Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Bernard A. Hawkins

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
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 05/18/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 18 2022
HB 8253 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Amends the term "extraordinary costs" for the purposes of excess costs associated with special education students. The new definition of extraordinary costs would be educational costs that are over 3 times the average statewide special education cost.)
May 13 2022 05/13/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
May 13 2022
HB 7390 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES -- MINIMUM WAGE FOR PROVIDERS (Requires state contracted human services providers to pay their employees a starting hourly wage, of no less than twenty-one dollars ($21.00) per hour, and to include wage incremental raises for existing employees.)
Feb 09 2022 05/12/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 12 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 05/12/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 12 2022
HR 8135 (2022 Regular Session)
JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION OF $1,000,000 TO THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND (This resolution would authorize the appropriation of the sum of $1,000,000 to the University of Rhode Island to expand the state's economic opportunities in Regenerative Agriculture Technologies.)
Apr 13 2022 05/11/2022 Withdrawn At Sponsor's Request
May 11 2022
HB 8230 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL ASSAULT (Defines any act of sexual penetration or contact perpetrated by an individual with a position of authority upon a person over the age of fourteen (14) and under the age of eighteen (18) as third degree sexual assault.)
May 11 2022 05/11/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Judiciary
May 11 2022
HB 7424 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- VIDEO LOTTERY GAMES, TABLE GAMES AND SPORTS WAGERING (Prohibited gaming patrons forfeit winnings.)
Feb 09 2022 05/10/2022 Committee Recommends Passage
May 10 2022
HB 8211 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- NONPROFIT HOSPITAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS--RATE REVIEW ACT (Creates uniform rate review procedure for rates to be changed.)
May 05 2022 05/05/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Corporations
May 05 2022
HB 8164 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- ELECTRICIANS (Clarifies the types of electrical services that require an electrical contractor's license.)
Apr 27 2022 05/05/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 05 2022
HB 7128 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Creates a sales tax holiday on August 6 and 7, 2022)
Jan 20 2022 05/03/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 03 2022
HB 8084 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT, AND LOAD LIMITS (Establishes penalties for vehicles exceeding twenty-five thousand pounds (25,000 lbs) gross vehicle weight and requires certain civil penalties to be paid to the enforcing municipality.)
Apr 01 2022 04/28/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 28 2022
HB 7417 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES (Holders of Class B licenses shall offer the public food during times alcoholic beverages are sold to the public.)
Feb 09 2022 04/26/2022 House Passed Sub A
Apr 26 2022
HB 6657 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS -- SOLAR PANELS (Same as 21H-6436 --Would establish group for placement of solar panels on inter-state highways, would use America Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for funding.)
Jan 06 2022 04/26/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 26 2022
HB 8096 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- STATE TAX OFFICIALS (Waives interest and penalties on the taxable portion of loans taxed or forgiven under the Paycheck Protection Program during tax years 2020 and 2021, provided any tax due is paid by March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2023, respectively.)
Apr 06 2022 04/13/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 13 2022
HB 6658 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- STATE TAX OFFICIALS (Same as 21H-5213 -- Changes the rate of interest for underpayments of tax to prime rate plus six percent (6%). Also limits the assessment of interest to four (4) calendar years prior to the date on which notice of the delinquent payment is sent.)
Jan 06 2022 04/13/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 13 2022
HB 7404 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC SAFETY ORGANIZATION PERSONNEL AND PEER SUPPORT MEMBERS (Establishes a testimonial privilege for communications with critical incident stress management peer support personnel.)
Feb 09 2022 04/13/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 13 2022
HB 8028 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- DISTRIBUTED GENERATION INTERCONNECTION (Modifies the application process for interconnection projects to require greater transparency/greater clarity through an 8 member committee and independent ombudsman with prospective application.)
Mar 23 2022 04/12/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 12 2022
HB 8118 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Mandates that no fee or surcharge, other than the fees and charges authorized pursuant to § 39-18.1-4, be added to any motor vehicle registration as a result of the issuance of any new registration plate.)
Apr 08 2022 04/08/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Apr 08 2022
HB 8089 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- REFUSE DISPOSAL (Adds advanced recycling as a definition for refuse disposal. Adds the advanced recycling facility that means a facility that receives, stores and converts post-use polymers and recovered feedstocks using advanced recycling.)
Apr 06 2022 04/06/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Corporations
Apr 06 2022
HR 8088 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Proclaiming April Of 2022, To Be "Alcohol Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
Apr 05 2022 04/05/2022 House Read And Passed
Apr 05 2022

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