Rhode Island Senator Sandra Cano [D]

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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
RIS0198EngrossEstablishes and requires funding for a world language and dual language immersion program.
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2019-06-19
To House Finance Committee
RIS0265EngrossRepeals requirement that persons between 16 and 21 who cannot speak, read or write English to attend classes until they learn (minimum 200 hours). Also repeals fines and institutional commitment for failure to take such classes.
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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
RIS0987IntroSenate Resolution Recognizing "juneteenth National Freedom Day" On June 19, 2019
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2019-06-19
Recommended for Immediate Consideration
RIS0134EngrossProvides 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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2019-06-18
Placed on House Calendar (06/20/2019)
RIS0112IntroMandates that a program of financial literacy be taught to all students in the public high schools throughout the state of Rhode Island.
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2019-06-18
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0254IntroRequires the ODEO to create and for all state and municipal employees to receive annual training in cultural competency.
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2019-06-18
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/20/2019)
RIS0563IntroRequires that retirement contributions be deposited or remitted to the retirement system within three (3) days.
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2019-06-18
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/20/2019)
RIS0611EngrossProvides that a voter may use proof of identity which expired no more than six (6) months prior to voting.
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2019-06-18
Placed on House Calendar (06/20/2019)
RIS0668IntroProvides a tax credit for qualified investments in "opportunity zones" as defined by federal law and located in Rhode Island.
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2019-06-18
Committee recommends passage
RIS0673IntroAuthorizes state and local incremental tax revenues generated in the arts district, the growth center district and the ballpark district in the city of Pawtucket to be allocated to finance improvements in the districts.
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2019-06-18
Committee recommends passage
RIS0868IntroDirects the council on elementary/secondary education to implement assessment/evaluation systems for teachers/administrators.
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2019-06-18
[Hearing: Jun 19]
Proposed Substitute
RIS0031IntroEstablishes the supported decision-making act which is a less restrictive alternative to guardianship for utilization of the probate courts.
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2019-06-17
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0109IntroProvides 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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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To House Labor Committee
RIS0315IntroStatute of limitation for childhood sex abuse claims extended to 35 years.
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2019-06-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0253IntroCreates a process that provides affected employees an opportunity to purchase the business that employs them, but is in danger of being sold or going out of business.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To House Small Business Committee
RIS0572IntroIncludes 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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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0141IntroRequires health insurance to provide coverage for communication access between deaf patients and their physicians.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0416IntroRequires free lunches to be provided for all elementary and secondary students attending public schools, to the extent state and federal funds are available.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0418IntroCreates a tax on sugary drinks and creates a dedicated revenue source for programs designed to benefit public health.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0437IntroSets the minimum hourly wages for employees of developmental disabilities organizations who have developmental disabilities at thirteen dollars and seventy seven cents ($13.77) with an increase to fifteen dollars ($15.00) commencing on July 1, 2020.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0737IntroCreates the "student loan bill of rights act" which establishes guidelines for the issuance of postsecondary loans.
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2019-06-13
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/19/2019)
RIS0966PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Pawtucket Schools Superintendent Ms. Patricia Dicenso On Her Retirement After An Exemplary Public Service Career
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2019-06-12
Senate read and passed
RIS0128IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $100,000 To Year Up Providence (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) To Year Up Providence.)
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2019-06-11
To Senate Finance Committee
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
RIS0674IntroProvides that a tax payment shall be paid by midnight on the date in which the tax becomes due and payable, and reduces the amount of penalty for taxes unpaid from a maximum of twenty-one percent (21%) to ten percent (10%).
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2019-06-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0509EngrossComprehensively addresses wage discrimination by expanding employee protections and the scope of the remedies available to employees who have experienced wage discrimination.
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2019-06-07
To House Labor 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
RIS0323EngrossPermits campaign funds to be used to pay all childcare expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity.
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2019-06-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0957PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming June 10, 2019, As The "day Of Portugal" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2019-06-06
Senate read and passed
RIS0220IntroTax credit for opportunity zone in investment in Pawtucket
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2019-06-05
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS0542IntroFurnishes financial support for planning/implementation of effective community schools that would provide students with equitable access to high-quality education.
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2019-06-05
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0941IntroRequires the department of education to create a model policy/timeline to assist school districts in implementing a dual language immersion program. This model policy and timeline would be sent to the president of the senate and the speaker of the ho...
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2019-06-05
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0949IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Develop Measures To Ensure Investments Within Designated Opportunity Zones Improve The Quality Of Life And Economic Opportunities In Low-income Communities, While Pr...
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2019-06-05
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0140IntroRequires movie theaters to provide open captioning for persons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
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2019-05-30
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0142IntroIncreases insurance coverage for hearing aids from $1,500 to $2,000, per ear, every three years. In addition, the amount of insurance coverage would no longer be based on the age of the recipient.
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2019-05-30
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0921PassSenate Resolution Thanking Howell Smith, Iii, And The Generations Of Devoted Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians And Staff At Howell Smith Druggist For Eighty-two Years Of Dedicated Service To The People Of Pawtucket And Surrounding Neighborhoods
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2019-05-29
Senate read and passed
RIS0922PassSenate Resolution Extending Condolences On The Passing Of Tina-marie Sullivan
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2019-05-29
Senate read and passed
RIS0598IntroForbids an employer to require an employee to execute a nondisclosure agreement; or non-disparagement agreement regarding alleged violations of civil rights or criminal conduct as a condition of employment.
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2019-05-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0671IntroEstablishes a Pawtucket-Central Falls station redevelopment district and provides that tax credits may be available for certain projects located in the district for an amount not to exceed 50% of the project cost.
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2019-05-28
To Senate Finance 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
RIS0896IntroDirects the executive office of health and human services to adopt a Medicaid fee for services and reimbursement rate for non-emergency medical transportation service providers.
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2019-05-28
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0595IntroProvides that gun dealers on a monthly basis shall report a summary of all gun sales and transfers to the Rhode Island state police.
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2019-05-25
To Senate Judiciary 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
RIS0507IntroProvides for the release of unperfected mechanics' liens by the filing of an affidavit.
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2019-05-15
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0614IntroExempts newspaper deliverers from the minimum wage laws.
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2019-05-15
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0726IntroComprehensively amends the state's apprenticeship laws to make them easier to understand and be more consistent with each other and applicable federal regulations.
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2019-05-15
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0873PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming The Week Of May 12 Through May 18, 2019, To Be "senior Corps Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2019-05-14
Senate read and passed
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