Rhode Island Senator Michael McCaffrey [D]

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RIS2134PassDirects the attorney general to report annually to the general assembly on the incidence and disposition of crimes involving guns.
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2018-07-10
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2453PassRaises the minimum attorneys' fee awarded to a claimant from fifty dollars ($50) to two hundred fifty dollars ($250) in certain instances in unemployment compensation matters.
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2018-07-10
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2677PassAuthorizes up to $40,000,000 in general obligation bonds to finance school construction.
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2018-07-05
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2679PassProvides that insurance companies may not mandate the use of aftermarket parts without the owner's consent on motor vehicles less than 48 months beyond manufacture date.
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2018-07-04
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2055PassDefines the term "adequate shelter" where dogs may be kept. It would limit the weight of any dog chain or tether to one-eighth (1/8) of the dogs total body weight. In addition it would limit the time dogs may be tethered outdoors.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2154PassEliminates the need of filing an SR 22, standard form with the department of motor vehicles or its divisions, in order for an individual to get their operator’s license reinstated.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2285PassClarifies the right of a surviving spouse of a decedent regarding elective shares taken against the decedent's will relating to real and personal estate to the estates of decedents dying on and after July 1, 2018.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2226PassRequires hospitals to offer immunization against influenza virus to all inpatients sixty-five (65) years of age or older from October to March of the following year.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2182PassRequires the department of elementary and secondary education to incorporate substance abuse prevention and suicide prevention into the health education curriculum.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2258PassEliminates the requirement that a service person serving in conflicts or undeclared wars receive a campaign ribbon or expeditionary medal in order to receive a property tax exemption.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2412PassRequires written notice of public hearing to all real property owners when proposed zoning amendment seeks to merge lots of those owners.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2413PassAmends the "building height" definition in chapter 24 of title 45 (zoning ordinances) for property in special flood hazard areas. The building height would be measured from the base flood elevation.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2359PassRequires easement benefited property owners to pay costs to maintain easements or rights-of-way of property of another.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2683PassEstablishes the Rhode Island chapter of the children’s advocacy center, a community based organization that would provide a child-friendly, safe and neutral location from which a multidisciplinary team would act in response to child abuse allegatio...
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2754PassEstablishes standardized methods and appeals procedures for the calculation of fair and reasonable compensation for parts and labor used in warranty services.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2896PassAllows distribution and utilization of narcotic testing products to assist persons in determining whether drugs contain toxic substances.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2983PassRequires health director/attorney general to conduct hospital conversion investigations with stenographic record of the proceedings.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2249PassCreates a special registration plate for holders of the Eagle Scout badge. The forty dollar ($40.00) surcharge for the plates shall be divided between the general fund and the Narragansett Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
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2018-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2607PassDistinguishes the criminal penalties for violating a final order of the Contractors' Registration Board. Judgments less than $5,000 are misdemeanors; judgments $5,000 or more are felonies.
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2018-06-27
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2112PassApplies to settlement of St. Joseph Hospital Retirement Plan settlements/joint tortfeasors' releases.
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2018-06-26
Signed by Governor
RIS2377IntroEstablishes the RI airport and aviation fund to be managed by the Rhode Island airport corporation and funded by an aviation jet fuel excise tax in the amount of 7% of the gross sales of aviation jet fuel sold and used in the propulsion of aircraft.
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2018-06-23
Committee heard
RIS2533EngrossExpands certain rights of persons with developmental disabilities.
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2018-06-23
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2617IntroRenames the state airport in Warwick to "Rhode Island International Airport."
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2018-06-23
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2998PassSenate Resolution Honoring Senator Daniel Da Ponte For His Service To The People Of The State Of Rhode Island
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2018-06-22
Senate read and passed
RIS2997PassSenate Resolution Honoring Senator Marc A. Cote For His Service To The People Of The State Of Rhode Island
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2018-06-22
Senate read and passed
RIS2999PassSenate Resolution Honoring Senator Paul W. Fogarty For His Service To The People Of The State Of Rhode Island
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2018-06-22
Senate read and passed
RIS2030IntroRepeals requirement that law enforcement officers issue only warnings of the risks to persons leaving child under 7 years unattended in motor vehicle.
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2018-06-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2045IntroAuthorizes the implementation and operation of sports wagering at the Twin River and Tiverton gaming facilities.
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2018-06-20
To House Finance Committee
RIS2091IntroExpedites the foreclosure procedure on vacant property.
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2018-06-20
Defeated by Senate
RIS2208EngrossEntitles correctional officers with twenty-five (25) years of service and who are at least fifty-five (55) years of age to a non-Medicare-eligible retiree health care insurance benefit.
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2018-06-20
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2760IntroAllows a judge to impose blood or urine testing and the use of an ignition interlock system upon persons seeking a conditional hardship license.
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2018-06-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2967PassSenate Resolution Amending The Rules Of The Senate
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2018-06-19
Senate read and passed
RIS2557PassAmends several provisions relative to truck size and weight limitations to be compatible with federal law.
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2018-06-18
Signed by Governor
RIS2678PassContinues status quo for licensing of approved recipients under DACA program; however, issuance of license does not confer right to vote eff. 12/3/18.
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2018-06-18
Signed by Governor
RIS2891PassAllows Kathleen Nee to join Julia McDowell and the Honorable Seth Magaziner in marriage on or about July 28, 2018, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2018-06-14
Signed by Governor
RIS2969PassSenate Resolution Recognizing "juneteenth National Freedom Day" On June 19, 2018
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2018-06-14
Senate read and passed
RIS2968PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Jamestown Teacher Charlene Tuttle For Being Named The 2019 Rhode Island Teacher Of The Year
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2018-06-14
Senate read and passed
RIS2782IntroAdds department of corrections' correctional officers to the list of public safety employees that are entitled to their full salary if they are injured and become disabled as a result of performance of their job duties.
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2018-06-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2307IntroRequires the registration, certification, and regulation of those individuals who provide personal care assistant services to a consumer.
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2018-06-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2300IntroCreates a new chapter and make several amendments to existing statutes providing for penalties for crimes against the public trust.
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2018-06-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2295IntroCodifies the public corruption and white-collar crime unit within the department of attorney general.
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2018-06-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2186IntroAuthorizes school committees to appoint one designee to the board of directors of the governing body of certain charter public schools which students from the district attend.
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2018-06-07
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2929IntroPermits the taking of domesticated and undomesticated game birds on a shooting preserve subject to certain requirements on licensing, shooting area and records required to be kept.
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2018-06-05
Senate held on desk
RIS2581PassProhibits the dissemination of any indecent image of another person without authorization for the purpose of harassing, intimidating, threatening another person.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIS2639PassRequires that school district safety assessments be provided to the Rhode Island school safety committee every three (3) years for review and recommendations.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIS2492PassAuthorizes the supreme court to issue "extreme risk protections orders" requiring the surrender of all firearms from persons determined to be capable of causing personal injury.
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2018-06-01
Signed by Governor
RIS2604IntroDelineates the definitions of felony, misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor.
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2018-06-01
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2554IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant allowing individuals to retrofit their residence to nationally recognized accessibility standards and receive fifty percent (50%) of the total sum spent, up to five thousand dollars ($5,000...
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2018-05-31
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIS2585IntroDefines and would regulate, and in some cases, would prohibit dismemberment abortions.
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2018-05-31
Committee heard
RIS2936PassSenate Resolution Honoring And Thanking Joanne Maceroni On The Occasion Of Her Retirement From The Narragansett Bay Commission
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2018-05-31
Senate read and passed
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