RI Legislation | 2017 | Regular Session | Introduced

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H5635IntroRequires health insurance providers to disclose to subscribers the potential cost of using out-of-network providers.
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2017-03-25
To House Corporations Committee
H5627IntroPermits dental patients of five health care providers to assign their dental benefits to dentist of their choice.
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2017-03-25
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To House Corporations Committee
H5636IntroRequires health insurers to have step therapy protocols on appropriate clinical practice guidelines or published peer review data.
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2017-03-25
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To House Corporations Committee
H5637IntroDefines coinsurance and prohibits insurance contracts or policies from using coinsurance to calculate and collect additional funds from patients, including mental health and substance abuse patients.
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2017-03-25
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To House Corporations Committee
H5630IntroLimits copays, coinsurance or office deductible for services of a physical therapist to the amount authorized for medical and osteopathic physician office visits.
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2017-03-25
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To House Corporations Committee
H5631IntroCreates a system of consumer protection for regulation by DBR of noninsurance business entities in disclosing personal identifiable financial information for insurance sales.
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2017-03-25
To House Corporations Committee
H5628IntroRequires that the department of business regulation provide a mandatory disclosure notice, at no cost to insurers, to certain policy holders regarding their rights and alternatives to lapse or surrender.
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2017-03-25
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To House Corporations Committee
H5596IntroExempts certain executive, administrative, and professional employees from overtime pay if their weekly wages exceed one thousand thirty-six dollars ($1,036), an increase from the current two hundred dollars ($200).
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 30]
To House Labor Committee
H5921IntroGives the city of Woonsocket the power to license and regulate persons selling farm or garden produce, including flowers.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Municipal Government Committee
S0540IntroCreates and expands eligibility for a special license plate for Gold Star Families.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
H5944IntroHouse Resolution Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special Legislative Commission To Study And Make Recommendations For A Plan And The Design Of A Beirut Memorial To Be Located At The Rhode Island State House (extends The Reporting ...
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2017-03-24
Placed on House Calendar (03/30/2017)
H5922IntroExempts from taxation open air structures that are used for the sheltering and/or feeding and watering of animals utilized in connection with agricultural operations.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Municipal Government Committee
H5315IntroRaises the minimum wage for tipped workers by fifty cents ($.50) per year commencing on January 1, 2018 until the tipped minimum wage is not less than two-thirds (2/3) of the regular minimum wage.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 30]
To House Labor Committee
S0603IntroRequires that matters adjudicated under the Automated School-Zone-Speed-Enforcement System Act of 2016 be done in accordance with rules promulgated by the Chief Magistrate of the Traffic Tribunal.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H5317IntroHouse Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Department Of Environmental Management To Conduct A Study Of The Impact The New Environmental Protection Agency Policies And Rules Will Have On Its Ability To Preserve And Protect Rhode Island...
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2017-03-24
Placed on House Calendar (03/29/2017)
H5969IntroAuthorizes the town council of the town of Warren to create a municipal housing court and defines that court's jurisdiction.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To House Judiciary Committee
H5632IntroRequires that on or after January 1, 2018, health insurance policies must include coverage for temporomandibular joint disorder.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To House Corporations Committee
H5675IntroRequires food packaging to disclose that food has been packaged in reduced or modified oxygen, including a list of the gasses used, the percentage of each gas used, and the date the food was packaged.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
H5818IntroAmends the definition of "Patient safety work product" to conform with the federal "Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005".
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
H5950IntroAllows the North Kingstown Municipal Court to issue arrest warrants.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To House Judiciary Committee
H5928IntroPermits the prior owner of a parcel of land taken by eminent domain, but unused for the purpose intended, to repurchase at the acquisition price.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To House Judiciary Committee
H5619IntroDistinguishes real estate agents' duties regarding establishing property values from the duties of professional appraisers.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To House Corporations Committee
S0597IntroIncreases the guardianship ad litem maximum fee from $400 to $800 in guardian/limited guardianship proceedings.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H5306IntroDecreases from twelve percent (12%) per annum to six percent (6%) per annum the statutory interest rate added to judicial civil action money damage judgments.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To House Judiciary Committee
S0442IntroEstablishes the RI coastal adaptation trust fund which would enable cities and towns and the state to apply for grants to fund projects that invest in measures that adapt infrastructure on public lands to address the impacts of climate change.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
S0294IntroDirects the Rhode Island commerce corporation to develop a combat veterans' small business loan program.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
H5968IntroAllows Alexandra Burke Thomas to join Lauren Victoria Thomas and Max Stephan Charness in marriage on or about August 26, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To House Judiciary Committee
H5816IntroValidates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Jamestown, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Jamestown on November 8, 2016.
