Rhode Island Representative Grace Diaz [D]

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RIH6288PassClarifies the tax classification for the homestead exemption for the city of Providence.
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2021-07-14
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH6422PassAllows the Providence board of licenses to grant an exemption from restrictions with regard to the proximity to schools and churches relating to issuance of a Class BV alcoholic beverage retail license for property located at 601 Hartford Avenue.
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2021-07-14
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH5238PassSEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Creates the "Rhode Island Student Success Act" which would identify those students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public universities, colleges or community colleg...
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIH5555PassProhibits the possession of firearms on school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons under contract to provide school security services, and unloaded firearms in locked containers or a locked rack on motor vehic...
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIH5268PassRequires applicants to pass test to include topics on fair housing and requires 24 hours of continuing education.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH5270PassCreates the Human Trafficking Reporting and Prevention Act applicable to hotels, requiring them to educate their employees about identifying, reporting and preventing human trafficking, on their premises.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH5480PassExempts from taxation real property acquired or leased by a railroad entity used in the boarding or disembarking of railroad passengers or supporting passenger railroad operations and services.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH5829PassMandates RIDE to provide regulations to streamline the English Second Language (ESL) and/or English Language Learner (ELL) teaching certificate.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH5826PassAllows students who are legally unable to complete the FAFSA to complete a comparable form created by the college.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH5929PassProvides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and would establish medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services. Effective 7/1/22.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIH6438PassCreates a statewide body-worn camera program for police departments in the state.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIH5571PassRaises the legal age for persons to purchase or be sold or delivered certain tobacco products, electronic nicotine-delivery systems and liquid nicotine containers from eighteen (18) years of age to twenty-one (21) years of age.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIH5196PassLimits health plans that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to forty dollars ($40.00) for a copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin. Effective date 1/1/2022.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH5781Engross

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Creates Elected/Appointed Minority Officials Commission to create record of minority officials from 1636 to present.
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2021-07-01
House passed Sub A
RIH6079PassISAAC'S LAW) (Prohibits discrimination against a potential organ transplant recipient based solely on a physical or mental disability.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIH6485PassHouse Resolution Joyously Congratulating The Hope High School Boys Baseball Team On Winning The 2021 Rhode Island High School Baseball Division Iii State Championship
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2021-06-30
House read and passed
RIH6486PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Stephanie Ogidan Preston
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2021-06-30
House read and passed
RIH5210Engross

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Requires that Medicare supplement policies be made available to Medicare eligible disabled individuals under the age of sixty-five (65).
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2021-06-28
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
RIH6449Engross

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Joint Resolution Amending The Joint Resolution Creating A Permanent Legislative Commission On Child Care In Rhode Island (this Resolution Would Amend The Membership And Purpose Of Said Commission, Allow For Funding With Approval, And Require Review O...
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2021-06-28
House read and passed
RIH5909Intro

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Regulates the distribution of food products containing the drug kratom, a drug of concern for its stimulant and sedative effects, to consumers by the department of health.
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2021-06-25
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIH6466Intro

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Requires that the tax imposed on little cigars be imposed in the same manner as the tax imposed on cigarettes, that 25% of such tax revenue would be applied to smoking cessation programs, and requires that little cigars be sold in packs of 20 or more...
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH6095PassRemoves all references to "and Providence Plantations" in statutes relating to the judiciary, in accordance with the constitutional amendment approved by the voters on November 3, 2020.
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2021-06-23
Signed by Governor
RIH6458Intro

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Reduces the appoint the historian laureate from a five (5) year term to a two (2) year term, and requires the historian laureate to develop and implement programs about pertinent aspects of Rhode Island history.
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2021-06-22
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6448PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Elizabeth A. Mahoney
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2021-06-17
House read and passed
RIH6413PassHouse Resolution Honoring And Thanking Providence Parks Department Employees David Doti And Gary Kraus On Receiving The Municipal Medal Of Bravery For Risking Their Lives For The Safety Of Others
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2021-06-10
House read and passed
RIH6411PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Eduardo Sandoval
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2021-06-10
House read and passed
RIH5714Intro

