+ − Contact Information Email Address: email@example.com Phone: (401) 739-7576 + − Committees (4) RI - Housing and Municipal Government (Senate) Title: member RI - Judiciary (Senate) Title: chairperson RI - Labor (Senate) Title: member RI - Rules (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (53) RI - SB386 AN ACT RELATING TO PARKS AND RECREATIONAL AREAS -- PUBLIC USE OF PRIVATE LANDS--LIABILITY LIMITATIONS (Excludes the state and municipalities from the definition of "owner" for the purposes of liability limitations relating to public use of private lands.) RI - SB358 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF MODERN CONDOMINIUMS, INC. RI - SB9 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS - PAROLE, MEDICAL PAROLE, COMMUNITY CONFINEMENT, AND CORRECTIONAL IMPACTS (Amends certain provisions of the general laws pertaining to parole, medical parole, and community confinement.) RI - SB410 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS - CONTRIBUTION AMONG JOINT TORTFEASORS (Original tortfeasor is liable for a injuries victim suffers due to negligent third-party treatment.) RI - SB517 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- LITIGATION LENDING AGREEMENTS (Makes litigation loan agreements subject to state usury statutes.) RI - SB612 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY (Adds the Rhode Island traffic tribunal to the list of courts afforded the ability to dismiss cases for lack of prosecution.) RI - SR997 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT ALL BRANCHES OF STATE GOVERNMENT CONTINUE TO COLLABORATE ON POLICY ACTIONS AND INVESTMENTS TO IMPLEMENT THE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE JUSTICE REINVESTMENT INITIATIVE FACILITATED BY THE COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS JUSTICE CENTER RI - SR5 JOINT RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT ALL BRANCHES OF STATE GOVERNMENT CONTINUE TO COLLABORATE ON POLICY ACTIONS AND INVESTMENTS TO IMPLEMENT THE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE JUSTICE REINVESTMENT INITIATIVE FACILITATED BY THE COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS JUSTICE CENTER RI - SB611 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS -- COURT ADMINISTRATION (Limits the judiciary's publicly available list of delinquent persons to the 100 delinquent persons owing the largest amount of court imposed or court related fees, and other monetary obligations which have been unpaid for a period in excess of 90 days.) RI - SB375 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY (Provides that an open and obvious danger or defect is not a complete bar to recovery of damages in personal injury or property damage actions.) RI - SB608 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION (Requires local law enforcement to share information with local school departments for the purposes of notifying parents of students whose bus stop is within 1000 feet of the residence of level 3 sex offender.) RI - SR726 SENATE RESOLUTION EXTENDING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF THE HONORABLE WILLIAM A. WALASKA RI - SB486 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (Determine reimbursement rates for medical records copies from health care providers including those that utilize an electronic health records system.) RI - SB416 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MOTOR VEHICLE REPARATIONS ACT (Requires the insurance commissioner to issue regulations prohibiting the use of credit histories, credit scores, occupation or educational level in setting auto insurance rates.) RI - SB6 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - CORRECTIONS - BATTERERS INTERVENTION PROGRAMS AND PROBATION SUPERVISION (Creates a batterers intervention program fund and also adopts evidence-based probation and parole supervision systems.) RI - SB605 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- SUPERIOR COURT (Allows those individuals with prior convictions for possession with intent to deliver or crimes of violence, to be eligible for the drug court program in Superior Court.) RI - SB607 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION (Allows the Court in reviewing sex offender level determination by the board, to raise or lower the offender’s community notification level and provides that any person aggrieved may appeal to the Supreme Court.) RI - SR933 SENATE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE BISHOP HENDRICKEN HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC DECATHLON TEAM ON WINNING THE 2017 DIVISION II ACADEMIC DECATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RI - SB462 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - TUITION FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY (Grants instate tuition status at state operated schools to active duty and reserve members stationed in Rhode Island.) RI - SB706 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION-PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Subtracts from the federal adjusted gross income, recovery of Rhode Island income taxes attributable to any amount deducted for federal income taxes in any prior tax year for the purposes of calculation of the same income tax.) RI - SB10 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- SUPERIOR COURT DIVERSION (Creates superior court diversion program, imposing certain service and screening conditions on defendants in return for exoneration of charges.) RI - SB709 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - OPEN MEETINGS (Amends the open meeting act.) RI - SB613 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS (Provides that those seeking review of a post-conviction relief final judgment must file their petition