Rhode Island Representative Brandon Potter [D]

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RIH5978PassRemoves the $25.00 limit on tuition for a motorist to attend a driver education course, and would allow a judge or magistrate to delay the imposition of a suspension or revocation of a driver's license or registration for a period up to 30 days.
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2021-07-14
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH6397PassExempts 203-209 Douglas Avenue, Plat 68, Lots 83 and 646 of the applicable city of Providence tax assessment map from the permitting of alcohol beverages retail licenses within a certain proximity to schools and churches.
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2021-07-14
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH5855PassProhibits an employer from reporting an employee's immigration status for whistle blowing.
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2021-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIH6454PassRequires that penalties or restitution payments for larceny of a campaign account or campaign expenditure reporting violations be deposited into the Rhode Island crime victim compensation program fund and not into the candidate's campaign account.
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2021-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIH5245PassCreates pilot program to establish harm reduction centers where use of pre-obtained controlled substances may occur under supervision of health care professionals
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH5671PassAmends various sections relating to libraries to remove outdated provisions and update language to reflect current practices affecting library technology.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH5920PassAuthorizes the state’s twenty-one coastal communities to adopt the coastal resources management council's (CRMC) coastal hazard application process applicable to a local overlay district.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH5923PassProhibits new high-heat waste processing facilities.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH6039PassExtends the manufacturing machinery and equipment exemption.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH6438PassCreates a statewide body-worn camera program for police departments in the state.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIH5585PassRepeals § 5-3-7 of the general laws which gives the director of the department of labor and training the authority to exempt certain classes of employees from receiving overtime pay for Sunday and holiday work.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIH6208PassProhibits co-payments to be charged for COVID-19 treatment and vaccinations.
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2021-07-03
Signed by Governor
RIH5738PassRequires all new school buildings and those undergoing major renovations or substantial repair or replacement to plumbing systems to install water bottle filling stations.
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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
RIH6079PassISAAC'S LAW) (Prohibits discrimination against a potential organ transplant recipient based solely on a physical or mental disability.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIH6370Intro

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Authorizes the director of the department of business regulation to license the cultivation and sale of marijuana.
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2021-06-29
To House Finance Committee
RIH5783Engross

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Authorizes a special license plate for MASONIC GRAND LODGE CHARITIES OF RHODE ISLAND, specify the minimum order, and govern the amount and distribution of the fee surcharge.
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2021-06-28
House passed Sub A
RIH5210Engross

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Requires that Medicare supplement policies be made available to Medicare eligible disabled individuals under the age of sixty-five (65).
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2021-06-28
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
RIH5327Engross

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Increases the maximum aggregate amount of community remote net-metering systems from 30 MW to 90 MW and requires the allocation of a minimum of twenty percent (20%) of the generated power to low- or moderate-income households commencing July 1, 2021.
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2021-06-25
House passed Sub A
RIH5710PassAdds medical directors or their designees 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
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
RIH5853Engross

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Forbids an employer to require an employee to execute a nondisclosure agreement or non-disparagement agreement regarding alleged violations of civil rights or criminal conduct as a condition of employment.
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2021-06-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH6274Engross

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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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2021-06-25
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIH6095PassRemoves all references to "and Providence Plantations" in statutes relating to the judiciary, in accordance with the constitutional amendment approved by the voters on November 3, 2020.
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2021-06-23
Signed by Governor
RIH6393Intro

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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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2021-06-22
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5522Engross

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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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2021-06-09
Committee heard
RIH6219Intro

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Allows labor organizations/unions to organize any employees who work for employers in an industry that is regulated by the medical marijuana act or cannabis-regulated industry.
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2021-06-09
To House Labor Committee
RIH6352Intro

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Establishes the Dignity at Work Act, to provide workers with more protection from bullying and harassment in the workplace.
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2021-06-09
To House Labor Committee
RIH6410Intro

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Makes custodial confession of criminal suspect presumptively inadmissible if made by juvenile, or person with impairment, serious mental disability suffering from substance abuse withdrawal and was procured through deception
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2021-06-09
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6406PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of William L. Condon
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2021-06-08
House read and passed
RIH6401Intro

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Replaces the requirement that the final canvass be posted in a newspaper and instead this act would require the final canvass to be published on the official website maintained by the city or town.
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2021-06-07
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6399Intro

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Allows audio recording to be taken at the local board of canvassers’ proceedings and be maintained as a permanent record of the board.
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2021-06-07
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6400Intro

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Allows 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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2021-06-07
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6374Intro

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Allows the secretary of state and tax administrator to promulgate emergency rules and regulations related to filing procedures, minimum corporate taxes, and fees and/or penalties, during a declared state of emergency.
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2021-06-03
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5224PassRemoves the requirement that the scholarship program cease with the enrollment of the high school graduating class of 2021 at the community college of Rhode Island.
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2021-05-28
Signed by Governor
RIH6369PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May 25, 2021, To Be "stop The Stigma Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2021-05-27
House read and passed
RIH6014PassRemoves the sunset provision on the requirement that the office of state medical examiners be responsible for a multidisciplinary team review of drug related overdose deaths.
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2021-05-26
Signed by Governor
RIH5674Intro

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Establishes the first Green Justice Zone, a model that may be replicated in future years to ensure that all communities throughout the state have clean air and clean water.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5807Intro

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Directs department of administration to promulgate regulations giving preferences in the awarding of state contracts to certain business enterprises.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5955Intro

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Protects food security and creates agricultural jobs and opportunities with the goal of creating food security. Employs several mechanisms to do so, including the creation of the agriculture jobs bureau, to be located within the division of agricultu...
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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
RIH6125PassHouse Resolution Respectfully Recommending That The Chief Executive Officer Of Each Rhode Island City And Town Create An Independent Five Person Commission To Ensure That Any And All Federal Monies Received By The Cities And Towns In The Forthcoming ...
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2021-05-25
House passed Sub A
RIH6251Intro

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Waives beach parking fees at any state beach for any person that qualifies for a free or reduced lunch pursuant to § 16-8-10.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5670Intro

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Creates tax credit up to $3,500 per year for employers of qualifying apprentices commencing after 12/31/21 with 3 year carry forward provision
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2021-05-20
To House Finance Committee
RIH5931Intro

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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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2021-05-20
To House Finance Committee
RIH5237Intro

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Amends the method of calculating state aid to education for the 2021-2022 school year only.
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2021-05-20
To House Finance Committee
RIH6337Intro

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Requires the transacting parties/new hospital seeking conversion to supply additional information in application for review by the DOH/DAG relating to staffing levels/pension plans/community impact.
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2021-05-20
To House Corporations Committee
RIH6343PassHouse Resolution Honoring Carmen Diaz-jusino For Her Distinguished Business Career And Requesting That The Small Business Administration Give Her Serious Consideration For The Position Of Small Business Administration Regional Administrator For New E...
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2021-05-18
House read and passed
RIH5449Intro

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Requires auditor general to conduct audit of Medicaid programs administered by MCOs.
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2021-05-13
To House Finance Committee
RIH5628Intro

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Establishes a universal, comprehensive, affordable single-payer health care insurance program which shall be referred to as, "the Rhode Island Comprehensive Health Insurance Program" (RICHIP)
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2021-05-13
To House Finance Committee
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