Senate bills of interest as of 7/25/18

Senate Bills of interest

  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.)
{LC3854/1}
01/18/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
  Senate Bill No. 2098  SUB A
BY  Felag, Pearson, Seveney, Algiere, Coyne
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.)
{LC3418/A/1}
01/18/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
02/06/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
05/04/2018 Scheduled for consideration (05/08/2018)
05/08/2018 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
05/09/2018 Placed on Senate Calendar (05/15/2018)
05/15/2018 Senate passed Sub A
05/16/2018 Referred to House Judiciary
  Senate Bill No. 2127
BY  Coyne, Lombardi, Crowley, Seveney, DiPalma
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION – LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Requires municipalities to exempt from taxation the real property of a surviving spouse of a law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty, who occupies the real property as their principal place of residence.)
{LC3485/1}
01/23/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
04/26/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  Senate Bill No. 2151
BY  Archambault, McCaffrey, Lombardi, Coyne
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — RELIEF OF INJURED AND DECEASED FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS (Adds campus police officers to group of public safety officials eligible to collect salary, wages, and benefits during periods of whole/partial incapacitation incurred while on-duty, or while providing emergency assistance within the state while off-duty.)
{LC3737/1}
01/23/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
02/13/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  Senate Bill No. 2179  SUB A
Chapter 202
BY  Miller, Gallo, Lombardi, Metts, Pearson
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION — HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires that effective January 1, 2019, all school buildings where students are in attendance would be required to have carbon monoxide detectors installed and maintained therein.)
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02/01/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Education
03/02/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
03/06/2018 Meeting postponed (03/07/2018)
03/14/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/15/2018 Scheduled for consideration (06/19/2018)
06/19/2018 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/19/2018 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/19/2018)
06/19/2018 Senate passed Sub A
06/21/2018 Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/22/2018)
06/22/2018 House passed Sub A in concurrence
06/27/2018 Transmitted to Governor
07/02/2018 Signed by Governor
  Senate Bill No. 2197
BY  Algiere, Lombardi
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT–PREPAID WIRELESS E-911 CHARGE ACT (Creates restricted receipt account for all 911 funds and requires these funds to be used solely for operation of the 911 system.)
{LC3312/1}
02/01/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
04/26/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  Senate Bill No. 2242
Chapter 312
BY  Morgan
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO THE RICHMOND-CAROLINA FIRE DISTRICT (Repeals and replaces Richmond-Carolina Fire District charter.)
{LC3811/1}
02/01/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
03/16/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
03/20/2018 Meeting postponed (03/21/2018)
03/28/2018 Committee recommends passage
04/03/2018 Placed on Senate Calendar (04/05/2018)
04/05/2018 Senate read and passed
04/06/2018 Referred to House Municipal Government
06/16/2018 Scheduled for consideration (06/19/2018)
06/19/2018 Committee recommends passage in concurrence
06/19/2018 Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/20/2018)
06/20/2018 House passed in concurrence
06/27/2018 Transmitted to Governor
07/05/2018 Effective without Governor’s signature
  Senate Bill No. 2658
BY  Conley, Crowley, Nesselbush
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION – SALES AND USE TAXES – LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Exempts the gross receipts of nonprofit municipal government employee associations from the sales and use taxation.)
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03/20/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
05/01/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  Senate Bill No. 2736
(by request)
BY  Morgan, Raptakis
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS — MINIMUM WAGES FOR FIRE DISTRICTS (Exempts volunteer firefighters providing services as volunteer firefighters for nonprofit fire districts from the minimum wage requirements.)
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03/20/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor
04/11/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  Senate Bill No. 2752
BY  Felag
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 1/1/19)
{LC5332/1}
03/27/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
04/25/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  Senate Bill No. 2789
Chapter 268
BY  Fogarty, Nesselbush, Lombardi
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS (Permits the substitution by a developer of sprinklers in new developments instead of cisterns or water reservoirs for fire suppression, if allowed by ordinance.)
{LC5331/1}
04/05/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
04/25/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
05/18/2018 Scheduled for consideration (05/22/2018)
05/22/2018 Committee recommends passage
05/23/2018 Placed on Senate Calendar (05/29/2018)
05/29/2018 Senate read and passed
05/31/2018 Referred to House Municipal Government
06/19/2018 Scheduled for consideration (06/20/2018)
06/20/2018 Committee recommends passage in concurrence
06/21/2018 Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/22/2018)
06/22/2018 House passed in concurrence
07/02/2018 Transmitted to Governor
07/02/2018 Signed by Governor
  Senate Bill No. 2952  SUB A
Chapter 281
BY  Lynch Prata, Ruggerio, Goodwin
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES — EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS (Amends the criminal offense for placing bombs or falsely reporting bomb threats and criminalizes the possession of materials readily convertible to a bomb or explosive device.)
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05/31/2018 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
06/05/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/18/2018 Scheduled for consideration (06/20/2018)
06/20/2018 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/20/2018 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/20/2018)
06/20/2018 Senate passed Sub A
06/21/2018 Referred to House Judiciary
06/21/2018 Scheduled for consideration (06/21/2018)
06/21/2018 Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
06/21/2018 Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/22/2018)
06/22/2018 House passed Sub A in concurrence
07/02/2018 Transmitted to Governor
07/02/2018 Signed by Governor