for writ of certiorari within sixty days from the date of final judgment.) RI - SB481 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- SUBDIVISION OF LAND (Shortens the time periods related to certifications, decision-making and recordings of decisions for major land development and major subdivision master and preliminary plans.) RI - SB7 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION (Amends provisions of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act.) RI - SB397 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- BALLOT ARRANGEMENT (Removes the requirement that independent candidates for political office be listed in a vertical column on the ballot.) RI - SB8 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- SENTENCE AND EXECUTION (Makes various changes to the sentencing and execution guidelines for purposes of criminal procedure and would add new conditions of criminal probation.) RI - SB599 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- CONTRACTORS' REGISTRATION AND LICENSING BOARD (Distinguishes the criminal penalties for violations of final order of contractors' registration board based on the amount of the monetary amount on the final orders with orders in excess of $5,000 deemed felonies and less than $5,000 deemed misdemeanors.) RI - SB716 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - BENEFITS (Increases the maximum weekly unemployment benefit rate to the higher of fifty-seven and one-half percent (57.5%) of the average weekly wages paid to workers in the prior calendar year or six hundred sixteen dollars ($616) per week.) RI - SB40 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - SALES AND USE TAXES (Prohibits the lessor of a leased motor vehicle from charging a lessee any sales or use tax on that portion of lease payment that is comprised of taxes payable by the lessor on the leased motor vehicle.) RI - SB513 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - ELECTRICIANS (Includes within the licensing and certification process required by the board of electricians the maintenance of certain electrical components.) RI - SB480 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - ZONING ORDINANCES (Requires municipalities to provide notice to owners and holders of conservation and preservation restrictions, whose property is located in an area proposed for a zoning ordinance amendment that includes changes to dimensional requirements.) RI - SB59 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows the Honorable Frank S. Lombardi to join Jeffrey Ryan Beliveau and Alyssa Fioravanti in marriage on or about February 4, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.) RI - SB700 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS--CREDIT UNIONS (Transfers the expulsion power of members to credit union management from the board of directors, provides written notice to the member of expulsion, and establishes a ten (10) business day appeal procedure to the board of directors.) RI - SB891 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS (Permits the department of transportation to lease our airport property for a period of fifty (50) years and requires one member of the airport corporation board of directors to have a pilot's license.) RI - SB928 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- DOGS (Requires that the sheltering and nourishment of dogs conform to the industry standards established by the Tufts Animal Care and Conditions Scale regarding outside sheltering, proper nourishment, sanitary conditions, and physical condition.) RI - SB425 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- FORM AND EFFECT OF CONVEYANCES (Validates certain conveyancing defects in various instruments executed by or affecting grantors, grantees, business entities, powers of attorney, probate fiduciaries, mortgage discharges and foreclosures or certain clerical defects.) RI - SB767 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- THE PERMANENT AIR QUALITY MONITORING ACT (Reduces the items which must be monitored by the air-quality monitors at T.F. Green Airport to particles less than 0.1 microns, and black carbon.) RI - SB283 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows the Honorable Frank S. Lombardi to join Stefanie Petrocchi and Joshua Garneau in marriage on or about August 27, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.) RI - SB285 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- ARBITRATION -- CONTINUANCE OF CONTRACTUAL PROVISIONS (Requires that the contractual provisions contained in and an otherwise expired collective bargaining agreement with certified school teachers and municipal employees continue until a successor agreement has been reached between the parties.) RI - SB63 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows John Cena, Sr., to join Rachel McCaffrey and Ryan Hayden in marriage on or about August 4, 2017, within the Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.) RI - SB381 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS (Excludes weekends and state holidays from the calculation of the forty-eight (48) hour public notice requirement, and requires all public bodies to keep minutes of open meetings and file their minutes with the secretary of state.) RI - SB455 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS - STATE PURCHASES (Requires the state and municipalities to award bids for purchases of goods or services to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder whose bid is the lowest price.) RI - SB713 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 - SB454 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- RETIREMENT SECURITY ACT FOR LOCALLY ADMINISTERED PENSION FUNDS (Requires municipalities to include in their