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H5510 Sub A Domestic Violence Gun Bill

RI House Floor Debate For Gun Grabbing H5510 Sub A (Full Debate)

 Republican Comments

Rep. Blake A. Filippi Explains Difficult Vague Language In H5510 Domestic Violence Gun Bill

Published on Jun 28, 2017

Rep. Blake A. Filippi identifies troublesome language with vague description of what is referred as domestic violence.
The term ‘domestic’ has a wide funnel that could include someone who is accused and determine guilty by preponderance of evidence and not allowed a defense.


Rep. Blake A. Filippi – Court Discretion Rights Stripped In H5510 Domestic Gun Bill

Published on Jun 28, 2017

Rep. Blake A. Filippi explains how the language of the bill strips away the courts discretion to determine innocence or guilt.
The court’s hands are tied if there’s a preponderance of evidence but without a defense motion for the accused.
The language of the bill is such that the court SHALL (must) take away 2nd amendment without the judge having any discretion.

Rep. Sherry Roberts Explains ‘Shall Not Infringe’ Violated In H5510 Domestic Gun Bill

Published on Jun 28, 2017

Rep. Sherry Roberts explains that the ‘shall not infringe’ portion of the 2nd amendment will be violated if a citizens right to bear arms is stripped without due process of law.


Rep. Sherry Roberts – H5510 Gun Bill Wrongfully Punishes Innocent People

Published on Jun 28, 2017

Rep. Sherry Roberts explains how H5510 Sub A can make it possible to label an innocent person a criminal without the benefit of a trial.
The current bill does not leave any discretion to the judge based on a broadly undefined definition of preponderance of evidence.
The shall removed 2nd amendment rights violates due process of law.

Rep. Robert Quattrocchi Will Not Violate Constitution To Support H5510 Domestic Gun Bill

Published on Jun 28, 2017

Rep. Robert Quattrocchi takes his oath seriously to uphold the laws of our Constitution in this state.
He believes H5510 Sub A violates the Constitution which infringes on the rights of an citizen deem guilty without a trial.

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Rep. Blake A. Filippi – Minimum Wage Helped By Inflation And Deflation

Published on Jun 28, 2017

Rep. Blake A. Filippi provides an intriguing answer to a question put forth by Rep. Shekarchi.
Rep. Filippi would like to tie minimum wage to the CPI (consumer price index) which is a figured calculated by economists in Washington, DC.
Rep. Shekarchi questioned how the minimum wage would be adjusted if the new CPI number showed deflation.

Rep. Robert Quattrocchi Opposes Business Killing Mandatory Paid Sick Leave H5413 Sub B

Published on Jun 30, 2017

Rep. Robert Quattrocchi vehemently opposes House bill H5413 Sub B which would require businesses to offer mandatory paid sick leave at the rate of one hour for every 30 hours works.
Rhode Island suffers from the worst business climate in our nation and placing more burdens on small businesses will not bright the skies over a darkened climate.

Rep. Sherry Roberts Warns Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Burdens Businesses – H5413 Sub B

Published on Jun 30, 2017

Rep. Sherry Roberts contests the progressive’s idea of mandatory paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.
Rep. Roberts goes on to say that paid sick leave should be an incentive for companies to attract quality employees who deserve paid sick leave and are willing to work hard for the employer.

Rep. Sherry Roberts Advocates Visitation Rights For Grandparents H5903

Published on Jun 30, 2017

Rep. Sherry Roberts supports H5903 which would grant visitation rights for grandparents.
Rep. Roberts is a former DCYF employee who has seen the angst and sorrow some grandparents face due to custody hearings with the child’s parents.

Rep. Robert Quattrocchi Amendment To Remove Prevailing Wage Rate On School Constructions Project

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Robert Quattrocchi would like to remove the prevailing wage law to reduce construction and repairs costs to our schools.

Rep. Blake A Filippi Argues Against Feds Co-opting State Farm Agents H6345

Published on Jun 29, 2017

Rep. Blake A. Filippi​ argues strongly against H6345 would require farmer to comply and adhere with the Federal Food, Safety And Modernization Act of 2011. The Act mandates compliance starting in 2018 and contains 600 pages.
The Act in itself would place a severe strain on an industry which operates on a minimal profit margin but Rhode Island H6345 would require state agencies to administer and force farmers to comply.

