Rhode Island Senator Melissa Murray [D]

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RIS2007Intro
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ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO ANIMALS - Prohibits the declawing of cats by any surgical procedure to amputate or modify a portion of a cat's paw in order to remove the cat's claws. Does not apply to any procedure performed for a therapeu...
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2024-04-10
Placed on Senate Calendar (04/23/2024)
RIS2082Engross
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Caps amount payable for 30 day supply of equipment/supplies for insulin administration/glucose monitoring at $25 or equipment designed to last more than 30 days with no deductible commencing Jan...
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2024-04-10
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS2145Intro
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EDUCATION -- STUDENT COMPUTER DEVICE PRIVACY - Prohibits an educational institution or school district from accessing or using location data for tracking a student's institutional device or personal device, except in limited circumstances.
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2024-04-10
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2744Intro
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ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- DOGS - Increases the penalty for violations of the care of dogs statute to a minimum fine of one hundred dollars ($100) and a maximum fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000) per violation.
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2024-04-10
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2504Intro
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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- CURRENCY TRANSMISSIONS -- VIRTUAL CURRENCY KIOSKS - Establishes guidelines for the operation of virtual currency (crypto) kiosks.
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2024-04-09
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2161Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN - Provides children from birth through age five (5) with continuous coverage eligibility for RIte Track/RIte Care so that they are not at risk of losing coverage at the yearl...
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2024-04-08
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2360Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE RHODE ISLAND FAMILY HOME-VISITING ACT - Makes the Medicaid rate increase permanent for the first connections family home-visiting program and requires additional information to be added to the annual family home-visiting repo...
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2024-04-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2359Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS - Directs the executive office of health and human services to increase Medicaid rates for the Early Intervention and First Connections programs allow...
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2024-04-05
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2592Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- WAIVER REQUEST - Authorizes the executive office of health and human services to establish a program providing coverage for nutritional assistance and medically tailored meals for certain beneficiaries where th...
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2024-04-05
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2713Intro
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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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2024-04-05
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2751Intro
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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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2024-04-05
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2766Intro
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PUBLIC RECORDS -- PUBLIC RECORDS ADMINISTRATION - Updates public records administration act, modifies records control schedule, designates records officer, establishes procedures for retention of records. Provides administrator submit yearly reports,...
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2024-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2956Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Amends several provisions relative the powers and duties of the PUC and requires the submission by utilities of integrated distribution system plans identifying solutions to reduce greenh...
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2024-04-05
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2960Intro
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TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX - Allows a modification to federal adjusted gross income of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) of taxable pension and/or annuity income for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2025.
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2024-04-05
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2974Intro
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EDUCATION -- FEDERAL AID - Expands the law on school lunch service contracts requirements that provides for payment to workers/aides for 180 days or the contract for the school year, exclusive of paid time off, including vacation days or other forms ...
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2024-04-05
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2951Intro
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EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT - Removes funding requirement from department of elementary and secondary education.
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2024-04-05
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2972Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES - Establishes general caseload limits for DCYF workers similar to those contained in the Council on Accreditation standards.
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2024-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2950Intro
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EDUCATION -- SCHOOL EMERGENCY DRILLS ACT - Makes revisions to the number, timing, and procedures to be followed when schools grades K through 12 implement fire drills, evacuation drills, and crisis response drills, designed to protect the health and ...
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2024-04-05
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2177Intro
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INSURANCE -- BENEFIT DETERMINATION AND UTILIZATION REVIEW ACT - Prohibits health benefit plans reviewing prescriptions for opioid addiction treatment.
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2024-04-04
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2189Intro
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PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD TENANT ACT - Increases the time requirements notice for rental increases from 30 days to 90 days and for persons older than age 62 to 120 days.
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2024-04-04
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2225Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT - Repeals provisions that assess costs for women in the community corrections program for women offenders and repeals the crime of loitering for prostitution.
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2024-04-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2407Intro
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PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT - Permits 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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2024-04-04
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2441Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- COMMERCIAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY - Under certain circumstances, provides immunity from arrest and prosecution for prostitution, procurement of sexual conduct for a fee, loitering for prostitution and soliciting from motor vehicles for ...
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2024-04-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2382Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- LIFETIME LIMITS - Repeals the authority of the health insurance commissioner to enforce any act of Congress/decision of federal court invalidating or repealing the prohibition of annual lifetim...
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2024-04-04
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2413Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BED BUGS IN RESIDENTIAL PREMISES ACT - Spells out the responsibilities of both the landlord and tenant with respect to the inspection and treatment of bed bugs in residential premises.
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2024-04-04
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2371Intro
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AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- STATE FORESTS AND FORESTRY PROJECTS - Directs the general assembly to fund ten full time equivalent positions in FY 2025 to support DEM's efforts in the areas of forestry and forestry projects.
