Legislative Tracker 2019

The Government Affairs Committee uses the following system to rank legislative priorities to give direction to RIAR Government Affairs staff and RIAR contract lobbyists.

  1. Strongly support – RIAR staff will submit written or oral testimony in support of the bill, tell legislators that RIAR supports the bill; media outreach, call to action to members.
  2. Support – submit written or oral testimony in support of the bill; tell legislators that RIAR supports the bill
  3. (a) Monitor – RIAR staff will track the status of the bill but take no position. Staff will report back to the Government Affairs Committee if there are any changes to the bill or the political situation at the State House.
    (b) Actively monitor – RIAR staff will discuss intent and background bill with sponsor and report back to committee.
  4. Oppose – submit written or oral testimony in opposition to the bill; tell legislators that RIAR opposes the bill.
  5. Strongly oppose – RIAR staff will submit written or oral testimony in opposition to the bill, tell legislators that RIAR opposes the bill; media outreach, call to action to members.

No action = RIAR has chosen to take no position on this issue after determining that is not relevant to real estate or for other political considerations. No further action is required by RIAR staff.

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Bill  Sponsor(s) Comp Bill Sponsor(s) Intent Committee Recent Activity RIAR Testimony and Notes RIAR Ranking
H 5010 Knight, Tanzi, Ruggiero, Craven, Shanley Defines as “disabled,” persons receiving veterans’ affairs disability benefits paid by the federal government for purposes of property tax relief. Would take effect upon passage and would be retroactive to January 1, 2018.  House Finance H 5010: 01/03/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance 2
H 5024 Edwards, Newberry, Filippi, Corvese, Johnston Creates the joint committee of the repealer to compile suggestions for repeal of statutes, regulations, and executive orders received from citizens, businesses, and government agencies, including, but not limited to, those that are not considered “business friendly” and those that are archaic and out of date. Would take effect upon passage. House Judiciary 02/12/2019 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/27/2019) 3a
H 5030 Carson, Blazejewski Enables cities and towns to provide a tax exemption to individuals who take resiliency measures to rehabilitate their property because of flood hazards. Would take effect upon passage. House Municipal Government H 5030: 01/24/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study David Salvatore testified in support of           H 5030 on 1/24/2019. 1
H 5031 Carson, Handy  Clarifies that § 34-7-4 (“right of footway denied”) applies only to private rights of footway. This act would take effect upon passage. House Environmental and Natural Resources H 5031: 01/24/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study 3b
H 5033 McNamara, Ackerman, Amore, Diaz, Lyle S 112 Cano, Gallo, Goodwin, Paolino, McCaffrey Mandates that a program of financial literacy be taught to all students in public high schools throughout the state of Rhode Island. The curriculum of the program would include, but not be limited to, budgeting, maintaining credit, saving, investing, and protecting and insuring assets.
Would take effect upon passage.
House H.E.W. / Senate Education H 5033: 01/04/2019 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.                                      S 112: 01/24/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Education 2
H 5041 Solomon, Phillips, Jackson, McNamara, Lima S 221 Felag Prohibits any development of land contiguous to the State House unless approved by the general assembly. Would take effect upon passage. House Judiciary / Senate Housing and Municipal Government H 5041: 02/15/2019 Scheduled for consideration (02/27/2019)                                                                     S 221: 01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government 3a
H 5209 Chippendale Authorizes tax assessors to use either the last revaluation or the current fair market value, whichever is greater, as the assessed valuation.
Would take effect upon passage.
House Municipal Government 01/30/2019 Withdrawn at sponsor’s request (01/31/2019) Withdrawn at the sponsor’s request 4
H 5050  Cortvriend, Donovan, Edwards, Canario S 80 Seveney, DiPalma, Coyne, Valverde, Euer Authorizes tax assessors to use either the last revaluation or the current fair market value, whichever is greater, as the assessed valuation.
Would take effect upon passage.
