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A Day at the Rhode Island State House: Tues, March 2, 2021

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

6:40pm Swearing in Ceremony for Governor Daniel McKee

4pm Rhode Island House of Representatives

IN ORDER FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2021:

  1. H5257 (See Amendment) by Williams ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY – RHODE ISLAND FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES ACT – Committee on Municipal Government & Housing recommends passage. Video
  2. H5248 (See Amendment) by Serpa ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION REINSTATING THE LIFE OF AND EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE STUDY COMMISSION TO EXAMINE AND RECOMMEND GUIDELINES FOR STEP THERAPY PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROTOCOLS – Committee on Health & Human Services recommends passage. Video
  3. S0081 (See Amendment) by Seveney ENTITLED, AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF PET CONNECTION, LLC – Committee on Corporations recommends passage in concurrence. Video

4pm Rhode Island Senate

IN ORDER FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2021:

  1. S0266 (See Amendment) by McCaffrey ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES – Committee on Judiciary recommends passage. Video
  2. S0195 (See Amendment) by McCaffrey ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – PAYMENT OF WAGES – Committee on Labor recommends passage. Video
  3. S0270 (See Amendment) by Goldin ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES – Committee on Labor recommends passage. Video

5:30pm (Rise) HOUSE COMMITTEE ON CORPORATIONS

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

5:30pm (Rise) HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • H5213 by Phillips, Caldwell, Noret, O’Brien, Serpa, Hawkins, Lima ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION — STATE TAX OFFICIALS {LC624/1} (Changes the rate of interest for underpayments of tax to prime rate plus six percent (6%). Also limits the assessment of interest to four (4) calendar years prior to the date on which notice of the delinquent payment is sent.) Video
  • Written Testimony
  • H5214 by Phillips, Caldwell, Serpa, Hawkins, Lima ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION — SALES AND USE TAXES — ENFORCEMENT AND COLLECTION {LC622/1} (Eliminates the ten dollar ($10.00) fee requirement for the sales tax permit.) Video
  • H5231 by Shekarchi, Edwards, Noret, McEntee, Solomon ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION — BUSINESS CORPORATION TAX {LC1080/1} (Provides technical amendments to the existing Pass-through Entity Election Tax statute to allow tax practitioners and the Rhode Island Division of Taxation to comply with the provisions in practice.) Video
  • Written Testimony
  • H5316 by Place, Roberts, Chippendale, Quattrocchi, Filippi ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION {LC350/1} (Creates an agreement to limit corporate giveaways.) Video
  • Written Testimony
  • H5458 by Donovan, Speakman, Carson, Caldwell, Ajello, Fogarty, Ruggiero, Cortvriend ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION — HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX CREDITS 2013 {LC1496/1} (Repeals the sunset provision which ends historic preservation tax credits by June 30, 2021 or upon the exhaustion of the maximum aggregate credits, whichever comes first.) Video
  • Written Testimony
  • H5526 by Speakman, Knight ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION – PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION {LC1486/1} (Permits manufacturing or commercial concerns to apply to commerce corporation for exemption or stabilization of taxes when moving to another municipality if could reasonably and efficiently relocate outside state and that relocation would be advantageous.) Video
  • Written Testimony
  • H5529 by Nardone, Serpa, Noret, Chippendale ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS — SIDEWALKS {LC1646/1} (Requires that all maintenance of sidewalks along state highways be the responsibility of the state.) Video
  • Written Testimony
  • H5530 by Vella-Wilkinson, Shanley, Ackerman, Bennett, Solomon ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS — AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS {LC787/1} (Increases the amount of reimbursement funds required to be paid by the Rhode Island airport corporation to the city of Warwick for municipal services.) Video
  • Written Testimony
  • H5531 by Nardone, Place, Chippendale ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — REIMBURSEMENT 911 RESTRICTED RECEIPT ACCOUNT {LC1281/1} (Requires ($.50) of the E-911 surcharges be deposited in a restricted receipt account for infrastructure improvements for local law enforcement agencies.) Video
  • Written Testimony
  • H5538 by Perez, Vella-Wilkinson, Williams, Cardillo, Shanley ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – MOTOR VEHICLES REPARATIONS ACT {LC1123/1} (Amends the fine imposed for a first offense for failure to maintain financial security, to a maximum of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125).) Video
  • H5541 by Tobon, Caldwell, Carson, Alzate, Edwards, Barros, Amore, Craven ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS — RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT {LC1253/1} (Imposes a fee of one hundred sixty dollars ($160) for all domestic and foreign corporations for a certificate of authority to transact business in this state.) Video
  • Written Testimony
  • H5791 by Costantino, Casey, Williams, Azzinaro, Cassar ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES {LC1468/1} (Authorizes the division of motor vehicles to issue a one year renewal registration for vehicles leased for a period of thirty-six (36) months for the last year of the lease and would modify the fee for said renewal.) Video
  • Written Testimony
  • H5799 by Marszalkowski ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — REGISTRATION FEES {LC1723/1} (Imposes a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) for the registration of a camping recreational vehicle.) Video
  • H5803 by Lombardi ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE — REVENUE ESTIMATING CONFERENCES {LC1700/1} (Changes the dates of the Revenue Estimating Conferences meeting to the last ten (10) days of April and the first ten (10) days of November of each year.) Video
  • H5805 (Attorney General) by Amore ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL {LC1707/1} (Requires general treasurer to allocate thirty percent (30%) of all settlement proceeds from a multi-state initiative to the attorney general restricted account.) Video
  • H5806 by Shanley, McNamara, Bennett, Vella-Wilkinson, Craven, Barros, Amore ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES {LC2080/1} (Reduces the required minimum number of special plates ordered from the DMV to 150 sets upon payment of $3,000 conditionally refundable fee.) Video
  • H5810 by Place, Nardone ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE — STATE BUDGET {LC2087/1} (Requires that the governor submit a zero-based budget to the general assembly. The zero-based budget shall be phased in over a five (5) year period.) Video
  • H5813 by Costantino, Cardillo, Phillips, Cassar, Baginski ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES {LC1469/1} (Decreases the amount of the reinstatement fees for a motor vehicle registration or certificate of title which was revoked, denied or suspended and reduced reinstatement fees for suspension or revocation of registration or certificate of title.) Video

7pm HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

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