Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by John G. Edwards

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
HB 8353 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - STATE BUILDING CODE (Amends the Gender Inclusive Restroom Act to have a municipality apply to the state building code standard committee for a waiver in the case of undue burden with compliance.)
Jun 16 2022 07/02/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 02 2022
HB 8299 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- RHODE ISLAND UNIFORM COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE ACT (Eliminates the exemption for firefighters from having to complete a road safety test in order to obtain a commercial driver’s license.)
May 27 2022 07/02/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 02 2022
HB 7244 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT INSURANCE POLICIES (Medicare eligible disabled individuals under age 65 eligible for Medicare supplemental policies. Health insurance commissioner may adopt reasonable regulations and standards for Medicare supplemental policies.)
Jan 28 2022 06/30/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 30 2022
HB 7971 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- AFFORDABLE CLEAN ENERGY SECURITY ACT (Amends the affordable clean energy security act and the long-term contracting standard for renewable energy.)
Mar 11 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 8047 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- INTERSTATE MEDICAL LICENSURE COMPACT (Creates the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact allowing physicians to become licensed in multiple states and practice under the jurisdiction of the state in which the patient is located.)
Mar 25 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7826 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- EMPLOYEE CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK (Requires any organization licensed by the department of BHDDH with 250 or more employees to have background checks conducted by the attorney general's office and require checks every 5th year of continuous employment.)
Mar 04 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 8148 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- ELECTRICIANS (Provides penalties for owners of structures who interfere with inspections by electrical investigators.)
Apr 14 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7079 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDENCE KITS (Requires any entity that receives, maintains, stores or preserves sexual assault evidence kits to submit a report to the department of health, annually, setting forth the total number of untested kits in possession of such entity.)
Jan 12 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7021 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL CARE (Allows emergency medical treatment to police dogs injured in the line of duty, which would include transporting by ambulance.)
Jan 10 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 8001 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW--GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- FILING OF ASSUMED NAME (Requires individuals transacting business in RI under any assumed name to file in person, by mail, or electronically with the office of the city or town clerk the true or real full name(s) of the person(s) transacting business and their email address.)
Mar 18 2022 06/28/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 28 2022
HB 7278 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- THE GREEN BUILDINGS ACT (Expands definition of public buildings under Green Building Act to include buildings in any subdivision of state, and include private major facility projects; mandates public reports for all such projects.)
Feb 02 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HB 8078 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Allows the district court to designate the date of the hearing in eviction matters filed under the residential landlord and tenant act.)
Apr 01 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HB 8211 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- NONPROFIT HOSPITAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS--RATE REVIEW ACT (Creates uniform rate review procedure for rates to be changed.)
May 05 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HR 8362 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Honoring Richard E. Fleury, Esq. On The Occasion Of His Retirement As Legal Counsel To The Rhode Island House Of Representatives Minority Caucus
Jun 22 2022 06/22/2022 House Read And Passed
Jun 22 2022
HB 8149 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- LABOR AND PAYMENT OF DEBTS BY CONTRACTORS (Requires a contractor, subcontractor or public body to include offsite fabrication work in weekly certified prevailing wage records.)
Apr 14 2022 06/21/2022 Meeting Postponed (06/22/2022)
Jun 21 2022
HB 7595 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- KRATOM CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT (Regulates the distribution of food products containing the drug kratom, a drug of concern for its stimulant and sedative effects, to consumers by the department of health.)
Mar 02 2022 06/20/2022 Referred To Senate Judiciary
Jun 20 2022
HB 7201 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES (Provides a procedure for homeowners to submit to a municipal zoning board of review or municipal official or agency for a review to determine whether or not a proposed use under this chapter requires a special use permit.)
Jan 26 2022 06/17/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jun 17 2022
HB 7512 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- GENERAL POWERS--PORTSMOUTH MUNICIPAL COURT (Repeals the current authorization for town of Portsmouth municipal court and establishes authorization which expands the jurisdiction of Portsmouth municipal court to include a municipal housing court to adjudicate violations of the state building code.)
Feb 16 2022 06/17/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jun 17 2022
HB 6613 (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.)
Jan 06 2022 06/15/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 15 2022
HB 7514 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Creates a special motor vehicle registration plate for recipients of the United States Bronze Star Medal.)
Feb 16 2022 06/15/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 15 2022

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