Bills Pending Rhode Island House State Government & Elections Committee

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RIH8178Intro
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION - Redefines the groups included in "minority community-based organizations" for purposes of them making recommendations for appointments to state boards, commissions, public author...
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2024-04-12
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8159Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- PUBLIC BUILDINGS - Authorizes and funds the painting of a portrait of the president of the senate and former presidents of the senate who may be living to be hung in the state house.
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2024-04-10
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7768Intro
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House Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Congressional Delegation To Support House Resolution 54 Of The 2023-2024 Congress To Amend The United States Constitution To Prove That The Rights Protected And Extended By The Constitution Ar...
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2024-04-09
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7756Intro
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ELECTIONS -- MAIL BALLOTS - Establishes a three (3) day transmittal period after the deadline for local boards to accept mail ballot applications, if delivered via the postal service.
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2024-04-09
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RIH7587Intro
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House Resolution Strongly Supporting A National Infrastructure Bank Through The Passage Of The 118th Congress H.r. 4052
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2024-04-09
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RIH7638Intro
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CRIMINALS -- CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS -- STATE COMMISSION ON PARDONS - Establishes a nine (9) member commission on pardons to provide recommendations to the governor as to who should receive executive pardons per the state constitution.
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2024-04-09
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RIH8107Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- MERIT SYSTEM - Creates separate and distinct employment positions and salaries under the unclassified pay plan for the board of elections employees.
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2024-04-09
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RIH7389Intro
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MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- ORGANIZATION AND COMMAND OF MILITARY AND NAVAL FORCES - Requires an official declaration of war or an action to call forth the state militia by the United States Congress before members of the National Guard may be rel...
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2024-04-09
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RIH8148Intro
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WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL - Replaces the coastal resources management council with a state department of coastal resources and transfers all of the powers and duties between the two (2) authorities.
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2024-04-09
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RIH7968Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DETENTION FOR FEDERAL CIVIL IMMIGRATION VIOLATIONS - Prohibits state or municipality from contracts to detain individuals for civil immigration violations, and if such contract exists, it must end by July 1, 2025 and p...
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2024-04-09
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RIH8009Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- ORGAN-DONATION LEAVE ACT - Provides for paid leave for a state employee who donates an organ. The duration of the leave is dependent on the type of donation and notice should be provided to the employer at least thirt...
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2024-04-09
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RIH8008Intro
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MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Limits the governor to one thirty (30) day renewal of a declaration of emergency without a joint resolution of the general assembly.
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2024-04-09
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS2043Engross
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- LONG-TERM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Adds climate change, sea-level rise and coastal resiliency to the analysis of data of the strategic plan for economic development policy. Adds director of DEM and executive director of ...
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2024-04-03
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RIH8007Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- TRANSFER OF VEHICLES - Allows temporary vehicle registration and plates issued to Rhode Island residents by another state to be valid; provided that, the plates and registration issued to an out-of-state resident by a Rhod...
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2024-04-02
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8063Intro
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Joint Resolution Supporting Continued Focus And Actions For Maintaining And Improving Adequate Transportation Services By The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority In West Warwick (would Direct The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority To Revisit The...
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2024-04-02
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8118Intro
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ELECTIONS -- RHODE ISLAND CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES REPORTING - Amends various sections of law relating to campaign contributions and expenditures including prohibitions on self-dealing with committee funds and would prohibit donation m...
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2024-04-02
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8119Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- LOW-SPEED VEHICLES - Provides that low-speed vehicles may be operated on limited access highways, state highways, through highways and public highways or roadways provided the speed limit on the highways and roadways is no...
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2024-04-02
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8013Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL CODE PROVISIONS - Includes "Kei cars" or "Kei trucks" as having restricted public highway use and those vehicles validly registered as of August 1, 2021, would not be denied renewal of that registra...
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2024-04-02
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RIH8014Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- RHODE ISLAND UNIFORM COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE ACT - Provides that commercial driver instruction include industry-specific training on the recognition, prevention, and reporting of human trafficking.
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2024-04-02
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RIH8015Intro
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INSURANCE -- MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT AND MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE FRAUD REPORTING -- IMMUNITY ACT - Prohibits the release of customers personal information compiled by the department of motor vehicles to any private company, nonprofit organization or thir...
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2024-04-02
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7394Intro
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House Resolution Respectfully Calling For Publication And Affirmation Of The Equal Rights Amendment (requests That The President, Joseph R. Biden, Publish Without Delay The Equal Rights Amendment As Our Twenty-eighth Amendment To The Constitution Of ...
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2024-03-26
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RIH7765Intro
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ELECTIONS -- THE INFORMED VOTER ACT - Requires entity such as a nursing home, elder care facility that receives governmental funding post a notice that political candidates are not permitted to solicit residents and visits would be maintained in a bo...
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2024-03-26
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7847Intro
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ELECTIONS -- RHODE ISLAND CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES REPORTING - Includes political action committees that register with the Federal Election Commission within the definition of political action committees for the Rhode Island elections.
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2024-03-26
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7476Intro
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ELECTIONS -- STATEWIDE REFERENDA ELECTIONS - Amends certain election statutes to require ballot questions be written in plain language reasonably calculated to be understood by persons with an eighth-grade reading level.
