+ − Contact Information Email Address: email@example.com Phone: (401) 474-7961 + − Committees (2) RI - Health, Education and Welfare (House) Title: member RI - Veterans' Affairs (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (16) RI - HR7270 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (This resolution would extend the reporting and expiration dates of the special legislative commission relating to education – school committees and superintendents from January 31, 2018, to June 30, 2018, and said commission would expire on July 30, 2018.) RI - HB8178 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTH KINGSTOWN TO FINANCE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATIONS, REMEDIATION, ALTERATIONS, ADDITIONS AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR RELATED EQUIPMENT AND TO ISSUE NOT MORE THAN $27,000,000 BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR, OF WHICH UP TO $13,500,000 IS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES AND UP TO $13,500,000 IS FOR OTHER TOWN PURPOSES RI - HR7413 HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO BE KNOWN AS THE "OUT OF SCHOOL TIME LEARNING COMMISSION" (Creates a permanent joint commission to improve and increase the number of quality out of school time learning programs in the state.) RI - HB7413 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - OUT OF SCHOOL TIME LEARNING COMMISSION (Creates a permanent joint commission to improve and increase the number of quality out of school time learning programs in the state.) RI - HB7053 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Allows the issuance of courtesy veterans' plates.) RI - HB7103 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- VETERANS' EXEMPTIONS (Extends the veterans' partial exemption from real estate taxes to those who were one hundred percent (100%) disabled owing to an injury or injuries sustained in training for combat duty at any time.) RI - HB7100 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - PAYMENTS TO FIRE COMPANIES (Provides for an appropriation of state funds to cities and towns who are members of the Narragansett Bay marine task force (NBMTF) for the maintenance of boats providing services to Narragansett Bay.) RI - HB7491 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- FAMILY CAREGIVERS SUPPORT ACT OF 2013 (Authorizes EOHHS to seek Medicaid section 1115 waivers or state-plan amendments to enhance support for unpaid family caregivers and requires EOHHS to submit annual reports to the house and senate finance committees and to post reports on EOHHS website.) RI - HB7600 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Allows landlords to charge additional security deposits on furniture when a furnished apartment is leased, if the value of the furniture exceeds $7,500.) RI - HB8060 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS (Requires the issuance of utility bill credits to customers of electrical or cable television providers when the customer's service is interrupted for a period of one hundred sixty-eight (168) hours within a thirty (30) day period.) RI - HB7831 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- RESIDENTIAL RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEM TAX CREDIT (Allows an eligible person to carry over residential renewable energy tax credits for a maximum of three years.) RI - HB7405 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- QUONSET DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (Authorizes the Quonset development corporation to borrow up to $1,000,000 for operational purposes/including from the RI infrastructure bank/which debt would not be a debt of the state/would be secured only by the Quonset development corporation's assets.) RI - HB8129 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS AND INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE (Provides specific language for signs posted at establishments notifying people of contact information to national human trafficking resource center and deletes provision enabling department of labor and training to impose fines for failure to post signs.) RI - HB8354 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- REAL ESTATE SALES DISCLOSURES (Requires that any use of a premises for marijuana cultivation be disclosed in any real estate transaction.) RI - HB7830 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION -- MOTOR VEHICLES LEASE PAYMENTS (Prohibits the collection of a sales or use tax on that portion of a motor vehicle lease payment representing taxes payable by the lessor on the leased motor vehicle.) RI - HB7665 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- RESIDENTIAL RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEM TAX CREDIT (Allows carry over of residential renewable energy tax credits for a maximum of three years.) + − Cosponsored Bills (62) RI - HR8187 HOUSE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING "WORLD LUPUS DAY" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND ON MAY 10, 2018 RI - HB7204 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- VETERANS' BENEFITS (Permits veterans' benefits for members discharged based on sexual orientation.) RI - HB7707 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL AND YOUTH PROGRAMS CONCUSSION ACT (Requires that Interscholastic League Athletes and youth sports athletes who are female and 19 years of age or younger and who play certain softball positions wear protective face masks during practice and at games.) RI - HR8003 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING DISAPPOINTMENT IN NATIONAL GRID FOR ITS INCREASING RATES AND SERVICE CONCERNS AND RECOMMENDING THAT THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENERGY DISTRIBUTION BE TRANSFERRED TO NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITIES RI - HB7247 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Provides that the state's share of foundation education aid would follow the student, the school the student is attending, and that districts would make adjustments between themselves for and to the nearest monthly increment.) RI - HB7040 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE (Directs school districts experiencing high rates of student absenteeism to establish attendance review teams to address this absenteeism.) RI - HR7453 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF EDWARD S. LORENZEN AND MICHAEL S. LORENZEN RI - HB7242 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (Prohibits an employer from inquiring about a prospective employee's wage and salary history