Rhode Island Senator Ryan Pearson [D]

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RIS2044Engross
50%
Prohibits the sale or promotional distribution of any food package in Rhode Island which contains perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), effective January 1, 2024.
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2022-06-28
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2222Enroll
75%
Authorizes and regulate peer-to-peer car sharing programs whereby existing car owners make their motor vehicles available for other individuals to use under a peer-to-peer program.
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2022-06-28
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2586Engross
50%
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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2022-06-28
Transmitted to Governor
RIS3028PassJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation To Pay Certain Claims
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2022-06-28
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2236PassRequires the office of diversity, equity and opportunity (ODEO) to create, and for all state and municipal employees to receive, annual training in cultural competency. Defines "cultural competency".
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2201PassRequires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for biomarker testing on or after 1/1/23.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2411PassRequires school lunch service contracts to provide for payment to school-lunch workers and aides for one hundred eight (180) days or the length of the contract for the school year, whichever is longer.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2855Engross
50%
Increases the current levy on construction costs for residential building permits to be deposited into an exempt restricted receipts account to be used for training grants, including programs for local and state building officials and minority busine...
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2022-06-24
Transmitted to 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
RIS2596Engross
50%
Provides for a statewide voter referendum seeking approval of capital development bonds for direct funding for foundational level school housing aid and the school capital building authority fund in the amount of $300,000,000.
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2022-06-22
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2939Intro
25%
Creates a new department of housing, a housing development fund, and a housing land bank program to help create reliable, efficient, affordable tenancies.
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2022-06-22
Committee heard
RIS2192Engross
50%
Increases max income level to $50,000 and max credit amount to $850 for property tax relief with annual adjustment for inflation.
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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2174Engross
50%
Adds to the determination of the need to support high-need students a separate and independent qualifying factor of whether the student is an English language learner as defined by the department of education's regulations.
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2022-06-21
Senate read and passed
RIS2310Engross
50%
Allows for new SNAP incentives for fruits and vegetables.
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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
RIS2460Engross
50%
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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2022-06-21
Senate read and passed
RIS2605PassAuthorizes governor to enter into Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact and designates office to administer compact. Creates interstate agreement that allows limited telepsychological practice to be conducted across state lines among member states.
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2022-06-21
Signed by Governor
RIS2893Engross
50%
Expands Wavemaker Fellowship Program to include public school teachers, including public school teachers in the high-need fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as health care professionals licensed by DOH.
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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2994Engross
50%
Establishes the Health Spending Accountability and Transparency Act and the Rhode Island All-Payer Health Care Payment Reform Act.
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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2088PassProvides a procedure for homeowners to submit to a municipal zoning board of review or municipal official or agency for a review to determine whether or not a proposed use under this chapter requires a special use permit.
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2022-06-17
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2442Engross
50%
Joint Resolution Creating A Special Joint Legislative Commission To Study The Governance Structure Of Rhode Island's Public Education System (creates A 10 Member Joint Commission To Study And Make Recommendations For Efficient And Effective Governanc...
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2022-06-17
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2328PassAuthorizes a licensed physical therapist to perform physical therapy services to a student while in school without a prescription or referral, in accordance with the student's IEP or IFSP.
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2022-06-15
Signed by Governor
RIS2418PassRequires children who seek a special limited work permit to successfully complete a worker rights' training program established and funded by the department of labor and training.
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2022-06-15
Signed by Governor
RIS2065Engross
50%
Exempts from taxation the retail sale of cloth or disposable face masks and facial coverings.
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2022-06-14
Senate read and passed
RIS2055Engross
50%
Defines as “disabled,” persons receiving veterans’ affairs disability benefits paid by the federal government for purposes of property tax relief.
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2022-06-14
Senate read and passed
RIS2763Engross
50%
Sepsis and septic shock best practices for hospital and emergency care facilities.
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2022-06-14
Senate read and passed
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
RIS2007PassAllows voting by mail without needing an excuse/improves voter roll cleanup/allows applying for mail ballots through online system/allows nursing home residents to receive mail ballot applications automatically/codifies mail ballot drop box requireme...
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2022-06-07
Signed by Governor
RIS2287Engross
50%
Creates the Apprenticeship Pathways to Earning a Bachelor’s Degree Act, to enable an individual to earn a bachelor’s degree at public higher education institutions throughout the state by earning credits through apprenticeships.
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2022-06-07
To House Education Committee
RIS2599Intro
25%
Establishes up to nine (9) grants to hire a community schools coordinator and establishes up to eighteen (18) grants to distribute funds for the expansion of community schools programs established pursuant to the African America history education act...
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2022-06-07
To Senate Finance 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
RIS2989PassSenate Resolution Joyously Celebrating And Commemorating June Of 2022, As "pride Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-06-02
Senate read and passed
RIS2549Intro
25%
Provide fors abortion coverage in the Medicaid program and repeals the abortion coverage exclusion for state employee insurance plans.
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2022-05-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2178Engross
50%
Requires the public utilities commission to establish a docket to review and analyze solar energy development in Rhode Island.
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2022-05-26
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS2282Engross
50%
2) (Mandates public school classroom size be limited to twenty (20) students for kindergarten through grade two (2).
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2022-05-26
To House Finance Committee
RIS2291Engross
50%
Direct the council on elementary and secondary education to provide professional support and assistance to LEAs regarding effective ways to use data such as the LEA’s budget and demographics, school culture, and assessments to improve student perfo...
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2022-05-26
To House Finance Committee
RIS2430PassThe Rhode Island Cannabis Act legalizes adult use of cannabis. It provides for licensing of cultivation, manufacture and retail sale of cannabis.
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2022-05-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2402Engross
50%
Requires that the secretary of EOHHS, the secretary of commerce of the commerce corporation and the commissioners of elementary and secondary education and postsecondary education be appointed subject to the approval of the senate.
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2022-05-20
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS2610Engross
50%
Provides a one year moratorium on hospital conversions involving for-profit corporations as acquiree or acquiror.
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2022-05-20
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2681Engross
50%
Provides that childcare is part of an early learning program and is an essential program supporting the state’s workforce and a strong state economy.
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2022-05-18
To House Finance Committee
RIS2680Engross
50%
Creates public, high quality pre-kindergarten education programs which are available to all children ages three (3) and four (4) throughout Rhode Island to increase children’s school readiness.
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2022-05-18
To House Finance Committee
RIS2842Intro
25%
Requires publishers to provide electronic book licenses to libraries and schools on reasonable terms, when a publisher offers to license electronic books and digital audiobooks to the public in Rhode Island.
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2022-05-18
Committee recommends passage
RIS2557Intro
25%
Requires public bodies to offer translation services for all open meetings of said bodies.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2601Engross
50%
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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2022-05-13
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS2229Intro
25%
Requires the dismissal of a complaint filed after the statute of limitations to set aside the final decree of a tax sale foreclosure and award defense costs. This act also establishes additional standards for abandoned and blighted properties.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2264Intro
25%
Adds one new income tax bracket for purposes of state income taxation.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2396Intro
25%
Prohibits the tax sale of properties when litigation is pending disputing the amount owed.
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2022-05-10
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
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
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