Rhode Island Representative Joseph McNamara [D]

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RIH5055EngrossRequires driver's instruction courses and tests to include instruction and information on a driver's responsible conduct during a traffic stop.
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2017-06-23
[Hearing: Jun 27]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH6088IntroBenefits for students with disabilities continue until the end of the public school calendar semester when the student turns 21 or when the student’s program ends in accordance with the student’s (IEP), whichever occurs earlier.
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2017-06-23
[Hearing: Jun 27]
To Senate Education Committee
RIH5035EngrossAdds the synthetic opioid U-47700 (3,4-dichloro-N-[2-dimethylamino)cyclohexyl]-N-methylbenzamidem) to the list of Schedule I controlled substances as enumerated in §21-28-2.08 of the general laws.
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2017-06-22
Committee heard
RIH5670PassIncreases psychology board from 5 to 7 members and allows delegations of disciplinary hearings to a hearing officer.
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2017-06-22
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH6085PassAllows the city council of Warwick to confer upon its municipal court the jurisdiction to apply the provisions of chapter 44 of title 34 regarding abandoned property.
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2017-06-22
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH5661EnrollRequires accreditation by a Regional Accrediting Agency recognized by the United States Department of Education for distance learning institutions to transact business or grant degrees in Rhode Island.
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2017-06-21
Transmitted to Governor
RIH6055IntroReduces the items which must be monitored by the air-quality monitors at T.F. Green Airport to particles less than 0.1 microns, and black carbon.
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2017-06-21
Committee recommends passage
RIH6144IntroAmends the membership of the long-term care coordinating council from forty-one (41) members to thirty-three (33) members.
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2017-06-21
Transmitted to Governor
RIH6353PassHouse Resolution Expressing Heartfelt Condolences On The Passing Of Kyla A.vinacco-poland
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2017-06-21
House read and passed
RIH6170IntroMandates insurance coverage for medically necessary expenses for standard fertility preservation services when a medical treatment may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility.
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2017-06-20
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
RIH6347PassHouse Resolution Recognizing And Celebrating The 50th Anniversary Of The Creation Of The Physician Assistants Profession
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2017-06-20
House read and passed
RIH5016PassRequires the assessment to examine the status of each school building's safety be completed by November 1 of the year mandated.
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2017-06-19
Signed by Governor
RIH5324IntroRequires all hospitals and freestanding ambulatory surgical facilities to adopt policies to use a smoke evacuation system for surgical procedures that generate surgical smoke.
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2017-06-15
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIH5676EngrossCreates the "Rhode Island Terminally Ill Patient's Right to Try Act of 2017," which establishes the conditions for the use of experimental treatments for terminally ill patients.
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2017-06-15
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIH6308IntroRequires an automated external defibrillator (AED) and qualified person to administer an AED at all public places capable of holding three hundred (300) people or more.
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2017-06-14
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH5221IntroRequires motor vehicle dealers to disclose in writing that a vehicle being sold has a spare tire/ jack or is otherwise equipped in compliance with applicable law. There shall be a civil penalty of $100 for a violation under this subsection.
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2017-06-13
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH5743IntroFacilitates the sharing of information between the treasury, state retirement system, division of taxation, and the department of labor and training concerning unclaimed property, taxation collection, and pension benefit monitoring.
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2017-06-13
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
RIH5888IntroHouse Resolution Relating To Education - School Committees And Superintendents (establishes A Fifteen (15) Member Special Legislative Commission To Study All Aspects Involved In Changing The Start Time Of Rhode Island's Public High Schools.)
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2017-06-13
House passed Sub A
RIH5454PassHouse Resolution Designating June 27 To Be Post - Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day In Rhode Island And The Month Of June To Be Post - Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month In Rhode Island
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2017-06-08
House read and passed
RIH5502IntroJoint Resolution Approving Project Status For Remediation And/or Monitoring Of The Truk-away Landfill Suspected Hazardous Waste Disposal Site Located In The City Of Warwick
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2017-06-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH6321PassHouse Resolution Commemorating The 52nd Annual Gaspee Days Celebration
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2017-06-08
House read and passed
RIH5498IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island early childhood innovation fund for the purpose of supporting programs to close the achievement gap that currently exists for at-risk children as they enter kindergarten.
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2017-06-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH5490IntroRequires auto manufacturers to compensate dealers for vehicles subject to "stop-sale" or "do-not-drive" orders.
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2017-06-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH5163IntroProvides for the reduction and elimination of the motor vehicle excise tax over a five (5) year period, from fiscal year 2018 to fiscal year 2022. The tax would be completely eliminated by fiscal year 2022.