locally administered defined benefit pension plan triennial reports a twenty (20) year amortization schedule.) RI - SB465 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATION, ASSOCIATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS -- TAXATION (Repeals the minimum tax on corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships.) RI - SB398 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- APPOINTMENTS COMMISSIONS (Changes the responsibility of making appointments to certain advisory and exchange commissions from the lieutenant governor to the senate president.) RI - SB407 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE RHODE ISLAND PATIENT SAFETY ACT OF 2008 (Amends the definition of "Patient safety work product" to conform with the federal "Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005".) RI - SB609 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- REGULATION OF SALES (Provides that a person under the age of twenty-one (21) years of age who is convicted of possession of an alcoholic beverage has committed a violation, and not a felony or misdemeanor.) RI - SB11 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- GENERAL PROVISIONS (Clarifies what constitutes a felony, misdemeanor, and petty misdemeanor and also amends the penalties for certain criminal offenses involving assault and larceny, based on the value of property stolen.) RI - SB603 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES (Requires that matters adjudicated under the Automated School-Zone-Speed-Enforcement System Act of 2016 be done in accordance with rules promulgated by the Chief Magistrate of the Traffic Tribunal.) RI - SB610 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS (Amends the definition of "domestic abuse" to include acts by a person who knowingly/willfully encourages/aids/coerces any minor child to engage in commercial sex acts and allows a parent or legal custodian to seek a protective order on behalf of a minor.) RI - SB29 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS - STATE PURCHASES (Requires the state and municipalities to award bids for purchases of goods or services to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder whose bid is the lowest price.) + − Cosponsored Bills (118) RI - SB14 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF HARVEST OUTREACH MINISTRY, INC. RI - SB23 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL AND YOUTH PROGRAMS CONCUSSION ACT (Refines the law on guidelines for concussions at school and youth programs so that an adult trained in recognizing the symptoms of a concussion is required to be present during events.) RI - SB28 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Provides that for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2018, a taxpayer entitled to a federal earned-income credit shall be allowed a state earned-income credit equal to 18% of the federal earned-income credit.) RI - SB37 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Provides for a 10 year period in which tax administrator would have to commence a collection action.) RI - SB38 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - SALES AND USE TAXES - ENFORCEMENT AND COLLECTION (Enacts a 10 year statute of limitations on tax assessment or collection action for sales/use/estate/personal income/business corp. tax.) RI - SB43 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- TAX SALES (Expedites the foreclosure procedure on vacant property.) RI - SB49 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- REPORTING OF POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY STATE VENDORS (Restricts some political contributions by state vendors and prohibits state vendors from making political contributions to candidates for the office responsible for awarding those state vendor contracts.) RI - SB50 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANT SERVICES (Requires registration of those individuals who provide personal care assistant services to a consumer and authorizes the department of health to supervise and investigate compliance with certain issues.) RI - SB52 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- LAW PRACTICE (Requires duly admitted members of the bar of this state to acquire and maintain malpractice insurance in the minimum amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000).) RI - SB55 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION (Provides that sex offenders register their presence with any homeless shelter at which they may temporarily stay and provides that said shelters notify the local law enforcement agency of the presence.) RI - SB61 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows Nancy Mullen to join Amy Lynne Oster and Scott Anthony Lambert, Jr., in marriage on or about May 20, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.) RI - SB64 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE REPARATIONS ACT (Creates a rebuttable presumption of vehicle owner's or operator's knowledge that a vehicle did not comply with financial security requirements if charged with same violation within 6 months preceding the current violation.) RI - SB71 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - GENERAL POWERS (Requires that cities and towns comply with certain procedures when prosecuting defendants such as the right to counsel, and would amend the penalties imposed for ordinance violations.) RI - SB72 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MISCELLANEOUS RULES (Makes it a criminal offense to leave a child under seven (7) years of age unattended in a motor vehicle for longer than five minutes, punishable by imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or by a fine of no