Rhode Island Senator Maryellen Goodwin [D]

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RIS1031IntroEnables the state lottery division of the department of revenue to enter into a contract extension with IGT Global Solutions Corporation.
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2019-09-26
Scheduled for hearing (10/01/2019)
RIS0990PassExempts any proposed retailers' Class B license to be located at 671 Broadway Street, Plat 35, Lot 566 in the city of Providence from the two hundred feet (200') requirement from schools or places of worship.
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2019-07-19
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0500PassExtends monitoring of hospital conversions from 3 to 5 years/increases fine for violations from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000/simplifies judicial review.
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2019-07-16
Signed by Governor
RIS0189PassCreates "The Rhode Island Utility Fair Share Roadway Repair Act" which requires public utilities to properly repair and repave roadways affected by the actions of the utility.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0309PassAdds six members to the commission on traumatic brain injuries.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0688PassAuthorizes building inspectors to affix their signatures to permits that pertain to work they inspect.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0698PassCreates a comprehensive statutory scheme to address all aspects of noncompetition agreements.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0865PassProvides for greater school-based management at the school level and expands the duties of school improvement teams and establishes a new chapter on education accountability..
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0953PassProvides that law enforcement personnel, emergency medical personnel, and agencies participating in the HOPE initiative be exempt from civil liability or criminal prosecution as a result of administering opioid antagonists.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0968PassExempts Class B license at 375 Smith Street, in the city of Providence from the two hundred feet (200') requirement from schools or places of worship.
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2019-07-11
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0294PassRequires annual reports to track the number of caregiver assessments given as part of the assessments conducted for Medicaid long term services and supports the creation of a family caregiver support association by the division of elderly affairs.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0327PassAmends the definition of "public body" to include the board of directors of any library which has funded at least twenty-five percent (25%) of its operational budget in the prior budget year with public funds.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0699PassPet shops shall provide records to DEM including breeder info, health cert., license and inspection information for each dog or cat offered for sale.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0779PassProvides special protection to public safety canines and horses that are intentionally or maliciously subjected to cruelty, injuries, or death, by increasing the potential criminal and civil penalties for the offenders.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0869PassAllows teachers to obtain certification as a principal in an expedited period of time.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0863PassRequires the commissioner of education to develop statewide academic standards and curriculum frameworks for the core subjects of mathematics, English language arts, science and technology, history and social studies, world languages, and the arts.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0961PassAllows Nicholas J. Hemond to join Ashley Silvestri and Fred Hannon in marriage on or about October 19, 2019, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
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2019-07-04
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0846PassIn Accordance With Rhode Island General Laws Section 16-7-44 Approving The Issuance Of $160,000,000 General Obligation Bonds, Notes And Other Evidences Of Indebtedness Of The City Of Providence To Fund The School Capital Improvements Plan For The Fis...
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2019-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0849PassAmends and expand the definitions of unfair claims practices committed by insurers with regard to physical inspection, performance of appraisals, retail valuation and total loss notification to owner.
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2019-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0905PassAllows the Honorable Joseph I. Macy to join Vanessa A. Coelho and Michael Travis Kissane in marriage on or about October 6, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2019-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0139PassAmends current law so that, as part of a comprehensive discharge plan, a hospital would be allowed to try to contact the patient's emergency contact and the recovery coach, in accordance with federal law.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0225PassExpands family court jurisdiction to enter protective orders to provide for the safety and welfare of household pets in domestic abuse situations.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0321PassAllows plaintiffs seeking a domestic abuse protective order in family court to include any of their minor children who are not related to the defendant by blood or marriage within the same complaint and restraining order.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0253PassCreates a process that provides affected employees an opportunity to purchase the business that employs them, but is in danger of being sold or going out of business.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0459PassUpdates the language required to be given by police officers when responding to domestic abuse calls.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0431PassRequires all defined pension plans not covered by ERISA having 200 or more members comply with ERISA's annual reporting provisions, excluding government plans.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0687PassAllows a contractor or builder to hire a qualified third-party inspector or state inspector to perform an inspection if a building official fails to perform an inspection within forty-eight (48) hours after notification, excluding weekends/holidays.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0778IntroAmends the towing storage act and clarifies issues related to the towing and storage of vehicles. Non-certified towers must have “Not for hire” lettered on their vehicle and provides increased fine and penalties for violators.
