Rhode Island Senator Mark McKenney [D]

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RIS2880PassSenate Resolution Recognizing And Advocating Support For The "census Day Of Action" In The State Of Rhode Island On April 1, 2020
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2020-06-18
Senate read and passed
RIS2446IntroPlaces the jurisdiction of minors in the family court when it comes to matters involving protective orders of domestic assault.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2444IntroAdds the Judiciary's Indirect Cost Recovery/Supreme Court, Victims' Rights Information, RI Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel and Small Claims Mediation accounts to the list of restricted receipt accounts which are not subject to indirect cost recove...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2453IntroProvides that the permissive use of a wireless communication device for the purpose of navigation of a motor vehicle shall only be applicable in cases where the device is mounted or otherwise affixed to the vehicle and not held in the motorist's hand...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2445IntroProvides that financial security is required for any motor vehicle registered or required to be registered in the state of Rhode Island.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2454IntroVests the traffic tribunal with jurisdiction over the adjudication of alleged violations of the harassment of hunters, trappers and fishers law.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2447IntroProvides that violations of chapter 34 of title 31 pertaining to rental vehicles are civil violations subject to the jurisdiction of the Rhode Island traffic tribunal.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2451IntroProvides that the rules and unauthorized practice of law committee would be approved and promulgated by the supreme court.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2450IntroSunsets provision allowing first-time violators to avoid fine by acquisition of hands-free device prior to imposition of fine effective 9/1/20.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2604IntroEliminates the provision a person who solicits a ride in a motor vehicle or backs up a motor vehicle on a freeway is guilty of a misdemeanor. Adds $100 fine for advertising a motor vehicle for sale on a state highway to the schedule of violations.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2773IntroCreate the electronic book licenses to libraries act which requires a publisher who offers to license electronic books and digital audiobooks to the public shall offer to license such books to libraries in the state on reasonable terms.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2772IntroEstablishes rules and regulations concerning the use and registration of personal delivery devices and mobile carrying devices.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2449IntroInvests the chief justice of the supreme court with the explicit authority to address issues affecting the conduct of judicial business and order whatever response(s) he or she deems necessary.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2455IntroOnly protective orders issued against adults are to be transmitted to A.G.'s B.C.I. for inclusion in the R.O.N.C.O. system. Protective orders against juveniles will be accessible to law enforcement.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2278IntroAllows business vehicles which are owned by an entity which a veteran owns, and registered and authorized to conduct business in the state of Rhode Island, to register such business vehicles with veteran plates.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2342IntroExpands the classes of licensed vehicles eligible to obtain courtesy veterans' plates.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2241IntroAdopts the interstate compact to award prizes for curing diseases.
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2020-03-10
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2374IntroReduces the usury rate to twelve percent (12%).
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2020-03-10
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2480IntroExempts 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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2020-03-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2732IntroProvides that public utilities which post any rate or condition change for retail service shall send electronic notice the same day to the PUC and administrator.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2740IntroAmends various sections relating to libraries to delete outdated provisions, updates language to reflect current practices affecting library technology and increases from 2 years to 5 years the award of the statewide reference resource center contrac...
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2020-03-04
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2224EngrossRequires hospitals to adopt protocols for the early detection and treatment of patients with sepsis.
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2020-03-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2391IntroPrevents businesses from selling tangible property on a condition that consumer purchases insurance prohibits businesses from using non-public information to sell insurance.
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2020-03-03
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2430IntroCreates "Consumer Privacy Protection Act."
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2020-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2553IntroAllows any proper local appointing authority of any city or town to appoint alternate members to their planning board.
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2020-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2549IntroAmend the voting requirements of planning and zoning boards.
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2020-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2641IntroPhase-out the taxation of pensions and annuities over a five (5) year period beginning on January 1, 2021.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2618IntroAdopts NAIC Cybersecurity Act which establishes the current standard for insurers doing business in the state.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2682IntroAllows a party subjected to the mandatory arbitration provision pursuant to motor vehicle insurance may provide notice of his or her reservation of rights to a jury trial by email, delivery receipt requested.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2629IntroEliminates the notarization requirement for a certificate of title or salvage certificate of title to be filed by insurance companies when the damage to the vehicle results in a total loss.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2709IntroEstablishes the office of inspector general as an independent administrative agency charged with the responsibility to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in the expenditure of public funds.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS2714IntroCreates the Rhode Island military and veterans affairs oversight commission to oversee all operations of the Rhode Island office of veterans affairs.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2667IntroRequires the city or town council or local licensing authority to provide notice to all licensed businesses within five hundred feet (500’) of the proposed location of the new business license to be heard
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2020-02-27
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2712IntroPermits certain volunteer firefighters to purchase motor vehicles by utilizing state purchasing provisions.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2642IntroProvides that a tax payment shall be paid by midnight on the date in which the tax becomes due and payable, and reduces the amount of penalty for taxes unpaid from a maximum of twenty-one percent (21%) to ten percent (10%).
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2020-02-27
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2643IntroAdd the workers' compensation administration fund to those restricted receipt accounts not subject to indirect cost recoveries.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2135IntroIncreases the amount of reimbursement funds required to be paid by the Rhode Island airport corporation to the city of Warwick for municipal services.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2637IntroAuthorizes the governor with the advice and consent of the senate, to appoint an executive director of coastal resources management to act as a liaison to the director of the department of environmental management to plan and manage coastal resources...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2675IntroAmends certain election statutes to require ballot questions be written in plain language.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2680IntroRequires that motor vehicle accident reports be transmitted by the law enforcement agency or their contract agent within 14 days of preparing the report and may maintain a copy locally.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2517IntroExempts the trade-in value of pickup trucks under eight thousand one hundred pounds (8,100 lbs.) gross weight, used exclusively for personal use, from sales tax.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2551IntroProhibits the operation of privately run detention facilities. Those currently in operation may continue to do so until January 1, 2028.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2513IntroCreates a refundable five cent ($0.05) deposit for non-reusable beverage containers. A one cent ($0.01) handling fee would be paid by distributors.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2518IntroExempts the trade-in value of pickup trucks under six thousand pounds (6,000 lbs.) gross weight, used exclusively for personal use, from sales tax.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2561IntroReduce the statutory interest on judgments for money in civil actions from twelve percent (12%) to six percent (6%).
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2020-02-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2554IntroLimit liability of a tortfeasor for damages to several only and not joint, if it is found that the defendant’s act or omission caused no more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the damages sustained by the plaintiff.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2579IntroRelieves regulatory burden by authorizing submission of certified payroll using federal forms for all public works.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2584IntroRequires manufacturers with on premises sales to maintain liquor liability insurance and comply with server training and health regulations. Effective January 1, 2021.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2441IntroPermits grand juries to issue reports and would provide for a process for review and acceptance by the superior court. No reports would be issued after July 1, 2025.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2463IntroEstablishes an animal welfare advisory council to advise the governor and the general assembly on matters relating to animal welfare, treatment, health, and safety of companion animals.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
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