Rhode Island Senator James Seveney [D]

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RIS2883Intro
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Establishes a program to increase the adoption of broadband services for local and statewide entities, both public and private, to be funded by federal funds and state appropriations.
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2022-05-25
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/31/2022)
RIS2132Engross
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Holders of Class B licenses shall offer the public food during times alcoholic beverages are sold to the public.
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2022-05-24
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2291Engross
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Direct the council on elementary and secondary education to provide professional support and assistance to LEAs regarding effective ways to use data such as the LEA’s budget and demographics, school culture, and assessments to improve student perfo...
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2022-05-24
Senate read and passed
RIS2480Engross
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Provides the standards for reviewing applications for plans or work for the extension of supply or distribution mains or pipes. It also adds an appeal of a denial by a public water supply facility pursuant to the administrative procedures act § 42-3...
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2022-05-24
Senate read and passed
RIS2442Intro
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Joint Resolution Creating A Special Joint Legislative Commission To Study The Governance Structure Of Rhode Island's Public Education System (creates A 10 Member Joint Commission To Study And Make Recommendations For Efficient And Effective Governanc...
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2022-05-24
Proposed Substitute
RIS2551Engross
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Defines "construction worker" and provides for wage and benefits in accordance with chapter 13 of title 37.
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2022-05-24
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS2691Engross
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Requires the PUC to initiate the process of evaluating the barriers to and opportunities for electric energy storage resources to be connected to the electric distribution system.
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2022-05-24
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2550Intro
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Exempts not-for-profit food banks from the registration requirements under the "solicitation by charitable organizations" statute.
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2022-05-22
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2217Engross
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Creates appointment of executive director of coastal resources management as an employee and respected staff of coastal resource management to coordinate with DEM and division leaders to plan management of coastal resources.
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2022-05-20
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS2199Engross
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Enables adjunct faculty members eligible for state employee medical insurance.
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2022-05-20
To House Finance Committee
RIS2169Intro
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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Extends the time period to for all teachers to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and practices of scientific reading and structured literary instruction from the 2023-2024 school ...
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2022-05-20
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2391Engross
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Repeals the current authorization for town of Portsmouth municipal court and establishes authorization which expands the jurisdiction of Portsmouth municipal court to include a municipal housing court to adjudicate violations of the state building co...
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2022-05-20
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIS2492Engross
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Authorizes manufacturer-breweries to sell up to three (3) drinks on premises per visitor per day, where a drink is defined as up to sixteen ounces (16 oz.).
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2022-05-20
To House Small Business Committee
RIS2497Engross
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Provides that trilobite be designated the state fossil.
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2022-05-20
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIS2705Intro
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Codifies in the general laws the standards of conduct for notaries public in the state of Rhode Island by the secretary of state which came into effect on April 3, 2020. Takes effect on July 1, 2021; sunsets and expires on July 1, 2023.
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2022-05-19
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS2894Intro
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Establishes a community mental health services revolving fund, to help fund the construction and renovation of facilities to provide mental health services.
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2022-05-19
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2981Intro
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Provides certain benefits to members of the Hmong Laotian special guerilla units who served in the secret war in the Kingdom of Laos during the Vietnam War in conjunction with the United States armed forces as granted to Rhode Island veterans.
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2022-05-19
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2315Engross
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Provides that the town of Bristol would be authorized to exempt from taxation, or otherwise enter into payment in lieu of tax agreements regarding property in the town of Bristol of qualifying nonprofit, charitable organizations.
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2022-05-18
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIS2664Engross
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Provides identity theft protections by requiring reporting of breaches by certain municipal and state agencies, and requires notice to collective bargaining agents where required and requires an explanation of remediation services.
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2022-05-18
To House Innovation, Internet, & Technology Committee
RIS2666Engross
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Mandates the department of labor and training to require publicly funded workforce and training programs to supplement all paper-based credentials with verified electronic credentials.
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2022-05-18
To House Labor Committee
RIS2679Engross
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Establishes "early learning hubs" to serve as an intermediary among regional partners in order to coordinate support for early learning providers in the delivery of early childhood care and education.
