Rhode Island Senator Samuel Bell [D]

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RIS2616Engross
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Creates entry-level licensing program to allow applicants as a mental health counselor assoc. or a marriage/family therapist assoc. to practice under supervision prior to becoming a licensed mental health counselor or a licensed marriage/family thera...
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2022-05-26
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS2984Intro
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Allows a municipality to impose a debt in favor of the corporate unit against the owner when the municipality relocates the occupant and authorizes the corporate unit to choose the vendors to assist qualifying homeowners with repair costs.
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2022-05-24
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2492Engross
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Authorizes manufacturer-breweries to sell up to three (3) drinks on premises per visitor per day, where a drink is defined as up to sixteen ounces (16 oz.).
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2022-05-20
To House Small Business Committee
RIS2497Engross
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Provides that trilobite be designated the state fossil.
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2022-05-20
To House Special Legislation Committee
RIS2643Intro
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Abolishes penalty of life without parole and amends/repeals all sections of general laws regulating prisoners serving a sentence of life without parole. It would have prospective and retroactive effect for any offense committed after January 1, 1991.
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2022-05-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2937PassSenate Resolution Celebrating The Week Of May 6th Through May 12th As "national Nurses Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-05-12
Senate read and passed
RIS2234Intro
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Permits those other residents of a residential dwelling unit to extend the term of the rental agreement for a period not to exceed three (3) months after the death of the lessee.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2641Intro
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Limits the use of certain criminal records and credit history reports in denying housing to prospective applicants, provides fines for failure to comply and requires notice of denials be sent to the prospective tenants.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2859Intro
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Creates a program for emergency housing assistance to needy families with children and pregnant woman with no other children through the Rhode Island housing resources commission.
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2022-05-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2321Intro
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Authorizes the city of Providence to finance a contribution towards the unfunded pension liability of the employee retirement system of the city of Providence by the issuance of bonds in the principal amount of $515,000,000.
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2022-05-05
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS2720Intro
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Increases the wage amount for working prisoners, committed to the adult correctional institution, from three dollars ($3.00) a day to the minimum hourly wage amount for most workers currently set at twelve dollars and twenty-five cents ($12.25) per h...
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2022-05-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2423PassSenate Resolution Urging The Federal Government To Pursue A Broad Range Of Measures To Reduce The Danger Of Nuclear War, To Sign And Ratify The Treaty On The Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons (tpnw), To Make Nuclear Disarmament The Centerpiece Of Our Na...
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2022-05-03
Senate read and passed
RIS2380Intro
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Repeals the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights, Chapter 42-28.6 of the General Laws, in its entirety.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2461Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation For Funding Of A Nonprofit Agency, Inspiring Minds, Inc., To Benefit Providence Elementary School Students (this Resolution Would Allocate Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) From The General Fund To The Nonprofi...
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2022-05-03
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2708Intro
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Classifies any reports of investigations conducted by internal affairs units or their equivalent as public records with certain redactions allowed to prevent a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
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2022-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2353Intro
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Requires all campaign schedules of contributions submitted to the board of elections expressly indicate whether the contributor is a registered lobbyist.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2617Intro
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Mandates 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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2022-04-28
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2635Intro
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Makes it easier for eligible incarcerated inmates to vote and creates the title of a "jail voting coordinator" within the department of corrections to help facilitate inmate voting from start to finish.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2877Intro
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Requires that for cities and towns holding elections every 4 years, the terms of the members of the school committee expire on election day and the vote taken for the whole number of members on the same date, except for the city of Central Falls.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2285Intro
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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Requires courses in family life or sex education be taught in grades 6 -12 and be appropriate for students of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic and cultural backgrounds...
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2022-04-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2673Intro
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Allows cottage food manufacturers upon registration with the DOH and directs the department to permit home food manufacture and sales direct to consumers.
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2022-04-27
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2838Intro
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Revises the process and procedures for state intervention and support for failing public schools, including Providence, as well as chronically under-performing schools.
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2022-04-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2868Intro
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Requires the general assembly appropriate funds to the state librarian for the purpose of caring for, preserving and cataloguing property in the state in the keeping of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society.
