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Rhode Island State House Monday, February 01, 2021 – Thursday, February 04, 2021

All the video from the Rhode Island State House for Monday, February 1, 2021 – Thursday, February 4, 2021.
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Published on January 29, 2021
By Steve Ahlquist

Monday, February 1, 2021 – Thursday, February 4, 2021

Monday, February 1

4PM House Committee on Corporations

  • H5031 by McNamara
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATED TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS Requires the department of transportation, along with the division of motor vehicles and the office of energy resources, to develop, no later than January 1, 2022, a plan for statewide electric vehicle charging station infrastructure.
  • H5049 by Phillips
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF LODIE BRIEN AGENCY, INC.
  • H5050 by Fellela
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF SHERWOOD CONDOMINIUM, INC.
  • H5051 by Baginski
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS — RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT Increases time that SOS can withdraw a certificate of revocation for a corporation, nonprofit corporation, or LLC from 10 to 20 years without the corporation or limited liability company being required to seek reinstatement by the legislature.
  • H5055 by Solomon
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS — DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Allows DOT to make emergency repairs to municipal roads upon request up to $150,000 unless higher amount agreed to in writing with payment determination within 90 days.
  • H5055 Written Testimony
  • H5105 by Baginski
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES – RETAIL LICENSES Authorizes a holder of a Class B license to sell alcoholic beverages with take-out food orders with a sunset on 12/31/2022.
  • H5105 Written Testimony
  • S0070 by DiPalma
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF MIGRANT, LLC

4PM Senate Committee on Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs

  • Presentation by Kasim Yarn, Director of Rhode Island Office of Veterans Services 

Update on Veterans’ Issues in Rhode Island:

  1. COVID-19 Response Efforts at the Rhode Island Veterans Home 
  2. Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery Update
  3. RIServes Program and Network Update 
  4. Rhode Island Office of Veterans Services 2020 Annual Report

5PM Senate Committee on Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight

  • Opening Comments
    • Chair Louis DiPalma
  • Secretary of State’s Office – Overview of 2020 Elections
    • Honorable Nellie Gorbea, Secretary of State 
  • Board of Elections – Overview of 2020 Elections
    • Robert Rapoza, Executive Director

6PM House Committee on Special Legislation

  • H5123 by Bennett
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — STATE EMBLEMS Designate the music genre of rhythm and blues as the state music.
  • H5182 by Azzinaro, Noret, Corvese
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES Creates a special motor vehicle registration plate for recipients of the United States Bronze Star Medal.
  • H5183 by Azzinaro, Vella-Wilkinson, Noret, Corvese
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES Creates special motor vehicle registration plates for the nonprofit entity Rhode Island Fire Chiefs Honor Flight Hub.

Tuesday, February 2

1PM Yes on 2 Coalition March

4PM Senate

  • S0080 by Euer
    • Senate resolution expressing condolences on the passing of Timothy J. Mills
  • S0081 by Seveney
    • An Act to vacate the forfeiture or revocation of the charter of Pet Connection, LLC
  • S0082 by Euer
    • Senate Resolution extending deepest condolences on the passing of William Walsh Corcoran
  • S0002 by Goodwin
    • Nursing Home Staffing and Quality Care Act – PASSED

4PM House Committee on Judiciary

  • H5034 by Kazarian
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS – SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Allows the governor to designate any person to solemnize a marriage within the state of Rhode Island on a particular day and within a particular city or town.
  • H5034 Written Testimony
  • H5039 by Corvese
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES — EXPLOSIVES, FIREWORKS, AND PYROTECHNICS Prohibits the use of display fireworks/aerial consumer fireworks without a permit between 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on any day and would make a violation of this permit requirement a civil violation punishable by a fine of $75.00 and court costs.
  • H5088 by Knight
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE — BAIL AND RECOGNIZANCE Repeals § 12-13-5.1 which permits the state to draw an inference that a person charged with delivery of a controlled substance is a danger to the community.
  • H5088 Written Testimony
  • H5089 by Knight
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE — BAIL AND RECOGNIZANCE Act requires bail if not indicted or charged by way of information within 3 months.
  • H5089 Written Testimony
  • H5092 by Fellela
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS — PASSIVE VOLUNTARY ADOPTION MUTUAL CONSENT REGISTRY ACT — ADOPTION OF CHILDREN Directs the department of health to provide information regarding the passive voluntary adoption reunion registry on the department of health’s website and in the division of vital records.
  • H5100 by Solomon
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS Prohibits any development of land contiguous to the State House unless approved by the general assembly.
  • H5100 Written Testimony
  • H5184 by Serpa
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — MISCELLANEOUS RULES Repeals the requirement that law enforcement officers issue only warnings of the risks to persons leaving a child under the age of seven (7) unattended in a motor vehicle
  • H5184 Written Testimony
  • H5186 by Azzinaro, Noret
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — DEALERSHIPS Requires motor vehicle dealers to disclose in writing that a vehicle being sold has a spare tire and jack or is otherwise equipped in compliance with applicable law. There shall be a civil penalty of ($50.00) for a violation under this section.
  • H5186 Written Testimony

