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TERRI CORTVRIEND, STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 72, MIDDLETOWN AND PORTSMOUTH

TERRI CORTVRIEND ADVOCATES STRONGLY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, PUBLIC EDUCATION,
AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE, GROWING BUSINESSES, AND COMMON SENSE ECONOMIC POLICIES.

PAID FOR BY FRIENDS OF TERRI CORTVRIEND. DONNA PERSONEUS, TREASURER. COPYRIGHT 2019 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
SITE DESIGN BY MELANIE DUPONT. SITE MANAGED BY FRIENDS OF TERRI CORTRIEND.

Legislation

2019 Legislation I have sponsored

Lead Sponsor

H5050

BY Cortvriend, Donovan, Edwards, Canario

RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Allows local tax assessment to be based on last revaluation or current FMV, whichever is greater.)

H5562

BY  Cortvriend, Shekarchi, Canario, Ruggiero, Tanzi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- PRESERVATION OF FAMILIES WITH DISABLED PARENT ACT (Precludes the disability of a parent from serving as a basis for denial or restriction in matters involving a child's welfare, foster care, family law, guardianship and adoption.)

H5564

BY  Cortvriend, Canario, Fogarty, Tanzi, Caldwell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SUICIDE PREVENTION - THE NATHAN BRUNO AND JASON FLATT ACT (Creates the "Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act" which requires training of teachers and school personnel regarding suicide awareness and prevention and establishment of a conflict resolution process between teachers or school personnel and students.)

H5605

BY  Cortvriend, Fogarty, Carson, Amore, Canario

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Redefines extraordinary costs associated with the education of special education students to be costs that are above the core foundation amount.)

H5606

BY  Cortvriend, Carson, Fogarty, Canario, Tanzi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - COMPLIANCE OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES WITH STATE INCOME TAX (Eliminates requirement that political subdivisions provide list of employees as of July 1 of preceding year to take administrator by August 1 of each year.)

H5851

BY  Cortvriend, Edwards, Ruggiero, Canario, Speakman

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- DRY DOCK FACILITIES (Amends the lien and notice procedures for facility operators of dry dock facilities.)

 

Co-Sponsored

H5117  passed 2/6/19

BY Ruggiero, Cortvriend, Abney

ENTITLED, AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN {LC504/1} (Validates and ratify amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Middletown, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Middletown on November 6, 2018.)

H5236

BY  Shanley, Ruggiero, Barros, Cortvriend, Cassar

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- ESTABLISHING AN OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL (Establishes the office of inspector general as an independent administrative agency charged with the responsibility to investigate, detect, and prevent fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in the expenditure of public funds.)

H5293

BY  Canario, Edwards, Donovan, Johnston, Cortvriend

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES-MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES (Imposes $300 substance abuse education assessment for conviction of driving under the influence or a violation for refusal to submit to a breathalyzer. Funds would be allocated to department of behavioral health and used to fund substance abuse programs.)

H5306

BY  Ruggiero, Casey, Amore, Cortvriend, Marszalkowski

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - BUSINESS CORPORATION TAX (Exempts a corporation from the minimum corporate tax for the first two (2) years following the date of incorporation.)

H5342

BY  Shanley, Tanzi, Cortvriend, Shekarchi, Lyle

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (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.)

H5398

BY  Carson, Cortvriend

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION –- STATE TAX OFFICIALS -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- ENFORCEMENT AND COLLECTION (Provides that a tax payment shall be paid by midnight on the date in which the tax becomes due and payable, and reduces the amount of penalty for taxes unpaid from a maximum of twenty-one percent (21%) to ten percent (10%).)

H5425

BY  Fogarty, Amore, Cortvriend, Donovan, McEntee

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION (Requires the council of elementary and secondary education take into consideration the time and cost of transporting students across municipal boundaries.)

H5558

BY  Tanzi, Fogarty, Cortvriend, Carson, Hawkins

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - PHARMACIES (Authorizes a licensed pharmacist, who successfully completes a course on tobacco cessation therapy, to prescribe and dispense tobacco cessation drug products to a qualified patient pursuant to rules adopted by the board of pharmacy.)

H5561

BY  Carson, Cortvriend, Ruggiero

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- TRAINING OF ELECTED OFFICIALS IN THE EVENT OF DISASTER EMERGENCIES (Requires state and municipal elected officials to attend a one-day biennial training seminar in emergency management for disaster emergencies.)

H5565

BY  Marszalkowski, Cortvriend, Caldwell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PFAS IN FOOD PACKAGING (Prohibits PFAS, a class of fluorinated organic chemicals, from being used in food packaging.)

H5602

BY  Tanzi, Fogarty, McEntee, Cortvriend, Donovan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Provides that the state would reimburse the school committees for the costs of providing student transportation services to public and private school pupils.)

