Rhode Island Senator Michael McCaffrey [D]

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RIS0549PassProvides an exception to competitive bidding for local, minority and woman-owned businesses. Provides a waiver of compliance to contractors for the inclusion of minority-owned businesses in all procurements and construction projects.
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2021-07-15
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0401PassMakes changes to the motor vehicles laws by repealing the sections that require the filing of security or bond with the DMV following a motor vehicle accident in which the operator of the vehicle does not have insurance.
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2021-07-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0442PassProvides that three (3)-wheeled motorcycles be included under the licensing requirements of the department of motor vehicles. Effective March 1, 2022.
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2021-07-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0680PassRemoves the $25.00 limit on tuition for a motorist to attend a driver education course, and would allow a judge or magistrate to delay the imposition of a suspension or revocation of a driver's license or registration for a period up to 30 days.
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2021-07-14
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0733PassLimits credit of tortfeasor to amount paid by released tortfeasor.
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2021-07-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0937PassCreates a new formula for determining a totally and partially disabled injured workers' weekly benefit entitlement. It also eliminates the current ambiguity in an injured workers' entitlement, when he or she suffers a recurrence of disability.
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2021-07-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0736PassProducts liability defense of subsequent alteration eliminated.
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2021-07-13
Signed by Governor
RIS0513PassAllows recovery of damages for the emotional distress, grief, and loss of enjoyment of life as a result of the wrongful death of a spouse, a parent or a son or daughter.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0055PassEstablishes procedures for employees to file complaints with hospital or director of department of health, for assaultive behavior or other violation of law occurring on hospital grounds and require hospitals to institute safety training for employee...
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0188PassAmends the uniform controlled substances act and reclassifies simple possession of ten grams (10g) or less of certain controlled substances as a misdemeanor punishable as a two (2) year misdemeanor rather than a felony.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0210PassRequires the department of elementary and secondary education, in collaboration with RI resource recovery corporation, to make educational resources available regarding litter prevention/recycling awareness to elementary/middle school students.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0289PassAmends various sections relating to libraries to remove outdated provisions and update language to reflect current practices affecting library technology.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0288PassMakes permanent the exemption from taxation for certain residential property developments which have not been completed or, if completed, have not been sold and occupied.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0965PassProvides for a judge emeritus license plate for the retired family court judge, Stephen J. Capineri.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0006PassDepartment of health to promulgate rules and regulations for essential caregivers at nursing homes during a declared emergency.
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2021-07-08
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0038PassProhibits the release of balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gas.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0501VetoRequires third-party hosting platform to register short-term rental units for rent with dept. Of regulation or cannot conduct business in the state and imposes fines for listing unregistered units. DBR to create database for registered short term ren...
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2021-07-08
Vetoed by Governor
RIS0607PassExtends the long-term air-quality monitoring program at T.F. Green Airport to July 31, 2024.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0672PassCreates an action authorizing any person who has been sentenced to imprisonment greater than one year subsequent to being wrongfully convicted of a criminal offense to petition court for an award of compensation and damages, including attorney’s fe...
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0954PassCreates a statewide body-worn camera program for police departments in the state.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0076PassRequires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 and all subsequent graduating classes thereafter, all high school students attending public schools shall fulfill at least one-half credit or course requirement in civics education.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0155PassProhibits a food service establishment from providing a consumer with a single-use plastic straw, unless the consumer requests such a straw.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0263PassRaises the legal age for individuals to be sold or delivered certain tobacco products, including electronic nicotine-delivery systems products from eighteen (18) years of age to twenty-one (21) years of age.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0718PassRequires a landlord to obtain and have in full force and effect a general liability policy of at least one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) for those persons injured on the premises due to the negligence of the landlord.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0016PassCreates pilot program to establish harm reduction centers where use of pre-obtained controlled substances may occur under supervision of health care professionals.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0314PassGrants a judge or magistrate the discretion to impose the requirement of blood and/or urine testing or the use of the ignition interlock system.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0852PassCreates an eighteen (18) member special commission on reapportionment whose purpose is to draft and to report to the general assembly to reapportion the districts of the general assembly and the state's United States Congressional districts.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0434PassGrants paid sick leave and safe leave benefits to construction employees who work under multi-employer collective bargaining agreements, provided that certain conditions are met.
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2021-07-03
Signed by Governor
RIS0503PassAllows for the sealing of records pertaining to cases for which a person is acquitted or otherwise exonerated from a charged offense and eliminates the one hundred dollar ($100) fee for the expungement of a criminal record.
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2021-07-03
Signed by Governor
RIS0170PassLimits health insurance carriers that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to forty dollars ($40) for a copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS1005PassSenate Resolution Expressing Deepest Sympathy Of The Passing Of Patricia Ann Diprete
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2021-07-01
Senate read and passed
RIS0088Engross

