Rhode Island Senator Jonathon Acosta [D]

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RIS2123Intro
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- PAYMENT OF WAGES - Requires employer to furnish items and conditions of employment and a pay stub explaining how wages were calculated/reasons for deductions/allows the employee to file a court action against employer for...
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2122Intro
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CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- WORKERS' COOPERATIVES - Clarifies the role of a workers' cooperative to allow it to operate as a hiring hall under certain circumstances.
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2141Intro
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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- LICENSED ACTIVITIES -- LENDERS AND LOAN BROKERS -- CHECK CASHING - Repeals the provisions of the general laws allowing deferred deposit providers, also known as "payday lenders."
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 23]
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2337Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM - Amends the Rhode Island Works Program to expand and increase benefits under the program.
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 23]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2344Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM - Eliminates the sunset on the provision of finding for child care for eligible child care educators and child care staff.
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 23]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2396Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Mandates insurance policies, provides coverage to diagnose & treat infertility for women between 25 & 42 years, including pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in conjunction with in vitro fe...
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2416Intro
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Senate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Impact And Potential Economic Benefits Of Bail Reforms On Black Rhode Islanders And The State (creates An Eleven (11) Member Commission To Study The Impact And Potential Economi...
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 23]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2839Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- PUBLIC BUILDINGS - Allows the department of administration to temporarily loan the state battle flags and markers to approved federal or state agencies under the condition that such loan is insured by bond against damage ...
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2024-04-19
Placed on Senate Calendar (04/23/2024)
RIS2855Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $5,000,000 To The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (snap) Eat Well, Be Well Pilot Rewards Program (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $5,000,000 To The Supplemental Nut...
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 23]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2974Intro
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EDUCATION -- FEDERAL AID - Expands the law on school lunch service contracts requirements that provides for payment to workers/aides for 180 days or the contract for the school year, exclusive of paid time off, including vacation days or other forms ...
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2100Engross
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- GENERAL PROVISIONS - This act would further delineate the definitions of felony, misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor.
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2024-04-18
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2779Intro
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Joint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Of Suffrage (would Propose To The Voters Of The State A Constitutional Amendment Regarding Eligibility To Vote And To Be A Candidate....
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2024-04-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2778Intro
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ELECTIONS -- MAIL BALLOTS - Establishes a three (3) day transmittal period after the deadline for local boards to accept mail ballot applications, if delivered via the postal service.
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2024-04-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2895Intro
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ELECTIONS -- GENERAL PROVISIONS - Allows citizens of a city or town who are at least sixteen (16) years of age to register to vote and to vote in school committee elections in municipalities where school committees are elected entities.
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2024-04-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2477Intro
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- PAYMENT OF WAGES -- FREQUENCY OF PAYMENT - Eliminate all exceptions to the provision that all employees are to be paid weekly except for employees of the state and its political subdivisions, municipal governments, and no...
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2024-04-10
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2169Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- RIDESHARE OR TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY VEHICLE SURCHARGE - Imposes a seventy-five cent (0.75) surcharge on fares charged by rideshare companies as well as an account to benefit RIPTA from the payment of sales taxes co...
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2024-04-09
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2972Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES - Establishes general caseload limits for DCYF workers similar to those contained in the Council on Accreditation standards.
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2024-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2225Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT - Repeals provisions that assess costs for women in the community corrections program for women offenders and repeals the crime of loitering for prostitution.
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2024-04-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2767Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION - Allows victims of sexual assault to submit a medical forensic exam performed by a licensed health care provider in lieu of a police report in order to establish eligibility for funds under the St...
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2024-04-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2903Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES - Authorizes driver education schools to offer the driver training curriculum in a classroom setting or an instructor-led virtual format.
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2024-04-03
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2066Intro
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BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES - Appropriates $1,875,000 for the creation of a 9-8-8 suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline within the department of behavioral healthca...
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2024-04-02
Committee continued
RIS2217Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- BAIL AND RECOGNIZANCE - Provides for release of misdemeanor arrestees without financial conditions, except for domestic violence or flight risk or obstruct of justice risk.
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2024-04-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2677Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS - Allows expungement of multiple felony convictions for non-violent felonies10 years after sentence completed.
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2024-04-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2553Intro
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PUBLIC FINANCE -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CASELOAD ESTIMATING CONFERENCES - Requires that the department of human services and the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals provide forecasted costs...
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2024-04-02
Committee continued
RIS2776Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- SENTENCE AND EXECUTION - Requires the court to set reasonable bail for all those individuals who appear before it as probation violators and establish a presumption of personal recognizance unless the new alleged offense is a cr...
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2024-04-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2775Intro
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DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN -- PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY COURT - Prohibit the family court from detaining any juvenile or committing any juvenile, under the age of 14 years, to the training school, for any offense other than murder, first degree se...
