+ − Contact Information Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (401) 474-7961 + − Committees (5) RI - Health, Education and Welfare (House) Title: member RI - Judiciary (House) Title: member RI - Oversight (House) Title: second vice chairwoman RI - Rules (House) Title: member RI - Veterans' Affairs (House) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (19) RI - HB7678 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Provides two million dollars ($2,000,000) to support comprehensive and effective afterschool, summer learning and workforce development programs for students in grades kindergarten through twelve (K-12).) RI - HB7718 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES (Excludes the cultivation and processing of marijuana from the definition of plant agriculture.) RI - HB7719 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- SOCIAL HOST REGULATIONS (Authorizes the imposition of civil and criminal penalties against any person(s) who purchase, furnish, procure marijuana or permit marijuana to be used by others.) RI - HB7841 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (Regulates the manufacture, distributing and sale of vapor products and provides for enforcement and penalties.) RI - HB7677 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PRECEPTORS TAX CREDIT ACT (Allows for a tax credit of five hundred dollars ($500) for any nurse practitioner or physician who provide on-site clinical education as a preceptor clinician to nurse practitioner graduate students, enrolled in the graduate nursing program.) RI - HB7111 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Provides that every superintendent of schools creates an annual report on the progress and status of academic achievement of foster care youth.) RI - HB7469 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- HEALTHY BEVERAGE ACT (Creates the "Healthy Beverage Act" which requires that children's meals offered by restaurants include certain healthy beverage options if beverage is automatically included in the meal.) RI - HB7840 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Establishes a program related to the disposal of extremely hazardous waste generated by the use of toxic chemotherapy drugs to be implemented by pharmacists/physicians/health care providers/insurers in this state.) RI - HB7558 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- COLLECTION OF TAXES GENERALLY (Provides that taxes assessed for mobile or manufactured homes in the town of Richmond would constitute a lien on the mobile or manufactured home.) RI - HB7512 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES (Provides 5 year term for DCYF director. Governor with advice and consent of the Senate can remove director of DCYF at any time.) RI - HB7717 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- DIVORCE AND SEPARATION (Requires family court mediation to consider grandparent visitation and permit grandparents to initiate and access mediation proceedings to seek reasonable visitation with a grandchild.) RI - HB7072 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - NURSES (Allows certified nurse practitioners (CNPs) to prescribe medical marijuana to patients in the normal course of their practice.) RI - HB7083 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- COASTAL AND RIVERINE HOME PROTECTION (Enables cities and towns to provide property tax relief to individuals who take resiliency measures to rehabilitate their property because of flood hazards.) RI - HB7271 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - RHODE ISLAND EARLY EDUCATOR INVESTMENT ACT (Establishes the Rhode Island Early Educator Investment Act to develop and implement strategies to improve the compensation of early educators.) RI - HB7283 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Expands the classes of licensed vehicles eligible to obtain courtesy veterans' plates.) RI - HB7272 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS (Limits the application fee for pharmacists to two hundred dollars ($200) annually.) RI - HB7353 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- THREE WHEEL VEHICLES (Provides that three (3)-wheeled motorcycles be included under the licensing requirements of the department of motor vehicles.) RI - HB7592 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS-CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS -- PAROLE (Makes minors who were sentenced as adults, eligible for parole after serving fifteen years of sentence. Applies to those serving life without parole and would apply to those prisoners whose offenses were committed after January 1, 1991.) RI - HB7183 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - PAYMENTS TO FIRE COMPANIES (Appropriates funds to city and town members of NBMTF who maintain boats servicing Narragansett Bay.) + − Cosponsored Bills (69) RI - HB7175 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE (Creates a 9 member military and veterans' affairs oversight commission.) RI - HB7663 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- STATE BUILDING CODE (Increases the levy on total construction costs that cities and towns may charge for building permits and directs that fifty percent (50%) each of the levy be transmitted monthly to the department of labor and training for workforce training.) RI - HB7797 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE (Directs school districts experiencing high rates of student absenteeism to establish attendance review teams to address this absenteeism.) RI - HB7156 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES (Would allow individuals employed in domestic service or in or about a private home to be included as an employee.) RI - HB7893 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING (Enables military service members and their spouses and those individuals certified or licensed in another state to obtain certifications and licenses issued by the department of labor and training subject to certain conditions.) RI - HB7070 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires the development of curriculums/policies/programs relating to the health risks of e-cigarettes.) RI - HB7413 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT, AND LOAD LIMITS (Amends vehicle size/weight/load limit act by allowing Rhode Island nonprofit corporations to operate oversized vehicles on holidays and weekends in order to participate in parades and other civic, patriotic, historic and educational events and displays.) RI - HR7240 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF PAUL J. SHANLEY RI - HR7982 HOUSE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE WEEK OF MARCH 9TH THROUGH 15TH OF 2020 TO BE "BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS WEEK" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - HB7449 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- CANCER BENEFITS FOR FIREFIGHTERS (Clarifies a presumption applying to firefighters that if any type of cancer is found in a firefighter with three (3) exceptions would be conclusively presumed to be an occupational cancer arising out of their employment.) RI - HB7462 