Rhode Island Representative David Morales [D]

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RIH7103Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES - Prohibits credit reporting, executions, attachments against a principal residence for judgments based on medical debt. Defines medical debt as an amount for the receipt of...
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7350Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- SOCIAL WORK LICENSURE COMPACT - Adopts model legislation facilitating the interstate practice of regulated social workers.
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 7]
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7449Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION - Allows victims of sexual assault to submit a medical forensic exam performed by a licensed health care provider in lieu of a police report in order to establish eligibility for funds under the St...
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7457Intro
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- PAYMENT OF WAGES -- FREQUENCY OF PAYMENT - Eliminate all exceptions to the provision that all employees are to be paid weekly except for employees of the state and its political subdivisions, municipal governments, and no...
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To House Labor Committee
RIH7523Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- VITAL RECORDS - Provides an exemption for certain incarcerated persons from the payment of fees for a first request for vital statistics from the department of health.
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7587Intro
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House Resolution Strongly Supporting A National Infrastructure Bank Through The Passage Of The 118th Congress H.r. 4052
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 7]
To House State Government & Elections 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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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To House Labor Committee
RIH7665Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- APPOINTMENT, QUALIFICATION, AND TENURE OF OFFICERS - Requires letters of appointment of public officers and employees be sent to the secretary of state's office.
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 7]
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7614Intro
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EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION - Requires the student advisory council to meet at least quarterly, provides the chairperson with equal voting powers as members on the council, and provides that a student under eighteen (18
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 6]
To House Education Committee
RIH7767Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES - Authorizes driver education schools to offer the driver training curriculum in a classroom setting or an instructor-led virtual format.
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 7]
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7789Intro
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES -- HEALTHCARE WORKER OVERTIME PAY - Requires all health care workers who are employed on any Sunday or holiday, to be compensated at the rate of time and one-half.
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To House Labor Committee
RIH7819Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES - Requires the disclosure of the transfer of certain assets of healthcare facilities and would provide penalties for failing to file healthcare facility ownership information.
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2024-03-01
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7835Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- RAILROAD, STEAMBOAT, AND BRIDGE POLICE - Provides any police report involving a railroad fatality and all communications between railroad employees not be made public. Additionally, it makes a violation of this section a misdeme...
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2024-03-01
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7822Intro
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INSURANCE -- BENEFIT DETERMINATION AND UTILIZATION REVIEW ACT - Limits the use by insurers of step therapy, a protocol that establishes a specific sequence in which prescription drugs for a specified medical condition are covered by an insurer, by al...
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2024-03-01
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7830Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL - Allows the attorney general to investigate and bring an enforcement action against persistent fraud or illegality in the carrying on, conducting, or transaction of business or governmen...
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2024-03-01
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7833Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CUSTODIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SEXUAL PENETRATION - Establishes criteria for the criminal offense of sexual assault when the victim is in the custody of a peace officer and also provides that a person convicted of custodial sexual ass...
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2024-03-01
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7851Intro
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PUBLIC FINANCE -- RHODE ISLAND BABY BOND TRUST - Creates the Rhode Island baby bond trust to provide investment funds to children born to families with public health insurance or no insurance living in Rhode Island.
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2024-03-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH7855Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE RHODE ISLAND CANNABIS ACT - Provides amendments to the cannabis act relating to the definition of a social equity applicant and the required fee to maintain such status as a social equity applicant.
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2024-03-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH7853Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT - Increases the minimum wage amount for any person committed to the adult correctional institution from three dollars to five dollars a day for every day the person shall labor.
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2024-03-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH7845Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION -- HUMAN SERVICES FTE ACCOUNTABILITY PORTAL - Directs the department of administration to establish a human services transparency FTE portal.
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2024-03-01
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7854Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ACT - Provides eligibility for an additional forty dollars ($40.00
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2024-03-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH7041Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG SALES REPRESENTATIVE DISCLOSURE ACT - Requires prescription drug manufacturers to file a detailed, updated list of each pharmaceutical sales representative engaged by the manufacturer and to pay an ...
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2024-02-29
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7042Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND HEALTH CARE REFORM ACT OF 2004 -- HEALTH INSURANCE OVERSIGHT - Regulates price increases for prescription drugs.
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2024-02-29
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7364Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Caps amount payable for 30 day supply of equipment/supplies for insulin administration/glucose monitoring at $25 or equipment designed to last more than 30 days with no deductible commencing Jan...
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2024-02-29
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7386Intro
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LIBRARIES -- STATE AID TO LIBRARIES -- FREEDOM TO READ - Encourages and protects the freedom of public libraries to acquire materials without limitations and prohibits materials being removed from public libraries due to partisan or doctrinal disappr...
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2024-02-29
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7445Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES - Adds a new section which sets forth conditions for pharmacists to prescribe tobacco cessation/drug therapies, programs approved by the state board of pharmacy. The cessation therapies would be covered by all...
