Rhode Island Representative David Bennett [D]

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RIH7043Intro
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INSURANCE -- BENEFIT DETERMINATION AND UTILIZATION REVIEW ACT - Prohibits health benefit plans reviewing prescriptions for opioid addiction treatment.
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 29]
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7308Intro
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EDUCATION -- MAINTENANCE OF ORDER ON CAMPUS - 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...
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7293Intro
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AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- OLD GROWTH FOREST PROTECTION ACT - Creates a statutory framework designed to protect our forests and biodiversity, also prohibits logging in old growth forests and in the natural area preserves when they are created.
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 29]
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7369Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES - 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
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7440Intro
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FISH AND WILDLIFE -- LOBSTERS AND OTHER CRUSTACEANS - Amends the current law to allow for the harvesting of blue crabs during the hours of darkness.
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 29]
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7424Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- FILING OF ASSUMED NAME - Changes the term "assumed name" to "trade name" and centralizes the filing, administration and regulation process of trade names to the secretary of state and requires an ann...
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7539Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES - Authorizes the division of motor vehicles to issue special license plates in recognition and support of The Preservation Society of Rhode Island.
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIH7562Intro
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FISH AND WILDLIFE -- FURBEARING ANIMALS - Deletes subsection (b
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 29]
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7702Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES - Requires all hospitals to screen uninsured patients for eligibility for public health programs and financial assistance under Medicare and Medicaid.
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2024-02-23
To House Finance Committee
RIH7694Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND INDIVIDUAL MARKET AFFORDABILITY ACT OF 2024 - Creates the Rhode Island Individual Market Affordability Act of 2024 to help reduce out-of-pocket costs for low- and moderate-income consumers enrolled in the ...
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2024-02-23
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7696Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- NURSES - Prohibits any agreement whereby an advanced practice registered nurse is restricted in the right to practice in a certain geographic area, assist or provide treatment or establish a professional relationship wit...
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2024-02-23
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7072Intro
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Joint Resolution To Approve, Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State -- Four Year Terms For Representatives And Senators (proposes An Amendment To The State Constitution, Article Iv, Section 1, T...
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2024-02-15
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7151Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- PHYSICAL THERAPY COPAY - 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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2024-02-15
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7650Intro
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES -- EXTREME TEMPERATURE EMPLOYEE PROTECTION - Directs employers to take certain actions to protect their employees who are exposed to extreme hot and cold temperatures and failure to implement or ...
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2024-02-15
To House Labor Committee
RIH7654Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- HOUSING MAINTENANCE AND OCCUPANCY CODE - Permits the department of environmental management and local municipalities to drain, remove, and replace an overflowing septic tank or system.
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2024-02-15
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH7626Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- THE PRACTICE OF ACUPUNCTURE AND CHINESE MEDICINE - Broadens the definition of a "qualified individual" in acupuncture and Chinese medicine to include any person trained and certified in auricular acudetox.
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2024-02-15
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7639Intro
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ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO ANIMALS -- ANIMALS AS SENTIENT BEINGS ACT - Classifies animals as sentient beings, not property, capable of experiencing pain, stress, and fear.
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2024-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7674Intro
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TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION - Exempts new or used bicycles from sale and use tax.
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2024-02-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7606Intro
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INSURANCE -- CASUALTY INSURANCE RATING - Prevents insurance companies from treating widowed persons differently than married persons when establishing or maintaining an insured's rate or classification respecting the operation of a personal motor veh...
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2024-02-15
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7605Intro
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INSURANCE -- UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICES ACT - Establishes a definition of consumer accessible fair market value for purposes of determining the value of any vehicle that is damaged or totaled as a result of damage.
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2024-02-15
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7060Intro
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PARKS AND RECREATIONAL AREAS -- GENERAL PROVISIONS - Designates Sapowet Marsh Management Area, comprised of two hundred ninety-six (296
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2024-02-14
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH7320Intro
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- WAREHOUSE WORKER PROTECTION ACT - Requires employers to provide each employee of a warehouse distribution center, upon hire, with written description of quotas applicable to the employee within defined time periods and ad...
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2024-02-14
To House Labor Committee
RIH7599PassHouse Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Letitia Morrison Carter
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2024-02-14
House read and passed
RIH7153Intro
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INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS - Caps the total amount that a covered person is required to pay for a covered prescription asthma inhaler to twenty-five dollars ($25.00
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2024-02-09
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7593Intro
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EDUCATION -- SCHOOL FUNDS AND PROPERTY - Directs the department of education to develop and adopt regulations for energy capable school buildings.