more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).) RI - SB75 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (Authorizes police/animal control officer to hold animal up to 72 hours pending court hearing as to costs, fees, charges, surrender of ownership of the animal.) RI - SB76 AN ACT RELATING TO FIDUCIARIES -- TRUST (Permits trust settlor to provide for trust advisor/trust protector to direct actions of trustee and establishes their legal responsibilities applying to all past/future trusts.) RI - SB120 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - EXCISE TAX ON VEHICLES (Bases motor vehicle values for excise purposes on the NADA guidebook valuations.) RI - SB140 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES - RETIREMENT SYSTEM - CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS (Removes some of the restrictions on post-retirement re-employment of public employees.) RI - SB144 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- ESTATE AND TRANSFER TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Provides for an increase in the marital estate deduction in certain instances.) RI - SB168 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS (Requires a real estate broker to release customer or client funds in an escrow account as instructed by the parties to a failed real estate transaction, within ten (10) days of receipt of a written release.) RI - SB173 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - SENTENCE AND EXECUTION (Removes the requirement that the attorney general consent to a deferment of sentencing in a written deferral agreement and grant the superior court traditional discretion in sentencing matters.) RI - SB174 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - SAFETY BELTS IN SCHOOL BUSES (Requires every new school bus to be equipped with seat belts effective January 1, 2019.) RI - SB176 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - THE EDWARD O. HAWKINS AND THOMAS C. SLATER MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT (Increased the number of permits for medical marijuana compassion centers from three (3) to six (6).) RI - SB180 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- BAIL HEARINGS (Entitles criminal defendants charged with enumerated serious criminal offenses to a bail hearing within four (4) calendar days of initial court appearance.) RI - SB186 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- IDENTIFICATION AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS (Redefines "first-time offender" and permits individuals with a record of up to two (2) misdemeanor convictions to be eligible for expungement.) RI - SB188 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE REPARATIONS ACT (Enhances the penalties for driving a motor vehicle without proof of financial responsibility.) RI - SB189 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- HEALTHY WORKPLACE (Creates the "Healthy Workplace Act of 2017" and establishes a cause of action against employers and employees for workplace bullying, harassment and other abusive conduct that is tolerated by employers.) RI - SB203 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (Places oversight of freshwater lakes, streams, and ponds in the fish and wildlife division of the department of environmental management.) RI - SB235 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - MAINTENANCE OF PRIVATE EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY (Requires that the cost of maintaining an easement or right-of-way be the responsibility of the owner(s) of the property the easement benefits.) RI - SB262 AN ACT RELATING TO PROBATE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE -- ELECTIVE SHARE (Clarifies the surviving spouse's right regarding elective shares against the decedent's will as to real and personal estate for decedents dying on and after January 1, 2017.) RI - SB276 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 - SB296 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES (Provides that on and after July 1, 2016, any city or town council would have the authority to exempt said city or town from the prohibition against the issuance of certain alcoholic beverage licenses within (200') of a school or place of public worship.) RI - SB301 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - FEES FOR STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES - VETERANS (Authorizes state higher education institutions to waive application and transcript fees for veterans.) RI - SB303 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS (Amends general laws to reference the new council on elementary and secondary education and makes teacher certification provisions for military personnel.) RI - SB317 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND HOUSING RESOURCES ACT OF 1998 (Requires the general assembly to appropriate a minimum of five million dollars ($5,000,000) in capital financing for affordable housing development.) RI - SB333 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - RHODE ISLAND DEVELOPMENT IMPACT FEE ACT (Amends several sections of the general laws pertaining to the calculation of impact fees by municipalities in the state by requiring that needs assessments of the fees be conducted every 5 years with certain exceptions.) RI - SB338 AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (Changes references to "director" with "commissioner" of public safety and removes duties of superintendent of state police to department of safety.) RI - SB339 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT (Changes the period of time required for occupancy for transient lodging accommodations from 30 days to 6 days.) RI - SB343 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 - SB351 