Rhode Island Senator Jeanine Calkin [D]

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RIS2974PassApproves Warwick city charter amendments increasing mayor's term of office from 2 to 4 yrs, limited to 2 consecutive terms limiting council members to 6 consecutive 2 yr. terms effective 1/1/25 subject to general/special election voter approval.
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2022-07-06
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS3008PassAuthorizes the city of Warwick to issue up to $350,000,000 general obligation bonds, to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, and equipping of two new high schools and school facilities to replace Pilgrim and Tollgate High School.
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2022-07-06
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2006PassAllows the division of motor vehicles to issue driving privilege cards and driving privilege permits, to applicants unable to establish their lawful presence in the United States.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2249PassExtends 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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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2345PassRequires motor vehicle parking spaces in lots with >100 spaces specifically designed for persons transporting young children under the age of 3/baby strollers except for single-family/duplex/townhouse/multifamily residences/industrial zoned propertie...
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2181PassRequires that any person operating or owning a dam with a storage capacity greater than one thousand four hundred (1,400) normal storage acre feet of water to obtain a permit from the director of the DEM to raise or lower the water level behind the d...
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2528Intro
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Establishes the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.
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2022-06-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2473Intro
25%
Requires the auditor general to oversee an audit of Medicaid programs administered by managed care organizations and submit a report of such findings within six (6) months to the general assembly and EOHHS.
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2022-06-14
Committee heard
RIS2769Intro
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Establishes a universal, comprehensive, affordable single-payer health care insurance program and helps control health care costs, which would be referred to as, "the Rhode Island Comprehensive Health Insurance Program" (RICHIP).
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2022-06-14
Committee heard
RIS3002Engross
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Joint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Make Recommendations Regarding Rhode Island's Old Growth Forests (creates An 11 Member Commission Whose Purpose Would Be To Study And Make Recommendations Regarding Ri's Old Grow...
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2022-06-10
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS2650Intro
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Provides for municipal and state police authorities to utilize automated license plate readers. Further, it identifies what data may be collected and defines how the data can be used.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2942PassSenate Resolution Condemning The May 14, 2022, Mass Shooting In Buffalo, New York
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2022-05-17
Senate read and passed
RIS2779Intro
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Prohibits the court from setting financial conditions of bail.
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2022-05-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2234Intro
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Permits those other residents of a residential dwelling unit to extend the term of the rental agreement for a period not to exceed three (3) months after the death of the lessee.
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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
RIS2238Intro
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Exempts certain executive, administrative, and professional employees from overtime pay if their weekly wages exceed one thousand thirty-six dollars ($1,036), an increase from the current two hundred dollars ($200).
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2022-05-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2720Intro
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Increases the wage amount for working prisoners, committed to the adult correctional institution, from three dollars ($3.00) a day to the minimum hourly wage amount for most workers currently set at twelve dollars and twenty-five cents ($12.25) per h...
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2022-05-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2423PassSenate Resolution Urging The Federal Government To Pursue A Broad Range Of Measures To Reduce The Danger Of Nuclear War, To Sign And Ratify The Treaty On The Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons (tpnw), To Make Nuclear Disarmament The Centerpiece Of Our Na...
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2022-05-03
Senate read and passed
RIS2379Intro
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Specifies and restricts use of excessive physical force by peace officers and creates a civil action for constitutional rights violations as well as impose a duty to intervene on officers on scene. Requires reporting of incident information.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2380Intro
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Repeals the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights, Chapter 42-28.6 of the General Laws, in its entirety.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2708Intro
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Classifies any reports of investigations conducted by internal affairs units or their equivalent as public records with certain redactions allowed to prevent a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2311Intro
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Requires EOHHS assisted by 24 member advisory committee to provide review/recommendations for rate setting/ongoing review of social service programs licensed by state departments/agencies and Medicaid.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2353Intro
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Requires all campaign schedules of contributions submitted to the board of elections expressly indicate whether the contributor is a registered lobbyist.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2180Intro
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Provides a dedicated grant of funding to DEM, specifically to commission an environmental study for the public benefit.
