Rhode Island Senator Roger Picard [D]

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RIS0182PassAdds the Rhode Island teacher of the year as an additional ex officio member of the council on elementary and secondary education as well as the board of education.
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2023-06-27
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0879PassEnables all municipalities to offer tax amnesty for two (2) separate sixty (60) day periods during fiscal years 2024 or 2025 for the waiver of interest and penalties on overdue tangible tax payments.
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2023-06-26
Signed by Governor
RIS0928PassCreates a tax exemption of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) relating to assessment of municipal tangible property commencing with the December 31, 2024 tax assessment for taxes payable in calendar year 2025.
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2023-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIS1111PassRequires that the motorcycle education courses provide accommodations for person's with disabilities.
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2023-06-21
Signed by Governor
RIS0228PassAllows participating municipalities to elect to its employees the deferred compensation plans offered by the state.
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2023-06-20
Signed by Governor
RIS1091PassAuthorizes the town of Cumberland to issue bonds and notes in an amount not exceeding $52,000,000 to finance construction, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, furnishing, & equipping of a new elementary school and other related school facili...
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2023-06-20
Signed by Governor
RIS0538Engross
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $5,000,000 To Eleanor Slater Hospital, Zambarano Unit (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $5,000,000 To Eleanor Slater Hospital, Zambarano Unit For The Purpose Of Re-building A ...
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2023-06-15
Senate read and passed
RIS1123PassSenate Resolution Reaffirming The Friendship Between The State Of Rhode Island And Taiwan, While Supporting Enhanced Bilateral Relations With Taiwan And Taiwan's Participation In The International Community
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2023-06-15
Senate read and passed
RIS1127PassSenate Resolution Welcoming The Honorable Luis Gilberto Murillo-urrutia, Colombian Ambassador To The United States, To The State Of Rhode Island
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2023-06-15
Senate read and passed
RIS1128PassSenate Resolution Recognizing "juneteenth National Freedom Day" On June 19, 2023
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2023-06-15
Senate read and passed
RIS1130PassSenate Resolution Congratulating And Thanking The Honorable Hanna M. Gallo On The Occasion Of Her Retirement From The Cranston School Department
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2023-06-15
Senate read and passed
RIS1133PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Anthony F. Guglielmi, Jr.
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2023-06-15
Senate read and passed
RIS1108Intro
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Authorizes reassessment of taxes on new construction from the date of issuance of the certificate of occupancy or the date it is first used, whichever is the earlier.
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2023-06-14
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS1107Intro
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Provides that the city of Woonsocket not be required to accept additional residential properties subject to the alternative tax assessment due to its stock of affordable housing meeting the 10% housing requirement.
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2023-06-14
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS1109PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Tammy Lemieux On Being Named The 2023 "district Teacher Of The Year" By The Cumberland School Department
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2023-06-13
Senate read and passed
RIS1115PassSenate Resolution Commemorating The 5th Annual "state Day Of The Cooperative" On June 13, 2023, In Rhode Island
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2023-06-13
Senate read and passed
RIS1116PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Dr. Sabrina Antonelli On Being Named The 2023 "elementary School Principal Of The Year" By The Rhode Island Association Of School Principals
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2023-06-13
Senate read and passed
RIS0488Engross
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Extends teacher certifications without fee or penalty for three (3) years for teachers who hold certifications as of July 1, 2023.
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2023-06-09
To House Finance Committee
RIS1102PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming June 10, 2023, As The "day Of Portugal" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2023-06-08
Senate read and passed
RIS1094PassSenate Resolution Celebrating June 6, 2023, As "quonset Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2023-06-06
Senate read and passed
RIS1096PassSenate Resolution Honoring And Proclaiming June 23 To June 25, 2023, To Be "days Of Recognition Of The 100th Anniversary Of The Men Of Reform Judaism"
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2023-06-06
Senate read and passed
RIS1095PassSenate Resolution Honoring Armand E. Sabitoni On His Retirement As General Secretary-treasurer After Nearly Twenty-two Years Of Dedicated Service To The Laborers’ International Union Of North America
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2023-06-06
Senate read and passed
RIS0423Engross
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Clarifies the role of a workers' cooperative to allow it to operate as a hiring hall under certain circumstances.
