Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Bernard A. Hawkins

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↑
HB 5280 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEPOSIT RECYCLING ACT OF 2021 (Creates a refundable ten cent ($0.10) deposit for non-reusable beverage containers. A four cents ($0.04) handling fee would be paid by distributors.)
Jan 29 2021 02/11/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Feb 11 2021
HR 5176 (2021 Regular Session)
House Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Governor Of The State Of Rhode Island To Adjust Public Health Guidelines That Are Harming Rhode Island'S Small Business Community
Jan 27 2021 02/22/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Feb 22 2021
HB 5284 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- PRIMARY ELECTION DATES (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 29 2021 02/26/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Feb 26 2021
HB 5213 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- STATE TAX OFFICIALS (Changes the rate of interest for underpayments of tax to prime rate plus six percent (6%). Also limits the assessment of interest to four (4) calendar years prior to the date on which notice of the delinquent payment is sent.)
Jan 27 2021 03/02/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 02 2021
HB 5393 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- COMMISSION ON STANDARDS AND TRAINING (Requires training/instructions for police officers/trainees to identify persons with cognitive/communication disabilities and to develop law enforcement responses and training for police investigating such complaints.)
Feb 05 2021 03/09/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 09 2021
HR 6133 (2021 Regular Session)
House Resolution Commemorating The Celebration Of St. Patrick'S Day
Mar 16 2021 03/16/2021 House Read And Passed
Mar 16 2021
HB 5820 (2021 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 24 2021 03/18/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 18 2021
HB 5958 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- NON PROFIT DENTAL SERVICE (Provides that non profit dental service corporations shall have the power to provide for the administering and/or insuring of vision and optometric programs.)
Feb 26 2021 03/29/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 29 2021
HB 6080 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS -- FAMILY COURT (Only protective orders issued against adults are to be transmitted to A.G.'s B.C.I. for inclusion in the R.O.N.C.O. system. Protective orders against juveniles will be accessible to law enforcement.)
Mar 03 2021 03/31/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 31 2021
HB 5203 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Permits the division of motor vehicles to suspend the registration privileges of motor carriers upon receipt of notice from the department of labor and training that the motor carrier has not secured workers' compensation insurance.)
Jan 27 2021 04/08/2021 Referred To Senate Judiciary
Apr 08 2021
HB 5431 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RESTROOM ACCESS ACT (Requires retail establishments with 3 or more employees on the premises without accessible public restroom to allow customers suffering from eligible conditions access to their employee restrooms.)
Feb 08 2021 04/08/2021 Referred To Senate Health And Human Services
Apr 08 2021
HR 6245 (2021 Regular Session)
House Resolution Proclaiming April Of 2021, To Be "Alcohol Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
Apr 15 2021 04/15/2021 House Read And Passed
Apr 15 2021
HR 6244 (2021 Regular Session)
House Resolution Proclaiming April 24, 2021, As "Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day" To Commemorate The Armenian Genocide Of 1915 To 1923, And In Honor Of Armenian-Americans
Apr 15 2021 04/15/2021 House Read And Passed
Apr 15 2021
HB 6120 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows the Honorable Stephen R. Ucci to join Darlene M. Boudreau and the Honorable Michael A. Morin in marriage on or about July 30, 2021, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.)
Mar 11 2021 04/21/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Apr 21 2021
HB 5432 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- THE MARYELLEN GOODWIN COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING ACT (Insurance coverage for prostate/colon cancer screening.)
Feb 08 2021 04/29/2021 Signed By Governor
Apr 29 2021
HB 5215 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- ESTATE AND TRANSFER TAXES--LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Increases the exemption for estate taxes to two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) effective January 1, 2023. There would be a further increased estate tax exemption to five million dollars ($5,000,000) effective January 1, 2025.)
Jan 27 2021 05/06/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 06 2021
HB 6315 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND CERTIFICATION STANDARDS BOARD--RIGHT TO READ ACT (Extends the dates for the creation of a program to prepare teachers to teach reading with scientific reading instruction and structured literacy instruction.)
May 07 2021 05/07/2021 Introduced, Referred To House Education
May 07 2021
HB 6178 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows the Honorable Marvin Abney to join Tess Abney and Derek Dunlea in marriage on or about July 26, 2021, within the Town of Tiverton, Rhode Island.)
Mar 26 2021 05/11/2021 Signed By Governor
May 11 2021
HB 6269 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- DISORDERLY CONDUCT -- UNLAWFUL INTERFERENCE WITH TRAFFIC (Criminalizes as disorderly conduct the act of interfering with the lawful movement of traffic on any highway.)
Apr 28 2021 05/12/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 12 2021
HB 6267 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION (Provides for an interest and penalty free period for the payment of sales and income taxes due to the state for the calendar year 2021 and continuing through March of 2021 for income taxes and August 2021 for sales taxes.)
Apr 28 2021 05/20/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 20 2021

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