Rhode Island Senator Dominick Ruggerio [D] | Senate

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RIS2386Intro
25%
Provides equal medicare for infants born-alive as a result of abortion procedure/natural delivery with violations subject to criminal penalties for medical personnel/loss of license/civil action for damages.
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2022-05-27
[Hearing: May 31]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2583Intro
25%
Amends the affordable clean energy security act and the long-term contracting standard for renewable energy.
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2022-05-27
[Hearing: Jun 1]
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2822Engross
50%
Creates a name for the Rhode Island Convention Center Boardroom as the James P. McCarvill Boardroom.
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2022-05-27
[Hearing: Jun 2]
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIS2939Intro
25%
Creates a new department of housing, a housing development fund, and a housing land bank program to help create reliable, efficient, affordable tenancies.
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2022-05-27
[Hearing: May 31]
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2981Intro
25%
Provides certain benefits to members of the Hmong Laotian special guerilla units who served in the secret war in the Kingdom of Laos during the Vietnam War in conjunction with the United States armed forces as granted to Rhode Island veterans.
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2022-05-27
[Hearing: Jun 1]
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2201Engross
50%
Requires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for biomarker testing on or after 1/1/23.
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2022-05-26
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS2551Engross
50%
Defines "construction worker" and provides for wage and benefits in accordance with chapter 13 of title 37.
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2022-05-26
To House Finance Committee
RIS2691Engross
50%
Requires the PUC to initiate the process of evaluating the barriers to and opportunities for electric energy storage resources to be connected to the electric distribution system.
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2022-05-26
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2740Engross
50%
Adds a new chapter known as the Labor Standards in Renewable Energy Projects.
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2022-05-26
To House Labor Committee
RIS2401Intro
25%
Gives an "unsworn" declaration given under the penalty of perjury the same effect as "a sworn" declaration, and subject to the criminal penalties for perjury.
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2022-05-25
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/31/2022)
RIS2274Intro
25%
Increases the percentage of retail electricity sales from renewable energy sources.
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2022-05-25
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/31/2022)
RIS2430PassThe Rhode Island Cannabis Act legalizes adult use of cannabis. It provides for licensing of cultivation, manufacture and retail sale of cannabis.
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2022-05-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2503Intro
25%
Reduces the civil penalty for the first and second offenses for driving without a license or driving with a suspended license, and would make a third violation a civil offense and a fourth offense a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.
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2022-05-25
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/02/2022)
RIS2982PassSenate Resolution Honoring Paul J. Agatiello, M.d., F.a.c.p. On The Occasion Of His Retirement
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2022-05-24
Senate read and passed
RIS2610Engross
50%
Provides a one year moratorium on hospital conversions involving for-profit corporations as acquiree or acquiror.
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2022-05-20
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2711Intro
25%
Exempts from attachment five hundred dollars ($500) in savings or deposits in financial or banking institutions.
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2022-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2947PassSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (ripta) To Reinstate Its Nonstop Express Bus Service To South County Beaches
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2022-05-19
Senate read and passed
RIS2950PassSenate Resolution Honoring Dr. Timothy J. Babineau On The Occasion Of His Retirement As President And Ceo Of Lifespan
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2022-05-19
Senate read and passed
RIS2294Engross
50%
Amends dam safety standards to require the state building code standards committee to take into account climate change effect on inundation areas below dams classified as high, significant, or low hazard.
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2022-05-18
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS2295Engross
50%
Authorizes DEM to assess penalties for non-compliance with emergency plans for significant/ high hazard dams with DEM/EMA developing system to issue severe weather advisories/watches/warnings.
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2022-05-18
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS2297Engross
50%
Establishes an orphan and insolvent dam fund for the repair or removal of high hazard or significant hazard dams with the right of subrogation.
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2022-05-18
To House Finance Committee
RIS2443Engross
50%
Owners of animals in RISPCA custody to pay for animal's care or animal may be forfeited.
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2022-05-18
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2681Engross
50%
Provides that childcare is part of an early learning program and is an essential program supporting the state’s workforce and a strong state economy.
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2022-05-18
To House Finance Committee
RIS2678Engross
50%
Establishes the office of early childhood development and learning to manage a statewide early learning system for children from birth through age five (5), and ensure all children enter school ready to learn.