6PM House Committee on Health and Human Services

  • H5070 by McNamara
    • ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS (BHDDH) TO FULLY ADDRESS ALL PREVIOUS VIOLATIONS AND TAKE ALL NECESSARY ACTIONS TO ENSURE ONGOING COMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL MENTAL HEALTH PARITY AND ADDICTION EQUITY ACT OF 2008 – REQUESTING THE RI DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS TO ADDRESS ALL PREVIOUS VIOLATIONS AND TAKE NECESSARY ACTIONS TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL MENTAL HEALTH PARITY AND ADDICTION EQUITY ACT OF 2008
  • H5074 by McNamara
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES Requires department of health to establish an informal dispute resolution to address any changes to department of health violations.
  • H5075 by McNamara
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS — DENTISTS AND DENTAL HYGIENISTS Requires at least one oral and maxillofacial surgeon on the Rhode Island board of examiners in dentistry.
  • H5077 by McNamara
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH TERMINAL ILLNESS — THE NEIL FACHON TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS’ RIGHT TO TRY ACT OF 2021 Creates the “Neil Fachon Terminally Ill Patients’ Right To Try Act of 2021,” which establishes the conditions for the use of experimental treatments for terminally ill patients.
  • H5077 Written testimony
  • H5080 by Solomon
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — LIFE-SAVING ALLERGY MEDICATION–STOCK SYRINGE EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTORS–EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATION Requires owners or operators of enclosed public space holding 300 or more people to have available epinephrine auto injectors and personnel trained to administer them.
  • H5080 Written Testimony
  • H5156 by Solomon
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — THE BREAST CANCER ACT Amends the current law so that digital breast tomosynthesis (dbt) screenings are available wherever mammograms are conducted and to provide insurance coverage for such screenings.
  • H5164 by Bennett
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION — HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS Allows students in public schools to possess and use a topical sunscreen product. Children enrolled in grades K-5 would need a note from a parent or guardian in order to possess sunscreen on school property.
  • H5164 Written Testimony
  • H5165 by Bennett
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY — ANIMAL CARE Authorizes emergency medical service providers to transport and provide first aid to police dogs injured in the line of duty.
  • H5165 Written Testimony

Wednesday, February 3

3PM House Committee on Education

  • H5018 by Lombardi
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION — CURRICULUM Directs the council on elementary and secondary education to develop recommendations for a high school curriculum to prepare students for successful postsecondary education and careers in computer science.
  • H5027 by McNamara
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION — EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY ACT Incorporates SurveyWorks school climate indicators for evaluating the performance of LEAs and individual public schools.
  • H5028 by Newberry, Carson, Amore
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION — THE CIVIC LITERACY ACT Requires the implementation of the civic literacy act for all students between the 8th and 12th grades.
  • H5067 by McNamara
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES – THE PROMOTING ACCESS TO INCREASED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT Directs that services provided by school social workers and certified school psychologists would be included as health care related services eligible for federal Medicaid reimbursement.
  • H5076 by McNamara
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION — EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY ACT Require the principal at each school to provide an annual report on the number of graduating students and the number applying for admission to college or vocational training.

3PM Senate Committee on Education

Advice and Consent:

  • Reappointment of Michael Mello (Council on Postsecondary Education) to the Board of Education for a term expiring January 31, 2023.
  • Reappointment of Marianne F. Monte (Council on Postsecondary Education) to the Board of Education for a term expiring January 31, 2023.
  • Reappointment of Jo Eva Gaines (Council on Elementary and Secondary Education) to the Board of Education for a term expiring January 31, 2024.
  • Reappointment of Karen Davis (Council on Elementary and Secondary Education) to the Board of Education for a term expiring January 31, 2024.
  • Reappointment of Colleen A. Callahan, Ed. D. (Council on Elementary and Secondary Education) to the Board of Education for a term expiring January 31, 2024.
  • Reappointment of Lawrence E. Purtill (Council on Elementary and Secondary Education) to the Board of Education for a term expiring January 31, 2024.
  • Appointment of Cornelius M. Kerwin, Ph.D VICE Cecilia Rouse to the University of Rhode Island Board of Trustees for a term expiring February 1, 2022.
  • Reappointment of Dr. Jeffrey A. Williams (Council on Postsecondary Education) to the Board of Education for a term expiring January 31, 2024.
  • Reappointment of Rachelle Green (Council on Postsecondary Education) to the Board of Education for a term expiring January 31, 2023.

