Rhode Island Senator Ryan Pearson [D]

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RIS0172EngrossCreates a voluntary mechanism for municipalities to use to dedicate a park, conservation or other land they own as public trust land in perpetuity to protect and preserve its future use.
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2021-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 21]
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIS0874IntroRequires all contractors and subcontractors who perform construction, alteration, demolition, installation, repair or maintenance work, pursuant to public works contracts, to comply with industry standards for infrastructure corrosion prevention.
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2021-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 23]
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0041IntroRequires the participation and input of the EOHHS, DHS, DCYF and BHDDH in medical assistance and public assistance caseload estimating conferences and the generation of monthly data to the members of the case load estimating conference.
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2021-06-18
[Hearing: Jun 22]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0035IntroEstablishes the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund. Enables municipalities and the state to apply for grants to improve public safety and community climate resilience for coastal habitats, as well as river and stream floodplains.
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2021-06-18
[Hearing: Jun 23]
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0226IntroProvides for adjustments to the payment standard for cash assistance.
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2021-06-18
[Hearing: Jun 22]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0380EngrossRequires at least one oral and maxillofacial surgeon on the Rhode Island board of examiners in dentistry.
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2021-06-18
Placed on House Calendar (06/22/2021)
RIS0609EngrossAllows jurors to donate their juror fees to the state. Any such donation would be deposited into the general fund.
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2021-06-18
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
RIS0654IntroImposes one year moratorium on enforcement of municipal ordinance or zoning requirement that penalizes owners of food service establishments/bars for modifications/alternations to their premises in response to an emergency declaration.
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2021-06-18
[Hearing: Jun 24]
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS0782IntroAppropriates four hundred sixty nine thousand six hundred fifty-five dollars ($469,655) to the Crime Victim Compensation Program created by the Criminal Injuries Compensation to be extended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.
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2021-06-18
[Hearing: Jun 22]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0781IntroRequires electric and gas distribution companies, with exceptions, to remit fifteen percent (15%) of the amount of demand-side charge collections to the Rhode Island infrastructure bank for any energy-related financing programs.
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2021-06-18
[Hearing: Jun 22]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0851IntroFor purposes of teachers' retirement benefits, amends the definition of "former spouse divorced" to include someone who was married to a deceased member for 10+ years and the deceased member was required by court order to contribute support post-divo...
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2021-06-18
[Hearing: Jun 22]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0955IntroAuthorizes 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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2021-06-18
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0966IntroIncreases flat fee paid to Lincoln and Tiverton as host communities from $100,000 to $200,00 for FY 2022/2023 with rates of increase for FY 2024 and thereafter based on rate of increase in combined sports/online sports wagering revenue.
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2021-06-18
[Hearing: Jun 23]
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0951IntroAuthorizes the Central Falls to issue bonds in an amount not to exceed $5,760,000 to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities in the city.
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2021-06-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0045EngrossExpand the Wavemaker Fellowship Program to include public school teachers in the high-need fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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2021-06-16
To House Finance Committee
RIS0209EngrossUpdates Access to Advanced Placement Courses for All Students Act.
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2021-06-16
To House Finance Committee
RIS0239EngrossExempts from taxation real property acquired or leased by a railroad entity used in the boarding or disembarking of railroad passengers or supporting passenger railroad operations and services with a lack of use sunset provision.
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2021-06-16
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIS0295EngrossRemoves the prohibition on state appropriations to the municipal infrastructure grant program, and authorize the RI infrastructure bank to evaluate, approve and issue such grants, subject to the appropriations provided to the program.
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2021-06-16
To House Finance Committee
RIS0338IntroProvides that any person who has a retail sales permit would not be required to pay a separate registration fee to make sales at flea markets; provided, however, the person would remain responsible to pay all taxes due as a result of sales at a flea ...
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2021-06-16
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/22/2021)
RIS0568IntroEstablishes Cannabis Control Commission to regulate all aspects of cannabis production and distribution.
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2021-06-16
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/22/2021)
RIS0904IntroCreates a 7 member oversight commission to approve all requests for proposals submitted for public-private partnership construction of transportation facilities.
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2021-06-16
Committee continued
RIS0789EngrossRequires that annual reports of domestic and foreign business corporations, nonprofit corporations, and limited liability companies be filed with the secretary of state between February 1 and May 1 of each year. Effective January 1, 2022.
