Rhode Island Senator John Burke [D]

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RIS0048IntroExpands drug awareness programs to high schools, directs funding from certain civil fines and mandates establishment of criteria for funding.
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2021-04-16
Placed on Senate Calendar (04/27/2021)
RIS0310IntroEstablishes public records administration program for the custody/disposal of state public records assisted by an advisory commission.
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2021-04-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0360IntroRepeals the sunset provision which ends historic preservation tax credits by June 30, 2021 or upon the exhaustion of the maximum aggregate credits, whichever comes first.
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2021-04-15
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0687IntroEstablishes new factors for the interest contract arbitration board for municipal employee unions to consider in rendering a decision the board power to render an award over all negotiated matters, including the expenditure of money.
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2021-04-14
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0701IntroRequires that one third of all Rhode Island teachers, for the next three (3) years trained in the basic emergency and response skills curriculum ("BEARS"), specifically in hand-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Heimlich maneuver, and bleeding contr...
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2021-04-14
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0067EngrossDesignate "Northern Star Coral" as the official state coral.
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2021-04-08
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIS0314IntroGrants a judge or magistrate the discretion to impose the requirement of blood and/or urine testing or the use of the ignition interlock system.
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2021-04-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0318IntroProvides for specific fines and sanctions to operators of motor vehicles who fail to exercise due care to avoid colliding with a vulnerable road user causing injury, serious injury, or death to the vulnerable road user.
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2021-04-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0680IntroRemoves the $25.00 limit on tuition for a motorist to attend a driver education course, and would allow a judge or magistrate to delay the imposition of a suspension or revocation of a driver's license or registration for a period up to 30 days.
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2021-04-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0091IntroRequires a review by the department of elementary and secondary education of the formula components used to compute the aid needed to support high need students.
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2021-04-07
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0384EngrossExcludes chronic intractable pain from the definition of acute pain management. Prescribes new guidelines for treatment based upon 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
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2021-04-01
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0398IntroRepeals the provision of law granting minors the ability to obtain a marriage license, and would require a person to be of full legal age, at least eighteen (18) years of age to obtain a marriage license.
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2021-03-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0513IntroAllows recovery of damages for the emotional distress, grief, and loss of enjoyment of life as a result of the wrongful death of a spouse, a parent or a son or daughter.
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2021-03-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0679IntroAdds the administrator of the supreme court as an individual authorized to perform marriages and would clarify that the current administrators of the superior court, family court, district court, or traffic tribunal are empowered to perform marriages...
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2021-03-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0707IntroAllows for a tax credit of $500 for certain nurse practitioners or physicians.
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2021-03-26
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0502IntroMakes it a misdemeanor to possess, transfer and/or produce child erotica for the specific purpose of sexual gratification or sexual arousal, punishable by confinement in jail for not more than one year, or fine of not more than$1,000, or both.
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2021-03-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0433IntroEstablishes the commuter transportation benefit act. Employers with five hundred (500) or more employees provide a pre-tax transportation fringe benefit program or provide transportation to the employees.
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2021-03-24
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0429IntroRequires that janitors and security guards employed, pursuant to state contracts worth more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) of janitorial or security services, be paid a standard compensation rate.
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2021-03-24
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0386IntroEstablishes Children's Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund to provide finance assistance to families for medical expenses not covered by state or federal programs or insurance contract.
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2021-03-24
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0405IntroAllows 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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2021-03-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0487IntroRequires pharmacists to notify their customers whether their cost sharing benefits exceed the actual retail price of the prescription sought.
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2021-03-18
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0671IntroProhibits agencies of municipalities and the state from releasing information as to the residency of municipal or state police officers regarding public records requests.
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2021-03-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0688IntroIncreases temporary caregiver benefits to six (6) weeks in a benefit year starting January 1, 2022 and would increase temporary caregiver benefits to eight (8) weeks in a benefit year beginning January 1, 2023.
