Rhode Island Representative Mary Messier [D]

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RIH7013Engross
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- RYAN'S LAW - Overprescribing, death resulting, would result in three (3) year license suspension.
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2024-06-13
Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
RIH7015Engross
50%
BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- ELECTRICIANS - Clarifies the types of electrical services that require an electrical contractor's license.
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2024-06-13
Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
RIH7141Enroll
75%
BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- COUNSELING COMPACT - Adopts a counseling compact for the interstate practice of licensed professional counselors by providing for the mutual recognition of other member state licenses governed and administrated by commis...
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2024-06-13
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH7532Engross
50%
LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES - Allows individuals employed in domestic service or in or about a private home to be included as an employee, for purposes of minimum wages law.
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2024-06-13
House read and passed
RIH8264Enroll
75%
Authorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $20,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the design, construction, reconstruction and repair of environmental infrastructure improvements.
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2024-06-13
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH7777Enroll
75%
STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND COMMERCE CORPORATION -- RHODE ISLAND -- IRELAND TRADE COMMISSION - Establishes trade commission to advance economic interests of Rhode Island and Ireland.
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2024-06-12
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH7094Engross
50%
Joint Resolution Amending The Joint Resolution Creating A Permanent Legislative Commission On Child Care In Rhode Island (this Resolution Would Amend The Commission Name, Membership, Appointment Process, Purpose, Funding Allowance Designation, Timeli...
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2024-06-07
To Senate Finance Committee
RIH8333PassHouse Resolution Joyously Celebrating The 75th Anniversary Of Nbc 10 Wjar On July 10, 2024
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2024-06-05
House read and passed
RIH7303Engross
50%
CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- THREATS AND EXTORTION - Defines "public official" to include school personnel for purposes of the criminal prohibition against making threats to public officials.
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2024-05-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH8310PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May 10th, 2024, To Be "lupus Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-05-23
House read and passed
RIH7027Intro
25%
STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- INSPECTOR GENERAL - Establishes the office of inspector general as an independent administrative agency charged with the responsibility to investigate, detect, and prevent fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in the ...
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2024-05-22
To House Finance Committee
RIH8282Intro
25%
PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS - Awards all members of the pension system a three and one-half percent (3.5%) annual benefit adjustment applied to the first thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) of a memb...
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2024-05-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH8004Intro
25%
Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $500,000 To Gloria Gemma Foundation (this Resolution Would Appropriate The Sum Of $500,000 To The Gloria Gemma Fountain.)
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2024-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH8210Intro
25%
HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES - Amends Article 9 of the state budget and various provisions relative to hospital licensing fees, would redefine base year for purposes of calculating disproportionate share payments for fiscal...
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2024-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH8277PassHouse Resolution Honoring And Celebrating "armed Forces Day" On May 18th, 2024, In The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-05-15
House read and passed
RIH8195Intro
25%
Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $150,000 To The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation For The Blackstone Valley Visitors Center (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $150,000 To The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation For The Blackstone V...
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2024-05-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH7435Engross
50%
INSURANCE -- PET INSURANCE ACT - Enacts a chapter to regulate pet insurance.
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2024-05-13
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIH7565Engross
50%
HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LONG-TERM CARE COORDINATING COUNCIL - Provides for remote participation in open public meetings of the long-term care coordinating council and would provide that a quorum of the council consists of 12 members.
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2024-05-13
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIH7123Intro
25%
HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM - Eliminates the sunset on the provision of finding for child care for eligible child care educators and child care staff.
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2024-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH7122Intro
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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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2024-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH8196Intro
25%
Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $2,000,000 To The Elisha Project (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $2,000,000 To The Elisha Project.)
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2024-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH8256PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming And Celebrating May 10, 2024, As "child Care Awareness Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-05-09
House read and passed
RIH7670Intro
25%
EDUCATION -- THE COLLEGE CRUSADE SCHOLARSHIP - Changes the name of The College Crusade Scholarship to the Onward We Learn Scholarship and provide that those scholarships would not be considered federal or financial aid with regard to the Promise Scho...
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2024-05-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH7692Intro
25%
Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $6,000,000 To Onward We Learn In Ri (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $6,000,000 To Onward We Learn In Ri.)
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2024-05-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH8149Intro
25%
PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- ADMINISTRATION - Reduces the number of years from five (5) to three (3), when calculating for retirement purposes, the average of the highest consecutive years of compensation, for state and munic...
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2024-05-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH8193Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS - Provides a 3% pension increase and annual COLAs.
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2024-05-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH8194Intro
25%
PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS - Requires that present and former employees, active and retired members, and beneficiaries receiving any retirement, disability or death allowance receive a $2,000 incr...
