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H5138WilliamsAN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES-CHILD CARE-STATE SUBSIDIES (Requires the Department to establish a database which monitors co-payments owed by families receiving child care assistance. There is no cost to certified family-child care providers and a reasonable fee to providers not receiving payments.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5138.pdf3Child CareOpposeIntroduced
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H5348Ruggerio, Regunberg, Hearn, Handy, ShekarchiAN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES (Extends low income childcare benefits indefinitely by repealing the June 30, 2015 sunset provision from the law.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5348.pdf1Child CareSupportSigned by Governor
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H5544Diaz, Slater, Tanzi, MaldonadoAN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (Increases child care eligibility for working families from 180% of federal poverty level to 225% effective 1/1/16.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5544.pdf1Child CareSupportHeard
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S36Ciccone, Raptakis, Lombardi, O'Neill, DaPonteAN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (Reforms Rhode Island Welfare with a residency requirement and places limits on the duration of benefits.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0036.pdf3Child CareOpposeIntroduced
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S470Crowley, Sosnowski, Jabour, Nesselbush, GoldinAN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (Increases child care eligibility for working families from 180% of federal poverty level to 225% effective 1/1/16.http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0470.pdf1Child CareSupportHeardShandi
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S99Goldin, Pearson, Ottiano, DiPalma, PichardoAN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES (Extends low income childcare benefits indefinitely by repealing the June 30, 2015 sunset provision from the law.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0099.pdf1Child CareSupport
Signed by Governor
Shandi
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H5074Bennett, McNamara, Lima, Hull, McLaughlinAN ACT AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGE (Provides an increase in the minimum wage to ten dollars and ten cents ($10.10) per hour on January 1, 2016.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5074.pdf1Economic EquitySupport
Signed by Governor
Penelope
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H5341Shekarchi, Corvese, Kennedy, Diaz, SerpaAN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE - CONTRIBUTIONS (Permits employees who are covered by employer sponsored disability insurance programs to elect to be exempt from the state temporary disability insurance program, provided the employer has submitted documentation to the director confirming such coverage.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5341.pdf2Economic EquityOpposeHeard
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H5363Regunberg, Handy, Ucci, Blazejewski, FogartyAN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS (Seeks to prohibit employers from demanding payment or deductions from a tip or service charge given to waitstaff, prohibiting tip pools and would require that any service charge imposed by an employer be remitted to the service staff.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5363.pdf2Economic EquitySupportHeardWritten
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H5364Regunberg, Bennett, O'Brien, McNamara, DiazAN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGE - GRATUITIES (Incrementally raises the two dollar eighty-nine cents ($2.89) per hour subminimum wage for tipped workers between the years 2016 and 2020.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5364.pdf1Economic EquitySupport
Signed by Governor
Karen
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H5513Slater, Diaz, Maldonado, Blazejewski, WilliamsAN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Increases the Rhode Island earned income tax credit from ten percent (10%) of the federal earned income limit to twenty percent (20%) of the federal earned income limit.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5513.pdf1Economic EquitySupportIntroduced
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S163Goldin, Pichardo, Crowley, Miller, MettsAN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Increases the Rhode Island earned income tax credit from ten percent (10%) of the federal earned income limit to twenty percent (20%) of the federal earned income limit.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0163.pdf1Economic EquitySupportHeard
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S183WalaskaAN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE (Permits employees covered by employer-sponsored disability insurance to opt out of state temporary disability insurance program provided that the employer submits documentation confirming coverage.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0183.pdf2Economic EquityOpposeHeard
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S194Lynch, Pichardo, Miller, Goodwin, RuggerioAN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGES (Provides an increase in the minimum wage from nine dollars ($9.00) to ten dollars and ten cents ($10.10) per hour on January 1, 2016.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0194.pdf1Economic EquitySupport
Signed by Governor
Penelope
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S291Goldin, Lynch, Conley, Coyne, CicconeAN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGE - GRATUITIES (Incrementally raises the two dollar eighty-nine cents ($2.89) per hour subminimum wage for tipped workers between the years 2016 and 2020.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0291.pdf1Economic EquitySupportHeardPenelope
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S44Dipalma, Goldin, Ottiano, Pichardo, SosnowskiAN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENT DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENT DISABILITIES (Requires a state reimbursement system for community and nonprofit agencies and increases pay rates for direct support professionals to $13.97 per hour.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0044.pdf3Economic EquityTBDHeard
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S721Goldin, Paiva Weed, Goodwin, Lynch, SosnowskiAN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - WAGE DISCRIMINATION BASED ON SEX PROHIBITED (Provides protections against wage differentials based solely on sex.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0721.pdf2Economic EquitySupportHeardWritten
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H5242Lombardi, Corvese, Ucci, Regunberg, BennettAN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HOUSING RESOURCES -- HOMELESS SHELTERS (Establishes a homeless shelter standards commission.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5242.pdf3HomelessnessSupportHeard
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H5514Slater, Hull, Blazejewski, Williams, AjelloAN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - RHODE ISLAND HOUSING RESOURCES ACT OF 1998 (Creates a specific appropriation for twelve million five hundred thousand dollars ($12,500,000) to be used by the housing resources commission in addition to the revenue generated from the current tax.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5514.pdf1HomelessnessSupportHeard
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H5593Malik, Azzinaro, Hull, McNamara, FellelaAN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- THE RHODE ISLAND FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES ACT (Adds military status discrimination as an unlawful housing practice protecting veterans.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5593.pdf3HomelessnessSupport
Signed by Governor
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S241Felag, Ciccone, Pichardo, DiPalma, WalaskaAN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- THE RHODE ISLAND FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES ACT (Adds military status discrimination as an unlawful housing practice protecting veterans who have an honorable or administrative discharge or a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and the Rhode Island National Guard.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0241A.pdf3HomelessnessSupport
