Rhode Island Senator Thomas Paolino [R]

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RIS0384IntroProvides an honorary name to a portion of highway on Chopmist Hill Road from Route 44 in Chepachet to Route 6 in Scituate, now known a Hartford Pike, as the Gold Star Family Highway.
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2019-06-25
House passed as amended in concurrence
RIS0563IntroRequires that retirement contributions be deposited or remitted to the retirement system within three (3) days.
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2019-06-25
Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/27/2019)
RIS0867IntroEstablishes a procedure for the certification of provisional educators.
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2019-06-25
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0938IntroRequires the board of education to conduct a comprehensive study of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act and report yearly to the governor, the senate and the house of representatives.
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2019-06-25
Committee recommends passage
RIS0897IntroEffectuates the consolidation of the Albion and Saylesville Fire Districts into a newly created Lincoln Fire District.
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2019-06-24
House passed Sub A in concurrence
RIS0952EngrossRepeals the existing provisions of the Corporate Charter and replaces them in their entirety.
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2019-06-24
Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/26/2019)
RIS0143IntroProvides for physician/patient discussion regarding addiction and alternate treatment prior to initial and third opioid prescription.
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2019-06-21
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0112IntroMandates that a program of financial literacy be taught to all students in the public high schools throughout the state of Rhode Island.
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2019-06-19
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0899EnrollRequires that the purchasing board meeting agenda in the town of North Providence be sent to board members at least five (5) days before the meeting.
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2019-06-19
Transmitted to Governor
RIS0864IntroDirect the council on elementary and secondary education to provide professional support and assistance to LEAs regarding effective ways to use data such as the LEA’s budget and demographics, school culture, and assessments to improve student perfo...
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2019-06-14
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0059EngrossJoint Resolution Respectfully Urging The Department Of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities And Hospitals And The Executive Office Of Health And Human Services To Increase Certain Direct Worker Wages
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2019-06-13
To House Finance Committee
RIS0969PassSenate Resolution Congratulating The Burrillville Police Department On The Creation And Success Of The "burrillville Addiction Assistance Program (baap)"
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2019-06-13
Senate read and passed
RIS0963PassSenate Resolution Congratulating And Thanking The Burrillville Police Department For Its Efforts To Promote School Safety
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2019-06-12
Senate read and passed
RIS0069IntroRequires the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals to make or cause to be made annual unannounced inspections and investigations of community residences.
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2019-06-07
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0044IntroRedefines extraordinary costs associated with the education of special education students to be costs that are above the core foundation amount.
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2019-06-05
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0222PassRatifies the Home Rule Charter amendments adopted and approved by the electors of North Smithfield on November 6, 2018.
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2019-05-30
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0924PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Julia Degiovanni On Attaining Her Bachelor’s Degree From The University Of Rhode Island
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2019-05-30
Senate read and passed
RIS0822IntroRemoves the prohibition on state appropriations to the municipal infrastructure grant program, and authorizes the state planning council to evaluate, approve and issue such grants, subject to the appropriations provided to the program.
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2019-05-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0901IntroAuthorizes the Exeter town sergeant or designees to conduct division of motor vehicles vehicle identifying number and odometer inspections.
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2019-05-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0876PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Colonel Daniel J. Barzykowski On Being Named The Police Chief Of The Central Falls Police Department
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2019-05-15
Senate read and passed
RIS0860PassSenate Resolution Celebrating The Week Of May 5th Through 11th , 2019, As "national Small Business Week" And Proclaiming The Week Of May 6th Through May 10th, 2019, To Be "rhode Island Small Business Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2019-05-08
Senate read and passed
RIS0193IntroRefunds the minimum tax paid by corporations with annual gross income of less than four hundred dollars ($400); but caps the amount refunded at four hundred dollars ($400).
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2019-05-07
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0854PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming May 4, 2019, To Be "green Up Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2019-05-02
Senate read and passed
RIS0040EngrossRequires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.
