Rhode Island Senator Jonathon Acosta [D]

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RIS2481PassAmends membership of the RI Housing Resources Act of 1998 Commission to exclude a representative of the insurers and replace it with a representative of a Rhode Island city or town with a population below 25,000 with a median family income of 40,000.
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2022-07-06
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2556PassEstablishes the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2953PassAllows high school students receiving state Silver/Gold Seal of Biliteracy to earn 2 to 4 semesters of college credit toward minor/major in language at public university/community college if requested within 3 yrs. after high school graduation.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2926PassAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $330,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the acquisition, construction, improvement, furnishing and equipping of a new high school.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2586PassRequires 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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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS3015PassRequires all high school seniors in the state to complete a federal financial aid application (FAFSA) or a Rhode Island Alternative Financial Aid Application, offered through the Community College of Rhode Island in order to graduate high school.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2006PassAllows the division of motor vehicles to issue driving privilege cards and driving privilege permits, to applicants unable to establish their lawful presence in the United States.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2246PassProhibits employers from receiving any portion of the tips given by customers to their tipped employees, with limited exceptions for credit card service charges.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2345PassRequires motor vehicle parking spaces in lots with >100 spaces specifically designed for persons transporting young children under the age of 3/baby strollers except for single-family/duplex/townhouse/multifamily residences/industrial zoned propertie...
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2412PassRequires 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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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2795PassPermits 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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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2442PassJoint Resolution Creating A Special Joint Legislative Commission To Study The Governance Structure Of Rhode Island's Public Education System (creates A 10 Member Joint Commission To Study And Make Recommendations For Efficient And Effective Governanc...
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2022-06-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2321PassAuthorizes the city of Providence to finance a contribution towards the unfunded pension liability of the employee retirement system of the city of Providence by the issuance of bonds in the principal amount of $515,000,000.
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2022-06-22
Signed by Governor
RIS2316Engross
50%
Extends the life-time limit for RI works benefits to 60 months; increases the monthly cash benefit to 50% of the federal poverty level; increases post-secondary program participation by an additional 12 months.
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2022-06-22
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2884Engross
50%
Joint Resolution Relating To Human Services -- Medical Assistance (increases Managed Care Hospital Rates For Obstetrician Deliveries At One Hundred Ten Percent (110%) Of The Medicaid Fee For Service (ffs) Rate.)
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2022-06-22
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2307Engross
50%
Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $10,991,049 To Fund Local Public Library Services (requires The State To Contribute Twenty-five Percent (25%) Of The Municipal Funding Level For Public Library Services.)
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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2460Engross
50%
Effective January 1, 2023, increase the salaries of the child advocate and the assistant child advocate for the office of the child advocate to $135,000 and $120,000 respectively.
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2022-06-21
Senate read and passed
RIS2467Engross
50%
Establishes a core state behavioral health crisis services system, to be administered by the director of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals.
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2022-06-16
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2434PassModernizes the Rhode Island credit card lending statute by amending the definition of “credit card plan”.
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2022-06-15
Signed by Governor
RIS2473Intro
25%
Requires the auditor general to oversee an audit of Medicaid programs administered by managed care organizations and submit a report of such findings within six (6) months to the general assembly and EOHHS.
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2022-06-14
Committee heard
RIS2769Intro
25%
Establishes a universal, comprehensive, affordable single-payer health care insurance program and helps control health care costs, which would be referred to as, "the Rhode Island Comprehensive Health Insurance Program" (RICHIP).
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2022-06-14
Committee heard
RIS2489Engross
50%
Clarifies the role of a workers' cooperative to allow it to operate as a hiring hall under certain circumstances.
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2022-06-10
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2545Engross
50%
Requires that each child under the supervision of the department of children, youth and families be provided a team of educational advocates to ensure the child’s educational planning, progress and success.
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2022-06-08
To House Education Committee
RIS2696Engross
50%
Caps amount payable for 30 day supply of equipment/supplies for insulin administration/glucose monitoring at $25 or equipment designed to last more than 30 days with no deductible commencing January 1, 2023.
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2022-06-08
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS2475Engross
50%
Replaces terms "mentally retarded"/"retarded" or "alcoholic"/"drug abuser" used in general laws with "intellectual and/or developmental disability" or "person with an intellectual and/or developmental disability" or "person with substance use disorde...
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2022-06-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2592Intro
25%
Establishes the “Rhode Island Hard-Hit Emergency Liquidity Program Act” to provide up to twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) to businesses adversely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic by providing aid for drop in sales.
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2022-06-07
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2999PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming June Of 2022, To Be "men's Health Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-06-07
Senate read and passed
RIS2370Engross
50%
Prohibits questioning of a suspected juvenile offender unless a parent, guardian or attorney is present.
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2022-06-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2089Intro
25%
Spells out the responsibilities of both the landlord and tenant with respect to the inspection and treatment of bed bugs in residential premises.
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2022-05-31
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2549Intro
25%
Provide fors abortion coverage in the Medicaid program and repeals the abortion coverage exclusion for state employee insurance plans.
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2022-05-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2430PassThe Rhode Island Cannabis Act legalizes adult use of cannabis. It provides for licensing of cultivation, manufacture and retail sale of cannabis.
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2022-05-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2854PassExempts from taxation the real and tangible personal property of Foster Forward, a domestic nonprofit corporation, located in Pawtucket.
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2022-05-25
Effective without Governor's signature
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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2022-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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
RIS2681Engross
50%
Provides that childcare is part of an early learning program and is an essential program supporting the state’s workforce and a strong state economy.
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2022-05-18
To House Finance Committee
RIS2510Intro
25%
Authorizes use of "automated speed enforcement system" (speed cameras) throughout the state.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2557Intro
25%
Requires public bodies to offer translation services for all open meetings of said bodies.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2650Intro
25%
Provides for municipal and state police authorities to utilize automated license plate readers. Further, it identifies what data may be collected and defines how the data can be used.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2703Intro
25%
Establishes general caseload limits for DCYF workers similar to those contained in the Council on Accreditation standards.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2942PassSenate Resolution Condemning The May 14, 2022, Mass Shooting In Buffalo, New York
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2022-05-17
Senate read and passed
RIS2717Intro
25%
Prohibits certain providers of digital application distribution platforms from requiring that payments for the software application be made exclusively through a particular in-application payment system.
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2022-05-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2601Engross
50%
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
RIS2643Intro
25%
Abolishes penalty of life without parole and amends/repeals all sections of general laws regulating prisoners serving a sentence of life without parole. It would have prospective and retroactive effect for any offense committed after January 1, 1991.
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2022-05-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2234Intro
25%
Permits those other residents of a residential dwelling unit to extend the term of the rental agreement for a period not to exceed three (3) months after the death of the lessee.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2223Intro
25%
Requires all property owners of rental property to file with the secretary of state notice of their name, home address, including zip code, and telephone number. The secretary of state shall comply a report of such information.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2264Intro
25%
Adds one new income tax bracket for purposes of state income taxation.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2375Intro
25%
Provides for the sealing and unsealing of court files in residential eviction proceedings.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2641Intro
25%
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
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
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