H5603

BY  Tanzi, Caldwell, Cortvriend, Millea, Cassar

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- TOBACCO AND NICOTINE PRODUCTS--CHILDREN (Provides certain restrictions on the sale of tobacco products, enhance the definition of "tobacco products", and would raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and nicotine delivery systems from 18 to 21 years of age)

H5604

BY  Tanzi, Fogarty, Cortvriend, Carson, Donovan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- HEALTH CARE FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED (Increases the income eligibility limit for medical assistance coverage for seniors and disabled individuals from one hundred percent (100%) to one hundred thirty-three percent (133%) of federal poverty level.)

H5631

BY  Marszalkowski, Cortvriend, Morin, Shanley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - STATE FLEET REPLACEMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUND (Requires the state to phase in the use of zero emission vehicles beginning in 2020 using state fleet replacement revolving loan funds.)

H5669

BY  Carson, Cortvriend

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL WASTE RECYCLING AND REFUSE DISPOSAL (Requires schools to comply with recycling and composting laws and promotes food donation and local food service contracts.)

H5686

BY  Carson, Abney, Cortvriend, Ruggiero

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE RHODE ISLAND DIVISION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE RHODE ISLAND ATTORNEY GENERAL AND NATIONAL GRID INVESTIGATE AND DETERMINE THE CAUSES FOR THE RECENT LOSS OF GAS UTILITY SERVICE ON AQUIDNECK ISLAND

H5726

BY  Kislak, Blazejewski, Donovan, Lyle, Cortvriend

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- RHODE ISLAND CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES REPORTING (Creates public funding for legislative candidates, would limit contributions of public funds for all candidates for governor, statewide office holders and legislators.)

H5730

BY  Carson, Cortvriend

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- REAL ESTATE SALES DISCLOSURES (Requires real estate sellers to provide buyers with an annual building energy cost estimate and imposes a duty on sellers to conduct real estate condition inspections.)

H5865

BY  Donovan, Serpa, Lima, Shekarchi, Cortvriend

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BALLOONS (Prohibits the release of balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gas.)

 

H5892

BY  Edwards, Kennedy, Casimiro, Cortvriend, Cassar

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE (Expands definition of "employee" to include a caterer licensed by the department of health and division of taxation and food truck.)

H5906

BY  Lyle, Newberry, Casimiro, Cortvriend, Nardone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES -- SEPSIS SCREENING PROTOCOLS (Requires licensed health care facility medical staff to adopt, implement, periodically and update evidence-based protocols for the early recognition and treatment of patients with sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock.)

H5921

BY  Handy, Bennett, Cortvriend, Serpa, Kazarian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - LICENSE PROCEDURE FOR SOCIAL WORKERS (Defines the educational requirements necessary to qualify an individual as a social worker, and further exempts social workers from the license procedures for licensed clinical social workers and licensed independent clinical social workers.)

H5935

BY  Caldwell, Shekarchi, Cortvriend, McEntee

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE (Requires insurance coverage for at least ninety (90) days of residential or inpatient services for mental health and/or substance-use disorders for American Society of Addiction Medicine levels of care 3.1 and 3.3.)

H5936

(Attorney General/General Treasurer)

BY  McNamara, Alzate, Amore, Cortvriend, Newberry

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- STUDENT LOAN BILL OF RIGHTS ACT (Creates the "student loan bill of rights act" which establishes guidelines for the issuance of postsecondary loans.)

 

Resolutions

Lead Sponsor

H5563

BY  Cortvriend, Fogarty, Carson, Tanzi, Caldwell

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DEVELOP A SET OF KEY ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS TO BE INFUSED IN ALL SUBJECTS FOR K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

H5529

Resolution 101    read and passed 2/16/2019

BY  Cortvriend, Canario, Edwards, Donovan, Shekarchi

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING JEFFREY M. ROSE, HEAD COACH OF THE GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY TEAM PORTSMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL ON RECEIVING THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS' 2017-2018 RHODE ISLAND COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD

Co-Sponsored

H5055

Resolution 023   read and passed 1/9/2019

BY  Ruggiero, Cortvriend, Canario, Shekarchi, Noret

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING MIDDLETOWN POLICE CHIEF ANTHONY PESARE ON HIS RETIREMENT AFTER FORTY-FOUR DEVOTED AND DISTINGUISHED YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF RHODE ISLAND AND THE TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN

H5882

Resolution 157   read and passed 3/20/19

BY  Kislak, Corvese, Cassar, Cortvriend, Ranglin-Vassell

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING PROFOUND SYMPATHY ON THE TRAGIC LOSS OF FIFTY LIVES AT MOSQUES IN CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND ON FRIDAY MARCH 15, 2019