Rhode Island Senator Susan Sosnowski [D]

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RIS0442PassProvides that three (3)-wheeled motorcycles be included under the licensing requirements of the department of motor vehicles. Effective March 1, 2022.
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2021-07-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0996PassIncludes in the definition of unprofessional conduct performing a pelvic examination without consent of an anesthetized or unconscious female patient.
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2021-07-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0259PassAdds airspace to the land the DOT can acquire that is necessary for a suitable airport or to preserve, maintain, or restore approach. Additionally this act would add the term “Approach, approach zone, approaches” to section 1-2-3.1.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0339PassEstablishes minimum energy and water efficiency standards for appliances and specified equipment purchased or installed after January 1, 2023.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0357PassAmends the compliance standards for heating oil biobased products providing minimum standards for the percentage of biobased product that certain types of heating oil must contain.
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2021-07-12
Signed by Governor
RIS0058PassJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $500,000 In Restricted Receipt Funding In The Appropriation Of Funds For Fiscal Year 2022 To The Department Of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities And Hospitals (imposes A Two Hundred Fifty Do...
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0022PassAmends the maximum allowable capacity for net metering systems in the Block Island Utility District and Pascoag Utility District.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0635PassProhibits school committees from entering into a school bus service contract unless the contract provides for payments to school bus drivers, monitors and aids for one hundred and eighty (180) days or the length of the contracted for school year.
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0796PassAmends definition of dating violence to include abusive, coercive behaviors used to exert control and power and provides that abuse may be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, financial, or psychological and includes threats, isolation, and intimidat...
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2021-07-09
Signed by Governor
RIS0038PassProhibits the release of balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gas.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0297PassRelieves regulatory burden by authorizing submission of certified payroll using federal forms for all public works.
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2021-07-08
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0634PassRequires the energy efficiency and resources management council to run a triennial competitive bid process to select an entity to propose and administer system reliability and energy efficiency and conservation procurement until March 1, 2036.
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2021-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0076PassRequires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 and all subsequent graduating classes thereafter, all high school students attending public schools shall fulfill at least one-half credit or course requirement in civics education.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0263PassRaises the legal age for individuals to be sold or delivered certain tobacco products, including electronic nicotine-delivery systems products from eighteen (18) years of age to twenty-one (21) years of age.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0684PassPenalty of $10,000 for violating Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
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2021-07-07
Signed by Governor
RIS0016PassCreates pilot program to establish harm reduction centers where use of pre-obtained controlled substances may occur under supervision of health care professionals.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0206PassPermits the dockside sale of allowable live lobsters, crabs and live whelk upon issuance of a direct sale dealer license by the department of environmental management to a commercial fishing license holder.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0497PassPharmacists may discuss reimbursement criteria with individuals presenting prescriptions.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0688PassIncreases temporary caregiver benefits to six (6) weeks in a benefit year starting January 1, 2022 and would increase temporary caregiver benefits to eight (8) weeks in a benefit year beginning January 1, 2023.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0903PassProvides for minimum qualifications for court constable to include education, military, or law enforcement experience and drug and psychological screening.
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2021-07-06
Signed by Governor
RIS0172PassCreates a voluntary mechanism for municipalities to use to dedicate a park, conservation or other land they own as public trust land in perpetuity to protect and preserve its future use.
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2021-07-03
Signed by Governor
RIS0489PassEstablishes a process for the donation of unused medications for use by nonprofit, state and local facilities by owners of animals.
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2021-07-03
Signed by Governor
RIS0877PassProhibits insurance carriers from charging out-of-pocket expenses to the insured for expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic and mandates that all COVID-19 testing or vaccination is free.
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2021-07-03
Signed by Governor
RIS0412PassRequires the department of children, youth and families to report all suspected cases of child sexual abuse to the children's advocacy center.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0745PassCreates Certificate PC for public institutions of higher learning to employ CB journey person electricians for minor electrical work on their premises.
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2021-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS0268PassAmends the registration and licensure requirements of roofing contractors.
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2021-07-01
Signed by Governor
RIS0407PassAmends the lien and notice procedures for facility operators of dry dock facilities.
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2021-07-01
Signed by Governor
RIS0717PassAuthorizes higher education institution department to enter into an agreement with any city/town to provide police assistance in non emergency situations.
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2021-07-01
Signed by Governor
RIS0094Engross