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE (Allows employees, of an employer that sponsors disability insurance programs, to elect to exempt them from temporary disability insurance coverage.) RI - SB352 AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE-WORK ON HOLIDAYS AND SUNDAYS (Repeals §25-3-7 of the general laws which gives the director of the department of labor and training the authority to exempt certain classes of employees form receiving overtime pay for Sunday and holiday work.) RI - SB353 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (Facilitates for military service members and their spouses to obtain certifications and licenses issued by the department of environmental management.) RI - SB354 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING (Makes it easier for military service members and their spouses to obtain certifications and licenses issued by the department of labor and training.) RI - SB355 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES (Makes it easier for military service members and their spouses to obtain certifications and licenses issued by the division of motor vehicles and the department of administration.) RI - SB363 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES--GASPEE DAY COMMITTEE (Creates a special fundraising license plate for the Gaspee Days committee.) RI - SB374 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides the attorney general with the authority to enter into reciprocal agreements with other states concerning carrying of concealed weapons.) RI - SB379 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL - GUN CRIMES REPORT (Directs the attorney general to report annually to the general assembly on the incidence and disposition of crimes involving guns.) RI - SB380 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - THE TOWING STORAGE ACT (Prohibits property owners from towing cars that have been parked less than one hour unless the cars are otherwise illegally parked on the property. The property owner would be required to pay two times the cost of towing and storage.) RI - SB394 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES (Allows the holder of a level 2-limited provisional license to drive from the holder's home to a school event for which no transportation is provided by the school, between 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.) RI - SB399 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Defines a firearm silencer and permit the use of such a device on any firearm with an overall length of seventeen inches or greater and would permit the use of such a device for lawful hunting activity.) RI - SB400 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- MERIT SYSTEM (Allows a classified employee, whose position is not fully funded through federal loans and/or grants to seek the nomination of or to be a candidate for elective state office.) RI - SB420 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- ADULT USE OF CANNABIS ACT (Establishes a system for the regulation and taxation for adult use and cultivation of marijuana.) RI - SB432 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- UNFAIR COMPETITION AND PRACTICES (Prohibits domestic insurance companies from any distinction or discrimination against individuals in a domestic partner relationship regarding policies issued or renewed in this state.) RI - SB436 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- DUAL ENROLLMENT EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ACT (Extends the benefits of the dual enrollment equal opportunity act to cover home-schooled students.) RI - SB444 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - STUDENT AND RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LOANS (Authorizes the creation of a state sponsored loan program to help pay off student debt.) RI - SB453 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - PAYMENTS TO FIRE COMPANIES (Provides appropriation of state funds to cities and towns who are members of NBMTF for maintenance of boats servicing Narragansett Bay.) RI - SB456 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 - SB467 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- ESTATE AND TRANSFER TAXES--LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Increases the value of all net taxable estates for the purpose of the estate and transfer tax from six hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($675,000) to two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000).) RI - SB468 AN ACT RELATING TO SALES AND USE TAX - LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Removes the $250 dollar limit on the sales tax exemption on footwear and clothing.) RI - SB476 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY TAX RELIEF (Increases the income range and the maximum credit amount for the property tax relief extended to elderly and/or disabled persons.) RI - SB477 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- RHODE ISLAND LIVABLE HOME TAX CREDIT ACT (Establishes the "Rhode Island Livable Home Tax Credit Act", and would provide for its administration.) RI - SB479 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - STATE BUILDING CODE (Expands the state building code standards committee by two members, to be appointed by the Rhode Island builders association.) RI - SB512 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS RESIDENCY (Prohibits municipal charters and ordinances from requiring that their police officers and firefighters reside within the state of Rhode Island.) RI - SB516 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- STATE LOTTERY (Restores the lottery commission.) RI - SB522 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF VIJOTAR, INC. RI - SB539 