House Finance / Senate Judiciary H 5050: 02/07/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study                          S 80: 01/16/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary 4
H 5101 Lombardi, Hull, Walsh Creates a commission to establish homeless shelter standards. Takes effect upon passage. House Finance H 5101: 01/10/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance 3a
H 5090 Quattrocchi Extends the reporting and expiration dates of the special legislative commission to study the efficacy and cost of implementing a recycling program for multi-family residential units from February 7, 2019, to April 30, 2019, and said commission would expire on May 30, 2019. House Environment and Natural Resources 02/05/2019 House read and passed 3a
H 5075 Maldonado, Filippi, Alzate, Morin, Slater Requires the sealing of any district court file, where a resolution of a
trespass and eviction complaint results in a verdict for the tenant and no appeal is taken. Would take effect upon passage.
House Judiciary H 5075: 01/23/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study 3b
H 5110 Marshall, O’Brien, Millea, Almeida Creates the statewide site readiness fund, a state sponsored fund for the
preparation of shared ready commercial, industrial and manufacturing property in the state.
Takes effect upon passage.
House Finance H 5110: 01/11/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance 2
H 5129 Solomon, Casey, Johnston, Millea, Vella-Wilkinson S 154 Picard Imposes a penalty against a condominium association that fails to deliver a resale certificate within ten (10) days of a request by a unit owner. Takes effect upon passage. House Corporations / Senate Judiciary H 5129: 02/05/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study                                                    S 154: 01/24/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary 1
S 0090 Ciccone, Pearson, Quezada, Crowley, Felag Creates the “Healthy Workplace Act of 2019” and would establish a cause of action against employers and employees for workplace bullying, harassment and other abusive conduct that is tolerated by employers and which may not fall into other categories already protected such as race, color and sex or sexual orientation. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Labor 01/16/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor DAS participates in the RI Business Coalition and will brief GAC on the group’s position. 3b
85  Euer, Conley, Goodwin, McCaffrey, Ruggerio H 5176 Amore, Tobon, Blazejewski, Alzate, Casimiro Provides protections to residents of this state furloughed by the federal
government relating to civil proceedings, credit card transactions, payments relating to mortgages, leases and installment contracts. Would take effect upon passage.
Senate Judiciary / House Special Legislation S 85: 01/22/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study                                                H 5176: 01/23/2019 Introduced, referred to House Special Legislation David Salvatore did not testify on S 85; however, will work with the bill’s sponsor on amendments 4
S 71 Picard Prohibits residential landlords from terminating period tenancies from
December 1 to February 1 and would require sixty (60) days written notice to the elderly or disabled. Would take effect upon passage.
Senate Judiciary S 71: 01/16/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary DAS will sperak to GAC members.
S 65 As amended Conley, Euer, Algiere, Lombardo, DiPalma H 5191 Enables city and town councils to grant tax relief from the payment of taxes on real estate and personal property during periods where federal or state government cease governmental operations, in whole or in part, for employees of the state or federal government. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Finance / House Finance S 65: 01/29/2019 Senate passed as amended (floor amendment)
01/30/2019 Referred to House Finance                           H 5191: 01/24/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance
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S 62 Coyne, Crowley, Lombardi, Seveney, DiPalma 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. Would take effect upon passage.
Senate Finance S 62: 01/16/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance 2
S 61 Coyne, Seveney, DiPalma, Euer, Valverde Authorizes cities and towns to establish a program to allow persons over the age of sixty (60) to provide volunteer services in exchange for a property tax credit up to one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500). The credit would be calculated by multiplying the number of volunteer service hours by the state minimum wage per hour.
Would take effect upon passage.
Senate Finance S 61: 01/16/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance 2
S 57 Satchell, Conley, Metts, Picard, Cano H 5338 Shanley, Shekarchi, Williams, Lyle, Barros Would create micro zones in distressed areas to stimulate economic revitalization, employment opportunities, and business development through the redevelopment of obsolete, dilapidated and abandoned industrial and commercial structures. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Finance S 57: 01/16/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance 2
S 52 Picard Increases the maximum tax on qualifying low-income property from eight percent (8%) of the previous year’s gross scheduled rental income to ten percent (10%) of the prospective year’s gross scheduled rental income. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Finance S 52: 01/16/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance 3a
S 51 Picard Permits a municipality, in which twelve percent (12%) of the housing in a municipality qualifies for low-income housing, to charge a tax up to ten percent (10%) of the current year’s gross scheduled rental income. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Finance S 51: 01/16/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance 3a
S 40 DiPalma, Conley, Euer, Goldin, Paolino Requires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality
requirements. Would take effect upon passage.
