Rhode Island Representative John Edwards [D]

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RIH8299PassEliminates the exemption for firefighters from having to complete a road safety test in order to obtain a commercial driver’s license.
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2022-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8353PassAmends the Gender Inclusive Restroom Act to have a municipality apply to the state building code standard committee for a waiver in the case of undue burden with compliance.
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2022-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7244PassMedicare eligible disabled individuals under age 65 eligible for Medicare supplemental policies. Health insurance commissioner may adopt reasonable regulations and standards for Medicare supplemental policies.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIH7021PassAllows emergency medical treatment to police dogs injured in the line of duty, which would include transporting by ambulance.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH7079PassRequires any entity that receives, maintains, stores or preserves sexual assault evidence kits to submit a report to the department of health, annually, setting forth the total number of untested kits in possession of such entity.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH7826PassRequires any organization licensed by the department of BHDDH with 250 or more employees to have background checks conducted by the attorney general's office and require checks every 5th year of continuous employment.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH7971PassAmends the affordable clean energy security act and the long-term contracting standard for renewable energy.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH8047PassCreates the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact allowing physicians to become licensed in multiple states and practice under the jurisdiction of the state in which the patient is located.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH8148PassProvides penalties for owners of structures who interfere with inspections by electrical investigators.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH8001PassRequires individuals transacting business in RI under any assumed name to file in person, by mail, or electronically with the office of the city or town clerk the true or real full name(s) of the person(s) transacting business and their email address...
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH7278PassExpands definition of public buildings under Green Building Act to include buildings in any subdivision of state, and include private major facility projects; mandates public reports for all such projects.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIH8078PassAllows the district court to designate the date of the hearing in eviction matters filed under the residential landlord and tenant act.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIH8211PassCreates uniform rate review procedure for rates to be changed.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIH8362PassHouse Resolution Honoring Richard E. Fleury, Esq. On The Occasion Of His Retirement As Legal Counsel To The Rhode Island House Of Representatives Minority Caucus
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2022-06-22
House read and passed
RIH8149Intro
25%
Requires a contractor, subcontractor or public body to include offsite fabrication work in weekly certified prevailing wage records.
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2022-06-21
To House Labor Committee
RIH7595Engross
50%
Regulates the distribution of food products containing the drug kratom, a drug of concern for its stimulant and sedative effects, to consumers by the department of health.
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2022-06-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7201PassProvides a procedure for homeowners to submit to a municipal zoning board of review or municipal official or agency for a review to determine whether or not a proposed use under this chapter requires a special use permit.
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2022-06-17
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7512PassRepeals the current authorization for town of Portsmouth municipal court and establishes authorization which expands the jurisdiction of Portsmouth municipal court to include a municipal housing court to adjudicate violations of the state building co...
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2022-06-17
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH6613PassRequires 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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2022-06-15
Signed by Governor
RIH7514PassCreates a special motor vehicle registration plate for recipients of the United States Bronze Star Medal.
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2022-06-15
Signed by Governor
RIH7080Engross
50%
Provides 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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2022-06-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7478Engross
50%
Exempt vehicles purchased at the end of their lease term by the current lessee that have a valid certificate of inspection affixed to the windshield from the requirement that dealers of used vehicles conduct a new inspection.
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2022-06-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7843Engross
50%
Amends the provisions for prompt payment of monies owed by the department of administration to their contractors or subcontractors.
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2022-06-10
To Senate Finance Committee
RIH8244Intro
25%
Requires all aquaculture leases granted by the coastal resources management council (CRMC) to be located at least one thousand feet (1,000') from the median high tide/tide line.
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2022-06-07
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8306Intro
25%
Requires the CRMC Council to conduct a public review and update of regulations/“Red Book,” at least every five (5) years.
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2022-06-07
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8307Intro
25%
Permits public testimony at administrative hearings of the coastal resources management council.
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2022-06-07
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7778Engross
50%
Updates the long-term care insurance statute so that it is in conformance with the latest version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners model.
