Rhode Island Senator Harold Metts [D]

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RIS0118IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The Office Of The Postsecondary Commissioner Form A Work Group To Conduct A Thorough Review Into How Rhode Island Can Protect Student Loan Borrowers
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2019-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0200IntroSenate Resolution Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special Legislative Commission To Conduct A Comprehensive Review And Make Recommendations Regarding The Appropriate State Agency To House Adult Education (extends The Reporting And...
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2019-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0195IntroReduces the usury rate to twelve percent (12%).
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2019-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 23]
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0231IntroProhibits a landlord from asking about the immigration status of a tenant, prospective tenant, occupant, or prospective occupant of residential rental property.
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2019-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 23]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0322IntroRequires the sealing of any district court file, where a resolution of a trespass and eviction complaint results in a verdict for the tenant and no appeal is taken.
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2019-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 23]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0331IntroProhibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.
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2019-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 23]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0594IntroGives RIHMFC authority to bring foreclosure petitions after one year from sale of property for taxes if it is foreclosed, not owner occupied or abandoned; changes members of advisory board; exempts RIHMFC owned property from non-utilization tax.
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2019-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 23]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0729IntroAllows for cities or towns to require local licensing of any person, firm or corporation, engaged in the general business of a tobacco retailer.
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2019-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS0057EngrossCreates micro zones in distressed areas to stimulate economic revitalization/employment opportunities/business development through redevelopment of abandoned industrial/commercial structures.
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2019-04-10
To House Finance Committee
RIS0243IntroAllows the owner of motor vehicles, which is between ten (10) and twenty (20) years old and cannot locate a title certificate obtain a registration certificate with the name of the current registered owner(s).
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2019-04-10
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0237IntroAmends the penalty provisions for disorderly conduct, willful trespass, and shoplifting.
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2019-04-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0191IntroRepeals the provisions of the general laws allowing deferred deposit providers, also known as "payday lenders."
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2019-04-09
Committee heard
RIS0229IntroStandardizes procedures for asset forfeitures for all crimes simplifying procedures and addresses counterproductive incentives.
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2019-04-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0341IntroProvides that juveniles sentenced as adults parole eligible after completing 15 years of their sentence.
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2019-04-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0492IntroAmends the conditions of bail and recognizance to permit the release of a person charged with a misdemeanor without financial conditions.
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2019-04-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0596IntroProvides for specific fines and sanctions to operators of motor vehicles who fail to exercise due care to avoid colliding with a vulnerable road user causing injury, serious injury, or death to the vulnerable road user.
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2019-04-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0602IntroEstablishes procedures for the Courts to establish non-monetary bail for pretrial release of detainees who are deemed eligible following an investigation and report submitted by the pretrial services unit utilizing the risk assessment tool.
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2019-04-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0701IntroEnables innocent persons who have been wrongfully convicted of a crime to petition the presiding justice of the superior court for an award of compensation and damages.
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2019-04-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0750PassSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Department Of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities And Hospitals (bhddh) To Fully Address All Previous Violations And Take All Necessary Actions To Ensure Ongoing Compliance With...
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2019-04-04
Senate read and passed
RIS0749PassSenate Resolution Recognizing And Commending John Daniel Foreman, Troop 1, Wakefield, Rhode Island, Upon Achieving Scouting's Most Distinguished Honor, The Rank Of Eagle Scout
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2019-04-04
Senate read and passed
RIS0786IntroStrips tax exempt status of municipal detention facility corporation; provides corporation ceases 90 days after dissolution vote and city/town council resolution; requires annual municipal approval of lease.
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2019-04-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0755IntroExempts those students in grade twelve (12) who are enrolled full-time in a dual enrollment program where the courses are taken on a higher education institution campus from the requirement that they complete health and physical education courses.
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2019-04-04
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0756IntroRequires the board of education to develop and implement a 5 year plan to improve student performance in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math and increase the number of postsecondary degrees awarded in STEAM fields on or before 2/1/20.
