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Legislative Testimony

Throughout the legislative session, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT tracks the budget and other bills being considered by the Rhode Island General Assembly and presents policy information and data-based testimony to General Assembly committees. Bill numbers are included for each bill Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is tracking as well as information on the latest hearings and progress of each bill.

Please see below for all written testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2023 legislative session.

Budget Testimony

Budget testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the

 2023 legislative session:

Child Welfare Testimony

Child Welfare testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2023 legislative session: 

Early Learning & Development Testimony

Early Learning testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2023 legislative session.

 

Economic Well-Being Testimony

Economic Well-Being testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2023 legislative session.

Education Testimony

Education testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2023 legislative session.

Health & Dental Testimony

Health & Dental testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2023 legislative session.

 

Housing & Homelessness Testimony

Housing & Homelessness testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2023 legislative session.

Juvenile Justice Testimony

Juvenile Justice testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2023 legislative session.

 

 

Safety Testimony

Safety testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2023 legislative session.

Other Testimony

Other testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2023 legislative session.

2022 Legislative Testimony

Budget testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the

 2022 legislative session:

*Joint testimony from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and RIght from the Start

 

H7123 - FY 2023 Budget —Department of Children, Youth and Families and Office of the Child Advocate - March 8, 2022

H7123 - Governor's FY 2023, FY 2022 Revised and Capital Budgets — DCYF and Office of the Child Advocate - March 23, 2022

H7123 - Elementary and Secondary Education FY2023 Budget - March 24, 2022

H7123 - Elementary and Secondary Education FY2023 Budget - March 31, 2022

H7123 - Department of Labor & Training FY 23 Budget, FY 2022 Revised and Capital Budget for the Department of Labor and Training, Funding for Information Technology Investment Fund for the TDI system - March 30, 2022

H7123, ARPA Proposals in Article 1, Section 16 Related to Higher Education Academy - March 1, 2022

H7123, Article 1, Section 16 - Child Care Support - March 2, 2022*

H7123 - Article 1, Section 16 Early Intervention Recovery - March 3, 2022*

H7123 -  Article 1, Section 16 Regarding ARPA Proposals on Housing - March 9, 2022

H7123 - ARPA Article 1, Section 16- Behavioral Health Crisis Services System - March 10, 2022

H7123 - ARPA Proposals in Article 1- Section 16 Related to Municipal Learning Centers - March 24, 2022

H7123 -  Article 1, Section 16 Child Care Support - March 29, 2022*

H7123 - ARPA Proposals in Article 1, Section 16 Related to Higher Education Academy - March 31, 2022

H7123 - Article 1, Section 16, ARPA Proposals on Housing - April 7, 2022

H7123 - Article 5, Question 2 Relating to Rhode Island School Buildings - February 17, 2022

H7123 - Article 10 - Education - March 24, 2022

H7123 - Article 12- Cover All Kids and Extending Postpartum Medicaid Coverage - March 22, 2022

H7123, Article 13 - Child Care Assistance Program - March 2, 2022*

H7123 - Article 13 - Child Care Assistance Program - March 29, 2022*

H7123, Budget Article 13, Section 1 (the Rhode Island Works Program) - March 2, 2022

H7123, Budget Article 13, Section 1 (the Rhode Island Works Program) - March 29, 2022

 

Child Welfare testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2022 legislative session: 

 

H7707 - An Act Relating to Human Services -- Abused And Neglected Children - March 24, 2022

S2639 - An Act Relating to Domestic Relations—Adoption of Children - April 7, 2022

S2311- An Act Relating To Human Services -- Social And Human Services Programs Rate Review And Rate Setting Process Act Of 2022 - April 26, 2022

 

Early Learning testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2022 legislative session.

