Rhode Island Senator Samuel Zurier [D]

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RIS2670Intro
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ELECTIONS -- PRIMARY ELECTIONS - Changes the process of nominating candidates for the general election, by replacing the political party primary with a primary general election.
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2024-04-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2592Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- WAIVER REQUEST - Authorizes the executive office of health and human services to establish a program providing coverage for nutritional assistance and medically tailored meals for certain beneficiaries where th...
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2024-04-11
Committee continued
RIS2751Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES - Amends Article 9 of the state budget and various provisions relative to hospital licensing fees, would redefine base year for purposes of calculating disproportionate share payments for fiscal...
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2024-04-11
Committee continued
RIS2772Intro
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CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS -- UNIFORM PARTNERSHIP ACT - Requires certain limited liability partnership providing professional services to carry liability insurance.
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2024-04-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2858Engross
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Authorizes Providence to issue not more than $400,000,000 general obligation bonds & notes to finance the construction, related demolition, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, landscaping, furnishing and equipping of schools throughout the c...
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2024-04-11
Senate read and passed
RIS2857Intro
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TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES - Amends provisions relative to the levy and assessment of local taxes and would provide that the city of Providence may adopt a tax classification with unrestricted tax rates for certain classes of prop...
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2024-04-11
Senate passed as amended (floor amendment)
RIS2859Engross
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This act serves as the enabling act required by § 16-7-44 of the general laws in order for the principal and interest on bonds issued in support of school housing projects to be eligible for state housing aid reimbursement.
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2024-04-11
Senate read and passed
RIS2169Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- RIDESHARE OR TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY VEHICLE SURCHARGE - Imposes a seventy-five cent (0.75) surcharge on fares charged by rideshare companies as well as an account to benefit RIPTA from the payment of sales taxes co...
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2024-04-09
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2702Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DIGITAL ASSET KEYS -- PROHIBITION OF PRODUCTION OF PRIVATE KEYS - Prohibits the compelled production of a private key as it relates to a digital asset, digital identity or other interest or right.
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2024-04-09
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2502Intro
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Joint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study Blockchain And Cryptocurrency (creates A 5 Member Commission To Recommend Legislative Proposals For Blockchain And Cryptocurrency, And Submit An Interim Progress Report By January 5,...
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2024-04-09
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2853Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- RHODE ISLAND UTILITY FAIR SHARE ROADWAY REPAIR ACT - Requires that public utilities plan utility work in accordance with the state transportation improvement program schedules when working on state roads.
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2024-04-09
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2962Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- TUITION WAIVER PILOT PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE - Establishes the tuition waiver program for children in Rhode Island foster care program. The purpose would be to increase the number of youths in foster care e...
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2024-04-05
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2961Intro
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TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION - Exempts battery energy storage system equipment, solar thermal collectors for commercial applications and solar storage tanks that are part of a commercial solar hot water system from the...
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2024-04-05
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2958Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $180,000 For The Rhode Island State Conservation Committee And Its Three Conservation Districts (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $180,000 To The Ri State Conservation Committ...
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2024-04-05
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2972Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES - Establishes general caseload limits for DCYF workers similar to those contained in the Council on Accreditation standards.
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2024-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2969Intro
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HIGHWAYS -- RHODE ISLAND TURNPIKE AND BRIDGE AUTHORITY - Directs the Rhode Island turnpike and bridge authority (RITBA) design a safety barrier or netting system on the several bridges within its authority.
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2024-04-05
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2767Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION - Allows victims of sexual assault to submit a medical forensic exam performed by a licensed health care provider in lieu of a police report in order to establish eligibility for funds under the St...
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2024-04-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2941Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT - Establishes an agricultural restricted receipt account within the department of environmental management. An advisory committee would be established to determine suggested uses ...
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2024-04-04
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2949PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of George Robert Sherman, Sr.
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2024-04-04
Senate read and passed
RIS2948PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming April 4th Of 2024, To Be "community College Of Rhode Island Day"
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2024-04-04
Senate read and passed
RIS2122Intro
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CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- WORKERS' COOPERATIVES - Clarifies the role of a workers' cooperative to allow it to operate as a hiring hall under certain circumstances.
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2024-04-03
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2147Intro
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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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2024-04-03
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2843Intro
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EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND PREKINDERGARTEN EDUCATION ACT - Establishes guidelines for the continued implementation and expansion of high quality public prekindergarten education programs in the state.
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2024-04-03
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2845Intro
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EDUCATION -- BILINGUAL, DUAL LANGUAGE AND WORLD LANGUAGE TEACHERS INVESTMENT ACT - Authorizes the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to establish a program to expand the issuance of teaching certificates to bilingual dual language and w...
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2024-04-03
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2903Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES - Authorizes driver education schools to offer the driver training curriculum in a classroom setting or an instructor-led virtual format.
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2024-04-03
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2842Intro
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EDUCATION -- BILL OF RIGHTS FOR MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS ACT - Requires the council on elementary and secondary education to draft a written bill of rights for parents or guardians of students who are multilingual learners that safeguard and protect the...
