Rhode Island Representative Jean Barros [D]

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RIH5292IntroCreates a process for in-person early voting to be conducted at locations determined by local boards and approved by the state board and would amend provisions related to mail ballots.
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2019-04-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5520EngrossRequires any mayoral academy which is part of a network that seeks to be established or expanded to provide evidence that its attrition rates, special education rates and suspension rates are within acceptable averages.
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2019-04-10
House read and passed
RIH5925IntroProvides that lists of registered voters be made available to the general public by the secretary of state, and would repeal the requirement that the request be made under oath.
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2019-04-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5980PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming April 10th Of 2019, To Be "dolores Huerta Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2019-04-10
House read and passed
RIH5957IntroIncreases min. Wage From $9 to $15 per hour by 1/1/24 and tipped min. Wage From $3.89 to $15 per hour by 1/1/28/Further increases depend on increases in CPI/Non-payment damage awards increased from 2 to 3 times unpaid amount/SOL increased from 3 to 6...
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2019-04-04
To House Labor Committee
RIH5959IntroStrips 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 House Finance Committee
RIH5949IntroImposes 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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2019-04-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH5945IntroProhibits collection of biometric identifiers without consent.
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2019-04-03
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5944IntroRequires state contracted human services providers to pay his or her employees a minimum hourly wage no less than one hundred forty-four percent (144%) of the state minimum wage.
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2019-04-03
To House Labor Committee
RIH5939PassHouse Resolution Recognizing And Advocating Support For The "census Day Of Action" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2019-04-02
House read and passed
RIH5518IntroEnhances community protection during federal immigration enforcement and investigatory actions, identifying certain community locations as "sensitive locations" requiring those locations receive a warrant before granting access to enforcement agents.
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2019-03-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5813IntroEstablishes and implements woodland stewardship and preservation programs managed by the department of environmental management administered by cities and towns through local comprehensive planning and zoning.
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2019-03-21
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5125IntroServes to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
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2019-03-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH5841IntroRequires public utilities and electric distribution companies to provide prompt and adequate service to its ratepayers relating to new service and service upgrades, subject to a penalty of up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per violation.
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2019-03-19
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5830IntroCreates a comprehensive resolution scheme for cities and towns to follow concerning the sale and control of tobacco in their communities.
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2019-03-14
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH5352IntroAllows school committees to add item(s) to their agendas for the purposes of discussion only without having to publish notice of the additional item(s).
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2019-03-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5424IntroProtects the health and safety of children, families and firefighters from exposure to harmful flame retardants contained in bedding, carpeting, children's products, residential upholstered furniture or window treatments. Effective January 1, 2020.
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2019-03-13
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5423IntroRequires the ODEO to create and for all state and municipal employees to receive annual training in cultural competency.
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2019-03-13
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5421IntroProtects people with health insurance from surprise medical bills for emergency and other services by requiring a non-participating health care provider to bill an insured party only for a co-payment, or deductible.
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2019-03-13
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5727IntroRequires all candidates for United States President and Vice President file copies of their last 5 years of federal income tax returns with the state board of elections no later than 50 days prior to the general election.
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2019-03-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5137IntroProhibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.
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2019-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5519IntroEstablishes sentencing act requiring department of corrections to assist offenders with reintegration into society, provide counseling, medical care, and release to home confinement and community confinement for elderly and terminally ill offenders.
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2019-03-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5097IntroRaises the existing minimum wage of ten dollars and fifty cents ($10.50) to eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) on January 1, 2020, and then increase to twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) on January 1, 2021.
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2019-03-06
To House Labor Committee
RIH5269IntroProvides health care employers with at least 18 employees, which receive certain state funding or pay an executive $1,000,000 or more annually, pay a minimum wage of $15.00.
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2019-03-06
To House Labor Committee
RIH5338IntroRequires the state to pay to employees of employers that hire persons with developmental disabilities, no less than $13.77 per hour commencing July 1, 2019 and $15.00 per hour commencing on July 1, 2020.
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2019-03-06
To House Labor Committee
RIH5422IntroEliminates the requirement of proving willfulness, regarding physical or emotional abuse, or neglect, of an elderly person.
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2019-03-06
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5808IntroProvides tax credits for qualified investments in "opportunity zones" in Pawtucket and Central Falls.
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2019-03-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH5491IntroRepeals the provision of the general laws declaring prisoners serving a life sentence civilly dead.
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2019-03-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5803PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Bernard A. Harwood
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2019-03-05
House read and passed
RIH5351IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Be Known As The "rhode Island City And Town Revaluation Study Commission" (creates A 15 Member "rhode Island City And Town Revaluation Study Commission," To Study And Make Recommendations ...
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2019-02-28
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH5523IntroCreates a tax on sugary drinks and creates a dedicated revenue source for programs designed to benefit public health.
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2019-02-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5524IntroFurnishes financial support for planning/implementation of effective community schools that would provide students with equitable access to high-quality education.
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2019-02-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5526IntroIncreases the Rhode Island earned income credit from fifteen percent (15%) to fifteen and one-half percent (15.5%).
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2019-02-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5521IntroRepeals the provisions of the general laws allowing deferred deposit providers, also known as "payday lenders."
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2019-02-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5525IntroProvides that effective July 1, 2019, a municipality not in compliance with the state’s recycling and diversion rates for solid waste may enter into an agreement with the Resource Recovery Corporation to attain those rates.
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2019-02-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5522IntroProvides that the office of auditor general be responsible for analyzing and reporting the impact of new or expanded charter schools.
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2019-02-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5399IntroAdds 3 new income tax brackets for purposes of Rhode Island state income taxation.
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2019-02-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH5324IntroRequires charter school populations to reflect the combined demographics of the sending district(s) in terms of special education, English language learners, and students who qualify for free and reduced price lunch.
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2019-02-13
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5025IntroProvides copies of public records at no cost to state legislators acting in their official capacity and in the furtherance of legislative business or oversight.
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2019-02-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5088IntroEstablishes 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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2019-02-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5196IntroProvides that a defendant's qualification for the services of public defender constitutes prima facie evidence of indigency and limited ability to pay court costs and no costs shall be ordered unless procedures for determining ability to pay are foll...
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2019-02-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5236IntroEstablishes the office of inspector general as an independent administrative agency charged with the responsibility to investigate, detect, and prevent fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in the expenditure of public funds.
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2019-01-31
To House Finance Committee
RIH5243IntroFacilitates 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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2019-01-31
To House Finance Committee
RIH5195IntroRequires conservation and preservation restrictions to be liberally interpreted in favor of the grants awarded.
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2019-01-30
To House Judiciary Committee
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