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2019-06-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS1039PassSenate Resolution Adoption Of The State Plan On Alzheimer's Disease And Related Disorders
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2019-06-28
Senate read and passed
RIS1035PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Paul Valletta, Jr., On Being Promoted To The Position Of Fire Chief Of The Cranston Fire Department
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2019-06-28
Senate read and passed
RIS1040PassSenate Resolution Thanking The Senate Staff For Their Tireless Work, Dedicated Service And Devotion To The Senate And The Citizens Of Rhode Island
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2019-06-28
Senate read and passed
RIS0933IntroThis act would, upon its own motion or upon request of a parolee, enable the parole board to terminate a parolee's supervision and legal custody order. Prisoners with a life sentence for first and second degree murder are excluded.
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2019-06-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS1027PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Jose AlemÁn On His Retirement From The Providence School Department After Thirty-five Years Of Distinguished And Exemplary Service As An Educator
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2019-06-27
Senate read and passed
RIS1028PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Cecelia A. Iannazzi
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2019-06-27
Senate read and passed
RIS0267IntroIncludes licensed school psychologists under the provisions of the general laws governing the regulations of psychologists, and limits the authorization of school psychologist to practice school psychology to the school setting.
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2019-06-26
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0772IntroRequires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for prescription drugs and use step therapy protocols.
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2019-06-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0817EngrossAuthorizes a licensed physical therapist to perform physical therapy services to a student while in school without a prescription or referral, in accordance with the student's IEP or IFSP.
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2019-06-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0890EngrossRequires that only certified nurses-teachers may be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.
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2019-06-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS1018PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Providence Schools Superintendent Mr. Christopher N. Maher For His Exemplary Public Service
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2019-06-26
Senate read and passed
RIS0254IntroRequires the ODEO to create and for all state and municipal employees to receive annual training in cultural competency.
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2019-06-21
To House Labor Committee
RIS0174IntroIncreases the hourly minimum wage effective January 2, 2020 to eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour and effective January 1, 2021, to twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) per hour.
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2019-06-19
To House Labor Committee
RIS0112IntroMandates that a program of financial literacy be taught to all students in the public high schools throughout the state of Rhode Island.
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2019-06-19
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0653EngrossEstablishes courses that include instruction in career and technical education programs.
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2019-06-19
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0910EngrossEliminates requirement to pay attorney fees from employment security (unemployment) administrative fund.
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2019-06-19
To House Labor Committee
RIS0986PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Crossroads Rhode Island On 125 Years Of Helping Rhode Islanders In Need
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2019-06-18
Senate read and passed
RIS0680IntroEstablishes the medication assisted treatment (MAT) program which uses medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to create a comprehensive approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
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2019-06-14
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0679EngrossProhibits cost sharing for persons forty-five (45) years or older for colorectal screening examinations, laboratory tests and colonoscopies covered by health insurance policies.
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2019-06-14
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0850IntroRequires that the owner of a vehicle be notified in writing or by electronic mail that installation of an aftermarket glass may require re-calibration of safety related systems, or vehicle may not function as designed.
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2019-06-14
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0127IntroImposes 1% state tax on sale of hookah tobacco/vaping devices, accessories/supplies/replacement parts & 1% local hookah tobacco/vaping devices tax to be used by cities/towns for education of persons of the dangers of hookah tobacco/vaping device usag...
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2019-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0208IntroAuthorizes cities and towns to tax real and/or personal property owned, leased or operated in whole or in part by any nonprofit institution of higher education or nonprofit hospital currently exempt by charter, general, or public law.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
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