Rhode Island Senator Valarie Lawson [D]

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RIS2519IntroMandates minimum staffing levels/standards for quality care for nursing homes with penalties for violations/grants for enhanced training/wages adjusted for inflation.
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2020-07-03
[Hearing: Jul 13]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2868EngrossExempts from taxation the real and tangible personal property of the Heritage Harbor Foundation located at 1445 Wampanoag Trail, Suites 103 and 201 within the city of East Providence.
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2020-07-02
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIS2869PassTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Acme Auto Leasing, Llc
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2020-06-27
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2858PassAllows the Honorable Frank S. Lombardi to join Brooke Fairbrothers and Kyle Peahl in marriage on or about October 17, 2020, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
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2020-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIS2883PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming May As "better Hearing And Speech Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2020-06-18
Senate read and passed
RIS2367IntroMandates rules and regulations of department of health for newborn test to include disorders and conditions in federal recommended uniform screening.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2784IntroUpdates Access to Advanced Placement Courses for All Students Act.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2810IntroRequires the personal care product industry to more fully disclose the ingredients they use and, where applicable, identify ingredients that have been published as a chemical of concern on one or more designated list included in the act.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2778IntroRequires the department of elementary and secondary education in collaboration with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation to make educational resources available regarding litter prevention and recycling awareness to elementary school studen...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2807IntroAllows retired municipal and state employees to reenter the system for up to twenty hours per week without interrupting their pension benefits.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2819IntroDefines the educational requirements necessary to qualify an individual as a social worker.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2183IntroProvides that feminine hygiene products be provided in all public schools.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2342IntroExpands the classes of licensed vehicles eligible to obtain courtesy veterans' plates.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS2401IntroPermits students in grades nine (9) through twelve (12) to possess/use over-the-counter medication and products without a doctor's or parent's note during school.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2628IntroEstablish the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2465IntroEstablishes Children's Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund to provide finance assistance to families for medical expenses not covered by state or federal programs or insurance contract.
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2020-03-10
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2300EngrossRequires children who seek a special limited work permit to successfully complete a worker rights' training program established and funded by the department of labor and training.
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2020-03-05
To House Labor Committee
RIS2726PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of William Stringfellow
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2020-03-05
Senate read and passed
RIS2762PassSenate Resolution Recognizing March 8, 2020, As "international Women’s Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2020-03-05
Senate read and passed
RIS2327EngrossAllows school committees to budget funds for field trips when creating a school budget.
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2020-03-04
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
RIS2733IntroProvides that scholarships received directly from the College Crusade Scholarship Program would not be considered financial aid pursuant to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarships and provides the program with access to certain student data.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2731IntroBans gender-based price discrimination on hygiene products by retail establishments with a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500) for a first violation and one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each subsequent violation.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2736IntroRestructures professional development investment fund to assume duties of dissemination of curriculum materials/frameworks/assessments/development plans with annual allocation of $200 per student.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2167IntroProvides that municipal insurance corporations would be subject to laws regulating insurance companies and would be regulated by the Rhode Island department of business regulation.
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2020-03-03
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2077IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution - Redistricting (this Proposed Constitution Amendment, If Adopted, Would Adopt A Constitutional Procedure For Redistricting.)
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2232IntroChanges the title of chapter 37.2 of title 5 and throughout, replacing "Oriental medicine" with "Chinese medicine" and allows certified individuals to practice acupuncture and Chinese medicine using Chinese medical diagnostic methods.
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2020-02-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS2271IntroProvides that fifty dollars ($50.00) of the filing fee paid to the HUD-approved agency for the mediation conference involving the mortgagee and mortgagor, shall be paid to the Rhode Island Legal Services.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2615PassSenate Resolution Extending Sincere Condolences On The Passing Of Eugenio Duarte
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2020-02-27
Senate read and passed
RIS2694IntroProhibit an employer from subjecting its employees or prospective employees to the implantation of an implantation device. It would create criminal penalties as well as civil damages, that may be assessed against violating employers.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2626IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The Rhode Island Department Of Education Develop A Set Of Key Environmental And Climate Principles And Concepts To Be Infused In All Subjects For K-12 Public School Students
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2020-02-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2708IntroIncreases taxable wage base for TDI/TCI contributions/coverage/maximum weeks for TC leave/provides fines/penalties for non-reinstatement of employee/creates tax credit for low wage employees.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2653IntroAdds medical directors or their designees to those individuals to whom disclosure of information contained in any prescription-drug-database is allowed.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Health and Human Services 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
RIS2705IntroEstablish the commuter transportation benefit act. Employers with five hundred (500) or more employees would provide a pre-tax transportation fringe benefit program or provide transportation to the employees.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2685IntroAllows state police to maintain registry of firearms sold, requires firearms dealer, person or other entity, to submit monthly reports to superintendent of state police, including manufacturer, importer, model, serial number, type of firearm and cali...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2683IntroAuthorizes the probate court to deny a parent of a child who dies intestate from inheriting a share of the decedent's estate if that parent did not contribute to the child's support.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2664IntroAuthorizes the department of transportation to impose a weight restriction or close any state, local or privately-owned bridge, in the interest of public safety.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2181IntroRequires that commencing with the graduating class of 2021 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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2020-02-26
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2127IntroAmends the definition of the practice of pharmacy to include the authority to prescribe drugs and devices. The act also provides the conditions for which a pharmacist may prescribe an indicated drug or device.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
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
RIS2491PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming The Week Of February 24 Through February 28, 2020, To Be "public Schools Week In Rhode Island"
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2020-02-25
Senate read and passed
RIS2493PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Raymond J. Spooner
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2020-02-25
Senate read and passed
RIS2610IntroCreates Consumer Protection in Eye Care Act which establishes standards for eye care.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2562IntroProtects hairstyle discrimination by expanding the definition of race to include traits historically associated with the race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2506IntroProvides for the creation of a database of instructional intervention strategies used by individual schools and local educational agencies.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Education Committee
RIS2533IntroRequires enclosure of fuel supply and fuel return lines.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2527IntroAllows the executive office of health and human services to use appropriated funds to support graduate medical education programs and research. At the same time implementing the appropriate payment mechanism in order to make the payments annually.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2578IntroRequires bidders for any school construction contract of $5,000,000 or more to have apprenticeship programs. Effective July 1, 2021.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS2571IntroEstablishes portability of unused estate tax credit of predeceasing spouse by surviving spouse for decedents dying after 12/31/19.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2592IntroProhibits the possession of firearms on school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons under contract to provide school security services, and unloaded firearms in locked containers or a locked rack on motor vehic...
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2020-02-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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