+ − Contact Information Email Address: email@example.com Phone: (401) 276-5507 + − Committees (6) RI - Environment and Agriculture (Senate) Title: member RI - Finance (Senate) Title: member RI - Housing and Municipal Government (Senate) Title: member RI - State Lottery Title: chairperson RI - Labor (Senate) Title: member RI - Rules (Senate) Title: member + − Sponsored Bills (30) RI - SB367 AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE-OPERATED GAMING FACILITIES IN LINCOLN, NEWPORT, AND, WHEN OPERATIONS COMMENCE, IN TIVERTON (Allows the state to take certain actions in regard to state gaming as a result the recent referendum authorizing the establishment of a new casino gaming facility in the town of Tiverton.) RI - SB412 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Defines imitation firearm and makes it unlawful to change or remove certain markings required to be on an imitation firearm.) RI - SR992 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES TO UTILIZE FUNDING FROM SECTION 40-8.9-4 OF THE RHODE ISLAND GENERAL LAWS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE RHODE ISLAND AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER AND TO CONVENE A STAKEHOLDER GROUP ON LONG-TERM CARE REBALANCING REFORM RI - SR526 SENATE RESOLUTION HONORING BETTY JEAN MCCOLLAM LEMIEUX ON THE OCCASION OF HER 80TH BIRTHDAY RI - SR629 SENATE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING VERA LATORRE ON THE JOYOUS OCCASION OF HER 107TH BIRTHDAY RI - SR867 SENATE RESOLUTION CELEBRATING MAY 7TH THROUGH MAY 13TH, 2017, AS "NATIONAL CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES WEEK" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - SR909 SENATE RESOLUTION DECLARING MAY 18TH, 2017, TO BE "ONE PROVIDENCE DAY" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - SB290 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- HEALTHY AND SAFE FAMILIES AND WORKPLACES ACT (Requires employers with eighteen (18) or more employees to provide three (3) paid sick days in 2018, four (4) paid sick days in 2019 and five (5) paid sick days thereafter.) RI - SB288 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - FIREFIGHTERS' ARBITRATION (Allows unionized firefighters to enter into an agreement which continues all contractual provisions contained in an expiring contract until a successor agreement has been reached.) RI - SB563 AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (Allows a pound or animal shelter to put an animal up for adoption after ten (10) days if it has a tag or after five (5) days if it has no tag.) RI - SR2 SENATE RESOLUTION HONORING PROVIDENCE FIRE LIEUTENANT ROBERT MCCOLLOUGH FOR HIS SELFLESS AND HEROIC ATTEMPT TO SAVE A PERSON FROM A BURNING BUILDING RI - SB595 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS - ADOPTION OF CHILDREN (Allows the family court, after finding by clear and convincing evidence that a child was conceived as a result of sexual assault, to terminate the parental rights of the father including the right to notice for subsequent adoption proceedings.) RI - SB539 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES (Makes driving under the influence with any child under thirteen (13) years of age in the vehicle a felony punishable by up to five (5) years imprisonment, a five thousand dollar ($5,000) fine, and a loss of license of up to two (2) years.) RI - SB988 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- LIABILITY INSURANCE (Requires liability insurance to cover loss of use of a rental motor vehicle. A claim for loss of use would be limited to reasonable and necessary expenses for the time to repair or replace the rental vehicle.) RI - SR871 SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING MAY, 2017, AS "NATIONAL MELANOMA AWARENESS MONTH" RI - SB766 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- UNIFORM RECOGNITION AND ENFORCEMENT OF CANADIAN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTION ORDERS ACT (Enacts uniform recognition of Canadian domestic violence protection orders act to conform law to other enacting states.) RI - SB965 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Amends the grounds on which the DMV may refuse registration for failure to pay a fine to include, interest, penalties, or other monetary amount. Requires the municipality that requests the denial to add and forward an additional $5 fee to the DMV.) RI - SB810 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION - THE RHODE ISLAND COOPERATIVE WATER AUTHORITY (Establishes the Rhode Island cooperative water authority. The authority would have the power to acquire, lease, manage, sell, and otherwise deal with land and water supply systems and authorized to issue bonds and notes in furtherance of its mission.) RI - SB777 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS REQUIRED (Requires an automated external defibrillator (AED) and qualified person to administer an AED at all public places capable of holding three hundred (300) people or more.) RI - SB811 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN-- CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION-- SEXUALLY EXPLOITED CHILDREN (Makes sex trafficking victims eligible for criminal injuries compensation fund and designates them as abused, neglected children and establishes "safe harbor" provisions.) RI - SB1006 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Extends the mandated minimum number of prepaid orders deadline for the Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund special license plates to January 1, 2022.) RI - SB821 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- COVERAGE FOR INFERTILITY (Mandates insurance coverage