Rhode Island Senator Tiara Mack [D]

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RIS2086Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Prohibits healthcare entities from interfering with a patient's right to choose to obtain a clinician-administered drug from their provider or pharmacy of choice.
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2024-02-15
Placed on Senate Calendar (02/29/2024)
RIS2493PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming February 15, 2024 To Be "rhode Island First Connections Awareness Day"
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2024-02-15
Senate read and passed
RIS2494PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Katelyn Mccanna Vieira
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2024-02-15
Senate read and passed
RIS2492PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming February 15, 2024, As "the 1st Rhode Island Regiment/black Regiment Recognition Day" To Commemorate The Contributions Of Black Soldiers During The American Revolutionary War
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2024-02-15
Senate read and passed
RIS2265Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES - Provide that advertising goods that don't include a price referencing all mandatory fees and charges shall be a deceptive trade practice.
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2024-02-14
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIS2268Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- GROCERY STORES - Requires grocery stores to specifically limit the number of self-service checkout units to six (6
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2024-02-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2359Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS - Directs the executive office of health and human services to increase Medicaid rates for the Early Intervention and First Connections programs allow...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2355Intro
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TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX - Creates an additional Rhode Island personal income surtax of 3% on taxable income over $1,000,000, with the existing three-bracket personal income tax structure remaining in place.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2269Intro
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INSURANCE -- CASUALTY INSURANCE RATING - Prevents insurance companies from treating widowed persons differently than married persons when establishing or maintaining an insured's rate or classification respecting the operation of a personal motor veh...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2335Intro
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TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - Exempts urban and small farmers from sales taxes, real, tangible and personal property taxes and income taxes. It also defines urban and small farmers and urban farmland.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2354Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE MEDICAID REENTRY ACT - Requires that Medicaid enrollment be maintained or provided to all inmates in the first 30 days of incarceration at the adult correctional institutions within the department of corrections an...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2320Intro
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EDUCATION -- FEDERAL AID - Establishes new programs for free breakfast and lunch meals in all public schools.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2323Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $500,000 To The Rhode Island Black Business Association (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $500,000 To The Rhode Island Black Business Association.)
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2281Intro
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LIBRARIES -- STATE AID TO LIBRARIES -- FREEDOM TO READ - Encourages and protects the freedom of public libraries to acquire materials without limitations and prohibits materials being removed from public libraries due to partisan or doctrinal disappr...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2351Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $750,000 To Waterfire Providence (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $750,000 To Waterfire Providence.)
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2360Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE RHODE ISLAND FAMILY HOME-VISITING ACT - Makes the Medicaid rate increase permanent for the first connections family home-visiting program and requires additional information to be added to the annual family home-visiting repo...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2321Intro
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EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT - Establishes a new categorical funding category for civics education.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2275Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- INTEREST AND USURY - Allows Rhode Island to opt out of provisions of Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act of 1980 which allow financial institutions chartered in states other...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2334Intro
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EDUCATION -- POSTSECONDARY TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR SHORTAGE TEACHING FIELDS - Creates a postsecondary tuition assistance for shortage teaching fields.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2344Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM - Eliminates the sunset on the provision of finding for child care for eligible child care educators and child care staff.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2358Intro
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TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION - Increases the amount of exemption from sales tax for clothing including footwear from two hundred fifty dollars ($250
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2347Intro
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TAXATION -- TAX ON GAINS FROM THE SALE OR EXCHANGE OF REAL PROPERTY - Creates new tax on gains from sale or exchange of real property held for short periods of time, 6 years or less, establishes a comprehensive framework to calculate and implement en...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2349Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND HOUSING AND MORTGAGE FINANCE CORPORATION - Establishes a revolving fund to assist first-time home buyers and veterans to purchase a home in Rhode Island by issuing grants of up to forty thousand dollars ($...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2356Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN PROTECTION YOUTH EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ACT - Establishes the Rhode Island Climate Change and Ocean Protection Youth Education and Workforce Development Act.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2407Intro
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PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT - Permits those other residents of a residential dwelling unit to extend the term of the rental agreement for a period not to exceed three (3
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2024-02-12
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2395Intro
