Rhode Island Senator Bridget Valverde [D]

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RIS3009PassAuthorizes the town of Narragansett to issue up to $20,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other indebtedness to finance the improvement, replacement, construction, and repair of roadways, sidewalks, drains, and buildings.
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2022-07-06
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2551PassDefines "construction worker" and provides for wage and benefits in accordance with chapter 13 of title 37.
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2022-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2203PassRequires 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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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2207PassAuthorizes 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
RIS2421PassAuthorizes the issuance of special motor vehicle registration plates for the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA).
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2333PassEnsures that all hospitals and hospital-owned professional practices accept payment for all-inclusive elderly care which is no more than one hundred (100%) of what Medicare would pay for the same services.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2531PassAllows feminine hygiene products to be donated by businesses to nonprofit charities.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2443PassOwners of animals in RISPCA custody to pay for animal's care or animal may be forfeited.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2617PassMandates that an applicant for a license as a licensed clinical social worker not be required to take or pass a standardized written examination in order to qualify for the license.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS3040PassRequires a school committee or the governing body of a charter or private school to submit the identity of any teacher terminated for cause to the Rhode Island department of education.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2614PassEstablishes a plan to improve the promotion of social and emotional well-being of young children as well as screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health challenges of infants and young children under the age of six (6).
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2606PassCreates the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact allowing physicians to become licensed in multiple states and practice under the jurisdiction of the state in which the patient is located.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2345PassRequires motor vehicle parking spaces in lots with >100 spaces specifically designed for persons transporting young children under the age of 3/baby strollers except for single-family/duplex/townhouse/multifamily residences/industrial zoned propertie...
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2292PassGrants residential purchasers of solar energy systems consumer protections related to disclosure and cancellation.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2120PassIncreases the age of children able to utilize a recorded forensic interview for cases of sexual abuse in grand jury testimony -- child assault from age fourteen (14) to age eighteen (18).
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2086PassRequires 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
RIS2215PassAllows a classified employee to seek elected office provided that they resign their position upon being elected.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2298PassAuthorizes DOH to establish maximum contaminate levels of PFSA in drinking water and to set interim standards. Also requires DEM to set standards for PFSA in ground- and surface waters. Defines PFSA as hazardous substances.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2299PassRestricts the use of neonicotinoids which are a class of insecticides.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2548PassEstablishes a special enrollment provision for pregnant women to obtain health insurance coverage at any time after the commencement of the pregnancy.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2616PassCreates entry-level licensing program to allow applicants as a mental health counselor assoc. or a marriage/family therapist assoc. to practice under supervision prior to becoming a licensed mental health counselor or a licensed marriage/family thera...
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2659PassCreates an Address Confidentiality Program for persons subjected to domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, or stalking.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2764PassAllows individuals who have received their masters of social work from an accredited college or university within the past two (2) years to practice within the field prior to obtaining a license.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2649PassRequires initial, biennial, and continuing education in land use law and planning for local planning and zoning board members and members of historic district commissions.
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2022-06-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2015Engross
50%
Prohibits the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) from imposing any fares and/or charges for service provided to the general public.
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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2310Engross
50%
Allows for new SNAP incentives for fruits and vegetables.
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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2550PassExempts not-for-profit food banks from the registration requirements under the "solicitation by charitable organizations" statute.
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2022-06-21
Signed by Governor
RIS2546Engross
50%
Joint Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Executive Office Of Health And Human Services To Increase Rates For Early Intervention And First Connection Programs (directs The Executive Office Of Health And Human Services To Increase Medicaid Rates Fo...
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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2437Engross
50%
Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $2,000,000 To The Rhode Island Department Of Education (modernizes Expand Access And Provide Additional Funds To Adult Education Programs In The State, Create A Strategic Plan For Adult Education Establish ...
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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2847Engross
50%
Allows families to continue to receive state and federal tax credits and any stimulus funds provided for the well-being of children or adults without jeopardizing the family's RI Works cash benefit.
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2022-06-21
Senate read and passed
RIS2772PassServes as the enabling act required by Rhode Island general laws § 16-7-44 in order for the interest on bonds issued in support of school housing projects to be eligible for state housing aid reimbursement.
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2022-06-20
Signed by Governor
RIS2497PassProvides that trilobite be designated the state fossil.
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2022-06-17
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2930PassIncreases the landing fee at the Port of Galilee in the town of Narragansett from thirty-five cents ($.35) to fifty cents ($.50).
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2022-06-17
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2467Engross
50%
Establishes a core state behavioral health crisis services system, to be administered by the director of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals.
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2022-06-16
Senate passed Sub A
RIS3022PassSenate Resolution Recognizing "juneteenth National Freedom Day" On June 19, 2022
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2022-06-16
Senate read and passed
RIS2242PassRepeals § 28-12-9 of the general laws which provides that the director of labor and training may approve of wages below the minimum wage for those persons whose earning capacity is impaired due to physical or mental disability.
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2022-06-15
Signed by Governor
RIS2328PassAuthorizes a licensed physical therapist to perform physical therapy services to a student while in school without a prescription or referral, in accordance with the student's IEP or IFSP.
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2022-06-15
Signed by Governor
RIS2318Engross
50%
Includes seafood landed in Rhode Island among the items that purchasing agents for state institutions are directed to purchase at prevailing market prices if available.
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2022-06-14
Senate read and passed
RIS2454Engross
50%
Includes the national guard in the definition of who is eligible for veterans' exemptions.
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2022-06-14
Senate read and passed
RIS2466Engross
50%
Provides that dental services rendered to patients in Rhode Island shall be governed by Rhode Island law.
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2022-06-14
Senate read and passed
RIS2440Engross
50%
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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2022-06-14
Senate read and passed
RIS2476Engross
50%
Requires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations, health maintenance organizations and Rhode Island Medicaid, to issue/renew policies that provide coverage for emergency medical services transp...
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2022-06-14
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS2573Engross
50%
Establishes the RI ombud for special education who ensures school districts throughout the state meet the minimum standards required to comply with the individualized education programs for students with disabilities.
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2022-06-14
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2694Engross
50%
Requires that Medicaid enrollment be maintained or provided to all inmates in the first 30 days of incarceration at the adult correctional institutions within the department of corrections and the last 30 days of incarceration.
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2022-06-14
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2757Engross
50%
Uninsured for health care taxpayer to indicate on return whether they consent to being contacted by exchange.
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2022-06-14
Senate read and passed
RIS2769Intro
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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2022-06-14
Committee heard
RIS2896Intro
25%
Establishes a premium payment program to help individuals and families transition from expired COVID-19 Medicaid coverage to commercial health insurance, thereby avoiding a gap in medical coverage.
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2022-06-14
Senate passed as amended (floor amendment)
RIS2200Intro
25%
Provides for rate setting and review for all medical programs licensed or having a contract with the state as well as Medicaid.
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2022-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2482PassExempts from taxation the real and tangible personal property of the Old and Ancient Rowers Society of Rhode Island located in North Kingstown.
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2022-06-08
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2545Engross
50%
Requires that each child under the supervision of the department of children, youth and families be provided a team of educational advocates to ensure the child’s educational planning, progress and success.
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2022-06-08
To House Education Committee
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