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:
Did not pass
2
H 5024 Edwards, Newberry, Filippi, Corvese, Johnston S 346 Lynch Prata, Paolino 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including, but not limited to, those that are not considered "business friendly" and those that are archaic and out of date.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 / Senate Judiciary H 5024 / S 346:
Did not pass
3a
H 5030 Carson, Blazejewski S 568 Euer, McCaffrey 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 / Senate Finance H 5030 / S 568:
Did not pass
David Salvatore testified (oral and written) in support of H 5030 on 1/24/2019 and S 568 on 3/28/19. 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:
Did not pass
3b
H 5033 Sub A McNamara, Ackerman, Amore, Diaz, Lyle S 112 Sub A 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 / S 112:
Did not pass 
DAS submitted written testimony for H 5033 on 3/6/19 and S 112 on 3/20/19 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 / S 221:
Did not pass
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 H 5209:
Did not pass
Withdrawn at the sponsor's request 4
H 5050  Cortvriend, Donovan, Edwards, Canario S 80 Sub A 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 / S 80 Sub A:
Did not pass
Testified in opposition 4
H 5101 Lombardi, Hull, Walsh Creates a commission to establish homeless shelter standards. Takes effect upon passage. House Finance H 5101:
Did not pass
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 H 5090:
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:
Did not pass
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:
Did not pass
2
H 5129 Sub A Solomon, Casey, Johnston, Millea, Vella-Wilkinson S 154 Sub A 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 Sub A / S 154 Sub A:
Passed
David Salvatore, Ted Reidy and Rita Steele testified in support of H 5129 on 2/5/2019 and S 154 on 4/23/19 1
S 0090 Ciccone, Pearson, Quezada, Crowley, Felag H 6087 Williams, Vella-Wilkinson, O'Brien, Caldwell, McKiernan 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 / House Labor S 90 / H 6087:
Did not pass
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 / H 5176:
Did not pass
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:
Did not pass
DAS will speak to GAC members. 3b
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 / H 5191:
Did not pass
2
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:
TBD
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:
Did not pass
2
S 57 Satchell, Conley, Metts, Picard, Cano H 5388 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 / House Finance S 57 / H 5388:
Did not pass
David Salvatore signed up in support of S 57 on 3/5/19 and H 5388 on 5/1/2019 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:
Did not pass
David Salvatore signed up in opposition on 3/28/19. 4
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:
Did not pass
David Salvatore signed up in opposition on 3/28/19. 4
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:
Did not pass
3b
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:
Did not pass
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:
Did not pass
David Salvatore signed up in opposition on 3/28/19. 4
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:
Did not pass
3a
H 5137 Williams, Shekarchi, Vella-Wilkinson, Barros S 331 Metts, Ciccone, Bell, Crowley, Quezada (Governor) Prohibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income. Would take effect upon passage. House Judiaicary / Senate Judiciary H 5137 / S 331:
Did not pass
Signed up in support of H 5137 on 3/12/19 2
H 5133 McNamara, Ackerman, Newberry, Lyle, Jackson S 759 Miller, Sosnowski, Conley, Euer, DiPalma 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 / Senate Environment and Agriculture H 5133 / S 759:
Did not pass
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 / S 134:
Passed
David Salvatore testified and submitted written testimony in support of H 5189 on 5/1/2019. 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:
Did not pass
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:
Did not pass
DAS signed up in support of S 151 on 3/28/19. 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:
Did not pass
David Salvatore submitted written testimony on 3/7/19 2
S 147 Sub A  Felag, Ciccone, Gallo, Conley, Seveney H 6152 McNamara, Diaz, Speakman, Amore, Lyle 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 / House Finance S 147 / H 6152:
Did not pass
Signed up in support with written testimony on 4/4/19. 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:
Did not pass
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: 06/03/2019 Meeting postponed (06/05/2019) 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:
Did not pass
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:
Did not pass
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:
Did not pass
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:
Did not pass
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 / S 219:
Did not pass
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:
Did not pass
3a
S 190 Picard H 6216  Jackson, McNamara, Costantino, Lima, McLaughlin 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 / House Corporations S 190 / H 6216:
Passed
Signed up in support on 2/26/19. 2
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:
Did not pass
3a
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:
Did not pass
Submitted written testimony in opposition 4
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:
Did not pass
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:
Did not pass
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:
Did not pass
DAS signed up in opposition on 3/28/19. 4
