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LEGISLATION

 

 

Below is a sampling of the legislation I have sponsored or co-sponsored during my time in the General Assembly. Click on the linked bill number to go to a copy of the bill.

 

A fuller review of my legislation, and all bills and legislation acted upon, can be found on the House of Representatives website at  http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us

 

 

 

House Bill No. 7294

BY  McNamara, Giarrusso, Solomon, Diaz, Tobon

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH TERMINAL ILLNESS--THE NEIL FACHON TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS' RIGHT TO TRY ACT OF 2018 (Creates the "Neil Fachon Terminally Ill Patient's Right To Try Act of 2018," which establishes the conditions for the use of experimental treatments for terminally ill patients.)

 

House Bill No. 7515

Chapter 330

BY  Roberts, Giarrusso

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - EXEMPTION FOR INDIGENT AND INFIRM PERSONS IN THE TOWN OF WEST GREENWICH (Permits the town of West Greenwich to create five (5) year tax liens on real estate owned by infirm and indigent persons in lieu of paying regular taxes where those persons have been determined as unable to pay by the assessor.)

 

House Bill No. 8156  SUB A

Chapter 232

BY  Mattiello, Giarrusso, Shekarchi, Lima, Marshall

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS (Amends the criminal offense for placing bombs or falsely reporting bomb threats and criminalizes the possession of materials readily convertible to a bomb or explosive device.)

 

House Bill No. 8212  SUB A

Chapter 178

BY  Giarrusso, McNamara, Mendonca, Bennett, Shekarchi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- POWERS AND DUTIES -- CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY PROFESSIONALS (Provides that the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals with the power and duty to certify a list of chemical dependency professionals for use by state agencies and for referral of individuals for treatment.)

 

House Bill No. 8313

Chapter 183

BY  Bennett, Diaz, Craven, Giarrusso, Hull

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- NALOXONE ACCESS (Requires the director of the department of health to develop best practices for co-prescribing opioid antagonists to patients who are prescribed opioid analgesics.)

 

House Bill No. 5414

Act 093

BY  Giarrusso

ENTITLED, AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF EAST GREENWICH (Validates and ratify amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of East Greenwich, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of East Greenwich on November 8, 2016.)

 

House Bill No. 5570  SUB B

Chapter 363

BY  Lima, O'Brien, Fellela, Giarrusso

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION-- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Provides for a proration of the homestead exemption in cases where title to property passes from those not entitled to claim an exemption to those who are entitled.)

 

House Bill No. 5571

Chapter 285

BY  Giarrusso

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS (Names the roundabout at the intersection of Division Road and New England Tech Boulevard in East Greenwich the "Michael B. Isaacs Roundabout".)

 

House Bill No. 6095  SUB A as amended

Chapter 149

BY  Handy, Giarrusso

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- TAXATION OF FARM, FOREST, AND OPEN SPACE LAND (Exempts land previously classified as farm, forest or open space land from land use change tax if the landowner converts no more than twenty percent (20%) acreage to install a renewable energy system.)

 

House Bill No. 6124  SUB A as amended

Chapter 314

BY  Amore, Giarrusso

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Requires insurance reimbursement for chiropractic diagnosis and treatment of conditions associated with the use of pain medications.)

 

House Bill No. 7296

Chapter 313

BY  Giarrusso

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- EXEMPT PROPERTY (Renders tax exempt certain real and person property of the nonprofit New England Wireless and Steam Museum, Inc. located in the town of East Greenwich.)

 

House Bill No. 7963

Chapter 318

BY  Giarrusso

ENTITLED, AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF EAST GREENWICH TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, REHABILITATION, REPAIR, IMPROVEMENT AND LANDSCAPING OF ROADS, SIDEWALKS AND DRAINAGE FACILITIES IN THE TOWN, AND ALL COSTS INCIDENTAL OR RELATED THERETO INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ENGINEERING COSTS AND APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $5,000,000 (Authorizes the town of East Greenwich to issue not more than $5,000,000 bonds and notes to finance the construction, renovation, rehabilitation, repair, improvement, and landscaping of roads, sidewalks and drainage facilities in the town.)

