Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Bernard A. Hawkins

Bill Title Introduced↓ Latest Action
HR 8376 (2022 Regular Session)
HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE ISSUE OF PFAS IN FIREFIGHTER GEAR (Creates a 9 member commission to study and provide recommendations on the issue of PFAS in firefighter gear, and who would report back by January 1, 2024, and expire on March 1, 2024.)
Jun 24 2022 06/24/2022 House Read And Passed
Jun 24 2022
HR 8373 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Honoring And Thanking Representative Steven J. Lima For His Service To The People Of Woonsocket And The State Of Rhode Island
Jun 23 2022 06/23/2022 House Read And Passed
Jun 23 2022
HB 8318 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS-WEAPONS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS (Strengthens school security measures/established 8 member school emergency response committee/rapid response teams/SWAT teams/requires annual appropriation of $1,000,000 to achieve these goals.)
Jun 03 2022 06/03/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Jun 03 2022
HB 8310 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Adds direct state support for costs associated with employing school resource officers.)
Jun 02 2022 06/14/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Jun 14 2022
HB 8288 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Allows the town of Glocester to tax the real and tangible property of Factory Mutual Insurance Company and would allow the town of Glocester to increase their tax levy by 12.46% for the fiscal year 2023.)
May 26 2022 06/07/2022 Withdrawn At Sponsor's Request
Jun 07 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 8230 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL ASSAULT (Defines any act of sexual penetration or contact perpetrated by an individual with a position of authority upon a person over the age of fourteen (14) and under the age of eighteen (18) as third degree sexual assault.)
May 11 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HB 8211 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- NONPROFIT HOSPITAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS--RATE REVIEW ACT (Creates uniform rate review procedure for rates to be changed.)
May 05 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HB 8205 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- DAM PERMITS (Requires dam owner/operator with storage capacity over 1,400 normal storage acre feet of water to obtain DEM permits to raise/lower water level. Not applicable to public water supply system dams.)
May 04 2022 06/21/2022 Transmitted To Governor
Jun 21 2022
HB 8164 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- ELECTRICIANS (Clarifies the types of electrical services that require an electrical contractor's license.)
Apr 27 2022 05/05/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 05 2022
HR 8135 (2022 Regular Session)
JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION OF $1,000,000 TO THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND (This resolution would authorize the appropriation of the sum of $1,000,000 to the University of Rhode Island to expand the state's economic opportunities in Regenerative Agriculture Technologies.)
Apr 13 2022 05/11/2022 Withdrawn At Sponsor's Request
May 11 2022
HB 8118 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Mandates that no fee or surcharge, other than the fees and charges authorized pursuant to § 39-18.1-4, be added to any motor vehicle registration as a result of the issuance of any new registration plate.)
Apr 08 2022 06/14/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Jun 14 2022
HB 8089 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- REFUSE DISPOSAL (Adds advanced recycling as a definition for refuse disposal. Adds the advanced recycling facility that means a facility that receives, stores and converts post-use polymers and recovered feedstocks using advanced recycling.)
Apr 06 2022 04/06/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Corporations
Apr 06 2022
HB 8096 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- STATE TAX OFFICIALS (Waives interest and penalties on the taxable portion of loans taxed or forgiven under the Paycheck Protection Program during tax years 2020 and 2021, provided any tax due is paid by March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2023, respectively.)
Apr 06 2022 04/13/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 13 2022
HR 8088 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Proclaiming April Of 2022, To Be "Alcohol Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
Apr 05 2022 04/05/2022 House Read And Passed
Apr 05 2022
HB 8084 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT, AND LOAD LIMITS (Establishes penalties for vehicles exceeding twenty-five thousand pounds (25,000 lbs) gross vehicle weight and requires certain civil penalties to be paid to the enforcing municipality.)
Apr 01 2022 04/28/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 28 2022
HB 8063 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RIGHTS OF NURSING HOME PATIENTS (Due to the COVID-19 health crises, suspend the provisions of § 23-17.5-33, relating to nursing home staffing.)
Mar 30 2022 06/22/2022 Withdrawn At Sponsor's Request
Jun 22 2022
HB 8028 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- DISTRIBUTED GENERATION INTERCONNECTION (Modifies the application process for interconnection projects to require greater transparency/greater clarity through an 8 member committee and independent ombudsman with prospective application.)
Mar 23 2022 04/12/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 12 2022
HR 7996 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Commemorating The Celebration Of Saint Patrick'S Day And Recognizing The Cultural And Historic Links Between Ireland And Rhode Island And The Establishment Of The American-Irish State Legislators Caucus
Mar 17 2022 03/17/2022 House Read And Passed
Mar 17 2022
HR 7981 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Congratulating The Providence College Basketball Team For Their Outstanding 2021-2022 Season, And Wishing Them Continued Success In The 2022 Ncaa Basketball Tournament
Mar 15 2022 03/15/2022 House Read And Passed
Mar 15 2022

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