+ − Contact Information Email Address: email@example.com Phone: (401) 377-8818 + − Committees (4) RI - Corporations (House) Title: chairman RI - Housing Act Oversight Commission Title: co-chairperson RI - Economic Development Title: member RI - Health Care Oversight Title: co-chairperson + − Sponsored Bills (25) RI - HB6225 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- STROKE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT ACT OF 2009 (Permits the department of health to designate hospitals as "acute stroke ready hospitals.") RI - HR6063 HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING TONY PETRARCA FOR HIS THIRTY YEARS OF EXCELLENCE AS A METEOROLOGIST WITH WPRI-TV RI - HB5150 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MISCELLANEOUS RULES (Provides exceptions to the texting while driving prohibition.) RI - HR5200 HOUSE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE WEEK OF JANUARY 22ND THROUGH JANUARY 28TH, 2017, AS "CRNA WEEK" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - HB5890 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Provides for a two percent (2%) regionalization bonus to all regionalized school districts commencing in Fiscal Year 2018.) RI - HB6156 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE (Adopts the Health Insurance Market Stabilization and Consumer Protection Act of 2017.) RI - HB5641 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (Expands use of public utilities reserve fund to state court appeals to and regulatory matters before federal agencies and increase amount chargeable to public utility to $750,000 but not more than $250,000 for administrator’s representation of state.) RI - HB5695 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - FRAUD AND FALSE DEALING (Criminalizes residential mortgage fraud and extend the statute of limitations for certain offenses regarding financial and banking fraud.) RI - HB5710 AN ACT RELATING TO PROBATE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - LIMITED GUARDIANSHIP AND GUARDIANSHIP OF ADULTS (Provides persons under limited guardianship, guardianship conservatorship with rights designed to protect them from mental, physical and financial abuse by guardians and conservators retroactively and prospectively.) RI - HB5934 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - CASUALTY INSURANCE RATING (Repeals multiple sections of the general laws related to insurance, including §27-9-57 and chapter 75 of title 27 ("Surplus Lines Insurance Multi-State Compliance Compact").) RI - HB5149 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES (Increases the expiration date for a person over seventy-five (75) years of age to the third year following issuance of a driver's license.) RI - HB5487 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - MOTOR CARRIER TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTS (Renders void/unenforceable motor transportation contract terms holding harmless indemnitee from or against its own negligence/intentional acts/omissions upon the effective date.) RI - HB5682 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- PROTECTING STUDENT PRIVACY ON SCHOOL-OWNED TECHNOLOGY (Establishes certain student privacy rights in regard to take-home technology devices from school.) RI - HR5408 HOUSE RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN RHODE ISLAND AND TAIWAN, ENHANCING BILATERAL RELATIONS, AND SUPPORTING TAIWAN IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY RI - HB5628 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - LIFE INSURANCE (Requires that the department of business regulation provide a mandatory disclosure notice, at no cost to insurers, to certain policy holders regarding their rights and alternatives to lapse or surrender.) RI - HR5526 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF RICHARD A. GRILLS RI - HB5289 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- PAYMENTS TO FIRE COMPANIES (Requires reimbursement payments from the general fund to volunteer fire departments and ambulance organizations responding to emergencies on or along Route 95.) RI - HB5196 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- EXCAVATION NEAR UNDERGROUND UTILITY FACILITIES (Requires the marking of all underground utility facilities when the underground utility is under a public right-of-way.) RI - HB5291 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - SECURITIZATION ACT (Repeals The Public Utility Securitization Act (§§39-1-1 to 60), passed in 1997.) RI - HB6365 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE ACT (Amends reinsurance credit statute to conform with NAIC model/surplus lines statute for taxation of fees/protected cell statute as to business transfer with insolvency protection/insurance premium tax statute defining qualifying jobs.) RI - HB6182 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS --REGULATORY POWERS OF ADMINISTRATION--UTILITIES (Characterizes incentive payments to utilities as billed distribution revenue for rate setting services.) RI - HB6251 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- EXPIRATION