Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Ana B. Quezada

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
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 05/12/2021 Referred To House Finance
May 12 2021
SB 865 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS' BILL OF RIGHTS (Amends the law enforcement officers' bill of rights to provide greater accountability in the disciplinary process over law enforcement.)
Apr 30 2021 05/10/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 10 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 05/10/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 10 2021
SB 253 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND SANCTUARY STATE ACT (Designates schools, places of worship and courts as sensitive locations and would require that a judicial warrant be obtained before federal immigration authorities could be granted access to those premises to enforce immigration laws.)
Feb 10 2021 05/10/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 10 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
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 05/07/2021 Scheduled For Hearing And/Or Consideration (05/13/2021)
May 07 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 05/07/2021 Scheduled For Consideration (05/12/2021)
May 07 2021
SB 799 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - REGISTRATION OF VOTERS (Increases the role of the division of motor vehicles in the voter registration and address verification process, by establishing very specific obligations.)
Apr 08 2021 05/07/2021 Scheduled For Hearing And/Or Consideration (05/13/2021)
May 07 2021
SB 873 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS - THE GREEN BUILDINGS ACT (Effective December 31, 2020, terminates the requirement of utilizing green building standards for new public buildings construction projects.)
May 07 2021 05/07/2021 Introduced, Referred To Senate Environment And Agriculture
May 07 2021
SB 490 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES (Amends the definition of the practice of pharmacy to include the authority to prescribe drugs and devices. The act also provides the conditions for which a pharmacist may prescribe an indicated drug or device.)
Mar 04 2021 05/07/2021 Scheduled For Hearing And/Or Consideration (05/13/2021)
May 07 2021
SB 488 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES (Authorizes a pharmacist to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives, provided that the pharmacist has completed a training program approved by the state board of pharmacy.)
Mar 04 2021 05/07/2021 Scheduled For Hearing And/Or Consideration (05/13/2021)
May 07 2021
SB 609 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE-- PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- FEES (Allows jurors to donate their juror fees to the state. Any such donation would be deposited into the general fund.)
Mar 11 2021 05/07/2021 Scheduled For Consideration (05/13/2021)
May 07 2021
SB 874 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS - CORROSION PREVENTION AND MITIGATION WORK REQUIREMENTS (Requires all contractors and subcontractors who perform construction, alteration, demolition, installation, repair or maintenance work, pursuant to public works contracts, to comply with industry standards for infrastructure corrosion prevention.)
May 07 2021 05/07/2021 Introduced, Referred To Senate Environment And Agriculture
May 07 2021
SB 883 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS (Requires all persons or entities collecting social security and other personal identification numbers to create and publicly display a privacy protection policy. Violations of this requirement would incur a civil penalty of five-hundred dollars ($500).)
May 07 2021 05/07/2021 Introduced, Referred To Senate Judiciary
May 07 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 05/07/2021 Scheduled For Hearing And/Or Consideration (05/13/2021)
May 07 2021
SB 391 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY (Increases the number of members of the transit authority from eight to nine and would make the mayor of Providence or designee an ex officio member with voting privileges.)
Feb 25 2021 05/06/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 06 2021
SB 537 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - SPECIAL COMMISSION ON REAPPORTIONMENT (Creates an 18 member special commission on reapportionment to redistrict the districts of the general assembly and the state's congressional districts based on the data collected by the federal Census conducted in 2020 by January 15, 2022.)
Mar 04 2021 05/06/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 06 2021
SB 500 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - ZONING ORDINANCES-NEIGHBORHOOD (Amends several sections of the Rhode Island Zoning Enabling Act of 1991 with the intent of preserving neighborhood character and promoting smart growth.)
Mar 04 2021 05/06/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 06 2021
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 05/05/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 05 2021
SB 272 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES ACT (Changes the definition of employee and employer for purposes of the fair employment practices act, while expanding personal liability for violations.)
Feb 10 2021 05/05/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 05 2021

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