing a consumer with a single-use plastic straw unless requested by the consumer.
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2019-06-26
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS0868IntroDirects the council on elementary/secondary education to implement assessment/evaluation systems for teachers/administrators.
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2019-06-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0867IntroEstablishes a procedure for the certification of provisional educators.
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2019-06-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
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
RIS1009PassSenate Resolution Joyously Celebrating The 50th Anniversary Of The Opening Of The Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge
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2019-06-26
Senate read and passed
RIS0866IntroEstablishes testing requirements for initial certification of new teachers on or after July 1, 2021.
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2019-06-25
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0143IntroProvides for physician/patient discussion regarding addiction and alternate treatment prior to initial and third opioid prescription.
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2019-06-21
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0798IntroEstablishes an opioid stewardship payment program which manufacturers and distributors of opioids would pay into, to support opioid treatment programs.
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2019-06-21
To House Finance Committee
RIS0194IntroSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Evaluate Rhode Island's Electric And Natural Gas Transmission And Distribution System Infrastructure (creates A 22 Member Commission To Study And Evaluate Rhode Island's Electri...
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2019-06-20
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0997IntroChanges 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.
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2019-06-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0262EngrossRemoves the condition that there needs to be a reasonable expectation that a 19 year old will complete a program in secondary school in order to qualify as a dependent child.
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2019-06-19
To House Finance Committee
RIS0077IntroExpands drug awareness programs to high schools, directs funding from certain civil fines and mandates establishment of criteria for funding.
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2019-06-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0238IntroImposes $250 substance abuse education assessment for conviction of driving under the influence or a violation for refusal to submit to a breathalyzer. Funds would be allocated to BHDDH and used to fund substance abuse programs.
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2019-06-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0675EngrossJoint 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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2019-06-14
To House Finance Committee
RIS0702IntroPrecludes the disability of a parent from serving as a basis for denial or restriction in matters involving a child's welfare, foster care, family law, guardianship and adoption.
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2019-06-14
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0864IntroDirect the council on elementary and secondary education to provide professional support and assistance to LEAs regarding effective ways to use data such as the LEA’s budget and demographics, school culture, and assessments to improve student perfo...
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2019-06-14
To House Health, Education and Welfare 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
RIS0059EngrossJoint Resolution Respectfully Urging The Department Of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities And Hospitals And The Executive Office Of Health And Human Services To Increase Certain Direct Worker Wages
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2019-06-13
To House Finance Committee
RIS0080IntroAuthorizes tax assessors to use the last revaluation as the assessed valuation.
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2019-06-13
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
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
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