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2021-06-15
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
RIS0810PassJoint Resolution Creating A Special Commission To Be Known As "the Rhode Island Semiquincentennial (ri 250th) Commission"
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2021-06-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0085EngrossRequires that benchmarks specific to each local education authority (LEA) be developed by the department of education to improve cost controls, efficiencies and program effectiveness.
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2021-06-10
To House Education Committee
RIS0286EngrossDirect 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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2021-06-10
To House Education Committee
RIS0646EngrossRequires coverage for treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, including, but not limited to, the use of intravenous immunoglobin therap...
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2021-06-10
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0757IntroCreates minimum qualifications for school psychologists and establishes the scope of their practice within schools and establishes state support for school-based mental health services.
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2021-06-09
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/22/2021)
RIS0043IntroRequires the contracting department of the department of human services or the department of administration to pilot at least one contract for professional or technical services using automatic verification software to verify hours billed under contr...
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2021-06-08
Committee continued
RIS0351IntroRequires department of elementary and secondary education to include amount of state and local share of education funding calculated for each local agency receiving state aid, requires cities and towns to appropriate sufficient funds to meet their sh...
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2021-06-08
Committee continued
RIS0949PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Leo Larivee, Past Grand Knight (pgk) And Past Faithful Navigator (pfn) Knights Of Columbus Sullivan Council
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2021-06-08
Senate read and passed
RIS0629EngrossIncreases the percentage of retail electricity sales from renewable energy sources.
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2021-06-02
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0827IntroSEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Define educational disadvantaged students. This act would also require the use of a weighted lottery for charter school establishment, charter renewal and for student applications w...
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2021-06-02
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS0873IntroEffective December 31, 2020, terminates the requirement of utilizing green building standards for new public buildings construction projects.
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2021-06-02
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0245PassSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study Justice Reinvestment Proposals And Provide Recommendations For Reducing The Incarceration Of Women (creates A 13 Member Commission To Study Justice Reinvestment Proposals And Provid...
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2021-06-01
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0349PassRequires the council on elementary and secondary education, in consultation with the RI department of education, to develop and approve statewide academic standards for the instruction of consumer education in public high schools no later than 12/31/...
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2021-06-01
Signed by Governor
RIS0079PassRemoves the requirement that the scholarship program cease with the enrollment of the high school graduating class of 2021 at the community college of Rhode Island.
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2021-05-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0066EngrossRequires the children’s cabinet, in conjunction with the department of education, to develop and implement strategies to improve the compensation of early educators.
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2021-05-27
To House Education Committee
RIS0688EngrossIncreases temporary caregiver benefits to six (6) weeks in a benefit year starting January 1, 2022 and would increase temporary caregiver benefits to eight (8) weeks in a benefit year beginning January 1, 2023.
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIS0608IntroSets the daily pay for election supervisors at fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour.
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2021-05-24
Committee continued
RIS0142PassAllows the sale of alcoholic beverages on New Year's Day by retail Class A licensees.
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2021-05-19
Signed by Governor
RIS0799IntroIncreases the role of the division of motor vehicles in the voter registration and address verification process, by establishing very specific obligations.
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2021-05-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0600EngrossRaises the juror's fees for each day's attendance on the superior court from $15.00 per day to $25.00 per day commencing July 1, 2022, and increases to $35.00 per day commencing July 1, 2023, and thereafter.
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2021-05-12
To House Finance Committee
RIS0828IntroExtends the time period that schools have to commence construction to correct health and safety deficiencies in order to qualify for increased school housing aid.
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2021-05-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0333IntroGrants juveniles sentenced as adults parole eligibility after completing fifteen (15) years of sentence with prospective/retroactive. Effective January 1, 1991.
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2021-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0570IntroRequires every electric distribution company and natural gas distribution company to submit to the division of public utilities and carriers an emergency response plan for review and approval.
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2021-05-06
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0758IntroSets forth new renewable energy standards.
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2021-05-05
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0837IntroDecreases an employee’s obligation for contribution from wages and require an employer to contribute one-half of the amount to an employee’s contribution.
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2021-05-05
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0482IntroProvides that volunteer health practitioners from other states be permitted to provide medical/veterinary services and have limited immunity and be treated as if state employees for workers' compensation purposes during period of declared emergency.
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2021-05-03
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0767IntroAllows the EOHHS to use appropriated funds to support graduate medical education programs and research and directs the secretary of EOHHS to determine the appropriate Medicaid payment mechanism in order to make the payments annually.
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2021-05-03
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0829IntroLimits copays, coinsurance or office deductible for services of a physical therapist to the amount authorized for the services of a primary care physician or osteopath.
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2021-05-03
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
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