Senator Kendra Anderson

District 31 (Cranston, 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
May 11, 2021 S863 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- RHODE ISLAND VETERANS' HOME
Removes the word “war” from the sentence “honorable discharged war veteran.”
VETERANS' HOME N
May 11, 2021 S863 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- RHODE ISLAND VETERANS' HOME
Removes the word “war” from the sentence “honorable discharged war veteran.”
VETERANS' HOME Y
May 11, 2021 S850 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY --- PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS
Names the fishing pier at Rocky Point state park in Warwick after the former department of environmental management deputy director, Larry Mouradjian.
EDIFICES & OTHER STATE CONSTRUCT Y
May 11, 2021 S749 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- JOINT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE SERVICES
Provides for amendments to statutes by the director of law revision to comply with the state name change approved by way of statewide referendum in November, 2020.
SERVICES Y
May 11, 2021 S858 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EMPLOYMENT SECURITY -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Increases partial unemployment benefits by disregarding an amount of earnings when calculating weekly benefit rate with expiration date of 6/30/22.
Passage as Amended Y
May 11, 2021 S858 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EMPLOYMENT SECURITY -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Increases partial unemployment benefits by disregarding an amount of earnings when calculating weekly benefit rate with expiration date of 6/30/22.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 11, 2021 S679 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- 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
May 11, 2021 S607 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- THE PERMANENT AIR QUALITY MONITORING ACT
Extends the long-term air-quality monitoring program at T.F. Green Airport to July 31, 2024.
MONITORING ACT Y
May 11, 2021 S600 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, 2022, and increases to $35.00 per day commencing July 1, 2023, and thereafter.
-- FEES Y
May 11, 2021 S412 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN
Requires the department of children, youth and families to report all suspected cases of child sexual abuse to the children's advocacy center.
Passage Y
May 11, 2021 S398 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- MARRIAGE LICENSES
Repeals the provision of law granting minors the ability to obtain a marriage license, and would require a person to be of full legal age, at least eighteen (18) years of age to obtain a marriage license.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
May 11, 2021 S398 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- MARRIAGE LICENSES
Repeals the provision of law granting minors the ability to obtain a marriage license, and would require a person to be of full legal age, at least eighteen (18) years of age to obtain a marriage license.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
May 11, 2021 S392 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM LAW -- RESALE OF UNITS
Allows a condominium association to impose a fee of up to one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125) for preparation of a resale certificate.
RESALE OF UNITS Y
May 11, 2021 S264 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- THE ELDER ADULT FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION PREVENTION ACT
Requires employees of regulated financial institutions to report suspected financial exploitation of elder adults to the office of healthy aging and provide authority to the regulated financial institution to place a temporary hold on transactions.
PREVENTION ACT Y
May 11, 2021 S263 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN
Raises the legal age for individuals to be sold or delivered certain tobacco products, including electronic nicotine-delivery systems products from eighteen (18) years of age to twenty-one (21) years of age.
Passage Y
May 11, 2021 S60 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.
EXPENDITURES REPORTING Y
May 11, 2021 S59 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - STATEWIDE PUBLIC SAFETY COMPUTER AIDED RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Establishes a statewide public safety computer aided records management system.
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Y
May 11, 2021 S57 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- GENERAL STATE OFFICES
Requires a special election to fill a vacancy in the office of secretary of state, attorney general or general treasurer if more than one year is left in the term of office.
Passage Y
May 11, 2021 S15 JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE -- PROCEDURE TO FILL VACANCY IN OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE, ATTORNEY GENERAL OR GENERAL TREASURER
This joint resolution would present to the electors a Rhode Island constitutional amendment which would create a procedure to fill vacancies in the offices of secretary of state, attorney general or general treasurer.
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE Y
May 11, 2021 S862 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF BRISTOL
Validates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Bristol, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Bristol on November 3, 2020.
THE TOWN OF BRISTOL Y
May 11, 2021 S831 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Eliminates a duplication in the general laws by repealing one section of law that provided a tax levy and stabilization plan in the town of Burrillville.
LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAX Y
May 11, 2021 S656 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- BRISTOL COUNTY WATER SUPPLY
Repeals the requirement that the Bristol County water authority maintain its reservoirs, wells and well sites, transmission lines and water treatment plants within its jurisdiction in good, sound and safe condition.
