Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Bernard A. Hawkins

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
HR 7147 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of The Honorable Julian P. Forgue, Iii
Jan 25 2022 01/25/2022 House Read And Passed
Jan 25 2022
HR 7108 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Legendary Mount Saint Charles Academy Ice Hockey Head Coach, Normand Bernard Belisle
Jan 18 2022 01/18/2022 House Read And Passed
Jan 18 2022
HB 6620 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- COMMISSION ON STANDARDS AND TRAINING (Same as 21H-5393 - Requires police officers commission on standards and training to provide training and instructions for officers and trainees to more accurately identify complaints involving persons with cognitive or communication-related disabilities.)
Jan 06 2022 01/06/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Judiciary
Jan 06 2022
HB 6444 (2021 Regular Session)
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.)
Jun 17 2021 07/14/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 14 2021
HB 6157 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Removes the town of Smithfield from the provisions of §§ 44-5-20.05, 44-5-20.06, 44-5-20.07, and 44-5-20.08, in regard to property tax classification and tax levy determinations.)
Mar 24 2021 07/14/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 14 2021
HB 6299 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- SMITHFIELD (Authorizes the town of Smithfield to exempt or stabilize taxes on qualified property used for manufacturing or commercial purposes in the town of Smithfield.)
May 05 2021 07/14/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 14 2021
HB 5727 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL (Requires the office of the attorney general to issue a report containing the total cases charged with a firearm in all Rhode Island courts and a list of cases charged with a firearm which have been disposed during the calendar year.)
Feb 24 2021 07/14/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 14 2021
HB 6433 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS (Exempts volunteer fire companies under the supervision/control/or jurisdiction of another public body from certain posting requirements of the open meetings act, unless any discussions during a meeting relate to the finances of the volunteer fire company.)
Jun 16 2021 07/10/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 10 2021
HB 5214 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- ENFORCEMENT AND COLLECTION (Eliminates the ten dollar ($10.00) fee requirement for the sales tax permit.)
Jan 27 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
HB 5255 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - MANUFACTURING AND WHOLESALE LICENSES - BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES (Modifies limitations on quantities of malt beverages and distilled spirits that can be sold at retail by certain licensed breweries and distilleries for off-premises consumption.)
Jan 29 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
HB 6039 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION EXEMPTION (Extends the manufacturing machinery and equipment exemption.)
Feb 26 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
HB 5856 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- LABOR AND PAYMENT OF DEBTS BY CONTRACTORS (Relieves regulatory burden by authorizing submission of certified payroll using federal forms for all public works.)
Feb 24 2021 07/08/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 08 2021
HB 6420 (2021 Regular Session)
An Act To Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Diversified Roofing Systems, Inc.
Jun 11 2021 07/07/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 07 2021
HB 6371 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - VIDEO-LOTTERY GAMES, TABLE GAMES AND SPORTS WAGERING (Increases the annual flat fee given to Lincoln and Tiverton by their respective sports wagering facilities to two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000).)
May 28 2021 07/06/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 06 2021
HB 6081 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS (Removes references to minors in certain sections relative to domestic assault protective orders as the family court currently has jurisdiction over protective orders involving minors.)
Mar 03 2021 07/02/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 02 2021
HB 5821 (2021 Regular Session)
An Act Validating And Ratifying The 2020 Amendments To The Home Rule Charter Of The Town Of Smithfield
Feb 24 2021 07/01/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 01 2021
HB 6044 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE (Creates a special license plate for the not for profit Atlantic Shark Institute.)
Feb 26 2021 06/28/2021 House Read And Passed
Jun 28 2021
HB 6436 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS -- SOLAR PANELS (Would establish group for placement of solar panels on inter-state highways, would use America Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for funding.)
Jun 16 2021 06/16/2021 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Jun 16 2021
HB 5586 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- EXEMPTIONS (Includes the real and tangible personal property of St. John Baptist De La Salle Institute, d/b/a La Salle Academy, a Rhode Island domestic nonprofit corporation, located in Providence, Rhode Island, on the list of properties exempt from taxation.)
Feb 12 2021 06/01/2021 Signed By Governor
Jun 01 2021
HB 6248 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (Creates paycheck protection program for small businesses of with 50 employees or less for forgivable loans of $50,000 or less modeled on federal program with sunset date of 6/30/2022.)
Apr 16 2021 05/25/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 25 2021

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