 

House Bill No. 8015

Chapter 319

BY  Roberts, Giarrusso

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Authorizes the town of West Greenwich to assess pro rata property taxes on completed new real estate construction within the town after any assessment date.)

 

House Bill No. 5098

Act 12

BY  Giarrusso

ENTITLED, AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF EAST GREENWICH CITIZENS WHO CARE

 

House Bill No. 5564  SUB A

Chapter 158

BY  Nardolillo, Chippendale, Lancia, Costa, Giarrusso

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- ABLE ACCOUNTS (Establishes private savings (ABLE) account for qualifying disabled persons wherein monies grow tax free and used for qualifying expenses per Section 529A of Internal Revenue Service Code.)

 

House Bill No. 7219  SUB A

Chapter 408

BY  Giarrusso, Williams, Serpa, Edwards, Lally

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Would require those persons who are contract employees of a private or public school department, and individuals hired by a third party vendor who has contracted with the private or public school department to undergo a national criminal background check.)

 

House Bill No. 7370  SUB A

Chapter 163

BY  McNamara, Mattiello, Giarrusso, Guthrie, Tomasso

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- DENTISTS AND DENTAL HYGIENISTS (Licenses/Regulates maxillofacial surgery assistants and increases disciplinary/oversight powers of dentistry board over dentists, dental hygienists and surgery assistants.)

 

House Resolution No. 7641

Resolution 87

BY  Giarrusso, Newberry

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO DEVELOP A LYME DISEASE AWARENESS PROGRAM

 

House Resolution No. 7917

Resolution 132

BY  Morgan, Giarrusso, Costa, Trillo, Chippendale

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING EACH OF THE 489 RHODE ISLAND TEACHERS WHO SUCCEEDED IN ATTAINING NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATION FROM THE NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS

 

House Bill No. 8004  SUB A

Chapter 390

BY  Newberry, Edwards, Giarrusso, Chippendale, Tomasso

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES CONTAINING A PROPULSIVE BATTERY (This act would create a special registration plate for electric powered vehicles.)

 

House Resolution No. 8299

Resolution 330

BY  Giarrusso

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING EAST GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ANDREW MINER FOR BEING NAMED THE 2013 NATIONAL MALE WINNER OF THE WENDY'S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN AWARD

 

House Bill No. 5303

BY  Morgan, Giarrusso, Costa, Trillo, Chippendale

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- MEDICAID FRAUD AND WASTE PREVENTION (would implement fraud and waste detection and reduction solutions within the state Medicaid, RIte Care and RIte Share programs)

 

House Bill No. 5553

Chapter 303

BY  Giarrusso, Chippendale, Marcello, Walsh, Newberry

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- TAXATION OF FARM, FOREST AND OPEN SPACE LAND (would amend the laws to enable the tax assessor to save postage in the first mailing of a form to landowners to confirm that space is still farm, forest or open land)

 

House Bill No. 5722

BY  Giarrusso, Morgan, Hull, McLaughlin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES (would require that a Class A licensee provide, at no additional charge to the consumer, food samples with the tasting of wine and beer. It would also eliminate the requirement that sampling events may not be promoted except in the licensed premises.)

 

House Bill No. 5901

Chapter 47

BY  Giarrusso

ENTITLED, AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF EAST GREENWICH TO ACQUIRE THE PROPERTY, ASSETS AND PERSONNEL OF THE EAST GREENWICH FIRE DISTRICT

 

House Bill No. 6208

Chapter 443

BY  Giarrusso

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION (would authorize the town of East Greenwich to enact a series of residential tax exemptions.)

 
 
 
House Finance:
Giarrusso On PawSox Financing
Floor Debate:
Changing Name of TF Green
Resolution Honoring Laura Murphy of East Greenwich
 
Floor Debate:
Prevailing Wage in School Construction
House Finance:
Giarrusso Bill to Phase out Personal Property Tax
House Introduction:
Neil Fachon "Right To Try"