THE OFFICIAL 2004 PUBLIC LAWS LIST

LAW REVISION OFFICE

Note: Numbers under the column heading “CHAPTER NUMBER” not underlined are not linkable at this point in time.  Law Revision is currently processing these chapters to ensure accuracy before presentation on the Rhode Island General Assembly website.

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CHAPTER NUMBER

BILL NUMBER

TITLE

Date Approved by the Governor

Date Effective Without the Governor’s Signature

001

 

H 7379

East Greenwich - authority to issue certain bonds and notes.

02/04/04

 

002

 

S 2234

East Greenwich - authority to issue certain bonds and notes.

02/04/04

 

003

 

H 7437am

Cities and Towns - low and moderate income housing - moratorium on the use of comprehensive permit applications - private for-profit developers.

 

02/13/04

004

 

2139am

Cities and Towns - low and moderate income housing - moratorium on the use of comprehensive permit applications - private for-profit developers.

 

02/13/04

005

 

H 7793

State Budget - Governor - submission date to the General Assembly.

02/25/04

 

006

 

03H 5808Bam

General laws - technical amendments and corrections.

 

04/14/04

007

 

H 7286

Prudence Island Water district - creation.

 

04/14/04

008

 

S 2837Aam

Commercial fishing licensing and regulation act - licensing moratorium repealed - definitions - fish trap permits.

04/30/04

 

009

 

H 8282

East Providence - real estate classification act.

 

05/07/04

010

 

H 8436

Tiverton - elderly tax exemptions.

 

05/05/04

011

 

H 8460

Scituate - tax classification act.

05/06/04

 

012

 

H 8294

Private community based providers operating pursuant to contracts with the state - study commission.

 

05/13/04

013

 

S 3109

East Providence - real estate tax classification act.

 

05/20/04

014

 

H 8342

Exeter - town meeting date. 

 

05/19/04

015

 

H 8534

Exeter - tax levy.

05/18/04

 

016

 

H 8129A

Commercial fishing licensing and regulation act - licensing moratorium repealed - definitions - fish trap permits.

05/25/04

 

017

 

S 3115

Joseph F. Kauffman Center - Rhode Island College Campus.

 

05/26/04

018

 

H 8451

West Warwick - residential real estate classification act.

 

05/26/04

019

 

H 8524

Joseph F. Kauffman Center - Rhode Island College Campus.

 

05/26/04

020

 

H 8495

Woonsocket - bonds - landfill and recreational facilities.

 

05/26/04

021

 

H 8498A

Charles E. Maynard Building -Providence.

05/28/04

 

022

 

H 7083A

Contractors - public works contracts - bond requirements.

 

06/02/04

023

 

H 7863

Employer transportation service charge act.

 

06/02/04

024

 

S 3137

Senate - elections - 2002 redistricting act - amendment.

06/04/04

 

025

 

S 3011

Coventry and West Greenwich - establishment of a  boundary line between these towns.

06/07/04

 

026

 

H 7359

Administrative procedures act - orders - requirements.  (Provisions effective 10/1/04).

 

06/09/04

027

 

H 7427

Aeronautical regulatory act - Rhode Island airport corporation - abandoned aircraft -  authority to take .

 

06/09/04

028

 

H 7600

Motor vehicles, rental  - owners notifications to customers regarding insurance coverage.

 

06/09/04

029

 

H 7702

Pawtucket - dog ordinances - pit bulls.

 

06/09/04

030

 

H 8032A

Burrillville - tax credit in lieu of tax exemption. 

 

06/10/04

031

 

H 8034

Burrillville - real estate tax exemption for disabled persons.

 

06/10/04

032

 

H 8037A

Victim's right act - economic security and safety - court proceedings.

 

06/09/04

033

 

H 8312A

Boat title act, uniform - registration without certificate of title.

 

06/09/04

034

 

H 7240

Lyme disease treatments - mandatory health insurance coverage act.

06/08/04

 

035

 

S 2939

Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment  - mandatory health insurance coverage provisions.

06/08/04

 

036

 

H 7913

Deer hunting - crossbow permits - certain disabled persons - archery aid devices.

06/09/04

 

037

 

H 8048A

Child care and youth serving agency workers certification act -  relevant employer notifications.

06/09/04

 

038

 

H 8150A

Mechanical trades act - state and municipal inspections and installation permits - emergency situations.

06/09/04

 

039

 

H 8159

Rhode Island life and health insurance guaranty association act - amendments - (see effective date provisions).

06/09/04

 

040

 

H 8165

Insurance producers - mandatory pre-licensing education requirements removed - insurance commissioner regulations.

06/09/04

 

041

 

H 8167A

Mastectomy treatment - health insurance coverage act.

06/09/04

 

042

 

S 2498A

School safety plans - policy and procedure requirements.

06/09/04

 

043

 

S 2688

Insurance producers - mandatory pre-licensing education requirements removed - insurance commissioner regulations.

06/09/04

 

044

 

S 2754

Life and health insurance guaranty association act - amendments. (See effective date provisions).

06/09/04

 

045

 

S 2814A

Mastectomy treatment - health insurance coverage acts.

06/09/04

 

046

 

H 7480

Exeter and West Greenwich regional school district act - procedure for the adoption of the annual budget.

 

6/11/04

047

 

H 7700

Exeter and West Greenwich regional school district act - special regional school district financial meetings.

