Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Joseph J. Solomon, Jr.

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
HR 7118 (2022 Regular Session)
HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE EFFECTS AND IMPACT THAT HYBRID AND VIRTUAL LEARNING EMPLOYED DURING THE PANDEMIC HAS HAD ON THE ACHIEVEMENT RATES OF CHILDREN IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 12TH GRADE (Creates a 15 member commission to study, identify gaps, and provide plans to counter the impact of hybrid and virtual learning on achievement rates of children grades K-12th, and would report back by January 31, 2023, and expire on March 30, 2023.)
Jan 20 2022 05/18/2022 Committee Recommends Passage Of Sub A
May 18 2022
HB 7593 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE RHODE ISLAND CANNABIS ACT (Establishes the Cannabis Control Commission. Legalizes recreational marijuana possession and use.)
Mar 01 2022 05/18/2022 Committee Recommends Passage Of Sub A
May 18 2022
HB 8133 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL (Creates task force to study the issue of PFAS in firefighter gear, to monitor development of alternatives to this gear, develop timeline for replacing gear statewide and to develop strategy for funding the replacement gear from state or federal funds.)
Apr 13 2022 05/18/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 18 2022
HB 7528 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- INSPECTION OF MOTOR VEHICLES (Provides that only facilities located within the state be eligible for licenses to operate as official inspection stations for the inspection of vehicles.)
Feb 18 2022 05/18/2022 House Read And Passed
May 18 2022
HB 7782 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (Provides the standards for reviewing applications for plans or work for the extension of supply or distribution mains or pipes. It also adds an appeal of a denial by a public water supply facility pursuant to the administrative procedures act § 42-35-15.)
Mar 03 2022 05/17/2022 Committee Recommends Passage
May 17 2022
HB 7434 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- CREDIT CARD LENDING (Modernizes the Rhode Island credit card lending statute by amending the definition of "credit card plan" to keep up with new technology and online purchasing and expressly allows merchants to continue to assist consumers with digital payment options.)
Feb 11 2022 05/17/2022 Committee Recommends Passage Of Sub A
May 17 2022
HB 7664 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - VITAL RECORDS (Adds the division of taxation, division of motor vehicles and department of revenue to those agencies who receive lists of reported deaths.)
Mar 02 2022 05/17/2022 House Read And Passed
May 17 2022
HB 7154 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS THE RHODE ISLAND DEALERSHIP PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION ACT (Excludes sale of dealership as good cause to terminate relations with dealerships/allows 5 days to cure contract deficiency/violation/vests exclusive jurisdiction in RI courts to settle any disputes.)
Jan 26 2022 05/17/2022 Committee Recommends Passage Of Sub A
May 17 2022
HB 7751 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- PURCHASE AND SALE OF PRECIOUS METALS -- CATALYTIC CONVERTERS (Requires a purchaser of a catalytic converter to obtain a copy of the registration for the vehicle from which the catalytic converter was removed and provide said copy to law enforcement.)
Mar 02 2022 05/17/2022 Committee Recommends Passage Of Sub A
May 17 2022
HB 8255 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO AUTHORIZING THE AMENDMENT OF THE WARWICK CITY CHARTER REGARDING NEW ELECTED TERM LENGTHS AND TERM LIMITS FOR MAYOR AND COUNCIL ELECTIVE TERMS COMMENCING JANUARY, 2025 (Approves Warwick city charter amendments increasing mayor's term of office from 2 to 4 yrs, limited to 2 consecutive terms limiting council members to 6 consecutive 2 yr. terms effective 1/1/25 subject to general/special election voter approval.)
May 13 2022 05/13/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Municipal Government & Housing
May 13 2022
HB 7705 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires correctional officers to qualify annually with the pistol or revolver rather than the previous requirement of biennial qualification.)
Mar 02 2022 05/13/2022 Proposed Substitute
May 13 2022
HB 7159 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- REAL ESTATE SALES DISCLOSURES (Allows a homebuyer to void a purchase and sales agreement prior to the transfer if the seller fails to provide a written sales disclosure. The act also increases the maximum civil penalty for violating this law from $100 to $1,000.)
Jan 26 2022 05/13/2022 Placed On House Calendar (05/19/2022)
May 13 2022
HB 8247 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF LICENSES --VIOLATIONS (Reduces the civil penalty for the first and second offenses for driving without a license or driving with a suspended license, and would make a third violation a civil offense and a fourth offense a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.)
May 12 2022 05/13/2022 Scheduled For Hearing And/Or Consideration (05/19/2022)
May 13 2022
HB 7489 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - MEDICAL AND CLINICAL SERVICES PROGRAMS RATE REVIEW AND RATE SETTING PROCESS ACT OF 2022 (Provides for rate setting and review for all medical programs licensed or having a contract with the state as well as Medicaid.)
Feb 16 2022 05/12/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 12 2022
HB 7490 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ACT (Allows SNAP recipients to receive a minimum of $0.50 credit on their EBT card, for each $1.00 spent on fruits and vegetables also creates a separate SNAP fund to allocate funds from the general fund to effectuate this act.)
Feb 16 2022 05/12/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 12 2022
HB 8015 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM (Creates an Address Confidentiality Program for persons subjected to domestic violence.)
Mar 18 2022 05/12/2022 House Read And Passed
May 12 2022
HB 7552 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT AND DEBT PROTECTION ACT OF 2011 (Authorizes the Rhode Island public transit authority's coordinating council to develop a pilot program to address the needs of disabled individuals whose disability prevents independent use of a fixed route system.)
Feb 18 2022 05/12/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 12 2022
HR 7320 (2022 Regular Session)
HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND REVIEW THE COST AND STATUS OF THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND OWNED, VACANT, AND ABANDONED PROPERTIES AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR METHODS TO MITIGATE THE ASSOCIATED EXPENSES (Creates a 13 member commission to study and provide recommendations to mitigate the associated costs for the State's vacant and abandoned properties, and would report back by May 1, 2023, and expire on June 30, 2023.)
Feb 02 2022 05/12/2022 House Passed Sub A As Amended (Floor Amendment)
May 12 2022
HB 7925 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- STATE PURCHASES (Increases the maximum state and municipal small purchase limits from $10,000 to $25,000 for construction projects and from $5,000 to $10,000 for all other state and municipal purchases.)
Mar 07 2022 05/11/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 11 2022
HB 7280 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- LABOR AND PAYMENT OF DEBTS BY CONTRACTORS (Amends the definition of public works so that it would include any public works projects performed for any city or town or quasi-municipal entity and the state and any quasi-state entity.)
Feb 02 2022 05/11/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 11 2022

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