Rhode Island Senator Susan Sosnowski [D]

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RIS2013PassProvides for a voluntary deduction from any refund from the Rhode Island personal income tax for a contribution to the substance use and mental health leadership council of RI.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2055PassDefines the term "adequate shelter" where dogs may be kept. It would limit the weight of any dog chain or tether to one-eighth (1/8) of the dogs total body weight. In addition it would limit the time dogs may be tethered outdoors.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2225PassProvides that the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals with the power and duty to certify a list of chemical dependency professionals for use by state agencies and for referral of individuals for treatment.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2341PassRemoves the requirement that a student with disabilities be a college student in order to be eligible to participate in the Mary Brennan fellowship fund program and also removes the requirement that the fellowship program take place in Providence.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2346PassHave each public institution of postsecondary education establish a plan for addressing the mental health needs of its students. Each institution shall develop policies aimed at identifying a student exhibiting suicidal behavior or tendencies.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2361PassProvides that jurisdiction of all use of agricultural and vegetable seeds is vested exclusively in the director of the department of environmental management.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2511PassEnsures compliance with the National Shellfish Sanitation Program.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2531PassProvides that any person, including, but not limited to, a minor who is pregnant, could give effective consent for medical, dental, health and hospital services relating to prenatal, delivery, and post-delivery care.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2529PassProvides full year insurance coverage for contraceptives and would provide coverage thereto. Section 9 of this act, pertaining to Medicaid, would take effect July 1, 2019. The remaining sections would take effect April 1, 2019.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2682PassProhibits encroachment upon open space land and allows the owner of open space land or holder of a conservation restriction to bring a civil action in superior court to remedy the encroachment of that land, and to recover damages.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2299PassProhibits the use of tanning facilities by persons less than eighteen (18) years of age.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2444PassIncludes coverage for residential property for vandalism and malicious mischief unless the property has been vacant for more than sixty (60) days.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2510PassAmends the definition of a kennel to exclude a residence where for a fee, a person provides sheltering, feeding and watering, of not more than 4 animals, not owned by the person.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2614PassRequires that a death certificate reflect the decedent’s gender identity, as reported by the next of kin.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2955PassAmends membership of Coastal Resources Management Council.
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2018-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS2358IntroAdds a definition for "fuel oil terminal" for the purposes of the Biodiesel heating oil act of 2013.
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2018-06-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2665IntroEstablishes a small business development fund to encourage formation of private capital investment by federally-licensed investment companies.
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2018-06-22
To House Finance Committee
RIS2015EngrossRequires the participation and input of the EOHHS, DHS, DCYF and BHDDH in medical assistance and public assistance caseload estimating conferences and the generation of monthly data to the members of the caseload estimating conference.
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2018-06-20
To House Finance Committee
RIS2400IntroAllows pregnant women with an annual family income above applicable Medicaid income limit to be eligible to purchase health insurance through one of the Medicaid managed care plans.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2859IntroRequires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for prescription drugs and use step therapy protocols.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2963PassSenate Resolution Supporting The Adoption Of A Strong Vehicle Anti-idling Policy In The State Of Rhode Island
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2018-06-19
Senate read and passed
RIS2976PassSenate Resolution Congratulating The Chariho Boys Baseball Team For Winning The 2018 Rhode Island Division Ii Baseball Championship
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2018-06-19
Senate read and passed
RIS2977PassSenate Resolution Congratulating The Chariho High School Boys Lacrosse Team On Winning The 2018 Division Iii Boys Lacrosse State Championship
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2018-06-19
Senate read and passed
RIS2809PassNames the welcome center at the University of Rhode Island "The Robert J. Higgins Welcome Center."
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2018-06-14
Signed by Governor
RIS2850PassTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Tuckertown Fire Department, Inc.
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2018-06-13
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2966PassSenate Resolution Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special Legislative Commission To Study The Rhode Island Water Resources Board And Water Supply (this Resolution Extends The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special Legislati...