 

6/11/04

048

 

H 8303

North Providence - board of tax assessment review.

 

6/11/04

049

 

H 8340

Newport - landing and boarding fee - delinquent payments. 

 

6/11/04

050

 

H 8372

Pawtucket - bonds - public buildings.

 

6/11/04

051

 

H 7182am

Municipal lien certificate fees.  Effective 9/1/04.

 

6/11/04

052

 

H 7194A

Fire insurance applications - anti arson questions - highly protected risks.

 

6/11/04

053

 

H 7383

Right to farm act - "agricultural operations" definition.

 

6/11/04

054

 

H 7423am

Motor vehicles - rental vehicles - liability insurance coverage.

 

6/11/04

055

 

H 7611

Public finance management finance board act - comprehensive review provisions - report.

 

6/11/04

056

 

H 7640

Architecture, engineering, land surveying and the practice of landscape architecture - limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships.

 

6/11/04

057

 

H 7679

Unclaimed intangible and tangible property act - reporting date of abandoned property.

 

6/11/04

058

 

S 2047A

Nonprofit dental service corporations act  - organization - investments.

 

6/11/04

059

 

S 2106A

Motor vehicles - rental vehicle coverage - liability insurance coverage.

 

6/11/04

060

 

S 2107A

Fire insurance applications - anti arson questions - highly protected risks.

 

6/11/04

061

 

S 2231A

Boat title act - uniform - registration without certificate of title.

 

6/11/04

062

 

S 2363

Aeronautical regulatory act - aircraft based or primarily used in this state - state registration of federal certificates.

 

6/11/04

063

 

S 2364

Architecture, engineering, land surveying and the practice of landscape architecture - limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships.

 

6/11/04

064

 

S 2526

Emergencies - Governor's responsibilities relating to disaster emergencies - certain price increase restrictions.

 

6/11/04

065

 

S 2619

Motor vehicle insurance policies - inspection at policy inception requirement - waivers.

 

6/11/04

066

 

S 2620

Burrillville – disabled persons – tax exemptions.

 

06/11/04

 

067

 

S 2621A

Burrillville – tax credit in lieu of tax exemption.

 

06/19/04

 

068

 

S 2999

Lincoln - homestead tax exemptions act.

 

6/11/04  

069

 

S 3029

Bristol - bonds - road and sidewalk improvements.

 

6/11/04

070

 

S 3032

Pawtucket - bonds - bridges.

 

6/11/04

071

 

H 8483

Lincoln - bonds - public municipal buildings.

 

6/11/04

072

 

H 8544

Warwick - bonds - open space land.

 

6/11/04

073

 

H 8404

Warren - deferment of payment of tax for low income persons. 

 

6/11/04

074

 

H 8417

Bristol - bonds - road and sidewalk improvements.

 

6/11/04

075

 

H 8472

South Kingstown - bonds - transportation improvements.

 

6/11/04

076

 

H 8473

South Kingstown - bonds - school/community gymnasium.

 

6/11/04

077

 

H 8474

South Kingstown - bonds - land acquisition.

 

6/11/04

078

 

H 8475

Lincoln - dog ordinances.

 

6/11/04

079

 

H 8374

Pawtucket - bonds - school buildings.

 

6/11/04

080

 

H 8377

Pawtucket - bonds - road and traffic control devices.

 

6/11/04

081

 

H 8379

Pawtucket - bonds - streets and sidewalks.

 

6/11/04

082

 

H 7457

Aeronautical regulatory act - aircraft based or primarily used in this state - state registration of federal certificates.

 

6/11/04

083

 

H 7504

Emergencies - Governor's responsibilities relating to disaster emergencies - certain price increase restrictions.

 

6/11/04

084

 

H 7910A

Labor - payment of wages on separation from employer - violations - penalties.

 

6/11/04

085

 

H 8373

Pawtucket - bonds - recreation facilities.

 

6/11/04

086

 

H 7717

Assisted living residence licensing act - "dementia care" licensure requirement - residence's refund policy.

 

6/11/04

087

 

H 7792Aam

Professional employer organizations act - division of taxation regulations.

 

6/11/04

088

 

H 7798

Nonprofit dental service corporations act - organization - investments.

 

6/11/04

089

 

H 7875Aam

Sunday business act - pharmacies - Christmas or Thanksgiving holidays -  licensed pharmacist-in-charge provision.

 

6/11/04

090

 

H 8039A

Land surveyors - regulations act amended.

 

6/11/04

091

 

S 3057

Insurance – commercial special risks – standard fire insurance policy.

 

6/11/04

092

 

S 3086

South Kingstown – bonds – capital transportation improvements.

 

06/11/04

093

 

S 3087

South Kingstown – bonds –land acquisition.

 

06/11/04

094

 

S 3036

Pawtucket - bonds - streets and sidewalks.

 

6/11/04

095

 

S 3037

Pawtucket - bonds - road and traffic control devices.

 

6/11/04

096

 

S 3038

Pawtucket - bonds - public buildings.

 

6/11/04

097

 

S 2671A

Educational records bill of rights act - access, review rights and confidentiality.

 

6/11/04

098

 

S 2776A

Land surveyors regulations act - amendments.

 

6/11/04

099

 

S 2824

Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island - exemption from certain state approval provisions.

 

6/11/04

100

 

S 2923

Motor vehicles – rental – notice requirements – out-of-state operation – state restrictions - stolen vehicles.

