Rhode Island Senator Donna Nesselbush [D]

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RIS2024EngrossAdds alcohol and alcohol-related overdoses and possession or transportation of alcohol by an underage person, to the Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act.
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2018-06-23
Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
RIS2224EnrollRequires individual or group policy insurance to cover mastectomies.
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2018-06-23
House passed in concurrence
RIS2597EngrossProvides the method by which records are to be furnished relative to an employee's statement of earnings.
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2018-06-23
Senate passed Sub A as amended in concurrence
RIS2614IntroRequires that a death certificate reflect the decedent’s gender identity, as reported by the next of kin.
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2018-06-23
Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
RIS3014EnrollRestricts the use of a victim's gender or sexual orientation as a defense by any defendant claiming provocation, diminished capacity or self-defense and prohibits the court from allowing such information into evidence.
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2018-06-23
House passed in concurrence
RIS2298EngrossMakes the owner of any vehicle not inspected as required by §§31-38-3 or 31-38-4 responsible for any fines or penalties imposed as a result of non-inspection and prohibits any law enforcement officer from citing the operator of said vehicle.
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2018-06-22
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2285EnrollClarifies the right of a surviving spouse of a decedent regarding elective shares taken against the decedent's will relating to real and personal estate to the estates of decedents dying on and after July 1, 2018.
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2018-06-22
House passed in concurrence
RIS2268IntroProhibits the use of restraints on pregnant prisoners during transport to and from court proceedings by sheriffs and/or incarceration at the ACI with annual reports to the general assembly effective January 1, 2019.
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2018-06-22
House passed Sub A in concurrence
RIS2463EngrossPenalizes a motorist for two (2) separate violations if they are driving an unregistered motor vehicle and without insurance or proof of insurance.
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2018-06-22
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2435EnrollAllows cities and towns to issue violations to vehicles which are used for illegal dumping of materials, pursuant to city and town ordinances.
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2018-06-22
House passed in concurrence
RIS2426IntroMandates each motor vehicle policy insurer provide a weekly record of each policy to the department of motor vehicles. A vehicle owner not insured for four (4) reporting periods must be notified to meet certain requirements.
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2018-06-22
House passed Sub A in concurrence
RIS2609IntroAllows for security deposits on furniture when a furnished apartment is leased.
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2018-06-22
House passed Sub A in concurrence
RIS2789EnrollPermits the substitution by a developer of sprinklers in new developments instead of cisterns or water reservoirs for fire suppression, if allowed by ordinance.
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2018-06-22
House passed in concurrence
RIS2865EnrollAllows a minor to bring specified malpractice actions at any time up to reaching twenty-one (21) years of age.
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2018-06-22
House passed in concurrence
RIS2919EnrollAuthorizes Pawtucket to issue not more than $4,500,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences renovation, construction, reconstruction and equipping of public recreation facilities of indebtedness to finance and all costs related thereto...
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2018-06-22
House passed in concurrence
RIS2921EnrollAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $1,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the improvement and replacement of road safety improvements.
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2018-06-22
House passed in concurrence
RIS2918EnrollAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $1,500,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the planning, evaluation, design, construction and reconstruction of the sewer and sanitation system.
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2018-06-22
House passed in concurrence
RIS2923EnrollAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $220,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness.
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2018-06-22
House passed in concurrence
RIS2917EnrollAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $5,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the repaving of streets and all costs related thereto.
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2018-06-22
House passed in concurrence
RIS2920EnrollAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $5,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, repair, alteration, furnishing and equipping of public buildi...
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2018-06-22
House passed in concurrence
RIS2922EnrollAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $1,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the construction, reconstruction and repair of bridges and all costs incidental or related thereto.
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2018-06-22
House passed in concurrence
RIS2916EnrollAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $7,000,000 bonds for streets and sidewalks.
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2018-06-22
House passed in concurrence
RIS2948EnrollRenames the domestic violence prevention fund as the Deborah DeBare domestic violence prevention fund.
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2018-06-22
House passed in concurrence
RIS2953IntroCreates the "Hospital Closure Transition Act which would facilitate the acquisition of a closed hospital's assets by an existing hospital by exempting the acquisition from the hospital conversions and health care facilities licensing acts.