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:
Did not pass
2
S201 Sub A 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 Sub A:
Passed
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:
Did not pass
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:
Did not pass
DAS signed up in support on 3/7/19. 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 H 5306:
Did not pass
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 H 5303:
Did not pass
Signed up in support on 2/28/19. 2
H 5299 As Amended 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 H 5299 as amended: Passed 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 H 5346:
Did not pass
3b
H 5345  Tanzi, Ruggiero, Shanley, Kazarian, Newberry S 598 Euer, Goldin, Murray, Valverde, Cano 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 / Senate Judiciary H 5345 / S 598:
Did not pass                                      
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 H 5344:
Did not pass
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 H 5343:
Did not pass
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 H 5342:
Did not pass
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 H 5341:
Did not pass
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 H 5340:
Did not pass
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 H 5351:
Passed the House
Signed up in support. The Senate did not pass the resolution; however, the House is moving forward with the commission 2
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 H 5492:
Did not pass
3a
H 5487 Carson (by request) S 337 Eurer (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 / Senate Judiciary H 5487 / S 337:
Did not pass
David Salvatore signed up in support of S 337 on 3/28/19. 2
H 5466 Sub A 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 H 5466 Sub A:
Passed
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 H 5453:
Passed
DAS signed up in support on 3/7/19. 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 H 5452:
Did not pass
DAS signed up in support on 3/7/19. 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 H 5451:
Did not pass
3b
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 H 5415:
Did not pass
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 H 5414:
Did not pass
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 H 5397:
Did not pass
3a
S 371 McCaffrey, Goodwin, Ciccone, Cano, Lawson Allows an employee to establish a lien against an employer's property to aid the employee in collecting unpaid wages from the employer. Would take effect on January 1, 2020.  Seate Labor S 371:
Did not pass
3a
S 334 Sub A as amended  Coyne, Seveney, DiPalma, Valverde, Lynch Prata H 6214 Noret, Solomon, Jackson, Serodio, Amore Requires that any use of a premises for marijuana cultivation be disclosed
in any real estate transaction. Would take effect upon passage.
Senate Judiciary / House Corporations S 334 Sub A as amended
H 6214:
Passed with amendments that remove "marijuana cultivation." 
David Salvatore and Kevin Shepherd testified in opposition of S 334 on 4/23/19 Written testimony also submitted.

Sub A was introduced and passed by the Senate. RIAR GAC is satisfied with the changes to the bill.
4
S 330 Cano, Goldin, Euer, Murray, Lynch Prata Extends protection to persons employed in domestic service and include retaliation as an unlawful employment practice. This act would require employers of four (4) or more employees rather than fifty (50) to comply with the sexual harassment education and workplace training requirements, conduct such a program for new employees within one month of the date of employment and for all other employees before September 1, 2019. Enforcement would be vested in the commission for human rights and/or the department of labor and training. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Labor S 330:
Did not pass
3a
S 322 Metts, Quezada, Goldin, Euer, Satchell 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 Senate Judiciary S 322:
Did not pass
David Salvatore testified in opposition and submitted written testimony on 4/23/19. 4
S 312
Bell, Quezada, Satchell, Crowley, Nesselbush
Amends several sections of the Rhode Island Zoning Enabling Act of 1991 with the intent of preserving neighborhood character and promoting smart growth. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Housing and Municipal Government S 312:
Did not pass
3b
S 275 Ciccone, Lombardo, Lombardi Requires the general assembly to place a bond referendum of five million dollars ($5,000,000) in capital financing for fiscal year 2021 on the ballot for the November 3, 2020, election for Rhode Island Housing & Mortgage Finance Corporation (RIHMFC) for the development of affordable housing for the homeless and to appropriate for fiscal year 2022 and each fiscal year thereafter a minimum of five million dollars ($5,000,000) for the same. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Finance S 275:
Did not pass
3b
S 259 Lynch Prata H 5773 Morin Precludes the Rhode Island department of business regulation from pursing any administrative action against a certified appraiser more than five (5) years after the certified appraised issues a certified appraisal report, or more than two (2) years after any judicial proceeding in which the appraisal provided testimony related to the appraisal assignment, whichever period expires later. Would take effect upon passage. Senate Commerce / House Corporations S 259 / H 5773:
Did not pass
DAS, Peter Scotti and Susan Kelly testified in support of S 259 on 3/5/19. Written testimony submitted by DAS. 1
H 5770 Vella-Wilkinson, Williams, Morin, Marszalkowski, Jackson S 605 Euer, McCaffrey Provide guidelines and restrictions pertaining to short-term rentals to address health and safety concerns.