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2017-06-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH5277IntroProhibits "conversion therapy" by licensed health care professionals with respect to children under eighteen (18) years of age.
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2017-06-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIH6275PassHouse Resolution Congratulating St. Peter School Students And Teachers On Successfully Advancing To The National History Fair Competition
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2017-06-01
House read and passed
RIH5022IntroCreates a sales tax holiday for the days of August 12, 2017 and August 13, 2017 and no excise or sales taxes would be collected on non-business sales of tangible personal property with certain exceptions.
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2017-05-31
To House Finance Committee
RIH5770IntroProvides that any person who has a retail sales permit would not be required to pay a separate registration fee to make sales at flea markets; however, the person remains responsible to pay all taxes due as a result of sales at a flea market.
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2017-05-31
To House Finance Committee
RIH5019IntroProvides a tax credit for community service hours provided by state residents to certain not for profit entities and municipal departments that are certified to issue credits for state community service volunteerism hours.
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2017-05-30
To House Finance Committee
RIH5024IntroIncreases the exemption for retirement income from state income tax from $15,000 to $30,000 commencing in 2018.
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2017-05-30
To House Finance Committee
RIH5580EngrossProhibits the sale and advertising of unhealthy food and beverage products in schools during the school day, since they do not meet minimum federal governmental nutrition standards.
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2017-05-30
To Senate Education Committee
RIH5789IntroAllows a taxpayer to reduce adjusted gross income by any reimbursement the taxpayer makes to a private disability insurance provider because the taxpayer received social security disability insurance.
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2017-05-30
To House Finance Committee
RIH5165IntroAuthorizes the appropriation of the sum of one million, two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($1,250,000) to the Westerly Higher Education and Job Skills Center, for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2017.
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2017-05-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH5807IntroCreates the young adult voluntary extension of care program that would extend the age of foster care from age eighteen (18) to age twenty-one (21) and would provide a range of programs and services to carry out the purpose of the act.
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2017-05-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH5778IntroEstablishes the "Rhode Island Livable Home Tax Credit Act", and would provide for its administration.
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2017-05-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH6248PassHouse Resolution Congratulating David S. Lauterbach, Msw, Acsw, Licsw, And President/ceo Of The Kent Center For Human And Organizational Development, On His Retirement After More Than Forty Years Of Distinguished And Exemplary Service Within The Beha...
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2017-05-24
House read and passed
RIH5170IntroRequires active duty military personnel receive daycare services for their dependents at state expense.
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2017-05-23
To House Finance Committee
RIH5426IntroEstablishes 100% tax credit for disabled/elderly drivers age 65 and older for vehicle modification costs/training fees incurred necessary to retain their license/registration per rules/regs of tax administrator eff. 1/2018.
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2017-05-23
To House Finance Committee
RIH5792IntroRaises the credit against the Rhode Island estate tax to $99,600 for decedents dying after December 31, 2017.
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2017-05-23
To House Finance Committee
RIH6233PassHouse Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Raymond O'brien
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2017-05-18
House read and passed
RIH6235PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May 19th Of 2017 As "greek Pontian Genocide Remembrance Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2017-05-18
House read and passed
RIH6234PassHouse Resolution Congratulating Iggy's Doughboys & Chowder House In Warwick, Rhode Island, For Being Included In Coastal Living Magazine's "20 All-time Best Seafood Dives" List
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2017-05-18
House read and passed
RIH5123IntroEstablishes a revolving fund to provide loans and grants to support the installation of solar energy panels.
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2017-05-17
To House Finance Committee
RIH6160IntroIncreases the yearly amount of money the state airport corporation pays to the city of Warwick as payment for the municipal services it provides to them from $500,000 to $1,400,000.
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2017-05-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH6202IntroMakes persons seventy (70) years of age or older eligible for exemption from jury service.
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2017-05-16
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6210PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Sympathy On The Passing Of James Scotti
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2017-05-10
House read and passed
RIH5077IntroDirects that services provided by school social workers and certified school psychologists be included as health care related services eligible for federal Medicaid reimbursement.
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2017-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH5294IntroHouse Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority To Conduct An Elder Mobility Transportation Study As Part Of Updating The State’s Coordinated Human Services Transit Plan
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2017-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH6035PassHouse Resolution Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates And Amending The Membership Of The Special House Commission To Study The Presence And Treatment Of Lead In Drinking Water In The State Of Rhode Island (amends Membership And Extends The Re...
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2017-05-03
House read and passed
RIH5762IntroExpands and clarifies what constitutes disability entitling disabled veterans to the waiver of motor vehicle registration fees.
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2017-05-02
To House Finance Committee
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