*Joint testimony from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and RIght from the Start

 

H7177 - Child Care is Essential Act - March 2, 2022*

H7283 - Rhode Island Early Educator Investment Act - May 31, 2022*

H7440 – Revenue for Rhode Island House Finance Committee - May 17, 2022*

H7444 – TDI/TCI General Provisions - April 13, 2022*

H7551 - TDI/TCI Benefits - April 13, 2022*

H7628 – Maternal and child health services for children with special health care needs – Early Intervention and First Connections Act - May 12, 2022*

H7675 - Permanent Legislative Commission on Child Care in Rhode Island House - March 16, 2022

H7717 – Rhode Island Parental and Family Medical Leave Act - April 7, 2022

H7794  – Temporary Disability Insurance Contributions - April 13, 2022*

H8098 – Licensing of Summer Camps - April 26, 2022

S2235 - Rhode Island Early Educator Investment Act - March 30, 2022*

S2243 Relating to Labor and Labor Relations – Rhode Island Parental and Family Medical Leave Act - April 4, 2022

S2245 Temporary Disability Insurance/Temporary Caregivers Insurance - March 30, 2022*

S2264 – Revenue for Rhode Island - May 10, 2022*

S2282 Relating to Education – Establishing a Class Size Maximum for Kindergarten through Grade 2 - March 15, 2022

S2546 - Maternal and child health services for children with special health care needs – Early Intervention and First Connections Act - April 28, 2022*

S-2557 – Open Meetings - May 17, 2022

S2662 – Removing Exemption from Minimum Wage Statute for People Who Work In/About Private Homes - May 11, 2022

S2678 – The Office of Early Childhood Development and Learning - March 30, 2022

S2679 Relating to Human Services – Early Learning Hubs - March 30, 2022

S2680 - Rhode Island Prekindergarten Education Act - March 30, 2022

S2681 - Child Care is Essential Act - March 30, 2022*

S2902 – Licensing of Summer Camps - May 17, 2022

S2944 – Psychiatric Resource Network Funding Act - May 31, 2022

 

Education testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2022 legislative session.

Public Comment Re: Oversight of Providence Public Schools - February 28, 2022

Public Comments Re: Proposed Revisions to the Secondary Regulations (200-RICR-20-10-2) - May 10, 2022

H8310 - School Resource Officers - June 14, 2022

H6665 - Regarding School Lunches - June 14, 2022

H6666 - Access to High-Speed Internet - January 26, 2022

H6667 - Trauma Informed Schools Act - January 26, 2022

H7162 - Suspensions - February 2, 2022

H7163  - Health and Safety of Pupils - February 2, 2022

H7164 - Right to Read Act - February 2, 2022

H7167 - Compulsory Attendance - February 9, 2022

H7168 - COVID Recovery Plans - February 9, 2022

H7272- Asian American History and Culture - March 9, 2022

H7485 - School Resource Officers - May 10, 2022

H7519 - Amendment to the Constitution -- Right to an Adequate Education - April 6, 2022

H7536 - Office of the Special Education Ombud

H7539 - Curriculum - April 11, 2022

H7546 - School Social Workers - May 10, 2022

H7607 - Seal of Biliteracy - March 30, 2022

H7636 - Rhode Island Hope Scholarship - May 4, 2022

H7736 - Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Disability Impact Statement Act - April 6, 2022

H7848 - Alternatives to Suspensions - April 11, 2022

H7915 - The Rhode Island Quality Enhancement in Afterschool and Out-of-School Time Act - May 10, 2022

H7974 - The College and Career Success for All Students Act - April 11, 2022

S2043 – Teacher Training and Evaluation - March 23, 2022

S2095 - Amendment to the Constitution -- Right to an Adequate Education - March 9, 2022

S2169 - Right to Read Act - May 25, 2022

S2174 Regarding Multilingual Learner/English Learner Education Funding - March 24, 2022

S2176 - School Social Workers - March 15, 2022

S2190 - The Rhode Island Quality Enhancement in Afterschool and Out-of-School Time Act - March 24, 2022

S2279 - Advanced Placement Courses for All Students Act - March 15, 2022

S2281 - Compulsory Attendance Monitoring - March 9, 2022

S2280 - College Crusade Scholarship - April 6, 2022

S2284 - Curriculum-Dual Language Model Policy - March 15, 2022

S2290 - Rhode Island Hope Scholarship  -March 24, 2022

S2440 - Psychologists - May 25, 2022

S2528 - Trauma Informed Schools Act - April 12, 2022

S2545 - Relating to State Affairs and DCYF - March 23, 2022

S2571 - The College and Career Success for All Students Act - April 6, 2022

S2573 - Office of the Special Education Ombud - March 23, 2022

S2578 - School Committee and Superintendents - March 23, 2022

S2591 - Rhode Island Promise Scholarship - March 24, 2022

S2910 - Asian American History and Culture - May 4, 2022

S2953 - Seal of Biliteracy - May 25, 2022

 

Health & Dental testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2022 legislative session.

