Rhode Island Senator Pamela Lauria [D]

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RIS2015Intro
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BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS - Mandates, as of 1/1/26, all recovery housing facilities register with department of behavioral healthca...
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 7]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2013Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST PROTECTION - Prohibits the state, participating ERISA or any health plan from purchasing referenced drugs for a cost higher than the referenced rate.
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2074Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- EMBRYO SAFETY AND STORAGE - Creates the "Embryo Safety and Storage Act of 2024." The act requires the department of health to regulate and license embryo storage facilities.
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 7]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2220Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- NURSES - Prohibits any agreement whereby an advanced practice registered nurse is restricted in the right to practice in a certain geographic area, assist or provide treatment or establish a professional relationship wit...
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2180Intro
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INSURANCE -- HEALTH CARE ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE ACT - Requires each healthcare entity/network plan to compile/report to health insurance commissioner a summary of how the healthcare entity/network plan requires its contracted providers t...
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 7]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2229Intro
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COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- EVIDENCE - Provides that statements by a health care provider regarding the unanticipated outcome of a patient's medical care and treatment shall be inadmissible as evidence of an admission of liab...
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2255Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PREVENTION OF HIV INFECTION - Eliminates prior authorization or step therapy requirement for prescriptions for any HIV prevention drug/prohibits the requirement of any co...
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2263Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ELECTRONIC MONITORING IN NURSING AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES - Allows electronic monitoring of residents or private living unit in nursing or assisted living facility with certain restrictions.
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2268Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- GROCERY STORES - Requires grocery stores to specifically limit the number of self-service checkout units to six (6
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2395Intro
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INSURANCE -- PHARMACY FREEDOM OF CHOICE -- FAIR COMPETITION AND PRACTICES - Ensures that independent pharmacies are protected from pharmacy benefit discrimination toward non-affiliated pharmacies and helps protect consumers' ability to choose local, ...
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2458Intro
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ELECTIONS -- CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES - Includes the general assembly elections within the category of elections subject to the risk-limiting audits within the jurisdiction of the board of elections.
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 7]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2425Intro
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ELECTIONS -- PRIMARIES FOR ELECTION OF DELEGATES TO NATIONAL CONVENTIONS AND FOR PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE - Spells out rules and regulations for the presidential preference primary elections, and would also provide rules for ranked choice voting tabul...
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 7]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2387Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Imposes requirements on a managed care organization (MCO
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2385Intro
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INSURANCE -- THIRD-PARTY HEALTH INSURANCE ADMINISTRATORS -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST CONTROL AND TRANSPARENCY - Regulates pharmacy benefit managers' policies and practices through rules and regulations promulgated by the office of health insurance comm...
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2378Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT - Requires the department of health to amend its rules and regulations that allow for DEA-registered pharmacies to transfer electronic prescriptions at a patient's request.
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 5]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2625Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF MASSAGE THERAPISTS - Relocates the chapter relating to licensing of massage therapists from the health and safety title to the businesses and professions title with multiple amendments.
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2024-03-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2677Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS - Allows expungement of multiple felony convictions for non-violent felonies10 years after sentence completed.
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2024-03-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2631Intro
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PROPERTY -- COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ACT - Grants a right of first offer to qualified nonprofits for the purchase of certain multi-family residential properties at market prices, within a reasonable period of time to promote the creation and...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2694Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION FEES - Disabled veteran license plate may be transferred to veteran’s’ spouse or issued to veteran or veterans spouse.
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2024-03-01
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2604Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES - Includes immediate family members and related parties to be included in the definitions applicable to the chapter and require that information for nursing facility applicants for initial lice...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2516Intro
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EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS - Requires RIDE to develop type 1 diabetes informational materials for the parents and guardians of students that will be posted publicly on RIDE’s website.
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2024-03-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2609Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- DENSE BREAST NOTIFICATION AND EDUCATION - Amends the notice requirement to patients to follow the mandated FDA national reporting standards following a mammogram.
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2024-03-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2549Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM - Provides that the $5,500,000 appropriation to the infrastructure bank from the 2023 budget act be allocated for eligible municipal infrastructure grant program ...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2612Intro
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INSURANCE -- INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS - Requires that any insurance contract issued, amended or renewed on or after January 1, 2025, that provides hospital, medical or surgical coverage shall provide coverage ...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2571Intro
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TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES - Limits real estate tax assessments for low- and moderate-income housing units to the last current sales price within a 5 year period.