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2017-03-24
Placed on House Calendar (03/28/2017)
H5413IntroRequires all employers to provide their employees with a minimum level of paid sick and safety leave including time to care for the employee's family members.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 30]
To House Labor Committee
H5907IntroPromotes safe drinking water at school and early childhood programs by implementing procedures to reduce and eliminate lead in water.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
H5719IntroProvides that no party would be deemed jointly liable in tort for an injury to person or property unless it is determined that such person is at least fifty-one percent (51%) liable in tort for the injury.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To House Judiciary Committee
H5588IntroHouse Resolution Amending The Membership Of The Permanent Advisory Council For The Rhode Island House Veterans' Affairs Committee
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2017-03-24
Placed on House Calendar (03/29/2017)
H5399IntroHouse Resolution Recognizing The Fetus As A Human Life Upon The Existence Of A Heartbeat
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Judiciary Committee
H5634IntroPermits an audit or claims investigation for a pattern of inappropriate billing only if it is determined that the claims are known by the provider to be inappropriate.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To House Corporations Committee
H5158IntroProhibits abortions solely as a means of sex selection.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Judiciary Committee
H5100IntroDefines and regulates, and in some cases, prohibit dismemberment abortions.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Judiciary Committee
H5823IntroProhibits the use of containers, or food packaged in containers that contain bisphenol A.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
H5354IntroHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Explore The Construction Of A Gulf Wars Veterans Memorial (creates A Seven Member Commission To Study The Creation Of A Permanent Memorial To The Veterans Of The Gulf Wars, And Would Repor...
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2017-03-24
Placed on House Calendar (03/28/2017)
H5741IntroProhibits smoking in common areas of multi-unit residential developments.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
H6000IntroTransfers the expulsion power of members to credit union management from the board of directors, provides written notice to the member of expulsion, and establishes a ten (10) business day appeal procedure to the board of directors.
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2017-03-24
To House Corporations Committee
H5552IntroMakes it civil violation for commercial property owners to allow storm water runoff to flood, erode or otherwise damage abutting property. Violations of this section would be punishable by a civil fine and order of restitution.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To House Judiciary Committee
H5815IntroRegulates the phase-out of wood stoves without EPA certification in densely populated residential areas and requires material burned in wood stoves to be clean wood or other approved material.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 30]
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
S0353IntroFacilitates for military service members and their spouses to obtain certifications and licenses issued by the department of environmental management.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
H5674IntroProvides consumer protection in eye care services by developing standards and enforcement protocols related to the utilization of emergent technologies in the provision of eye care services, as well as for the delegation of eye care services by provi...
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
H5595IntroGradually increases the hourly minimum wage from $9.60 to $15.00 on January 1, 2022, as well as gradually increasing the hourly minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities from $3.89 an hour to $15.00 an hour on January 1, 2026.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 30]
To House Labor Committee
H5569IntroRepeals §25-3-7 of the general laws which gives the director of the department of labor and training the authority to exempt certain classes of employees form receiving overtime pay for Sunday and holiday work.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 30]
To House Labor Committee
S0517IntroMakes litigation loan agreements subject to state usury statutes.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H6011IntroRegulates "geoengineering" of the global environment.
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2017-03-24
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
H5610IntroIncreases WRB membership from 15 to 23 members consisting of 12 public representatives and 11 members associated with various public agencies.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 30]
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
S0558IntroProvides that the Quonset Development Corporation may purchase and obtain water service from any city, town, water district, or other water supply authority.
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2017-03-24
[Hearing: Mar 29]
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
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