Rhode Island Representative David Bennett [D]

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RIH6188PassProvides that if an insurance company is unable to obtain a certificate of title for a vehicle, the insurance company or its agent may apply for and obtain, free and clear of all liens and claims of ownership, a salvage certificate of title.
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2021-07-20
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH5966PassEstablishes efficiency standards for selected residential and commercial products.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIH5164PassAllows students in public schools to possess and use a topical sunscreen product. Children enrolled in grades K-5 would need a note from a parent or guardian in order to possess sunscreen on school property.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH5198PassIncludes in the practice of physical therapy the ordering of diagnostic imaging (x-ray imaging) to be performed by other health care professionals.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH5417PassExempts the city or town of residence for city, town and state police officers from the definition of a public record and would prohibit the release of the same.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH5836PassSEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Amends the career and technical education program laws to provide the process by which students could access career and technical education programs outside of their home school dis...
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH5922PassExtends air quality monitoring requirements and data submission deadline by one year.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH5923PassProhibits new high-heat waste processing facilities.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH5376PassProhibits the intentional simultaneous release of ten (10) or more balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gas.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIH6144PassRequires submission of a triennial system reliability/energy efficiency/conservation procurement plan until 9/1/2036 and continues a charge on gas/electricity to fund energy efficiency/conversation programs until 9/1/2035.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIH5131PassProhibits 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
RIH6126PassEntitles dairy farms to the exemptions from taxation granted to farmland, forestland, or open space.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIH5196PassLimits health plans that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to forty dollars ($40.00) for a copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin. Effective date 1/1/2022.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH5844Engross

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Requires medical spas to employ or contract for the services of a licensed physician, physician assistant, or registered nurse.
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2021-07-01
House passed Sub A
RIH6328PassExcludes the possession of buprenorphine from those controlled substances that can result in criminal penalties.
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2021-07-01
Signed by Governor
RIH6493PassHouse Resolution Congratulating Ms. Joan Marie Collins On Her Retirement From The Rhode Island State Police After More Than Twenty-nine Years Of Meritorious Service To The State Of Rhode Island
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2021-07-01
House read and passed
RIH5641Engross

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Prohibits the use of neonicotinoids which are a class of insecticides.
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2021-06-30
House passed Sub A
RIH5191Engross

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Prohibits the board of medical licensure and discipline from requiring specialty board certification as a condition of licensure.
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2021-06-29
House passed Sub A
RIH5806Engross

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Reduces the required minimum number of special plates ordered from the DMV to 150 sets upon payment of $3,000 conditionally refundable fee.
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2021-06-29
House passed Sub A
RIH5210Engross

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Requires that Medicare supplement policies be made available to Medicare eligible disabled individuals under the age of sixty-five (65).
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2021-06-28
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
RIH5154PassChanges title of chapter 37.2 of title 5 and throughout, replacing the words "Oriental medicine" with "Chinese medicine". Allows individuals who are otherwise certified, to practice acupuncture & Chinese medicine using Chinese medical diagnostic meth...
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2021-06-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH6393Intro

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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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2021-06-22
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH6453PassHouse Resolution Honoring Dorothy A. Mccarthy On The Occasion Of Her Retirement As Director Of The Board Of Canvassers For The City Of Warwick
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2021-06-22
House read and passed
RIH5356Engross

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Prohibits PFAS, a class of fluorinated organic chemicals, from being used in food packaging.
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2021-06-21
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIH6191PassNames the fishing pier at Rocky Point state park in Warwick after the former department of environmental management deputy director, Larry Mouradjian.
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2021-06-14
Signed by Governor
RIH6425Intro

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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Creates a board of trustees to manage Rhode Island College, similar to that which was created for the University of Rhode Island in 2019.
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2021-06-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH6272PassAllows Daniel Genannt to join Ashley Genannt and Brendan Foley in marriage on or about November 6, 2021, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
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2021-06-10
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH6415PassHouse Resolution Congratulating The Junior League Of Rhode Island On The 100th Anniversary Of Its Founding
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2021-06-10
House read and passed
RIH6412PassHouse Resolution Commemorating The 56th Annual Gaspee Days Celebration
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2021-06-10
House read and passed
RIH5675Intro

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Allows participating municipalities to elect to its employees the deferred compensation plans offered by the state.
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH5394PassPrecludes a parent's disability from serving as the sole basis for the state to institute an investigation of the disabled parent's family.
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2021-05-26
Signed by Governor
RIH6280Intro

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Effective December 31, 2020, terminates the requirement of utilizing green building standards for new public buildings construction projects.
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2021-05-26
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH6346Intro

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Requires that when a person causes an injury requiring medical assistance to a human by firearm, archery, or crossbow while hunting, the initial responding entity must immediately make a report to DEM.
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2021-05-26
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5120Intro

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Imposes carbon tax on fossil fuel sellers for use in climate resilience/renewable energy/energy efficiency/climate adaption programs effective upon 3 states adoption covered by RGGI.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH6359PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences And Sympathy On The Passing Of The Honorable Joseph J. Solomon, Sr.
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2021-05-25
House read and passed
RIH5130PassGradually increases the minimum wage from eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, over a four (4) year period.
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2021-05-20
Signed by Governor
RIH5684Intro

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Exempts bicycles from sales and use tax.
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2021-05-20
To House Finance Committee
RIH5166Intro

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Requires that enrollees in the Rhode Island best RX Prescription drug discount program for the uninsured are not charged a copay for their prescriptions.
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2021-05-13
To House Finance Committee
RIH5788Intro

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Establishes a pay for success program to raise funds from non-state government investors to pay for addressing social challenges. If there are positive results, the state would repay the investors with interest.
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2021-05-13
To House Finance Committee
RIH6334PassHouse Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Michael P. Batalon
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2021-05-12
House read and passed
RIH6336PassHouse Resolution Commemorating May 17-23, As "quahog Week 2021" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2021-05-12
House read and passed
RIH6322PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May 9th Through 15th Of 2021 As "national Skilled Nursing Care Week" In The State Of Rhode Island, And Thanking All Nursing Home Workers For The Tireless Service And Compassionate Care They Provide
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2021-05-11
House read and passed
RIH6310Intro

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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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2021-05-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH6305PassHouse Resolution Celebrating The Week Of May 6th Through May 12th As "national Nurses Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2021-05-06
House read and passed
RIH5114Intro

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Allows for a tax credit of $500 for certain nurse practitioners or physicians.
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2021-05-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH6296PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May Of 2021 To Be "motorcycle Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island And Urging All Motorists To Avoid Distracted Driving
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2021-05-04
House read and passed
RIH6293PassHouse Resolution Commemorating May Of 2021 As "mental Health Awareness Month" And May 20th Of 2021 As "mental Health Action Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2021-05-04
House read and passed
RIH6264PassHouse Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of The Honorable Anthony J. Carcieri
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2021-04-27
House read and passed
RIH5351Intro

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Requires elementary/secondary schools to have at least 1 school employee trained to administer/assist with the self-administering of seizure rescue medication prescribed to treat seizure disorder systems and the use of prescribed electrical stimulati...
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2021-04-14
To House Education Committee
RIH5140Intro

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Amends the law enforcement officers’ bill of rights to require that a person wishing to serve as a third member of a hearing committee attend training and would amend the suspension period for minor violations and the appeals procedure.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
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