Rhode Island Representative Joseph McNamara [D]

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RIH5237IntroAmends the method of calculating state aid to education for the 2021-2022 school year only.
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2021-02-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH5668IntroAllows teachers, state and municipal employees to retire upon the earlier of reaching age sixty (60) with thirty (30) years of service or the employee's retirement eligibility date under present state statutes.
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2021-02-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH5672IntroIncreases the reimbursement rates to be paid by the department of human services and the department for children, youth, and families, for licensed child care centers and family child care homes.
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2021-02-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH5680IntroIncreases the levy on total construction costs that cities and towns may charge for building permits and directs that fifty percent (50%) each of the levy be transmitted monthly to the department of labor and training for workforce training.
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2021-02-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH5725IntroDefines the term "perpetrator defendant" for purpose of actions based on sexual abuse of a child.
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2021-02-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5786IntroCreates a tax credit for the purchase of a qualified gun safe, not to exceed $1,000. It would also exempt gun safes from the sales tax.
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2021-02-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH5709IntroRequires minimum insurance coverage for a minimum of ninety (90) days of residential or inpatient services for mental health and/or substance use disorders. Effective 4/1/21 or date of passage.
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2021-02-24
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5829IntroMandates RIDE to provide regulations to streamline the English Second Language (ESL) and/or English Language Learner (ELL) teaching certificate.
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2021-02-24
To House Education Committee
RIH5897IntroRequires insurers insures to provide coverage for any prescription drug treatment for lyme disease.
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2021-02-24
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5834IntroDirects all school districts to prepare district recovery plans, which would include strategies and targets for students, to address losses in both academic and social-emotional learning.
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2021-02-24
To House Education Committee
RIH5836IntroSEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Amends the career and technical education program laws to provide the process by which students could access career and technical education programs outside of their home school dis...
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2021-02-24
To House Education Committee
RIH5796IntroEstablishes the livable home modification grant fund to provide individuals with severe disabilities financial assistance to modify their homes.
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2021-02-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH5806IntroReduces the required minimum number of special plates ordered from the DMV to 150 sets upon payment of $3,000 conditionally refundable fee.
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2021-02-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH5827IntroRequires the RIDE in coordination with the department of the attorney general to collect all public data concerning the use of force, arrest, and referrals to law enforcement or courts in different categories with a reasonable explanation.
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2021-02-24
To House Education Committee
RIH5898IntroProvides health care coverage for laparoscopic removal of uterine fibroids, including intraoperative ultrasound guidance and monitoring and radiofrequency ablation, commencing January 1, 2022.
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2021-02-24
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5846IntroCreates a developmental disabilities ombudsperson program to be administratively attached to the department of administration.
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2021-02-24
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5922IntroExtends air quality monitoring requirements and data submission deadline by one year.
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2021-02-24
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5826IntroAllows students who are legally unable to complete the FAFSA to complete a comparable form created by the college.
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2021-02-24
To House Education Committee
RIH5845IntroRequires patient contact employees, personal care attendants and high-risk providers to undergo a national criminal records check and would disqualify those people if they have a criminal record for crimes of violence or other offenses listed.
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2021-02-24
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5828IntroHouse Resolution Reinstating The Life Of And Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special Legislative Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations For Encouraging More Persons Of Color To Enter The Field Of Education (reinstates The...
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2021-02-24
To House Education Committee
RIH5066IntroIncreases the membership of the governor's council on behavioral health from thirty-one (31) to thirty-two (32) members by adding the president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island or a designee.
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2021-02-23
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5081IntroProvides for establishment of the rare disease medication reinsurance program to be funded by insurer contributions that would be administered by the secretary of health and human services based on recommendations from a 15 member advisory council.
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2021-02-23
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5072IntroAllows health insurance plans to provide coverage for accessible residence modifications determined to be medically necessary.
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2021-02-23
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5151IntroLimits insured persons insulin costs to $25 per month.
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2021-02-23
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5246IntroProvides that any law or regulation which protects a person from exposure to second hand smoke would also provide protection from exposure to second-hand marijuana smoke, regardless of how the smoke was generated.
