Rhode Island Farm Bureau

ISSUES

Legislative Update 2017

Bill #

Sponsor

Bill Description

Date Sent

Client Position

Latest Status

Action Taken

H-5160

Lima

Prohibits declawing on a cat or other animal Unless a Veterinerian Determines it

19-Jan

Neutral

Held for Further Study 3/8

S-60

Morgan

Provides Immunity to Persons that Provide Food or Wild game to a Food Pantry or Food Bank, etc.

19-Jan

Support

Held for Further Study 3/9

H-5174

Keable

Provides that Preservation of Freshwater Lakes, Streams & Ponds be Carried out by the Fish & Wildlife Division of DEM

20-Jan

No Concerns

Ref to H Finance

 

H-5235

Ucci

Estates in Rhode Island be Taxed at a Rate Equal to the Maximum Credit Set at $5,490,000

27-Jan

Support

Ref to H Finance

 

H-5285

Morgan

Exempts from the estate tax the value of a qualified small business under $5 Million

27-Jan

Support

Ref to H Finance

 

S-95

Archambault

The office of regulatory reform shall consult with various state agencies and plant-based representatives for economic growth

2-Feb

 

Held for Further Study 3/15

H-5344

Hearn

Establishes the rights and obligations of property owners concerning the maintenance of private easements and rights-of-way

2-Feb

Support

Held for Further Study 3/1

Signed In

H-5350

Casey

Wine Direct Shipper License

2-Feb

No Concerns

Ref to H Finance

 

H-5358

Morgan

Exempts from the estate tax all property up to the value of $5 Million

2-Feb

Support

Ref to H Finance

 

S-235

Lombardi

Requires the cost of maintaining an easement be the responsibility of the owner of the property the easement benefits

3-Feb

 

Held for Further Study 2/7

H-5386

Filippi

Allows non-vets to perform certain husbandry procedures that are commonly performed by owners of animal pets and livestock

3-Feb

Support

Held for Further Study 3/8

Signed In

S-247

Kettle

Establishes procedures and standards promulgated by the milk commission for the handling and sale of raw milk

15-Feb

Support

Ref to S Environment

 

S-248

Kettle

Permits commingling of raw milk products for certain purposes involving private consumption

15-Feb

 

Ref to S Environment

 

H-5470

Shekarchi (DEM)

Removes certain restrictions on who can perform routine husbandry procedures on livestock

15-Feb

Support

Held for Further Study 3/8

Signed In

H-5475

Shekarchi

Shortens the time periods related to certifications, decision-making and recordings of decisions for major land development

15-Feb

Support

Held for Further Study 3/2

S-307

Morgan

Regulates the transport and sale of firewood into and within Rhode Island

16-Feb

Oppose?

Ref to S Environment

 

S-349

Archambault

Imposes on breeders requirements already in place on other pet custodial agencies

16-Feb

Monitor

Held for Further Study 2/28

H-5540

Marszalkowski (DEM)

Appoints an animal control officer to the rabies control board

16-Feb

Support

Consideration 3/16

Signed In

H-5551

Canario

Creates a 15 member commission to review and make recommendations on the effects of legalizing marijuana

16-Feb

Ok

Ref to H Judiciary

 

H-5573

Shekarchi

Requires municipalities give notice to owners of property located in an area proposed for a zoning ordinance

16-Feb

Neutral

Held for Further Study 3/2

S-365

Calkin

Carbon Pricing Act of 2017 (5369)

1-Mar

Opposed

Held for Further Study 3/1

Signed In

H-5369

Regunberg

Carbon Pricing Act of 2017 (365)

1-Mar

Opposed

Ref to H Finance

 

H-5605

Serpa

Chicken Cage

1-Mar

 

Ref to H Environment

 

H-5652

O'Brien

Requires that municipal animal control officers be certified by the National Care & Control Association

1-Mar

 

Withdrawn

 

H-5772

Fogarty

Adds the sale of seeds and plants to produce food for human consumption to the list exempted from sales and use taxes

1-Mar

Support

Ref to H Finance

 

H-5792

Marszalkowski

Estate Tax

1-Mar

 

Ref to H Finance

 

H-5815

Handy

Regulates the phase-out of wood stoves without EPA certification in densely populated residential areas

2-Mar

Amend

Ref to H Environment

 

S-386

McCaffrey

Excludes the state and municipalities from the definition of "owner" for the purposes of liability limitations relating to public use of private lands

2-Mar

Support

Ref to S Judiciary

 

S-389

Raptakis

Provides that a cause of action may be brought for encroachment upon open space land

2-Mar

Support

Ref to S Judiciary

 

S-390

Jabour

Defines animal hoarding and would add animal hoarding to the list of conduct considered cruelty to animals and proscribed by law

2-Mar

 

Ref to S Judiciary

 

S-420

Miller

Establishes a system for the regulation and taxation for adult use and cultivation of marijuana

2-Mar

 

Ref to S Judiciary

 

S-448

Sosnowski

Adds the sale of seeds and plants to produce food for human consumption to the list exempted from sales and use taxes

2-Mar

Support

Ref to S Finance

 

S-451

Felag

Estate Tax

2-Mar

Support

Ref to S Finance

 

S-467

Gallo

Estate Tax

2-Mar

Support

Ref to S Finance

 

S-480

McCaffrey

Requires municipalities give notice to owners of conservation & preservation restrictions, whose property is located in an area proposed for a zoning ordinance

2-Mar

Neutral

Ref to S Housing

 

S-481

McCaffrey

Shortens the time periods related to certifications, decision-making and recordings of decisions for major land development

2-Mar

Support

Ref to S Housing

 

H-5882

Ackerman

Adds hoarding of animals to the list of cruelty to animal offenses, and requires a mental health evaluation for a person convicted

9-Mar

Amend

Ref to H HEW

 

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