4PM Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture

Advice and Consent:

  • Reappointment of Michael Sabitoni to the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation for a term expiring July 1, 2024.
  • Appointment of Ernest Almonte VICE Bruce Campbell to the Narragansett Bay Commission for a term expiring April 1, 2024.
  • Reappointment of Raymond Coia, Vice Chair (Appointed/Elected Official Representing Coastal Municipality Over 25,000) to the Coastal Resources Management Council for a term expiring January 31, 2024.
  • Reappointment of Donald Gomez (Appointed Representing Coastal Community with Population Less Than 25,000) to the Coastal Resources Management Council for a term expiring January 31, 2024.
  • Reappointment of Jennifer R. Cervenka, Chair (Public Member) to the Coastal Resources Management Council for a term expiring January 31, 2024.

Legislation:

  • S0078 by Euer
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.

4PM Senate Committee on Labor

Advice and Consent:

  • Reappointment of William Facente to the Personnel Appeal Board for a term expiring April 1, 2027.
  • Reappointment of Stan Israel (Representing Labor) to the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board for a term expiring August 1, 2027.
  • Reappointment of Scott Duhamel (Representing Labor) to the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board for a term expiring August 1, 2027.
  • Reappointment of Michael Grey (Employer Representative) to the Governor’s Workforce Board for a term expiring January 1, 2024.
  • Reappointment of Robin Coia (Labor Representative) to the Governor’s Workforce Board for a term expiring January 1, 2024.
  • Reappointment of George Nee (Labor Representative) to the Governor’s Workforce Board for a term expiring January 1, 2024.
  • Reappointment of Steven Kitchin (Local Workforce Representative) to the Governor’s Workforce Board for a term expiring January 1, 2024.
  • Appointment of Janet Raymond (Employer Representative) VICE John Gregory to the Governor’s Workforce Board for a term expiring January 1, 2024.
  • Appointment of Marc Amato (Chair of Local Workforce Investment Board/designee VICE Janet Raymond to the Governor’s Workforce Board for a term expiring January 1, 2024.
  • Appointment of Jordan Boslego (Representing Employer/Disabilities) to the Governor’s Workforce Board for a term expiring January 1, 2024.

Legislation:

  • S0001 by Quezada, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Cano, Miller, Gallo, Goldin, Valverde, Seveney
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS — MINIMUM WAGES Gradually increase the minimum wage from eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, over 4 years.
  • S0077 by Raptakis, Lombardi, Paolino, Lombardo, Ciccone
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS — MINIMUM WAGES Increases the minimum wage commencing January 1, 2022, in accordance with an amount equal to the total percentage increase in the consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the Northeast Region for the four (4) previous fiscal years.
  • S0136 by Raptakis, Lombardi, Paolino, Lombardo, Ciccone
    • ENTITLED, SENATE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND REVIEW RHODE ISLAND’S MINIMUM WAGE Creates an 11 member commission whose purpose it would be to study Rhode Island’s minimum wage, and who would report back to the Senate no later than May 4, 2021, and whose life would expire on January 4, 2022.
  • S0137 by Raptakis, Lombardi, Paolino, Lombardo, Ciccone
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION — TAX CREDIT FOR WAGE PAYMENTS Provides tax credit for businesses as minimum wage bench marks are reached or adopted in the future.

7PM Governor Raimondo’s State of the State Address

7:45PM Republican Response to State of the State Address

Thursday, February 4

1PM RI Department of Health COVID-19 Briefing

4PM House of Representatives

4PM Senate Committee on Finance

Advice and Consent:

  • Appointment of Vahid Ownjazayeri as Chair of the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank VICE Merrill Sherman of the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank for a term expiring March 1, 2023.
  • Reappointment of Scott Lajoie to the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank for a term expiring March 1, 2022.
  • Reappointment of Joshua Celeste, Esq. to the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank for a term expiring March 1, 2022.
  • Reappointment of Susan Leach DeBlasio to the Quonset Development Corporation for a term expiring December 31, 2023.
  • Reappointment of Jean Rondeau to the State Retirement Board for a term expiring March 1, 2025.
  • Reappointment of Stephen McAllister II to the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation for a term expiring July 1, 2025.
  • Reappointment of Nicolas P. Retsinas to the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation for a term expiring July 1, 2025.
  • Reappointment of Maria Barry to the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation for a term expiring July 1, 2025.
  • Appointment of Peter Mancini VICE Catherine Parente to the Convention Center Authority for a term expiring June 30, 2025.
  • Appointment of Edward D. Feldstein to the Rhode Island Convention Center by the Mayor of Providence for a term expiring June 30, 2023.

4PM Senate Committee on Housing and Municipal Government

Advice and Consent:

  • Appointment of Marcy Reyes to the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority Board of Directors for a term expiring April 1, 2024.

