Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Thomas J. Paolino

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
SB 119 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL (Requires the office of the attorney general to issue a report containing the total cases charged with a firearm in all Rhode Island courts and a list of cases charged with a firearm which have been disposed during the calendar year.)
Jan 26 2021 07/14/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 14 2021
SB 96 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Prohibits cities and towns from performing spot assessments that increase the assessment value of properties that have sold, except in accordance with their revaluation or update schedule.)
Jan 26 2021 07/10/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 10 2021
SB 974 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- ENFORCEMENT AND COLLECTION (Eliminates the fee associated with retail sales licenses and renting of living quarters.)
Jun 22 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 840 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE EDUCATION COMMISSION (Creates the Holocaust and genocide education commission.)
Apr 23 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 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 966 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- VIDEO-LOTTERY GAMES, TABLE GAMES AND SPORTS WAGERING (Increases flat fee paid to Lincoln and Tiverton as host communities from $100,000 to $200,00 for FY 2022/2023 with rates of increase for FY 2024 and thereafter based on rate of increase in combined sports/online sports wagering revenue.)
Jun 17 2021 07/06/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 06 2021
SB 600 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- FEES (Raises the juror's fees for each day's attendance on the superior court from $15.00 per day to $25.00 per day commencing July 1, 2022, and increases to $35.00 per day commencing July 1, 2023, and thereafter.)
Mar 11 2021 07/06/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 06 2021
SB 609 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE-- PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- FEES (Allows jurors to donate their juror fees to the state. Any such donation would be deposited into the general fund.)
Mar 11 2021 07/01/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 01 2021
SB 88 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RIGHTS AND DUTIES TEACHERS GENERALLY - SEPTEMBER 11 CLASSROOM MOMENT OF SILENCE (Allows teachers in all grades to provide the opportunity for students to observe a brief moment of silence on every September 11.)
Jan 26 2021 06/30/2021 Senate Read And Passed
Jun 30 2021
SB 89 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- OFFENSES PERTAINING TO SCHOOLS (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Prohibits the use of a school district's listserv to distribute any political advertisement, invitation, and/or propaganda.)
Jan 26 2021 06/25/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jun 25 2021
SB 955 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- PEER-TO-PEER CAR SHARING PROGRAM (Authorizes and regulate peer-to-peer car sharing programs whereby existing car owners make their motor vehicles available for other individuals to use under a peer-to-peer program.)
Jun 17 2021 06/24/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Jun 24 2021
SB 41 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CASELOAD ESTIMATING CONFERENCES (Requires the participation and input of the EOHHS, DHS, DCYF and BHDDH in medical assistance and public assistance caseload estimating conferences and the generation of monthly data to the members of the case load estimating conference.)
Jan 19 2021 06/24/2021 Senate Passed Sub A
Jun 24 2021
SB 254 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- REFUSE DISPOSAL--ELIMINATION OF POST-USE POLYMERS AND RECOVERED FEEDSTOCKS USED IN ADVANCED RECYCLING PROCESSES FROM SOLID WASTE (License required for advanced recycling facilities. No licensing within two (2) miles residential zone, school, place of worship or waterway or wetlands, except this prohibition shall not apply to grandfathered operations.)
Feb 10 2021 06/23/2021 Meeting Postponed (06/24/2021)
Jun 23 2021
SB 390 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO THE OAKLAND - MAPLEVILLE NUMBER 4 FIRE DISTRICT (Incorporates Oakland--Mapleville Number 4 Fire District.)
Feb 25 2021 06/18/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jun 18 2021
SB 928 (2021 Regular Session)
An Act To Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Life Science Resource Partners International, Llc
May 25 2021 06/17/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jun 17 2021
SR 952 (2021 Regular Session)
Senate Resolution Celebrating June 17, 2021, As "Essential Worker Appreciation Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
Jun 15 2021 06/15/2021 Senate Read And Passed
Jun 15 2021
SR 948 (2021 Regular Session)
Senate Resolution Proclaiming June 10, 2021, As The "Day Of Portugal" In The State Of Rhode Island
Jun 08 2021 06/08/2021 Senate Read And Passed
Jun 08 2021
SB 349 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FINANCIAL LITERACY (Requires the council on elementary and secondary education, in consultation with the RI department of education, to develop and approve statewide academic standards for the instruction of consumer education in public high schools no later than 12/31/2021.)
Feb 25 2021 06/01/2021 Signed By Governor
Jun 01 2021
SB 608 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- VOTING DISTRICTS AND OFFICIALS--POLL WORKER COMPENSATION (Sets the daily pay for election supervisors at fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour.)
Mar 11 2021 05/24/2021 Committee Continued
May 24 2021
SB 341 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- INTEREST AND USURY (Reduces the usury rate to twelve percent (12%).)
Feb 25 2021 05/20/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 20 2021

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