Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Charlene M. Lima

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
HB 8089 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF CRANSTON TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, IMPROVEMENT, RENOVATION, REPAIR, ALTERATION, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN THE CITY BY THE ISSUANCE OF NOT MORE THAN $1,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR (Authorizes the city of Cranston to issue not more than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) general obligation bonds and temporary notes for the construction, improvement, renovation, repair, alteration, furnishing and equipping of public buildings.)
Jul 02 2020 07/25/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 25 2020
HB 8091 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF CRANSTON TO FINANCE THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR, REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND BRIDGES IN THE CITY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PAVING, DRAINAGE, TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES, ROAD MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT, SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AND LANDSCAPING AND ALL COSTS INCIDENTAL OR RELATED THERETO BY THE ISSUANCE OF NOT MORE THAN $10,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR (Authorizes Cranston to issue not more than Ten Million Dollars ($10,000,000) general obligation bonds and temporary notes for the design, construction, repair, rehabilitation and improvement of streets, sidewalks and bridges.)
Jul 02 2020 07/25/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 25 2020
HB 8039 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF CRANSTON TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $147,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 50% AT THE TIME OF ISSUANCE AND PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN GRANTS RECEIVED FROM STATE BOND PROCEEDS, FROM THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR FROM THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY (Authorizes the city of Cranston to issue $147,000,000 general obligation bonds for school facility improvements upon voter approval.)
Jun 18 2020 07/25/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 25 2020
HB 8092 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF CRANSTON TO FINANCE THE ACQUISITION, EQUIPPING AND INSTALLATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION IMPROVEMENTS THAT REDUCE ENERGY COSTS AND/OR USE OF FOSSIL FUELS IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES IN THE CITY AND ALL ATTENDANT EXPENSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ENGINEERING COSTS BY THE ISSUANCE OF NOT MORE THAN $5,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR (Authorizes Cranston to issue not more than Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000) bonds and notes for the acquisition, equipping and installation of renewable energy and energy conservation improvements in public buildings.)
Jul 02 2020 07/25/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 25 2020
HB 8090 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF CRANSTON TO FINANCE THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, IMPROVEMENT, RENOVATION, REPAIR AND ALTERATION OF PLAYGROUNDS, ATHLETIC FIELDS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT IN THE CITY BY THE ISSUANCE OF NOT MORE THAN $2,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR (Authorizes Cranston to issue not more than $2,000,000 general obligation bonds and temporary notes for the acquisition, construction, improvement, renovation, repair and alteration of playgrounds, athletic fields and related equipment.)
Jul 02 2020 07/25/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 25 2020
HB 8088 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF CRANSTON TO FINANCE THE ACQUISITION, IMPROVEMENT, RENOVATION AND REPAIR OF FIRE AND PUBLIC SAFETY EQUIPMENT BY THE ISSUANCE OF NOT MORE THAN $2,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND NOTES THEREFOR (Authorizes the city of Cranston to issue not more than Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) general obligation bonds and temporary notes for the acquisition, improvement, renovation and repair of fire and public safety equipment.)
Jul 02 2020 07/25/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 25 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 07/21/2020 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Jul 21 2020
HB 8037 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE AND DISCIPLINE (Increases the maximum fine amount for those found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the board of medical licensure and discipline from $10,000 to $30,000, and establishes a new chapter of the general laws which gives board the authority to levy fines.)
Jun 18 2020 06/18/2020 Introduced, Referred To House Judiciary
Jun 18 2020
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 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 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 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

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