Rhode Island Representative June Speakman [D]

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RIH7140Engross
50%
Provides for immunity provisions for persons involved in donating feminine hygiene products to charitable or nonprofit organizations.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIH7438Engross
50%
Prohibits the sale or promotional distribution of any food package containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), effective January 1, 2024. Provisions of § 23-18.13-3(g)(3) sunset on July 1, 2027.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIH7559Engross
50%
Requires operators of nursing homes to provide the department of health with detailed information on ownership and any person having an interest in the land, building or operation of the facility.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIH7611Intro
25%
Establishes the Rhode Island executive climate change coordinating council equity and environmental justice advisory board to advise on decision-making and equitable outcomes.
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2022-05-20
[Hearing: May 24]

Proposed Substitute
RIH7810Engross
50%
Extends the "lookback" period for third and subsequent offenses pursuant §31-27-2 ("driving under influence of liquor or drugs") and §31-27-2.1 ("refusal to submit to chemical test") from five (5) to ten (10) years.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7886Intro
25%
Permits 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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2022-05-20
Placed on House Calendar (05/24/2022)
RIH7945Intro
25%
Amends the composition of the state housing appeals board by adding one member from the Center for Justice and one member Direct Action for Rights and Equality, as well as two (2) alternates selected by the governor.
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2022-05-20
Placed on House Calendar (05/26/2022)
RIH7940Intro
25%
Provides that the deputy secretary of commerce and housing become the secretary of housing and retains all the powers and duties of the deputy secretary of commerce and housing.
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2022-05-20
Placed on House Calendar (05/26/2022)
RIH8001Intro
25%
Requires individuals transacting business in RI under any assumed name to file in person, by mail, or electronically with the office of the city or town clerk the true or real full name(s) of the person(s) transacting business and their email address...
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2022-05-20
[Hearing: May 25]
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8277Intro
25%
Makes failure to report child abuse/neglect/sexual assault/battery of child by coach/teacher/school administrator a felony punishable by a fine up to $5,000/imprisonment up to 5 years or both.
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2022-05-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7948Engross
50%
Allows mobile and manufactured homes to be included and counted as low and moderate income housing units pursuant to the definitions and limitations set forth in § 45-53-3.
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2022-05-19
House passed Sub A
RIH7949Intro
25%
Revises the comprehensive permitting process and the appeals process in regard to low and moderate income housing. It also adds two (2) additional alternates to the state housing appeals board.
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2022-05-18
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH8133Intro
25%
Creates task force to study the issue of PFAS in firefighter gear, to monitor development of alternatives to this gear, develop timeline for replacing gear statewide and to develop strategy for funding the replacement gear from state or federal funds...
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2022-05-18
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH8261PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Sympathy On The Passing Of Violet Barracks
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2022-05-18
House read and passed
RIH7440Intro
25%
Adds one new income tax bracket for purposes of state income taxation.
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2022-05-17
To House Finance Committee
RIH7616Intro
25%
Renames the Office of Healthy Aging to The Department of Healthy Aging, restructures the administration and delivery of services, and expands the authority of its director in various ways.
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2022-05-17
To House Finance Committee
RIH7754Intro
25%
Extends the expiration of the Historic Preservation Tax Credits program from June 30, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
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2022-05-17
To House Finance Committee
RIH7908Engross
50%
Provides that trilobite be designated the state fossil.
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2022-05-17
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
RIH8123Intro
25%
SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Allows URI board of trustees to make small procurements up to $50,000 for construction/$10,000 for all other purchases with annual increases in the federal CPI.
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2022-05-17
Committee recommends passage
RIH7388Intro
25%
Establishes Children's Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund to provide finance assistance to families for medical expenses not covered by state or federal programs or insurance contract.
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2022-05-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH7552Intro
25%
Authorizes the Rhode Island public transit authority's coordinating council to develop a pilot program to address the needs of disabled individuals whose disability prevents independent use of a fixed route system.
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2022-05-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH7630Intro
25%
Provides that adjunct faculty members at any state college or university who teach at least 50% of the hours regularly worked by full-time faculty in a semester would be eligible for the same medical benefits as other state employees.
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2022-05-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH7941Engross
50%
Permits multi-family rental apartment units to be built as part of a comprehensive plan and to be included in the calculation of low or moderate income housing.
