Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Joseph J. Solomon, Jr.

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
HB 8041 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF WARWICK TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $56,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY, TO FUND THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE FISCAL YEARS 2022 THROUGH 2026, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 35% AT THE TIME OF ISSUANCE AND PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN GRANTS RECEIVED FROM STATE BOND PROCEEDS, FROM THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR FROM THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY (Authorizes Warwick to issue up to fifty-six million dollars ($56,000,000) in bonds/notes for schools/school facilities upon voter approval.)
Jun 18 2020 07/25/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 25 2020
HB 7652 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS ACT (Amends the Hospital Conversion Act to add the transaction's compliance with the Rhode Island Antitrust Act to the list of criteria for review by the Attorney General.)
Feb 26 2020 07/22/2020 Signed By Governor
Jul 22 2020
HR 8077 (2020 Regular Session)
Joint Resolution To Approve And Publish, And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State (Change The Name Of The State)
Jun 19 2020 07/16/2020 Senate Passed In Concurrence
Jul 16 2020
HB 8067 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- SUICIDE TREATMENT IMPROVEMENT ACT (Provides for the "Suicide Treatment Improvement Act" to improve the delivery of suicide treatment.)
Jun 18 2020 06/18/2020 Introduced, Referred To House H.E.W.
Jun 18 2020
HR 8028 (2020 Regular Session)
House Resolution Proclaiming April 24, 2020, As "Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day" To Commemorate The Armenian Genocide Of 1915 To 1923, And In Honor Of Armenian-Amercians
Jun 17 2020 06/17/2020 House Read And Passed
Jun 17 2020
HB 8000 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS IN CHILDREN RELIEF FUND (Establishes Children's Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund to provide finance assistance to families for medical expenses not covered by state or federal programs or insurance contract.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Mar 12 2020
HB 7958 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE -- DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE -- MEDAL OF HONOR DAY (Designates March 25th as Medal of Honor Day.)
Mar 04 2020 03/12/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 12 2020
HB 7219 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Requires health insurance coverage for annual pediatric mental health examinations when ordered by a physician.)
Jan 22 2020 03/11/2020 Withdrawn At Sponsor's Request
Mar 11 2020
HB 7957 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Includes the chief inspector and inspector as those exempt from carrying a firearm without a permit and defines them as peace officers.)
Mar 04 2020 03/11/2020 Meeting Postponed (03/11/2020)
Mar 11 2020
HB 7909 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides that any person eighteen (18) years of age who is issued a license may carry a stun gun. It also adds "tasers" to the definition of "firearm." and provides for an appeal process for denial of an application for a permit.)
Feb 26 2020 03/11/2020 Meeting Postponed (03/11/2020)
Mar 11 2020
HB 7545 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (Prohibits person convicted of unnecessary cruelty to animals from owning or exercising control of an animal for a period of not less than twenty (20) years. Penalty for violation one thousand dollars ($1000) and forfeiture of animal.)
Feb 12 2020 03/10/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 10 2020
HR 7983 (2020 Regular Session)
House Resolution Proclaiming The Week Of March 8Th To March 14Th Of 2020, To Be "Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
Mar 10 2020 03/10/2020 House Read And Passed
Mar 10 2020
HB 7516 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- SUPERIOR COURT (Changes the name of the drug court magistrate to the "Rhode Island superior court adult drug/recovery court magistrate and changes the name of the court to the "Rhode Island superior court adult drug/recovery court".)
Feb 07 2020 03/10/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 10 2020
HB 7553 (2020 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 12 2020 03/10/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 10 2020
HB 7215 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- DRY DOCK FACILITIES (Amends the lien and notice procedures for facility operators of dry dock facilities.)
Jan 22 2020 03/05/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 05 2020
HB 7610 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE -- GENERAL PROVISIONS (Prohibits the importation, transportation, disbursement, distribution, sale, purchase, or possession of any species of non-native (exotic) invasive plants.)
Feb 14 2020 03/05/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 05 2020
HB 7123 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Allows students in public schools to possess and use a topical sunscreen product.)
Jan 16 2020 03/04/2020 Referred To Senate Education
Mar 04 2020
HB 7338 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR ALL STUDENTS (Directs that services provided by school social workers and certified school psychologists would be included as health care related services eligible for federal Medicaid reimbursement.)
Jan 29 2020 03/04/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 04 2020
HB 7341 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Requires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 all high school students attending public schools demonstrate proficiency in computer science.)
Jan 29 2020 03/04/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 04 2020
HB 7210 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS (Prohibits any development of land contiguous to the State House unless approved by the general assembly.)
Jan 22 2020 03/04/2020 Referred To Senate Judiciary
Mar 04 2020

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