Rhode Island Representative Brian Kennedy [D]

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RIH5727PassRequires the office of the attorney general to issue a report containing the total cases charged with a firearm in all Rhode Island courts and a list of cases charged with a firearm which have been disposed during the calendar year.
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2021-07-14
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH5785PassExtends 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
RIH6331PassMakes various amendments pertaining to the charter of the Hope Valley and Wyoming Fire District.
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2021-07-14
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH5511PassClarifies uniform commercial code provisions to specify that the provisions apply to electronic transactions.
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2021-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIH5780PassUpdates the Credit for Reinsurance, Risk Based Capital and Insurance Holding Company statutes to the current National Association of Insurance Commissioners standard.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIH6032PassAmends the provisions of the telemedicine coverage act and provide coverage for telemedicine under Rhode Island Medicaid.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIH6126PassEntitles dairy farms to the exemptions from taxation granted to farmland, forestland, or open space.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIH5196PassLimits health plans that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to forty dollars ($40.00) for a copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin. Effective date 1/1/2022.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH6409PassAllows business vehicles which are owned by an entity which a veteran owns, and is registered and authorized to conduct business in the state of Rhode Island, to register such business vehicles with veteran plates.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH5979PassProvides that financial security is required for any motor vehicle registered or required to be registered in the state of Rhode Island.
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2021-07-01
Signed by Governor
RIH6489PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Sympathy Of The Passing Of Patricia Ann Diprete
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2021-07-01
House read and passed
RIH5204Engross

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Requires every electric distribution company and natural gas distribution company to submit to the division of public utilities and carriers an emergency response plan for review and approval.
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2021-06-29
House read and passed
RIH6480PassHouse Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Paul A. Robert
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2021-06-29
House read and passed
RIH6483Intro

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Creates a registry of veterans exposed to airborne hazards open burn pits while serving in southwest Asia theaters of operations after August 2, 1990 and September 11, 2011.
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2021-06-29
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
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
RIH5779Engross

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Clarifies surplus lines licensing and eliminate an unnecessary bond requirement, eliminate the need for an "in person" hearing in an appeal of a classification and add additional lines of insurance to the Commercial Special Risks statute.
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2021-06-25
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH5778Engross

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Amends provisions relating to receiverships/licensing. Security bonds, reporting requirements, resident agent to eliminate same requirement/clarify language to reduce burden on financial businesses.
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2021-06-25
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH5909Intro

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Regulates the distribution of food products containing the drug kratom, a drug of concern for its stimulant and sedative effects, to consumers by the department of health.
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2021-06-25
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIH6450PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming June To Be Caribbean American Heritage Month In The State Of Rhode Island And Celebrating The Immense Contributions Caribbean Americans Have Made To The United States
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2021-06-22
House read and passed
RIH6451PassHouse Resolution Recognizing And Congratulating Lisa Garcia On Being Selected As The 2022 "rhode Island Teacher Of The Year"
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2021-06-22
House read and passed
RIH6439PassHouse Resolution Congratulating Governor Daniel Mckee On The Joyous Occasion Of His 70th Birthday
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2021-06-16
House read and passed
RIH6002PassJoint Resolution Creating A Special Commission To Be Known As "the Rhode Island Semiquincentennial (ri 250th) Commission" (creates A 30 Member Rhode Island Semiquincentennial Commission To Assist In The Observance Of The Semiquincentennial And Report...
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2021-06-14
Signed by Governor
RIH6286PassRemoves the word “war” from the sentence “honorable discharged war veteran.”
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2021-06-14
Signed by Governor
RIH5223PassEnables the state lottery division of the department of revenue to enter into a contract extension with IGT Global Solutions Corporation and contract extensions with Twin River and affiliates of Twin River.
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2021-06-11
Signed by Governor
RIH5887PassPermits URI Board of Trustees to attend open public board meetings remotely.
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2021-06-11
Signed by Governor
RIH5977PassEliminates the provision a person who solicits a ride in a motor vehicle or backs up a motor vehicle on a freeway is guilty of a misdemeanor. Adds $100 fine for advertising a motor vehicle for sale on a state highway to the schedule of violations.
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2021-06-11
Signed by Governor
RIH6415PassHouse Resolution Congratulating The Junior League Of Rhode Island On The 100th Anniversary Of Its Founding
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2021-06-10
House read and passed
RIH5888Engross

