Rhode Island Senator Sandra Cano [D]

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RIS2169PassSEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Extends the time period to for all teachers to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and practices of scientific reading and structured literary instruction from the 2023-2024 school ...
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2022-07-06
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2481PassAmends membership of the RI Housing Resources Act of 1998 Commission to exclude a representative of the insurers and replace it with a representative of a Rhode Island city or town with a population below 25,000 with a median family income of 40,000.
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2022-07-06
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RIS3014PassExempts from taxation the real and tangible personal property of Cape Verdean Museum Exhibit, located in Pawtucket.
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2022-07-06
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2838PassRequires the commissioner to update the status of Providence school district and requires the commissioner to update the turnaround plan released June 23, 2020.
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2022-07-02
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RIS2203PassRequires coverage for the treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections/pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, including, but not limited to, the use of intravenous immunoglobin therap...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2531PassAllows feminine hygiene products to be donated by businesses to nonprofit charities.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2556PassEstablishes the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2578PassMandates department of education and AG to publish data on school resource officers.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2617PassMandates 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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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2572PassProvides that in developing alternative-learning plans, consideration shall be given to the difficulties and interruptions students experience because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2926PassAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $330,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the acquisition, construction, improvement, furnishing and equipping of a new high school.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2953PassAllows high school students receiving state Silver/Gold Seal of Biliteracy to earn 2 to 4 semesters of college credit toward minor/major in language at public university/community college if requested within 3 yrs. after high school graduation.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2044PassProhibits the sale or promotional distribution of any food package in Rhode Island which contains perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), effective January 1, 2024.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2284PassRequires the RIDOE to create a model policy and timeline to assist local education agencies in implementing a dual language immersion program. This model policy and timeline to be sent to the president of the senate and the speaker of the house.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2910PassRequires all public elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island to provide at least one unit of instruction on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander History and culture.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2968PassAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue up to $1,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other indebtedness to finance the planning, evaluation, design, construction, equipping and reconstruction of the sewer and sanitation system.
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2022-06-29
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RIS2966PassAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $1,200,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other indebtedness to finance design, construction, reconstruction and repair of streets and sidewalks including, drainage and landscaping.
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2022-06-29
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RIS2970PassAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $1,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the construction, reconstruction and repair of bridges and all costs incidental or related thereto.
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2022-06-29
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RIS2967PassAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $18,350,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, repair, alteration, furnishing and equipping of public build...
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2022-06-29
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RIS2972PassAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $1,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the improvement and replacement of road safety improvements and traffic control devices in the city.
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2022-06-29
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RIS2971PassAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $4,100,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the construction, renovation, construction, reconstruction and equipping of public recreation facilities...
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2022-06-29
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RIS2969PassAuthorizes the city of Pawtucket to issue not more than $3,000,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the repaving of streets and all costs related thereto.
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2022-06-29
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RIS3015PassRequires all high school seniors in the state to complete a federal financial aid application (FAFSA) or a Rhode Island Alternative Financial Aid Application, offered through the Community College of Rhode Island in order to graduate high school.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS3035PassProvides health care coverage for laparoscopic removal of uterine fibroids, including uterine artery embolization intraoperative ultrasound guidance and monitoring and radiofrequency ablation, commencing January 1, 2023.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2006PassAllows the division of motor vehicles to issue driving privilege cards and driving privilege permits, to applicants unable to establish their lawful presence in the United States.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2246PassProhibits employers from receiving any portion of the tips given by customers to their tipped employees, with limited exceptions for credit card service charges.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2345PassRequires motor vehicle parking spaces in lots with >100 spaces specifically designed for persons transporting young children under the age of 3/baby strollers except for single-family/duplex/townhouse/multifamily residences/industrial zoned propertie...
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2412PassRequires 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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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2236PassRequires the office of diversity, equity and opportunity (ODEO) to create, and for all state and municipal employees to receive, annual training in cultural competency. Defines "cultural competency".
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2215PassAllows a classified employee to seek elected office provided that they resign their position upon being elected.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2279PassEstablishes a process for CCRI, RIC and URI to accept for college credit an advanced placement subject test score of three (3) ("qualified") or better in an advanced placement course.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2411PassRequires school lunch service contracts to provide for payment to school-lunch workers and aides for one hundred eight (180) days or the length of the contract for the school year, whichever is longer.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2548PassEstablishes a special enrollment provision for pregnant women to obtain health insurance coverage at any time after the commencement of the pregnancy.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2616PassCreates 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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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2789PassRequires that upon issuance of a citation, the judgment debtor is given twenty-five (25) days to contact the judgment creditor to resolve the matter prior to court intervention.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2795PassPermits the DOC to release a sentenced inmate up to 3 days early directly to a community partner for residential treatment or stable housing when completion of sentence is incompatible with the community partners staffing or scheduling capabilities.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2442PassJoint Resolution Creating A Special Joint Legislative Commission To Study The Governance Structure Of Rhode Island's Public Education System (creates A 10 Member Joint Commission To Study And Make Recommendations For Efficient And Effective Governanc...
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2022-06-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2321PassAuthorizes 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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2022-06-22
Signed by Governor
RIS2316Engross
50%
Extends the life-time limit for RI works benefits to 60 months; increases the monthly cash benefit to 50% of the federal poverty level; increases post-secondary program participation by an additional 12 months.
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2022-06-22
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2596Engross
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Provides for a statewide voter referendum seeking approval of capital development bonds for direct funding for foundational level school housing aid and the school capital building authority fund in the amount of $300,000,000.
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2022-06-22
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2015Engross
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Prohibits the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) from imposing any fares and/or charges for service provided to the general public.
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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2174Engross
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Adds to the determination of the need to support high-need students a separate and independent qualifying factor of whether the student is an English language learner as defined by the department of education's regulations.
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2022-06-21
Senate read and passed
RIS2310Engross
50%
Allows for new SNAP incentives for fruits and vegetables.
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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2307Engross
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $10,991,049 To Fund Local Public Library Services (requires The State To Contribute Twenty-five Percent (25%) Of The Municipal Funding Level For Public Library Services.)
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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2546Engross
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Joint Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Executive Office Of Health And Human Services To Increase Rates For Early Intervention And First Connection Programs (directs The Executive Office Of Health And Human Services To Increase Medicaid Rates Fo...
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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2460Engross
50%
Effective January 1, 2023, increase the salaries of the child advocate and the assistant child advocate for the office of the child advocate to $135,000 and $120,000 respectively.
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2022-06-21
Senate read and passed
RIS2637PassIncreases the age from eighteen (18) to twenty-one (21) years for lawful sale of firearms or ammunition. Exempts full-time law enforcement, state marshals and members of the U.S. military from these prohibitions.
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2022-06-21
Signed by Governor
RIS2666PassMandates the department of labor and training to require publicly funded workforce and training programs to supplement all paper-based credentials with verified electronic credentials.
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2022-06-21
Signed by Governor
RIS2847Engross
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Allows families to continue to receive state and federal tax credits and any stimulus funds provided for the well-being of children or adults without jeopardizing the family's RI Works cash benefit.
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2022-06-21
Senate read and passed
RIS2893Engross
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Expands Wavemaker Fellowship Program to include public school teachers, including public school teachers in the high-need fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as health care professionals licensed by DOH.
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2022-06-21
Senate passed Sub A
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