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Rhode Island Bills

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action
HB 7866 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- APPLIANCE AND EQUIPMENT ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY STANDARDS OF 2020 (Establishes minimum energy/water efficiency standards for appliances/specified equipment purchased/installed after 7/1/21.)
Feb 26 2020 03/12/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 12 2020
HR 7966 (2020 Regular Session)
House Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations For The Development And Implementation Of An Anti-Littering Education Program For Rhode Island Public Elementary School Students
Mar 05 2020 03/05/2020 Introduced, Referred To House H.E.W.
Mar 05 2020
HB 7891 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- MANUFACTURING AND WHOLESALE LICENSES (Allows a manufacturer's license holder to authorize the sale of beverages for consumption on premises sold in a combination not to be greater than three (3) drinks.)
Feb 26 2020 03/03/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 03 2020
HB 7612 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL (Provides that the authority of the CRMC shall include specific areas designated in "special area management plans" (SAMP).)
Feb 14 2020 03/02/2020 Committee Postponed At Request Of Sponsor (03/05/2020)
Mar 02 2020
HB 7687 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION--STATE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS METRICS (Requires that the division of planning create a checklist of environmental and energy issues that certain state construction projects which cost in excess of $10,000,000 would need to consider and address.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Feb 26 2020
HB 7833 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - LICENSE PROCEDURE FOR SOCIAL WORKERS (Defines the educational requirements necessary to qualify an individual as a social worker, and further exempts social workers from the license procedures for licensed clinical social workers and licensed independent clinical social workers.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House H.E.W.
Feb 26 2020
HR 7913 (2020 Regular Session)
HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NECESSARY REGULATIONS/STATUES/LEGISLATION TO IMPLEMENT INSTANT-RUNOFF VOTING (IRV) IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND (Creates an 11 member commission to study, evaluate, and provide recommendations for establishing a "top two open primary," and who would report back to the General Assembly by February 9, 2021, and expire on April 9, 2021.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Judiciary
Feb 26 2020
HB 7689 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- RHODE ISLAND PATHWAYS PROJECT (Requires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to conduct a study to assess the impact of using Medicaid funds to provide coverage for the treatment of the chronically homeless.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Feb 26 2020
HB 7935 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (Prohibits employer/employment agency/labor organization/employer to directly/indirectly commit unlawful employment practice.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Corporations
Feb 26 2020
HB 7667 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- STATE PURCHASES (Allows state colleges to sell discarded or surplus technology to their students at discounted prices, using the monies collected to purchase updated electronic equipment or technology.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Feb 26 2020
HB 7863 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- QUADRICYCLE PASSENGER VEHICLES (Authorizes municipalities to regulate the use of quadricycle passenger vehicles within their borders.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Municipal Government
Feb 26 2020
HB 7688 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES--LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Exempts bicycles from sales and use tax.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Feb 26 2020
HB 7690 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM--CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS (Requires the yearly state contribution to the pension system not be reduced until the fund ratio meets or exceeds eighty percent (80%).)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Feb 26 2020
HB 7362 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - BIODIESEL HEATING OIL ACT OF 2013 (Requires increasing requirements of biobased product in No. 2 distillate heating oil. By July 1, 2023, ten percent (10%) of No. 2 oil would be biobased, increasing until July 1, 2030, when fifty percent (50%) would be biodiesel.)
Jan 30 2020 02/13/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Feb 13 2020
HB 7580 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GENERALLY (Requires school buses to be equipped with a crossing control arm in addition to a stop arm commencing September 1, 2021.)
Feb 13 2020 02/13/2020 Introduced, Referred To House H.E.W.
Feb 13 2020
HB 7163 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS (Prohibits food service establishments from providing plastic straws, unless requested by the consumer. Notices and fined issued upon violation.)
Jan 16 2020 02/06/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Feb 06 2020
HB 7164 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- DISPOSABLE FOOD SERVICE CONTAINERS (Prohibits a covered establishment from preparing, selling, processing or providing food or beverages in or on a disposable food service container that is composed in whole or in part of polystyrene foam.)
Jan 16 2020 02/06/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Feb 06 2020
HB 7110 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- NONREGULATED POWER PRODUCER CONSUMER BILL OF RIGHTS (Exempts governmental bodies in an aggregation plan from the prohibition against the automatic renewal of contracts between a non-regulated power producer with residential customers.)
Jan 15 2020 02/04/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Feb 04 2020
HB 7165 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- THE CLIMATE CHANGE COASTAL ADAPTATION TRUST FUND (Establishes Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund (OSCAR) which provides grants to fund projects that adapt infrastructure on public lands to address impacts of climate change.)
Jan 16 2020 01/16/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Jan 16 2020
HR 7016 (2020 Regular Session)
House Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Mary Elizabeth Hopkins
Jan 08 2020 01/08/2020 House Read And Passed
Jan 08 2020

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