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2023-06-02
To House Labor Committee
RIS1089PassSenate Resolution Celebrating June 1, 2023, As "rhode Island College Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2023-06-01
Senate read and passed
RIS0070Intro
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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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2023-05-30
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0065Intro
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Requires the department of elementary and secondary education and the DCYF to each pay 50% of the out-of-district transportation costs for children allowed to remain in the school where the child is enrolled at the time of placement.
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2023-05-30
To Senate Education Committee
RIS1002Intro
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Requires health insurance contract plans or policies to provide coverage for the licensed practice of naturopathy as provided in chapter 36.1 of title 5 effective January 1, 2024.
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2023-05-25
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS1066PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming May 25th, 2023, To Be "boys & Girls Clubs Youth Of The Year Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2023-05-25
Senate read and passed
RIS0072Engross
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Joint Resolution To Approve, Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Right To An Adequate Education (amends The Constitution To Guarantee Rhode Island Residents With Equal Opportunity To Receive An Educati...
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2023-05-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS0478Intro
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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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2023-05-23
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS1062PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming May 23, 2023, As "rhode Island Community Health Center Day"
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2023-05-23
Senate read and passed
RIS0224Intro
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Establishes the Rhode Island student loan repayment program wherein eligible individuals may apply to have their student loans, or a portion thereof, paid by the state directly to the individual’s lending agency.
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2023-05-18
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0361Intro
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Creates fines and misdemeanor penalties for any person driving or operating a recreational vehicle on a local highway unless permitted by ordinance or exempted as a permitted crossing. Requires operators to obey all traffic laws while on local highwa...
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2023-05-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0807Intro
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Provides additional relief for customers harmed by violations committed by motor vehicle dealers which relief would include restitution, incidental and consequential damages, exemplary damages and reasonable attorneys' fees.
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2023-05-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0259Intro
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Increases the net taxable estate exemption to three million six hundred thousand dollars ($3,600,000) on January 1, 2024. Also increases the exemption by one million dollars ($1,000,000) on January 1 per year thereafter.
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2023-05-16
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0266Intro
25%
Exempts from the sales and use tax that portion of a motor vehicle lease payment collected for tangible personal property tax, municipal property tax, excise or any other similar tax.
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2023-05-09
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0974PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of John J. Monaghan, Jr.
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2023-05-09
Senate read and passed
RIS0785Intro
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Creates a restricted receipt account wherein fifteen percent (15%) of revenue collected from the gasoline tax shall be deposited into the account each year and used for the implementation of capital improvements on local public ways in each municipal...
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2023-05-08
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0238Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $105,000 To The Rhode Island Department Of Health To Implement Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (cpr) Training In High Schools (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $105,000 To The R...
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2023-05-04
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0969PassSenate Resolution Commemorating And Recognizing May 4, 2023, As "national Day Of Prayer" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2023-05-04
Senate read and passed
RIS0222Intro
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Provides that the current COLA suspension schedule would be replaced with a fractional annual COLA of twenty-five percent (25%) of the COLA declared for that plan year, as it pertains to retired teachers, state and municipal employees.
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2023-05-02
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0754Intro
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Provides data privacy protections for the personal identifiable information of Rhode Islanders.
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2023-05-02
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0875Intro
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Creates a secondary path to acquire an optician’s license through an apprenticeship program requiring four thousand one hundred (4,100) hours in not less than two (2) years.
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2023-05-02
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0950PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming May 1st Through May 7th Of 2023, To Be "tardive Dyskinesia (td) Awareness Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2023-05-02
Senate read and passed
RIS0652Intro
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Establishes a marina users' bill of rights allowing recourse through the consumer protection unit of the Rhode Island attorney general's office as well as civil causes of action.
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2023-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0542Intro
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Creates a postsecondary tuition assistance for shortage teaching fields.
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2023-04-27
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0944PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming April Of 2023, To Be The "month Of The Military Child" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2023-04-27
Senate read and passed
RIS0939PassSenate Resolution Commemorating May Of 2023, As "mental Health Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2023-04-27
Senate read and passed
RIS0945PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming April 19, 2023, To Be "wage Theft Day Of Action"
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2023-04-27
Senate read and passed
RIS0696Intro
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Amends outdated provisions of the banking statutes and the home loan protection act, add consumer protections, including minimum capital requirements and limits on investments.
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2023-04-25
To Senate Commerce Committee
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