Senate Commerce S 40: 01/16/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Commerce 2
S 30  Lombardi, Ciccone, McCaffrey Mandates that a landlord have a general liability policy of at least one
hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) in effect for those injured on the premises due to the landlord’s negligence. Failure to provide proof of insurance would preclude a landlord from proceeding on an eviction action. Would take effect upon passage.
Senate Judiaciary S 30: 01/15/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary 3a
S 23 Picard Increases the maximum tax for qualifying low-income housing from eight percent (8%) to ten percent (10%) of the property’s previous year’s gross scheduled rental income. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Finance S 23: 01/15/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance 3a
S 22 Satchell, Euer, Conley, Bell Applicants for historic tax credits shall have ninety (90) days after the date of the commission’s written determination certifying the rehabilitation to pay the required three percent (3%) non-refundable fee to the division of taxation. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Finance S 22: 01/15/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance 3a
H 5137 Williams, Shekarchi, Vella-Wilkinson, Barros Prohibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income. Would take effect upon passage. House Judiaicary H 5137: 01/17/2019 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary 2
H 5133 McNamara, Ackerman, Newberry, Lyle, Jackson Would grant residential purchasers of solar energy systems protections requiring solar system retailers to provide disclosures in the retail sale/lease documents as well-as the right to cancel/rescind the agreement within ninety (90) days prior to installation and notice of any liens filed against their residential property.
Would take effect upon passage and would apply to solar agreements entered into on or after September 1, 2019.
House Environment and Natural Resources H 5133: 01/24/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study 2
H 5189 Morin, Ucci, Vella-Wilkinson, Marszalkowski, O’Brien S 134 DiPalma, Pearson, Felag, Seveney, Cano Provides that the non-resident withholding requirement for a corporation that sells real estate be consistent with the seven percent (7%) corporate income tax rate. Would take effect upon passage. House Finance / Senate Finance H 5189: 01/24/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance                             S 134: 01/24/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance 1
H 5194 Marshall, O’Brien, Morin, Vella-Wilkinson, Millea Repeals the sunset provision of chapter 33.6 of title 44 which grants tax credits to individuals or companies redeveloping historic structures. Would take effect upon passage. House Finance H 5194: 01/24/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance 2
S 151 Felag, Raptakis, Seveney, Ciccone, DiPalma Amends the definition of “disabled”, for the purposes of property tax relief, to include veterans who earn less than thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) annually and who receive disability benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Housing and Municipal Government S 151: 01/24/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government 2
S 148 DiPalma, Seveney, Morgan, Coyne, Euer Allows mobile and manufactured homes which are a part of a mobile and manufactured home park to be counted as low and moderate income housing for purposes of compliance with the requirements of the city’s or town’s comprehensive land use plan. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Housing and Municipal Government S 148: 01/24/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government 2
S 147  Felag, Ciccone, Gallo, Conley, Seveney Establishes the Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant which allows eligible homeowners and renters to retrofit their residence to nationally recognized accessibility standards and receive fifty percent (50%) of the total sum spent, up to five thousand dollars ($5,000), to retrofit such existing residence. Such retrofitting of an existing residence will allow an individual with disabilities to remain safely an independently within their residence and out of long-term care facilities, while reducing falls and other related emergency room, hospital and/or rehabilitation expenses. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Housing and Municipal Government S 147: 01/24/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government 2
S 122 Archambault, Felag, Conley, Cano, McCaffrey Establishes the “Start-Up Rhode Island Act,” to allow for the establishment of tax free zones. Businesses selected for access to such tax free zones would not be required to pay state income, business, corporate taxes, local taxes or franchise fees for a period of up to te (10) years. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Finance S 122: 01/24/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance NOTE: Real estate brokers and real estate management companies are prhibited from participating 3b
S 118  Gallo, Satchell, Sheehan, Lawson, Metts SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE OFFICE OF THE POSTSECONDARY COMMISSIONER FORM A WORK GROUP TO CONDUCT A THOROUGH REVIEW INTO HOW RHODE ISLAND CAN PROTECT STUDENT LOAN BORROWERS Senate Education S 118: 01/24/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Education 3b
S 108 Picard Creates a five (5) year period after the date of dissolution, termination, or revocation of limited liability companies or corporations to settle and close its affairs but not to continue its business. Upon the death of a sole member of a limited liability company, its affairs shall be governed by probate practice.