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2022-05-11
House passed Sub A
RIH8222PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May 15 Through May 21, 2022, To Be "rhode Island Quahog Week"
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2022-05-10
House read and passed
RIH8223PassHouse Resolution Celebrating The Week Of May 6th Through May 12th As "national Nurses Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-05-10
House read and passed
RIH8221Intro
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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2022-05-06
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH7867Intro
25%
Exempts from taxation the retail sale of breast pump products.
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2022-05-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH8211Intro
25%
Creates uniform rate review procedure for rates to be changed.
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2022-05-05
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8213PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Linda B. Barton
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2022-05-05
House read and passed
RIH7240Intro
25%
Exempts reusable bags not including paper or plastic bags from the state sales tax.
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2022-05-04
To House Finance Committee
RIH7482Intro
25%
Requires the state investment commission to identify pension fund investments in military weapon manufacturers whether held directly and indirectly.
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2022-05-04
To House Finance Committee
RIH7637Intro
25%
Modernizes expand access and provide additional funds to adult education programs in the state, create a strategic plan for adult education establish learning, intake and assessment centers.
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2022-05-04
To House Finance Committee
RIH7636Intro
25%
Establishes the Rhode Island hope scholarship act to provide up to the cost of two (2) years of tuition costs and mandatory fees for eligible students in hopes to increase the numbers for enrollment and graduation.
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2022-05-04
To House Finance Committee
RIH7916Intro
25%
Requires that the state’s share to public libraries be fixed at twenty-five percent (25%) of the amount appropriated by the city or town in their budgets for fiscal year 2023, utilizing funds from the general fund or the American Rescue Plan Act.
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2022-05-04
To House Finance Committee
RIH8195Intro
25%
Establishes a broad and comprehensive framework to provide workers with more protection and remedies from bullying and harassment in the workplace.
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2022-04-29
To House Labor Committee
RIH8124Intro
25%
Modifies appointment/removal process for URI board of trustees with all appointments by governor for 3 yr-terms with advice/consent of senate/URI president appoints faculty member/student to serve in non-voting/ex officio capacity.
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2022-04-28
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6657Intro
25%
Same as 21H-6436 --Would establish group for placement of solar panels on inter-state highways, would use America Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for funding.
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7496Intro
25%
Establishes a fee on companies that sell fossil fuels in Rhode Island.
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7653Intro
25%
Provides for a plan and structure to transition to green energy in motor and other vehicles.
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7621Intro
25%
Creates the Home Heating Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act which program provides a mechanism and funding for gas companies to transition from providing gas heat to non-emitting renewable thermal energy for home heating consumers.
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7661Intro
25%
Bans state purchases of plastic bottles, bags and polystyrene. It would also require state funds to be used to lease or purchase alternative fueled vehicles and renewable energy efficient technologies for use on state property.
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7732Engross
50%
Authorizes the secretary of state and board of elections to conduct an extensive cybersecurity assessment of our election systems and facilities and to establish a cybersecurity review board.
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2022-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7755Intro
25%
Creates the Governor’s Clean Energy Workforce Transition Commission.
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH8052Intro
25%
Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $635,000 For The Department Of Environmental Management (this Joint Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of Six Hundred Thirty-five Thousand Dollars ($635,000) For Dem For The Removal, Di...
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH8105Intro
25%
House Resolution Proclaiming April 4-10 Of 2022 To Be National Public Health Week In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-04-26
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7581PassExempts any proposed retailers' Class B license to be located at 4 Market Street, Plat 3, Lot 74 in the town of Warren from the two hundred feet (200') requirement from the premises of schools or places of worship.
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2022-04-20
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7907PassProvides that the corner of 496 Main Street and Joyce Street along state route 114 in the town of Warren, Rhode Island, would be known as Delekta’s Corner.
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2022-04-20
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7695Intro
25%
Modifies current procedures for the application and collection of court costs, fees and assessments in all criminal matters.
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2022-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7531Intro
25%
Provides that certain eligible net metering systems projects, including solar siting, cannot be sited in Conservation Opportunity Areas.
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2022-04-12
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7725Intro
25%
Allows cities and towns to create ordinances to regulate use and sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products.
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2022-04-12
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
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