Rhode Island Senator Jeanine Calkin [D]

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RIS0025PassExcludes municipal and government bodies that aggregate electrical loads for residential retail customers from the requirement that a new contract is required when there is a change of terms for electric-generation services.
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2021-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIS0316PassUpon request of a parolee, enables the parole board to terminate a parolee's supervision and legal custody order in accordance with guidelines it is authorized to promulgate. Prisoners with a life sentence for first and second degree murder are exclu...
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2021-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIS0458PassRequires implementation of education courses in African American history in elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island commencing in the 2022-2023 school year.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0413PassRequires applicants to pass test to include topics on fair housing and requires 24 hours of continuing education.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0473PassAllows the twenty-one coastal communities to adopt the CRMC's coastal hazard application process applicable to local overlay districts for applicants seeking local building permits.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0484PassProvides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and would establish medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services. Effective 7/1/22.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0470PassCreates a forest conservation commission, to be coordinated with the department of environmental management, to seek new funding and identify incentives for landowners to maintain their land as forest.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0246PassISAAC'S LAW) (Prohibits discrimination against a potential organ transplant recipient based solely on a physical or mental disability.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS0173Engross

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Requires parking lots to designate parking spaces for electric vehicles/installation of charging stations for new existing public/private parking lots with fines for parking violations/compliance. Effective 7/1/21.
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2021-06-29
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS0190Engross

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Requires an applicant for a license to provide a valid social security number. This act creates an alternative ID driving license for applicants without a social security number who are able to establish proof of Rhode Island residency.
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS0101Intro

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Creates the "Medicaid Employer Assessment".
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2021-06-22
Meeting postponed (06/22/2021)
RIS0850PassNames the fishing pier at Rocky Point state park in Warwick after the former department of environmental management deputy director, Larry Mouradjian.
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2021-06-11
Signed by Governor
RIS0462Engross

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Provides 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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2021-06-10
To House Education Committee
RIS0769Engross

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Requires coverage for residential/inpatient mental health services for detox/stabilization/substance abuse disorders without preauthorization or be subject to concurrent review during the first 28 days.
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2021-06-02
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0282Engross

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Provides students attending public schools enrolled in grades K-12 with a students' bill of rights prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, gender, economic status or mental, physical, developmental or sensory disabilities.
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2021-05-27
To House Education Committee
RIS0395Intro

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Creates a comprehensive scheme to help the department of corrections make appropriate least restrictive placements of prisoners within its facilities.
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2021-05-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0732Intro

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Provides for standardized procedures for asset forfeitures across all crimes.
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2021-05-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0453Intro

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Repeals the provisions of the general laws allowing deferred deposit providers, also known as "payday lenders."
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2021-05-20
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0248Intro

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Prohibits financial institutions from investing in private detention centers or continuing to invest with any institution, company or subsidiary of a company that owns or contracts with a government entity to manage or run a prison.
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2021-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0400Intro

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Prohibits contracts with private, for profit, prison facilities or with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
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2021-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0394Intro

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Provides for a safety inspection of the Wyatt Detention Facility twice a year.
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2021-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0399Intro

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Prohibits the operation of private detention facilities and private public partnerships within the state and prohibits the housing of Rhode Island prisoners in other states as well as hold out-of-state prisoners in Rhode Island facilities.
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2021-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0539Intro

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Protects hairstyle discrimination by expanding the definition of race to include traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles.
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2021-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0488Intro

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Authorizes a pharmacist to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives, provided that the pharmacist has completed a training program approved by the state board of pharmacy.
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2021-05-13
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0771Intro

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Decriminalizes certain commercial sexual activity and repeals the authority to detain a defendant in the event they test positive for venereal disease.
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2021-05-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0546Intro

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Prohibits an employer from permanently replacing an employee who has participated or honored a union authorized strike.
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2021-05-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0597Intro

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Police body cameras required. Restricts use of force. Mandates various police reporting.
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2021-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0204Intro

