Rhode Island Senator Erin Lynch Prata [D]

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RIS2598PassRequires that electors that cast emergency ballots in the 12 day period prior to any election day sign an electronic pollbook giving a reason why they cannot get to the polls and vote be cast immediately into a voting machine.
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2020-07-22
Signed by Governor
RIS2136PassRepeals current state law regarding paternity and replaces it with a more comprehensive parentage act that provides procedures establishing parentage, genetic testing, surrogacy agreements and assisted reproduction.
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2020-07-21
Signed by Governor
RIS2337IntroEnables the state lottery division of the department of revenue to enter into a contract extension with IGT Global Solutions Corporation and contract extensions with Twin River and affiliates of Twin River.
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2020-07-14
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS2344PassNames Route 4 and Route 1 from Warwick to Westerly The Purple Heart Memorial Highway.
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2020-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIS2004PassProhibits the manufacturing, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, or transfer of any firearm that is undetectable by metal detectors commonly used at airports and public buildings including 3D printed firearms as defined herein.
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2020-06-23
Signed by Governor
RIS2162PassCorrects the address of the Board of Elections, for purposes of mail ballots, due to their relocation from Providence to Cranston.
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2020-06-19
Signed by Governor
RIS2239IntroRequires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to study and report to the general assembly the impact of using Medicaid funds for treatment of chronically homeless individuals.
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2020-03-12
Committee recommends passage
RIS2366IntroRequires department of health to establish an informal dispute resolution to address any changes to department of health violations.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2449IntroInvests the chief justice of the supreme court with the explicit authority to address issues affecting the conduct of judicial business and order whatever response(s) he or she deems necessary.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2455IntroOnly protective orders issued against adults are to be transmitted to A.G.'s B.C.I. for inclusion in the R.O.N.C.O. system. Protective orders against juveniles will be accessible to law enforcement.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2529IntroRequires the dept of behavioral healthcare/developmental disabilities/hospitals to coordinate with the DOH to propose revisions to chapter 1.10 and 10.1 of title 23, including updates and revisions of statutory language and evidence-based best practi...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2803IntroIncreases the maximum small state purchase from $10,000 to $25,000 for construction projects and from $5,000 to $10,000 for all other small purchases.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2815IntroAdopts a portion of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) model act with respect to receiverships, specifically with regards to how derivative contracts are treated in cases of insurance receiverships.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2816IntroRequires all hotels to make a good faith effort to post human trafficking awareness signage and provide all employees with human trafficking awareness training.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2817IntroRepeals court costs against all defendants who plead nolo contendere, guilty or are found guilty of a crime.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2818IntroProvides that a defendant's qualification for the services of public defender constitutes prima facie evidence of indigency and limited ability to pay court costs and no costs shall be ordered unless procedures for determining ability to pay are foll...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2828IntroIncreases penalties for animal cruelty.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2829IntroCredits those people detained in the adult correctional institution the amount of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) per day toward any fines or costs they owe to the court when held for lack of bail for failure to appear for a costs review hearing.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2830IntroMakes numerous changes to the merit system.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2831IntroIncreases temporary caregiver benefits to six weeks starting January 1, 2021 and then to eight weeks starting January 1, 2022.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2832IntroIncreases penalties for violations of certain wage and hour laws.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2833IntroNames the traffic tribunal building on New London Avenue "The Albert E. DeRobbio Traffic Tribunal."
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2020-03-12
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2034IntroRequires all school districts to designate an athletic trainer to be available for high school athletic practices and games.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2183IntroProvides that feminine hygiene products be provided in all public schools.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2511IntroReplaces term multi-municipal with multi-party and defines it as combination of 2 or more eligible parties that enter into agreement for purpose of co-owning one or more eligible net-metering resources or entering into financing arrangement(s).
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2020-03-11
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2147PassIncreases the minimum wage gradually up to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour by the year 2024.
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2020-03-10
Signed by Governor
RIS2166IntroPrevents the consideration of an applicant's credit history in determining automobile insurance rates.
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2020-03-10
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2448IntroCreates within the district court a dedicated calendar offering treatment and sentencing alternatives to eligible defendants deemed to suffer from serious and persistent mental illness to be known as the "Mental Health Treatment Calendar".
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2020-03-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2080IntroEstablishes a statewide public safety computer aided dispatch records management system.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2222IntroProvides that pharmacists shall disclose lesser price drug substitutions unless directed otherwise by the doctor. It would also exempt pharmacists automatically charging the lowest available price.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2322IntroLimits health insurance carriers that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to fifty ($50) dollars copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2364IntroRaises the earned income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to twenty percent (20%) for the tax years 2020 and beyond.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2480IntroExempts agencies of municipalities and the state from releasing information as to the residency of municipal or state police officers regarding public records requests.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2763PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Retired United States Army First Sergeant Dora Vasquez-hellner On Being Named The Rhode Island Department Of Veterans Affairs "female Veteran Of The Year"
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2020-03-05
Senate read and passed
RIS2224EngrossRequires hospitals to adopt protocols for the early detection and treatment of patients with sepsis.
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2020-03-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2139EngrossPrecludes 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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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2549IntroAmend the voting requirements of planning and zoning boards.
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2020-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2725PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Leo HÉroux
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2020-03-03
Senate read and passed
RIS2081IntroAllows a condominium association to impose a fee of up to one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125) for preparation of a resale certificate.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2135IntroIncreases the amount of reimbursement funds required to be paid by the Rhode Island airport corporation to the city of Warwick for municipal services.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2150EngrossIncludes the majority leader of the senate as a member of the joint committee on legislative services.
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2020-02-27
To House Finance Committee
RIS2235IntroDepartment of health to establish maximum PFAS levels in water.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2622IntroChange the continuing education requirements of registered contractors to ten (10) hours every two (2) years.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2625IntroIncorporate provisions of the National Association of Insurance Commissioner standards into chapter 1.1 of title 27, the "credit for reinsurance act".
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2020-02-27
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2626IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The Rhode Island Department Of Education Develop A Set Of Key Environmental And Climate Principles And Concepts To Be Infused In All Subjects For K-12 Public School Students
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2020-02-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2627IntroProvides for school construction projects approved after July 1, 2020, that Rhode Island based architectural businesses be used or the project is only eligible to receive five (5) incentive points.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2637IntroAuthorizes the governor with the advice and consent of the senate, to appoint an executive director of coastal resources management to act as a liaison to the director of the department of environmental management to plan and manage coastal resources...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2639IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Department Of Environmental Management To Aid In Protecting Consumers Of Pesticides
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2020-02-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2640IntroCreates the Rhode Island Water Authority as a quasi-public corporation.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2657IntroProhibits a pelvic, rectal, or breast examination on an unconscious or anesthetized patient unless the patient gives informed consent, the exam is within the scope of care or the examination is required for diagnostic purposes.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
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