Rhode Island Representative David Bennett [D]

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RIH8041IntroAuthorizes Warwick to issue up to fifty-six million dollars ($56,000,000) in bonds/notes for schools/school facilities upon voter approval.
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2020-07-07
Committee recommends passage
RIH7652IntroAmends the Hospital Conversion Act to add the transaction's compliance with the Rhode Island Antitrust Act to the list of criteria for review by the Attorney General.
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2020-07-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7624IntroMandates minimum staffing levels/standards for quality care for nursing homes with penalties for violations/grants for enhanced training/wages adjusted for inflation.
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2020-07-02
[Hearing: Jul 8]
To House Finance Committee
RIH8049IntroAuthorizes the Stone Bridge fire district to borrow up to $100,000 in funds to meet specific short-term financial obligations.
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2020-07-02
[Hearing: Jul 9]
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH8062IntroEstablishes licensing procedure for persons seeking to engage in geoengineering activity from DEM to protect health/safety/environment of state.
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2020-06-18
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH8067IntroProvides for the “Suicide Treatment Improvement Act” to improve the delivery of suicide treatment.
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2020-06-18
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7246IntroRepeals the sunset provision which ends historic preservation tax credits by June 30, 2020 or upon the exhaustion of the maximum aggregate credits, whichever comes first.
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2020-06-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH8012IntroAdds a definition to the term "manufacture" in the medical marijuana chapter.
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2020-03-13
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8009IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $140,000 To Urban Ventures (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of One Hundred And Forty Thousand Dollars ($140,000) To Urban Ventures For Operations And To Implement Activities Assisting Small Business...
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2020-03-13
To House Finance Committee
RIH8010IntroRequires state contracted human services providers to pay their employees a starting hourly wage of no less than one hundred forty-four percent (144%) of the state minimum wage.
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2020-03-13
To House Finance Committee
RIH8011IntroRequires the electric distribution company to report interconnection studies and not charge more than actual costs for the studies.
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2020-03-13
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7869IntroDefines captive hunting as a hunt that occurs within a structure designed to restrict the free movement of animals and prevents the animal from escaping and would prohibit captive hunting within the state of Rhode Island.
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2020-03-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7866IntroEstablishes minimum energy/water efficiency standards for appliances/specified equipment purchased/installed after 7/1/21.
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2020-03-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7234IntroAuthorizes physical therapists to order diagnostic imaging (x-rays). Authority sunsets December 31, 2022.
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2020-03-11
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIH7219IntroRequires health insurance coverage for annual pediatric mental health examinations when ordered by a physician.
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2020-03-11
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7800IntroMakes explicit that parents and guardians of children with disabilities in private school have the same rights and remedies as parents of children in public school. It also provides a procedure in superior court to enforce these rights and remedies.
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2020-03-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7881IntroProvides that benefits under the Rhode Island works program would be conditional on the participation in certain requirements to be supervised by the department of human services.
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2020-03-11
To House Labor Committee
RIH7957IntroIncludes the chief inspector and inspector as those exempt from carrying a firearm without a permit and defines them as peace officers.
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2020-03-11
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7157PassRaises the minimum wage to eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) as of October 1, 2020.
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2020-03-10
Signed by Governor
RIH7245IntroRequires conservation and preservation restrictions to be liberally interpreted in favor of the grants awarded.
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2020-03-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7337EngrossRequires the department of environmental management to solicit procurement of a representative organization to operate the paint stewardship program every two (2) years.
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2020-03-10
House read and passed
RIH7350IntroRequires the driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction to use a directional signal and repeals the requirement that such signal be audible.
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2020-03-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7475IntroProvides that financial security is required for any motor vehicle registered or required to be registered in the state of Rhode Island.
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2020-03-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7775IntroReplaces term multi-municipal with multi-party and defines it as combination of 2 or more eligible parties that enter into agreement for purpose of co-owning one or more eligible net-metering resources or entering into financing arrangement(s).
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2020-03-10
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7615IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island Community Resiliency and Preservation Act to provide cities and towns with the authority to propose, for consideration and decision by their voters, a reliable source of capital funding for investing in their community.
