Rhode Island Senator Valarie Lawson [D]

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RIS0104Intro
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Repeals health services council and expands the health services and amends several provisions relative to the review process of the hospital conversion act pertaining to maintenance of services and required disclosures.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0135Intro
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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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2023-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0129Intro
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Allows the division of motor vehicles to issue a state identification card to residents unable to establish lawful presence in the United States upon proof of residence in this state and a tax identification number.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0101Intro
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Extends authority of physical therapists to order x-rays until December 31, 2025.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0090Intro
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Requires cities and towns to implement affordable housing requirements upon all developers of tax stabilization applications for developments of more than five (5) housing units based upon median income as defined by HUD.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0108Intro
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Requires EOHHS working with the auditor general to develop a plan within two (2) years of the passage of this act to transition to a fee-for-service state-run Medicaid program.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0144Intro
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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 women owned businesses.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0139Intro
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Includes siblings/grandchildren/care recipient for temporary caregiver benefits of 12 weeks/Increases weekly dependent's allowances from $10 to $20 or 7% of benefit rate whichever is greater. Effective January 1, 2024.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0062Intro
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Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0061Intro
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Requires carbon-emissions-reduction goals be considered in energy plant siting proceedings.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0107Intro
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Mandates all insurance contracts/plans/policies provide coverage for the expense of diagnosing/treating infertility for women between the ages of 25 and 42 including preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in conjunction with in vitro fertilization (...
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2023-02-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0131Intro
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Provides for a prohibition on any new high-heat waste facility.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0070Intro
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Provides that scholarships received directly from the College Crusade Scholarship Program would not be considered financial aid pursuant to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarships.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0105Intro
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State websites to comply with WCAG 2.1 standards by July 1, 2028.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0096Intro
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Creates the “Embryo Safety and Storage Act of 2023" and requires the department of health to regulate and license embryo storage facilities.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0145Intro
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Increases the amount of parental or family leave available to an employee from thirteen (13) weeks to twenty-four (24) weeks in any two (2) calendar years.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0085Intro
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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Increases the maximum amount of days a retired teacher and athletic coach may substitute teach from 90 days to 120 days.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0072Intro
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Joint Resolution To Approve, Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Right To An Adequate Education (amends The Constitution To Guarantee Rhode Island Residents With Equal Opportunity To Receive An Educati...
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2023-02-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0137Intro
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Allows the presumption of in-the-line-of-duty illness unless contrary evidence is presented.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0071Intro
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Requires free breakfast and lunches to be provided for all elementary and secondary students attending public schools.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0064Intro
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Provides that the permanent foundation educational aid program would provide state funding for school-based mental health services pursuant to specified conditions.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0068Intro
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Requires free lunches to be provided for all elementary and secondary students attending public schools, to the extent state and federal funds are available.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0067Intro
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Adda to the determination of the need to support high-need students a separate and independent qualifying factor of whether the student is an English language learner as defined by the department of education's regulations.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0069Intro
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Provides local education agencies (LEAs) hiring site-based specialists for reading and math to receive state reimbursement based on enrollment and specific guidelines.
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2023-02-01
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0035Intro
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Allows individuals, who have not reached the age of eighteen (18) years, to vote in a primary election, as long as the voter will be eighteen (18), as of the date of the general or special election.
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2023-01-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0024Intro
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Removes the sunset provision of all statutory law requiring coverage for the treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.
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2023-01-18
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0039Intro
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Allows manufacturer-wineries to sell up to three (3) drinks of wine for on-site consumption or three (3) bottles of wine for off-site consumption or three (3) bottles of wine for off-site consumption.
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2023-01-18
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0027Intro
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Requires coverage for residential/inpatient mental health services for detox/stabilization/substance abuse disorders without preauthorization or be subject to concurrent review during the first 28 days.
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2023-01-18
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0038Intro
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Authorizes the city of East Providence to grant a retailer's Class B license to property located at 136 Taunton Avenue, Map 106, Block 6, Parcel 15 of the applicable city of East Providence tax assessment map.
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2023-01-18
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0032Intro
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Provides for abortion coverage in the Medicaid program and repeals the abortion coverage exclusion for state employee insurance plans.
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2023-01-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0013Intro
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Allows schools to maintain on-site an undesignated supply of glucagon for emergency purposes. Provides for training of all school employees in the basics of diabetes care and allows for further training of delegated care aides for students with diabe...
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2023-01-18
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0007PassSenate Resolution Congratulating And Thanking Deborah L. Perry For Twenty-four Years Of Leadership And Dedicated Service To Ywca Rhode Island And The People Of The State Of Rhode Island
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2023-01-17
Senate read and passed
RIS0008PassSenate Resolution Commemorating The Celebration Of The Birth Of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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2023-01-17
Senate read and passed
RIS0004PassSenate Resolution Congratulating And Honoring Frank Carpano On His Induction Into The Rhode Island Radio And Television Hall Of Fame
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2023-01-10
Senate read and passed
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