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Rhode Island Bills

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action
HB 8008 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- INSURANCE BENEFITS (Entitles correctional officers who have a minimum of twenty-five (25) years of service and who are at least fifty-five (55) years of age to receive a non-Medicare-eligible retiree health care insurance benefit.)
Mar 13 2020 03/13/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Mar 13 2020
HB 7195 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES (Exempts 43 Railroad Street, Woonsocket, Plat 14R, Lot 205 from the provisions of ยง 3-7-19 regarding the permitting of alcoholic beverages retail licenses within a certain proximity to schools and churches.)
Jan 22 2020 03/12/2020 Committee Recommends Passage
Mar 12 2020
HB 8002 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- ESTATE AND TRANSFER TAXES--LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Increases the exemption for estate taxes to two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) effective January 1, 2022. There would be a further increased estate tax exemption to five million dollars ($5,000,000) effective January 1, 2024.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Mar 12 2020
HB 8005 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - MANUFACTURING AND WHOLESALE LICENSES - BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES (Modifies limitations on quantities of malt beverages and distilled spirits that can be sold at retail by certain licensed breweries and distilleries for off-premises consumption.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Special Legislation
Mar 12 2020
HR 7847 (2020 Regular Session)
JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO BE KNOWN AS THE "RHODE ISLAND CITY AND TOWN REVALUATION STUDY COMMISSION" (Creates a 15 member "Rhode Island City and Town Revaluation Study Commission," to study and make recommendations legislation to set property value for local tax purposes, and who would report back by 1/7/2021, and expire on March 7, 2021.)
Feb 26 2020 03/12/2020 Committee Recommends Passage
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 7880 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- RELIEF OF INJURED AND DECEASED FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS (Extends injured-on-duty benefits to police officers and firefighters that suffer from a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder under certain conditions.)
Feb 26 2020 03/11/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 11 2020
HB 7986 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION (Authorizes the city of Woonsocket to adopt by ordinance tax amnesty periods during its 2021 fiscal year.)
Mar 11 2020 03/11/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Municipal Government
Mar 11 2020
HB 7516 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--COURTS -- SUPERIOR COURT (Changes the name of the drug court magistrate to the "Rhode Island superior court adult drug/recovery court magistrate and changes the name of the court to the "Rhode Island superior court adult drug/recovery court".)
Feb 07 2020 03/10/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 10 2020
HR 7960 (2020 Regular Session)
House Resolution Proclaiming The Month Of March, 2020, As "Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
Mar 04 2020 03/04/2020 House Read And Passed
Mar 04 2020
HB 7519 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS -- ATTACHMENT (Provides that child support garnishment be paid first before any other garnishment including a garnishment for the payment of taxes.)
Feb 07 2020 03/04/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 04 2020
HB 7444 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF TEACHERS GENERALLY (Broadens the definition of "teacher" and create a comprehensive bill of rights for school teachers.)
Feb 05 2020 03/04/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 04 2020
HB 7308 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE - ARTIFICIAL PROPAGATION OF GAME (Prohibits captive hunting/possession, sale, breeding, importation of any mammal for purpose of captive hunting.)
Jan 24 2020 02/27/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Feb 27 2020
HB 7793 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS (Regulates the sale or resale of tickets for entertainment events.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Corporations
Feb 26 2020
HB 7789 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW--GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- UNFAIR SALES PRACTICES (Creates a seven percent (7%) minimum markup for cigarettes sold by a retailer, changes increases cost to retailers and wholesalers for cigarettes.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Corporations
Feb 26 2020
HB 7895 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTION S-- RHODE ISLAND CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES REPORTING (Makes the chairperson of a political action committee or political party committee responsible for fines levied by the board of elections.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Judiciary
Feb 26 2020
HB 7939 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES (Provides parity for state public safety professionals with public safety employees in municipal retirement system eff. 7/1/20/sets retirement contribution at 10% of compensation.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Feb 26 2020
HB 7666 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- STATE TAX OFFICIALS (Changes the rate of interest for underpayments of tax to prime rate plus six percent (6%). It would also limit the assessment of interest to four (4) calendar years.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Feb 26 2020
HB 7701 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS (Allows participating municipalities to elect to its employees the deferred compensation plans offered by the state.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Feb 26 2020
HB 7792 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - EXCAVATION NEAR UNDERGROUND UTILITY FACILITIES (Requires any public utility or its contractor to reimburse an excavator for lost time expense incurred, including manpower and equipment from the utility's incorrect marking of underground utilities.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Corporations
Feb 26 2020

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