Rhode Island Senator Ana Quezada [D]

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RIS2284Engross
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Requires the RIDOE to create a model policy and timeline to assist local education agencies in implementing a dual language immersion program. This model policy and timeline to be sent to the president of the senate and the speaker of the house.
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2022-05-26
To House Education Committee
RIS2288Engross
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Provides students attending public schools enrolled in grades K-12 with a students' bill of rights prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, gender, economic status or mental, physical, developmental or sensory disabilities.
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2022-05-26
To House Education Committee
RIS2292Engross
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Grants residential purchasers of solar energy systems consumer protections related to disclosure and cancellation.
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2022-05-26
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2442Intro
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Joint Resolution Creating A Special Joint Legislative Commission To Study The Governance Structure Of Rhode Island's Public Education System (creates A 10 Member Joint Commission To Study And Make Recommendations For Efficient And Effective Governanc...
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2022-05-26
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/02/2022)
RIS2578Intro
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Mandates department of education and AG to publish data on school resource officers.
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2022-05-26
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/02/2022)
RIS2691Engross
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Requires the PUC to initiate the process of evaluating the barriers to and opportunities for electric energy storage resources to be connected to the electric distribution system.
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2022-05-26
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2852Engross
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Mandates insurance policies, provides coverage to diagnose & treat infertility for women between 25 & 42 years, including pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in conjunction with in vitro fertilization (IVF).
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2022-05-26
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS2007Engross
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Allows voting by mail without needing an excuse/improves voter roll cleanup/allows applying for mail ballots through online system/allows nursing home residents to receive mail ballot applications automatically/codifies mail ballot drop box requireme...
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2022-05-25
House passed Sub A in concurrence
RIS2169Intro
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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Extends the time period to for all teachers to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and practices of scientific reading and structured literary instruction from the 2023-2024 school ...
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2022-05-25
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2440Intro
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Provides that the permanent foundation educational aid program would provide state funding for school-based mental health services pursuant to specified conditions.
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2022-05-25
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2795Intro
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Permits the DOC to release a sentenced inmate up to 3 days early directly to a community partner for residential treatment or stable housing when completion of sentence is incompatible with the community partners staffing or scheduling capabilities.
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2022-05-25
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/02/2022)
RIS2327Intro
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Requires every individual or group health insurance contract effective on or after January 1, 2023, to provide coverage to the insured and the insured's spouse and dependents for all FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices and other products.
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2022-05-24
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2199Engross
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Enables adjunct faculty members eligible for state employee medical insurance.
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2022-05-20
To House Finance Committee
RIS2203Engross
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Requires coverage for the treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections/pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, including, but not limited to, the use of intravenous immunoglobin therap...
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2022-05-20
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS2577Intro
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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Increases the maximum amount of days a retired teacher and athletic coach may substitute teach from 90 days to 120 days.
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2022-05-19
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/31/2022)
RIS2801Intro
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Updates public records administration act, modifies records control schedule, designates records officer, establishes procedures for retention of records. Provides administrator submit yearly reports, establishes public reporting compliance.
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2022-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2789Intro
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Requires that upon issuance of a citation, the judgment debtor is given twenty-five (25) days to contact the judgment creditor to resolve the matter prior to court intervention.
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2022-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2303Engross
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Requires all contractors and subcontractors who perform construction, alteration, demolition, installation, repair or maintenance work, pursuant to public works contracts, to comply with industry standards for infrastructure corrosion prevention.
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2022-05-18
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS2666Engross
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Mandates the department of labor and training to require publicly funded workforce and training programs to supplement all paper-based credentials with verified electronic credentials.
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2022-05-18
To House Labor Committee
RIS2949Intro
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Removes the statute of limitations for actions based on sexual abuse or exploitation of a child and would make eligible previously time barred actions.
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2022-05-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2064Intro
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Raises the amount of life insurance the state would provide at no charge to Rhode Island National Guard members called up for federal duty to five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
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2022-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2557Intro
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Requires public bodies to offer translation services for all open meetings of said bodies.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2650Intro
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Provides for municipal and state police authorities to utilize automated license plate readers. Further, it identifies what data may be collected and defines how the data can be used.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2901Intro
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Requires, in order to maintain their certifications, that school bus drivers to pass written state examinations once every ten (10) years, instead of annually, as the current law requires.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2643Intro
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Abolishes penalty of life without parole and amends/repeals all sections of general laws regulating prisoners serving a sentence of life without parole. It would have prospective and retroactive effect for any offense committed after January 1, 1991.