 

6/11/04

101

 

S 3033

Pawtucket - bonds - recreation facilities.

 

6/11/04

102

 

S 3035

Pawtucket - bonds - sewer and sanitation system.

 

6/11/04

103

 

H 7305A

School safety plans - policies and procedures.

 

06/16/04

104

 

H 7326

South Kingstown - tax exemptions.

 

06/16/04

105

 

H 7397Aam

Family court - juveniles deemed wayward - powers over driving privileges.  Provisions effective January 15, 2005.

 

06/16/04

106

 

H 7476A

Educational records - access and review rights - statements enclosed and confidentiality.

 

06/16/04

107

 

H 7788

Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island - exemption from certain private school approval provisions.

 

06/16/04

108

 

H 8375

Pawtucket - bonds - bridges.

 

06/16/04

109

 

H 8378

Pawtucket - bonds - sewer and sanitation system.

 

06/16/04

110

 

S 2143

South Kingstown - tax exemptions.

 

06/16/04

111

 

S 2368am

Landscape architects - board of examiners - license requirements - examinations.

 

06/17/04

112

 

S 2957A

Rhode Island Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission act.

 

06/17/04

113

 

H 7054am

Motor vehicles - temporary plates for  horse trailers - design and issue - fee.

 

06/17/04

114

 

H 7325

Motor vehicle insurance policies - inspection at policy inception requirement - waivers.

 

06/17/04

115

 

H 7664am

Nursing home patients' rights act- posting of law - address and telephone numbers of state ombudsperson and Medicaid fraud unit. 

 

06/17/04

116

 

H 7802

Pawtucket - alcoholic beverages - retail licenses - objection by adjoining property owners -  proximity to schools and churches - restriction - certain exemption authorized.

 

06/17/04

117

 

H 8625

Hopkinton - tax levy increase authorized.

 

06/17/04

118

 

S 2636A

Child care and youth serving agency workers - criminal record checks - notifications to relevant employers.

06/16/04

 

119

 

S 2755am

Physician assistants regulations act - definitions - board of licensure - license issuance and renewals - formulary committee and identification tags repealed.

06/16/04

 

120

 

S 2151

Pawtucket - dog ordinances  -pit bulls.

 

06/18/04

121

 

S 2210

Exeter-West Greenwich School school district - procedure for adoption of annual budget.

 

06/18/04

122

 

S 2041am

Motor vehicles - temporary plates for  horse trailers - design and issue - fee.  

 

06/18/04

123

 

S 2045A

Mater Ecclesiae - authorization to grant associate and bachelor degrees to graduates.

 

06/18/04

124

 

S 2378Aam

Professional employer organization act - division of taxation registration.

 

06/18/04

125

 

S 2401

Court buildings - supervision and maintenance.

 

06/18/04

 

126

 

S 2549

Assisted living residence licensing act – dementia care licensure – residency agreement or contract – refund policies.

 

06/18/04

127

 

S 2597

School committees - professional development educational program - Rhode Island College.

 

06/18/04

128

 

S 2857

Elections - ballot storage and secuity.

 

06/18/04

129

 

S 2859

Unclaimed intangible and tangible property act - reporting date of abandoned property.   

 

06/18/04

130

 

S 2892

Public finance management finance board act - comprehensive review provisions - report.   

 

06/18/04

131

 

S 2998

Exeter - financial town meeting date.

 

06/18/04

132

 

S 2757

State House - Garden of Heroes.

06/22/04

 

133

 

S 3161

Charles E. Maynard Building - city of Providence.

06/22/04

 

134

 

H 7896

State House - Garden of Heroes.

06/22/04

 

135

 

S 2747Aam

Plumbers and irrigators act – definitions - practices for which a license is required.

 

06/23/04

136

 

S 2249

Children, youth, and families department - confidentiality of records - certain health care information disclosures – requirements.

06/23/04

 

137

 

S 2330

Deer hunting – crossbows - crossbow permits for disabled persons – archery aid devices.

06/23/04

 

138

 

S 2817A

Fire insurance policies and reserves - form of standard policy – cancellation and notice requirements – refunds.

06/23/04

 

139

 

H 8104

Children, youth, and families department - confidentiality of records - certain health care information disclosures – requirements.

06/23/04

 

140

 

H 8168B

Fire insurance policies and reserves - form of standard policy – cancellation and notice requirements – refunds.

06/23/04

 

141

 

S 2340

Pawtucket – alcoholic beverages retail licenses - objection by adjoining property owners – certain exemptions.

 

06/24/04

142

 

S 2099B

Beer keg sales - restrictions and requirements. See effective date provision.

06/24/04

 

143

 

S 2288A

Mechanical trades - state and municipal

inspections and installation permits – emergency situations.

 

06/24/04

 

144

 

S 3027A

Watershed and marine monitoring act.

06/24/04

 

145

 

S 3028A

Watershed based management – coastal resources management council - marine resources development  and special development plans.

06/24/04

 

146

 

S 3040Aam

Water pollution act –– definitions – introduction of nutrients in the state's waters - department of environmental management powers and duties.

06/24/04

 

147

 

H 7355A

Alcoholic beverages - sales of kegs of beer -- restrictions and requirements.

See effective date provision.

06/24/04

 

148

 

H 8395

Coventry and West Greenwich – certain boundary between  established.

06/24/04

 

149

 

H 8376am

Glocester – school committee primary elections – elimination.