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2024-04-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2769Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DETENTION FOR FEDERAL CIVIL IMMIGRATION VIOLATIONS - Prohibits state or municipality from contracts to detain individuals for civil immigration violations, and if such contract exists, it must end by July 1, 2025 and p...
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2024-04-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2045Intro
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PUBLIC FINANCE -- RHODE ISLAND RETIREMENT SAVINGS PROGRAM ACT - Establishes Rhode Island Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program to be administered by the general treasurer.
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2024-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2113Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF POLICE ROBOT TECHNOLOGY - Prohibits on-duty/off-duty law enforcement officer from utilizing any robot/police robot dog/UAV, whether armed/unarmed, within the scope of their employment as well ...
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2024-03-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2215Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- POLICE OFFICERS -- COMMISSION ON STANDARDS AND TRAINING - Expands the authority of the police officers commission on standards and training. It makes it applicable to the city of Providence. It creates and maintains a ...
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2024-03-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2222Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' BILL OF RIGHTS - Repeals the law enforcement officers' bill of rights, chapter 42-28.6 of the general laws, in its entirety.
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2024-03-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2388Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- HOME CARE PATIENTS RIGHTS - Amends the current law in order to require that all home health care patients are entitled to receive home health care services regardless of their permanent or temporary residence.
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2024-03-28
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2559Intro
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EDUCATION -- THE COLLEGE CRUSADE SCHOLARSHIP - Changes the name of The College Crusade Scholarship to the Onward We Learn Scholarship and provide that those scholarships would not be considered federal or financial aid with regard to the Promise Scho...
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2024-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2765Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- CITY HOUSING AUTHORITIES - Establishes the composition of the housing authority for the city of Central Falls.
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2024-03-28
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2929Intro
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PUBLIC FINANCE -- RHODE ISLAND BABY BOND TRUST - Creates the Rhode Island baby bond trust to provide investment funds to children born to families with public health insurance or no insurance living in Rhode Island.
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2024-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2468Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE - Requires the department of administration to provide a list of certified minority and women-owned business enterprises to each prospective contractor of a construction project.
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2024-03-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2466Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY -- MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE - Increases the minimum required awarded to minority business enterprises to 20% and of that, require a minimum of 10% be awarded to minority owned businesses and that a minimum of 10% be awarded to wom...
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2024-03-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2700Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES - Provides protection and prevent the unethical, improper conduct and the collection of fees, by anyone advising or assisting a veteran filing a claim for disability benefit...
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2024-03-27
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2837Intro
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HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE -- DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE - Provides that the fifth day in April in each year be designated as "Rhode Island Gold Star Spouses Day" with appropriate exercises in public places and with flags flown at half-s...
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2024-03-27
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2116Intro
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DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN -- PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY COURT - Prohibits any questioning of a juvenile who is suspected of delinquent or criminal behavior, unless the parent of guardian of the juvenile is present, or unless an attorney is present...
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2024-03-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2379Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LACTATION CONSULTANT PRACTICE ACT OF 2014 - Specifies the requirements and procedures for licensing lactation consultants as well as the renewal, expiration, termination, refusal, revocation and suspension of licenses.
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2024-03-26
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2467Engross
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- RHODE ISLAND PARENTAL AND FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT - Increases the amount of parental or family leave available to an employee from thirteen (13) weeks to twenty-four (24) weeks in any two (2) calendar years.
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2024-03-22
To House Labor Committee
RIS2823Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY - Authorizes the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority to enter into certain projects and procure related services including the transit center project, using design build contrac...
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2024-03-22
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2864Intro
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EDUCATION -- BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES IN OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME - Provides $4 million to support after school and school vacation, summer learning workforce development programs for K-12 students with annual reports on status and programs.
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2024-03-22
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2875Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Provides insurance coverage for interpreter services for all medically necessary doctor appointments.
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2024-03-22
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2890Intro
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Senate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Congressional Delegation To Support House Resolution 54 Of The 2023-2024 Congress To Amend The United States Constitution To Prove That The Rights Protected And Extended By The Constitution A...
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2024-03-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2896Intro
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PROBATE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE -- UNCLAIMED INTANGIBLE AND TANGIBLE PROPERTY - Provides conditions which persons paid to recover or assist in recovering reported property must comply with.
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2024-03-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2887Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- CERTIFICATION OF CHILDCARE AND YOUTH-SERVING WORKERS AND OPERATORS - Repeals the provision that requires new applicants for employment under this section to pay the expense for their background checks.
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2024-03-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2459Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM - Removes the requirement that families consent to, and cooperate with the department of human services in establishing paternity and enforcing child and medical support orders as a condition of eligib...
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2024-03-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2144Intro
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EDUCATION -- CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES - Requires transition planning for high school students with disabilities, who have a "504" plan, like the transition planning required for high school students with disabilities, who have an individualized edu...
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2024-03-20
To Senate Education Committee
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