Would take effect upon passage.
Senate Commerce S 108: 01/24/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Commerce 3a
S 107 Algiere, Morgan, Paolino, de la Cruz, Rogers Would reduce the minimum corporate tax from four hundred dollars ($400) to two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for the year beginning on July 1, 2019, and would abolish the minimum tax for tax years beginning on or after July 1, 2020.
Would take effect upon passage.
Senate Commerce S 107: 01/24/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Commerce 2
H 5225 Marshall, Abney, Shekarchi, Shanley, Costantino Establishes an office of economics to assist the house of representatives during its review of the financial impact of proposed legislation. Would take effect upon passage. House Finance H 5225: 01/30/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance 2
H 5221 Casey, Morin, Vella-Wilkinson, Azzinaro, Solomon Would define as “disabled,” persons receiving veterans’ affairs disability benefits paid by the federal government for purposes of property tax relief. Would take effect upon passage and would be retroactive to January 1, 2018. House Finance H 5221: 01/30/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance 2
H 5258 Azzinaro, Morin, Casey, Price, Solomon S 219 Felag Mandates that builders of new one or two (2) family residential dwellings provide the home buyer with written information regarding the installation of an automatic fire sprinkler system subject to civil penalties for violations enforced by the attorney general or state fire marshal along with the results of radon tests and certify that smoke detector devices are in working order. Would take effect upon passage and would apply to any contract for the construction of a new dwelling entered into on or after January 1, 2020 House Small Business / Senate Housing and Municipal Government H 5258: 02/06/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study                                                S 219: 01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government Will contact RIBA 4
H 5276 Price, Nardone, Roberts, Quattrocchi, Filippi Excludes the growth of marijuana and any of its derivatives from the
provisions requiring the permitted use of plant agriculture within all city and town zoning ordinances. Would take effect upon passage
House Judiciary H 5276: 02/01/2019 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary 3a
S 190 Picard Would provide that financial and other records be made available for
examination by unit owners within thirty (30) days of a request being made. This act would take effect upon passage.
Senate Commerce S 190: 01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Commerce 3b
S 193 Raptakis, Morgan, Paolino, Lombardo, Rogers Would refund the minimum tax paid by corporations with annual gross income of less than four hundred dollars ($400); but caps the amount refunded at four hundred dollars
3 ($400). Would take effect upon passage.