Rep. Blake A. Filippi Strongly Opposes Releasing Patient Information Without A Warrant

Published on Jun 29, 2017

Rep. Blake A. Filippi is a staunch defender of personal privacy and patients medical records.
He opposes H5469 Sub A would authorize the FDA, DEA, FBI, OIG and the Attorney General’s Medical Fraud Unit to view a patients prescription history, INCLUDING the patient’s name, at the request of the Department of Health.
Rep. Filippi asserts that if information is relevant to an ongoing investigation, the requesting agency go through the legal process of obtaining a warrant from a judge. Sufficient evidence must be shown to obtain the warrant and not simply because the Department of Health requests a patient’s protected information for any reason.

Rep. Sherry Roberts – Diverting Free College Funds To Needed School Repairs

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Sherry Roberts would like to funnel the proposed $30M for free college tuition for the purpose of fixing our decayed and unsafe schools.

Rep. Patricia Morgan Explains The Fallout Of Free Tuition Proposal

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Morgan explains that there is a price, a cost associated with Governor Raimondo’s proposed free tuition plan.

Rep. Patricia Morgan – Damage Of Truck Tolling, Scooping Of DMV Fees

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Patricia Morgan has long be an advocate for businesses and the taxpaying public.

In this video, Rep. Morgan explains how the ‘bait n switch’ was used by scooping money from the increased DMV fees to balance the budget instead of repairing our roads and bridges.

Rep. Patricia Morgan – Setting Up High School Students To Fail With Free Tuition

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Patricia Morgan explains how a free tuition plan that does not justly help the poorest in the community.
A new entitlement program is setting up students to fail when the overwhelming majority of high school children need remedial training to enter CCRI.

Rep. Patricia Morgan Questions Lack Of Transparency From Raimondo Administration

Published on Jun 26, 2017

There is a distinct lack of transparency from Governor Gina Raimondo’s Administration.
Payroll record have been requested since January, 2017.

Rep. Patricia Morgan Argues To Include $15K Tax Deduction For IRAs

Rep. Patricia Morgan Supports Reducing Budget Money To Commerce Corp

Rep. Patricia Morgan Supports Office Of Inspector General

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Patricia Morgan strongly supports the creation for the office of an independent Inspector General.
The Inspector General would report to no other state governing board and would have subpoena power to formulate an accounting report of state spending.

Rep. Patricia Morgan Opposes Basing Budget On Internet Tax Revenue

Published on Jun 26, 2017

The General Assembly would like to base future budgets based on the Internet sales tax, aka, Amazon tax.
Rep. Patricia Morgan explains that such far out accounting would result in budget shortfalls based on shaky predictions.

Rep. Patricia Morgan Supports Leeway On Fines For Business Clerical Errors

Rep. Patricia Morgan – Minimum Wage Increases Due To A Bad Economy

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Patricia Morgan explains that minimum wages increases are often the answer to a struggling economy.

Rep. Patricia Morgan – A Thriving Economy Increases Wages

Rep. Patricia Morgan – Relieving The Burden Of Mandates On Municipalities

Published on Jun 26, 2017

The burdens of unfunded mandates on municipalities often translate into increase property taxes so budgets can be sustained.

Rep. Patricia Morgan – Removing Prevailing Wages To Repair Schools

Published on Jun 26, 2017

School repairs are often delay if not cancelled due to the high cost of prevailing union wages.

The safety and care of our school age children should come first and removing the mandate of prevailing wages allows repair and construction work to move forward.

Rep. Patricia Morgan – Removing Tangible Personal Tax Off Businesses

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Tangible personal property tax is nothing short of a jobs killing tax.
Businesses cannot afford to expand and hire new employees when their profits are lost to a government that cannot control its appetite for dollars.

Rep. Robert Quattrocchi Comments On – RI Minimum Wage Hikes

Rep. Antonio Giarrusso Questions True Intent Of Cigarette Tax Into General Funds

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Giarrusso questions why the cigarette tax does not be used for smoking cessation and education courses.
Cigarette taxes are deposited into the state’s General Fund and not targeted for its original purpose for health reasons.

