Rhode Island Representative Jose Batista [D]

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RIH7400Intro
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EDUCATION -- FEDERAL AID - Establishes new programs for free breakfast and lunch meals in all public schools.
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Mar 7]
To House Finance Committee
RIH7053Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS - Permits those persons with felony convictions to have up to six misdemeanor offenses expunged from their criminal record.
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2024-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7100Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LILA MANFIELD SAPINSLEY COMPASSIONATE CARE ACT - Establishes the process to provide a legal mechanism whereby a terminally ill patient may choose to end their life using medications prescribed by a physician.
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2024-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7170Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- IDENTIFICATION AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS - Prohibits any employer from denying any person employment based on a prior criminal conviction and prohibits state from disqualifying any person from any occupation for which a lice...
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2024-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7318Intro
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COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- WRITS, SUMMONS AND PROCESS - Adds those persons with experience as a federal process server as qualifying for certification as a constable.
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2024-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7311Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- GENERAL PROVISIONS - Provides that imposition of a fine, or sentences of probation or a suspended sentence, absent a period of incarceration, are not convictions.
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2024-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7306Intro
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COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS -- JUDICIAL SELECTION - Requires individuals seeking a judicial nomination to reapply to JNC every 5 years and make those individuals selected as finalists, eligible only for the court in which they applied and we...
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2024-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7314Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- ARREST - Prohibits the civil arrest of any person who is attending court either on behalf of themselves or a family or household member. Any person who violates this act shall be subject to civil suit and for contempt of court.
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2024-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7299Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Requires health insurance policies to provide coverage for the licensed practice of naturopathy and to provide reports.
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2024-02-15
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7526Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- IDENTIFICATION AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS - Mandates that the clerk of the district court automatically seal individual counts of criminal complaints upon dismissal pursuant to rule 48(a
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2024-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7524Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- BAIL AND RECOGNIZANCE - Prohibits the courts from setting cash or surety bail on any misdemeanor offense but permits the court to set reasonable non-monetary conditions of bail to assure the defendant's presence in court as requ...
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2024-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7686Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM - Amends works program to provide eligibility for benefits to pregnant persons from onset of pregnancy including lawful permanent residents, increases monthly cash benefits, disallows termination of be...
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2024-02-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7637Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- SOLITARY CONFINEMENT REFORM ACT - Establishes the restrictive housing oversight committee ("committee"
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2024-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7684Intro
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TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - Exempts urban and small farmers from sales taxes, real, tangible and personal property taxes and income taxes. It also defines urban and small farmers and urban farmland.
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2024-02-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7651Intro
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TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES - Provides that only residential properties and new or rehabilitated residential affordable housing units would be subject to the tax under § 44-5-13.1 relating to taxation of low-income housing.
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2024-02-15
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH7638Intro
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CRIMINALS -- CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS -- STATE COMMISSION ON PARDONS - Establishes a nine (9
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2024-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7628Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- COUNTY GRAND JURIES - Permits grand juries to issue reports and would provide for a process for review and acceptance by the superior court for dissemination to the public.
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2024-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7636Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND CIVIL RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT ACT - Provides a remedy for any harm caused due to a deprivation or violation of rights by the State of Rhode Island or its political and/or administrative units or subdivision...
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2024-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7229Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT RIGHT TO REPAIR ACT - Provides that original equipment manufacturers, implemented by/with surrogate distributors, of agricultural equipment, provide to independent service provide...
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2024-02-14
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7322Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- ORDINANCES - Allows municipalities to seek recovery of fines associated with ordinance violations by permitting the municipality to include the fines on a property tax bill.
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2024-02-14
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH7288Intro
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INSURANCE -- CASUALTY INSURANCE RATING - Prohibits auto insurance companies from using certain race and geographical locations criteria when determining insurance rates.
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2024-02-14
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7287Intro
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INSURANCE -- UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICES ACT - Increases the amount requiring that an appraisal be performed by a licensed appraiser when a vehicle sustains damage from $2,500 to an amount in excess of $5,000. This act also corrects a citation...
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2024-02-14
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7535Intro
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TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - Exempts from taxation the real and tangible personal property of the Providence Preservation Society.
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2024-02-14
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH7510Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- TAXICABS AND LIMITED PUBLIC MOTOR VEHICLES - Amends requirements regarding how taxicabs can be placed in service.