 

  06/26/04

150

 

H 8560

Warwick – elderly – tax relief act.

 

06/26/04

151

 

H 7414Aam

Nurse and nurse anesthetists - advanced practice nurse advisory committee.

 

  06/26/04

152

 

H 7665A

Physician assistants – definitions – board of licensure – license fees - formulary committee repealed.

 

  06/26/04

153

 

H 7667A

Physical therapists - grounds for discipline of licensees.

 

  06/26/04

154

 

H 8041

Landscape architects - board of examiners – licensing requirements – examinations.

 

  06/26/04

155

 

H 8120

Bristol – elderly - tax deferments.

 

06/26/04

156

 

H 8268

Lincoln – homestead tax exemptions.

 

06/26/04

157

 

H 8271am

Abraham Lincoln bicentennial commission  act.

 

06/26/04

158

 

S 3022

Newport – landing fee - delinquency in the

payment of fee  - penalty.

 

 06/26/04

159

 

S 3026A

Watershed-based management acts - environmental management department and water resources board duties and powers – Rhode Island rivers council – water supply facilities – powers in support.

 

06/26/04 

160

 

S 3034

Pawtucket – bonds – public school buildings.

 

06/26/04 

161

 

S 3084am

Warren – tax exemptions.

 

06/26/04

162

 

S 3088

South Kingstown – bonds – school/community gymnasium.

 

06/26/04

163

 

S 3133

Land surveyors – certain continuing education - exemptions.

 

  06/26/04

164

 

S 2134B

Nurses and nurse anesthetists - advanced practice nurse advisory committee.

 

  06/26/04

165

 

S 2159

Farm equipment - sales tax exemptions – motor vehicles with a value of $5000 or greater.

 

06/26/04 

166

 

S 2362am

Narragansett – elderly – tax deferment act.

 

  06/26/04

167

 

S 2594B

Family court - juveniles deemed wayward - powers over driving privileges.  Provisions effective January 15, 2005.

 

06/26/04

168

 

S 2697

Medical assistance and public assistance caseload estimating conferences act - human services department reports – managed care expenditure and enrollment for children with special health care needs and those in substitute care.

 

06/26/04 

169

 

S 2752A

Pawnbrokers – municipal license fees.

 

  06/26/04

170

 

S 2829am

Veterinary practice act – amendments. See effective date provision.

 

06/26/04

171

 

S 2971

Glocester – school committee primary elections – elimination.

 

06/26/04

172

 

H 7799B

Financial institutions - mortgages issued – payoffs – requirements.

Provisions effective November 1, 2004.

 

06/25/04

173

 

H 7993B

Mechanical trades – licenses - sheet metal work on heating equipment up to 250,000 BTUs.

 

  06/25/04

174

 

H 8063Aam

Plumbers and irrigators act – definitions - practices for which a license is required.

 

06/25/04 

175

 

H 8466A

Richmond – town treasurer election provision - repealed.

 

06/25/04

176

 

H 8490A

Warren – tax exemptions.

 

06/25/04 

177

 

S 2051

Administrative procedures act – orders – judicial review and appeal period and filing. (Provisions effective 10/1/04).

 

06/25/04

178

 

S 2166

Right to farm act – “agricultural operations” definition.

 

06/25/04

179

 

S 2237

Aeronautical regulatory act - Rhode Island airport corporation - abandoned aircraft -  authority to take.

 

  06/25/04

180

 

S 2351

Victims’ rights act – court proceedings - victims economic security and safety act.

 

  06/25/04

181

 

S 2421

Public officials – code of ethics act – content of financial statements - “interested person” definition.

 

06/25/04

182

 

S 2504am

Nursing home patients - rights act – law posting - state ombudsman and Medicaid fraud unit – address and telephone numbers.

 

06/25/04 

183

 

S 2585A

Long term care planning act – standardized, community-based comprehensive system for entry into state long-term care programs and services – implementation.

 

06/25/04 

184

 

S 2590

Student investment initiative act - accountability for student performance - strategic plan - grades for the  improvement of reading instruction.

 

06/25/04 

185

 

S 2623

Rhode Island literacy and dropout prevention act - literacy program.

 

06/25/04

186

 

S 2625

Education - duties of commissioner of elementary and secondary education - assessment in the area of health and fitness education - annual report.

 

06/25/04 

187

 

S 2758A

Alcoholic beverages retail licenses - renewal of Class B, Class C, Class D, Class E, Class J, and Class N licenses - alcohol server training regulations.

 

 06/25/04

188

 

S 2764A

Education – private schools - accreditation of academic institutions offering associates degrees or higher by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

 

  06/25/04

189

 

S 2953

Elections – Foster – polls opening hours.

 

06/25/04

190

 

S 2990

Bristol – elderly - tax deferment.

 

  06/25/04

191

 

S 3003

Labor – temporary placement staffing agencies - employer transportation service charge act.

 

  06/25/04

192

 

S 3021

Richmond – town treasurer election provision  repealed.

 

06/25/04

193

 

S 3058

Tiverton – elderly – tax exemptions.

 

06/25/04

194

S 2129B

Criminal offense - assaults - battery - criminal negligence.

06/28/04

 

195

 

S 2332am

Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages - municipalities - Class A licenses.

  06/28/04

 

196

 

S 2693A

Health insurance carriers - large group health insurance act - health insurance  plan payment and expense reporting.  Provisions effective January 1, 2005.

