Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Bernard A. Hawkins

Bill Title Introduced↓ Latest Action
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
HB 7605 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - HOISTING ENGINEERS (Provides that public engineers and individuals utilizing equipment and performing volunteer services on land trust, conservation, or the individuals' personal property be exempt from the provisions of law relating to licensing of hoisting engineers.)
Mar 02 2022 03/23/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 23 2022
HB 7459 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- MAINTENANCE OF ORDER ON CAMPUS (Mandates arming campus police at public higher educational institutions and includes campus police in the definition of "law enforcement officer" for the purposes of the "Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights.")
Feb 11 2022 03/30/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 30 2022
HB 7390 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES -- MINIMUM WAGE FOR PROVIDERS (Requires state contracted human services providers to pay their employees a starting hourly wage, of no less than twenty-one dollars ($21.00) per hour, and to include wage incremental raises for existing employees.)
Feb 09 2022 05/12/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 12 2022
HB 7406 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Increases the number of minimum rounds fired from one hundred (100) to three hundred (300) during the qualification and training of police officers.)
Feb 09 2022 03/30/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 30 2022
HB 7412 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- TRAVELING CIRCUSES PROHIBITED (Makes it unlawful to conduct, sponsor, walk, exhibit, or operate a traveling show or circus with that live wild or exotic animals in the State of Rhode Island. Violations would be punished by a fine of up to $500 and up to 30 days in jail.)
Feb 09 2022 03/10/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 10 2022
HB 7404 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC SAFETY ORGANIZATION PERSONNEL AND PEER SUPPORT MEMBERS (Establishes a testimonial privilege for communications with critical incident stress management peer support personnel.)
Feb 09 2022 04/13/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 13 2022
HB 7395 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- HEALTH CARE ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY ASSURANCE ACT (Redefines the term "covered services" as used to describe applicable subscriber agreements between a health care entity and a dentist.)
Feb 09 2022 03/03/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 03 2022
HB 7417 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES (Holders of Class B licenses shall offer the public food during times alcoholic beverages are sold to the public.)
Feb 09 2022 06/01/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jun 01 2022
HB 7408 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms two (2) times per year instead of one time annually.)
Feb 09 2022 03/30/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 30 2022
HB 7407 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms in both daylight and nighttime conditions two (2) times per year and that correctional officers qualify every year instead of once every two (2) years.)
Feb 09 2022 03/30/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 30 2022
HB 7424 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- VIDEO LOTTERY GAMES, TABLE GAMES AND SPORTS WAGERING (Prohibited gaming patrons forfeit winnings.)
Feb 09 2022 06/20/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 20 2022
HR 7364 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Recognizing And Congratulating Joseph J. Flaherty On Being The 2022 Rodli Award Recipient
Feb 08 2022 02/08/2022 House Read And Passed
Feb 08 2022
HB 7164 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND CERTIFICATION STANDARDS BOARD (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Extends the time period to for all teachers to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and practices of scientific reading and structured literary instruction from the 2023-2024 school year until the 2025-2026 school year.)
Jan 26 2022 07/02/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 02 2022
HB 7193 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- GAMBLING AND LOTTERIES (Allows social gaming in private residences and in public taverns or private clubs as long as the gambling is incidental to a bona fide social relationship between the participants and no person other than the participants receive anything of value.)
Jan 26 2022 02/01/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Feb 01 2022
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
HB 7128 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Creates a sales tax holiday on August 6 and 7, 2022)
Jan 20 2022 05/03/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 03 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 6661 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- PRIMARY ELECTION DATES (Same as 21H-5284 -- Requires that the primary election date, typically the eighth Tuesday preceding the biennial state elections, shall be held on the Wednesday immediately following Labor Day, only if the eighth Tuesday immediately follows Labor Day.)
Jan 06 2022 01/27/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Jan 27 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

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