+ − Contact Information Email Address: email@example.com Phone: (401) 647-5905 + − Committees (3) RI - Judiciary (House) Title: member RI - Oversight (House) Title: chairperson RI - Rules (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (22) RI - HB7323 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- STUDENT LOAN AUTHORITY (Would specifically empower the RI Student Loan Authority to refinance and consolidate existing eligible loans. It would also authorize the Authority to purchase and invest in its own bonds & notes.) RI - HB7934 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES--LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Establishes a ten (10) year statute of limitations on the collection of any business tax owed to the division of taxation.) RI - HB7459 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC CORRUPTION AND WHITE COLLAR CRIME UNIT (would establish a public corruption and white collar crime unit within the department of the attorney general for the purpose of prosecuting breaches of the public trust) RI - HB7618 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CRIME AGAINST THE PUBLIC TRUST (Creates new crimes against public trust with 10 year criminal statute of limitations to authorize the possible pension revocation or reduction for any job related felony.) RI - HB7452 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS (would add the secretary of state to the board of elections as a nonvoting ex officio member. It would require board of canvassers to clearly mark the 50' buffer at each polling place where political campaigning is prohibited) RI - HR7593 JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE (ETHICS COMMISSION) RI - HB7501 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - STATUTORY INTEREST (would decrease from twelve percent (12%) per annum to six (6%) per annum the statutory interest rate added to judicial civil action money damage judgments) RI - HB7502 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- JUDGMENTS, ORDERS AND DECREES -- INTEREST ON JUDGMENTS (would provide that interest on judgments would accrue from the date of the filing of the civil action, not the date the cause of action accrued) RI - HB7512 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS (would delete the option of straight party voting by means of a single mark in non-primary elections) RI - HB8250 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- TAX CLASSIFICATION IN THE TOWN OF SCITUATE (This act would authorize the town of Scituate to adopt tax rates for different tax classifications.) RI - HB7807 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - ESTATE AND TRANSFER TAXES - LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Would allow a tax credit against the state estate tax of $99,600 for persons dying after December 31, 2014, which is equivalent to a $2,000,000 exemption.) RI - HB7788 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - HEALTH INSURANCE - ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Prohibits health care entities and plans from denying payment for medically necessary hospital services, resulting from emergency admission, on sole basis of untimely notice that service was provided.) RI - HB7889 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES (This act would set forth labeling requirements for a drug which is compounded at a licensed pharmacy when used in a healthcare facility or physician's office.) RI - HB7773 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE GENERALLY - GOVERNMENTAL TORT LIABILITY (This act would restrict the tort liability of city, town or fire district employees or officials to those acts or omissions not performed within the scope of their employment or if actual fraud, malice or willful misconduct is involved.) RI - HB7846 AN ACT RELATING TO POWERS OF FIDUCIARIES (This act would permit the settlor of a trust to provide for a person other than the trustee to direct actions of the trustee.) RI - HB7809 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - ESTATE AND TRANSFER TAXES (Increases the estate tax exemption to $2,000,000 and provides for a graduated tax rate ranging from 8% for estates between $2,000,001 and $5,000,000, 10% for estates between $5,000,001 and $8,000,000 and 12% for estates in excess of $8,000,001.) RI - HB7787 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS -- RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS CORPORATIONS ACT (This act would clarify the distinction between dissolution of a corporation and revocation of its charter and the results of such events.) RI - HB7721 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - SMALL EMPLOYER HEALTH INSURANCE AVAILABILITY ACT (This act would exempt city or town agencies, authorities, or entities, whether collectively or individually, from the definition of "small employer" as it pertains to the Small Employer Health Insurance Availability Act.) RI - HB7453 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY - LOBBYING (Would correct a minor typing error by deleting the word "construction", and inserting in place thereof the word "instruction" in relating to the codes of ethics and conflicts of interest laws of the state.) RI - HB7601 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - ELECTRONIC VOTER REGISTRATION (This act would authorize the state board of elections to create and administer an electronic voter registration system.) RI - HB7617 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- REPORTING OF POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY STATE VENDORS (This act would prohibit state vendors from making political contributions to candidates for the office responsible for awarding contracts.) RI - HB8059 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (This act would allow Gabrielle Marie Abbate to join Jordan Barrett Bruni and Louis Joseph Fiorenzano, Jr., in marriage on or about August 22, 2014, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.) + − Cosponsored Bills (29) RI - HR8061 JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR A BI-PARTISAN PREPARATORY COMMISSION TO ASSEMBLE INFORMATION ON CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS IN PREPARATION FOR A VOTE BY THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS ON THE HOLDING OF A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE XIV SECTION 2 OF THE RHODE ISLAND CONSTITUTION RI - HR7594 JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE (WE THE PEOPLE) RI - HB7302 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS - DIVORCE AND SEPARATION (would change the interest rate to six percent (6%) per annum on any child or spousal support debt due or owing, to be assessed at the discretion of the family court) RI - HR7412 JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION OF $500,000 FOR THE JASON PROJECT (would authorize the appropriation of the sum of $500,000 for