Senator Mark P. McKenney

District 30 (Warwick), Democrat

Committees

Recent votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For official vote tallies, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of each vote.

Date Bill Vote type Vote
June 28, 2019 H5113 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL ABUSER REGISTRY ACT
Creates 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.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H5119 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE AND CHILD PRODUCTS SAFETY
Increases amount of flame retardant chemicals contained in residential upholstered bedding/furniture manufactured/ sold in state from 100 ppm to 1,000 ppm effective January 1, 2020.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H5695 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS ACT
Extends monitoring of hospital conversions from 3 to 5 years/increases fine for violations from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000/simplifies judicial review.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H6084 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY ACT
Provides 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.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H6168 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
Pet shops shall provide records to DEM including breeder info, health cert., license and inspection information for each dog or cat offered for sale.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 S699 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
Pet shops shall provide records to DEM including breeder info, health cert., license and inspection information for each dog or cat offered for sale.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H6241 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - DECLARATIONS OF CANDIDACY
Requires all candidates to file financial statements within 30 days after filing notice of organization.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H6238 JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY CERTAIN CLAIMS
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H6237 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts any proposed retailers' Class B license to be located at 671 Broadway Street, Plat 35, Lot 566 in the city of Providence from the two hundred feet (200') requirement from schools or places of worship.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H5034 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICES AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT
Allows state employees who had also been a correctional officer to elect to combine their service time earned from each job, for the determination of their retirement eligibility date and calculation of retirement benefits.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H6153 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- REDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES AND PROJECTS
Authorizes 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.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 S673 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- REDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES AND PROJECTS
Authorizes 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.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H5700 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - REGISTRATION OF VOTERS
Allows voters to file state form designating party affiliation rather than in person and change affiliation within 30 days prior to primary election with local canvassing board.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 S589 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- VOTER REGISTRATION
Removes 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.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H5887 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - RHODE ISLAND CERTIFICATIONS STANDARDS BOARD [SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT]
Creates the Right to Read Act to require certain licensed teachers to be proficient in scientific reading instruction.
Passage Y
June 28, 2019 S1036 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - RHODE ISLAND CERTIFICATIONS STANDARDS BOARD [SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT]
Creates the Right to Read Act to require certain licensed teachers to be proficient in scientific reading instruction.
Passage Y
June 28, 2019 H6207 AN ACT RELATING TO STATUTES AND STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION
This act makes a number of technical amendments to the general laws, prepared at the recommendation of the Law Revision Office. Article I contains the reenactment of title 5 of the general laws. Article II includes the statutory construction provisions.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H6102 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- CAUSES OF ACTION
An insurer found in violation of the unfair claims settlement practices act can be liable for three (3) times the amount of damages.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 S865 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY ACT
Provides 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..
Passage Y
June 28, 2019 H6164 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- SUPERIOR COURT
Allows the presiding justice of the superior court, to create a superior court diversion program.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H5764 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTION - NOMINATION - DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY - PRIMARY VOTES
Moves the date of primaries to the eighth Tuesday preceding biennial state elections.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H5298 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - NURSE ANESTHETISTS
Permits a registered nurse who is enrolled in an accredited nurse anesthesia program to practice as a nurse anesthetist under the supervision of a certified registered nurse anesthetist or an anesthesiologist.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H6250 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS
Allows a school district to conduct instruction through virtual education up to five (5) days when schools have been closed due to inclement weather, emergency or any nonscheduled school closings.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H6117 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES
Provides employers who permit employees to report to work shall pay the employee for not less than 3 hrs wages. An exception would be provided for agreed work shifts scheduled for less than 3 hrs and for college student employees working for the college.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H5936 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- STUDENT LOAN BILL OF RIGHTS ACT
Creates the "student loan bill of rights act" which establishes guidelines for the issuance of postsecondary loans.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H6055 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- CHECK CASHING
Exempts persons hosting state-operated video lottery games and state-operated casino gaming from the requirement that they construct and maintain bulletproof glass and steel partitions at check cashing stations, transaction windows, and/or similar areas.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H5758 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES
Allows voters making a mark rather than signature to vote with proof of identity by affirming their mark to the electronic pollbook without need for an affidavit by election supervisors.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H5478 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE GENERALLY
Provides that an open and obvious danger or defect is not a complete bar to recovery of damages in personal injury or property damage actions.
Passage In Concurrence N
June 28, 2019 H5433 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- SEIZURE OF ANIMALS BEING CRUELLY TREATED
Authorizes certain state and municipal agents to take possession of animals found abandoned or neglected, and to proceed to provide all necessary care and treatment for the animal.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 H5182 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES -- SPECIAL EVENTS LICENSE
Permits cities and towns to issue special events liquor licenses to permit the equivalent of one-day licenses one day each month.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 28, 2019 S399 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Prohibits nonregulated power producers from automatically renewing a contract. Mandates that the nonregulated power producer provide methods for the customer to cancel service and provide the customer with notice of the contract expiration date.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S1014 JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY CERTAIN CLAIMS
Authorizes the appropriation to pay claims.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 H5151 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS IN SUPPORT OF FY 2020
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 H5151 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS IN SUPPORT OF FY 2020
Approval of Amendment N
June 27, 2019 H5151 AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS IN SUPPORT OF FY 2020
Approval of Amendment N
June 27, 2019 S450 AN ACT IN AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE CENTRAL COVENTRY FIRE DISTRICT PURSUANT TO A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE COVENTRY FIRE DISTRICT ON DECEMBER 27, 2018
Makes various amendments pertaining to the duties and operations of the Central Coventry Fire District.
Passage as Amended Y
June 27, 2019 S450 AN ACT IN AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE CENTRAL COVENTRY FIRE DISTRICT PURSUANT TO A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE COVENTRY FIRE DISTRICT ON DECEMBER 27, 2018
Makes various amendments pertaining to the duties and operations of the Central Coventry Fire District.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 27, 2019 S673 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- REDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES AND PROJECTS
Authorizes 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.
Passage as Amended Y
June 27, 2019 S673 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- REDEVELOPMENT AGENCIES AND PROJECTS
Authorizes 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.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 27, 2019 S465 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- SEIZURE OF ANIMALS BEING CRUELLY TREATED
Authorizes certain state and municipal agents to take possession of animals found abandoned or neglected, and to proceed to provide all necessary care and treatment for the animal.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S301 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE AND DISCIPLINE
Authorizes hospital medical staff to elect whether or not to participate in a maintenance of certification program, to elect medical specialty board to implement the program and prohibits insurers from denying reimbursement based solely on this election.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S998 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Paul Edward Boyd Gruhn to join Sarah Elizabeth Tompkins and Phillip James Chauvin in marriage on or about October 27, 2019, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S999 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Dr. Ryan Matthew Marnane to join Laura Holmstedt and Jerry Richardson in marriage on or about October 26, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S1004 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - CAMPAIGN FINANCE
Reduces the minimum reporting campaign contribution amount that needs to be reported to the board of elections from over $100 to $25.00 for purposes of Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting and the Ballot Question Advocacy and Reporting Acts.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S581 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES
Establishes audit requirements for pharmacy benefit managers and also establishes annual reporting requirements for health insurers.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S912 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- CHECK CASHING
Exempts persons hosting state-operated video lottery games and state-operated casino gaming from the requirement that they construct and maintain bulletproof glass and steel partitions at check cashing stations, transaction windows, and/or similar areas.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S98 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES -- SPECIAL EVENTS LICENSE
Permits cities and towns to issue special events liquor licenses to permit the equivalent of one-day licenses one day each month.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S1032 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM [SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT]
Requires that instruction in health and physical education include information provided to students that mixing opioids and alcohol can cause accidental death.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S1000 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES
Provides that employers who permit employees to report to work shall pay the employee for not less than 3 hours wages if 3 hours work does not exist. Exceptions for agreed shifts of less than 3 hours and for employee students of a college.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 H5573 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ABUSE IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Makes amendments providing for additional reporting duties and requirements for persons with knowledge of mistreatment or neglect of elders.
Passage as Amended Y
June 27, 2019 H5573 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ABUSE IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Makes amendments providing for additional reporting duties and requirements for persons with knowledge of mistreatment or neglect of elders.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 27, 2019 H5986 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS
Permits, in certain circumstances, the publication, or broadcast of the likeness of an elected official on an official government website with 120 days preceding an election.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 27, 2019 S333 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - CASUALTY INSURANCE RATING
Raises amount from $1,500 to $3,000 at which insurer may fail to renew private passenger auto policy/assess premium surcharge for property damage claim payment. Eff. 1/1/20.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 H6217 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- PROXIMITY TO SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES
Exempts the property located at 375 Smith Street, Providence, from the provisions prohibiting liquor licenses within a proximity of two hundred feet (200') of a school or church.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 27, 2019 H6043 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO PUBLIC SAFETY DOGS AND HORSES
Provides special protection to public safety canines and horses that are intentionally or maliciously subjected to cruelty, injuries, or death, by increasing the potential criminal and civil penalties for the offenders.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 27, 2019 H5847 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- LICENSED ACTIVITIES--CURRENCY TRANSMISSIONS
Adds virtual currency to the existing electronic money transmission and sale of check licenses and adds additional regulatory provisions to simplify and clarify licensing related thereto.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 27, 2019 H5537 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Restricts the initial prescription to an adult and all prescriptions to a minor patient for an opiate to a seven (7) day supply with exceptions for certain conditions and medicines designed for substance abuse or opioid dependence treatment.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 27, 2019 H5453 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Exempts from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty with the provisions applied only prospectively and not retroactively.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 27, 2019 H6219 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - ZONING ORDINANCES
Expands the definition of "family member" for purposes of zoning ordinances.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 27, 2019 H5765 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - ELECTIVE MEETINGS
Mandates 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.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 27, 2019 H5259 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR - UNION REPRESENTATION
Clarifies the rights and options of government employees who decide not to join their employer's exclusive bargaining unit.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 27, 2019 S863 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM
Requires the commissioner of education to develop statewide academic standards and curriculum frameworks for the core subjects of mathematics, English language arts, science and technology, history and social studies, world languages, and the arts.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 27, 2019 H6033 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LICENSING OF MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Makes sweeping changes to the law on massage therapy licensing.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 27, 2019 S576 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LICENSING OF MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Makes sweeping changes to the law on massage therapy licensing.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 H6218 AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- ASSENT TO FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT
Assents 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.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S406 AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- ASSENT TO FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT
Assents 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.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S838 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Provides a special motor vehicle registration plate honoring the New York Yankees for their twenty-seven (27) World Championships and the New York Yankees Universe Fund for the benefit of Rhode Island based charitable organizations.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S980 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX CREDITS
Extends historic tax credits for 3 years until December 31, 2022, projects which have been funded through the Cultural Arts and the Economy Grant program, as enacted in chapter 145 of the 2014 Pub. L., and which would have expired on December 31, 2019.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S1025 AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS - CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF STATE ROADS
Requires 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.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S1024 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - STATE REGISTER
Requires secretary of state to collect/publish governor's executive orders on website arranged by topic rather than in numerical/chronological order.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S1023 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - STATE BUILDING CODE - ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT
Requires that all electrical work performed in the state be done in accordance with the latest edition of the National Electrical Code, and would also require that the state building commission adopt the latest edition of the National Electrical Code.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S1022 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - ANIMAL CARE
Defines pet trainers and requires pet trainers to be licensed. This act further provides an exception to the licensing requirements for dog training programs operated by government agencies.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S1021 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE GENERALLY
Provides that an open and obvious danger or defect is not a complete bar to recovery of damages in personal injury or property damage actions.
