Rhode Island Senator Roger Picard [D]

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RIS2277PassProvides that the members of the board of the Block Island Utility Commission be reimbursed for the actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
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2022-07-06
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2652PassEliminates the requirement that a member of the labor relations board not be a holder of any other public office.
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2022-07-05
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2617PassMandates that an applicant for a license as a licensed clinical social worker not be required to take or pass a standardized written examination in order to qualify for the license.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2746PassUpdates and clarifies various insurance statutes.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2358PassAllows for the sale of self-service storage insurance and declares that the sale, solicitation or offer of self-service storage insurance, as defined, does not require an insurance producer license.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2405PassExcludes sale of dealership as good cause to terminate relations with dealerships/allows 5 days to cure contract deficiency/violation/vests exclusive jurisdiction in RI courts to settle any disputes.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2279PassEstablishes a process for CCRI, RIC and URI to accept for college credit an advanced placement subject test score of three (3) ("qualified") or better in an advanced placement course.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2624PassProvides the authority to the assessor of the town of Cumberland to apply a tax classification system for real estate and personal property.
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2022-06-23
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2958Engross
50%
Appropriates $1.0 million in state funds to nonprofit hospitals serving large governmentally insured populations with a primary care focused (internal medicine and/or family practice) program that started after January 1, 2021.
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2022-06-22
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2263Engross
50%
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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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2307Engross
50%
Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $10,991,049 To Fund Local Public Library Services (requires The State To Contribute Twenty-five Percent (25%) Of The Municipal Funding Level For Public Library Services.)
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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2739PassAuthorizes the department of insurance, within the DBR, in lieu of passing in-state licensing examination, to recognize the competence of an applicant for an insurance claims adjuster license, through an out-of-state proctored examination.
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2022-06-21
Signed by Governor
RIS2760Engross
50%
Increases the motion picture production company tax credit to ten million dollars ($10,000,000) and cap the available total of credits to forty million dollars ($40,000,000). This act would also eliminate the sunset provision.
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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2925Engross
50%
Amends the definition of "Pre-Broadway production".
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2022-06-21
Senate read and passed
RIS2425PassCreates the crime of stolen valor, for falsely representing himself or herself as a member of the military or armed forces, which is punishable by imprisonment of not more than one year, a fine of one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both.
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2022-06-15
Signed by Governor
RIS2654PassAllows the town of Cumberland upon request to sell the highway or driftway to the abutting owner at fair value.
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2022-06-08
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2696Engross
50%
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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2022-06-08
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS2475Engross
50%
Replaces terms "mentally retarded"/"retarded" or "alcoholic"/"drug abuser" used in general laws with "intellectual and/or developmental disability" or "person with an intellectual and/or developmental disability" or "person with substance use disorde...
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2022-06-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS3000PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Gary Furtado On His Retirement As The President & Ceo Of Navigant Credit Union After Forty-four Years Of Distinguished Service Within The Rhode Island Business Community
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2022-06-07
Senate read and passed
RIS2999PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming June Of 2022, To Be "men's Health Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-06-07
Senate read and passed
RIS2973Intro
25%
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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2022-06-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2990PassSenate Resolution Reaffirming The Friendship Between Rhode Island And Taiwan, And Supporting Enhanced Bilateral Trade Relations And Taiwan's International Participation
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2022-06-02
Senate read and passed
RIS2985PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming May 2022 To Be "electrical Safety Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-05-31
Senate read and passed
RIS2784Intro
25%
Makes it an unfair claims practices act violation for an insurer to fail to have an appraisal performed by a licensed appraiser when a vehicle sustains damage in excess of $5,000. Also corrects a citation regarding salvage and reconstructed titles.
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2022-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2785Intro
25%
Provides that pre- and post-judgment interest on civil actions begin on the date of the filing of the civil action and be calculated based upon a rate equal to the coupon issue yield equivalent.
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2022-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2783Intro
25%
Comprehensively regulates the practices of third-party litigation financers in Rhode Island to provide transparency in litigation.
