Rhode Island Senator Jeanine Calkin [D]

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RIS2677PassAuthorizes up to $40,000,000 in general obligation bonds to finance school construction.
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2018-07-05
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2915PassAuthorizing The Town Of North Kingstown To Finance Construction, Renovations, Remediation, Alterations, Additions And Other Improvements And/or Related Equipment And To Issue Not More Than $27,000,000 Bonds And Notes Therefor, Of Which Up To $13,500,...
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2018-07-05
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2009PassAllows school committees and the Rhode Island Society of Technology Educators ("RISTE") to enter into joint purchase agreements for the purchase of technology and IT infrastructure.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2133PassProtects homeless persons in possession of a service animal, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, from being denied access to any homeless shelter in violation of the ADA or the state or federal Fair Housing Practices Acts.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2158PassRelieves municipal police bargaining representatives from their obligation to represent employees in grievances/arbitrations if they were not members of the bargaining unit within the ninety (90) days prior to the events that caused the grievance.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2224PassRequires individual or group policy insurance to cover mastectomies.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2346PassHave each public institution of postsecondary education establish a plan for addressing the mental health needs of its students. Each institution shall develop policies aimed at identifying a student exhibiting suicidal behavior or tendencies.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2442VetoRequires that any use of a premises for marijuana cultivation be disclosed in any real estate transaction.
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2018-07-02
Vetoed by Governor
RIS2540PassIncludes behavioral health counseling visits and medication maintenance visits as primary care visits for patient cost-sharing requirements under the provisions of a health plan.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2823PassProtects communications between language interpreters appointed under this chapter and limited-English-proficient persons.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2948PassRenames the domestic violence prevention fund as the Deborah DeBare domestic violence prevention fund.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS3014PassRestricts the use of a victim's gender or sexual orientation as a defense by any defendant claiming provocation, diminished capacity or self-defense and prohibits the court from allowing such information into evidence.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2284PassEnables newspaper motor route carriers to have installed upon them forward viewing a rotating amber beam lights.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2617IntroRenames the state airport in Warwick to "Rhode Island International Airport."
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2018-06-23
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2408IntroAuthorizes 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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2018-06-21
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2008IntroRequires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.
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2018-06-20
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2400IntroAllows pregnant women with an annual family income above applicable Medicaid income limit to be eligible to purchase health insurance through one of the Medicaid managed care plans.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2429IntroExpands 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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2018-06-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2471IntroCreates the "Healthy Workplace Act of 2018" and establishes a cause of action against employers and employees for workplace bullying, harassment and other abusive conduct that is tolerated by employers.
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2018-06-20
To House Labor Committee
RIS2545IntroRequires insurance coverage for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2481IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State Of Rhode Island (sessions Of General Assembly) (proposes A Constitutional Amendment Which, If Approved By The Voters, Chang...
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2018-06-14
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS2738IntroSenate Resolution Amending The Rules Of The Senate
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2018-06-14
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS2238PassRequires all hospitals and freestanding ambulatory surgical facilities to adopt policies to use a smoke evacuation system for surgical procedures that generate surgical smoke.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIS2070IntroDirects department of administration to promulgate regulations giving preferences in the awarding of state contracts to certain business enterprises.
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2018-06-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2012IntroExempts from the sales tax products used for feminine hygiene in connection with the menstrual cycle.
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2018-05-31
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2058IntroEstablishes a surtax on the business corporation tax for publicly traded corporations subject to SEC disclosure and reporting requirements, if corporation's ratio of compensation for its CEO to median worker is equal to or greater than 100 to 1.
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2018-05-31
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2163IntroProhibits the state from restricting persons from terminating pregnancy prior to fetal viability. Would repeal laws regulating abortion.
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2018-05-31
Committee heard
RIS2532IntroRegulates prescription drug marketing by manufacturers using strategies offering various discounts to disguise costs of high priced drugs versus lower costs alternatives and makes discounts available to individuals without health insurance. Eff. 1/1/...
