Rhode Island Senator Sandra Cano [D]

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RIS0549PassProvides an exception to competitive bidding for local, minority and woman-owned businesses. Provides a waiver of compliance to contractors for the inclusion of minority-owned businesses in all procurements and construction projects.
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2021-07-15
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0060PassPermits campaign funds to be used to pay all childcare expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity.
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2021-07-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0104PassRequires schools to comply with recycling and composting laws and promotes the donation of unspoiled nonperishable food by schools. Requires the use of share tables at all schools.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0234PassMandates DOH rules/regulations for newborn screening to include screening tests for all disorders/conditions with early detection/treatment medical benefit plus new disorders/conditions within 2 yrs. unless not practicable for new disorders.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0416PassProhibits obtaining/purchasing/transferring a firearm on behalf of another person if other person prohibited from possessing firearm with increase in penalties for those offenses and applications amended to state number of firearms purchased.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0990PassSEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Creates the "Rhode Island Student Success Act" which would identify those students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public universities, colleges or community colleg...
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0087PassRequires that only certified nurse-teachers may be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.
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2021-07-10
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0034PassAllows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen without a physician's note or prescription, if the product is regulated by the FDA for over-the-counter use.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0199PassModifies limitations on quantities of malt beverages and distilled spirits that can be sold at retail by certain licensed breweries and distilleries for off-premises consumption.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0239PassExempts 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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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0635PassProhibits school committees from entering into a school bus service contract unless the contract provides for payments to school bus drivers, monitors and aids for one hundred and eighty (180) days or the length of the contracted for school year.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0796PassAmends definition of dating violence to include abusive, coercive behaviors used to exert control and power and provides that abuse may be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, financial, or psychological and includes threats, isolation, and intimidat...
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0951PassAuthorizes 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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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0998PassRequires the principal at each school to provide an annual report on the number of graduating students and the number applying for admission to college or vocational training.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0999PassSEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Requires all public schools to send out written invitations to all parents, guardians or caretakers of students inviting those parents, guardians or caretakers to an orientation at ...
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0006PassDepartment of health to promulgate rules and regulations for essential caregivers at nursing homes during a declared emergency.
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2021-07-08
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0076PassRequires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 and all subsequent graduating classes thereafter, all high school students attending public schools shall fulfill at least one-half credit or course requirement in civics education.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0484PassProvides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and would establish medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services. Effective 7/1/22.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0004PassAmends the provisions of the telemedicine coverage act and provide coverage for telemedicine under Rhode Island Medicaid.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0688PassIncreases 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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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0321PassUpdates and modernize the Department of Environmental Management’s ability to enforce environmental laws, and more specifically modifies practices regarding a Notice of Violation.
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2021-07-03
Signed by Governor
RIS0086PassProvides that feminine hygiene products be provided in all public schools.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0412PassRequires the department of children, youth and families to report all suspected cases of child sexual abuse to the children's advocacy center.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0459PassRequires all new school buildings and those undergoing major renovations or substantial repair or replacement to plumbing systems to install water bottle filling stations.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0563PassAmends the definition of sexual orientation. Allows cases in superior court. Allows mediation prior to superior court case. Prohibits court order unless attorney fee waiver is signed. Repeals exemptions to sexual discrimination.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0964PassAllows the Honorable Peter F. Kilmartin to join Colleen Foster and Petr Safarik in marriage on or about July 9, 2021, within the City of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0088Engross

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Allows teachers in all grades to provide the opportunity for students to observe a brief moment of silence on every September 11.
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2021-06-30
Senate read and passed
RIS0205Engross

Sine Die
Joint Resolution To Approve And 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 Educ...
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2021-06-30
Senate read and passed
RIS0360Engross

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Repeals the sunset provision which ends historic preservation tax credits by June 30, 2021 or upon the exhaustion of the maximum aggregate credits, whichever comes first.
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2021-06-30
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0378Engross

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Increases the reimbursement rates to be paid by the department of human services and the department for children, youth, and families, for licensed child care centers and family child care homes.
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2021-06-30
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0781Engross

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Requires 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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2021-06-30
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0865Intro

Sine Die
Amends the law enforcement officers' bill of rights to provide greater accountability in the disciplinary process over law enforcement.
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2021-06-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0162Engross

Sine Die
Extends eligibility of the Home Community Care Services Program to persons under the age of 65 suffering from Alzheimer's or a related dementia confirmed by a licensed physician with income not exceeding 250% of the federal poverty level.
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2021-06-29
Senate read and passed
RIS0371Engross

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Creates a five (5) year pilot program entitled, pay for success, an intervention program that would assist homeless individuals with the goal towards improving financial and social outcomes.
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2021-06-29
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0646Engross

Sine Die
Requires 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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2021-06-29
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
RIS0915Intro

Sine Die
Provides that portions of the city of Central Falls would be included within the Pawtucket Downtown Redevelopment Project.
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2021-06-29
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0983Intro

Sine Die
Joint Resolution Amending The Joint Resolution Creating A Permanent Legislative Commission On Child Care In Rhode Island (this Resolution Would Amend The Membership And Purpose Of Said Commission, Allow For Funding With Approval, And Require Review O...
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2021-06-28
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0047PassChanges title of chapter 37.2 of title 5 and throughout, replacing the words "Oriental medicine" with "Chinese medicine". Allows individuals who are otherwise certified, to practice acupuncture & Chinese medicine using Chinese medical diagnostic meth...
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2021-06-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0003PassProhibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member.
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2021-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS0089PassSEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Prohibits the use of a school district's listserv to distribute any political advertisement, invitation, and/or propaganda.
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2021-06-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0105Engross

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Requires the department of environmental management to create environmental justice areas.
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2021-06-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS0226Engross

Sine Die
Provides for adjustments to the payment standard for cash assistance.
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0429Intro

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Requires that janitors and security guards employed, pursuant to state contracts worth more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) of janitorial or security services, be paid a standard compensation rate.
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2021-06-24
To House Labor Committee
RIS0365Engross

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Provides that a portion of the real estate conveyance tax be apportioned to a newly established restricted receipt account known as the housing production fund.
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0487Engross

Sine Die
Requires pharmacists to notify their customers whether their cost sharing benefits exceed the actual retail price of the prescription sought.
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2021-06-24
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS0757Engross

Sine Die
Creates 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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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0955Intro

Sine Die
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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2021-06-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0190Engross

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Requires an applicant for a license to provide a valid social security number. This act creates an alternative ID driving license for applicants without a social security number who are able to establish proof of Rhode Island residency.
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2021-06-24
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS0747PassExempts the city of Pawtucket from the restrictions for issuing liquor licenses within two hundred (200’) feet of a school or place of worship for the "Tidewater Landing" project.
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2021-06-23
Signed by Governor
RIS0827Intro

Sine Die
SEE 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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2021-06-23
Meeting postponed (06/23/2021)
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