Passage N
June 27, 2019 H6124 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Authorizes the board of licenses in the city of Providence to exempt, after application, any proposed retailers' Class B license located at 464-468 Wickenden Street in the city of Providence, regardless of objection to license or statutory prohibition.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 27, 2019 H5541 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Expands 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 program.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 27, 2019 H5251 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - ELECTROLYSIS
Establishes the requirements for licensure and regulation of electrologists performing electrolysis and/or laser hair removal.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 27, 2019 H5170 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES - MERIT SYSTEM
Allows a provisional employee in classified service, who has satisfactorily served in their position for more than five (5) consecutive years, to be deemed qualified to be awarded permanent status in that position, without the need of examination.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 27, 2019 H5168 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- AMERICANIZATION OF SCHOOLS
Repeals 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.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 27, 2019 H5677 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- BARBERS, HAIRDRESSERS, COSMETICIANS, MANICURISTS AND ESTHETICIANS
Exempts natural hair braiders from the requirement to be licensed as hairdressers or cosmeticians, and would define the practice of natural hair braiding.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S260 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- BARBERS, HAIRDRESSERS, COSMETICIANS, MANICURISTS AND ESTHETICIANS
Exempts natural hair braiders from licensing requirements for hairdressers or cosmeticians, defines natural hair braiding and imposes fines for violations.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S1015 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RHODE ISLAND RESOURCE RECOVERY CORPORATION
Provides that any solid waste collected and disposed of by, or on behalf of the district, shall be charged the same tipping fee per ton as the municipal rate and require the waste hauler to certify the tonnage at the time of disposal.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S1013 AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE
Changes the name of Gold Star Parents Day to Gold Star Family Day.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S981 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Restricts the initial prescription to an adult and all prescriptions to a minor patient for an opiate to a seven (7) day supply with exceptions for certain conditions and medicines designed for substance abuse or opioid dependence treatment.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S608 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES
Allows voters making a mark rather than signature to vote with proof of identity by affirming their mark to the electronic pollbook without need for an affidavit by election supervisors.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S475 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY
Adopts the uniform interstate depositions and discovery act, and amends the current law regarding depositions taken for use in a foreign jurisdiction by referencing the new act.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S398 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - DESIGNERS OF INDIVIDUAL SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS
Provides that professional engineers who are registered and authorized to practice by the Rhode Island state board of registration for professional engineers be deemed to have met the qualifications for a designer's license.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S298 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - NURSE ANESTHETISTS
Permits a registered nurse who is enrolled in an accredited nurse anesthesia program to practice as a nurse anesthetist under the supervision of a certified registered nurse anesthetist or an anesthesiologist.
Passage Y
June 27, 2019 S189 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - THE RHODE ISLAND UTILITY FAIR SHARE ROADWAY REPAIR ACT
Creates "The Rhode Island Utility Fair Share Roadway Repair Act" which requires public utilities to properly repair and repave roadways affected by the actions of the utility.
Passage as Amended Y
June 27, 2019 S189 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - THE RHODE ISLAND UTILITY FAIR SHARE ROADWAY REPAIR ACT
Creates "The Rhode Island Utility Fair Share Roadway Repair Act" which requires public utilities to properly repair and repave roadways affected by the actions of the utility.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 27, 2019 S678 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE--PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES
Provides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and establishes medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services.
Passage as Amended Y
June 27, 2019 S678 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE--PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES
Provides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and establishes medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 26, 2019 S994 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION - RHODE ISLAND INFRASTRUCTURE BANK
Expands 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.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S996 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF CUMBERLAND
Validates 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.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S589 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- VOTER REGISTRATION
Removes 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.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S588 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - NOMINATION - DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY - PRIMARY VOTES
Moves the date of primaries to the eighth Tuesday preceding biennial state elections.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S587 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - DECLARATIONS OF CANDIDACY
Requires all candidates to file financial statements within 30 days after filing notice of organization.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S74 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - SALES AND USE TAXES - ENFORCEMENT AND COLLECTION
Enacts two 10 year statute of limitations on two separate tax functions.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S959 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- DISTRIBUTED GENERATION INTERCONNECTION
Electric distribution company to provide actual cost of interconnection. Amendments to ESB only with PUC approval and 30 days' notice.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S990 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts any proposed retailers' Class B license to be located at 671 Broadway Street, Plat 35, Lot 566 in the city of Providence from the two hundred feet (200') requirement from schools or places of worship.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S411 AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Establishes restrictions on invasive plant species to include running bamboo.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S995 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENT TO SECTION 2-1 OF THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE
Ratifies and confirms the amendment to Section 2-1 of the Home Rule Charter of the city of East Providence establishing four (4) year terms for members of the city council.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S907 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- ELECTRICIANS
Permits a Certificate C limited premises electrical license to be issued to the University of Rhode Island to perform certain electrical maintenance and repair.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 H6114 AN ACT RELATING TO PROBATE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE -- LIMITED GUARDIANSHIP AND GUARDIANSHIP OF ADULTS
Requires that all persons seeking appointment as a limited guardian or guardian pursuant to chapter 15 of title 33 ("Limited Guardianships and Guardianship of Adults") be required to undergo a criminal background check.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 26, 2019 H6085 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS
Allows teachers to obtain fast-track certification as a principal.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 26, 2019 H5455 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES
Provides that Class F and F-1 liquor licenses may be issued to corporations, LLCs, and political organizations.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 26, 2019 H5401 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE HEALTH CARE SERVICES FUNDING PLAN ACT
Requires Tricare to pay the healthcare services funding contributions for their contribution enrollees.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 26, 2019 H5008 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM ALIGNMENT AND STANDARDS FOR ALL STUDENTS
Provides for the review of existing and the development of new statewide academic standards by the commissioner of education.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S1017 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF TIVERTON
Validates 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.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S1012 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Allows Woonsocket to assess different tax rates upon motor vehicles and ratable tangible personal property to comply with Motor Vehicle/Trailer Tax Elimination Act.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S991 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - RETIREMENT OF MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES AND CLOSED MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT PLANS
Facilitates locally administered Central Falls retirement plans joining employees retirement system of the state by providing greater flexibility in funding policies than would otherwise be required, depending upon the needs of the community.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S970 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES
For motor vehicle alcohol-related offense blood/urine testing and ignition interlock system may be ordered.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S941 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- MODEL FOR DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAMS
Requires 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 house.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S939 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM AND ACCESS TO ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES
Requires all high school students graduating in 2021 and thereafter attending public or any schools managed and controlled by the state to demonstrate proficiency in one course in computer science education.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S938 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT -- ANNUAL POLICY REVIEW
Requires 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.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 H6165 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES
Authorizes Woonsocket city council to exempt Class BV/BM license retailers' from 200 feet prohibition from the sale of alcohol from school/religious entity between 2 Main Street and 194 Main Street.
