Rhode Island Senator Cynthia Mendes [D]

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RIS2249PassExtends 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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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2473Intro
25%
Requires the auditor general to oversee an audit of Medicaid programs administered by managed care organizations and submit a report of such findings within six (6) months to the general assembly and EOHHS.
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2022-06-14
Committee heard
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
RIS2490PassAmends the hours of operation for Class A liquor license holders in Pawtucket.
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2022-06-07
Signed by Governor
RIS2089Intro
25%
Spells out the responsibilities of both the landlord and tenant with respect to the inspection and treatment of bed bugs in residential premises.
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2022-05-31
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2340Intro
25%
Prohibits single-family residential zoning in municipalities with populations of over twenty-thousand (20,000) and mandate that those municipalities adopt zoning regulations for middle housing in single-family residential zones.
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2022-05-31
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2854PassExempts from taxation the real and tangible personal property of Foster Forward, a domestic nonprofit corporation, located in Pawtucket.
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2022-05-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2942PassSenate Resolution Condemning The May 14, 2022, Mass Shooting In Buffalo, New York
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2022-05-17
Senate read and passed
RIS2779Intro
25%
Prohibits the court from setting financial conditions of bail.
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2022-05-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2375Intro
25%
Provides for the sealing and unsealing of court files in residential eviction proceedings.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2859Intro
25%
Creates a program for emergency housing assistance to needy families with children and pregnant woman with no other children through the Rhode Island housing resources commission.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2238Intro
25%
Exempts certain executive, administrative, and professional employees from overtime pay if their weekly wages exceed one thousand thirty-six dollars ($1,036), an increase from the current two hundred dollars ($200).
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2022-05-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2720Intro
25%
Increases the wage amount for working prisoners, committed to the adult correctional institution, from three dollars ($3.00) a day to the minimum hourly wage amount for most workers currently set at twelve dollars and twenty-five cents ($12.25) per h...
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2022-05-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2379Intro
25%
Specifies and restricts use of excessive physical force by peace officers and creates a civil action for constitutional rights violations as well as impose a duty to intervene on officers on scene. Requires reporting of incident information.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2380Intro
25%
Repeals the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights, Chapter 42-28.6 of the General Laws, in its entirety.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2708Intro
25%
Classifies any reports of investigations conducted by internal affairs units or their equivalent as public records with certain redactions allowed to prevent a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2311Intro
25%
Requires EOHHS assisted by 24 member advisory committee to provide review/recommendations for rate setting/ongoing review of social service programs licensed by state departments/agencies and Medicaid.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2353Intro
25%
Requires all campaign schedules of contributions submitted to the board of elections expressly indicate whether the contributor is a registered lobbyist.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2285Intro
25%
SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Requires courses in family life or sex education be taught in grades 6 -12 and be appropriate for students of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic and cultural backgrounds...
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2022-04-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2868Intro
25%
Requires the general assembly appropriate funds to the state librarian for the purpose of caring for, preserving and cataloguing property in the state in the keeping of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society.
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2022-04-27
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2096Intro
25%
SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) -- DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE PROHIBITED (Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race by expanding the definition of race to include traits historically associated with ra...
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2022-04-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2373Intro
25%
Requires the setting of bail for defendants coming before the court as alleged probation violators.
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2022-04-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2283Intro
25%
Requires feminine hygiene products be provided in all universities and colleges at no cost to students.
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2022-04-06
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2748Intro
25%
Assigns additional duties to the commissioner of on postsecondary education, including preparing strategic plan for public higher education provides for equitable distribution of public funds and adopts an outcomes based model.
