House Bills as of 3/11/20

 

   House Bill No. 7026

BY  Lombardi, Hull, Walsh, Lyle

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT (Makes knowingly filing a false alarm or reporting false information using the 911 emergency telephone number a felony.)

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01/09/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

01/24/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/28/2020)

01/28/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

   House Bill No. 7101

BY  Mattiello, Marszalkowski, Barros, Johnston, Alzate

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – STATEWIDE PUBLIC SAFETY COMPUTER AIDED DISPATCH RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (Establishes a statewide public safety computer aided dispatch records management system.)

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01/15/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

01/20/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/22/2020)

01/22/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

   House Bill No. 7124

BY  Bennett, Solomon, Edwards, Canario, Serpa

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.)

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01/16/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

 

   House Bill No. 7151

BY  Corvese, Canario, Vella-Wilkinson, Azzinaro, Ucci

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.)

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01/16/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

01/24/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/28/2020)

01/28/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

02/28/2020 Scheduled for consideration (03/03/2020)

03/03/2020 Committee recommends passage

 

   House Bill No. 7160

BY  Place, Newberry

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO THE OAKLAND – MAPLEVILLE NUMBER 4 FIRE DISTRICT

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01/16/2020 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government

02/07/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/13/2020)

02/13/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

   House Bill No. 7171

(Governor)

BY  Abney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS IN SUPPORT OF FY 2021

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01/16/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance

 

   House Bill No. 7183

BY  Casimiro, Caldwell, Shanley, Donovan, Jackson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES – PAYMENTS TO FIRE COMPANIES (Appropriates funds to city and town members of NBMTF who maintain boats servicing Narragansett Bay.)

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01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance

 

   House Bill No. 7187

BY  Quattrocchi, Price, Nardone, Roberts, Place

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS — STATE PURCHASES (Provides that volunteer firefighters in the state be eligible to utilize the provisions of the state purchasing act, for the purpose of purchasing any motor vehicle.)

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01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance

02/11/2020 Withdrawn at sponsor’s request

 

   House Bill No. 7194

BY  Price, Casimiro

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION – EXETER VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE – REAL PROPERTY EXEMPTIONS (Authorizes the Exeter town council, by ordinance to increase the real property tax exemption for active Exeter volunteer members of fire and rescue companies from fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).)

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01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government

02/14/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/27/2020)

02/27/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

03/06/2020 Scheduled for consideration (03/12/2020)

 

   House Bill No. 7203

BY  Williams, Lombardi, Vella-Wilkinson, Cassar, Almeida

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — NON-TRANSPARENT WINDSHIELD AND WINDOWS EXEMPTION (Exempts state or municipal police officers, firefighters, judges of state court, and members of the Rhode Island general assembly from the requirement of transparent windshields and windows.)

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01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

   House Bill No. 7213

BY  Canario, Edwards, Noret, Morin, Vella-Wilkinson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — LIGHTING EQUIPMENT (Prohibits a motor vehicle from displaying a red or blue light or sign in its windshield.)

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01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

01/31/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/04/2020)

02/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

   House Bill No. 7347

BY  Nardone, Quattrocchi, Place, Newberry, Lombardi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – REIMBURSEMENT 911 RESTRICTED RECEIPT ACCOUNT (Provides that a portion of the first responders surcharge be deposited in a restricted receipt account for purposes of funding the E-911 emergency telephone system.)

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01/29/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance

 

   House Bill No. 7380

BY  Nardone, Chippendale

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO THE CENTRAL COVENTRY FIRE DISTRICT (Amends the procedure for holding annual meeting, special meetings, election, recall and duties of the board of directors and officers, as well as the duties of the tax assessor, district clerk, finance director-treasurer and tax collector.)

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01/30/2020 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government

02/14/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/27/2020)

02/27/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

   House Bill No. 7415

BY  Azzinaro, Craven, McEntee, Casimiro, Filippi

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 1/1/21)

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01/31/2020 Introduced, referred to House Small Business

02/14/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

02/17/2020 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (02/25/2020)

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2020)

03/03/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

   House Bill No. 7449

BY  Morin, O’Brien, Casimiro, Amore, Vella-Wilkinson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — CANCER BENEFITS FOR FIREFIGHTERS (Clarifies a presumption applying to firefighters that if any type of cancer is found in a firefighter with three (3) exceptions would be conclusively presumed to be an occupational cancer arising out of their employment.)

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02/05/2020 Introduced, referred to House Labor

02/07/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/11/2020)

02/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

   House Bill No. 7534

BY  Nardone, Filippi, Quattrocchi, Newberry, Roberts

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT — PREPAID WIRELESS E-911 CHARGE ACT (Eliminates first responder surcharges from the 911 Emergency Telephone Number Act.)

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02/12/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance

03/04/2020 Withdrawn at sponsor’s request

 

   House Bill No. 7617

BY  Messier, Fellela, McLaughlin, Ranglin-Vassell, Johnston

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES – RETIREMENT SYSTEM – CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS (Awards all pension system members 3% COLA applied to first $30,000 of retirement allowance annually exp. 1/1/21 provided prior year investment return gains 10% or more until fund is 80% funded.)

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02/14/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance

 

   House Bill No. 7698

BY  Quattrocchi, Filippi, Price, Roberts, Nardone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS — STATE PURCHASES (Permits certain volunteer firefighters to purchase motor vehicles by utilizing state purchasing provisions.)

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02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance

 

   House Bill No. 7858

BY  Filippi, Chippendale, Lyle, Nardone, Quattrocchi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – EXPLOSIVES – NOTICE (Expands the notice requirements relating to the use of explosives by requiring fourteen (14) days’ 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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02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government

 

   House Bill No. 7864

BY  Kennedy, Price, Azzinaro

ENTITLED, AN ACT CREATING THE HOPE VALLEY AND WYOMING FIRE DISTRICT (Creating the Hope Valley and Wyoming fire district)

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02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government

 

   House Bill No. 7880

BY  Casey, Canario, Morin, Jacquard, Noret

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — RELIEF OF INJURED AND DECEASED FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS (Extends injured-on-duty benefits to police officers and firefighters that suffer from a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder under certain conditions.)

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02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Labor

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)11