Rhode Island Representative Deborah Ruggiero [D]

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RIH7096Intro
25%
Authorizes the administrator of the division of motor vehicles to make available a special registration motor vehicle plate for the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association.
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2022-05-20
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIH7274Engross
50%
Requires a school committee or the governing body of a charter or private school to submit the identity of any teacher terminated for cause to the Rhode Island department of education.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Education Committee
RIH7438Engross
50%
Prohibits the sale or promotional distribution of any food package containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), effective January 1, 2024. Provisions of § 23-18.13-3(g)(3) sunset on July 1, 2027.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIH7468Intro
25%
Establishes the Black Regiment Monument Commission to maintain the Black Regiment Monument located in Patriots Park in Portsmouth and its surrounding grounds/promotes the commemoration of the Black Regiment.
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2022-05-20
[Hearing: May 26]

Scheduled for consideration (05/26/2022)
RIH7540Intro
25%
Allows the director of the department of environmental management to issue an emergency order requiring the temporary or permanent suspension of aquaculture activities in an affected area.
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2022-05-20
Placed on House Calendar (05/26/2022)
RIH7872Intro
25%
Creates entry-level licensing program to allow applicants as a mental health counselor assoc. or marriage/family therapist assoc. to practice under supervision prior to becoming licensed a mental health counselor or licensed marriage/family therapist...
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2022-05-20
Placed on House Calendar (05/25/2022)
RIH8001Intro
25%
Requires individuals transacting business in RI under any assumed name to file in person, by mail, or electronically with the office of the city or town clerk the true or real full name(s) of the person(s) transacting business and their email address...
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2022-05-20
[Hearing: May 25]
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8055Intro
25%
Provides a definition of the Recognizable High Tide Line for the Public's Rights and Privileges of the Shore.
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2022-05-20
[Hearing: May 26]