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- APPELLATE TAX BOARD (Establishes a 5 member appellate tax board to review municipal decisions relating to valuation/assessment/taxation of real/tangible personal property and establishes municipal uniform tax rates for all classes of real/tangible personal property.) RI - HB7080 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY (Makes the fair employment practices act expressly applicable to individuals elected to state public officer or any political subdivision thereof and provides civil liability for person who directly or indirectly violates the chapter.) RI - HB7573 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- DENTISTS AND DENTAL HYGIENISTS (Requires at least one oral and maxillofacial surgeon on the Rhode Island board of examiners in dentistry.) RI - HR7644 HOUSE RESOLUTION HONORING THE MYRIAD ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF ELIZABETH BEISEL AND WELCOMING HER BACK TO THE RHODE ISLAND STATE HOUSE RI - HB7905 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - NONCOMPETITION AGREEMENTS - BROADCAST EMPLOYEES (Prohibits the inclusion of noncompete agreements in broadcast industry employment contracts that are entered into after January 1, 2021.) RI - HB7652 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS ACT (Amends the Hospital Conversion Act to add the transaction's compliance with the Rhode Island Antitrust Act to the list of criteria for review by the Attorney General.) RI - HB7645 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows the Honorable Camille F. Vella-Wilkinson to join Michele Ann Small and Scott David Small in marriage on or about March 1, 2020, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.) RI - HB7229 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- PHYSICAL THERAPY COPAY (Limits copays, coinsurance or office deductible for services of a physical therapist to the amount authorized for the services of a primary care physician or osteopath.) RI - HB7908 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE COLLEGE CRUSADE SCHOLARSHIP (Provides that scholarships received directly from the College Crusade Scholarship Program would not be considered financial aid pursuant to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarships and provides the program with access to certain student data.) RI - HB7904 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - STATE BUILDING CODE (Provides that only two (2) communities may combine in the appointment of a building official and prohibits a municipality from requiring building officials to perform duties not in the building code when building code duties are pending.) RI - HB7041 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN (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.) RI - HB7726 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL ASSAULTS (Defines any act of sexual penetration or contact perpetrated by an individual with a position of authority upon a person over the age of fourteen (14) and under the age of eighteen (18) as third degree sexual assault.) RI - HB7751 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- STATE AID (Requires payment in lieu of taxes on any state owned real estate property located in Exeter. Said payments would be applied to the creation of an Exeter police department, which would then be required to provide municipal services to the state.) RI - HB7440 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.) RI - HB7799 AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (Increases the membership of the governor's council on behavioral health from thirty-one (31) to thirty-two (32) members by adding the president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island or a designee.) RI - HB7661 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE--GENERAL PROVISIONS (Increases taxable wage base for TDI/TCI contributions/coverage/maximum weeks for TC leave/provides fines/penalties for non-reinstatement of employee/creates tax credit for low wage employees.) RI - HB7574 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES (Requires department of health to establish an informal dispute resolution to address any changes to department of health violations.) RI - HB7114 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- RHODE ISLAND VETERANS' HOME (Changes the service requirement for admissions to RI Veterans' Home from 90 days to 2 years, and gives priority to veterans defined as war veterans.) RI - HB7571 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES (Prohibits the sale of tobacco products by pharmacies.) RI - HB7588 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - BEER AND MALT BEVERAGE EXEMPTION (Exempts beer and malt beverage from sales tax.) RI - HB7310 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES (Phases out the tangible tax for businesses over five years, while reimbursing the city, towns, and fire districts 50% of the revenue lost. Provides that each city or town would receive 0.05% of any sales tax revenue generated within said city or town.) RI - HB7586 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Allows Rhode Island personal income taxpayers to deduct from their adjusted gross income all medical and dental expenses as allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.) RI - HB7232 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS OMBUDSPERSON ACT OF 2020 (Establishes Alzheimer's disease/related disorders ombudsperson program in DOH to advocate for/assist individuals in coordinating medical/social services care.) RI - HB7194 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - EXETER VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE - REAL PROPERTY EXEMPTIONS (Authorizes the Exeter town council, by ordinance to increase the real property tax exemption for active Exeter volunteer members of fire and rescue companies from fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).) RI - HB7245 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION RESTRICTIONS ON REAL PROPERTY (Requires conservation and preservation restrictions to be liberally interpreted in favor of the grants awarded.) RI - HB7311 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT (Requires a business entity receiving tax incentives from the state of Rhode Island or a local municipality to report their eligibility said tax incentive.) RI - HB7578 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSPERSON ACT OF 1995 (Requires informed consent of the elderly for referral of investigations to be made by other state agencies by the long-term care ombudsperson (LTCO).) RI - HB7236 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- HEARING AIDS (Increases mandatory insurance coverage for hearing aids from $1,500 to $2,000, per ear, every three (3) years. In addition, the amount of insurance coverage would no longer be based on the age of the recipient.) RI - HB7825 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE--SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT (Provides that the public schools shall be responsible for attendance data monitoring and detection of emergent truant behavior.) RI - HB7239 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY - PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS (Names Route 4 and Route 1 from Warwick to Westerly The Purple Heart Memorial Highway.) RI - HB7517 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.) RI - HB7782 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW--GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- INDECENT DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES, DUTIES OF CARRIERS COMMUNITY STANDARDS OF DECENCY, ADULT ENTERTAINMENT ESTABLISHMENTS -- HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND CHILD EXPLOITATION PREVENTION ACT (Creates a comprehensive statutory scheme to fund, address and support the amelioration of human trafficking and child exploitation by regulating online pornographic related websites.) RI - HB7987 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Requires health insurance plans, effective on or after January 1, 2021, to provide coverage for all FDA-approved contraception drugs, products and sterilization procedures.) RI - HR8006 HOUSE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE NORTH KINGSTOWN/WICKFORD LITTLE LEAGUE 11 YEAR-OLD DISTRICT ALL STAR TEAM ON WINNING THE 2019 RHODE ISLAND STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RI - HB7105 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA CONFIDENTIALITY ACT (Provides confidentiality protection to military sexual trauma (MST) victims.) RI - HB7309 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - THE HOSPITAL CONVERSION ACT (Expands the health services council from twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) members and amends the hospital conversion act relative to disclosure.) RI - HR7961 HOUSE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE MONTH OF MARCH, 2020, TO BE "WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - HB7798 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT (Creates a pilot program to provide scholarships to certified nursing assistants employed in certain high needs fields.) RI - HB7824 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM--SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 – THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT (Provides that any school teaching sexual education to students shall provide the sexual education curriculum to every parent or guardian of a student, and the parent or legal guardian shall consent to the teaching of such sexual education curriculum.) RI - HB7297 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES (Includes the general assembly elections within the category of elections subject to the risk-limiting audits within the jurisdiction of the board of elections.) RI - HB7053 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Exempts home health care products from taxation.) RI - HB7520 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Issues permanent registration and registration plates to vehicles owned by the Civil Air Patrol.) RI - HR7547 HOUSE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING JANUARY OF 2020 AS "RHODE ISLAND SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MONTH" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - HR7572 HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS (BHDDH) TO FULLY ADDRESS ALL PREVIOUS VIOLATIONS AND TAKE ALL NECESSARY ACTIONS TO ENSURE ONGOING COMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL MENTAL HEALTH PARITY AND ADDICTION EQUITY ACT OF 2008 RI - HB7073 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.) RI - HB7584 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- CHILD CARE - STATE SUBSIDIES (Creates the reimbursement rates to be paid by the department of human services and the department of children, youth and families for licensed child care centers/family child care homes which would be tiered to promote quality improvements in child care) RI - HB7596 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Provides for the sealing and unsealing of court files in residential eviction proceedings.) RI - HB7237 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE BREAST CANCER ACT (Amends the current law so that digital breast tomosynthesis (dbt) screenings are available wherever mammograms are conducted and provides insurance coverage for such screenings.) RI - HB7329 AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE - FIRST RESPONDERS (Establishes March 17 as an annual day of special observance to honor Rhode Island's first responders.) RI - HB7446 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - CERTIFICATES OF TITLE AND SECURITY INTERESTS (Authorizes the Exeter town sergeant or designees to conduct division of motor vehicles vehicle identifying number and odometer inspections.) RI - HB7378 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES --PRIVATIZATION OF MUNICIPAL SERVICES (Creates a review process like the existing state service privatization process, which municipalities must follow whenever they seek to privatize the yearly furnishing of municipal services in excess of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000).) RI - HB7415 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- NEW HOME BUYERS FIRE PROTECTION ACT (Mandates builders of new 1 and 2 family dwellings to provide written info to buyer about installation of automatic sprinkler system subject to civil penalties for violations/results of radon tests/certification of working smoke detector devices eff 1/1/21) RI - HB7567 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- EXEMPTIONS FROM LICENSING (Raises the maximum check cashing fee from fifty cents ($.50) to six dollars ($6.00) per check, for persons cashing checks in instances where cashing checks is incidental to the retail sale of goods or services.) RI - HB7638 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Amends the "residential landlord and tenant act" to allow a landlord prior to any residential rental agreement shall deliver to prospective tenant a valid certificate of rental suitability as defined in § 34-18-22.4.) RI - HR7522 HOUSE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7TH THROUGH THE 14TH OF 2020, TO BE "CONGENITAL HEART DEFECT AWARENESS WEEK" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - HB7277 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RESPONSIBLE RECYCLING, REUSE AND DISPOSAL OF MATTRESSES (Requires copies of auditor's documents relative to evaluation and opinion about fees to be filed with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and be considered public records pursuant to chapter 2 of title 38, access to public records.) RI - HB7296 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Requires returns of a marriage certificate to be filed within two (2) business days after the ceremony, and would validate the common practice of filing the return by mail.) RI - HB7328 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Authorizes the governor in his or her discretion to designate a justice of the peace in each town or city, as considered expedient, to solemnize marriages.) RI - HR7014 HOUSE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES TO THE CARDI FAMILY ON THE PASSING OF NICHOLAS CARDI, JR.