Rhode Island Representative Brandon Potter [D]

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RIH7985PassRequires that all entities receiving tax credits from the state pay their workers the prevailing wage or other payments pursuant to § 37-13. This act would also allow the revocation of the tax credits for violation of this act.
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2022-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7062PassProvides that in developing alternative-learning plans, consideration shall be given to the difficulties and interruptions students experience because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIH7133PassAuthorizes the creation and implementation of a Pharmaceutical Redistribution program by the department of health (DOH) and the board of pharmacy to commence operations on January 1, 2023.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIH7244PassMedicare eligible disabled individuals under age 65 eligible for Medicare supplemental policies. Health insurance commissioner may adopt reasonable regulations and standards for Medicare supplemental policies.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIH7947PassDirects the Rhode Island housing and mortgage finance corporation to maintain accurate records and prepares status reports ("reports") on a biannual basis the several entities.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIH7940PassProvides that the deputy secretary of commerce and housing become the secretary of housing and retains all the powers and duties of the deputy secretary of commerce and housing.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIH7941PassPermits multi-family rental apartment units to be built as part of a comprehensive plan and to be included in the calculation of low or moderate income housing.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIH7943PassProvides for the establishment of the repurposing of vacant and unused school and other municipal buildings for affordable housing program, within the Rhode Island housing corporation.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIH7559PassRequires operators of nursing homes to provide the department of health with detailed information on ownership and any person having an interest in the land, building or operation of the facility.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH7604PassAmends the formula used to reimburse a utility facility or company for the cost of relocation necessitated by highway construction.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH7971PassAmends the affordable clean energy security act and the long-term contracting standard for renewable energy.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH7974PassRequires all high school seniors in the state to complete a federal financial aid application (FAFSA) or a Rhode Island Alternative Financial Aid Application, offered through the Community College of Rhode Island in order to graduate high school.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH6645PassSame as 21H-6274 -- Extends from twenty (20) days to thirty (30) days, the period of time that a newly purchased motor vehicle may be temporarily operated, using the purchaser's current licenses plates.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH7354PassProvides for the sealing of court records without motion and by operation of law thirty (30) days after acquittal or exoneration of all counts in a criminal case.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH8146PassProvides solar energy system consumers with consumer protection regarding disclosures cancellation and liens.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH6603PassSame as 21H-5522 SUB A/2 -- Establishes a process for CCRI, RIC and URI to accept for college credit an advanced placement subject test score of three (3) ("qualified") or better in an advanced placement course.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIH7277PassIncreases the percentage of retail electricity sales from renewable energy sources.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIH7278PassExpands definition of public buildings under Green Building Act to include buildings in any subdivision of state, and include private major facility projects; mandates public reports for all such projects.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIH7344PassRequires insurance providers to seek recoupment or set off of insurance payments made to health care providers within twelve (12) months and requires health care providers to seek reimbursement for underpayment within twelve (12) months.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIH7784PassJoint Resolution Creating A Special Joint Legislative Commission To Study The Governance Structure Of Rhode Island's Public Education System (creates 10 Member Joint Commission To Study And Make Recommendations For Efficient/effective Governance Of K...
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2022-06-24
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8368PassHouse Resolution Honoring Representative Deborah Ruggiero For Her Service To The People Of The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-06-23
House read and passed
RIH8369PassHouse Resolution Honoring Representative Gregg M. Amore For His Service To The People Of The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-06-23
House read and passed
RIH6662Engross
50%
Same as 21H-5327 -- Increases the maximum aggregate amount of community remote net-metering systems from 30 MW to 60 MW and requires the allocation of a minimum of 35% of the generated power to low- or moderate-income households commencing July 1, 20...
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2022-06-22
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIH8136Engross
50%
Establishes physical therapist licensure compact in order to facilitate interstate practice of physical therapy with the goal of improving public access to physical therapy services.
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2022-06-22
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIH7358PassDefines rifle and shotgun as weapons and makes it unlawful to possess a loaded rifle or shotgun in public subject to various exceptions inclusive of hunting activity punishable upon conviction by imprisonment up to 5 years or a fine up to $5,000.