Proposed Substitute
RIH7493Intro
25%
Exempts from taxation the sale, storage, use, or other consumption of COVID-19 take home tests.
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2022-05-19
To House Finance Committee
RIH8268Intro
25%
Allows town of Middletown employees hired after June 30, 2022, various options relating to enrollment in the town's defined contribution plan up to and including December 31, 2022.
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2022-05-19
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH8267Intro
25%
80%) OF DEBT SERVICE FOR EXPENDITURES ELIGIBLE FOR STATE AID (Authorizes the city of Newport and the town of Middletown to establish a regional school district.
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2022-05-19
To House Finance Committee
RIH7093PassAllows the town of Middletown to adopt a new tax classification plan to provide property tax relief to its residents.
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2022-05-18
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8262PassHouse Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Lieutenant Commander Burl Richard Pegden, Usn Ret.
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2022-05-18
House read and passed
RIH8257Intro
25%
Authorizing The Town Of Middletown To Issue Not To Exceed $235,000,000 General Obligation Bonds, Notes And Other Evidences Of Indebtedness To Finance The Construction, Renovation, Improvement, Alteration, Repair, Landscaping, Furnishing And Equipping...
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2022-05-18
To House Finance Committee
RIH7237Intro
25%
Increases the income limits for disabled individuals to one hundred eighty percent (180%) of the federal poverty level to qualify for medical assistance coverage.
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2022-05-17
To House Finance Committee
RIH7616Intro
25%
Renames the Office of Healthy Aging to The Department of Healthy Aging, restructures the administration and delivery of services, and expands the authority of its director in various ways.
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2022-05-17
To House Finance Committee
RIH7180Intro
25%
Requires EOHHS assisted by 24 member advisory committee to provide review/recommendations for rate setting/ongoing review of social service programs licensed by state departments/agencies and Medicaid.
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2022-05-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH7289Intro
25%
Establishes general caseload limits for DCYF workers similar to those contained in the Council on Accreditation standards.
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2022-05-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH7552Intro
25%
Authorizes the Rhode Island public transit authority's coordinating council to develop a pilot program to address the needs of disabled individuals whose disability prevents independent use of a fixed route system.
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2022-05-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH7094PassProhibits commercial vehicles from operating on Chases Lane in the town of Middletown and provides for fines for violations.
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2022-05-11
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8213PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Linda B. Barton
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2022-05-05
House read and passed
RIH7865Intro
25%
Amends the capital gains tax rates and holding period from 5 years to 1 year. Imposes a non-owner occupied tax on homes assessed at more than $1,000,000. Increases estate tax exemption to $2,225,000.
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2022-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH8149Intro
25%
Requires a contractor, subcontractor or public body to include offsite fabrication work in weekly certified prevailing wage records.
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2022-05-03
To House Labor Committee
RIH8199PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of George Edward Mcgaw
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2022-05-03
House read and passed
RIH7070Intro
25%
Expands eligibility for elderly services assistance to persons under age 65 suffering from Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia confirmed by a licensed physician provided that the person's joint income not exceed 250% of the federal poverty leve...
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2022-04-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH7068Intro
25%
Requires the RI department of human services to develop a plan to streamline the application, certification and recertification process for SNAP beneficiaries aged sixty years and over.
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2022-04-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH7127Intro
25%
Increases max income level to $50,000 and max credit amount to $850 for property tax relief with annual adjustment for inflation.
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2022-04-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH7641Intro
25%
Allows families to continue to receive state and federal tax credits and any stimulus funds provided for the well-being of children or adults without jeopardizing the family's RI Works cash benefit.
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2022-04-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH8114Intro
25%
Requires the general assembly to provide grants and loans to improve, maintain and operate Burma Road in Middletown and Portsmouth which is owned by the United States government, along with an additional $50,000 for an economic impact study.
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2022-04-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH6634Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5684 -- Exempts bicycles from sales and use tax.
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH6657Intro
25%
Same as 21H-6436 --Would establish group for placement of solar panels on inter-state highways, would use America Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for funding.
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7661Intro
25%
Bans state purchases of plastic bottles, bags and polystyrene. It would also require state funds to be used to lease or purchase alternative fueled vehicles and renewable energy efficient technologies for use on state property.
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7732Engross
50%
Authorizes the secretary of state and board of elections to conduct an extensive cybersecurity assessment of our election systems and facilities and to establish a cybersecurity review board.
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2022-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7755Intro
25%
Creates the Governor’s Clean Energy Workforce Transition Commission.
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH8113Intro
25%
Submits 2022 capital development program requesting the issuance of $25,000,000 in general obligation bonds to the voters for approval at the November 8, 2022, general election.
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH8141Intro
25%
Names the Newport campus of the Community College of Rhode Island the M. Teresa Paiva Weed campus.
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2022-04-26
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIH8146Intro
25%
Provides solar energy system consumers with consumer protection regarding disclosures cancellation and liens.
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2022-04-26
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8131Intro
25%
House Resolution Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special House Legislative Commission To Study The Effects And Procedures For The Reorganization Of The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (crmc) (extends The Reportin...
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2022-04-26
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8005Intro
25%
Removes the requirement that five percent (5%) of the hotel tax be paid to the Greater Providence-Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau and redistribute the five percent (5%) tax to the city or district where the hotel or residential unit is located...
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2022-04-20
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7695Intro
25%
Modifies current procedures for the application and collection of court costs, fees and assessments in all criminal matters.
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2022-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8143PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming April 24, 2022, As "armenian Genocide Remembrance Day" To Commemorate The Armenian Genocide Of 1915 To 1923, And In Honor Of Armenian-americans
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2022-04-13
House read and passed
RIH7383Intro
25%
Mandates the RITBA to design a safety barrier or netting system on the Mount Hope Bridge, the Claiborne Pell Bridge, and the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge by April 1, 2022, with construction commencing no later than January 1, 2023.
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2022-04-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH8034Intro
25%
Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $1,500,000 From The American Rescue Plan Act Funds To The Rhode Island Turnpike And Bridge Authority To Commission A Study To Evaluate Options To Prevent And Address The Risk Of Suicides On Rhode Island's B...
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2022-04-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH8026Intro
25%
Requires the office of energy resources to initiate the process of developing one or more programs, and associated funding mechanisms, for electric energy storage resources connected to the electric distribution system.
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2022-04-12
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8127PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming April Of 2022, To Be "financial Literacy Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-04-12
House read and passed
RIH7974Intro
25%
Requires all high school seniors in the state to complete a federal financial aid application (FAFSA) or a Rhode Island Alternative Financial Aid Application, offered through the Community College of Rhode Island in order to graduate high school.
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2022-04-11
To House Education Committee
RIH7811Intro
25%
Creates the crime of stolen valor, for falsely representing himself or herself as a member of the military or armed forces, which is punishable by imprisonment of not more than one year, a fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both.
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2022-04-08
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7675Engross
50%
Joint Resolution Amending The Joint Resolution Creating A Permanent Legislative Commission On Child Care In Rhode Island (this Joint Resolution Would Amend The Membership And Purpose Of Said Commission, Allow For Funding With Approval, And Require Re...
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2022-04-07
House read and passed
RIH6643Engross
50%
Same as 21H-5147 -- Provides a statutory framework for the licensing and regulation of genetic counselors.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIH8053Intro
25%
Extends the expiration date of the Harm Reduction Center Advisory Committee and Pilot Program by two years, from March 1, 2024, to March 1, 2026.
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2022-04-05
To House Health & Human Services Committee
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