Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by James A. Seveney

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
SB 2494 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Creates a new income tax bracket of 6.99% on taxable income over five hundred thousand dollars. Any tax collected on this income deposited into restricted receipt account and expended on education for grades kindergarten through twelfth grade.)
Feb 25 2020 11/18/2020 Committee Heard
Nov 18 2020
SB 2845 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF PORTSMOUTH TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $65,900,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, ADDITIONS, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE TOWN, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 35% FOR EXPENDITURES ELIGIBLE FOR STATE AID AND PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY ANY GRANT RECEIVED FROM THE SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY CAPITAL FUND (Authorizes the town of Portsmouth to issue bonds and notes to finance the construction, additions, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities throughout the town.)
Mar 12 2020 07/25/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 25 2020
SR 2921 (2020 Regular Session)
Senate Resolution Extending Deepest Sympathy On The Passing Of The Honorable Paul L. Gaines, Sr., The First African American Mayor In New England
Jul 16 2020 07/16/2020 Senate Read And Passed
Jul 16 2020
SB 2547 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS -- AIRPORT ZONING (Adds the terms "approach" and "approach zones" to mean airport land and airspace as defined by the FAA.)
Feb 25 2020 07/14/2020 Referred To House Corporations
Jul 14 2020
SB 2074 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- GENERAL POWERS -- PRUDENCE ISLAND SCHOOL FOUNDATION (Enables the town council of Portsmouth to transfer and/or convey parcels of land owned by the town on Prudence Island to the Prudence Island School Foundation to be used for educational purposes.)
Jan 21 2020 06/27/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jun 27 2020
SB 2464 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - COLLECTION OF TAXES GENERALLY (Permits the town of Barrington to deny issuance or renewal of licenses or permits for properties on which the taxes and/or assessments are in arrears.)
Feb 13 2020 06/27/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jun 27 2020
SB 2407 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES (Permits Barrington to have three alternate members on zoning board who may participate in hearings and shall vote in the absence of other members. Each member of the board may vote only if they attended all hearings relative to the matter before board.)
Feb 13 2020 06/27/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jun 27 2020
SB 2116 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Authorizes a tax exemption for tangible business or personal property in whole or in part within the town of Bristol's community limits, subject to authorization by the action of the town council of the town of Bristol.)
Jan 22 2020 06/27/2020 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jun 27 2020
SB 2650 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Expands the definition of sales to include any license, lease, or rental of prewritten or vendor-hosted computer software and specified digital products. This act would also define "end-user" for specified digital products.)
Feb 27 2020 06/24/2020 Signed By Governor
Jun 24 2020
SB 2783 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Requires the general assembly to establish an education aid fund to be administered by the department of education for increases in enrollment of at least twenty five (25) students.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To Senate Education
Mar 12 2020
SB 2788 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Modifies the amount of education aid determined for each school district with respect to high-need students.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To Senate Education
Mar 12 2020
SB 2803 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- STATE PURCHASES (Increases the maximum small state purchase from $10,000 to $25,000 for construction projects and from $5,000 to $10,000 for all other small purchases.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To Senate Finance
Mar 12 2020
SB 2672 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Allows local tax assessors to assess valuations on a yearly basis pursuant to chapter 4 of title 44, section one, and to adjust the valuation of assessed properties on a yearly basis pursuant thereto.)
Feb 27 2020 03/12/2020 Committee Heard
Mar 12 2020
SB 2791 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - STATE AID (Amends the computation of relative wealth of municipalities for the purpose of distributing state aid by eliminating the requirement that certain exemptions include tax treaty's that are conditioned on being in force on May 15, 2005.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To Senate Education
Mar 12 2020
SB 2779 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Requires development of benchmarks specific to each LEA and incentive fund structure for state share of LEA's non-core costs.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To Senate Education
Mar 12 2020
SB 2790 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Removes funding requirement from department of elementary and secondary education.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To Senate Education
Mar 12 2020
SB 2796 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RHODE ISLAND RESOURCE RECOVERY CORPORATION (Provides that any operational surplus of the Rhode Island resource recovery corporation shall be automatically transferred, on an annual basis, to a restricted receipt account for the sole purpose of waste management infrastructure.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To Senate Finance
Mar 12 2020
SB 2792 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Requires department of elementary and secondary education to include amount of state and local share of education funding calculated for each local agency receiving state aid, requires cities and towns to appropriate sufficient funds to meet their share)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To Senate Education
Mar 12 2020
SB 2782 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM [SEE TITLE 19 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT] (Provides for a minimum standard for the public education system.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To Senate Education
Mar 12 2020
SB 2830 (2020 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- DIVISION OF PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION (Makes numerous changes to the merit system.)
Mar 12 2020 03/12/2020 Introduced, Referred To Senate Labor
Mar 12 2020

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