Rhode Island Senator Susan Sosnowski [D]

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RIS0171EngrossEnsures appropriate disability language is used in all job descriptions and statutes.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 19]
Proposed Substitute
RIS0406IntroAssents to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, and empowers the director of DEM to perform those acts necessary, to be in compliance with the provisions of the act for the modernization of the safety of the food supply.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0785EngrossProvides no person may use wireless handset/personal wireless device for texting while driving.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 18]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0798IntroEstablishes an opioid stewardship payment program which manufacturers and distributors of opioids would pay into, to support opioid treatment programs.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 18]
Scheduled for consideration (06/18/2019)
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
RIS0305IntroProvides conditions to lawfully permit a state employee to be employed as an interpreter or a CART provider outside of the normal working hours.
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2019-06-13
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/19/2019)
RIS0872EngrossNames the URI College of Engineering Building as the "Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering."
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2019-06-13
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
RIS0934IntroAuthorizes the town council of the town of South Kingstown to create a municipal court and housing court and defines the respective jurisdiction of those two courts.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0202IntroProhibits a food service establishment from providing a consumer with a single-use plastic straw unless requested by the consumer.
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2019-06-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS0479EngrossRequires real estate sellers to provide buyers with an annual building energy cost estimate and imposes a duty on sellers to conduct real estate condition inspections.
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2019-06-12
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0942IntroEstablishes board of trustees for URI; establishes transfer of URI research foundation authority to board of governors if foundation dissolved; removes authority of council on postsecondary education over URI, requires disclosure of tuition waivers.
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2019-06-12
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0967PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Allen R. "al" Southwick
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2019-06-12
Senate read and passed
RIS0766IntroEliminates the two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) hemp licensing fee and reduces the hemp licensing application fee from two hundred fifty dollars ($250) to one hundred dollars ($100).
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2019-06-11
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0764IntroRemoves all fees associated with hemp licensing.
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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
RIS0410IntroCreates the "Plastic Waste Reduction Act" designed to reduce the use of plastic bags by retail establishments by offering recyclable bag options and providing penalties for violations.
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2019-06-07
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS0954PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Robert Rose, Former Police Chief Of Block Island
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2019-06-06
Senate read and passed
RIS0955PassSenate Resolution Honoring And Thanking Dr. Mark Clark For His Years Of Dedicated Service As Director Of The Block Island Medical Center
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2019-06-06
Senate read and passed
RIS0397EngrossExempt New Shoreham from the jurisdiction of the division of PUC for purposes of regulating transportation network companies, and allows the town to establish its own regulatory framework regarding transportation network company services.
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2019-06-05
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0907IntroPermits a Certificate C license to be issued to the University of Rhode Island to perform certain electrical maintenance and repair as long as the university regularly employs one or more Class B or Class M journeyperson electricians.
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2019-06-05
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0761PassSenate Resolution Respectfully Urging Congress To Request That The Fda Investigates Amending The Qualified Exemption Language In 21 Cfr Section 112.5(a)(2) To Exclude Animal Feed Products From The Definition Of "all Food"
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2019-06-04
Senate read and passed
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
RIS0445IntroProhibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member. Effective 1/1/2021.
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2019-05-29
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0661IntroRequires municipalities to adopt comprehensive solar siting ordinances addressing both roof, ground mounted and carport solar systems.
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2019-05-29
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
RIS0811PassAllows Keith A. Lewis to join Erica Mary Felins and Justin Moffitt Lewis in marriage on or about June 22, 2019, within the Town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island.
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2019-05-29
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0812PassAllows Roger Kroha to join Jennifer Nasser and Daniel Rubino in marriage on or about October 12, 2019, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
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2019-05-29
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS0891IntroRemoves the word diesel in regard to idling of engines and would pertain to idling of all engines.
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2019-05-29
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0282IntroExpands the tiered-rate structure for childcare assistance program to meet federal benchmark for access to high-quality childcare for all age groups of children.
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2019-05-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0895IntroProvides that pharmacists shall disclose lesser price drug substitutions unless directed otherwise by the doctor. Exempts pharmacists automatically charging the lowest available price.
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2019-05-28
To Senate Health and Human Services 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
RIS0917PassSenate Resolution Commemorating The 150th Anniversary Of The Annual Memorial Day Parade In South Kingstown
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2019-05-23
Senate read and passed
RIS0887PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Thomas P. Lewis
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2019-05-22
Senate read and passed
RIS0913IntroAuthorizes the issuance of farmer brewery and farmer distillery licenses to qualifying farms subject to conditions and regulations issued by the department of regulation.
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2019-05-22
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0405IntroDefines the term "farm products" for the purposes of enforcement and regulation of the agricultural functions of the department of environmental management.
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2019-05-15
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
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
RIS0152IntroCodifies the current state of the law on reproductive rights in Rhode Island by incorporating the protections set forth in Roe v. Wade limiting restrictions on an individual's decision to terminate a pregnancy.
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2019-05-14
Defeated in Committee
RIS0438IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $185,000 To The Division Of Elderly Affairs In The Department Of Human Services To Fund Elder Respite Services (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $185,000 To The Division Of Elderly Affairs In The ...
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2019-05-14
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0452EngrossAllows the residents of New Shoreham who earn up to one hundred forty percent (140%) of area median income to qualify for affordable housing.
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2019-05-03
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIS0218IntroProhibits PFAS, a class of fluorinated organic chemicals, from being used in food packaging.
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2019-05-02
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
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
RIS0271EngrossEliminates the cap on the maximum fee allowable for submitting an application for certification to the board of certifications of operators of public water supply facilities.
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2019-05-01
To House Finance Committee
RIS0404EngrossJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Effect And Procedures For The Reorganization Of The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (crmc) (creates A Fifteen (15) Member Special Legislative Commission Whose P...
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2019-05-01
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS0516EngrossRenames the landing in South Kingstown known as Wordens Pond Landing to Holley Landing.
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2019-05-01
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIS0620EngrossClarifies the number of ounces a manufacturer of malt beverages is allowed to sell on their premises as twenty-four (24) twelve ounce (12 oz.) bottles or cans, or twenty-four (24) sixteen ounce (16 oz.) bottles or cans.
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2019-05-01
To House Corporations Committee
RIS0662IntroEstablishes a fee on companies that sell fossil fuels in Rhode Island for consumption or distribution within the state and establishes an "economic and climate resilience fund" to disburse the collected funds.
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2019-05-01
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0658IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island global warming solutions act to reduce carbon emissions across various sectors of the local economy.
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2019-05-01
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0759IntroGrants solar energy system retail purchasers protections requiring disclosures in the retail/lease documents the right to cancel/rescind agreement within 90 days prior to installation/notice of liens filed on their property.
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2019-05-01
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0841PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Central Falls Police Chief Colonel James J. Mendonca On Being Named The New Chief Of Police And Director Of Safety And Security At Rhode Island College And Thanking Him For His Twenty-eight Years Of Distinguished Serv...
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2019-05-01
Senate read and passed
RIS0599IntroAmends the lien and notice procedures for facility operators of dry dock facilities.
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2019-04-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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