Rhode Island Representative Grace Diaz [D]

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RIH8126IntroImposes 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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2020-08-21
To House Finance Committee
RIH7676IntroJoint Resolution Relating To Open Space And Forest Conservation -- Capital Development Program (provides For Voter Referendum Seeking Approval Of Issuance Of Bonds Not To Exceed $4,000,000 And For The State Local Land Acquisition Matching Grant Progr...
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2020-07-29
To House Finance Committee
RIH7959IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Authorizing The Issuance Of Bonds For The Roger Williams Park Zoo
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2020-07-29
To House Finance Committee
RIH8118IntroAuthorizes City of Providence to issue $140,000,000 in general obligation bonds to finance, improvements to school buildings and facilities.
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2020-07-29
Committee recommends passage
RIH7947PassCreates a new process with standards to be utilized when deciding whether an applicant's past conviction of a crime should disqualify the applicant from receiving an occupational license, permit, certificate, or registration issued by the state.
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2020-07-22
Signed by Governor
RIH7654IntroApplies the hotel tax distribution formula for entities within the Providence regional tourism district to any and all hotels physically connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center.
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2020-07-21
To House Finance Committee
RIH8115IntroLimits the sale of fireworks to one week prior to and including the 4th day in July, and may only be used, exploded, or cause to exploded between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
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2020-07-17
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7485PassTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Rita's Pizza, Inc.
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2020-06-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8080IntroPermits Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings during a declared disaster emergency.
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2020-06-19
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8047IntroAppropriates the sum of two hundred dollars ($200) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, for payment of the Vietnam bonus of Jeffrey W. Dress of Marlboro, Massachusetts.
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2020-06-18
To House Finance Committee
RIH8031PassHouse Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Jacqueline Court
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2020-06-17
House read and passed
RIH8034PassHouse Resolution Expressing Sincere Condolences On The Passing Of Thomas M. Crowley
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2020-06-17
House read and passed
RIH8035PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming And Celebrating May 20th Of 2020, As "child Care Awareness Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2020-06-17
House read and passed
RIH8012IntroAdds a definition to the term "manufacture" in the medical marijuana chapter.
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2020-03-13
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7869IntroDefines captive hunting as a hunt that occurs within a structure designed to restrict the free movement of animals and prevents the animal from escaping and would prohibit captive hunting within the state of Rhode Island.
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2020-03-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7716IntroDefines rifle and shotgun and makes it unlawful to possess a loaded rifle or shotgun in public subject to various exceptions.
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2020-03-11
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7715IntroProhibits 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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2020-03-11
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7881IntroProvides that benefits under the Rhode Island works program would be conditional on the participation in certain requirements to be supervised by the department of human services.
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2020-03-11
To House Labor Committee
RIH7550IntroCreates 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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2020-03-10
Committee recommends passage
RIH7846IntroProhibits more than two (2) communities from combining to appoint a shared building official.
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2020-03-05
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7293IntroEstablishes and requires funding for a world language and dual language immersion program.
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2020-03-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7338IntroDirects that services provided by school social workers and certified school psychologists would be included as health care related services eligible for federal Medicaid reimbursement.
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2020-03-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7439IntroAllows schools to suspend students, in and out of school, if in grades six or above, and prohibit school committees or principal from suspending students in grade 5 or below unless possessed weapons, narcotics or were found to be a danger.
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2020-03-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7570IntroIncreases the minimum wage by using an annual fixed amount until January 1, 2024, where it reaches to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, then raised annually thereafter by using the (CPI-W). It also raises the cash wage by using a similar scale.
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2020-03-04
To House Labor Committee
RIH7605IntroProvides that the council on elementary and secondary education be encouraged to maintain, publish and update statewide standards for instruction of personal finance in public high schools.
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2020-03-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7542IntroMakes it a traffic offense for a motorist to fail to yield the right-of-way when leaving a public roadway to enter or cross a private road or driveway.
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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7305IntroProhibits the practice of importing a wild animal into the state, which animal is not native or indigenous to the state, for the purpose of conducting canned hunting.
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2020-02-27
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7331IntroAllows DEM to extend certain deadlines for required sewer construction in the replacement of cesspools, which deadlines would not extend beyond January 1, 2025.
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2020-02-27
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7352IntroCreates new standards for determining whether a state work license applicant's past criminal contacts/convictions should disqualify them from receiving a government-issued license.
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2020-02-27
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7945PassHouse Resolution Commemorating The 176th Anniversary Of Dominican Republic Independence On February 27, 2020
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2020-02-27
House read and passed
RIH7041IntroRaises 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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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7125IntroHouse Resolution Respectfully Urging The President And Congress Of The United States To Enact Legislation Requiring The Fda To Establish Gmp Standards Regulating Industrial Hemp (cbd) Products With Thc Content Below Three Percent, Including Establish...
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7289IntroRegulates 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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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7524IntroRequires the department of public safety to procure, subject to appropriation, an interoperable school safety emergency communications system that facilitates emergency response activities in the state.
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7845IntroProvides school districts may employ LPNs to assist certified nurse teachers. It would also require that no fewer than one nurse be employed for every seven hundred fifty (750) students.
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7655IntroPermits taxation of property acquired after July 1, 2020 by certain nonprofit educational and hospital entities.
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7660IntroIncreases 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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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7862IntroLandlords responsible to tenants if tenants evicted due to landlord neglect and allows municipality to place lien on property.
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2020-02-26
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7762IntroModifies language to specify that election officials shall permit the voter to affix their mark at the polling place.
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7761IntroEliminates the requirement that the local board of canvassers publish in the local newspaper and allow for online publication on the official city or town website and all official city or town social media accounts.
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7708IntroLimits the amount a landlord could demand or receive from a tenant as a security deposit.
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7700IntroAllows state employees the ability to make an after tax contribution to a qualified Roth contribution program as a part of a deferred compensation plan.
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7764IntroUpon its own motion or upon request of a parolee, enables the parole board to terminate a parolee's supervision and legal custody order. Prisoners with a life sentence for first and second degree murder are excluded.
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7795IntroSeeks to advance economic development by guaranteeing students the right to enroll in approved career technical educational programs and would allow them to enroll outside the district of residence if their district does not offer a duplicate program...
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7763IntroAuthorizes early voting for registered and eligible electors, in all elections for the twenty (20) days before an election at designated city and town locations, with advance public notice regulated by rules promulgated by the state board of election...
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7623IntroRaises the earned income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to twenty percent (20%) for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2020.
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2020-02-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH7622IntroCreates a new traffic offense, with a fine, for traveling in a bus lane.
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2020-02-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH7635IntroAllows persons with multiple misdemeanors and felonies to seek expungement of up to six convictions provided that convictions for multiple alcohol related offenses or domestic violence offenses and crime of violence are not eligible.
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2020-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7634IntroAmends the uniform controlled substances act and reclassifies simple possession of ten grams (10 g.) or less of a substances as a misdemeanor punishable as two (2) year misdemeanor.
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2020-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7587IntroProvides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and would establish medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services.
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2020-02-13
To House Finance Committee
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