Rhode Island Senator Kendra Anderson [D]

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RIS0025PassExcludes municipal and government bodies that aggregate electrical loads for residential retail customers from the requirement that a new contract is required when there is a change of terms for electric-generation services.
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2021-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIS0035PassEstablishes the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund. Enables municipalities and the state to apply for grants to improve public safety and community climate resilience for coastal habitats, as well as river and stream floodplains.
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2021-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIS0104PassRequires schools to comply with recycling and composting laws and promotes the donation of unspoiled nonperishable food by schools. Requires the use of share tables at all schools.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0058PassJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $500,000 In Restricted Receipt Funding In The Appropriation Of Funds For Fiscal Year 2022 To The Department Of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities And Hospitals (imposes A Two Hundred Fifty Do...
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0458PassRequires implementation of education courses in African American history in elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island commencing in the 2022-2023 school year.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0607PassExtends the long-term air-quality monitoring program at T.F. Green Airport to July 31, 2024.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0877PassProhibits insurance carriers from charging out-of-pocket expenses to the insured for expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic and mandates that all COVID-19 testing or vaccination is free.
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2021-07-03
Signed by Governor
RIS0086PassProvides that feminine hygiene products be provided in all public schools.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0205Engross

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Joint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Right To An Adequate Education (amends The Constitution To Guarantee Rhode Island Residents With Equal Opportunity To Receive An Educ...
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2021-06-30
Senate read and passed
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)
RIS0406Intro

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Felony to store firearms unlocked.
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2021-06-28
Meeting postponed (06/28/2021)
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
RIS0190Engross

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Requires an applicant for a license to provide a valid social security number. This act creates an alternative ID driving license for applicants without a social security number who are able to establish proof of Rhode Island residency.
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS0342Engross

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Requires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.
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2021-06-24
To House Innovation, Internet, & Technology Committee
RIS0527Intro

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Prohibits new high-heat waste processing facilities.
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2021-06-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0101Intro

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Creates the "Medicaid Employer Assessment".
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2021-06-22
Meeting postponed (06/22/2021)
RIS0045Engross

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Expand the Wavemaker Fellowship Program to include public school teachers in the high-need fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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2021-06-16
To House Finance Committee
RIS0462Engross

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Provides that scholarships received directly from the College Crusade Scholarship Program would not be considered financial aid pursuant to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarships and provides the program with access to certain student data.
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2021-06-10
To House Education Committee
RIS0519PassRenames the state airport in Warwick from "T.F. Green state airport" to "Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport."
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2021-06-01
Signed by Governor
RIS0395Intro

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Creates a comprehensive scheme to help the department of corrections make appropriate least restrictive placements of prisoners within its facilities.
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2021-05-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0341Intro

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Reduces the usury rate to twelve percent (12%).
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2021-05-20
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0741Intro

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Requires a contractor to submit an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity plan or program prior to the award of any contract.
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2021-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0878Intro

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Raises Rhode Island Medicaid primary care payment rates to not less than federal Medicare rates for the same service.
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2021-05-20
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0918Intro

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Classifies internal affairs units' reports as public records with redactions allowed to prevent invasion of personal privacy.
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2021-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0356Intro

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Requires elementary/secondary schools to have at least 1 school employee trained to administer/assist with the self-administering of seizure rescue medication prescribed to treat seizure disorder systems and the use of prescribed electrical stimulati...
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2021-05-19
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0400Intro

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Prohibits contracts with private, for profit, prison facilities or with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
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2021-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0394Intro

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Provides for a safety inspection of the Wyatt Detention Facility twice a year.
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2021-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0399Intro

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Prohibits the operation of private detention facilities and private public partnerships within the state and prohibits the housing of Rhode Island prisoners in other states as well as hold out-of-state prisoners in Rhode Island facilities.
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2021-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0539Intro

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Protects hairstyle discrimination by expanding the definition of race to include traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles.
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2021-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0772Intro

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Establishes tablets for prisoners program.
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2021-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0488Intro

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Authorizes a pharmacist to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives, provided that the pharmacist has completed a training program approved by the state board of pharmacy.
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2021-05-13
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0771Intro

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Decriminalizes certain commercial sexual activity and repeals the authority to detain a defendant in the event they test positive for venereal disease.
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2021-05-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0546Intro

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Prohibits an employer from permanently replacing an employee who has participated or honored a union authorized strike.
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2021-05-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0597Intro

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Police body cameras required. Restricts use of force. Mandates various police reporting.
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2021-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0204Intro

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Requires that electrical distribution companies submit a time of use rate plan to the PUC setting forth high and on-demand times. The time of use rate plans are to be implemented on or before January 1, 2022.
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2021-05-06
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0521Intro

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Prevents a person from being prosecuted for fishing, gathering seaweed, swimming or passage along the sandy or rocky shoreline within ten feet (10') of the most recent high tide line.
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2021-05-06
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0537Intro

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Creates an 18 member special commission on reapportionment to redistrict the districts of the general assembly and the state's congressional districts based on the data collected by the federal Census conducted in 2020 by January 15, 2022.
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2021-05-06
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0110Intro

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Prohibits PFAS, a class of fluorinated organic chemicals, from being used in food packaging.
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2021-05-05
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0518Intro

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Delineates the definitions of felony, misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor.
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2021-05-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0362Intro

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Adds one new income tax bracket for purposes of state income taxation.
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2021-05-03
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0479Intro

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Requires Resource Recovery to waive tipping fees for solid waste collected by local watershed councils established and recognized by the Rhode Island Rivers Council
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2021-04-29
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0709Intro

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Expands dental insurance coverage, prohibits certain deductions and requires coverage where there is a pre-existing conditions or any earlier treatments. Annual reports must be publicized and filed with the department of health.
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2021-04-29
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0710Intro

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Requires all health insurance providers offering prescription drug benefits to limit person’s out-of-pocket costs to$100 for 30 day supply. Commencing 1/1/22.
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2021-04-29
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0762Intro

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Waives beach parking fees at any state beach for any person that qualifies for a free or reduced lunch pursuant to § 16-8-10.
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2021-04-29
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0824Intro

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Requires free lunches to be provided for all elementary and secondary students attending public schools, to the extent state and federal funds are available.
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2021-04-28
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0576Intro

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Expands the Rite Track Program to provide health care coverage to children up to age nineteen (19) funded by federal funds, if available, or if not available, by state funds.
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2021-04-26
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0389Intro

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Requires motor vehicle parking spaces specifically designed for persons transporting young children under the age of three (3) and baby strollers.
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2021-04-15
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS0444Intro

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Establishes a statewide limit of twelve percent (12%) per year on interest charged by cities and towns on delinquent taxes.
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2021-04-15
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0480Intro

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Increases the income range and the maximum credit amount for the property tax relief extended to elderly and/or disabled persons.
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2021-04-15
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0463Intro

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Requires courses in family life or sex education be taught in grades 6 -12 and be appropriate for students of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
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2021-04-14
To Senate Education Committee
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