Jose F. Batista

  • Rhode Island
  • Representative
  • Democrat
  • District 12

Sponsored Bills

HB 8277

AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN (Makes failure to report child abuse/neglect/sexual assault/battery of child by coach/teacher/school administrator a felony punishable by a fine up to $5,000/imprisonment up to 5 years or both.)

  • Introduced May 20 2022

HB 8216

AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICE ACT (Makes it an unfair claims practices act violation for an insurer to fail to have an appraisal performed by a licensed appraiser when a vehicle sustains damage in excess of $5,000. Also corrects a citation regarding salvage and reconstructed titles.)

  • Introduced May 06 2022

HB 7320

AN ACT CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND REVIEW THE COST AND STATUS OF THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND OWNED, VACANT, AND ABANDONED PROPERTIES AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR METHODS TO MITIGATE THE ASSOCIATED EXPENSES (Creates a 13 member commission to study and provide recommendations to mitigate the associated costs for the State's vacant and abandoned properties, and would report back by May 1, 2023, and expire on June 30, 2023.)

  • Introduced Feb 02 2022
  • 05/06/2022 Placed on House Calendar (05/12/2022) May 06 2022

HB 8183

AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND HOUSING AND MORTGAGE FINANCE CORPORATION (Requires that the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation create, maintain and update a statewide directory of all municipal and private housing rental properties, that accept government subsidized housing vouchers.)

  • Introduced Apr 28 2022
  • 05/05/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study May 05 2022
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Recent Votes

May 19, 2022

Batista voted Yes

HB 7159



Batista voted Yes

HB 7368




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