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Current trends in Rhode Island legislation over the last 72 hours as measured by public interest and activity.

PositionBillStatusSummaryAction
#1H5413IntroducedRequires all employers to provide their employees with a minimum level of paid sick and safety leave including time to care for the employee's family members.
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2017-03-24
#2H5515IntroducedCreates standards for responding to immigration detainees for the law enforcement officials' transportation of inmates, who are the subject of immigration detainers or administrative warrants.
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2017-03-22
#3H5675IntroducedRequires food packaging to disclose that food has been packaged in reduced or modified oxygen, including a list of the gasses used, the percentage of each gas used, and the date the food was packaged.
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2017-03-24
#4H5343IntroducedProhibits the state from interfering with a woman's decision to prevent, commence, continue, or terminate a pregnancy prior to fetal viability.
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2017-03-24
#5S0533PassedSenate Resolution Congratulating The Honorable Hanna M. Gallo On Being Named The Grand Marshal Of The 58th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade In West Warwick
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2017-03-08
Senate read and passed
#6H5896IntroducedRequires all valid auto body labor rate surveys to be signed by an authorized representative executed under penalty of perjury.
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2017-03-09
#7H5605IntroducedDefines covered animals and prohibits their abuse and sale.
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2017-03-01
#8H5985IntroducedEliminates previous sections of the general laws and require that all proposed rules and regulations promulgated by state entities be submitted to and approved by the joint committee on regulatory oversight before becoming effective.
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2017-03-23
#9H5093IntroducedPromotes the state and local enforcement of federal immigration laws, through civil and criminal penalties.
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2017-03-22
#10H5195IntroducedEstablishes the E-Verify compliance act which would require all non-governmental employers within the state with three (3) or more employees to apply to participate in the federal E-Verify program.
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2017-03-09
#11H5731IntroducedAllows school committees to add item(s) to their agenda for the purposes of discussion only without having to publish notice of the additional item(s).
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2017-03-22
#12H5318IntroducedIncludes the benefit to customers in the PUC's study of the distribution charge.
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2017-03-23
#13H6006IntroducedPermits the operation of low speed vehicles on certain Rhode Island roads under specific conditions.
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2017-03-24
#14H5751IntroducedAmends the state aid funding formula for compensation of school districts for the additional costs of students learning English.
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2017-03-01
#15H5804IntroducedEstablishes the Rhode Island retirement security program for the purpose of making retirement plans available to employees not otherwise available to them, and to promote and enhance retirement savings for private sector employees in the state.
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2017-03-01
#16H5303IntroducedRequires that the judicial selection commission be composed of at least three (3) members of color.
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2017-03-24
#17H5617IntroducedEmpowers Quonset Development Corporation to purchase water from Providence Water Supply Board to assure adequate supply for current and future tenants at Quonset Business Park.
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2017-03-22
Withdrawn at sponsor's request (03/22/2017)
#18H5793IntroducedAuthorizes the division of racing and athletics to implement online games of skill, including so-called fantasy sports.
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2017-03-01
#19H5807IntroducedCreates the young adult voluntary extension of care program that would extend the age of foster care from age eighteen (18) to age twenty-one (21) and would provide a range of programs and services to carry out the purpose of the act.
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2017-03-01
#20H5455IntroducedDetermine reimbursement rates for medical records copies from health care providers including those that utilize an electronic health records system.
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2017-03-24
#21H5900IntroducedHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Examine The Issue Of Licensing Builders And Contractors (creates A Seventeen Member Commission To Examine The Issue Of Licensing Builders And Contractors, And Who Would Report Back To The ...
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2017-03-22
#22H5986IntroducedProvides 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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2017-03-23
#23S0626PassedSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of The Honorable David E. Bates
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2017-03-23
Senate read and passed
#24H5160IntroducedProhibits declawing on a cat or other animal, unless a veterinarian has determined that the procedure is necessary for a therapeutic purpose. Any person who violates this section would be subject to a fine.
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2017-03-08
#25S0433IntroducedProvides that municipal insurance corporations would be subject to laws regulating insurance companies and regulated by the Rhode Island department of business regulation.
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2017-03-23
#26H6011IntroducedRegulates "geoengineering" of the global environment.