the Jason Project) RI - HB7226 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (would allow, in addition to ordained clergy or elder in good standing, clergy in training or persons authorized by a religious society which has no ordained clergy to join persons in marriage) RI - HB7260 AN ACT RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION -- ELECTRONIC FILING (This act would comprehensively clarify and update the practice and procedures of the Workers' Compensation Court.) RI - HR7029 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING ITS DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF THE HONORABLE ROBERT F. ARRIGAN, FORMER CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE RHODE ISLAND WORKERS' COMPENSATION COURT (condolences) RI - HB7085 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - SALES AND USE TAXES - LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (would provide that upon passage if any federal law authorizing a tax on Internet sales, the rate imposed would be 6.25%) RI - HB7121 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- ESTABLISHING AN OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL (would establish the office of inspector general as an independent administrative agency charged with the purpose of preventing and detecting fraud, waste/abuse/mismanagement in the expenditure of public funds) RI - HB7774 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS - CONTRIBUTIONS AMONG JOINT TORTFEASORS (This act would require that a tortfeasor's share of a judgment be bourne by all parties to the action in accordance with their pro rata share of culpability whenever a tortfeasor is found to be unable to satisfy their share.) RI - HB7338 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS (would require municipalities that fail to make required contributions to their locally administered pension funds, to use any budget surplus they may have to make up for their delinquent contributions) RI - HB7864 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - JUDICIAL SELECTION (Prohibits members of the judicial nominating commission from engaging in, contributing to, lobbying or influencing political parties, campaigns or offices.) RI - HB7697 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS - LABOR AND PAYMENT OF DEBTS BY CONTRACTORS (Requires bid specifications on state public works contracts with an anticipated cost of $10,000,000 or more to include a notice that bidders may employ apprentices on the project.) RI - HB7232 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- PAYMENT OF WAGES (would require that the department of labor and training conform their rules and regulations to this section. Also the department of labor and training would not set a period of time for recertification) RI - HB7531 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES (This act would prohibit any person under twenty-one (21) years of age from a nightclub where alcoholic beverages are served.) RI - HB7609 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE - BUREAU OF AUDITS (Grants the state bureau of audits, with the DOA directors approval to issue subpoena for the production of documents and records needed by the audit.) RI - HB7205 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- CASUALTY, FIRE AND MARINE INSURANCE (would amend selected chapters on insurance to permit insurance companies in the state, to offer policyholders a benefit or service not offered in the insurance policy provided the benefit or service is offered equally to all policyholders) RI - HB7140 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- ESTATE AND TRANSFER TAXES (would increase the estate tax exemption to $1,500,000 for deaths occurring on or after January 1, 2015 and would also provide that the tax would be calculated and imposed only on the amount of the taxable estate that exceeds $1,500,000) RI - HB7335 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS - DIVORCE AND SEPARATION (would provide that if a child is between the ages of 18 & 21 and whose legal address is in home of a parent and is principally dependent upon that parent for maintenance then the court may make an order for maintenance support and education for child) RI - HB7620 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES (This act would subject the proceeds derived from pandering or permitting prostitution from conspiracy to violate the uniformed controlled substances act to seizure and forfeiture.) RI - HB7518 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES (would require those persons, corporations or other legal entities which are owners, operators, employees or independent contractors of an adult entertainment business or establishment to undergo a national criminal records check) RI - HB7791 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- LONG-TERM CONTRACTING STANDARD FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY (Requires that the public utilities commission biannually review power purchase contracts calling for the local construction or installation of generation infrastructure and further require a cost benefit analysis of said contracts.) RI - HR7447 HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO ASSESS AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA AND/OR READING DISABILITIES (would create a 7 member special legislative study commission whose purpose it would be to make a comprehensive study to improve the educational outcomes for students with dyslexia and/or reading disabilities in the State of RI) RI - HB7275 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS - LABOR AND PAYMENT OF DEBTS BY CONTRACTORS (would require, prior to the award of authority, that all bidders for public works contracts provide a list of the subcontractors to be utilized) RI - HB7071 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS (would vest with the governor the sole authority to nominate, on the basis of merit, from a list submitted by the judicial nominating commission with the advice/consent of the senate, all judges and magistrates, to all courts) RI - HB7189 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- SEARCH WARRANTS (would require search warrants be issued, subject to established exceptions, prior to obtaining information contained in portable electronic devices) RI - HR8021 HOUSE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING APRIL 3, 2014 TO BE "FACE OF PHARMACY DAY" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - HB7460 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS (would provide that no party would be deemed jointly liable in tort for an injury to person or property unless it is determined that such person is at least fifty-one percent (51%) liable in tort for the injury) RI - HR7525 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SINCERE CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF LEO F. DIMAIO, JR.