Senate Commerce S 193: 01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Commerce 3a
S 234 Conley, DiPalma, Lawson, Satchell, Cano Would create the “Consumer Privacy Protection Act.” It would require businesses that collect, maintain or sell personal information to notify consumers and would disclose the information and the businesses’ use of the information. The act would also provide that consumers may opt out and have personal information deleted. Takes effect upon passage Senate Judiciary S 234: 01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary 3b
S 231 Metts, Crowley, Quezada, Goldin, Cano Prohibits a landlord from asking about the immigration status of a tenant, prospective tenant, occupant, or prospective occupant of residential rental property. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Judiciary S 231: 01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary 3a
S 230 Metts Provides that only those juveniles over the age of fourteen (14) be required to register as sex offenders and that the offense be comparable or more severe than those defined in 18 U.S.C. § 2241. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Judiciary S 230: 01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary 3b
S 208 Quezada, Goodwin, Goldin Authorizes cities and towns to tax real and/or personal property owned, leased or operated in whole or in part by any nonprofit institution of higher education or nonprofit hospital currently exempt by charter, general, or public law. Would take effect upon passage and apply to property taxes due and payable for calendar year 2019. Senate Finance S 208: 01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance Providence bill 3b
S 207 Lombardo, Crowley, Nesselbush, Ciccone Applies a tax to moderate-income housing equal to eight percent (8%) of the property’s previous year’s gross scheduled rental income. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Finance S 207: 01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance 3a
S 206 Seveney, Picard, DiPalma, Coyne, Valverde Amends the definition of the term “disabled,” for purposes tax relief, to include persons receiving veterans’ affairs disability benefits paid by the federal government. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Finance S 206: 01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance 2
S201 Raptakis, Rogers Prohibits the town of Coventry from charging its sewage works’ users more than the interest the town has actually paid for its borrowed funds for sewage works’ purposes. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Environmental and Agriculture S 201: 01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture 3b
S 210 Crowley Amends the public laws to establish that the City of Central Falls has paid back the state $2,420,856 and would relieve the City of Central Falls from further reimbursing the state for expenses incurred in drafting the statewide defense of the fiscal stability act, any expenses related to the state-controlled Central Falls school district bankruptcy proceeding, expenses incurred in Moreau v. Flanders, or any expenses incurred after termination of the receivership. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Finance S 210: 01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance 3a
S 220 Conley, Nesselbush, Crowley, Cano Provides a tax credit for qualified investments in “opportunity zones” as defined by federal law and located in Pawtucket. The act would be implemented by rules promulgated by the commerce corporation. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Housing and Municipal Government S 220: 01/31/2019 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government 2
H 5306 Ruggiero, Casey, Amore, Cortvriend, Marszalkowski Exempts a corporation from the minimum corporate tax for the first two (2) years following the date of incorporation. Would take effect upon passage and would apply to all tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2020. House Finance 02/06/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance 3a
H 5303 Casey, Morin, Vella-Wilkinson, Azzinaro, Tobon Gives cities and towns the option of entirely exempting the homestead of a disabled veteran or their surviving spouse from taxation. Would take effect upon passage. House Municipal Government 02/15/2019 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/28/2019) 2
H 5299 Hawkins, Lima, Phillips, Noret, Serodio Prohibits misrepresentation of the status of an animal as a service animal in order to acquire any right or privilege afforded disabled persons. Would take effect upon passage. House H.E.W 02/15/2019 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/27/2019). 3b
H 5346 Tanzi, Kislak, Kazarian, Ranglin-Vassell, Alzate Amends the definition of employees for purposes of the fair employment practices chapter to include individuals under any appointment or contract of hire or apprenticeship, or any volunteer or unpaid intern and would exclude from the definition of employed any individual employed by their parents, spouse or child. Would take effect upon passage. House Labor 02/15/2019 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/27/2019) 3b
H 5345  Tanzi, Ruggiero, Shanley, Kazarian, Newberry Forbids an employer to require an employee to execute a nondisclosure agreement; or non-disparagement agreement regarding alleged violations of civil rights or criminal conduct as a condition of employment. Would take effect upon passage. House Labor 02/15/2019 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/27/2019) 3b
H 5344 Tanzi, Kazarian, Cassar, Donovan, Ajello Prohibits an employer, employment agency, labor organization, or employee, to directly or indirectly commit any act declared to be an unlawful employment practice, it being the legislative intent that individuals would be held personally liable for such conduct, including, but not limited to, individual employees of employers. Would take effect upon passage. House Labor 02/15/2019 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/27/2019) 3b
