Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Samuel W. Bell

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
SB 2481 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND HOUSING RESOURCES ACT OF 1998 (Amends membership of the RI Housing Resources Act of 1998 Commission to exclude a representative of the insurers and replace it with a representative of a Rhode Island city or town with a population below 25,000 with a median family income of 40,000.)
Mar 01 2022 07/06/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 06 2022
SB 2838 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE PAUL W. CROWLEY RHODE ISLAND STUDENT INVESTMENT INITIATIVE (Requires the commissioner to update the status of Providence school district and requires the commissioner to update the turnaround plan released June 23, 2020.)
Apr 05 2022 07/02/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 02 2022
SB 2556 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS -- TRAUMA INFORMED SCHOOLS ACT (Establishes the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.)
Mar 04 2022 06/30/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 30 2022
SB 2617 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- LICENSE PROCEDURE FOR SOCIAL WORKERS (Mandates that an applicant for a license as a licensed clinical social worker not be required to take or pass a standardized written examination in order to qualify for the license.)
Mar 10 2022 06/30/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 30 2022
SB 2984 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- HOUSING MAINTENANCE AND OCCUPANCY CODE (Allows a municipality to impose a debt in favor of the corporate unit against the owner when the municipality relocates the occupant and authorizes the corporate unit to choose the vendors to assist qualifying homeowners with repair costs.)
May 24 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
SB 2492 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - MANUFACTURING AND WHOLESALE LICENSES (Authorizes manufacturer-breweries to sell up to three (3) drinks on premises per visitor per day, where a drink is defined as up to sixteen ounces (16 oz.).)
Mar 01 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
SB 2616 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS (Creates entry-level licensing program to allow applicants as a mental health counselor assoc. or a marriage/family therapist assoc. to practice under supervision prior to becoming a licensed mental health counselor or a licensed marriage/family therapist.)
Mar 10 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
SB 2321 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE TO FINANCE A CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE UNFUNDED PENSION LIABILITY OF THE EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM OF THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE BY THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS IN A PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $515,000,000 (Authorizes the city of Providence to finance a contribution towards the unfunded pension liability of the employee retirement system of the city of Providence by the issuance of bonds in the principal amount of $515,000,000.)
Feb 15 2022 06/22/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 22 2022
SR 3057 (2022 Regular Session)
Senate Resolution Congratulating The Lasalle Academy Boys Lacrosse Team On The Incredible Achievement Of Winning Their Tenth Straight Rhode Island Division I State Championship
Jun 21 2022 06/21/2022 Senate Read And Passed
Jun 21 2022
SR 2462 (2022 Regular Session)
JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION IN THE FISCAL YEAR 2022-2023 BUDGET TO FUND PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES (PILOT) AT THE FULL TWENTY-SEVEN PERCENT LEVEL (This joint resolution would authorize the appropriation a sum sufficient to fund payments in lieu of taxes at the full twenty-seven percent.)
Mar 01 2022 06/21/2022 Senate Read And Passed
Jun 21 2022
SB 2528 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS -- TRAUMA INFORMED SCHOOLS ACT (Establishes the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.)
Mar 01 2022 06/18/2022 Meeting Postponed (06/21/2022)
Jun 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 06/17/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jun 17 2022
SB 2769 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (Establishes a universal, comprehensive, affordable single-payer health care insurance program and helps control health care costs, which would be referred to as, "the Rhode Island Comprehensive Health Insurance Program" (RICHIP).)
Mar 24 2022 06/14/2022 Committee Heard
Jun 14 2022
SB 2473 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE (Requires the auditor general to oversee an audit of Medicaid programs administered by managed care organizations and submit a report of such findings within six (6) months to the general assembly and EOHHS.)
Mar 01 2022 06/14/2022 Committee Heard
Jun 14 2022
SB 2612 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT (Establishes a program within the adult correctional institution to permit medication assisted treatment approved by the FDA for the treatment of a substance abuse disorder to any individual incarcerated.)
Mar 10 2022 06/10/2022 Referred To House Finance
Jun 10 2022
SB 2696 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Caps amount payable for 30 day supply of equipment/supplies for insulin administration/glucose monitoring at $25 or equipment designed to last more than 30 days with no deductible commencing January 1, 2023.)
Mar 17 2022 06/08/2022 Referred To House Health & Human Services
Jun 08 2022
SB 2340 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- PROHIBITION OF SINGLE-FAMILY ZONING IN URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARIES ACT OF 2022 (Prohibits single-family residential zoning in municipalities with populations of over twenty-thousand (20,000) and mandate that those municipalities adopt zoning regulations for middle housing in single-family residential zones.)
Feb 15 2022 05/31/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 31 2022
SB 2643 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- HOMICIDE (Abolishes penalty of life without parole and amends/repeals all sections of general laws regulating prisoners serving a sentence of life without parole. It would have prospective and retroactive effect for any offense committed after January 1, 1991.)
Mar 10 2022 05/12/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 12 2022
SR 2937 (2022 Regular Session)
Senate Resolution Celebrating The Week Of May 6Th Through May 12Th As "National Nurses Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
May 12 2022 05/12/2022 Senate Read And Passed
May 12 2022
SB 2859 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND HOUSING RESOURCES ACT OF 1998 (Creates a program for emergency housing assistance to needy families with children and pregnant woman with no other children through the Rhode Island housing resources commission.)
Apr 05 2022 05/10/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 10 2022

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