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2019-05-01
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0382IntroIncreases the annual flat fee given to Lincoln and Tiverton by their respective sports wagering facilities to two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000).
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2019-05-01
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0346EngrossCreates joint committee to compile suggestions for repeal of statutes, regulations, and executive orders.
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2019-04-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0216IntroAllows for a nurse to delegate tasks to certified nursing assistants and authorizes the department of health to promulgate regulations that delineate delegable tasks.
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2019-04-25
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0551IntroProvides for the authorized taking of mushrooms from public lands.
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2019-04-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0553IntroAdds pickles and relish to those foods which are permitted to be manufactured and sold as a farm home food product.
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2019-04-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0806PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming The Month Of April, 2019, To Be "national Arab American Heritage Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2019-04-24
Senate read and passed
RIS0058EngrossRequires 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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2019-04-10
To House Finance Committee
RIS0091IntroEstablishes office of inspector general which would be charged with preventing fraud and mismanagement of public funds, regardless of their source and would oversee all state programs and operations.
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2019-04-10
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS0176IntroEstablishes the office of inspector general as an independent administrative agency charged with the responsibility to investigate, detect, and prevent fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in the expenditure of public funds.
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2019-04-10
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS0797PassSenate Resolution Congratulating The Eleanor Slater Hospital/zambarano Unit On The Recognition Of Zambarano Day On April 10, 2019
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2019-04-10
Senate read and passed
RIS0093IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State Of Rhode Island (sessions Of General Assembly) (proposes A Constitutional Amendment Which, If Approved By The Voters, Chang...
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2019-04-09
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS0601IntroExtends the “lookback” period for third and subsequent offenses involving driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs under § 31-27-2 and for failure or refusal to submit to chemical tests under § 31-27-2.1 from five (5) years to ten (10) y...
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2019-04-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0700IntroIncreases the penalty for anyone found guilty of reckless driving while eluding police to a felony punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and subject to a loss of license from 1 to 2 years and a possible forfeiture of their motor vehicle.
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2019-04-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0693IntroIncreases penalties for a variety of motor vehicle offenses.
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2019-04-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0481IntroBans persons convicted of animal cruelty from possessing companion animals.
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2019-04-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0015IntroRequires public schools, including charter schools, begin the school year on the day after Labor Day commencing in the school year 2020-2021.
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2019-04-03
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0597IntroAmends the definition of firearms to include taser. Permits any person over the age of eighteen (18) to possess a stun gun. Enacts the review and appeal process of applying for a license to carry with the licensing authority or attorney general.
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2019-04-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0347IntroAmends § 5-22-12, thereby removing the authority of the city or town council, bureau of licenses or board of police commissioners to revoke any license issued for amusements, performances and/or movies on Sunday.
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2019-04-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0306IntroAuthorizes a licensed pharmacist, who successfully completes a course on tobacco cessation therapy, to prescribe and dispense tobacco cessation drug products to a qualified patient pursuant to rules adopted by the board of pharmacy.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0582IntroAuthorizes pharmacies to dispense prescriptions of less than a thirty (30) day supply for the purpose of synchronizing a patient's medications.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0736PassSenate Resolution Extending Sincere Condolences On The Passing Ryan J. Ferris
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2019-03-28
Senate read and passed
RIS0241IntroIncreases the hourly minimum wage in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for the Northeast Region for the four (4) previous fiscal years, effective January 1, 2021.
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2019-03-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0501IntroAllows voters to file state form designating party affiliation rather than in person and change affiliation within 30 days prior to primary election with local canvassing board.
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0486IntroRequire that a person mailing a mail ballot be either the spouse, guardian or relative by blood or marriage of the person voting by mail ballot.
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0489IntroRequires funeral directors/agents to notify secretary of state and the chairperson of the board of canvassers upon filing death certificate for the purpose of removal from the roles of registered voters.
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0403IntroRequires elementary schools to provide instruction in cursive penmanship.
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2019-03-20
To Senate Education Committee
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