Rhode Island Senator Alana DiMario [D]

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RIS0060PassPermits campaign funds to be used to pay all childcare expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity.
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2021-07-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0256PassIncreases the maximum fine amount for those found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the board of medical licensure and discipline from $10,000 to $30,000 and would establish a new chapter of the general laws.
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2021-07-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0982PassExtends the veterans exemption from property tax to any member who served in uniform during the Cold War between 1947 through 1991, even if they did not serve in a declared war or conflict.
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2021-07-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0035PassEstablishes the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund. Enables municipalities and the state to apply for grants to improve public safety and community climate resilience for coastal habitats, as well as river and stream floodplains.
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2021-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIS0550PassProhibits an employer from reporting an employee's immigration status for whistle blowing.
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2021-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIS0103PassAuthorizes cities/towns to establish a property tax credit program in exchange for volunteer service by persons over age 60 up to $1,500 calculated by multiplying service hours by the state minimum wage per hour.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0234PassMandates DOH rules/regulations for newborn screening to include screening tests for all disorders/conditions with early detection/treatment medical benefit plus new disorders/conditions within 2 yrs. unless not practicable for new disorders.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0495PassProvides patients opportunity to opt out of information disclosure under HIE.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0513PassAllows recovery of damages for the emotional distress, grief, and loss of enjoyment of life as a result of the wrongful death of a spouse, a parent or a son or daughter.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0879PassAmends the definition of practice of pharmacy to include the administration of medications.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0034PassAllows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen without a physician's note or prescription, if the product is regulated by the FDA for over-the-counter use.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0188PassAmends the uniform controlled substances act and reclassifies simple possession of ten grams (10g) or less of certain controlled substances as a misdemeanor punishable as a two (2) year misdemeanor rather than a felony.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0458PassRequires implementation of education courses in African American history in elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island commencing in the 2022-2023 school year.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0501VetoRequires third-party hosting platform to register short-term rental units for rent with dept. Of regulation or cannot conduct business in the state and imposes fines for listing unregistered units. DBR to create database for registered short term ren...
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2021-07-08
Vetoed by Governor
RIS0654PassImposes one year moratorium on enforcement of municipal ordinance or zoning requirement that penalizes owners of food service establishments/bars for modifications/alternations to their premises in response to an emergency declaration.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0062PassRequires health insurers to accommodate the request for communication in the form and format requested by the insured.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0155PassProhibits a food service establishment from providing a consumer with a single-use plastic straw, unless the consumer requests such a straw.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0263PassRaises the legal age for individuals to be sold or delivered certain tobacco products, including electronic nicotine-delivery systems products from eighteen (18) years of age to twenty-one (21) years of age.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0232PassIncludes in the practice of physical therapy the ordering of diagnostic imaging (x-ray imaging) to be performed by other health care professionals.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0473PassAllows the twenty-one coastal communities to adopt the CRMC's coastal hazard application process applicable to local overlay districts for applicants seeking local building permits.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0470PassCreates a forest conservation commission, to be coordinated with the department of environmental management, to seek new funding and identify incentives for landowners to maintain their land as forest.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0270PassComprehensively addresses wage discrimination, based on sex by expanding employee protections and the scope of the remedies available to employees who have experienced wage discrimination.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0133PassIncreases the maximum amount to be recovered in civil court action as a small claims from two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to five thousand dollars ($5,000).
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2021-07-03
Signed by Governor
RIS0321PassUpdates and modernize the Department of Environmental Management’s ability to enforce environmental laws, and more specifically modifies practices regarding a Notice of Violation.
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2021-07-03
Signed by Governor
RIS0877PassProhibits insurance carriers from charging out-of-pocket expenses to the insured for expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic and mandates that all COVID-19 testing or vaccination is free.
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2021-07-03
Signed by Governor
RIS0412PassRequires the department of children, youth and families to report all suspected cases of child sexual abuse to the children's advocacy center.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0563PassAmends the definition of sexual orientation. Allows cases in superior court. Allows mediation prior to superior court case. Prohibits court order unless attorney fee waiver is signed. Repeals exemptions to sexual discrimination.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0065PassExcludes the possession of buprenorphine from those controlled substances that can result in criminal penalties.
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2021-07-01
Signed by Governor
RIS0861PassName a certain portion of Sand Hill Cove Road in Narragansett, "E. Richard Durfee Road".
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2021-07-01
Signed by Governor
RIS0088Engross