06/28/04 

 

197

 

H 7418am

Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages - municipalities - Class A licenses.

06/28/04

 

198

 

S 2029B

Smoking - public health and workplace safety act. Provisions effective March 1, 2005.

06/29/04

 

199

 

S 2082A

Public utilities and carriers act - renewable energy standard act.

    06/29/04

 

200

 

S 2282

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome warning law - statewide electronic marriage license system - endorsement and return of license.

06/29/04

 

201

 

S 2649

Public expense burials - public assistance act  provisions amended.

06/29/04

 

202

 

S 2902A

Disorderly conduct - electronic imaging devices act - video voyeurism.

06/29/04

 

203

 

S 3113

Rhode Island bays, rivers and watersheds coordination team act.

 06/29/04

 

204

 

H 7000B

Assaults act - battery - criminal negligence - felony.

06/29/04

 

205

 

H 7375Aam

Public utilities and carriers - renewable energy standards act - Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation - renewable energy development fund.

06/29/04

 

206

 

H 7655A

Disorderly conduct - electronic imaging devices act - video voyeurism.

06/29/04

 

207

 

H 8309Bam

Lobbying – definition - “quasi-public corporation".

06/29/04

 

208

 

H 8359Aam

Bays, rivers and watersheds coordination team act.

06/29/04

 

209

 

H 8392am

Smoking - public health and workplace safety act.  Provisions effective March 1, 2005.

06/29/04

 

210

 

H 8641

Watershed and marine monitoring act.

06/29/04

 

211

 

S 2105Aam

Credit card transactions - printing of accounting numbers on receipts.

 

06/30/04

212

 

S 2110Aam

Small claims and consumer claims act -- actions subject to chapter  - filing fee - rules of procedure - district court fees.

 

  06/30/04

213

 

S 2113

Coastal Resources Management Council - administrative penalties.

 

  06/30/04

214

 

S 2367A

Social workers - title and practice regulations - nursing facilities - certain variances.

 

  06/30/04

215

 

S 2681B

Physical therapists - grounds for discipline of licensees - referral requirements.

 

  06/30/04

216

 

S 2726Bam

Business corporations act - revision. Provisions effective July 1, 2005.

 

  06/30/04

217

 

S 3043A

Lincoln - dog ordinances - violations - penalties.

 

  06/30/04

218

 

H 7318

Veterans' memorial highway - certain portion of Route 2.

06/30/04

 

219

 

H 7710A

Motor vehicles - owner's liability - safety responsibility insurance coverage - sunset provision extended.

06/30/04

 

220

 

H 8420A

Fire safety code - extensive amendments.

06/30/04

 

221

 

H 8614Aam

Lead hazard mitigation and reduction acts - amendments - effective dates amended.

06/30/04

 

222

 

H 8638am

Water pollution act –– definitions – introduction of nutrients in the state's waters - department of environmental management powers and duties.  

06/30/04

 

223

 

S 3170Aam

Lead hazard mitigation and reduction acts - amendments - effective date for implementation amended.

06/30/04

 

224

 

S 2481Aam

Motor vehicles - insurance - owner’s liability - safety responsibility violations - sunset date extended.

  06/30/04

 

225

 

S 2511A

Fire safety code - extensive amendments.

06/30/04

 

226

 

S 2271

Burrillville - police – optional twenty-year retirement on service allowance. 

 

  07/01/04

227

 

S 2517A

Exeter - elderly and disabled persons - tax exemptions.

 

  07/01/04

228

 

S 2542A

Nursing home facilities reserving a bed for a patient who is hospitalized, and who is receiving state medical assistance - fee charging restrictions.

 

  07/01/04

229

 

S 2926Aam

Christmas or Thanksgiving holidays - business act - pharmacies - licensed pharmacist requirement.

 

07/01/04

230

 

S 2963

Exeter-West Greenwich school district act - special meetings - requirements.

 

  07/01/04

231

 

S 3030

Warren - deferment of payment of tax for low income residents.

 

  07/01/04

232

 

S 3031

Warwick - elderly - tax exemptions.

 

  07/01/04

233

 

S 3059

Warwick - elderly - tax relief act - automatic updates.

 

07/01/04

234

 

S 3065

Dr. Ando Suvari Long-Term Care Center - Rhode Island Institute of Mental Health.

 

  07/01/04

235

 

S 3069

Central Falls - homeowner tax exemptions.

 

07/01/04

236

 

S 3155

Central Falls - bonds - public buildings.

 

  07/01/04

237

 

H 7006A

Alcoholic beverages - Class A, B, B-H, and E retail liquor licenses - municipal fees.  See effective date provision.

 

07/01/04 

238

 

H 7135Bam

Credit card transactions - printing of accounting numbers on receipts - liability provisions.

 

07/01/04 

239

 

H 7346

Farm equipment - certain sales tax exemptions - motor vehicles with an excise tax value of five thousand dollars ($5,000) or greater.

 

07/01/04 

240

 

H 7416Aam

Pharmaceutical assistance to the elderly act - special legislative commission to reconcile the provisions of the pharmaceutical assistance program with the Medicare prescription drug and modernization act of 2003. 

 

  07/01/04

241

 

H 7445Aam

Veterinary practice act - board of veterinary medicine and health department - powers and duties. - continuing professional education requirements. See effective date provision.