Legislation:

  • S0050 by Euer
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN This act would ratify the town of Jamestown Home Rule Charter amendment to Section 219 of the charter adopted at a November 3, 2020 referendum, concerning the process and procedures by which voter initiative can be activated.
  • S0052 by Rogers, Raptakis
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF COVENTRY Validates and ratify amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Coventry, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Coventry on November 3, 2020.
  • S0053 by Algiere
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WESTERLY TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $2,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES IN THE TOWN
  • S0113 by Morgan, Rogers, Raptakis
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE EXETER-WEST GREENWICH REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $17,840,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND NOTES TO FINANCE THE RENOVATION, REHABILITATION, IMPROVEMENT, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AUDITORIUM AND CLASSROOM IMPROVEMENTS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ROOFS, FLOORS, HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, PLAYGROUNDS, ATHLETIC FACILITIES, PARKING AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS, PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN GRANTS RECEIVED FROM STATE BOND PROCEEDS, FROM THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR FROM THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY Authorizes the Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District to issue general obligation bonds not to exceed $17,840,000 for school improvements.

5PM (Rise of the House) House Committee on Municipal Government and Housing

  • H5024 by Caldwell
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE EXETER-WEST GREENWICH REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $17,840,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND NOTES TO FINANCE THE RENOVATION, REHABILITATION, IMPROVEMENT, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AUDITORIUM AND CLASSROOM IMPROVEMENTS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ROOFS, FLOORS, HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, PLAYGROUNDS, ATHLETIC FACILITIES, PARKING AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS, PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN GRANTS RECEIVED FROM STATE BOND PROCEEDS, FROM THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR FROM THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY Authorizes the Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District to issue general obligation bonds not to exceed $17,840,000 for school improvements.
  • H5025 by Newberry
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION — NORTH SMITHFIELD – HISTORIC RESIDENCE TAX CREDIT Allows North Smithfield historic residence owners to become eligible for state historic residence tax credits.
  • H5025 Written Testimony
  • H5035 by Kazarian
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY–EMERGENCY GENERATORS REQUIRED Requires elderly housing complexes of more than 100 residential units provide emergency generators to power all common areas and residential units in building effective 1/1/22.
  • H5035 Written Testimony
  • H5101 by Ruggiero
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN Ratifies the town of Jamestown Home Rule Charter amendment to Section 219 of the charter adopted at a November 3, 2020 referendum, concerning the process and procedures by which voter initiative can be activated.
  • H5102 by Price
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE EXETER-WEST GREENWICH REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $17,840,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND NOTES TO FINANCE THE RENOVATION, REHABILITATION, IMPROVEMENT, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AUDITORIUM AND CLASSROOM IMPROVEMENTS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ROOFS, FLOORS, HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, PLAYGROUNDS, ATHLETIC FACILITIES, PARKING AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS, PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN GRANTS RECEIVED FROM STATE BOND PROCEEDS, FROM THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR FROM THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY Authorizes the Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District to issue general obligation bonds not to exceed $17,840,000 for school improvements.
  • H5106 by Fellela
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION — LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES Allows the town of Johnston to adopt a tax classification plan independent of the provisions of § 44-5-11.8.
  • H5129 by Casimiro, Craven
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION — PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION Exempts from taxation the real property of Ocean State Community Wellness, Inc., a qualified tax-exempt corporation under § 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, for the property located at 7450 Post Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
  • H5181 by Azzinaro, Kennedy, Filippi
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WESTERLY TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $2,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES IN THE TOWN Authorizes the Town of Westerly to issue bonds and notes in an amount not exceeding $2,000,000 to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities in the town.

5:30PM Senate Committee on Finance and Senate Committee on Housing and Municipal Government

  • Presentation by the Office of Management and Budget:
    • Introduction
    • Pandemic Relief Funding for the Housing Insecure
  • Presentation by the Executive Office of Commerce:
    • Affordable Housing: Funding, Programs, and Priorities
    • Policy and Funding Coordination for the Housing Insecure
  • Presentation by RI Housing:
    • Building Homes Rhode Island and the Acquisition and Revitalization Program
    • Housing Bonds: Administration, Process, and Outcomes

6PM House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources

  • H5059 by Knight
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION — BRISTOL COUNTY WATER SUPPLY This act would delete a portion of the enabling statute for the Bristol County Water Authority.
  • H5059 Written Testimony
  • H5060 by Knight
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION — BRISTOL COUNTY WATER SUPPLY Repeals the requirement that the Bristol County water authority maintain its reservoirs, wells and well sites, transmission lines and water treatment plants within its jurisdiction in good, sound and safe condition.
  • H5060 Written Testimony
  • H5137 by Bennett
    • ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE — HUNTING AND HUNTING SAFETY Requires any person who sustains an injury to themselves or causes an injury to another while hunting or trapping to report the injury to the department of environmental management immediately.
  • H5137 Written Testimony

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