Would take effect upon passage.
House Small Business / Senate Judiciary H 5770 / S 605:
Did not pass
DAS submitted written testimony in opposition of H 5770 on 3/5/19 and testified and submitted written testimony in opposition of S 605 on 4/23/19. 4
H 5761  Diaz, Almeida, Slater, Edwards, Mendez Amends the definition of public and private educational institutions to include licensed day care facilities and child care centers and would define neighborhood. It would prohibit a level 3 sex offender from living within 1500 feet from a school, private or public and would prohibit a level 3 offender from moving back into the neighborhood where the offense
was committed. Would take effect upon passage.
House Judiaicary H 5761:
Did not pass
3b
H 5756 Solomon, Casey, Johnston, Vella-Wilkinson, O'Brien Would require condominium unit owners' association officers to verify that management agents or companies retained by the association are insured with respect to the services they provide to the condominium. Would take effect upon passage. House Judiciary H 5756:
Did not pass
3b
H 5755 Solomon, Hull, Casey, Vella-Wilkinson, O'Brien Alows the superior court or the family court in reviewing sex offender level determination by the sex offender board of review, to raise or lower the offender's community notification level. The board must give the offender notice at the time it renders its decision that upon review, the court has the power to raise or lower the offender's community notification level. Would take effect upon passage. House Judiciary H 5755:
Did not pass
3b
H 5774 Carson, Handy (By Request) Would require sellers of real estate to provide buyers a disclosure of the annual building energy cost estimate produced by an approved energy rater. The act would also impose an affirmative duty on sellers to conduct inspections as to the condition of the real estate. This act would take effect upon passage House Corporations H 5774:
Did not pass
Testified and provided writtern testimony in opposition of H 5774 on 3/12/19. 4
H 5730 Carson, Cortvriend S 479 Euer, Murray, Lombardo, Sosnowski, Valverde Would require sellers of real estate to provide buyers a disclosure of the annual building energy cost estimate produced by an approved energy rater. The act would also impose an affirmative duty on sellers to conduct inspections as to the condition of the real estate. This act would take effect upon passage House Corporations /Senate Judiciary H 5730 / S 479:
Did not pass
Testified and provided writtern testimony in opposition of H 5730 on 3/12/19  and S 479 on 4/23. 4
H 5704 McKiernan, Almeida, O'Brien, Solomon, Johnston Allows landlords to recover funds expended or fines associated with violations of local ordinances when such violations are due to actions of their tenants(s), provided that the lease clearly addresses the reimbursement. Would take effect upon passage. House Judiciary H 5704:
Did not pass
2
H 5681 Shanley, Casimiro, Mendez (Secretary of State) S 540 Quezada (Secretary of State) Requires a person or persons who transact business under a trade name to register with a municipality, provide more extensive information when filing and to notify the municipality when the trade name is changed or discontinued. Would take effect on July 1, 2020.  House Corporations / Senate Commerce H 5681 / S 540:
Did not pass
3b
H 5667 Bennett, Edwards, Jacquard, Diaz Would establish minimum energy and water efficiency standards for certain
products sold or installed in the state. This act would take effect upon passage.