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2024-03-26
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7766Intro
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ELECTIONS -- GENERAL PROVISIONS - Redefines "Political Party" and defines and distinguishes between "major parties" and "minor parties" based on the total number of votes a party's candidate received in the previous election.
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2024-03-26
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RIH7848Intro
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ELECTIONS -- REGISTRATION OF VOTERS - Amends the current law so that it would no longer mandate, but rather simply allows local boards to annually conduct a voter registration drive at each high school within the city or town.
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2024-03-26
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7664Intro
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ELECTIONS -- NOMINATION OF PARTY AND INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES - Provides a process for local canvassing clerks to notify the state board of elections regarding patterns of forgery.
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2024-03-26
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8017Intro
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Joint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Of Suffrage (this Joint Resolution Would Propose To The Voters Of The State A Constitutional Amendment Which Would Provide That No Pers...
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2024-03-26
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7850Intro
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ELECTIONS -- MAIL BALLOTS - Establishes election day as a day of special observation in the State of Rhode Island. The act would also restrict the use of mail ballots in elections.
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2024-03-26
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7474Intro
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Joint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Of Suffrage (would Propose To The Voters Of The State A Constitutional Amendment Regarding Eligibility To Vote And To Be A Candidate....
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2024-03-26
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7585Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND COMMERCE CORPORATION - Removes nuclear plant projects from seeking the approval from the general assembly for the construction of said nuclear plant.
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2024-03-26
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8046Intro
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ELECTIONS -- GENERAL PROVISIONS - Allows citizens of a city or town who are at least sixteen (16) years of age to register to vote and to vote in school committee elections in municipalities where school committees are elected entities.
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2024-03-26
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7540Intro
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ELECTIONS -- PRIMARIES FOR ELECTION OF DELEGATES TO NATIONAL CONVENTIONS AND FOR PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE - Establishes the Ranked Choice Voting for Rhode Island Presidential Primaries and provides for new sections on Ranked Choice Voting Tabulation a...
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2024-03-26
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7759Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - Directs the department of transportation to prepare a monthly snapshot report on the progress of repairs and other actions pertaining to the Washington Bridge.
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2024-03-19
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7115Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS - Provides that public bodies not be required to hold open-forum sessions on any topic not on the meeting notice and limits comment on any topic not previously posted.
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2024-03-19
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8016Intro
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House Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Us Army Corps Of Engineers To Study And Provide Recommendations To Restore The Operational Effectiveness Of The Point Judith Breakwater
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2024-03-19
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8011Intro
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STATE PURCHASES -- CHANGE ORDERS - Prohibits the extension of contracts by any state or municipal department or agency by the utilization of change orders if the additional work or services exceeds ten percent (10%) of the original value of the contr...
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2024-03-19
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7181Intro
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PUBLIC RECORDS -- ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS - Makes changes to the access to public records act, including clarifying various provisions, increasing the sanctions for knowing and willful violations of the law, and making certain traffic accident data ...
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2024-03-19
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RIH7763Intro
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PUBLIC RECORDS -- ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS - Provides for free APRA records, DOA manages all APRA Records, and uses an online database for records.
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2024-03-19
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RIH8012Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- STATE PURCHASES - Makes all documents and information related to any bid proposal relative to state purchases public records and available for inspection and review by any person seeking the records under chapter 2 of tit...
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2024-03-19
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RIH7764Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS - Requires public bodies to offer translation services for all open meetings of said bodies.
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2024-03-19
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RIH7327Intro
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PUBLIC RECORDS -- ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS - Requires a member of the public to pay any outstanding balances due and owing for previous requests before being provided copies of records and documents on a new request from law enforcement agencies.
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2024-03-19
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RIH8010Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- STATE PURCHASES - Establishes the Rhode Island purchasing cooperative for procurement of public service and municipal vehicles for all state and municipal agencies to participate in procurement opportunities of zero-emiss...
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2024-03-19
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7129Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS - Allows school committees to add item(s) not appearing in published notice to their agendas for purposes of discussion only if the revised agenda is filed with the secretary of state and posted on distri...
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2024-03-19
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RIH7846Intro
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PUBLIC RECORDS -- ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS - Makes any record of any person, firm, or corporation that successfully competes for state contract or business, a public record, including those records that are considered proprietary or otherwise confide...
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2024-03-19
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RIS2447Engross
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ELECTIONS -- STATEWIDE REFERENDA ELECTIONS - Amends certain election statutes to require ballot questions be written in plain language reasonably calculated to be understood by persons with an eighth-grade reading level.
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2024-03-15
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7761Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- NARRAGANSETT TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY ACT - Exempts all Narragansett Indian Tribe members owning real estate, whether privately, commercially, in nonprofit corporations or in land trusts, from all real estate taxes imposed by t...
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2024-03-14
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7758Intro
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PUBLIC RECORDS -- ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS - Amends the definition of public record to exempt from public disclosure the city or town of residence of the justices, judges, and magistrates of the unified judicial system.
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2024-03-14
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RIH7760Intro
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TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - Exempts all Narragansett Indian Tribe homeowners from real estate taxes and real estate tax liens, imposed by the state or any municipality. Also declares the Tribe as the sole sovereign federally recognized...
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2024-03-14
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RIH7180Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Requires the secretary of the executive office of health and human services to present to the general assembly a plan for the realignment of state hospitals into a department of ho...
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2024-03-14
To House State Government & Elections Committee
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