Rhode Island Representative David Bennett [D]

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RIH7066PassRestricts the use of a victim's gender or sexual orientation as a defense by any defendant claiming provocation, diminished capacity or self-defense and prohibits the court from allowing such information into evidence.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7054PassExpands and clarifies what constitutes disability entitling disabled veterans to the waiver of motor vehicle registration fees.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7276PassProvides that the minimum number of prepaid orders for special motor vehicle registration plate type be five hundred (500) sets of plates per plate type.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7305PassAdds alcohol and alcohol-related overdoses and possession or transportation of alcohol by an underage person, to the Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7685PassCreates a process for the department of education relating to the collection and organization of information concerning the workload and scope of the duties and responsibilities performed by school social workers.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8102PassAuthorizes the advisory committee on historical cemeteries to revive the program for marking governors' graves.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8117PassRequires tax administrator to send written notice to persons failing to file tax returns/pay taxes informing them they will be prevented from renewing operator license/vehicle registration and procedures to contest determination.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8212PassProvides that the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals with the power and duty to certify a list of chemical dependency professionals for use by state agencies and for referral of individuals for treatment.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8313PassRequires the director of the department of health to develop best practices for co-prescribing opioid antagonists to patients who are prescribed opioid analgesics.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8333PassRequires the director of the department of health to develop best practices for co-prescribing opioid antagonists to patients who are prescribed opioid analgesics and allows police and medical personnel to provide an opioid antagonist.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7697PassProvides that the state medical examiner is to conduct a multi-disciplinary team review of drug-related overdose deaths.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH8119IntroAuthorizes the use of stunguns/tasers after issuance of permit from attorney general.
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2018-06-19
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
RIH8295IntroRedefines the term "covered services" as used to describe applicable subscriber agreements between a health care entity and a dentist, to exclude waiting period provisions.
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2018-06-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH7082PassRequires all hospitals and freestanding ambulatory surgical facilities to adopt policies to use a smoke evacuation system for surgical procedures that generate surgical smoke.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIH7954IntroRestores the forty-seven percent (47%) distribution percentage with respect to hotel tax proceeds generated in the various regional districts and repeals the separate formula used for hosting platforms.
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2018-05-29
To House Finance Committee
RIH8066IntroIncreases funding appropriated to staffing for developmental disabilities direct support services by an equal amount when an increase of the minimum wage rate occurs.
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2018-05-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH7052IntroIncreases the authorized holdings of Jewish Seniors Agency of Rhode Island to two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) and exempt the same from taxation.
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7089IntroJoint Resolution Approving Project Status For Remediation And/or Monitoring Of The Truk-away Landfill Suspected Hazardous Waste Disposal Site Located In The City Of Warwick
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7881IntroAuthorizes the creation of the position of student loan ombudsman within the office of the commissioner of postsecondary education.
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH8186PassHouse Resolution Extending Condolences On The Passing Of Former Rhode Island State Representative Dr. Zygmunt J. Friedemann
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2018-05-10
House read and passed
RIH7404IntroRaises the juror's fees for each day's attendance on the superior court to twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per day commencing July 1, 2019, and increase to thirty-five dollars ($35.00) per day commencing July 1, 2020 and thereafter.
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2018-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH7138IntroProvides a tax credit for community service hours provided by state residents to certain not for profit entities and municipal departments that are certified to issue credits for state community service volunteerism hours.
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2018-05-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH7629IntroEstablishes a nineteen percent (19%) carried interest fairness fee for investment management services in order to tax the carried interest income of hedge fund and private equity investors as traditional ordinary earned income.
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2018-05-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH7902IntroAllows a credit against personal income tax due for educational costs incurred in the taxable year. The annual credit allowable shall not exceed $10,000 for each individual for whom the taxpayer paid such education costs.
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2018-05-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH7233IntroIncludes licensed advanced practice registered nurses (APRN), certified in psychiatric/mental health, as qualified to certify the need for mental health treatment in certain patients.
