Rhode Island Senator Bridget Valverde [D]

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RIS0060PassPermits campaign funds to be used to pay all childcare expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity.
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2021-07-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0256PassIncreases the maximum fine amount for those found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the board of medical licensure and discipline from $10,000 to $30,000 and would establish a new chapter of the general laws.
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2021-07-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0035PassEstablishes the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund. Enables municipalities and the state to apply for grants to improve public safety and community climate resilience for coastal habitats, as well as river and stream floodplains.
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2021-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIS0193PassRequires 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
RIS0104PassRequires schools to comply with recycling and composting laws and promotes the donation of unspoiled nonperishable food by schools. Requires the use of share tables at all schools.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0103PassAuthorizes cities/towns to establish a property tax credit program in exchange for volunteer service by persons over age 60 up to $1,500 calculated by multiplying service hours by the state minimum wage per hour.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0234PassMandates DOH rules/regulations for newborn screening to include screening tests for all disorders/conditions with early detection/treatment medical benefit plus new disorders/conditions within 2 yrs. unless not practicable for new disorders.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0339PassEstablishes minimum energy and water efficiency standards for appliances and specified equipment purchased or installed after January 1, 2023.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0495PassProvides patients opportunity to opt out of information disclosure under HIE.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0879PassAmends the definition of practice of pharmacy to include the administration of medications.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0034PassAllows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen without a physician's note or prescription, if the product is regulated by the FDA for over-the-counter use.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0188PassAmends the uniform controlled substances act and reclassifies simple possession of ten grams (10g) or less of certain controlled substances as a misdemeanor punishable as a two (2) year misdemeanor rather than a felony.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0458PassRequires implementation of education courses in African American history in elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island commencing in the 2022-2023 school year.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0796PassAmends definition of dating violence to include abusive, coercive behaviors used to exert control and power and provides that abuse may be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, financial, or psychological and includes threats, isolation, and intimidat...
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0654PassImposes one year moratorium on enforcement of municipal ordinance or zoning requirement that penalizes owners of food service establishments/bars for modifications/alternations to their premises in response to an emergency declaration.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0062PassRequires health insurers to accommodate the request for communication in the form and format requested by the insured.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0155PassProhibits a food service establishment from providing a consumer with a single-use plastic straw, unless the consumer requests such a straw.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0473PassAllows the twenty-one coastal communities to adopt the CRMC's coastal hazard application process applicable to local overlay districts for applicants seeking local building permits.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0484PassProvides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and would establish medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services. Effective 7/1/22.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0470PassCreates 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
RIS0004PassAmends 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
RIS0270PassComprehensively addresses wage discrimination, based on sex by expanding employee protections and the scope of the remedies available to employees who have experienced wage discrimination.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0321PassUpdates and modernize the Department of Environmental Management’s ability to enforce environmental laws, and more specifically modifies practices regarding a Notice of Violation.
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2021-07-03
Signed by Governor
RIS0877PassProhibits insurance carriers from charging out-of-pocket expenses to the insured for expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic and mandates that all COVID-19 testing or vaccination is free.
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2021-07-03
Signed by Governor
RIS0086PassProvides that feminine hygiene products be provided in all public schools.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0170PassLimits health insurance carriers that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to forty dollars ($40) for a copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0412PassRequires the department of children, youth and families to report all suspected cases of child sexual abuse to the children's advocacy center.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0563PassAmends 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
RIS0065PassExcludes the possession of buprenorphine from those controlled substances that can result in criminal penalties.
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2021-07-01
Signed by Governor
RIS0861PassName a certain portion of Sand Hill Cove Road in Narragansett, "E. Richard Durfee Road".
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2021-07-01
Signed by Governor
RIS0246PassISAAC'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
RIS0378Engross

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Increases the reimbursement rates to be paid by the department of human services and the department for children, youth, and families, for licensed child care centers and family child care homes.
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2021-06-30
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0439Engross

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Requires Class B licensees to offer to the public the opportunity to purchase and consume food in conjunction with the sale of alcoholic beverages, at all times while alcohol is consumed on the premises.
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2021-06-30
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0173Engross

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Requires parking lots to designate parking spaces for electric vehicles/installation of charging stations for new existing public/private parking lots with fines for parking violations/compliance. Effective 7/1/21.
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2021-06-29
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS0648PassAdds medical directors 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
RIS0895PassAuthorizes the East Providence City Council to issue a Class B liquor license for a retail establishment, located at 332 Bullock Point Avenue.
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2021-06-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0105Engross

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Requires the department of environmental management to create environmental justice areas.
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2021-06-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS0108PassPermits clinical laboratories to conduct its own analysis of specimens for the detection of HIV/AIDS instead of sending the specimens to the department of health.
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2021-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIS0190Engross

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Requires an applicant for a license to provide a valid social security number. This act creates an alternative ID driving license for applicants without a social security number who are able to establish proof of Rhode Island residency.
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS0342Engross

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Requires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.
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2021-06-24
To House Innovation, Internet, & Technology Committee
RIS0643Engross

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Requires insurance providers to seek recoupment or set off of insurance payments made to health care providers within twelve (12) months and require health care providers to seek reimbursement for underpayment within twelve (12) months.
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2021-06-24
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0757Engross

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Creates minimum qualifications for school psychologists and establishes the scope of their practice within schools and establishes state support for school-based mental health services.
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0872Engross

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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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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0874Engross

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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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2021-06-24
Senate read and passed
RIS0264PassRequires employees of regulated financial institutions to report suspected financial exploitation of elder adults to the office of healthy aging and provide authority to the regulated financial institution to place a temporary hold on transactions.
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2021-06-23
Signed by Governor
RIS0380PassRequires at least one oral and maxillofacial surgeon on the Rhode Island board of examiners in dentistry.
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2021-06-23
Signed by Governor
RIS0527Intro

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Prohibits new high-heat waste processing facilities.
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2021-06-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0827Intro

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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Define educational disadvantaged students. This act would also require the use of a weighted lottery for charter school establishment, charter renewal and for student applications w...
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2021-06-23
Meeting postponed (06/23/2021)
RIS0834PassEliminates the marital sexual assault exception when a victim is incapacitated, disabled, or helpless.
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2021-06-23
Signed by Governor
RIS0045Engross

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Expand the Wavemaker Fellowship Program to include public school teachers in the high-need fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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2021-06-16
To House Finance Committee
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