Rhode Island Senator Joshua Miller [D]

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RIS0256PassIncreases the maximum fine amount for those found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the board of medical licensure and discipline from $10,000 to $30,000 and would establish a new chapter of the general laws.
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2021-07-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0442PassProvides that three (3)-wheeled motorcycles be included under the licensing requirements of the department of motor vehicles. Effective March 1, 2022.
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2021-07-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0550PassProhibits an employer from reporting an employee's immigration status for whistle blowing.
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2021-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIS1001PassEliminates the words "moral turpitude" as a cause of refusal to issue a license to various professionals.
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2021-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIS0234PassMandates DOH rules/regulations for newborn screening to include screening tests for all disorders/conditions with early detection/treatment medical benefit plus new disorders/conditions within 2 yrs. unless not practicable for new disorders.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0416PassProhibits obtaining/purchasing/transferring a firearm on behalf of another person if other person prohibited from possessing firearm with increase in penalties for those offenses and applications amended to state number of firearms purchased.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0495PassProvides patients opportunity to opt out of information disclosure under HIE.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0879PassAmends the definition of practice of pharmacy to include the administration of medications.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0055PassEstablishes procedures for employees to file complaints with hospital or director of department of health, for assaultive behavior or other violation of law occurring on hospital grounds and require hospitals to institute safety training for employee...
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0034PassAllows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen without a physician's note or prescription, if the product is regulated by the FDA for over-the-counter use.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0188PassAmends the uniform controlled substances act and reclassifies simple possession of ten grams (10g) or less of certain controlled substances as a misdemeanor punishable as a two (2) year misdemeanor rather than a felony.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0635PassProhibits school committees from entering into a school bus service contract unless the contract provides for payments to school bus drivers, monitors and aids for one hundred and eighty (180) days or the length of the contracted for school year.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0840PassCreates the Holocaust and genocide education commission.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0062PassRequires health insurers to accommodate the request for communication in the form and format requested by the insured.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0076PassRequires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 and all subsequent graduating classes thereafter, all high school students attending public schools shall fulfill at least one-half credit or course requirement in civics education.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0155PassProhibits a food service establishment from providing a consumer with a single-use plastic straw, unless the consumer requests such a straw.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0263PassRaises the legal age for individuals to be sold or delivered certain tobacco products, including electronic nicotine-delivery systems products from eighteen (18) years of age to twenty-one (21) years of age.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0945PassTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Shuster Realty, Inc.
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2021-07-07
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0944PassTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Bay Spring Realty Company
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2021-07-07
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0004PassAmends the provisions of the telemedicine coverage act and provide coverage for telemedicine under Rhode Island Medicaid.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0016PassCreates pilot program to establish harm reduction centers where use of pre-obtained controlled substances may occur under supervision of health care professionals.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0270PassComprehensively addresses wage discrimination, based on sex by expanding employee protections and the scope of the remedies available to employees who have experienced wage discrimination.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0688PassIncreases temporary caregiver benefits to six (6) weeks in a benefit year starting January 1, 2022 and would increase temporary caregiver benefits to eight (8) weeks in a benefit year beginning January 1, 2023.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0031PassCreates the "Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act" which requires training of teachers/students/school personnel regarding suicide awareness and prevention, and the establishment of a conflict resolution process between teachers or school personnel/stude...
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0170PassLimits health insurance carriers that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to forty dollars ($40) for a copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0065PassExcludes the possession of buprenorphine from those controlled substances that can result in criminal penalties.
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2021-07-01
Signed by Governor
RIS0407PassAmends the lien and notice procedures for facility operators of dry dock facilities.
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2021-07-01
Signed by Governor
RIS0984Engross

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Imposes funding contribution per health insurer enrollee to program to use health care claims data to help reduce health care costs. The program provides annual reports to the public and recommendations to governor and general assembly. Sunsets 7/1/2...
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2021-07-01
Senate read and passed
RIS1005PassSenate Resolution Expressing Deepest Sympathy Of The Passing Of Patricia Ann Diprete
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2021-07-01
Senate read and passed
RIS0194Intro

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Increases membership from 3 to 5 members/revises siting process to mandate public/municipal participation.
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2021-06-30
Meeting postponed (06/30/2021)
RIS0246PassISAAC'S LAW) (Prohibits discrimination against a potential organ transplant recipient based solely on a physical or mental disability.
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2021-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS0360Engross

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Repeals the sunset provision which ends historic preservation tax credits by June 30, 2021 or upon the exhaustion of the maximum aggregate credits, whichever comes first.
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2021-06-30
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0173Engross

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Requires parking lots to designate parking spaces for electric vehicles/installation of charging stations for new existing public/private parking lots with fines for parking violations/compliance. Effective 7/1/21.
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2021-06-29
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS0371Engross

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Creates a five (5) year pilot program entitled, pay for success, an intervention program that would assist homeless individuals with the goal towards improving financial and social outcomes.
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2021-06-29
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0646Engross

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Requires coverage for treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, including, but not limited to, the use of intravenous immunoglobin therap...
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2021-06-29
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
RIS0832Intro

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Requires cities and towns to assess renewable energy resources to be taxed as tangible property and the real property on which it is located shall not be reclassified, revalued or reassessed.
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2021-06-29
Senate passed as amended (floor amendment)
RIS0920Intro

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Regulates the manufacture, distribution and retail sale of vapor products in Rhode Island.
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2021-06-29
Committee heard
RIS0938Intro

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Prohibits the sale or offer for sale of any flavored electronic nicotine delivery system.
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2021-06-29
Committee heard
RIS0047PassChanges title of chapter 37.2 of title 5 and throughout, replacing the words "Oriental medicine" with "Chinese medicine". Allows individuals who are otherwise certified, to practice acupuncture & Chinese medicine using Chinese medical diagnostic meth...
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2021-06-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0648PassAdds medical directors to those individuals to whom disclosure of information contained in any prescription-drug-database is allowed.
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2021-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS0029Engross

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Respectfully Requesting The United States Congress To Endorse The National Infrastructure Bank
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0381Engross

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Provides that health insurance policies that provide prescription drug coverage not include an annual or lifetime dollar limit on drug benefits.
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0429Intro

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Requires 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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2021-06-24
To House Labor Committee
RIS0494Engross

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Requires drug companies disclose to office of the health insurance commissioner acquisition costs of drugs approved by FDA, if acquisition cost is at least $100 for 30 day supply and requires disclosure of rebates, price protection payments.
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0487Engross

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Requires pharmacists to notify their customers whether their cost sharing benefits exceed the actual retail price of the prescription sought.
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2021-06-24
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0568Engross

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Establishes Cannabis Control Commission to regulate all aspects of cannabis production and distribution.
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0643Engross

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Requires insurance providers to seek recoupment or set off of insurance payments made to health care providers within twelve (12) months and require health care providers to seek reimbursement for underpayment within twelve (12) months.
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2021-06-24
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0872Engross

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TEAM) COMMUNITY ACT (Establishes the Transportation Emission and Mobile (Team) Community Act intended to limit and reduce indirect carbon dioxide emissions throughout the state while promoting the purposes of the transportation climate initiative pro...
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0874Engross

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Requires all contractors and subcontractors who perform construction, alteration, demolition, installation, repair or maintenance work, pursuant to public works contracts, to comply with industry standards for infrastructure corrosion prevention.
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2021-06-24
Senate read and passed
RIS0380PassRequires at least one oral and maxillofacial surgeon on the Rhode Island board of examiners in dentistry.
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2021-06-23
Signed by Governor
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