DATES (Grants the administrator of the division of motor vehicles the power to extend the expiration dates up to ninety (90) days of permits, licenses, registrations, certificates, placards, and other privileges, under limited circumstances.) RI - HB6022 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - SNOW REMOVAL SERVICE LIABILITY LIMITATION ACT (Defines snow removal contracts between service providers and service receivers and limit liability between them and declare indemnity agreements void as against public policy.) RI - HB5629 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - CASUALTY INSURANCE RATING (Repeals the provision prohibiting employer's liability and the surplus lines insurance multi-state compact as outdated statutes governing insurance.) RI - HB5684 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES (Exempts individuals validly licensed in their country and holding a validly issued study or work Visa from the State's licensing requirements.) + − Cosponsored Bills (46) RI - HB5116 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - TRESPASS AND ACTIONS FOR POSSESSION (Provides that a cause of action may be brought for encroachment upon open space land.) RI - HB5152 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MISCELLANEOUS RULES (Provides for an exception to the prohibition on texting while driving for any person activating, viewing or deactivating a global positioning device or navigation application.) RI - HB5165 AN ACT RELATING TO THE WESTERLY HIGHER EDUCATION AND JOB SKILLS CENTER (Authorizes the appropriation of the sum of one million, two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($1,250,000) to the Westerly Higher Education and Job Skills Center, for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2017.) RI - HB5467 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - ESTABLISHMENT OF REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS - CHARIHO CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER (Provides department of education shall not approve a new career and technical program or center in certain towns so long as a center is maintained by the Chariho regional school district.) RI - HB5478 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - RHODE ISLAND SAILING EVENTS COMMISSION (Creates the Rhode Island Sailing Events Commission in order to attract amateur and professional marine events in Rhode Island.) RI - HB5496 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Provides that when calculating the income for Federal income tax purposes, there may be subtracted from Federal adjusted gross income up to $15,000 of the taxable portion of the retirement income provided in a taxpayer's Federal income tax return.) RI - HB5542 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - CONDOMINIUM LAW (Changes newspaper notice publication requirements and grants defaulting unit owner rights of post-sale notice and rights of redemption.) RI - HB5572 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - REGULATORY POWERS OF ADMINISTRATION (Eliminates the need for a special election to create an opt-out municipal energy aggregation plan initiated by any city or town subject to public utility commission approval.) RI - HB5648 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY SERVICES (Subjects TNC vehicle owners to the regulation of transportation network companies.) RI - HB5677 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY (Requires registration and criminal background checks of individuals who provide personal care assistant services.) RI - HB5768 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES (Requires that the Community College of Rhode Island provide traffic safety education at each public high school in the state.) RI - HB5773 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP (Establishes a post-secondary education scholarship program to be funded in part by the state and in partnership with public and private entities that engage in a memorandum of understanding that internships would be provided.) RI - HB5892 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - COURTESY PLATES (Establishes a one-time fee of two hundred dollars ($200) for the issuance of an automobile vanity plate, in addition to the existing service charge of sixty dollars ($60.00) for each registration renewal.) RI - HB6078 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- BARBERS, HAIRDRESSERS, COSMETICIANS, MANICURISTS AND ESTHETICIANS (Permits grandfathering the licensing of barbers, hairdressers, cosmeticians, manicurists and estheticians on the basis of work experience or work in another state.) RI - HB6088 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES (Benefits for students with disabilities continue until the end of the public school calendar semester when the student turns 21 or when the student’s program ends in accordance with the student’s (IEP), whichever occurs earlier.) RI - HB6116 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION (Prohibits state guide plan from requiring any