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES (Makes driving under the influence with any child under thirteen (13) years of age in the vehicle a felony punishable by up to five (5) years imprisonment, a five thousand dollar ($5,000) fine, and a loss of license of up to two (2) years.) RI - SB551 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 - SB576 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE CONSUMER PROTECTION IN EYE CARE ACT (Provides consumer protection in eye care services by developing standards and enforcement protocols related to the utilization of emergent technologies in the provision of eye care services, as well as for the delegation of eye care services by providers.) RI - SB584 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - PAYMENT OF WAGES (Eliminates repealed statute references and creates a mechanism for workers to enforce their existing right to continuation of medical benefits, reinstatement after returning from being a temporary caregiver and Sunday pay wage laws.) RI - SB586 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY (Requires registration and criminal background checks of individuals who provide personal care assistant services.) RI - SB589 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - CRIMES AGAINST THE PUBLIC TRUST (Creates the crimes against public trust act to punish crimes committed by public officers, provide restitution for the crimes, and extend the statute of limitations for wrongful conversion.) RI - SB590 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT (Codifies the public corruption and white collar crime unit within the Department of Attorney General.) RI - SB591 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS --REPORTING POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY STATE VENDORS (Extend the limitation on political contributions for state or municipal vendors and establishes significant penalties for violations.) RI - SB592 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - COMPUTER CRIME (Prohibits unauthorized access to confidential information from a computer, computer program, computer system, or computer network.) RI - SB597 AN ACT RELATING TO PROBATE PRACTICE - LIMITED GUARDIANSHIP AND GUARDIANSHIP OF ADULTS (Increases the guardianship ad litem maximum fee from $400 to $800 in guardian/limited guardianship proceedings.) RI - SB614 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN (Requires all CASA (court-appointed special advocate) volunteers to first pass DCYF clearance as well as a national criminal background check before qualifying for appointment by the court.) RI - SB639 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- INSURANCE BENEFITS (Proves that correctional officers with twenty-five (25) years of service and who are at least fifty-five (55) years of age, shall be entitled to a non-Medicare-eligible retiree health care insurance benefit.) RI - SB653 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES (Establishes a separate variance process for certain properties that sustain damages as a result of a state emergency or local disaster emergency.) RI - SB656 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT (Allows information contained in the prescription drug monitoring database to be disclosed to a certified law enforcement drug diversion investigator of a qualified law enforcement agency.) RI - SB658 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES (Create process within DCYF for placing children in the least restrictive placement including kinship and foster care.) RI - SB664 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Makes numerous changes to the procedures regarding the issuance of concealed carry permits, the fees associated with their issuance, and the public records accessible by the public in relating thereto.) RI - SB665 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES (Allows for a judge or magistrate to impose the requirements of blood and/or urine testing for the presence of illicit substances, if necessary, for anyone convicted of driving under the influence or refusal to submit to a chemical test.) RI - SB669 AN ACT RELATING TO DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN -- THE YOUNG ADULT VOLUNTARY EXTENSION OF CARE ACT (Creates the young adult voluntary extension of care program that would extend the age of foster care from age eighteen (18) to age twenty-one (21) and would provide a range of programs and services to carry out the purpose of the act.) RI - SB673 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- STATE CRIME LABORATORY (Changes the director and other positions at the state crime laboratory from board of governors' appointments to employees of the council on postsecondary education.) RI - SB674 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS' ARBITRATION (Allows the bargaining agent for the correctional officers and the state authority to extend, by agreement in writing, the thirty (30) day period to reach an agreement on a contract, before submitting unresolved issues to arbitration.) RI - SB675 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - BENEFITS (Amends our worksharing law by allowing employers more flexibility in the reduction of work hours among its employees and by allowing more leeway on the start date of an adopted worksharing plan.) RI - SB724 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY - JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING NEW BUILDINGS (Names the traffic tribunal "The Albert E. DeRobbio Traffic Tribunal.") RI - SB758 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- LABOR AND PAYMENT OF DEBTS BY CONTRACTORS (Adds to the protection afforded to subcontractors on public work contracts, and provides for the award of