LEGISLATION THAT BECAME LAW

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2005

House Bill No. 5715

Create the office of civil rights advocate within the department of attorney general)

House Bill No. 5420

Increased minimum wage

 

House Bill No. 5569

Helped Nursing pool licensure

House Bill No. 5649

It requires a sufficient opportunity for eating lunch for workers.

 

House Bill No. 5650

Increase fines for unlawful unemployment of women & children in the workplace.

2006

House Bill No. 7650

Regulate the actions of mortgage foreclosure consultants and mortgage foreclosure purchasers

 

House Bill No. 7172

Mandate proof of workers' compensation coverage for either a PEO or a client and notification of cancellation.

 

House Bill No. 7772

Allow dental hygienists/to treat residents of nursing facilities whether or not such residents are established patients of the dentists who employ such dental hygienists, to ensure that residents of nursing facilities receive the regular treatment

 

House Bill No. 8166

Make changes in the reporting requirements under the long-term health care ombudsperson act

 

House Bill No. 7938

Provide that a person who has lost the right to vote upon a felony conviction would have that right restored when that person is discharged from incarceration

 

House Bill No. 7424

Established a statewide health planning program

2007

House Bill No. 6356

Commemorate the Independence of the Dominican Republic by setting forth February 27th in every year as "Dominican Republic Independence Day"

 

House Resolution No. 6560

Joint resolution respectfully requesting the Rhode Island Department of Human Services to act in the best interests of persons in need of health insurance by facilitating eligibility and enrollment for the Rhode Island Medical assistance program by requiring only such documentation as is mandated to be provided by relevant federal regulations

 

House Resolution No. 6561

Joint resolution establishing the family income and asset building commission

 

House Bill No. 5296

Eliminate Social Security benefits from being considered as "disqualifying income" in the determination of individual eligibility for unemployment benefits

 

House Bill No. 5351 

Created the "Rhode Island High School Dropout Prevention Act of 2007."

 

House Bill No. 5862

Implement a voluntary quality rating system to increase the quality of early care and education of school-age child care)

House Bill No. 6125

Make changes to the Rhode Island coordinated health planning act of 2006 by establishing a health care planning council, including its powers and funding

House Resolution No. 6144

House resolution urging the Governor to provide meaningful assistance to help identify and enroll children who quality for medicaid and rite care programs.

House Resolution No. 6313 

Joint resolution creating a special legislative commission to study transportation for after school and childcare programs.

House Resolution No. 6560

JOINT SOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO ACT IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF PERSONS IN NEED OF HEALTH INSURANCE BY FACILITATING ELIGIBILITY AND ENROLLMENT FOR THE RHODE ISLAND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BY REQUIRING ONLY SUCH DOCUMENTATION AS IS MANDATED TO BE PROVIDED BY RELEVANT FEDERAL REGULATIONS

House Bill No. 6563 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE COMPUTATION OF SCHOOL HOUSING AID IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISSUANCE OF REFUNDING BONDS BY A LOCAL COMMUNITY OR A MUNICIPAL PUBLIC BUILDINGS AUTHORITY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY OR BY THE RHODE ISLAND HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL BUILDING CORPORATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

House Bill No. 6053

Require an employer of fifty (50) employees to annually prepare a public health access beneficiary employee report)

 

House Bill No. 5296

Eliminate Social Security benefits from being considered as "disqualifying income" in the determination of individual eligibility for unemployment benefits

2008

House Bill No. 8423

AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- DONATED FOOD

 

House Bill No. 7885 

Raise ex-officio members of RI emergency management council from 19 to 22/director of Providence emergency management agency/executive director of E-911 telephone system, the federal security director of trans security administration for RI)

 

House Bill No. 7334 

Create a Liberian cultural exchange commission)

 

House Bill No. 7662

Remove the fine of ($500) that the bureau of licenses of Providence is authorized to impose as a fine upon any person, firm, or Corp for the violation of any law, ordinance, condition, rule, or regulation applicable to the license

House Bill No. 8331 

Would permit the City of Providence to grant a tax credit of $250 to taxpayers owning owner-occupied condominium units valued no more than $150,000, single family houses valued no more than $200,000, and/or 2 to 5 unit houses no more than $275,000