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2022-05-18
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS2798Intro
25%
Bans the sale of cosmetics developed/manufactured using animal testing. A violation would be a $1,000 fine for each offense.
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2022-05-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2904Intro
25%
Allows persons convicted of felonies punishable by 10 years or less to file to expunge records after 5 years after sentence completion except felonies of sex registration/ domestic violence/weapons
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2022-05-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2223Intro
25%
Requires all property owners of rental property to file with the secretary of state notice of their name, home address, including zip code, and telephone number. The secretary of state shall comply a report of such information.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2102Intro
25%
Repeals health services council and expands the health services and amends several provisions relative to the review process of the hospital conversion act pertaining to maintenance of services and required disclosures.
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2022-05-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2914PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Providence College Men's Basketball Coach Ed Cooley On Being Named The 2021-2022 Naismith College Coach Of The Year
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2022-05-05
Senate read and passed
RIS2923PassSenate Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Joan Negris
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2022-05-05
Senate read and passed
RIS2921PassSenate Resolution Commemorating May 1 Through May 7, 2022, As "national Small Business Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-05-05
Senate read and passed
RIS2823Intro
25%
Establishes a seven (7) member public-private partnership infrastructure oversight commission to approve all requests for proposals submitted for public-private partnership construction of qualified facilities.
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2022-05-04
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2065Intro
25%
Exempts from taxation the retail sale of cloth or disposable face masks and facial coverings.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2200Intro
25%
Provides for rate setting and review for all medical programs licensed or having a contract with the state as well as Medicaid.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2311Intro
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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2022-04-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2413Engross
50%
Amends "Former Spouse Divorced" to include married for ten or more years and required by court order to support post divorce.
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2022-04-27
To House Finance Committee
RIS2815Engross
50%
Establishes a real job Rhode Island program, which is an industry-led system to advance the skills of the state's workforce to grow the state's economy and increase sustainable employment for middle-class families.
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2022-04-27
To House Finance Committee
RIS2838Intro
25%
Revises the process and procedures for state intervention and support for failing public schools, including Providence, as well as chronically under-performing schools.
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2022-04-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2339Intro
25%
Entitles dairy farms to the exemptions from taxation granted to farmland, forestland, or open space.
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2022-04-26
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2773Intro
25%
Enables municipalities to create tourism improvement districts to increase economic activity in the tourism industry.
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2022-04-26
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2478PassSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The United States Department Of Housing And Urban Development Urgently Undertakes A Complete And Comprehensive Inspection Of All Public Housing Within Their Jurisdiction In The City Of Providence
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2022-04-26
Senate read and passed
RIS2832Engross
50%
Names the Newport campus of the Community College of Rhode Island the M. Teresa Paiva Weed campus.
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2022-04-22
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIS2335Intro
25%
Prohibits a medical training program from using live animals if another accredited training program in the same medical discipline does not use animals or if an alternative teaching method exists.
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2022-04-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2760Intro
25%
Increases the motion picture production company tax credit to ten million dollars ($10,000,000) and cap the available total of credits to forty million dollars ($40,000,000). This act would also eliminate the sunset provision.
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2022-04-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2765Intro
25%
Establishes a lead water supply replacement program for public and private service lines and requires disclosure to tenants and buyers of real property of the presence of lead service lines.
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2022-04-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2446Engross
50%
Creates the "Plastic Waste Reduction Act" designed to reduce the use of plastic bags by retail establishments by offering recyclable bag options and providing penalties for violations.
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2022-04-08
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS2866Intro
25%
Prohibits, beginning January 1, 2024, any compact fluorescent lamp or linear fluorescent lamp to be offered for final sale, sold at final sale, or distributed in the state as a new manufactured product.
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2022-04-07
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2421Intro
25%
Authorizes the issuance of special motor vehicle registration plates for the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA).
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2022-04-06
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2632Intro
25%
Provides that a prepaid special motor vehicle registration plate order will be processed if the plate sponsoring nonprofit entity makes a nonrefundable payment of $13,500 to the state.
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2022-04-06
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2622Intro
25%
Grants a right-of-first-refusal to qualified nonprofits for the purchase of certain multifamily properties.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
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