Passage In Concurrence NV
June 26, 2019 S936 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts Woonsocket properties with a Main Street address, located between 2 Main Street (Plat 14, Lot 284) and 194 Main Street (Plat 14, Lot 139), from prohibition of the sale of alcoholic beverages within 200 feet of any school or church.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 26, 2019 S934 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- GENERAL POWERS
Authorizes 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.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S933 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS--CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS -- PAROLE
This act would, upon its own motion or upon request of a parolee, enable the parole board to terminate a parolee's supervision and legal custody order. Prisoners with a life sentence for first and second degree murder are excluded.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S834 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - JUDICIAL SELECTION
Requires all state departments cooperate with judicial nominating commission, provide any information that might assist in judicial selection. Requires DOA provide secure office space on state property. Requires written minutes of all commission meetings
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S782 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
Codifies the lawful procedure for a bicyclist to follow when complying with traffic control signals.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S780 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - SEXUAL ASSAULT
Eliminates the marital sexual assault exception when a victim is incapacitated, disabled, or helpless.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S778 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MISCELLANEOUS RULES--MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES
Amends the towing storage act and clarifies issues related to the towing and storage of vehicles. Non-certified towers must have “Not for hire” lettered on their vehicle and provides increased fine and penalties for violators.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S774 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
Authorizes physical therapists to order diagnostic imaging (x-rays). Authority sunsets December 31, 2021.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S710 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE AND SALE
Provides 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.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S694 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - OFFENSES PERTAINING TO SCHOOLS [SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT]
Prohibits the use of a school district's listserv to distribute any political advertisement, invitation, and/or propaganda.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S689 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES
Extends the effective date for the application of the new definition section relative to zoning ordinances and would also extend the current definitions section relative to zoning ordinances.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 26, 2019 H5163 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - RHODE ISLAND UNIFORM COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE ACT
Permits applicants for commercial driver's licenses to carry over parts of the required examinations that they passed for a period of two years and require them to retake those portions not passed.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 26, 2019 S625 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - RHODE ISLAND UNIFORM COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE ACT
Permits applicants for commercial driver’s licenses to carry over parts of the required examinations that they passed for a period of two years and require them to retake those portions not passed.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 26, 2019 S610 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- LICENSING
Creates a new process with standards to be utilized when deciding whether an applicant's past criminal contacts' convictions should disqualify them from receiving a government issued license.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S592 AN ACT RELATING TO PROBATE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - REVISED UNIFORM FIDUCIARY ACCESS TO DIGITAL ASSETS ACT
Regulates fiduciary and designated recipient access to digital assets relating to probate practice and procedure by creating the "Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act" to promote uniformity of the law among states that enact it.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S540 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS
Amends the registration requirements for persons who transact business using a trade name.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S463 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS - DEATH BY WRONGFUL ACT
Allows damages recovery for emotional stress, grief, loss of enjoyment of life resulting from wrongful death of a spouse, parent, child to all pending future claims.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S338 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT - OFFENSES AND PENALTIES
Excludes the possession of buprenorphine from those controlled substances that can result in criminal penalties.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S283 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- DISABILITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
Expands the existing disability business enterprises program.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S263 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ESTABLISHMENT OF CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Requires charter public schools include on their board of governors or trustees, one member from host community to be appointed by the school committee of said community.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S209 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES--ENFORCEMENT AND COLLECTION
Exempts persons with a retail sales permit from requirement of paying a registration fee for making sales at a flea market.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S217 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- PROMPT PROCESSING OF CLAIMS
Provides greater details to be considered when deciding if there has been substantial compliance with the statutes requiring the prompt processing and payment of health insurance claims.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 H5289 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - APPROPRIATE DISABILITY LANGUAGE
Ensures appropriate disability language is used in all job descriptions and statutes.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 26, 2019 S171 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- APPROPRIATE DISABILITY LANGUAGE
Ensures appropriate disability language is used in all job descriptions and statutes.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 H5304 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - LOCAL PLANNING BOARD OR COMMISSION
Authorizes the Johnston town council to appoint two (2) alternate members to the Johnston planning board.
In Concurrence Y
June 26, 2019 H5304 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - LOCAL PLANNING BOARD OR COMMISSION
Authorizes the Johnston town council to appoint two (2) alternate members to the Johnston planning board.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 26, 2019 S150 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - JOHNSTON PLANNING BOARD
Authorizes the Johnston town council to add two (2) alternate members to its planning board.
Passage as Amended Y
June 26, 2019 S150 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - JOHNSTON PLANNING BOARD
Authorizes the Johnston town council to add two (2) alternate members to its planning board.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 26, 2019 H5191 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Enables city/town council to grant tax relief from payment of real estate/property tax during periods of federal/state government cessation of operations to state/federal employees.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 26, 2019 S65 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Enables city/town council to grant tax relief from payment of real estate/property tax during periods of federal/state government cessation of operations to state/federal employees.
Passage Y
June 26, 2019 S28 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN -- CONFINEMENT IN MOTOR VEHICLES PROHIBITED
Repeals the requirement that law enforcement officers issue only warnings of the risks to persons leaving a child under the age of seven (7) unattended in a motor vehicle.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 H5484 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES
Revises the definition of building height by including in special flood hazard zones those areas identified by the CRMC.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 H5184 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES
Requires 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.
Passage as Amended Y
June 25, 2019 H5184 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES
Requires 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.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 25, 2019 H5674 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW--GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- SERVICE CONTRACTS
Defines service contracts and clarifies that service contracts are not insurance and not otherwise subject to the insurance code.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 25, 2019 H5864 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - VOTING DISTRICTS AND OFFICIALS
Allows local boards of canvassers to combine voting districts in special elections for approval/rejection of questions or when officials will be elected or in primary elections only with board of election approval.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 25, 2019 S474 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - VOTING DISTRICTS AND OFFICIALS
Allows local boards of canvassers to combine voting districts in special elections for approval/rejection of questions or when no officials will be elected or in primary elections only with board of election approval.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 25, 2019 H5868 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Increases the number of years that the town of West Greenwich may enter into tax stabilization agreements from ten (10) to twelve (12).
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 25, 2019 H5988 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS
Names the intersection of Hartford Avenue and Reservoir Avenue in the town of Johnston as "The Bernard 'Bernie' Frezza, Jr. Junction."
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 25, 2019 H5714 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES
Provides that a voter may use proof of identity which expired no more than six (6) months prior to voting.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 25, 2019 H5773 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS CERTIFICATION ACT
Precludes the department of business regulation from pursing any administrative action against a certified appraiser more than five (5) years after the certified appraised issues a certified appraisal.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 25, 2019 H5648 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - REGULATION OF SALES
Allows license holders to restrict any person who has not reached his or her twenty first birthday from entering the licensed establishment after ten o'clock (10:00) pm.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 25, 2019 H5430 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - CHILD ADVOCATE OFFICE
Adds the requirement that in DCYF cases resulting in a fatality or near fatality of a child, one of the requirements for the office of the child advocate to investigate the case would be the child or the child's family had prior contact with the DCYF.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 25, 2019 H5383 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- COMPREHENSIVE DISCHARGE PLANNING
Amends current law so that, as part of a comprehensive discharge plan, a hospital would be allowed to try to contact the patient's emergency contact and the certified peer recovery specialists, in accordance with federal law.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 25, 2019 H5381 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - MUSICAL AND THEATRICAL PRODUCTION TAX CREDITS
Extends the period for musical and theatrical productions to obtain tax credits to July 1, 2024.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 H5207 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- TRAVEL INSURANCE ACT
Creating the travel insurance act to establish comprehensive/uniform regulatory framework for travel insurance. Clarifying/bolstering enforcement authority over participants in the travel insurance industry.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 S985 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROVIDENCE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
Enables the city of Providence to adopt a homestead tax exemption. The value of the $350,000 would receive a homestead exemption of 40% of value while the remaining value would receive a homestead exemption of 28% of value.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 S741 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS
Names the intersection of Hartford and Reservoir Avenue in the town of Johnston as "The Bernard Frezza, Jr. Corner."
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 25, 2019 S968 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts Class B license at 375 Smith Street, in the city of Providence from the two hundred feet (200') requirement from schools or places of worship.
RETAIL LICENSES Y
June 25, 2019 S621 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MOTOR VEHICLES - DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL CODE PROVISIONS
Allows that the year of manufacture plate need only be attached to the rear of the vehicle.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 S776 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD LIMITS--SMITHFIELD AND LINCOLN
Prohibits commercial motor trucks, with a gross weight rating of twenty-six thousand one pounds (26,001 lbs.) or more, from traveling on Limerock Road, in Smithfield and Lincoln.
Passage as Amended Y
June 25, 2019 S776 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD LIMITS--SMITHFIELD AND LINCOLN
Prohibits commercial motor trucks, with a gross weight rating of twenty-six thousand one pounds (26,001 lbs.) or more, from traveling on Limerock Road, in Smithfield and Lincoln.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 25, 2019 S951 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
Replaces two (2) employees from the department of health with one municipal official and would add one practicing, licensed emergency medical technician to serve on the ambulance service coordinating advisory board.
Passage as Amended Y
June 25, 2019 S951 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
Replaces two (2) employees from the department of health with one municipal official and would add one practicing, licensed emergency medical technician to serve on the ambulance service coordinating advisory board.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 25, 2019 S345 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - NONCOMPETE AGREEMENTS - BROADCAST EMPLOYEES
Prohibits the inclusion of noncompete agreements in broadcast industry employment contracts that are entered into after January 1, 2020.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 S274 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICES AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT
Allows state employees and correctional officers who have served under both pension systems to combine their service time earned from each job.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 S62 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Requires municipalities to exempt from taxation the real property of a surviving spouse of a law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty, who occupies the real property as their principal place of residence.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 S965 AN ACT RELATING TO THE CITY OF WARWICK -- SEWER AUTHORITY
Modifies Warwick Sewer Authority Act by expanding number of members; increasing number of votes for bylaw changes; providing for as many as thirty year installment payments; relieves owners with functioning septic systems from assessments for 20 years.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 S760 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- NET METERING
Adds a definition for "other eligible entity" and includes the entity under the provisions of the net metering statute and amends the definition for multi-municipal collaborative to be called multi-party collaborative.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 S661 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- DISTRIBUTED GENERATION INTERCONNECTION
Requires municipalities to adopt comprehensive solar siting ordinances addressing both roof, ground mounted and carport solar systems.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 S940 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT
Creates 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.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 S890 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFIED NURSE-TEACHER
Requires that only certified nurses-teachers may be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 S868 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - TRAINING AND EVALUATION - EVALUATION REQUIREMENTS
Directs the council on elementary/secondary education to implement assessment/evaluation systems for teachers/administrators.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 S867 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS
Establishes a procedure for the certification of provisional educators.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 S866 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS - TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW TEACHERS
Establishes testing requirements for initial certification of new teachers on or after July 1, 2021.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 S817 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
Authorizes a licensed physical therapist to perform physical therapy services to a student while in school without a prescription or referral, in accordance with the student's IEP or IFSP.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 S547 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - COUNCIL ON ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION [SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION]
Provides 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.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 S409 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Requires private/public schools provide/maintain opioid antagonists on-site including elementary schools.
Passage Y
June 25, 2019 S267 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - PSYCHOLOGISTS
Includes 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.
