Rhode Island Senator Gayle Goldin [D]

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RIS0217IntroProvides greater details to be considered when deciding if there has been substantial compliance with the statutes requiring the prompt processing and payment of health insurance claims.
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2019-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20]
Proposed Substitute
RIS0291IntroRequires pharmacies display warning notice regarding use of opioids/schedule II controlled substances compiled by DOH relating to overuse/misuse/mixing with other drugs/alcohol effective 9/1/19.
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2019-06-19
Senate passed as amended (floor amendment)
RIS0267IntroIncludes licensed school psychologists under the provisions of the general laws governing the regulations of psychologists, and limits the authorization of school psychologist to practice school psychology to the school setting.
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2019-06-19
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/25/2019)
RIS0253IntroCreates a process that provides affected employees an opportunity to purchase the business that employs them, but is in danger of being sold or going out of business.
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2019-06-19
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
RIS0547IntroProvides that the commissioner of elementary and secondary education would be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The commissioner of elementary and secondary education would serve at the pleasure of the governor.
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2019-06-19
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/25/2019)
RIS0837EnrollProvides a petition process to have a discharge from service recorded as honorable for members of the armed services separated from service with a general or other than honorable discharge due solely to their sexual orientation/gender identity/expres...
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2019-06-19
Transmitted to Governor
RIS0139IntroAmends current law so that, as part of a comprehensive discharge plan, a hospital would be allowed to try to contact the patient's emergency contact and the recovery coach, in accordance with federal law.
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2019-06-18
Placed on House Calendar (06/20/2019)
RIS0299IntroAllows pregnant women with an annual family income above applicable Medicaid income limit to be eligible to purchase health insurance through one of the Medicaid managed care plans.
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2019-06-18
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/20/2019)
RIS0459EngrossUpdates the language required to be given by police officers when responding to domestic abuse calls.
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2019-06-18
Placed on House Calendar (06/20/2019)
RIS0570EngrossRequires Tricare to pay the healthcare services funding contributions for their contribution enrollees.
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2019-06-18
Placed on House Calendar (06/20/2019)
RIS0574IntroAdds the multi-disciplinary maternal mortality review committee to the review of the office of state medical examiners and extend certain immunities and confidentiality agreements to multi-disciplinary teams.
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2019-06-18
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/20/2019)
RIS0977PassSenate Resolution Honoring Rabbi Wayne Franklin On His Retirement After Thirty-eight Years Of Faithful And Devoted Service To The Temple Emanu-el Congregation And The Wider Community
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2019-06-18
Senate read and passed
RIS0610IntroCreates a new process with standards to be utilized when deciding whether an applicant's past criminal contacts' convictions should disqualify them from receiving a government issued license.
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2019-06-17
[Hearing: Jun 20]
Scheduled for consideration (06/20/2019)
RIS0272EngrossRaises the earned income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to twenty percent (20%) for the tax years 2020 and beyond.
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2019-06-14
To House Finance Committee
RIS0603IntroMakes amendments providing for additional reporting duties and requirements for persons with knowledge of mistreatment or neglect of elders.
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2019-06-14
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0628EngrossMandates that polls in all cities and towns except New Shoreham open at 7 am and provides time for receipt of ballots cast outside the US.
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2019-06-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0017IntroSunsets/discontinues the Jobs Development Act rate reduction as of July 1, 2019.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0208IntroAuthorizes cities and towns to tax real and/or personal property owned, leased or operated in whole or in part by any nonprofit institution of higher education or nonprofit hospital currently exempt by charter, general, or public law.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0418IntroCreates a tax on sugary drinks and creates a dedicated revenue source for programs designed to benefit public health.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0307IntroRequires hospital to incorporate consent for peer recovery specialist services into comprehensive patient consent form. Creates MAT program using meds and counseling and to create a comprehensive approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
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2019-06-12
To House Finance Committee
RIS0069IntroRequires the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals to make or cause to be made annual unannounced inspections and investigations of community residences.
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2019-06-07
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0172EngrossRequires employers with 100 employees to yearly submit a form to the department of labor and training, which contains information regarding the compensation and hours worked of employees by age, gender, race, ethnicity, job category and occupation ti...
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2019-06-07
To House Labor Committee
RIS0297IntroAuthorizes the establishment of harm reduction centers.