House Environment and Natural Resources H 5667:
Did not pass
3b
H 5646 Bennett, Edwards Would provide for the preservation of housing density within a community when a municipality situates alternative uses within a residential zone. Transferal of the residential density would be to locations at the discretion of the municipality, with preference given to areas with supportive water, sewer, storm water, and environmentally protective infrastructure. This act would take effect upon passage. House Municipal Government H 5646:
Did not pass
3b
H 5645 Fogarty, Shekarchi, McEntee Would allow minor projects (residential only) to remain minor and subject to the lesser time period for certification. This act would also add more time for certification at the master and preliminary plan phases on major subdivisions and land developments but reduces the time for certification and resubmission at the final plan phase for consistency purposes. The time for the master plan decision is increased to one hundred twenty (120) days and the time for the preliminary plan decision is restored to one hundred twenty (120) days. This act would take effect upon passage. House Municipal Government H 5645:
Did not pass
3b
H 5644 Quattrocchi, Nardone, Roberts, Price, Place Allows a local review board of a city or town to provide reasonable conditions and limitations on any project. Economic feasibility would not be an impediment to the imposition of such conditions and limitations. This act would take effect upon passage. House Municipal Government H 5644:
Did not pass
3b
H 5642 Filippi 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. This act would take effect upon passage House Municipal Government H 5642:
Did not pass
3a
H 5641 Filippi, Price, Roberts, Place, Quattrocchi Includes in the definition of affordable housing houses whose assessed value meets the criteria of affordable housing even if such houses are not for sale. In addition, proposed housing developments which meet the criteria would be included. Would take effect upon passage. House Municipal Government H 5641:
Did not pass
3b
H 5640 McEntee, Tanzi, Fogarty Amends definitions for minor land development and minor subdivisions
under this chapter allowing for waiver or modification requests for a development plan and would amend certain time review periods for efficiency purposes and requires the municipality to schedule public informational meetings or hearings at the next planning board meeting following a certificate of completeness, and provides that requested continuances would suspend the time period by thirty (30) days for each month of continuance. This act would take effect upon passage.
House Municipal Government H 5640:
Did not pass
3b
H 5633 Solomon, Vella-Wilkinson, Canario, Jackson, O'Brien Allows a one-time non-refundable tax credit for the actual costs of connecting a single family or multi-family dwelling to a municipal sewer system to the owner of the real property credited to the owner's personal income tax or corporate income tax based on the filing status of the owner. This act would take effect upon passage. House Finance H 5633:
Did not pass
3b
H 5619 Morin, Carson, Williams, Phillips, Vella-Wilkinson S 434 Provides for increases in the amount of foundation level school support that a community would receive, based upon a community's ability to meet and surpass its minimum low- and moderate-income housing requirements. This act would take effect on January 1, 2020. House Finance / Senate Finance H 5619 / S434:
Did not pass
3b
H 5591 Filippi, Roberts, Quattrocchi, Nardone Permits persons over the age of sixty-five (65) to deduct from their adjusted gross income the cost of maintaining a personal residence, up to seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500). This act would take effect upon passage. House Finance H 5591:
Did not pass
2
H 5576 Shekarchi, Ackerman, Lima, Kazarian, Noret S 564 McKenney, Lynch Prata, McCaffrey, Lombardi, Archambault Provides for a pass-through entity tax to shift the income tax liability from an entity's owner to the entity itself. The tax would be deductible by the entity thereby helping to offset the effect of the ten thousand dollar ($10,000) limit on an individual's state and local tax (SALT) deductions by reducing their share of overall allocable income. To ensure against double taxation, the act would provide owners with a tax credit to offset the tax on their share of the entity's after pass-through entity tax income. This act would take effect upon passage. House Finance / Senate Finance H 5576 / S564:
Did not pass
David Salvatore signed up in support of H 5576 and signed on to written testimony with the RI Busness Coalition. 2
S 473 Bell, Euer Would add live-in caregivers and others residing in a dwelling unit to the definition of tenant, and would permit such person to extend the term of a lease for up to three (3) months. This act would take effect upon passage. Senate Judiciary S 473:
Did not pass
3b
S 466 Crowley, Quezada, Metts, Nesselbush, Cano 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. Senate Judiciary S 466:
Did not pass
3b
S 460 Goldin, Lynch Prata, Quezada, Goodwin, Cano Changes the definition of employee and employer for purposes of the fair
employment practices act, while expanding personal liability for violations. This act would take effect upon passage.
