Rhode Island Representative John Edwards [D]

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RIH6266IntroEnable the state lottery division of the department of revenue to enter into a contract extension with IGT Global Solutions Corporation.
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2019-09-17
Scheduled for hearing (10/03/2019)
RIH6206PassValidates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Tiverton, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Tiverton on November 6, 2018.
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2019-07-19
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH5678PassProhibits nonregulated power producers from automatically renewing a contract. Mandates that the nonregulated power producer provide methods for the customer to cancel service and provide the customer with notice of the contract expiration date.
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2019-07-16
Signed by Governor
RIH5141PassAllows some persons, who do not otherwise qualify to reside in a special care unit in an assisted living residence to get into that unit under certain circumstances.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIH5365PassProvides that professional engineers who are registered and authorized to practice by the Rhode Island state board of registration for professional engineers be deemed to have met the qualifications for a designer's license.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIH5572PassUpdates the laws relating to physician assistants to reflect current standards and terminology.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIH5765PassMandates that polls in all cities and towns except New Shoreham open at 7 am and provides time for receipt of ballots cast outside the US.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIH6084PassProvides for greater school-based management at the school level and expands the duties of school improvement teams and establishes a new chapter on education accountability.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIH6240PassExempts those students in grade twelve (12) who are enrolled full-time in a dual enrollment program where the courses are taken on a higher education institution campus from the requirement that they complete health and physical education courses.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIH5168PassRepeals requirement that persons between 16 and 21 who cannot speak, read or write English to attend classes until they learn (minimum 200 hours). Also repeals fines and institutional commitment for failure to take such classes.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIH5401PassRequires Tricare to pay the healthcare services funding contributions for their contribution enrollees.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIH5573PassMakes amendments providing for additional reporting duties and requirements for persons with knowledge of mistreatment or neglect of elders.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIH5874PassReduces the number of infractions for a person to be considered a "toll violator" from twenty (20) to ten (10). The act also reduces the number of infractions for a person to be considered a "toll evader" from one hundred (100) to twenty (20).
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIH6033PassMakes sweeping changes to the law on massage therapy licensing.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIH5116PassRequires retail establishments to accept cash in payment for goods and services.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH5113IntroCreates the "animal abuser registry act" which would require all persons convicted of crimes involving animal abuse to register with an online registry to be established and maintained by the attorney general's office.
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2019-06-28
Defeated by Senate
RIH5383PassAmends current law so that, as part of a comprehensive discharge plan, a hospital would be allowed to try to contact the patient's emergency contact and the certified peer recovery specialists, in accordance with federal law.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH5470PassClassifies all vehicles used by the department of corrections in the performance official duties as authorized emergency vehicles.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH5637PassRequires road and bridge contractors for the department of transportation to furnish a bond equal to at least 50% of the contract price on contracts in excess of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000).
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH5864PassAllows local boards of canvassers to combine voting districts in special elections for approval/rejection of questions or when officials will be elected or in primary elections only with board of election approval.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH5949EngrossImposes a fee of one hundred sixty dollars ($160) for all domestic and foreign corporations for a certificate of authority to transact business in this state.
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2019-06-28
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH6210EngrossAllows DEM to extend certain deadlines for required sewer construction in the replacement of cesspools, which deadlines would not extend beyond January 1, 2025.
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2019-06-28
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIH6260PassHouse Resolution Creating A Legislative Study Commission To Examine And Recommend Guidelines For Step Therapy Prescription Drug Protocols
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2019-06-28
House passed as amended (floor amendment)
RIH6263PassHouse Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Jeffrey R. Henault
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2019-06-27
House read and passed
RIH6264PassHouse Resolution Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special Legislative Commission Known As The "out Of School Time Learning Commission" (this Resolution Would Extend The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special Legislative Comm...
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2019-06-27
House read and passed
RIH6098IntroDirects the council on elementary and secondary education to implement teacher licensure tests modeled after the Massachusetts tests for educator licensure, commencing on July 1, 2021.
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2019-06-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5892EngrossExpands definition of "employee" to include a caterer licensed by the department of health and division of taxation and food truck.
