Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Steven J. Lima

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
HB 7062 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE (Provides that in developing alternative-learning plans, consideration shall be given to the difficulties and interruptions students experience because of the COVID-19 pandemic.)
Jan 12 2022 06/24/2022 Transmitted To Governor
Jun 24 2022
HB 7737 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION (Requires the office of diversity, equity and opportunity (ODEO) to create, and for all state and municipal employees to receive, annual training in cultural competency. Defines "cultural competency".)
Mar 02 2022 06/21/2022 Transmitted To Governor
Jun 21 2022
HB 6613 (2022 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.)
Jan 06 2022 06/15/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 15 2022
HB 6652 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN (Same as 21H-5619 -- Requires children who seek a special limited work permit to successfully complete a training program which shall address workers' rights, workplace health and safety, and workers' compensation, to be established and funded by the DLT.)
Jan 06 2022 06/15/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 15 2022
HB 8178 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS IN SUPPORT OF FY 2022 (Appropriates $1.0 million in state funds to nonprofit hospitals serving large governmentally insured populations with a primary care focused (internal medicine and/or family practice) program that started after January 1, 2021.)
Apr 28 2022 05/31/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 31 2022
HB 8252 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF COMMERCIAL FISHING VEHICLES (Requires the division of motor vehicles to develop a form for registration of and a license plate for commercial fishing motor vehicles.)
May 13 2022 05/13/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
May 13 2022
HB 7071 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- SALARIES AND TRAVELING EXPENSES (Prohibits the authorization of bonus or payment to state employee in labor union contracts for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine/would allow bonuses to employee if bonus is tied to employee's performance attributable to difficult COVID-19 working conditions.)
Jan 12 2022 05/05/2022 Withdrawn At Sponsor's Request
May 05 2022
HB 7128 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Creates a sales tax holiday on August 6 and 7, 2022)
Jan 20 2022 05/03/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 03 2022
HB 8110 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- CASUALTY INSURANCE GENERALLY -- LIQUID FUEL COVERAGE (Requires that casualty insurance provide coverage for property damage on the insured's property caused by or in response to a release of heating oil from a residential liquid fuel tank.)
Apr 08 2022 04/26/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 26 2022
HB 7299 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (Changes the definition of collaboration for physician assistants/increases continuing education to 50 hours/adds licensed nurse practitioners and physician assistants to the School and Youth concussion act.)
Feb 02 2022 04/26/2022 Referred To Senate Health And Human Services
Apr 26 2022
HB 6658 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- STATE TAX OFFICIALS (Same as 21H-5213 -- Changes the rate of interest for underpayments of tax to prime rate plus six percent (6%). Also limits the assessment of interest to four (4) calendar years prior to the date on which notice of the delinquent payment is sent.)
Jan 06 2022 04/13/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 13 2022
HB 8028 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- DISTRIBUTED GENERATION INTERCONNECTION (Modifies the application process for interconnection projects to require greater transparency/greater clarity through an 8 member committee and independent ombudsman with prospective application.)
Mar 23 2022 04/12/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 12 2022
HB 8111 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- BUSINESS CORPORATION TAX (Exempts new entities in the first two (2) years of existence from paying the minimum tax if annual net taxable income is less than five thousand dollars ($5,000).)
Apr 08 2022 04/08/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Apr 08 2022
HB 7717 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- RHODE ISLAND PARENTAL AND FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (Increases the amount of unpaid parental or family leave available to an employee, from thirteen (13) weeks to twenty-six (26) weeks, in any two (2) calendar years.)
Mar 02 2022 04/07/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 07 2022
HB 8080 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE EDWARD O. HAWKINS AND THOMAS C. SLATER MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT (Imposes a requirement that, after June 1, 2022, the hours of operation of a compassion center be subject to approval by affirmative vote of the city or town council where it is located.)
Apr 01 2022 04/01/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Municipal Government & Housing
Apr 01 2022
HB 8079 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES THERAPEUTIC RESEARCH ACT (Requires local approval by the city or town council and a voter referendum for any place of sale or distribution center of recreational marijuana located within that municipality.)
Apr 01 2022 04/01/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Municipal Government & Housing
Apr 01 2022
HB 7302 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides that any person eighteen (18) years of age who is issued a license or permit may carry a stun gun and provides for an appeal process for denial of an application for a license or permit.)
Feb 02 2022 03/30/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 30 2022
HB 7301 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Permits any person 18 years of age or older to possess a stun gun and permits those persons with a concealed carry permit can also carry a stun gun. Adds "tasers" to the definition of "firearm." Creates appeal process for denial of permit to carry.)
Feb 02 2022 03/30/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 30 2022
HB 6659 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- UNFAIR SALES PRACTICES (Same as 21H-5769 Sub A --A provider of a club, facility, or services to a consumer must stop automatic deductions from the consumer’s account or credit card within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving a notice to stop from the consumer.)
Jan 06 2022 03/24/2022 Referred To Senate Commerce
Mar 24 2022
HB 7087 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- DIVORCE AND SEPARATION (Creates a custody procedure for pets in divorce and separation proceedings based on the best interests of the animal. This act would not apply to assistance/service animals.)
Jan 12 2022 03/24/2022 Referred To Senate Judiciary
Mar 24 2022

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