Representative June Speakman

District 68 (Bristol, Warren), 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 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE AS AMENDED Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 H5874 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 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 H5637 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
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 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 Y
June 20, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 20, 2019 H5189 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 20, 2019 H6186 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 20, 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 Y
June 20, 2019 H6121 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF SANTORO INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES, INC.
PASSAGE Y
June 20, 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 Y
June 20, 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 Y
June 20, 2019 H5896 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 20, 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 Y
June 20, 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 Y
June 20, 2019 H5355 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 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 IN CONCURRENCE 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 IN CONCURRENCE PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT N
June 19, 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 Y
June 19, 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 19, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 19, 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 AS AMENDED Y
June 19, 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 19, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 19, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 19, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 19, 2019 H5431 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 AS AMENDED Y
June 19, 2019 H5431 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 19, 2019 S793 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF ADROIT SOFTWARE INC.
PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 19, 2019 H5434 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Excludes chronic intractable pain from the definition of "acute pain management", for purposes of prescribing, administering and dispensing controlled substances by a practitioner.
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 2019 H5989 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
June 19, 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 Y
June 19, 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 AS AMENDED Y
June 19, 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 PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT Y
June 19, 2019 H6062 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RESTROOM ACCESS ACT
Requires retail establishments with 3 persons or more on premises without public restrooms to allow customers to use employee restrooms for certain medical conditions upon presentation of documentary proof with violators fined $250. Effective 1/1/20
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 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 Y
June 19, 2019 H6137 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 19, 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 Y
June 19, 2019 H6004 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Permits division of motor vehicles to suspend registration privileges of motor carriers upon receipt of notice from the department of labor and training that motor carrier has not secured workers' compensation insurance.
PASSAGE Y
June 19, 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 Y
June 18, 2019 H5880 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - REGULATORY POWERS OF ADMINISTRATION
Public utilities posting rate changes for retail service to notify PUC same day.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H6134 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 18, 2019 H6078 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 18, 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 Y
June 18, 2019 H5888 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 18, 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 Y
June 18, 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 Y
June 18, 2019 H6112 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
Requires state departments, agencies to promulgate rules and regulations prior to the first day of the next legislative session after passage with general assembly oversight committees to keep public record of same.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H5072 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL CARE
Prohibits pet shops from offering for sale cats or dogs that are not obtained from an animal shelter, dog pound or animal rescue. Further prohibits any person from selling, exchanging, trading, bartering or displaying any dog or cat in public.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H5470 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 18, 2019 H6182 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Casey Doherty to join Christina Yurchak and Justin Byrne in marriage on or about November 2, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 18, 2019 H6183 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Joseph Bains to join Mikaela Esau and Earl Coppa in marriage on or about August 3, 2019, within the Town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 2019 H5489 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 13, 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 Y
June 13, 2019 H6085 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS
Allows teachers to obtain fast-track certification as a principal.
PASSAGE Y
June 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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 Y
June 13, 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 Y
June 13, 2019 H5465 AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS - CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF STATE ROADS
Requires DOT to establish rules and regulations 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 13, 2019 H5580 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 13, 2019 H5023 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 12, 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 IN CONCURRENCE Y
June 12, 2019 H6181 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 12, 2019 H6094 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 12, 2019 H6143 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 by-law changes; providing for as many as thirty year installment payments; relieves owners with functioning septic systems from assessments for 20 years.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5549 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES
Authorizes a pharmacist to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives, provided that the pharmacist has completed a training program approved by the state board of pharmacy.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5892 AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE
Expands definition of "employee" to include a caterer licensed by the department of health and division of taxation and food truck.
PASSAGE Y
June 12, 2019 H5798 AN ACT RELATING TO COVENTRY SEWER AUTHORITY
Prohibits the town of Coventry from charging its sewage works' users interest charges of no more than five-tenths of one percent (.5%).
PASSAGE Y
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