Rhode Island Representative Lauren Carson [D]

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RIH7062Engross
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES - Amends several sections of law relating to zoning ordinances to provide uniform zoning standards for accessory dwelling units.
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2024-03-01
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH7092Intro
25%
BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS - Mandates, as of 1/1/26, all recovery housing facilities register with department of behavioral healthca...
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7321Intro
25%
MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- CITY OF NEWPORT -- ELECTRIC BICYCLES AND SCOOTERS - Enables the Newport city council to enact ordinances related to the operation of e-bikes and e-scooters.
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 7]
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH7362Intro
25%
STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES - Establishes general caseload limits for DCYF workers similar to those contained in the Council on Accreditation standards.
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7353Intro
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House Resolution Respectfully Requesting Rhode Island Energy In Conjunction With The Public Utilities Commission To Submit A Proposal For New, Multi-year Electric Vehicle Programming
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 7]
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7448Intro
25%
BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- CONFIDENTIALITY OF HEALTH CARE COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ACT - Amends provisions relative to confidentiality of health care communications and the process for requesting records and/or confidential health care infor...
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7612Intro
25%
STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Requires school districts to provide the parent/guardian of a student with an individualized education program (IEP
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 6]
To House Education Committee
RIH7665Intro
25%
PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- APPOINTMENT, QUALIFICATION, AND TENURE OF OFFICERS - Requires letters of appointment of public officers and employees be sent to the secretary of state's office.
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 7]
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7666Intro
25%
STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION -- THE RHODE ISLAND MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM - Provides minor technical changes, including an update to the membership of the state planning council to include the secretary o...
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 7]
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7819Intro
25%
HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES - Requires the disclosure of the transfer of certain assets of healthcare facilities and would provide penalties for failing to file healthcare facility ownership information.
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2024-03-01
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7809Intro
25%
PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- VEGETATION PLANNING AND MAINTENANCE ACT - Establishes the Vegetation Planning and Management Act to provide guidelines for utilities to manage and maintain vegetation near power lines.
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2024-03-01
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7825Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- CERTIFIED SURGICAL FIRST ASSISTANTS - Allows for the licensing of certified surgical first assistants to assist in surgeries through the department of health and a seven (7
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2024-03-01
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7849Intro
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ELECTIONS -- MAIL BALLOTS - Requires mail ballot drop boxes to be opened thirty-five (35
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2024-03-01
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7859Intro
25%
STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- MOTOR VEHICLES OWNED BY A GOVERNMENTAL BODY - Requires that any government owned vehicle that is to be replaced, be replaced with a zero-emission vehicle, defined as a vehicle which produces no emissions from the on-bo...
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2024-03-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH7856Intro
25%
STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- COMPOSTING AND ORGANIC WASTE DIVERSION - Establishes Compost Fund to award grants related to reducing the amount of solid waste generated in the state.
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2024-03-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH7857Intro
25%
PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- STATE PURCHASES -- LEAD BY EXAMPLE ACT - Bans state purchases of plastic bottles and also requires state funds to be used to lease or purchase electric vehicles and renewable energy efficient technologies for use on state...
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2024-03-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH7357Intro
25%
HEALTH AND SAFETY -- HIGH HEAT WASTE FACILITY ACT - Provides for a prohibition on the licensing of any new high-heat waste facility.
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2024-02-29
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7440Intro
25%
FISH AND WILDLIFE -- LOBSTERS AND OTHER CRUSTACEANS - Amends the current law to allow for the harvesting of blue crabs during the hours of darkness.
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2024-02-29
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7475Intro
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LIBRARIES -- STATE LIBRARY - Modernizes all state library laws by eliminating the clearinghouse advisory committee, updating how the clearinghouse publishes its list of publications, reducing the number of physical copies and facilitating digital pub...
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2024-02-29
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7469Intro
25%
HEALTH AND SAFETY -- INTERSTATE COMPACT ON INDUSTRIALIZED/MODULAR BUILDINGS - Repeals the Interstate Compact on Industrialized/Modular Buildings in its entirety.
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2024-02-29
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7516Intro
25%
AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- PROTECTION OF TREES AND PLANTS GENERALLY - Allows the department of environmental management to remove freshwater non-native and invasive aquatic plants and assist municipalities in preventing the growth and spread of thes...
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2024-02-29
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7566Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT - Requires the department of health to amend its rules and regulations that allow for DEA-registered pharmacies to transfer electronic prescriptions at a patient's request.
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2024-02-29
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7623Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND HEALTH CARE REFORM ACT OF 2004 -- HEALTH INSURANCE OVERSIGHT - Requires a report to be produced that focuses on prescription drug prior authorizations by January 1, 2025.
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2024-02-29
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7794Intro
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- ARBITRATION OF LABOR CONTROVERSIES - Reduces disruptive labor disputes with municipal police and firefighter unions during the transition to a new collective bargaining agreement by extending the existing collective barga...
