Rhode Island Representative Sherry Roberts [R]

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RIH8096PassPUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- MERIT SYSTEM -- PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION - Eliminates waiting periods for acceptance response for successful candidates, requires that all qualified candidates names be sent to the hiring agency, mandates given DHS so...
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2024-06-26
Signed by Governor
RIH8093PassWATERS AND NAVIGATION -- FRESHWATER LAKE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - Establishes the Rhode Island lake management program within the department of environmental management to aid with lake and pond management issues relating to the control of aquatic invasi...
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2024-06-26
Signed by Governor
RIH8355PassSOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES - Allows the Halona Woodson to join the Honorable Brianna E. Henries and Jarod Radigan in marriage on August 8, 2024, within the Town of Jamestown, Rhode Island.
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2024-06-26
Signed by Governor
RIH8363PassHouse Resolution Honoring Representative Barbara Ann Fenton-fung For Her Service To The People Of The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-06-13
House read and passed
RIH8362PassHouse Resolution Honoring Brian Rea For His Dedicated Service To The People Of The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-06-13
House read and passed
RIH8364PassHouse Resolution Honoring And Thanking Representative Patricia Morgan For Her Dedicated Service To The People Of The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-06-13
House read and passed
RIH7560PassEDUCATION -- SHEILA C. "SKIP" NOWELL ACADEMY - Provides for changes to the operating structure of the Nowell Academy establishing a cooperative agreement among school districts.
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2024-06-12
Signed by Governor
RIH8288PassHouse Resolution Congratulating University Of Rhode Island Sophomore Sophia Elise Wood For Her Many Outstanding Achievements In Riflery Marksmanship
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2024-05-21
House read and passed
RIH7187Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES - Exempts any individual who is aging out of foster care from the payment of any fee associated with the issuance of a operator's license as well as driver's education class fees. The fe...
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2024-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH7896Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - Increases the number of state child care licensing inspectors to meet the national recommended average of one inspector for every fifty (50) to sixty (60) child care providers.
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2024-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH8259PassHouse Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Thomas R. Gallagher
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2024-05-09
House read and passed
RIH7498Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- RETIREMENT OF MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES - Allows any peace officer working in a Rhode Island school as a full or part-time resource officer to work in excess of the seventy-five (75) working days in a calendar year, and not have an inte...
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2024-05-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH7917Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- RETIREMENT OF MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES - Increases the number of days a retired municipal employee could work in a calendar year without interruption of pension benefits to ninety (90) days.
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2024-05-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH8247PassHouse Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Thomas R. Gallagher
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2024-05-07
House read and passed
RIH8249PassHouse Resolution Commemorating The Week Of May 6th Through May 12th Of 2024, As "national Nurses Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-05-07
House read and passed
RIH8241Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES - Requires DCYF to establish segregated savings account for foster care child receiving SS, SSI, veterans benefits or railroad retirement benefits to manage the accounts and k...
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2024-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH8240Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- PUBLIC BUILDINGS - Provides that public gatherings on state house grounds be regulated to protect the participants and their right to attend public gatherings.
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2024-05-03
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8229PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May Of 2024, To Be "motorcycle Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island, And Joyously Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of The Rhode Island Motorcycle Association
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2024-05-02
House read and passed
RIH7797Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- VACCINATION, TESTING, AND MASK MANDATES PROHIBITION - Prohibits a private employer from mandating a COVID-19 vaccination upon any full-time, part-time, or contract employee without providing individual exemptions that allow an em...
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2024-05-01
To House Labor Committee
RIH7050Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL ASSAULT -- SHERRY'S LAW - Increases minimum sentence for first degree sexual assault and provides first 10 years of a sentence for first degree sexual assault not be subject to a suspension or deferment of sentence.
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2024-04-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7168Intro
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COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- CAUSES OF ACTION - Creates "Harter's Law" to extend the civil statute of limitations for injuries resulting from first degree child abuse to thirty-five (35) years.
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2024-04-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7772Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of Approximately $30,000,000 To Rhode Island's Public Schools For Safety And Security Improvements (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $100,000 To Each Public School In Rhode Islan...
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2024-04-30
To House Finance Committee
RIH7914Intro
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EDUCATION -- FAILING SCHOOL CHOICE ACT - Establishes the Failing School Choice Act and permits students at failing schools to enroll in any public school and also establishes the Rhode Island education revitalization fund to provide funding to the sc...
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2024-04-30
To House Finance Committee
RIH8129Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ELECTRONIC IMAGING DEVICES - Includes visual images that are created or manipulated by digitization, or without the consent of the person, within the purview of the crime of unauthorized dissemination of indecent material and exp...
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2024-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7683Intro
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TAXATION -- REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX - Imposes a conveyance tax on purchasers, of single-family residential properties, who are for- profit entities with over $15,000,000 in assets, at a rate of $6.90/$500, to be collected for housing production fu...
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2024-04-23
To House Finance Committee
RIH7673Intro
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PROPERTY -- FIRST TIME HOME BUYER SAVINGS PROGRAM ACT - Establishes the first time home buyer savings program act. Allows modifications to federal adjusted gross income for $50,000 in contributions and $150,000 of interest and dividends included in f...
