Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Cynthia Armour Coyne

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
SB 575 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Grants an exemption from the personal income tax to writers, composers and artists residing within the East Providence arts zone.)
Mar 11 2021 07/14/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 14 2021
SB 969 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL SALES (Allows the town of Barrington board of licenses to grant an exemption from the provisions of the statute regarding proximity to schools and churches relating to the issuance of an alcoholic beverage retail license for property located at 305 Sowams Road.)
Jun 21 2021 07/14/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 14 2021
SB 193 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - THEFT, EMBEZZLEMENT, FALSE PRETENSES AND MISAPPROPRIATIONS (Requires that penalties or restitution payments for larceny of a campaign account or campaign expenditure reporting violations be deposited into the Rhode Island crime victim compensation program fund and not into the candidate's campaign account.)
Feb 05 2021 07/13/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 13 2021
SB 550 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- THE RHODE ISLAND WHISTLE BLOWERS' PROTECTION ACT (Prohibits an employer from reporting an employee's immigration status for whistle blowing.)
Mar 04 2021 07/13/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 13 2021
SB 35 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- THE OCEAN STATE CLIMATE ADAPTATION FUND (Establishes the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund. Enables municipalities and the state to apply for grants to improve public safety and community climate resilience for coastal habitats, as well as river and stream floodplains.)
Jan 19 2021 07/13/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 13 2021
SB 357 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BIODIESEL PRODUCTS (Amends the compliance standards for heating oil biobased products providing minimum standards for the percentage of biobased product that certain types of heating oil must contain.)
Feb 25 2021 07/12/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 12 2021
SB 73 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - THE HAROLD M. METTS SCHOOL SAFETY ACT OF 2021 (Prohibits possession of firearms on school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons under contract to provide school security services, and unloaded firearms in locked containers or a locked rack on motor vehicles.)
Jan 19 2021 07/12/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 12 2021
SB 416 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Prohibits obtaining/purchasing/transferring a firearm on behalf of another person if other person prohibited from possessing firearm with increase in penalties for those offenses and applications amended to state number of firearms purchased.)
Feb 25 2021 07/12/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 12 2021
SB 103 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Authorizes cities/towns to establish a property tax credit program in exchange for volunteer service by persons over age 60 up to $1,500 calculated by multiplying service hours by the state minimum wage per hour.)
Jan 26 2021 07/12/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 12 2021
SB 339 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- APPLIANCE AND EQUIPMENT ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY STANDARDS ACT OF 2021 (Establishes minimum energy and water efficiency standards for appliances and specified equipment purchased or installed after January 1, 2023.)
Feb 25 2021 07/12/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 12 2021
SB 671 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS (Prohibits agencies of municipalities and the state from releasing information as to the residency of municipal or state police officers regarding public records requests.)
Mar 18 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 635 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - STUDENT TRANSPORTATION (Prohibits school committees from entering into a school bus service contract unless the contract provides for payments to school bus drivers, monitors and aids for one hundred and eighty (180) days or the length of the contracted for school year.)
Mar 18 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 34 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Allows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen without a physician's note or prescription, if the product is regulated by the FDA for over-the-counter use.)
Jan 19 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 796 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Amends definition of dating violence to include abusive, coercive behaviors used to exert control and power and provides that abuse may be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, financial, or psychological and includes threats, isolation, and intimidation.)
Apr 08 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 59 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - STATEWIDE PUBLIC SAFETY COMPUTER AIDED RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (Establishes a statewide public safety computer aided records management system.)
Jan 19 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 6 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - RIGHTS OF NURSING HOME PATIENTS (Department of health to promulgate rules and regulations for essential caregivers at nursing homes during a declared emergency.)
Jan 11 2021 07/08/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 08 2021
SB 346 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES -- INSPECTIONS (Authorizes the Exeter town sergeant or designees to conduct division of motor vehicles vehicle identifying number and odometer inspections.)
Feb 25 2021 07/08/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 08 2021
SB 38 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BALLOONS (Prohibits the release of balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gas.)
Jan 19 2021 07/08/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 08 2021
SB 954 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- STATEWIDE BODY-WORN CAMERA PROGRAM (Creates a statewide body-worn camera program for police departments in the state.)
Jun 16 2021 07/08/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 08 2021
SB 672 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (Creates an action authorizing any person who has been sentenced to imprisonment greater than one year subsequent to being wrongfully convicted of a criminal offense to petition court for an award of compensation and damages, including attorney’s fees.)
Mar 18 2021 07/08/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 08 2021

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