Rhode Island Senator Dominick Ruggerio [D] | Introduced

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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
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
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)
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)
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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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
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
RIS2195Intro
25%
Protects people with health insurance from surprise medical bills for emergency and other services by requiring a non-participating health care provider to bill an insured party only for a co-payment, or deductible.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2687Intro
25%
Climate incentives for connecting new gas customers.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2121Intro
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Authorizes a law enforcement or animal control officer to take possession and hold an animal unlawfully confined in a motor vehicle and the officer may hold the animal for up to 72 hours pending a district court hearing.
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2022-03-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2652Intro
25%
Eliminates the requirement that a member of the labor relations board not be a holder of any other public office.
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2022-03-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2101Intro
25%
Prohibits littering upon private property owned by another person.
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2022-03-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2591Intro
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Expands the Rhode Island promise scholarship program to include students at Rhode Island college as well as students with medical, personal leave, military obligations or disabilities.
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2022-03-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2596Intro
25%
Provides for a statewide voter referendum seeking approval of capital development bonds for direct funding for foundational level school housing aid and the school capital building authority fund in the amount of $300,000,000.
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2022-03-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2070Intro
25%
Establishes the Wholesale Prescription Drug Importation Program for the importation of wholesale prescription drugs from Canada to provide savings to Rhode Island consumers.
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2022-03-22
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2076Intro
25%
Prohibits the state, ERISA or any health plans to purchase referenced drugs for a cost higher than the referenced rate.
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2022-03-22
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2209Intro
25%
Requires the installation of designated electric vehicle parking spaces, with charging capabilities by certain businesses, municipalities, and housing developments in existing, new, or expanded parking lots commencing January 1, 2023.
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2022-03-10
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2636Intro
25%
Requires towns and cities to allow tiny homes to be used as an accessory dwelling and excludes tiny homes from affordable housing.
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2022-03-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2592Intro
25%
Establishes the “Rhode Island Hard-Hit Emergency Liquidity Program Act” to provide up to twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) to businesses adversely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic by providing aid for drop in sales.
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2022-03-10
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2111Intro
25%
Provides that if an insured has one or more motor vehicles with uninsured motorist’s coverage, the insured is permitted to collect up to the aggregate amount of coverage for all vehicles covered by the insurance policies.
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2022-03-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2098Intro
25%
Eliminates the notarization requirement of various certificates filed by insurance companies.
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2022-03-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2014Intro
25%
Establishes the Rhode Island secure choice retirement savings program as a public corporation managing IRA-type investments. Requires employers to offer the program to employees or be subject to a $250 penalty per employee.
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2022-03-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2015Intro
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Prohibits the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) from imposing any fares and/or charges for service provided to the general public.
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2022-03-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2222Intro
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Authorizes and regulate peer-to-peer car sharing programs whereby existing car owners make their motor vehicles available for other individuals to use under a peer-to-peer program.
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2022-03-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2099Intro
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Allows voters to endorse nomination of candidacy documents by mail, email, or facsimile and deliver to the candidate or board of canvassers in-person, via mail, email or facsimile.
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2022-02-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2138Intro
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Provides for a reduction in the minimum number of special plates to be ordered from the DMV to one hundred fifty (150) sets, upon payment of a conditionally refundable fee of three thousand dollars ($3,000).
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2022-01-25
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
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