Rhode Island Senator James Sheehan [D]

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RIS1013PassChanges the name of Gold Star Parents Day to Gold Star Family Day.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0335EnrollAuthorizes detectives, and any rank above, in the town of North Kingstown police department to sign written complaints, under oath, for the issuance of search warrants.
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2019-07-11
Transmitted to Governor
RIS0928PassAmend the definition of commission under the Rhode Island historical preservation and heritage commission to include for purposes of historic structure property tax reduction in the town of Narragansett.
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2019-07-11
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0572PassIncludes any "licensed public health dental hygienist" among persons eligible to conduct dental screenings for children in kindergarten, third, and ninth grade.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0828PassPLAT 90 LOT 23) AND TO ISSUE NOT MORE THAN $7,500,000 BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR (Authorizes the town of North Kingstown to issue not more than seven million five hundred dollars ($7,500,000) in bonds and notes to finance improvements and/or related eq...
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2019-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0474PassAllows local boards of canvassers to combine voting districts in special elections for approval/rejection of questions or when no officials will be elected or in primary elections only with board of election approval.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0778IntroAmends the towing storage act and clarifies issues related to the towing and storage of vehicles. Non-certified towers must have “Not for hire” lettered on their vehicle and provides increased fine and penalties for violators.
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2019-06-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0301IntroAuthorizes hospital medical staff to elect whether or not to participate in a maintenance of certification program, to elect medical specialty board to implement the program and prohibits insurers from denying reimbursement based solely on this elect...
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2019-06-27
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0263EngrossRequires charter public schools include on their board of governors or trustees, one member from host community to be appointed by the school committee of said community.
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2019-06-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0939EngrossRequires all high school students graduating in 2021 and thereafter attending public or any schools managed and controlled by the state to demonstrate proficiency in one course in computer science education.
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2019-06-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0866IntroEstablishes testing requirements for initial certification of new teachers on or after July 1, 2021.
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2019-06-25
Senate passed Sub A
RIS1003PassSenate Resolution Celebrating The 5th Annual "rhode Island Calamari Festival" On September 7th Of 2019
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2019-06-25
Senate read and passed
RIS0143IntroProvides for physician/patient discussion regarding addiction and alternate treatment prior to initial and third opioid prescription.
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2019-06-21
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0115EngrossProvides increased school housing aid for communities that utilize resident architectural firms, for the architectural services included in a new school or school renovation project.
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2019-06-19
To House Finance Committee
RIS0199Engross2) (Limits public school K through 2 class size to twenty (20) students.
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2019-06-19
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0816IntroEstablishes office of adult education literarcy/employment advisory committee within GWBRI for adult education and literacy services/repeals adult education act and aid for evening schools eff. 12/1/19.
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2019-06-19
To House Finance Committee
RIS0978IntroRequires that the library-media program outlined in the Rhode Island Basic Education Plan (BEP) in section G-13-1.3.11 be staffed by a school librarian with certification from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
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2019-06-19
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0311PassRatifies amendments to the Home Rule charter of the town of North Kingstown adopted and approved by the electors of the town of North Kingstown on November 6, 2018.
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2019-06-14
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0307IntroRequires hospital to incorporate consent for peer recovery specialist services into comprehensive patient consent form. Creates MAT program using meds and counseling and to create a comprehensive approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
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2019-06-12
To House Finance Committee
RIS0967PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Allen R. "al" Southwick
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2019-06-12
Senate read and passed
RIS0468EngrossIncludes the general assembly elections in the risk-limiting audits within the jurisdiction of the board of elections.
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2019-06-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0577IntroProvides the office of the health insurance commissioner with oversight of risk-bearing provider organizations and health care risk contracts.
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2019-06-07
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0164EngrossPenalizes a motorist for two (2) separate violations if they are driving an unregistered motor vehicle and without insurance or proof of insurance.
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2019-06-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0111IntroProvides that the department of education, in consultation with a workgroup composed of various stakeholders, would develop a funding formula for school districts sending students to career and technical programs outside the district.
