Rhode Island Representative Grace Diaz [D]

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RIH7305IntroAdds alcohol and alcohol-related overdoses and possession or transportation of alcohol by an underage person, to the Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act.
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2018-06-19
House passed Sub A
RIH7787EnrollIncludes a facility's potential detrimental impact on the community as a factor to be considered when approving the construction or operation of a solid waste management facility.
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2018-06-19
Transmitted to Governor
RIH8130IntroAmends procedures regarding local liquor license appeals.
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2018-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20]
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8293IntroExempts two locations in the city of Providence from the objection provisions afforded to schools and churches as adjoining property owners of prospective liquor license holders.
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2018-06-19
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH8313IntroRequires the director of the department of health to develop best practices for co-prescribing opioid antagonists to patients who are prescribed opioid analgesics.
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2018-06-19
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7956IntroProvides for more conspicuous signage at automated school-zone-speed-enforcement system locations and allows for a graduated penalty system with a warning for a first offense.
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2018-06-18
[Hearing: Jun 20]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7982PassContinues status quo for licensing of approved recipients under DACA program; however, issuance of license does not confer right to vote eff. 12/3/18.
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2018-06-18
Signed by Governor
RIH8253IntroProvides that any minority business enterprise that is certified under the Federal Small Business Act shall be deemed certified by the department of administration as a minority business enterprise.
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2018-06-12
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8308PassHouse Resolution Congratulating Laura Murphy Of East Greenwich High School For Being Named A 2017 National Finalist For The Wendy's High School Heisman Award
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2018-06-12
House read and passed
RIH8276IntroExtends the timeframe within which to bring an action for an unlawful employment practice.
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2018-06-07
To House Labor Committee
RIH8123IntroAllows municipal water supply system and any regional water quality management district commission to enter into an agreement called a "transaction" effectively merging the entities and becoming a public utility.
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2018-06-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH7694PassRequires that school district safety assessments be provided to the Rhode Island school safety committee every three (3) years for review and recommendations.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIH7194EngrossRequires driver's instruction courses and tests to include instruction information on driver's responsible conduct and rights during a traffic stop.
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2018-05-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7294EngrossCreates the "Neil Fachon Terminally Ill Patient's Right To Try Act of 2018," which establishes the conditions for the use of experimental treatments for terminally ill patients.
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2018-05-31
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIH8239IntroAuthorizes the city of Providence to issue a retail liquor license to a businesses located on Broad Street while prohibiting many other listed purposes.
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2018-05-31
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7484IntroProvides gradual pension benefits increase over 5-year period starting 9/1/18 from 75% to 87.5% of base amount using cost-of-living adjustments over lifetime.
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2018-05-29
To House Finance Committee
RIH8152IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $100,000 To Year Up Providence (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) To Year Up Providence.)
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2018-05-29
To House Finance Committee
RIH8208IntroRequires state departments, agencies to promulgate rules and regulations prior to the first day of the next legislative session after passage with general assembly oversight committees to keep public record of same.
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2018-05-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7148IntroEstablishes a tiered-rate structure for the child care assistance program, with higher rates paid to licensed child care centers and family child care homes that have achieved higher quality ratings in "BrightStars".
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2018-05-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH7221IntroApproval and funding of drug awareness programs for minors placed with the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals.
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2018-05-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH8204PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May Of 2018 To Be "child Care Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2018-05-16
House read and passed
RIH8187PassHouse Resolution Commemorating "world Lupus Day" In The State Of Rhode Island On May 10, 2018
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2018-05-10
House read and passed
RIH7402IntroRemoves the requirement that a student with disabilities be a college student in order to be eligible to participate in the Mary Brennan fellowship fund program and also removes the requirement that the fellowship program take place in Providence.
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2018-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH7813IntroEnables the Rhode Island Public Rail Corporation to lower the self-insured retention amount required of the state and would provide indemnification statewide.
