Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Lauren H. Carson

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
HB 8130 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES (Authorizes a holder of a Class B license to sell alcoholic beverages with take-out food orders and would sunset on December 31, 2021.)
Sep 21 2020 09/24/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Sep 24 2020
HB 8040 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF NEWPORT TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $106,500,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE ALL COSTS RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF: (I) AN ADDITION TO THE CLAIBORNE PELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLASSROOMS AND ASSOCIATED SUPPORT SPACE, SITE IMPROVEMENTS, AND PARKING AND (II) A NEW SCHOOL FACILITY FOR THE WILLIAM S. ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL, 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 the city of Newport to issue not more than $106,500,000 general obligation bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance all costs relating to school improvements.)
Jun 18 2020 07/25/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 25 2020
HR 8112 (2020 Regular Session)
House Resolution Extending Deepest Sympathy On The Passing Of The Honorable Paul L. Gaines, Sr., The First African American Mayor In New England
Jul 16 2020 07/16/2020 House Read And Passed
Jul 16 2020
HB 7247 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION TAX CREDITS (Authorizes motion picture tax credits for a production that does not have its primary location within the state, provided a minimum of ten million dollars in state certified production costs are incurred and paid within a twelve (12) month period.)
Jan 23 2020 03/17/2020 Signed By Governor
Mar 17 2020
HB 7868 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- REFUSE DISPOSAL (Requires certain businesses and educational facilities that produce at least 52 tons of organic-waste yearly and are located within 30 miles of an authorized composting facility to use authorized methods of recycling.)
Feb 26 2020 03/12/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 12 2020
HB 7814 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Directs the DOE and sec. ed. to promulgate rules/regulations/establish minimum accountability standards/school districts would be required to meet in order to be in compliance with an individualized education program for students with disabilities.)
Feb 26 2020 03/11/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 11 2020
HB 7291 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SEIZURE SAFE SCHOOLS ACT (Requires elementary/secondary schools to have at least 1 school employee trained to administer/assist with the self-administering of seizure rescue medication prescribed to treat seizure disorder systems and the use of prescribed electrical stimulation.)
Jan 24 2020 03/11/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 11 2020
HB 7507 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL WASTE RECYCLING AND REFUSE DISPOSAL (Requires schools to comply with recycling and composting laws and promotes the donation of unspoiled nonperishable food by schools. Requires the use of share tables at all schools.)
Feb 07 2020 03/11/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 11 2020
HB 7776 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT (Requires third-party hosting platforms to register short-term rental units with DBR, if not registered a fine would be imposed. Creates database for short-term rental units.)
Feb 26 2020 03/10/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 10 2020
HB 7872 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- PLASTIC RECYCLING AND LITTER ACT (Creates voluntary, no charge program for caterers/mobile food vendors/restaurants for reduction of plastic/other disposal waste with successful completion resulting in2 year exemption from payment for litter control permit.)
Feb 26 2020 03/06/2020 Committee Postponed At Request Of Sponsor (03/12/2020)
Mar 06 2020
HB 7399 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - RESILIENT RHODE ISLAND ACT OF 2014 - CLIMATE CHANGE COORDINATING COUNCIL (Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.)
Jan 31 2020 03/05/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 05 2020
HB 7850 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Authorizes cities and towns to classify residential property that is rented for more than thirty (30) non-consecutive days in a calendar year as a Class 2 property.)
Feb 26 2020 03/05/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 05 2020
HB 7871 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- FORT ADAMS FOUNDATION (Allows the director to appoint a representative of the division of parks and recreation to the Fort Adams Foundation.)
Feb 26 2020 03/05/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 05 2020
HB 7082 (2020 Regular Session)
An Act To Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Alidade Incorporated
Jan 10 2020 03/05/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Mar 05 2020
HR 7972 (2020 Regular Session)
House Resolution Recognizing March 8, 2020, As "International Women’S Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
Mar 05 2020 03/05/2020 House Read And Passed
Mar 05 2020
HB 7903 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS - LITTER CONTROL AND RECYCLING (Adds "cigarette butts" to the definition of "litter".)
Feb 26 2020 03/05/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 05 2020
HB 7956 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS (Allows DOT to lease airport property up to 50 years for substantial improvement/building and increases RI airport corporation directors from 7 to 9 with one appointment (RIPA) and (RIGABOA).)
Mar 04 2020 03/04/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Corporations
Mar 04 2020
HB 7570 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - WAGES (Increases the minimum wage by using an annual fixed amount until January 1, 2024, where it reaches to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, then raised annually thereafter by using the (CPI-W). It also raises the cash wage by using a similar scale.)
Feb 13 2020 03/04/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 04 2020
HB 7577 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE CIVIC LITERACY ACT (Requires the implementation of the civic literacy act for all students between the eighth and twelfth grades.)
Feb 13 2020 03/04/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 04 2020
HB 7506 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Permits students in grades nine (9) through twelve (12) to possess/use over-the-counter medication and products without a doctor's or parent's note during school.)
Feb 07 2020 03/04/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 04 2020

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