Rhode Island Senator Susan Sosnowski [D]

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RIS2208PassAuthorizes the town of Coventry to provide for the payment of sewer assessments in installments up to a thirty year period.
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2022-07-06
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2248PassCreates a special license plate for the not for profit Atlantic Shark Institute.
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2022-07-06
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2277PassProvides that the members of the board of the Block Island Utility Commission be reimbursed for the actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
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2022-07-06
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS3006PassExempts from taxation the real and tangible personal property of Manissean Tribal Council, a Rhode Island nonprofit corporation, located in the town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island.
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2022-07-06
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2531PassAllows feminine hygiene products to be donated by businesses to nonprofit charities.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2621PassChanges the affordable housing eligibility standards for households in New Shoreham with gross household income of less than one hundred and forty percent (140%) of area median income.
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2022-06-30
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS3042PassJoint Resolution Relating To Public Corporation Debt Management (this Joint Resolution Would Authorize Approval Of Financing In An Amount Not To Exceed Three Hundred Fifty-six Million Dollars ($356,000,000) For Construction Of A New Apartment Style R...
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIS2205PassProvides a statutory framework for the licensing and regulation of genetic counselors.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2294PassAmends dam safety standards to require the state building code standards committee to take into account climate change effect on inundation areas below dams classified as high, significant, or low hazard.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2295PassAuthorizes DEM to assess penalties for non-compliance with emergency plans for significant/ high hazard dams with DEM/EMA developing system to issue severe weather advisories/watches/warnings.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2432PassAmends how credit bureaus doing business in Rhode Island may disclose to inquiring users of credit reports by requiring that in addition to the social security number, the name matches the identity of the person who is the subject of the inquiry.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2583PassAmends the affordable clean energy security act and the long-term contracting standard for renewable energy.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2773PassEnables municipalities to create tourism improvement districts to increase economic activity in the tourism industry.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2755PassSEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Allows URI board of trustees to make small procurements up to $50,000 for construction/$10,000 for all other purchases with annual increases in the federal CPI.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2794PassAmends a number of provisions in the general laws relative to financial institutions by eliminating unnecessary requirements and/or clarifying language in order to reduce certain burdens on businesses operating in Rhode Island.
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2022-06-29
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
RIS2292PassGrants residential purchasers of solar energy systems consumer protections related to disclosure and cancellation.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2181PassRequires that any person operating or owning a dam with a storage capacity greater than one thousand four hundred (1,400) normal storage acre feet of water to obtain a permit from the director of the DEM to raise or lower the water level behind the d...
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2317PassRequires the RI department of human services to develop a plan to streamline the application, certification and recertification process for SNAP beneficiaries aged sixty years and over.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2298PassAuthorizes DOH to establish maximum contaminate levels of PFSA in drinking water and to set interim standards. Also requires DEM to set standards for PFSA in ground- and surface waters. Defines PFSA as hazardous substances.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2274PassIncreases the percentage of retail electricity sales from renewable energy sources.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2299PassRestricts the use of neonicotinoids which are a class of insecticides.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2446PassCreates the "Plastic Waste Reduction Act" designed to reduce the use of plastic bags by retail establishments by offering recyclable bag options and providing penalties for violations.
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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
RIS2747PassModifies appointment/removal process for URI board of trustees with all appointments by governor for 3 yr-terms with advice/consent of senate/URI president appoints faculty member/student to serve in non-voting/ex officio capacity.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2793PassSunsets the provision which allows first-time violators to avoid the fine by presenting proof of acquisition of a hands-free device prior to the imposition of the fine effective September 1, 2022.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS2897PassGrants the town of New Shoreham a one-year extension to complete the revaluation due in 2022. The revaluation would be based on valuations as of December 31, 2022.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIS3064PassSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Public Utilities Commission (puc) To Study And Identify Issues Related To Compensation Mechanisms For Electric Storage Resources, Ownership Of Storage Devices, And Capacity Connected To The Electric Distr...
