Rhode Island Senator Michael McCaffrey [D]

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RIS2658IntroRequires individual health insurers, large group health insurers and small employer health insurers to provide coverage for ten (10) categories of essential health benefits listed in the act.
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2020-08-03
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2865PassAuthorizing The City Of Warwick To Issue Not To Exceed $56,000,000 General Obligation Bonds, Notes And Other Evidences Of Indebtedness To Finance The Construction, Renovation, Improvement, Alteration, Repair, Landscaping, Furnishing And Equipping Of ...
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2020-07-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2154PassProvides that applications to purchase firearms be sent by the seller to the police department the city or town where the purchaser lives.
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2020-07-22
Signed by Governor
RIS2572PassAmends the Hospital Conversion Act to add the transaction's compliance with the Rhode Island Antitrust Act to the list of criteria for review by the Attorney General.
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2020-07-22
Signed by Governor
RIS2136PassRepeals current state law regarding paternity and replaces it with a more comprehensive parentage act that provides procedures establishing parentage, genetic testing, surrogacy agreements and assisted reproduction.
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2020-07-21
Signed by Governor
RIS2317IntroProhibits cost sharing for persons forty-five (45) years or older for colorectal screening examinations, laboratory tests and colonoscopies covered by health insurance policies.
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2020-07-16
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2519EngrossMandates minimum staffing levels/standards for quality care for nursing homes with penalties for violations/grants for enhanced training/wages adjusted for inflation.
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2020-07-16
To House Finance Committee
RIS2337IntroEnables the state lottery division of the department of revenue to enter into a contract extension with IGT Global Solutions Corporation and contract extensions with Twin River and affiliates of Twin River.
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2020-07-14
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS2547IntroAdds the terms "approach" and "approach zones" to mean airport land and airspace as defined by the FAA.
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2020-07-14
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2862PassAllows David P. Raiche to join Abby E. LaCasse and Kyle S. Vinton in marriage on or about October 11, 2020, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
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2020-06-27
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2344PassNames Route 4 and Route 1 from Warwick to Westerly The Purple Heart Memorial Highway.
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2020-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIS2004PassProhibits the manufacturing, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, or transfer of any firearm that is undetectable by metal detectors commonly used at airports and public buildings including 3D printed firearms as defined herein.
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2020-06-23
Signed by Governor
RIS2867PassSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Task Force To Review And Provide Recommendations On Policies Pertaining To The Rhode Island Law Enforcement Officers' Bill Of Rights (leobor) (creates A 13 Member Task Force To Study And Provide Recomm...
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2020-06-18
Senate read and passed
RIS2880PassSenate Resolution Recognizing And Advocating Support For The "census Day Of Action" In The State Of Rhode Island On April 1, 2020
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2020-06-18
Senate read and passed
RIS2886PassSenate Resolution Expressing Support And Sincere Gratitude To Mr. Neil Steinberg, The Rhode Island Foundation, And All Members Of The Education And Health Planning Committees Who Collaborated To Create Long-term Visions Intended To Improve The Educat...
