Rhode Island Senator Maryellen Goodwin [D]

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RIS0870VetoMakes changes to the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act.
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2021-07-16
Vetoed by Governor
RIS0549PassProvides an exception to competitive bidding for local, minority and woman-owned businesses. Provides a waiver of compliance to contractors for the inclusion of minority-owned businesses in all procurements and construction projects.
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2021-07-15
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0556PassExempts 203-209 Douglas Avenue, Plat 68, Lots 83 and 646 of the applicable city of Providence tax assessment map from the permitting of alcohol beverages retail licenses within a certain proximity to schools and churches.
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2021-07-14
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0924PassClarifies the tax classification statute pertaining to homestead exemptions in the city of Providence exempting the city from certain rate calculations.
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2021-07-14
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS1000PassTerminates all parental rights of any person convicted of sexual assault which results in the birth of a child from that assault.
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2021-07-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0316PassUpon request of a parolee, enables the parole board to terminate a parolee's supervision and legal custody order in accordance with guidelines it is authorized to promulgate. Prisoners with a life sentence for first and second degree murder are exclu...
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2021-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIS0073PassProhibits possession of firearms on school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons under contract to provide school security services, and unloaded firearms in locked containers or a locked rack on motor vehicles.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0416PassProhibits obtaining/purchasing/transferring a firearm on behalf of another person if other person prohibited from possessing firearm with increase in penalties for those offenses and applications amended to state number of firearms purchased.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0791PassRequires the department of health to promulgate rules and regulations by January 1, 2022 for the licensing and operation of health centers operating in elementary and secondary schools.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0055PassEstablishes procedures for employees to file complaints with hospital or director of department of health, for assaultive behavior or other violation of law occurring on hospital grounds and require hospitals to institute safety training for employee...
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0188PassAmends the uniform controlled substances act and reclassifies simple possession of ten grams (10g) or less of certain controlled substances as a misdemeanor punishable as a two (2) year misdemeanor rather than a felony.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0289PassAmends various sections relating to libraries to remove outdated provisions and update language to reflect current practices affecting library technology.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0796PassAmends definition of dating violence to include abusive, coercive behaviors used to exert control and power and provides that abuse may be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, financial, or psychological and includes threats, isolation, and intimidat...
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0006PassDepartment of health to promulgate rules and regulations for essential caregivers at nursing homes during a declared emergency.
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2021-07-08
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0250PassReduces age from 25 to 18.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0501VetoRequires third-party hosting platform to register short-term rental units for rent with dept. Of regulation or cannot conduct business in the state and imposes fines for listing unregistered units. DBR to create database for registered short term ren...
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2021-07-08
Vetoed by Governor
RIS0794PassAuthorizes the department of transportation to impose a weight restriction or close any state, local or privately-owned bridge, in the interest of public safety.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0954PassCreates a statewide body-worn camera program for police departments in the state.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0155PassProhibits a food service establishment from providing a consumer with a single-use plastic straw, unless the consumer requests such a straw.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0263PassRaises the legal age for individuals to be sold or delivered certain tobacco products, including electronic nicotine-delivery systems products from eighteen (18) years of age to twenty-one (21) years of age.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0004PassAmends the provisions of the telemedicine coverage act and provide coverage for telemedicine under Rhode Island Medicaid.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0016PassCreates pilot program to establish harm reduction centers where use of pre-obtained controlled substances may occur under supervision of health care professionals.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0270PassComprehensively addresses wage discrimination, based on sex by expanding employee protections and the scope of the remedies available to employees who have experienced wage discrimination.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0314PassGrants a judge or magistrate the discretion to impose the requirement of blood and/or urine testing or the use of the ignition interlock system.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0852PassCreates an eighteen (18) member special commission on reapportionment whose purpose is to draft and to report to the general assembly to reapportion the districts of the general assembly and the state's United States Congressional districts.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0434PassGrants paid sick leave and safe leave benefits to construction employees who work under multi-employer collective bargaining agreements, provided that certain conditions are met.
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2021-07-03
Signed by Governor
RIS0503PassAllows for the sealing of records pertaining to cases for which a person is acquitted or otherwise exonerated from a charged offense and eliminates the one hundred dollar ($100) fee for the expungement of a criminal record.
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2021-07-03
Signed by Governor
RIS0031PassCreates the "Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act" which requires training of teachers/students/school personnel regarding suicide awareness and prevention, and the establishment of a conflict resolution process between teachers or school personnel/stude...
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0170PassLimits health insurance carriers that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to forty dollars ($40) for a copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0412PassRequires the department of children, youth and families to report all suspected cases of child sexual abuse to the children's advocacy center.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0728PassRemoves references to minors in certain sections relative to domestic assault protective orders as the family court currently has jurisdiction over protective orders involving minors.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0995PassAllows Joseph Carreiro to join Colleen Feeney and Erin Lindsay in marriage on or about January 1, 2022, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0609PassAllows jurors to donate their juror fees to the state. Any such donation would be deposited into the general fund.
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2021-07-01
Signed by Governor
RIS1005PassSenate Resolution Expressing Deepest Sympathy Of The Passing Of Patricia Ann Diprete
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2021-07-01
Senate read and passed
RIS1004PassSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Analyze And Make Recommendations Regarding Tax Exempt Properties In The State Of Rhode Island (creates An 11 Member Commission Analyze And Make Recommendations Regarding Tax Exempt Proper...
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2021-07-01
Senate read and passed
RIS0378Engross

