Rhode Island Senator Michael McCaffrey [D]

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RIS0965PassModifies Warwick Sewer Authority Act by expanding number of members; increasing number of votes for bylaw changes; providing for as many as thirty year installment payments; relieves owners with functioning septic systems from assessments for 20 year...
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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
RIS0581PassEstablishes audit requirements for pharmacy benefit managers and also establishes annual reporting requirements for health insurers.
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2019-07-16
Signed by Governor
RIS0845PassRequires that all persons seeking appointment as a limited guardian or guardian pursuant to chapter 15 of title 33 ("Limited Guardianships and Guardianship of Adults") be required to undergo a criminal background check.
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2019-07-16
Signed by Governor
RIS0962PassAllows the presiding justice of the superior court, to create a superior court diversion program.
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2019-07-16
Signed by Governor
RIS0078PassAllows a person to make satisfactory arrangements for the payment of motor vehicle fines or costs, and would permit a person to request an ability to pay hearing before a license is suspended for failure to pay such fines or costs.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0074PassEnacts two 10 year statute of limitations on two separate tax functions.
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2019-07-15
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
RIS0223PassEstablishes the Rhode Island program to address Alzheimer's disease and would also create a thirteen (13) member advisory council. This act would also establish a training requirement for medical professionals.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0475PassAdopts the uniform interstate depositions and discovery act, and amends the current law regarding depositions taken for use in a foreign jurisdiction by referencing the new act.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0586PassEliminates division of planning from evaluation process of future state prop. leases. Eliminates requirement of notice to local planning board's planning program of hearings and zoning changes.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0592PassRegulates fiduciary and designated recipient access to digital assets relating to probate practice and procedure by creating the "Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act" to promote uniformity of the law among states that enact it.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0691PassExpands the definition of "family member" for purposes of zoning ordinances.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0728PassAllows a provisional employee in classified service, who has satisfactorily served in their position for more than five (5) consecutive years, to be deemed qualified to be awarded permanent status in that position, without the need of examination.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0818PassSchool boards to establish threat assessment policies and teams. Oversight committee for the teams is established.
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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
RIS0906PassExtends the required air quality monitoring program at T.F. Green International Airport for two years to July 31, 2021.
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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
RIS0027PassRepeals the current chapter of the general laws regarding immunity for food donors to food banks, and would adopt a new chapter with comprehensive immunity provisions for persons involved in donating food to food banks.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0712PassClarifies the rights and options of government employees who decide not to join their employer's exclusive bargaining unit.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0689PassExtends the effective date for the application of the new definition section relative to zoning ordinances and would also extend the current definitions section relative to zoning ordinances.
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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
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
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
RIS0904PassAllows Laura Zaniol to join Karen B. Correia and Elden C. DaSilva in marriage on or about September 6, 2019, within the Town of Middletown, 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
RIS0518PassAllows license holders to restrict any patron who has not reached his or her twenty first birthday from entering the licensed establishment after ten o'clock (10:00) pm.
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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
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
RIS1042PassSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Task Force To Study Rhode Island's Education Funding Formula (creates A 9 Member Commission To Study Rhode Island's Education Funding Formula, And Reports Back To The Senate By January 2, 2020, And Exp...
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2019-06-28
Senate read and passed
RIS0028EngrossRepeals the requirement that law enforcement officers issue only warnings of the risks to persons leaving a child under the age of seven (7) unattended in a motor vehicle.
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2019-06-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0263EngrossRequires charter public schools include on their board of governors or trustees, one member from host community to be appointed by the school committee of said community.
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2019-06-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0338EngrossExcludes the possession of buprenorphine from those controlled substances that can result in criminal penalties.
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2019-06-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0463IntroAllows damages recovery for emotional stress, grief, loss of enjoyment of life resulting from wrongful death of a spouse, parent, child to all pending future claims.
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2019-06-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0780EngrossEliminates the marital sexual assault exception when a victim is incapacitated, disabled, or helpless.
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2019-06-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0834IntroRequires all state departments cooperate with judicial nominating commission, provide any information that might assist in judicial selection. Requires DOA provide secure office space on state property. Requires written minutes of all commission meet...
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2019-06-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0970IntroFor motor vehicle alcohol-related offense blood/urine testing and ignition interlock system may be ordered.
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2019-06-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS1028PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Cecelia A. Iannazzi
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2019-06-27
Senate read and passed
RIS0202IntroProhibits a food service establishment from providing a consumer with a single-use plastic straw unless requested by the consumer.
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2019-06-26
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS0345EngrossProhibits the inclusion of noncompete agreements in broadcast industry employment contracts that are entered into after January 1, 2020.
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2019-06-26
To House Labor Committee
RIS0661IntroRequires municipalities to adopt comprehensive solar siting ordinances addressing both roof, ground mounted and carport solar systems.
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2019-06-26
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS0760IntroAdds a definition for "other eligible entity" and includes the entity under the provisions of the net metering statute and amends the definition for multi-municipal collaborative to be called multi-party collaborative.
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2019-06-26
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0940EngrossCreates an 11 member commission to study of Rhode Island's Education Funding Formula, and who would report back to the Senate by January 2, 2020, and bi-annually thereafter, and whose life would expire on March 2, 2021.
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2019-06-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0837PassProvides a petition process to have a discharge from service recorded as honorable for members of the armed services separated from service with a general or other than honorable discharge due solely to their sexual orientation/gender identity/expres...
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2019-06-21
Signed by Governor
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
RIS0727EngrossAllows the holder of a valid master mechanical trade license to perform repair or renovation work on certain large air conditioning equipment but must subcontract the work if it includes new construction.
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2019-06-19
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0910EngrossEliminates requirement to pay attorney fees from employment security (unemployment) administrative fund.
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2019-06-19
To House Labor Committee
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