Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by J. Aaron Regunberg

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↑
HB 5639 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY (Limits damages to $100,000 in any tort action against the public transit authority, except by a special act, authorized by the general assembly.)
Mar 01 2017 03/22/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 22 2017
HB 5666 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Requires school districts to provide for alternative programs and classroom space, within the school, to reduce the number of out of school suspensions which could lead to other deviant behaviors.)
Mar 01 2017 03/22/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 22 2017
HB 5515 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - IMMIGRATION DETAINEES (Creates standards for responding to immigration detainees for the law enforcement officials' transportation of inmates, who are the subject of immigration detainers or administrative warrants.)
Feb 15 2017 03/22/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 22 2017
HB 5809 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - BREAST-FEEDING (Creates an enforcement process for the right to breast-feed at work. In addition, it would require all schools to provide reasonable accommodation to its lactating students.)
Mar 01 2017 03/29/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 29 2017
HB 5955 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Exempts the real and tangible property of Hope Health located in Providence, Rhode Island from taxation.)
Mar 17 2017 03/29/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 29 2017
HB 5830 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- SPOUSAL NOTICE FOR ABORTION (Repeals the requirement of notice to husband of a patient before an abortion procedure.)
Mar 02 2017 03/29/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 29 2017
HB 5315 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGE--GRATUITIES (Raises the minimum wage for tipped workers by fifty cents ($.50) per year commencing on January 1, 2018 until the tipped minimum wage is not less than two-thirds (2/3) of the regular minimum wage.)
Feb 01 2017 03/30/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 30 2017
HB 5057 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGE (Increases the minimum wage to ten dollars and fifty cents ($10.50) commencing July 1, 2017.)
Jan 11 2017 03/30/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 30 2017
HR 6047 (2017 Regular Session)
House Resolution Honoring And Thanking The Most Honorable Portia Simpson Miller For Her Service To The People Of Jamaica
Mar 30 2017 03/30/2017 House Read And Passed
Mar 30 2017
HB 5595 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- WAGES (Gradually increases the hourly minimum wage from $9.60 to $15.00 on January 1, 2022, as well as gradually increasing the hourly minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities from $3.89 an hour to $15.00 an hour on January 1, 2026.)
Mar 01 2017 03/30/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 30 2017
HB 5686 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' LICENSE (Allows the DMV to issue driving privilege licenses and driving privilege permits to applicants unable to establish lawful presence in the United States. Driving privilege licenses and driving privilege permits are not valid for identification purposes.)
Mar 01 2017 04/04/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 04 2017
HB 5721 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS (Repeals the provision declaring prisoners serving a life sentence civilly dead.)
Mar 01 2017 04/04/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 04 2017
HR 5545 (2017 Regular Session)
House Resolution Encouraging Government Officials And Citizens To Consider The Constitutionality And Morality Of Laws And Orders Emerging From The Trump Administration Before Carrying Out Such Laws And Orders
Feb 16 2017 04/05/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 05 2017
HB 5847 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- PAYMENT OF WAGES (Establishes a procedure for employees to secure liens against employers for unpaid wages. Contested claims would be decided by superior court. Contracts of employment in contravention of provisions of this procedure would be void as against public policy.)
Mar 03 2017 04/06/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 06 2017
HR 6101 (2017 Regular Session)
House Resolution Proclaiming The Month Of April, 2017, To Be "Financial Literacy Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
Apr 11 2017 04/11/2017 House Read And Passed
Apr 11 2017
HB 5411 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS - RHODE ISLAND TRANSPARENCY IN SUPPLY CHAINS ACT OF 2017 (Requires retailers doing business in Rhode Island with over $100,000,000 in annual global revenues to publicly disclose the extent to which efforts are made to reduce the risk of trafficked, coerced, and child labor in their supply chains.)
Feb 08 2017 04/11/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 11 2017
HB 6056 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE STUDENT LOAN BILL OF RIGHTS (Authorizes the creation of the Student Loan Ombudsman within the Department of Business Regulation. The Ombudsman's duties would be to assist student loan borrowers with issues pertaining to their loans.)
Mar 31 2017 04/11/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 11 2017
HB 5707 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - RHODE ISLAND CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES REPORTING (Eliminates the reporting requirements imposed on campaign treasurers for expenditures made concerning a candidate by persons/groups not acting in concert with the candidate's campaign in light of the existing reporting requirements contained in 17-25.3-1.)
Mar 01 2017 04/12/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 12 2017
HR 6120 (2017 Regular Session)
House Resolution Commemorating "Holocaust Remembrance Day" And "Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day" And Avowing That These Atrocities Shall Never Be Repeated
Apr 13 2017 04/13/2017 House Read And Passed
Apr 13 2017
HB 5420 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows Thomas Welch to join Caroline Cohn and Peter Suchcicki in marriage on or about July 15, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.)
Feb 08 2017 04/19/2017 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Apr 19 2017

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