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Rhode Island State House, Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3pm House Committee on Education SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION H5235 by Diaz, Slater, Cassar, Alzate, Felix, Tobon ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Provides school districts may employ LPNs to assist certified nurse teachers. The act also would require that no fewer than one nurse be employed for every
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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

3pm House Committee on Education

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • H5235 by Diaz, Slater, Cassar, Alzate, Felix, Tobon ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Provides school districts may employ LPNs to assist certified nurse teachers. The act also would require that no fewer than one nurse be employed for every 750 students.)
  • H5349 by Messier, Giraldo, Fogarty, Kazarian, Solomon, McNamara, Fellela, Donovan ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ANTI-LITTERING EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS (Creates a 9 member commission to study and make recommendations for the development and implementation of an anti-littering education program for elementary students, and who would report back by February 3, 2022, and expire on April 3, 2022.)
  • H5443 by Vella-Wilkinson, Lombardi, Noret, Fellela, Craven, Williams ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – OFFENSES PERTAINING TO SCHOOLS (Provides an exception to required school immunizations for pupils whose personal, philosophical, or religious beliefs are contrary to immunization and/or testing.)
  • H5492 by Shallcross Smith ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO EXAMINE THE STATE’S GROWING HOME SCHOOL POPULATION AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO ENSURE THAT ALL STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO ALL AVAILABLE SERVICES IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE THEIR EDUCATION (Creates an 11 member commission to examine the home school population and make recommendations for all students to have access to services to maximize their education, and would report back by January 4, 2022 and expire on April 4, 2022.)
  • H5700 by Speakman, Ajello ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – STUDENT PRIVACY ON SCHOOL-OWNED TECHNOLOGY (Provides that no educational institution without an opt-in shall compel students to participate in a take-home technology program (e.g., computers).)
  • H5701 by Casimiro, Noret, Fenton-Fung, Ackerman, Kazarian ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires that one third of all Rhode Island teachers, for the next three (3) years trained in the basic emergency and response skills curriculum (“BEARS”), specifically in hand-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Heimlich maneuver, and bleeding control.)
  • H5702 by Caldwell, Baginski, Donovan ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires that one third of all Rhode Island teachers, for the next three years trained in the basic emergency and response skills curriculum (“BEARS”), specifically in hand-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Heimlich maneuver, and bleeding control.)
  • H5713 by Giraldo, Alzate, Williams ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires that one third of all Rhode Island teachers, for the next three years trained in the basic emergency and response skills curriculum (“BEARS”), specifically in hand-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Heimlich maneuver, and bleeding control.)

3pm Senate Committee on Labor

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • S0268 by Sosnowski, Lombardo, Picard, Seveney, Gallo ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS – ROOFING CONTRACTORS (Amends the registration and licensure requirements of roofing contractors.)
  • S0297 by Lombardo, Ciccone, Picard, Gallo, Sosnowski, Archambault ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS – LABOR AND PAYMENT OF DEBTS BY CONTRACTORS (Relieves regulatory burden by authorizing submission of certified payroll using federal forms for all public works.)
  • S0551 by Gallo ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY & STATE BUILDING CODE (Increases the levy on total construction costs for building permits and direct 50% of such levy be transmitted monthly to DLT and deposited into the construction workforce training restricted receipt account to be used for workforce training grants.)

3:30pm House Committee on Judiciary

SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION

  • H5470A by Serpa, Amore, Ackerman, Nardone, McEntee, Place ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (Creates an action authorizing any person who has been sentenced to imprisonment greater than one year subsequent to being wrongfully convicted of a criminal offense to petition court for an award of compensation and damages, including attorney’s fees.)

