Rhode Island Senator John Burke [D]

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RIS2086Engross
50%
Requires insurance providers to seek recoupment or set off of insurance payments made to health care providers within twelve (12) months and requires health care providers to seek reimbursement for underpayment within twelve (12) months.
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2022-05-19
Senate read and passed
RIS2288Intro
25%
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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2022-05-19
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/24/2022)
RIS2705Intro
25%
Codifies in the general laws the standards of conduct for notaries public in the state of Rhode Island by the secretary of state which came into effect on April 3, 2020. Takes effect on July 1, 2021; sunsets and expires on July 1, 2023.
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2022-05-19
[Hearing: May 19]

Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS2691Intro
25%
Requires the office of energy resources to initiate the process of developing one or more programs, and associated funding mechanisms, for electric energy storage resources connected to the electric distribution system.
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2022-05-19
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/24/2022)
RIS2242Engross
50%
Repeals § 28-12-9 of the general laws which provides that the director of labor and training may approve of wages below the minimum wage for those persons whose earning capacity is impaired due to physical or mental disability.
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2022-05-18
To House Labor Committee
RIS2303Engross
50%
Requires all contractors and subcontractors who perform construction, alteration, demolition, installation, repair or maintenance work, pursuant to public works contracts, to comply with industry standards for infrastructure corrosion prevention.
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2022-05-18
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS2435Intro
25%
Reduces the usury rate to twelve percent (12%).
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2022-05-18
[Hearing: May 19]

Proposed Substitute
RIS2434Intro
25%
Modernizes the Rhode Island credit card lending statute by amending the definition of "credit card plan" to keep up with new technology and online purchasing and expressly allows merchants to continue to assist consumers with digital payment options.
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2022-05-18
[Hearing: May 19]