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2019-04-04
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0711IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Governor’s Workforce Board To Work With The Rhode Island Department Of Labor And Training To Develop A Report On The Feasibility Of Expanding Non-trade Registered Apprenticeship Programs In Rhode Island
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2019-04-03
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0636IntroProhibits firearms possession within 300 feet of school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons providing school security, firearms on private property and unloaded firearms in containers or locked car racks.
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2019-04-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0086IntroAllows jurors to donate their juror fees to the state. Any such donation would be deposited into the general fund.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0236IntroAmends several provisions relative to how the commission on judicial tenure and discipline provide discipline, hearings and discovery.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0285IntroIncreases the state's share to support local public library services in distressed communities, by an amount equal to the amount paid by the distressed city or town into the ocean state libraries (OSL) annual assessment charges.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0490IntroRequires that the judicial nominating commission be composed of at least three (3) members of color.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0476IntroExpands jurisdiction of the family court related to custody or guardianship of immigrant children to include immigrant persons between 18 years and 21 years of age for purposes of abuse and neglect determinations in accordance with federal law.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0466IntroExempts certain housing developments financed with low income tax credits from the real estate conveyance tax.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0697IntroProvides interest on civil actions be calculated at a rate equal to weekly average one year constant maturity Treasury yield, as published by Board of Governors of Federal Reserve System, for the calendar week preceding the date of the judgment.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0692IntroIncreases the number of members of the transit authority from eight to nine and makes the mayor of Providence or designee an ex officio member with voting privileges.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS0710IntroProvides for a fee increase for filing an action in district court, superior court and family court.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0737IntroCreates the "student loan bill of rights act" which establishes guidelines for the issuance of postsecondary loans.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0735PassSenate Resolution Commemorating "quahog Week 2019" From March 25 To March 31
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2019-03-28
Senate read and passed
RIS0734PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming March As "colorectal Cancer Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2019-03-28
Senate read and passed
RIS0174IntroIncreases the hourly minimum wage effective January 2, 2020 to eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour and effective January 1, 2021, to twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) per hour.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0733PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Therese F. Quinn
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2019-03-27
Senate read and passed
RIS0026IntroRequires insurance coverage for at least ninety (90) days of residential or inpatient services for mental health and/or substance-use disorders for American Society of Addiction Medicine levels of care 3.1 and 3.3.
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2019-03-26
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0260IntroExempts natural hair braiders from the requirement to be licensed as hairdressers or cosmeticians, and would define the practice of natural hair braiding.
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2019-03-21
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0608IntroAllows voters making a mark rather than signature to vote with proof of identity by affirming their mark to the electronic pollbook without need for an affidavit by election supervisors.
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0611IntroProvides that a voter may use proof of identity which expired no more than six (6) months prior to voting.
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0654IntroRequires a proposed private school to demonstrate financial stability.
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2019-03-21
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0723IntroCreate a new process and standard to be utilized concerning whether an applicant's past criminal conviction should disqualify them from receiving a government issued license.
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0722IntroPlaces responsibility on landlords to house evicted tenants due to landlord neglect/gives cities/towns revolving fund account flexibility/allows municipal lien similar to property taxes for action against property.
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0656IntroCreates the Rhode Island Early Childhood Innovation Act whereby the department of human services shall establish a childhood innovation fund to create programs to close the achievement gap that currently exists for at-risk children entering kindergar...
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2019-03-21
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0657IntroMandates that the state seal of biliteracy be awarded by the commissioner beginning with the class of 2020 and a report be given to the general assembly no later than 8/1/20 of students who have been awarded a state seal of biliteracy.
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2019-03-21
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0301IntroAuthorizes hospital medical staff to elect whether or not to participate in a maintenance of certification program, to elect medical specialty board to implement the program and prohibits insurers from denying reimbursement based solely on this elect...
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2019-03-19
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0254IntroRequires the ODEO to create and for all state and municipal employees to receive annual training in cultural competency.
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2019-03-19
To Senate Commerce Committee
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