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2022-04-27
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2509Intro
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Repeals the municipal detention facility corporations and prohibit the operation of private detention facilities and private public partnerships within the state.
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2022-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2514Intro
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Establishes a commission to study the use of artificial intelligence in the decision-making process of state government.
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2022-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2478PassSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The United States Department Of Housing And Urban Development Urgently Undertakes A Complete And Comprehensive Inspection Of All Public Housing Within Their Jurisdiction In The City Of Providence
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2022-04-26
Senate read and passed
RIS2631Intro
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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
RIS2888PassSenate Resolution Commemorating "holocaust Remembrance Day" On April 28, 2022
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2022-04-26
Senate read and passed
RIS2491Intro
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Prohibits the use of facial recognition technology and biometric recognition technology in video-lottery terminals at pari-mutuel licensees in the state or in online betting applications.
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2022-04-13
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2528Intro
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Establishes the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.
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2022-04-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2529Intro
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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
RIS2556Intro
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Establishes the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.
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2022-04-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2872PassSenate Resolution Commemorating The 79th Anniversary Of The "four Chaplains", The Four Men Of God Who Sacrificed Their Lives During World War Ii So That Others Might Live
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2022-04-12
Senate read and passed
RIS2152Intro
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Provides for the right to strike for public sector workers in Rhode Island, including teachers, with exceptions for police officers, firefighters, 911 employees, and correctional officers.
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2022-04-06
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2283Intro
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Requires feminine hygiene products be provided in all universities and colleges at no cost to students.
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2022-04-06
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2233Intro
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Establishes criteria for the criminal offense of sexual assault when the victim is in the custody of a peace officer and provides that a person convicted of custodial sexual assault would face imprisonment for not more than three (3) years.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2553Intro
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Provides for tiered and reduced penalties for the offenses of larceny, and shoplifting, classifies certain shoplifting offenses as petty misdemeanors and repeals habitual offender provisions.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2657Intro
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Requires court to release defendant who is violator of probation on personal recognizance unless reasonable surety is required or unless a crime of violence under § 11-47-2(5) or a crime of domestic violence under § 12-29-2.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2581Intro
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Requires the department of environmental management, no later than January 1, 2024, to approve and begin implementing that comprehensive strategy to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants.
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2022-04-03
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2697Intro
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Expands dental insurance coverage, prohibits certain deductions and requires coverage where there is a pre-existing conditions or any earlier treatments. Annual reports must be publicized and filed with the department of health.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2415Intro
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Requires all executive branch agencies and departments to establish and administer a teleworking program to allow their employees to work at a different location, than their ordinary principal work location.
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2022-03-30
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2696Intro
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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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2022-03-29
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2769Intro
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Establishes a universal, comprehensive, affordable single-payer health care insurance program and helps control health care costs, which would be referred to as, "the Rhode Island Comprehensive Health Insurance Program" (RICHIP).
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2022-03-24
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2420Intro
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Creates a wine direct license for licensed producers to directly ship limited wine to residents of RI over the age of twenty one (21).
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2022-03-23
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2488Intro
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Requires employer to furnish items and conditions of employment and a pay stub explaining how wages were calculated/reasons for deductions/allows the employee to file a court action against employer for violation.
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2022-03-23
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2619Intro
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Regulates PBMs policies and practices relating to accurate costs and pricing reporting, restricts discriminatory practices and establishes consumer protections and enforcement of penalties for violations by the office of the attorney general.
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2022-03-22
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2693Intro
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Increases the Medicaid rate of reimbursement for in-network dental care services.
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2022-03-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2712Intro
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Establishes environmental justice focus areas/coastal zones and establishes procedures for investigation/ remediation of contaminated sites within coastal zones by DEM with increased community participation.
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2022-03-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2612Intro
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Establishes a program within the adult correctional institution to permit medication assisted treatment approved by the FDA for the treatment of a substance abuse disorder to any individual incarcerated.
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2022-03-15
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2634Intro
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Establishes the first Green Justice Zone, a model that may be replicated in future years to ensure that all communities throughout the state have clean air and clean water.
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2022-03-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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