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2022-06-21
Signed by Governor
RIH8149Intro
25%
Requires a contractor, subcontractor or public body to include offsite fabrication work in weekly certified prevailing wage records.
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2022-06-21
To House Labor Committee
RIH7421PassAllows audio recordings to be taken at the local boards of canvassers’ proceedings and be maintained as a permanent record of the board.
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2022-06-20
Signed by Governor
RIH6613PassRequires 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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2022-06-15
Signed by Governor
RIH7732PassAuthorizes the secretary of state and board of elections to conduct an extensive cybersecurity assessment of our election systems and facilities and to establish a cybersecurity review board.
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2022-06-15
Signed by Governor
RIH6665Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5931 -- Requires free lunches to be provided for all elementary and secondary students attending public schools, to the extent state and federal funds are available.
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2022-06-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH7948Engross
50%
Allows mobile and manufactured homes to be included and counted as low and moderate income housing units pursuant to the definitions and limitations set forth in § 45-53-3.
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2022-06-14
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH8282Intro
25%
Requires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations, health maintenance organizations and Rhode Island Medicaid, to issue policies that provide coverage for emergency medical services transport.
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2022-06-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH7843Engross
50%
Amends the provisions for prompt payment of monies owed by the department of administration to their contractors or subcontractors.
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2022-06-10
To Senate Finance Committee
RIH7839Engross
50%
Regulates electric bicycles in the same manner as human-powered bicycles, classify electric bicycles into three (3) classes, require all electric bicycles to have a label affixed to the bicycle and be equipped with a speedometer.
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2022-06-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7423PassReplaces requirement that the notice for the final canvass and correction of voter registration files be posted in a newspaper with the requirement that the notice for the final canvass to be published on the official website maintained by the city/t...
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2022-06-08
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7422PassAllows local board of canvasser's discretion to substitute the physical posting in each voting district of senatorial district meetings, representative district meetings, and voting district meetings with publication in newspaper of local circulation...
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2022-06-08
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH6664Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5772 -- Requires the health insurance commissioner to adopt a uniform set of medical criteria for prior authorization and create a required form to be used by a health insurer.
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2022-06-07
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8325PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Philip F. Caliri
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2022-06-07
House read and passed
RIH8315PassHouse Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Paul Bucci
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2022-06-02
House read and passed
RIH7118PassHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Effects And Impact That Hybrid And Virtual Learning Employed During The Pandemic Has Had On The Achievement Rates Of Children In Kindergarten Through 12th Grade (creates A 15 Mem...
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2022-06-01
House passed Sub A
RIH8286Intro
25%
Prohibits new high-heat waste processing facilities.
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2022-05-26
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7593PassThe Rhode Island Cannabis Act legalizes adult use of cannabis. It provides for licensing of cultivation, manufacture and retail sale of cannabis.
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2022-05-25
Signed by Governor
RIH7785PassAuthorizes the director of the department of environmental management to establish quarantine zones for animals and would permit the examination of any quarantined animal therein.
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2022-05-24
Signed by Governor
RIH6663Engross
50%
Same as 21H-5731 -- Prohibits the production, sale, or importation into Rhode Island of any force-fed poultry product or food containing a force-fed poultry product and would impose a civil penalty of five hundred dollars ($500) for each violation.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIH7361Engross
50%
Prohibits the sale, offer of sale, trade or distribution of fur products as defined and would make violations punishable by a civil fine.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7664Engross
50%
Adds the division of taxation, division of motor vehicles and department of revenue to those agencies who receive lists of reported deaths.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH8278Intro
25%
Owners of animals in RISPCA custody to pay for animal's care or animal may be forfeited.
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2022-05-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7181Intro
25%
Requires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to utilize current Medicaid waiver funds to provide coverage for supporting housing for the homeless.
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2022-05-19
To House Finance Committee
RIH7626Intro
25%
Mandates that health insurance companies and Medicaid provide coverage for FDA approved COVID-19 home testing kits.
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2022-05-19
To House Finance Committee
RIH8119Intro
25%
Establishes a universal, comprehensive, affordable single-payer health care insurance program and helps control health care costs, which would be referred to as, "the Rhode Island Comprehensive Health Insurance Program" (RICHIP).
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2022-05-19
To House Finance Committee
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