Rhode Island Senator Thomas Paolino [R]

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RIS2920PassExtends the deadline for the merger of the Albion and Saylesville Fire Districts into the New Lincoln Fire District until December 31, 2021.
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2020-07-25
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2332PassAmends the North Providence legislative town charter to gradually increase the mayor's compensation from ($75,000.00) to ($85,000.00) for FY 2020, to ($95,000.00) for FY 2021, to ($105,000.00) beginning on FY 2022 and each year thereafter.
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2020-06-27
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2879PassSenate Resolution Commemorating "medal Of Honor Day" In Rhode Island On March 25, 2020
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2020-06-18
Senate read and passed
RIS2881PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming April, 2020, To Be "financial Literacy Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2020-06-18
Senate read and passed
RIS2884PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Christopher Young
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2020-06-18
Senate read and passed
RIS2887PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Richard D. Fossa
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2020-06-18
Senate read and passed
RIS2779IntroRequires development of benchmarks specific to each LEA and incentive fund structure for state share of LEA's non-core costs.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2785IntroProhibits total education paid to any local education agency from being reduced by more than one percent of the municipal education appropriation in the previous year.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2781IntroRequires that 80% of all teachers, in the next three (3) years, be trained in the basic emergency and response skills curriculum ("BEARS"), specifically, in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Heimlich maneuver, and bleeding control.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2278IntroAllows business vehicles which are owned by an entity which a veteran owns, and registered and authorized to conduct business in the state of Rhode Island, to register such business vehicles with veteran plates.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2297IntroIncreases the hourly minimum wage to $11.10 on January 1, 2021, and commencing January 1, 2022, the hourly wage would increase in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for the Northeast Region for the four (4) previous fiscal years.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2406IntroSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Review Rhode Island's Minimum Wage (creates An 11 Member Commission Whose Purpose It Would Be To Study Rhode Island’s Minimum Wage, And Who Would Report Back To The Senate No ...
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2020-03-11
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2769PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Paula Marie Morrone
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2020-03-11
Senate read and passed
RIS2768PassSenate Resolution Expressing Sincere Condolences On The Passing Of Theodore A. Soly
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2020-03-10
Senate read and passed
RIS2417IntroElectronic Information or Data Privacy Act. Limits law enforcement access to electronic data and information.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2641IntroPhase-out the taxation of pensions and annuities over a five (5) year period beginning on January 1, 2021.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2667IntroRequires the city or town council or local licensing authority to provide notice to all licensed businesses within five hundred feet (500’) of the proposed location of the new business license to be heard
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2020-02-27
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2712IntroPermits certain volunteer firefighters to purchase motor vehicles by utilizing state purchasing provisions.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2633IntroRequires any food service establishment must contract with a licensed and registered pest control business with employees that are commercially certified or licensed pesticide applicators.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2662IntroAuthorizes 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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2020-02-27
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2126EngrossRequires that professionals authorized to prescribe opioid drugs discuss addiction risks and when appropriate alternative treatments with patients upon the second refill and/or upon the third prescription.
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2104IntroRequires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 all high school students attending public schools demonstrate proficiency in computer science.
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2020-02-26
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2284IntroExpands the definition of firearms to include taser. Permits any person over the age of eighteen (18) to possess a stun gun.
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2020-02-25
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIS2223IntroAuthorizes pharmacies to dispense prescriptions of less than a 30 day supply for the purpose of synchronizing a patient's medications.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2611IntroProhibits the general assembly and the governor from authorizing persons, not expressly empowered to perform solemnization of marriage, to perform marriages.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2518IntroExempts the trade-in value of pickup trucks under six thousand pounds (6,000 lbs.) gross weight, used exclusively for personal use, from sales tax.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2376IntroEstablishes a procedure for the certification of educators with specialty skills.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2409IntroEstablishes 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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2020-02-13
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS2427IntroRequires funeral directors/agents to notify secretary of state and the board of canvassers upon filing death certificate for the purpose of removal from the roles of registered voters.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2362IntroRemoves the prohibition on state appropriations to the municipal infrastructure grant program, and authorize the state planning council to evaluate, approve and issue such grants, subject to the appropriations provided to the program.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2410IntroJoint 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)
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2020-02-13
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS2384IntroAmend the definition of "individualized program plan" by adding the language requiring the evaluation be accomplished through an independent third party.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2418IntroProvides for a review and appeal process for individuals denied a permit or license to carry firearms by the licensing authority or attorney general, including a petition to the superior court for a trial de novo, and costs and attorneys' fees.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2435IntroRepeals the crime of testing of the speed of a horse on a public highway and its applicable fine.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2381IntroEstablishes student privacy in take-home technology.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2377IntroProvides increased school housing aid for communities that utilize resident architectural firms, for the architectural services included in a new school or school renovation project.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2434IntroAllows for the extension of child support obligations for non-custodial parents beyond emancipation if the children are attending a two or four year college and still live with the custodial parent until such children reach the age of twenty-one.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2378IntroAllows teachers in all grades to provide the opportunity for students to observe a brief moment of silence on every September 11.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2487IntroSenate Resolution Proclaiming The Month Of April, 2020, To Be "national Arab American Heritage Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2020-02-13
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2355IntroRequires that the governor submit a zero-based budget to the general assembly. The zero-based budget shall be phased in over a five (5) year period.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2461IntroRequires elementary schools to provide instruction in cursive penmanship.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2438IntroRequires that only the mail ballot voter, their spouse, court appointed guardian, cohabitant, or any person related by blood or marriage, be allowed to mail the voted mail ballot.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2408IntroIncreases 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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2020-02-13
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2380IntroDevelops statewide academic standards for the instruction of consumer education in public high schools by no later than December 31, 2020.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2030IntroEstablishes that manufacturers of devices capable of connecting to the Internet equip the devices with reasonable security features.
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2020-02-11
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2334PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Brian Gilmore On Being Selected As Rhode Island's 2020 "first Year Principal Of The Year"
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2020-02-11
Senate read and passed
RIS2328PassSenate Resolution Congratulating North Smithfield Police Chief Steven Reynolds On His Retirement After Nearly Forty-six Years Of Exemplary And Devoted Service To The Citizens Of Rhode Island And The Town Of North Smithfield
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2020-02-06
Senate read and passed
RIS2198IntroCreates an exemption for taxable retirement income from certain pension plans or annuities of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) beginning on or after January 1, 2021.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2178IntroEstablishes a procedure for the certification of educators with specialty skills.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2259IntroIncreases penalties for a variety of motor vehicle offenses.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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