Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by James A. Seveney

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
SB 635 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - STUDENT TRANSPORTATION (Prohibits school committees from entering into a school bus service contract unless the contract provides for payments to school bus drivers, monitors and aids for one hundred and eighty (180) days or the length of the contracted for school year.)
Mar 18 2021 05/14/2021 Scheduled For Consideration (05/19/2021)
May 14 2021
SB 213 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- APPRENTICESHIP PATHWAYS TO EARNING A BACHELOR'S DEGREE ACT (Creates the Apprenticeship Pathways to Earning a Bachelor’s Degree Act, to enable an individual to earn a bachelor’s degree at public higher education institutions throughout the state by earning credits through apprenticeships.)
Feb 10 2021 05/14/2021 Scheduled For Consideration (05/19/2021)
May 14 2021
SB 365 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX (Provides that a portion of the real estate conveyance tax be apportioned to a newly established restricted receipt account known as the housing production fund.)
Feb 25 2021 05/14/2021 Scheduled For Hearing And/Or Consideration (05/20/2021)
May 14 2021
SB 356 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SEIZURE SAFE SCHOOLS ACT (Requires elementary/secondary schools to have at least 1 school employee trained to administer/assist with the self-administering of seizure rescue medication prescribed to treat seizure disorder systems and the use of prescribed electrical stimulation.)
Feb 25 2021 05/14/2021 Scheduled For Hearing And/Or Consideration (05/19/2021)
May 14 2021
SB 896 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (Establishes the twelve (12) member broadband council to create a plan to increase the use of broadband service in the state. A broadband coordinator is to be designated in Commerce RI to access federal funds and coordinate with the council.)
May 14 2021 05/14/2021 Introduced, Referred To Senate Commerce
May 14 2021
SB 862 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF BRISTOL (Validates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Bristol, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Bristol on November 3, 2020.)
Apr 30 2021 05/14/2021 Scheduled For Consideration (05/19/2021)
May 14 2021
SB 1 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES (Gradually increase the minimum wage from eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, over 4 years.)
Jan 11 2021 05/14/2021 Placed On House Calendar (05/18/2021)
May 14 2021
SB 459 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires all new school buildings and those undergoing major renovations or substantial repair or replacement to plumbing systems to install water bottle filling stations.)
Mar 04 2021 05/14/2021 Scheduled For Consideration (05/19/2021)
May 14 2021
SB 640 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE -- RHODE ISLAND SECURE CHOICE RETIREMENT SAVINGS PROGRAM ACT (Establishes the Rhode Island secure choice retirement savings program. Establishes a board which is a public corporation. Allows for creation of IRA-type retirement investments managed by the board.)
Mar 18 2021 05/13/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 13 2021
SB 832 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Requires cities and towns to assess renewable energy resources to be taxed as tangible property and the real property on which it is located shall not be reclassified, revalued or reassessed.)
Apr 23 2021 05/13/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 13 2021
SB 259 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS (Adds airspace to the land the DOT can acquire that is necessary for a suitable airport or to preserve, maintain, or restore approach. Additionally this act would add the term “Approach, approach zone, approaches” to section 1-2-3.1.)
Feb 10 2021 05/13/2021 Meeting Postponed (05/13/2021)
May 13 2021
SB 835 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- SECRETARY OF STATE (Authorizes the secretary of state and board of elections to conduct an extensive cybersecurity assessment of our election systems and facilities and to establish a cybersecurity review board.)
Apr 23 2021 05/13/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 13 2021
SB 688 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE -- BENEFITS (Increases temporary caregiver benefits to six (6) weeks in a benefit year starting January 1, 2022 and would increase temporary caregiver benefits to eight (8) weeks in a benefit year beginning January 1, 2023.)
Mar 18 2021 05/13/2021 Scheduled For Consideration (05/17/2021)
May 13 2021
SB 268 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS -- ROOFING CONTRACTORS (Amends the registration and licensure requirements of roofing contractors.)
Feb 10 2021 05/13/2021 Scheduled For Consideration (05/17/2021)
May 13 2021
SB 816 (2021 Regular Session)
An Act To Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Frajeelai, Llc
Apr 08 2021 05/13/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
May 13 2021
SB 656 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- BRISTOL COUNTY WATER SUPPLY (Repeals the requirement that the Bristol County water authority maintain its reservoirs, wells and well sites, transmission lines and water treatment plants within its jurisdiction in good, sound and safe condition.)
Mar 18 2021 05/12/2021 Referred To House Environment And Natural Resources
May 12 2021
SB 655 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- BRISTOL COUNTY WATER SUPPLY (Repeals Bristol county water supply’s and the state’s obligation to upgrade transmission lines, treatment facilities, reservoirs, and wells or upgrade them to conform to the Safe Drinking Water Act standards set forth by federal law.)
Mar 18 2021 05/12/2021 Referred To House Environment And Natural Resources
May 12 2021
SB 264 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- THE ELDER ADULT FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION PREVENTION ACT (Requires employees of regulated financial institutions to report suspected financial exploitation of elder adults to the office of healthy aging and provide authority to the regulated financial institution to place a temporary hold on transactions.)
Feb 10 2021 05/12/2021 Referred To House Corporations
May 12 2021
SB 59 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - STATEWIDE PUBLIC SAFETY COMPUTER AIDED RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (Establishes a statewide public safety computer aided records management system.)
Jan 19 2021 05/12/2021 Referred To House State Government & Elections
May 12 2021
SB 333 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS--CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS -- PAROLE (Grants juveniles sentenced as adults parole eligibility after completing fifteen (15) years of sentence with prospective/retroactive. Effective January 1, 1991.)
Feb 23 2021 05/10/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 10 2021

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