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2022-05-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2234Intro
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Permits those other residents of a residential dwelling unit to extend the term of the rental agreement for a period not to exceed three (3) months after the death of the lessee.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2223Intro
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Requires all property owners of rental property to file with the secretary of state notice of their name, home address, including zip code, and telephone number. The secretary of state shall comply a report of such information.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2385Intro
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Provides that fifty dollars ($50.00) of the filing fee paid to the HUD-approved agency for the mediation conference involving the mortgagee and mortgagor, shall be paid to the Rhode Island Legal Services.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2381Intro
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Prohibits a landlord from inquiring about the immigration status of a tenant subject to any federal laws or regulations, but may request financial information or proof of identity.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2375Intro
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Provides for the sealing and unsealing of court files in residential eviction proceedings.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2594Intro
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Allows for a tax credit of $500 for certain nurse practitioners or physicians.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2641Intro
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Limits the use of certain criminal records and credit history reports in denying housing to prospective applicants, provides fines for failure to comply and requires notice of denials be sent to the prospective tenants.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2847Intro
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Allows families to continue to receive state and federal tax credits and any stimulus funds provided for the well-being of children or adults without jeopardizing the family's RI Works cash benefit.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2006Engross
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Allows the division of motor vehicles to issue driving privilege cards and driving privilege permits, to applicants unable to establish their lawful presence in the United States.
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2022-05-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2321Intro
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Authorizes the city of Providence to finance a contribution towards the unfunded pension liability of the employee retirement system of the city of Providence by the issuance of bonds in the principal amount of $515,000,000.
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2022-05-05
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS2837Intro
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Makes amendments necessary to use the term "trade name" rather than "assumed name", for purposes of the commercial law chapter on filing an assumed name, and provides for the administration and regulation of the use of trade names.
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2022-05-05
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2196Intro
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Increases eligibility for the three (3) federal Medicare Savings Programs and eliminates the asset test for these programs.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2461Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation For Funding Of A Nonprofit Agency, Inspiring Minds, Inc., To Benefit Providence Elementary School Students (this Resolution Would Allocate Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) From The General Fund To The Nonprofi...
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2022-05-03
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2694Intro
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Mandates that a person's incarceration not affect his or her enrollment status in medical assistance.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2718Intro
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Amends the law enforcement officers' bill of rights to provide greater accountability in the disciplinary process over law enforcement.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2913Intro
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Amends the comprehensive community-police relationship act of 2015 to require an annual study by an outside agency chosen by the department.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2597Intro
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Establishes the Katie Beckett Program pursuant to federal guidelines.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2627Intro
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Increases role of the DMV in the voter registration/address verification process, by imposing specific/comprehensive obligations. Protects from disclosure to federal government, any documents produced, pursuant to these new voter registration procedu...
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2022-04-28
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS2635Intro
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Makes it easier for eligible incarcerated inmates to vote and creates the title of a "jail voting coordinator" within the department of corrections to help facilitate inmate voting from start to finish.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2202Engross
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Extends the benefits given to eligible women under title XIX state plan through the last day of the month in which their twelve-month post-partum period ends.
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2022-04-27
To House Finance Committee
RIS2187Engross
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Expands the Rite Track Program to provide health care coverage to children up to age nineteen (19) funded by federal funds, if available, or if not available, by state funds.
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2022-04-27
To House Finance Committee
RIS2574Intro
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SEE TITLE 19 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Amends and revises the minimum standard for the public education system's basic education program.
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2022-04-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2838Intro
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Revises the process and procedures for state intervention and support for failing public schools, including Providence, as well as chronically under-performing schools.
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2022-04-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2868Intro
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Requires the general assembly appropriate funds to the state librarian for the purpose of caring for, preserving and cataloguing property in the state in the keeping of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society.
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2022-04-27
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2478PassSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The United States Department Of Housing And Urban Development Urgently Undertakes A Complete And Comprehensive Inspection Of All Public Housing Within Their Jurisdiction In The City Of Providence
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2022-04-26
Senate read and passed
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