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2020-06-18
Senate read and passed
RIS2892PassSenate Resolution Expressing Sincere Condolences On The Passing Of Thomas M. Crowley
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2020-06-18
Senate read and passed
RIS2890PassSenate Resolution Expressing Deepest Sympathy On The Passing Of Virginia Coates Chafee, Former First Lady Of Rhode Island
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2020-06-18
Senate read and passed
RIS2846PassSenate Resolution Amending The Rules Of The Senate For Years 2019-2020
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2020-06-17
Senate read and passed
RIS2325PassAllows the Honorable Maryellen Goodwin to join Katiuska Pérez and Brian Parker in marriage on or about September 6, 2020, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2020-03-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2526IntroRequires drug manufactures to establish fund and manage state approved drug take back programs, free of charge to the consumer and pharmacy.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2770PassSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting That President Donald J. Trump Declare A National Emergency For The Coronavirus Pandemic
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2020-03-12
Senate read and passed
RIS2826IntroRequires third-party hosting platforms to register short-term rental units with DBR, if not registered a fine would be imposed. Creates database for short-term rental units.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2804IntroAmends the classification of manufacturing machinery that is eligible for a property tax exemption.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2817IntroRepeals court costs against all defendants who plead nolo contendere, guilty or are found guilty of a crime.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2818IntroProvides that a defendant's qualification for the services of public defender constitutes prima facie evidence of indigency and limited ability to pay court costs and no costs shall be ordered unless procedures for determining ability to pay are foll...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2794IntroProhibits food service establishments providing single-use plastic straws unless requested or from self-service dispenser. First and second violation results in notice of violation and $25 fine thereafter up to $300 annually.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2776IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Governor To Designate A State-wide Broadband Coordinator And Establish A Rhode Island Broadband Advisory Council
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2020-03-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2828IntroIncreases penalties for animal cruelty.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2813IntroMakes permanent the tax exemption for certain residential property developments which have either not been completed or, if completed, have not been sold/occupied which would have expired on December 31, 2021.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2109IntroAllows new applicants who apply after August 1, 2020, for net-metering systems and community remote-net-metering systems and any person that is a renewable self-generator to increase the maximum mega wattage from thirty to sixty mega watts.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2404IntroSets forth standards ensuring full compliance with non-renewable energy standards by 2030, commencing in compliance year 2021.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2511IntroReplaces term multi-municipal with multi-party and defines it as combination of 2 or more eligible parties that enter into agreement for purpose of co-owning one or more eligible net-metering resources or entering into financing arrangement(s).
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2020-03-11
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2448IntroCreates within the district court a dedicated calendar offering treatment and sentencing alternatives to eligible defendants deemed to suffer from serious and persistent mental illness to be known as the "Mental Health Treatment Calendar".
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2020-03-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2080IntroEstablishes a statewide public safety computer aided dispatch records management system.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2222IntroProvides that pharmacists shall disclose lesser price drug substitutions unless directed otherwise by the doctor. It would also exempt pharmacists automatically charging the lowest available price.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2322IntroLimits health insurance carriers that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to fifty ($50) dollars copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2319IntroLimits beneficiary's out-of-pocket expenditures for prescription drugs to limits established for self-only and family coverage per year established in the Internal Revenue Code. Effective January 1, 2021.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2320IntroCreates a prescription drug affordability board composed of representatives of affected stakeholders designated to investigate and comprehensively evaluate drug prices for Rhode Islanders and possible ways to reduce them to make them more affordable.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2318IntroRequires pharmaceutical drug manufacturers and pharmacy benefit managers to provide wholesale acquisition cost/drug prices/rebates/fees/drug sales information to DOH/Insurance Commissioner yearly.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2425IntroAmends the Deceptive Trade Practices Act to clarify the law's exemptions/enables individuals subject to unfair or deceptive acts and practices to recover increased damages/permits attorney general to seek civil penalties for initial violations of law...
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2020-03-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2765PassSenate Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of The Honorable Thomas L. Ucci
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2020-03-05
Senate read and passed
RIS2224EngrossRequires hospitals to adopt protocols for the early detection and treatment of patients with sepsis.
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2020-03-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2733IntroProvides that scholarships received directly from the College Crusade Scholarship Program would not be considered financial aid pursuant to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarships and provides the program with access to certain student data.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2740IntroAmends various sections relating to libraries to delete outdated provisions, updates language to reflect current practices affecting library technology and increases from 2 years to 5 years the award of the statewide reference resource center contrac...
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2020-03-04
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2752IntroMakes explicit that parents and guardians of children with disabilities in private school have the same rights and remedies as parents of children in public school. It also provides a procedure in superior court to enforce these rights and remedies.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2751IntroPermits medical marijuana for animals.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2141IntroAllows DOT to lease airport property up to 50 years for substantial improvement/building and increases RI airport corporation directors from 7 to 9 with one appointment (RIPA) and (RIGABOA).
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2020-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2139EngrossPrecludes a parent's disability from serving as the sole basis for the state to institute an investigation of the disabled parent's family.
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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2430IntroCreates "Consumer Privacy Protection Act."
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2020-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2549IntroAmend the voting requirements of planning and zoning boards.
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2020-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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