- BRISTOL COUNTY WATER SUPPLY Y
May 11, 2021 S655 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- BRISTOL COUNTY WATER SUPPLY
Repeals Bristol county water supply’s and the state’s obligation to upgrade transmission lines, treatment facilities, reservoirs, and wells or upgrade them to conform to the Safe Drinking Water Act standards set forth by federal law.
Passage Y
May 11, 2021 S302 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS
Requires health insurers that issue prescription drug coverage to use step therapy protocols.
STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS Y
May 04, 2021 S681 AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS -- FREEWAYS
Eliminates the provision a person who solicits a ride in a motor vehicle or backs up a motor vehicle on a freeway is guilty of a misdemeanor. Adds $100 fine for advertising a motor vehicle for sale on a state highway to the schedule of violations.
FREEWAYS Y
May 04, 2021 S676 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - RESPONSIBILITY OF OWNERS OF RENTAL VEHICLES
Provides that violations of chapter 34 of title 31 pertaining to rental vehicles are civil violations subject to the jurisdiction of the Rhode Island traffic tribunal.
OWNERS OF RENTAL CARS Y
May 04, 2021 S518 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Delineates the definitions of felony, misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
May 04, 2021 S518 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Delineates the definitions of felony, misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
May 04, 2021 S318 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- PASSING, USE OF LANES, AND RULES OF THE ROAD
Provides for specific fines and sanctions to operators of motor vehicles who fail to exercise due care to avoid colliding with a vulnerable road user causing injury, serious injury, or death to the vulnerable road user.
AND RULES OF THE ROAD Y
May 04, 2021 S65 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.
OFFENSES AND PENALTIES Y
May 04, 2021 S713 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - OFFICE OF STATE MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Removes the sunset provision on the requirement that the office of state medical examiners be responsible for a multidisciplinary team review of drug related overdose deaths.
Passage Y
May 04, 2021 S651 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE BREAST CANCER ACT
Allows individuals to be sent breast cancer screening results by mail, electronically or otherwise.
Passage Y
May 04, 2021 S484 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES
Provides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and would establish medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services. Effective 7/1/22.
PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES Y
May 04, 2021 S305 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ALCOHOLISM
Requires the dept of behavioral healthcare/developmental disabilities/hospitals to coordinate with the DOH to propose revisions to chapter 1.10 and 10.1 of title 23, including updates and revisions of statutory language and evidence-based best practices.
Passage Y
May 04, 2021 S706 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- EXEMPTIONS
Includes the real and tangible personal property of St. John Baptist De La Salle Institute, d/b/a La Salle Academy, a Rhode Island domestic nonprofit corporation, located in Providence, Rhode Island, on the list of properties exempt from taxation.
Passage as Amended N
May 04, 2021 S706 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- EXEMPTIONS
Includes the real and tangible personal property of St. John Baptist De La Salle Institute, d/b/a La Salle Academy, a Rhode Island domestic nonprofit corporation, located in Providence, Rhode Island, on the list of properties exempt from taxation.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 04, 2021 S155 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 the consumer requests such a straw.
Passage Y
May 04, 2021 S37 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
April 27, 2021 H5129 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation the real property of Ocean State Community Wellness, Inc., a qualified tax-exempt corporation under § 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, for the property located at 7450 Post Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION Y
April 27, 2021 S810 JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL COMMISSION TO BE KNOWN AS "THE RHODE ISLAND SEMIQUINCENTENNIAL (RI 250TH) COMMISSION"
COMMISSION" Y
April 27, 2021 S747 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts the city of Pawtucket from the restrictions for issuing liquor licenses within two hundred (200’) feet of a school or place of worship for the "Tidewater Landing" project.
Passage Y
April 27, 2021 S519 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."
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Y
April 27, 2021 S261 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
April 27, 2021 S306 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROL SUBSTANCES ACT
Requires that professionals authorized to prescribe opioid drugs discuss addiction risks and when appropriate alternative treatments with patients upon the second refill and/or upon the third prescription.
Passage Y
April 27, 2021 S232 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
Includes in the practice of physical therapy the ordering of diagnostic imaging (x-ray imaging) to be performed by other health care professionals.
Passage Y
April 27, 2021 S48 AN ACT RELATING TO FOODS AND DRUGS -- THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Expands drug awareness programs to high schools, directs funding from certain civil fines and mandates establishment of criteria for funding.