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Allows 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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2021-06-30
Senate read and passed
RIS0378Engross

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Increases the reimbursement rates to be paid by the department of human services and the department for children, youth, and families, for licensed child care centers and family child care homes.
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2021-06-30
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0406Intro

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Felony to store firearms unlocked.
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2021-06-28
Meeting postponed (06/28/2021)
RIS0983Intro

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Joint Resolution Amending The Joint Resolution Creating A Permanent Legislative Commission On Child Care In Rhode Island (this Resolution Would Amend The Membership And Purpose Of Said Commission, Allow For Funding With Approval, And Require Review O...
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2021-06-28
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0047PassChanges title of chapter 37.2 of title 5 and throughout, replacing the words "Oriental medicine" with "Chinese medicine". Allows individuals who are otherwise certified, to practice acupuncture & Chinese medicine using Chinese medical diagnostic meth...
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2021-06-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0648PassAdds medical directors to those individuals to whom disclosure of information contained in any prescription-drug-database is allowed.
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2021-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS0108PassPermits clinical laboratories to conduct its own analysis of specimens for the detection of HIV/AIDS instead of sending the specimens to the department of health.
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2021-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIS0487Engross

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Requires pharmacists to notify their customers whether their cost sharing benefits exceed the actual retail price of the prescription sought.
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2021-06-24
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0643Engross

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Requires insurance providers to seek recoupment or set off of insurance payments made to health care providers within twelve (12) months and require health care providers to seek reimbursement for underpayment within twelve (12) months.
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2021-06-24
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0757Engross

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Creates minimum qualifications for school psychologists and establishes the scope of their practice within schools and establishes state support for school-based mental health services.
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0872Engross

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TEAM) COMMUNITY ACT (Establishes the Transportation Emission and Mobile (Team) Community Act intended to limit and reduce indirect carbon dioxide emissions throughout the state while promoting the purposes of the transportation climate initiative pro...
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0380PassRequires at least one oral and maxillofacial surgeon on the Rhode Island board of examiners in dentistry.
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2021-06-23
Signed by Governor
RIS0527Intro

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Prohibits new high-heat waste processing facilities.
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2021-06-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0827Intro

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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Define educational disadvantaged students. This act would also require the use of a weighted lottery for charter school establishment, charter renewal and for student applications w...
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2021-06-23
Meeting postponed (06/23/2021)
RIS0834PassEliminates the marital sexual assault exception when a victim is incapacitated, disabled, or helpless.
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2021-06-23
Signed by Governor
RIS0908Intro

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Requires that the Rhode Transit Authority impose no fares and/or charges for service provided to the general public. Effective January 1, 2022.
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2021-06-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0045Engross

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Expand the Wavemaker Fellowship Program to include public school teachers in the high-need fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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2021-06-16
To House Finance Committee
RIS0067PassDesignate "Northern Star Coral" as the official state coral.
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2021-06-11
Signed by Governor
RIS0651PassAllows for a summary of a patient's mammography report be provided to the patient by mail, electronically, or otherwise.
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2021-06-11
Signed by Governor
RIS0278Intro

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Prohibits a medical training program from using live animals if another accredited training program in the same medical discipline does not use animals or if an alternative teaching method exists.
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2021-06-10
Committee recommended measure be held for further study
RIS0591Engross

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Increases reimbursement rates for behavioral health providers over a five (5) year period. The minimum increase per year would be four percent (4%) resulting in a total increase of twenty-three and four tenths percent (23.4%).
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2021-06-10
To House Health & Human Services Committee
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