Senate Judiciary S 460:
Did not pass
3b
S 452 Sosnowski Allows the residents of New Shoreham who earn up to one hundred forty percent (140%) of area median income to qualify for affordable housing. This act would take effect upon passage. Senate Housing and Municipal Government S 452:
Did not pass
3b
S 413 Morgan, Raptakis Would specifically define plant agriculture as not the cultivation and processing of marijuana. This act would take effect upon passage. Senate Environmental and Agriculture S 413:
Did not pass
3b
H 5782 McLaughlin Would provide that in the town of Cumberland, the maximum height allowed for a commercial or residential condominium complex would be no more than thirty-five feet (35'). This act would take effect upon passage. House Municipal Government H 5782:
Did not pass
4
H 5808 Maldonado, Tobon, Alzate, Barros, Slater Would provide a tax credit for qualified investments in "opportunity zones", as defined by federal law, and located in Pawtucket or Central Falls. The act would be implemented by rules promulgated by the commerce corporation. This act would take effect upon passage. House Finance H 5808:
Did not pass
David Salvatore signed up in support of H 5808 on 5/1/2019. 2
H 5789 Bennett, Handy, Edwards, Diaz, Slater Provides for the establishment of comprehensive solar energy siting ordinances in each municipality of the state. The act would also allow the installation of master meters in housing developments in certain instances. The act would also establish maximum allowable capacity limits for eligible net-metering systems This act would take effect upon passage. House Environment and Natural Resources H 5789:
Did not pass
3b
H 5447 Ruggiero, McEntee, Craven, Amore, Serodio Requires ever increasing requirements of biobased product in No. 2 distillate heating oil. By July 1, 2020, seven percent (7%) of No. 2 distillate heating oil shall be biobased product. This would increase annually until July 1, 2026, when nineteen percent (19%) would be biobased product in No. 2 heating oil. The act would provide for the suspension of this requirement in limited circumstances. This act would take effect upon passage. House Environment and Natural Resources H 5447:
Did not pass
3b
H 5813 Handy, Chippendale, Barros, Alzate, Bennett Would establish and implement a comprehensive program pertaining to woodland stewardship and preservation of significant natural resource areas managed by the department of environmental management (DEM) and administered by cities and towns through local comprehensive planning and zoning. This act would take effect upon passage. House Environment and Natural Resources H 5813:
Did not pass
3b
H 5446 Place, Newberry S 591 de la Cruz, Miller Makes changes to the membership of the energy facilities siting board by increasing the size of the board from three (3) to seven (7) members for certain applications, and also imposes additional requirements on applicants for energy facilities. This act would take effect on January 1, 2020 and would apply to applications filed on or after January 1, 2020. House Environment and Natural Resources / Senate Judiciary H 5446 / S 591:
Did not pass
3b
H 5848 Jackson, McNamara, Bennett, Corvese, Noret S 510 Sub A Lynch Prata, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Ciccone Would increase penalties for violations of certain wage and hour laws. This act would take effect upon passage. House Labor / Senate Labor H 5848 / S 510 Sub A:
Did not pass
3b
H 5858 Slater, Diaz, Maldonado, Bennett, Edwards Require the general assembly to appropriate not less than five million dollars ($5,000,000) annually in capital financing for affordable housing development commencing with the fiscal year 2020 and beyond. This act would take effect upon passage. House Finance H 5858:
Did not pass
2
S 610 Metts, Quezada, Bell, Crowley, Goldin H 5863 Slater, Williams, Edwards, Diaz, Blazejewski Creates a new process with standards to be utilized when deciding whether an applicant's past criminal contacts' convictions should disqualify them from receiving a government issued license. This act would take effect upon passage. Senate Judiciary / House Judiciary S 610 / H 5863:
Did not pass
Speak to GAC 3b
S 607 Sub A Euer Adds to the disclosure form, that a seller must complete for prospective
buyers, detailed information on the need and cost for flood insurance on the property to be sold. This act would take effect upon passage.
Senate Judiciary S 607 Sub A:
Did not pass
David Salvatore expressed oral and written concerns regarding S 607 on 4/23/19. 3b
S 594 Metts H 6022 Vella-Wilkinson, Millea, and Almeida Gives the Rhode Island housing and mortgage finance corporation (RIHMFC) the authority to bring foreclosure petitions after one year from the sale of property for taxes if the property is foreclosed and no longer owner-occupied or has been abandoned, and changes members of the advisory board which provides advice to RIHMFC and exempts RIHMFC owned property from being assessed a non-utilization tax. This act would take effect upon passage Senate Judiciary / House Finance S 594 / H 6022:
Did not pass 
3b
S 590 Lombardi, Ciccone, Lombardo, McCaffrey, Ruggerio Requires an owner or developer of a project valued at or above five million
dollars ($5,000,000) or more to attest by sworn affidavit that the properties have no outstanding liens and to file a surety bond conditioned upon payment for labor and materials of the project, and any waiver of the bond is prohibited. This act would take effect upon passage.
