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House and Senate Bills of interest 1/21/18

Legislative Status Report

 

Condition: {Session Year: 2018} {Bills: 2098,2060,7056,7041,7100,7073}

 

Senate Bill No. 2060
BY  Lombardi, Miller, McCaffrey, Lynch Prata, Gallo
ENTITLED, 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.)
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01/18/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

 

Senate Bill No. 2098
BY  Felag, Pearson, Seveney, Algiere, Coyne
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — OPEN MEETINGS (Exempts fire districts without tax or policy making authority from certain posting requirements of the open meetings act.)
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01/18/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

House Bill No. 7041
BY  McNamara, Morin, O’Brien, Solomon, Casimiro
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION — HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires all school buildings where students are in attendance to have carbon monoxide detectors installed and maintained therein.)
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01/03/2018 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

 

House Bill No. 7056
BY  Lancia, Chippendale, Nardolillo, Newberry, Vella-Wilkinson
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT (Repeals the surcharges levied on residence and business telephone lines and wireless telecommunications services.)
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01/03/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance
01/18/2018 Withdrawn at sponsor’s request

 

House Bill No. 7073
BY  Lombardi, Johnston, Messier, Craven, Hull
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT (Makes filing false alarm/false information using 911 system with emergency response likely to/does cause death/serious bodily injury a felony with prison time 16 mos-3 years, $10,000 fine, both with individual liable for reasonable response costs.)
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01/10/2018 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

House Bill No. 7100
BY  Casimiro, Vella-Wilkinson, Shanley, Morin, Shekarchi
ENTITLED, 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.)
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01/10/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance

 

Total Bills: 6
Legislative Data Systems Room 1 1/21/2018
State House, Providence, Rhode Island 2:08 PM

 

Governor’s 2019 Budget proposal

Governor’s Budget page

Here are some highlights and language dealing with the Fire Marshals Office and the Fire Code Board of Appeal and Review that are both now under the Department of Business Regulation, moving from the Department of Public Safety. This language was taken directly from 2019 budget proposal.

 

2017/2018 Governor’s Budget proposal

 

Governor’s Budget webpage

Some highlights related to the Department of Public Safety and the Fire Marshals Office and the RI Fire Academy

Department of Public Safety Reorganization

The Governor’s revised FY 2017 and FY 2018 recommendation includes organizational changes to the Department of Public Safety and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency. In the latter part of FY 2017, the Governor recommends the appointment of a civilian Commissioner of Public Safety to oversee policy and budget implementation across all existing divisions within the Department of Public Safety. The Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police will continue to report to the Governor, but also to the Commissioner of Public Safety. Also joining the Department of Public Safety in FY 2017 will be a Cybersecurity Director transferred from the Department of Administration who will help coordinate the sharing of the state resources to mitigate, and respond to, cyber threats to the State’s critical information technology infrastructure.

Beginning in 2018, the Governor recommends that the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) merge with the Department of Public Safety. The Director of Emergency Management will continue to report to the Governor, but also to the Commissioner of Public Safety. The merger will unify the state’s most qualified first responders and law enforcement personnel in one agency to streamline the delivery of public safety services to all Rhode Islanders. To aid in this endeavor, the Governor recommends additional civilian staff in the Department of Public Safety in FY 2018. A Director of Policy will assist the Commissioner in the development of policy development and implementation. Additional civilian positions will assist in the coordination of capital project and fleet management, research and accreditation, public information, and cyber analysis. New civilian hires will allow the State’s sworn law enforcement officers to focus solely on public safety priorities for which they possess specialized qualifications, while the civilian specialists can focus on daily administrative tasks essential for efficient and effective operation of a public safety agency. The Governor continues to improve the efficiency of state government through the recommended transfer of five human resource and information technology employees from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Administration where these services are currently centralized.Screen Shot 2017-01-20 at 10.21.00 AM

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(Governor)
BY Abney
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
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01/19/2017 Introduced, referred to House Finance

Final 2015 House Bills of Interest that passed

Final Passed House Bills of Interest

House Bill No. 5315 Sub A    SUPPORT   

BY Gallison, Fogarty, Marshall, Winfield, Costantino
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (Prohibits an employer from terminating an employee for failing to report to regularly scheduled work when employee is responding to an emergency in his or her capacity as a volunteer firefighter or ambulance technician.)
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02/05/2015 Introduced, referred to House Labor
02/18/2015 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2015)
02/26/2015 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/02/2015 Scheduled for consideration
06/04/2015 Meeting postponed (06/04/2015)
06/05/2015 Scheduled for consideration (06/09/2015)
06/09/2015 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/09/2015 Placed on House Calendar (06/11/2015)
06/11/2015 House voted to recommit to House Labor
06/14/2015 Scheduled for reconsideration (06/16/2015)
06/16/2015 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/16/2015 Placed on House Calendar (06/18/2015)
06/18/2015 House passed Sub A
06/18/2015 Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/23/2015)
06/23/2015 Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
House Bill No. 5353  Sub A  SUPPORT
BY Trillo, Chippendale, Roberts, Malik
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — GASOLINE DISPENSING NOZZLES (Permits the use of gas pump nozzle latches if installed by the nozzle maker.)
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02/05/2015 Introduced, referred to House Corporations
02/27/2015 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2015)
03/03/2015 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/24/2015 Scheduled for consideration (06/24/2015)
06/24/2015 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/24/2015 Placed on House Calendar (06/24/2015)
06/24/2015 House passed Sub A
06/25/2015 Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/25/2015)
06/25/2015 Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
House Bill No. 5900   Sub A  SUPPORT

BY Gallison
ENTITLED, AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2016
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03/13/2015 Introduced, referred to House Finance
06/05/2015 Scheduled for consideration (06/09/2015)
06/09/2015 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/09/2015 Placed on House Calendar (06/16/2015)
06/15/2015 Scheduled to be heard and /or considered in anticipation of House passage (06/17/2015)
06/16/2015 House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
06/16/2015 Referred to Senate Finance
06/17/2015 Committee recommends passage of Sub A as amended in concurrence
06/17/2015 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/23/2015)
06/23/2015 Senate passed Sub A as amended in concurrence
06/25/2015 Transmitted to Governor

Final 2015 Senate bills of interest that passed

2015 Senate Bills of interest that passed

 

 

Senate Bill No. 535
BY Picard
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS (Allows self service gas stations to use delivery nozzles with latch-open device when equipped with safeguards.)
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03/03/2015 Introduced, referred to Senate Commerce
03/06/2015 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/12/2015)
03/12/2015 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/12/2015 Scheduled for consideration (06/16/2015)
06/16/2015 Committee recommends passage
06/17/2015 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/23/2015)
06/23/2015 Senate read and passed
06/24/2015 Placed on House Calendar (06/24/2015)
06/24/2015 House passed in concurrence
Senate Bill No. 746
BY Sosnowski
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (Prohibits an employer from terminating an employee for failing to report to regularly scheduled work when employee is responding to an emergency in his or her capacity as a volunteer firefighter or ambulance technician.)
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03/19/2015 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor
03/20/2015 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/25/2015)
03/25/2015 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
05/29/2015 Scheduled for consideration (06/03/2015)
06/03/2015 Committee recommends passage
06/04/2015 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/16/2015)
06/16/2015 Senate read and passed
06/17/2015 Placed on House Calendar (06/18/2015)
06/18/2015 House passed in concurrence