Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by James A. Seveney

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
SB 342 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS -- NET NEUTRALITY (Requires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.)
Feb 25 2021 06/22/2021 Senate Passed Sub A
Jun 22 2021
SB 782 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING REVISED APPROPRIATIONS IN SUPPORT OF FY 2021 -- CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION PROGRAM SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION (Appropriates four hundred sixty nine thousand six hundred fifty-five dollars ($469,655) to the Crime Victim Compensation Program created by the Criminal Injuries Compensation to be extended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.)
Apr 01 2021 06/21/2021 Meeting Postponed (06/22/2021)
Jun 21 2021
SB 115 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Authorizes tax assessors in the cities and towns to use the last statutory update or revaluation as the assessed valuation upon which to levy taxes regarding their real property.)
Jan 26 2021 06/21/2021 Committee Recommends Passage In Concurrence
Jun 21 2021
SB 832 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Requires cities and towns to assess renewable energy resources to be taxed as tangible property and the real property on which it is located shall not be reclassified, revalued or reassessed.)
Apr 23 2021 06/18/2021 Scheduled For Consideration (06/24/2021)
Jun 18 2021
SB 295 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - THE RHODE ISLAND MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM (Removes the prohibition on state appropriations to the municipal infrastructure grant program, and authorize the RI infrastructure bank to evaluate, approve and issue such grants, subject to the appropriations provided to the program.)
Feb 18 2021 06/16/2021 Referred To House Finance
Jun 16 2021
SB 116 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES (Provides a procedure for homeowners to submit to a municipal zoning board of review or municipal official or agency for a review to determine whether or not a proposed use under this chapter requires a special use permit.)
Jan 26 2021 06/16/2021 Referred To House Municipal Government & Housing
Jun 16 2021
SB 497 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS (Pharmacists may discuss reimbursement criteria with individuals presenting prescriptions.)
Mar 04 2021 06/14/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Jun 14 2021
SB 67 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- STATE EMBLEMS (This act would designate "Northern Star Coral" as the official state coral.)
Jan 19 2021 06/11/2021 Signed By Governor
Jun 11 2021
SB 133 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- SMALL CLAIMS AND CONSUMER CLAIMS -- PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS (Increases the maximum amount to be recovered in civil court action as a small claims from two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to five thousand dollars ($5,000).)
Jan 26 2021 06/10/2021 Committee Recommends Passage Of Sub A In Concurrence
Jun 10 2021
SB 611 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- RHODE ISLAND PARENTAL AND FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (Increases the amount of parental or family leave available to an employee from thirteen (13) weeks to twenty-six (26) weeks in any two (2) calendar years.)
Mar 11 2021 06/10/2021 Referred To House Labor
Jun 10 2021
SB 646 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE (Requires coverage for treatment of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome, including, but not limited to, the use of intravenous immunoglobin therapy.)
Mar 18 2021 06/10/2021 Referred To House Health & Human Services
Jun 10 2021
SB 473 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES (Allows the twenty-one coastal communities to adopt the CRMC's coastal hazard application process applicable to local overlay districts for applicants seeking local building permits.)
Mar 04 2021 06/10/2021 Referred To House Environment And Natural Resources
Jun 10 2021
SB 286 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Direct the council on elementary and secondary education to provide professional support and assistance to LEAs regarding effective ways to use data such as the LEA’s budget and demographics, school culture, and assessments to improve student performance.)
Feb 18 2021 06/10/2021 Referred To House Education
Jun 10 2021
SB 635 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - STUDENT TRANSPORTATION (Prohibits school committees from entering into a school bus service contract unless the contract provides for payments to school bus drivers, monitors and aids for one hundred and eighty (180) days or the length of the contracted for school year.)
Mar 18 2021 06/10/2021 Referred To House Education
Jun 10 2021
SB 85 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Requires that benchmarks specific to each local education authority (LEA) be developed by the department of education to improve cost controls, efficiencies and program effectiveness.)
Jan 26 2021 06/10/2021 Referred To House Education
Jun 10 2021
SB 862 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF BRISTOL (Validates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Bristol, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Bristol on November 3, 2020.)
Apr 30 2021 06/10/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jun 10 2021
SB 31 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SUICIDE PREVENTION--THE NATHAN BRUNO AND JASON FLATT ACT (Creates the "Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act" which requires training of teachers/students/school personnel regarding suicide awareness and prevention, and the establishment of a conflict resolution process between teachers or school personnel/students.)
Jan 19 2021 06/09/2021 Committee Recommends Passage In Concurrence
Jun 09 2021
SB 43 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION (Requires the contracting department of the department of human services or the department of administration to pilot at least one contract for professional or technical services using automatic verification software to verify hours billed under contract.)
Jan 19 2021 06/08/2021 Committee Continued
Jun 08 2021
SB 206 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE - COMMERCIAL FISHERIES (Permits the dockside sale of allowable live lobsters, crabs and live whelk upon issuance of a direct sale dealer license by the department of environmental management to a commercial fishing license holder.)
Feb 10 2021 06/02/2021 Referred To House Environment And Natural Resources
Jun 02 2021
SB 25 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- NONREGULATED POWER PRODUCER CONSUMER BILL OF RIGHTS (Excludes municipal and government bodies that aggregate electrical loads for residential retail customers from the requirement that a new contract is required when there is a change of terms for electric-generation services.)
Jan 19 2021 06/02/2021 Referred To House Corporations
Jun 02 2021

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