Rhode Island Representative Mary Messier [D]

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RIH7092EnrollReduces the alcoholic beverage manufacturing and wholesale licensing fee from three thousand dollars ($3,000) to five hundred dollars ($500).
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2018-06-23
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH7134IntroRequires the public utilities commission to implement a purchase of receivables program where the electric distribution company purchases the receivables of a nonregulated power producer at a discount rate.
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2018-06-23
Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
RIH7290Intro- Redevelopment Agencies And Projects
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2018-06-23
Transmitted to Governor
RIH7385IntroRepeals the July 1, 2018, sunset clause in Chapters 325 and 406 of the 2013 Public Laws in regard to § 34-24-3.2 "mediation conference prior to mortgage foreclosure."
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2018-06-23
Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
RIH7567PassJoint Resolution Extending The Reporting Date Of The Special Legislation Commission To Study Veteran And Military Spouse Education And Employment Opportunities (extends The Reporting Date Of The Special Legislation Commission To Study Veteran And Mil...
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2018-06-23
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH7556IntroAmends provisions of the tax increment financing act in order to encourage municipalities to use tax increment financing to facilitate economic development. Effective 7/1/2018.
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2018-06-23
Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
RIH8163IntroAllows domestic insurance company to enter into a voluntary restructuring, including the use of a protected cell, with the approval of the commissioner.
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2018-06-23
Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
RIH8222EnrollAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $1,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the improvement and replacement of road safety improvements.
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2018-06-22
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH8227EnrollAuthorizes Pawtucket to issue not more than $4,500,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences renovation, construction, reconstruction and equipping of public recreation facilities of indebtedness to finance and all costs related thereto...
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2018-06-22
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH8226EnrollAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $7,000,000 bonds for streets and sidewalks.
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2018-06-22
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH8224EnrollAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $5,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the repaving of streets and all costs related thereto.
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2018-06-22
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH8225EnrollAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $1,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the construction, reconstruction and repair of bridges and all costs incidental or related thereto.
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2018-06-22
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH8221EnrollAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $5,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, repair, alteration, furnishing and equipping of public buildi...
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2018-06-22
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH8223EnrollAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $1,500,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the planning, evaluation, design, construction and reconstruction of the sewer and sanitation system.
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2018-06-22
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH8228EnrollAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $220,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness.
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2018-06-22
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH7682EnrollAllows cities and towns to issue violations to vehicles which are used for illegal dumping of materials, pursuant to city and town ordinances.
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2018-06-21
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH8128IntroProvides that no person shall pass any item to another person while located in an active lane of travel without a special solicitation permit issued by the city or town.
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2018-06-21
Defeated in Committee
RIH7685EnrollCreates a process for the department of education relating to the collection and organization of information concerning the workload and scope of the duties and responsibilities performed by school social workers.
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2018-06-20
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH8345PassHouse Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Richard A. Jenks
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2018-06-20
House read and passed
RIH7291IntroPermits redevelopment agencies to finance the construction of projects for residential, recreational, commercial, industrial, institutional, public, or other purposes contemplated by a redevelopment plan.
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2018-06-19
To House Finance Committee
RIH7723EnrollExempts certain prepackaged manufacturer-supplied steroids and hormones from the pharmaceutical dosage limits contained in the uniform controlled substance act.
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2018-06-19
Transmitted to Governor
RIH7676IntroPrevents credit history or score from being used to determine insurance rates.
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2018-06-16
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7048IntroCreates an 11 member legislative commission to study procedures to expedite the certification and licensure of military service members and their spouses by the DMV and DOA, and who would report back by March 12, 2019, and expire on June 12, 2019.
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2018-06-14
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
RIH8279IntroExpands and clarify the definition of employees for purposes of the fair employment practices chapter.
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2018-06-07
To House Labor Committee
RIH8242IntroEstablishes a formula to create a transitional alternative payment method incentive to be used in calculating reimbursement rates that must be paid by health insurance carriers to eligible Rhode Island hospitals.
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2018-06-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH8245IntroCreates the "Hospital Closure Transition Act which would facilitate the acquisition of a closed hospital's assets by an existing hospital by exempting the acquisition from the hospital conversions and health care facilities licensing acts.