 

House Bill No. 8041 

Establish bidding requirements for contractors bidding on certain public works contracts

 

House Bill No. 7889 

Establish the Community College of Rhode Island twenty-first century work force commission

 

House Bill No. 7350 

Cap the maximum tax for cigars at fifty cents ($.50) for each cigar

 

House Bill No. 7687 

Give the RI Housing Resources Commission the power to administer the supportive services program which aids in the prevention of homelessness, and would appropriate $500,000 in 2009 to carry out this provision of this act

 

House Bill No. 7863

Allow an Internet or computer-based alcohol server training program

2009

House Bill No. 5950

AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES

 

House Resolution No. 6272

JOINT RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A HEALTH CARE CONSULTANT PROGRAM FOR LICENSED CHILD CARE CENTERS IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

 

House Bill No. 6328

AN ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH RHODE ISLAND GENERAL LAWS SECTION 16-7-44 APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF $22,338,000 LEASE REVENUE BONDS OR OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS BY THE PROVIDENCE PUBLIC BUILDINGS AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR "WARM, SAFE AND DRY" PROJECTS IN PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  

House Resolution No. 5291

JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH, AND SUBMIT THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE (CHANGE THE NAME OF THE STATE) by eliminating “Plantation”

House Bill No. 5359 

Would make various changes to the medical marijuana act, including the creation and regulation of compassion centers to aid qualifying patients and their registered primary caregivers with respect to this act.

House Bill No. 5393

Would create a center for health professionals for the development of a healthcare workforce

 

House Bill No. 6073 

AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES - BREAST CANCER SUPPORT LICENSE PLATES

 

House Bill No. 5607 

Would provide that no license or permit to sell cigarettes would be issued or renewed unless the licensee has paid all current, fees, fines or other outstanding charges)

2010

House Bill No. 8223

AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ACT

House Resolution No. 7826

Would amend the membership, establish a membership waiting list, and require updating of said membership every two years

House Bill No.7490

Would include crimes against homeless persons within the definition of "hate crimes" for the purposes of reporting and monitoring by the state police

House Bill No. 7875

Would provide for a statement of rights for foster parents to assist them in the performance of their duties

 

House Bill No. 7923

AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- SENTENCE AND EXECUTION

 

House Bill No. 8172 

Would exempt information contained in applications and supporting information under the medical marijuana act from provisions of the Rhode Island access to public information act

 
House Bill No. 8181

Would amend the statutory purpose of the Rhode Island Community College by placing an emphasis on workforce development

 

House Bill No. 8220

AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - RHODE ISLAND HUMAN RESOURCE INVESTMENT COUNCIL

 

House Bill No. 8223

AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ACT

2011

House Bill No. 5212

Would include various forms of cigars, flavored cigars, flavored & unflavored blunt wraps & rolling papers as items subject to the restrictions, which prohibits the sale of certain tobacco products to minors

 

House Bill No. 5466

Would repeal the sunset provision on high deductible health plans)

 

 

House Bill No. 5061

Would require compulsory school attendance until the age of eighteen and would allow the waiver of the compulsory attendance for pupils over the age of sixteen who are involved with an alternative learning plan

2012

House Bill No. 7061 

Would provide that in the event of a tax sale of real property, the tax collector would notify RIHMFC not less than 40 days prior to the date of sale.)

 

House Bill No. 7287 

Would prohibit schools from considering a students truancy or absenteeism as a basis for using an out-of-school suspension as a disciplinary action.

 

House Bill No. 7834 

Would establish the Lupus Education and Awareness Program and an advisory panel to promote this program.

 

House Bill No. 7126 

Would establish the Rhode Island statewide virtual education act, to promote the use of and quality of virtual courses as part of public education in Rhode Island.

 

House Bill No. 7136 

Would provide a tenant of a foreclosed property greater protection against eviction.


House Bill No. 7412

Would provide further regulation of the use of former hazardous waste sites for new construction.