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2024-02-14
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7153Intro
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INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS - Caps the total amount that a covered person is required to pay for a covered prescription asthma inhaler to twenty-five dollars ($25.00
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2024-02-09
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7557Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Requires all public utilities to maintain a customer service facility within the state to perform services such as addressing customer inquiries and accepting bill payments.
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2024-02-09
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7587Intro
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House Resolution Strongly Supporting A National Infrastructure Bank Through The Passage Of The 118th Congress H.r. 4052
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2024-02-09
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7099Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY -- POLICE RELATIONSHIP ACT OF 2015 - Amends the comprehensive community-police relationship act of 2015 to require an annual study by an outside agency chosen by the department.
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2024-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7310Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY -- POLICE RELATIONSHIP ACT OF 2015 - Mandates police disclosure reason for stop.
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2024-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7313Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' BILL OF RIGHTS - Amends the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights providing greater accountability in the disciplinary process, the chief of police authority to impose discipline after the ...
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2024-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7312Intro
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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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2024-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7546Intro
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TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - Provides a tax upon the endowment of a private institution of higher education equal to two percent (2%
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2024-02-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH7549Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY - Prohibits the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA
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2024-02-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH7509Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- UNFAIR SALES PRACTICES - Provides that gift certificates issued by state-chartered institutions of higher education would be exempt from the provisions of the gift certificate statute relating to exp...
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2024-02-07
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7523Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- VITAL RECORDS - Provides an exemption for certain incarcerated persons from the payment of fees for a first request for vital statistics from the department of health.
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2024-02-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7531Intro
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES - Commencing 1/1/25, gradually increases the minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities from the current ($3.89
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2024-02-07
To House Labor Committee
RIH7538Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION FEES - Permits disabled veterans to be issued several disabled veteran plates, permits plates to be transferred to their spouse or caretaker during the veteran's life and would allow disabled veteran plates to...
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2024-02-07
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIH7552Intro
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MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- VETERANS' AFFAIRS - Provides that every city and town must maintain a municipal veterans' service officer. Also authorizes a one hundred thousand dollar ($100,000
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2024-02-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH7527Intro
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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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2024-02-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7518Intro
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INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS - Caps the total amount that a covered person is required to pay for a covered prescription asthma inhaler to twenty-five dollars ($25.00
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2024-02-07
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7539Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES - Authorizes the division of motor vehicles to issue special license plates in recognition and support of The Preservation Society of Rhode Island.
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2024-02-07
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIH7547Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- RHODE ISLAND CHILD CARE FOR ALL ACT - Establishes the Rhode Island Child Care for All Act which would provide high quality and affordable child care to families throughout the state.
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2024-02-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH7525Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT - Repeals 42-56-38.1 and requires the department of corrections to provide free communication services to inmates and juveniles held in residential placement or detention centers and requires tha...
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2024-02-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7514Intro
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EDUCATION -- SUPPORT AND ACCESS TO BILINGUAL EDUCATION ACT - Creates a new chapter for the support/access to bilingual education. It creates a dual language program fund to be administered by the department of education. Local education agencies woul...
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2024-02-07
To House Education Committee
RIH7070Intro
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ELECTIONS -- RESIDENCE OF INDIVIDUALS IN GOVERNMENT CUSTODY ACT - Requires state use actual residences of persons in government custody for redistricting purposes. Information would be collected by the department of corrections and forwarded to the s...
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2024-02-06
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7329Intro
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House 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 Nat...
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2024-02-06
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7328Intro
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ELECTIONS -- CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES - Includes the general assembly elections within the category of elections subject to the risk-limiting audits within the jurisdiction of the board of elections.
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2024-02-06
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7501PassHouse Resolution Joyously Celebrating Trinity Repertory Company's Premiere Of "la Broa' (broad Street)", A Play Inspired By The Latino History Of Rhode Island
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2024-02-06
House read and passed
RIH7504PassHouse Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of The Honorable Harold L. Trafford, Jr.
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2024-02-06
House read and passed
RIH7465Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT - Requires hosting platforms offering short-term rental of residential property for tourist or transient use to disclose on listings the current, valid registration number and its expiration dat...
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2024-02-02
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
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