for medically necessary expenses for standard fertility preservation services when a medical treatment may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility.) RI - SB863 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - HEALTH CARE ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE ACT (Requires health care facilities to report to the department of health the use of non-Rhode Island licensed nurses.) RI - SB740 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- INSPECTIONS OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES (Makes changes to the licensing procedures for health care facilities.) RI - SB270 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER (Establishes aging/disability resource center within division of elderly affairs as part of long-term care system for elderly/disabled persons/family caregivers/providers and makes annual appropriation in the sum of $1,000,000 to establish the center.) RI - SB376 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Includes those persons convicted of an offense punishable as a misdemeanor offense under §12-29-2 (domestic violence) to those persons prohibited from possessing a firearm.) RI - SB778 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES-ASSAULTS (Makes an assault or battery upon a dwarf resulting in bodily injury a felony and would be punishable by up to three (3) years imprisonment and an assault resulting in serious bodily injury punishable by to twenty (20) years imprisonment.) RI - SB813 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- NOTARIES PUBLIC AND JUSTICES OF THE PEACE (Establishes a new application and certification process for notarial officers.) RI - SB732 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE RHODE ISLAND EARLY CHILDHOOD INNOVATION ACT (Establishes an early childhood innovation fund to help close the achievement gap for at-risk children as they enter kindergarten) RI - SR527 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SINCERE CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF ANDREW J. REIS + − Cosponsored Bills (91) RI - SB3 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows Devin Driscoll to join Kayleigh Pratt and William Fischer in marriage on or about February 11, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.) RI - SB6 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - CORRECTIONS - BATTERERS INTERVENTION PROGRAMS AND PROBATION SUPERVISION (Creates a batterers intervention program fund and also adopts evidence-based probation and parole supervision systems.) RI - SB22 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires the assessment to examine the status of each school building's safety be completed by November 1 of the year mandated.) RI - SB91 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES (Requires all candidates for United States President and Vice President file copies of their last five (5) years of federal income tax returns with the state board of elections no later than fifty (50) days prior to the general election.) RI - SB115 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - PUBLIC TRANSIT - BUS PASSES (Requires that five million dollars ($5,000,000) be appropriated to the Rhode Island public transit authority between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2019.) RI - SB136 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX CREDITS 2013 (Repeals the sunset provision of chapter 33.6 of title 44 which grants tax credits to individuals or companies redeveloping historic structures.) RI - SB143 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - START-UP RHODE ISLAND TAX FREE ZONE PROGRAM (Establishes the "Start-Up Rhode Island Act" to allow for the establishment of certain tax free zones in the state.) RI - SB192 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- PAYMENT OF WAGES (Establishes a procedure for employees to secure liens against employers for unpaid wages. Contested claims would be decided by the Superior Court.) RI - SB194 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - BARBERS AND HAIRDRESSERS (Reduces the number of hours of instruction required to obtain a hairdresser's and cosmetician's license from fifteen hundred (1,500) to twelve hundred (1,200) hours.) RI - SB202 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT - DOCK SAFETY (Requires DEM to issue regulations requiring any dock or pier longer than twenty feet (20') and located on a freshwater lake or pond to be equipped with reflective material such that it can be seen by watercraft operators.) RI - SB209 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - ELDERLY AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT (Establishes a community senior services grant program to provide financial assistance to municipalities and nonprofit organizations which operate senior centers and/or senior programs.) RI - SB223 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Criminalizes the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale or transfer of any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting more than ten (10) rounds known as high capacity magazines.) RI - SB226 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES - ROAD TEST LICENSE APPLICANTS (Allows driver's license applicants with limited English proficiency (LEP) to be accompanied by an interpreter, at their own expense and choosing, during their road test. This interpreter shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age.) RI - SB230 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ASSAULTS (Makes assault and battery upon delivery persons a felony and mandates a maximum sentence of imprisonment of 3 years. Persons