2013

House Bill No. 5284

Would provide that in the event of a tax sale of real property, the tax collector would notify RIHMFC not less than forty (40) days prior to the date of sale)

 

House Bill No. 5817 

AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MISCELLANEOUS RULES

 

House Bill No. 5932 

AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - - THE RHODE ISLAND LUPUS EDUCATION AND AWARENESS PLAN

 

House Bill No. 5128

Would reduce the amount a check cashing business can charge for deferred deposit transaction fees from ten percent (10%) to five percent (5%) of the funds advanced

 

House Bill No. 5383 

Would create and establish procedures for issuance of certificates of good conduct by the parole board to certain individuals who have demonstrated rehabilitation after conviction of a crime under specific circumstances

 

House Bill No. 5507 

Would prohibit inquiries on employment applications regarding prior criminal convictions except when federal or state law specifically disqualifies a person from employment because of a prior conviction or authorizes such inquiries

 
House Bill No. 5572

Would provide that court records cannot be sealed if a person has been previously convicted of a felony except in cases of acquittal after trial

 

House Bill No. 5940 

AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS

 

House Bill No. 5941 

Would require all school districts to conduct school safety assessments, and would also require the dept of elementary and secondary education to develop a model school safety plan to be implemented by all school districts.

 

House Bill No.  5946

Would establish the Quality Family Child Care Act with a parent advisory council and it would provide for the rights of Child Care Assistance Program providers, certification of provider organizations and conflict resolution with provider organizations.

2014

House Bill No. 7564  SUB A

This act would authorize the department of education to waive fees associated with the high school equivalency test and appropriates the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) each year commencing July 1, 2014 to cover administrative costs.

 

House Bill No. 7242

Would eliminate the six (6) month limit for adult education work readiness from the requirements for cash assistance

 

House Bill No. 7361 

Would establish and create a fund within the department of elderly affairs to assist the elderly population to remain living in their homes and communities)

 

House Bill No. 8037 

Requires firefighter applicants to undergo state and federal criminal background checks and fingerprinting prior to hire. Fingerprint records would be destroyed after the completion of the background check.

 

House Bill No. 8327

Encourages school districts to train their school counselors on collaborating with business, industry and other community organizations to help create internships and apprenticeships.

2015

House Bill No. 5586

Creates a nondiscriminatory clause under the children's bill of rights for all children who are under the supervision of the department of children, youth, and families.

 

House Bill No. 6146

Amends and clarifies the definition of the word "building" for purposes of chapter 44 of title 34 relating to abandoned property.)

House Bill No. 5047 

Requires all public middle schools, junior high schools and high schools to maintain opioid antagonists on school premises for administration by school personnel in an emergency to pupils or staff suspected of having an opioid-related drug overdose.

 

House Bill No. 5077 

Establishes the Complete College RI Act, for purposes of creating a comprehensive compilation of data showing academic progress among students, develop strategies to increase the number of students graduating from state institutions of higher education.

 

House Bill No. 5364

Raises the minimum wage for tipped workers to three dollars and thirty-nine cents ($3.39) per hour beginning January 1, 2016, and to three dollars and eighty-nine cents ($3.89) per hour, beginning January 1, 2017.

 

House Bill No. 5819 

Requires all police departments to submit annual reports to the office of highway safety regarding racial disparities in traffic stops.)

House Bill No. 6016

Mandates the development of a transition plan by the DCYF and DBHDDH for all children under the jurisdiction of the family court who are developmentally delayed or seriously emotionally disturbed prior to the child turning age 21.

 

House Bill No. 6072

Removes the requirement that a person convicted of and sentenced for a crime be presently serving an initial term of imprisonment prior to requesting forensic DNA testing.

2016

House Bill No. 7056

Directs school superintendents to review discipline data to determine unequal impact on students based on race/ethnicity/disability status and respond to any disparity and sets out of school supervision standards.)

 

House Bill No. 7826 

AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - TAX SALES (Mandates tax collectors conducting tax sales provide the required notices to the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation as well as the department of elderly affairs, and that such notices could be provided electronically.)

 

House Bill No. 5453 

Requires the department of elementary and secondary education to use separate collection categories and tabulations for specified Asian ethnic groups in every demographic report on ancestry or ethnic origins of residents.

House Bill No. 7034  SUB A

Allows the department of children, youth and families to process nationwide criminal record checks.

