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2012 House Bill 7323: RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2013 (FY 2013 BUDGET BILL)

Public Act 241 of 2012

Introduced by Rep. Helio Melo (D) on February 1, 2012 To make appropriations for the State of Rhode Island's 2013 fiscal year and to enact other legislation included as articles in the budget.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Finance Committee on February 1, 2012
Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 1.
Amendment offered by Rep. Helio Melo (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment passed 70 to 4 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Brian C. Newberry (R) on June 7, 2012
Motion by Rep. Gordon D. Fox (D) on June 7, 2012
The motion passed 58 to 15 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Doreen Marie Costa (R) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 18 to 54 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Charlene Lima (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 16 to 56 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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The motion passed 57 to 15 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 2.
The motion passed 66 to 7 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 3.
The motion passed 69 to 4 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 4, to reorganize various agencies of the state government, including the leadership of the student loan authority, renewable energy programs, and others. The legislation also combines the board of regents and the board of governors for higher education into a board of education, under the assumption that it would improve the bureaucratic operation of education in the state. The temporary office created for distributing stimulus money becomes a permanent office of management and budget, and office of digital excellence is created. Energy resources functions are transfered to the Department of Human Services. The article also changes rules governing utilities and carriers and laws related to renewable energy programs. It also increases fees to fund the building commissioner and fire marshal's efforts toward a statewide electronic plan review, permit management, and inspection system..
Amendment offered by Rep. Helio Melo (D) on June 7, 2012
Amendment offered by Rep. Laurence W. Ehrhardt (R) on June 7, 2012
The amendment passed 67 to 0 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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The amendment passed 46 to 26 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Rene R. Menard (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 21 to 50 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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The motion passed 49 to 23 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 5, to increase the amount of debt on the state's books through various bond/debt issues placed before the voters.
Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 5, Section 11.
The motion passed 67 to 7 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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The motion passed 66 to 8 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 6.
Amendment offered by Rep. Karen L. MacBeth (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 21 to 50 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Laurence W. Ehrhardt (R) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 18 to 56 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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The motion passed 69 to 5 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 7, to borrow additional funds for information technology improvements, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, and the GARVEE program.
Amendment offered by Rep. Helio Melo (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment passed 74 to 0 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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The motion passed 70 to 4 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 8.
The motion passed 69 to 5 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 9 and increase revenue by $1.8 million by expanding health-related licensing fees.
Amendment offered by Rep. Raymond E. Gallison, Jr. (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment passed 46 to 23 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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The motion passed 49 to 21 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 10.
Amendment offered by Rep. Scott J. Guthrie (D) on June 7, 2012
Motion by Rep. Stephen R. Ucci (D) on June 7, 2012 To lay the amendment on the table.
The motion passed 50 to 22 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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The motion passed 57 to 17 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 11, allowing the Office of Health and Human Services to recover money for insurance liability or workers' compensation payments amounting to $500 or more when the recipient has also received over $500 in medical assistance benefits.
Amendment offered by Rep. Eileen S. Naughton (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment passed 73 to 0 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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The motion passed 71 to 3 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 12.
Amendment offered by Rep. Frank Ferri (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment passed 74 to 0 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Karen L. MacBeth (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 25 to 50 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 12, Section 7, page 10 lines 28-34.
The motion passed 71 to 3 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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The motion passed 70 to 5 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 13.
The motion passed 70 to 5 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 14.
Amendment offered by Rep. J. Russell Jackson (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment passed 75 to 0 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Frank Ferri (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 14 to 61 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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The motion passed 68 to 7 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 15.
The motion passed 73 to 2 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 16.
Amendment offered by Rep. Helio Melo (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment passed 71 to 3 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Peter G. Palumbo (D) on June 7, 2012
Motion in the House on June 7, 2012
The motion passed 52 to 23 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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The motion passed 68 to 5 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 17.
Amendment offered by Rep. Raymond E. Gallison, Jr. (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment passed 72 to 1 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Jared R. Nunes (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 22 to 51 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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The motion passed 68 to 6 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 18.
The motion passed 67 to 6 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 19, adding a new "nutritional education and exercise" benefit for Medicaid recipients. The article also reduces payments for durable medical equipment to 85% of the Medicare payment rate. It also gives Medicaid agency permission to pursue options under PPACA, provided they do not reduce benefits or push spending beyond that budgeted.
Amendment offered by Rep. Eileen S. Naughton (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment passed 68 to 0 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 19, Sub-section B, lines 2-11.
