Rhode Island Representative Patricia Serpa [D]

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RIH7705Intro
25%
Requires correctional officers to qualify annually with the pistol or revolver rather than the previous requirement of biennial qualification.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 19]

Proposed Substitute
RIH8095Intro
25%
Authorizes members of an individual's family and legally responsible adults to receive payment for delivering home and community based services to developmentally disabled adults and children with special needs.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 17]
To House Finance Committee
RIH8205Intro
25%
Requires dam owner/operator with storage capacity over 1,400 normal storage acre feet of water to obtain DEM permits to raise/lower water level. Not applicable to public water supply system dams.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 18]
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH8255Intro
25%
Approves Warwick city charter amendments increasing mayor's term of office from 2 to 4 yrs, limited to 2 consecutive terms limiting council members to 6 consecutive 2 yr. terms effective 1/1/25 subject to general/special election voter approval.
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2022-05-13
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH8253Intro
25%
Amends the term "extraordinary costs" for the purposes of excess costs associated with special education students. The new definition of extraordinary costs would be educational costs that are over 3 times the average statewide special education cost...
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2022-05-13
To House Finance Committee
RIH7157Engross
50%
Amends the name of the title of chapter 5-90 to Ryan's Law.
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2022-05-12
House read and passed
RIH7289Intro
25%
Establishes general caseload limits for DCYF workers similar to those contained in the Council on Accreditation standards.
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2022-05-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH8003Intro
25%
Exempts certain nursing home facilities from the state minimum level staffing requirement under certain circumstances.
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2022-05-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH8050Intro
25%
Effective January 1, 2023, increase the salaries of the child advocate and the assistant child advocate for the office of the child advocate to $135,000 and $120,000 respectively.
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2022-05-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH8063Intro
25%
Due to the COVID-19 health crises, suspend the provisions of § 23-17.5-33, relating to nursing home staffing.
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2022-05-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH7780Engross
50%
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 vehicle.
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2022-05-12
House passed Sub A
RIH7643Intro
25%
Eliminates the $2,500 appropriation for the naval militia battalion in their armory afloat, the U.S.S. Providence, and makes an annual appropriation in the amount of $2,500 to the Kingston Reds in the town of Coventry for the rental of an armory.
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2022-05-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH7630Intro
25%
Provides that adjunct faculty members at any state college or university who teach at least 50% of the hours regularly worked by full-time faculty in a semester would be eligible for the same medical benefits as other state employees.
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2022-05-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH7511Engross
50%
Repeals § 28-12-9 of the general laws which provides that the director of labor and training may approve of wages below the minimum wage for those persons whose earning capacity is impaired due to physical or mental disability.
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2022-05-10
House read and passed
RIH7536Intro
25%
Establishes the office of the special education ombud, independent of the RI dept of ed to ensure school districts throughout the state meet the minimum standards required to comply with individualized education programs for students with disabilitie...
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2022-05-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH7634Intro
25%
Requires charter schools that disenroll or return a student to the original sending school prior to the end of an academic year, to return all public funds received by the charter school to educate that student for that academic year.
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2022-05-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH8008Engross
50%
Allows health care facility to conduct research on patients subject to 21 C.F.R. Pt 50 and/or 45 C.F.R. Pt 46 (relating to the informed consent in clinical trials).
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2022-05-10
House passed Sub A
RIH8082Engross
50%
Delays the city of Warwick's second statistical update following the 2015 revaluation from 2021 to 2022 and would base the update on valuations as of December 31, 2022.
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2022-05-10
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
RIH7526Intro
25%
Provides a unit owner’s insurance policy as the primary insurance policy with respect to any amount of loss which is not payable under the association’s policy because of the application of the deductible.
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2022-05-05
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7136Engross
50%
Waives the adoption fee to adopt a dog or cat from a public animal shelter for a veteran that presents a current and valid driver’s license or identification card with the word "veteran" printed on its face.
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2022-05-04
House read and passed
RIH7021Engross
50%
Allows emergency medical treatment to police dogs injured in the line of duty, which would include transporting by ambulance.
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2022-05-03
House passed Sub A
RIH7069Intro
25%
Allows real property owner a one-time non-refundable tax credit for the actual costs of connecting a single family or multi-family dwelling to a municipal sewer system credited to the owner's personal or corporate income tax.
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2022-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH7656Intro
25%
Exempts from sales and use taxes: burial containers, urns, urn liners, urn vaults, grave liners, grave vaults, burial liners, burial vaults, burial tent setups, and prayer cards.
