House Bills as of April 1st 2019

  House Bill No. 5045
BY  McNamara, Millea, Ackerman, Jackson, Nardone
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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01/09/2019 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
02/01/2019 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
  House Bill No. 5052
BY  Casimiro, Vella-Wilkinson, Morin, Solomon, Shanley
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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01/09/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance
  House Bill No. 5074
BY  Vella-Wilkinson, Morin, Almeida, Millea, Williams
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE – FIRST RESPONDERS (Establishes an annual day of special observance day to honor Rhode Island’s first responders on October 28.)
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01/10/2019 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
01/23/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5085
BY  Lombardi, Cassar, Hull, Walsh
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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01/10/2019 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
02/05/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5115
BY  Corvese, McNamara, Jackson, Maldonado, Lima
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES — EXPLOSIVES, FIREWORKS, AND PYROTECHNICS (Prohibits the use of display fireworks, or aerial consumer fireworks without a permit between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on any day and makes a violation of this permit requirement a civil violation punishable by a fine of $75 and court costs.)
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01/11/2019 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
02/05/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
02/15/2019 Scheduled for consideration (02/27/2019)
02/27/2019 Committee recommends passage
03/01/2019 Placed on House Calendar (03/06/2019)
03/06/2019 House read and passed
  House Bill No. 5119
BY  Morin, Phillips, Casey, Vella-Wilkinson, O’Brien
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE AND CHILD PRODUCTS SAFETY (Increases amount of flame retardant chemicals contained in residential upholstered bedding/furniture manufactured/ sold in state from 100 ppm to 1,000 ppm effective January 1, 2020.)
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01/11/2019 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
02/08/2019 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
03/06/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5143
BY  Bennett, Edwards, Canario, Hull, McLaughlin
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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01/17/2019 Introduced, referred to House Labor
01/31/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5258
BY  Azzinaro, Morin, Casey, Price, Solomon
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — NEW HOME BUYERS FIRE PROTECTION ACT (Mandates builders of new 1 and 2 family dwellings to provide written info to buyer about installation of automatic sprinkler system subject to civil penalties for violations/results of radon tests/certification of working smoke detector devices eff 1/1/20)
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01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to House Small Business
02/06/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5327
(Lieutenant Governor)
BY  Kennedy, Abney, Shekarchi, Blazejewski, Azzinaro
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS (Requires every electric and natural gas distribution company to submit an emergency response plan for review and approval by the division of public utilities.)
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02/07/2019 Introduced, referred to House Corporations
02/08/2019 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
02/12/2019 Meeting postponed (02/12/2019)
02/26/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5374
BY  Chippendale, Nardone, Quattrocchi, Place, Lyle
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – E-911 UNIFORM EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM DIVISION (Appropriates unused monies collected by the division to be allocated for the operation and maintenance of a statewide police and fire dispatch center.)
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02/08/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance
  House Bill No. 5424
BY  Kazarian, Casimiro, Alzate, Shanley, Barros
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — PROTECTION OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND FIREFIGHTERS–FLAME RETARDANTS (Protects the health and safety of children, families and firefighters from exposure to harmful flame retardants contained in bedding, carpeting, children’s products, residential upholstered furniture or window treatments. Effective January 1, 2020.)
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02/14/2019 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
03/13/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5550
BY  Casimiro, Ackerman, Shanley, Noret, Alzate
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY (Requires various health care facilities and child care facilities to have automated external defibrillators on site.)
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02/27/2019 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
03/27/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5551
BY  Caldwell, Mattiello, Casey, Craven, Marszalkowski
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – NALOXONE PUBLIC ACCESS PROGRAM (Requires public places to have naloboxes or naloxone on the premises for access and use during emergencies by trained employees or the general public with “Good Samaritan” protections.)
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02/27/2019 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
03/20/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5561
BY  Carson, Cortvriend, Ruggiero
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE — TRAINING OF ELECTED OFFICIALS IN THE EVENT OF DISASTER EMERGENCIES (Requires state and municipal elected officials to attend a one-day biennial training seminar in emergency management for disaster emergencies.)
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02/27/2019 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
  House Bill No. 5568
BY  Ackerman, Shekarchi, Casimiro, O’Brien, Vella-Wilkinson
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT (Establishes an emergency telephone system call review and quality improvement and would require at least one 911 system operator trained in telecommunicator cardiopulmonary resuscitation be on duty at all time.)
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02/27/2019 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
03/20/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5642
BY  Filippi
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – EXPLOSIVES – NOTICE (Expands the notice requirements relating to the use of explosives by requiring two (2) weeks’ notice of blasting to the municipality and to owners of structures within five hundred feet (500′) of the mutual property line.)
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02/27/2019 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government
03/07/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5662
BY  Edwards
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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02/27/2019 Introduced, referred to House Labor
03/06/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5813
BY  Handy, Barros, Alzate, Bennett
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY – WOODLAND PRESERVATION AND STEWARDSHIP ACT (Establishes and implements woodland stewardship and preservation programs managed by the department of environmental management administered by cities and towns through local comprehensive planning and zoning.)
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03/07/2019 Introduced, referred to House Environment and Natural Resources
03/21/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 5856
BY  O’Brien, Ucci, Millea, Morin, Slater
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — RELIEF OF INJURED AND DECEASED FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS (Workers’ compensation court to hear public safety injured-on-duty disability retirement matters and appeals.)
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03/14/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance
  House Bill No. 5933
BY  Lyle, Nardone, Place, Filippi, Quattrocchi
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT – PREPAID WIRELESS E911 CHARGE ACT (Creates a restricted receipt account for all 911 funds and requires that they be used solely for the operation of the 911 system. Authorizes the PUC to reduce 911 surcharges to the extent they exceed the sums needed to operate the 911 system.)
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03/29/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance