Rhode Island Representative Susan Donovan [D]

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RIH8189PassHouse Resolution Celebrating The 50th Anniversary Of The Portuguese Carnation Revolution Which Transformed Portugal Into A Democratic Nation
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2024-04-23
House read and passed
RIH8188PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming April 24, 2024, As "armenian Genocide Remembrance Day" To Commemorate The Armenian Genocide Of 1915 To 1923, And In Honor Of Armenian-americans
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2024-04-23
House read and passed
RIH7588Intro
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TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX - Phases in modifications to federal adjusted gross income over a four (4) year period for social security income, from twenty percent (20%) up to eighty percent (80%), beginning on or after January 1, 2025.
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2024-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Finance Committee
RIH7257Intro
25%
TAXATION -- REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX - Increases conveyance tax for residential properties sold above $2,000,000 to a rate of $3.30 per $500, to be collected for RI housing for elderly affordable housing development. Provides and exemption to any e...
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2024-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 23]
To House Finance Committee
RIH7742Intro
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COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS -- SMALL CLAIMS AND CONSUMER CLAIMS - Amends procedures and fees relative to claims of appeal in small claims actions.
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2024-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]

Proposed Substitute
RIH7744Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACT - Provides that a defendant's third and subsequent violation of domestic violence offenses, including both prior felony and misdemeanor convictions, be punishable as a felony.
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2024-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7922Intro
25%
STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING LAND BANK PROGRAM - Establishes a housing land bank program with the goal of creating affordable housing in the State of Rhode Island. The housing land bank would have the authority to buy, receiv...
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2024-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 23]
To House Finance Committee
RIH7923Intro
25%
STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HOUSING PRODUCTION REVOLVING FUND ACT - Authorizes the department of housing to issue bonds in the amount of $50,000,000 with a maturity date not to exceed 20 years, to establish the housing production revolving fund, ...
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2024-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 23]
To House Finance Committee
RIH8153Intro
25%
HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE LICENSING ACT - Establishes, encourages and supports the establishment of family councils in managed residential communities providing assisted living services.
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2024-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7561Engross
50%
EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM - Enables cities and towns to enact enabling legislation authorizing a partner program to assist students with an IEP for specially designed physical education classes.
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2024-04-16
To Senate Education Committee
RIH7613Engross
50%
EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS - Requires RIDE to develop type 1 diabetes informational materials for the parents and guardians of students that will be posted publicly on RIDE's website.
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2024-04-16
To Senate Education Committee
RIH7725Engross
50%
EDUCATION -- CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS - Allows emergency preliminary certificates for teaching to be issued for up to a total of five (5) years.
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2024-04-16
To Senate Education Committee
RIH7780Engross
50%
EDUCATION -- EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TO VERY YOUNG CHILDREN - Removes private schools from the provisions of the general laws relating to educational services to very young children.
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2024-04-16
To Senate Education Committee
RIH8178Intro
25%
LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION - Redefines the groups included in "minority community-based organizations" for purposes of them making recommendations for appointments to state boards, commissions, public author...
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2024-04-12
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH7082Intro
25%
INSURANCE -- NONPROFIT DENTAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS -- THE RHODE ISLAND FAIR SHARE FOR DENTAL CARE ACT - Requires carriers offering dental benefit plans to annually submit information which includes the current and projected medical loss ratio for cla...
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2024-04-11
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7102Intro
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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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2024-04-11
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7407Intro
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TAXATION -- ORGAN DONATION LEAVE TAX CREDIT - Provides tax credits to any private entity that gives paid time off to an employee who is an organ donor.
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2024-04-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH7433Intro
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INSURANCE -- MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT INSURANCE POLICIES - Amend the standards for issuing Medicare supplemental insurance policies.
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2024-04-11
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7717Intro
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INSURANCE -- HEALTH CARE ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE ACT - Requires healthcare plans in RI to notify providers of any proposed amendments to an agreement 60 days before the effective date and requires 60 days notice of any amendment to a manu...
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2024-04-11
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7920Intro
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TAXATION -- HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX CREDITS 2013 - Extends the historic tax credit to June 30, 2029.
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2024-04-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH8041Intro
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INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS - Includes any costs paid by an enrollee or on behalf of the enrollee by a third party when calculating an enrollee's overall contribution to any out-of-pocket maximum or cost sharing requirement under a health...
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2024-04-11
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8070Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PSYCHOLOGISTS - Includes licensed school psychologists under the provisions of the general laws governing the regulations of psychologists and expands the licensing of school psychologists for independent practice.
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2024-04-11
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8131Intro
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TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - Provides a tax exemption to residents of the Town of Bristol who are over the age of sixty-five (65) years and who have continuously owned and resided in their primary residence in the town for at least twen...
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2024-04-11
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH7258Intro
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AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- STATE FORESTS AND FORESTRY PROJECTS - Directs the general assembly to fund ten full time equivalent positions in FY 2025 to support DEM's efforts in the areas of forestry and forestry projects.
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2024-04-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH7774Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $78,000,000 To The Rhode Island Transit Authority (ripta) (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $78,000,000 To The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.)
