Rhode Island Representative David Bennett [D]

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RIH5253Intro
25%
Requires the department of education to provide a statewide, universal prekindergarten, early childhood education program for all three (3), four (4) and five (5)-year-old children by September 1, 2025.
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2023-01-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH5266Intro
25%
Permits all members of a public body who are aged sixty five (65) years or over to participate in public meeting by telephone or electronic communication.
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2023-01-27
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5255Intro
25%
Prohibits health benefit plans reviewing prescriptions for opioid addiction treatment.
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2023-01-27
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5250Intro
25%
Limits issuance of commercial multipurpose commercial fishing licenses to Rhode Island residents, unless there is no resident applicant, limits number of new licenses issued to that number of licenses surrendered or retired in previous calendar year.
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2023-01-27
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5259Intro
25%
Increases the amount of reimbursement funds required to be paid by the Rhode Island airport corporation to the city of Warwick for municipal services from five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) to one million four hundred thousand dollars ($1,400,0...
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2023-01-27
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH5240Intro
25%
Provides that the current COLA suspension schedule would be replaced with a fractional annual COLA of twenty-five percent (25%) of the COLA declared for that plan year, as it pertains to retired teachers, state and municipal employees.
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2023-01-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5234Intro
25%
Requires that candidates seeking offices of governor/lieutenant governor/secretary of state/attorney general/treasurer be five (5) year residents of the state as of declaration of candidacy filing date.
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2023-01-25
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5217PassHouse Resolution Extending Deepest Sympathy On The Passing Of The Honorable Alfred Alberto Gemma
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2023-01-24
House read and passed
RIH5182Intro
25%
Provides that all contractual provisions in a firefighters collective bargaining agreement continue until a successor agreement has been reached or an interest arbitration award has been rendered.
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2023-01-19
To House Labor Committee
RIH5211Intro
25%
Provides the arbitrator in mechanics' lien actions submitted to arbitration the authority to make certain findings of fact regarding procedure compliance and amounts owed which findings would be binding in the mechanics' lien action.
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2023-01-19
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5171Intro
25%
Requires a covered entity generating organic waste materials of more than 52 tons/year and located less than 30 miles from an authorized composting facility or anaerobic digestion facility to recycle the waste at that facility beginning January 1, 20...
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2023-01-19
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5160Intro
25%
Repeals the provisions of the general laws allowing deferred deposit providers, also known as "payday lenders."
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2023-01-19
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5180Intro
25%
Recognizes that municipal employees have the opportunity to utilize interest arbitration and would establish new factors for the arbitrators to consider. These factors include comparisons of wages/hourly conditions of employment in similarly skilled ...
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2023-01-19
To House Labor Committee
RIH5166Intro
25%
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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2023-01-19
To House Education Committee
RIH5183Intro
25%
Extends provisions of an existing collective bargaining agreement for municipal police arbitration purposes until a successor agreement is reached or an interest arbitration award is rendered.
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2023-01-19
To House Labor Committee
RIH5131Intro
25%
House Resolution Amending The Rules Of The House Of Representatives For The Years 2021 And 2022 (amends The House Rules To Permit A Member To Vote By Proxy When The Member Is Unable To Be Physically Present Due To A Health Condition.)
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2023-01-18
To House Rules Committee
RIH5142Intro
25%
Provides for a prohibition on any new high-heat waste facility.
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2023-01-18
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5149Intro
25%
Abolishes penalty of life without parole and amends/repeals all sections of general laws regulating prisoners serving a sentence of life without parole. It would have prospective and retroactive effect for any offense committed after January 1, 1991.
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2023-01-18
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5127Intro
25%
Directs the department of corrections to collect information from individuals entering its custody: sex, race, nativity (country of origin), religion, and level of education.
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2023-01-12
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5091Intro
25%
Reduces equitable relationships between packaging producers and local governments and communities by establishing the Package Reduction and Recycling Program.