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Increases the reimbursement rates to be paid by the department of human services and the department for children, youth, and families, for licensed child care centers and family child care homes.
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2021-06-30
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0603Engross

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Provides that public bodies not be required to hold open-forum sessions on any topic not on the meeting notice and limits comment on any topic not previously posted.
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2021-06-30
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS0162Engross

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Extends eligibility of the Home Community Care Services Program to persons under the age of 65 suffering from Alzheimer's or a related dementia confirmed by a licensed physician with income not exceeding 250% of the federal poverty level.
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2021-06-29
Senate read and passed
RIS0173Engross

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Requires parking lots to designate parking spaces for electric vehicles/installation of charging stations for new existing public/private parking lots with fines for parking violations/compliance. Effective 7/1/21.
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2021-06-29
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS0371Engross

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Creates a five (5) year pilot program entitled, pay for success, an intervention program that would assist homeless individuals with the goal towards improving financial and social outcomes.
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2021-06-29
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0938Intro

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Prohibits the sale or offer for sale of any flavored electronic nicotine delivery system.
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2021-06-29
Committee heard
RIS0978PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Dr. David Dooley On His Retirement As The President Of The University Of Rhode Island
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2021-06-29
Senate read and passed
RIS0003PassProhibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member.
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2021-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS0190Engross

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Requires an applicant for a license to provide a valid social security number. This act creates an alternative ID driving license for applicants without a social security number who are able to establish proof of Rhode Island residency.
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS0226Engross

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Provides for adjustments to the payment standard for cash assistance.
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0365Engross

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Provides that a portion of the real estate conveyance tax be apportioned to a newly established restricted receipt account known as the housing production fund.
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0429Intro

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Requires that janitors and security guards employed, pursuant to state contracts worth more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) of janitorial or security services, be paid a standard compensation rate.
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2021-06-24
To House Labor Committee
RIS0494Engross

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Requires drug companies disclose to office of the health insurance commissioner acquisition costs of drugs approved by FDA, if acquisition cost is at least $100 for 30 day supply and requires disclosure of rebates, price protection payments.
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0487Engross

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Requires pharmacists to notify their customers whether their cost sharing benefits exceed the actual retail price of the prescription sought.
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2021-06-24
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0568Engross

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Establishes Cannabis Control Commission to regulate all aspects of cannabis production and distribution.
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
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