Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by J. Aaron Regunberg

Bill Title Introduced↓ Latest Action
HB 7799 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING (Provides an opportunity for employees affected by plant closings or mass layoffs to furnish competitive bids to purchase businesses otherwise at risk of reducing workforce.)
Feb 28 2018 04/05/2018 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 05 2018
HB 7872 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - COUNCIL ON ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION (Council on elementary and secondary education to mandate libraries in high schools to be open one hour before, during and one hour after school.)
Feb 28 2018 04/03/2018 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 03 2018
HB 7868 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- HEALTHY BEVERAGE ACT (Creates the "Healthy Beverage Act" and requires children's meals provided by restaurants include certain healthy beverage options if the beverage comes with the meal.)
Feb 28 2018 04/04/2018 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 04 2018
HB 7886 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Adds three (3) new income tax brackets for purposes of Rhode Island state income taxation.)
Feb 28 2018 05/17/2018 Committee Postponed At Request Of Sponsor (05/17/2018)
May 17 2018
HR 7853 (2018 Regular Session)
Joint Resolution Respectfully Urging The Department Of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities And Hospitals And The Executive Office Of Health And Human Services To Increase Certain Direct And Home Care Worker Wages
Feb 28 2018 03/15/2018 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 15 2018
HB 7851 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PLASTIC WASTE REDUCTION ACT (Prohibits large retail establishments from providing plastic checkout bags/all retail establishments providing polystyrene food containers with enforcement by municipalities with opt out election effective January 1, 2021.)
Feb 28 2018 03/29/2018 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 29 2018
HB 7828 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS-THE ENERGY AND CONSUMER SAVINGS ACT OF 2005 (Establishes minimum energy and water efficiency standards for certain products sold or installed in the state.)
Feb 28 2018 06/23/2018 House Voted To Recommit To House Environment And Natural Resources
Jun 23 2018
HB 7891 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' LICENSE - SAFE ROADS AND MANDATORY INSURANCE (Allows DMV to issue driving privilege licenses/permits to applicants unable to establish lawful presence in US which are not valid for ID purposes effective July 1, 2018.)
Feb 28 2018 05/15/2018 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 15 2018
HB 7703 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL AND YOUTH PROGRAMS CONCUSSION ACT (Requires all school districts to designate an athletic trainer to be available for high school athletic practices and games.)
Feb 28 2018 04/03/2018 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 03 2018
HB 7803 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- QUALITY SELF-DIRECTED SERVICES -- PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- INDIVIDUAL PROVIDERS OF DIRECT SUPPORT SERVICES (Enables the creation of a public registry of home health aides, giving seniors and individuals living with disabilities another choice when accessing long-term care options.)
Feb 28 2018 06/29/2018 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2018
HB 7815 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION-PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Adds a personal income tax bracket of 8.99% for income over one million dollars ($1,000,000))
Feb 28 2018 05/08/2018 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 08 2018
HB 7762 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Repeals the statute providing state preemption of laws pertaining to the ownership, possession, transportation, and sale of firearms and ammunitions.)
Feb 28 2018 04/24/2018 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 24 2018
HB 7827 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS ACT (Establishes the Rhode Island global warming solutions act to reduce carbon emissions across various sectors of the local economy.)
Feb 28 2018 03/15/2018 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 15 2018
HB 7878 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES (Includes the general assembly elections in the risk-limiting audits within the jurisdiction of the board of elections.)
Feb 28 2018 03/28/2018 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 28 2018
HB 7873 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON POST SECONDARY EDUCATION -- PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FEE (Directs council on postsecondary education to assess $50.00 per semester transportation fee on RI public college students with student ID cards serving as pass for services furnished/operated by RI public transit authority.)
Feb 28 2018 05/24/2018 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 24 2018
HB 7661 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS (Requires the public utilities commission to periodically review the advertising expense, passed through in utility rates, to determine whether the expense should be deemed allowable or should be excluded from the utility's rates.)
Feb 15 2018 04/24/2018 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 24 2018
HB 7645 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Criminalizes the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale or transfer of any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting more than 10 rounds, known as high capacity magazines. Makes exceptions for law enforcement and the US armed forces.)
Feb 15 2018 04/24/2018 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 24 2018
HB 7674 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC POWER UTILITY COUNCIL ACT (Establishes the Rhode Island public power utility council.)
Feb 15 2018 04/30/2018 Meeting Postponed (05/01/2018)
Apr 30 2018
HB 7664 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE (Increases the compensation of direct-care staff of nursing facilities as a result of the application of the inflation index.)
Feb 15 2018 05/02/2018 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 02 2018
HB 7644 (2018 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Provides that applicants for gun permits submit to national records check including fingerprinting by FBI.)
Feb 15 2018 04/24/2018 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 24 2018

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