Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Nathan W. Biah

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
HB 7161 (2022 Regular Session)
An Act Relating To Education -- School Committees And Superintendents (See Title 16 Chapter 97 -- The Rhode Island Board Of Education Act)
Jan 26 2022 01/26/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Education
Jan 26 2022
HR 7225 (2022 Regular Session)
JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION - PERSONS ENTITLED TO VOTE (This joint resolution would authorize the submission to the electors of a constitutional amendment that would allow eligible citizens to register to vote removing the requirement that the registration be completed thirty (30) days before an election.)
Jan 26 2022 01/26/2022 Introduced, Referred To House State Government & Elections
Jan 26 2022
HB 7177 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- RHODE ISLAND CHILDCARE IS ESSENTIAL ACT (Provides that childcare is part of an early learning program and is an essential program supporting the state’s workforce and a strong state economy.)
Jan 26 2022 01/26/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Jan 26 2022
HB 7200 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- BUILDING SERVICE WORK (Requires that janitors and security guards employed, pursuant to state contracts worth more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) of janitorial or security services, be paid a standard compensation rate.)
Jan 26 2022 01/26/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Labor
Jan 26 2022
HB 7186 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY ACT (Provides that any law or regulation which protects a person from exposure to secondhand smoke would also provide protection from exposure to secondhand tobacco and marijuana smoke, regardless of how the smoke was generated.)
Jan 26 2022 01/26/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Health & Human Services
Jan 26 2022
HB 7164 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND CERTIFICATION STANDARDS BOARD (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Extends the time period to for all teachers to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and practices of scientific reading and structured literary instruction from the 2023-2024 school year until the 2025-2026 school year.)
Jan 26 2022 01/26/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Education
Jan 26 2022
HB 7163 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Provides students attending public schools enrolled in grades K-12 with a students' bill of rights prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, gender, economic status or mental, physical, developmental or sensory disabilities.)
Jan 26 2022 01/26/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Education
Jan 26 2022
HB 7197 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS (Limits the sale of fireworks to one week prior to and including the 4th day in July, and may only be used, exploded, or cause to be exploded between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.)
Jan 26 2022 01/26/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Judiciary
Jan 26 2022
HB 6667 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS -- TRAUMA INFORMED SCHOOLS ACT (Same as 21H-5936 -- Establishes the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.)
Jan 06 2022 01/21/2022 Scheduled For Hearing And/Or Consideration (01/26/2022)
Jan 21 2022
HB 6666 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Same as 21H-5934 -- Requires all school districts to provide students enrolled in grades Kindergarten through twelve (K-12) access to high-speed Internet.)
Jan 06 2022 01/21/2022 Scheduled For Hearing And/Or Consideration (01/26/2022)
Jan 21 2022
HB 7117 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- STATE DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97--THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Requires district and independent charter schools to use a random selection process to select eligible public school students who would be invited to attend the charter school and allows a parent to decline the invitation.)
Jan 20 2022 01/20/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Education
Jan 20 2022
HB 7132 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - PHARMACIES (Increases the state board of pharmacy from nine (9) to eleven (11) members by adding two (2) pharmacy technicians.)
Jan 20 2022 01/20/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Health & Human Services
Jan 20 2022
HR 7048 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of The Honorable Colin L. Powell, Former United States Secretary Of State And United States Army Four Star General
Jan 11 2022 01/11/2022 House Read And Passed
Jan 11 2022
HR 7055 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Susan Alder Kaplan
Jan 11 2022 01/11/2022 House Read And Passed
Jan 11 2022
HR 7038 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Joyously Celebrating The 218Th Anniversary Of The Declaration Of Haitian Independence On January 1, 2022
Jan 11 2022 01/11/2022 House Read And Passed
Jan 11 2022
HB 6645 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- TRANSFER OF VEHICLES (Extends from twenty (20) days to thirty (30) days, the period of time that a newly purchased motor vehicle may be temporarily operated, using the purchaser's current licenses plates.)
Jan 06 2022 01/06/2022 Introduced, Referred To House State Government & Elections
Jan 06 2022
HB 6665 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FEDERAL AID (Same as 21H-5931 -- Requires free lunches to be provided for all elementary and secondary students attending public schools, to the extent state and federal funds are available.)
Jan 06 2022 01/06/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Jan 06 2022
HB 6397 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES (Exempts 203-209 Douglas Avenue, Plat 68, Lots 83 and 646 of the applicable city of Providence tax assessment map from the permitting of alcohol beverages retail licenses within a certain proximity to schools and churches.)
Jun 04 2021 07/14/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 14 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 5697 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- AFRICAN HERITAGE HISTORY EDUCATION (Requires implementation of education courses in African American history in elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island commencing in the 2022-2023 school year.)
Feb 24 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021

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