Senate Judiciary S 590:
Did not pass
RICABOR 3b
S 552 Satchell, Sosnowski, Seveney, Coyne, Valverde H 5667 Bennett, Edwards, Jacquard, Diaz Establishes minimum energy and water efficiency standards for appliances and specified equipment purchased or installed after July 1, 2020. This act would take effect upon passage, and would be construed to supersede the provisions of chapter 39 of title 27, "The Energy and Consumer Savings Act of 2005", but only to the extent that any products sold or installed in compliance with the provisions of chapter 39 of title 27 be replaced on or after July 1, 2020, with products that are in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Senate Environment and Agriculture S 552 / H 5667:
Did not pass
4
H 5896 Ruggiero S 767 Euer Grants the town council of the town of Jamestown the authority to provide for an exemption or a tax credit on real or personal property for any veteran of the United States armed services, regardless of their qualified service dates, who was honorably discharged from the service, or who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable, or the property of the unmarried widow or widower of that person who is not currently receiving this statutory exemption; offer an additional tax credit or exemption for one hundred percent (100%) service related disabled veterans; offer an additional tax credit for specially adapted housing for a veteran who is totally disabled; and a tax credit or exemption on real or personal property for a veteran who has been classified or determined to be a prisoner of war by the veterans' administration. This act would take effect upon passage. House Municipal Government / Senate Finance H 5896 / S 767:
Passed
2
S 723 Metts, Quezada, Ciccone, Crowley, Cano Creates a new process with standards to be utilized when deciding whether an applicant's past criminal contacts' convictions should disqualify them from receiving a government issued license. This act would take effect upon passage. Senate Judiciary S 723:
Did not pass
Speak to GAC 3b
S 722 Metts, Goodwin, Miller H 5904 Kislak, Walsh, Slater, Ajello, Williams Places the responsibility on landlords to house tenants if they are evicted due to the neglect of the landlords; would give the municipality flexibility with the revolving fund account; and would allow the municipality the ability to place a lien in the form of property taxes when it takes action against the real property. This act would take effect upon passage. Senate Judiciary / House Municipal Government S 722 / H 5904:
Did not pass
Providence bill 4
S 691 Sub A Lombardi, McCaffrey H 6219 Shanley, Casimiro, Alzate Expands the definition of "family member" for purposes of zoning ordinances. This act would take effect upon passage. Senate Housing and Municipal Government / House Judiciary S 691 Sub A / H 6219:
Passed
Provided written testimony in support on 4/4/19. 2
S 690 Crowley, McCaffrey Provides that only two (2) communities may combine in the appointment of a building official and prohibits a municipality from requiring building officials to perform duties not in the building code when building code duties are pending. This act would take effect upon passage. Senate Housing and Municipal Government S 690:
Did not pass
2
S 689  Euer, McCaffrey Extends the effective date for the application of the new definition section relative to zoning ordinances and would also extend the current definitions section relative to zoning ordinances. This act would take effect upon passage. Senate Housing and Municipal Government S 689:
Passed
3b
S 688 Lombardo, Goodwin, Pearson, Gallo H 6215 Jackson, McNamara, Costantino, Lima, McLaughlin Authorizes building inspectors to affix their signatures to permits that pertain to work they inspect. This act would take effect upon passage. Senate Housing and Municipal Government / House Corporations S 688 / H 6215:
Passed
3b
S 687 Sub A Ruggerio, Lombardi, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Pearson H 5989 Sub A Ucci, Corvese Allows a contractor or builder to hire a qualified third-party assistant or state inspector to perform an inspection if a building official fails to perform an inspection within forty-eight (48) hours after notification. There must be notification to the building inspector of intent to do so at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to hire. This act would take effect upon passage Senate Housing and Municipal Government / House Corporations S 687 Sub A /
H 5989 Sub A:
Passed
2
S 669 DiPalma, Euer H 5973 Carson Authorizes the city of Newport to impose an additional two percent (2% real estate transfer tax. This act would take effect upon passage. Senate Finance / House Finance S 669 / H 5973:
Did not pass
RIAR President, Incoming President, NCBR President, RIAR GAC Chair and GAD testified in opposition. 4
S 668 Conley, Nesselbush, Crowley, Cano Provides a tax credit for qualified investments in "opportunity zones" as
defined by federal law and located in Rhode Island. The act would be implemented by rules promulgated by the commerce corporation. This act would take effect upon passage.
Senate Finance S 668:
Did not pass
2
S 661 Sub A Sosnowski, McCaffrey, Conley, Lombardo, Coyne Requires municipalities to adopt comprehensive solar siting ordinances
addressing both roof, ground mounted and carport solar systems. This act would take effect upon passage.