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2022-04-06
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2389Intro
25%
Repeals Sections 5.04, 5.04.1 and 5.04.2 of title 21 chapter 28 which deal with forfeiture procedures.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2553Intro
25%
Provides for tiered and reduced penalties for the offenses of larceny, and shoplifting, classifies certain shoplifting offenses as petty misdemeanors and repeals habitual offender provisions.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2657Intro
25%
Requires court to release defendant who is violator of probation on personal recognizance unless reasonable surety is required or unless a crime of violence under § 11-47-2(5) or a crime of domestic violence under § 12-29-2.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2713Intro
25%
Decriminalizes sex work and expands eligibility for expungement of related criminal records.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2581Intro
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Requires the department of environmental management, no later than January 1, 2024, to approve and begin implementing that comprehensive strategy to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants.
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2022-04-03
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2697Intro
25%
Expands dental insurance coverage, prohibits certain deductions and requires coverage where there is a pre-existing conditions or any earlier treatments. Annual reports must be publicized and filed with the department of health.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2415Intro
25%
Requires all executive branch agencies and departments to establish and administer a teleworking program to allow their employees to work at a different location, than their ordinary principal work location.
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2022-03-30
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2374Intro
25%
Sexual assault survivors bill of rights. Victims notified of rights, provided counselor, and may provide closed-to-public testimony.
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2022-03-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2759Intro
25%
Taxes property not considered a primary residence at a flat rate of five percent (5%) of the assess value.
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2022-03-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2752Intro
25%
Creation of RI Climate Corps to implement a work program developed and administered by ServeRI.
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2022-03-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2619Intro
25%
Regulates PBMs policies and practices relating to accurate costs and pricing reporting, restricts discriminatory practices and establishes consumer protections and enforcement of penalties for violations by the office of the attorney general.
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2022-03-22
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2474Intro
25%
Redefines the term "covered services" as used to describe applicable subscriber agreements between a health care entity and a dentist.
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2022-03-17
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2693Intro
25%
Increases the Medicaid rate of reimbursement for in-network dental care services.
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2022-03-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2712Intro
25%
Establishes environmental justice focus areas/coastal zones and establishes procedures for investigation/ remediation of contaminated sites within coastal zones by DEM with increased community participation.
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2022-03-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2569Intro
25%
Requires an electric utility company to bury power lines for all residential customers who have experienced ninety-six (96) or more consecutive hours of power outage, unless the outage was caused by the resident.
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2022-03-10
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2593Intro
25%
Adds one new income tax bracket for purposes of Rhode Island state income taxation. The new bracket would be a rate of ten and ninety-nine one-hundredths percent (10.99%) on taxable income over four hundred thousand five hundred dollars ($400,500).
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2022-03-10
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2589Intro
25%
Requires the state investment commission to identify pension fund investments in military weapon manufacturers whether held directly and indirectly.
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2022-03-10
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2665Intro
25%
Repeals the law that prevented municipalities from establishing their own minimum wage for their employees.
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2022-03-10
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2600Intro
25%
Places limitations on the tax-exempt real and personal property a nonprofit college, university or hospital may hold.
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2022-03-10
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2049Intro
25%
Prohibits PFAS, a class of fluorinated organic chemicals, from being used in food packaging and requires that any carpeting/clothing manufactured or sold in this state carry a warning label. Violations are punishable by fine of $1000 for each offense...
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2022-03-09
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2046Intro
25%
Mandates that all public water providers annually test and generate a report of the level of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their water supply.
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2022-03-09
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2047Intro
25%
Requires public drinking water suppliers to utilize technologies to remove PFAS from pubic drinking water supplies.
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2022-03-09
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2276Intro
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Requires that electrical distribution companies submit a time of use rate plan to the PUC setting forth high and on-demand times. The time of use rate plans are to be implemented on or before January 1, 2023.
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2022-03-08
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2332Intro
25%
Requires the DOH to institute a program for distribution of N95 masks/COVID-19 test kits to every household in Rhode Island/manual distribution to unhoused/housing insecure/homeless shelters/warming centers/harm reduction centers and health equity zo...
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2022-03-03
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2179Intro
25%
Requires carbon-emissions-reduction goals be considered in energy plant siting proceedings.
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2022-03-02
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2552Intro
25%
Mandates residents to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
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2022-03-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
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