The motion passed 58 to 15 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 19, Sub-section C, page 2 lines 12-18.
The motion passed 67 to 6 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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The motion passed 65 to 8 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 20, explicitly permitting tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge and transfering authority over it and Jamestown Verrazano Bridge to the Turnpike and Bridge Authority.
Amendment offered by Rep. Agostinho F. Silva (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment passed 62 to 8 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. John G. Edwards (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 23 to 50 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Daniel Patrick Reilly (R) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 19 to 53 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Karen L. MacBeth (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 24 to 48 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 20, Section 4, page 15.
The motion passed 45 to 29 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 20, page 13 lines 28-30.
The motion passed 46 to 28 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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The motion passed 44 to 30 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 21, increasing revenue by $141.3 million by imposing a hospital licensing fee, $10.9 million through a tax amnesty program, $9.7 million by imposing new sales taxes on taxicabs, limousines, and other transportation, such as charter bus services, and pet care services, $1.8 million by increasing cigarette taxes, $2.4 million by imposing new fees for "little cigars," $0.2 million by imposing a new "litter control fee" on all beverage containers, and $58,650 by imposing a new $100 fee for the reinspection of school buses. The article also establishes the "musical and theatrical production tax credit," up to a $15 million cap and requires annual reports from alcoholic beverage wholesalers and retailers.
Amendment offered by Rep. Helio Melo (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment passed 71 to 0 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Karen L. MacBeth (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 23 to 47 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Brian C. Newberry (R) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 28 to 41 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Michael W. Chippendale (R) on June 7, 2012
Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To lay the amendment on the table.
The motion passed 49 to 21 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Rene R. Menard (D) on June 7, 2012
Motion by Rep. Donald J. Lally, Jr. (D) on June 7, 2012 To lay the amendment on the table.
The motion passed 45 to 23 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Karen L. MacBeth (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 18 to 49 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Laurence W. Ehrhardt (R) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 19 to 48 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 27 to 42 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Karen L. MacBeth (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 15 to 48 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Peter G. Palumbo (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 20 to 49 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Karen L. MacBeth (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 19 to 48 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Grace Diaz (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 18 to 48 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 21 Section 12, page 54 line 17- page 59 line 32.
The motion passed 58 to 12 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 21, Section 24, line 5- page 39 line 31.
The motion passed 51 to 20 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 21, Section 4, page 39 line 32-page 40 line 16.
The motion passed 43 to 29 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 21, Section 12, page 54 line 17- page 59 line 32.
The motion passed 58 to 12 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 21, Section 24, line 5- page 39 line 31.
The motion passed 51 to 20 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 21 Section 4, page 39 line 32-page 40 line 16.
The motion passed 43 to 29 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 21 page 44 lines 6-15.
The motion passed 45 to 27 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 21 Section 8, page 46 line 26-page 48 line 1.
The motion passed 49 to 23 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 21 Section 9, page 48 line 2-page 49 line 26.
The motion passed 45 to 27 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 21 Section 14, page 60 lines 7-22.
The motion passed 49 to 23 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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The motion passed 48 to 24 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 22, spending $2.6 million to give Central Falls retirees 75% of their initial pensions for five years, after the municipal receiver reduced them to about 45%.
Amendment offered by Rep. Helio Melo (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment passed 70 to 0 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Karen L. MacBeth (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 7 to 65 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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The motion passed 64 to 6 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Maria E. Cimini (D) on June 7, 2012
Motion by Rep. Stephen R. Ucci (D) on June 7, 2012 To lay the amendment on the table.
The motion passed 53 to 21 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Jared R. Nunes (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 18 to 56 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. John A. Savage (R) on June 7, 2012
Motion by Rep. Stephen R. Ucci (D) on June 7, 2012
The motion passed 48 to 21 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Rene R. Menard (D) on June 7, 2012
Motion by Rep. Peter J. Petrarca (D) on June 7, 2012 To lay the amendment on the table.
The motion passed 50 to 21 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Karen L. MacBeth (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 16 to 49 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Charlene Lima (D) on June 7, 2012
The amendment failed 28 to 42 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered in the House on June 7, 2012
Motion by Rep. Robert A. Watson (R) on June 7, 2012 To lay the amendment on the table.
The motion passed 49 to 19 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Rep. Roberto DaSilva (D) on June 7, 2012
Motion by Rep. Robert A. Watson (R) on June 7, 2012 To lay the amendment on the table.
The motion passed 51 to 16 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Motion in the House on June 7, 2012 To adopt Article 23.
The motion passed 65 to 8 in the House on June 7, 2012.
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Received in the Senate on June 7, 2012
Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on June 7, 2012
Amendment offered by Sen. Nicholas D. Kettle (R) on June 11, 2012
The amendment failed 10 to 27 in the Senate on June 11, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Francis T. Maher, Jr. (R) on June 11, 2012
The amendment failed 9 to 28 in the Senate on June 11, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Dawson Tucker Hodgson (R) on June 11, 2012
The amendment failed 9 to 27 in the Senate on June 11, 2012.
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Amendment offered by Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D) on June 11, 2012
The amendment failed 12 to 25 in the Senate on June 11, 2012.
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Signed by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on June 14, 2012

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