Rhode Island Senator Ryan Pearson [D]

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RIS0563PassRequires that retirement contributions be deposited or remitted to the retirement system within three (3) days.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0755PassExempts those students in grade twelve (12) who are enrolled full-time in a dual enrollment program where the courses are taken on a higher education institution campus from the requirement that they complete health and physical education courses.
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0865PassProvides for greater school-based management at the school level and expands the duties of school improvement teams and establishes a new chapter on education accountability..
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2019-07-15
Signed by Governor
RIS0134EnrollProvides that the non-resident withholding requirement for a corporation that sells real estate be consistent with the seven percent (7%) corporate income tax rate.
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2019-07-11
Transmitted to Governor
RIS0688EnrollAuthorizes building inspectors to affix their signatures to permits that pertain to work they inspect.
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2019-07-11
Transmitted to Governor
RIS0897PassEffectuates the consolidation of the Albion and Saylesville Fire Districts into a newly created Lincoln Fire District.
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2019-07-11
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0952PassRepeals the existing provisions of the Corporate Charter and replaces them in their entirety.
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2019-07-11
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0996EnrollValidates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Cumberland, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Cumberland on November 6, 2018.
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2019-07-11
Transmitted to Governor
RIS1025EnrollRequires DOT to establish rules, regulations, and minimum requirements for the use of steel plates on roadway surfaces, and for towns and cities to adopt the same for use on municipal highways.
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2019-07-11
Transmitted to Governor
RIS0699PassPet shops shall provide records to DEM including breeder info, health cert., license and inspection information for each dog or cat offered for sale.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0869PassAllows teachers to obtain certification as a principal in an expedited period of time.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS1036PassCreates the Right to Read Act to require certain licensed teachers to be proficient in scientific reading instruction.
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2019-07-08
Signed by Governor
RIS0315PassStatute of limitation for childhood sex abuse claims extended to 35 years.
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2019-07-01
Signed by Governor
RIS0109PassProvides that any minority business enterprise that is certified under the Federal Small Business Act shall be deemed certified by the department of administration as a minority business enterprise.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS0687PassAllows a contractor or builder to hire a qualified third-party inspector or state inspector to perform an inspection if a building official fails to perform an inspection within forty-eight (48) hours after notification, excluding weekends/holidays.
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2019-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIS1042PassSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Task Force To Study Rhode Island's Education Funding Formula (creates A 9 Member Commission To Study Rhode Island's Education Funding Formula, And Reports Back To The Senate By January 2, 2020, And Exp...
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2019-06-28
Senate read and passed
RIS0938EngrossRequires the board of education to conduct a comprehensive study of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act and report yearly to the governor, the senate and the house of representatives.
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2019-06-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0547EngrossProvides that the commissioner of elementary and secondary education would be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The commissioner of elementary and secondary education would serve at the pleasure of the governor.
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2019-06-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0772IntroRequires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for prescription drugs and use step therapy protocols.
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2019-06-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0867IntroEstablishes a procedure for the certification of provisional educators.
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2019-06-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0940EngrossCreates an 11 member commission to study of Rhode Island's Education Funding Formula, and who would report back to the Senate by January 2, 2020, and bi-annually thereafter, and whose life would expire on March 2, 2021.
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2019-06-26
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0719IntroAdds elementary or secondary school mathematics, world languages or science educators to those individuals eligible for a fellowship.
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2019-06-21
To House Finance Committee
RIS0992PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Germaine G. Picard
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2019-06-20
Senate read and passed
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
RIS0119EngrossRequires that all high school students attending public schools fulfill at least one-half credit or course requirement in civics education, commencing with the graduating class of 2020.
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2019-06-19
To House Health, Education and Welfare 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
RIS0653EngrossEstablishes courses that include instruction in career and technical education programs.
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2019-06-19
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0657EngrossMandates that the state seal of biliteracy be awarded by the commissioner beginning with the class of 2020 and a report be given to the general assembly no later than 8/1/20 of students who have been awarded a state seal of biliteracy.
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2019-06-19
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0910EngrossEliminates requirement to pay attorney fees from employment security (unemployment) administrative fund.
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2019-06-19
To House Labor Committee
RIS0864IntroDirect the council on elementary and secondary education to provide professional support and assistance to LEAs regarding effective ways to use data such as the LEA’s budget and demographics, school culture, and assessments to improve student perfo...
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2019-06-14
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0127IntroImposes 1% state tax on sale of hookah tobacco/vaping devices, accessories/supplies/replacement parts & 1% local hookah tobacco/vaping devices tax to be used by cities/towns for education of persons of the dangers of hookah tobacco/vaping device usag...
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2019-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0773IntroRequires hospitals to adopt, implement, periodically update and submit to the director of health, evidence-based protocols for the early recognition and treatment of patients with sepsis and septic shock.
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2019-06-13
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
RIS0562IntroRepeals the provisions of the Stay Invested in RI Wavemaker Fellowship, and establish the Stay Invested in RI Tax Credit to provide eligible taxpayers with a tax credit for educational loan repayment expenses.
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2019-06-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0763IntroPension benefits that originate from and were taxed in another state are exempted from Rhode Island state taxation.
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2019-06-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0048IntroEstablishes personal income tax credit for persons incurring expenses caring for relative requiring assistance with daily living activities certified by a licensed physician for tax years from/after 12/31/19.
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0126IntroAuthorizes state agencies to allow vendors to withhold a commission for developing electronic filing systems.
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance 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
RIS0654IntroRequires a proposed private school to demonstrate financial stability.
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2019-06-05
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0754IntroPermits the Cumberland Town Council to establish limits on the number of students from the Cumberland school district who may enroll in any charter public school.
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2019-06-05
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0937IntroEstablishes the executive position of the secretary of education, and would set out the powers and duties of the secretary.
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2019-06-05
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0943IntroDirects the department of elementary and secondary education to convene a group of stakeholders to review the standards for grade level promotion established by local education agencies.
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2019-06-05
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0819IntroAmends the career and technical education program laws to provide the process by which students could access career and technical education programs outside of their home school district.
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2019-05-29
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0824IntroRemoves the prohibition on state appropriations to the municipal infrastructure grant program, and would provide for a one time $10,000,000 appropriation to administer the program.
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2019-05-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0822IntroRemoves the prohibition on state appropriations to the municipal infrastructure grant program, and authorizes the state planning council to evaluate, approve and issue such grants, subject to the appropriations provided to the program.
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2019-05-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0055EngrossEstablishes small business development fund to encourage formation of private capital investment in underserved small businesses with annual report and termination after 6 years.
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2019-05-20
To House Finance Committee
RIS0614IntroExempts newspaper deliverers from the minimum wage laws.
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2019-05-15
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0125IntroRequires verification of hours worked on computers by contractors for professional or technical services rendered to the departments of transportation, health, human services, administration and commerce in contracts exceeding $100,000.
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2019-05-14
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0870PassSenate Resolution Commemorating "world Lupus Day" In The State Of Rhode Island On May 10, 2019
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2019-05-09
Senate read and passed
RIS0854PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming May 4, 2019, To Be "green Up Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2019-05-02
Senate read and passed
RIS0043IntroRequires the state to reimburse the city or town for any costs associated with transporting children placed in foster care to an educational facility outside the regional transportation district.
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2019-05-01
To Senate Education Committee
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