Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Sandra Cano

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
SB 2284 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Requires the RIDOE to create a model policy and timeline to assist local education agencies in implementing a dual language immersion program. This model policy and timeline to be sent to the president of the senate and the speaker of the house.)
Feb 15 2022 05/19/2022 Placed On Senate Calendar (05/24/2022)
May 19 2022
SB 2288 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Provides students attending public schools enrolled in grades K-12 with a students' bill of rights prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, gender, economic status or mental, physical, developmental or sensory disabilities.)
Feb 15 2022 05/19/2022 Placed On Senate Calendar (05/24/2022)
May 19 2022
SB 2570 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES (Provides that special education services would include speech-language pathology services, and would not stop because a child has reached nine (9) years of age.)
Mar 10 2022 05/19/2022 Placed On Senate Calendar (05/24/2022)
May 19 2022
SB 2291 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Direct the council on elementary and secondary education to provide professional support and assistance to LEAs regarding effective ways to use data such as the LEA’s budget and demographics, school culture, and assessments to improve student performance.)
Feb 15 2022 05/19/2022 Placed On Senate Calendar (05/24/2022)
May 19 2022
SB 2910 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Requires all public elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island to provide at least one unit of instruction on Asian American History and culture.)
Apr 28 2022 05/19/2022 Placed On Senate Calendar (05/24/2022)
May 19 2022
SB 2577 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' RETIREMENT (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Increases the maximum amount of days a retired teacher and athletic coach may substitute teach from 90 days to 120 days.)
Mar 10 2022 05/19/2022 Placed On Senate Calendar (05/24/2022)
May 19 2022
SB 2411 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FEDERAL AID (Requires school lunch service contracts to provide for payment to school-lunch workers and aides for one hundred eight (180) days or the length of the contract for the school year, whichever is longer.)
Feb 15 2022 05/19/2022 Placed On Senate Calendar (05/24/2022)
May 19 2022
SB 2852 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Mandates insurance policies, provides coverage to diagnose & treat infertility for women between 25 & 42 years, including pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in conjunction with in vitro fertilization (IVF).)
Apr 05 2022 05/18/2022 Placed On Senate Calendar (05/24/2022)
May 18 2022
SB 2616 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS (Creates an entry-level licensing program to allow applicants to practice under supervision prior to becoming a licensed mental health counselor.)
Mar 10 2022 05/18/2022 Placed On Senate Calendar (05/24/2022)
May 18 2022
SB 2679 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- EARLY LEARNING HUBS (Establishes "early learning hubs" to serve as an intermediary among regional partners in order to coordinate support for early learning providers in the delivery of early childhood care and education.)
Mar 15 2022 05/18/2022 Referred To House Finance
May 18 2022
SB 2678 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING (Establishes the office of early childhood development and learning to manage a statewide early learning system for children from birth through age five (5), and ensure all children enter school ready to learn.)
Mar 15 2022 05/18/2022 Referred To House State Government & Elections
May 18 2022
SB 2842 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW--GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- ELECTRONIC BOOK LICENSES TO LIBRARIES AND SCHOOLS (Requires publishers to provide electronic book licenses to libraries and schools on reasonable terms, when a publisher offers to license electronic books and digital audiobooks to the public in Rhode Island.)
Apr 05 2022 05/18/2022 Committee Recommends Passage
May 18 2022
SB 2680 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND PRE-KINDERGARTEN EDUCATION ACT (Creates public, high quality pre-kindergarten education programs which are available to all children ages three (3) and four (4) throughout Rhode Island to increase children’s school readiness.)
Mar 15 2022 05/18/2022 Referred To House Finance
May 18 2022
SB 2666 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING--DIGITAL CREDENTIALING (Mandates the department of labor and training to require publicly funded workforce and training programs to supplement all paper-based credentials with verified electronic credentials.)
Mar 10 2022 05/18/2022 Referred To House Labor
May 18 2022
SB 2681 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- RHODE ISLAND CHILDCARE IS ESSENTIAL ACT (Provides that childcare is part of an early learning program and is an essential program supporting the state’s workforce and a strong state economy.)
Mar 15 2022 05/18/2022 Referred To House Finance
May 18 2022
SB 2303 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS - CORROSION PREVENTION AND MITIGATION WORK REQUIREMENTS (Requires all contractors and subcontractors who perform construction, alteration, demolition, installation, repair or maintenance work, pursuant to public works contracts, to comply with industry standards for infrastructure corrosion prevention.)
Feb 15 2022 05/18/2022 Referred To House Environment And Natural Resources
May 18 2022
SB 2242 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES (Repeals § 28-12-9 of the general laws which provides that the director of labor and training may approve of wages below the minimum wage for those persons whose earning capacity is impaired due to physical or mental disability.)
Feb 08 2022 05/18/2022 Referred To House Labor
May 18 2022
SB 2497 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- STATE EMBLEMS (Provides that trilobite be designated the state fossil.)
Mar 01 2022 05/17/2022 Placed On Senate Calendar (05/19/2022)
May 17 2022
SB 2854 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Exempts from taxation the real and tangible personal property of Foster Forward, a domestic nonprofit corporation, located in Pawtucket.)
Apr 05 2022 05/17/2022 Transmitted To Governor
May 17 2022
SB 2603 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES--LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Exempts from taxation the retail sale of breast pump products.)
Mar 10 2022 05/17/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 17 2022

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