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2024-02-29
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7791Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE - Requires the department of administration to provide a list of certified minority and women-owned business enterprises to each prospective contractor of a construction project.
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2024-02-29
To House Labor Committee
RIH7792Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE - Increases the minimum required awarded to minority business enterprises from 15% to 20% and of that, require a minimum of 10% be awarded to minority owned businesses and a minimum of 10% be ...
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2024-02-29
To House Labor Committee
RIH7801Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- ELECTRONIC INFORMATION AND DATA PRIVACY ACT - Requires law enforcement agencies to obtain search warrants for electronic information, data, location information and other identifying information of subscribers and customers, exc...
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2024-02-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7793Intro
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- RHODE ISLAND PARENTAL AND FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT - Increases the amount of unpaid parental or family leave available to an employee, from thirteen (13
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2024-02-29
To House Labor Committee
RIH7514Intro
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EDUCATION -- SUPPORT AND ACCESS TO BILINGUAL EDUCATION ACT - Creates a new chapter for the support/access to bilingual education. It creates a dual language program fund to be administered by the department of education. Local education agencies woul...
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2024-02-28
To House Education Committee
RIH7747Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION - Allows victims of violent crime receiving awards under the state's crime victim compensation program to use up to $1,000 of their total award to make reasonable modification to their residence to...
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2024-02-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7761Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- NARRAGANSETT TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY ACT - Exempts all Narragansett Indian Tribe members owning real estate, whether privately, commercially, in nonprofit corporations or in land trusts, from all real estate taxes imposed by t...
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2024-02-28
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7721Intro
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EDUCATION -- CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES - Outlines the requirements and process for LEAs to get written parental consent before conducting an evaluation or making an initial placement of a student in a special education program of services.
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2024-02-28
To House Education Committee
RIH7720Intro
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INSURANCE -- PHARMACY FREEDOM OF CHOICE -- FAIR COMPETITION AND PRACTICES - Ensures that independent pharmacies are protected from pharmacy benefit discrimination toward non-affiliated pharmacies and helps protect consumers' ability to choose local, ...
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2024-02-28
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7726Intro
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EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS - Requires specific actions and procedures that a public school district or the department of elementary and secondary education shall follow as a part of their proposal to phase out, merge or close a public s...
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2024-02-28
To House Education Committee
RIH7734Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- DENSE BREAST NOTIFICATION AND EDUCATION - Amends the notice requirement to patients to follow the mandated FDA national reporting standards following a mammogram.
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2024-02-28
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7771Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $500,000 To The Rhode Island Office Of The Postsecondary Commissioner For The Rhode Island School For Progressive Education (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $500,000 To The R...
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2024-02-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH7768Intro
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House Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Congressional Delegation To Support House Resolution 54 Of The 2023-2024 Congress To Amend The United States Constitution To Prove That The Rights Protected And Extended By The Constitution Ar...
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2024-02-28
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7774Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $78,000,000 To The Rhode Island Transit Authority (ripta) (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $78,000,000 To The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.)
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2024-02-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH7715Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- TERMINATION OF SERVICE TO PERSONS WHO ARE DISABLED, SERIOUSLY ILL, OR IN ARREARS OF PAYMENT - Extends the forbearance of utility terminations for customers with serious illness certifications and would amend various p...
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2024-02-28
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7760Intro
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TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - Exempts all Narragansett Indian Tribe homeowners from real estate taxes and real estate tax liens, imposed by the state or any municipality. Also declares the Tribe as the sole sovereign federally recognized...
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2024-02-28
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7746Intro
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PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT - Provides that landlords would pay interest on security deposits in residential landlord-tenant matters.
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2024-02-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7722Intro
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EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM - Promotes the integration of diversity, equity and inclusion principles into school curriculum and also in hiring practices for education staff.
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2024-02-28
To House Education Committee
RIH7764Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS - Requires public bodies to offer translation services for all open meetings of said bodies.
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2024-02-28
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7716Intro
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INSURANCE -- HEALTH CARE ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE ACT - Requires that healthcare entities and network plans, eff. 1/1/25, include provision in every contract with a provider of mental health/substance use disorders that rates paid pursuant...
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2024-02-28
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7762Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- NARRAGANSETT INDIAN LAND MANAGEMENT CORPORATION - Repeals sections of the Narragansett Indian Land Management Corporation Act and acknowledges the Narragansett Indian Tribe as the sole aboriginal people sovereign to the t...
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2024-02-28
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7724Intro
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EDUCATION -- OFFENSES PERTAINING TO SCHOOLS - Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race by expanding the definition of race to include traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protected hairstyles.
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2024-02-28
To House Education Committee
RIH7776Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $20,000,000 For The Housing Down Payment Assistance Program (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $20,000,000 To Support The Down Payment Assistance Program.)
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2024-02-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH7230Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- GROCERY STORES - Requires grocery stores to specifically limit the number of self-service checkout units to six (6
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2024-02-27
To House Corporations Committee
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