Sine Die
Allows teachers in all grades to provide the opportunity for students to observe a brief moment of silence on every September 11.
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2021-06-30
Senate read and passed
RIS0378Engross

Sine Die
Increases the reimbursement rates to be paid by the department of human services and the department for children, youth, and families, for licensed child care centers and family child care homes.
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2021-06-30
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0603Engross

Sine Die
Provides that public bodies not be required to hold open-forum sessions on any topic not on the meeting notice and limits comment on any topic not previously posted.
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2021-06-30
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS0938Intro

Sine Die
Prohibits the sale or offer for sale of any flavored electronic nicotine delivery system.
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2021-06-29
Committee heard
RIS0978PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Dr. David Dooley On His Retirement As The President Of The University Of Rhode Island
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2021-06-29
Senate read and passed
RIS0003PassProhibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member.
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2021-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS0014PassAllows governor to designate any person, upon application, 18 years old or older to solemnize marriages within this state on a particular day upon payment of a $25 fee to the secretary of state.
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2021-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS0105Engross

Sine Die
Requires the department of environmental management to create environmental justice areas.
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2021-06-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS0226Engross

Sine Die
Provides for adjustments to the payment standard for cash assistance.
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0381Engross

Sine Die
Provides that health insurance policies that provide prescription drug coverage not include an annual or lifetime dollar limit on drug benefits.
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0429Intro

Sine Die
Requires that janitors and security guards employed, pursuant to state contracts worth more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) of janitorial or security services, be paid a standard compensation rate.
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2021-06-24
To House Labor Committee
RIS0494Engross

Sine Die
Requires drug companies disclose to office of the health insurance commissioner acquisition costs of drugs approved by FDA, if acquisition cost is at least $100 for 30 day supply and requires disclosure of rebates, price protection payments.
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0568Engross

Sine Die
Establishes Cannabis Control Commission to regulate all aspects of cannabis production and distribution.
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0724Engross

Sine Die
Adds the Judiciary's Indirect Cost Recovery/Supreme Court, Victims' Rights Information, RI Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel and Small Claims Mediation accounts to the list of restricted receipt accounts which are not subject to indirect cost recove...
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0851Engross

Sine Die
For purposes of teachers' retirement benefits, amends the definition of "former spouse divorced" to include someone who was married to a deceased member for 10+ years and the deceased member was required by court order to contribute support post-divo...
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2021-06-24
Senate read and passed
RIS0872Engross

Sine Die
TEAM) COMMUNITY ACT (Establishes the Transportation Emission and Mobile (Team) Community Act intended to limit and reduce indirect carbon dioxide emissions throughout the state while promoting the purposes of the transportation climate initiative pro...
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0874Engross

Sine Die
Requires all contractors and subcontractors who perform construction, alteration, demolition, installation, repair or maintenance work, pursuant to public works contracts, to comply with industry standards for infrastructure corrosion prevention.
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2021-06-24
Senate read and passed
RIS0959Engross

Sine Die
Creates temporary non-liquidating receivership program for businesses with substantial revenue decline after declared emergency/suspended/ceased substantial part of operation resulting by emergency police/regulatory powers.
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2021-06-24
Senate read and passed
RIS0834PassEliminates the marital sexual assault exception when a victim is incapacitated, disabled, or helpless.
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2021-06-23
Signed by Governor
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