Rhode Island Senator Michael McCaffrey [D]

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RIS2974PassApproves Warwick city charter amendments increasing mayor's term of office from 2 to 4 yrs, limited to 2 consecutive terms limiting council members to 6 consecutive 2 yr. terms effective 1/1/25 subject to general/special election voter approval.
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2022-07-06
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS3008PassAuthorizes the city of Warwick to issue up to $350,000,000 general obligation bonds, to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, and equipping of two new high schools and school facilities to replace Pilgrim and Tollgate High School.
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2022-07-06
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RIS3031PassAllows the city council of the city of Warwick to enact ordinances authorizing the Warwick police department to impounded off-road non-registered vehicles that are unlawfully used on public streets.
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2022-07-06
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2652PassEliminates the requirement that a member of the labor relations board not be a holder of any other public office.
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2022-07-05
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2141PassMinimum number of specialty registration plate sets be reduced to 150 and nonrefundable fee paid by sponsoring nonprofit entity be calculated by subtracting the actual number of sets ordered from 600 and then multiplying the remainder by sum of $22.5...
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2022-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2551PassDefines "construction worker" and provides for wage and benefits in accordance with chapter 13 of title 37.
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2022-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2222PassAuthorizes and regulate peer-to-peer car sharing programs whereby existing car owners make their motor vehicles available for other individuals to use under a peer-to-peer program.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2421PassAuthorizes the issuance of special motor vehicle registration plates for the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA).
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2349PassRequires the transacting parties/new hospital seeking conversion to supply additional information in application for review by the DOH/DAG relating to staffing levels/pension plans/community impact.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2443PassOwners of animals in RISPCA custody to pay for animal's care or animal may be forfeited.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2578PassMandates department of education and AG to publish data on school resource officers.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2899PassPermits retired district court clerk/magistrates or magistrates to be recalled after retirement.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2906PassRequires a purchaser of a catalytic converter to obtain a copy of the registration for the vehicle from which the catalytic converter was removed and provide the information to law enforcement.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2044PassProhibits the sale or promotional distribution of any food package in Rhode Island which contains perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), effective January 1, 2024.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2205PassProvides a statutory framework for the licensing and regulation of genetic counselors.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2281PassProvides that the public schools shall be responsible for attendance data monitoring and detection of emergent truant behavior.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2503PassReduces the civil penalty for the first and second offenses for driving without a license or driving with a suspended license, and would make a third violation a civil offense and a fourth offense a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2583PassAmends the affordable clean energy security act and the long-term contracting standard for renewable energy.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2773PassEnables municipalities to create tourism improvement districts to increase economic activity in the tourism industry.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2740PassAdds a new chapter known as the Labor Standards in Renewable Energy Projects.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2979PassProvides penalties for owners of structures who interfere with inspections by electrical investigators.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2511PassRequires online posting of hotel rules. Allows ejection of person for verbally abusing or physically threatening a hotel employee or guest. Permits refusal of service to anyone under the age of 18, unless accompanied by an adult.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2786PassProvides a unit owner’s insurance policy as the primary insurance policy with respect to any amount of loss which is not payable under the association’s policy because of the application of the deductible.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2943PassProvides a procedure for the automatic sealing of records of persons acquitted or otherwise exonerated by operation of law or by motion.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2977PassThis act is the annual workers' compensation omnibus.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2215PassAllows a classified employee to seek elected office provided that they resign their position upon being elected.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2201PassRequires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for biomarker testing on or after 1/1/23.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2411PassRequires school lunch service contracts to provide for payment to school-lunch workers and aides for one hundred eight (180) days or the length of the contract for the school year, whichever is longer.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2274PassIncreases the percentage of retail electricity sales from renewable energy sources.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2446PassCreates the "Plastic Waste Reduction Act" designed to reduce the use of plastic bags by retail establishments by offering recyclable bag options and providing penalties for violations.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2504PassRequires four (4) members present to conduct hearing and concurring vote of majority in attendance at planning/zoning board meetings.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2485PassExempts retired police officers from the seventy-five (75) day rule which restricts employment for retirement purposes, when they work private details for a nongovernmental entity.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2774PassModifies current procedures for the application and collection of court costs, fees and assessments in all criminal matters.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2795PassPermits the DOC to release a sentenced inmate up to 3 days early directly to a community partner for residential treatment or stable housing when completion of sentence is incompatible with the community partners staffing or scheduling capabilities.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2839PassProvides municipalities in the state with appropriate additional means to improve the health, living conditions, and welfare of their residents with expanded access to public educational, or child daycare centers, or public recreational facilities.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2857PassAllows the district court to designate the date of the hearing in eviction matters filed under the residential landlord and tenant act.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2442PassJoint Resolution Creating A Special Joint Legislative Commission To Study The Governance Structure Of Rhode Island's Public Education System (creates A 10 Member Joint Commission To Study And Make Recommendations For Efficient And Effective Governanc...
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2022-06-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2232PassSenate Resolution Creating A Special Senate Commission To Study Ranked Choice Voting And Runoff Elections For General Assembly And General Officer Primaries (this Resolution Creates A Seven (7) Member Commission To Study Ranked Choice Voting For Gene...
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2022-06-22
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2585Engross
50%
Creates the Governor’s Clean Energy Workforce Transition Commission.
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2022-06-22
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS2588Intro
25%
Joint Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Executive Office Of Health And Human Services To Increase Adult Dental And Chiropractic Rates (requires The Eohhs To Submit To The Secretary Of The Us Department Of Health And Human Services A State Plan A...
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2022-06-22
Senate held on desk
RIS2596Engross
50%
Provides for a statewide voter referendum seeking approval of capital development bonds for direct funding for foundational level school housing aid and the school capital building authority fund in the amount of $300,000,000.
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2022-06-22
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2824Engross
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$12,000,000) FOR THE NEW CONSTRUCTION OF A STATE-OF-THE-ART CARBON-NEUTRAL EDUCATION CENTER AND EVENT PAVILION AT ROGER WILLIAMS PARK ZOO. (Allows the state to issue bonds, and/or temporary notes in an amount not to exceed ($23,500,000) for the new c...
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2022-06-22
Senate passed Sub A
RIS3053Intro
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Adds a definition for the term "private entity" to the "Net Metering" chapter of title 39, and includes private entity within the provisions of the definition for "eligible net-metering system" and "eligible net-metering system site".
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2022-06-22
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS3056PassSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Make Recommendations Regarding Rhode Island's Old Growth Forests (this Resolution Would Create An 11 Member Commission Whose Purpose Would Be To Study And Make Recommendations R...
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2022-06-22
Senate read and passed
RIS2167PassDecreases the number of OSHA training hours from three (3) hours to one hour.
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2022-06-21
Signed by Governor
RIS2310Engross
50%
Allows for new SNAP incentives for fruits and vegetables.
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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2812PassEnacts the Rhode Island Limited Partnership Act to govern the law of limited partnerships in this state and repeal chapter 12 of title 7 entitled "Limited Partnerships".
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2022-06-21
Signed by Governor
RIS2760Engross
50%
Increases the motion picture production company tax credit to ten million dollars ($10,000,000) and cap the available total of credits to forty million dollars ($40,000,000). This act would also eliminate the sunset provision.
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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2813PassEnacts the Uniform Partnership Act to govern the law of partnerships in this state.
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2022-06-21
Signed by Governor
RIS2825PassDefines rifle and shotgun as weapons and makes it unlawful to possess a loaded rifle or shotgun in public subject to various exceptions inclusive of hunting activity punishable upon conviction by imprisonment up to 5 years or a fine up to $5,000.
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2022-06-21
Signed by Governor
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