Rhode Island Representative Grace Diaz [D]

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RIH7985PassRequires that all entities receiving tax credits from the state pay their workers the prevailing wage or other payments pursuant to § 37-13. This act would also allow the revocation of the tax credits for violation of this act.
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2022-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8353PassAmends the Gender Inclusive Restroom Act to have a municipality apply to the state building code standard committee for a waiver in the case of undue burden with compliance.
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2022-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH6649PassSame as 21H-5827 A-Requires the dept of education in coordination with attorney general to collect & publish data concerning school resource officers in each district, including use of force against students/arrests/referrals to law enforcement or co...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIH7244PassMedicare eligible disabled individuals under age 65 eligible for Medicare supplemental policies. Health insurance commissioner may adopt reasonable regulations and standards for Medicare supplemental policies.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIH8138PassExempts from taxation the real and tangible personal property of RI Public Health Foundation, and any other entity formed in conjunction with, or to facilitate the acquisition of properties of, Rhode Island Public Health Foundation in Providence.
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2022-06-30
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7561PassProvides health care coverage for laparoscopic removal of uterine fibroids, including uterine artery embolization intraoperative ultrasound guidance and monitoring and radiofrequency ablation, commencing January 1, 2023.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH7801PassEstablishes a plan to improve the promotion of social and emotional well-being of young children as well as screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health challenges of infants and young children under the age of six (6).
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH7826PassRequires any organization licensed by the department of BHDDH with 250 or more employees to have background checks conducted by the attorney general's office and require checks every 5th year of continuous employment.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH8258PassAmends the composition of the Advisory Council on Alzheimers Disease Research and Treatment" to include 6 additional members and renames the council the "Advisory Council on Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders."
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH7200PassRequires that janitors and security guards employed, pursuant to state contracts worth more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) of janitorial or security services, be paid a standard compensation rate.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH7213PassAllows a classified employee to seek elected office provided that they resign their position upon being elected.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIH7277PassIncreases the percentage of retail electricity sales from renewable energy sources.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIH7587PassRequires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for biomarker testing on or after 1/1/23.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIH8078PassAllows the district court to designate the date of the hearing in eviction matters filed under the residential landlord and tenant act.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIH8121PassAllows a municipality to impose a debt in favor of the corporate unit against the owner when the municipality relocates the occupant and authorizes the corporate unit to choose the vendors to assist qualifying homeowners with repair costs.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIH7268PassHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations For Uniform Multi-state Nursing License Requirements (amends The Interstate Nurse Licensure Compact And Adopts An Enhanced And More Comprehensive Version ...
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2022-06-22
House passed Sub A
RIH7499PassAuthorizes 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 bonds in the principal amount of $515,000,000 therefor.
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2022-06-22
Signed by Governor
RIH8149Intro
25%
Requires a contractor, subcontractor or public body to include offsite fabrication work in weekly certified prevailing wage records.
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2022-06-21
To House Labor Committee
RIH7595Engross
50%
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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2022-06-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7167Engross
50%
Directs school districts experiencing high rates of student absenteeism to establish attendance support teams to address this absenteeism.
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2022-06-16
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
RIH7745Intro
25%
Requires the general assembly appropriate funds to the state librarian for the purpose of caring for, preserving and cataloguing property in the state in the keeping of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society.
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2022-06-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH8048Intro
25%
Establishes the Rhode Island secure choice retirement savings program, which provides for the creation of IRA-type retirement investments managed by a board established by the act which would be a public corporation.
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2022-06-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH8051Intro
25%
Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $685,000 For The Black And Latino Caucus Community Partnerships To Establish Radio Station Wsop-lp (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of Six Hundred Eighty-five Thousand Dollars (...
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2022-06-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH8350Intro
25%
Removes the child support eligibility requirement under the section related to childcare assistance -- families or assistance units eligible.
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2022-06-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH7790PassExtends the renewal period for lottery sales agent's license from one year to two (2) years.