SUBSTANCES ACT Y
April 27, 2021 S708 AN ACT RELATING TO A TAX AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE AND EXXONMOBIL OIL CORPORATION
Provides for a tax treaty between the city of East Providence and ExxonMobil Oil Corporation subject to the ratification of the East Providence city council.
EXXONMOBIL OIL CORPORATION N
April 27, 2021 S102 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- EXEMPTIONS
Includes the real and tangible personal property of The Providence Community Health Centers, a Rhode Island domestic nonprofit corporation, located in Providence, Rhode Island, on the list of properties exempt from taxation.
-- EXEMPTIONS Y
April 27, 2021 S44 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER/EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION ENABLING LEGISLATION
Allows municipalities to establish a program providing property tax exemption to active duty individuals who volunteer services as a firefighter or emergency medical technician.
TECHNICIAN PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIO Y
April 27, 2021 S457 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE WORLD LANGUAGE AND DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION ACT
Establishes and require funding for a world language and dual language immersion program.
LANGUAGE IMMERSION ACT Y
April 27, 2021 S355 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM
Requires the department of education to create a model policy and timeline to assist local education agencies in implementing a dual language immersion program.
Passage Y
April 27, 2021 S87 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFIED NURSE-TEACHER
Requires that only certified nurse-teachers may be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.
Passage Y
April 13, 2021 H5432 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- THE MARYELLEN GOODWIN COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING ACT
Insurance coverage for prostate/colon cancer screening.
IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION Y
April 13, 2021 H5257 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RHODE ISLAND FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES ACT
Prohibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.
PRACTICES ACT Y
April 13, 2021 H6130 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Adam Olivere to join Alexa Shanahan and Leighton Scott Lobdell in marriage on or about October 9, 2021, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 13, 2021 H5025 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- NORTH SMITHFIELD -- HISTORIC RESIDENCE TAX CREDIT
Allows North Smithfield historic residence owners to become eligible for state historic residence tax credits.
HISTORIC RESIDENCE TAX CREDIT Y
April 13, 2021 S388 JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE LICENSING OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS
Creates a 13 member commission to study and provide recommendations regarding the licensing of residential builders and contractors, and who would report back no later than March 28, 2022, and whose life would expire on May 28, 2022.
LICENSING OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDER Y
April 13, 2021 S288 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Makes permanent the exemption from taxation for certain residential property developments which have not been completed or, if completed, have not been sold and occupied.
TAXES N
April 13, 2021 S349 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FINANCIAL LITERACY
Requires the council on elementary and secondary education, in consultation with the RI department of education, to develop and approve statewide academic standards for the instruction of consumer education in public high schools no later than 12/31/2021.
Passage Y
April 13, 2021 S287 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ESTABLISHING A CLASS SIZE MAXIMUM FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWO (2)
Mandates public school classroom size be limited to twenty (20) students for kindergarten through grade two (2).
GRADE TWO (2) Y
April 13, 2021 S79 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Removes the requirement that the scholarship program cease with the enrollment of the high school graduating class of 2021 at the community college of Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 13, 2021 S31 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SUICIDE PREVENTION--THE NATHAN BRUNO AND JASON FLATT ACT
Creates the "Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act" which requires training of teachers/students/school personnel regarding suicide awareness and prevention, and the establishment of a conflict resolution process between teachers or school personnel/students.
BRUNO AND JASON FLATT ACT Y
April 13, 2021 S23 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY SERVICES - TOWN OF NEW SHOREHAM
Provides New Shoreham has the exclusive authority to prescribe rules and regulations pertaining to the operation, licensing, and regulation of transportation network service companies and their services when TNCs are operating in the town of New Shoreham.
TOWN OF NEW SHOREHAM Y
April 13, 2021 S22 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- NET METERING
Amends the maximum allowable capacity for net metering systems in the Block Island Utility District and Pascoag Utility District.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
2021 ACT ON CLIMATE Y
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
Approval of Amendment N
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
Approval of Amendment N
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
Approval of Amendment N
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
Approval of Amendment N
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
Approval of Amendment N
April 06, 2021 S142 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- REGULATION OF SALES
Allows the sale of alcoholic beverages on New Year's Day by retail Class A licensees.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S68 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- HOLLEY LANDING
Renames the landing in South Kingstown known as Wordens Pond Landing to Holley Landing.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S67 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- STATE EMBLEMS
This act would designate "Northern Star Coral" as the official state coral.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S613 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- REAL JOBS RHODE ISLAND ACT
Establishes the real jobs Rhode Island program in order to create an industry led system to advance the skills of the state's workforce, grow the state's economy and increase sustainable employment for middle class working families.