reasonable attorneys' fees and costs.) RI - SB759 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGULATIONS OF BUSINESS PRACTICES AMONG MOTOR VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND DEALERS (Requires auto manufacturers to compensate dealers for vehicles subject to "stop-sale" or "do-not-drive" orders.) RI - SB768 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - GENERAL POWERS (Allows the city council of Warwick to confer upon its municipal court the jurisdiction to apply the provisions of chapter 44 of title 34 regarding abandoned property.) RI - SB773 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (Amends the fair employment practices act by clearly establishing that employees of a defendant employer may be individually liable for unfair employment practices.) RI - SB789 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Requires insurance reimbursement for chiropractic diagnosis and treatment of conditions associated with the use of pain medications.) RI - SB874 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- ELECTRIC GENERATION SERVICE (Requires the public utilities commission to implement a purchase of receivables program where the electric distribution company purchases the receivables of a nonregulated power producer at a discount rate.) RI - SB875 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 - SB876 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS (Permits, rather than requires, electricity and gas revenues to be decoupled from sales and require submission of a full rate filing every three (3) years by electric and gas distribution companies.) RI - SB878 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - CASUALTY INSURANCE GENERALLY (Exempts residential property from vacancy definition provided property owner in process of rehabilitation/renovation pursuant to the issuance of building permits by local municipality.) RI - SB899 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLATIONS (Requires a person, who has waived their right to an adjudicatory hearing, to pay an administrative penalty. Interest would accrue, where payment is late, at a rate of 12% per annum.) RI - SB925 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- AWARD OF MUNICIPAL CONTRACTS (Adds certain federal requirements to the selection of architects and engineers and permits prequalification of architects and engineers by cities and towns.) RI - SB932 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS -- 38 STUDIOS, LLC (Provides for the release of certain records pertaining to the investigation of 38 Studios, LLC.) RI - SB966 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- LENDERS AND LOAN BROKERS (Permits a borrower and a licensee to agree to interest and fees charged by the licensee if disclosure is made pursuant to 12 CFR Part 1026.) RI - SB1011 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- EXCISE ON MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAILERS (Requires the director the department of revenue to file annual reports, beginning on January 1, 2021 with the general assembly. Making recommendations and findings concerning the financial feasibility of the motor vehicle excise tax phase-out.) RI - SR4 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF THE HONORABLE KENNETH CARTER RI - SR241 SENATE RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING AND CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF PROVIDENCE COLLEGE ON FEBRUARY 14, 2017 RI - SR371 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF MICHAEL J. MCATEE, ESQ. RI - SR471 JOINT 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 AND HOME CARE WORKER WAGES RI - SR615 SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE CELEBRATION OF ST. PATRICK'S DAY RI - SR622 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES TO THE LYNCH FAMILY ON THE PASSING OF JOHN D. LYNCH, ESQUIRE RI - SR697 SENATE RESOLUTION HONORING AND THANKING THE HONORABLE M. TERESA PAIVA WEED FOR HER STALWART AND PASSIONATE SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - SR698 SENATE RESOLUTION HONORING THOMAS L. PAPA FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - SR818 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SINCERE CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF JOHN J. TASSONI RI - SR826 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR'S WORKFORCE BOARD WORK WITH THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING TO DEVELOP A PLAN FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE EXPANSION OF NEW SKILLS AND COMPETENCY BASED APPRENTICESHIPS IN A FULL ARRAY OF SECTORS AND TO ASSIST EMPLOYERS THROUGH THE PROCESS OF INITIATING A NEW REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM RI - SR827 JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE-LINE ITEM VETO (This proposed amendment to the Constitution would provide the governor with a line-item veto on the budget and other bills for the appropriation of money.) RI - SR857 SENATE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING AND RECOGNIZING MAY 4, 2017, AS "NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - SR858 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SINCERE CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF AMEDEO C. MEROLLA, BRIGADIER GENERAL, RET. RI - SR910 SENATE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING MAY 19TH OF 2017 AS "GREEK PONTIAN GENOCIDE REMEMBRANCE DAY" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - SR918 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF RAYMOND HAERRY RI - SR1020 SENATE RESOLUTION EXTENDING HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF EDWARD M. FOGARTY RI - SR1021 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF FRANK J. MONTANARO, SR.