Rhode Island Representative Arthur Handy [D]

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RIH5599PassEliminates the words "moral turpitude" as a cause of refusal to issue a license to various professionals.
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2021-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIH5966PassEstablishes efficiency standards for selected residential and commercial products.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIH5923PassProhibits new high-heat waste processing facilities.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH5376PassProhibits the intentional simultaneous release of ten (10) or more balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gas.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIH6144PassRequires submission of a triennial system reliability/energy efficiency/conservation procurement plan until 9/1/2036 and continues a charge on gas/electricity to fund energy efficiency/conversation programs until 9/1/2035.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIH5760PassCreates 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
RIH5741PassRequires public building/place of public accommodation to have single-user toilet facility for use by any gender eff. 1/1/22/ new construction/ renovations over 50% value of state/municipal buildings provide for single-user toilet eff. 1/1/22.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH6215PassAmends 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
RIH5919Engross

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Repeals the expiration provisions that major facility projects or other public improvements comply with green building standards, thereby requiring major facility projects of state agencies to be construed to LEED standards.
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2021-06-30
House read and passed
RIH5763PassProhibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member.
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2021-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIH5694Engross

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Authorizes municipalities to regulate the use of quadricycle passenger vehicles within their borders provided there is approval by the local police chief.
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2021-06-25
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIH6472PassHouse Resolution Supporting Provisions For Requiring Essential Caregivers For Residents Of Nursing Homes And Long-term Care Facilities During Health Disaster Emergencies
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2021-06-25
House read and passed
RIH5469PassHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations On The Issues Relating To Lateral Access Along The Rhode Island Shoreline (prevents A Person From Being Prosecuted For Fishing, Gathering Seaweed, Swimmin...
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2021-06-23
House passed Sub A
RIH6406PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of William L. Condon
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2021-06-08
House read and passed
RIH5600Engross

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Includes the general assembly elections within the category of elections subject to the risk- limiting audits within the jurisdiction of the board of elections.
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2021-06-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH5394PassPrecludes a parent's disability from serving as the sole basis for the state to institute an investigation of the disabled parent's family.
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2021-05-26
Signed by Governor
RIH5537Intro

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Defines light duty, non-emergency and zero emission vehicles and requires the state to convert its fleet of vehicles to no less than fifty percent (50%) of vehicles in those categories by the year 2029.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5686Intro

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Repeals the provisions of the general laws allowing deferred deposit providers, also known as "payday lenders."
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH6033Intro

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Clarifies existing statutory scheme as it relates to fiscal notes regarding criminal justice and related legislation. Requires the fiscal notes speak to issues of whether the legislation enhances public safety and contains sensible fiscal policy.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5685Intro

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Requires that the division of planning create a checklist of environmental and energy issues that certain state construction projects which cost in excess of $10,000,000 need to consider and address.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5527Intro

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Exempts reusable bags not including paper or plastic bags from the state sales tax.
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2021-05-20
To House Finance Committee
RIH5684Intro

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Exempts bicycles from sales and use tax.
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2021-05-20
To House Finance Committee
RIH5715Intro

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Creates a tax on sugary drinks with the intent of discouraging excessive consumption of those beverages and would create a dedicated revenue source for programs designed to benefit public health.
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2021-05-13
To House Finance Committee
RIH6310Intro

Sine Die
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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2021-05-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH5572Intro

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Creates the Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act, to provide a legal mechanism whereby a terminally ill patient may choose to end their life using drugs prescribed by a physician.
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2021-04-09
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5683Intro

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Reduces the eligibility requirement for many prospective members of the Rhode Island Works' Program making it easier for some to qualify for its benefits.
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2021-04-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH5957Intro

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Prevents the consideration of an applicant's credit history in determining automobile liability insurance rates.
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2021-03-29
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5846Intro

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Creates a developmental disabilities ombudsperson program to be administratively attached to the department of administration.
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2021-03-22
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5852Intro

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Prohibits an employer, employment agency, labor organization, or employee from directly or indirectly committing any act declared to be an unlawful employment practice or the employee or employer may be held personally liable.
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2021-03-17
To House Labor Committee
RIH5762Intro

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Sets forth new renewable energy standards.
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2021-03-11
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5767Intro

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Requires the energy efficiency and resources management council to run a triennial competitive bid process to select an entity to propose and administer system reliability and energy efficiency and conservation procurement.
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2021-03-11
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH5570Intro

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Requires returns of a marriage certificate to be filed within two (2) business days after the ceremony, and would validate the common practice of filing the return by mail.
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2021-03-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5723Intro

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Incorporates the federal affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations of federal contractors and subcontractors regarding individuals with disabilities into the Rhode Island equal opportunity and affirmative action law.
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2021-03-10
To House Labor Committee
RIH5373Intro

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Requires 25% of price of cemetery lot be deposited in perpetual care fund (PCF). PCF to file annual report with AG.
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2021-03-08
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5411Intro

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Adds climate change/sea-level rise/coastal resiliency to data analysis. Changes number of members of the economic development planning council from 17 to 19 by adding the directors of environmental management and coastal resources council.
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2021-02-22
To House Small Business Committee
RIH5539Intro

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Provides that an authorized purchaser of medical marijuana, who is assisting a qualified patient who has a cancer diagnosis, shall not be required to pay any fee to acquire a registry identification card.
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2021-02-12
To House Finance Committee
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