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2019-06-05
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0118IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The Office Of The Postsecondary Commissioner Form A Work Group To Conduct A Thorough Review Into How Rhode Island Can Protect Student Loan Borrowers
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2019-06-03
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0304EngrossDirects filing non-opiate directives with the DOA and deletes requirements for recording in electronic health record and verification by a registered practitioner. Replaces medical disciplinary board with the dept of health for compliance violations.
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2019-05-31
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0915PassSenate Resolution Joyously Celebrating The 100th Anniversary Of The Founding Of The Rhode Island Nursery And Landscape Association
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2019-05-23
Senate read and passed
RIS0882PassSenate Resolution Recognizing And Supporting The "choosing Wisely Campaign" On May 21, 2019, And Declaring The State Of Rhode Island To Be A "choosing Wisely State"
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2019-05-22
Senate read and passed
RIS0714IntroRequires the workforce board to fund a non-trade apprenticeship incentive program in fisheries.
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2019-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIS0877PassSenate Resolution Extending Heartfelt Condolences On The Passing Of Sanford Tully
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2019-05-15
Senate read and passed
RIS0456IntroPlaces limits on the terms that can be included in an agreement that settles a claim of sexual harassment, retaliation for reporting sexual harassment and stalking.
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2019-05-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0859PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming The Week Of May 6th Through May 11th Of 2019 To Be "teacher Appreciation Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2019-05-07
Senate read and passed
RIS0240IntroExempts unclassified employees covered by terms/provisions of collective bargaining from 2 grade increase limit per year at the maximum of the grade.
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2019-05-01
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0216IntroAllows for a nurse to delegate tasks to certified nursing assistants and authorizes the department of health to promulgate regulations that delineate delegable tasks.
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2019-04-25
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0729IntroAllows for cities or towns to require local licensing of any person, firm or corporation, engaged in the general business of a tobacco retailer.
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2019-04-25
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS0179IntroCreates the "Healthy Beverage Act" which would require that children's meals offered by restaurants include certain healthy beverage options if the beverage is automatically included in the meal.
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2019-04-24
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0116IntroAllows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen. Students in grades kindergarten through five (5) may only possess sunscreen with a note from a parent or guardian.
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2019-04-24
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0195IntroReduces the usury rate to twelve percent (12%).
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2019-04-23
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0091IntroEstablishes office of inspector general which would be charged with preventing fraud and mismanagement of public funds, regardless of their source and would oversee all state programs and operations.
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2019-04-10
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS0212IntroProvides for a stipend to be paid to certain retired state employee, municipal employees, and teachers or their beneficiaries during years when a cost of living adjustment is not scheduled.
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2019-04-09
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0114IntroCouncil on elementary and secondary education to mandate libraries in high schools to be open one hour before, during and one hour after school.
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2019-04-03
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0739PassSenate Resolution Recognizing And Honoring Louis Giancola For His Eighteen Years Of Dedicated Service With South County Health
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2019-04-02
Senate read and passed
RIS0742PassSenate Resolution Congratulating The North Kingstown Boys Basketball Team On Winning The 2018-2019 Rhode Island Boys Basketball Division One Tournament And The 2018-2019 Rhode Island State Championship Tournament
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2019-04-02
Senate read and passed
RIS0457IntroCreates public funding for legislative candidates, would limit contributions of public funds for all candidates for governor, statewide office holders and legislators.
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0526PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Michael C. Russo
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2019-03-07
Senate read and passed
RIS0393PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming The Month Of March 2019, To Be "arts In The Schools Month"
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2019-02-27
Senate read and passed
RIS0515IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State-line Item Veto (this Proposed Amendment To The Constitution Would Provide The Governor With A Line-item Veto On The Budget ...
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2019-02-27
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS0388PassSenate Resolution Joyously Celebrating The 10th Anniversary Of The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute At The University Of Rhode Island
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2019-02-26
Senate read and passed
RIS0284IntroWould, through the office of management and budget, implement the Lean government initiative and include a mandatory yearly progress report by departments, agencies, boards and commissions.
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2019-02-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0287IntroAllows a one-time non-refundable personal/corporate income tax credit for the actual costs of sewer connection for single/multifamily homes based on real property owner's filing status.
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2019-02-13
To Senate Finance Committee
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