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2022-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2054Intro
25%
Exempts the trade-in value of pickup trucks under eight thousand one hundred pounds (8,100 lbs.) gross weight, used exclusively for personal use, from sales tax.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2867Intro
25%
Authorizes city of Woonsocket to extend exemption or stabilizing of taxes on qualifying property located in designated districts in the city to 20 years to facilitate economic development within the city. The current law provides for a 10 year period...
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2022-05-17
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2903Intro
25%
Enables Rhode Island licensed new motor vehicle dealers to conduct vehicle identification number inspections.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2940PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming May 19th Of 2022 As "greek Pontian Genocide Remembrance Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-05-17
Senate read and passed
RIS2701Intro
25%
Creates the "animal abuser registry act" which would require all persons convicted of felonies involving animal abuse, to register with an online registry to be established and maintained by the department of public safety.
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2022-05-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2655Intro
25%
Provides for the transfer, with the approval of the town council, of all tax titles held by the town of Cumberland to the Cumberland Land Trust, Inc.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2782Intro
25%
Allows a homebuyer to void a purchase and sales agreement prior to the transfer if the seller fails to provide a written sales disclosure. The act also increases the maximum civil penalty for violating this law from $100 to $1,000.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2934PassSenate Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Margaret T. Bonner
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2022-05-10
Senate read and passed
RIS2914PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Providence College Men's Basketball Coach Ed Cooley On Being Named The 2021-2022 Naismith College Coach Of The Year
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2022-05-05
Senate read and passed
RIS2918PassSenate Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Paula M. Casey
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2022-05-05
Senate read and passed
RIS2919PassSenate Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Johnathon M. Deslauriers
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2022-05-05
Senate read and passed
RIS2917PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Nancy J. Enright
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2022-05-05
Senate read and passed
RIS2920PassSenate Resolution Commemorating And Recognizing May 5, 2022, As "national Day Of Prayer" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-05-05
Senate read and passed
RIS2311Intro
25%
Requires EOHHS assisted by 24 member advisory committee to provide review/recommendations for rate setting/ongoing review of social service programs licensed by state departments/agencies and Medicaid.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2749Intro
25%
Amends the definitions of a "Pupil Transportation Vehicle" to be and constructed to seat not more than ten (10) passengers including the operator, rather than the existing limit of eight (8) passengers.
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2022-04-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2631Intro
25%
Establishes for DOC conditions and procedures for use of restrictive housing/disciplinary and administrative confinement and protective custody with annual reporting required.
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2022-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2895Intro
25%
Waives interest and penalties on the taxable portion of loans taxed or forgiven under the Paycheck Protection Program during tax years 2020 and 2021, provided any tax due is paid by March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2023, respectively.
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2022-04-26
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2280Engross
50%
Provides that scholarships received directly from the College Crusade Scholarship Program would not be considered financial aid pursuant to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarships.
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2022-04-22
To House Finance Committee
RIS2131Intro
25%
Joint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State (governor And Lieutenant Governor To Appear Jointly On The Ballot) (requires Submission To Voters In 2022 Election Constitu...
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2022-04-13
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2450Intro
25%
Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $300,000 From The American Rescue Plan Act Funds For The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council (this Joint Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000) To...
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2022-04-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2529Intro
25%
Senate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Impact Of The Trauma Inflicted On Children Who Are Exposed To Violence
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2022-04-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2455Intro
25%
Suspends the imposition of the minimum tax upon corporations, nonprofit corporations, and limited liability companies for the tax year in which the secretary of state certifies the entity's dissolution.
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2022-04-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2698Engross
50%
Amends the public law creating the Johnston/Smithfield Regional Juvenile Hearing board to allow a board member to serve more than two terms if no other person seeks appointment to the board.
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2022-04-08
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIS2742Intro
25%
A provider of a club, facility, or services to a consumer must stop automatic deductions from the consumer’s account or credit card within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving a notice to stop from the consumer.
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2022-04-07
To Senate Commerce Committee
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