convicted of such an assault and battery while using a dangerous weapon, the minimum sentence is imprisonment for 5 years.) RI - SB264 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES--LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Exempts from the sales tax products used for feminine hygiene in connection with the menstrual cycle.) RI - SB275 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEMS (Requires infants and toddlers under two (2) years of age or weighing less than thirty pounds (30 lbs.) be retrained in rear-facing car seats.) RI - SB286 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- ORGAN DONORS' LEAVE (Provides up to thirty (30) paid days in a calendar year to serve as an organ donor for state and municipal employees.) RI - SB300 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Has each public institution of postsecondary education establish a plan for addressing mental health needs of its students.) RI - SB329 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE (Provides that patients with mental health and/or substance-use disorders are presumptively eligible for emergency admission practices, including any appropriate inpatient services.) RI - SB330 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND HEALTH CARE REFORM ACT OF 2004--HEALTH INSURANCE OVERSIGHT (Requires the health insurance commissioner to make recommendations to the general assembly to ensure compliance with mental health parity provisions required by existing law.) RI - SB356 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Creates the Ocean State Animal Coalition motor vehicle plate to help raise revenue and subsidize spay and neuter services for cats and dogs.) RI - SB364 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES (Prohibits individuals from completing alcohol-server training requirements from online or Internet sources.) RI - SB388 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE (Imposes a penalty of $300 per month up to an aggregate total of $2,000 upon financial institutions failing to promptly record foreclosure deeds and pay outstanding taxes. Most holders of a private mortgage would be exempt from the penalty requirements.) RI - SB421 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS AND INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE (Requires the posting of human trafficking awareness signs at certain state rest and welcome areas as well as at certain businesses.) RI - SB432 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- UNFAIR COMPETITION AND PRACTICES (Prohibits domestic insurance companies from any distinction or discrimination against individuals in a domestic partner relationship regarding policies issued or renewed in this state.) RI - SB441 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- ENERGY SITING (Requires environmental impacts be considered in energy plant siting proceedings.) RI - SB466 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- TUITION EQUITY (Creates the "Student Equal Economic Opportunity Act" which would allow students who meet certain requirements to be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at Rhode Island universities, colleges or community colleges.) RI - SB467 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- ESTATE AND TRANSFER TAXES--LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Increases the value of all net taxable estates for the purpose of the estate and transfer tax from six hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($675,000) to two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000).) RI - SB477 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- RHODE ISLAND LIVABLE HOME TAX CREDIT ACT (Establishes the "Rhode Island Livable Home Tax Credit Act", and would provide for its administration.) RI - SB485 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Authorizes pharmacies to dispense prescriptions of less than a thirty (30) day supply for purposes of synchronizing a patient's medications.) RI - SB506 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN (Requires children who seek a special limited work permit to successfully complete a worker rights' training program established and funded by the department of labor and training.) RI - SB510 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- WAGES (Gradually increases the hourly minimum wage from $9.60 to $15.00 on January 1, 2022, as well as gradually increasing the hourly minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities from $3.89 an hour to $15.00 an hour on January 1, 2026.) RI - SB511 AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE -- HOLIDAY AND SUNDAY WORK (For the purposes of overtime on Sundays and holidays, removes the exemption in the definition of employees for health care and maintenance workers, thereby entitling them to overtime pay.) RI - SB515 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS (Names the roundabout at the intersection of Division Road and New England Tech Boulevard in East Greenwich the "Michael B. Isaacs Roundabout".) RI - SB538 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Adds the class of combination vehicles to the list of vehicles eligible for New England Patriots Charitable Foundation registration plates.) RI - SB583 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (Provides protections against wage differentials based upon the sex of the employee and provides for causes of actions against employees alleged to have committed sex discrimination as set forth in the act.) RI - SB587 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Requires applicants for a license or carry permit for firearms to undergo a