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2018-06-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2954IntroEstablishes a formula to create a transitional alternative payment method incentive to be used in calculating reimbursement rates that must be paid by health insurance carriers to eligible Rhode Island hospitals.
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2018-06-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2408IntroAuthorizes hospital medical staff to elect whether or not to participate in a maintenance of certification program, to elect medical specialty board to implement the program and prohibits insurers from denying reimbursement based solely on this elect...
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2018-06-21
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2226IntroRequires hospitals to offer immunization against influenza virus to all inpatients sixty-five (65) years of age or older from October to March of the following year.
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2018-06-20
House passed as amended in concurrence
RIS2429IntroExpands jurisdiction of the family court related to custody or guardianship of immigrant children to include immigrant persons between (18) years and (21) years of age for purposes of abuse and neglect determinations in accordance with federal law.
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2018-06-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2471IntroCreates the "Healthy Workplace Act of 2018" and establishes a cause of action against employers and employees for workplace bullying, harassment and other abusive conduct that is tolerated by employers.
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2018-06-20
To House Labor Committee
RIS2026EnrollIncludes a facility's potential detrimental impact on the community as a factor to be considered when approving the construction or operation of a solid waste management facility.
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2018-06-19
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2481IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State Of Rhode Island (sessions Of General Assembly) (proposes A Constitutional Amendment Which, If Approved By The Voters, Chang...
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2018-06-14
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS2738IntroSenate Resolution Amending The Rules Of The Senate
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2018-06-14
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS2077IntroProtects 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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2018-06-08
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2100IntroProvides that houses, condominiums, or other residential dwelling units, regardless of the number of rooms, which are used and/or advertised for rent for occupancy would be exempt from the state sales or hotel tax.
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2018-06-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2196IntroCreates a tax on sugary drinks for the purpose of reducing the demand for those beverages, and discouraging the excessive consumption of, sugary drinks.
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2018-06-07
Committee heard
RIS2957PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Entrepreneur And Physical Fitness Oracle Greg Glassman For The Success Of "crossfit"
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2018-06-07
Senate read and passed
RIS2958PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Nick Wishart On Becoming The First Rhode Islander To Complete The World Marathon Challenge
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2018-06-07
Senate read and passed
RIS2320PassProvides that the alternate window for documents filed with the secretary of state to take effect is increased from up to thirty (30) days to up to ninety (90) days.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIS2163IntroProhibits the state from restricting persons from terminating pregnancy prior to fetal viability. Would repeal laws regulating abortion.
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2018-05-31
Committee heard
RIS2939PassSenate Resolution Congratulating The Charles E. Shea High School Unified Basketball Team For Winning The Rhode Island Division Iv State Championship
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2018-05-31
Senate read and passed
RIS2941IntroReserves 5% of energy efficiency funds for low-income residents for assistance to residents who seek financial assistance with electric bills but do not meet eligibility guidelines for other financial assistance programs.
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2018-05-31
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2950IntroAllows employee granted unpaid family/parental leave to substitute any accrued vacation/sick/ other appropriate leave for any part of the unpaid leave.
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2018-05-31
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2680IntroSenate Resolution Amending The Rules Of The Senate
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2018-05-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2433EngrossAllows a person to make satisfactory arrangements for the payment of motor vehicle fines or costs, and would permit a person to request an ability to pay hearing before a license is suspended for failure to pay such fines or costs.
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2018-05-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2589EngrossProvides immunity to persons donating food to food banks.
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2018-05-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2191IntroIncreases the refundable state earned income credit from fifteen percent (15% to twenty-five percent (25%) for the 2019 taxable year, and each taxable year thereafter.
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2018-05-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2364IntroExempts from personal income tax the first $25,000 a taxpayer received from pensions, interest income, 401k plans and individual retirement accounts, and up to $50,000 for joint filers.
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2018-05-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2543IntroProvides for authorizations for services to developmentally disabled adults issued on or after October 1, 2018, be developed on an annual basis with funding for these services to be issued on an annual basis.
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2018-05-23
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2926PassSenate Resolution Congratulating The 2018 Inductees Into The Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame
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2018-05-23
Senate read and passed
RIS2439PassIncreases the amount of purchases the North Providence's purchasing agent may purchase an item, without bid, from $1,500 to $2,500.
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2018-05-18
Effective without Governor's signature
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