REAL JOBS RHODE ISLAND ACT Y
April 06, 2021 S721 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Fiona Fitzpatrick to join Jane Elizabeth Stanley and David Ethan Swee in marriage on or about May 25, 2021, within the Town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S720 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Everett Petronio, Jr., to join Bethany Josephine Coia and Mark Peter DeFanti in marriage on or about October 23, 2021, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S661 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Roger A. Picard to join Kimberly D. Pelland and Blake S. Morphis in marriage on or about May 22, 2021, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S659 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Christina Marie Tucciarone to join the Honorable Leonela Felix and Gregory Donald Kowalski in marriage on or about June 12, 2021, within the City of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S443 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS ACT
Requires the transacting parties/new hospital seeking conversion to supply additional information in application for review by the DOH/DAG relating to staffing levels/pension plans/community impact.
Passage as Amended Y
April 06, 2021 S443 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS ACT
Requires the transacting parties/new hospital seeking conversion to supply additional information in application for review by the DOH/DAG relating to staffing levels/pension plans/community impact.
Approval of Amendment Y
April 06, 2021 S251 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS - STATION HOUSES FOR WOMEN
Requires that as of January 1, 2022, all inmates whom menstruate shall have access to feminine hygiene products at no cost to the inmate.
STATION HOUSES FOR WOMEN Y
March 30, 2021 S428 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
Requires office of diversity, equity and opportunity to create material for annual government employee training.
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION Y
March 30, 2021 S561 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RHODE ISLAND FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES ACT
Prohibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.
PRACTICES ACT Y
March 30, 2021 S133 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- SMALL CLAIMS AND CONSUMER CLAIMS -- PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS
Increases the maximum amount to be recovered in civil court action as a small claims from two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to seven thousand dollars ($7,000).
PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTION Y
March 30, 2021 S128 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.
VEHICLES PROHIBITED Y
March 30, 2021 S56 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - PRESERVATION OF FAMILIES WITH DISABLED PARENT ACT
Precludes a parent's disability from serving as the sole basis for the state to institute an investigation of the disabled parent's family.
DISABLED PARENT ACT Y
March 30, 2021 S384 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Excludes chronic intractable pain from the definition of acute pain management. Prescribes new guidelines for treatment based upon 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
Passage Y
March 23, 2021 S336 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2021-2022
Passage as Amended N
March 23, 2021 S336 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2021-2022
LC002239/11 Y
March 23, 2021 S336 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2021-2022
LC002239/9 Y
March 23, 2021 S336 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2021-2022
LC002239/8 Y
March 23, 2021 S336 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2021-2022
LC002239/5 Y
March 23, 2021 S336 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2021-2022
LC002239/10 Y
March 23, 2021 S336 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2021-2022
LC002239/6 Y
March 23, 2021 S336 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2021-2022
LC 002239/7 Y
March 23, 2021 S383 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- THE MARYELLEN GOODWIN COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING ACT
Insurance coverage for prostate/colon cancer screening.
Passage as Amended Y
March 23, 2021 S383 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- THE MARYELLEN GOODWIN COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING ACT
Insurance coverage for prostate/colon cancer screening.
LC 000363/2 Y
March 16, 2021 S103 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Authorizes cities/towns to establish a property tax credit program in exchange for volunteer service by persons over age 60 up to $1,500 calculated by multiplying service hours by the state minimum wage per hour.
LOCAL TAXES Y
March 16, 2021 S556 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts 203-209 Douglas Avenue, Plat 68, Lots 83 and 646 of the applicable city of Providence tax assessment map from the permitting of alcohol beverages retail licenses within a certain proximity to schools and churches.
Passage Y
March 16, 2021 S440 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Allows the Providence board of licenses to grant an exemption from restrictions with regard to the proximity to schools and churches relating to issuance of a Class BV alcoholic beverage retail license for property located at 601 Hartford Avenue.
Passage Y
March 16, 2021 S277 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Allows the Westerly Town Council to issue a Class B liquor license for premises located at 169 and 177 Main Street, despite its location within proximity to a school church.
