Rhode Island Senator Leonidas Raptakis [D]

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RIS2026Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF LICENSES - Requires that the license plates of a vehicle be confiscated by a police officer if the owner was arrested for driving while their license was suspended, revoked or cancelled for refu...
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2025Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF LICENSES - A judge would have discretion to allow a hardship exception to keep license plates of a person convicted of this offense.
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2024Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES - Increases penalties for a variety of motor vehicle offenses.
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2124Intro
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Senate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Review Rhode Island's Minimum Wage (creates An Eleven (11) Member Special Legislative Study Commission Whose Purpose It Would Be To Study Rhode Island's Minimum Wage, And Who Re...
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2223Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT - Prohibits defendants who are serving probation for driving under the influence death resulting from earning good time off their probationary period.
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2666Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES - Requires that any person convicted of a charge of DUI or refusal, have an ignition interlock before being eligible for license reinstatement. Also permits a first-time offender to have charges dism...
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2585Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $1,380,000 To The Rhode Island State Police For The Operation Of A State Police Recruit Training Academy (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $1,380,000 To The Rhode Island State...
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2839Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- PUBLIC BUILDINGS - Allows the department of administration to temporarily loan the state battle flags and markers to approved federal or state agencies under the condition that such loan is insured by bond against damage ...
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2024-04-19
Placed on Senate Calendar (04/23/2024)
RIS2901Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- LABOR AND PAYMENT OF DEBTS BY CONTRACTORS - Prohibits contractors and subcontractors from paying employees the cash equivalent of any applicable healthcare benefit in lieu of actually purchasing the healthcare benefit. Vi...
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2947Intro
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MOTOR VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT, AND LOAD LIMITS - Adds "loose material" to the contents of a vehicle that must be covered by a covering that must remain in place until the vehicle's contents are purged from the vehicle.
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2937Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES - Extends the "lookback" period for repeat offenses involving driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs under § 31-27-2 and for repeat offenses related to failure or refusal to submit to chemi...
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2936Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ACCIDENTS AND ACCIDENT REPORTS - Provides for a single, increased range of penalties for all driving offenses which result in serious bodily injury or death.
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2153Intro
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WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- FRESHWATER LAKE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - Establishes the Rhode Island lake management program and a restricted receipt account as a fund within the department of environmental management to aid with lake and pond management issue...
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2024-04-11
Placed on Senate Calendar (04/23/2024)
RIS2670Intro
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ELECTIONS -- PRIMARY ELECTIONS - Changes the process of nominating candidates for the general election, by replacing the political party primary with a primary general election.
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2024-04-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2647Intro
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PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM LAW - Requires the recording of the bylaws and rules of the association in the land evidence records of the city or town the condominium is located in and require amendments to the original filings to be certified by 2 or more...
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2024-04-11
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2645Intro
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PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM LAW - Eliminates unreasonable and fiscally irresponsible constraints of budget caps created in some condominium documents by developers to help sell units.
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2024-04-11
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2646Intro
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PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM LAW - Requires associations to provide unit owners with thirty (30) days notice of any increase in the deductible application to the association's policy ensuring that unit owners will have coverage relating to their responsib...
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2024-04-11
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2642Intro
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PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM LAW - Allows unit owners to participate in association meetings remotely through the use of digital platforms such as zoom or googlemeet.
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2024-04-11
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2821Intro
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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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2024-04-11
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2894Intro
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ELECTIONS -- REGISTRATION OF VOTERS - Allows non-affiliated party voters to vote in party primaries, without becoming an affiliated party voter.
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2024-04-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2979Intro
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EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' RETIREMENT -- PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM - Reduces the number of years from five (5) to three (3), when calculating for retirement purposes, the average of the highest consecutive years of compensation, ...
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2024-04-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2464Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS - Provides that public meetings involving collective bargaining agreements of school teachers shall be open to the public.
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2024-04-10
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2810Intro
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FISH AND WILDLIFE -- DEER HUNTING - Modifies reporting requirements regarding collisions between vehicles and wildlife where the vehicle has been substantially damaged.
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2024-04-10
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2976Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES - Allows for the surviving spouse of a National Guard member to have the spouses National Guard plates transferred to them upon their spouses death.
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2024-04-10
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2853Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- RHODE ISLAND UTILITY FAIR SHARE ROADWAY REPAIR ACT - Requires that public utilities plan utility work in accordance with the state transportation improvement program schedules when working on state roads.