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2020-03-09
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7217IntroGrants residential purchasers of solar energy systems protections and disclosures in the retail sale/lease documents.
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2020-03-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7399IntroEstablishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
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2020-03-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7556IntroMakes permanent the tax exemption for certain residential property developments which have either not been completed or, if completed, have not been sold/occupied which would have expired on December 31, 2021.
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2020-03-05
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7610IntroProhibits the importation, transportation, disbursement, distribution, sale, purchase, or possession of any species of non-native (exotic) invasive plants.
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2020-03-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7611IntroCreates a refundable five cent ($0.05) deposit for non-reusable beverage containers. A one cent ($0.01) handling fee would be paid by distributors.
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2020-03-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7865IntroRequires any person who sustains an injury to themselves or causes an injury to another while hunting or trapping to report the injury to the department of environmental management immediately.
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2020-03-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7123IntroAllows students in public schools to possess and use a topical sunscreen product.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Education Committee
RIH7329IntroEstablishes March 17 as an annual day of special observance to honor Rhode Island's first responders.
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2020-03-04
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7426IntroProvides for the establishment of comprehensive solar energy siting ordinances in each municipality of the state. The act would also allow the installation of master-meters in housing developments.
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2020-03-04
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7471IntroHouse Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The Rhode Island Department Of Education Develop A Set Of Key Environmental And Climate Principles And Concepts To Be Infused In All Subjects For K-12 Public School Students
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2020-03-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7506IntroPermits students in grades nine (9) through twelve (12) to possess/use over-the-counter medication and products without a doctor's or parent's note during school.
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2020-03-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7959IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Authorizing The Issuance Of Bonds For The Roger Williams Park Zoo
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2020-03-04
To House Finance Committee
RIH7479IntroRemoves the $25.00 limit on tuition for a motorist to attend a driver education course, and would allow a judge or magistrate to delay the imposition of a suspension or revocation of a driver's license or registration for a period up to 30 days.
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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7542IntroMakes it a traffic offense for a motorist to fail to yield the right-of-way when leaving a public roadway to enter or cross a private road or driveway.
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2020-03-03
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7931IntroAdds a parking lot as a requirement to a contractor agreement to a construction indemnity agreement.
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2020-03-03
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7331IntroAllows DEM to extend certain deadlines for required sewer construction in the replacement of cesspools, which deadlines would not extend beyond January 1, 2025.
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2020-02-27
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7378IntroCreates a review process like the existing state service privatization process, which municipalities must follow whenever they seek to privatize the yearly furnishing of municipal services in excess of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000).
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2020-02-27
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7425IntroProhibits the use of neonicotinoids which are a class of insecticides.
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2020-02-27
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7126IntroLimits the total amount that an insured person is required to pay for a covered prescription insulin drug at an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) per thirty (30) day supply.
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7125IntroHouse Resolution Respectfully Urging The President And Congress Of The United States To Enact Legislation Requiring The Fda To Establish Gmp Standards Regulating Industrial Hemp (cbd) Products With Thc Content Below Three Percent, Including Establish...
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7229IntroLimits copays, coinsurance or office deductible for services of a physical therapist to the amount authorized for the services of a primary care physician or osteopath.
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7845IntroProvides school districts may employ LPNs to assist certified nurse teachers. It would also require that no fewer than one nurse be employed for every seven hundred fifty (750) students.
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7676IntroJoint Resolution Relating To Open Space And Forest Conservation -- Capital Development Program (provides For Voter Referendum Seeking Approval Of Issuance Of Bonds Not To Exceed $4,000,000 And For The State Local Land Acquisition Matching Grant Progr...
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7660IntroIncreases the maximum small state purchase from $10,000 to $25,000 for construction projects and from $5,000 to $10,000 for all other small purchases.
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2020-02-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7801IntroRequires the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline to provide for reciprocal licensure of physicians from other jurisdictions under certain conditions, and in connection therewith, requires the board to promulgate applicable rules and regulations...
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2020-02-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
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