RI Legislation | 2017 | Regular Session

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S0540PassCreates and expands eligibility for a special license plate for Gold Star Families.
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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
S0633PassAlters the membership, reporting protocol, and meeting requirements of the civic education commission.
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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
S0960PassBenefits for students with disabilities continue until the end of the public school calendar semester when the student turns 21 or when the student’s program ends in accordance with the student’s (IEP), whichever occurs earlier.
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2017-07-19
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S0917IntroRepeals a provision of the workers' compensation law that provides that for injuries on and after July 1, 2023, "material hindrance" includes only compensable injuries causing a greater than sixty-five percent (65%) degree of functional impairment.
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2017-07-19
Transmitted to Governor
S0030PassIncludes a tax sale as a transfer of property ownership that would trigger the past due balances of any PACE assessment.
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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
S0493PassRequires health care professionals upon issuance of initial opioid prescription to discuss with patient/parent/guardian risk of developing dependence/addiction/potential of overdose/death/adverse risks of concurrent use of alcohol/other psychoactive ...
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2017-07-19
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S0883PassEstablishes the college crusade of Rhode Island, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered with the Rhode Island secretary of state, as the entity that will administer and operate all program services and manage scholarship resources.
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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
S0095IntroThe office of regulatory reform shall consult with various state agencies and plant-based representatives to facilitate economic growth.
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2017-07-19
Transmitted to Governor
S0108PassDirects the climate change coordinating council to study a carbon pricing program.
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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
S0104PassDefines and declares the purpose of child opportunity zones and would provide for annual reporting from the commissioner of elementary and secondary education to the general assembly on each zone.
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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
S0231PassAmends the provisions regarding emergency police powers to clarify that higher learning institutions with special police officers are authorized to enter into mutual aid agreements for the purpose of providing emergency assistance.
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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
S0577PassAmends the definition of health care facility to allow a hospital or an affiliate of a hospital to own and operate ambulatory-care facilities.
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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
S0106PassRequires the department of education to consider incorporating media literacy education in the basic education program.
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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
S0538PassAdds the class of combination vehicles to the list of vehicles eligible for New England Patriots Charitable Foundation registration plates.
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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
S0546PassAmends the statute governing prescriptions of controlled substances by making reference to regulations issued by the department of health.
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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
S0324PassDirects the department of health to obtain an annual estimate of the number of children born to Rhode Island families who face significant risk factors known to impair child development.
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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
S0937PassStreamlines the procedure for the approval of mergers of nonprofit hospitals.
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2017-07-19
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S0101PassEstablishes a process by which a virtual education plan may be established and used by school districts during inclement weather which would count as a school day, provided that the plan is approved by the council on elementary and secondary educatio...
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2017-07-19
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S0928EnrollRequires that the sheltering and nourishment of dogs conform to the industry standards established by the Tufts Animal Care and Conditions Scale regarding outside sheltering, proper nourishment, sanitary conditions, and physical condition.
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2017-07-19
Transmitted to Governor
S0740EnrollMakes changes to the licensing procedures for health care facilities.
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2017-07-19
Transmitted to Governor
S0711PassProvides persons under limited guardianship, guardianship conservatorship with rights designed to protect them from mental, physical and financial abuse by guardians and conservators retroactively and prospectively.
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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
S0458PassRequires that an information technology project manager be assigned for all requests for proposals for information technology projects.
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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
S0790PassAuthorizes RIPTA to provide an open-door service to all passengers to and from Rhode Island to locations within five (5) miles of the Rhode Island boarder into Massachusetts and Connecticut.
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2017-07-19
Signed by Governor
H5593VetoRequires that the contractual provisions contained in and an otherwise expired collective bargaining agreement with certified school teachers and municipal employees continue until a successor agreement has been reached between the parties.
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2017-07-19
Vetoed by Governor
S0073IntroCreates the "Uniform Act on the Prevention and Remedies for Human Trafficking" which would establish penalties and remedies for human trafficking.
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2017-07-18
Transmitted to Governor
S0502EnrollEstablishes limited conditions that must be satisfied to permit an increase in the bed capacity of existing nursing facilities, despite the moratorium on expansion.