*Joint testimony from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and RIght from the Start

 

State of the Behavioral Health System of Care House Oversight Committee - May 4, 2022

H7290 and Budget Article 12, Section 7 – Extending Postpartum Medicaid Coverage - March 3, 2022

H7484 and Budget Article 12, Section 7– Health Care for Children - March 3, 2022

H7500,H7560 - Safeguard ACA Consumer Protections - March 9, 2022

H7725 - Tobacco Control Enabling Legislation - April 12, 2022

H7801 - Infant and Early Childhood Mental Wellness - April 5, 2022*

H7805 - Testimony Re: Sale of Tobacco Products in Pharmacies - March 29, 2022

H7871 - Ban Flavored Electronic Nicotine Delivery Service Devices - April 5, 2022

H8153- Lead Poisoning Prevention Act - May 5, 2022

H8354 – Psychiatric Resource Network Funding Act - June 21, 2022

S2075 – Children’s Catastrophic Illness Fund - March 31, 2022

S2187 - Cover All Kids - March 22, 2022*

S2200 – Medical and Clinical Rate Review and Setting Process - April 26, 2022

S2202 - Extending Postpartum Medicaid Coverage - March 3, 2022

S2310 - Retail SNAP Incentive Program - March 29, 2022

S2467- Behavioral Health Crisis Services System - March 10, 2022

S2469 - Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics - April 12, 2022

S2608- Limit out of Pocket Co-pays for Specialty Drugs - March 29, 2022

S2614 - Infant and Early Childhood Mental Wellness - March 31, 2022*

S2765 - Lead Poisoning Prevention Act - April 12, 2022

S2896 - COVID-19 Premium Payment Program - May 3, 2022

 

Housing & Homelessness testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2022 legislative session.

H7680 - Immigration Status of Tenant - March 17, 2022

H7892 - Residential Landlord and Tenant Act – Sealing of Residential Eviction Proceedings - April 27, 2022

H7893 - Residential Landlord and Tenant Act – Requirement to Participate in Rental Relief - March 17, 2022

H7940 - Executive Office of Commerce House Housing and Municipal Government Committee  -March 31, 2022

S2375 - Residential Landlord and Tenant Act – Sealing of Residential Eviction Proceedings - May 10, 2022

S2381 - Immigration Status of Tenants - May 10, 2022

 

Juvenile Justice testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2022 legislative session.

 

H7188 -  Youth Interrogation - March 3, 2022

H7461 - Minimum Age for Incarceration - March 3, 2022

S2370, An Act Relating to Delinquent and Dependent Children – Proceedings in Family Court - April 12, 2022

S2382 Relating to Delinquent and Dependent Children – Proceedings in Family Court - April 12, 2022

S2633 - An Act Relating to Criminals – Correctional Institutions – Parole - April 26, 2022

 

Safety testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2022 legislative session.

 

H7300 - An Act Relating to Criminal Offenses –Weapons - March 30, 2022

H7457 -  An Act Relating to Criminal Offenses –Weapons - March 30, 2022

H7764 - An Act Relating to Criminal Offenses –Weapons - March 30, 2022

S2224 - An Act Relating to Criminal Offenses – Assault Weapons - March 31,2022

S2637- An Act Relating to Criminal Offenses –Weapons - March 31, 2022

S2653 - An Act Relating to Criminal Offenses – Large Capacity Feeding Device Ban of 2022 - March 31, 2022

S2733 - An Act Relating to Criminal Offenses –Weapons - March 31, 2022

S2734 - An Act Relating to Criminal Offenses –Weapons - March 31, 2022

 

Other testimony submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly during the 2022 legislative session.

*Joint testimony from Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and RIght from the Start

 

S2006 - Drivers’ Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants - March 10, 2022

S2007 - An Act Relating to Elections - Let RI Vote Act - February 15, 2022*

S2216 - to approve and publish and submit to the electors a proposition of Amendment to the Constitution – Persons Entitled to Vote - February 15, 2022*

H7100 - An Act Relating to Elections - Let RI Vote Act - March 24, 2022*

H7139 - an Act Relating to State Affairs and Government – Open Meetings - February 15, 2022

H7225  - to approve and publish and submit to the electors a proposition of Amendment to the Constitution – Persons Entitled to Vote - March 24, 2022*

H7708 - Drivers’ Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants - March 24, 2022

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