Rhode Island Representative William O'Brien [D]

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RIH7045IntroProhibits mistreatment of animals by failing to provide adequate water, shelter or veterinary care.
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2018-06-20
Committee recommends passage of Sub B
RIH7230IntroAllows the division of motor vehicles to issue a courtesy registration plate for a vehicle more than twenty-five (25) years old.
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2018-06-20
Placed on House Calendar
RIH7224EngrossIncreases the penalties for a first offense of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death to a minimum five (5) years in incarceration, a minimum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and a minimum license revocation of five (5) years.
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2018-06-20
House read and passed
RIH7409IntroExcludes veterinary hospitals, residences used to care for no more than 4 animals as kennels. Exempts residential settings from obtaining kennel license.
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2018-06-20
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/21/2018)
RIH7578IntroEstablishes a web-based caregiver support information center and adds certain elder services to those which are subject to training and support from the elderly affairs department.
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2018-06-20
House passed Sub A
RIH7541IntroImplements several provisions of the federal sex offender registration and notification act, to include registration for a litany of federal or military offenses, and specifies what information can or cannot be shared on a public registry website.
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2018-06-20
Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/21/2018)
RIH7685EnrollCreates a process for the department of education relating to the collection and organization of information concerning the workload and scope of the duties and responsibilities performed by school social workers.
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2018-06-20
Senate passed in concurrence
RIH7894IntroEliminates the waiting period for the granting of a complaint/divorce/separation following the filing of the complaint would shorten the waiting period for the filing of a final judgment for divorce following the hearing at which the divorce is grant...
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2018-06-20
Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/21/2018)
RIH7987EngrossRequires the department of elementary and secondary education to incorporate substance abuse prevention and suicide prevention into the health education curriculum.
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2018-06-20
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
RIH8102IntroAuthorizes the advisory committee on historical cemeteries to revive the program for marking governors' graves.
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2018-06-20
House passed Sub A
RIH8232IntroRequires representatives of educational programs to notify their leadership of all reports of sexual abuse who shall notify the department of children, youth and families and the school superintendent.
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2018-06-20
Placed on House Calendar (06/20/2018)
RIH8257IntroProvides increased school housing aid for communities who utilize resident architectural firms for the architectural services included in a new school or school renovation project.
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2018-06-20
To House Finance Committee
RIH8289IntroEstablish a uniform election day for all local and special elections.
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2018-06-20
House passed Sub A
RIH8342IntroHave each public institution of postsecondary education establish a plan for addressing the mental health needs of its students. Each institution shall develop policies aimed at identifying a student exhibiting suicidal behavior or tendencies.
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2018-06-20
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7041EngrossRequires that effective January 1, 2019, all school buildings where students are in attendance would be required to have carbon monoxide detectors installed and maintained therein.
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2018-06-19
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
RIH7305IntroAdds alcohol and alcohol-related overdoses and possession or transportation of alcohol by an underage person, to the Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act.
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2018-06-19
House passed Sub A
RIH7377IntroRelieves municipal police and firefighter bargaining representatives from their obligation to represent employees in grievances/arbitrations if they were not members of the bargaining unit within the 90 days prior to the events that caused the grieva...
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2018-06-19
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
RIH7986EngrossRequires persons entrusted with an animal's care to report cruelty thereto.
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2018-06-19
House read and passed
RIH7563IntroCreates a system of consumer protection for regulation by DBR of noninsurance business entities using or disclosing personal identifiable financial information for insurance sales.
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2018-06-16
Placed on House Calendar (06/22/2018)
RIH7477EngrossRequires pet shops to only sell cats or dogs obtained from an animal shelter, dog pound or animal rescue.
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2018-06-14
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIH7593EngrossAllows the family court, after a fact-finding hearing establishing paternity, to terminate the parental rights of a person convicted of sexual assault which resulted in the birth of a child.
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2018-06-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7414EngrossRequires educational institutions using dogs or cats for medical research to make animals no longer useful for research available for adoption.
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2018-06-13
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIH7641IntroProhibits the sale of dogs under 8 weeks of age unless approval for sale in writing from a licensed Rhode Island veterinarian with violations subject to imprisonment not to exceed 12 months or $1,000, or both. Pounds and shelters are exempt.
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2018-06-13
Committee recommends passage as amended in concurrence
RIH8301PassHouse Resolution Congratulating Vincent D'adamo On Being Named Grand Marshal Of The 11th Annual North Providence Memorial Day Parade
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2018-06-07
House read and passed
RIH8240IntroRequires that students in the seventh grade receive education in Internet safety.