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Allows URI board of trustees to make small procurements up to $50,000 for construction/$10,000 for all other purchases with annual increases in the federal CPI.
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2021-06-04
To Senate Education Committee
RIH5928Intro

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In state tuition continues for military service members children and/or spouse, if service member transferred.
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2021-06-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH6051PassRenames the state airport in Warwick from "T.F. Green state airport" to "Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport."
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2021-06-01
Signed by Governor
RIH6380PassHouse Resolution Recognizing And Thanking Rhode Island's Senior Centers For Their Dedication To Providing Vital Services During The Covid Pandemic
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2021-06-01
House read and passed
RIH5675Intro

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Allows participating municipalities to elect to its employees the deferred compensation plans offered by the state.
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH6297Intro

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Removes the requirement that five percent (5%) of the hotel tax be paid to the Greater Providence-Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau and redistribute the five percent (5%) tax to the city or district where the hotel or residential unit is located...
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH6355Intro

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Requires that the towns of Lincoln and Tiverton receive at least three million dollars ($3,000,000) whether or not the gaming facility in the towns of Lincoln or Tiverton are operational for all or part of any fiscal year.
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH6362PassHouse Resolution Honoring Kathleen Sullivan Connell On The Occasion Of Her Retirement As The Rhode Island State Director Of The American Association Of Retired Persons (aarp) And Thanking Her For A Lifetime Of Dedication To Health Care And Public Ser...
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2021-05-25
House read and passed
RIH6359PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences And Sympathy On The Passing Of The Honorable Joseph J. Solomon, Sr.
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2021-05-25
House read and passed
RIH6350PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming April Of 2021, As "arab American Heritage Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2021-05-19
House read and passed
RIH6300Intro

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Creates an out-of-state direct wine shipment license along with numerous regulatory provisions.
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2021-05-11
To House Corporations Committee
RIH6323PassHouse Resolution Thanking Reverend Farrell Edward Mclaughlin For Fifty Years Of Faithful Service To God And The People Of The State Of Rhode Island
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2021-05-11
House read and passed
RIH6306PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming The Week Of May 3rd Through May 7th Of 2021, To Be "teacher Appreciation Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2021-05-06
House read and passed
RIH5478PassAllows the Westerly Town Council to issue a Class B liquor license for premises located at 169 and 177 Main Street, despite its location within proximity to a school church.
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2021-05-05
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH6236Intro

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House Resolution Directing The Rhode Island Department Of Health To Require Licensed Nursing Facilities To Report On The Number And Percent Of Residents And Staff Receiving Covid-19 Vaccinations During The Declared Federal And State Health Emergency ...
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2021-05-05
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH6296PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May Of 2021 To Be "motorcycle Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island And Urging All Motorists To Avoid Distracted Driving
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2021-05-04
House read and passed
RIH6235Intro

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Establishes a military family advocacy program to address child abuse and neglect in military families.
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2021-04-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6264PassHouse Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of The Honorable Anthony J. Carcieri
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2021-04-27
House read and passed
RIH6068PassTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Ranere Associates, Inc.
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2021-04-21
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH6120PassAllows the Honorable Stephen R. Ucci to join Darlene M. Boudreau and the Honorable Michael A. Morin in marriage on or about July 30, 2021, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
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2021-04-21
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH6232PassHouse Resolution Celebrating March 22, 2021, Through March 28, 2021, As "world Doula Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2021-04-13
House read and passed
RIH6227PassHouse Resolution Honoring Central Falls Police Chief, Colonel Anthony Roberson, On Being The First African-american Police Colonel In Rhode Island And Thanking Him For His Many Years Of Exemplary And Distinguished Public Service
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2021-04-13
House read and passed
RIH6226PassHouse Resolution Thanking Elizabeth Vorro For Her Thirty Years Of Distinguished Public Service With The National Labor Relations Board
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2021-04-13
House read and passed
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