Rhode Island Representative Deborah Ruggiero [D]

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RIH5107IntroAllows the town of Middletown to enroll its full-time police officers hired on or after July 1, 2021, in a defined contribution plan established by the town and prevents newly hired police officers from becoming members of the retirement system.
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2021-05-14
[Hearing: May 19]
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH5394EngrossPrecludes 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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2021-05-14
Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (05/18/2021)
RIH5890EngrossAllows the board of elections to begin the certification of mail ballots 20 days prior to election day and requires notice of such certification sessions and establishes a new and more comprehensive mail ballot voter signature verification process.
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2021-05-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH6125IntroHouse Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The Chief Executive Officer Of Each Rhode Island City And Town Create An Independent Five Person Commission To Ensure That Any And All Federal Monies Received By The Cities And Towns In The Forthcoming Co...
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2021-05-14
[Hearing: May 19]

Proposed Substitute
RIH6272IntroAllows 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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2021-05-14
Placed on the House Consent Calendar (05/19/2021)
RIH6255IntroUnder RI Works program, amends definition of dependent child, exclude veteran’s disability pension benefits from determination of family resources or income when determining eligibility for the RI Works program, extends child care assistance.
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2021-05-13
To House Finance Committee
RIH5376EngrossProhibits the intentional simultaneous release of ten (10) or more balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gas.
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2021-05-07
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIH5681IntroProvides a state-funded tax credit for home owners, renters and the disabled who are housing cost-burdened subject to age and income limitations.
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2021-05-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH6271IntroAllows a new restaurant to be located at 53 Narragansett Avenue in Jamestown to obtain a class BVL liquor license to sell beer and wine.
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2021-05-06
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH6292PassHouse Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Simone Patricia Joyaux, Acfre
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2021-05-04
House read and passed
RIH6280IntroEffective December 31, 2020, terminates the requirement of utilizing green building standards for new public buildings construction projects.
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2021-04-29
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH6215IntroAmends the definition of sexual orientation. Allows cases in superior court. Allows mediation prior to superior court case. Prohibits court order unless attorney fee waiver is signed. Repeals exemptions to sexual discrimination.
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2021-04-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6259PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming And Celebrating April 28th Of 2021, As "child Care Awareness Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2021-04-27
House read and passed
RIH6252IntroHouse Resolution Creating Special House Legislative Commission To Study The Effects And Procedures For The Reorganization Of The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (crmc) (creates A 15 Member Commission To Study The Effects And Procedu...
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2021-04-26
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5101PassRatifies the town of Jamestown Home Rule Charter amendment to Section 219 of the charter adopted at a November 3, 2020 referendum, concerning the process and procedures by which voter initiative can be activated.
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2021-04-21
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH5448IntroCreates a Medicaid employees assessment and would require all for profit employers with more than 300 employees to compensate the state 10% of each of their employees' wages, capped of $1500, who are enrolled in Medicaid.
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2021-04-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH5353IntroCreates the "Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act" which requires training of teachers/students/school personnel regarding suicide awareness and prevention, and the establishment of a conflict resolution process between teachers or school personnel/stude...
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2021-04-14
To House Education Committee
RIH6151IntroAdopts Wireless Telecommunications Act. Authorizes municipalities to regulate wireless service for zoning and public safety.
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2021-04-12
To House Innovation, Internet, & Technology Committee
RIH5445PassEstablishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
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2021-04-10
Signed by Governor
RIH5241EngrossAuthorizes a pharmacist to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives, provided that the pharmacist has completed a training program approved by the state board of pharmacy.
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2021-04-08
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIH6147IntroAmends Hate Crimes Sentencing Act. Adds gender identity, expression to protected groups. Clarifies sentencing enhancements for hate crimes against victims in a protected group. Permits sentencing to community service or educational classes.
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2021-04-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6197PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming April, 2021, To Be "the Month Of The Military Child" In Rhode Island
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2021-04-06
House read and passed
RIH6198PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming April Of 2021, To Be "financial Literacy Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2021-04-06
House read and passed
RIH6169IntroProhibits the co-location of multiple renewable energy resources one or more contiguous parcels, unless the total capacity of the co-location is less than ten megawatts (10MW) in total.