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2022-04-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2285Intro
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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (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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2022-04-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2719Intro
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Requires retail establishments with 3 or more employees on the premises without accessible public restroom to allow customers suffering from eligible conditions access to their employee restrooms.
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2022-04-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2843Intro
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Creates state and local requirements for the protection and preservation of old growth forests located on public lands.
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2022-04-27
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS2868Intro
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Requires the general assembly appropriate funds to the state librarian for the purpose of caring for, preserving and cataloguing property in the state in the keeping of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society.
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2022-04-27
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2656Intro
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Provides that the director of the department of corrections shall establish a program to provide access to electronic multimedia tablets to prisoners in the general population. The program administered at no cost to the department.
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2022-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2631Intro
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Establishes for DOC conditions and procedures for use of restrictive housing/disciplinary and administrative confinement and protective custody with annual reporting required.
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2022-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2891Intro
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Requires municipalities to ensure that school district employees are eligible for social security.
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2022-04-26
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2529Intro
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Senate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Impact Of The Trauma Inflicted On Children Who Are Exposed To Violence
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2022-04-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2373Intro
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Requires the setting of bail for defendants coming before the court as alleged probation violators.
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2022-04-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2283Intro
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Requires feminine hygiene products be provided in all universities and colleges at no cost to students.
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2022-04-06
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2233Intro
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Establishes criteria for the criminal offense of sexual assault when the victim is in the custody of a peace officer and provides that a person convicted of custodial sexual assault would face imprisonment for not more than three (3) years.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2389Intro
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Repeals Sections 5.04, 5.04.1 and 5.04.2 of title 21 chapter 28 which deal with forfeiture procedures.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2553Intro
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Provides for tiered and reduced penalties for the offenses of larceny, and shoplifting, classifies certain shoplifting offenses as petty misdemeanors and repeals habitual offender provisions.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2622Intro
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Grants a right-of-first-refusal to qualified nonprofits for the purchase of certain multifamily properties.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2657Intro
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Requires court to release defendant who is violator of probation on personal recognizance unless reasonable surety is required or unless a crime of violence under § 11-47-2(5) or a crime of domestic violence under § 12-29-2.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2716Intro
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Decriminalizes certain commercial sexual activity to a civil violation with a fine and repeals defendant detention unless they test positive for infectious venereal disease.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2713Intro
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Decriminalizes sex work and expands eligibility for expungement of related criminal records.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2581Intro
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Requires the department of environmental management, no later than January 1, 2024, to approve and begin implementing that comprehensive strategy to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants.
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2022-04-03
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2697Intro
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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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2022-03-31
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2415Intro
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Requires all executive branch agencies and departments to establish and administer a teleworking program to allow their employees to work at a different location, than their ordinary principal work location.
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2022-03-30
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2300Intro
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Creates a refundable ten cent ($0.10) deposit for non-reusable beverage containers. A four cent ($0.04) handling fee would be paid by distributors.
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2022-03-30
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2296Intro
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Creates the producer responsibility program requiring producers to make necessary changes to product design(s) to reduce packaging consumption and waste and assess fees based on the packaging.
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2022-03-30
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2628Intro
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Permits the city of Warwick to prohibit the sale of firearms within five hundred feet (500 ft.) of any school or daycare facility.
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2022-03-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2826PassSenate Resolution Commemorating "international Transgender Day Of Visibility" On March 31, 2022, In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-03-29
Senate read and passed
RIS2166Intro
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Repeals the provisions of the general laws allowing deferred deposit providers, also known as "payday lenders."
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2022-03-24
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2374Intro
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Sexual assault survivors bill of rights. Victims notified of rights, provided counselor, and may provide closed-to-public testimony.
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2022-03-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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