Senate Environment and Agriculture S 661 Sub A:
Did not pass
3b
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. This act would take effect upon passage. Senate Finance S 23:
Did not pass
DAS signed up in opposition on 3/28/19. 4
S 168 Raptakis, Archambault, McCaffrey, Lombardi, Conley Increases the maximum dollar amount from two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to five thousand dollars ($5,000) for claims handled in small claims court. This act would take effect upon passage. Senate Judiciary S 168:
Did not pass
3b
H 5798 Sub A Serpa, Noret, Jackson, Roberts, Nardone Prohibits the town of Coventry from charging its sewage works' users interest charges of no more than five-tenths of one percent (.5%). This act would take effect upon passage. House Municipal Government H 5798 Sub A:
Passed
3b
H 5847 Shekarchi, Solomon, Speakman, Blazejewski, Noret S 753 DiPalma, Lombardo, Conley, Gallo, Valverde Adds virtual currency to the existing electronic money transmission and sale of check licenses and would add additional regulatory provisions to simplify and clarify licensing related thereto. This act would take effect on January 1, 2020. House Corporations / Senate Commerce H 5847 / S 753:
Passed
3b
H 5930 Edwards, Bennett, Cassar, Ackerman, Williams S 234 Conley, DiPalma, Lawson, Satchell, Cano Creates 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. This act would take effect upon passage. House Corporations / Senate Judiciary H 5930 / S 234:
Did not pass
DAS signed up in opposition with RI Business Coalition 4
S 663 Valverde, Sosnowski, Coyne, Euer, Conley H 5813 Handy, Barros, Alzate, Bennett Would establish and implement a comprehensive program pertaining to woodland stewardship and preservation of significant natural resource areas managed by the department of environmental management (DEM) and administered by cities and towns through local comprehensive planning and zoning. This act would take effect upon passage. Senate Environment and Agriculture S 663 / H 5813:
Did not pass
3b
H 5948 Morin, Phillips, Carson, O'Brien, Casey 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. Twenty percent (20%) of the tax collected pursuant to this increase would be allocated to the local municipalities for public school education aid. The tax increase would not be used to lower the determination of the state’s share of foundation education aid, and would not be used in calculating the state’s share of foundation education aid. This act would take effect upon passage. House Finance H 5948:
Did not pass
Signed up in opposition with the RI Business Coalition 4
H 5947 Morin, Phillips, Carson, O'Brien, Casey 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. Twenty percent (20%) of the tax collected pursuant to this increase would be allocated to the local municipalities for public school education aid. The tax increase would not be used to lower the determination of the state’s share of foundation education aid, and would not be used in calculating the state’s share of foundation education aid. This act would take effect upon passage. House Finance H 5947: 05/08/2019 Committee recommended measure be held for further study Signed up in opposition with the RI Business Coalition 4
S 784 Bell, Euer, Murray, Nesselbush, Quezada Permits those other residents of a residential dwelling unit to extend the
term of the rental agreement for a period not to exceed three (3) months after the death of the lessee. This act would take effect upon passage.
Senate Judiciary S 784:
Did not pass
3b
S 768 Picard Establishes the "refundable investment tax credit act" to provide for a refundable investment tax credit for certain investments in the construction of facilities, acquisition of tangible property, and the training of employees in the state. The refundable tax credit program to be established by this act would be administered by the commerce corporation. This act would take effect upon passage. Senate Finance S 768:
Did not pass
2
S 760 Sub A McCaffrey, Lynch Prata, Miller Adds a definition for "other eligible entity" and would include the entity under the provisions of the net-metering statute and would amend the definition for multi municipal collaborative to be called multi-party collaborative. This act would take effect upon passage. Senate Environmental and Agriculture S 760 Sub A:
Did not pass
3b
S 752 McCaffrey Provides that planning board votes for approval require a majority of the
members present at the time of the vote, and that members absent at any hearing on a matter may, upon the consent of the applicant, vote on such matter provided the member certified on the record that the member has reviewed the any plans or materials submitted and the transcript or recording of any hearing absent and is prepared to consider the matter. This act would take effect upon passage.