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2022-06-02
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH7528Engross
50%
Provides that only facilities located within the state be eligible for licenses to operate as official inspection stations for the inspection of vehicles.
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2022-06-01
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIH8309PassHouse Resolution Joyously Celebrating And Commemorating June Of 2022, As Pride Month In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-06-01
House read and passed
RIH8169Intro
25%
Prohibits prior authorization or step therapy protocol for the prescription of medication to assess or treat an enrollee's serious mental illness.
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2022-05-31
To House Finance Committee
RIH8291PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May 26, 2022, As "cox Charities Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-05-26
House read and passed
RIH7777Engross
50%
Adopts the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Act regarding data security to establish standards for data security and standards for the investigation of and notification to the commissioner of a cybersecurity event.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH7779Engross
50%
Brings the Rhode Island Life and Health Guaranty Fund statute into conformance with the latest version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Act.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH7181Intro
25%
Requires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to utilize current Medicaid waiver funds to provide coverage for supporting housing for the homeless.
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2022-05-19
To House Finance Committee
RIH7237Intro
25%
Increases the income limits for disabled individuals to one hundred eighty percent (180%) of the federal poverty level to qualify for medical assistance coverage.
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2022-05-17
To House Finance Committee
RIH7280Intro
25%
Amends the definition of public works so that it would include any public works projects performed for any city or town or quasi-municipal entity and the state and any quasi-state entity.
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2022-05-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH7774Intro
25%
Makes numerous technical amendments to the statutes on taxes and corporations, associations and partnerships.
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2022-05-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH7925Intro
25%
Increases the maximum state and municipal small purchase limits from $10,000 to $25,000 for construction projects and from $5,000 to $10,000 for all other state and municipal purchases.
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2022-05-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH8168Intro
25%
Requires the contracting department of the department of human services or the department of administration to pilot at least one contract for professional or technical services using automatic verification software to verify hours billed under contr...
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2022-05-11
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH8206Intro
25%
Removes the requirement that (5%) of the hotel tax be paid to the Greater Providence-Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau and redistribute the (5%) tax to the regional tourism district where the hotel or residential unit is located.
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2022-05-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH8153Intro
25%
Establishes a lead water supply replacement program for public and private service lines within the next ten (10) years and requires the disclosure to tenants and buyers of real property of the presence of lead service lines.
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2022-05-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH8207Intro
25%
Provides that pre- and post-judgment interest on civil actions begin on the date of the filing of the civil action and be calculated based upon a rate equal to the coupon issue yield equivalent.
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2022-05-04
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7128Intro
25%
Creates a sales tax holiday on August 6 and 7, 2022
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2022-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH7655Intro
25%
Exempts from state taxation certain pension benefits that originate from, and were taxed in another state.
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2022-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH7657Intro
25%
Exempts from the sales and use tax that portion of a motor vehicle lease payment collected for tangible personal property tax, municipal property tax, excise, or any other similar tax.
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2022-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH8177Intro
25%
Removes the requirement that five percent (5%) of the hotel tax be paid to the Greater Providence-Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau and redistribute the five percent (5%) tax to the city or district where the hotel or residential unit is located...
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2022-05-03
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH8204PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May Of 2022 To Be "motorcycle Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island And Urging All Rhode Island Motorists To Avoid Distracted Driving
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2022-05-03
House read and passed
RIH8202PassHouse Resolution Recognizing The 74th Anniversary Of Israel's Establishment On May 5, 2022, And Reaffirming The Bonds Of Friendship And Cooperation Between Rhode Island, The United States, And The State Of Israel
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2022-05-03
House read and passed
RIH7178Intro
25%
Requires 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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2022-04-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH7641Intro
25%
Allows families to continue to receive state and federal tax credits and any stimulus funds provided for the well-being of children or adults without jeopardizing the family's RI Works cash benefit.
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2022-04-28
To House Finance Committee
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