H 5343 Vella-Wilkinson, Tanzi, Walsh, Diaz, Alzate Mandates sexual harassment training for employees and supervisors of employers of fifty (50) or more employees. It would recommend an annual climate survey for employers. Would take effect on January 1, 2021. House Labor 02/15/2019 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/27/2019) 3b
H 5342 Shanley, Tanzi, Cortvriend, Shekarchi, Lyle Creates a reporting requirement for state agencies and departments for violations of the fair employment practices chapter and the equal opportunity and affirmative action chapter. The act would also remove the legislative branch exclusion from the “agency” definition. Would take effect upon passage. House Labor 02/15/2019 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/27/2019) 3b
H 5341 Shanley, Tanzi, Kazarian, Knight, Carson Extends the timeframe within which to bring an action for an unlawful employment practice. Would take effect upon passage. House Labor 02/15/2019 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/27/2019) 3b
H 5340 McEntee, Tanzi, Kazarian, Craven, Caldwell Would toll the statute of limitations, and any time limit for filing a notice, claim or lawsuit not to exceed one year for all claims related to or arising out of the common nucleus of operative facts for any charge filed with the Rhode Island human rights commission alleging discrimination, sexual harassment or civil rights violation, for the period starting on the date the charge is filed until the date the commission for human rights makes a determination of probable cause or no probable cause that a violation has occurred, or otherwise closes or disposes of a charge prior to a determination of probable cause or no probable cause whichever should occur first. Would take effect upon passage. House Labor 02/15/2019 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/27/2019) 3b
H 5351 Marszalkowski, Ackerman, Barros, Johnston, Morin Creates a fifteen (15) member special legislative commission to be
known as the “Rhode Island City and Town Revaluation Study Commission,” whose purpose it would be to study and provide recommendations on legislation for properly setting property values for local tax purposes, and who would report back to the General Assembly no later than January 2, 2020, and whose life would expire on March 2, 2020. 
House Municipal Government 02/15/2019 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/28/2019) 3b
H 5492 Jacquard Provides that only those juveniles over the age of fourteen (14) be required to register as sex offenders, and only if the offense is comparable or more severe than those defined in 18 U.S.C. § 2241(aggravated sexual abuse). Takes effect upon passage. House Judiciary 02/14/2019 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary 3a
H 5487 Carson (by request) Allows an owner or owners of real property to execute a deed that names one or more beneficiaries who will obtain title to the property at the owner’s death without the necessity of probate Would take effect upon passage. House Judiciary 02/14/2019 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
H 5466 Jacquard Requires that all electrical work performed in the state be done in accordance with the latest edition of the National Electric Code, and would also require that the state building commission adopt the latest edition of the National Electric Code. Would take effect upon passage. House Corporations 02/14/2019 Introduced, referred to House Corporations 3b
H 5453 McEntee, Craven, Almeida, Ucci, Morin Exempts from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty. Would take effect upon passage. House Municipal Government 02/14/2019 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government 2
H 5452 Roberts, Nardone, Chippendale Exempts a residential homeowner who has abandoned an on-site system from obtaining a contractor to pump out and to fill in with material, as long as the residential homeowner has taken the necessary steps to secure the abandoned on-site system. It would also necessitate that the local sewer authority make an inspection to ensure that the system is properly secured from preventing any injury to the public. Would take effect upon passage. House Municipal Government 02/14/2019 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government 2
H 5451 Filippi Increases the percentage of area median income from one hundred twenty percent (120%) to one hundred forty percent (140%) only for New Shoreham residents to make more households eligible for affordable housing. Would take effect upon passage. House Municipal Government 02/14/2019 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government
H 5415 Costantino, Lima, Marshall, Shekarchi, Phillips Would lower the minimum corporate tax imposed from four hundred dollars ($400) to three hundred seventy-five dollars ($375). This act would take effect upon passage. House Finance 02/14/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance 3a
H 5414 Costantino, Vella-Wilkinson, Lima, Marshall, Shekarchi Would exempt a corporation from payment of the minimum tax imposed by § 44-11-2(e) during the first year of the corporation’s existence. This act would take effect upon passage. House Finance 02/14/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance 3a
H 5397 Kazarian, Slater, O’Brien, Casimiro, Alzate Exempts a housing development financed in whole or in part with federal low income tax credits pursuant to § 42 of the Internal Revenue Code, as well as Rhode Island nonprofit corporations or entities which are tax exempt pursuant to § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and own real estate under an affordable housing program, from real estate conveyance tax. This act would take effect upon passage. House Finance 02/14/2019 Introduced, referred to House Finance 3a