Signed by Governor
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S306CrowleyAN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - RHODE ISLAND HOUSING RESOURCES ACT OF 1998 (Creates two specific appropriations of $12,500,000 and one of $2,170,000, to be used by the housing resources commission, in addition to the revenue generated from the real estate conveyance tax.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0306.pdf1HomelessnessSupportHeard
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S97Crowley, Jabour, Sosnowski, Metts, PichardoAN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES-HOMELESS SHELTERS (Establishes and promulgate regulations for the safe, effective, and proper operation of homeless shelters for individuals and families in the state.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0097.pdf3HomelessnessSupportHeardSuzannah
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H5149Hull, Bennett, Slater, Blazejewski, DiazAN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - ABUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT PREVENTION ACT (Establishes the abusive work environment prevention act, which would establish liability and remedies for creating an abusive work environment.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5149.pdf3OtherTBDHeard
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H5861Ajello, Tanzi, Craven, Amore, BlazejewskiAN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Repeals exemption for issued permits under sections 11-47-11 and 11-47-18 from prohibition on school grounds.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5861.pdf2OtherSupportHeardShandi
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H5872Amore, Blazejewski, Kazarian, Ajello, Craven
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Prohibits any person convicted of a misdemeanor offense under § 12-29-2 (a crime involving domestic violence) from purchasing, owning, transporting, carrying, or possessing any firearm.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5872.pdf3OtherSupportHeard
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S126Goldin, Satchell, Lynch, Conley, JabourAN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES (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.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0126.pdf2OtherSupport
Signed by Governor
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S318Sosnowski, Miller, Nesselbush, Crowley, GoldinAN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- GENDER RATING (Provides that insurance companies shall not vary the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0318.pdf1OtherSupportHeardPenelope
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S343Goldin, Jabour, Conley, Miller, CrowleyAN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES (Repeals the voter identification law.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0343.pdf2OtherSupportIntroduced
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S722Goldin, Paiva Weed, Sosnowski, Lynch, NesselbushAN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (Provides protection against unfair employment practices for persons who are caring for a family member.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0722.pdf2OtherSupportHeardWritten
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H5052Edwards, Roberts, Corvese, Casey, AzzinaroAN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- FETAL PROTECTION ACT (Establishes the Fetal Protection Act.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5052.pdf1Reproductive JusticeOpposeIntroduced
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H5153McLaughlin, Corvese, Malik, Azzinaro, CaseyHOUSE RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE FETUS AS A HUMAN LIFE UPON THE EXISTENCE OF A HEARTBEAThttp://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5153.pdf1Reproductive JusticeOpposeIntroduced
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H5626Ajello, Tanzi, Handy, Bennett, CravenAN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE ACT (Establishes circumstances under which a woman is entitled to reproductive healthcare without interference.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5626.pdf1Reproductive JusticeSupportIntroduced
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H5648Macbeth, Corvese, Fellela, Azzinaro, McLaughlinAN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- INFORMED CONSENT FOR ABORTION (This act would require that an ultrasound fetal image be made of every fetus about to be aborted for review by the woman seeking the abortion, and would add language which makes it clear that a woman can refuse an abortion.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5648.pdf1Reproductive JusticeOpposeIntroduced
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H5659Handy, Blazejewski, Craven, Regunberg, AlmeidaAN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - SPOUSAL NOTICE FOR ABORTION (Repeals the requirement of notice to husband of a patient before an abortion procedure.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5659.pdf1Reproductive JusticeSupportIntroduced
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H5674Maldonado, Keable, Tanzi, Shekarchi, PalangioAN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (Prohibits employers from discriminating against employees due to pregnancy or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5674.pdf1Reproductive JusticeSupport
Signed by Governor
Penelope
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H5687Naughton, McNamara, Ajello, Tanzi, HandyAN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE BREAST CANCER ACT (Modifies the dense breast notice sent to patients advising of the more reliable and much less costly 3D tomosynthesis test related to supplementary screening.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5687.pdf3Reproductive JusticeTBDHeard
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S276Gallo, Ruggerio, Goodwin, Lynch{LC1102/A/1}http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0276.pdf1Reproductive JusticeSupport
Signed by Governor
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S514
Goldin, Miller, Sosnowski, Nesselbush, Archambault
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE (Repeals the provisions of the general laws that prohibit health insurance coverage for induced abortions for all contracts including those policies covering state and municipal employees.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/SenateText15/S0514.pdf1Reproductive JusticeSupportIntroduced
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H5034
Ackerman, Shekarchi, Blazejewski, Tanzi, Regunberg
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - REPORTING OF CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT (Requires institutes of higher education to report allegations of sexual assault to law enforcement.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5034.pdf3
Violence Against Women
TBDIntroduced
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H5651Blazejewski, Almeida, Slater, Bennett, RegunbergAN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACT (Creates the domestic violence prevention fund program, administered by the RI coalition against domestic violence. Funding would come from additional fees for marriage licenses and would be used to promote programs to prevent domestic violence.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5651.pdf1
Violence Against Women
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H5655Tanzi, Abney, Bennett, Fogarty, AjelloAN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Prohibits any individual convicted of domestic violence or subject to a restraining order, from possessing a firearm.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5655.pdf1
Violence Against Women
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H5661Roberts, Lancia, Nardolillo, Costa, GiarrussoAN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - VICTIM'S RIGHTS (Requires that a victim of a sexual assault under §§ 11-37-2, 11-37-4, and 11-37-8.1, be afforded the protections of the Victim's Rights Act, regardless of when the crime occurred, as long as it is reported to authorities and the victim cooperates.)http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText15/HouseText15/H5661.pdf3
Violence Against Women
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