Rhode Island Representative Charlene Lima [D]

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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
RIH7021Engross
50%
Allows emergency medical treatment to police dogs injured in the line of duty, which would include transporting by ambulance.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7597Intro
25%
Revises the manner in which complaints against contractors are made, processed, investigated, and resolved in a more efficient and expeditious manner and makes various technical and grammatical corrections.
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2022-05-20
[Hearing: May 25]
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8269Intro
25%
Imposes a requirement that, after June 1, 2022, the hours of operation of a compassion center be subject to approval by affirmative vote of the city or town council where it is located.
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2022-05-19
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH7118Intro
25%
House 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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2022-05-18
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
RIH8265PassHouse Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of James Orris Barnhill
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2022-05-18
House read and passed
RIH8263PassHouse Resolution Extending Condolences On The Passing Of State Police K-9 Ruby
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2022-05-18
House read and passed
RIH8264PassHouse Resolution Honoring Dr. Timothy J. Babineau On The Occasion Of His Retirement As President And Ceo Of Lifespan
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2022-05-18
House read and passed
RIH8003Intro
25%
Exempts certain nursing home facilities from the state minimum level staffing requirement under certain circumstances.
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2022-05-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH8063Intro
25%
Due to the COVID-19 health crises, suspend the provisions of § 23-17.5-33, relating to nursing home staffing.
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2022-05-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH7634Intro
25%
Requires charter schools that disenroll or return a student to the original sending school prior to the end of an academic year, to return all public funds received by the charter school to educate that student for that academic year.
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2022-05-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH7071Intro
25%
Prohibits the authorization of bonus or payment to state employee in labor union contracts for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine/would allow bonuses to employee if bonus is tied to employee's performance attributable to difficult COVID-19 working condit...
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2022-05-05
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7867Intro
25%
Exempts from taxation the retail sale of breast pump products.
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2022-05-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH7635Intro
25%
Provides that a student who enrolls for the first semester at CCRI after the student completes basic training prior to becoming a military reservist is eligible for a promise scholarship.
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2022-05-04
To House Finance Committee
RIH7128Intro
25%
Creates a sales tax holiday on August 6 and 7, 2022
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2022-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH7656Intro
25%
Exempts from sales and use taxes: burial containers, urns, urn liners, urn vaults, grave liners, grave vaults, burial liners, burial vaults, burial tent setups, and prayer cards.
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2022-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH8200PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May 10th Of 2022, As "hmbs Flamingo Day Of Remembrance" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-05-03
House read and passed
RIH7860Intro
25%
Requires the executive office of health and human services to adjust, once every three (3) years the per diem reimbursement to nursing facilities, by taking into consideration increases in direct and indirect care costs.
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2022-04-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH8084Intro
25%
Establishes penalties for vehicles exceeding twenty-five thousand pounds (25,000 lbs) gross vehicle weight and requires certain civil penalties to be paid to the enforcing municipality.
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2022-04-28
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8101Intro
25%
Requires any request for proposal issued by the state may not be changed unless the request for proposal is cancelled and reissued as a master price agreement.
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2022-04-28
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8102Intro
25%
Establishes review requirements for request for proposals by chief purchasing officer with duty to ensure no conflicts or appearance of conflicts of interest exist between members of technology evaluation committee/state.
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2022-04-28
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7796Intro
25%
Extends IOD benefits to police officers/firefighters suffering from post-traumatic stress injuries/provides municipal police/firefighters retiring due to PTSI accidental disability retirement allowance.
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2022-04-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH7134Engross
50%
Collects and disaggregate data on childhood cancer within the state’s cancer registry.
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2022-04-26
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIH7868Intro
25%
Exempts anyone age sixty-five (65) or older from the fishing license fee. An application must be completed.
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH6618Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5118 -- Provides for an appropriation of state funds to cities and towns who are members of the Narragansett Bay marine task force (NBMTF) for the maintenance of boats providing services to Narragansett Bay.
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2022-04-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH8118Intro
25%
Mandates that no fee or surcharge, other than the fees and charges authorized pursuant to § 39-18.1-4, be added to any motor vehicle registration as a result of the issuance of any new registration plate.
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2022-04-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH8104Intro
25%
Authorizes and ratifies the action of the Cranston city council which reapportioned and redistricted its six (6) voting wards based on the most recent federal decennial census.
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2022-04-06
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7699Intro
25%
Makes possession of a catalytic converter by any person, other than a salvage yard, muffler shop or automobile or truck repair shop, presumptive evidence that the converter was stolen.
