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Rhode Island Bills

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action
HB 8004 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW--GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES (Makes it an unlawful practice to discriminate in the sale of a product or service based on a person's lawful employment or political affiliation/position.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Judiciary
Mar 12 2020
HB 7010 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW - GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS (Makes a minor technical correction to what is included in a service contract for the repair and replacement of tires.)
Jan 08 2020 03/12/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 12 2020
HB 7581 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL FUNDS AND PROPERTY (Requires school districts to maintain classroom temperatures and humidity levels within targeted levels.)
Feb 13 2020 03/11/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 11 2020
HB 7591 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Allows law enforcement officers to utilize mufflers, silencers, or other devices for muffling sound of firearm while acting within scope of official duties while training as tactical teams and under supervision of police chief, colonel of state police.)
Feb 13 2020 03/11/2020 Meeting Postponed (03/11/2020)
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 7543 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- DISORDERLY CONDUCT - PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND DISGUISED MASKS PROHIBITED (Makes it a misdemeanor for persons to carry, possess, or wear masks or protective clothing or equipment designed to minimize the risk of injury from deadly weapons, for the purposes of hindering law enforcement crowd control actions.)
Feb 12 2020 03/10/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 10 2020
HB 7481 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MISCELLANEOUS RULES (Provides that the permissive use of a wireless communication device for the purpose of navigation of a motor vehicle shall only be applicable in cases where the device is mounted or otherwise affixed to the vehicle and not held in the motorist's hand.)
Feb 06 2020 03/10/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 10 2020
HB 7965 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS (Allows nonprofit corporations to merge pr consolidate with other business entities or to convert into an other business entity within or outside of this state. It allows other business entities to convert to domestic nonprofit corporations.)
Mar 05 2020 03/10/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 10 2020
HB 7632 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- EMERGENCY POLICE POWER (Permits all Rhode Island police departments including police departments of higher education institutions to enter into non-emergency mutual aid agreements regardless of any geographical boundary.)
Feb 14 2020 03/10/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 10 2020
HB 7804 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Restores power of school committees to give advice and consent on appointment by the superintendent of all school personnel.)
Feb 26 2020 03/10/2020 Withdrawn At Sponsor's Request (03/11/2020)
Mar 10 2020
HB 7569 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- STATE BUILDING CODE -- ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT (Eliminates provisions establishing a legislative regulation committee, and would also repeal the provision that codes and standards adopted by the state building code standards committee subject to approval by the legislative regulation committee.)
Feb 13 2020 03/10/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 10 2020
HB 7767 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- CONSUMER PROTECTION IN EYE CARE ACT (Creates Consumer Protection in Eye Care Act which establishes standards for eye care.)
Feb 26 2020 03/10/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 10 2020
HB 7490 (2020 Regular Session)
An Act To Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Genesis Systems, Inc.
Feb 07 2020 03/05/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Mar 05 2020
HB 7890 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES-MANUFACTURING AND WHOLESALE LICENSES (Requires manufacturers with on premises sales to maintain liquor liability insurance and comply with server training and health regulations. Effective January 1, 2021.)
Feb 26 2020 03/03/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 03 2020
HB 7549 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- TAXI CABS AND LIMITED PUBLIC MOTOR VEHICLES (Requires national and state background checks for certain drivers transporting passengers for hire.)
Feb 12 2020 03/03/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 03 2020
HB 7731 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- DISORDERLY CONDUCT - PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND DISGUISED MASKS PROHIBITED (Makes it a misdemeanor for persons to carry, possess, or wear masks or protective clothing or equipment designed to minimize the risk of injury from deadly weapons, for the purposes of defeating law enforcement crowd control tactics.)
Feb 26 2020 02/27/2020 Withdrawn At Sponsor's Request
Feb 27 2020
HB 7805 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE (Providers that participate in HIE must provide their patients with information they can opt out of disclosure of information from the HIE.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House H.E.W.
Feb 26 2020
HB 7816 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - PHARMACIES - TOBACCO CESSATION THERAPY (Authorizes a licensed pharmacist, who successfully completes a course on tobacco cessation therapy, to prescribe and dispense tobacco cessation drug products to a qualified patient pursuant to rules adopted by the board of pharmacy.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House H.E.W.
Feb 26 2020
HB 7745 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS – PUBLIC RECORDS ADMINISTRATION (Establishes public records administration program for the custody/disposal of state public records assisted by an advisory commission.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Judiciary
Feb 26 2020
HB 7732 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – COMMISSION ON STANDARDS AND TRAINING (Requires training/instructions for police officers/trainees to identify persons with cognitive/communication disabilities and to develop law enforcement responses and training for police investigating such complaints.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Judiciary
Feb 26 2020

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