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Requires conservation and preservation restrictions to be liberally interpreted in favor of the grants awarded.
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2021-06-30
Senate read and passed
RIS0378Engross

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Increases the reimbursement rates to be paid by the department of human services and the department for children, youth, and families, for licensed child care centers and family child care homes.
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2021-06-30
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0371Engross

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Creates a five (5) year pilot program entitled, pay for success, an intervention program that would assist homeless individuals with the goal towards improving financial and social outcomes.
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2021-06-29
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0646Engross

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Requires coverage for treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, including, but not limited to, the use of intravenous immunoglobin therap...
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2021-06-29
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
RIS0832Intro

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Requires cities and towns to assess renewable energy resources to be taxed as tangible property and the real property on which it is located shall not be reclassified, revalued or reassessed.
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2021-06-29
Senate passed as amended (floor amendment)
RIS0973Engross

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Establishes a dockside program to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to ensure that surf clams and/or other marine shellfish acquired in federal waters are done so in a sanitary fashion and in accordance with national standards.
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2021-06-29
Senate read and passed
RIS0978PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Dr. David Dooley On His Retirement As The President Of The University Of Rhode Island
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2021-06-29
Senate read and passed
RIS0003PassProhibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member.
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2021-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS0105Engross

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Requires the department of environmental management to create environmental justice areas.
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2021-06-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS0568Engross

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Establishes Cannabis Control Commission to regulate all aspects of cannabis production and distribution.
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0874Engross

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Requires all contractors and subcontractors who perform construction, alteration, demolition, installation, repair or maintenance work, pursuant to public works contracts, to comply with industry standards for infrastructure corrosion prevention.
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2021-06-24
Senate read and passed
RIS0955Intro

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Authorizes and regulate peer-to-peer car sharing programs whereby existing car owners make their motor vehicles available for other individuals to use under a peer-to-peer program.
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2021-06-24
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0264PassRequires employees of regulated financial institutions to report suspected financial exploitation of elder adults to the office of healthy aging and provide authority to the regulated financial institution to place a temporary hold on transactions.
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2021-06-23
Signed by Governor
RIS0834PassEliminates the marital sexual assault exception when a victim is incapacitated, disabled, or helpless.
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2021-06-23
Signed by Governor
RIS0935PassAllows Kimberley Gaffett to join Abigail Hopkins Stamler and Christopher George Fitzgerald in marriage on or about June 29, 2021, within the Town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island.
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2021-06-23
Signed by Governor
RIS0970PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Rhode Island Department Of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit On Her New Position With The United States Department Of Commerce And Thanking Her For Her Service And Many Accomplishments At Dem On Behalf Of T...
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2021-06-22
Senate read and passed
RIS0107Engross

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Requires 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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2021-06-16
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS0116Engross

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Provides a procedure for homeowners to submit to a municipal zoning board of review or municipal official or agency for a review to determine whether or not a proposed use under this chapter requires a special use permit.
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2021-06-16
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIS0209Engross

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Updates Access to Advanced Placement Courses for All Students Act.
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2021-06-16
To House Finance Committee
RIS0295Engross

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Removes the prohibition on state appropriations to the municipal infrastructure grant program, and authorize the RI infrastructure bank to evaluate, approve and issue such grants, subject to the appropriations provided to the program.
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2021-06-16
To House Finance Committee
RIS0670Engross

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Changes 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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2021-06-16
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0067PassDesignate "Northern Star Coral" as the official state coral.
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2021-06-11
Signed by Governor
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