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2024-05-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH8228PassHouse Resolution Celebrating May 2, 2024, As "rhode Island College Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-05-02
House read and passed
RIH8231PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May 6th Through May 10th Of 2024, To Be "teacher Appreciation Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-05-02
House read and passed
RIH7494Intro
25%
HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE - Provides that services provided by graduate student interns who work under a supervisory protocol would be eligible to be paid from Medicaid reimbursement.
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2024-05-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH8161Intro
25%
HUMAN SERVICES -- GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION - Allows the executive office of health and human services to use appropriated funds to support graduate medical education programs and research.
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2024-05-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH8227Intro
25%
TAXATION -- LOW-INCOME HOUSING IMPROVEMENT TAX CREDIT - Establishes the Rhode Island low-income housing improvement tax credit program providing tax credits for a period of five (5) years to applicants that are competitively selected and that meet th...
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2024-05-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH7252Intro
25%
EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT - Amend the calculation of state funding provided to local education agencies for special education services.
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2024-04-30
To House Finance Committee
RIH7336Intro
25%
STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING - Establishes the office of early childhood development and learning to manage a statewide early learning system for children from birth through age five (5), and ...
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2024-04-30
To House Finance Committee
RIH7342Intro
25%
EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' RETIREMENT - Provides all retired teachers and all retired state employees a one-time stipend in the amount of three percent (3%) of the lesser of either the member's retirement allowance or forty thousand dollars ($40,000) of ...
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2024-04-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH7343Intro
25%
EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' RETIREMENT - Allows teachers, state and municipal employees to retire upon the earlier of reaching age sixty (60) with thirty (30) years of service or the employee's retirement eligibility date under present state statutes.
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2024-04-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH7588Intro
25%
TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX - Phases in modifications to federal adjusted gross income over a four (4) year period for social security income, from twenty percent (20%) up to eighty percent (80%), beginning on or after January 1, 2025.
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2024-04-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH7340Intro
25%
TAXATION -- PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATION TAX - Eliminates the gross earning tax for every corporation whose principal business is manufacturing, selling, distributing and/or transmitting current of electricity and natural gas to be used for light, heat...
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2024-04-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH7659Intro
25%
TAXATION -- TAX SALES - Replaces the tax sale auction process with a real estate broker listing of the land for fair market value and any surplus proceeds realized upon sale shall be paid to the owner of the real estate at the time of the sale.
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2024-04-11
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH7680Intro
25%
TAXATION -- ESTATE AND TRANSFER TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION - Phases in an annual increase of the net taxable estate exemption by ten percent (10%) per year until the state exemption equals the federal exemption.
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2024-04-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH7675Intro
25%
TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION - Phases out the local meals and beverage tax by January 1, 2028.
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2024-04-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH7274Intro
25%
EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' RETIREMENT - Amends sections of law relating to retirement of various public employees and the calculation of their final average salary and service accruals.
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2024-04-03
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7241Intro
25%
TOWNS AND CITIES -- OPTIONAL RETIREMENT FOR MEMBERS OF POLICE FORCE AND FIREFIGHTERS - Amends definition for final compensation, relative to police officers and firefighters, provides them life annuity regardless of age or years of service, upon reti...
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2024-04-02
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH7679Intro
25%
MOTOR AND MOTOR VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION FEES - Provides that when a registrant voluntarily cancels the registrant's motor vehicle registration, that person would receive a partial refund of the fee that had been paid.
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2024-03-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH8084Intro
25%
PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT - Modifies the summons for eviction for reasons other than nonpayment of rent with the district court, to add a certificate of service section, and provides the option to post the summons/complaint cons...
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2024-03-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7531Intro
25%
LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES - Commencing 1/1/25, gradually increases the minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities from the current ($3.89) to ($14.95) by 1/1/29 and on 1/1/30 the minimum wage shall be no less than the minimum wa...
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2024-03-27
To House Labor Committee
RIH7621Intro
25%
HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES - Permits licensed healthcare facilities to suspend visits of those person who are verbally or physically berating staff or providing non-prescribed or illegal medications to any patient. Suspen...
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2024-03-26
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH8100PassHouse Resolution Celebrating The 20th Anniversary Of The Founding Of The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation On July 15, 2004
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2024-03-26
House read and passed
RIH7396Intro
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Joint Resolution To Approve, Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Right To An Adequate Education (amends The Constitution To Guarantee Rhode Island Residents With Equal Opportunity To Receive An Educati...
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2024-03-14
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8066PassHouse Resolution Celebrating And Recognizing Adamsville's Third Annual "world's Shortest St. Paddy's Day Parade"
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2024-03-14
House read and passed
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