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Expands the Rite Track Program to provide health care coverage to children up to age nineteen (19) funded by federal funds, if available, or if not available, by state funds.
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2021-06-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH5827Engross

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Requires the RIDE in coordination with the department of the attorney general to collect all public data concerning the use of force, arrest, and referrals to law enforcement or courts in different categories with a reasonable explanation.
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2021-06-09
Committee heard
RIH6356Intro

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Authorizes the city of Providence to finance a contribution towards the unfunded pension liability of the employee retirement system of the city of Providence by the issuance of $750,000,000 bonds.
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2021-06-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH6388PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Allene Ramona Maynard
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2021-06-03
House read and passed
RIH5224PassRemoves the requirement that the scholarship program cease with the enrollment of the high school graduating class of 2021 at the community college of Rhode Island.
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2021-05-28
Signed by Governor
RIH6287Intro

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Modifies the foundation level of support required of municipalities, excluding funds received by the school district from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, in connection with relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH6326Intro

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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $400,000 For Family Service Of Rhode Island To Operate And Expand The Go Team Response Program (joint Resolution To Appropriate $400,000 For Go Team Response Program.)
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH6360PassHouse Resolution Honoring And Thanking Courtney E. Hawkins On The Occasion Of Her Retirement As Director Of The Rhode Island Department Of Human Services
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2021-05-25
House read and passed
RIH6362PassHouse Resolution Honoring Kathleen Sullivan Connell On The Occasion Of Her Retirement As The Rhode Island State Director Of The American Association Of Retired Persons (aarp) And Thanking Her For A Lifetime Of Dedication To Health Care And Public Ser...
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2021-05-25
House read and passed
RIH6320PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Theodore Woods
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2021-05-11
House read and passed
RIH5227Intro

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Adds one new income tax bracket for purposes of state income taxation.
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2021-05-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH6259PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming And Celebrating April 28th Of 2021, As "child Care Awareness Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2021-04-27
House read and passed
RIH5534PassAuthorizes Providence to issue not more than $140,000,000 bonds to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, landscaping, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities throughout the city of Providence.
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2021-04-19
Signed by Governor
RIH6223PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Cecelia Makor Premy
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2021-04-13
House read and passed
RIH5996Intro

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House Resolution Recognizing The Fetus As A Human Life Upon The Existence Of A Heartbeat
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2021-04-09
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5672Intro

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Increases the reimbursement rates to be paid by the department of human services and the department for children, youth, and families, for licensed child care centers and family child care homes.
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2021-04-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH5683Intro

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Reduces the eligibility requirement for many prospective members of the Rhode Island Works' Program making it easier for some to qualify for its benefits.
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2021-04-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH6205PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming The Month Of April, 2021, To Be "community Health Workers Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2021-04-06
House read and passed
RIH5309Intro

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Imposes a moratorium on non-essential evictions/mortgage foreclosures during a state of emergency declared by the governor relating to residential property and establishes an eviction diversion program to resolve landlord-tenant eviction disputes.
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2021-03-31
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5446Intro

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Exempts post-use polymers and recovered feedstocks used in advanced recycling processes from the definition of solid waste.
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2021-03-29
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5753Intro

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Increases the role of the division of motor vehicles in the voter registration and address verification process, by establishing very specific obligations.
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2021-03-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5239Intro

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Establishes and require funding for a world language and dual language immersion program.
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2021-03-23
To House Finance Committee
RIH6017Intro

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Repeals smoke free workplace exemption granted to pari mutual facilities and casinos.
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2021-03-22
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5726Intro

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Defines rifle and shotgun and makes it unlawful to possess a loaded rifle or shotgun in public subject to various exemptions for law enforcement and other authorized individuals.
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2021-03-19
To House Judiciary Committee
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