Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Joseph J. Solomon, Jr.

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
HR 8315 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Paul Bucci
Jun 02 2022 06/02/2022 House Read And Passed
Jun 02 2022
HB 7778 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE (Updates the long-term care insurance statute so that it is in conformance with the latest version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners model.)
Mar 03 2022 06/02/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Jun 02 2022
HR 7562 (2022 Regular Session)
HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY PROSPECTIVE IMPROVEMENTS IN PATIENTS' ACCESSIBILITY TO MEDICAL CARE FROM LICENSED NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS (Creates a 13 member commission to study prospective improvements in patients' accessibility to medical care from licensed naturopathic physicians, and would report back by April 20, 2023, and would expire on July 20, 2023.)
Feb 18 2022 06/02/2022 House Passed Sub A
Jun 02 2022
HR 8313 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Lieutenant Gary George Miller Of The Coventry Police Department
Jun 02 2022 06/02/2022 House Read And Passed
Jun 02 2022
HB 7528 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- INSPECTION OF MOTOR VEHICLES (Provides that only facilities located within the state be eligible for licenses to operate as official inspection stations for the inspection of vehicles.)
Feb 18 2022 06/01/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Jun 01 2022
HB 6673 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - COMPENSATION FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS (Same as 21H-5082 -- Expressly allows college athletes, while they are students, to personally profit from the use of their name, image, and likeness, and prohibits the NCAA from preventing these practices.)
Jan 06 2022 06/01/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Jun 01 2022
HR 7118 (2022 Regular Session)
HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE EFFECTS AND IMPACT THAT HYBRID AND VIRTUAL LEARNING EMPLOYED DURING THE PANDEMIC HAS HAD ON THE ACHIEVEMENT RATES OF CHILDREN IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 12TH GRADE (Creates a 15 member commission to study, identify gaps, and provide plans to counter the impact of hybrid and virtual learning on achievement rates of children grades K-12th, and would report back by July 31, 2023, and expire on September 30, 2023.)
Jan 20 2022 06/01/2022 House Passed Sub A
Jun 01 2022
HB 7593 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE RHODE ISLAND CANNABIS ACT (The Rhode Island Cannabis Act legalizes adult use of cannabis. It provides for licensing of cultivation, manufacture and retail sale of cannabis.)
Mar 01 2022 05/25/2022 Signed By Governor
May 25 2022
HB 6674 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS (Same as 21H-5100 -- Prohibits any development of land contiguous to the State House unless approved by the general assembly.)
Jan 06 2022 05/20/2022 Referred To Senate Special Legislation And Veterans Affairs
May 20 2022
HB 7777 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- INSURANCE DATA SECURITY ACT (Adopts the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Act regarding data security to establish standards for data security and standards for the investigation of and notification to the commissioner of a cybersecurity event.)
Mar 03 2022 05/20/2022 Referred To Senate Commerce
May 20 2022
HB 7779 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- RHODE ISLAND LIFE AND HEALTH GUARANTY ASSOCIATION ACT (Brings the Rhode Island Life and Health Guaranty Fund statute into conformance with the latest version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Act.)
Mar 03 2022 05/20/2022 Referred To Senate Commerce
May 20 2022
HB 7664 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - VITAL RECORDS (Adds the division of taxation, division of motor vehicles and department of revenue to those agencies who receive lists of reported deaths.)
Mar 02 2022 05/20/2022 Referred To Senate Judiciary
May 20 2022
HB 7159 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- REAL ESTATE SALES DISCLOSURES (Allows a homebuyer to void a purchase and sales agreement prior to the transfer if the seller fails to provide a written sales disclosure. The act also increases the maximum civil penalty for violating this law from $100 to $1,000.)
Jan 26 2022 05/20/2022 Referred To Senate Judiciary
May 20 2022
HR 8271 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Congratulating Representative Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson On Being Named The 2022 "Verrazano Day Person Of The Year"
May 19 2022 05/19/2022 House Read And Passed
May 19 2022
HB 8133 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL (Creates task force to study the issue of PFAS in firefighter gear, to monitor development of alternatives to this gear, develop timeline for replacing gear statewide and to develop strategy for funding the replacement gear from state or federal funds.)
Apr 13 2022 05/18/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 18 2022
HB 7489 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - MEDICAL AND CLINICAL SERVICES PROGRAMS RATE REVIEW AND RATE SETTING PROCESS ACT OF 2022 (Provides for rate setting and review for all medical programs licensed or having a contract with the state as well as Medicaid.)
Feb 16 2022 05/12/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 12 2022
HB 7552 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT AND DEBT PROTECTION ACT OF 2011 (Authorizes the Rhode Island public transit authority's coordinating council to develop a pilot program to address the needs of disabled individuals whose disability prevents independent use of a fixed route system.)
Feb 18 2022 05/12/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 12 2022
HB 7490 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ACT (Allows SNAP recipients to receive a minimum of $0.50 credit on their EBT card, for each $1.00 spent on fruits and vegetables also creates a separate SNAP fund to allocate funds from the general fund to effectuate this act.)
Feb 16 2022 05/12/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 12 2022
HR 7320 (2022 Regular Session)
HOUSE RESOLUTION 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.)
Feb 02 2022 05/12/2022 House Passed Sub A As Amended (Floor Amendment)
May 12 2022
HB 7280 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- LABOR AND PAYMENT OF DEBTS BY CONTRACTORS (Amends the definition of public works so that it would include any public works projects performed for any city or town or quasi-municipal entity and the state and any quasi-state entity.)
Feb 02 2022 05/11/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 11 2022

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