Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Ana B. Quezada

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
SB 2007 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- SECRETARY OF STATE -- LET RI VOTE ACT (Allows voting by mail without needing an excuse/improves voter roll cleanup/allows appling for mail ballots through online system/allows nursing home residents to receive mail ballot applications automatically/codifies mail ballot drop box requirements.)
Jan 06 2022 01/06/2022 Introduced, Referred To Senate Judiciary
Jan 06 2022
SB 2013 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Requires cities and towns to implement affordable housing requirements upon all developers of tax stabilization applications for developments of more than five (5) housing units based upon median income as defined by HUD.)
Jan 06 2022 01/06/2022 Introduced, Referred To Senate Finance
Jan 06 2022
SB 550 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- THE RHODE ISLAND WHISTLE BLOWERS' PROTECTION ACT (Prohibits an employer from reporting an employee's immigration status for whistle blowing.)
Mar 04 2021 07/13/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 13 2021
SB 316 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS--CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS -- PAROLE (Upon request of a parolee, enables the parole board to terminate a parolee's supervision and legal custody order in accordance with guidelines it is authorized to promulgate. Prisoners with a life sentence for first and second degree murder are excluded.)
Feb 18 2021 07/13/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 13 2021
SB 24 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS CORPORATIONS ACT -- NONPROFIT CORPORATION ACT -- LIMITED-LIABILITY COMPANY ACT (Removes the 10 year period within which time the secretary of state's office is authorized to withdraw a certificate of revocation for all Rhode Island business corporations, foreign corporations, nonprofit corporations and limited liability companies.)
Jan 19 2021 07/13/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 13 2021
SB 408 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- HOTELS -- HUMAN TRAFFICKING REPORTING AND PREVENTION ACT (Requires all hotels to make a good faith effort to post human trafficking awareness signage and provide all employees with human trafficking awareness training.)
Feb 25 2021 07/12/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 12 2021
SB 234 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- NEWBORN SCREENING PROGRAM (Mandates DOH rules/regulations for newborn screening to include screening tests for all disorders/conditions with early detection/treatment medical benefit plus new disorders/conditions within 2 yrs. unless not practicable for new disorders.)
Feb 10 2021 07/12/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 12 2021
SB 416 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Prohibits obtaining/purchasing/transferring a firearm on behalf of another person if other person prohibited from possessing firearm with increase in penalties for those offenses and applications amended to state number of firearms purchased.)
Feb 25 2021 07/12/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 12 2021
SB 791 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES (Requires the department of health to promulgate rules and regulations by January 1, 2022 for the licensing and operation of health centers operating in elementary and secondary schools.)
Apr 08 2021 07/12/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 12 2021
SB 458 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- AFRICAN HERITAGE HISTORY EDUCATION (Requires implementation of education courses in African American history in elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island commencing in the 2022-2023 school year.)
Mar 04 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 796 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Amends definition of dating violence to include abusive, coercive behaviors used to exert control and power and provides that abuse may be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, financial, or psychological and includes threats, isolation, and intimidation.)
Apr 08 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 991 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS (Mandates RIDE to provide regulations to streamline the English Second Language (ESL) and/or English Language Learner (ELL) teaching certificate.)
Jun 28 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 34 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Allows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen without a physician's note or prescription, if the product is regulated by the FDA for over-the-counter use.)
Jan 19 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
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 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 239 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Exempts from taxation real property acquired or leased by a railroad entity used in the boarding or disembarking of railroad passengers or supporting passenger railroad operations and services with a lack of use sunset provision.)
Feb 10 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
SB 654 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- SMALL BUSINESSES -- ZONING ORDINANCES (Imposes one year moratorium on enforcement of municipal ordinance or zoning requirement that penalizes owners of food service establishments/bars for modifications/alternations to their premises in response to an emergency declaration.)
Mar 18 2021 07/08/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 08 2021
SB 232 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHYSICAL THERAPISTS (Includes in the practice of physical therapy the ordering of diagnostic imaging (x-ray imaging) to be performed by other health care professionals.)
Feb 10 2021 07/07/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 07 2021
SB 413 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS (Requires applicants to pass test to include topics on fair housing and requires 24 hours of continuing education.)
Feb 25 2021 07/07/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 07 2021
SB 484 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES (Provides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and would establish medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services. Effective 7/1/22.)
Mar 04 2021 07/07/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 07 2021
SB 600 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- FEES (Raises the juror's fees for each day's attendance on the superior court from $15.00 per day to $25.00 per day commencing July 1, 2022, and increases to $35.00 per day commencing July 1, 2023, and thereafter.)
Mar 11 2021 07/06/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 06 2021

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