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2023-01-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5087Intro
25%
Requires the EPA to develop a plan for flooding on the Pawtuxet River, specifically at the site of the former Ciba-Geigy Chemical Company with regard to contaminants leaching into the Pawtuxet River and neighboring wells.
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2023-01-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5090Intro
25%
Prohibits a covered establishment from preparing, selling, processing or providing food or beverages in or on a disposable food service container that is composed in whole or in part of polystyrene foam.
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2023-01-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5076Intro
25%
Allows the state to become a member of the physical therapist licensure compact adopted by twenty-five (25) states in order to facilitate the interstate practice of physical therapy with the goal of improving public access to physical therapy service...
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2023-01-12
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5117Intro
25%
Establishes separate disclosure requirements for the sale of vacant land and for the sale of real property and improvements consisting of a house or building containing one to four (4) dwelling units.
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2023-01-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5074Intro
25%
Provides standard specifications for public works projects based on certain dollar amounts, and would provide that crews on such projects include a number of architectural glass and metal technician-certified workers within those work crews.
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2023-01-12
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5088Intro
25%
Includes PVC pipe (polyvinyl chloride resin) that is abandoned, discarded, left lying on the ground or not stored in a covered facility in the definition of solid waste.
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2023-01-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5098Intro
25%
Requires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to utilize current Medicaid waiver funds to provide coverage for supporting housing for the homeless.
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2023-01-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH5122Intro
25%
Designates as the state music, the genre of rhythm and blues which contains elements of pop, soul, funk, hip-hop, and electronic music.
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2023-01-12
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIH5086Intro
25%
Prohibits the marketing or sale of consumer products labeled as "compostable."
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2023-01-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5089Intro
25%
Requires that when a person causes an injury requiring medical assistance to a human by firearm, archery, or crossbow while hunting or trapping, the initial responding entity must immediately make a report to DEM.
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2023-01-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5075Intro
25%
Exempts used vehicles sold "for parts only" or purchased at end of their lease term by the current lessee that have a valid certificate of inspection affixed to the windshield, from the requirement that dealers of used vehicles conduct a new inspecti...
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2023-01-12
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5032Intro
25%
Requires all public utilities to maintain a customer service facility within the state to perform services such as addressing customer inquiries and accepting bill payments.
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2023-01-11
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5057Intro
25%
Provides passes granting free access to state parks and beaches to persons residing in foster and adoptive homes.
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2023-01-11
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5038Intro
25%
Restores the cost of living allowance (COLA) to state employees, and/or their beneficiaries, who retired prior to July 1, 2012.
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2023-01-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH5050Intro
25%
Amends the definition of public works so that it would include any public works projects performed for any city or town or quasi-municipal entity and the state and any quasi-state entity.
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2023-01-11
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH5020Intro
25%
Provides a procedure for a Native American tribe to petition the state for recognition.
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2023-01-06
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5015Intro
25%
Repeals the law that prevented municipalities from establishing their own minimum wage for their employees.
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2023-01-06
To House Labor Committee
RIH5012Intro
25%
Limits copays, coinsurance or office deductibles for services of a physical therapist to the amount authorized for the services of a primary care physician or osteopath.
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2023-01-06
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5007Intro
25%
Establishes a lead water supply replacement program for public and private service lines and requires disclosure to tenants and buyers of real property of the presence of lead service lines.
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2023-01-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH5013Intro
25%
Prohibits physical therapists from ordering diagnostic imaging as an authorized practice of physical therapy after December 31, 2025.
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2023-01-06
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5011Intro
25%
Provides that parents and guardians of children with disabilities in private school have the same rights and remedies as parents/guardians of children in public school.
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2023-01-06
To House Education Committee
RIH5014Intro
25%
Allows for the licensing of surgical assistants to assist doctors in performing surgeries.
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2023-01-06
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5021Intro
25%
Recognizes the Seaconke Wampanoag tribe as a Native American Indian tribe.
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2023-01-06
To House State Government & Elections Committee
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