national BCI.) RI - SB588 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES (Extends the "lookback" period for third and subsequent offenses under §31-27-2 ("driving under influence of liquor or drugs") and §31-27-2.1 ("refusal to submit to chemical test") from five (5) years to ten (10) years.) RI - SB601 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES (Creates a new criminal offense of driving under the influence resulting in physical injury.) RI - SB604 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES (Increases penalties for driving to endanger, resulting in death and resulting in bodily injury and amends the penalty range for driving under the influence resulting in death or bodily injury.) RI - SB672 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN (Requires physicians or duly certified registered nurse practitioners involved in the delivery and care of infants to report cases of infants born with or affected by substance abuse.) RI - SB678 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE (Expands TDI benefits, changes the calculation of the taxable wage base, includes state and municipal employees; increases the maximum number of weeks an employee can collect TDI and TCI; and expands TCI benefits for the care of siblings and grandchildren.) RI - SB689 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - SALES AND USE TAXES (Raises the local hotel tax rate from one percent to two and one-half percent.) RI - SB690 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Amends the state aid funding formula for compensation of school districts for the additional costs of students learning English.) RI - SB691 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Authorizes cities and towns to tax certain real and/or nonprofit tangible properties owned by nonprofit educational and hospital institutions commencing with assessment performed 12/31/17 and every year thereafter.) RI - SB692 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - AUTOMATED TRAFFIC VIOLATION MONITORING SYSTEMS (Increases the amount of time, from fourteen (14) days to twenty-eight (28) days, for a summons to issue solely based on evidence obtained by use of an automated traffic-violation-detection system.) RI - SB745 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- RHODE ISLAND PATHWAYS PROJECT (Requires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to conduct a study to assess the impact of using Medicaid funds to provide coverage for the treatment of the chronically homeless.) RI - SB770 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- REGISTRATION OF VOTERS (Provides that persons who apply to the DMV for a driver's license, its renewal or personal identification document shall simultaneously register to vote, unless they expressly decline to do so.) RI - SB820 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL TENURE AND DISCIPLINE (Imposes certain discovery obligations/procedural changes upon judicial tenure/discipline commission regarding removal of judges.) RI - SB850 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE I-195 REDEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2011 (Requires the I-195 commission to conduct training for new commission members which would include training in ethics. It makes the commission subject to the open meetings acts, the access to public records acts and their exemptions.) RI - SB862 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - STEP THERAPY PROTOCOL (Requires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for prescription drugs and use step therapy protocols.) RI - SB879 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (Amends and add several sections relative to gas and electric utility carriers, customer service provided thereby, and customer service levels and billing practices required by the carriers to the customers.) RI - SB921 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES CORPORATION (Exempts projects governed by the RI Industrial Facilities Corporation Act and approved after 6/30/2017, from the payment of sales tax applicable to materials/furniture/fixtures/equipment used in the construction/reconstruction/rehab of the project.) RI - SB922 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- REBUILD RHODE ISLAND TAX CREDIT (Adds a definition for "manufacturer" for purposes of providing a tax credit application exemption to certain projects under the RI Tax Credit Act to include occupants that are manufacturers.) RI - SB925 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- AWARD OF MUNICIPAL CONTRACTS (Adds certain federal requirements to the selection of architects and engineers and permits prequalification of architects and engineers by cities and towns.) RI - SB932 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS -- 38 STUDIOS, LLC (Provides for the release of certain records pertaining to the investigation of 38 Studios, LLC.) RI - SB966 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- LENDERS AND LOAN BROKERS (Permits a borrower and a licensee to agree to interest and fees charged by the licensee if disclosure is made pursuant to 12 CFR Part 1026.) RI - SB1011 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- EXCISE ON MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAILERS (Requires the director the department of revenue to file annual reports, beginning on January 1, 2021 with the general assembly. Making recommendations and findings concerning the financial feasibility of the motor vehicle excise tax phase-out.) RI - SR1 SENATE RESOLUTION THANKING AND HONORING PROVIDENCE FIREFIGHTERS, FIRE LIEUTENANT THOMAS GEREMIA, COREY CHOUINARD, SONNY GLORIA AND JOHN WHEELER, JR., RESCUE CAPTAIN DAVID PALUMBO, AND RESCUE TECHNICIANS JOHN TIERNEY, BRIAN MELLO AND EDWARD SILVESTRE FOR SAVING THE LIFE OF AN INFANT RI - SR16 SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF THE REVEREND DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. RI - SR17 SENATE RESOLUTION HONORING JOE BAKER ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE NEWPORT DAILY NEWS RI - SR88 SENATE RESOLUTION HONORING CHIEF VINCENT VESPIA, JR., ON THE OCCASION OF HIS RETIREMENT ON NOVEMBER 1, 2016, AFTER FIFTY-SEVEN YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT RI - SR302 JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION OF $300,000 TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR EVIDENCED-BASED AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING FOR YOUTH TO DECREASE MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS IN CHILDREN AND TEENS SERVED THROUGH THE STATE'S HEALTH EQUITY ZONES RI - SR328 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY ENCOURAGING THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EOHHS) TO EXAMINE CURRENT POLICIES AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN RHODE ISLAND RI - SR336 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION TO PERFORM A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY AND ANALYSIS OF THE STAFFING NEEDS OF THE OFFICES OF THE CHILD ADVOCATE AND THE MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE RI - SR359 SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE 173RD ANNIVERSARY OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC INDEPENDENCE ON FEBRUARY 27, 2017 RI - SR369 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF ANN L. MCCOY RI - SR460 JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION OF $100,000 TO THE TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROJECT DISCOVERY PROGRAM (Authorizes the appropriation of the sum of $100,000 to the Trinity Repertory Company to implement the Project Discovery Program.) RI - SR530 SENATE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING MARCH 9, 2017, TO BE "WORLD KIDNEY DAY" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - SR537 SENATE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE WEEK OF MARCH 5TH THROUGH 11TH, 2017, TO BE "MS AWARENESS WEEK" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - SR550 SENATE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE SONS OF LIBERTY BEER & SPIRITS COMPANY, ON BEING NAMED THE "AMERICAN CRAFT PRODUCER OF THE YEAR" AT WHISKY MAGAZINE'S 2017 ICONS OF WHISKY AWARDS RI - SR615 SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE CELEBRATION OF ST. PATRICK'S DAY RI - SR617 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES ON THE PASSING OF JOSEPH RICHARD BRADY RI - SR622 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES TO THE LYNCH FAMILY ON THE PASSING OF JOHN D. LYNCH, ESQUIRE RI - SR697 SENATE RESOLUTION HONORING AND THANKING THE HONORABLE M. TERESA PAIVA WEED FOR HER STALWART AND PASSIONATE SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - SR698 SENATE RESOLUTION HONORING THOMAS L. PAPA FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - SR726 SENATE RESOLUTION EXTENDING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF THE HONORABLE WILLIAM A. WALASKA RI - SR818 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SINCERE CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF JOHN J. TASSONI RI - SR825 SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING "HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY" AND "ARMENIAN GENOCIDE REMEMBRANCE DAY" AND AVOWING THAT THESE ATROCITIES SHALL NEVER BE REPEATED RI - SR826 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR'S WORKFORCE BOARD WORK WITH THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING TO DEVELOP A PLAN FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE EXPANSION OF NEW SKILLS AND COMPETENCY BASED APPRENTICESHIPS IN A FULL ARRAY OF SECTORS AND TO ASSIST EMPLOYERS THROUGH THE PROCESS OF INITIATING A NEW REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM RI - SR827 JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE-LINE ITEM VETO (This proposed amendment to the Constitution would provide the governor with a line-item veto on the budget and other bills for the appropriation of money.) RI - SR846 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF CHARLES A. DEBARE RI - SR851 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF UMILE RITACCO RI - SR857 SENATE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING AND RECOGNIZING MAY 4, 2017, AS "NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER" IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND RI - SR957 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF EVELYN V. FARGNOLI RI - SR968 JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY CERTAIN CLAIMS RI - SR987 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF EDWARD JOSEPH MCGOVERN RI - SR991 SENATE RESOLUTION EXTENDING CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF THE HONORABLE EUGENE J. MCCAFFREY, JR. RI - SR997 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT ALL BRANCHES OF STATE GOVERNMENT CONTINUE TO COLLABORATE ON POLICY ACTIONS AND INVESTMENTS TO IMPLEMENT THE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE JUSTICE REINVESTMENT INITIATIVE FACILITATED BY THE COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS JUSTICE CENTER RI - SR1020 SENATE RESOLUTION EXTENDING HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF EDWARD M. FOGARTY RI - SR1021 SENATE RESOLUTION EXPRESSING DEEPEST CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF FRANK J. MONTANARO, SR.