House Bill No. 7616 

Requires comprehensive discharge planning for patients treated for substance use disorders, opioid overdoses and chronic addiction and would require insurers to cover expanded medication-assisted addiction treatment.

 

House Bill No. 7448 

Requires hospital and ambulatory surgical facility operating rooms to have at least one circulating nurse present in each operating room during each surgical procedure.

 

House Bill No. 7710 

Requires all health insurance providers that provide prescription coverage to provide coverage for opioid antagonists (overdose preventive medicine), and all devices and services.

 

House Bill No. 7846

Defines the group eligible for restoration of electric and/or gas service consistently with the current LIHEAP State Plan for Rhode Island filed with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

House Bill No. 7847

Authorizes any vendor, agent, contractor, or designee who operates an electronic medical health record (EMR) or clinical management system to have access to the prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP).)

 

House Bill No. 8163 

Authorizes the department of human services to use low-income energy assistance funds throughout the calendar year, establish an arrearage program and require the PUC to conduct a review of programs impacting low-income ratepayers.

 

House Bill No. 8178

Establishes a state seal of biliteracy to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English.

 

House Bill No. 8207 

Establishes a formal statement of foster parents' bill of rights, and requires that copies be given to all foster parents upon licensing and at each licensing interval.

 

House Bill No. 8268 

Increases the authority of the board of trustees on career and technical education over career and technical education schools while modifying the formula for state financial aid to them.

 

House Bill No. 8330

Requires the director of labor and training to consider representatives from industries participating in non-trade apprenticeship programs when making appointments to the apprenticeship council.

2017

House Bill No. 5453 

Requires the department of elementary and secondary education to use separate collection categories and tabulations for specified Asian ethnic groups in every demographic report on ancestry or ethnic origins of residents.

 

House Bill No. 5533 

Allows for incarceration of an individual to be taken into consideration for the purposes of a motion to modify a child support order.

 

House Bill No. 5699 

Requires at least one precinct count unit in each town.

 

House Bill No. 6307

Requires health care professionals upon issuance of initial opioid prescription to discuss with patient/parent/guardian risk of developing dependence/addiction/potential of overdose/death/adverse risks of concurrent use of alcohol/other psychoactive drugs

 

House Bill No. 5699

Requires at least one precinct count unit in each town.

 

House Bill No. 5117 

Makes various changes to the sentencing and execution guidelines for purposes of criminal procedure and would add new conditions of criminal probation.)

 

House Bill No. 5035

Adds the synthetic opioid U-47700 (3,4-dichloro-N-[2-dimethylamino)cyclohexyl]-N-methylbenzamidem) to the list of Schedule I controlled substances as enumerated in §21-28-2.08 of the general laws.

 

House Bill No.  5117

Makes various changes to the sentencing and execution guidelines for purposes of criminal procedure and would add new conditions of criminal probation.

 

House Bill No. 5205 

Enables persons with limited exceptions misdemeanor convictions to obtain an expungement of the records of those convictions, as long as the person has not been convicted of any felony.)

2018

House Bill No. 7806

Includes behavioral health counseling visits and medication maintenance visits as primary care visits for patient cost-sharing requirements under the provisions of a health plan.

 

House Bill No. 7079

Requires that vehicles towed because of state or municipal laws be towed to a towing-storage facility closest to where the offense or accident occurred.)

 

House Bill No. 7081

Limits copays, coinsurance or office deductible for services of a physical therapist to the amount authorized for medical osteopathic physician office visits.

 

House Bill No. 7097

Amends the fine imposed for a first offense for failure to maintain financial security, to a maximum of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125)
 

House Bill No. 7137

Creates the "Student Equal Economic Opportunity Act" which would identify those students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public universities, colleges or community colleges.

House Bill No. 7138

Provides a tax credit for community service hours provided by state residents to certain not for profit entities and municipal departments that are certified to issue credits for state community service volunteerism hours.

 

House Bill No. 7148

Establishes a tiered-rate structure for the child care assistance program, with higher rates paid to licensed child care centers and family child care homes that have achieved higher quality ratings in "BrightStars".
 

House Bill No. 7150

Provides students attending public or private schools enrolled in grades K-12 with a student's bill of rights prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, gender, economic status or mental, physical, developmental or sensory disabilities.

