Rhode Island Representative William O'Brien [D]

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RIH7433IntroEstablishes a speed limit for school buses being driven on a limited access highway to ten (10) miles per hour less than the posted speed limit.
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2020-02-20
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7211IntroProhibits a medical training program from using live animals if another accredited training program in the same medical discipline does not use animals or if an alternative teaching method exists.
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2020-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 26]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7330IntroTerminates 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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2020-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7360IntroAllows social gaming in private residences and in public taverns or private clubs as long as the gambling is incidental to a bona fide social relationship between the participants and no person other than the participants receive anything of value.
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2020-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7493IntroDirects RIPTA to alter bus route 58 and bus route 27.
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2020-02-17
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7308IntroProhibits captive hunting/possession, sale, breeding, importation of any mammal for purpose of captive hunting.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27]
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7606IntroEstablishes an animal welfare advisory council to advise the governor and the general assembly on matters relating to animal welfare, treatment, health, and safety of companion animals.
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2020-02-14
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7641IntroPermits grand juries to issue reports and would provide for a process for review and acceptance by the superior court. No reports would be issued after July 1, 2025.
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2020-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7253IntroDirects the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority to alter bus route 58.
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2020-02-13
Withdrawn at sponsor's request (02/13/2020)
RIH7599IntroIncreases the age of children able to utilize a recorded forensic interview for cases of sexual abuse in grand jury testimony -- child assault from age fourteen (14) to age eighteen (18).
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2020-02-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7133IntroAllows the superior court or the family court in reviewing sex offender level determination by the sex offender board of review, to raise or lower the offender's community notification level.
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2020-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7273IntroPermits clinical laboratories as defined in § 23-16.2-2 to conduct its own analysis of specimens for the detection of HIV/AIDS instead of sending the specimens to the department of health.
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2020-02-12
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7270IntroRequires that adults eligible for services through the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals receive speech and communication support.
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2020-02-12
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7361IntroCreates 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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2020-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7398IntroExcludes chronic intractable pain from the definition of acute pain management. Prescribes new guidelines for treatment based upon 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
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2020-02-12
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7546IntroProhibits person convicted of unnecessary cruelty to animals from owning or exercising control of an animal for life. Penalty for violation one thousand dollars ($1000) and forfeiture of animal.
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2020-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7527IntroAmends the definition of the practice of pharmacy to include the authority to prescribe drugs and devices. The act also provides the conditions for which a pharmacist may prescribe an indicated drug or device.
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2020-02-12
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7545IntroProhibits person convicted of unnecessary cruelty to animals from owning or exercising control of an animal for a period of not less than twenty (20) years. Penalty for violation one thousand dollars ($1000) and forfeiture of animal.
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2020-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7526IntroLimits health insurance carriers that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to fifty ($50) dollars copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin.
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2020-02-12
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7557IntroAuthorizes the town of Smithfield to issue a total of five (5) Class A liquor store licenses.
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2020-02-12
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7532IntroExpands the definition of sales to include any license, lease, or rental of prewritten or vendor-hosted computer software and specified digital products. This act would also define "end-user" for specified digital products.
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2020-02-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH7277IntroRequires copies of auditor's documents relative to evaluation and opinion about fees to be filed with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and be considered public records pursuant to chapter 2 of title 38, access to public records.
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2020-02-11
Committee postponed at request of sponsor
RIH7298IntroRequires all individuals testifying before the general assembly or any committee, subcommittee or commission thereof, to be sworn before testifying. Anyone testifying falsely shall be punished pursuant to § 11-33-6.
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2020-02-11
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7449IntroClarifies a presumption applying to firefighters that if any type of cancer is found in a firefighter with three (3) exceptions would be conclusively presumed to be an occupational cancer arising out of their employment.
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2020-02-11
To House Labor Committee
RIH7503IntroAdds prayer cards and other items customarily sold or provided by a funeral director to those funeral items which are already exempt from sales and use taxes.
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2020-02-07
To House Finance Committee
RIH7465IntroAmends various sections relating to libraries to delete outdated provisions, updates language to reflect current practices affecting library technology and increases from 2 years to 5 years the award of the statewide reference resource center contrac...
