Rhode Island Representative William O'Brien [D]

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RIH6324VetoMakes changes to the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act.
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2021-07-16
Vetoed by Governor
RIH5400PassTerminates all parental rights of any person convicted of sexual assault which results in the birth of a child from that assault.
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2021-07-14
Signed by Governor
RIH5197PassRequires only certified nurse-teachers to be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.
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2021-07-10
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH5410PassProhibits cities and towns from performing spot assessments that increase the assessment value of properties that have sold, except in accordance with their revaluation or update schedule.
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2021-07-10
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH5602Engross

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Established player self-exclusion program with winnings collected from self-excluded players going to RICPG for research/education/prevention of teenage gambling addiction.
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2021-07-01
House passed Sub A
RIH5612Engross

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Provides for consumer protection in eye care services by developing standards and enforcement protocols related to the utilization of assessment mechanisms in the provision of eye care services.
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2021-07-01
House passed Sub A
RIH6370Intro

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Authorizes the director of the department of business regulation to license the cultivation and sale of marijuana.
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2021-06-29
To House Finance Committee
RIH6481PassHouse Resolution Extending Condolences On The Passing Of Patrick Michael Mannix
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2021-06-29
House read and passed
RIH6021Engross

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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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2021-06-25
To Senate Education Committee
RIH6462PassHouse Resolution Honoring And Recognizing Lt. Kenneth Marcotte, Firefighter Gregory Francis, Lt. Raymond Gervais And Firefighter Joshua Mcallister For Their Timely And Professional Actions Bringing A New Life Into The World
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2021-06-23
House read and passed
RIH5188Engross

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Prohibits the sale, offer of sale, trade or distribution of fur products as defined and makes any violation punishable by a fine of five hundred dollars ($500) up to five thousand dollars ($5,000) and up to one year in jail.
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2021-06-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH6004Engross

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Entitles disabled and military voters to utilize electronically transmitted ballots.
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2021-06-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH6425Intro

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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Creates a board of trustees to manage Rhode Island College, similar to that which was created for the University of Rhode Island in 2019.
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2021-06-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH6219Intro

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Allows labor organizations/unions to organize any employees who work for employers in an industry that is regulated by the medical marijuana act or cannabis-regulated industry.
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2021-06-09
To House Labor Committee
RIH5012PassMandates minimum staffing levels, standards for quality care for nursing homes and their residents, and provides wage increases subject to the rate of inflation.
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2021-05-27
Signed by Governor
RIH6287Intro

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Modifies the foundation level of support required of municipalities, excluding funds received by the school district from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, in connection with relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH6326Intro

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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $400,000 For Family Service Of Rhode Island To Operate And Expand The Go Team Response Program (joint Resolution To Appropriate $400,000 For Go Team Response Program.)
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH6359PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences And Sympathy On The Passing Of The Honorable Joseph J. Solomon, Sr.
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2021-05-25
House read and passed
RIH6217Intro

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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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2021-05-20
To House Finance Committee
RIH6325Intro

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Defines a used part and create standards for use of used parts in physically damaged motor vehicles upon the insurance company and the automobile body shop.
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2021-05-20
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5502Intro

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Provides a one year moratorium on hospital conversions involving for-profit corporations as acquiree or acquiror.
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2021-05-19
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5504PassAllows the sale of alcoholic beverages on New Year's Day by retail Class A licensees.
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2021-05-19
Signed by Governor
RIH6340PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May 16th Through 22nd Of 2021 As "emergency Medical Services Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2021-05-18
House read and passed
RIH6300Intro

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Creates an out-of-state direct wine shipment license along with numerous regulatory provisions.
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2021-05-11
To House Corporations Committee
RIH6315Intro

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Extends the dates for the creation of a program to prepare teachers to teach reading with scientific reading instruction and structured literacy instruction.
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2021-05-07
To House Education Committee
RIH5366Intro

