Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Harold M. Metts

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
SB 2801 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Adds one new income tax bracket for purposes of state income taxation.)
Mar 12 2020 11/18/2020 Committee Heard
Nov 18 2020
SB 2926 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Imposes a moratorium on non-essential evictions/mortgage foreclosures during a state of emergency declared by the governor relating to residential property and establishes an eviction diversion program to resolve landlord-tenant eviction disputes.)
Aug 21 2020 08/21/2020 Introduced, Referred To Senate Judiciary
Aug 21 2020
SB 2923 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $140,000,000 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, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 75% 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 City of Providence to issue $140,000,000 in general obligation bonds to finance, improvements to school buildings and facilities.)
Jul 16 2020 08/03/2020 Meeting Postponed (08/04/2020)
Aug 03 2020
SB 2824 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION -- LICENSING (Creates a new process with standards to be utilized when deciding whether an applicant's past conviction of a crime should disqualify the applicant from receiving an occupational license, permit, certificate, or registration issued by the state.)
Mar 12 2020 07/22/2020 Signed By Governor
Jul 22 2020
SR 2902 (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 17 2020 07/16/2020 House Passed As Amended In Concurrence
Jul 16 2020
SB 2585 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- CAUSES OF ACTION (Allows for a civil investigative demand in instances of perceived violations of Rhode Islanders' civil rights.)
Feb 25 2020 07/14/2020 Referred To House Judiciary
Jul 14 2020
SR 2799 (2020 Regular Session)
Joint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Authorizing The Issuance Of Bonds For The Roger Williams Park Zoo
Mar 12 2020 06/18/2020 Referred To House Finance
Jun 18 2020
SR 2867 (2020 Regular Session)
SENATE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE TO REVIEW AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS ON POLICIES PERTAINING TO THE RHODE ISLAND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' BILL OF RIGHTS (LEOBOR) (Creates a 13 member task force to study and provide recommendations on policies pertaining to the RI Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights, and who would report back to the Senate by February 9, 2021, and expires on May 9, 2021.)
Jun 12 2020 06/18/2020 Senate Read And Passed
Jun 18 2020
SR 2897 (2020 Regular Session)
Senate Resolution Recognizing "Juneteenth National Freedom Day" On June 19, 2020
Jun 17 2020 06/18/2020 Senate Read And Passed
Jun 18 2020
SB 2791 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - STATE AID (Amends the computation of relative wealth of municipalities for the purpose of distributing state aid by eliminating the requirement that certain exemptions include tax treaty's that are conditioned on being in force on May 15, 2005.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To Senate Education
Mar 12 2020
SR 2809 (2020 Regular Session)
JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO A LEASE AGREEMENT FOR LEASED EXHIBITION, OFFICE AND VAULT STORAGE SPACE (This Joint Resolution would authorize a lease agreement for exhibition, office and vault storage space for the Department of State.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To Senate Finance
Mar 12 2020
SB 2784 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ACCESS TO ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (Updates Access to Advanced Placement Courses for All Students Act.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To Senate Education
Mar 12 2020
SB 2843 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS (Eliminates the requirement that to vote, a person must be registered in the city or town and voting district at least thirty (30) days next preceding any election. Effective July 1, 2020.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To Senate Judiciary
Mar 12 2020
SB 2604 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS -- FREEWAYS (Eliminates the provision a person who solicits a ride in a motor vehicle or backs up a motor vehicle on a freeway is guilty of a misdemeanor. Adds $100 fine for advertising a motor vehicle for sale on a state highway to the schedule of violations.)
Feb 25 2020 03/12/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 12 2020
SB 2825 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS - PAROLE (Grants juveniles sentenced as adults parole eligibility after completing fifteen (15) years of sentence with prospective/retroactive. Effective January 1, 1991.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To Senate Judiciary
Mar 12 2020
SB 2405 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES (Would allow individuals employed in domestic service or in or about a private home to be included as an employee.)
Feb 13 2020 03/11/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 11 2020
SB 2143 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES (Gradually increases the hourly minimum wage from $10.50 to $15 by July 1, 2024, and the hourly minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities from $3.89 an hour to $15 an hour by January 1, 2028.)
Jan 22 2020 03/11/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 11 2020
SB 2124 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES (Provides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and establishes medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services.)
Jan 22 2020 03/11/2020 Placed On Senate Calendar
Mar 11 2020
SB 2308 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE -- HOLIDAY AND SUNDAY WORK (Removes health care and maintenance workers from the definition of employees not entitled to overtime pay, for purposes of overtime pay on Sundays and holidays, enabling them to collect overtime pay.)
Feb 04 2020 03/11/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 11 2020
SB 2374 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- INTEREST AND USURY (Reduces the usury rate to twelve percent (12%).)
Feb 13 2020 03/10/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 10 2020

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