Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Hanna M. Gallo

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
SB 73 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - THE HAROLD M. METTS SCHOOL SAFETY ACT OF 2021 (Prohibits possession of firearms on school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons under contract to provide school security services, and unloaded firearms in locked containers or a locked rack on motor vehicles.)
Jan 19 2021 07/12/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 12 2021
SB 87 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFIED NURSE-TEACHER (Requires that only certified nurse-teachers may be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.)
Jan 26 2021 07/10/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 10 2021
SB 289 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LIBRARIES -- OFFICE OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES -- STATE AID TO LIBRARIES (Amends various sections relating to libraries to remove outdated provisions and update language to reflect current practices affecting library technology.)
Feb 18 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 840 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE EDUCATION COMMISSION (Creates the Holocaust and genocide education commission.)
Apr 23 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 212 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Seeks to advance economic development by guaranteeing students the right to enroll in approved career technical educational programs and allows them to enroll outside the district of residence if their district does not offer a duplicate program.)
Feb 10 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 796 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Amends definition of dating violence to include abusive, coercive behaviors used to exert control and power and provides that abuse may be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, financial, or psychological and includes threats, isolation, and intimidation.)
Apr 08 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 936 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FUNDRAISING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Allows school committees to budget funds for field trips when creating a school budget.)
May 27 2021 07/08/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 08 2021
SB 953 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES --WEST WARWICK PENSION PLAN (Authorizes the town of West Warwick to join the State Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island.)
Jun 15 2021 07/08/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 08 2021
SB 297 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- LABOR AND PAYMENT OF DEBTS BY CONTRACTORS (Relieves regulatory burden by authorizing submission of certified payroll using federal forms for all public works.)
Feb 18 2021 07/08/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 08 2021
SB 263 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN (Raises the legal age for individuals to be sold or delivered certain tobacco products, including electronic nicotine-delivery systems products from eighteen (18) years of age to twenty-one (21) years of age.)
Feb 10 2021 07/07/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 07 2021
SB 76 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE CIVIC LITERACY ACT (Requires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 and all subsequent graduating classes thereafter, all high school students attending public schools shall fulfill at least one-half credit or course requirement in civics education.)
Jan 26 2021 07/07/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 07 2021
SB 206 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE - COMMERCIAL FISHERIES (Permits the dockside sale of allowable live lobsters, crabs and live whelk upon issuance of a direct sale dealer license by the department of environmental management to a commercial fishing license holder.)
Feb 10 2021 07/06/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 06 2021
SB 270 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (Comprehensively addresses wage discrimination, based on sex by expanding employee protections and the scope of the remedies available to employees who have experienced wage discrimination.)
Feb 10 2021 07/06/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 06 2021
SB 852 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION (Creates an eighteen (18) member special commission on reapportionment whose purpose is to draft and to report to the general assembly an act to reapportion the districts of the general assembly and the state's United States Congressional districts.)
Apr 28 2021 07/06/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 06 2021
SB 459 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires all new school buildings and those undergoing major renovations or substantial repair or replacement to plumbing systems to install water bottle filling stations.)
Mar 04 2021 07/02/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 02 2021
SB 555 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES (Authorizes a holder of a Class B license to sell alcoholic beverages with take-out food orders with a sunset on 3/1/2022.)
Mar 04 2021 07/02/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 02 2021
SB 268 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS -- ROOFING CONTRACTORS (Amends the registration and licensure requirements of roofing contractors.)
Feb 10 2021 07/01/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 01 2021
SB 373 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Amends the local share of education funding to be paid to charter public schools based on a comparison of performance data between the specific school from which the student is coming and the specific charter school that will be receiving the student.)
Feb 25 2021 07/01/2021 Senate Passed Sub A As Amended (Floor Amendment)
Jul 01 2021
SB 88 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RIGHTS AND DUTIES TEACHERS GENERALLY - SEPTEMBER 11 CLASSROOM MOMENT OF SILENCE (Allows teachers in all grades to provide the opportunity for students to observe a brief moment of silence on every September 11.)
Jan 26 2021 06/30/2021 Senate Read And Passed
Jun 30 2021
SB 162 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HOME COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES TO THE ELDERLY (Extends eligibility of the Home Community Care Services Program to persons under the age of 65 suffering from Alzheimer's or a related dementia confirmed by a licensed physician with income not exceeding 250% of the federal poverty level.)
Feb 05 2021 06/29/2021 Senate Read And Passed
Jun 29 2021

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