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2022-06-23
Senate read and passed
RIS3063PassSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Public Utilities Commission To Undertake A Docket To Review, Analyze, And Provide A Report On Solar Energy Development In Rhode Island
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2022-06-23
Senate read and passed
RIS2884Engross
50%
Joint Resolution Relating To Human Services -- Medical Assistance (increases Managed Care Hospital Rates For Obstetrician Deliveries At One Hundred Ten Percent (110%) Of The Medicaid Fee For Service (ffs) Rate.)
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2022-06-22
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2444PassAuthorizes licensed veterinarians to control and prescribe chorionic gonadotropin strictly for veterinary use and when that use is approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
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2022-06-21
Signed by Governor
RIS2847Engross
50%
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
RIS2497PassProvides that trilobite be designated the state fossil.
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2022-06-17
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2228PassChanges the definition of "elder person" for purposes of exploitation of elders from a person sixty-five (65) years of age or older to a person sixty (60) years of age or older.
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2022-06-15
Signed by Governor
RIS2480PassProvides the standards for reviewing applications for plans or work for the extension of supply or distribution mains or pipes. It also adds an appeal of a denial by a public water supply facility pursuant to the administrative procedures act § 42-3...
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2022-06-15
Signed by Governor
RIS2188Engross
50%
Allows municipalities to establish a program providing property tax exemption to active duty individuals who volunteer services as a firefighter or emergency medical technician.
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2022-06-14
Senate read and passed
RIS2318Engross
50%
Includes seafood landed in Rhode Island among the items that purchasing agents for state institutions are directed to purchase at prevailing market prices if available.
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2022-06-14
Senate read and passed
RIS2518Engross
50%
Provides that original equipment manufacturers of agricultural equipment would provide independent service providers repair information and tools to maintain and repair electronics of the agricultural equipment.
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2022-06-14
Senate read and passed
RIS2603Engross
50%
Exempts from taxation the retail sale of breast pump products.
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2022-06-14
Senate read and passed
RIS2327Engross
50%
Requires every individual or group health insurance contract effective on or after January 1, 2023, to provide coverage to the insured and the insured's spouse and dependents for all FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices and other products.
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2022-06-08
To House Finance Committee
RIS2007PassAllows voting by mail without needing an excuse/improves voter roll cleanup/allows applying for mail ballots through online system/allows nursing home residents to receive mail ballot applications automatically/codifies mail ballot drop box requireme...
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2022-06-07
Signed by Governor
RIS2340Intro
25%
Prohibits single-family residential zoning in municipalities with populations of over twenty-thousand (20,000) and mandate that those municipalities adopt zoning regulations for middle housing in single-family residential zones.
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2022-05-31
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2549Intro
25%
Provide fors abortion coverage in the Medicaid program and repeals the abortion coverage exclusion for state employee insurance plans.
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2022-05-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2178Engross
50%
Requires the public utilities commission to establish a docket to review and analyze solar energy development in Rhode Island.
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2022-05-26
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS2397Engross
50%
Repeals the requirement that law enforcement officers issue only warnings of the risks to persons leaving a child under the age of seven (7) unattended in a motor vehicle.
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2022-05-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2477Engross
50%
Requires municipalities to cooperate and forge partnerships with water suppliers, within their jurisdiction, that assist or enable water suppliers to maintain, improve, backup and safeguard their water supply.
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2022-05-26
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIS2737Engross
50%
Amends the revenue decoupling reconciliation mechanism used by a gas distribution company for the purposes of revenue decoupling to not require that distribution be determined on a revenue-per-customer basis.
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2022-05-26
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2336PassAuthorizes the town of South Kingstown to enact a local ordinance which increases the number of alternates on their zoning board of review from two (2) to three (3).
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2022-05-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2951PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Mary Donnelly
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2022-05-24
Senate read and passed
RIS2217Engross
50%
Creates appointment of executive director of coastal resources management as an employee and respected staff of coastal resource management to coordinate with DEM and division leaders to plan management of coastal resources.
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2022-05-20
To House State Government & Elections Committee
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