Rhode Island Senator Louis Dipalma [D]

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RIS2496Intro
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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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2024-02-21
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2376Intro
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE -- GENERAL PROVISIONS - Increases the taxable wage base upon which employees make contributions to the TDI and TCI funds, increases individual benefit rates, and creates an opt-in option for...
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2024-02-15
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIS2265Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES - Provide that advertising goods that don't include a price referencing all mandatory fees and charges shall be a deceptive trade practice.
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2024-02-14
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIS2329Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICE CREDITS - Allows members of the retirement system who served in the national guard or reserves and who qualifies as veterans to purchase retirement service credits.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2322Intro
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TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- LIFE ESTATE - Entitles holders of a life estate to real property to use any veteran's tax exemptions available to them.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2333Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES - Exempts any individual who is aging out of foster care from the payment of any fee associated with the issuance of an operator's license as well as the payment of the fee for driver's ...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2332Intro
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WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- OIL SPILL PREVENTION, ADMINISTRATION AND RESPONSE FUND - Provides funds to support Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council to reduce climate emissions.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2359Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS - Directs the executive office of health and human services to increase Medicaid rates for the Early Intervention and First Connections programs allow...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2336Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation To Expand And Support The Green Economy Initiatives (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $16,000,000 To Support Green Economy Bond Initiatives Proposed In The Governor's Budget.)
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2330Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- LONG-TERM CARE SERVICE AND FINANCE REFORM -- CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES RATES - Provides the executive office of health and human services would submit to the US Department of Health and Human Services a state plan ...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2272Intro
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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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2024-02-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2320Intro
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EDUCATION -- FEDERAL AID - Establishes new programs for free breakfast and lunch meals in all public schools.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2274Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- VITAL RECORDS - Requires the division of vital records to ensure that the records are accessible to the local registrars and grant local registrars the authority to issue certified copies of certificates and records.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2327Intro
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TAXATION -- MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION TAX CREDITS - Eliminates the sunset provision for the motion picture production tax credit.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2360Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE RHODE ISLAND FAMILY HOME-VISITING ACT - Makes the Medicaid rate increase permanent for the first connections family home-visiting program and requires additional information to be added to the annual family home-visiting repo...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2275Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- INTEREST AND USURY - Allows Rhode Island to opt out of provisions of Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act of 1980 which allow financial institutions chartered in states other...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2334Intro
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EDUCATION -- POSTSECONDARY TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR SHORTAGE TEACHING FIELDS - Creates a postsecondary tuition assistance for shortage teaching fields.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2345Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND INDIVIDUAL MARKET AFFORDABILITY ACT OF 2024 - Creates the Rhode Island Individual Market Affordability Act of 2024 to help reduce out-of-pocket costs for low- and moderate-income consumers enrolled in the ...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2343Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT - Redirects the distribution of the hotel tax money generated in the South County regional tourism district.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2365Intro
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EDUCATION -- PAUL W. CROWLEY STUDENT INVESTMENT INITIATIVE - Restructures professional development investment fund to assume duties of dissemination of curriculum materials/frameworks/assessments/development plans with annual allocation of $200 per s...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
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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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2401Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Requires insurance coverage for all services provided by a pharmacist provided coverage of such services would have been covered if provided by a physician, advanced practice nurse, or physician...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2368Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY ACT - Repeals the exemption granted to pari mutual facilities and casinos from the smoke free workplace requirement contained in the Public Health and Workplace Safety Act.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2456Intro
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ELECTIONS -- DECEPTIVE AND FRAUDULENT SYNTHETIC MEDIA IN ELECTION COMMUNICATIONS - Prohibits synthetic media within ninety (90
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2480Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- INSPECTION OF MOTOR VEHICLES - Exempts used vehicles sold "for parts only" or purchased at end of their lease term by the current lessee that have a valid certificate of inspection affixed to the windshield, from the requi...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2373Intro