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2024-02-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH7099Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY -- POLICE RELATIONSHIP ACT OF 2015 - Amends the comprehensive community-police relationship act of 2015 to require an annual study by an outside agency chosen by the department.
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2024-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7263Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' BILL OF RIGHTS - Creates the law enforcement officer's due process accountability and transparency act.
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2024-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7278Intro
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Authorizes the City of Cranston to issue not to exceed $40,000,000 general obligation bonds.
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2024-02-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH7300Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- RHODE ISLAND FOOD, DRUGS AND COSMETICS ACT - Prohibits the manufacture, sale and distribution for sale a food product containing brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate, propylparaben and red dye 3.
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2024-02-08
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7363Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RARE DISEASE ADVISORY COUNCIL - Establishes a rare disease advisory council within the department of health and provides guidance and recommendations to educate health care providers and the citizens of the state.
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2024-02-08
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7515Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- MICROPLASTICS REDUCTION ACT - Prohibits a manufacturer from selling, offering for sale, or distributing into commerce any product containing synthetic polymer micro particles beginning January 1, 2028.
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2024-02-07
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7246Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- LONG-TERM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Adds climate change, sea-level rise and coastal resiliency to the analysis of data of the strategic plan for economic development policy.
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2024-02-06
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7294Intro
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FISH AND WILDLIFE -- FIELD TRIALS AND SHOOTING PRESERVES -- CAPTIVE HUNTING PROHIBITED - Prohibits captive hunting for domestic or wild animals and does not prohibit the release of upland game birds for hunting on licensed shooting preserves.
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2024-02-06
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7296Intro
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HIGHWAYS -- CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF STATE ROADS - Authorizes and empowers the department of transportation to plant pollinator-friendly species of trees, shrubs, grasses and plants.
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2024-02-06
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7295Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE RHODE ISLAND CLEAN AIR PRESERVATION ACT - Establishes regulations to prohibit stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI
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2024-02-06
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7358Intro
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FISH AND WILDLIFE -- DEER HUNTING - Modifies reporting requirements regarding collisions between vehicles and wildlife where the vehicle has been substantially damaged.
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2024-02-06
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7126Intro
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Authorizes the City of Cranston to issue not to exceed $40,000,000 general obligation bonds.
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2024-02-05
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7488Intro
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TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION - Exempts the trade-in value of pickup trucks under fourteen thousand pounds (14,000 lbs.
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2024-02-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7455Intro
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PROPERTY -- BY POSSESSION AND PRESCRIPTION - Denies the right of footway, except within one hundred (100
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2024-02-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7451Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT - Establishes a program within the adult correctional institution to permit medication assisted treatment approved by the FDA to be provided for the treatment of opioid use disorder to any incarc...
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2024-02-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7499Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS - Allows retired public safety officers to seek secondary employment with the state or any municipality without any reduction or forfeiture of retirement benefits.
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2024-02-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7476Intro
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ELECTIONS -- STATEWIDE REFERENDA ELECTIONS - Amends certain election statutes to require ballot questions be written in plain language reasonably calculated to be understood by persons with an eighth-grade reading level.
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2024-02-02
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7495Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- 2025 BATTERY-POWERED LEAF BLOWER PILOT REBATE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM - Establishes a new chapter for the 2024 Battery Powered Leaf Blower Pilot Rebate and Education Program.
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2024-02-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7497Intro
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EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND PREKINDERGARTEN EDUCATION ACT - Establishes guidelines for the continued implementation and expansion of high quality public prekindergarten education programs in the state.
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2024-02-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7496Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN PROTECTION YOUTH EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ACT - Establishes the Rhode Island Climate Change and Ocean Protection Youth Education and Workforce Development Act.
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2024-02-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7056Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- FORCE-FED POULTRY PRODUCTS - Prohibits force-feeding to create a force-fed poultry product nor hire another to engage in force feeding of a poultry product. Violations would be subject to a civil penalty of $500.
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2024-02-01
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7059Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- LABOR AND PAYMENT OF DEBTS BY CONTRACTORS - 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-sta...
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2024-02-01
To House Labor Committee
RIH7075Intro
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ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO ANIMALS - Provides that the trapping and subsequent release of any unowned feral or free roaming cat for the purpose of spaying or neutering of the cat would not be considered abandonment.
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2024-02-01
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7047Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT - Amends the current law on controlled substances to permit a person to be in possession of less than one ounce of psilocybin and permits psilocybin to be securely cultivated within a person's resid...
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2024-02-01
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7104Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- CORROSION PREVENTION AND MITIGATION WORK REQUIREMENTS - Gives authority to the DLT to enforce violations of the laws relating to corrosion prevention and mitigation work requirements. Also adds civil monetary penalties fo...
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2024-02-01
To House Labor Committee
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