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2019-06-25
To Senate Labor Committee
RIH6004IntroPermits division of motor vehicles to suspend registration privileges of motor carriers upon receipt of notice from the department of labor and training that motor carrier has not secured workers' compensation insurance.
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2019-06-25
To Senate Labor Committee
RIH5863IntroCreates a new process with standards to be utilized when deciding whether an applicant's past criminal contacts' convictions should disqualify them from receiving a government issued license.
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2019-06-19
Meeting postponed (06/19/2019)
RIH6231IntroLimits the total amount that an insured person is required to pay for a covered prescription insulin drug at an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) per thirty (30) day supply.
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2019-06-19
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH6224IntroMakes it a felony to isolate an elder or dependent adult and would expand the persons entitled to notice when a guardianship or conservatorship petition is filed in the probate court for dependents or elderly adults.
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2019-06-18
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6225PassHouse Resolution Honoring Colonel Thomas F. Lee On The Occasion Of His Retirement As Police Chief Of The Portsmouth Police Department
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2019-06-18
House read and passed
RIH5794EngrossRequires that the department of environmental management to request proposals, every two years, to solicit procurement of a representative organization to operate the paint stewardship program.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIH6193PassHouse Resolution Honoring And Recognizing Carole Dumont On The Occasion Of Her Retirement After More Than Thirty-three Years Of Dedicated Service To The General Assembly And The People Of The State Of Rhode Island
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2019-06-06
House read and passed
RIH6136IntroRequires elec. distribution co. to provide actual interconnection cost to customers within 90 days of modification/modifies application process with technical amendments approved by PUC not applicable to completed applications. eff. 30 days after pas...
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2019-06-04
To House Corporations Committee
RIH6170PassHouse Resolution Congratulating Molly Andrade On Being Named "miss Rhode Island 2019"
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2019-05-30
House read and passed
RIH5219IntroProhibits the collection of a sales or use tax on that portion of a motor vehicle lease payment representing taxes payable by the lessor on the leased motor vehicle.
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2019-05-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH5062EngrossProvides that the trapping and subsequent release of any unowned feral or free roaming cat for the purpose of spaying or neutering of the cat shall not be considered abandonment.
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2019-05-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH5233EngrossRequires the driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction to use a directional signal and repeals the requirement that such signal be audible.
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2019-05-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH5907EngrossProvides that any women's business enterprise that is certified under the Federal Small Business Act shall be deemed certified by the department of administration as a women's business enterprise.
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2019-05-22
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH6140PassHouse Resolution Welcoming The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts Of America To The Rhode Island State House For Their 2018 "report To The State" Presentation
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2019-05-22
House read and passed
RIH5663PassRemoves the overtime exemption for firefighters and rescue service personnel employed by the cities and towns.
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2019-05-17
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH5662PassRemoves the overtime exemption for firefighters unless they are paid at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) times their regular rate for all hours worked in excess of forty-two (42) hours.
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2019-05-17
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH5218IntroSubstitutes the office of health insurance commissioner for the director of business regulation as the overseer of health insurance claims and sets forth guidelines to use to determine whether substantial compliance has been met.
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2019-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH5402IntroExpands the health services council from twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) members and amends the hospital conversion act relative to disclosure.
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2019-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH5582IntroProvides the office of the health insurance commissioner with oversight of risk-bearing provider organizations and health care risk contracts.
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2019-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH5858IntroRequires the general assembly to appropriate not less than $5,000,000 annually in capital financing for affordable housing development.
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2019-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH5204IntroRequires that enrollees in the Rhode Island best RX Prescription drug discount program for the uninsured are not charged a copay for their prescriptions.
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2019-05-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH5403IntroRequires that the rate for hospice providers, delivering hospice care in a skilled nursing facility, not exceed ninety-five percent (95%) of the rate paid for non-hospice care in a skilled nursing facility.
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2019-05-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH5571IntroRequires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to conduct a study to assess the impact of using Medicaid funds to provide coverage for the treatment of the chronically homeless.
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2019-05-14
To House Finance Committee
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