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2020-02-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH7460IntroProhibits 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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2020-02-06
To House Finance Committee
RIH7084IntroRequires that the secretary of EOHHS, the secretary of commerce of the commerce corporation and the commissioners of elementary and secondary education and postsecondary education be appointed subject to the approval of the senate.
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2020-02-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7299IntroProhibits a person convicted of unnecessary cruelty on an animal from owning an animals for 5 years, and a violator of this act is subject to a fine of $1,000.
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2020-02-05
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7441IntroRestricts the creation or expansion of charter schools and mayoral academies for the school years 2021-22 through 2023-2024, to be waived upon revision to charter school funding formula in § 16-7.2-5.
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2020-02-05
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7444IntroBroadens the definition of "teacher" and create a comprehensive bill of rights for school teachers.
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2020-02-05
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7437IntroExtends the reimbursement to a school district or municipality for the employment of newly hired school resource officers only.
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2020-02-05
To House Finance Committee
RIH7304IntroProvides that municipal insurance corporations be subject to laws regulating insurance companies and be regulated by the Rhode Island department of business regulation.
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2020-02-04
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7077IntroRequires that the amount of tuition for any child attending school in an adjoining city or town shall not exceed the local per pupil funding amount of the adjoining city or town.
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2020-01-31
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7407IntroRequires 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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2020-01-31
To House Finance Committee
RIH7192IntroAmends the North Providence legislative town charter to gradually increase the mayor's compensation from ($75,000.00) to ($85,000.00) for FY 2020, to ($95,000.00) for FY 2021, to ($105,000.00) beginning on FY 2022 and each year thereafter.
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2020-01-30
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7043IntroAllows parents to be asked for funding of school sponsored field trips as long as the district provides funding to any student whose family cannot afford the trip.
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2020-01-29
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7036IntroLimits the period of a filing of a criminal complaint to the maximum term of the penalty prescribed by the offense.
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2020-01-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7071IntroDirects the department of elementary and secondary education to conduct a review and revision of the statewide bullying policy.
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2020-01-29
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7322IntroMakes it a felony to isolate an elder or dependent adult and would expand the persons entitled to notice when a guardianship or conservatorship petition is filed in the probate court for dependents or elderly adults.
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2020-01-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7345IntroAdjusts the amount of basic cash assistance provided to families living in deep poverty over a two-year period, and would implement an annual cost of living adjustment so that value of basic cash assistance does not erode in the future.
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2020-01-29
To House Finance Committee
RIH7342IntroProhibits declawing of a cat or other animal, unless a licensed veterinarian has determined that the procedure is necessary for a therapeutic purpose.
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2020-01-29
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7035IntroProvides that any person convicted of larceny of a package delivered by any government or private delivery service, shall, if committing larceny while operating a motor vehicle, that motor vehicle shall be subject to forfeiture.
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2020-01-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7250IntroProvides for school construction projects approved after July 1, 2020, that Rhode Island based architectural businesses be used or the project is only eligible to receive five (5) incentive points.
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2020-01-23
To House Finance Committee
RIH7189IntroCreates a sales tax holiday on August 8 and 9, 2020.
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2020-01-22
To House Finance Committee
RIH7230IntroEstablishes a process for the donation of unused medications for use by nonprofit, state and local facilities by owners of animals.
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2020-01-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7188IntroEstablishes portability of unused estate tax credit of predeceasing spouse by surviving spouse for decedents dying after 12/31/19.
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2020-01-22
To House Finance Committee
RIH7178IntroExpands eligibility for elderly services assistance to persons under age 65 suffering from physician confirmed Alzheimer's disease related dementia with income not to exceed 250% of federal poverty level.
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2020-01-22
To House Finance Committee
RIH7050Intro2) (Mandates 20 students per classroom for kindergarten through second grade. Exceptions for emergencies and temporary situations, not to exceed 3 days and mid-year enrollments.
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2020-01-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH7034IntroMandates 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 Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights."
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2020-01-09
To House Judiciary Committee
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