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2022-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH6663Engross
50%
Same as 21H-5731 -- Prohibits the production, sale, or importation into Rhode Island of any force-fed poultry product or food containing a force-fed poultry product and would impose a civil penalty of five hundred dollars ($500) for each violation.
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2022-04-28
House read and passed
RIH7361Engross
50%
Prohibits the sale, offer of sale, trade or distribution of fur products as defined and would make violations punishable by a civil fine.
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2022-04-28
House read and passed
RIH7446Intro
25%
Provides Medicaid home care base rate adjustments.
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2022-04-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH7860Intro
25%
Requires the executive office of health and human services to adjust, once every three (3) years the per diem reimbursement to nursing facilities, by taking into consideration increases in direct and indirect care costs.
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2022-04-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH7986Intro
25%
Authorizes and allocates the sum of $8,000,000 to the Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, to be used towards the Hospital's renovation of its Labor and Delivery Unit. The allocation comes from American Rescue Plfunds.
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2022-04-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH8101Intro
25%
Requires any request for proposal issued by the state may not be changed unless the request for proposal is cancelled and reissued as a master price agreement.
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2022-04-28
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8102Intro
25%
Establishes review requirements for request for proposals by chief purchasing officer with duty to ensure no conflicts or appearance of conflicts of interest exist between members of technology evaluation committee/state.
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2022-04-28
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8188PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May 1st Through May 7th Of 2022, To Be "teacher Appreciation Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-04-28
House read and passed
RIH7449Intro
25%
Raises the amount of life insurance the state would provide at no charge to Rhode Island National Guard members called up for federal duty to five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
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2022-04-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH7879Engross
50%
Amends the composition of the home and community care advisory committee.
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2022-04-27
House read and passed
RIH7274Engross
50%
Requires a school committee or the governing body of a charter or private school to submit the identity of any teacher terminated for cause to the Rhode Island department of education.
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2022-04-26
House passed Sub A
RIH7451Intro
25%
Provides a dedicated grant of funding to DEM, specifically to commission an environmental study for the public benefit.
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7732Engross
50%
Authorizes the secretary of state and board of elections to conduct an extensive cybersecurity assessment of our election systems and facilities and to establish a cybersecurity review board.
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2022-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH8105Intro
25%
House Resolution Proclaiming April 4-10 Of 2022 To Be National Public Health Week In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-04-26
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH8158Intro
25%
Caps amount payable for 30 day supply of equipment/supplies for insulin administration/glucose monitoring at $25 or equipment designed to last more than 30 days with no deductible commencing January 1, 2023.
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2022-04-26
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH8146Intro
25%
Provides solar energy system consumers with consumer protection regarding disclosures cancellation and liens.
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2022-04-26
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8163PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of The Honorable James Joseph Spearman
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2022-04-26
House read and passed
RIH6658Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5213 -- Changes the rate of interest for underpayments of tax to prime rate plus six percent (6%). Also limits the assessment of interest to four (4) calendar years prior to the date on which notice of the delinquent payment is sent.
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2022-04-13
To House Finance Committee
RIH7840Intro
25%
Establishes a safe and reasonable regulatory framework for companies and drivers providing non-emergency medical transportation services to a population of vulnerable passengers through coordination with the state's health and human service agencies.
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2022-04-12
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7853Intro
25%
Makes the Mill Damn Act subject to the provisions of the Freshwater Wetlands Act.
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2022-04-11
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7392Engross
50%
Requires retail establishments with 3 or more employees on the premises without accessible public restroom to allow customers suffering from eligible conditions access to their employee restrooms.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Labor Committee
RIH7827Intro
25%
Allows any city or town to add the municipality as a third-party beneficiary where the original contract causes a violation of a municipal ordinance, in the amount of three percent (3%) of the total compensation of the contract.
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2022-03-31
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7994Intro
25%
Establishes privacy and security protections for closed-loop referral systems.
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2022-03-31
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8067PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming April Of 2022, To Be "parkinson's Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-03-31
House read and passed
RIH8070PassHouse Resolution Commemorating April Of 2022 To Be "organ Donation Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-03-31
House read and passed
RIH7565Intro
25%
Expands responsibilities of agencies, persons or entities that store, own, collect, process, maintain, acquire, use, or licenses data, who experiences a security breach, include providing additional information to persons affected and law enforcement...
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2022-03-22
To House Innovation, Internet, & Technology Committee
RIH7884Intro
25%
Prohibits certain providers of digital application distribution platforms from requiring that payments for the software application be made exclusively through a particular in-application payment system.
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2022-03-22
To House Innovation, Internet, & Technology Committee
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