Rep. Antonio Giarrusso – Removal Of Tangible Personal Property Tax

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Giarrusso would like the hated tangible personal property tax that imposes a cost often siphoning profits from the bottom line.
Small business have a difficult time scratching out a small profit to stay afloat and maintain an employment staff.

Rep. Antonio Giarrusso Commerce Corp Purpose Paradoxical To Small Business

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Giarrusso questions the true purpose of the RI Commerce Corp when the majority of their funding is used to lure companies outside of Rhode Island instead of helping small businesses native to Rhode Island.

Rep. Bobby Nardolillo – $12M Small Business Relief Instead Of Funding Commerce Corp

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Nardolillo believes that the reduced budget funding proposed should be use to help out struggling small businesses overtaxed in Rhode Island.

Rep. Bobby Nardolillo – Commerce Corp Funding Should Be Gutted For Outside Investing

Published on Jun 26, 2017

Rep. Bobby Rep Nardolillo believes the purpose of Commerce Corp no longer serves the Rhode Island business needs and the funding should be gutted.


Rep. Brian Newberry Speaks Out On Free Tuition Proposal – 2017 RI Budget

Capitol Spotlight – Rep. Robert Quattrocchi on his Freshman Year


Rep. Patricia Morgan Asks RIDOT Director On Company Selection Process To Build Toll Gantries


Rep. Robert Lancia Recommends Inspector General For 2017 House Budget Bill


Rep. Robert Quattrocchi Asks RIDOT Director For Consumer Costs Regarding Truck Tolls


RI Republican Caucus Budget Press Conference – June 2017


Rep. Patricia Morgan Questions Renewable Energy Costs H5274 Sub A


Capitol Spotlight: Rep. Blake Filippi Bill on Removing Taxes on Beer & Malts

Rep. Sherry Roberts Bill on Quicker RI Tax Returns

House Minority Leader Rep. Morgan H5782 – Restricted Account Funding Bridge And Road Repairs


Rep. Robert Quattrocchi H5334 – Erect One Gantry To Test Truck Toll Law


Rep. Blake A. Filippi H5381 – No Tolls On Passenger Vehicles


5-23-17 Capitol Spotlight – Rep. Lancia On No Tax On Veteran’s Pensions

5-16-17 Capitol Spotlight – Rep. Giarrusso on Commerce Corporation Oversight


Rep. Robert Quattrocchi – Restrictions On Moral Obligations Bonds and Legislative Grants


Rep. Quattrocchi Questions H5505 Sponsor Regarding Pension Investment Restrictions


Rep. Robert Lancia Testifying On H5075 E-911 Emergency Telephone Act

 House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan (View 4 Videos)

Capital Spotlight – House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan and Disability Pension Reform


Capitol Spotlight – Representative Filippi on Transparency in Government


Rep. Kenneth Mendonca Introduces H5594 – Minimum Wage


RI House Republicans Submit Legislation On Pawsox Stadium Funding

Published on May 9, 2017

House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan sponsored a bill that would require all the money collected for various billed services, by each telecommunications provider be deposited in a restricted receipt account, not the general fund.


Rep. Kenneth Mendonca talks about his legislation to cap the minimum wage in the state of RI.


Rep. Bob Quattrocchi 4 11 17 permits the town of Scituate to provide a tax credit to 100% disabled veterans


Representative Bob Lancia talks about the sex offender population on Capitol TV.


Rep. Quattrocchi Advocates For A Photo ID For EBT – H5742


Rep. Robert Quattrocchi Question ACI Director A.T. Wall On Incarceration Numbers & Costs


Rep. Robert Quattrocchi On Public Safety In State Buildings


Leader Patricia Morgan (R) & Rep. Bob Quattrocchi (R) Revisit RI DHHS


Rep. Robert Quattrocchi Asking Difficult Questions to RISP Col. Assumpico on EMA Safety


Rep. Robert Quattrocchi Questions Governor’s Tuition Free College Plan


Rep Newberry on free college tuition


Rep Newberry vote early


RI House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan

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