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2017-07-18
Transmitted to Governor
H6055PassReduces the items which must be monitored by the air-quality monitors at T.F. Green Airport to particles less than 0.1 microns, and black carbon.
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2017-07-18
Signed by Governor
H5947PassDefines the terms "conduit" and "earmarked" for purposes of reporting campaign contributions and eliminates the aggregate contribution limits and adds a prohibition of earmarked funds.
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2017-07-18
Signed by Governor
H5618PassMakes educational institutions and nonprofit corporations established pursuant to chapter 6 of title 7 eligible for net-metering financing arrangements.
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2017-07-18
Signed by Governor
H5903PassEstablishes guidelines for the family court to use to decide petitions for visitation by grandparents based on a best interest of the grandchild standard.
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2017-07-18
Signed by Governor
H6302PassCreates a prohibition on parking in electric vehicle charging stations without using the charging apparatus.
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2017-07-18
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H5837PassAuthorizes RIPTA to provide an open-door service to all passengers to and from Rhode Island to locations within five (5) miles of the Rhode Island boarder into Massachusetts and Connecticut.
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2017-07-18
Signed by Governor
S0985EnrollNames one of the two (2) new conference rooms at the Rhode Island Veterans Home as the "S. Michael Minutelli Memorial Conference Room".
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2017-07-18
Transmitted to Governor
S0885EnrollCreates a reporting requirement for the commissioners of education and the council on elementary and secondary education concerning teacher training and the effect of new regulations.
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2017-07-18
Transmitted to Governor
S0145IntroRequires a health care entity or health plan to issue a decision regarding the credentialing of a health care provider within forty-five (45) calendar days of receiving a complete credentialing application.
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2017-07-18
Transmitted to Governor
H6297PassMakes changes to the licensing procedures for health care facilities.
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2017-07-18
Signed by Governor
S0597EnrollIncreases the guardianship ad litem maximum fee from $400 to $800 in guardian/limited guardianship proceedings.
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2017-07-18
Transmitted to Governor
S0969IntroExempts from taxation the real and personal property located at 321 Main Street, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, belonging to the Contemporary Theatre Company, a qualified tax exempt corporation under §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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2017-07-18
Transmitted to Governor
S0884EnrollProvides that a charter public school that operates or will operate elementary school grades, middle school grades or high school grades shall be considered a network charter school notwithstanding the facility or the administration of the school.
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2017-07-18
Transmitted to Governor
H5424PassCreates a special fundraising license plate for the Gaspee Days committee.
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2017-07-18
Signed by Governor
H6305PassDirects the climate change coordinating council to study a carbon pricing program.
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2017-07-18
Signed by Governor
S0896IntroAdds illness sustained while in the performance of duty to the definition of accidental disability.
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2017-07-18
Transmitted to Governor
H6313PassDefines and declares the purpose of child opportunity zones and would provide for annual reporting from the commissioner of elementary and secondary education to the general assembly on each zone.
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2017-07-18
Signed by Governor
H6307PassRequires health care professionals upon issuance of initial opioid prescription to discuss with patient/parent/guardian risk of developing dependence/addiction/potential of overdose/death/adverse risks of concurrent use of alcohol/other psychoactive ...
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2017-07-18
Signed by Governor
H6324PassAlters the membership, reporting protocol, and meeting requirements of the civic education commission.
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2017-07-18
Signed by Governor
H5934PassRepeals multiple sections of the general laws related to insurance, including §27-9-57 and chapter 75 of title 27 ("Surplus Lines Insurance Multi-State Compliance Compact").
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2017-07-18
Signed by Governor
S0984EnrollProvides that one of the two (2) conference rooms in the new Rhode Island Veterans Home shall be named and known as the "1st Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna US Army 7th Special Forces Group Memorial Conference Room."
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2017-07-18
Transmitted to Governor
S0785EnrollCreates division of marine fisheries within DEM to manage saltwater fish and plant harvesting.
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2017-07-18
Transmitted to Governor
H6310PassDirects the department of health to obtain an annual estimate of the number of children born to Rhode Island families who face significant risk factors known to impair child development.
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2017-07-18
Signed by Governor
H5766PassCreates and expands eligibility for a special license plate for Gold Star Families.
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2017-07-18
Signed by Governor
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