Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Patricia A. Serpa

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
HB 7418 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- APPLICABILITY OF TRAFFIC REGULATIONS (Allows the city council of the city of Warwick to enact ordinances authorizing the Warwick police department to impounded off-road non-registered vehicles that are unlawfully used on public streets.)
Feb 09 2022 07/02/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 02 2022
HB 7467 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CITIES AND TOWNS -- SEWAGE CHARGES -- TOWN OF COVENTRY (Authorizes the town of Coventry to provide for the payment of sewer assessments in installments up to a thirty year period.)
Feb 11 2022 07/02/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 02 2022
HB 8255 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO AUTHORIZING THE AMENDMENT OF THE WARWICK CITY CHARTER REGARDING NEW ELECTED TERM LENGTHS AND TERM LIMITS FOR MAYOR AND COUNCIL ELECTIVE TERMS COMMENCING JANUARY, 2025 (Approves Warwick city charter amendments increasing mayor's term of office from 2 to 4 yrs, limited to 2 consecutive terms limiting council members to 6 consecutive 2 yr. terms effective 1/1/25 subject to general/special election voter approval.)
May 13 2022 07/02/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 02 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 07/02/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 02 2022
HB 7274 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' TENURE (Requires a school committee or the governing body of a charter or private school to submit the identity of any teacher terminated for cause to the Rhode Island department of education.)
Feb 02 2022 06/30/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 30 2022
HB 7136 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY - ANIMAL CARE (Waives the adoption fee to adopt a dog or cat from a public animal shelter for a veteran that presents a current and valid driver’s license or identification card with the word "veteran" printed on its face.)
Jan 20 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 8101 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- STATE PURCHASES (Requires any request for proposal issued by the state may not be changed unless the request for proposal is cancelled and reissued as a master price agreement.)
Apr 06 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7561 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Provides health care coverage for laparoscopic removal of uterine fibroids, including uterine artery embolization intraoperative ultrasound guidance and monitoring and radiofrequency ablation, commencing January 1, 2023.)
Feb 18 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7021 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL CARE (Allows emergency medical treatment to police dogs injured in the line of duty, which would include transporting by ambulance.)
Jan 10 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7526 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM LAW (Provides a unit owner’s insurance policy as the primary insurance policy with respect to any amount of loss which is not payable under the association’s policy because of the application of the deductible.)
Feb 18 2022 06/28/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 28 2022
HB 8146 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- RESIDENTIAL SOLAR ENERGY DISCLOSURE AND HOMEOWNERS BILL OF RIGHTS ACT (Provides solar energy system consumers with consumer protection regarding disclosures cancellation and liens.)
Apr 14 2022 06/28/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 28 2022
HB 7705 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires correctional officers to qualify annually with the pistol or revolver rather than the previous requirement of biennial qualification.)
Mar 02 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HB 8205 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- DAM PERMITS (Requires dam owner/operator with storage capacity over 1,400 normal storage acre feet of water to obtain DEM permits to raise/lower water level. Not applicable to public water supply system dams.)
May 04 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HB 7953 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL BUILDING CORPORATION (Provides municipalities in the state with appropriate additional means to improve the health, living conditions, and welfare of their residents with expanded access to public educational, or child daycare centers, or public recreational facilities.)
Mar 07 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HB 7587 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- BIOMARKER TESTING COVERAGE (Requires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for biomarker testing on or after 1/1/23.)
Feb 18 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HB 7645 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - RETIREMENT OF MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES - REEMPLOYMENT OF POLICE OFFICERS (Exempts retired police officers from the seventy-five (75) day rule which restricts employment for retirement purposes, when they work private details for a nongovernmental entity.)
Mar 02 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HR 8362 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Honoring Richard E. Fleury, Esq. On The Occasion Of His Retirement As Legal Counsel To The Rhode Island House Of Representatives Minority Caucus
Jun 22 2022 06/22/2022 House Read And Passed
Jun 22 2022
HB 8063 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RIGHTS OF NURSING HOME PATIENTS (Due to the COVID-19 health crises, suspend the provisions of § 23-17.5-33, relating to nursing home staffing.)
Mar 30 2022 06/22/2022 Withdrawn At Sponsor's Request
Jun 22 2022
HB 8003 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RIGHTS OF NURSING HOME PATIENTS--STAFFING (Exempts certain nursing home facilities from the state minimum level staffing requirement under certain circumstances.)
Mar 18 2022 06/22/2022 Withdrawn At Sponsor's Request
Jun 22 2022
HR 8361 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Angelo A. Padula, Sr.
Jun 21 2022 06/21/2022 House Read And Passed
Jun 21 2022

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