Rhode Island Senator Valarie Lawson [D]

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RIS2021PassLABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES - Allows individuals employed in domestic service or in or about a private home to be included as an employee, for purposes of minimum wages law.
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2024-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIS2639PassTAXATION -- COLLECTION OF TAXES GENERALLY - Allows municipalities that issue tax bills via mail to develop programs to provide adequate notice through other digital means.
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2024-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIS2902PassPUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- CONTRACTORS BONDS - Provides that upon application, and good cause, the state may waive the bonding requirement for certified minority business enterprises or women owned businesses.
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2024-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIS2015Engross
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BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS - Mandates, as of 1/1/26, all recovery housing facilities register with department of behavioral healthca...
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2024-06-21
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2042Engross
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EDUCATION -- TRANSPARENCY IN ARTS EDUCATION ACCESS AND PROFICIENCY ACT - Establishes the Transparency in Arts Education Access and Proficiency Act to promote arts education.
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2024-06-21
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2609Engross
50%
HEALTH AND SAFETY -- DENSE BREAST NOTIFICATION AND EDUCATION - Amends the notice requirement to patients to follow the mandated FDA national reporting standards following a mammogram.
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2024-06-21
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2621Engross
50%
HEALTH AND SAFETY -- NURSING HOME WORKFORCE STANDARDS BOARD ACT - Creates the nursing home workforce standards board act to establish and enforce industry-wide quality of care standards in nursing homes.
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2024-06-21
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2565Enroll
75%
EDUCATION -- FOUNDATION LEVEL SCHOOL SUPPORT - Provides the state's share of the basic program and approved expenditures would be paid to the city of East Providence in twelve (12) monthly installments.
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2024-06-21
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2671Enroll
75%
COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS -- ARBITRATION - Spells out additional notice provisions, fees and costs of the arbitration process, from initiation to default provisions and potential court sanctions for breach of the a...
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2024-06-21
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2508Enroll
75%
STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND COMMERCE CORPORATION -- RHODE ISLAND -- IRELAND TRADE COMMISSION - Establishes trade commission to advance economic interests of Rhode Island and Ireland.
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2024-06-21
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2767Engross
50%
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION - Allows victims of sexual assault to submit a medical forensic exam performed by a licensed health care provider in lieu of a police report in order to establish eligibility for funds under the St...
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2024-06-21
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2072Engross
50%
HEALTH AND SAFETY -- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - Designates, for fiscal year 2025, the usage for certain funds within the immunization account.
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2024-06-20
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2083Enroll
75%
BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- NURSES - Amends the conditions upon which a nurse would be exempt from certain licensing requirements to include eligibility to practice, before taking and receiving results of the National Council Licensure Examination ...
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2024-06-20
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2121Engross
50%
LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE -- BENEFITS - Makes care recipients eligible for temporary caregiver benefits and increase the maximum temporary caregiver benefit weeks from six (6) to eight (8) weeks over of period of two...
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2024-06-20
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2152Engross
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- CONSUMER PFAS BAN ACT OF 2024 - Enacts the Comprehensive PFAS Ban Act of 2024, prohibiting the intentional addition of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances of PFAS in products offered for sale or manufactured in the stat...
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2024-06-20
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2181Enroll
75%
BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT - Repeals the July 1, 2025, sunset provision of the interstate medical licensure act.
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2024-06-20
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2184Engross
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- SOCIAL WORK LICENSURE COMPACT - Adopts model legislation facilitating the interstate practice of regulated social workers.
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2024-06-20
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2183Enroll
75%
BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- COUNSELING COMPACT - Adopts a counseling compact for the interstate practice of licensed professional counselors by providing for the mutual recognition of other member state licenses governed and administrated by commis...
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2024-06-20
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2142Engross
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EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION WORKFORCE DATA ACT - Codifies the previously funded Rhode Island early care and education workforce registry data system.
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2024-06-20
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2173Enroll
75%
BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY INTERSTATE COMPACT - Adopts the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Interstate Compact and would establish a joint public agency known as the Audiology and Speech-Language Path...
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2024-06-20
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2407Engross
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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) months after the death of the lessee.
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2024-06-20
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2440Intro
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INSURANCE -- MOTOR VEHICLE REPLACEMENT PARTS - Prohibits insurance companies from refusing to use after market parts that are greater than 48 months and less than 72 months from the date of manufacture, provided the repairer has written consent from ...
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2024-06-20
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2714Engross
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES - Requires all hospitals to screen uninsured patients for eligibility for public health programs and financial assistance under Medicare and Medicaid.
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2024-06-20
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2867Engross
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE LADDERS TO LICENSURE PROGRAM - Implements a grant program to fund public or private partnerships that provide opportunities for healthcare paraprofessionals to pursue higher education degrees and health professiona...
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2024-06-20
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2833Engross
50%
COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS -- DOMESTIC ASSAULT - Exempts out-of-state businesses and their employees performing services, during declared state or federal disasters or emergencies, from state or local business requirements, as well as state...