Passage Y
March 16, 2021 S390 AN ACT RELATING TO THE OAKLAND - MAPLEVILLE NUMBER 4 FIRE DISTRICT
Incorporates Oakland--Mapleville Number 4 Fire District.
FIRE DISTRICT Y
March 16, 2021 S242 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation the real property of Ocean State Community Wellness, Inc., a qualified tax-exempt corporation under § 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, for the property located at 7450 Post Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
March 16, 2021 S240 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF BARRINGTON
Ratifies and validates Barrington Home Rule Charter amendments approved by electors at 11/3/20 election.
TOWN OF BARRINGTON Y
March 16, 2021 S231 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN
Allows pregnant women with an annual family income above the applicable Medicaid income limit to be eligible to purchase health insurance through one of the Medicaid managed care plans.
PREGNANT WOMEN Y
March 16, 2021 S109 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING AN IMPROVED "MEDICARE FOR ALL" OR "MEDICARE FOR ALL WHO WANT IT" PROGRAM THAT WOULD PROVIDE UNIVERSAL, COMPREHENSIVE AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
"MEDICARE FOR ALL" PROGRAM Y
March 16, 2021 S109 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING AN IMPROVED "MEDICARE FOR ALL" OR "MEDICARE FOR ALL WHO WANT IT" PROGRAM THAT WOULD PROVIDE UNIVERSAL, COMPREHENSIVE AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
"MEDICARE FOR ALL" PROGRAM N
March 16, 2021 S109 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING AN IMPROVED "MEDICARE FOR ALL" OR "MEDICARE FOR ALL WHO WANT IT" PROGRAM THAT WOULD PROVIDE UNIVERSAL, COMPREHENSIVE AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
"MEDICARE FOR ALL" PROGRAM Y
March 16, 2021 S363 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- NORTH SMITHFIELD - HISTORIC RESIDENCE TAX CREDIT
Allows North Smithfield historic residence owners to become eligible for state historic residence tax credits.
HISTORIC RESIDENCE TAX CREDIT Y
March 16, 2021 S296 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- RETIREMENT OF MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES--MIDDLETOWN MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT
Allows the town of Middletown to enroll its full-time police officers hired on or after July 1, 2021, in a defined contribution plan established by the town and prevents newly hired police officers from becoming members of the retirement system.
RETIREMENT N
March 16, 2021 S78 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
2021 ACT ON CLIMATE Y
March 09, 2021 S196 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- DIGNITY AT WORK ACT
Establishes the Dignity at Work Act, to provide workers with more protection from bullying and harassment in the workplace.
- DIGNITY AT WORK ACT Y
March 09, 2021 S374 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SOUTH KINGSTOWN TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $85,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE TOWN, AND ALL ATTENDANT EXPENSES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURAL COSTS, PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN GRANTS RECEIVED FROM STATE BOND PROCEEDS, FROM THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR FROM THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY
Authorizes the town of South Kingstown to issue not more than $85,000,000 bonds and notes to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, landscaping, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities.
BONDS/NOTES TO SCHOOLS Y
March 09, 2021 S325 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CUMBERLAND TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND/OR NOTES IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,500,000 TO FINANCE THE DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR AND EQUIPPING OF RECREATIONAL AREAS AND FACILITIES IN THE TOWN
Authorizes the town of Cumberland to issue general obligation bonds and notes not to exceed $2,500,000 for the development/improvement/repair/alteration/construction/renovation/equipping of recreational areas and facilities in the town.
$2,500,000 TO RECREATIONAL AREAS Y
March 09, 2021 S224 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $140,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 75% AT THE TIME OF ISSUANCE AND PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN GRANTS RECEIVED FROM STATE BOND PROCEEDS, FROM THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR FROM THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY
Authorizes Providence to issue not more than $140,000,000 bonds to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, landscaping, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities throughout the city of Providence.
BONDS AND NOTES TO SCHOOLS Y
March 09, 2021 S285 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL-TO-CAREER TRANSITION ACT OF 1996
Implements an individual career and academic plan graduation requirement for each student enrolled in public schools in the sixth through twelfth grade, starting with students entering the sixth grade in the 2023-2024 school year.
