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Rhode Island Bills

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action
HB 7595 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL (Requires attorney general to issue report of all charges involving a firearm, and if said charges were disposed for that calendar year. Included in report details of firearm.)
Feb 13 2020 03/11/2020 Meeting Postponed (03/11/2020)
Mar 11 2020
HB 7909 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides that any person eighteen (18) years of age who is issued a license may carry a stun gun. It also adds "tasers" to the definition of "firearm." and provides for an appeal process for denial of an application for a permit.)
Feb 26 2020 03/11/2020 Meeting Postponed (03/11/2020)
Mar 11 2020
HB 7767 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- CONSUMER PROTECTION IN EYE CARE ACT (Creates Consumer Protection in Eye Care Act which establishes standards for eye care.)
Feb 26 2020 03/10/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 10 2020
HB 7157 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES (Raises the minimum wage to eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) as of October 1, 2020.)
Jan 16 2020 03/10/2020 Signed By Governor
Mar 10 2020
HB 7964 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Restores the deduction for alimony payments, pursuant to a divorce or separation agreement. Requires the alimony payments to be included as income to the recipient.)
Mar 05 2020 03/05/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Mar 05 2020
HB 7122 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY (Provides that the trapping and subsequent release of any unowned feral or free roaming cat for the purpose of spaying or neutering of the cat shall not be considered abandonment.)
Jan 16 2020 03/04/2020 House Read And Passed
Mar 04 2020
HB 7706 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (Bans the sale of cosmetics developed/manufactured using animal testing. A violation would be a $1,000 fine for each offense.)
Feb 26 2020 03/03/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 03 2020
HB 7433 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SCHOOL BUS SPEED LIMITS (Establishes a speed limit for school buses being driven on a limited access highway to ten (10) miles per hour less than the posted speed limit.)
Feb 05 2020 03/03/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 03 2020
HB 7731 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- DISORDERLY CONDUCT - PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND DISGUISED MASKS PROHIBITED (Makes it a misdemeanor for persons to carry, possess, or wear masks or protective clothing or equipment designed to minimize the risk of injury from deadly weapons, for the purposes of defeating law enforcement crowd control tactics.)
Feb 26 2020 02/27/2020 Withdrawn At Sponsor's Request
Feb 27 2020
HB 7788 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Authorizes the division of motor vehicles to issue a one year renewal registration for vehicles leased for a period of thirty-six (36) months for the last year of the lease and would modify the fee for said renewal.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Corporations
Feb 26 2020
HB 7211 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- USE OF ANIMALS IN MEDICAL TRAINING (Prohibits a medical training program from using live animals if another accredited training program in the same medical discipline does not use animals or if an alternative teaching method exists.)
Jan 22 2020 02/26/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Feb 26 2020
HB 7670 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES (Decreases the amount of the reinstatement fees for a motor vehicle registration or certificate of title which was revoked, denied or suspended and reduced reinstatement fees for suspension or revocation of registration or certificate of title.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Feb 26 2020
HB 7806 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - COMPENSATION FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS (Allows expressly allow college athletes, while they are students, to personally profit from the use of their name, image, and likeness, and prohibit the NCAA from preventing these practices.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House H.E.W.
Feb 26 2020
HB 7924 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- LONG-TERM CARE SERVICE AND FINANCE REFORM (Provides for Medicaid home care and keeps high-acuity or high medical necessity patients out of skilled nursing facilities and remain safe at home.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Feb 26 2020
HB 7671 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- BUSINESS CORPORATION TAX (Exempts a corporation from payment of the minimum tax imposed by ยง 44-11-2(e) during the first year of the corporation's existence.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Feb 26 2020
HB 7512 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES (Provides 5 year term for DCYF director. Governor with advice and consent of the Senate can remove director of DCYF at any time.)
Feb 07 2020 02/26/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Feb 26 2020
HB 7654 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT (Applies the hotel tax distribution formula for entities within the Providence regional tourism district to any and all hotels physically connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Feb 26 2020
HB 7730 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL ABUSER REGISTRY ACT (Creates the "animal abuser registry act" which would require all persons convicted of felonies involving animal abuse to register with an online registry to be established and maintained by the department of public safety.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Judiciary
Feb 26 2020
HB 7925 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES - TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY SERVICES - WHEELCHAIR LIFT EQUIPMENT VEHICLES (Requires ride-sharing services to provide wheelchair lift equipment vehicles as part of their fleet.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Corporations
Feb 26 2020
HB 7655 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Permits taxation of property acquired after July 1, 2020 by certain nonprofit educational and hospital entities.)
Feb 26 2020 02/26/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Feb 26 2020

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