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2021-04-05
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5204IntroRequires every electric distribution company and natural gas distribution company to submit to the division of public utilities and carriers an emergency response plan for review and approval.
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2021-04-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH6020IntroHAC) AND HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS (HAI) AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO ESTABLISH/CLARIFY THE STATE'S POLICY AND PROCEDURES (Creates a 9 member commission to study Rhode Island's payment and reimbursement for (HAC) and (HAI) and provide recomm...
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2021-03-30
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH6042IntroAuthorizes 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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2021-03-29
To House Innovation, Internet, & Technology Committee
RIH5959IntroCreates the "Rhode Island data Transparency and Privacy Protection Act" to identify information collected by online service providers and commercial websites.
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2021-03-29
To House Corporations Committee
RIH6144IntroRequires 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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2021-03-26
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5633IntroAllows cities and towns to create ordinances to regulate use and sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products.
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2021-03-25
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH6126IntroEntitles dairy farms to the exemptions from taxation granted to farmland, forestland, or open space.
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2021-03-25
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH6165PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Dr. Robin Wallace
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2021-03-25
House read and passed
RIH5609IntroHouse Resolution Supporting Federal Legislation Granting Statehood To The People Of Washington, D.c.
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2021-03-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6150IntroRequires electric and gas distribution companies to remit to the Rhode Island Infrastructure bank, at its request, fifteen percent (15%) of their annual demand-side charge collections to be used to fund energy-related financing program.
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2021-03-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH5919IntroRepeals the expiration provisions that major facility projects or other public improvements comply with green building standards, thereby requiring major facility projects of state agencies to be construed to LEED standards.
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2021-03-18
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5966IntroEstablishes efficiency standards for selected residential and commercial products.
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2021-03-18
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5967IntroEstablishes the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund.
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2021-03-18
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5897IntroRequires insurers insures to provide coverage for any prescription drug treatment for lyme disease.
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2021-03-16
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5898IntroProvides health care coverage for laparoscopic removal of uterine fibroids, including intraoperative ultrasound guidance and monitoring and radiofrequency ablation, commencing January 1, 2022.
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2021-03-16
To House Corporations Committee
RIH6134PassHouse Resolution Commemorating The Celebration Of St. Joseph's Day
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2021-03-16
House read and passed
RIH5524IntroHouse Resolution Requesting The Rhode Island Division Of Statewide Planning To Provide An Excel Spreadsheet ( Or Equivalent) And Gis Map Layer Showing Commercial Scale Solar Development In Rhode Island's Cities And Towns, And The Sites Identified In ...
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2021-03-11
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5762IntroSets forth new renewable energy standards.
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2021-03-11
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5767IntroRequires the energy efficiency and resources management council to run a triennial competitive bid process to select an entity to propose and administer system reliability and energy efficiency and conservation procurement.
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2021-03-11
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH5671IntroAmends various sections relating to libraries to remove outdated provisions and update language to reflect current practices affecting library technology.
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2021-03-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH5625IntroImplements literacy of climate change for all students enrolled in public schools or other schools managed and controlled by the state in kindergarten through twelve (K-12).
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2021-03-10
To House Education Committee
RIH5723IntroIncorporates the federal affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations of federal contractors and subcontractors regarding individuals with disabilities into the Rhode Island equal opportunity and affirmative action law.
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2021-03-10
To House Labor Committee
RIH5986IntroIncreases penalties for damages to electric/cellular communication lines from $3,000 to $50,000/imprisonment from 2 to10 years, or both/requires restitution for economic harm/increases water supply systems imprisonment to 10 years plus restitution.
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2021-03-09
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5375IntroIncreases mandatory insurance coverage for hearing aids from $1,500 to $2,000, per ear, every three (3) years. In addition, the amount of insurance coverage would no longer be based on the age of the recipient.
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2021-03-08
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5373IntroRequires 25% of price of cemetery lot be deposited in perpetual care fund (PCF). PCF to file annual report with AG.
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2021-03-08
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5441IntroRequires individual health insurers, large group health insurers and small employer health insurers to provide coverage for ten (10) categories of essential health benefits listed in the act.
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2021-03-08
To House Health & Human Services Committee
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