Passage Y
June 20, 2019 S962 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- SUPERIOR COURT
Allows the presiding justice of the superior court, to create a superior court diversion program.
Passage Y
June 20, 2019 S953 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE GOOD SAMARITAN OVERDOSE PREVENTION ACT OF 2016
Provides that law enforcement personnel, emergency medical personnel, and agencies participating in the HOPE initiative be exempt from civil liability or criminal prosecution as a result of administering opioid antagonists.
Passage Y
June 20, 2019 S906 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- THE PERMANENT AIR QUALITY MONITORING ACT
Extends the required air quality monitoring program at T.F. Green International Airport for two years to July 31, 2021.
Passage Y
June 20, 2019 S143 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROL SUBSTANCES ACT
Provides for physician/patient discussion regarding addiction and alternate treatment prior to initial and third opioid prescription.
Passage Y
June 20, 2019 S299 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE
Allows pregnant women with an annual family income above applicable Medicaid income limit to be eligible to purchase health insurance through one of the Medicaid managed care plans.
Passage Y
June 20, 2019 S574 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - OFFICE OF STATE MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Adds 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.
Passage Y
June 20, 2019 S676 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Expands 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 program.
Passage Y
June 20, 2019 S563 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS
Requires that retirement contributions be deposited or remitted to the retirement system within three (3) days.
Passage Y
June 20, 2019 S719 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- STAY INVESTED IN RI WAVEMAKER FELLOWSHIP
Adds elementary or secondary school mathematics, world languages or science educators to those individuals eligible for a fellowship.
Passage Y
June 20, 2019 S433 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- SENIOR SAVINGS PROTECTION ACT
Protects seniors and qualified disabled adults from financial exploitation.
Passage Y
June 20, 2019 S928 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- HISTORIC RESIDENCE--TAX CREDIT
This act would amend 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.
Passage Y
June 20, 2019 S798 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- OPIOID STEWARDSHIP ACT
Establishes an opioid stewardship payment program which manufacturers and distributors of opioids would pay into, to support opioid treatment programs.
Passage Y
June 20, 2019 S753 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- LICENSED ACTIVITIES--CURRENCY TRANSMISSIONS
Adds virtual currency to the existing electronic money transmission and sale of check licenses and adds additional regulatory provisions to simplify and clarify licensing related thereto.
Passage as Amended Y
June 20, 2019 S753 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- LICENSED ACTIVITIES--CURRENCY TRANSMISSIONS
Adds virtual currency to the existing electronic money transmission and sale of check licenses and adds additional regulatory provisions to simplify and clarify licensing related thereto.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 20, 2019 S538 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - ENGINEERS
Requires that plans for natural gas infrastructure be built to a set of design standards approved by a certified engineer if the work poses a material public safety risk.
Passage Y
June 20, 2019 S254 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
Requires the ODEO to create and for all state and municipal employees to receive annual training in cultural competency.
Passage as Amended Y
June 20, 2019 S254 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
Requires the ODEO to create and for all state and municipal employees to receive annual training in cultural competency.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 20, 2019 S194 SENATE 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 electric and natural gas transmission and distribution system infrastructure, and report back to the General Assembly by March 1, 2020, and expire on June 30, 2020.
Passage Y
June 19, 2019 S952 AN ACT RELATING TO THE MANVILLE FIRE DISTRICT -- AMENDMENT OF CORPORATE CHARTER
Repeals the existing provisions of the Corporate Charter and replaces them in their entirety.
Passage Y
June 19, 2019 S944 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WESTERLY TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $71,410,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE TOWN, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 35% FOR EXPENDITURES ELIGIBLE FOR STATE AID AND PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY ANY GRANT RECEIVED FROM THE SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY CAPITAL FUND
Authorizes the town of Westerly to issue general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness not to exceed $71,410,000 for school improvements.
Passage Y
June 19, 2019 S308 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - EQUAL RIGHTS OF BLIND AND DEAF PERSONS TO PUBLIC FACILITIES
Prohibits misrepresentation of the status of an animal as a service animal in order to acquire any right or privilege afforded disabled persons.
Passage Y
June 19, 2019 S305 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- COMMISSION ON THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING
Provides conditions to lawfully permit a state employee to be employed as an interpreter or a CART provider outside of the normal working hours.
Passage Y
June 19, 2019 S291 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES
Requires 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.
Passage as Amended Y
June 19, 2019 S291 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES
Requires 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.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 19, 2019 S737 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- STUDENT LOAN BILL OF RIGHTS ACT
Creates the "student loan bill of rights act" which establishes guidelines for the issuance of postsecondary loans.
Passage Y
June 19, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE REPRODUCTIVE PRIVACY ACT
Serves to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
Transmittal Y
June 19, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE REPRODUCTIVE PRIVACY ACT
Serves to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
Passage Y
June 19, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE REPRODUCTIVE PRIVACY ACT
Serves to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
Approval of Amendment N
June 19, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE REPRODUCTIVE PRIVACY ACT
Serves to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
Approval of Amendment N
June 19, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE REPRODUCTIVE PRIVACY ACT
Serves to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
Approval of Amendment N
June 19, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE REPRODUCTIVE PRIVACY ACT
Serves to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
Approval of Amendment N
June 19, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE REPRODUCTIVE PRIVACY ACT
Serves to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
Passage Approval of Amendment N
June 19, 2019 H5125 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE REPRODUCTIVE PRIVACY ACT
Serves to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
Recommit to Committee N
June 18, 2019 H5160 AN ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH RHODE ISLAND GENERAL LAW SECTION 16-7-44 APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF $160,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS OF THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE TO FUND THE SCHOOL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN FOR THE FISCAL YEARS 2019-2024
Serves as the enabling act required by Rhode Island General Laws § 16-7-44 in order for the interest on bonds issued in support of school housing projects to be eligible for state housing aid reimbursement.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 18, 2019 S910 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EMPLOYMENT SECURITY--BENEFITS
Eliminates requirement to pay attorney fees from employment security (unemployment) administrative fund.
Passage Y
June 18, 2019 S727 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MECHANICAL TRADES
Allows the holder of a valid master mechanical trade license to perform repair or renovation work on certain large air conditioning equipment but must subcontract the work if it includes new construction.
Passage Y
June 18, 2019 S174 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES
Increases the hourly minimum wage effective January 2, 2020 to eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour and effective January 1, 2021, to twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) per hour.
Passage Y
June 18, 2019 S174 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES
Increases the hourly minimum wage effective January 2, 2020 to eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour and effective January 1, 2021, to twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50) per hour.
Approval of Amendment N
June 18, 2019 S818 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
School boards to establish threat assessment policies and teams. Oversight committee for the teams is established.
Passage Y
June 18, 2019 S816 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- ADULT EDUCATION
Establishes office of adult education literarcy/employment advisory committee within GWBRI for adult education and literacy services/repeals adult education act and aid for evening schools eff. 12/1/19.
Passage Y
June 18, 2019 S755 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM [SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT]
Exempts 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.
Passage Y
June 18, 2019 S657 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Mandates 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.
Passage Y
June 18, 2019 S653 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS
Establishes courses that include instruction in career and technical education programs.
Passage Y
June 18, 2019 S265 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- AMERICANIZATION OF SCHOOLS
Repeals 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.
Passage Y
June 18, 2019 S262 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM
Removes the condition that there needs to be a reasonable expectation that a 19 year old will complete a program in secondary school in order to qualify as a dependent child.
Passage Y
June 18, 2019 S198 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE WORLD LANGUAGE AND DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION ACT
Establishes and requires funding for a world language and dual language immersion program.
Passage Y
June 18, 2019 S199 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ESTABLISHING A CLASS SIZE MAXIMUM FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWO (2)
Limits public school K through 2 class size to twenty (20) students.
Passage Y
June 18, 2019 S119 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM
Requires 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.
Passage Y
June 18, 2019 S115 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FOUNDATION LEVEL SCHOOL SUPPORT
Provides increased school housing aid for communities that utilize resident architectural firms, for the architectural services included in a new school or school renovation project.
Passage Y
June 18, 2019 S112 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FINANCIAL LITERACY
Mandates that a program of financial literacy be taught to all students in the public high schools throughout the state of Rhode Island.
Passage Y
June 18, 2019 S46 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS
Allows a school district to conduct instruction through virtual education up to five (5) days when schools have been closed due to inclement weather, emergency or any nonscheduled school closings.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S863 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM
Requires the commissioner of education to develop statewide academic standards and curriculum frameworks for the core subjects of mathematics, English language arts, science and technology, history and social studies, world languages, and the arts.
Passage as Amended Y
June 13, 2019 S863 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM
Requires the commissioner of education to develop statewide academic standards and curriculum frameworks for the core subjects of mathematics, English language arts, science and technology, history and social studies, world languages, and the arts.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 13, 2019 H5475 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS -- CONTRIBUTION AMONG JOINT TORTFEASORS
Settlement of claim related to Ringling Circus incident shall not discharge other joint tortfeasors.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 13, 2019 S494 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS - CONTRIBUTION AMONG JOINT TORTFEASORS
Provides that a release by one claimant relative to claims relating to the Feld Entertainment/Ringling Brothers Circus accident of 5/4/14 would not discharge other joint tortfeasors.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 13, 2019 S855 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- RHODE ISLAND T.F. GREEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Renames the state airport in Warwick from "T.F. Green state airport" to "Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport."
