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PositionBillStatusSummaryAction
#1H6242IntroducedExpands the definition of “approved project” to include resiliency related infrastructure projects, and further prohibits the award of financial assistance for a water pollution abatement project.
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2019-06-24
Placed on House Calendar (06/26/2019)
#2H5008IntroducedProvides for the review of existing and the development of new statewide academic standards by the commissioner of education.
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2019-06-24
Proposed Substitute
#3H6084IntroducedProvides 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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2019-06-24
Placed on House Calendar (06/26/2019)
#4H5141IntroducedAllows some persons, who do not otherwise qualify to reside in a special care unit in an assisted living residence to get into that unit under certain circumstances.
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2019-06-24
Placed on House Calendar (06/26/2019)
#5H5578IntroducedProvides for a fee increase for filing an action in district court, superior court and family court.
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2019-06-24
#6S0673IntroducedAuthorizes 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
#7H6153IntroducedAuthorizes 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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2019-06-24
#8H5541IntroducedExpands the provisions requiring the reporting of immunization status and any other relevant information to adults, not just children, and requires the department of health to include routine adult immunization in the department’s immunization prog...
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2019-06-19
House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
#9H5573IntroducedMakes amendments providing for additional reporting duties and requirements for persons with knowledge of mistreatment or neglect of elders.
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2019-06-24
Placed on House Calendar (06/26/2019)
#10H5765IntroducedMandates that polls in all cities and towns except New Shoreham open at 7 am and provides time for receipt of ballots cast outside the US.
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2019-06-24
Placed on House Calendar (06/26/2019)
#11S0710IntroducedProvides 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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2019-06-20
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
#12H6085IntroducedAllows teachers to obtain fast-track certification as a principal.
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2019-06-19
Committee recommends passage of Sub A as amended
#13S0928EngrossedAmend 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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2019-06-24
Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/26/2019)
#14S0260IntroducedExempts natural hair braiders from licensing requirements for hairdressers or cosmeticians, defines natural hair braiding and imposes fines for violations.
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2019-06-24
Proposed Substitute
#15H5884IntroducedProvides that a person twenty-one (21) years of age or older may purchase or possess a stun gun, and makes it a felony to use a stun gun in certain circumstances.
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2019-06-24
Placed on House Calendar (06/28/2019)
#16S0897IntroducedEffectuates the consolidation of the Albion and Saylesville Fire Districts into a newly created Lincoln Fire District.
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2019-06-24
House passed Sub A in concurrence
#17H6240IntroducedExempts 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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2019-06-24
Placed on House Calendar (06/26/2019)
#18S0115EngrossedProvides 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
#19S0194IntroducedSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Evaluate Rhode Island's Electric And Natural Gas Transmission And Distribution System Infrastructure (creates A 22 Member Commission To Study And Evaluate Rhode Island's Electri...
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2019-06-20
Senate passed Sub A
#20H5507IntroducedCodifies the lawful procedure for a bicyclist to follow when complying with traffic control signals.
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2019-06-24
#21S0267IntroducedIncludes licensed school psychologists under the provisions of the general laws governing the regulations of psychologists, and limits the authorization of school psychologist to practice school psychology to the school setting.
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2019-06-19
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/25/2019)
#22H5553IntroducedHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations For Encouraging More Persons Of Color To Enter The Field Of Education (creates A 13 Member Commission To Study And Make Recommendations For Encouraging Mo...
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2019-06-11
House passed Sub A
#23H5696IntroducedProvides that a quorum of the zoning board of review shall be a majority of members authorized to vote which may include alternate members.
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2019-06-24
Proposed Substitute
#24H5806IntroducedRequires 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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2019-06-24
Proposed Substitute
#25S0589IntroducedRemoves the requirement that party primary voters automatically change their party affiliation to that party and reduces from 90 to 30 days the time before an election that a non-candidate can change their affiliation.
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2019-06-24
#26S0588IntroducedMoves the date of primaries to the eighth Tuesday preceding biennial state elections.