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • H5305 by Williams, Knight, Alzate, Batista, Giraldo, Morales, Henries ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – OPERATORS’ AND CHAUFFEURS’ LICENSES (Driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.)
  • H5652 by Morales, Williams, Alzate, Henries, Ranglin-Vassell, Felix, Batista, Lombardi, Potter ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – RHODE ISLAND SANCTUARY STATE ACT (Designates schools, places of worship and courts as sensitive locations and would require that a judicial warrant be obtained before federal immigration authorities could be granted access to those premises to enforce immigration laws.)
  • H5734 by Giraldo, Morales, Alzate ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY – IMMIGRATION STATUS (Prohibits a landlord from asking about the immigration status of a tenant, prospective tenant, occupant, or prospective occupant of residential rental property.)
  • H5859 by Ajello, Williams, Cassar, Knight, Kislak, Potter, Henries, Speakman, Ranglin-Vassell, Craven ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS – ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS (Provides that any reports of investigations conducted by internal affair units or their equivalent are public records.)
  • H5875 by Shanley, Craven, Barros, Amore ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS – CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS (Repeals the provision of the general laws declaring prisoners serving a life sentence civilly dead.)
  • H5876 by Baginski, Serpa, Caldwell, Potter ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY – SEIZURE OF ANIMALS BEING CRUELLY TREATED (Allows defendant to be served petition at arraignment for animal cruelty.)
  • H5879 by Lombardi ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY – LOBBYING (Prohibits lobbyists from making any political contributions to any member of the general assembly from January 1 through July 1 in any year, unless the general assembly adjourns for the year prior to July 1.)
  • H5737 by Solomon ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE VIOLATIONS (Enhances the penalties for the violation of any law, rule or regulation relating to wild animals.)
  • H5864 by Shanley, Craven, Barros, Amore ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS – CONFIDENTIALITY OF HEALTH CARE COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ACT (Amends the definition of “authorized representative” in the confidentiality of health care communications and information act.)
  • H5735 by Fellela, Serpa, Phillips, Messier, Costantino, Perez, Cardillo ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES PUBLIC UTILITIES (Requires any person recording an oral communication, whether in person, telephonically or otherwise, to inform the other party or parties that the communications are being recorded.)
  • H5877 by Abney, Carson ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE-PROCEDURE GENERALLY – CAUSES OF ACTION (Exempts independent third-party contractors from liability for the unauthorized use of the name, portrait or picture of the right of privacy of an individual from appropriation of one’s name or likeness pursuant to a contract with a third party.)
  • H5874 by Craven ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE-PROCEDURE GENERALLY – UNIFORM FOREIGN-COUNTRY MONEY JUDGMENTS RECOGNITION ACT (Establishes the policies and procedures required for the recognition and enforcement of Foreign-Country Money Judgments and Registration of Canadian Judgments by the superior court.)
  • H6086 by Morgan, Nardone ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES – CODE OF ETHICS (Requires a member of the general assembly who receives any financial payments from any entity or employer seeking legislative approval to file a written recusal.)

4pm Senate Committee on Environment & Agriculture

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • S0039 by DiPalma, Sosnowski, Rogers, Euer, Valverde ENTITLED, SENATE RESOLUTION PROTECTING AND ENSURING FARMLAND PRESERVATION
  • S0468 by Anderson, Acosta, Bell, Calkin, Mack, Mendes, Kallman, DiMario ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY – THE AGRICULTURE BUREAU ACT (Establishes various programs for the increase of local agriculture including grants to residents to grow gardens and establish community cooperatives. Establishes ecosystem restoration program and broadens states power to take land.)
  • S0469 by DiMario, Euer, Valverde, DiPalma, Seveney, Calkin, Bell, Kallman, Anderson ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY – FAMILY FARM PROTECTION ACT (Prohibits industrial sized factory farming.)
  • S0470 by Ciccone, Valverde, Lombardo, Euer, Calkin, Kallman, Acosta, DiMario, Bell ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY (Creates a forest conservation commission, to be coordinated with the department of environmental management, to seek new funding and identify incentives for landowners to maintain their land as forest.)
  • S0471 by DiMario, Kallman, Euer, Valverde, Anderson ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – FORCE-FED POULTRY PRODUCTS (Prohibits a retail food or a food service establishment from the sale of any force-fed poultry product or food containing a force-fed poultry product and would impose a civil penalty of $500 for each violation.)
  • S0573 by DiMario ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – PROHIBITION ON LIVE MARKETS

