Rhode Island Senator Samuel Bell [D]

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RIS2824PassCreates a new process with standards to be utilized when deciding whether an applicant's past conviction of a crime should disqualify the applicant from receiving an occupational license, permit, certificate, or registration issued by the state.
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2020-07-22
Signed by Governor
RIS2921PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Sympathy On The Passing Of The Honorable Paul L. Gaines, Sr., The First African American Mayor In New England
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2020-07-16
Senate read and passed
RIS2301IntroRequires an individual employer to meet certain criteria in order to qualify for class exemption from the increased pay requirement for work on holidays and Sundays.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2308IntroRemoves health care and maintenance workers from the definition of employees not entitled to overtime pay, for purposes of overtime pay on Sundays and holidays, enabling them to collect overtime pay.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2628IntroEstablish the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2168IntroRemoves the ten (10) year period for secretary of state to withdraw a certificate of revocation.
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2020-03-10
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2374IntroReduces the usury rate to twelve percent (12%).
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2020-03-10
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2668IntroAmends several sections of the Rhode Island Zoning Enabling Act of 1991 with the intent of preserving neighborhood character and promoting smart growth.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2766IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And To Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution (elections) (proposes An Amendment To The Constitution To Modify The Legal Minimum Age To Vote From Eighteen (18) Years To Sixteen (1...
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2020-03-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2764PassSenate Resolution Honoring Sandra Lake For Her Myriad Accomplishments
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2020-03-05
Senate read and passed
RIS2713IntroThis act allows the secretary of state to commission portraits of senate president upon leaving office and would require that the portraits be paid for by the joint committee on legislative services.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2739IntroCreates an agreement to limit corporate incentives.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2743IntroJoint Resolution To Authorize And Approve A Referendum To Be Submitted To The Qualified Electors Of The State Of Rhode Island At The Next General Election For Blanket Authority For The General Treasurer To Refinance Bonds (joint Resolution Authorizin...
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2020-03-04
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2741IntroProvides for $1,000,000 in bonds to improve local roadways, pedestrian spaces, bikeway paths and municipal parks.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2370IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island State Auditor General To Conduct Or Oversee A Study Or Audit On The Privatization Of Rhode Island's Medicaid Programs
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2020-03-03
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2383IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Urging The United States Congress To Pass Legislation Establishing An Improved "medicare For All" Single Payer Program That Would Provide Universal, Comprehensive And Affordable Health Care
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2020-03-03
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2385IntroSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Assess The Implementation Of Medicare-for-all Single Payer Program In Rhode Island (creates An 11 Member Commission To Study And Assess The Implementation Of Medicare-for-all Si...
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2020-03-03
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2389IntroEstablishes single-payer universal health care for Rhode Island residents.
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2020-03-03
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2557IntroMakes any single-user toilet facility in a public building or place of public accommodation available for use by persons of any gender.
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2020-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2260IntroPermits 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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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2684IntroProvides for a reduced penalty for the offense of larceny, and a tiered penalty system for the offense of shoplifting.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2702IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State (proposal For Constitutional Amendment For Voter Approval For Appropriations For Less The Arc To Pension Fund Or For Bond P...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2288IntroAmends the conditions of bail and recognizance to permit the release of a person charged with a misdemeanor without financial conditions.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2516IntroCreates three new categories of taxable income for income above $232,000.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2536IntroDesignates schools, places of worship and courts as sensitive locations and require judicial warrant be obtained before enforcement of immigration laws. Prohibits local law enforcement enforcing federal immigration laws or providing personal informat...
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2020-02-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2352IntroRepeals a state corporate income tax deduction to allowable income for federal tax purposes for investment property held for at least seven (7) years.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2410IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State Of Rhode Island (sessions Of General Assembly)
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2020-02-13
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS2422IntroRequires that on all primaries, the candidate's names would be listed in an order chosen by lot under the direction of the secretary of state.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2419IntroSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Impact Of The Trauma Inflicted On Children Who Are Exposed To Violence (creates A 13 Member Commission To Study The Impact Of The Trauma Inflicted On Children Exposed To Violenc...
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2020-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2351IntroRepeals the authority of various cities and towns to provide certain tax exemptions and tax stabilization agreements.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2439IntroRequires the joint committee on legislative services to make the record of the votes of the general assembly available to the public and the secretary of state electronically within thirty (30) minutes of the casting of said vote.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS2424IntroEstablishes criteria for the criminal offense of sexual assault when the victim is in the custody of a peace officer. Provides that a person convicted of custodial sexual assault would face imprisonment for not more than 3 years.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2219IntroRefunds the minimum tax paid by corporations with annual gross income of less than four hundred dollars ($400); but caps the amount refunded at four hundred dollars ($400).
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2020-02-04
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2274IntroRepeals the state voter identification law.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2287IntroEnds Rhode Island's "employment-at-will" legal doctrine, and would provide job protection for employees that satisfactorily perform their duties. The act would also provide specific remedies for wrongful discharge.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2180IntroRestricts the creation or expansion of charter schools and mayoral academies for the school years 2021-22 through 2023-2024, to be waived upon revision to charter school funding formula in ยง 16-7.2-5.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2299IntroExcludes employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement from the pay plan regulations adopted for unclassified employees.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2242IntroCreates "The Terminally Ill Patients' Right To Try Act of 2020," which establishes the conditions for the use of experimental treatments for terminally ill patients.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2186IntroCombines all public school districts and charter schools into one of four school districts, based on counties.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2092IntroEstablishes the Dignity at Work Act, to provide workers with more protection from bullying and harassment in the workplace.
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2020-01-29
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS2121IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $100,000 To Year Up Providence (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) To Year Up Providence.)
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2020-01-22
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2052IntroProvides that applicants for historic tax credits shall have ninety (90) days after the date of the commission's written determination certifying the rehabilitation to pay the required three percent (3%) non-refundable fee to the division of taxation
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2020-01-21
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2059IntroAdds three (3) new income tax brackets at rates of 7,99%, 8.49% and 8.99% for taxable income from $275,000 to over $1,000,000 effective January 1, 2021.
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2020-01-21
To Senate Finance Committee
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