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2018-05-31
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
RIS2747IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island global warming solutions act to reduce carbon emissions across various sectors of the local economy.
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2018-05-30
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2373IntroJoint Resolution Appropriating Sufficient Sums To Pay One-half The Costs Of Teachers In Obtaining An International Dyslexia Association ("ida") Aligned Graduate Certificate In Dyslexia Knowledge And Practice
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2018-05-29
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2072IntroEstablishes a nineteen percent (19%) carried interest fairness fee for investment management services in order to tax the carried interest income of hedge fund and private equity investors as traditional ordinary earned income.
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2018-05-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2389IntroAdds three (3) new income tax brackets for purposes of Rhode Island state income taxation.
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2018-05-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2905IntroMakes changes to the membership of the energy facilities siting board by increasing the size of the board from three (3) to seven (7) members for certain application, and also imposes additional requirements on applicants for energy facilities.
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2018-05-24
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS2759PassAllows Anne M. Moniz to join Martha M. Rodriguez and Eric Flanders in marriage on or about June 16, 2018, within the Town of Jamestown, Rhode Island.
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2018-05-23
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2868EngrossJoint Resolution Creating A Special Joint Task Force To Study Elderly Abuse And Financial Exploitation (creates A 9 Member Task Force To Study The Prevalence And Impact Of Elder Abuse And Exploitation And Make Recommendations On Policies And Legislat...
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2018-05-18
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2069IntroIncreases the child care provider reimbursement rate by five percent (5%).
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2018-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2660IntroRequires verification of computer hours worked by contractors for professional technical services rendered to depts of transportation, health, human services, administration and commerce in excess of $100,000 for bids/proposals issued on/after 7/1/18...
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2018-05-15
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2448IntroRepeals the voter identification law.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2436IntroSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Need And/or Feasibility Of Implementing A Publicly Funded Campaign Option For General Assembly Candidates (creates A 7 Member Commission To Study The Need And/or Feasibility Of ...
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2419IntroCreates an in-person early voting process and amends the mail ballot requirements.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2705IntroRequires penalty and restitution payments for larceny and campaign violations by a candidate to be made to the general fund when the victim of the larceny is the candidate's campaign account.
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2018-05-03
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS2546IntroRequires the directors of BHDDH to develop and implement a program to offer financial incentives to hospitals and emergency facilities that achieve Level 1 certification in level of care.
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2018-05-02
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2669IntroSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Evaluate The Impact Of "project Sustainability" In The State Of Rhode Island (creates A 19 Member Commission Study And Provide Recommendations On The Impact Of "project Sustaina...
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2018-05-01
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2794IntroRevises the hospital conversions act and would set additional guidelines for the department of health to consider when considering conversions of either for profit or nonprofit hospitals or their affiliates which is defined within this act.
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2018-05-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2793IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Joint Commission To Study The Impact On The State Of Rhode Island From The Acquisition Of Hospitals (creates A 14 Member Joint Legislative Commission To Study The Impact On The State From The Acquisition Of Hospita...
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2018-05-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2064IntroIncreases compensation paid by the airport corporation to the city of Warwick for municipal services at the T.F. Green Airport.
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2018-04-26
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2668IntroAuthorizes cities/towns to establish a property tax credit program in exchange for volunteer service by persons over age 60 up to $1,500 calculated by multiplying service hours by the state minimum wage per hour.
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2018-04-26
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2248IntroProhibits a physician or agent thereof from informing a patient of their life expectancy unless asked. No physician or facility or any agent thereof shall be liable for not communicating this information.
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2018-04-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2410IntroRequires the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline to provide for reciprocal licensure of physicians from other jurisdictions under certain conditions, and in connection therewith, requires the board to promulgate applicable rules and regulations...
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2018-04-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2598IntroProvides that for the purpose of determining income limitations for receiving general public assistance, child support that is in arrears for thirty (30) days or more would not be considered to be income.
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2018-04-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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