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Requires that electrical distribution companies submit a time of use rate plan to the PUC setting forth high and on-demand times. The time of use rate plans are to be implemented on or before January 1, 2022.
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2021-05-06
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0531Intro

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Prohibits sale/offer for sale of cosmetic product by cosmetic manufacturer/supplier of cosmetic ingredients using animal testing eff. 1/1/22 subject to penalty up to $1,000.
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2021-05-06
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0537Intro

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Creates an 18 member special commission on reapportionment to redistrict the districts of the general assembly and the state's congressional districts based on the data collected by the federal Census conducted in 2020 by January 15, 2022.
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2021-05-06
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0110Intro

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Prohibits PFAS, a class of fluorinated organic chemicals, from being used in food packaging.
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2021-05-05
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0305Engross

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Requires the dept of behavioral healthcare/developmental disabilities/hospitals to coordinate with the DOH to propose revisions to chapter 1.10 and 10.1 of title 23, including updates and revisions of statutory language and evidence-based best practi...
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2021-05-05
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0437Intro

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For proposed wages, workers' compensation, temporary disability and unemployment benefits this act creates a new definition for "employee".
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2021-05-05
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0387Intro

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Increases the state board of pharmacy from nine (9) to eleven (11) members by adding two (2) pharmacy technicians.
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2021-05-03
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0362Intro

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Adds one new income tax bracket for purposes of state income taxation.
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2021-05-03
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0479Intro

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Requires Resource Recovery to waive tipping fees for solid waste collected by local watershed councils established and recognized by the Rhode Island Rivers Council
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2021-04-29
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0709Intro

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Expands dental insurance coverage, prohibits certain deductions and requires coverage where there is a pre-existing conditions or any earlier treatments. Annual reports must be publicized and filed with the department of health.
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2021-04-29
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0710Intro

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Requires all health insurance providers offering prescription drug benefits to limit person’s out-of-pocket costs to$100 for 30 day supply. Commencing 1/1/22.
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2021-04-29
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0032Intro

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Establishes certain student privacy rights in regard to take-home technology devices from school.
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2021-04-28
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0436Intro

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Increases taxable wage base for employee contributions to TDI/TCI fund/individual benefit rates for eligible individuals/maximum caregiver weeks/creates new credit for low wage tax payers not income eligible to receive benefits. Effective 1/1/22.
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2021-04-28
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0457Engross

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Establishes and require funding for a world language and dual language immersion program.
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2021-04-28
To House Finance Committee
RIS0703Intro

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Establishes environmental justice focus areas and coastal zones and establish procedures for the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites within the coastal zones under the direction of the DEM with increased community participation.
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2021-04-28
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0576Intro

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Expands the Rite Track Program to provide health care coverage to children up to age nineteen (19) funded by federal funds, if available, or if not available, by state funds.
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2021-04-26
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0775Intro

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Establishes detailed steps and safeguards to create the Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act, to provide a legal mechanism whereby a terminally ill patient may choose to end their life using drugs prescribed by a physician.
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2021-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0389Intro

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Requires motor vehicle parking spaces specifically designed for persons transporting young children under the age of three (3) and baby strollers.
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2021-04-15
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS0463Intro

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Requires courses in family life or sex education be taught in grades 6 -12 and be appropriate for students of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
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2021-04-14
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0414Intro

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Bans firearm magazines that hold ten (10) or more rounds.
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2021-04-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0251Engross

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Requires that as of January 1, 2022, all inmates whom menstruate shall have access to feminine hygiene products at no cost to the inmate.
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2021-04-08
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0577Intro

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Provides two million dollars ($2,000,000) to support comprehensive and effective afterschool, summer learning and workforce development programs for students in grades kindergarten through twelve (K-12).
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2021-04-08
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0090Intro

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Adds to the determination of the need to support high-need students the following factor: Whether the student is an English language learner as defined by the department of education's regulations.
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2021-04-07
To Senate Education Committee
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