Rhode Island Representative Patricia Serpa [D]

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RIH7040Engross
50%
MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES - Requires the DMV to create a blue envelope program for drivers with autism.
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2024-05-24
[Hearing: May 29]
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIH7065Intro
25%
BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- HOTELS - Requires online posting of hotel rules and expand the authority of the innkeeper to eject a person for being verbally abusive or physically threatening to an employee or hotel guest.
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2024-05-24
[Hearing: May 29]

Proposed Substitute
RIH7203Engross
50%
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES - Adds the month of August to the dates a Class A retail alcoholic beverage establishment can offer unlimited free samples of wine, beer and distilled spirits products.
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2024-05-24
[Hearing: May 29]
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIH7330Engross
50%
HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE -- DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE - Provides that the fifth day in April in each year be designated as "Rhode Island Gold Star Spouses Day" with appropriate exercises in public places and with flags flown at half-s...
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2024-05-24
[Hearing: May 29]
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIH7303Intro
25%
CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- THREATS AND EXTORTION - Defines "public official" to include school personnel for purposes of the criminal prohibition against making threats to public officials.
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2024-05-24
Placed on House Calendar (05/29/2024)
RIH7358Engross
50%
FISH AND WILDLIFE -- DEER HUNTING - Modifies reporting requirements regarding collisions between vehicles and wildlife where the vehicle has been substantially damaged.
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2024-05-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIH7470Engross
50%
MOTOR VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT, AND LOAD LIMITS - Adds "loose material" to the contents of a vehicle that must be covered by a covering that must remain in place until the vehicle's contents are purged from the vehicle.
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2024-05-24
[Hearing: May 28]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH8095Engross
50%
ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- DOGS - Increases the penalty for violations of the care of dogs statute to a minimum fine of one hundred dollars ($100) and a maximum fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000) per violation.
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2024-05-24
[Hearing: May 29]
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIH8217Intro
25%
PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- MOTOR PASSENGER CARRIERS -- NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION - Establishes a safe and reasonable regulatory framework for companies and drivers providing non-emergency medical transportation services to a populati...
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2024-05-24
[Hearing: May 29]
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7889Enroll
75%
TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - Increases the real property exemptions of veterans and the elderly residing in the Town of West Warwick.
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2024-05-22
Transmitted to Governor
RIH7606Enroll
75%
INSURANCE -- CASUALTY INSURANCE RATING - Prevents insurance companies from treating widowed persons differently than married persons when establishing or maintaining an insured's rate or classification respecting the operation of a personal motor veh...
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2024-05-21
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH7691Intro
25%
Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $250,000 To The Substance Use And Mental Health Leadership Council Of Ri (sumhlc) (this Resolution Would Authorize An Appropriation Of The Sum Of $250,000 To The Substance Use And Mental Health Leadership C...
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2024-05-17
To House Finance Committee
RIH8282Intro
25%
PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS - Awards all members of the pension system a three and one-half percent (3.5%) annual benefit adjustment applied to the first thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) of a memb...
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2024-05-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH7298Intro
25%
HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- LONG-TERM CARE SERVICE AND FINANCE REFORM - All Medicaid programs operated by EOHHS would not reimburse home care providers less than fee-for-service rates adopted by rate review recommendations of the office o...
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2024-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH8014Intro
25%
MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- RHODE ISLAND UNIFORM COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE ACT - Provides that commercial driver instruction would include industry-specific training on the recognition, prevention, and reporting of human trafficking.
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2024-05-15
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
RIH8030Intro
25%
PARKS AND RECREATIONAL AREAS -- GENERAL PROVISIONS - Adds to those persons exempt from payment of parking fees at any recreational facility owned and operated by the state those individuals determined by the executive office of HHS, or its designee, ...
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2024-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH8210Intro
25%
HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES - Amends Article 9 of the state budget and various provisions relative to hospital licensing fees, would redefine base year for purposes of calculating disproportionate share payments for fiscal...
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2024-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH8271PassHouse Resolution Celebrating "national Hospital Week" On May 12th Through May 18th, 2024, In The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-05-14
House read and passed
RIH7075Engross
50%
ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO ANIMALS - Provides that the trapping and subsequent release of any unowned feral or free roaming cat for the purpose of spaying or neutering of the cat would not be considered abandonment.
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2024-05-13
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIH7662Engross
50%
ELECTIONS -- REGISTRATION OF VOTERS - Allows non-affiliated party voters to vote in party primaries, without becoming an affiliated party voter.
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2024-05-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7865Engross
50%
PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM LAW - Provides that the "meetings" requirements from § 34-36.1-3.08 be applicable to condominiums created before July 1, 1982 and would permit remote participation in condominium meetings.
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2024-05-13
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH7187Intro
25%
MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES - Exempts any individual who is aging out of foster care from the payment of any fee associated with the issuance of a operator's license as well as driver's education class fees. The fe...
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2024-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH7404Intro
25%
HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM - Relocates certain provisions of the general laws relating to child care assistance from the Rhode Island Works Program to the chapter on child care state subsidies.
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2024-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH7896Intro
25%
STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - Increases the number of state child care licensing inspectors to meet the national recommended average of one inspector for every fifty (50) to sixty (60) child care providers.
