Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by John G. Edwards

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
HB 8105 (2020 Regular Session)
An Act To Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Migrant, Llc
Jul 16 2020 07/25/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 25 2020
HB 8096 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF PORTSMOUTH TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $65,900,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, ADDITIONS, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE TOWN, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 35% FOR EXPENDITURES ELIGIBLE FOR STATE AID AND PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY ANY GRANT RECEIVED FROM THE SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY CAPITAL FUND (Authorizes the town of Portsmouth to issue bonds and notes to finance the construction, additions, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities throughout the town.)
Jul 07 2020 07/25/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 25 2020
HB 7613 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows William Francis O'Brien to join Heidi Elizabeth Regan and Christopher Joseph Leo O'Brien in marriage on or about July 24, 2020, within the Town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.)
Feb 14 2020 07/22/2020 Signed By Governor
Jul 22 2020
HB 7947 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION -- LICENSING (Creates a new process with standards to be utilized when deciding whether an applicant's past conviction of a crime should disqualify the applicant from receiving an occupational license, permit, certificate, or registration issued by the state.)
Feb 27 2020 07/22/2020 Signed By Governor
Jul 22 2020
HB 8049 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 974 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS OF 1940, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE STONE BRIDGE FIRE DISTRICT AND TO FURNISH A SUPPLY OF WATER FOR THE TOWN OF TIVERTON" (Authorizes the Stone Bridge fire district to borrow up to $100,000 in funds to meet specific short-term financial obligations.)
Jun 18 2020 07/16/2020 House Read And Passed
Jul 16 2020
HB 7523 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT ENABLING THE STATE LOTTERY DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO CONTRACT WITH IGT GLOBAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION AND TWIN RIVER (Enables the state lottery division of the department of revenue to enter into a contract extension with IGT Global Solutions Corporation and contract extensions with Twin River and affiliates of Twin River.)
Feb 11 2020 07/14/2020 Committee Recommended Substitute A Be Held For Further Study
Jul 14 2020
HB 7022 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- GENERAL POWERS -- PRUDENCE ISLAND SCHOOL FOUNDATION (Enables the town council of Portsmouth to transfer and/or convey parcels of land owned by the town on Prudence Island to the Prudence Island School Foundation to be used for educational purposes.)
Jan 09 2020 06/26/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jun 26 2020
HB 7532 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Expands the definition of sales to include any license, lease, or rental of prewritten or vendor-hosted computer software and specified digital products. This act would also define "end-user" for specified digital products.)
Feb 12 2020 06/24/2020 Signed By Governor
Jun 24 2020
HB 8015 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - GENERAL POWERS (Allows city/town/fire district to continue operations in state/local emergency when financial budget process is interrupted and to conduct virtual meetings during emergencies retroactive to March 9, 2020.)
Jun 09 2020 06/24/2020 Signed By Governor
Jun 24 2020
HB 8067 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- SUICIDE TREATMENT IMPROVEMENT ACT (Provides for the "Suicide Treatment Improvement Act" to improve the delivery of suicide treatment.)
Jun 18 2020 06/18/2020 Introduced, Referred To House H.E.W.
Jun 18 2020
HR 8073 (2020 Regular Session)
House Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of The Honorable Dorothy B. Edwards
Jun 18 2020 06/18/2020 House Read And Passed
Jun 18 2020
HB 8062 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE GEOENGINEERING ACT (Establishes licensing procedure for persons seeking to engage in geoengineering activity from DEM to protect health/safety/environment of state.)
Jun 18 2020 06/18/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Environment And Natural Resources
Jun 18 2020
HR 8007 (2020 Regular Session)
JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO A LEASE AGREEMENT FOR LEASED EXHIBITION, OFFICE AND VAULT STORAGE SPACE (This Joint Resolution would authorize a lease agreement for exhibition, office and vault storage space for the Department of State.)
Mar 13 2020 06/11/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Jun 11 2020
HB 7247 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- MOTION PICTURE PRODUCTION TAX CREDITS (Authorizes motion picture tax credits for a production that does not have its primary location within the state, provided a minimum of ten million dollars in state certified production costs are incurred and paid within a twelve (12) month period.)
Jan 23 2020 03/17/2020 Signed By Governor
Mar 17 2020
HB 8003 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CRIMINAL HARASSMENT (Creates the offense of criminal harassment to prosecute persons who willfully and maliciously engage in a pattern of conduct which seriously alarms another person.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Judiciary
Mar 12 2020
HB 7930 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - ENERGY FACILITY SITING ACT (Increases membership from 3 to 5 members/revises siting process to mandate public/municipal participation.)
Feb 26 2020 03/12/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 12 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 7384 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE (Expands the definition of "employee" to add any individual employed in a food service establishment, which would include a caterer licensed by the department of health and division of taxation, and a food truck.)
Jan 30 2020 03/11/2020 Committee Recommends Passage
Mar 11 2020
HB 7881 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (Provides that benefits under the Rhode Island works program would be conditional on the participation in certain requirements to be supervised by the department of human services.)
Feb 26 2020 03/11/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 11 2020
HB 7322 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION OF ELDERS -- ABUSE AND ISOLATION OF ELDERS OR DEPENDENT ADULTS -- THE PETER FALK CRIMINAL ISOLATION OF ELDERS ACT (Makes it a felony to isolate an elder or dependent adult and would expand the persons entitled to notice when a guardianship or conservatorship petition is filed in the probate court for dependents or elderly adults.)
Jan 29 2020 03/10/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 10 2020

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