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2018-06-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH7856IntroProvides a stipend up to $450 to retirees in years when there are no cost of living adjustments.
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2018-06-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH7082PassRequires all hospitals and freestanding ambulatory surgical facilities to adopt policies to use a smoke evacuation system for surgical procedures that generate surgical smoke.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIH7484IntroProvides gradual pension benefits increase over 5-year period starting 9/1/18 from 75% to 87.5% of base amount using cost-of-living adjustments over lifetime.
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2018-05-29
To House Finance Committee
RIH8110IntroExtends the entitlement for a special plate to all recipients of the top medals which may be awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces.
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2018-05-29
To House Finance Committee
RIH8180IntroHouse Resolution Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special Legislative Commission To Explore The Construction Of A Gulf Wars Veterans Memorial (this Resolution Would Extend The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special House Com...
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2018-05-29
House passed Sub A
RIH8194IntroIncreases Central Falls retiree pension benefits.
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2018-05-29
To House Finance Committee
RIH8229PassHouse Resolution Congratulating The 2018 Inductees Into The Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame
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2018-05-23
House read and passed
RIH8114PassAllows the city of Pawtucket to fill a vacancy on the Pawtucket City Council by combining councilmatic voting districts for a special primary election and special election in 2018.
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2018-05-18
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7148IntroEstablishes a tiered-rate structure for the child care assistance program, with higher rates paid to licensed child care centers and family child care homes that have achieved higher quality ratings in "BrightStars".
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2018-05-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH7118IntroProvides that municipal pension funds only be diverted to the state upon approval of the applicable decision-making body after a public hearing, and a minimum of thirty (30) days prior written notice to affected employees.
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2018-04-26
Withdrawn at sponsor's request (04/26/2018)
RIH8056IntroProvides for a stipend to be paid to certain retired state employees, municipal employees, and teachers or their beneficiaries during years when a cost of living adjustment is not scheduled.
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2018-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7279IntroProvides a bidding procedure for naming rights to the Rhode Island Convention Center.
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2018-04-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH7974IntroRequires all public secondary schools to provide a working science laboratory for all students studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
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2018-04-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8097IntroRemoves the exception to the $100,000 limitation of damages when the state is engaged in a proprietary function in the commission of a tort and would exempt the state and any city or town or fire district from interest awards in civil actions.
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2018-04-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7684IntroEstablishes audit requirements for pharmacy benefit managers, and annual reporting requirements for health insurers.
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2018-04-24
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8104PassHouse Resolution Wishing Sidney Walton, A 99-year- Old World War Ii Veteran, Well On His "no Regrets Tour", Welcoming Him To The State Of Rhode Island, And Thanking Him For His Exemplary Service To Our Nation
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2018-04-24
House read and passed
RIH7271IntroAuthorizes council to grant variances to any provisions of title 16 other than those in § 16-60-4.2 and to any department of education and school district regulation not affecting the health/safety/civil rights of public school pupils.
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2018-04-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7584IntroProhibits disclosure in a civil action of a person's confidential health care information through ex parte contact with the provider or the provider's legal representative.
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2018-04-11
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7736IntroProvides that any person, including, but not limited to, a minor who is pregnant, could give effective consent for medical, dental, health and hospital services relating to prenatal, delivery, and post-delivery care.
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2018-04-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7929IntroCreates the "Expired Debt Act" which would prohibit certain practices relative to the collection of debts beyond the statute of limitations.
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2018-04-11
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8012IntroRequires managed care organizations to consult with the EOHHS to develop incentives for nursing facilities that demonstrate lower direct care staff turnover.
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2018-04-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7735IntroMakes the practice of aiding a minor in the process of getting an abortion a civil and criminal offense.
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2018-04-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7797IntroProhibits the inclusion of noncompete agreements in broadcast industry employment contracts that are entered into after January 1, 2019.
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2018-04-05
To House Labor Committee
RIH8061PassHouse Resolution Celebrating "ben Mondor Day" On April 5th, 2018, In The State Of Rhode Island
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2018-04-05
House read and passed
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