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2019-06-24
#27H5887IntroducedCreates the Right to Read Act to require certain licensed teachers to be proficient in scientific reading instruction.
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2019-06-13
House passed Sub A
#28H6011PassedTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Gym Kids Inc.
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2019-06-05
Effective without Governor's signature
#29S0868IntroducedDirects the council on elementary/secondary education to implement assessment/evaluation systems for teachers/administrators.
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2019-06-19
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/25/2019)
#30H6206EngrossedValidates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Tiverton, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Tiverton on November 6, 2018.
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2019-06-24
House read and passed
#31H6210IntroducedAllows DEM to extend certain deadlines for required sewer construction in the replacement of cesspools, which deadlines would not extend beyond January 1, 2025.
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2019-06-24
#32S0994IntroducedExpands the definition of “approved project” to include resiliency related infrastructure projects, and further prohibits the award of financial assistance for a water pollution abatement project.
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2019-06-24
#33H6033IntroducedMakes sweeping changes to the law on massage therapy licensing.
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2019-06-24
Placed on House Calendar (06/26/2019)
#34S0952EngrossedRepeals the existing provisions of the Corporate Charter and replaces them in their entirety.
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2019-06-24
Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/26/2019)
#35H5113IntroducedCreates the "animal abuser registry act" which would require all persons convicted of crimes involving animal abuse to register with an online registry to be established and maintained by the attorney general's office.
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2019-06-24
#36H5016PassedJoint Resolution Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special Legislative Commission To Study Veteran And Military Spouse Education And Employment Opportunities (would Extend The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special Legislativ...
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2019-06-11
Senate passed in concurrence
#37H5028IntroducedRequires public utilities or utility facilities to repave and repair roadways altered or excavated by them to the satisfaction of state or municipalities providing financial recovery for defective incomplete repairs.
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2019-06-24
Proposed Substitute
#38H5022IntroducedMakes it unlawful for any person to carry a rifle or shotgun in any vehicle or conveyance or on or about their person whether visible or concealed subject to certain exceptions.
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2019-05-29
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
#39H5023EngrossedExpands family court jurisdiction to enter protective orders to provide for the safety and welfare of household pets in domestic abuse situations.
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2019-06-20
Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/25/2019)
#40H5033IntroducedMandates 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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2019-06-24
House passed Sub A
#41H5049IntroducedJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $12,000 To The Rhode Island Department Of Transportation (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $12,000 To The Department Of Transportation.)
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2019-05-28
#42H5048IntroducedCreates a sales tax holiday for the days of August 10, 2019 and August 11, 2019.
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2019-06-04
#43H5052IntroducedProvides for an appropriation of state funds to cities and towns who are members of the Narragansett Bay marine task force (NBMTF) for the maintenance of boats providing services to Narragansett Bay.
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2019-05-30
#44H5096PassedValidates and ratify amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the city of Central Falls which were adopted and approved by the electors of the city on November 6, 2018.
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2019-05-30
Effective without Governor's signature
#45H5116IntroducedRequires retail establishments to accept cash in payment for goods and services.
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2019-06-20
Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/25/2019)
#46H5111IntroducedRequires DOT and Commerce Corporation to coordinate with senior citizens housing complexes/centers to minimize economic and financial impact of road works projects.
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2019-05-28
#47S0027IntroducedRepeals the current chapter of the general laws regarding immunity for food donors to food banks, and would adopt a new chapter with comprehensive immunity provisions for persons involved in donating food to food banks.
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2019-06-24
House passed Sub A in concurrence
#48S0017IntroducedSunsets/discontinues the Jobs Development Act rate reduction as of July 1, 2019.
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2019-06-13
#49S0031IntroducedEstablishes the supported decision-making act which is a less restrictive alternative to guardianship for utilization of the probate courts.
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2019-06-20
Placed on House Calendar (06/25/2019)
#50S0029EngrossedRaises the juror's fees for each day's attendance on the superior court from $15.00 per day to $25.00 per day commencing July 1, 2020, and increase to $35.00 per day commencing July 1, 2021 and thereafter.
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2019-06-12
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