Rhode Island Senator Louis Dipalma [D]

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RIS0774PassProvides that if an insurance company is unable to obtain a certificate of title for a vehicle, the insurance company or its agent may apply for and obtain, free and clear of all liens and claims of ownership, a salvage certificate of title.
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2021-07-20
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0120PassRequires that motor vehicle accident reports be transmitted by the law enforcement agency or their contract agent within fourteen (14) days of preparing the report to the department of transportation.
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2021-07-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0193PassRequires that penalties or restitution payments for larceny of a campaign account or campaign expenditure reporting violations be deposited into the Rhode Island crime victim compensation program fund and not into the candidate's campaign account.
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2021-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIS0103PassAuthorizes cities/towns to establish a property tax credit program in exchange for volunteer service by persons over age 60 up to $1,500 calculated by multiplying service hours by the state minimum wage per hour.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0357PassAmends the compliance standards for heating oil biobased products providing minimum standards for the percentage of biobased product that certain types of heating oil must contain.
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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
RIS0073PassProhibits possession of firearms on school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons under contract to provide school security services, and unloaded firearms in locked containers or a locked rack on motor vehicles.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0096PassProhibits cities and towns from performing spot assessments that increase the assessment value of properties that have sold, except in accordance with their revaluation or update schedule.
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2021-07-10
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0087PassRequires that only certified nurse-teachers may be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.
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2021-07-10
Effective without Governor's signature
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
RIS0059PassEstablishes a statewide public safety computer aided records management system.
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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
RIS0671PassProhibits agencies of municipalities and the state from releasing information as to the residency of municipal or state police officers regarding public records requests.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0989PassProvides that every superintendent of schools shall create an annual report on the progress and status of academic achievement of foster care youth.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0051PassProhibits the operation of through commercial vehicles on Turner Road in Middletown.
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2021-07-08
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0175PassAllows the town of Middletown to sell an abandoned highway or driftway to the abutting property owner making the abandonment request at fair market value.
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2021-07-08
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0501VetoRequires third-party hosting platform to register short-term rental units for rent with dept. Of regulation or cannot conduct business in the state and imposes fines for listing unregistered units. DBR to create database for registered short term ren...
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2021-07-08
Vetoed 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
RIS0473PassAllows the twenty-one coastal communities to adopt the CRMC's coastal hazard application process applicable to local overlay districts for applicants seeking local building permits.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0484PassProvides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and would establish medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services. Effective 7/1/22.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0946PassAllows Daniel R. Baker to join Sarah Brousseau and Joshua Hayes in marriage on or about September 18, 2021, within the Town of Middletown, Rhode Island.
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2021-07-07
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0133PassIncreases the maximum amount to be recovered in civil court action as a small claims from two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to five thousand dollars ($5,000).
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2021-07-03
Signed by Governor
RIS0172PassCreates a voluntary mechanism for municipalities to use to dedicate a park, conservation or other land they own as public trust land in perpetuity to protect and preserve its future use.
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2021-07-03
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
RIS0115PassAuthorizes tax assessors in the cities and towns to use the last statutory update or revaluation as the assessed valuation upon which to levy taxes regarding their real property.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0412PassRequires the department of children, youth and families to report all suspected cases of child sexual abuse to the children's advocacy center.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0459PassRequires all new school buildings and those undergoing major renovations or substantial repair or replacement to plumbing systems to install water bottle filling stations.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0979PassAllows Edgar Javier Moya Fernandez to join Alexandria Rego and Diego Molina in marriage on or about July 18, 2021, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0373Engross

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Amends the local share of education funding to be paid to charter public schools based on a comparison of performance data between the specific school from which the student is coming and the specific charter school that will be receiving the student...
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2021-07-01
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS0407PassAmends the lien and notice procedures for facility operators of dry dock facilities.
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2021-07-01
Signed by Governor
RIS0985PassSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Review And Make Recommendations Regarding The Efficient And Effective Administration Of Health And Human Services Programs In The State Of Rhode Island (creates A Not More Than 11 Member ...
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2021-07-01
Senate read and passed
RIS0094Engross

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Requires conservation and preservation restrictions to be liberally interpreted in favor of the grants awarded.
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2021-06-30
Senate read and passed
RIS0194Intro

Sine Die
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)
RIS0781Engross

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Requires electric and gas distribution companies, with exceptions, to remit fifteen percent (15%) of the amount of demand-side charge collections to the Rhode Island infrastructure bank for any energy-related financing programs.
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2021-06-30
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0992PassSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The United States Congress To Endorse The National Infrastructure Bank
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2021-06-30
Senate read and passed
RIS0351Engross

Sine Die
Requires department of elementary and secondary education to include amount of state and local share of education funding calculated for each local agency receiving state aid, requires cities and towns to appropriate sufficient funds to meet their sh...
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2021-06-29
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0832Intro

Sine Die
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)
RIS0972Intro

Sine Die
Increases the wages for direct care workers employed by home nursing care and home care providers licensed by the Rhode Island department of health.
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2021-06-29
Senate passed as amended (floor amendment)
RIS0003PassProhibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member.
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2021-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS0041Engross

Sine Die
Requires the participation and input of the EOHHS, DHS, DCYF and BHDDH in medical assistance and public assistance caseload estimating conferences and the generation of monthly data to the members of the case load estimating conference.
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0029Engross

Sine Die
Respectfully Requesting The United States Congress To Endorse The National Infrastructure Bank
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0226Engross

Sine Die
Provides for adjustments to the payment standard for cash assistance.
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0381Engross

Sine Die
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
RIS0342Engross

Sine Die
Requires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.
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2021-06-24
To House Innovation, Internet, & Technology Committee
RIS0757Engross

Sine Die
Creates minimum qualifications for school psychologists and establishes the scope of their practice within schools and establishes state support for school-based mental health services.
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0955Intro

Sine Die
Authorizes and regulate peer-to-peer car sharing programs whereby existing car owners make their motor vehicles available for other individuals to use under a peer-to-peer program.
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2021-06-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0968Engross

Sine Die
Provides for an adjustment to the states allocated revenue from the Tiverton gaming facility in the event of a closure.
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2021-06-24
Senate read and passed
RIS0827Intro

Sine Die
SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Define educational disadvantaged students. This act would also require the use of a weighted lottery for charter school establishment, charter renewal and for student applications w...
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2021-06-23
Meeting postponed (06/23/2021)
RIS0782Intro

Sine Die
Appropriates four hundred sixty nine thousand six hundred fifty-five dollars ($469,655) to the Crime Victim Compensation Program created by the Criminal Injuries Compensation to be extended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.
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2021-06-21
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0296PassAllows the town of Middletown to enroll its full-time police officers hired on or after July 1, 2021, in a defined contribution plan established by the town and prevents newly hired police officers from becoming members of the retirement system.
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2021-06-18
Effective without Governor's signature
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