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2024-04-04
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2403Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- PHYSICAL THERAPY COPAY - Limits copays, coinsurance or office deductibles for services of a physical therapist to the amount authorized for the services of a primary care physician or osteopath...
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2024-04-04
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2442Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION OF CONTAGIOUS DISEASES -- HIV/AIDS - Repeals the required HIV testing for an individual convicted under chapter 34.1 of title 11 and allows the option for HIV testing for any person convicted under this...
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2024-04-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2655Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACT - Includes animal cruelty offenses to the domestic violence crimes committed by a family or household members against another.
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2024-04-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2753Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- COMPOSTING AND ORGANIC WASTE DIVERSION - Establishes Compost Fund to award grants related to reducing the amount of solid waste generated in the state.
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2024-04-04
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2767Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION - Allows victims of sexual assault to submit a medical forensic exam performed by a licensed health care provider in lieu of a police report in order to establish eligibility for funds under the St...
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2024-04-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2934Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- COMMERCIAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY - Decriminalizes certain commercial sexual activity.
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2024-04-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2043Engross
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- LONG-TERM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Adds climate change, sea-level rise and coastal resiliency to the analysis of data of the strategic plan for economic development policy. Adds director of DEM and executive director of ...
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2024-04-03
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS2148Intro
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EDUCATION -- THE KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWO - 2) MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE ACT (Mandates 20 students per classroom for kindergarten through second grade. Exceptions for emergencies and temporary situations, not to exceed 3 days and mid-year enrollments.
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2024-04-03
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2519Intro
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EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND PREKINDERGARTEN EDUCATION ACT - Allows municipalities participating in the state prekindergarten program to accept students from outside the municipality under certain conditions and establishes a lottery for enrollment in t...
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2024-04-03
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2843Intro
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EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND PREKINDERGARTEN EDUCATION ACT - Establishes guidelines for the continued implementation and expansion of high quality public prekindergarten education programs in the state.
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2024-04-03
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2850Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- TOXIC PACKAGING REDUCTION ACT - Updates the existing Toxic Packaging Act by delaying the ban on PFAS in processing agents, until July 1, 2027, and also expands the law by banning PVC and polystyrene in packaging.
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2024-04-03
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2069Intro
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INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS - Caps the total amount that a covered person is required to pay for a covered prescription asthma inhaler to twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per thirty (30) day supply.
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2024-04-02
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2085Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Increases insurance coverage for hearing aids from one thousand five hundred dollars to two thousand dollars, per ear, every three years for all people regardless of age.
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2024-04-02
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2439Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- SENTENCE AND EXECUTION - Requires the courts to consider the parental status of the defendant at the time of sentencing and allows the defendant to present a family impact statement, including testimony, videos and documents rel...
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2024-04-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2648Intro
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COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- CAUSES OF ACTION - Makes all sexual abuse or exploitation of a child causes of action not subject to statute of limitations whether lapsed or time-barred.
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2024-04-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2626Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Requires health plans that provide prescription benefits to cover at least one type of glucagon auto-injector, nasal spray, or formulation that does not require reconstitution to treat hypoglyce...
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2024-04-02
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2574Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $500,000 To The United Way Of Rhode Island For The 2-1-1 Human Services Hotline (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $500,000 To The United Way Of Rhode Island To Provide Operati...
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2024-04-02
Committee continued
RIS2943PassSenate Resolution Expressing Deepest Sympathy On The Untimely Passing Of Benjamin M. Kellogg
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2024-04-02
Senate read and passed
RIS2176Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Mandates health insurance coverage to include transportation for emergency services by ambulance or rescue.
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2024-04-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2072Engross
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE HEALTHCARE SERVICES FUNDING PLAN ACT - Amends RI's existing Healthcare Services Funding Plan Act by adding an account relating to a new Psychiatry Resource Network to fund RI's present PediPRN and MomsPRN, as well ...
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2024-03-29
To House Finance Committee
RIS2045Intro
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PUBLIC FINANCE -- RHODE ISLAND RETIREMENT SAVINGS PROGRAM ACT - Establishes Rhode Island Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program to be administered by the general treasurer.
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2024-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2113Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF POLICE ROBOT TECHNOLOGY - Prohibits on-duty/off-duty law enforcement officer from utilizing any robot/police robot dog/UAV, whether armed/unarmed, within the scope of their employment as well ...
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2024-03-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2215Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- POLICE OFFICERS -- COMMISSION ON STANDARDS AND TRAINING - Expands the authority of the police officers commission on standards and training. It makes it applicable to the city of Providence. It creates and maintains a ...
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2024-03-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2388Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- HOME CARE PATIENTS RIGHTS - Amends the current law in order to require that all home health care patients are entitled to receive home health care services regardless of their permanent or temporary residence.
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2024-03-28
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
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