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INSURANCE -- PHARMACY FREEDOM OF CHOICE -- FAIR COMPETITION AND PRACTICES - Ensures that independent pharmacies are protected from pharmacy benefit discrimination toward non-affiliated pharmacies and helps protect consumers' ability to choose local, ...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2397Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Provides the state would cover dialysis for the treatment of end stage renal disease ("ESRD"
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2024-02-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2468Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE - Requires the department of administration to provide a list of certified minority and women-owned business enterprises to each prospective contractor of a construction project.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2368Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY ACT - Repeals the exemption granted to pari mutual facilities and casinos from the smoke free workplace requirement contained in the Public Health and Workplace Safety Act.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2466Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY -- MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE - Increases the minimum required awarded to minority business enterprises to 20% and of that, require a minimum of 10% be awarded to minority owned businesses and that a minimum of 10% be awarded to wom...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2471Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT - Increases the minimum wage amount for any person committed to the adult correctional institution from three dollars to five dollars a day for every day the person shall labor.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2396Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Mandates insurance policies, provides coverage to diagnose & treat infertility for women between 25 & 42 years, including pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD
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2024-02-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2441Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- COMMERCIAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY - Under certain circumstances, provides immunity from arrest and prosecution for prostitution, procurement of sexual conduct for a fee, loitering for prostitution and soliciting from motor vehicles for ...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2301Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- FORCE-FED POULTRY PRODUCTS - Prohibits force-feeding to create a force-fed poultry product nor hire another to engage in force feeding of a poultry product. Violations would be subject to a civil penalty of $500.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2439Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- SENTENCE AND EXECUTION - Requires the courts to consider the parental status of the defendant at the time of sentencing and allows the defendant to present a family impact statement, including testimony, videos and documents rel...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2454Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS - Permits those persons with felony convictions to have up to six misdemeanor offenses expunged from their criminal record.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2287Intro
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EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION - Requires the student advisory council to meet at least quarterly, provides the chairperson with equal voting powers as members on the council, and provides that a student under eighteen (18
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2024-02-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2462Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- SOLITARY CONFINEMENT REFORM ACT - Establishes the restrictive housing oversight committee ("committee"
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2429Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- OBSCENE AND OBJECTIONABLE PUBLICATIONS AND SHOWS - Establishes, as an affirmative defense to the crimes of circulating obscene publications or shows and selling or exhibiting obscene publications to minors, the person's employmen...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2377Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE LICENSING ACT - Establishes, encourages and supports the establishment of family councils in managed residential communities providing assisted living services.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2413Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BED BUGS IN RESIDENTIAL PREMISES ACT - Spells out the responsibilities of both the landlord and tenant with respect to the inspection and treatment of bed bugs in residential premises.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2289Intro
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EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION - Prohibits colleges and universities from withholding a student's transcript due to the student failing to pay any expenses owed to the college or university but permits the withholding of a student's ...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2425Intro
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ELECTIONS -- PRIMARIES FOR ELECTION OF DELEGATES TO NATIONAL CONVENTIONS AND FOR PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE - Spells out rules and regulations for the presidential preference primary elections, and would also provide rules for ranked choice voting tabul...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2288Intro
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EDUCATION -- CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS - Requires all educator preparation programs to include lessons on cultural competency and how teachers shall meet the instructional needs of multilingual learners.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2387Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Imposes requirements on a managed care organization (MCO
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2024-02-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2379Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LACTATION CONSULTANT PRACTICE ACT OF 2014 - Specifies the requirements and procedures for licensing lactation consultants as well as the renewal, expiration, termination, refusal, revocation and suspension of licenses.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2467Intro
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- RHODE ISLAND PARENTAL AND FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT - Increases the amount of parental or family leave available to an employee from thirteen (13
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2024-02-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2411Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT - Removes the municipal preemption on prohibiting the offering of residential units for tourist or transient use through a hosting platform.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2438Intro
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PROPERTY - Limits the use of certain criminal records and credit history reports in denying housing to prospective applicants, and provides for fines for failure to comply, and requires notices of denials to be sent to the prospective tenants.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2363Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation To Provide State Aid In An Amount Necessary To Carry Out The Requirements Of Rhode Island General Laws § 45-13-5.1 (this Resolution Would Authorize An Appropriation In An Amount Necessary To Carry Out The Req...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Finance Committee
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