Rhode Island Senator Mark McKenney [D]

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RIS2034Enroll
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THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS-BILL REYNOLDS MEDIA WORK ROOM - Designates the media room at the Amica Mutual Pavilion as the "Bill Reynolds Media Work Roo...
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2024-02-15
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2086Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Prohibits healthcare entities from interfering with a patient's right to choose to obtain a clinician-administered drug from their provider or pharmacy of choice.
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2024-02-15
Placed on Senate Calendar (02/29/2024)
RIS2488Intro
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Senate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Thomas J. Evans
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2024-02-15
Recommended for Immediate Consideration
RIS2494PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Katelyn Mccanna Vieira
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2024-02-15
Senate read and passed
RIS2324Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ACT - Provides for an annual increase of supplemental income for individuals and couples living alone, in accordance with the consumer price index for urban consumers over the average for the previous calendar year...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2309Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- LONG-TERM CARE SERVICE AND FINANCE REFORM - All Medicaid programs operated by EOHHS would not reimburse home care providers less than fee-for-service rates adopted by rate review recommendations of the office o...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2317Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- SHERIFFS - Allows retired sheriffs and other retired law enforcement personnel to be recalled into service as a sheriff or deputy sheriff without any reduction in their pension benefit.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2278Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- SENIOR SAVINGS PROTECTION ACT - Prohibits the charging of any fees to a senior citizen who is 65 years of age or older for a hard-copy paper bill, invoice or statement. The violation of this provisio...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2281Intro
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LIBRARIES -- STATE AID TO LIBRARIES -- FREEDOM TO READ - Encourages and protects the freedom of public libraries to acquire materials without limitations and prohibits materials being removed from public libraries due to partisan or doctrinal disappr...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2297Intro
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FISH AND WILDLIFE -- FURBEARING ANIMALS - Deletes subsection (b
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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture 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
RIS2299Intro
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AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- OLD GROWTH FOREST PROTECTION ACT - Creates a statutory framework designed to protect our forests and biodiversity, also prohibits logging in old growth forests and in the natural area preserves when they are created.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture 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
RIS2472Intro
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- WORKERS' COMPENSATION -- GENERAL PROVISIONS - Amends the current law on workers' compensation to require any person who is considered an independent contractor to file annually with the director of labor and training and ...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2445Intro
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Joint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State -- Referendum On Line Item Veto (this Proposed Amendment To The Constitution Would Provide The Governor With A Line Item Ve...
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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
RIS2471Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT - Increases the minimum wage amount for any person committed to the adult correctional institution from three dollars to five dollars a day for every day the person shall labor.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Labor 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
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
RIS2447Intro
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ELECTIONS -- STATEWIDE REFERENDA ELECTIONS - Amends certain election statutes to require ballot questions be written in plain language reasonably calculated to be understood by persons with an eighth-grade reading level.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2457Intro
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DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN -- PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY COURT - Establishes concurrent jurisdiction between the Rhode Island Family Court and the Federal Government for the purposes of adjudicating minors who have allegedly committed a crime while...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2429Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- OBSCENE AND OBJECTIONABLE PUBLICATIONS AND SHOWS - Establishes, as an affirmative defense to the crimes of circulating obscene publications or shows and selling or exhibiting obscene publications to minors, the person's employmen...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2382Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- LIFETIME LIMITS - Repeals the authority of the health insurance commissioner to enforce any act of Congress/decision of federal court invalidating or repealing the prohibition of annual lifetim...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Health and Human Services 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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2024-02-12
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government 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
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
RIS2446Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS - Defines "crime gun" and requires law enforcement to submit crime gun or 2 fired cartridge cases seized to state crime laboratory or the BATF for testing and tracing and also requires 2 test-fired cartridge cases to be e...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2295Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- MILK SANITATION CODE - Permits and legalize the sale of raw milk.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2418Intro
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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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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2383Intro
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BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- HEALTHCARE SERVICE PROVIDER ABUSER REGISTRY -- HOLLY'S LAW - Requires the director of BHDDH to establish and maintain a registry of employees found to be in violation of and disciplin...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2398Intro
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ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL CARE - Prohibits a medical training program from using a live animal while teaching medical procedures if any other accredited training program does not use animals or there is an alternate method that teaches t...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2304Intro
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WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL - Requires that a super majority of three-fifths (3/5
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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2484Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES - Authorizes the division of motor vehicles to issue special license plates in recognition of The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2374Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $250,000 To The Substance Use And Mental Health Leadership Council Of Ri (sumhlc) (this Resolution Would Authorize An Appropriation Of The Sum Of $250,000 To The Substance Use And Mental Health Leadership C...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2422Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN - Amends the statute punishing child pornography by replacing the term "child pornography" with the term "child sexual abuse material."
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2416Intro
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Senate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Impact And Potential Economic Benefits Of Bail Reforms On Black Rhode Islanders And The State (creates An Eleven (11) Member Commission To Study The Impact And Potential Economi...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2251PassSenate Resolution Joyously Celebrating The 50th Anniversary Of The American Hellenic Institute (ahi)
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2024-02-08
Senate read and passed
RIS2258PassSenate Resolution Recognizing And Thanking The Elisha Project For All It Has Done In Service To The People Of The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-02-08
Senate read and passed
RIS2262Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- HEALTHCARE PROVIDER SHIELD ACT - Creates a protective legal shield for healthcare providers, precluding any civil/criminal action by other states/persons against healthcare providers involving persons seeking access to transgende...
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2024-02-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2261PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Dian K. Reynolds
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2024-02-08
Senate read and passed
RIS2219Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS - Prohibits purchases of more than one firearm in any thirty (30
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2024-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2214Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- FACILITATING BUSINESS RAPID RESPONSE TO STATE DECLARED DISASTER ACT OF 2024 - Exempts out-of-state businesses and their employees performing services, during declared state or federal disasters or emergencies, from state...
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2024-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2224Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ELECTRONIC IMAGING DEVICES - Provides for enhanced penalties if a victim of unauthorized dissemination of indecent material is a minor or the offender is in a position of authority over the victim or the offense results in seriou...
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2024-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2159Intro
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TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX - Allows real property owner a one-time non-refundable tax credit for the actual costs of connecting a single family or multi-family dwelling to a municipal sewer system credited to the owner's personal or corporate in...
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2024-01-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2193Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- IDENTIFICATION AND APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS - Requires superior court clerk to automatically seal cases or individual counts of a criminal complaint or indictment, upon request of the defendant and serve it upon bureau of crimi...
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2024-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2150Intro
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ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- UNLAWFUL CONFINEMENT OF A COVERED ANIMAL - Exempts egg laying hens kept for commercial egg production purposes from the provisions of chapter 4-1.1 until January 1, 2034.
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2024-01-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2157Intro
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TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION - Creates a sales tax holiday on August 10 and 11, 2024.
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2024-01-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2171Intro
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TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES - Permits municipalities to enact ordinances that provides them the authority to organize local tax amnesty events once every three (3
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2024-01-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2218Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS - Requires purchasers of firearms, to take and pass a basic firearm safety test and requires the firearm test administered by DEM be updated every two years, as deemed appropriate and repeals § 11-47-35.2.
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2024-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2221Intro
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PROPERTY -- RHODE ISLAND FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES ACT - Amends the Rhode Island Fair Housing Practices Act.
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2024-01-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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