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2024-04-09
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2977PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming April 7-13, 2024, To Be "national Library Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-04-09
Senate read and passed
RIS2978PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of The Honorable Charles W. Beck
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2024-04-09
Senate read and passed
RIS2975Intro
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Senate Resolution Condemning Turkey For Its Illegal Invasion And Continued Occupation Of Cyprus Since 1974
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2024-04-05
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2406Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- REAL ESTATE APPRAISER CERTIFICATION ACT - Requires real estate appraisers to include paid in full solar panels in the appraisal of any real estate along with a disclosure statement covering the past twenty-four (24) mont...
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2024-04-04
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2683Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- THREATS AND EXTORTION - Defines "public official" to include school personnel for purposes of the criminal prohibition against making threats to public officials.
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2024-04-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2613Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE AND DISCIPLINE -- PROMPT PROCESSING OF INSURANCE CLAIMS - Prohibits a health insurer from denying a claim for any medical bill based on sole reasoning that the bill may arise from a motor vehic...
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2024-04-04
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2948PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming April 4th Of 2024, To Be "community College Of Rhode Island Day"
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2024-04-04
Senate read and passed
RIS2126Engross
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HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE -- DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE - Provides that the fifth day in April in each year be designated as "Rhode Island Gold Star Spouses Day" with appropriate exercises in public places and with flags flown at half-s...
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2024-04-03
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2692Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES - Purchaser or lessee of vehicle that cancels registration within the period of registration, any portion of the two (2) year registration fee not used.
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2024-04-03
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2085Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Increases insurance coverage for hearing aids from one thousand five hundred dollars to two thousand dollars, per ear, every three years for all people regardless of age.
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2024-04-02
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2944Intro
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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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2024-04-02
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2077Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RIGHTS OF NURSING HOME PATIENTS - Amends the law on nursing home minimum staffing requirements in order that any penalty incurred in calendar years 2022 and 2023 would be abated.
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2024-03-28
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2105Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- ELECTRONIC INFORMATION AND DATA PRIVACY ACT - Requires law enforcement agencies to obtain search warrants for electronic information, data, location information and other identifying information of subscribers and customers, exc...
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2024-03-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2828Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS - Allows law enforcement to utilize mufflers, silencers, or other devices for deadening or muffling the sound of a firearm while acting within the scope of their official duties under the supervision of the police chief o...
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2024-03-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2925PassSenate Resolution Thanking And Honoring America And Rhode Island's Vietnam War Veterans For Their Service And Sacrifice On "vietnam Veterans Day"
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2024-03-28
Senate read and passed
RIS2924PassSenate Resolution Commemorating March 25, 2024, As The 203rd Anniversary Of Greek Independence Day And Celebrating Democracy In Greece And The United States
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2024-03-28
Senate read and passed
RIS2307Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- LITTER CONTROL AND RECYCLING - Changes the fine for any person convicted of a first violation of this chapter from $85 to $200, and increases the period of time that the violator may be ordered to pick up litter.
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2024-03-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2412Intro
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WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- DAM PERMITS - Renames 46-19.1, allows existing docks on ponds with 1400 normal storage feet of water per DEM, allows property owner to commence work on property without pond owner authorization.
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2024-03-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2694Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION FEES - Disabled veteran license plate may be transferred to veterans' spouse or issued to veteran or veterans spouse.
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2024-03-27
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2700Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES - Provides protection and prevent the unethical, improper conduct and the collection of fees, by anyone advising or assisting a veteran filing a claim for disability benefit...
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2024-03-27
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2699Intro
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MOTOR VEHICLES AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES - Removes the requirement that the applicant for a Bronze Star Medal license plate pay a registration fee or transfer charge.
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2024-03-27
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2837Intro
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HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE -- DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE - Provides that the fifth day in April in each year be designated as "Rhode Island Gold Star Spouses Day" with appropriate exercises in public places and with flags flown at half-s...
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2024-03-27
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2835Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- CASINO GAMING - Amends the law relating to casino crimes to be consistent with the advent of iGaming and the relevant age restrictions to participate in iGaming.
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2024-03-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2865Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS - Requires any benefit enhancements afforded under the employees' retirement system of Rhode Island or the municipal employees' retirement system to be amortized over in...
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2024-03-22
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2840Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- CONSUMER ENFORCEMENT OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICE WARRANTIES - Requires manufacturers of assisting technology devices to make available to independent repair providers/the owner of the device, any ...
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2024-03-22
To Senate Commerce Committee
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