 

House Bill No. 7152

Establishes the Rhode Island Early Childhood Innovation Act and funds to support programs designed to narrow the education achievement gap for at-risk children who are entering kindergarten.

 

House Bill No. 7159

Allows a classified employee, whose position is not fully funded through federal loans and/or grants to seek the nomination of or to be a candidate for elective state office.)
 

House Bill No. 7194

Requires driver's instruction courses and tests to include instruction information on driver's responsible conduct and rights during a traffic stop.

House Bill No. 7294

Creates the "Neil Fachon Terminally Ill Patient's Right To Try Act of 2018," which establishes the conditions for the use of experimental treatments for terminally ill patients.

 

2019

House Bill No. 5419

Provides conditions to lawfully permit a state employee to be employed as an interpreter or a CART provider outside of the normal working hours.

 

House Bill No. 6254

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.

 

House Bill No. 5160

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.

 

House Bill No. 5287 

Requires that all defined pension plans, excluding certain governmental plans, which are not covered by the ERISA and have at least two hundred (200) members, comply with ERISA's annual reporting provisions.

 

House Bill No. 5401

Requires Tricare to pay the healthcare services funding contributions for their contribution enrollees.

 

House Bill No. 5572

Updates the laws relating to physician assistants to reflect current standards and terminology.

 

House Bill No. 5573 

Makes amendments providing for additional reporting duties and requirements for persons with knowledge of mistreatment or neglect of elders.

House Bill No. 5714

Provides that a voter may use proof of identity which expired no more than six (6) months prior to voting.

 

House Bill No. 5758

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.

 

2020

House Bill No. 8118

Authorizes City of Providence to issue $140,000,000 in general obligation bonds to finance, improvements to school buildings and facilities.

 

Co-Sponsored Bills Passed 2020

 

House Bill No. 7947 

Creates a new process with standards to be utilized when deciding whether an applicant's past conviction of a crime should disqualify the applicant from receiving an occupational license, permit, certificate, or registration issued by the state.)

House Bill No. 7485

AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF RITA'S PIZZA, INC.

 

2021

House Bill No. 5238

Creates the "Rhode Island Student Success Act" which would identify those students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public universities, colleges or community colleges.

 

House Bill No. 5268 

Requires applicants to pass test to include topics on fair housing and requires 24 hours of continuing education.

House Bill No. 5270 

Creates the Human Trafficking Reporting and Prevention Act applicable to hotels, requiring them to educate their employees about identifying, reporting and preventing human trafficking, on their premises.)

 

House Bill No. 5534

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.

House Bill No. 5571 

Raises the legal age for persons to purchase or be sold or delivered certain tobacco products, electronic nicotine-delivery systems and liquid nicotine containers from eighteen (18) years of age to twenty-one (21) years of age.

 

Co-Sponsor Bills Passed 2021

 

House Bill No. 6196 

Limits health plans that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to forty dollars ($40.00) for a copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin. Effective date 1/1/2022.

 

House Bill No. 5210 

Requires that Medicare supplement policies be made available to Medicare eligible disabled individuals under the age of sixty-five (65).)

 

House Bill No. 5826

Allows students who are legally unable to complete the FAFSA to complete a comparable form created by the college.

 

House Bill No. 5224 

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.)

House Bill No. 5555 

Prohibits the possession of firearms on school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons under contract to provide school security services, and unloaded firearms in locked containers or a locked rack on motor vehicles.

House Bill No. 5827 

Requires the RIDE in coordination with the department of the attorney general to collect all public data concerning the use of force, arrest, and referrals to law enforcement or courts in different categories with a reasonable explanation.)

 

House Bill No. 5829 

Mandates RIDE to provide regulations to streamline the English Second Language (ESL) and/or English Language Learner (ELL) teaching certificate.

 

House Bill No. 5929 

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.

 

House Bill No. 6079

Prohibits discrimination against a potential organ transplant recipient based solely on a physical or mental disability.)

 

House Bill No. 6095

Removes all references to "and Providence Plantations" in statutes relating to the judiciary, in accordance with the constitutional amendment approved by the voters on November 3, 2020.

