Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Scott A. Slater

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
HB 6324 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICES ACT (Makes changes to the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act.)
May 12 2021 07/16/2021 Vetoed By Governor
Jul 16 2021
HB 6422 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES (Allows the Providence board of licenses to grant an exemption from restrictions with regard to the proximity to schools and churches relating to issuance of a Class BV alcoholic beverage retail license for property located at 601 Hartford Avenue.)
Jun 11 2021 07/14/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 14 2021
HB 6288 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Clarifies the tax classification for the homestead exemption for the city of Providence.)
Apr 29 2021 07/14/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 14 2021
HB 5468 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS--CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS -- PAROLE (This act would, upon its own motion or upon request of a parolee, enable the parole board to terminate a parolee's supervision and legal custody order. Prisoners with a life sentence for first and second degree murder are excluded.)
Feb 10 2021 07/13/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 13 2021
HB 5238 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Creates the "Rhode Island Student Success Act" which would identify those students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public universities, colleges or community colleges.)
Jan 29 2021 07/12/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 12 2021
HB 6083 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT (Reclassifies simple possession of ten grams (10g) or less of a controlled substance classified in Schedules I, II, III, IV, V of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act to a 2 year misdemeanor instead of a felony.)
Mar 03 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
HB 5270 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- HOTELS--HUMAN TRAFFICKING REPORTING AND PREVENTION ACT (Creates the Human Trafficking Reporting and Prevention Act applicable to hotels, requiring them to educate their employees about identifying, reporting and preventing human trafficking, on their premises.)
Jan 29 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
HB 5245 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - HARM REDUCTION CENTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND PILOT PROGRAM (Creates pilot program to establish harm reduction centers where use of pre-obtained controlled substances may occur under supervision of health care professionals)
Jan 29 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
HB 5268 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS (Requires applicants to pass test to include topics on fair housing and requires 24 hours of continuing education.)
Jan 29 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
HB 6438 (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
HB 6119 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- SMALL BUSINESSES--ZONING ORDINANCES (Imposes one year moratorium on enforcement of municipal ordinance or zoning requirement that penalizes owners of food service establishments/bars for modifications/alternations to their premises in response to an emergency declaration.)
Mar 11 2021 07/08/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 08 2021
HB 6328 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT - OFFENSES AND PENALTIES (Excludes the possession of buprenorphine from those controlled substances that can result in criminal penalties.)
May 12 2021 07/01/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 01 2021
HR 6492 (2021 Regular Session)
House Resolution Honoring And Thanking Captain Antiliano De Jesus Estrella For His Devoted Service To The People Of The City Of Providence And The State Of Rhode Island
Jul 01 2021 07/01/2021 House Read And Passed
Jul 01 2021
HR 6485 (2021 Regular Session)
House Resolution Joyously Congratulating The Hope High School Boys Baseball Team On Winning The 2021 Rhode Island High School Baseball Division Iii State Championship
Jun 30 2021 06/30/2021 House Read And Passed
Jun 30 2021
HB 6370 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- ADULT USE MARIJUANA (Authorizes the director of the department of business regulation to license the cultivation and sale of marijuana.)
May 28 2021 06/29/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Jun 29 2021
HR 6449 (2021 Regular Session)
JOINT RESOLUTION AMENDING THE JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A PERMANENT LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON CHILD CARE IN RHODE ISLAND (This resolution would amend the membership and purpose of said commission, allow for funding with approval, and require review of said membership every two (2) years.)
Jun 17 2021 06/28/2021 House Read And Passed
Jun 28 2021
HB 6468 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- GREEN NEW DEAL ACT OF 2021 (Establishes a climate action plan to eliminate the state's dependence on fossil fuel energy generation of electricity and replace the required generation of electricity from clean energy resources by calendar year 2036.)
Jun 24 2021 06/25/2021 Withdrawn At Sponsor's Request
Jun 25 2021
HB 6476 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- QUALIFIED DATA CENTERS LOCATION INCENTIVE (Establishes incentives for property sales and use tax exemptions for qualified data centers located in Rhode Island upon a minimum qualified investment of $50,000,000 in a designated enterprise zone and $200,000,000 in a non-enterprise zone.)
Jun 25 2021 06/25/2021 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Jun 25 2021
HB 6466 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LITTLE CIGAR TAX (Requires that the tax imposed on little cigars be imposed in the same manner as the tax imposed on cigarettes, that 25% of such tax revenue would be applied to smoking cessation programs, and requires that little cigars be sold in packs of 20 or more.)
Jun 24 2021 06/24/2021 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Jun 24 2021
HR 6427 (2021 Regular Session)
House Resolution Congratulating The Honorable Joy Hearn On Her Retirement From The Barrington Public Schools After Many Years Of Dedicated And Distinguished Service
Jun 15 2021 06/15/2021 House Read And Passed
Jun 15 2021

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