TRANSITION ACT OF 1996 Y
March 09, 2021 S76 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM
Requires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 and all subsequent graduating classes thereafter, all high school students attending public schools shall fulfill at least one-half credit or course requirement in civics education.
Passage as Amended Y
March 09, 2021 S76 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM
Requires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 and all subsequent graduating classes thereafter, all high school students attending public schools shall fulfill at least one-half credit or course requirement in civics education.
Approval of Amendment Y
February 23, 2021 S14 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.
- SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
February 23, 2021 S108 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION OF CONTAGIOUS DISEASES -- HIV/AIDS
Permits clinical laboratories to conduct its own analysis of specimens for the detection of HIV/AIDS instead of sending the specimens to the department of health.
HIV/AIDS Y
February 23, 2021 S47 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- THE HEALING ART OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE
Changes title of chapter 37.2 of title 5 and throughout, replacing the words "Oriental medicine" with "Chinese medicine". Allows individuals who are otherwise certified, to practice acupuncture & Chinese medicine using Chinese medical diagnostic methods.
ORIENTAL MEDICINE Y
February 23, 2021 S16 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - HARM REDUCTION CENTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND PILOT PROGRAM
Creates pilot program to establish harm reduction centers where use of pre-obtained controlled substances may occur under supervision of health care professionals
COMMITTEE AND PILOT PROGRAM Y
February 23, 2021 S4 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- THE TELEMEDICINE COVERAGE ACT
Amends the provisions of the telemedicine coverage act and provide coverage for telemedicine under Rhode Island Medicaid.
Passage as Amended Y
February 23, 2021 S4 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- THE TELEMEDICINE COVERAGE ACT
Amends the provisions of the telemedicine coverage act and provide coverage for telemedicine under Rhode Island Medicaid.
Approval of Amendment Y
February 10, 2021 S53 AN ACT RELATING TO AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WESTERLY TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $2,000,000 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 IN THE TOWN
Authorizes the Town of Westerly to issue bonds and notes in an amount not exceeding $2,000,000 to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities in the town.
OBLIGATION BONDS TO SCHOOLS Y
February 10, 2021 S52 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF COVENTRY
Validates and ratify amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Coventry, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Coventry on November 3, 2020.
CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF COVENTRY Y
February 10, 2021 S50 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN
This act would ratify the town of Jamestown Home Rule Charter amendment to Section 219 of the charter adopted at a November 3, 2020 referendum, concerning the process and procedures by which voter initiative can be activated.
OF THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN Y
February 10, 2021 S74 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows David Raymond Thibodeau, Jr., to join Staci Rae McCabe and Brendan Edward Curran in marriage on or about June 5, 2021, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
February 10, 2021 S1 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES
Gradually increase the minimum wage from eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, over 4 years.
Passage as Amended Y
February 10, 2021 S1 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES
Gradually increase the minimum wage from eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, over 4 years.
Passage as Amended N
February 10, 2021 S1 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES
Gradually increase the minimum wage from eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, over 4 years.
Passage as Amended N
February 10, 2021 S1 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES
Gradually increase the minimum wage from eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, over 4 years.
Approval of Amendment N
February 10, 2021 S63 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT
Requires that the secretary of EOHHS, the secretary of commerce of the commerce corporation and the commissioners of elementary and secondary education and postsecondary education be appointed subject to the approval of the senate.
Passage as Amended Y
February 10, 2021 S63 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT
Requires that the secretary of EOHHS, the secretary of commerce of the commerce corporation and the commissioners of elementary and secondary education and postsecondary education be appointed subject to the approval of the senate.
OF STATE GOVERNMENT Y
February 10, 2021 S13 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Provides that the council on elementary and secondary education would not grant approval for the creation or expansion of any new charter school until after the 2022, 2023, 2024 school year.
Passage as Amended Y
February 10, 2021 S13 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Provides that the council on elementary and secondary education would not grant approval for the creation or expansion of any new charter school until after the 2022, 2023, 2024 school year.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
February 02, 2021 S2 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- NURSING HOME STAFFING AND QUALITY CARE ACT
Mandates minimum staffing levels and standards for quality care for nursing homes and their residents.
Passage Y
January 26, 2021 S5 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
Requires individual health insurers, large group health insurers and small employer health insurers to provide coverage for ten (10) categories of essential health benefits listed in the act.
COVERAGE Y
January 26, 2021 S3 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.
SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES Y
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