Rhode Island Representative William O'Brien [D]

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RIH7164PassSEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Extends the time period to for all teachers to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and practices of scientific reading and structured literary instruction from the 2023-2024 school...
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2022-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7985PassRequires that all entities receiving tax credits from the state pay their workers the prevailing wage or other payments pursuant to § 37-13. This act would also allow the revocation of the tax credits for violation of this act.
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2022-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8160PassAuthorizes the North Providence town council to exempt its tax assessor's Plat 19, Lot, 617, from the proximity to school and churches applicable restriction for retail liquor licenses.
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2022-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8321PassAuthorizes and ratifies the action of the North Providence town council which reapportions and redistricts its voting wards based on the most recent federal decennial census.
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2022-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8320PassAmends the North Providence town charter so that, commencing on January 3, 2023, the annual salary for town council members, increases from eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to fourteen thousand four hundred dollars ($14,400).
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2022-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8303PassOwners of animals in RISPCA custody to pay for animal's care or animal may be forfeited.
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2022-06-30
Signed by Governor
RIH6654PassProvides for consumer protection in eye care services by developing standards and enforcement protocols in the provision of eye care services.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH6656PassSame as 21H-6004 Sub A as amended --Entitles disabled and military voters to utilize electronically transmitted ballots.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIH7727PassAuthorizes manufacturer-breweries to sell up to three (3) drinks on premises per visitor per day, where a drink is defined as up to sixteen ounces (16 oz.) of beer or one and one-half ounces (1.5 oz.) of spirits.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIH7475Engross
50%
Requires all public utilities to maintain a customer service facility within the state to perform services such as addressing customer inquiries and accepting bill payments.
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2022-06-22
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH7499PassAuthorizes the city of Providence to finance a contribution towards the unfunded pension liability of the employee retirement system of the city of Providence by the issuance of bonds in the principal amount of $515,000,000 therefor.
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2022-06-22
Signed by Governor
RIH7982PassDecreases the number of OSHA training hours from three (3) hours to one hour.
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2022-06-21
Signed by Governor
RIH7424PassProhibited gaming patrons forfeit winnings.
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2022-06-20
Signed by Governor
RIH7693Engross
50%
Includes the offense of second-degree sexual assault among the offenses to which there shall be no statute of limitations.
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2022-06-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH8118Intro
25%
Mandates that no fee or surcharge, other than the fees and charges authorized pursuant to § 39-18.1-4, be added to any motor vehicle registration as a result of the issuance of any new registration plate.
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2022-06-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH8310Intro
25%
Adds direct state support for costs associated with employing school resource officers.
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2022-06-14
To House Finance Committee
RIH8334Intro
25%
Establishes the School Mental Health Act of 2022 which would provide resources and establish a youth advisory council to improve safety in our schools.
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2022-06-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH8333Intro
25%
Focuses on increasing school security to minimize the threat of an intruder in a school.
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2022-06-09
To House Education Committee
RIH8329Intro
25%
Requires all pre-kindergarten through grade twelve (pre-K through 12) schools to have resources officers or security personnel, lock exterior doors after morning arrival, security cameras and security protocols for school visitors.
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2022-06-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH8279Intro
25%
Authorizes and ratifies the action of the North Providence town council which reapportioned and redistricted three (3) voting districts based on the most recent federal decennial census.
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2022-06-03
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH8318Intro
25%
Strengthens school security measures/established 8 member school emergency response committee/rapid response teams/SWAT teams/requires annual appropriation of $1,000,000 to achieve these goals.
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2022-06-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH7118PassHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Effects And Impact That Hybrid And Virtual Learning Employed During The Pandemic Has Had On The Achievement Rates Of Children In Kindergarten Through 12th Grade (creates A 15 Mem...
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2022-06-01
House passed Sub A
RIH7417PassHolders of Class B licenses shall offer the public food during times alcoholic beverages are sold to the public.
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2022-06-01
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7117Engross
50%
Requires district and independent charter schools to use a random selection process to select eligible public school students who would be invited to attend the charter school and allows a parent to decline the invitation.
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2022-05-27
To Senate Education Committee
RIH7593PassThe Rhode Island Cannabis Act legalizes adult use of cannabis. It provides for licensing of cultivation, manufacture and retail sale of cannabis.
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2022-05-25
Signed by Governor
RIH8278Intro
25%
Owners of animals in RISPCA custody to pay for animal's care or animal may be forfeited.
