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Rhode Island State House Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

1pm RIght from the Start: Child Care Makes the World Go Round

1pm Press Conference: Free RIPTA Bus Fare

3pm House Committee on Education

SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION

  • H5491 (General Treasurer) by Ackerman, McNamara, Biah, Serpa, Giraldo, Filippi ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – FINANCIAL LITERACY (Requires the council on elementary and secondary education, in consultation with the Rhode Island department of education, to develop and approve statewide academic standards for the instruction of consumer education in public high schools.)

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • H5933 by Ranglin-Vassell, Hull, Ajello, Fogarty, Potter, Alzate, Barros, Biah, Henries ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Requires school districts to provide for alternative programs within the school to reduce the number of out-of-school suspensions.)
  • H5936 by Ranglin-Vassell, Kislak, Barros, Biah, Henries ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS – TRAUMA INFORMED SCHOOLS ACT (Establishes the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.)

3pm Senate Committee on Environment & Agriculture

SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION

  • S0037 by Ruggerio, Sosnowski, Euer, Coyne, Kallman, McCaffrey ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – PLASTIC WASTE REDUCTION ACT (Creates the “Plastic Waste Reduction Act” designed to reduce the use of plastic bags by retail establishments by offering recyclable bag options and providing penalties for violations.)
  • S0155 by McCaffrey, Goodwin, Ruggerio, Miller, Euer, Kallman, Lombardo, Valverde, DiMario, DiPalma ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS (Prohibits a food service establishment from providing a consumer with a single-use plastic straw, unless the consumer requests such a straw.)

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • S0105 by Euer, McCaffrey, Sosnowski, Kallman, Valverde, Mack, Quezada, Cano, Coyne ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ACT (Requires the department of environmental management to create environmental justice areas.)
  • S0473 by DiMario, Euer, Valverde, DiPalma, Seveney, Calkin, Bell, Kallman, Coyne ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES (Allows the twenty-one coastal communities to adopt the CRMC’s coastal hazard application process applicable to local overlay districts for applicants seeking local building permits.)
  • S0703 by Mendes, DiMario, Calkin, Valverde ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE FOCUS AREAS (Establishes environmental justice focus areas and coastal zones and establishes procedures for the investigation and remediation of contaminated sites within the coastal zones under the direction of the DEM with increased community participation.)

3pm Senate Committee on Labor

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • S0436 by Goldin, Valverde, Cano, Calkin, Miller, Pearson, DiMario, Coyne, Mendes, Mack ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE – GENERAL PROVISIONS (Increases taxable wage base for employee contributions to TDI/TCI fund/individual benefit rates for eligible individuals/maximum caregiver weeks/creates new credit for low wage tax payers not income eligible to receive benefits. Effective 1/1/22.)
  • S0611 by Cano, DiMario, Quezada, F Lombardi, Lawson, Goldin, Murray, Seveney, Miller, Euer ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – RHODE ISLAND PARENTAL AND FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (Increases the amount of parental or family leave available to an employee from 13 weeks to 26 weeks in any two calendar years.)
  • S0612 by Goldin, Goodwin, Cano, Mendes, Mack, Murray ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – HEALTHY AND SAFE FAMILIES AND WORKPLACES ACT (Requires an employer to provide employees with additional paid sick leave time, in addition to paid sick and safe leave time, for COVID-19 purposes.)
  • S0688 by Lawson, Lombardo, Seveney, Quezada, Miller, Sosnowski, Cano, Pearson, Euer, Burke ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE – BENEFITS (Increases temporary caregiver benefits to six weeks in a benefit year starting January 1, 2022 and would increase temporary caregiver benefits to eight weeks in a benefit year beginning January 1, 2023.)

4pm Rhode Island House

IN ORDER:

  1. H5504 by O’Brien ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES – REGULATION OF SALES
  2. H5907 by Marszalkowski ENTITLED, AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF NEW ENGLAND REAL ESTATE MARKETING SERVICES, INC.
  3. H6131 by J Lombardi ENTITLED, AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF ROBERT O. CERRONI AUTO REPAIR SERVICES, INC.
  4. H5943 by Corvese ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS – MAIL BALLOTS
  5. H6095 by Felix ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE – SUPREME COURT – COURTS
  6. H6191 by Solomon ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY – PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS
  7. S0659 by Cano ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES

Consent Calendar

IN ORDER:

  1. H6220 by Quattrocchi ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
  2. H6221 by Quattrocchi ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
  3. H6242 by Kazarian ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
  4. S0661 by Coyne ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
  5. S0720 by Sosnowski ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
  6. S0721 by Sosnowski ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES

5pm (Rise) House Committee on Finance – Subcommittee on Human Services

Agenda

  • Department of Children, Youth and Families
  • Office of the Child Advocate
  • Department of Health

5pm (Rise) House Committee on Labor

SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION

  • H5130 by Bennett, Williams, Solomon, Ranglin-Vassell ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – MINIMUM WAGES (Gradually increases the minimum wage from $11.50 per hour to $15 per hour, over a four year period.)
  • H5851 by Shekarchi ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – MINIMUM WAGES (Repeals the general laws which provides that the director of labor and training may approve of wages below the minimum wage for those persons whose earning capacity is impaired due to physical or mental disability.)