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2019-06-07
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0509EngrossComprehensively addresses wage discrimination by expanding employee protections and the scope of the remedies available to employees who have experienced wage discrimination.
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2019-06-07
To House Labor Committee
RIS0496EngrossProhibits any questioning of a juvenile who is suspected of delinquent or criminal behavior, unless the parent of guardian of the juvenile is present, or unless an attorney is present or the juvenile and their parents have waived their presence.
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2019-06-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0789IntroRepeals 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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2019-06-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0049IntroExempts from the sales and use taxes products used for feminine hygiene in connection with the menstrual cycle.
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0209IntroExempts persons with a retail sales permit from requirement of paying a registration fee for making sales at a flea market.
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2019-06-06
Committee recommends passage
RIS0323EngrossPermits campaign funds to be used to pay all childcare expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity.
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2019-06-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0765IntroIncreases tax wage base for contributions to TDI /TCI, expands eligibility, increases benefit rates, adds sibling and grandchild in coverage benefits, increases temp caregiver weeks, and institutes fines for not reinstating an employee who uses progr...
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0138IntroRestores provisions of chapter 16.2 of title 23 as well as all of chapter 16.3 of title 23, which were repealed or deleted in the 2015 Budget Act, relating to definitions, licensing, and the operation of medical laboratories.
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2019-06-05
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0829IntroSenate Resolution Denouncing And Opposing White Nationalist And Neo-nazi Groups
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2019-06-05
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0947PassSenate Resolution Commemorating June 7, 2019, As "national Gun Violence Awareness Day" In Rhode Island
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2019-06-05
Senate read and passed
RIS0949IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Develop Measures To Ensure Investments Within Designated Opportunity Zones Improve The Quality Of Life And Economic Opportunities In Low-income Communities, While Pr...
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2019-06-05
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0235IntroRepeals the provision of the general laws declaring prisoners serving a life sentence civilly dead.
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2019-06-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0144EngrossRequires managed care organizations to consult with the executive office of health and human services to develop incentives for nursing facilities that demonstrate lower direct care staff turnover.
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2019-05-31
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0445IntroProhibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member. Effective 1/1/2021.
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2019-05-29
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0820IntroCreates the water security act of 2019 to ensure equal access to safe drinking water for all citizens of the state.
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2019-05-29
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0158IntroRequires that penalties or restitution payments for larceny or campaign expenditure reporting violations be deposited into the general fund.
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2019-05-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0279IntroExempts from sales tax any amount a construction contractor charges clients for materials and supplies in connection with a construction contract.
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2019-05-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0598IntroForbids an employer to require an employee to execute a nondisclosure agreement; or non-disparagement agreement regarding alleged violations of civil rights or criminal conduct as a condition of employment.
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2019-05-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0883PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Donald J. Lopes, Sr.
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2019-05-21
Senate read and passed
RIS0738IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island health insurance market stability and consumer protection act in order to update state law to reflect current insurance standards, practice and regulation to maintain market stability.
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2019-05-20
To House Finance Committee
RIS0615IntroProhibits employer discrimination against medical marijuana cardholders testing positive, allows for civil remedies for medical marijuana cardholders experiencing discrimination, provides state as sole regulator for compassion centers/medical marijua...
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2019-05-15
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0726IntroComprehensively amends the state's apprenticeship laws to make them easier to understand and be more consistent with each other and applicable federal regulations.
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2019-05-15
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0152IntroCodifies the current state of the law on reproductive rights in Rhode Island by incorporating the protections set forth in Roe v. Wade limiting restrictions on an individual's decision to terminate a pregnancy.
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2019-05-14
Defeated in Committee
RIS0874PassSenate Resolution Commemorating And Celebrating "national Women’s Health Week" In The State Of Rhode Island From May 12 Through May 18, 2019
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2019-05-14
Senate read and passed
RIS0460IntroChanges the definition of employee and employer for purposes of the fair employment practices act, while expanding personal liability for violations.
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2019-05-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0827IntroRequires public places to have naloboxes or naloxone on the premises for access and use during emergencies by trained employees or the general public with "Good Samaritan" protections.
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2019-05-07
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0857PassSenate Resolution Celebrating The Week Of May 6th Through May 12th As "national Nurses Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2019-05-07
Senate read and passed
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