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2022-06-15
Signed by Governor
RIH8344PassHouse Resolution Honoring Linda Katz, J.d., Co-founder And Policy Director Of The Economic Progress Institute, On The Occasion Of Her Retirement After Forty-five Years Of Dedicated Service To Social And Economic Justice
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2022-06-15
House read and passed
RIH7448Intro
25%
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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2022-06-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH8282Intro
25%
Requires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations, health maintenance organizations and Rhode Island Medicaid, to issue policies that provide coverage for emergency medical services transport.
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2022-06-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH8337PassHouse Resolution Commemorating The 57th Annual Gaspee Days Celebration And The Momentous 250th Anniversary Of The Burning Of The Gaspee
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2022-06-09
House read and passed
RIH7778Engross
50%
Updates the long-term care insurance statute so that it is in conformance with the latest version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners model.
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2022-06-02
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH7283Intro
25%
Establishes the Rhode Island Early Educator Investment Act to develop and implement strategies to improve the compensation of early childhood educators.
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2022-05-31
To House Finance Committee
RIH8266Intro
25%
Excludes eligible nonimmigrant visa holders from paying the same in-state tuition as any other Rhode Island student.
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2022-05-31
To House Finance Committee
RIH8290PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of The Venerable Phra Ajahn Bounthanh Prasavath
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2022-05-26
House read and passed
RIH7740Engross
50%
Directs the department of corrections to collect information from individuals entering its custody: sex, race, nativity (country of origin), religion, and level of education.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7777Engross
50%
Adopts the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Act regarding data security to establish standards for data security and standards for the investigation of and notification to the commissioner of a cybersecurity event.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH7779Engross
50%
Brings the Rhode Island Life and Health Guaranty Fund statute into conformance with the latest version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Act.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH7847Engross
50%
Amends the definitions of a "Pupil Transportation Vehicle" to be and constructed to seat not more than ten (10) passengers including the operator, rather than the existing limit of eight (8) passengers.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Education Committee
RIH8008Engross
50%
Allows health care facility to conduct research on patients subject to 21 C.F.R. Pt 50 and/or 45 C.F.R. Pt 46 (relating to the informed consent in clinical trials).
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2022-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7626Intro
25%
Mandates that health insurance companies and Medicaid provide coverage for FDA approved COVID-19 home testing kits.
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2022-05-19
To House Finance Committee
RIH8057Intro
25%
Imposes restrictions on residential developments. Changes affordability limits for household income for eligible renters and owners. Defines first generation homebuyer. Creates a restricted receipt account for fees generated by this section.
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2022-05-19
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH8262PassHouse Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Lieutenant Commander Burl Richard Pegden, Usn Ret.
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2022-05-18
House read and passed
RIH7440Intro
25%
Adds one new income tax bracket for purposes of state income taxation.
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2022-05-17
To House Finance Committee
RIH8091Intro
25%
Provides local education agencies (LEAs) hiring site-based specialists for reading and math to receive state reimbursement based on enrollment and specific guidelines.
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2022-05-17
To House Finance Committee
RIH7445Intro
25%
Increases eligibility for the three (3) federal Medicare Savings Programs and eliminates the asset test for these programs.
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2022-05-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH6675Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5446 -- Exempts post-use polymers and recovered feedstocks used in advanced recycling processes from the definition of solid waste.
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2022-05-11
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7280Intro
25%
Amends the definition of public works so that it would include any public works projects performed for any city or town or quasi-municipal entity and the state and any quasi-state entity.
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2022-05-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH7925Intro
25%
Increases the maximum state and municipal small purchase limits from $10,000 to $25,000 for construction projects and from $5,000 to $10,000 for all other state and municipal purchases.
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2022-05-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH8243PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming And Celebrating May 11, 2022, As "child Care Awareness Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-05-11
House read and passed
RIH8117Intro
25%
Eliminates the requirement that a city or town's educational funding (maintenance of effort) be increased by the same percentage as the total state aid provided and applies retroactively to January 1, 2019.
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2022-05-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH8116Intro
25%
Prohibits withholding aid for infraction of laws and regulation during an intervention or other exercise of control. Would be retroactive to 1/1/21 for orders under section 16-5-30.
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2022-05-10
To House Finance Committee
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