Rhode Island Senator Valarie Lawson [D]

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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
RIS0433IntroProtects seniors and qualified disabled adults from financial exploitation.
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2019-06-17
[Hearing: Jun 18]
Proposed Substitute
RIS0574IntroAdds the multi-disciplinary maternal mortality review committee to the review of the office of state medical examiners and extend certain immunities and confidentiality agreements to multi-disciplinary teams.
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2019-06-17
[Hearing: Jun 18]
Proposed Substitute
RIS0710IntroProvides that fifty dollars ($50.00) of the filing fee paid to the HUD-approved agency for the mediation conference involving the mortgagee and mortgagor, shall be paid to the Rhode Island Legal Services.
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2019-06-17
[Hearing: Jun 20]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0585EngrossRequires road and bridge contractors for the department of transportation to furnish a bond equal to at least 50% of the contract price on contracts in excess of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000).
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2019-06-15
[Hearing: Jun 18]
To House Finance Committee
RIS0365EngrossMakes the owner of any vehicle not inspected as required by §§ 31-38-3 or 31-38-4 responsible for any fines or penalties imposed as a result of non-inspection and would prohibit any law enforcement officer from citing the operator of said vehicle.
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2019-06-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0409IntroRequires private/public schools provide/maintain opioid antagonists on-site including elementary schools.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0799IntroProhibits insurer from denying application/exclude/limit coverage under any life insurance policy based solely on prescription to carry or possess naloxone.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 19]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0892EngrossExempts from taxation the real and tangible personal property of Providence Country Day School, a Rhode Island nonprofit corporation, located in East Providence, Rhode Island.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 20]
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIS0119IntroRequires 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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2019-06-13
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/18/2019)
RIS0291IntroRequires pharmacies display warning notice regarding use of opioids/schedule II controlled substances compiled by DOH relating to overuse/misuse/mixing with other drugs/alcohol effective 9/1/19.
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2019-06-13
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/19/2019)
RIS0367PassSenate Resolution Recognizing And Supporting The "know Before You Fly" Campaign As An Official Source Of Safety Education For Prospective And Active Operators Of Unmanned Aircraft Systems In Rhode Island
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2019-06-12
Senate read and passed
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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2019-06-12
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIS0908IntroEstablishes the commuter transportation benefit act. Employers with twenty (20) or more employees would provide a pre-tax transportation fringe benefit program or provide transportation to the employees.
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2019-06-12
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0586EngrossEliminates division of planning from evaluation process of future state prop. leases. Eliminates requirement of notice to local planning board's planning program of hearings and zoning changes.
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2019-06-11
To House Corporations 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
RIS0780IntroEliminates the marital sexual assault exception when a victim is incapacitated, disabled, or helpless.
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2019-06-11
To Senate Judiciary 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
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
RIS0056IntroEstablishes a nineteen percent (19%) carried interest fairness fee for investment management services in order to tax the carried interest income of hedge fund and private equity investors as traditional ordinary earned income.
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0765IntroIncreases tax wage base for contributions to TDI /TCI, expands eligibility, increases benefit rates, adds sibling and grandchild in coverage benefits, increases temp caregiver weeks, and institutes fines for not reinstating an employee who uses progr...
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0825IntroAllows state employees the ability to make an after tax contribution to a qualified Roth contribution program as a part of a deferred compensation plan.
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2019-06-06
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0654IntroRequires a proposed private school to demonstrate financial stability.
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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
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
RIS0922PassSenate Resolution Extending Condolences On The Passing Of Tina-marie Sullivan
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2019-05-29
Senate read and passed
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
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
RIS0918PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Edward F. Donnelly, Jr.
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2019-05-23
Senate read and passed
RIS0615IntroProhibits employer discrimination against medical marijuana cardholders testing positive, allows for civil remedies for medical marijuana cardholders experiencing discrimination, provides state as sole regulator for compassion centers/medical marijua...
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2019-05-15
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0512PassRequires that the contractual provisions contained in an otherwise expired collective bargaining agreement with certified school teachers and municipal employees would continue until a successor agreement has been reached between the parties.
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2019-05-14
Signed by Governor
RIS0871PassSenate Resolution Celebrating The Delectable 2019 "great Rumford Bake Off" Held On May 12, 2019, And The 160th Anniversary Of The Creation Of Rumford Baking Powder
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2019-05-09
Senate read and passed
RIS0826IntroAmends the definition of the practice of pharmacy to include the authority to prescribe drugs and devices and would provide the conditions for which a pharmacist may prescribe an indicated drug or device.
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2019-05-07
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0447IntroRequires the personal care product industry to more fully disclose the ingredients they use and, where applicable, identify ingredients that have been published as a chemical of concern on one or more designated list included in the act.
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2019-05-02
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
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
RIS0711PassSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Governor's Workforce Board To Work With The Rhode Island Department Of Labor And Training To Develop A Report On The Feasibility Of Expanding Non-trade Registered Apprenticeship Programs In Rhode Island
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2019-05-01
Senate read and passed
RIS0843PassSenate Resolution Celebrating The 175th Anniversary Of The Founding Of St. Mary's Church In West Warwick, Rhode Island
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2019-05-01
Senate read and passed
RIS0234IntroCreates "Consumer Privacy Protection Act."
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2019-04-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0368IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Reapportionment
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2019-04-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0583IntroLists information needed by recipients of transportation of non-emergency medical appointment services.
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2019-04-30
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0809PassSenate Resolution Commemorating May Of 2019 As "mental Health Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2019-04-25
Senate read and passed
RIS0025IntroCreates ombudsperson program for developmental disabilities attached to department of administration with ombudsperson selected by committee named by governor to advocate on behalf of affected adults.
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2019-04-23
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0800PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Margaret E. Rogers On Being Named The 2019 "cherry Blossom Princess"
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2019-04-23
Senate read and passed
RIS0173EngrossRequires children who seek a special limited work permit to successfully complete a worker rights' training program established and funded by the department of labor and training.
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2019-04-11
To House Labor Committee
RIS0370IntroIncreases the maximum weekly unemployment benefit rate to the higher of fifty-seven and one-half percent (57.5%) of the average weekly wages paid to workers in the prior calendar year or six hundred thirty-six dollars ($636) per week.
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2019-04-11
To House Finance Committee
RIS0371EngrossAllows an employee to establish a lien against an employer's property to aid the employee in collecting unpaid wages from the employer.
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2019-04-11
To House Labor Committee
RIS0795PassSenate Resolution Expressing Sincere Condolences On The Passing Of Helen F. Rose
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2019-04-09
Senate read and passed
RIS0402IntroRequires schools to comply with recycling and composting laws and promotes food donation and local food service contracts.
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2019-04-03
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0636IntroProhibits firearms possession within 300 feet of school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons providing school security, firearms on private property and unloaded firearms in containers or locked car racks.
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2019-04-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0306IntroAuthorizes a licensed pharmacist, who successfully completes a course on tobacco cessation therapy, to prescribe and dispense tobacco cessation drug products to a qualified patient pursuant to rules adopted by the board of pharmacy.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
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