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S850 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - MOTOR VEHICLE REPLACEMENT PARTS
Requires that the owner of a vehicle be notified in writing or by electronic mail that installation of an aftermarket glass may require re-calibration of safety related systems, or vehicle may not function as designed.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S849 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICES ACT
Amends and expand the definitions of unfair claims practices committed by insurers with regard to physical inspection, performance of appraisals, retail valuation and total loss notification to owner.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S845 AN ACT RELATING TO PROBATE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE -- LIMITED GUARDIANSHIP AND GUARDIANSHIP OF ADULTS
Requires that all persons seeking appointment as a limited guardian or guardian pursuant to chapter 15 of title 33 ("Limited Guardianships and Guardianship of Adults") be required to undergo a criminal background check.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S788 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- INSURERS' REHABILITATION AND LIQUIDATION ACT -- INSURANCE RECEIVERSHIP MODEL ACT
Adopts a portion of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) model act with respect to receiverships, specifically with regards to how derivative contracts are treated in cases of insurance receiverships.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S779 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO PUBLIC SAFETY DOGS AND HORSES
Provides special protection to public safety canines and horses that are intentionally or maliciously subjected to cruelty, injuries, or death, by increasing the potential criminal and civil penalties for the offenders.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S702 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- PRESERVATION OF FAMILIES WITH DISABLED PARENT ACT
Precludes the disability of a parent from serving as a basis for denial or restriction in matters involving a child's welfare, foster care, family law, guardianship and adoption.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S699 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
Pet shops shall provide records to DEM including breeder info, health cert., license and inspection information for each dog or cat offered for sale.
Passage as Amended Y
June 13, 2019 S699 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
Pet shops shall provide records to DEM including breeder info, health cert., license and inspection information for each dog or cat offered for sale.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 13, 2019 S698 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- RHODE ISLAND NONCOMPETITION AGREEMENT ACT
Creates a comprehensive statutory scheme to address all aspects of noncompetition agreements.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S628 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - ELECTIVE MEETINGS
Mandates 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.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S603 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ABUSE IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Makes amendments providing for additional reporting duties and requirements for persons with knowledge of mistreatment or neglect of elders.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S495 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Adds the administrator of the supreme court as an individual authorized to perform marriages and would clarify that the current administrators of the superior court, family court, district court, or traffic tribunal are empowered to perform marriages.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S458 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS - SERVICE CONTRACTS
Defines service contracts and clarifies that consumer service contracts are not insurance and not otherwise subject to the insurance code.
Passage as Amended Y
June 13, 2019 S458 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS - SERVICE CONTRACTS
Defines service contracts and clarifies that consumer service contracts are not insurance and not otherwise subject to the insurance code.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 13, 2019 S365 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES
Makes 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.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S315 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- CAUSES OF ACTION
Statute of limitation for childhood sex abuse claims extended to 35 years.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S238 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES-MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES
Imposes $250 substance abuse education assessment for conviction of driving under the influence or a violation for refusal to submit to a breathalyzer. Funds would be allocated to BHDDH and used to fund substance abuse programs.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S77 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE UNIFORMED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Expands drug awareness programs to high schools, directs funding from certain civil fines and mandates establishment of criteria for funding.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S31 AN ACT RELATING TO PROBATE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE -- SUPPORTED DECISION-MAKING ACT
Establishes the supported decision-making act which is a less restrictive alternative to guardianship for utilization of the probate courts.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S897 AN ACT RELATING TO CONSOLIDATION OF THE ALBION AND SAYLESVILLE FIRE DISTRICTS INTO THE NEW LINCOLN FIRE DISTRICT
Effectuates the consolidation of the Albion and Saylesville Fire Districts into a newly created Lincoln Fire District.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S773 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - SEPSIS PROTOCOLS
Requires 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.
Passage as Amended Y
June 13, 2019 S773 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - SEPSIS PROTOCOLS
Requires 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.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 13, 2019 S680 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- ENSURING ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY CARE FOR THE TREATMENT OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Establishes the medication assisted treatment (MAT) program which uses medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to create a comprehensive approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S679 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Prohibits cost sharing for persons forty-five (45) years or older for colorectal screening examinations, laboratory tests and colonoscopies covered by health insurance policies.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S576 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LICENSING OF MASSAGE THERAPISTS
Makes sweeping changes to the law on massage therapy licensing.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S448 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - LICENSURE OF INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF
Prohibits a person who is under the age of eighteen (18) to work or volunteer in the medical settings including mental health and behavioral health care facilities for any deaf and hard of hearing clients or patients.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S302 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE LICENSING ACT
Allows those individuals who do not otherwise meet the requirements, to reside in an Alzheimer's special care unit or program.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S767 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - VETERANS' EXEMPTIONS
Grants the town council of the town of Jamestown the authority to provide for certain exemptions or tax credits for any veteran of the United States armed services.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S292 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- ELECTROLYSIS
Establishes procedures regulating the delegation of non-ablative laser hair removal treatments.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S740 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- INSURANCE BENEFITS
Entitles correctional officers with twenty-five (25) years of service and who are at least fifty-five (55) years of age to receive a non-Medicare-eligible retiree health care insurance benefit.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S675 JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO DEBT MANAGEMENT ACT
Authorizes approval of $50,000,000 Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority Revenue Bonds secured by toll, transfers of motor fuel taxes and other revenues to provide funds to maintain and improve certain bridges and projects.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S667 AN ACT AUTHORIZING AN INCREASE IN THE HOLDINGS OF MEMORIAL AND LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OF WESTERLY
Authorizes the Memorial and Library Association of Westerly to take, hold, transmit and convey real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding sixty-five million dollars ($65,000,000).
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S568 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- COASTAL AND RIVERINE HOME PROTECTION
Enables cities and towns to provide property tax relief to individuals who take resiliency measures to rehabilitate their property because of flood hazards
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S272 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX
Raises the earned income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to twenty percent (20%) for the tax years 2020 and beyond.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S134 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - WITHHOLDING OF TAX
Provides that the non-resident withholding requirement for a corporation that sells real estate be consistent with the seven percent (7%) corporate income tax rate.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S54 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES--LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION
Adds urns and shrouds, prayer cards and other items customarily sold or provided by a funeral director to those funeral items which are already exempt from sales and use taxes.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S864 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM
Direct 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 performance.
Passage Y
June 13, 2019 S869 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS
Allows teachers to obtain certification as a principal in an expedited period of time.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S728 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES - MERIT SYSTEM
Allows a provisional employee in classified service, who has satisfactorily served in their position for more than five (5) consecutive years, to be deemed qualified to be awarded permanent status in that position, without the need of examination.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S936 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts Woonsocket properties with a Main Street address, located between 2 Main Street (Plat 14, Lot 284) and 194 Main Street (Plat 14, Lot 139), from prohibition of the sale of alcoholic beverages within 200 feet of any school or church.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S202 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS
Prohibits a food service establishment from providing a consumer with a single-use plastic straw unless requested by the consumer.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S803 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES
Establishes special economic development districts.
Passage as Amended Y
June 11, 2019 S803 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES
Establishes special economic development districts.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 11, 2019 S493 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS - DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES
Amends the Deceptive Trade Practices Act to clarify the law's exemptions, enable individuals subject to unfair or deceptive acts/practices to recover increased damages/permit the attorney general to seek civil penalties for initial violations of the law.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S479 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- REAL ESTATE SALES DISCLOSURES
Requires 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.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S327 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - OPEN MEETINGS
Amends the definition of "public body" to include the board of directors of any library which has funded at least twenty-five percent (25%) of its operational budget in the prior budget year with public funds.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S325 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS - SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the governor to designate any person to solemnize a marriage within the state of Rhode Island on a particular day and within a particular city or town.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S154 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY CONDOMINIUM LAW - RESALE OF UNITS
Imposes a penalty against a condominium association that fails to deliver a resale certificate within ten (10) days of a request by a unit owner.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S86 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- FEES
Allows jurors to donate their juror fees to the state. Any such donation would be deposited into the general fund.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S78 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF LICENSES - VIOLATIONS
Allows a person to make satisfactory arrangements for the payment of motor vehicle fines or costs, and would permit a person to request an ability to pay hearing before a license is suspended for failure to pay such fines or costs.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S29 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- FEES
Raises 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.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S307 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - COMPREHENSIVE DISCHARGE PLANNING
Requires hospital to incorporate consent for peer recovery specialist services into comprehensive patient consent form. Creates MAT program using meds and counseling and to create a comprehensive approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S443 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
Updates the laws relating to physician assistants to reflect current standards and terminology.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S571 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Mandates no new initial licenses for nursing facilities to be issued prior to July 1, 2022. Prior to July 1, 2022, licensing agency not allowed to increase licensed bed capacity.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S772 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS
Requires 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.
Passage as Amended Y
June 11, 2019 S772 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS
Requires 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.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 11, 2019 S889 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS - DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES
Requires retail establishments to accept cash in payment for goods and services excluding online purchases.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S109 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS - MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
Provides 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.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S259 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS CERTIFICATION ACT
Precludes the department of business regulation from pursing any administrative action against a certified appraiser more than five (5) years after the certified appraised issues a certified appraisal.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S474 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - VOTING DISTRICTS AND OFFICIALS
Allows local boards of canvassers to combine voting districts in special elections for approval/rejection of questions or when no officials will be elected or in primary elections only with board of election approval.
Passage as Amended Y
June 11, 2019 S474 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - VOTING DISTRICTS AND OFFICIALS
Allows local boards of canvassers to combine voting districts in special elections for approval/rejection of questions or when no officials will be elected or in primary elections only with board of election approval.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 11, 2019 S384 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- THE GOLD STAR FAMILY HIGHWAY
Provides an honorary name to a portion of highway on Chopmist Hill Road from Route 44 in Chepachet to Route 6 in Scituate, now known a Hartford Pike, as the Gold Star Family Highway.
Passage as Amended Y
June 11, 2019 S384 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- THE GOLD STAR FAMILY HIGHWAY
Provides an honorary name to a portion of highway on Chopmist Hill Road from Route 44 in Chepachet to Route 6 in Scituate, now known a Hartford Pike, as the Gold Star Family Highway.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 11, 2019 S909 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - WORKERS' COMPENSATION
Provides employer pays any excess damages for an injured minor/clarifies liability of employer for violation of continuation of health care benefits for injured employee caused by employer/repeals obsolete/inapplicable workers' compensation laws.