Proposed Substitute
RIS2480Intro
25%
Provides the standards for reviewing applications for plans or work for the extension of supply or distribution mains or pipes. It also adds an appeal of a denial by a public water supply facility pursuant to the administrative procedures act § 42-3...
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2022-05-18
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/24/2022)
RIS2664Engross
50%
Provides identity theft protections by requiring reporting of breaches by certain municipal and state agencies, and requires notice to collective bargaining agents where required and requires an explanation of remediation services.
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2022-05-18
To House Innovation, Internet, & Technology Committee
RIS2616Intro
25%
Creates an entry-level licensing program to allow applicants to practice under supervision prior to becoming a licensed mental health counselor.
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2022-05-18
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/24/2022)
RIS2679Engross
50%
Establishes "early learning hubs" to serve as an intermediary among regional partners in order to coordinate support for early learning providers in the delivery of early childhood care and education.
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2022-05-18
To House Finance Committee
RIS2054Intro
25%
Exempts the trade-in value of pickup trucks under eight thousand one hundred pounds (8,100 lbs.) gross weight, used exclusively for personal use, from sales tax.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2370Intro
25%
Prohibits questioning of a suspected juvenile offender unless a parent, guardian or attorney is present.
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2022-05-17
Committee recommends passage
RIS2312Intro
25%
Provides that in determining local school aid, the state would annually provide each community no less than an amount equal to the aid given in the preceding fiscal year.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2186Intro
25%
Eliminates the sales tax on taxi services and pet care services.
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2022-05-16
[Hearing: May 19]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2397Intro
25%
Repeals the requirement that law enforcement officers issue only warnings of the risks to persons leaving a child under the age of seven (7) unattended in a motor vehicle.
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2022-05-13
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/24/2022)
RIS2351Intro
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Increases the amount forwarded to Rhode Island Legal Services from court filing fees for the entry of every petition, complaint or action in district, superior and family court.
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2022-05-13
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/19/2022)
RIS2508Intro
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Provides only licensed attorney can be title insurance agents and determine insurability/marketability. Prohibits discounted insurance premiums and fee sharing with unlicensed agents and attorneys.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 19]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2586Engross
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Requires any request for proposal issued by the state may not be changed unless the request for proposal is cancelled and reissued as a master price agreement.
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2022-05-13
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS2601Engross
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Establishes review requirements for request for proposals by chief purchasing officer with duty to ensure no conflicts or appearance of conflicts of interest exist between members of technology evaluation committee/state.
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2022-05-13
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS2801Intro
25%
Updates public records administration act, modifies records control schedule, designates records officer, establishes procedures for retention of records. Provides administrator submit yearly reports, establishes public reporting compliance.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 19]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2789Intro
25%
Requires that upon issuance of a citation, the judgment debtor is given twenty-five (25) days to contact the judgment creditor to resolve the matter prior to court intervention.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 19]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2822Engross
50%
Creates a name for the Rhode Island Convention Center Boardroom as the James P. McCarvill Boardroom.
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2022-05-13
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIS2203Intro
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Requires coverage for the treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections/pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, including, but not limited to, the use of intravenous immunoglobin therap...
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2022-05-12
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/19/2022)
RIS2605Intro
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Authorizes governor to enter into Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact and designates office to administer compact. Creates interstate agreement that allows limited telepsychological practice to be conducted across state lines among member states.
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2022-05-12
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/19/2022)
RIS2798Intro
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Bans the sale of cosmetics developed/manufactured using animal testing. A violation would be a $1,000 fine for each offense.
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2022-05-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2904Intro
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Allows persons convicted of felonies punishable by 10 years or less to file to expunge records after 5 years after sentence completion except felonies of sex registration/ domestic violence/weapons
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2022-05-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2641Intro
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Limits the use of certain criminal records and credit history reports in denying housing to prospective applicants, provides fines for failure to comply and requires notice of denials be sent to the prospective tenants.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2859Intro
25%
Creates a program for emergency housing assistance to needy families with children and pregnant woman with no other children through the Rhode Island housing resources commission.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2105Engross
50%
Establishes a military family advocacy program to address child abuse and neglect in military families.
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2022-05-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2796Intro
25%
Permits a judge, after consultation with a mental health professional, to order into a locked down mental health facility for a mental health assessment as an alternative to incarceration.
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2022-05-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2448Intro
25%
Provides for a plan and structure to transition to green energy in motor and other vehicles.
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2022-05-04
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2692Intro
25%
Strives to make sales of all new medium and heavy-duty vehicles in the state zero-emissions by no later than 2050.
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2022-05-04
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2073Intro
25%
Raises Rhode Island Medicaid primary care payment rates to not less than federal Medicare rates for the same service.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2109Intro
25%
Includes the chief inspector and inspectors as those exempt from carrying a firearm without a permit and would define them as peace officers.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2196Intro
25%
Increases eligibility for the three (3) federal Medicare Savings Programs and eliminates the asset test for these programs.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Health and Human Services 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
RIS2630Intro
25%
Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms two (2) times per year instead of one time annually.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2629Intro
25%
Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms in both daylight and nighttime conditions two (2) times per year and that correctional officers qualify every year instead of once every two (2) years.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2811Intro
25%
Requires correctional officers to qualify annually with the pistol or revolver rather than the previous requirement of biennial qualification.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2795Intro
25%
Permits the DOC to release a sentenced inmate up to 3 days early directly to a community partner for residential treatment or stable housing when completion of sentence is incompatible with the community partners staffing or scheduling capabilities.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2799Intro
25%
Increases committee in law enforcement officers’ bill of rights hearing to 5, three as permanent. Hearings commenced in 15 days, allow for summary suspension of 5 days and would mandate pay suspended while the case is pending.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2916PassSenate Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of The Honorable James Joseph Spearman
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2022-05-03
Senate read and passed
RIS2090Intro
25%
Allows individuals, who have not reached the age of eighteen (18) years, to vote in a primary election, as long as the voter will be eighteen (18) as of the date of the general or special election.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2031Intro
25%
Establishes that manufacturers of devices capable of connecting to the Internet equip the devices with reasonable security features.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2030Intro
25%
Requires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2354Intro
25%
Prohibits the mailing of any mail ballots or mail ballot applications to any voters who did not request them.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2617Intro
25%
Mandates that an applicant for a license as a licensed clinical social worker not be required to take or pass a standardized written examination in order to qualify for the license.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2635Intro
25%
Makes it easier for eligible incarcerated inmates to vote and creates the title of a "jail voting coordinator" within the department of corrections to help facilitate inmate voting from start to finish.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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