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2024-04-03
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2070Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Prohibits an insurance company from imposing any cost-sharing requirements for any diagnostic or supplemental breast examinations.
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2024-04-02
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2066Intro
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BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES - Appropriates $1,875,000 for the creation of a 9-8-8 suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline within the department of behavioral healthca...
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2024-04-02
Committee continued
RIS2228Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- SECOND LOOK SENTENCING ACT - Establishes the second look act and would permit incarcerated individuals to petition the sentencing court to consider a motion to reduce a sentence after the defendant has served at least ten (10) y...
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2024-04-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2574Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $500,000 To The United Way Of Rhode Island For The 2-1-1 Human Services Hotline (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $500,000 To The United Way Of Rhode Island To Provide Operati...
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2024-04-02
Committee continued
RIS2394Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES - Allows the healthcare facility to conduct human-subject research on patients subject to 21 C.F.R. Pt 50 and/or 45 C.F.R. Pt 46 (relating to the informed consent of human subjects).
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2024-03-28
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2663Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GENERALLY - Authorizes Providence canteen vehicles to be equipped with sirens, whistles or bells and would require operators of any canteen vehicle to receive 5 hours of training in the operation ...
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2024-03-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2765Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- CITY HOUSING AUTHORITIES - Establishes the composition of the housing authority for the city of Central Falls.
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2024-03-28
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2925PassSenate Resolution Thanking And Honoring America And Rhode Island's Vietnam War Veterans For Their Service And Sacrifice On "vietnam Veterans Day"
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2024-03-28
Senate read and passed
RIS2929Intro
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PUBLIC FINANCE -- RHODE ISLAND BABY BOND TRUST - Creates the Rhode Island baby bond trust to provide investment funds to children born to families with public health insurance or no insurance living in Rhode Island.
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2024-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2931Intro
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TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION - Provides a four (4) year expiration period on any certificate of exemption pursuant to this section for writers, composers and artists.
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2024-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2930Intro
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TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX - Provides a tax credit to individual taxpayers who convert their gas-powered vehicle into a vehicle propelled by an alternative fuel source.
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2024-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2535Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ACT - Establishes requirements which would have to be met by an applicant prior to the issuing of permits for an activity that would have an environmental impact on or would increase the cumulativ...
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2024-03-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2902Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- CONTRACTORS BONDS - Provides that upon application, and good cause, the state may waive the bonding requirement for certified minority business enterprises or women owned businesses.
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2024-03-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2112Intro
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PROBATE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE -- LIMITED GUARDIANSHIP AND GUARDIANSHIP OF ADULTS - Provides that supported decision-making pursuant to chapter 66.13 of title 42 be added to the Limited Guardianship and Guardianship of Adults forms section as one of ...
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2024-03-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2118Intro
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COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS -- JUDICIAL SELECTION - Requires individuals seeking a judicial nomination to reapply to JNC every 5 years and make those individuals selected as finalists, eligible only for the court in which they applied and we...
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2024-03-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2852Intro
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EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND HOPE SCHOLARSHIP PILOT PROGRAM ACT - Extends the sunset date of the Rhode Island hope scholarship pilot program act from 2028 to 2030, in order to allow the program to provide eligible students with funding for tuition and m...
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2024-03-22
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2851Intro
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EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' RETIREMENT - Provides all retired teachers and all retired state employees a one-time stipend in the amount of three percent (3%) of the lesser of either the member's retirement allowance or forty thousand dollars ($40,000) of ...
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2024-03-22
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2867Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE LADDERS TO LICENSURE PROGRAM - Implements a grant program to fund public or private partnerships that provide opportunities for healthcare paraprofessionals to pursue higher education degrees and health professiona...
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2024-03-22
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2860Intro
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EDUCATION -- THE PAUL W. CROWLEY RHODE ISLAND STUDENT INVESTMENT INITIATIVE - Permits a school to calculate its maintenance of effort on a per-pupil basis and to deduct any nonrecurring expenditure from its maintenance of effort.
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2024-03-22
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2861Intro
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EDUCATION -- STATE AID - Exempts schools or school districts subject to an intervention for failing schools from the withholding of aid provisions for infractions related to nonpayment of tuition owed by one community to another.
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2024-03-22
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2866Intro
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EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT - Provides that the permanent foundation educational aid program would provide state funding for school-based mental health services pursuant to specified conditions.
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2024-03-22
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2879Intro
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TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES - Provides that only residential properties and new or rehabilitated residential affordable housing units would be subject to the tax under § 44-5-13.1 relating to taxation of low-income housing.
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2024-03-22
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2890Intro
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Senate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Congressional Delegation To Support House Resolution 54 Of The 2023-2024 Congress To Amend The United States Constitution To Prove That The Rights Protected And Extended By The Constitution A...
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2024-03-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2887Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- CERTIFICATION OF CHILDCARE AND YOUTH-SERVING WORKERS AND OPERATORS - Repeals the provision that requires new applicants for employment under this section to pay the expense for their background checks.
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2024-03-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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