 

07/01/04 

242

 

H 7646

Burrillville police – optional twenty-year retirement on service allowance. 

 

  07/01/04

243

 

H 7900

Education - duties of commissioner of elementary and secondary education - assessment in the area of health and fitness education - annual report.  

 

07/01/04 

244

 

H 7986

Student investment initiative act - accountability for student performance - strategic plan - grades for the improvement of reading instruction.  

 

  07/01/04

245

 

H 8019

Motor vehicles - insurance - rental vehicles - certain financial responsibility requirements.

 

  07/01/04

246

 

H 8180

Rhode Island literacy and dropout prevention act - literacy program amendment.

 

07/01/04

247

 

H 8191

Medical assistance and caseload estimating conferences act - human services department - reporting requirements. 

 

07/01/04

248

 

H 8443

Public officers and employees – code of ethics act – contents of financial statement – “interested person” definition.

 

07/01/04

249

 

H 8484

Mater Ecclesiae - authorization to grant associate and bachelor degrees to its graduates.

 

07/01/04 

250

 

H 8548

Warwick – elderly - tax exemptions.

 

07/01/04

251

 

H 8564

North Kingstown – bonds – irrigation system and municipal golf course.

 

07/01/04 

252

 

H 8567

Tiverton – bonds – schools.

 

 07/01/04

253

 

H 8633

Pawtucket – bonds – city hall improvements.

 

07/01/04

254

 

H 8642

Watershed-based management – department of environmental management and water resources board – powers and duties – water supply facilities - powers in support of the Rhode Island Rivers Council.

 

07/01/04 

255

 

H 8648am

Municipal economic development zones - exemption from or stabilization of sales and use taxes - sales tax reimbursements.

 

 07/01/04

256

 

H 7458

Providence - police officers and fire fighters - residency requirement repealed.

06/30/04

 

257

 

H 7503Aam

Disabled persons - disability business enterprises act – amendments – non-applicability to road and highway construction business.

07/01/04

 

258

 

H 7765

Fetal alcohol syndrome warning law - statewide electronic marriage license system - endorsement and return of license.

07/01/04

 

259

 

H 8030

Zeke Harris Corner – North Kingstown.

07/01/04

 

260

 

H 8640

Watershed based management act – coastal resources management council - marine resources development  and special development plans.

07/01/04

 

261

 

S 2495am

National guard – Rhode Island military family relief fund act – funding - state income tax refunds.

06/30/04

 

262

 

S 2016A

Pharmaceutical assistance to the elderly act – persons eligible – federal reimbursements.

 

07/02/04

263

 

S 2760

Municipalities - variable rate obligations and interest rate exchange agreements.  Provisions effective 7/1/05

 

07/02/04

264

 

S 2855

Elections – recount provisions amended.

 

07/02/04

265

 

S 3143

Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton, - regional school district – membership – special election.

 

07/02/04

266

 

S 3153

Charlestown – bonds – school auditorium.

 

07/02/04

267

 

H 7239Aam

New health care equipment and new institutional health – services - review and approval – community input and long range capital improvement plan – health services council – composition.

 

07/02/04

268

 

H 7462A

Dental insurance -assignment of benefits – direct payment program.  Provisions effective 9/1/04

 

07/02/04

269

 

H 7590A

Small employer health insurance availability act – “eligible employees” definition. - employees or retirees under contract with any fire department or fire district.

 

07/02/04

270

 

H 7585Aam

Abused and neglected children and cruelty acts – religious practices which differ from general community standards.

 

07/02/04

271

 

H 7726Aam

Long-term care system planning act – long-term care entry system.

 

07/02/04

272

 

H 7766B

Alcoholic beverages - Class B, C, D, E, J and N licenses – alcohol server training regulations.

 

07/02/04

273

 

H 7870B

Workers’ compensation act – amendments.

 

07/02/04

274

 

H 7945Aam

Business corporations act.  Provisions effective July 1, 2005

 

07/02/04

275

 

H 7964Aam

Municipalities – tax increment financing act – adoption of project plan – annual report – employment options -Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation – findings.

 

07/02/04

276

 

H 8322am

Providence – tax classification act – plan adoption.

 

07/02/04

277

 

H 8481am

Mill building and economic revitalization act.  See effective date provisions.

 

07/02/04

278

 

S 2856

Elections – voting district officials act – amendments.

 

07/02/04

279

 

S 2858

Elections board – books of record of votes – write–in vote reports.

 

07/02/04

280

 

S 2973

Exeter – active volunteer members of fire and rescue companies – tax exemptions.

 

07/02/04

281

 

S 3000

East Bay Economic initiative act – sunset date extended.

 

07/02/04

282

 

S 3001A

Nursing facility pharmaceutical waste reduction act – human services department.

 

07/02/04

283

 

S 3085

Foster-Glocester regional school district – bonds – new middle school.

 

07/02/04

284

 

S 3089am

Mill building and economic revitalization act.  See effective date provisions.

 

07/02/04

285

 

S 2273

Transportation - parking cash-out programs – employers.

 

07/02/04

286

 

S 3148

Housing - statewide planning program for  low and moderate income families, the elderly, and workers and their families - amendments.  See effective date provision.

 

07/02/04

287

 

S 3154

Charlestown – bonds – certain capital costs and schools.

 

07/02/04

288

 

S 3164

Tiverton – bonds – schools.