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2024-04-23
To House Finance Committee
RIH7340Intro
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TAXATION -- PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATION TAX - Eliminates the gross earning tax for every corporation whose principal business is manufacturing, selling, distributing and/or transmitting current of electricity and natural gas to be used for light, heat...
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2024-04-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH7659Intro
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TAXATION -- TAX SALES - Replaces the tax sale auction process with a real estate broker listing of the land for fair market value and any surplus proceeds realized upon sale shall be paid to the owner of the real estate at the time of the sale.
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2024-04-11
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH7682Intro
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TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX -- PART 44-30-81 PROCEDURE AND ADMINISTRATION - Provides, for the tax year 2023 and thereafter, that any tax overpayment would be refunded with interest calculated at twelve percent (12%) compounded daily if not receiv...
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2024-04-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH7607Intro
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INSURANCE -- SMALL EMPLOYER HEALTH INSURANCE AVAILABILITY ACT - Amends the definition of "small employer" for purposes of the small employer health insurance availability act to mean a business employing less than one hundred (100) employees rather t...
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2024-04-11
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7677Intro
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HIGHWAYS -- MAINTENANCE OF TOWN HIGHWAYS - Requires that all inspections, cleaning and maintenance and repairs of sidewalks along state highway and municipal roads, with the exception of snow and ice removal, be the responsibility of the state.
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2024-04-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH7775Intro
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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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2024-04-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH7389Intro
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MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- ORGANIZATION AND COMMAND OF MILITARY AND NAVAL FORCES - Requires an official declaration of war or an action to call forth the state militia by the United States Congress before members of the National Guard may be rel...
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2024-04-09
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8008Intro
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MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Limits the governor to one thirty (30) day renewal of a declaration of emergency without a joint resolution of the general assembly.
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2024-04-09
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7653Intro
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WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- DAM PERMITS - Renames 46-19.1, allows existing docks on ponds with 1400 normal storage feet of water per DEM, allows property owner to commence work on property without pond owner authorization.
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2024-04-05
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH7836Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- STOPPING, STANDING, AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS - Penalizes as a misdemeanor for the first two offenses and a felony for any third or subsequent offense for obstructing the free, convenient, and normal use of any municipal, s...
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2024-04-04
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8139PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming April Of 2024 To Be "national Child Abuse Prevention Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-04-04
House read and passed
RIH7512Engross
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- PUPIL TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES - "Pupil Transportation Vehicle" to be and constructed to seat not more than ten (10) passengers including the operator, rather than the existing limit of eight (8) passengers.
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2024-04-03
To Senate Education Committee
RIH7429Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Changes the requirements of quarterly meetings of the board to monthly meetings. The chairperson of the board would be the commissioner or acting commissioner of the office of energy reso...
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2024-04-02
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8063Intro
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Joint Resolution Supporting Continued Focus And Actions For Maintaining And Improving Adequate Transportation Services By The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority In West Warwick (would Direct The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority To Revisit The...
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2024-04-02
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8123PassHouse Resolution Commemorating April Of 2024, As "child Sexual Assault Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-04-02
House read and passed
RIH7873Intro
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EDUCATION -- RIGHTS OF PARENTS AND GUARDIANS IN PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL INSTRUCTION ACT - Enables parents to review public school learning materials/object if the parent decides that the material is harmful. Also a parent may withdraw their student from t...
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2024-03-27
To House Education Committee
RIH7520Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RIGHTS OF NURSING HOME PATIENTS - Repeals a 2021 law that mandated minimum staffing levels and standards for quality care for nursing homes and their residents with violations subject to monetary penalties.
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2024-03-26
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7564Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF NURSING SERVICE AGENCIES - Removes the exemption from licensure for certain nursing service agencies accredited by the joint commission.
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2024-03-26
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH8017Intro
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Joint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Of Suffrage (this Joint Resolution Would Propose To The Voters Of The State A Constitutional Amendment Which Would Provide That No Pers...
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2024-03-26
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7814Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- RENEWABLE ENERGY STANDARD - Requires the PUC to make public notification of any changes in eligibility or production of energy, and would direct the commission to promulgate rules and regulations to allow and facilita...
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2024-03-21
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7810Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Requires the public utilities commission (PUC) to produce a report by January 1, 2025 and each January 1 thereafter, on the ability for the current electric grid to handle the electrifica...
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2024-03-21
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7813Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- AFFORDABLE CLEAN ENERGY SECURITY ACT - Makes several amendments relative to the affordable clean energy security act establishing the act's priority over chapter 6.2 of title 42 (the "2021 act on climate").
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2024-03-21
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7723Intro
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EDUCATION -- INNOVATION SCHOOLS - Allows for the establishment of innovation schools for the purpose of improving school performance and student achievement through increased autonomy and flexibility.
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2024-03-20
To House Education Committee
RIH7763Intro
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PUBLIC RECORDS -- ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS - Provides for free APRA records, DOA manages all APRA Records, and uses an online database for records.
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2024-03-19
To House State Government & Elections Committee
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