Rhode Island Senator Roger Picard [D]

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RIS0190PassProvides that financial and other records be made available for examination by unit owners within thirty (30) days of a request being made.
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2019-07-19
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0996PassValidates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Cumberland, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Cumberland on November 6, 2018.
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2019-07-19
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS1012PassAllows Woonsocket to assess different tax rates upon motor vehicles and ratable tangible personal property to comply with Motor Vehicle/Trailer Tax Elimination Act.
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2019-07-19
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0046VetoAllows a school district to conduct instruction through virtual education up to five (5) days when schools have been closed due to inclement weather, emergency or any nonscheduled school closings.
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2019-07-16
Vetoed by Governor
RIS0333PassRaises amount from $1,500 to $3,000 at which insurer may fail to renew private passenger auto policy/assess premium surcharge for property damage claim payment. Eff. 1/1/20.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0398PassProvides that professional engineers who are registered and authorized to practice by the Rhode Island state board of registration for professional engineers be deemed to have met the qualifications for a designer's license.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0755PassExempts those students in grade twelve (12) who are enrolled full-time in a dual enrollment program where the courses are taken on a higher education institution campus from the requirement that they complete health and physical education courses.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0308PassProhibits misrepresentation of the status of an animal as a service animal in order to acquire any right or privilege afforded disabled persons.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0536PassAllows disability insurance with a benefit limit in excess of a benefit limit available from an admitted insurer to be written in the surplus lines market.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0936PassExempts Woonsocket properties with a Main Street address, located between 2 Main Street (Plat 14, Lot 284) and 194 Main Street (Plat 14, Lot 139), from prohibition of the sale of alcoholic beverages within 200 feet of any school or church.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0154PassImposes a penalty against a condominium association that fails to deliver a resale certificate within ten (10) days of a request by a unit owner.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0256PassCreates the travel insurance act to establish comprehensive/uniform regulatory framework for travel insurance. Clarifying/bolstering enforcement authority over participants in the travel insurance industry.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0625PassPermits applicants for commercial driver’s licenses to carry over parts of the required examinations that they passed for a period of two years and require them to retake those portions not passed.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
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
RIS0301IntroAuthorizes hospital medical staff to elect whether or not to participate in a maintenance of certification program, to elect medical specialty board to implement the program and prohibits insurers from denying reimbursement based solely on this elect...
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2019-06-27
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0283EngrossExpands the existing disability business enterprises program.
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2019-06-27
To House 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
RIS0754IntroPermits the Cumberland Town Council to establish limits on the number of students from the Cumberland school district who may enroll in any charter public school.
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2019-06-05
To Senate Education 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
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
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
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0885PassSenate Resolution Welcoming The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts Of America To The Rhode Island State House For Their 2018 "report To The State" Presentation
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2019-05-22
Senate read and passed
RIS0614IntroExempts newspaper deliverers from the minimum wage laws.
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2019-05-15
To Senate Labor 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
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
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
RIS0860PassSenate Resolution Celebrating The Week Of May 5th Through 11th , 2019, As "national Small Business Week" And Proclaiming The Week Of May 6th Through May 10th, 2019, To Be "rhode Island Small Business Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2019-05-08
Senate read and passed
RIS0859PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming The Week Of May 6th Through May 11th Of 2019 To Be "teacher Appreciation Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2019-05-07
Senate read and passed
RIS0014IntroRequires that the board of elementary and secondary education adopt a competency-based/proficiency-based learning policy whereby students can earn credits through demonstration of competency.
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2019-05-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0042IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Right To An Adequate Education (if Approved, Requires The State To Ensure That All Students Have The Opportunity To Achieve At High L...
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2019-05-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0045IntroRequires the department of elementary and secondary education and the department of children, youth and families to each pay fifty percent (50%) of out of certain district transportation costs
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2019-05-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0043IntroRequires the state to reimburse the city or town for any costs associated with transporting children placed in foster care to an educational facility outside the regional transportation district.
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2019-05-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0616IntroPublic works project subcontractors may seek payment directly from awarding authority.
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2019-05-01
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0261IntroRequires every electric distribution company and natural gas distribution company to submit to the division of public utilities and carriers an emergency response plan for review and approval.
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2019-04-30
Committee recommended indefinite postponement
RIS0651IntroRequires public utilities and electric distribution companies to provide prompt and adequate service to its rate payers relating to new service and service upgrades.
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2019-04-30
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0810IntroRequires electric/gas distribution companies submit to DPUC an emergency response plan on/before 6/1/20 and annually; authorizes civil/administrative penalties for noncompliance; establishes process for DPUC to assess same.
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2019-04-30
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0200IntroSenate Resolution Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special Legislative Commission To Conduct A Comprehensive Review And Make Recommendations Regarding The Appropriate State Agency To House Adult Education (extends The Reporting And...
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2019-04-24
To Senate Education 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
RIS0071IntroProhibits residential landlords from terminating period tenancies from December 1 to February 1 and would require sixty (60) days written notice to the elderly or disabled.
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2019-04-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0802PassSenate Resolution Congratulating The Providence College Men's Ice Hockey Team On Winning The Ncaa Tournament East Regional, Played At The Dunkin Donuts Center, And Wishing Them Continued Success At The Frozen Four In Buffalo, New York
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2019-04-11
Senate read and passed
RIS0057EngrossCreates micro zones in distressed areas to stimulate economic revitalization/employment opportunities/business development through redevelopment of abandoned industrial/commercial structures.
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2019-04-10
To House Finance Committee
RIS0243IntroAllows the owner of motor vehicles, which is between ten (10) and twenty (20) years old and cannot locate a title certificate obtain a registration certificate with the name of the current registered owner(s).
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2019-04-10
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0686IntroRequires the department of transportation to clear sidewalks of snow and ice on state roads for school bus stops along routes approved by the respective school committees and chief of police for each city and town.
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2019-04-04
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
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
RIS0655IntroRequires a school committee to demonstrate a good faith effort to meet the required number of days in the school year.
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2019-04-03
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0743PassSenate Resolution Recognizing And Advocating Support For The "census Day Of Action" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2019-04-02
Senate read and passed
RIS0023IntroIncreases 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.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0051IntroPermits 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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2019-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0052IntroIncreases the maximum tax on qualifying low-income property from eight percent (8%) of the previous year's gross scheduled rental income to ten percent (10%) of the prospective year's gross scheduled rental income.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0582IntroAuthorizes pharmacies to dispense prescriptions of less than a thirty (30) day supply for the purpose of synchronizing a patient's medications.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
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