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  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
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  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
May 18, 2021 RI S 1 Increases the State Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (58 - 15)
March 9, 2021 RI S 196 Establishes the Dignity at Work Act Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 3)
March 2, 2021 RI S 270 Establishes Workplace Protections to Encourage Fair Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 1)
Feb. 10, 2021 RI S 1 Increases the State Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 6)
Feb. 5, 2020 RI S 2147 Increases the State Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 6)
April 9, 2019 RI H 5663 Requires Firefighters to Receive Overtime Pay After 42 Hours Bill Passed - House (62 - 9)
June 25, 2015 RI H 5364 Increases Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
June 23, 2015 RI H 5364 Increases Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees Bill Passed - House (56 - 16)
June 11, 2015 RI H 5074 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 3)
June 2, 2015 RI H 5074 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (59 - 13)
June 19, 2014 RI H 7194A Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 5)
June 18, 2014 RI H 7194A Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (63 - 10)
June 17, 2014 RI H 7764 Prohibits Certain Employers From Hiring Sex Offenders Bill Passed - House (67 - 3)
June 5, 2014 RI S 2796A Establishes Preference In State and Business Contracts Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
May 22, 2013 RI S 256 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
June 11, 2012 RI S 2374 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (60 - 8)
June 7, 2012 RI S 2374 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
Nov. 17, 2011 RI H 6319 Amending the Pension System Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 2)
Nov. 17, 2011 RI H 6319 Amending the Pension System Bill Passed - House (57 - 15)
May 27, 2009 RI S 659 Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
April 29, 2008 RI H 7107 Employment Verification Program Bill Passed - House (52 - 17)
June 19, 2007 RI LCO # 2572/2 to H5300A Privatization of State Services Repeal Amendment Rejected - Senate (9 - 24)
June 15, 2007 RI LCO # 1305/22 to H5300A Privatization of State Services Amendment Adopted - House (61 - 13)
Feb. 16, 2006 RI S 2112 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House (51 - 6)
Feb. 2, 2006 RI S 2112 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 2)
Date No. Title Outcome
5/18 S 1 Increases the State Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (58 - 15)
3/09 S 196 Establishes the Dignity at Work Act Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 3)
3/02 S 270 Establishes Workplace Protections to Encourage Fair Compensation Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 1)
2/10 S 1 Increases the State Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 6)
2/05 S 2147 Increases the State Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 6)
4/09 H 5663 Requires Firefighters to Receive Overtime Pay After 42 Hours Bill Passed - House (62 - 9)
6/25 H 5364 Increases Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 3)
6/23 H 5364 Increases Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees Bill Passed - House (56 - 16)
6/11 H 5074 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 3)
6/02 H 5074 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (59 - 13)
6/19 H 7194A Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 5)
6/18 H 7194A Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (63 - 10)
6/17 H 7764 Prohibits Certain Employers From Hiring Sex Offenders Bill Passed - House (67 - 3)
6/05 S 2796A Establishes Preference In State and Business Contracts Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
5/22 S 256 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
6/11 S 2374 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (60 - 8)
6/07 S 2374 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 11)
11/17 H 6319 Amending the Pension System Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 2)
11/17 H 6319 Amending the Pension System Bill Passed - House (57 - 15)
5/27 S 659 Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 6)
4/29 H 7107 Employment Verification Program Bill Passed - House (52 - 17)
6/19 LCO # 2572/2 to H5300A Privatization of State Services Repeal Amendment Rejected - Senate (9 - 24)
6/15 LCO # 1305/22 to H5300A Privatization of State Services Amendment Adopted - House (61 - 13)
2/16 S 2112 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - House (51 - 6)
2/02 S 2112 Minimum Wage Increase Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 2)

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