Rhode Island General Assembly

75 Representatives
  • 66 Democrats
  • 9 Republicans
38 Senators
  • 33 Democrats
  • 5 Republicans


Recently Introduced

HB 6446

AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- STATE BUILDING CODE (Establishes E-permitting for construction permitting.)

HB 6445

An Act Relating To Waters And Navigation -- Personal Watercraft Safety Act

HB 6444

AN ACT AMENDING AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE SMITHFIELD LAND TRUST (Amends the public law establishing the Smithfield Land Trust by requiring a four-fifths (4/5) affirmative vote of the town council to dispose of land that no longer meets the needs of the trust.)

HB 6434

AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT, AND LOAD LIMITS (Authorizes the department of transportation to impose a weight restriction or close any state, local or privately-owned bridge, in the interest of public safety.)

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Recently Passed

HB 6004

AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - MAIL BALLOTS (Entitles disabled and military voters to utilize electronically transmitted ballots.)

HB 5238

AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Creates the "Rhode Island Student Success Act" which would identify those students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public universities, colleges or community colleges.)

HB 6052

AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- LIABILITY INSURANCE (Provides for insurance coverage for the loss of use of the rental motor vehicle provided that the rental car company can establish that their rental vehicle sustained damage and that the rental vehicle will require repair or is a total loss.)

  • Introduced Mar 02 2021
  • 06/17/2021 Referred to Senate Judiciary Jun 17 2021
  • Sponsored by Jean Philippe Barros

HB 5281

AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (Provides during any declared state or local disaster emergency that mental health and substance abuse disorder services be considered an essential health benefit provided, they’re implemented within guidelines established to address the emergency.)

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Available Sessions

Session Bill Count
2021 Regular Session 2402
2020 Regular Session 2134
2019 Regular Session 2313
2018 Regular Session 2385
2017 Regular Session 2417


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