 

07/02/04

289

 

S 2315A

Nurses – license applications - data on race and ethnic backgrounds.

 

07/02/04

290

 

S 2317Bam

New health care equipment and new institutional health – services - review and approval – community input and long range capital improvement plan – health services council – composition.

 

07/02/04

291

 

S 2341Aam

Livestock dealers -regulations act – amendments.

 

07/02/04

292

 

S 2541am

Dental hygienists – delegation of certain functions by dentists.

 

07/02/04

293

 

S 2749Aam

Workers’ compensation act – procedure –amendments.

 

07/02/04

294

 

S 2791

Towing storage act – notice of processing of abandoned and unclaimed motor vehicles by certified tower - requirements

 

07/02/04

295

 

S 2854

Elections – “vote” definition – procedure for vote.

 

07/02/04

296

 

H 7073A

Motor vehicles - - uniform commercial driver's license act -commercial driver’s license road test waivers - certain United

States armed forces personnel.

 

07/03/04

297

 

H 7150Aam

Lobbying – executive branch and public corporations - regulations act.

 

07/03/04

298

 

H 7327

Insurance salespersons – continuing education requirements.

 

07/03/04

299

 

H 7441A

Retail sales act – refund provisions – notice.

 

07/03/04

300

 

H 7474am

Small claims and consumer claims act – actions subject to act - filing fee – rules of procedure – district court fees.

 

07/03/04

301

 

H 7512

Coastal

Resources Management Council - administrative penalties.

 

07/03/04

302

 

H 7606

Newport – distressed areas economic revitalization act - enterprise zone designations.

 

07/03/04

303

 

H 7614A

Nursing home facilities reserving a bed for certain patients - fee charging restrictions.

 

07/03/04

304

 

H 7659am

Children in the care or custody of the department of children, youth and families or at risk of being in state care  - comprehensive continuum of care.

 

07/03/04

305

 

H 7680

Unclaimed intangible and tangible property act - abandoned property and securities - time period for sale.

 

07/03/04

306

 

H 7805

Motor vehicle body repair shop act – inspections - time cards used in making any automobile repairs.

 

07/03/04

307

 

H 7810

Rhode Island identification cards – eligibility - persons found disabled by the social security administration.

 

07/03/04

308

 

H 7933A

Motor vehicles – types of vehicles – definitions - recreational vehicles.

 

07/03/04

309

 

H 7973am

Social workers – licensing act – nursing facilities –qualified social workers.

 

07/03/04

310

 

H 7031Aam

Motor vehicles - registration of street rods and custom vehicles – requirements.

 

07/03/04

311

 

H 7066am

Unfair sales practices act – requiring consumers to furnish social security numbers and motor vehicle operator's licenses – certain prohibitions and disclosure restrictions.

 

07/03/04

312

 

H 7190

Rhode

Island Veterans' Home - property of deceased residents – payments – disposition.

 

07/03/04

313

 

H 7284A

Real estate sales disclosures act -  easements and encroachments.

 

07/03/04

314

 

H 7321

Health care communications and information and mental health acts -confidentiality - permitted disclosures - probate court -information contained within a decision-making assessment tool.

 

07/03/04

315

 

H 7538

Transportation – employers - parking cash-out programs.

 

07/03/04

316

 

H 7971A

Exeter – tax exemptions of persons over the age of 65 or fully disabled.

 

07/03/04

317

 

H 7997

Real estate brokers and salesperson act – examinations – successful applicants – fees.

 

07/03/04

318

 

H 8242

Foster – elections – polls – opening hours.

 

07/03/04

319

 

H 8346A

Health care facilities licensing act – nursing homes – licensed bed capacity – moratorium date.

 

07/03/04

320

 

H 8438

Commercial special risks act – certain exceptions - fire insurance policies and reserves.

 

07/03/04

321

 

H 8452Aam

Municipalities – tax assessments - tax classification act – amendments.

 

07/03/04

322

 

H 8455am

Nursing pools – regulations act.

 

07/03/04

323

 

H 8566

Lincoln – parsonages of various churches - tax exemptions.

 

07/03/04

324

 

H 8574A

Low income affordable housing acts – statewide planning – amendments.

 

07/03/04

325

 

H 8580

East Providence – bonds – community-recreation complex

 

07/03/04

326

 

H 8616

Jamestown – bonds – water works system.

 

07/03/04

327

 

H 8665Aam

Motor vehicles – driver education course requirement– board of governors for higher education.

 

07/03/04

328

 

H 8675

Central Falls – homeowners – tax exemption act.

 

07/03/04

329

 

H 8682

Burrillville – Columbus Club of Burrillville – tax exemption.

 

07/03/04

330

 

H 8515Aam

Insurance – nonprofit hospital and medical service corporations act.

07/02/04

 

331

 

H 8663A

Motor vehicles – traffic stops – racial profiling – data collection.

07/02/04

 

332

 

H 8673

Energy facility siting act – Providence and East Providence – underground utility initiative.

07/02/04

 

333

 

H 8693A

Jobs development act – definitions – tax rate reductions – schedule – business reorganizations. 

07/02/04

 

334

 

H 8694A

Business corporation tax act – passive investment treatment.

07/02/04

 

335

 

H 8702

Administrative procedures act – definitions – small business – regulations affecting - procedures for adoption of rules –judicial review of contested cases – rules review.  See effective date provision.