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2018-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH7900IntroCreates the Home Energy Rate Affordability Program to ensure that utility rates are affordable for low-income households.
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2018-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH8018IntroCreates the "Qualified Family Migration to Rhode Island Act", which would encourage middle class families to relocate to Rhode Island using a ten thousand dollar ($10,000) tax credit.
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2018-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH8181PassHouse Resolution Honoring And Commending The Boys & Girls Clubs Of Rhode Island Youth Of The Year Program
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2018-05-09
House read and passed
RIH7138IntroProvides a tax credit for community service hours provided by state residents to certain not for profit entities and municipal departments that are certified to issue credits for state community service volunteerism hours.
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2018-05-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH7293IntroIncreases the exemption for retirement income from state income tax from $15,000 to $30,000 commencing in 2019.
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2018-05-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH7315IntroRaises the earned income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to twenty percent (20%) for tax years beginning on and after January 1, 2018.
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2018-05-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH7317IntroEliminates the assessment of the sales and use tax on taxicab services.
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2018-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH7832IntroCreates a tax on sugary drinks for the purpose of reducing the demand for those beverages, and discouraging the excessive consumption of, sugary drinks.
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2018-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH7976IntroRequires little cigars tax be imposed in the same manner as cigarette tax with twenty-five percent (25%) of revenue applied to smoking cessation programs and that little cigars be sold in packs of twenty (20) or more.
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2018-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH8158PassHouse Resolution Honoring Robert Donovan On May 3, 2018, For Twenty-five Years Of Dedicated Service As Executive Director Of The Rhode Island Health And Education Building Corporation
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2018-05-03
House read and passed
RIH8161PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming And Recognizing May 3, 2018, As "national Day Of Prayer" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2018-05-03
House read and passed
RIH7314IntroRaises the hourly rate of direct care staff by seventy cents ($.70) as of October 1, 2018, and annually thereafter.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7401IntroDirects that services provided by school social workers and certified school psychologists be included as health care related services eligible for federal Medicaid reimbursement.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7814IntroSuspends payments to the MBTA or its operating subcontractor as long as either is in default of the South County operating agreement.
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2018-05-02
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7806IntroIncludes behavioral health counseling visits and medication maintenance visits as primary care visits for patient cost-sharing requirements under the provisions of a health plan.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH8111IntroAllows eligible persons with multiple misdemeanor convictions and/or multiple felony convictions as to certain crimes to file a motion for expungement of all records and records of convictions.
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2018-05-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7137IntroCreates the "Student Equal Economic Opportunity Act" which would identify those students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public universities, colleges or community colleges.
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2018-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7436IntroEstablishes and require funding for a world language and dual language immersion program.
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2018-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7316IntroRequires the general assembly to appropriate not less than five million dollars annually in capital financing for affordable housing development.
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2018-04-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH7611IntroEstablishes limits on the maximum number of patients that may be assigned to a unit’s registered nurses in particular health care situations.
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7734IntroCreates the "Electric Vehicle Recovery Services Act" to require vehicle owners with electronic recovery systems to submit an affidavit attesting to the theft of their motor vehicle prior to law enforcement contacting the recovery service provider.
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2018-04-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7598IntroCriminalizes possession of a firearm by a minor, except when the minor is engaged in certain activities and when accompanied by a parent, guardian, or qualified adult.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7597IntroMakes it unlawful for any person to carry a rifle or shotgun in any vehicle or conveyance or on or about their person whether visible or concealed subject to certain exceptions.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7654IntroDefines "private entities" and would add private entities to those entities as institutions that are considered eligible net-metering resources.
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2018-04-24
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7661IntroRequires the public utilities commission to periodically review the advertising expense, passed through in utility rates, to determine whether the expense should be deemed allowable or should be excluded from the utility's rates.
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2018-04-24
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7714IntroRaises the legal age to purchase or sell a rifle or shotgun from 18 years of age to 21 years of age and restricts permits to minors for sporting or training purposes to age 21.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
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