5pm Senate Committee on Education

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • S0079 by Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Gallo, Cano, Pearson, Sosnowski, Euer, DiPalma, Ciccone ENTITLED, 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.)
  • S0462 by Cano, Murray, Anderson, Acosta, Bell, Calkin, Ciccone, Mack, Valverde ENTITLED, 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.)
  • S0213 by Gallo, Lombardo, DiPalma, Seveney ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – APPRENTICESHIP PATHWAYS TO EARNING A BACHELOR’S DEGREE ACT (Creates the Apprenticeship Pathways to Earning a Bachelor’s Degree Act, to enable an individual to earn a bachelor’s degree at public higher education institutions throughout the state by earning credits through apprenticeships.)
  • S0281 by Gallo, Lombardo ENTITLED, SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE OFFICE OF THE POSTSECONDARY COMMISSIONER FORM A WORK GROUP TO CONDUCT A THOROUGH REVIEW INTO HOW RHODE ISLAND CAN PROTECT STUDENT LOAN BORROWERS
  • S0152 by Mack, Lawson, Mendes, DiMario, Valverde, Quezada, Kallman, Cano, Bell, Calkin ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires feminine hygiene products be provided in all universities and colleges at no cost to students.)

6pm House Committee on Labor

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • H5261 by Donovan, Williams, Alzate, Blazejewski, Speakman ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (Comprehensively addresses wage discrimination, based on sex by expanding employee protections and the scope of the remedies available to employees who have experienced wage discrimination.)
  • H5584 by Perez, Vella-Wilkinson, Williams, Shanley ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (Prohibits an employer from inquiring about a prospective employee wage and salary history before an offer of employment with compensation has been negotiated.)
  • H5718 by McEntee, Williams, Caldwell, Fogarty, Baginski, Carson, Ajello, Vella-Wilkinson, Kazarian ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (Forbids an employer to require an employee to execute a nondisclosure agreement; or non-disparagement agreement regarding alleged violations of civil rights or criminal conduct as a condition of employment.)
  • H5852 by Tanzi, Vella-Wilkinson, Shanley, Morales, Handy, Fenton-Fung, McEntee, Knight, Kislak, Craven ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (Prohibits an employer, employment agency, labor organization, or employee from directly or indirectly committing any act declared to be an unlawful employment practice or the employee or employer may be held personally liable.)
  • H5853 by Tanzi, Vella-Wilkinson, McEntee, Shanley, Potter, Knight, Ajello, Fogarty, Ackerman, Craven ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (Forbids an employer to require an employee to execute a nondisclosure agreement or non-disparagement agreement regarding alleged violations of civil rights or criminal conduct as a condition of employment.)
  • H5854 by Tanzi, Vella-Wilkinson, McEntee, Shanley, Potter, Fenton-Fung, Ajello, Kislak, Fogarty, Ackerman ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – FAIR EMPLOYMENTS PRACTICES (Amends the definition of employees to include gig workers for purposes of the fair employment practices chapter.)
  • H5855 by Morales, Alzate, Kazarian, Ranglin-Vassell, Felix, Batista, Lombardi, Potter ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – THE RHODE ISLAND WHISTLE BLOWERS’ PROTECTION ACT (Prohibits an employer from reporting an employee’s immigration status for whistle blowing.)
  • H6013 by Diaz, Kazarian, Williams, Kislak, McLaughlin, Cortvriend, Messier, Lima, Alzate, Slater ENTITLED, 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 $1,000 of janitorial or security services, be paid a standard compensation rate.)

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