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2022-05-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7181Intro
25%
Requires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to utilize current Medicaid waiver funds to provide coverage for supporting housing for the homeless.
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2022-05-19
To House Finance Committee
RIH8212Intro
25%
Extends teacher certifications without fee or penalty for three (3) years for teachers who hold certifications as of July 1, 2022.
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2022-05-17
To House Finance Committee
RIH8256PassHouse Resolution Recognizing And Congratulating The Members And Coach Of The East Greenwich High School Team On Their Victory At The Rhode Island Academic Decathlon
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2022-05-17
House read and passed
RIH7754Intro
25%
Extends the expiration of the Historic Preservation Tax Credits program from June 30, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
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2022-05-17
To House Finance Committee
RIH8253Intro
25%
Amends the term "extraordinary costs" for the purposes of excess costs associated with special education students. The new definition of extraordinary costs would be educational costs that are over 3 times the average statewide special education cost...
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2022-05-13
To House Finance Committee
RIH8050Intro
25%
Effective January 1, 2023, increase the salaries of the child advocate and the assistant child advocate for the office of the child advocate to $135,000 and $120,000 respectively.
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2022-05-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH8168Intro
25%
Requires the contracting department of the department of human services or the department of administration to pilot at least one contract for professional or technical services using automatic verification software to verify hours billed under contr...
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2022-05-11
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7485Intro
25%
Extends the reimbursement to a school district or municipality for the employment of newly hired school resource officers only.
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2022-05-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH7546Intro
25%
Provides for an appropriation by the general assembly in the amount of two million dollars ($2,000,000) to the various school districts and municipalities to employ additional social workers.
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2022-05-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH7634Intro
25%
Requires charter schools that disenroll or return a student to the original sending school prior to the end of an academic year, to return all public funds received by the charter school to educate that student for that academic year.
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2022-05-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH8093Intro
25%
Provides that in local educational agencies when over 45% of the children have a family income that is at or below 185% of federal poverty guidelines then the student success factor will be 50% by the core instruction per-pupil amount.
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2022-05-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH8117Intro
25%
Eliminates the requirement that a city or town's educational funding (maintenance of effort) be increased by the same percentage as the total state aid provided and applies retroactively to January 1, 2019.
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2022-05-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH8116Intro
25%
Prohibits withholding aid for infraction of laws and regulation during an intervention or other exercise of control. Would be retroactive to 1/1/21 for orders under section 16-5-30.
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2022-05-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH8115Intro
25%
Prohibits commissioner of elementary and secondary education, notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, from withholding aid for infraction of laws and regulations during an intervention or other exercise of control pursuant to § 16-7.1...
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2022-05-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH8222PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May 15 Through May 21, 2022, To Be "rhode Island Quahog Week"
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2022-05-10
House read and passed
RIH7636Intro
25%
Establishes the Rhode Island hope scholarship act to provide up to the cost of two (2) years of tuition costs and mandatory fees for eligible students in hopes to increase the numbers for enrollment and graduation.
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2022-05-04
To House Finance Committee
RIH7635Intro
25%
Provides that a student who enrolls for the first semester at CCRI after the student completes basic training prior to becoming a military reservist is eligible for a promise scholarship.
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2022-05-04
To House Finance Committee
RIH7172Intro
25%
Provides a tax credit for state community service hours provided by state residents to certain not-for-profit entities and municipal departments.
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2022-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH7494Intro
25%
Raises the earned-income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to fifty percent (50%) for the tax years 2023 and beyond.
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2022-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH7660Intro
25%
Allows a modification up to fifty thousand dollars $50,000 of taxable pension and/or annuity income includible in federal adjusted gross income for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2023.
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2022-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH7656Intro
25%
Exempts from sales and use taxes: burial containers, urns, urn liners, urn vaults, grave liners, grave vaults, burial liners, burial vaults, burial tent setups, and prayer cards.
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2022-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH8159Intro
25%
Provides for contractor liability for debts owed to an employer or third party on the wage claimants behalf, incurred by a subcontractor.
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2022-05-03
To House Labor Committee
RIH7178Intro
25%
Requires that enrollees in the Rhode Island best RX Prescription drug discount program for the uninsured are not charged a copay for their prescriptions.
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2022-04-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH8084Intro
25%
Establishes penalties for vehicles exceeding twenty-five thousand pounds (25,000 lbs) gross vehicle weight and requires certain civil penalties to be paid to the enforcing municipality.
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2022-04-28
To House State Government & Elections Committee
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