Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Thomas E. Noret

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
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 7283 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - RHODE ISLAND EARLY EDUCATOR INVESTMENT ACT (Establishes the Rhode Island Early Educator Investment Act to develop and implement strategies to improve the compensation of early childhood educators.)
Feb 02 2022 05/31/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 31 2022
HB 7731 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- JUSTICES OF THE PEACE--STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR NOTARIES PUBLIC (Allows the continuance of the remote notarization following the expiration of the executive emergency order currently in effect and requires a certificate of any notarial act.)
Mar 02 2022 05/28/2022 Meeting Postponed (05/31/2022)
May 28 2022
HR 8296 (2022 Regular Session)
JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING RHODE ISLAND’S OLD GROWTH FORESTS (Creates an 11 member commission whose purpose would be to study and make recommendations regarding RI's old growth forests, and who would report back to the House and Senate by August 18, 2023, and would expire on December 31, 2023.)
May 27 2022 05/27/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Environment And Natural Resources
May 27 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 7716 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MISCELLANEOUS RULES (Clarifies that the use of a wireless communication device for the purpose of navigation must be while the device is mounted or otherwise affixed to the vehicle and not held in the motorist’s hand.)
Mar 02 2022 05/20/2022 Referred To Senate Judiciary
May 20 2022
HR 8263 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Extending Condolences On The Passing Of State Police K-9 Ruby
May 18 2022 05/18/2022 House Read And Passed
May 18 2022
HB 7293 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MISCELLANEOUS RULES (Establishes revolving school bus driver incentive fund for use by school districts to hire/retain bus drivers/monitors with initial grant of $5,000,000 from COVID-19 response funds.)
Feb 02 2022 05/17/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 17 2022
HB 8253 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Amends the term "extraordinary costs" for the purposes of excess costs associated with special education students. The new definition of extraordinary costs would be educational costs that are over 3 times the average statewide special education cost.)
May 13 2022 05/13/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
May 13 2022
HB 8050 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- MERIT SYSTEM (Effective January 1, 2023, increase the salaries of the child advocate and the assistant child advocate for the office of the child advocate to $135,000 and $120,000 respectively.)
Mar 25 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
HR 8245 (2022 Regular Session)
JOINT RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE MEDICAID SECTION 1115 DEMONSTRATION WAIVER REQUESTS AND RENEWALS (This joint resolution would approve an amendment to the Medicaid section 1115 demonstration waiver requests and renewals.)
May 12 2022 05/12/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
May 12 2022
HB 7289 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES (Establishes general caseload limits for DCYF workers similar to those contained in the Council on Accreditation standards.)
Feb 02 2022 05/12/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 12 2022
HR 8249 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Proclaiming The Week Of May 15 Through May 21, 2022 To Be "National Police Week" In The State Of Rhode Island, In Remembrance Of All Police And Law Enforcement Officers Who Have Lost Their Lives In The Line Of Duty
May 12 2022 05/12/2022 House Read And Passed
May 12 2022
HB 7180 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS RATE REVIEW AND RATE SETTING PROCESS ACT OF 2022 (Requires EOHHS assisted by 24 member advisory committee to provide review/recommendations for rate setting/ongoing review of social service programs licensed by state departments/agencies and Medicaid.)
Jan 26 2022 05/12/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 12 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 7019 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FOUNDATION LEVEL SCHOOL SUPPORT (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Extends the date of commencement of construction projects for health and safety deficiencies and educational enhancement to December 30, 2023.)
Jan 10 2022 05/10/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 10 2022
HB 7915 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE RHODE ISLAND QUALITY ENHANCEMENT IN AFTERSCHOOL AND OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME ACT (Provides funding for afterschool, summer learning and workforce development programs for students in grades K-12.)
Mar 07 2022 05/10/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 10 2022
HB 7485 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Extends the reimbursement to a school district or municipality for the employment of newly hired school resource officers only.)
Feb 16 2022 05/10/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 10 2022
HB 8197 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Authorizes a special license plate for the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association to read "MFG" down the left side of the plate.)
Apr 29 2022 05/10/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 10 2022

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