Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Joseph J. Solomon, Jr.

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
HB 7418 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- APPLICABILITY OF TRAFFIC REGULATIONS (Allows the city council of the city of Warwick to enact ordinances authorizing the Warwick police department to impounded off-road non-registered vehicles that are unlawfully used on public streets.)
Feb 09 2022 07/02/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 02 2022
HB 8255 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO AUTHORIZING THE AMENDMENT OF THE WARWICK CITY CHARTER REGARDING NEW ELECTED TERM LENGTHS AND TERM LIMITS FOR MAYOR AND COUNCIL ELECTIVE TERMS COMMENCING JANUARY, 2025 (Approves Warwick city charter amendments increasing mayor's term of office from 2 to 4 yrs, limited to 2 consecutive terms limiting council members to 6 consecutive 2 yr. terms effective 1/1/25 subject to general/special election voter approval.)
May 13 2022 07/02/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 02 2022
HB 8303 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (Owners of animals in RISPCA custody to pay for animal's care or animal may be forfeited.)
Jun 01 2022 06/30/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 30 2022
HB 7751 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- PURCHASE AND SALE OF PRECIOUS METALS -- CATALYTIC CONVERTERS (Requires a purchaser of a catalytic converter to obtain a copy of the registration for the vehicle from which the catalytic converter was removed with exceptions.)
Mar 02 2022 06/30/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 30 2022
HB 8328 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF WARWICK TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $350,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF TWO NEW HIGH SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES TO REPLACE PILGRIM HIGH SCHOOL AND TOLLGATE HIGH SCHOOL, AND ALL ATTENDANT EXPENSES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DEMOLITION, 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 city of Warwick to issue up to $350,000,000 general obligation bonds, to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, and equipping of two new high schools and school facilities to replace Pilgrim and Tollgate High School.)
Jun 08 2022 06/30/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jun 30 2022
HB 7752 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- SURPLUS LINES INSURANCE (Updates and clarifies various insurance statutes.)
Mar 02 2022 06/30/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 30 2022
HB 8327 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- INSPECTION OF DAMS AND RESERVOIRS (Authorizes DEM to assess penalties for non-compliance with emergency plans for significant/ high hazard dams with DEM/EMA developing system to issue severe weather advisories/watches/warnings.)
Jun 08 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 8294 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Establishes courses that include instruction in career and technical education programs.)
May 27 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 8074 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- LABOR STANDARDS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS (Established labor standards applicable to renewable energy projects and conditions/procedures for applicants related to labor agreements with enforcement by department of labor and training (DLT).)
Apr 01 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 8101 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- STATE PURCHASES (Requires any request for proposal issued by the state may not be changed unless the request for proposal is cancelled and reissued as a master price agreement.)
Apr 06 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 8247 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF LICENSES --VIOLATIONS (Reduces the civil penalty for the first and second offenses for driving without a license or driving with a suspended license, and would make a third violation a civil offense and a fourth offense a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.)
May 12 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7801 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE (Establishes a plan to improve the promotion of social and emotional well-being of young children as well as screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health challenges of infants and young children under the age of six (6).)
Mar 03 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7611 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE (Establishes the Rhode Island executive climate change coordinating council equity and environmental justice advisory board to advise on decision-making and equitable outcomes.)
Mar 02 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7021 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL CARE (Allows emergency medical treatment to police dogs injured in the line of duty, which would include transporting by ambulance.)
Jan 10 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 8346 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS--DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES (Amends how credit bureaus doing business in Rhode Island may disclose to inquiring users of credit reports by requiring that in addition to the social security number, the name matches the identity of the person who is the subject of the inquiry.)
Jun 16 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7604 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS -- RELOCATION OF UTILITY SERVICES (Amends the formula used to reimburse a utility facility or company for the cost of relocation necessitated by highway construction.)
Mar 02 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7724 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS (Enables municipalities to create tourism improvement districts to increase economic activity in the tourism industry.)
Mar 02 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7781 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- CREATION AND EXPANSION (Amends a number of provisions in the general laws relative to financial institutions by eliminating unnecessary requirements and/or clarifying language in order to reduce certain burdens on businesses operating in Rhode Island.)
Mar 03 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7154 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS THE RHODE ISLAND DEALERSHIP PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION ACT (Excludes sale of dealership as good cause to terminate relations with dealerships/allows 5 days to cure contract deficiency/violation/vests exclusive jurisdiction in RI courts to settle any disputes.)
Jan 26 2022 06/28/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 28 2022
HB 7705 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires correctional officers to qualify annually with the pistol or revolver rather than the previous requirement of biennial qualification.)
Mar 02 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022

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