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2024-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH7904Intro
25%
DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- SUPPORT OF CHILDREN - Repeals the law requiring a parent to pay support and maintenance to agencies having custody of their child
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2024-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH8031Intro
25%
HUMAN SERVICES -- PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ACT - Increases the state's share of supplementary assistance to individuals living in a state-licensed assisted-living residence from $332.00 to $352.00, of which $140.00 would be allocated to the personal needs a...
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2024-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH8045Engross
50%
GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS - Names the intersections of Main Street with Legris Avenue and West Warwick Avenue (Route 117), in the town of West Warwick, a...
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2024-05-09
House read and passed
RIH8218Intro
25%
INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Mandates health insurance coverage to include transportation for emergency services by ambulance or rescue.
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2024-05-09
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH8096Intro
25%
PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- MERIT SYSTEM -- PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION - Eliminates waiting periods for acceptance response for successful candidates, requires that all qualified candidates names be sent to the hiring agency, mandates given DHS so...
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2024-05-07
Committee recommends passage
RIH8149Intro
25%
PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- ADMINISTRATION - Reduces the number of years from five (5) to three (3), when calculating for retirement purposes, the average of the highest consecutive years of compensation, for state and munic...
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2024-05-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH8193Intro
25%
PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS - Provides a 3% pension increase and annual COLAs.
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2024-05-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH8194Intro
25%
PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS - Requires that present and former employees, active and retired members, and beneficiaries receiving any retirement, disability or death allowance receive a $2,000 incr...
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2024-05-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH8209Intro
25%
MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES - Requires persons convicted of driving under influence or refusal to submit to chemical test, have an ignition interlock system installed in vehicle as part of sentence and to pay an assessment to p...
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2024-05-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7277Intro
25%
TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION - Exempts from the sales and use tax the sale of beer and malt beverages at retail.
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2024-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH8231PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May 6th Through May 10th Of 2024, To Be "teacher Appreciation Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-05-02
House read and passed
RIH7897Intro
25%
HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUGS - Defines step therapy and prohibits certain groups and agreements from requiring prior authorization or a step therapy protocol when prescribing certain medications.
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2024-05-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH7029Intro
25%
PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- CONTRIBUTION AND BENEFITS - Increases the maximum post retirement employment earnings from eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) to twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) a year for certain retired ...
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2024-04-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH7026Intro
25%
EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' RETIREMENT - Requires all public school teachers hired on or after July 1, 2024, to participate in the retirement system social security pursuant to chapter 7 of title 36.
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2024-04-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH7342Intro
25%
EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' RETIREMENT - Provides all retired teachers and all retired state employees a one-time stipend in the amount of three percent (3%) of the lesser of either the member's retirement allowance or forty thousand dollars ($40,000) of ...
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2024-04-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH7343Intro
25%
EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' RETIREMENT - Allows teachers, state and municipal employees to retire upon the earlier of reaching age sixty (60) with thirty (30) years of service or the employee's retirement eligibility date under present state statutes.
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2024-04-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH7341Intro
25%
PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS - Provides state employee public safety professionals with parity to municipal public safety employees in the state/municipal retirement systems eff. 7/1/24 with 10% contri...
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2024-04-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH7588Intro
25%
TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX - Phases in modifications to federal adjusted gross income over a four (4) year period for social security income, from twenty percent (20%) up to eighty percent (80%), beginning on or after January 1, 2025.
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2024-04-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH7561Engross
50%
EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM - Enables cities and towns to enact enabling legislation authorizing a partner program to assist students with an IEP for specially designed physical education classes.
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2024-04-16
To Senate Education Committee
RIH7631Engross
50%
MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES - Extends the "lookback" period for repeat offenses involving driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs under § 31-27-2 and for repeat offenses related to failure or refusal to submit to chemi...
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2024-04-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7630Engross
50%
MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ACCIDENTS AND ACCIDENT REPORTS - Provides for a single, increased range of penalties for all driving offenses which result in serious bodily injury or death.
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2024-04-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH8041Intro
25%
INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS - Includes any costs paid by an enrollee or on behalf of the enrollee by a third party when calculating an enrollee's overall contribution to any out-of-pocket maximum or cost sharing requirement under a health...
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2024-04-11
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7677Intro
25%
HIGHWAYS -- MAINTENANCE OF TOWN HIGHWAYS - Requires that all inspections, cleaning and maintenance and repairs of sidewalks along state highway and municipal roads, with the exception of snow and ice removal, be the responsibility of the state.
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2024-04-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH7121Intro
25%
TAXATION -- STATE TAX OFFICIALS - Limits the assessment of interest to 4 calendar years prior to the date on which notice of the delinquent payment is sent to the taxpayer.
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2024-04-09
Withdrawn at sponsor's request (04/11/2024)
RIH7236Intro
25%
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACT - Includes animal cruelty offenses to the domestic violence crimes committed by a family or household members against another.
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2024-04-04
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7274Intro
25%
EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' RETIREMENT - Amends sections of law relating to retirement of various public employees and the calculation of their final average salary and service accruals.
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2024-04-03
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
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