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2022-04-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7702Intro
25%
Creates a mandatory jail sentence of ten (10) years for two or more people who break into a business with the intent to steal.
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2022-04-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7674Intro
25%
Mandates the department of health, in conjunction with the department of education, to conduct a cost-benefit analysis before a mandate relating to the health and safety of children in schools would be issued.
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2022-04-05
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7301Intro
25%
Permits any person 18 years of age or older to possess a stun gun and permits those persons with a concealed carry permit can also carry a stun gun. Adds "tasers" to the definition of "firearm." Creates appeal process for denial of permit to carry.
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2022-03-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7302Intro
25%
Provides that any person eighteen (18) years of age who is issued a license or permit may carry a stun gun and provides for an appeal process for denial of an application for a license or permit.
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2022-03-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7459Intro
25%
Mandates arming campus police at public higher educational institutions and includes campus police in the definition of "law enforcement officer" for the purposes of the "Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights."
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2022-03-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7569Intro
25%
Defines suitable person relative to possessing a firearm. An unsuitable person being defined as one that is clear and present danger to themselves or others or anyone that is a member of a criminal street gang as defined under § 12-19-39(a).
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2022-03-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7692Intro
25%
Requires that whenever a person is charged with possession of a firearm with alteration of identification marks, the alteration would create a rebuttable presumption that the person is a danger to the safety of the community.
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2022-03-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7703Intro
25%
Authorizes a retail storeowner or their agent to use reasonable force to defend the persons and property of the retail establishment. The owner or their agent could use deadly force to respond to a crime of violence.
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2022-03-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7696Intro
25%
Creates a rebuttable presumption as a matter of law in any civil or criminal proceeding that the owner, tenant, or occupier of any place where a violent crime has occurred from a duty to retreat.
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2022-03-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7825PassTemporarily suspends the cap on the amount of days retired educators can work without penalty, suspends certain transportation of pupils requirements sunsetting at the end of 2021-2022 school year.
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2022-03-28
Signed by Governor
RIH7087Engross
50%
Creates a custody procedure for pets in divorce and separation proceedings based on the best interests of the animal. This act would not apply to assistance/service animals.
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2022-03-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7594Intro
25%
Creates an out-of-state direct wine shipment license along with numerous regulatory provisions.
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2022-03-23
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7822Intro
25%
Authorizes the issuance of farmer-brewery and farmer-distillery licenses to qualifying farms subject to conditions and regulations issued by the department of business regulation.
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2022-03-23
To House Small Business Committee
RIH8012Intro
25%
Prohibits sheriffs from charging or accepting any fees from any Rhode Island law enforcement agency for service of extreme risk protection order and requires sheriffs to accept petitions and summons, by email, facsimile or other electronic means.
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2022-03-23
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7742Intro
25%
Prohibits the division of motor vehicles from placing on a motorist's driving record, a traffic violation which fine has been paid no longer than thirty (30) days after its issuance. This procedure would only be utilized twice per year.
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2022-03-15
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7645Intro
25%
Exempts retired police officers from the seventy-five (75) day rule which restricts employment for retirement purposes, when they work private details for a nongovernmental entity.
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2022-03-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7646Intro
25%
Provides a retired teacher with 4% COLA increase for 10 years, reduced by every COLA year received, on the first $60,000 of retirement allowance. After totaling 10 years of adjustments, the annual increase shall be reduced to 3% until death.
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2022-03-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7978PassHouse Resolution Extending Condolences On The Passing Of Leon M. Kayarian
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2022-03-15
House read and passed
RIH6642Engross
50%
Same as 21H-5568 SUB A -- Provides planning board approval votes require majority of members present at time of vote/quorum of zoning review board would authorize voting members including alternatives.
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2022-03-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7508Intro
25%
Makes an assault on taxi drivers a felony punishable by up to three (3) years imprisonment and an assault with a dangerous weapon punishable by five (5) to twenty (20) years imprisonment.
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2022-03-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7324Intro
25%
House Resolution Supporting The Installation Of A "luso-americans Veterans Monument" At The Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery
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2022-03-09
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
RIH7476Intro
25%
Directs PUC to amend its regulations by extending utility termination moratorium period from April 15 to May 1 of each year. It wouldn't affect suspension of service termination & collection action authorized during the COVID emergency.
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2022-03-08
To House Corporations Committee
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