 

House Bill No. 6438

Creates a statewide body-worn camera program for police departments in the state.

2022

Sponsor Bills Passed and become law 2022

House Bill No. 7200  SUB A as amended

AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- BUILDING SERVICE WORK (Requires that janitors and security guards employed, pursuant to state contracts worth more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) of janitorial or security services, be paid a standard compensation rate.)

 

House Bill No. 7213  SUB A

AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- MERIT SYSTEM (Allows a classified employee to seek elected office provided that they resign their position upon being elected.)

 

 

House Bill No. 8078  SUB B

AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Allows the district court to designate the date of the hearing in eviction matters filed under the residential landlord and tenant act.)

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Co-sponsor Bills Passed and become law 2022
2022

House Bill No. 6649  SUB A

AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Same as 21H-5827 A-Requires the dept of education in coordination with attorney general to collect & publish data concerning school resource officers in each district, including use of force against students/arrests/referrals to law enforcement or courts.)

 

House Bill No. 7244  as amended

AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT INSURANCE POLICIES (Medicare eligible disabled individuals under age 65 eligible for Medicare supplemental policies. Health insurance commissioner may adopt reasonable regulations and standards for Medicare supplemental policies.)


House Bill No. 7277 SUB A

AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS-RENEWABLE ENERGY (Increases the percentage of retail electricity sales from renewable energy sources.)

House Bill No. 7323  SUB A as amended

Chapter 005

BY  Phillips, Newberry, Kazarian, Corvese, Diaz, Place

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- REDISTRICTING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY (Sets forth the boundaries of the voting districts for the House of Representatives and the Senate. Also sets forth the territory for the First and Second Congressional Districts in Rhode Island.)

 

House Bill No. 7499  SUB B

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE TO FINANCE A CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE UNFUNDED PENSION LIABILITY OF THE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE BY THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS IN A PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $515,000,000 (Authorizes the city of Providence to finance a contribution towards the unfunded pension liability of the employee retirement system of the city of Providence by the issuance of bonds in the principal amount of $515,000,000 therefor.)

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House Bill No. 7561

AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Provides health care coverage for laparoscopic removal of uterine fibroids, including uterine artery embolization intraoperative ultrasound guidance and monitoring and radiofrequency ablation, commencing January 1, 2023.)

 

House Bill No. 7587  SUB A

AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- BIOMARKER TESTING COVERAGE (Requires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations, and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for biomarker testing on or after 1/1/23.)

 

House Bill No. 7790

AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - STATE LOTTERY - LOTTERY SALES AGENT RENEWAL PERIOD (Extends the renewal period for lottery sales agent's license from one year to two (2) years.)

 

House Bill No. 7801

AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE (Establishes a plan to improve the promotion of social and emotional well-being of young children as well as screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health challenges of infants and young children under the age of six (6).)

 

House Bill No. 7985  SUB A

AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- REBUILD RHODE ISLAND TAX CREDIT (Requires that all entities receiving tax credits from the state pay their workers the prevailing wage or other payments pursuant to § 37-13. This act would also allow the revocation of the tax credits for violation of this act.)

 

House Bill No. 8121  SUB A

BY  Slater, Diaz, Felix

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- HOUSING MAINTENANCE AND OCCUPANCY CODE (Allows a municipality to impose a debt in favor of the corporate unit against the owner when the municipality relocates the occupant and authorizes the corporate unit to choose the vendors to assist qualifying homeowners with repair costs.)

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House Bill No. 8138 as amended

AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Exempts from taxation the real and tangible personal property of RI Public Health Foundation, and any other entity formed in conjunction with, or to facilitate the acquisition of properties of, Rhode Island Public Health Foundation in Providence.)

 

House Bill No. 8258

AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RHODE ISLAND PROGRAM TO ADDRESS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE (Amends the composition of the Advisory Council on Alzheimers Disease Research and Treatment" to include 6 additional members and renames the council the "Advisory Council on Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders.")

 

House Bill No. 8353

AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - STATE BUILDING CODE (Amends the Gender Inclusive Restroom Act to have a municipality apply to the state building code standard committee for a waiver in the case of undue burden with compliance.)

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