Bills Pending Rhode Island House Health, Education and Welfare Committee

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RIH8124IntroHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study Ensuring Racial Equity And Optimizing Health And Safety Laws Affecting Marginalized Individuals (creates A 13 Member Commission To Study The Health And Safety Impact Of Optimizing He...
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2020-07-30
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8113IntroDesignates physical, occupational, speech, and music therapies and behavioral health services as essential special services to be provided to students with disabilities during times of a declared emergency.
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2020-07-17
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8114IntroRequires school districts to provide for alternative programs within the school to reduce the number of out-of-school suspensions.
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2020-07-17
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2317IntroProhibits cost sharing for persons forty-five (45) years or older for colorectal screening examinations, laboratory tests and colonoscopies covered by health insurance policies.
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2020-07-16
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8087IntroRequires all school districts to provide students enrolled in grades Kindergarten through twelve (K-12) access to high-speed Internet.
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2020-07-02
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8080IntroPermits Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings during a declared disaster emergency.
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2020-06-19
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8067IntroProvides for the "Suicide Treatment Improvement Act" to improve the delivery of suicide treatment.
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2020-06-18
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8012IntroAdds a definition to the term "manufacture" in the medical marijuana chapter.
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2020-03-13
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7996IntroAllows teachers in all grades to provide the opportunity for students to observe a brief moment of silence on every September 11.
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2020-03-12
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7997IntroProhibits the use of a school district's listserv to distribute any political advertisement, invitation, and/or propaganda.
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2020-03-12
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7998IntroWaives the adoption fee to adopt a dog or cat from a public animal shelter for a veteran that presents a current and valid driver’s license or identification card with the word “veteran” printed on its face.
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2020-03-12
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RIH7581IntroRequires school districts to maintain classroom temperatures and humidity levels within targeted levels.
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2020-03-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7825IntroProvides that the public schools shall be responsible for attendance data monitoring and detection of emergent truant behavior.
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2020-03-11
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RIH7818IntroUpdates Access to Advanced Placement Courses for All Students Act.
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2020-03-11
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RIH7822IntroAllows charter schools to engage in nontraditional approaches to learning and for student enrollment for new charter schools in transportation districts to be the same as other charter schools.
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2020-03-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7826IntroRequires the council of elementary and secondary education take into consideration the time and cost of transporting students across municipal boundaries.
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2020-03-11
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RIH7811IntroProvides an exception to required school immunizations for pupils whose personal, philosophical, or religious beliefs are contrary to immunization and/or testing.
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2020-03-11
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RIH7814IntroDirects the DOE and sec. ed. to promulgate rules/regulations/establish minimum accountability standards/school districts would be required to meet in order to be in compliance with an individualized education program for students with disabilities.
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2020-03-11
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RIH7049IntroRequires mandatory training standards for police officers and trainees, in identifying, responding, and handling all incidents involving any person with a developmental disability.
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2020-03-11
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RIH7397IntroRemoves the requirement to have a person trained in first aid in close proximity to operate a swimming pool without a lifeguard.
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2020-03-11
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RIH7507IntroRequires schools to comply with recycling and composting laws and promotes the donation of unspoiled nonperishable food by schools. Requires the use of share tables at all schools.
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2020-03-11
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RIH7797IntroDirects school districts experiencing high rates of student absenteeism to establish attendance review teams to address this absenteeism.
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2020-03-11
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RIH7291IntroRequires elementary/secondary schools to have at least 1 school employee trained to administer/assist with the self-administering of seizure rescue medication prescribed to treat seizure disorder systems and the use of prescribed electrical stimulati...
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2020-03-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7508IntroRequires the department of education to establish a program for all students in grades kindergarten through 12 to receive education and training regarding the prevention of relationship abuse, sexual violence, and sexual harassment.
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2020-03-11
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RIH7821IntroRequires all responsible school districts to provide all of their students in need of IEP services to receive them, no matter which school they attend or if they are homeschooled.
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2020-03-11
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RIH7800IntroMakes explicit that parents and guardians of children with disabilities in private school have the same rights and remedies as parents of children in public school. It also provides a procedure in superior court to enforce these rights and remedies.
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2020-03-11
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RIH7292IntroCreates minority teacher recruitment by allowing the commissioner of education to implement strategies to reach a goal of two hundred (200) minority teachers in the state by 2025.
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2020-03-11
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RIH7442IntroCreates a moratorium on the creation of any new charter public schools until there is a revision in the school funding formula to better reflect ELL and special education services.
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2020-03-09
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RIH7607IntroEstablishes the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.
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2020-03-09
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RIH7810IntroRequires all students in kindergarten to grade twelve (K-12) to perform a minimum amount of community service each school year and would grant them the option to perform certain forms of community service for academic credit.
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2020-03-09
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RIH7975IntroProvides that home and community based services for developmentally disabled persons would be person-centered and support services consistent with their plan of care.
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2020-03-06
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RIH7974IntroRequires a health plan to cover clinically appropriate and medically necessary residential or inpatient services, including detoxification and stabilization services, for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.
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2020-03-06
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7968IntroProvides that the general assembly would appropriate $50,000 annually for teacher training in Orton-Gillingham classroom educator program.
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2020-03-05
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7966IntroHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations For The Development And Implementation Of An Anti-littering Education Program For Rhode Island Public Elementary School Students
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2020-03-05
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RIH7967IntroProvides that if a school district establishes an Orton-Gillingham certified school, the program would be available to all students statewide who qualify.
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2020-03-05
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2179Engross2) (Mandates public school classroom size be limited to twenty (20) students for kindergarten through grade two (2).
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2020-03-05
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RIH7338IntroDirects that services provided by school social workers and certified school psychologists would be included as health care related services eligible for federal Medicaid reimbursement.
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2020-03-04
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RIH7441IntroRestricts the creation or expansion of charter schools and mayoral academies for the school years 2021-22 through 2023-2024, to be waived upon revision to charter school funding formula in § 16-7.2-5.
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2020-03-04
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RIH7444IntroBroadens the definition of "teacher" and create a comprehensive bill of rights for school teachers.
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2020-03-04
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RIH7605IntroProvides that the council on elementary and secondary education be encouraged to maintain, publish and update statewide standards for instruction of personal finance in public high schools.
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2020-03-04
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RIH7577IntroRequires the implementation of the civic literacy act for all students between the eighth and twelfth grades.
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2020-03-04
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RIH7047IntroRequires school committees to provide transportation for any student who resides two (2) or more miles from school.
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2020-03-04
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RIH7232IntroEstablishes Alzheimer's disease/related disorders ombudsperson program in DOH to advocate for/assist individuals in coordinating medical/social services care.
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2020-03-04
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RIH7271IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island Early Educator Investment Act to develop and implement strategies to improve the compensation of early educators.
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2020-03-04
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RIH7045IntroDirects the council on elementary and secondary education to develop recommendations for a high school curriculum to prepare students for successful postsecondary education and careers in computer science.
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2020-03-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7341IntroRequires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 all high school students attending public schools demonstrate proficiency in computer science.
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2020-03-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2224EngrossRequires hospitals to adopt protocols for the early detection and treatment of patients with sepsis.
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2020-03-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7471IntroHouse 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
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2020-03-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7439IntroAllows schools to suspend students, in and out of school, if in grades six or above, and prohibit school committees or principal from suspending students in grade 5 or below unless possessed weapons, narcotics or were found to be a danger.
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2020-03-04
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RIH7509IntroEstablishes student privacy in take-home technology.
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2020-03-04
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