Rhode Island Representative Jean Barros [D]

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RIH8048IntroRequires full funding relating to economic activity and hotel taxes excluding funds appropriated to Downtown Pawtucket Redevelopment program for FY 2020.
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2020-06-18
To House Finance Committee
RIH8010IntroRequires state contracted human services providers to pay their employees a starting hourly wage of no less than one hundred forty-four percent (144%) of the state minimum wage.
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2020-03-13
To House Finance Committee
RIH7811IntroProvides an exception to required school immunizations for pupils whose personal, philosophical, or religious beliefs are contrary to immunization and/or testing.
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2020-03-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare 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
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
RIH7699IntroRequires Medicare option after 11/1/21 allowing employee to elect Medicare coverage with family members retaining coverage under employer's policy plan only with employer's approval.
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2020-03-10
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7810IntroRequires all students in kindergarten to grade twelve (K-12) to perform a minimum amount of community service each school year and would grant them the option to perform certain forms of community service for academic credit.
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2020-03-09
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7341IntroRequires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 all high school students attending public schools demonstrate proficiency in computer science.
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2020-03-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7914IntroRequires employers with 5 or more persons with developmental disabilities to pay employees no less than $15.00/hr and to have state and general revenue/federal funds appropriated to BHDDH programs to adjust minimum wage increase.
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2020-03-04
To House Labor Committee
RIH7484IntroEnacts a new all-encompassing registration and regulation procedure relating to barbers, hairdressers, cosmeticians, manicurists and estheticians.
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2020-03-03
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7598IntroPermits the district court to issue probationary operator’s licenses to those who had their licenses suspended, under certain conditions and for reasons of extreme hardship. Offenses involving alcohol, injury or death would be ineligible.
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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7891IntroAllows a manufacturer's license holder to authorize the sale of beverages for consumption on premises sold in a combination not to be greater than three (3) drinks.
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2020-03-03
To House Small Business Committee
RIH7544IntroRepeals the provision of the general laws declaring prisoners serving a life sentence civilly dead.
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7702IntroEstablishes medical professional scholarship program to award $5,000 scholarships for four (4) years of college tuition to eligible applicants selected by commissioner funded by a $25 assessment on medical professionals.
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7727IntroOnly protective orders issued against adults are to be transmitted to A.G.'s B.C.I. for inclusion in the R.O.N.C.O. system. Protective orders against juveniles will be accessible to law enforcement.
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7833IntroDefines the educational requirements necessary to qualify an individual as a social worker, and further exempts social workers from the license procedures for licensed clinical social workers and licensed independent clinical social workers.
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7728IntroCreates a vehicle recovery service requiring vehicle owners to submit an affidavit of theft of vehicle prior to law enforcement contacting service provider to locate vehicle.
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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
RIH7665IntroMedicare and Medicaid rates paid to nursing facilities to be increased by ten percent (10%).
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7778IntroCreates "Rhode Island Transparency and Privacy Act" which mandates websites that collect or store personal info to disclose practice.
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2020-02-26
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7781IntroProhibits any entity or individual from advertising the sale, purchase, receipt, transport, delivery or salvage of any junk or discarded automobile unless the advertiser is a licensed auto wrecking or salvage yard.
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2020-02-26
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7823IntroRequires written consent by recipient or parent before vaccine and prohibits discrimination against those who don't vaccinate and fines up to $25,000 for violation. Also prohibits DCYF from investigating for failure to vaccinate.
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7723IntroRegulates data brokers. Data brokers would be required to annually register; to provide substantive notifications to consumers; and to adopt comprehensive data security programs.
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7724IntroEstablishes the "student cloud computing privacy and protection act".
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7703IntroCreates an instant ticket scratch off game pilot program to raise funds for Rhode Island veterans and dependents of qualified service members. Expires on December 31, 2021.
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7680IntroDefines light duty, non-emergency and zero emission vehicles and requires the state to convert its fleet of vehicles to no less than fifty percent (50%) of vehicles in those categories by the year 2028.
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7685IntroEstablishes a board and appropriates funds from the legislature to create a local cannabis equity program to allow those people who want to enter the business of selling marijuana with state funding and technical assistance to do so.
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7664IntroCreates a new income tax bracket of 6.99% on taxable income over five hundred thousand dollars. Any tax collected on this income deposited into restricted receipt account and expended on education for grades kindergarten through twelfth grade.
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7897IntroTightens up the definition of domicile for purposes of voting, especially with regard to prospective voters who own more than one residential property, by identifying specific relevant documentary evidence and information.
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7940IntroEliminates the requirement that to vote, a person must be registered in the city or town and voting district at least thirty (30) days next preceding any election. Effective July 1, 2020.
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7908IntroProvides that scholarships received directly from the College Crusade Scholarship Program would not be considered financial aid pursuant to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarships and provides the program with access to certain student data.
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7904IntroProvides that only two (2) communities may combine in the appointment of a building official and prohibits a municipality from requiring building officials to perform duties not in the building code when building code duties are pending.
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2020-02-26
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7905IntroProhibits the inclusion of noncompete agreements in broadcast industry employment contracts that are entered into after January 1, 2021.
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7280IntroAllows new applicants who apply after August 1, 2020, for net-metering systems and community remote-net-metering systems and any person that is a renewable self-generator to increase the maximum mega wattage from 30 MW to megawatts (60 MW).
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2020-02-25
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7336IntroRequires public utilities and electric distribution companies to provide prompt and adequate service to its rate payers relating to new service and service upgrades.
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2020-02-25
To House Corporations 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
RIH7604IntroRequires any single-user toilet facility in a public building or place of public accommodation that exists or is constructed on or after July 1, 2020, be available to persons of any gender.
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2020-02-14
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7409IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Make Recommendations To Reduce Duplication Between State Departments And With Municipalities (creates A 13 Member Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations To Reduce Duplic...
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2020-02-13
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIH7491IntroImposes a fee of one hundred sixty dollars ($160) for all domestic and foreign corporations for a certificate of authority to transact business in this state.
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2020-02-13
To House Finance 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
RIH7502IntroExempts from taxation real property acquired or leased by a railroad entity used in the boarding or disembarking of railroad passengers or supporting passenger railroad operations and services.
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2020-02-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH7463IntroAdds the Judiciary's Indirect Cost Recovery/Supreme Court, Victims' Rights Information, RI Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel and Small Claims Mediation accounts to the list of restricted receipt accounts which are not subject to indirect cost recove...
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2020-02-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH7461IntroCreates investment board/public corporation for management of private employee retirement investments.
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2020-02-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH7094IntroRequires the executive branch or the department of corrections to report its findings and recommendations regarding the justice reinvestment policies or the department of corrections, to the legislature on or before April 1, of each year.
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2020-02-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7436IntroAdds 3 new income tax brackets for purposes of Rhode Island income taxation.
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2020-02-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH7434IntroProvides for a fee increase for filing an action in district court, superior court and family court.
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2020-02-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH7457PassHouse Resolution Congratulating Tracie Bourget On Receiving A 2019 Golden Apple Award
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2020-02-05
House read and passed
RIH7402IntroFacilitates state departments/agencies to implement electronic filing of applications for licenses/permits/ registrations/certificates by allowing state vendor to withhold commission for developing and implementing electronic filing web-based system.
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2020-01-31
To House Finance Committee
RIH7256IntroProvides for the preservation of housing density when a municipality allows alternative uses within a residential zone. Transferal of the residential density would be to locations at the discretion of the municipality.
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2020-01-30
To House Municipal Government Committee
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