5pm Senate Committee on Education

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • S0032 by Seveney, Lawson, Cano, Pearson, DiMario, Calkin ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – STUDENT PRIVACY ON SCHOOL-OWNED TECHNOLOGY (Establishes certain student privacy rights in regard to take-home technology devices from school.)
  • S0284 by Gallo, Lombardo, Picard, Seveney ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (Establishes a group to develop a tuition formula for schools sending students to technical programs.)
  • S0286 by Pearson, Gallo, Cano, Seveney ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – CURRICULUM (Direct the council on elementary and secondary education to provide professional support and assistance to LEAs regarding effective ways to use data such as the LEA’s budget and demographics, school culture, and assessments to improve student performance.)
  • S0460 by Lawson, Picard, Cano, Ciccone, Goodwin, McCaffrey ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 – THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT (Increases the maximum amount of days for substitute teachers and athletic coaches from 90 days to 120 days.)
  • S0756 by Cano, Quezada, Seveney, Kallman, Valverde, Pearson, DiMario, Lawson, Murray, DiPalma ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Provides local education agencies (LEAs) hiring site-based specialists for reading and math to receive state reimbursement based on enrollment and specific guidelines.)
  • S0636 by Pearson, Cano, Gallo, Lawson, DiMario, Euer ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – RHODE ISLAND HOPE SCHOLARSHIP ACT (Establishes the Rhode Island hope scholarship act to provide up to the cost of two years of tuition costs and mandatory fees for eligible students in hopes to increase the numbers for enrollment and graduation.)
  • S0700 (University of Rhode Island) by Sosnowski ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND (Allows URI board of trustees to make small procurements up to $50,000 for construction / $10,000 for all other purchases with annual increases in the federal CPI.)
  • S0824 by Cano ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – FEDERAL AID (Requires free lunches to be provided for all elementary and secondary students attending public schools, to the extent state and federal funds are available.)
  • S0825 by Cano ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – EDUCATION EQUALITY-COMMUNITY SCHOOLS ACT (Furnishes financial support for the planning and implementation of effective community schools that provide students with equitable access to a high-quality education.)

5pm Senate Committee on Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • S0554 by McCaffrey, Ruggerio, Goodwin ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Authorizes the issuance of special motor vehicle registration plates for the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.)
  • S0614 by Paolino, de la Cruz, Morgan, Rogers ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Authorizes the division of motor vehicles to issue special license plates in recognition of “Choose Life.”)
  • S0615 by Sosnowski ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE (Creates a special license plate for the not for profit Atlantic Shark Institute.)
  • S0809 by Picard ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES – SPECIAL PLATE FOR MASONIC GRAND LODGE CHARITIES OF RHODE ISLAND (Authorizes a special license plate for MASONIC GRAND LODGE CHARITIES OF RHODE ISLAND, specify the minimum order, and govern the amount and distribution of the fee surcharge.)
  • S0841 by Quezada, Cano, Lawson ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES – ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS ASSOCIATION, INC. (Allows the production of special motor vehicle registration plates for the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc.)

6pm House Committee on Corporations

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • H6216 by C Lima, Williams, Morales, Batista, Biah, Perez, Corvese, Cardillo, Azzinaro, Costantino ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS – AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS- PROVIDENCE T.F. GREEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Renames state airport from “TF Green state airport” to “Providence TF Green International Airport”)
  • H6233 by Morgan ENTITLED, AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF RIVER BEND CONDOMINIUM HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC.
  • H6246 by Carson ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW – GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS (Creates electronic book licenses for all public, private, academic and educational libraries allowing libraries to provide access to electronic books with violation deemed unfair/deceptive trade practice.)
  • H6247 by Newberry ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES – WINE DIRECT SHIPPER LICENSE (This act would create a Wine Direct Shipper License for licensed producers in this or any state to directly ship a limited amount of wine to residents age 21 or older for personal consumption.)
  • S0811 by Coyne ENTITLED, AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF MOTHERS’ MORNING OUT, LLC S0816 by Seveney ENTITLED, AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF FRAJEELAI, LLC

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