07/02/04

 

336

 

H 8296

Criminal offense  statutes – obsolete – repeal.

07/03/04

 

337

 

H 7028am

Veterans’ monument or memorial – despoiling – penalty.

07/02/04

 

338

 

H 7052A

Water pollution act – sewage discharge - – discharge certificate decal requirement – penalty for violations – enforcement.  Provisions effective June 1, 2006.

07/02/04

 

339

 

H 7211am

Aircraft – new or used or parts – sales tax exemption.  Provisions effective 1/1/05

07/02/04

 

340

 

H 7333A

Alcoholic beverages – underage persons – unlawful possession – penalties.

07/02/04

 

341

 

H 7374Aam

Prescription drug discount program for the uninsured act.

07/02/04

 

342

 

H 7436A

Paul V. Sherlock Center for Disabilities – Rhode Island College Campus.

07/02/04

 

343

 

H 7518Aam

Health care assistance for working people with disabilities act – the “Sherlock act”.

07/02/04

 

344

 

H 7698A

Healthcare information technology and infrastructure development fund act.

07/02/04

 

345

 

H 7714Aam

Education – schools - curriculum – mathematics and English-language arts

07/02/04

 

346

 

H 7725am

Motor vehicles – safety belt use and child restraint requirements.  Provisions effective July 1, 2005.

07/02/04

 

347

 

H 7834am

Rhode Island military family relief fund act – income tax refund deduction

07/02/04

 

348

 

H 7883

State employees - military service – rights of employees entering service to maintain healthcare benefits.

07/02/04

 

349

 

H 7966am

School committees and superintendents – joint purchasing agreements – municipal contracts awards act - exclusion of multi-school district combined purchasing consortia.

07/02/04

 

350

 

H 8148

Public expense burials – human services department - funeral and burial expenses.

07/02/04

 

351

 

H 8430

Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation act – purposes and powers – Quonset Development Corporation act – former navy lands in North Kingstown –disposition – transfer of functions.  See effective date provision.

07/02/04

 

352

 

S 2115am

Bathing beaches – sanitation standards act.

07/02/04

 

353

 

S 2222A

Disability business enterprises act – amendments – non-applicability to road and highway construction business.

07/02/04

 

354

 

S 2280Aam

Healthcare assistance for working people with disabilities act.

07/02/04

 

355

 

S 2423am

School committees and superintendents – joint purchasing agreements – municipal contracts awards act - exclusion of multi-school district combined purchasing consortia.

07/02/04

 

356

 

S 2569Aam

Motor vehicles traffic stops – racial profiling prevention act – data collection.

07/02/04

 

357

 

S 2886Aam

Prescription drug discount program for the uninsured act.

07/02/04

 

358

 

S 2989B

Business corporation tax act – passive investment treatment – qualifying business.

07/02/04

 

359

 

S 3039A

Marine fisheries council – advice – powers and duties – shellfish and marine life management – annual reports.

07/02/04

 

360

 

S 3050Aam

Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation act – purposes and powers – Quonset Development Corporation act – former navy lands in North Kingstown –disposition – transfer of functions.  See effective date provision.

07/02/04

 

361

 

H 8021am

Insurance – large group health coverage act – health insurance plan payment and expense reporting. Effective 1/1/05

 

07/02/04

362

 

H 7027A

Court buildings – court administrator - supervision and maintenance.

 

07/05/04

363

 

H 7129A

Health insurance carriers offering pharmacy networks - pharmacy freedom of choice – fair competition and practices act.

 

07/05/04

364

 

H 7320A

Pharmacies located in the Province of Canada - state licensure.  See effective date provision.

 

07/05/04

365

 

H 7323B

Vicious dogs – regulations act.

 

07/05/04

366

 

H 7354

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation – mission statement - public health and environment protection.

 

07/05/04

367

 

H 7404B

Long-term care assessment and care management services act - disabled persons age sixty-five (65) or younger - community living options.

 

07/05/04

368

 

H 7417A

Health insurance carriers offering pharmacy networks - pharmacy freedom of choice – fair competition and practices act.

 

07/05/04

369

 

H 7711B

Human resources investment council act – amendments - executive director – state merit system – unclassified service.

 

07/05/04

370

 

H 8127A

Insurance – health plans - prescription drug benefits act.

 

07/05/04

371

 

S 2160

Pharmacies located in the Province of Canada - state licensure.  See effective date provision.

 

07/03/04

372

 

S 2162Bam

Motor vehicles – driver education course requirement– board of governors for higher education.

 

07/03/04

373

 

S 2176am

Municipal lien certificate fees.  Effective 9/1/04.

 

07/03/04

374

 

S 2339A

Vicious dogs – regulations act.

 

07/03/04

375

 

S 2478Bam

Lobbying – executive branch and public corporations - regulations act.

 

07/03/04

376

 

S 2554Bam

Alcoholic beverages – chain stores - retail sales licensing – liquor franchises prohibition.  See effective date provision.

 

07/03/04

377

 

S 2680Aam

Nursing pools – regulations act.

 

07/03/04

378

 

S 2687am

Persons with disabilities – access to telephone information Adaptive telephone equipment loan program committee act – human services department – duties -

 

07/03/04

379

 

S 2709am

State retirement system – retired professors and teachers – part time employment – compensation limitation.

 

07/03/04

380

 

S 2997A

Motor vehicles – types of vehicles – definitions - recreational vehicles.