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2021-02-23
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5240IntroIncreases the state board of pharmacy from nine (9) to eleven (11) members by adding two (2) pharmacy technicians.
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2021-02-23
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5052IntroRequires an insurer to provide business interruption coverage due to the global pandemic COVID-19.
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2021-02-22
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5176IntroHouse Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Governor Of The State Of Rhode Island To Adjust Public Health Guidelines That Are Harming Rhode Island’s Small Business Community
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2021-02-22
To House Small Business Committee
RIH5077IntroCreates the "Neil Fachon Terminally Ill Patients' Right To Try Act of 2021," which establishes the conditions for the use of experimental treatments for terminally ill patients.
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2021-02-19
Placed on House Calendar (02/25/2021)
RIH5110IntroProvides 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; provided, however, the person would remain responsible to pay all taxes due as a result of sales at a flea ...
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2021-02-19
To House Finance Committee
RIH5207IntroIncreases the amount of reimbursement funds required to be paid by the Rhode Island airport corporation to the city of Warwick for municipal services.
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2021-02-19
To House Finance Committee
RIH5079IntroAllows a school district to assess or request a voluntary contribution of money from a student or the student's parent or legal guardian to make a donation, in whole or in part, for the cost of district-sponsored field trips, dances, and clubs.
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2021-02-18
To House Education Committee
RIH5075IntroRequires at least one oral and maxillofacial surgeon on the Rhode Island board of examiners in dentistry.
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2021-02-18
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5234IntroAllows schools to suspend students, in and out of school, if in grades six or above, and prohibit school committees or principal from suspending students in grade 5 or below unless possessed weapons, narcotics or were found to be a danger.
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2021-02-18
To House Education Committee
RIH5238IntroSEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Creates the "Rhode Island Student Success Act" which would identify those students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public universities, colleges or community colleg...
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2021-02-18
To House Education Committee
RIH5233IntroProvides students attending public schools enrolled in grades K-12 with a students' bill of rights prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, gender, economic status or mental, physical, developmental or sensory disabilities.
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2021-02-18
To House Education Committee
RIH5543IntroDepartment of health to promulgate rules and regulations for essential caregivers at nursing homes during a declared emergency.
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2021-02-12
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5554IntroBans firearm magazines that hold ten (10) or more rounds.
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2021-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5553IntroFelony to store firearms unlocked.
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2021-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5564IntroProhibits certain social media companies from censoring users speech by either removal of the user's speech or using algorithms to prevent the user's speech.
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2021-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5568IntroProvides planning board approval votes require majority of members present at time of vote/quorum of zoning review board would authorize voting members including alternatives.
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2021-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5592IntroEstablishes March 17 as an annual day of special observance to honor Rhode Island's first responders.
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2021-02-12
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIH5556IntroBans the possession, sale, and transfer of assault weapons.
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2021-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5491IntroRequires the council on elementary and secondary education, in consultation with the Rhode Island department of education, to develop and approve statewide academic standards for the instruction of consumer education in public high schools.
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2021-02-11
To House Education Committee
RIH5494IntroProvides drug cost transparency by requiring reports be submitted by drug manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers and health benefit plan insurers to the director of the department of business regulation regarding drug prices and increases the price...
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2021-02-11
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH5497PassHouse Resolution Honoring And Thanking Mayor Allan W. Fung For His Dedicated Service To The People Of Cranston And The State Of Rhode Island
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2021-02-11
House read and passed
RIH5501PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of The Honorable Joseph Epifanio Gallucci
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2021-02-11
House read and passed
RIH5078IntroRequires that prior to any suspension being issued to a student or pupil in grades K-5, inclusive, the school would implement an individual behavior plan (the "plan") for the student.
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2021-02-10
To House Education Committee
RIH5071IntroDirects school districts experiencing high rates of student absenteeism to establish attendance review teams to address this absenteeism.
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2021-02-10
To House Education Committee
RIH5069IntroRequires all charter public schools actively recruit students from and in every district that the school is chartered to service and receive students from.
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2021-02-10
To House Education Committee
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