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2018-05-02
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7285IntroEstablishes a universal, comprehensive, affordable single-payer health care insurance program.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7810IntroRequires annual pediatric mental health exam determination medically necessary by physician/pediatrician/court order for children ten (10) years to up to eighteen (18) years. Effective January 1, 2019.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7792IntroJoint Resolution Approving A Legislative Enactment Required By The Medicaid Reform Act Of 2008 (establishes The Medicaid Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver Requests And Renewals As Well As Any Initiatives And Proposals Requiring Amendments To The Medi...
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7811IntroRequires 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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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7901IntroExpands eligibility for elderly services assistance to persons under age 65 suffering from physician confirmed Alzheimer's disease related dementia with income not to exceed 250% of federal poverty level.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7808IntroCaps the system benefit charge at the annual published Consumer Price Index or two and one-half percent (2.5%), whichever is greater.
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2018-05-01
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7866IntroCreates the "Primary Care Trust Act" to require health insures to allocate a fair portion of medical spending for the delivery of primary care services and creates a trust for administration of the program.
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2018-04-30
To House Finance Committee
RIH7017IntroIncreases the number of days a retired teacher may substitute teach or be otherwise employed by a school system from ninety (90) days to one hundred (100) days without a reduction or forfeiture of retirement benefits.
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2018-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7611IntroEstablishes limits on the maximum number of patients that may be assigned to a unit’s registered nurses in particular health care situations.
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7880IntroEstablishes the "Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant Act" allowing individuals to retrofit their residence to nationally recognized accessibility standards and receive (50%) of the total sum spent, up to five thousand dollars ($5,000).
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2018-04-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH8026IntroLimits the number of registered sex offenders in any facility that operates as a homeless shelter whether on state or private property. Those limits may be exceeded if the facility complies with the provisions of § 11-37.1-21(c).
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2018-04-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8084IntroExpands the health services council from twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) members and amends the hospital conversion act relative to disclosure.
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7823IntroProhibits any health plan with a pharmacy benefit from requiring the insured to order from a particular pharmacy in order to have payments applied to their deductible.
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2018-04-24
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8105PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming The Month Of May To Be "motorcycle Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island And Urging All Rhode Island Motorists To Avoid Distracted Driving
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2018-04-24
House read and passed
RIH8000PassAllows The Honorable Scott Avedisian to join Christy Lee Angell and Matthew Stephen Moretti in marriage on or about May 4, 2018, within the City of Cranston, Rhode Island.
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2018-04-20
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7043IntroCARE) (Creates Caretaker Assistance and Relief for Elderly (CARE) program within div of elderly affairs/program svcs with payment up to $70/day for support svcs costs for qualified elders for caregivers, allowing families to work/pursue other individ...
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2018-04-12
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7636IntroGradually increases the hourly minimum wage from $9.60 to $15.00 on January 1, 2022, as well as gradually increasing the hourly minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities from $3.89 an hour to $15.00 an hour on January 1, 2026.
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2018-04-12
To House Labor Committee
RIH8095PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Deborah Ellen Bradshaw
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2018-04-12
House read and passed
RIH7736IntroProvides that any person, including, but not limited to, a minor who is pregnant, could give effective consent for medical, dental, health and hospital services relating to prenatal, delivery, and post-delivery care.
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2018-04-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8011IntroAllows a school nurse-teacher and school nurse's designee to possess and administer properly authorized medical marijuana to a student at school.
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2018-04-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8082PassHouse Resolution Recognizing And Thanking Rosemary L. Bowers For Her Generosity And Kindness In Granting The Wishes Of Children With Life Threatening Illnesses
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2018-04-11
House read and passed
RIH8074PassHouse Resolution Recognizing And Celebrating The City Of Newport's Fifth Annual "daffodil Days Festival" On April 14th Through 22nd
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2018-04-10
House read and passed
RIH8064PassHouse Resolution Recognizing April 16, 2018, As "national Healthcare Decisions Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2018-04-05
House read and passed
RIH7135IntroIncreases insurance coverage for hearing aids from one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) to two thousand dollars ($2,000), per ear, every three years. In addition, the amount of insurance coverage would no longer be based on the age of the recip...
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2018-04-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7708IntroIncludes in the practice of physical therapy ordering diagnostic images and studies provided they are performed and interpreted by other licensed health care professionals.
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2018-04-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
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