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2021-03-18
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0635IntroProhibits school committees from entering into a school bus service contract unless the contract provides for payments to school bus drivers, monitors and aids for one hundred and eighty (180) days or the length of the contracted for school year.
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2021-03-18
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0678IntroCreates within the district court a dedicated calendar offering treatment and sentencing alternatives to eligible defendants deemed to suffer from serious and persistent mental illness to be known as the "Mental Health Treatment Calendar".
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2021-03-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0646IntroRequires coverage for treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, including, but not limited to, the use of intravenous immunoglobin therap...
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2021-03-18
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0628PassSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The Rhode Island Auditor General’s Office Conduct A Thorough Review Of The Kent County Water Authority (kcwa)
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2021-03-16
Senate read and passed
RIS0581IntroRequires the proposed state budget to include a specific proposed expenditure for affordable housing.
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2021-03-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0036IntroProhibits a covered establishment from preparing, selling, processing or providing food or beverages in or on a disposable food service container that is composed in whole or in part of polystyrene foam.
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2021-03-10
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0199IntroModifies limitations on quantities of malt beverages and distilled spirits that can be sold at retail by certain licensed breweries and distilleries for off-premises consumption.
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2021-03-10
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0094IntroRequires conservation and preservation restrictions to be liberally interpreted in favor of the grants awarded.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0229IntroIncreases the housing resources restricted receipts account by $.60 previously retained for state use.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0482IntroProvides that volunteer health practitioners from other states be permitted to provide medical/veterinary services and have limited immunity and be treated as if state employees for workers' compensation purposes during period of declared emergency.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0529IntroIssues permanent registration and registration plates to vehicles owned by the Civil Air Patrol.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0505IntroIncreases number of committee members in law enforcement officers’ bill of rights hearing to 5 and mandates hearings be commenced within 15 days /mandates officer charged with felony or imprisoned on misdemeanor have pay suspended while case is pen...
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2021-03-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0059IntroEstablishes a statewide public safety computer aided dispatch records management system.
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2021-03-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0120IntroRequires that motor vehicle accident reports be transmitted by the law enforcement agency or their contract agent within fourteen (14) days of preparing the report to the department of transportation.
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2021-03-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0182IntroRequires all public employees to furnish their name and their job title, upon request.
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2021-03-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0004EngrossAmends the provisions of the telemedicine coverage act and provide coverage for telemedicine under Rhode Island Medicaid.
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2021-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIS0096IntroProhibits cities and towns from performing spot assessments that increase the assessment value of properties that have sold, except in accordance with their revaluation or update schedule.
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2021-02-25
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0264IntroRequires employees of regulated financial institutions to report suspected financial exploitation of elder adults to the office of healthy aging and provide authority to the regulated financial institution to place a temporary hold on transactions.
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2021-02-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0340IntroEstablishes that manufacturers of devices capable of connecting to the Internet equip the devices with reasonable security features.
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2021-02-25
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0362IntroAdds one new income tax bracket for purposes of state income taxation.
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2021-02-25
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0395IntroCreates a comprehensive scheme to help the department of corrections make appropriate least restrictive placements of prisoners within its facilities.
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2021-02-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0342IntroRequires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.
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2021-02-25
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0367IntroIncreases the tax rates for individuals, bankruptcy estates, trusts and estates.
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2021-02-25
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0422IntroPermits the settlor of a trust to designate a trust director who shall be a person other than the trustee to direct actions relative to a trust and pursuant to any power of direction.
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2021-02-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0309IntroProhibits a person convicted of unnecessary cruelty to animals from owning or exercising control of an animal for life and be subject to fine of $1000 for each violation of this act.
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2021-02-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0312IntroRepeals court costs against all defendants who plead nolo contendere, guilty or are found guilty of certain crimes.
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2021-02-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0308IntroIncreases penalties for animal cruelty.
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2021-02-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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