Senate Housing and Municipal Government S 752:
Did not pass
2
S 751 McCaffrey Provides that notices of amendments to zoning ordinances or notice required from planning boards or commissions be sent first class mail. A quorum of the zoning board of review shall be a majority of the authorized members to vote, including alternates. This act would take effect on January 1, 2020 and would be prospective only and not applicable to any current zoning or planning hearing or appeal. Senate Housing and Municipal Government S 751:
Did not pass
2
H 5993 as amended Caldwell Allows the town of East Greenwich to adopt a flexible tiered tax classification system regardless of whether it is a revaluation or update year and also to provide an exemption to small businesses for tangible personal property taxes. This act would take effect upon passage. House Municipal Government H 5993 as amended: Passed 3b
H 5991 Ruggiero, McNamara, Handy, Kazarian, Bennett HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE RHODE ISLAND OFFICE OF ENERGY RESOURCES IMPROVE CONSUMER PROTECTION RELATED TO SOLAR ENERGY PROGRAMS FOR HOMEOWNERS House Environment and Natural Resources H 5991:
Did not pass
3b
H 6035 Quattrocchi EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL
LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE EFFICACY AND COST OF
IMPLEMENTING A RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR ALL MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
UNITS, INCLUDING CONDOMINIUM COMPLEXES
House Environment and Natural Resources H 6035:
Did not pass
3a
H 5309  Nardone, Place, Quattrocchi, Lyle, and Price Would limit the authority of the Rhode Island commerce corporation to finance any transaction to five million dollars ($5,000,000) for any one individual, business entity or project. This act would take effect upon passage. House Finance H 5309:
Did not pass
4
H 5598 Place, Nardone, Filippi, Roberts, Chippendale Exempts transactions involving virtual currency from the Rhode Island Uniform Securities Act. This act would take effect upon passage. House Finance H 5598:
Did not pass
3b
H 5596 Place, Roberts, Nardone, Filippi, and Chippendale Exempts virtual currency from taxation. This act would take effect upon passage. House Finance H 5596:
Did not pass
3b
H 6035 Quattrocchi Extends the reporting and expiration dates of the commission to study the efficacy and cost of implementing a recycling program for multi-family residential units from April 30, 2019, to April 30, 2020, and expires on May 22, 2020 House  Environment and Natural Resources H 6035:
Did not pass
3a
H 6063 Cortvriend, Blazejewski, Williams, Almeida, Diaz Creates a sixteen (16) member special legislative commission whose purpose it would be to make a comprehensive study of the methods and procedures for the implementation of Rhode Island's Action Plan to Stand Up to Climate Change, and who would report back to the House no later than April 15, 2020, and whose life would expire on May 15, 2020.  House  Environment and Natural Resources H 6063:
Did not pass
3a
H 6139 Abney, Ruggiero (by request) Extends the use of historic tax credits for three (3) years until December 31, 2022, for all projects which have been funded through the cultural arts and the economy grant program, as enacted in chapter 145 of the 2014 Pub. L., and which would have expired on December 31, 2019. This act would take effect upon passage. House Finance H 6139:
Did not pass
DAS signed up in support. 2
H 6137  McEntee, and Tanzi Amends the definition of commission under the Rhode Island historical preservation and heritage commission to include for purposes of historic structure property tax reduction in the town of Narragansett. This act would take effect upon passage. House Municipal Government H 6137:
Passed
3b
H 6125 Tanzi, Fogarty, McEntee, and Filippi Authorize the town council of the town of South Kingstown to create a municipal court and housing court and defines the respective jurisdiction of those two courts. This act would take effect upon passage. House Municipal Government H 6125:
Did not pass
3a
H 6119 Carson Provides that a third party hosting platform may not conduct business
involving a short-term rental unit if that unit has not registered with the city or town. If a hosting platform lists an unregistered unit on its hosting platform website, then the city or town may issue an order of compliance within a reasonable time or, in the alternative, impose a fine. This act would take effect upon passage.
House Finance H 6119:
Did not pass
David Salvatore signed up in opposition. 4
S 949 Euer, Goldin, Conley, Cano SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE RHODE ISLAND COMMERCE CORPORATION DEVELOP MEASURES TO ENSURE INVESTMENTS WITHIN DESIGNATED OPPORTUNITY ZONES IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES IN LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES, WHILE PREVENTING GENTRIFICATION, AND IMPLEMENTING SAFEGUARDS THAT WILL ENSURE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH DATA COLLECTION AND REPORTING, AND ENSURE LOCAL LEADERSHIP AND RESIDENTS ARE INCORPORATED THROUGHOUT THE INCENTIVE PROCESS Senate Commerce S 949:
Did not pass
3b