Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by James A. Seveney

Bill Title Introduced↓ Latest Action
SB 896 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (Establishes the twelve (12) member broadband council to create a plan to increase the use of broadband service in the state. A broadband coordinator is to be designated in Commerce RI to access federal funds and coordinate with the council.)
May 14 2021 05/27/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 27 2021
SB 874 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS - CORROSION PREVENTION AND MITIGATION WORK REQUIREMENTS (Requires all contractors and subcontractors who perform construction, alteration, demolition, installation, repair or maintenance work, pursuant to public works contracts, to comply with industry standards for infrastructure corrosion prevention.)
May 07 2021 06/23/2021 Placed On Senate Calendar (06/24/2021)
Jun 23 2021
SB 883 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS (Requires all persons or entities collecting social security and other personal identification numbers to create and publicly display a privacy protection policy. Violations of this requirement would incur a civil penalty of five-hundred dollars ($500).)
May 07 2021 05/07/2021 Introduced, Referred To Senate Judiciary
May 07 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 835 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- SECRETARY OF STATE (Authorizes the secretary of state and board of elections to conduct an extensive cybersecurity assessment of our election systems and facilities and to establish a cybersecurity review board.)
Apr 23 2021 05/13/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 13 2021
SB 827 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ESTABLISHMENT OF CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Define educational disadvantaged students. This act would also require the use of a weighted lottery for charter school establishment, charter renewal and for student applications when there aren’t enough seats available.)
Apr 23 2021 06/23/2021 Meeting Postponed (06/23/2021)
Jun 23 2021
SB 837 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE -- CONTRIBUTIONS (Decreases an employee’s obligation for contribution from wages and require an employer to contribute one-half of the amount to an employee’s contribution.)
Apr 23 2021 05/05/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 05 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
SR 812 (2021 Regular Session)
Senate Resolution Proclaiming April, 2021, To Be "The Month Of The Military Child" In Rhode Island
Apr 08 2021 04/13/2021 Senate Read And Passed
Apr 13 2021
SB 816 (2021 Regular Session)
An Act To Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Frajeelai, Llc
Apr 08 2021 05/13/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
May 13 2021
SB 793 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE (Requires nursing facilities per diem rates to be adjusted every 3 years or the rate shall automatically increase by 3%. Requires Medicaid rates paid to nursing facilities be increased by the same percentage of any minimum wage increase.)
Apr 08 2021 04/29/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 29 2021
SB 756 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Provides local education agencies (LEAs) hiring site-based specialists for reading and math to receive state reimbursement based on enrollment and specific guidelines.)
Apr 01 2021 04/28/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 28 2021
SB 757 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - EDUCATION - PSYCHOLOGISTS (Creates minimum qualifications for school psychologists and establishes the scope of their practice within schools and establishes state support for school-based mental health services.)
Apr 01 2021 06/22/2021 Senate Passed Sub A As Amended (Floor Amendment)
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 781 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS (Requires electric and gas distribution companies, with exceptions, to remit fifteen percent (15%) of the amount of demand-side charge collections to the Rhode Island infrastructure bank for any energy-related financing programs.)
Apr 01 2021 06/22/2021 Scheduled For Consideration (06/24/2021)
Jun 22 2021
SB 761 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- STATE PURCHASES (Prohibits the use of state funds to purchase single-serving bottled water or single-use plastic bags or expanded polystyrene.)
Apr 01 2021 04/29/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 29 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 656 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- BRISTOL COUNTY WATER SUPPLY (Repeals the requirement that the Bristol County water authority maintain its reservoirs, wells and well sites, transmission lines and water treatment plants within its jurisdiction in good, sound and safe condition.)
Mar 18 2021 06/23/2021 Transmitted To Governor
Jun 23 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 671 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS (Prohibits agencies of municipalities and the state from releasing information as to the residency of municipal or state police officers regarding public records requests.)
Mar 18 2021 06/22/2021 Placed On Senate Calendar (06/24/2021)
Jun 22 2021

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