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2024-04-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH8154Intro
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COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- FAMILY COURT - Permits the family court to disclose criminal records of juvenile offenders to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System for the purposes of background check conducted when an individual attemp...
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2024-04-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8157Intro
25%
MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGULATION OF RENTAL OF MOTORIZED BICYCLES, MOTOR SCOOTERS AND MOTORIZED TRICYCLES IN NEW SHOREHAM - Expands the authority of the town council to enact ordinances establishing procedures and standards related to the rental...
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2024-04-10
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH7934Intro
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Joint Resolution Supporting Continued Focus And Actions For Improved Coordination Between Agencies Responsible For Early Childhood And Early Learning Programs
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2024-04-09
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH8009Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- ORGAN-DONATION LEAVE ACT - Provides for paid leave for a state employee who donates an organ. The duration of the leave is dependent on the type of donation and notice should be provided to the employer at least thirt...
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2024-04-09
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8117Intro
25%
BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES - Creates a workload study for social caseworkers II in the division of developmental disabilities within the department of behavioral healthcar...
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2024-04-09
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7073Engross
50%
MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- RHODE ISLAND VETERANS' HOME - Changes the service requirement for admissions to RI Veterans' Home from 90 days to 2 years, and gives priority to veterans defined as war veterans.
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2024-04-05
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIH7215Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS - Mandates that food service establishments only provide single-use foodware accessories and standard condiments to a customer upon request.
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2024-04-04
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7515Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- MICROPLASTICS REDUCTION ACT - Prohibits a manufacturer from selling, offering for sale, or distributing into commerce any product containing synthetic polymer micro particles beginning January 1, 2028.
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2024-04-04
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7729Intro
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AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- AGRICULTURE FUNCTIONS OF DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT - Provides a definition for "agricultural land" and removes the definition of "farmer" within the chapter on agricultural functions of the department of envir...
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2024-04-04
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7290Intro
25%
EDUCATION -- COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE - Directs each local education agency adopt a program to monitor absenteeism data to identify students who are at risk for chronic absenteeism before it becomes a chronic situation.
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2024-04-03
To House Education Committee
RIH7471Engross
50%
MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES - Amends several provisions relative to motorcycles and motor scooter license and educational requirements including deleting the learners permit requirement for motorcycles.
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2024-04-03
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIH7459Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- ORGANIZATION OF STATE EMPLOYEES - Requires that if state employee unions are engaged in contract negotiations and/or utilizing the dispute resolution process, all terms and conditions in the collective bargaining agre...
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2024-04-03
To House Labor Committee
RIH7512Engross
50%
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
RIH7560Engross
50%
EDUCATION -- 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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2024-04-03
To Senate Education Committee
RIH8102Intro
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EDUCATION -- SCHOOL EMERGENCY DRILLS ACT - Makes revisions to the number, timing, and procedures to be followed when schools grades K through 12 implement fire drills, evacuation drills, and crisis response drills, designed to protect the health and ...
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2024-04-03
To House Education Committee
RIH8127Intro
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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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2024-04-03
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7714Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTORIZED BICYCLES - Requires helmets be worn by all riders, regardless of age, while operating or riding any electric bicycle or electric motorized bicycle.
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2024-04-02
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7809Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- VEGETATION PLANNING AND MAINTENANCE ACT - Establishes the Vegetation Planning and Management Act to provide guidelines for utilities to manage and maintain vegetation near power lines.
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2024-04-02
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7030Intro
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MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- RHODE ISLAND VETERANS' HOME - Reduces the assessment by the Rhode Island Veterans Home against a resident's net income from eighty percent (80%) to fifty percent (50%).
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2024-03-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH7127Intro
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PUBLIC FINANCE -- RHODE ISLAND RETIREMENT SAVINGS PROGRAM ACT - Establishes Rhode Island Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program to be administered by the general treasurer.
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2024-03-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH7787Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- RHODE ISLAND DATA TRANSPARENCY AND PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT - Creates the Rhode Island Data Transparency and Privacy Protect Act for data privacy protections for the personal data of the citizens of Rh...
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2024-03-28
To House Innovation, Internet, & Technology Committee
RIH8111PassHouse Resolution Congratulating And Honoring Kali Reis For Her Amazing Accomplishments As An Actress And Champion Boxer
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2024-03-28
House read and passed
RIH7172Intro
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES - Repeals the law that allowed employers to pay some of their minor employees and employees who are full time students and not attained the age of nineteen (19), less than minimum hourly wages, requiring the...
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2024-03-27
To House Labor Committee
RIH7355Intro
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EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION - Prohibits colleges and universities from withholding a student's transcript due to the student failing to pay any expenses owed to the college or university but permits the withholding of a student's ...
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2024-03-27
To House Education Committee
RIH7579Intro
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES - Increases the state minimum wage by $1.25 per year from 2026 through 2029 when it would reach twenty dollars ($20.00) per hour and then provides for subsequent annual adjustments based on the Consumer Pric...
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2024-03-27
To House Labor Committee
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