Rhode Island Senator Melissa Murray [D]

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RIS2808IntroAuthorizes the city of Woonsocket to adopt by ordinance tax amnesty periods during its 2021 fiscal year.
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2020-05-28
Committee recommends passage
RIS2326PassAuthorizes the film office director to waive the primary locations within the state requirement for any feature film or television production spending a minimum of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) in qualified expenditures.
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2020-03-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2071IntroAuthorizes tax assessors to use the last revaluation as the assessed valuation.
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2020-03-12
Committee heard
RIS2789IntroRequires a review by the department of the formula components used to compute the aid needed to support high need students.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2835IntroRequires that baby changing tables are provided in the ladies' and men's rooms of the Rhode Island State House and be included in new or substantially renovated construction of all publicly accessible buildings.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2790IntroRemoves funding requirement from department of elementary and secondary education.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2834IntroRequires Class B licensees to offer the opportunity to purchase and consume food in conjunction with the sale of alcoholic beverages, at all times while alcohol is consumed on the premises.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2776IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Governor To Designate A State-wide Broadband Coordinator And Establish A Rhode Island Broadband Advisory Council
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2020-03-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2771IntroEstablishes the duty of the commission and the division of public utilities to ensure affordability and sustainability for basic care necessities.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2819IntroDefines the educational requirements necessary to qualify an individual as a social worker.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2306IntroExempts newspaper deliverers from the minimum wage laws.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2638IntroRequires the state, including all its agencies and departments, to purchase one hundred percent (100%) of their energy needs from renewable sources by January 1, 2031.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2628IntroEstablish the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2168IntroRemoves the ten (10) year period for secretary of state to withdraw a certificate of revocation.
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2020-03-10
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2768PassSenate Resolution Expressing Sincere Condolences On The Passing Of Theodore A. Soly
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2020-03-10
Senate read and passed
RIS2160PassAllows the Honorable Stephen R. Ucci to join Darlene M. Boudreau and the Honorable Michael A. Morin in marriage on or about July 30, 2020, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
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2020-03-09
Signed by Governor
RIS2322IntroLimits health insurance carriers that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to fifty ($50) dollars copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2364IntroRaises the earned income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to twenty percent (20%) for the tax years 2020 and beyond.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2668IntroAmends several sections of the Rhode Island Zoning Enabling Act of 1991 with the intent of preserving neighborhood character and promoting smart growth.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2766IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And To Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution (elections) (proposes An Amendment To The Constitution To Modify The Legal Minimum Age To Vote From Eighteen (18) Years To Sixteen (1...
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2020-03-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2713IntroThis act allows the secretary of state to commission portraits of senate president upon leaving office and would require that the portraits be paid for by the joint committee on legislative services.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2759IntroDepartment Of Administration
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2020-03-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2755IntroAmends the "residential landlord and tenant act" to allow a landlord prior to any residential rental agreement shall deliver to prospective tenant a valid certificate of rental suitability as defined in § 34-18-22.4.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2735IntroDirects the DOE and sec. ed. to promulgate rules/regulations/establish minimum accountability standards/school districts would be required to meet in order to be in compliance with an individualized education program for students with disabilities.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2736IntroRestructures professional development investment fund to assume duties of dissemination of curriculum materials/frameworks/assessments/development plans with annual allocation of $200 per student.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2734IntroAllows principals to issue out-of-school suspension for students in grades 6 and above, students in grade 5 and below may only be issued out-of-school suspension under stringent circumstances.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2167IntroProvides that municipal insurance corporations would be subject to laws regulating insurance companies and would be regulated by the Rhode Island department of business regulation.
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2020-03-03
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2557IntroMakes any single-user toilet facility in a public building or place of public accommodation available for use by persons of any gender.
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2020-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2723PassSenate Resolution Congratulating The Barrington Under 12 All Star Team On Their Success In The 2019 Little League World Series
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2020-03-03
Senate read and passed
RIS2077IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution - Redistricting (this Proposed Constitution Amendment, If Adopted, Would Adopt A Constitutional Procedure For Redistricting.)
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2140IntroForbids an employer to require an employee to execute a nondisclosure agreement; or non-disparagement agreement regarding alleged violations of civil rights or criminal conduct as a condition of employment.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2260IntroPermits those other residents of a residential dwelling unit to extend the term of the rental agreement for a period not to exceed three (3) months after the death of the lessee.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2310EngrossExempts 43 Railroad Street, Woonsocket, Plat 14R, Lot 205 from the provisions of § 3-7-19 regarding the permitting of alcoholic beverages retail licenses within a certain proximity to schools and churches.
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2020-02-27
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIS2639IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Department Of Environmental Management To Aid In Protecting Consumers Of Pesticides
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2020-02-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2647IntroFacilitates state departments/agencies to implement electronic filing of applications for licenses/permits/ registrations/certificates by allowing state vendor to withhold commission for developing and implementing electronic filing web-based system.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2644IntroAllows state employees the ability to make an after tax contribution to a qualified Roth contribution program as a part of a deferred compensation plan.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2674IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Make Recommendations Regarding The Licensing Of Residential Builders And Contractors (creates A 13 Member Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations Regarding The Licensing ...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2684IntroProvides for a reduced penalty for the offense of larceny, and a tiered penalty system for the offense of shoplifting.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary 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
RIS2697IntroIncreases the maximum amount to be recovered in civil court action as a small claims from two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to seven thousand dollars ($7,000).
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2655IntroProvides that home and community based services for developmentally disabled persons would be person-centered and support services consistent with their plan of care.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2646IntroRequires the department of human services and/or the department of administration to pilot at least one contract using verification software for billable hours and for professional or technical services in excess of one million dollars.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2635IntroUpdates and modernize the Department of Environmental Management’s ability to enforce environmental laws.
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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
RIS2127IntroAmends the definition of the practice of pharmacy to include the authority to prescribe drugs and devices. The act also provides the conditions for which a pharmacist may prescribe an indicated drug or device.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Health and Human Services 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
RIS2575IntroExtends protection to persons employed in domestic service and include retaliation as an unlawful employment practice.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2521IntroAmends the current law so that digital breast tomosynthesis (dbt) screenings are available wherever mammograms are conducted and provides insurance coverage for such screenings.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Health and Human Services 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
RIS2512IntroRequires any person, business or establishment that provides or sells pesticides for home use to post the pesticide consumer protection warning or notice produced by the department of environmental management in a prominent place to protect consumers...
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2020-02-25
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
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