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2024-06-20
Transmitted to Governor
RIS2043PassSTATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- LONG-TERM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Adds climate change, sea-level rise and coastal resiliency to the analysis of data of the strategic plan for economic development policy. Adds director of DEM and executive director of ...
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2024-06-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2127PassALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- MANUFACTURING AND WHOLESALE LICENSES - 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 ...
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2024-06-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2220PassBUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- NURSES - Prohibits any agreement whereby an advanced practice registered nurse is restricted in the right to practice in a certain geographic area, assist or provide treatment or establish a professional relationship wit...
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2024-06-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2263PassHEALTH AND SAFETY -- ELECTRONIC MONITORING IN NURSING AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES - Allows electronic monitoring of residents or private living unit in nursing or assisted living facility with certain restrictions.
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2024-06-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2472PassLABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- WORKERS' COMPENSATION -- GENERAL PROVISIONS - Amends the current law on workers' compensation to require any person who is considered an independent contractor to file annually with the director of labor and training and ...
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2024-06-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2696PassHOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE -- DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE - Directs the governor to order the lowering of flags to half-mast on any state buildings to honor the passing of first responders annually on October 28.
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2024-06-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2698PassALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES - Adds the month of August to the dates a Class A retail alcoholic beverage establishment can offer unlimited free samples of wine, beer and distilled spirits products.
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2024-06-17
Signed by Governor
RIS3164PassSenate Resolution Honoring Senator Frank S. Lombardi, Esq. For His Service To The People Of The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-06-14
Senate read and passed
RIS2202PassCRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS - Requires safe storage of firearms/provides civil and criminal penalties for violations/adds rifles and shotguns to the types of firearms requiring a trigger lock to be included with purchase/requires firearms dealers po...
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2024-06-13
Signed by Governor
RIS2813Intro
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CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT - Makes numerous technical amendments to the statutes on taxes and corporations, associations and partnerships.
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2024-06-13
Senate passed as amended (floor amendment)
RIS3163PassSenate Resolution Honoring Senator Roger A. Picard For His Service To The People Of The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-06-13
Senate read and passed
RIS2090Engross
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- REAL ESTATE SALES DISCLOSURES - Requires radon testing within one year of any residential real estate transaction and the installation of a radon mitigation system if unsafe radon levels are present, at the seller's expe...
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2024-06-12
To House Corporations Committee
RIS2481PassMOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES - Requires the DMV to create a blue envelope program for drivers with autism.
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2024-06-12
Signed by Governor
RIS2516PassEDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS - Requires RIDE to develop type 1 diabetes informational materials for the parents and guardians of students that will be posted publicly on RIDE's website.
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2024-06-12
Signed by Governor
RIS2805PassINCORPORATING THE RHODE ISLAND COMMISSION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE - Reduces the number of commissioners on the board of commissioners to no less than fifteen and would add a d/b/a Serve RI designation after commissions name.
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2024-06-12
Signed by Governor
RIS2952Engross
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BUILDING DECARBONIZATION ACT OF 2024 - Establishes a program for the energy benchmarking of large buildings in Rhode Island and a standard for their energy performance.
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2024-06-12
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS3127Engross
50%
PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- MOTOR PASSENGER CARRIERS -- NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION - Establishes a safe and reasonable regulatory framework for companies and drivers providing non-emergency medical transportation services to a populati...
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2024-06-12
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS3162PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Elena Marie Ciccone
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2024-06-12
Senate read and passed
RIS2084Engross
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS IN CHILDREN RELIEF FUND - Establishes 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 insuran...
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2024-06-11
Senate read and passed
RIS2559Intro
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EDUCATION -- THE COLLEGE CRUSADE SCHOLARSHIP - Changes the name of The College Crusade Scholarship to the Onward We Learn Scholarship and provide that those scholarships would not be considered federal or financial aid with regard to the Promise Scho...
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2024-06-11
Senate passed as amended (floor amendment)
RIS2716Engross
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PRIMARY CARE TRAINING SITES PROGRAM - Establishes the primary care training sites program to provide training for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants within the DOH.
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2024-06-11
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2717Engross
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- STAY INVESTED IN RI WAVEMAKER FELLOWSHIPS - Adds a definition for "primary care" to the general law regarding the Stay Invested in RI Wavemaker Fellowships.
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2024-06-11
Senate passed Sub A
RIS2713Engross
50%
HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE - Provides that services provided by graduate student interns who work under a supervisory protocol would be eligible to be paid from Medicaid reimbursement.
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2024-06-11
Senate read and passed
RIS3145Intro
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COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- CAUSES OF ACTION - Clarifies the statute of limitations for all causes of action not otherwise time barred that seek damages arising out of or related to the design/construction/supervision/or insp...
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2024-06-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS3154PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Paul T. Deroche
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2024-06-11
Senate read and passed
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