Rhode Island Representative William O'Brien [D]

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RIH7449PassClarifies 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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2020-07-22
Signed by Governor
RIH7330EngrossTerminates 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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2020-07-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7896IntroRequires that electors that cast emergency ballots in the 12 day period prior to any election day sign an electronic pollbook giving a reason why they cannot get to the polls and vote be cast immediately into a voting machine.
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2020-07-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7192PassAmends 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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2020-06-26
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7557PassAuthorizes the town of Smithfield to issue a total of five (5) Class A liquor store licenses.
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2020-06-26
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8069PassAllows Carl Joseph Woolf to join Andrea Jane Kowalczyk and John Thomas Mosby in marriage on or about October 25, 2020, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
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2020-06-26
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7532PassExpands 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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2020-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIH7679IntroProvides for an appropriation in the amount of $2,000,000 to the various school districts and municipalities to employ additional school resource officers, as reimbursement for 1/2 of the salary of the officers, based upon student enrollment.
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2020-06-19
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7874IntroClarifies and assigns the regulatory jurisdiction over all marine animal species within the jurisdictional territory of the state to the marine fisheries council.
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2020-03-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH8003IntroCreates the offense of criminal harassment to prosecute persons who willfully and maliciously engage in a pattern of conduct which seriously alarms another person.
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2020-03-12
To House Judiciary 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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2020-03-11
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7398EngrossExcludes 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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2020-03-11
House read and passed
RIH7811IntroProvides an exception to required school immunizations for pupils whose personal, philosophical, or religious beliefs are contrary to immunization and/or testing.
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2020-03-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7825IntroProvides that the public schools shall be responsible for attendance data monitoring and detection of emergent truant behavior.
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2020-03-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7818IntroUpdates Access to Advanced Placement Courses for All Students Act.
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2020-03-11
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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2020-03-10
To House Judiciary 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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2020-03-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7707IntroPermits the release of records relating to criminal injuries compensation by allowing for limited disclosure to be permitted personable and government officials.
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2020-03-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7885IntroRequires that all persons serving on boards and commissions appointed by the governor have a connection to the state through residence or licensure.
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2020-03-05
To House Special Legislation Committee
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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2020-03-04
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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2020-03-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
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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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary 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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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
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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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7740IntroIncreases penalties for animal cruelty.
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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7706IntroBans the sale of cosmetics developed/manufactured using animal testing. A violation would be a $1,000 fine for each offense.
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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7308IntroProhibits captive hunting/possession, sale, breeding, importation of any mammal for purpose of captive hunting.
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2020-02-27
To House Environment and Natural Resources 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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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7721IntroCreates a statutory scheme to better enforce campaign finance reporting laws for criminal convictions for campaign contributions embezzlement or violations.
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7745IntroEstablishes public records administration program for the custody/disposal of state public records assisted by an advisory commission.
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7665IntroMedicare and Medicaid rates paid to nursing facilities to be increased by ten percent (10%).
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7812IntroProvides for licensing and regulation of central service technicians.
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7705IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Entire Area Of Land Use, Preservation, Development And Regulation
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7701IntroAllows participating municipalities to elect to its employees the deferred compensation plans offered by the state.
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7711IntroRequires the department of children, youth and families to report all suspected cases of child sexual abuse to the children's advocacy center.
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7794IntroEstablishes registration by pet groomers and pet grooming facilities with an annual registration fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00). Effective July 1, 2020.
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7651IntroRaises the earned-income tax credit from 15% to 50% for the tax years 2021 and beyond.
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7839IntroProvides that feminine hygiene products be provided in all public schools.
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7704IntroIncreases the threshold for general assembly approval on state leases from five years and aggregate rent exceeding five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) to five years and an aggregate rent exceeding five million dollars ($5,000,000).
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7793IntroRegulates the sale or resale of tickets for entertainment events.
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2020-02-26
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7792IntroRequires any public utility or its contractor to reimburse an excavator for lost time expense incurred, including manpower and equipment from the utility's incorrect marking of underground utilities.
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2020-02-26
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7937IntroEstablished 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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2020-02-26
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7939IntroProvides parity for state public safety professionals with public safety employees in municipal retirement system eff. 7/1/20/sets retirement contribution at 10% of compensation.
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7895IntroMakes the chairperson of a political action committee or political party committee responsible for fines levied by the board of elections.
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7941IntroAllows for a civil action against parents of a student who demonstrates disregard for the suspension of their child who has committed the offense of cyber-stalking or cyber-harassment.
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2020-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7938IntroCreates anti-bullying bill of rights to strengthen protection for students who are victims of bullying.
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare 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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2020-02-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7493IntroDirects RIPTA to alter bus route 58 and bus route 27.
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2020-02-25
To House Corporations 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
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