Passage Y
June 11, 2019 S712 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR - UNION REPRESENTATION
Clarifies the rights and options of government employees who decide not to join their employer's exclusive bargaining unit.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 H5978 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF NORTH KINGSTOWN
Ratifies amendments to the Home Rule charter of the town of North Kingstown adopted and approved by the electors of the town of North Kingstown on November 6, 2018.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 06, 2019 H5946 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTH KINGSTOWN TO FINANCE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATIONS, DEMOLITION, REMEDIATION, ALTERATIONS, ADDITIONS AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR RELATED EQUIPMENT FOR THE TOWN HALL AT 80 BOSTON NECK ROAD AND AT MEMORIAL PARK (PLAT 90 LOT 23) AND TO ISSUE NOT MORE THAN $7,500,000 BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR
Authorizes the town of North Kingstown to issue not more than seven million five hundred dollars ($7,500,000) in bonds and notes to finance improvements and/or related equipment for the town hall.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 06, 2019 H5693 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS
Eliminates 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.
Passage In Concurrence Y
June 06, 2019 S837 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- RECORDATION OF HONORABLE DISCHARGES
Provides a petition process to have a discharge from service recorded as honorable for members of the armed services separated from service with a general or other than honorable discharge due solely to their sexual orientation/gender identity/expression.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S789 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- RHODE ISLAND PARENTAGE ACT
Repeals current state law regarding paternity and replaces it with a more comprehensive parentage act that provides procedures establishing parentage, genetic testing, surrogacy agreements and assisted reproduction.
Passage as Amended Y
June 06, 2019 S789 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- RHODE ISLAND PARENTAGE ACT
Repeals current state law regarding paternity and replaces it with a more comprehensive parentage act that provides procedures establishing parentage, genetic testing, surrogacy agreements and assisted reproduction.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 06, 2019 S781 AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS -- RHODE ISLAND TURNPIKE AND BRIDGE AUTHORITY
Reduces the number of infractions for a person to be considered a "toll violator" from twenty (20) to ten (10). The act also reduces the number of infractions for a person to be considered a "toll evader" from one hundred (100) to twenty (20).
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S611 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES
Provides that a voter may use proof of identity which expired no more than six (6) months prior to voting.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S500 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS ACT
Extends monitoring of hospital conversions from 3 to 5 years/increases fine for violations from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000/simplifies judicial review.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S496 AN ACT RELATING TO DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN -- PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY COURT
Prohibits any questioning of a juvenile who is suspected of delinquent or criminal behavior, unless the parent of guardian of the juvenile is present, or unless an attorney is present or the juvenile and their parents have waived their presence.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S468 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES
Includes the general assembly elections in the risk-limiting audits within the jurisdiction of the board of elections.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S459 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - DOMESTIC ASSAULT
Updates the language required to be given by police officers when responding to domestic abuse calls.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S453 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - LOCAL PLANNING BOARD OR COMMISSION
Requires initial, biennial, and continuing education in land use law and planning for local planning, zoning, or historic board and commission members.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S334 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- REAL ESTATE SALES DISCLOSURES
Requires that any use of a premises for marijuana cultivation be disclosed in any real estate transaction.
Passage as Amended Y
June 06, 2019 S334 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- REAL ESTATE SALES DISCLOSURES
Requires that any use of a premises for marijuana cultivation be disclosed in any real estate transaction.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 06, 2019 S27 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - FOOD DONATIONS
Repeals 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.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S899 AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF NORTH PROVIDENCE
Requires that the purchasing board meeting agenda in the town of North Providence be sent to board members at least five (5) days before the meeting.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S898 AN ACT RELATING TO AN ACT TO INCORPORATE CHILDREN'S GROVE
Allows private corporation, Children’s Grove, to convey its open space and recreational property to nonprofit third parties or a municipal corporation; provided that, such property shall be held and maintained for public recreation and open space.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S577 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - OVERSIGHT OF RISK-BEARING PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS
Provides the office of the health insurance commissioner with oversight of risk-bearing provider organizations and health care risk contracts.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S572 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Includes any "licensed public health dental hygienist" among persons eligible to conduct dental screenings for children in kindergarten, third, and ninth grade.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S297 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - HARM REDUCTION CENTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND PILOT PROGRAM
Authorizes the establishment of harm reduction centers.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S69 AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- THE LICENSURE, INSPECTIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES FACILITIES
Requires the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals to make or cause to be made annual unannounced inspections and investigations of community residences.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S872 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS
Names the URI College of Engineering Building as the "Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering."
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S839 AN ACT RELATING TO THE 9/11 MEMORIAL
Amends the language on the 9/11 Memorial in the State House to include all Rhode Islanders.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S518 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - REGULATION OF SALES
Allows license holders to restrict any patron who has not reached his or her twenty first birthday from entering the licensed establishment after ten o'clock (10:00) pm.
Passage as Amended Y
June 06, 2019 S518 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - REGULATION OF SALES
Allows license holders to restrict any patron who has not reached his or her twenty first birthday from entering the licensed establishment after ten o'clock (10:00) pm.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 06, 2019 S509 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
Comprehensively addresses wage discrimination by expanding employee protections and the scope of the remedies available to employees who have experienced wage discrimination.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S172 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EQUAL PAY DATA COLLECTION AND REPORTING
Requires employers with 100 employees to yearly submit a form to the department of labor and training, which contains information regarding the compensation and hours worked of employees by age, gender, race, ethnicity, job category and occupation title.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S410 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PLASTIC WASTE REDUCTION ACT
Creates 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.
Passage Y
June 06, 2019 S689 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES
Extends the effective date for the application of the new definition section relative to zoning ordinances and would also extend the current definitions section relative to zoning ordinances.
Passage Y
June 05, 2019 S785 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MISCELLANEOUS
Provides no person may use wireless handset/personal wireless device for texting while driving.
Passage Y
June 05, 2019 S483 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - CHILD ADVOCATE OFFICE
Requires the child advocate to review case records of fatalities or near fatalities when there is abuse or neglect present and the family had prior department contacts.
Passage Y
June 05, 2019 S476 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - FAMILY COURT
Expands jurisdiction of the family court related to custody or guardianship of immigrant children to include immigrant persons between 18 years and 21 years of age for purposes of abuse and neglect determinations in accordance with federal law.
Passage Y
June 05, 2019 S335 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- SEARCH WARRANTS
Authorizes detectives, and any rank above, in the town of North Kingstown police department to sign written complaints, under oath, for the issuance of search warrants.
Passage Y
June 05, 2019 S331 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES
Prohibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.
Passage Y
June 05, 2019 S323 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - RHODE ISLAND CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES REPORTING
Permits campaign funds to be used to pay all childcare expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity.
Passage Y
June 05, 2019 S225 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- DOMESTIC ABUSE PREVENTION
Expands family court jurisdiction to enter protective orders to provide for the safety and welfare of household pets in domestic abuse situations.
Passage Y
June 05, 2019 S164 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES-MOTOR VEHICLES REPARATIONS ACT
Penalizes a motorist for two (2) separate violations if they are driving an unregistered motor vehicle and without insurance or proof of insurance.
Passage Y
June 05, 2019 S84 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS
Prohibits the manufacturing, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, or transfer of any firearm that is undetectable by metal detectors commonly used at airports and public buildings including 3D printed firearms as defined herein.
Passage as Amended Y
June 05, 2019 S84 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS
Prohibits the manufacturing, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, or transfer of any firearm that is undetectable by metal detectors commonly used at airports and public buildings including 3D printed firearms as defined herein.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 04, 2019 S233 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS
Exempts volunteer fire companies under the supervision, control, or jurisdiction of another public body from certain posting requirements of the open meetings act.
Passage Y
June 04, 2019 S606 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL CODE PROVISIONS
Classifies all vehicles used by the department of corrections in the performance official duties as authorized emergency vehicles.
Passage Y
June 04, 2019 S321 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS - DOMESTIC ABUSE PREVENTION
Allows plaintiffs seeking a domestic abuse protective order in family court to include any of their minor children who are not related to the defendant by blood or marriage within the same complaint and restraining order.
Passage Y
June 04, 2019 S223 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO ADDRESS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
Establishes the Rhode Island program to address Alzheimer's disease and would also create a thirteen (13) member advisory council. This act would also establish a training requirement for medical professionals.
Passage Y
June 04, 2019 S215 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - THE HEALING ART OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE
Allows individuals otherwise certified to practice acupuncture and Chinese medicine using Chinese medical diagnostic methods.
Passage Y
June 04, 2019 S893 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES -- JOHNSTON
Amends the property tax classification for the town of Johnston to be consistent with state law.
Passage Y
June 04, 2019 S892 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation the real and tangible personal property of Providence Country Day School, a Rhode Island nonprofit corporation, located in East Providence, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
June 04, 2019 S846 AN ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH RHODE ISLAND GENERAL LAWS SECTION 16-7-44 APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF $160,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS OF THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE TO FUND THE SCHOOL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN FOR THE FISCAL YEARS 2019-2024
Passage Y
June 04, 2019 S823 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Allows the town of East Greenwich to adopt a flexible tiered tax classification system regardless of whether it is a revaluation or update year and also to provide an exemption to small businesses for tangible personal property taxes.
Passage as Amended Y
June 04, 2019 S823 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Allows the town of East Greenwich to adopt a flexible tiered tax classification system regardless of whether it is a revaluation or update year and also to provide an exemption to small businesses for tangible personal property taxes.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 04, 2019 S203 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - MUSICAL AND THEATRICAL PRODUCTION TAX CREDITS
Extends the period for musical and theatrical productions to obtain tax credits to July 1, 2024.
Passage Y
June 04, 2019 S397 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY SERVICES
Exempt 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.
Passage Y
June 04, 2019 S395 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS
Enables Rhode Island businesses to voluntarily promulgate standards to guide its business activities in a sustainable and responsible manner, as well as metrics for assessing whether it has met its objectives.
Passage Y
June 04, 2019 S253 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- LOCAL OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY ACT
Creates 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.