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2018-06-12
Senate read and passed
RIS2077IntroProtects people with health insurance from surprise medical bills for emergency and other services by requiring a non-participating health care provider to bill an insured party only for a co-payment, or deductible.
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2018-06-08
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2381IntroIncreases the compensation of direct-care staff of nursing facilities as a result of the application of the inflation index.
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2018-06-07
Committee heard
RIS2350PassProhibits the advertising of unhealthy food and beverage products in schools that do not meet minimum federal and state governmental nutrition standards.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIS2335PassStreamlines the application and examination process as well as the educational and experience standards for applicants seeking registration as professional land surveyors.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIS2530IntroExpands the current law so that RI adult residents would be included in the department of health immunization registry presently maintained for children. Also provides that any person may opt-out of the registry by contacting the department.
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2018-06-01
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2163IntroProhibits the state from restricting persons from terminating pregnancy prior to fetal viability. Would repeal laws regulating abortion.
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2018-05-31
Committee heard
RIS2216IntroAllows for a credit equal to the amount contributed by a taxpayer for the taxable year to the Rhode Island Ocean State Fund, which is created in the general fund to accept monetary contributions for exclusively public purposes.
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2018-05-31
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2747IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island global warming solutions act to reduce carbon emissions across various sectors of the local economy.
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2018-05-30
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2373IntroJoint Resolution Appropriating Sufficient Sums To Pay One-half The Costs Of Teachers In Obtaining An International Dyslexia Association ("ida") Aligned Graduate Certificate In Dyslexia Knowledge And Practice
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2018-05-29
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2820IntroProvides for a stipend to be paid to certain retired state employees, municipal employees, and teachers or their beneficiaries during years when a cost of living adjustment is not scheduled.
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2018-05-29
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2067IntroAllows $15,000 modification of retirement income in "pensions" and "annuities" line of federal tax return.
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2018-05-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2119IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $300,000 To The Department Of Health For Evidenced-based After School Programming For Youth To Decrease Mental Health Concerns In Children And Teens Served Through The State's Health Equity Zones (authorize...
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2018-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2861IntroAllows the residents of New Shoreham who earn up to one hundred forty percent (140%) of area median income to qualify for affordable housing.
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2018-05-09
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2878PassSenate Resolution Celebrating The Week Of April 29 Through May 4, 2018, As “national Small Business Week” And Proclaiming The Week Of May 7 Through May 11, 2018 To Be “rhode Island Small Business Week” In The State Of Rhode Island
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2018-05-08
Senate read and passed
RIS2652EngrossExpands the definition of eligible net metering resources by including "eligible biomass fuels" as defined in § 39-26-2(6).
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2018-05-03
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2835PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming And Recognizing May 3, 2018, As "national Day Of Prayer" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2018-05-03
Senate read and passed
RIS2207IntroExempts the trade-in value of pickup trucks weighing fourteen thousand pounds (14,000 lbs.) or less from sales and use tax.
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2018-05-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2464IntroProvides certain restrictions on the sale of tobacco products, enhances the definition of "tobacco products", and raises the legal minimum age to purchase tobacco products and nicotine-delivery systems from 18 to 21 years of age.
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2018-05-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2394IntroRepeals the sales tax on pet care services.
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2018-05-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2794IntroRevises the hospital conversions act and would set additional guidelines for the department of health to consider when considering conversions of either for profit or nonprofit hospitals or their affiliates which is defined within this act.
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2018-05-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2465IntroIncreases penalties for driving offenses.
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2018-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2451IntroCreates a new criminal offense of driving under the influence resulting in non-serious bodily injury.
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2018-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2425IntroExtends the "lookback" period for third and subsequent offenses under § 31-27-2 ("Driving Under Influence of Liquor or Drugs") and § 31-27-2.1 ("Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test") from five (5) to ten (10) years.
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2018-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2565IntroRequires that the license plates of a vehicle be confiscated by a law enforcement officer if the owner was arrested for driving while their license was suspended, revoked or cancelled for refusing to submit to a chemical test.
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2018-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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