before an offer of employment with compensation has been negotiated.) RI - HB7703 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL AND YOUTH PROGRAMS CONCUSSION ACT (Requires all school districts to designate an athletic trainer to be available for high school athletic practices and games.) RI - HR8157 HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING AND THANKING ARTHUR P. SOUSA FOR 80 CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE AS A VOLUNTEER FIREMAN WITH DEFIANCE HOSE COMPANY NO. 1 IN BRISTOL, RHODE ISLAND RI - HR7034 JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE - FOUR YEAR TERMS AND TERM LIMITS FOR REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS RI - HB7841 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- STATE AID--TOWN OF EXETER (Clarifies the status of pilot payments to the town of Exeter in view of its not presently having a police department.) RI - HB7041 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires that effective January 1, 2019, all school buildings where students are in attendance would be required to have carbon monoxide detectors installed and maintained therein.) RI - HB7340 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE ACT (Prohibits the state from restricting persons from terminating pregnancy prior to fetal viability. Would repeal laws regulating abortion.) RI - HR8040 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF ELIZABETH M. TULLY RI - HB7335 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL ASSAULT (Makes it illegal for any custodian of a child to engage in sexual penetration or sexual contact with any child under their supervision if said child is between the ages of fourteen (14) and eighteen (18).) RI - HR7265 JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE (GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR TO APPEAR JOINTLY ON THE BALLOT) (Provides for a joint resolution for submission to voters for a constitutional amendment establishing in 2022 that the governor and lieutenant governor form a joint candidacy (single ticket) for election.) RI - HR8035 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY RHODE ISLAND'S MINIMUM PRICING STATUTES (Extends the reporting date of the special legislative commission to study Rhode Island's minimum pricing statutes from April 5, 2018, to April 4, 2019, and said commission expires on June 4, 2019.) RI - HR8346 JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY CERTAIN CLAIMS RI - HB7881 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE STUDENT LOAN BILL OF RIGHTS (Authorizes the creation of the position of student loan ombudsman within the office of the commissioner of postsecondary education.) RI - HB7038 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS - CONSUMER EMPOWERMENT AND IDENTITY THEFT PREVENTION ACT OF 2006 (Provides that a credit reporting agency may not charge a consumer any fee in connection with the placement, temporary lifting or permanent removal of a credit security freeze.) RI - HR8138 HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT TO CONTINUE COLLABORATING WITH THE POLLINATOR WORKING GROUP ESTABLISHED TO MAKE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS WITH REGARD TO MAINTAINING, PROTECTING AND ENHANCING POLLINATOR HABITAT AND HEALTH IN RHODE ISLAND RI - HR8115 HOUSE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING MAY, 2018, TO BE "NATIONAL MELANOMA AWARENESS MONTH" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - HB8277 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- SEXUAL HARASSMENT, EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN THE WORKPLACE (Mandates sexual harassment training for employees and supervisors of employers of fifty (50) or more employees. It would recommend an annual climate survey for employers.) RI - HB8012 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- LONG-TERM MANAGED CARE ARRANGEMENTS (Requires managed care organizations to consult with the EOHHS to develop incentives for nursing facilities that demonstrate lower direct care staff turnover.) RI - HB8190 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- REGISTRATION OF VOTERS (Changes the period of time a voter may have to change their party affiliation from the 90th day preceding any primary election for which the voter is eligible to the 29th day preceding any primary election for which the voter is eligible.) RI - HB7336 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - FLASHING VEHICLE LIGHTS (Enables newspaper motor route carriers to have installed upon them forward viewing a rotating amber beam lights.) RI - HR8248 HOUSE RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE WEEK OF JUNE 18TH - 24TH, 2018, AS "NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - HB7402 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITIES (Removes the requirement that a student with disabilities be a college student in order to be eligible to participate in the Mary Brennan fellowship fund program and also removes the requirement that the fellowship program take place in Providence.) RI - HR8284 HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING MR. STEVE BROSNIHAN, A 2018 JEFFERSON AWARD WINNER, FOR CREATING AND FOUNDING THE "GOOD NIGHT LIGHTS" PROGRAM IN SUPPORT OF HASBRO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL RI - HB7846 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Subjects residential properties which are a part of certain federal programs to a 12% tax of the prior year's rental income.) RI - HR7739 JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE-OF ELECTIONS AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE (Proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing four (4) year terms for members of the general assembly, elected members from even numbered districts would begin to be elected to four (4) year terms.) RI - HB7260 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Provides prorated reimbursement of registration fees for the surrender of unexpired vehicle registrations.) RI - HB7311 AN ACT RELATING TO STATUTES AND STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION -- PAYMENT OF STATUTORY FEES (Authorizes state agencies to allow vendors to withhold a commission for developing electronic filing systems.) RI - HB7386 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL ASSAULT (Amends the definition of sexual contact in § 11-37-1 to include the intentional touching of the victim's own body at the accused's instruction.) RI - HB7282 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT - FOUNDATION EDUCATION AID (Requires any municipality which receives state educational aid pursuant to the foundation education aid to allocate at least ten percent (10%) of the state's share to the maintenance, repair, renovation and/or construction of the school facilities.) RI - HB7804 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - MEDICAL ASSISTANCE (Amends provisions relating to the process of filing a complete Medicare application and coverage provided while the application is pending.) RI - HB7129 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGULATION OF BUSINESS PRACTICES AMONG MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND DEALERS (Establishes standardized methods and appeals procedures for the calculation of fair and reasonable compensation for parts and labor used in warranty services.) RI - HB7880 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - RHODE ISLAND LIVABLE HOME MODIFICATION GRANT ACT (Establishes the "Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant Act" allowing individuals to retrofit their residence to nationally recognized accessibility standards and receive (50%) of the total sum spent, up to five thousand dollars ($5,000).) RI - HR7128 HOUSE RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CREATION OF THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS (DSC) BY THE UNITED STATES ARMY AND HONORING THE TWENTY-SIX RHODE ISLANDERS WHO RECEIVED THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS DURING WORLD WAR I RI - HB7848 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -SALES AND USE TAXES-LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Exempts the trade-in value of pickup trucks with eight-thousand eight hundred pounds (8,800 lbs.) or less gross weight, used for commercial and/or pleasure purposes, from sales tax.) RI - HB7214 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT (Improves access to the state house by creating more parking, childcare services and remote testimony, prohibits contributions to legislators during the legislative session and reduces the amount allowed to be contributed to a candidate.) RI - HB7976 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LITTLE CIGAR TAX (Requires little cigars tax be imposed in the same manner as cigarette tax with twenty-five percent (25%) of revenue applied to smoking cessation programs and that little cigars be sold in packs of twenty (20) or more.) RI - HB7601 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS - ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS (Revises the public records chapter by amending certain definitions for public body and public records and the procedures related to viewing them.) RI - HB8279 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (Expands and clarify the definition of employees for purposes of the fair employment practices chapter.) RI - HB7934 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY EXEMPTION (Exempts the North Kingstown, Exeter Animal Protection League, Inc., from taxation in the town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.) RI - HB7012 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- QUONSET DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (Authorizes the Quonset development corporation to borrow up to one million dollars ($1,000,000) for operational purposes, the debt would not be a debt of the state and would be secured only by the Quonset development corporation's assets.) RI - HB8303 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - FOOD DONATIONS (Provides immunity to persons donating food to food banks.) RI - HB7388 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT (Codifies the public corruption and white-collar crime unit within the department of attorney general.) RI - HB7482 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION FEES (Imposes a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) for the registration of a camping recreational vehicle.) RI - HB7776 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL CODE PROVISIONS (Amends several provisions relative to truck size and weight limitations to be compatible with federal law.) RI - HB7544 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE (Amends the computation formula relative to temporary disability insurance and adds siblings and caregivers to those workers eligible to receive temporary caregiver insurance.) RI - HB7080 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- ELECTRONIC RECORDING (Authorizes a city or town clerk/recorder of deeds, at the clerk's/recorder's option, to accept electronic documents for recording real property and land records and to index and store those documents.) RI - HB7732 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PFAS IN FOOD PACKAGING (Prohibits PFAS, a class of fluorinated organic chemicals, from being used in food packaging.) RI - HR8269 HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING AND THANKING JOANNE MACERONI ON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT FROM THE NARRAGANSETT BAY COMMISSION RI - HB7374 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - SAFETY BELTS IN SCHOOL BUSES (Requires school buses to have 3-point seat system, effective January 1, 2020.) RI - HB7729 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS (Requires all candidates seeking to be elected by write-in ballots to file a declaration of intent with the secretary of state no later than four (4:00) p.m. on the day before the election.) RI - HB8288 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - APPLICATION FOR TAX CREDITS, STATE FUNDS OR STATE CONTRACTS (Mandates applicants for state contracts in excess of $50K disclose discrimination complaints for prior 5 years.) RI - HB7570 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Permits students to possess and use over-the-counter products to treat menstrual cramps or vaginal yeast infections during school activities without a doctor's or parent's note.) RI - HB7348 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL FUNDS AND PROPERTY (Establishes a pilot program to promote the creation of roof solar installations on school property in order to reduce the use of fossil fuels and to generate electricity in school buildings.) RI - HB8132 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - THE GOOD SAMARITAN OVERDOSE PREVENTION ACT OF 2016 (Allows distribution and utilization of narcotic testing products to assist persons in determining whether drugs contain toxic substances.) RI - HR8116 HOUSE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING MAY 24, 2018, TO BE "AGE FRIENDLY RHODE ISLAND DAY"