Rhode Island Bills

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
HB 8098 (2020 Regular Session)
An Act Relating To Town And Cities -- Minimum Housing Standards
Jul 09 2020 07/09/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Municipal Government
Jul 09 2020
SB 2915 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- WORKERS' COMPENSATION (This is the annual workers' compensation omnibus bill. It would slightly alter the process and type of benefits for which work-related injured employees of uninsured employers may seek compensation.)
Jun 18 2020 07/09/2020 Placed On Senate Calendar (07/13/2020)
Jul 09 2020
SB 2302 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- CANCER BENEFITS FOR FIREFIGHTERS (Clarifies a presumption applying to firefighters that if any type of cancer is found in a firefighter with three (3) exceptions would be conclusively presumed to be an occupational cancer arising out of their employment.)
Feb 04 2020 07/09/2020 Placed On Senate Calendar (07/13/2020)
Jul 09 2020
SB 2504 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- NET METERING (Amends the maximum allowable capacity for net metering systems in the Block Island Utility District and Pascoag Utility District.)
Feb 25 2020 07/09/2020 Placed On Senate Calendar (07/13/2020)
Jul 09 2020
HB 7449 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- CANCER BENEFITS FOR FIREFIGHTERS (Clarifies a presumption applying to firefighters that if any type of cancer is found in a firefighter with three (3) exceptions would be conclusively presumed to be an occupational cancer arising out of their employment.)
Feb 05 2020 07/08/2020 Committee Recommends Passage Of Sub A
Jul 08 2020
HB 8085 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- WORKERS' COMPENSATION (This is the annual workers' compensation omnibus bill. It would slightly alter the process and type of benefits for which work-related injured employees of uninsured employers may seek compensation.)
Jul 02 2020 07/08/2020 Committee Recommends Passage
Jul 08 2020
HB 8097 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- VIDEO-LOTTERY GAMES, TABLE GAMES AND SPORTS WAGERING (Provides that a server-based gaming system would utilize a mechanism to detect the physical location of a player at the time the player is wagering.)
Jul 08 2020 07/08/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Jul 08 2020
HB 7624 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- NURSING HOME STAFFING AND QUALITY CARE ACT (Mandates minimum staffing levels/standards for quality care for nursing homes with penalties for violations/grants for enhanced training/wages adjusted for inflation.)
Feb 14 2020 07/08/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Jul 08 2020
HB 7896 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- MAIL BALLOTS (Requires that electors that cast emergency ballots in the 12 day period prior to any election day sign an electronic pollbook giving a reason why they cannot get to the polls and vote be cast immediately into a voting machine.)
Feb 26 2020 07/07/2020 Committee Postponed At Request Of Sponsor (07/07/2020)
Jul 07 2020
HB 8039 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF CRANSTON TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $147,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 50% AT THE TIME OF ISSUANCE AND PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN GRANTS RECEIVED FROM STATE BOND PROCEEDS, FROM THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR FROM THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY (Authorizes the city of Cranston to issue $147,000,000 general obligation bonds for school facility improvements upon voter approval.)
Jun 18 2020 07/07/2020 Committee Recommends Passage
Jul 07 2020
HB 8093 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows Bradford N. Lombardi to join Lauren E. Gablinske and Brett K. Meader in marriage on or about September 19, 2020, within the Town of Warren, Rhode Island.)
Jul 02 2020 07/07/2020 Committee Recommends Passage
Jul 07 2020
SB 2853 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF NEWPORT TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $106,500,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE ALL COSTS RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF: (I) AN ADDITION TO THE CLAIBORNE PELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLASSROOMS AND ASSOCIATED SUPPORT SPACE, SITE IMPROVEMENTS, AND PARKING AND (II) A NEW SCHOOL FACILITY FOR THE WILLIAM S. ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL, PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN GRANTS RECEIVED FROM STATE BOND PROCEEDS, FROM THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR FROM THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY (Authorizes the city of Newport to issue not more than $106,500,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance all costs relating to school improvements.)
May 26 2020 07/07/2020 Committee Recommends Passage In Concurrence
Jul 07 2020
SB 2854 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BURRILLVILLE TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $7,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE TOWN, AND ALL ATTENDANT EXPENSES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURAL COSTS, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 45% AT THE TIME OF ISSUANCE AND PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN GRANTS RECEIVED FROM STATE BOND PROCEEDS, FROM THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR FROM THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY (Authorizes the town of Burrillville to issue not more than $7,000,000 bonds and notes to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, landscaping, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities.)
Jun 10 2020 07/07/2020 Committee Recommends Passage In Concurrence
Jul 07 2020
HR 8077 (2020 Regular Session)
Joint Resolution To Approve And Publish, And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State (Change The Name Of The State)
Jun 19 2020 07/07/2020 Committee Recommends Passage
Jul 07 2020
SB 2317 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Prohibits cost sharing for persons forty-five (45) years or older for colorectal screening examinations, laboratory tests and colonoscopies covered by health insurance policies.)
Feb 05 2020 07/07/2020 Scheduled For Consideration (07/13/2020)
Jul 07 2020
SB 2865 (2020 Regular Session)
An Act Authorizing The City Of Warwick To Issue Not To Exceed $56,000,000 General Obligation Bonds, Notes And Other Evidences Of Indebtedness To Finance The Construction, Renovation, Improvement, Alteration, Repair, Landscaping, Furnishing And Equipping Of Schools And School Facilities Throughout The City, To Fund The Capital Improvement Program For The Fiscal Years 2022 Through 2026, Subject To Approval Of State Housing Aid At A Reimbursement Rate Or State Share Ratio Of Not Less Than 35% At The Time Of Issuance And Provided That The Authorization Shall Be Reduced By The Amount Of Certain Grants Received From State Bond Proceeds, From The Rhode Island Department Of Education Or From The Rhode Island School Building Authority
Jun 12 2020 07/07/2020 Committee Recommends Passage In Concurrence
Jul 07 2020
HB 8040 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF NEWPORT TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $106,500,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE ALL COSTS RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF: (I) AN ADDITION TO THE CLAIBORNE PELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLASSROOMS AND ASSOCIATED SUPPORT SPACE, SITE IMPROVEMENTS, AND PARKING AND (II) A NEW SCHOOL FACILITY FOR THE WILLIAM S. ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL, PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN GRANTS RECEIVED FROM STATE BOND PROCEEDS, FROM THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR FROM THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY (Authorizes the city of Newport to issue not more than $106,500,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance all costs relating to school improvements.)
Jun 18 2020 07/07/2020 Committee Recommends Passage
Jul 07 2020
HB 7947 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION - LICENSING (Creates a new process with standards to be utilized when deciding whether an applicant's past conviction of a crime should disqualify the applicant from receiving an occupational license, permit, certificate, or registration issued by the state.)
Feb 27 2020 07/07/2020 Committee Recommends Passage Of Sub A
Jul 07 2020
HB 7613 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows William Francis O'Brien to join Heidi Elizabeth Regan and Christopher Joseph Leo O'Brien in marriage on or about July 24, 2020, within the Town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.)
Feb 14 2020 07/07/2020 Proposed Substitute
Jul 07 2020
SB 2918 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows Daniel Baker to join Elizabeth Evelyn Skalny and Brian Patrick Maher in marriage on or about September 4, 2020, within the Town of Coventry, Rhode Island.)
Jun 18 2020 07/07/2020 Scheduled For Hearing And/Or Consideration (07/09/2020)
Jul 07 2020

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