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TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - Allows municipalities to establish a program providing property tax exemption to active duty individuals who volunteer services as a firefighter or emergency medical technician.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2466Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY -- MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE - Increases the minimum required awarded to minority business enterprises to 20% and of that, require a minimum of 10% be awarded to minority owned businesses and that a minimum of 10% be awarded to wom...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2460Intro
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ELECTIONS -- CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES - Requires a write-in candidate to file a declaration of intent with the same office at which the declaration of candidacy would be filed, and require similar residency requirements f...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2369Intro
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TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES - Permits every municipality in the state to offer a homestead tax exemption of up to 20% of assessed value on residential properties, and also provides that municipalities that grant greater exemptions ...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2396Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Mandates insurance policies, provides coverage to diagnose & treat infertility for women between 25 & 42 years, including pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD
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2024-02-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2489Intro
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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- LENDERS AND LOAN BROKERS - Removes the licensing exemption for a lender that originates six (6
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2024-02-12
To Senate Commerce 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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2024-02-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2486Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- GAMES OF CHANCE - Repeals the statute regulating games of chance.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2366Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - Creates an income-sensitive tiered subsidy program to ensure that home energy utility costs are affordable for eligible low-income households.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2391Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- OPTICIANS -- QUALIFICATIONS - Establishes a second avenue of qualification as an optician, to include successfully completing an apprenticeship program.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2306Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- VEGETATION MANAGEMENT FOR ELECTRIC SYSTEM RELIABILITY - Requires an electric distribution company to develop and act pursuant to a vegetation management plan approved by the DPUC to carry out vegetation management act...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2290Intro
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EDUCATION -- HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES - Establishes the Higher Education Opportunities for Students with Disabilities Act.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2440Intro
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INSURANCE -- MOTOR VEHICLE REPLACEMENT PARTS - Prohibits insurance companies from refusing to use after market parts that are greater than 48 months and less than 72 months from the date of manufacture, provided the repairer has written consent from ...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2389Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Authorizes emergency medical service agencies to transport individuals to alternative facilities for treatment and permits licensed providers for mental health disorders to treat patients within...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2427Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- 2024 REAPPOINTMENT OF PERSONS SERVING IN POSITIONS REQUIRING ADVICE AND CONSENT ACT - Directs the governor to annually provide the senate with names of appointees to boards whose terms are expiring and who require advi...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2458Intro
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ELECTIONS -- CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES - Includes the general assembly elections within the category of elections subject to the risk-limiting audits within the jurisdiction of the board of elections.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2289Intro
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EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION - Prohibits colleges and universities from withholding a student's transcript due to the student failing to pay any expenses owed to the college or university but permits the withholding of a student's ...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2364Intro
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EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT - Requires a review by the department of elementary and secondary education of the formula components used to compute the aid needed to support high need students.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2463Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- CODE OF ETHICS - Requires appointments to the Ethics Commission obtain the advice and consent of the senate.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2459Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM - Removes the requirement that families consent to, and cooperate with the department of human services in establishing paternity and enforcing child and medical support orders as a condition of eligib...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2387Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Imposes requirements on a managed care organization (MCO
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2024-02-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2371Intro
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AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- STATE FORESTS AND FORESTRY PROJECTS - Directs the general assembly to fund ten full time equivalent positions in FY 2025 to support DEM's efforts in the areas of forestry and forestry projects.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2453Intro
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HIGHWAYS -- RHODE ISLAND TURNPIKE AND BRIDGE AUTHORITY - Extends the repayment period for toll violations, and requires the RI transit and bridge authority to notify frequent violators by certified mail that their driver's license may be in jeopardy ...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2452Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- QUASI-PUBLIC CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY ACT - Provides that compensation comparability studies of senior management, documents discussed at an open meeting, annual contracting reports, list of current...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2411Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT - Removes the municipal preemption on prohibiting the offering of residential units for tourist or transient use through a hosting platform.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
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