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Raises the earned-income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to fifty percent (50%) for the tax years 2022 and beyond.
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2021-05-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH6120PassAllows the Honorable Stephen R. Ucci to join Darlene M. Boudreau and the Honorable Michael A. Morin in marriage on or about July 30, 2021, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
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2021-04-21
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH6245PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming April Of 2021, To Be "alcohol Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2021-04-15
House read and passed
RIH6229PassHouse Resolution Recognizing The 73rd Anniversary Of Israel's Establishment On April 13, 2021, And Reaffirming The Bonds Of Friendship And Cooperation Between Rhode Island, The United States, And The State Of Israel
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2021-04-13
House read and passed
RIH6225PassHouse Resolution Expressing Sincere Condolences On The Passing Of Antonio Caprio, Jr.
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2021-04-13
House read and passed
RIH5190Intro

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Includes domestic pets as eligible to use medical marijuana if certified by a licensed veterinarian.
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2021-04-12
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5203Engross

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Permits the division of motor vehicles to suspend the registration privileges of motor carriers upon receipt of notice from the department of labor and training that the motor carrier has not secured workers' compensation insurance.
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2021-04-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH6212PassHouse Resolution Commemorating "holocaust Remembrance Day" On April 8, 2021
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2021-04-07
House read and passed
RIH6201PassHouse Resolution Honoring Leo D. Covas, Esq., For His Years Of Dedicated Service To The Rhode Island General Assembly
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2021-04-06
House read and passed
RIH5961Intro

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Establishes player self-exclusion program with winnings collected from self-excluded players going to RICPG for research/education/prevention of teenage gambling addiction.
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2021-03-29
To House Corporations Committee
RIH6117Intro

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Requires mayoral academies to use a random selection process to select eligible public school students who would be invited to attend the mayoral academy. Effective January 1, 2022.
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2021-03-24
To House Education Committee
RIH5208Intro

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Restructures 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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2021-03-23
To House Finance Committee
RIH5193Intro

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Limits to the creation of new district charter schools, independent charter schools, and mayoral academy’s. Mandates state to not appropriate funding for charter schools.
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2021-03-23
To House Finance Committee
RIH5216Intro

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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Requires charter schools that disenroll or return a student to the sending prior to the end of an academic year, to return all public received by the charter school to educate that s...
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2021-03-23
To House Finance Committee
RIH5211Intro

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Provides two million dollars ($2,000,000) to support comprehensive and effective afterschool, summer learning and workforce development programs for students in grades kindergarten through twelve (K-12).
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2021-03-23
To House Finance Committee
RIH5367Intro

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Extends the reimbursement to a school district or municipality for the employment of newly hired school resource officers only.
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2021-03-23
To House Finance Committee
RIH6029Intro

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Appropriates two million dollars ($2,000,000) for FY-2022 for school social workers.
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2021-03-23
To House Finance Committee
RIH6140Intro

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Requires state to reimburse the city/town for any costs associated with transporting children placed in foster care by RI-licensed child-placing agency or RI governmental agency to an educational facility outside the regional transportation district.
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2021-03-23
To House Finance Committee
RIH5395Intro

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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Mandates arming campus police at public higher educational institutions and includes campus police in the definition of "law enforcement officer" for the purposes of the "Law Enforc...
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2021-03-19
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5362Intro

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Provides state employee public safety professionals with parity to municipal public safety employees in the state/municipal retirement systems. eff. 7/1/21 with 10% contribution.
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2021-03-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH5682Intro

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Requires 12% interest per year on improperly billed maintenance fees reimbursed to veterans.
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2021-03-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH6040Intro

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Directs the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority to alter bus route 58.
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2021-03-11
To House Corporations Committee
RIH5354Intro

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Creates anti-bullying bill of rights to strengthen protection for students who are victims of bullying.
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2021-03-10
To House Education Committee
RIH5355Intro

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Act broadens the definition of "teacher" and create a comprehensive bill of rights for school teachers.
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2021-03-10
To House Education Committee
RIH5618Intro

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Creates a legal process by which formerly cohabitating parties could seek from the district court a determination as to ownership of any pet.
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2021-03-10
To House Judiciary Committee
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