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2024-03-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2621Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- NURSING HOME WORKFORCE STANDARDS BOARD ACT - Creates the nursing home workforce standards board act to establish and enforce industry-wide quality of care standards in nursing homes.
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2024-03-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2566Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE - Increases the daily rate of payments to nursing facilities by twenty percent (20%
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2024-03-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2536Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- NET METERING - Changes definitions of eligible net-metering system, excess renewable net-metering credit, renewable net-metering credit and requires customer reimbursement under certain circumstances.
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2024-03-01
[Hearing: Mar 6]
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2617Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES - Adds a new section which sets forth conditions for pharmacists to prescribe tobacco cessation/drug therapies, programs approved by the state board of pharmacy. The cessation therapies would be covered by all...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2565Intro
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EDUCATION -- FOUNDATION LEVEL SCHOOL SUPPORT - Provides the state's share of the basic program and approved expenditures would be paid to the city of East Providence in twelve (12
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2024-03-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2527Intro
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EDUCATION -- COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE - Directs the department of elementary and secondary education to establish a two (2
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2024-03-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2608Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Requires executive office of health and human services to establish an early childhood mental health hub program focused on improving access to infant and early childhood mental he...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2528Intro
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EDUCATION -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT - Adds the Rhode Island teacher of the year as a voting member on the Rhode Island Board of Education.
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2024-03-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2627Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- HEALTHY KIDS ACT - Mandates that all restaurants offering children's meals offer at least two (2
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2024-03-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2591Intro
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EDUCATION -- STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM - Creates the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority which would allow eligible individual to discharge student loan debt.
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2024-03-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2607Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Requires coverage for acute mental health crisis mobile response and stabilization services to any individual enrolled as a plan beneficiary.
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2024-03-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2606Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Requires insurance coverage for all community health workers' services to include health and promotion coaching, health education and training, health system navigation and resource coordination...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2697Intro
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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES - Exempts certain properties from the provisions of this section allowing for the city of Woonsocket shall, after application, to have the authority to exempt from the provisions of this section any proposed ret...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2592Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- WAIVER REQUEST - Authorizes the executive office of health and human services to establish a program providing coverage for nutritional assistance and medically tailored meals for certain beneficiaries where th...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2674Intro
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EDUCATION -- COMPENSATION FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS - Allows college athletes and prospects to enter into contracts receive compensation for use of their name, image and likeness rights and would prohibit colleges and at...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2623Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSURE COMPACT - Creates the occupational therapy licensure compact that would allow licensed occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to practice in all states that join the co...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2515Intro
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EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS - Establishes a one-year pilot outreach and tracking program at two public high and middle schools to address issues of asthma and attendance among students.
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2024-03-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2626Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Requires health plans that provide prescription benefits to cover at least one type of glucagon auto-injector, nasal spray, or formulation that does not require reconstitution to treat hypoglyce...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2559Intro
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EDUCATION -- THE COLLEGE CRUSADE SCHOLARSHIP - Changes the name of The College Crusade Scholarship to the Onward We Learn Scholarship and provide that those scholarships would not be considered federal or financial aid with regard to the Promise Scho...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2696Intro
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HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE -- DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE - Directs the governor to select a day and annually order the lowering of flags to half-mast on any state buildings to honor the passing of first responders.
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2024-03-01
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2533Intro
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EDUCATION -- COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE - Directs each local education agency adopt a program to monitor absenteeism data to identify students who are at risk for chronic absenteeism before it becomes a chronic situation.
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2024-03-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2553Intro
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PUBLIC FINANCE -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CASELOAD ESTIMATING CONFERENCES - Requires that the department of human services and the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals provide forecasted costs...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2557Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BEHAVIORAL HEALTH EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND COORDINATION FUND - Establishes the behavioral health education, training, and coordination fund to receive the checkoff contributions from Rhode Island personal income tax returns for t...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2519Intro
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EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND PREKINDERGARTEN EDUCATION ACT - Allows municipalities participating in the state prekindergarten program to accept students from outside the municipality under certain conditions and establishes a lottery for enrollment in t...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2637Intro
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PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM LAW - Restricts increases in monthly common expenses and limit special assessments to cover unforeseen costs not included in the association’s approved annual budget for common expenses in associations where the minority of ...
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2024-03-01
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
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