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2017-03-24
#27H5060IntroducedProvides that a motor vehicle accident with death resulting, if the attorney general decides not to prosecute a criminal case, the attorney general shall give the decedent's representatives an opportunity to discuss why the matter is not being prosec...
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2017-03-08
#28H5420EngrossedAllows Thomas Welch to join Caroline Cohn and Peter Suchcicki in marriage on or about July 15, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
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2017-03-02
House read and passed
#29H5665IntroducedRequires the commissioner of elementary and secondary education to adopt a course of study on the nation's founding and related documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Federalist Papers.
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2017-03-17
#30H5819IntroducedRequires health care providers involved in the delivery and care of infants to report cases of infants born with or affected by substance abuse.
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2017-03-02
#31S0435IntroducedRequires that the commissioner of elementary and secondary education develop a strategic plan for creating a Rhode Island community school initiative.
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2017-03-02
#32H5949IntroducedExcludes the state and municipalities from the definition of "owner" for the purposes of liability limitations relating to public use of private lands.
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2017-03-24
#33H6009IntroducedMakes driving under the influence with any child under thirteen (13) years of age in the vehicle a felony punishable by up to five (5) years imprisonment, a five thousand dollar ($5,000) fine, and a loss of license of up to two (2) years.
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2017-03-24
#34H5983IntroducedAuthorizes the town of Charlestown to regulate earth removal extraction, and blasting operations within the town.
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2017-03-23
#35H6010IntroducedCreates the crimes against public trust act to punish crimes committed by public officers, provide restitution for the crimes, and extend the statute of limitations for wrongful conversion.
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2017-03-24
#36H5306IntroducedDecreases from twelve percent (12%) per annum to six percent (6%) per annum the statutory interest rate added to judicial civil action money damage judgments.
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2017-03-24
#37H5989IntroducedProhibits surveillance on any public roadway in the state unless specifically authorized by statute or court order and provides for the confidentiality of information collected or stored.
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2017-03-23
#38H6008IntroducedAllows a person appointed as a primary official to be an employee of the United States, of this state, or of any city or town of this state.
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2017-03-24
#39H5218EngrossedProvides insurers cannot terminate residential or inpatient substance abuse treatment for patients currently in treatment.
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2017-03-22
House read and passed
#40H5713IntroducedProvides that those seeking review of a post-conviction relief final judgment must file their petition for writ of certiorari within sixty days from the date of final judgment.
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2017-03-15
#41H5876IntroducedProhibits the sale of liquid that is intended for human consumption and/or use in an electronic nicotine delivery system that is not contained in child resistant packaging, and also bans the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems in schools.
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2017-03-08
#42S0596IntroducedProvides that siblings and half-siblings who were separated through action of the DCYF or similar entity may petition the family court for visitation with an adopted sibling or half-sibling.
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2017-03-15
#43H5522IntroducedPermits tenants of multi-unit residences to terminate their lease agreements if no action is taken to remedy the presence of secondhand smoke.
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2017-03-24
#44H5394IntroducedRequires division of sheriffs verify the immigration status incarcerated persons presented to the court; notify ICE of said status; cooperate with deportation proceedings.
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2017-03-22
#45H5353IntroducedEstablishes limits on the maximum number of patients that may be assigned to a unit’s registered nurses in particular health care situations.
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2017-03-13
#46H5006PassedAllows the Honorable Eileen Koretz to join Jenna Jae Reid and Steven Paul Messer in marriage on or about October 7, 2017, within the Town of Westerly, Rhode Island.
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2017-03-09
Effective without Governor's signature
#47S0329IntroducedProvides that patients with mental health and/or substance-use disorders are presumptively eligible for emergency admission practices, including any appropriate inpatient services.
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2017-03-09
#48H5539IntroducedCreates the Rhode Island marine debris act for the purpose of reducing the amount of post-consumer packaging that ends up as marine and beach debris.
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2017-03-02
#49H5664IntroducedRequires the department of education to consider incorporating media literacy education in the basic education program.
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2017-03-22
#50H5703IntroducedRequires that election supplies furnished by the board of elections would be delivered to or picked up by the proper officer as determined by the board no later than twelve o'clock p.m. (12:00 p.m.) on the day before the election.
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2017-03-21
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