Passage Y
June 04, 2019 S138 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LABORATORIES
Restores provisions of chapter 16.2 of title 23 as well as all of chapter 16.3 of title 23, which were repealed or deleted in the 2015 Budget Act, relating to definitions, licensing, and the operation of medical laboratories.
Passage as Amended Y
June 04, 2019 S138 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LABORATORIES
Restores provisions of chapter 16.2 of title 23 as well as all of chapter 16.3 of title 23, which were repealed or deleted in the 2015 Budget Act, relating to definitions, licensing, and the operation of medical laboratories.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 30, 2019 S799 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES AND RESERVES
Prohibits insurer from denying application/exclude/limit coverage under any life insurance policy based solely on prescription to carry or possess naloxone.
Passage as Amended Y
May 30, 2019 S799 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES AND RESERVES
Prohibits insurer from denying application/exclude/limit coverage under any life insurance policy based solely on prescription to carry or possess naloxone.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 30, 2019 S775 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION OF CONTAGIOUS DISEASES - HIV/AIDS
Permits clinical laboratories as defined in § 23-16.2-2(2) to conduct its own analysis of specimens for the detection of HIV/AIDS instead of sending the specimens to the department of health.
Passage Y
May 30, 2019 S304 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT -- NON-OPIATE DIRECTIVE
Directs filing non-opiate directives with the DOA and deletes requirements for recording in electronic health record and verification by a registered practitioner. Replaces medical disciplinary board with the dept of health for compliance violations.
Passage Y
May 30, 2019 S144 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- LONG-TERM MANAGED CARE ARRANGEMENTS
Requires managed care organizations to consult with the executive office of health and human services to develop incentives for nursing facilities that demonstrate lower direct care staff turnover.
Passage Y
May 28, 2019 S570 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE HEALTH CARE SERVICES FUNDING PLAN ACT
Requires Tricare to pay the healthcare services funding contributions for their contribution enrollees.
Passage Y
May 28, 2019 S445 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Prohibits 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.
Passage Y
May 28, 2019 S309 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES
Adds six members to the commission on traumatic brain injuries.
Passage Y
May 28, 2019 S294 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - FAMILY CAREGIVERS SUPPORT ACT OF 2013
Requires annual reports to track the number of caregiver assessments given as part of the assessments conducted for Medicaid long term services and supports the creation of a family caregiver support association by the division of elderly affairs.
Passage Y
May 23, 2019 S828 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF NORTH KINGSTOWN TO FINANCE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATIONS, DEMOLITION, REMEDIATION, ALTERATIONS, ADDITIONS AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR RELATED EQUIPMENT FOR THE TOWN HALL AT 80 BOSTON NECK ROAD AND AT MEMORIAL PARK (PLAT 90 LOT 23) AND TO ISSUE NOT MORE THAN $7,500,000 BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR
Authorizes the town of North Kingstown to issue not more than seven million five hundred dollars ($7,500,000) in bonds and notes to finance improvements and/or related equipment for the town hall.
Passage Y
May 22, 2019 S406 AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- ASSENT TO FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT
Assents 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.
Passage Y
May 21, 2019 S715 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION FEES
Amends the date that a new, fully reflective registration plate would be issued from January 1, 2020 to December 1, 2019. The act would also increase the registration fee for fully reflective plates from $6.00 to fifteen dollars $15.00.
Passage Y
May 21, 2019 S201 AN ACT RELATING TO COVENTRY SEWER AUTHORITY
Enables the town of Coventry to charge owners of lands using the sewage works interest charges in excess of charges paid by the town.
Passage Y
May 16, 2019 S738 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE--MARKET STABILITY AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT
Establishes the Rhode Island health insurance market stability and consumer protection act in order to update state law to reflect current insurance standards, practice and regulation to maintain market stability.
Passage Y
May 16, 2019 S55 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - ESTABLISHING A SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FUND
Establishes small business development fund to encourage formation of private capital investment in underserved small businesses with annual report and termination after 6 years.
Passage Y
May 16, 2019 H5174 AN ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH RHODE ISLAND GENERAL LAWS SEC. 16-7-44 APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $20,000,000 LEASE REVENUE BONDS OR OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS BY THE PROVIDENCE PUBLIC BUILDINGS AUTHORITY TO FINANCE THE ACQUISITION, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, REHABILITATION, REPLACEMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY PROJECTS AT THE CITY'S SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BUILDING ENVELOPE REPAIR, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING IMPROVEMENTS, FIRE CODE COMPLIANCE AND PEST CONTROL, INCLUDING DESIGN AND FEASIBILITY, ENGINEERING OR OTHER STUDIES
Serves as the enabling act for the Providence Public Buildings Authority school housing projects to be eligible for state housing aid reimbursement.
Passage Y
May 16, 2019 S847 AN ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH RHODE ISLAND GENERAL LAWS SEC. 16-7-44 APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $20,000,000 LEASE REVENUE BONDS OR OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS BY THE PROVIDENCE PUBLIC BUILDINGS AUTHORITY TO FINANCE THE ACQUISITION, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, REHABILITATION, REPLACEMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY PROJECTS AT THE CITY'S SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BUILDING ENVELOPE REPAIR, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING IMPROVEMENTS, FIRE CODE COMPLIANCE AND PEST CONTROL, INCLUDING DESIGN AND FEASIBILITY, ENGINEERING OR OTHER STUDIES
Serves as the enabling act for the Providence Public Buildings Authority school housing projects to be eligible for state housing aid reimbursement.
Passage Y
May 14, 2019 S726 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- APPRENTICESHIPS
Comprehensively amends the state's apprenticeship laws to make them easier to understand and be more consistent with each other and applicable federal regulations.
Passage Y
May 14, 2019 S714 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- GOVERNOR'S WORKFORCE BOARD RHODE ISLAND
Requires the workforce board to fund a non-trade apprenticeship incentive program in fisheries.
Passage Y
May 14, 2019 S713 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY AND WORKS - LABOR AND PAYMENT OF DEBTS BY CONTRACTORS
Requires builders on state public school contracts $5,000,000 or more to have 15% of the labor performed by apprentices, and sets forth other consequential requirements for such contracts.
Passage Y
May 14, 2019 S633 JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GARVEE BONDS
Passage Y
May 14, 2019 S687 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - STATE BUILDING CODE - NEW BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES
Allows 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.
Passage Y
May 14, 2019 S405 AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- AGRICULTURAL FUNCTIONS OF DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Defines the term "farm products" for the purposes of enforcement and regulation of the agricultural functions of the department of environmental management.
AGRICULTURAL FUNCTIONS OF DEM Y
May 09, 2019 H5663 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS
Removes the overtime exemption for firefighters and rescue service personnel employed by the cities and towns.
Passage In Concurrence N
May 09, 2019 H5662 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES
Removes the overtime exemption for firefighters unless they are paid at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) times their regular rate for all hours worked in excess of forty-two (42) hours.
Passage In Concurrence N
May 09, 2019 H5437 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - ARBITRATION - CONTINUANCE OF CONTRACTUAL PROVISIONS
Provides for the extension of certain contractual provisions in a school teachers' collective bargaining agreement if the parties are engaged in negotiations.
Passage In Concurrence Y
May 09, 2019 S147 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND LIVABLE HOME MODIFICATION ACT
Establishes the Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant which allows eligible homeowners and renters to retrofit their residence to nationally recognized accessibility standards.
Passage Y
May 08, 2019 S625 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - RHODE ISLAND UNIFORM COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE ACT
Permits applicants for commercial driver’s licenses to carry over parts of the required examinations that they passed for a period of two years and require them to retake those portions not passed.
Passage Y
May 08, 2019 S178 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - FEES FOR STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES - VETERANS
Authorizes state higher education institutions to waive application and transcript fees for veterans.
STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES Y
May 07, 2019 S812 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Roger Kroha to join Jennifer Nasser and Daniel Rubino in marriage on or about October 12, 2019, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Passage as Amended Y
May 07, 2019 S812 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Roger Kroha to join Jennifer Nasser and Daniel Rubino in marriage on or about October 12, 2019, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 07, 2019 S494 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS - CONTRIBUTION AMONG JOINT TORTFEASORS
Provides that a release by one claimant relative to claims relating to the Feld Entertainment/Ringling Brothers Circus accident of 5/4/14 would not discharge other joint tortfeasors.
Passage Y
May 07, 2019 S431 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- NON-ERISA COVERED PENSION PLANS
Requires all defined pension plans not covered by ERISA having 200 or more members comply with ERISA's annual reporting provisions, excluding government plans.
Passage as Amended Y
May 07, 2019 S431 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- NON-ERISA COVERED PENSION PLANS
Requires all defined pension plans not covered by ERISA having 200 or more members comply with ERISA's annual reporting provisions, excluding government plans.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 02, 2019 S691 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - ZONING ORDINANCES
Expands the definition of "family member" for purposes of zoning ordinances.
Passage Y
May 02, 2019 S690 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - STATE BUILDING CODE
Amends the number of communities who may combine to appoint a building official and prohibits requiring a building official to perform duties not in the building code when building code duties are pending.
Passage Y
May 02, 2019 S688 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- STATE BUILDING CODE
Authorizes building inspectors to affix their signatures to permits that pertain to work they inspect.
Passage Y
May 02, 2019 S586 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS
Eliminates 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.
Passage Y
May 02, 2019 S585 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- CONTRACTORS' BONDS
Requires 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).
Passage Y
May 02, 2019 S452 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HOUSING RESOURCES
Allows the residents of New Shoreham who earn up to one hundred forty percent (140%) of area median income to qualify for affordable housing.
Passage Y
May 02, 2019 S313 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation real property acquired or leased by a railroad entity used in the boarding or disembarking of railroad passengers or supporting passenger railroad operations and services.
Passage Y
May 02, 2019 S151 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY TAX RELIEF
Amends the definition of "disabled", for the purposes of property tax relief, to include veterans who earn less than thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) annually and who receive disability benefits.
Passage Y
May 01, 2019 S748 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS
Removes the overtime exemption for firefighters and rescue service personnel employed by the cities and towns.
LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS N
May 01, 2019 S747 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES
Removes the overtime exemption for firefighters unless they are paid at the rate of one and one-half (1 1/2) times their regular rate for all hours worked in excess of forty-two (42) hours.
Passage N
May 01, 2019 S711 SENATE 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
Passage Y
May 01, 2019 S512 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- ARBITRATION -- CONTINUANCE OF CONTRACTUAL PROVISIONS
Requires 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.
Passage Y
May 01, 2019 S510 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - PAYMENT OF WAGES - VIOLATIONS
Increases penalties for violations of certain wage and hour laws.
Passage Y
May 01, 2019 S376 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- FIREFIGHTERS' ARBITRATION
Continues all provisions of firefighter's collective bargaining agreements until a successor agreement has been reached or an interest arbitration award has been rendered.
Passage Y
May 01, 2019 S372 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MUNICIPAL POLICE CONTRACTS
Extends provisions of an existing collective bargaining agreement for municipal police arbitration purposes until a successor agreement is reached or an interest arbitration award is rendered.
Passage Y
April 30, 2019 S620 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Clarifies 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.
Passage Y
April 30, 2019 S527 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES
Provides that Class F and F-1 liquor licenses may be issued to corporations, LLCs, and political organizations.
Passage as Amended Y
April 30, 2019 S527 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES
Provides that Class F and F-1 liquor licenses may be issued to corporations, LLCs, and political organizations.
Approval of Amendment Y
April 30, 2019 S516 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- HOLLEY LANDING
Renames the landing in South Kingstown known as Wordens Pond Landing to Holley Landing.
Passage Y
April 30, 2019 S404 JOINT 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 purpose it would be to make a comprehensive study of, and provide recommendations for, the reorganization of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council.
Passage Y
April 30, 2019 S271 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - BOARD OF CERTIFICATION OF OPERATORS OF PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY FACILITIES
Eliminates 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.
Passage Y
April 30, 2019 S536 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE
Allows disability insurance with a benefit limit in excess of a benefit limit available from an admitted insurer to be written in the surplus lines market.
Passage Y
April 30, 2019 S256 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- TRAVEL INSURANCE ACT
Creates the travel insurance act to establish comprehensive/uniform regulatory framework for travel insurance. Clarifying/bolstering enforcement authority over participants in the travel insurance industry.
Passage Y
April 30, 2019 S190 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - CONDOMINIUM LAW - MANAGEMENT OF CONDOMINIUM
Provides that financial and other records be made available for examination by unit owners within thirty (30) days of a request being made.
Passage Y
April 30, 2019 S40 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS - NET NEUTRALITY
Requires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.
Passage Y
April 25, 2019 S346 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY - JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE REPEALER
Creates joint committee to compile suggestions for repeal of statutes, regulations, and executive orders.
JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE REPEALER Y
April 10, 2019 S741 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS
Names the intersection of Hartford and Reservoir Avenue in the town of Johnston as "The Bernard Frezza, Jr. Corner."
Passage Y
April 10, 2019 S371 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- PAYMENT OF WAGES
Allows an employee to establish a lien against an employer's property to aid the employee in collecting unpaid wages from the employer.
Passage Y
April 10, 2019 S370 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - BENEFITS
Increases 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.
Passage as Amended Y
April 10, 2019 S370 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - BENEFITS
Increases 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.
Approval of Amendment Y
April 10, 2019 S330 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES -- SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Extends protection to domestic servants/includes retaliation as unlawful practice and requires employers of 4 or more employees to conduct sexual harassment programs for new employees within 1 month of the date of hire/all employees by September 1, 2019.
Passage N
April 10, 2019 S173 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Requires 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.
Passage Y
April 10, 2019 S171 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- APPROPRIATE DISABILITY LANGUAGE
Ensures appropriate disability language is used in all job descriptions and statutes.
Passage Y
April 10, 2019 S90 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- HEALTHY WORKPLACE
Creates the "Healthy Workplace Act of 2019" and would establish a cause of action against employers and employees for workplace bullying, harassment and other abusive conduct.
Passage N
April 10, 2019 S342 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
Requires all candidates for United States President and Vice President file copies of their last five (5) years of federal income tax returns with the state board of elections.
Passage N
April 10, 2019 S342 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
Requires all candidates for United States President and Vice President file copies of their last five (5) years of federal income tax returns with the state board of elections.
Approval of Amendment N
April 09, 2019 S503 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
Extends the effective date of Chapters 157 and 259 of the 2018 Public Laws from July 1, 2019 to July 1, 2020 in regards to Chapter 11-37.1 ("Sexual Offender Registration and Community Notification").
Passage Y
April 09, 2019 S72 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- PARKING FACILITIES AND PRIVILEGES
Provides that a vehicle unlawfully parked in a properly marked "handicapped parking" space would be towed at the owner's expense.
Passage Y
April 09, 2019 S24 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- RHODE ISLAND PATHWAYS PROJECT
Requires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to conduct a study to assess the impact of using Medicaid funds to provide coverage for the treatment of the chronically homeless.
Passage Y
April 09, 2019 S58 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CASELOAD ESTIMATING CONFERENCES
Requires the participation and input of the EOHHS, DHS, DCYF and BHDDH in medical assistance and public assistance caseload estimating conferences and the generation of monthly data to the members of the caseload estimating conference.
Passage Y
April 09, 2019 S57 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- MICRO ZONE ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION ACT
Creates micro zones in distressed areas to stimulate economic revitalization/employment opportunities/business development through redevelopment of abandoned industrial/commercial structures.
Passage Y
April 09, 2019 S257 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- INSURANCE RATES
Prevents the consideration of an applicant's credit history in determining automobile insurance rates.
Passage Y
April 04, 2019 H5053 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts property located at 122 North Main Street in the city of Woonsocket from the provision requiring it to be located a certain distance from objectors/schools/churches regarding the issuance of retail liquor licenses.
Passage In Concurrence Y
March 28, 2019 H5278 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAX--NON-COLLECTING RETAILERS, REFERRERS, AND RETAIL SALE FACILITATORS ACT
Extends the requirement to collect sales tax to remote sellers in a way that conforms to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision making it easier for states to compel collection/sales tax from retailers who do not have a physical presence in their state.
Passage In Concurrence Y
March 28, 2019 S630 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF CENTRAL FALLS
Validates 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.
Passage Y
March 27, 2019 H5305 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - RHODE ISLAND UNINSURED PROTECTION FUND
Extends the effective date of the Rhode Island Uninsured Protection Fund from February 1, 2019 to September 1, 2019.
Passage In Concurrence Y
March 19, 2019 H5241 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- VIDEO-LOTTERY GAMES, TABLE GAMES AND SPORTS WAGERING
Authorizes and provide for online sports wagering through authorized hosting facilities in Rhode Island.
Passage In Concurrence Y
March 13, 2019 S250 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2019-2020
Passage as Amended Y
March 13, 2019 S250 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2019-2020
Approval of Amendment N
March 13, 2019 S250 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2019-2020
Call to Question Y
March 13, 2019 S250 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2019-2020
Approval of Amendment N
March 13, 2019 S250 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2019-2020
Approval of Amendment N
March 13, 2019 S250 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2019-2020
Approval of Amendment N
March 13, 2019 S250 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2019-2020
Approval of Amendment Y
March 13, 2019 S427 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Increases the number of years that the town of West Greenwich may enter into tax stabilization agreements from ten (10) to twelve (12).
Passage Y
March 12, 2019 S251 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAX--NON-COLLECTING RETAILERS, REFERRERS, AND RETAIL SALE FACILITATORS ACT
Extends requirement to collect sales tax to remote sellers in a way that conforms to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision making it easier for states to compel collection of the sales tax from retailers who do not have a physical presence in their state.
Passage Y
March 07, 2019 S311 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF NORTH KINGSTOWN
Ratifies amendments to the Home Rule charter of the town of North Kingstown adopted and approved by the electors of the town of North Kingstown on November 6, 2018.
Passage Y
March 07, 2019 S222 AN ACT RELATING TO THE TOWN OF NORTH SMITHFIELD
Ratifies the Home Rule Charter amendments adopted and approved by the electors of North Smithfield on November 6, 2018.
Passage Y
March 07, 2019 S150 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - JOHNSTON PLANNING BOARD
Authorizes the Johnston town council to add two (2) alternate members to its planning board.
Passage Y
March 07, 2019 S149 AN ACT RELATING TO THE TOWN OF BARRINGTON - VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER
Ratifies and validates the amendments to the Barrington Home Rule Charter which were approved by the electors of the town of Barrington at the polls on November 6, 2018.
Passage Y
March 07, 2019 S70 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF MIDDLETOWN
Validates and ratify amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Middletown, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Middletown on November 6, 2018.
Passage Y
March 05, 2019 S380 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES
Adds prepackaged cheeses to the items allowed for sale at Class A license holders premises in towns or cities of ten thousand (10,000) or more inhabitants.
Passage Y
March 05, 2019 S38 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts property located at 122 North Main Street in the city of Woonsocket from the provision requiring it to be located a certain distance from objectors/schools/churches regarding the issuance of retail liquor licenses.
Passage Y
February 26, 2019 S139 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- COMPREHENSIVE DISCHARGE PLANNING
Amends current law so that, as part of a comprehensive discharge plan, a hospital would be allowed to try to contact the patient's emergency contact and the recovery coach, in accordance with federal law.
Passage Y
February 13, 2019 S242 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - RHODE ISLAND UNINSURED PROTECTION FUND
Provides that the provisions of § 28-53-7 which addresses payments from the uninsured protection fund to employees of uninsured employers, would apply to injuries that occur on or after September 1, 2019.
Passage Y
February 13, 2019 S37 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- VIDEO-LOTTERY GAMES, TABLE GAMES AND SPORTS WAGERING
Authorizes and provide for online sports wagering through authorized hosting facilities in Rhode Island.
Passage Y
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