Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Sandra Cano

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
SB 549 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (Provides an exception to competitive bidding for local, minority and woman-owned businesses. Provides a waiver of compliance to contractors for the inclusion of minority-owned businesses in all procurements and construction projects.)
Mar 04 2021 07/15/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 15 2021
SB 60 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - RHODE ISLAND CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES REPORTING (Permits campaign funds to be used to pay all childcare expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity.)
Jan 19 2021 07/14/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 14 2021
SB 234 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- NEWBORN SCREENING PROGRAM (Mandates DOH rules/regulations for newborn screening to include screening tests for all disorders/conditions with early detection/treatment medical benefit plus new disorders/conditions within 2 yrs. unless not practicable for new disorders.)
Feb 10 2021 07/12/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 12 2021
SB 990 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Creates the "Rhode Island Student Success Act" which would identify those students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public universities, colleges or community colleges.)
Jun 28 2021 07/12/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 12 2021
SB 416 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Prohibits obtaining/purchasing/transferring a firearm on behalf of another person if other person prohibited from possessing firearm with increase in penalties for those offenses and applications amended to state number of firearms purchased.)
Feb 25 2021 07/12/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 12 2021
SB 104 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL WASTE RECYCLING AND REFUSE DISPOSAL (Requires schools to comply with recycling and composting laws and promotes the donation of unspoiled nonperishable food by schools. Requires the use of share tables at all schools.)
Jan 26 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 951 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION AND FINANCING IN THE CITY OF CENTRAL FALLS AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF CENTRAL FALLS TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $5,760,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES IN THE CITY (Authorizes the Central Falls to issue bonds in an amount not to exceed $5,760,000 to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities in the city.)
Jun 14 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 239 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Exempts from taxation real property acquired or leased by a railroad entity used in the boarding or disembarking of railroad passengers or supporting passenger railroad operations and services with a lack of use sunset provision.)
Feb 10 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 34 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Allows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen without a physician's note or prescription, if the product is regulated by the FDA for over-the-counter use.)
Jan 19 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 635 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - STUDENT TRANSPORTATION (Prohibits school committees from entering into a school bus service contract unless the contract provides for payments to school bus drivers, monitors and aids for one hundred and eighty (180) days or the length of the contracted for school year.)
Mar 18 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 998 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (Requires the principal at each school to provide an annual report on the number of graduating students and the number applying for admission to college or vocational training.)
Jun 30 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 999 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Requires all public schools to send out written invitations to all parents, guardians or caretakers of students inviting those parents, guardians or caretakers to an orientation at the school.)
Jun 30 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 199 (2021 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.)
Feb 05 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 6 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - RIGHTS OF NURSING HOME PATIENTS (Department of health to promulgate rules and regulations for essential caregivers at nursing homes during a declared emergency.)
Jan 11 2021 07/08/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 08 2021
SB 484 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES (Provides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and would establish medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services. Effective 7/1/22.)
Mar 04 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 688 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE -- BENEFITS (Increases temporary caregiver benefits to six (6) weeks in a benefit year starting January 1, 2022 and would increase temporary caregiver benefits to eight (8) weeks in a benefit year beginning January 1, 2023.)
Mar 18 2021 07/06/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 06 2021
SB 4 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- THE TELEMEDICINE COVERAGE ACT (Amends the provisions of the telemedicine coverage act and provide coverage for telemedicine under Rhode Island Medicaid.)
Jan 11 2021 07/06/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 06 2021

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