Senate Bills of interest as of May 1st 2019

  Senate Bill No. 219
BY  Felag
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — NEW HOME BUYERS FIRE PROTECTION ACT (Mandates that builders of new 1 or 2 family residential dwellings provide the home buyer with written information regarding the installation of an automatic fire sprinkler system subject to civil penalties enforced by the atty gen or state fire marshal.)
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01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
04/04/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  Senate Bill No. 224
BY  McCaffrey, Goodwin
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – E-911 UNIFORM EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM DIVISION (Mandates that the E-911 uniform emergency telephone system division develop and commence operation of a text-to-911 emergency system on January 1, 2020.)
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01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
04/30/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  Senate Bill No. 233
BY  Felag, Algiere, Coyne, Seveney
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — OPEN MEETINGS (Exempts volunteer fire companies under the supervision, control, or jurisdiction of another public body from certain posting requirements of the open meetings act.)
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01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
04/30/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  Senate Bill No. 376
BY  Ciccone, Lombardi, Gallo
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS — FIREFIGHTERS’ ARBITRATION (Continues all provisions of firefighter’s collective bargaining agreements until a successor agreement has been reached or an interest arbitration award has been rendered.)
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02/13/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor
04/24/2019 Committee recommends passage
04/25/2019 Placed on Senate Calendar (05/01/2019)
05/01/2019 Senate read and passed
  Senate Bill No. 450
BY  Raptakis, Rogers
ENTITLED, AN ACT IN AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE CENTRAL COVENTRY FIRE DISTRICT PURSUANT TO A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE COVENTRY FIRE DISTRICT ON DECEMBER 27, 2018 (Makes various amendments pertaining to the duties and operations of the Central Coventry Fire District.)
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02/27/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
03/07/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  Senate Bill No. 684
BY  Raptakis
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — PAYMENTS TO FIRE COMPANIES (Requires reimbursement payments from the general fund to volunteer fire departments responding to emergencies on or along Route 95.)
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03/21/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
03/28/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  Senate Bill No. 747
BY  Lombardi, Ciccone, Gallo, Lynch Prata, Ruggerio
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – MINIMUM WAGES (Removes the overtime exemption for firefighters unless they are paid at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) times their regular rate for all hours worked in excess of forty-two (42) hours.)
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04/03/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor
04/24/2019 Committee recommends passage
04/25/2019 Placed on Senate Calendar (05/01/2019)
05/01/2019 Senate read and passed
  Senate Bill No. 748
BY  Lombardi, Ciccone, Gallo, Lynch Prata, Archambault
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS (Removes the overtime exemption for firefighters and rescue service personnel employed by the cities and towns.)
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04/03/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor
04/24/2019 Committee recommends passage
04/25/2019 Placed on Senate Calendar (05/01/2019)
05/01/2019 Senate read and passed
  Senate Bill No. 810
(Lieutenant Governor)
BY  Picard
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — UTILITY SERVICE RESTORATION ACT (Requires electric/gas distribution companies submit to DPUC an emergency response plan on/before 6/1/20 and annually; authorizes civil/administrative penalties for noncompliance; establishes process for DPUC to assess same.)
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04/25/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Commerce
04/30/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study