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2024-02-29
To House Labor Committee
RIH7782Intro
25%
HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE RHODE ISLAND CLEAN HEAT STANDARD ACT - Created the Rhode Island clean heat standards act to implement a system of tradeable clean heat credits earned from the delivery of clean heat measures that reduce greenhouse gas emissio...
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2024-02-29
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7783Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PESTICIDE CONTROL - Precludes the use of second generation anticoagulant rodenticide products which contain brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difenacoum, or difethialone, except in certain circumstances.
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2024-02-29
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7438Intro
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EDUCATION -- CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES - Establishes a task force managed by the children’s cabinet to develop recommendations to improve access to early intervention and early childhood special education services.
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2024-02-28
To House Education Committee
RIH7721Intro
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EDUCATION -- CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES - Outlines the requirements and process for LEAs to get written parental consent before conducting an evaluation or making an initial placement of a student in a special education program of services.
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2024-02-28
To House Education Committee
RIH7713Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ELECTRIC BICYCLES - Defines 3 classes of electric bicycles, authorizes the DEM to determine allowable uses of electric bicycles at properties under the department's jurisdiction, allows Class 1 electric bicycles to legally...
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2024-02-28
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7728Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- COMPREHENSIVE FIRE SAFETY ACT - Mandates an entity that owns five hundred acres or more of land to have a forest plan with fire mitigation.
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2024-02-28
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7731Intro
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House Resolution Creating A Legislative Study Commission On Climate Change Impacts And Solutions (creates A 17 Member Commission To Study The Issues Confronting The State Due To Climate Change, And Who Would Report Back To The House By January 5, 202...
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2024-02-28
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7714Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTORIZED BICYCLES - Requires helmets be worn by all riders, regardless of age, while operating or riding any electric bicycle or electric motorized bicycle.
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2024-02-28
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7770Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $8,000,000 To Support Cultural Economy Initiatives (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $8,000,000 To Support Cultural Bond Initiatives In Article 5 Of The Governor's 2024-2025 Proposed Fiscal Budget...
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2024-02-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH7744Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACT - Provides that a defendant's third and subsequent violation of domestic violence offenses, including both prior felony and misdemeanor convictions, be punishable as a felony.
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2024-02-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7230Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- GROCERY STORES - Requires grocery stores to specifically limit the number of self-service checkout units to six (6
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2024-02-27
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7385Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES - This act would amend the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation special plate law to include an annual ten-dollar (10.00
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2024-02-27
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIH7352Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - Increases the penalties for public utilities for violations of the general law governing the duties of utilities and carriers.
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2024-02-27
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7508Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- UNFAIR SALES PRACTICES - Provides for the legal governance of licensed electronic literacy materials.
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2024-02-27
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7700Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- ADVERTISING OF RHODE ISLAND PRODUCTS -- LOCAL FOOD - Defines what local means as it pertains to certain food types being sold and advertised in Rhode Island.
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2024-02-26
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7368Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- NOISE LIMITS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES - Enables municipalities to install and use automated systems to detect noise limit violations in order to enhance enforcement abilities and reduce noise violations state-wide.
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2024-02-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7611Intro
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HIGHWAYS -- RELOCATION OF UTILITY SERVICES - Utility relocation costs related to highway construction to be partially or fully paid for by the state.
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2024-02-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH7698Intro
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PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM LAW - Defines deed restricted unit. This act would further limit the increase in annual condominium fees for a deed restricted unit to five percent (5%
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2024-02-23
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7699Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND HOUSING AND CONSERVATION TRUST FUND ACT - Restructures RI Housing and Conservation Trust Fund, increase its membership to 15 members, 11 of whom are to be from the general public and reallocate the percent...
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2024-02-23
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH7550Intro
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THE CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - Authorizes the submission of proposals for several bonds to the people of the state at the general election to be held in November, 2024. These bonds relate to capital development and the "green economy."
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2024-02-16
[Hearing: Mar 6]
To House Finance Committee
RIH7299Intro
25%
INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Requires health insurance policies to provide coverage for the licensed practice of naturopathy and to provide reports.
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2024-02-15
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7522Intro
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House Resolution Respectfully Requesting The United States Congress To Extend Funding For The Affordable Connectivity Program
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2024-02-15
To House Innovation, Internet, & Technology Committee
RIH7521Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- AUTOMATED DECISION TOOLS -- ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Creates requirements for the developers or deployers of artificial intelligence and allows civil action against these developers or deployers by the attorney genera...
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2024-02-15
To House Innovation, Internet, & Technology Committee
RIH7678Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY SERVICES - Imposes a seventy-five cent (0.75
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2024-02-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7624Intro
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INSURANCE -- INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS - Prohibits health insurance providers from requiring preauthorization for in-network mental health or substance use disorder services.
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2024-02-15
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7617Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BUILDING DECARBONIZATION ACT OF 2024 - Establishes a program for the energy and water benchmarking of large buildings in Rhode Island and a standard for their energy performance.
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2024-02-15
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
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