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2022-05-18
To House Finance Committee
RIS2750Engross
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Eliminates the Rhode Island Underground Storage Tank financial advisory board and include the cleanup of residential heating oil tanks under the eligibility for reimbursement from the cleanup fund.
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2022-05-18
To House Finance Committee
RIS2117Intro
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Prohibits the sale or offer for sale of any flavored electronic nicotine delivery system.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2064Intro
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Raises the amount of life insurance the state would provide at no charge to Rhode Island National Guard members called up for federal duty to five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
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2022-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2312Intro
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Provides that in determining local school aid, the state would annually provide each community no less than an amount equal to the aid given in the preceding fiscal year.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2453Intro
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Allows members of the retirement system who served in the national guard or reserves and who qualify as veterans to purchase retirement service credits.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2510Intro
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Authorizes use of "automated speed enforcement system" (speed cameras) throughout the state.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2557Intro
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Requires public bodies to offer translation services for all open meetings of said bodies.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2902Intro
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Establishes the procedures and requirements for the licensing of youth camps.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2903Intro
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Enables Rhode Island licensed new motor vehicle dealers to conduct vehicle identification number inspections.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2249Engross
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Extends from twenty (20) days to thirty (30) days, the period of time that a newly purchased motor vehicle may be temporarily operated, using the purchaser's current licenses plates.
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2022-05-13
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS2425Engross
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Creates the crime of stolen valor, for falsely representing himself or herself as a member of the military or armed forces, which is punishable by imprisonment of not more than one year, a fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both.
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2022-05-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2437Intro
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Modernizes expand access and provide additional funds to adult education programs in the state, create a strategic plan for adult education establish learning, intake and assessment centers.
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2022-05-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2586Engross
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Requires any request for proposal issued by the state may not be changed unless the request for proposal is cancelled and reissued as a master price agreement.
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2022-05-13
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS2601Engross
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Establishes review requirements for request for proposals by chief purchasing officer with duty to ensure no conflicts or appearance of conflicts of interest exist between members of technology evaluation committee/state.
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2022-05-13
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS2246Intro
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Prohibits employers from receiving any portion of the tips given by customers to their tipped employees, with limited exceptions for credit card service charges.
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2022-05-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2669Engross
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Establishes the Black Regiment Monument Commission to maintain the Black Regiment Monument located in Patriots Park in Portsmouth and its surrounding grounds/promotes the commemoration of the Black Regiment.
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2022-05-11
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIS2264Intro
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Adds one new income tax bracket for purposes of state income taxation.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2396Intro
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Prohibits the tax sale of properties when litigation is pending disputing the amount owed.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2375Intro
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Provides for the sealing and unsealing of court files in residential eviction proceedings.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2753Intro
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Changes the designations of "state budget office" to the "office of management and budget".
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2022-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2847Intro
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Allows families to continue to receive state and federal tax credits and any stimulus funds provided for the well-being of children or adults without jeopardizing the family's RI Works cash benefit.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2213Intro
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Creates immunity from prosecution for medical emergencies for drug possession or delivery.
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2022-05-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2230Intro
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Expands the deinstitutionalization subsidy aid program in the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals to include adoptive parent(s) or siblings(s) and allows them to receive a subsidy through the aid program.
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2022-05-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2407Intro
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Requires state contracted human services providers to pay their employees a starting hourly wage, of no less than twenty-one dollars ($21.00) per hour, and to include wage incremental raises for existing employees.
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2022-05-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2448Intro
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Provides for a plan and structure to transition to green energy in motor and other vehicles.
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2022-05-04
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2188Intro
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Allows municipalities to establish a program providing property tax exemption to active duty individuals who volunteer services as a firefighter or emergency medical technician.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2196Intro
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Increases eligibility for the three (3) federal Medicare Savings Programs and eliminates the asset test for these programs.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2314Intro
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Provides for an appropriation of state funds to cities and towns who are members of the Narragansett Bay marine task force (NBMTF) for the maintenance of boats providing services to Narragansett Bay.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2454Intro
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Includes the national guard in the definition of who is eligible for veterans' exemptions.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Finance Committee
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