city or town from adopting a housing ordinance that exceeds laws of Rhode Island or city or town's zoning laws.) RI - HB6130 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM--CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS (Allows retired nurses to be employed at state colleges for up to 75 days or150 half days before their pension payment would be suspended.) RI - HB6286 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- DRIVER TRAINING STAFF (Permits CCRI to hire persons who are employed by, or associated with, commercial driving schools for the classroom instruction portion of the CCRI program.) RI - HB6318 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX CREDITS 2013 (Repeals the sunset provision of chapter 33.6 of title 44 which grants tax credits to individuals or companies redeveloping historic structures.) RI - HB6359 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CARDIAC ARREST PREVENTION IN SCHOOL SPORTS (Addresses the potential for sudden cardiac arrest among student athletes by raising awareness of the symptoms ad requiring medical evaluations.) RI - HR5079 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SINCERE CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF ALBERT T. KLYBERG RI - HR5296 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SINCERE CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF KIMBERLY A. TARBOX RI - HR5364 HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS ON THEIR STERLING 2016-2017 NFL SEASON AND WISHING THEM CONTINUED SUCCESS ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2017, AGAINST THE ATLANTA FALCONS IN THE SUPER BOWL RI - HR5365 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF GLORIA RUSSELL RI - HR5404 HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS ON WINNING SUPER BOWL LI RI - HR5409 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF RETIRED WESTERLY POLICE CHIEF NUNZIO A. CIMALORE RI - HR5524 HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING MEGAN ROY ON RECEIVING THE 2017 PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD RI - HR5611 HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS ADOPT "AN AMERICAN ECONOMIC RECOVERY" PROGRAM RI - HR5810 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF THE HONORABLE CHARLES F. GOULD RI - HR5846 HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING LINCOLN POLICE SGT. WALTER PTASZEK, OFFICERS CHRIS HANNON AND MATHEW PARADIS, AND THE ALBION FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN RESCUING AN ELDERLY COUPLE AND SUCCESSFULLY EXTINGUISHING A FOUR-ALARM FIRE RI - HR5858 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF DR. SAMUEL MONTALTO, JR. RI - HR5861 HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING DEBRA MCMULLEN FOR HER MANY YEARS OF EXCELLENCE AS AN ATHLETE, TEACHER AND COACH RI - HR5917 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF DR. SAMUEL J. MONTALTO, JR. RI - HR5940 HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING RHODE ISLAND NATIVE BILLY GILMAN ON HIS SINGING CAREER AND FINISHING AS RUNNER-UP ON THE VOICE RI - HR5941 HOUSE RESOLUTION SENDING GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS FROM THE RHODE ISLAND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE CITIZENS OF RHODE ISLAND TO ORFHLAITH BERGIN, HER "3RD CLASS" AT THE CLONMORE NATIONAL SCHOOL, AND TEACHER MS. CARMEL KENNY RI - HR5998 HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING MICHAEL J. FRINK ON HIS RETIREMENT AS CHIEF OF THE DUNN’S CORNER FIRE DEPARTMENT RI - HR5999 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF PAUL E. BARBER, SR., M.D. RI - HR6219 HOUSE RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF CUMBERLAND SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS AND THANKING MARY ANNE ROLL FOR SEVENTEEN YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE AS THE ORGANIZATION'S DIRECTOR RI - HR6222 HOUSE RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS TO MAXIMIZE RECYCLING EFFORTS AT RHODE ISLAND'S SCHOOLS RI - HR6249 HOUSE RESOLUTION CELEBRATING AUGUST 15, 2017, AS "KOREA DAY" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - HR6275 HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING ST. PETER SCHOOL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ON SUCCESSFULLY ADVANCING TO THE NATIONAL HISTORY FAIR COMPETITION RI - HR6276 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF UMILE RITACCO RI - HR6346 HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE PONAGANSET HIGH SCHOOL BOYS' BASEBALL TEAM ON WINNING THE 2017 RHODE ISLAND DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP AND REPEATING AS CHAMPIONS RI - HR6378 HOUSE RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING RICHARD D. RASPALLO, ESQ., FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND CONGRATULATING HIM ON THE OCCASION OF HIS APPOINTMENT AS MAGISTRATE OF THE RHODE ISLAND SUPERIOR COURT RI - HR6381 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF EDWARD M. FOGARTY RI - HR6383 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF FRANK J. MONTANARO, SR.