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2018-06-06
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8251IntroRequires police officers receive mental health training in compliance with commission certified standards for persons suffering from mental illness/substance use disorder/intellectual/developmental disabilities.
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2018-06-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8295IntroRedefines the term "covered services" as used to describe applicable subscriber agreements between a health care entity and a dentist, to exclude waiting period provisions.
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2018-06-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH7213IntroAdds tutoring to the list of occupations which may be performed at a state college or university by a retired public officer or employee without forfeiture or impairment of retirement benefits, subject to an annual limitation of $18,000.
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2018-06-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH7419PassProhibits the advertising of unhealthy food and beverage products in schools that do not meet minimum federal and state governmental nutrition standards.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIH7452PassProhibits the dissemination of any indecent image of another person without authorization for the purpose of harassing, intimidating, threatening another person.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIH7562PassProvides that the alternate window for documents filed with the secretary of state to take effect is increased from up to thirty (30) days to up to ninety (90) days.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIH8269PassHouse Resolution Honoring And Thanking Joanne Maceroni On The Occasion Of Her Retirement From The Narragansett Bay Commission
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2018-05-31
House read and passed
RIH7451IntroProvides that cell phone tracking notice and warrant requirements do not apply to location information obtained by court order intercepting wire/oral communications or pen registers/trap and trace devices.
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2018-05-29
Committee recommends passage
RIH7954IntroRestores the forty-seven percent (47%) distribution percentage with respect to hotel tax proceeds generated in the various regional districts and repeals the separate formula used for hosting platforms.
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2018-05-29
To House Finance Committee
RIH8234IntroCreates the "Travel Insurance Act" to establish a comprehensive and uniform regulatory framework to clarify current applicable law applicable to travel insurance policies.
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2018-05-29
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7196PassIncreases the amount of purchases the North Providence's purchasing agent may purchase an item, without bid, from $1,500 to $2,500.
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2018-05-18
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8211PassHouse Resolution Commemorating The 30th Anniversary Of The Tragic Events In Sumgayit
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2018-05-17
House read and passed
RIH7375PassHouse Resolution Amending The Membership And Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special Legislative Commission To Assess And Make Recommendations On The Educational Needs Of Children With Dyslexia And/or Reading Disabilities (increas...
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2018-05-16
House read and passed
RIH7430IntroEstablishes 100% tax credit for disabled/elderly drivers age 65 and older for vehicle modification costs/training fees incurred necessary to retain their license/registration per rules/regs of tax administrator eff. 1/2018.
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2018-05-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH7997PassTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Pride Electric Llc
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2018-05-16
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7107IntroJoint Resolution Appropriating Sufficient Sums To Pay One-half The Costs Of Teachers In Obtaining An International Dyslexia Association ("ida") Aligned Graduate Certificate In Dyslexia Knowledge And Practice
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7407IntroRequires charter schools to issue a detailed invoice to the public school districts for local aid.
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH8020IntroExpands the definition of eligible net metering resources by including "eligible biomass fuels" as defined in § 39-26-2(6).
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2018-05-15
Committee recommends passage
RIH7018IntroSubtracts from the federal adjusted gross income, income attributable to the recovery during the tax year of any amount deducted in any prior tax year for the purposes of the calculation of the state income tax.
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2018-05-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH7550IntroAllows for a credit equal to the amount contributed by a taxpayer for the taxable year to the Rhode Island Ocean State Fund, which is created in the general fund to accept monetary contributions for exclusively public purposes.
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2018-05-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH7890IntroAmends the definition of the term "commission" for purposes of the historic residence tax credit to mean the local historic district commission created by the city or town council, and not the state historical preservation and heritage commission.
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2018-05-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH7099IntroCreates a sales tax holiday for the days of August 11, 2018 and August 12, 2018 and no sales taxes would be collected on non-business sales of tangible personal property with certain exceptions.
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2018-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH7456IntroMakes changes in the definitions of what constitutes unlawful confinement of any sow during gestation, calf raised for veal or egg-laying hen kept on a farm, and would apply them throughout the chapter accordingly.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7401IntroDirects that services provided by school social workers and certified school psychologists be included as health care related services eligible for federal Medicaid reimbursement.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7670IntroProvides 6% base rate increase for Medicaid home care for skilled nursing/therapeutic/nurse assistants/homemakers; 40% increase for Medicaid home care/hospice providers with annual inflation increase effective July 1, 2019.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
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