Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by David A. Bennett

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
HB 8353 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - STATE BUILDING CODE (Amends the Gender Inclusive Restroom Act to have a municipality apply to the state building code standard committee for a waiver in the case of undue burden with compliance.)
Jun 16 2022 07/02/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 02 2022
HB 8299 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- RHODE ISLAND UNIFORM COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE ACT (Eliminates the exemption for firefighters from having to complete a road safety test in order to obtain a commercial driver’s license.)
May 27 2022 07/02/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 02 2022
HB 7985 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- REBUILD RHODE ISLAND TAX CREDIT (Requires that all entities receiving tax credits from the state pay their workers the prevailing wage or other payments pursuant to § 37-13. This act would also allow the revocation of the tax credits for violation of this act.)
Mar 16 2022 07/02/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 02 2022
HB 6672 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Minimum number of specialty registration plate sets be reduced to 150 and nonrefundable fee paid by sponsoring nonprofit entity be calculated by subtracting the actual number of sets ordered from 600 and then multiplying the remainder by sum of $22.50.)
Jan 06 2022 07/02/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 02 2022
HB 7418 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- APPLICABILITY OF TRAFFIC REGULATIONS (Allows the city council of the city of Warwick to enact ordinances authorizing the Warwick police department to impounded off-road non-registered vehicles that are unlawfully used on public streets.)
Feb 09 2022 07/02/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 02 2022
HB 7902 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- LABOR RELATIONS ACT (Removes the ban that prohibited members of the state labor relations board from holding public office.)
Mar 04 2022 06/30/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jun 30 2022
HB 7244 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT INSURANCE POLICIES (Medicare eligible disabled individuals under age 65 eligible for Medicare supplemental policies. Health insurance commissioner may adopt reasonable regulations and standards for Medicare supplemental policies.)
Jan 28 2022 06/30/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 30 2022
HB 8328 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF WARWICK TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $350,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF TWO NEW HIGH SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES TO REPLACE PILGRIM HIGH SCHOOL AND TOLLGATE HIGH SCHOOL, AND ALL ATTENDANT EXPENSES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DEMOLITION, ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURAL COSTS, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 45% 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 Warwick to issue up to $350,000,000 general obligation bonds, to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, and equipping of two new high schools and school facilities to replace Pilgrim and Tollgate High School.)
Jun 08 2022 06/30/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jun 30 2022
HB 7946 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSING (Directs the RI housing corporation to maintain accurate records and prepare semi-annual status reports ("reports") to the general assembly, the housing resources commission, and the secretary of commerce for housing, on Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.)
Mar 07 2022 06/30/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 30 2022
HB 7824 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Authorizes the administration of the division of motor vehicles to make available, to Purple Heart Medal recipients, up to two (2) sets of special registration plates.)
Mar 03 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7021 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- ANIMAL CARE (Allows emergency medical treatment to police dogs injured in the line of duty, which would include transporting by ambulance.)
Jan 10 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7079 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- SEXUAL ASSAULT EVIDENCE KITS (Requires any entity that receives, maintains, stores or preserves sexual assault evidence kits to submit a report to the department of health, annually, setting forth the total number of untested kits in possession of such entity.)
Jan 12 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7611 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE (Establishes the Rhode Island executive climate change coordinating council equity and environmental justice advisory board to advise on decision-making and equitable outcomes.)
Mar 02 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7597 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- CONTRACTORS' REGISTRATION AND LICENSING BOARD (Revises the manner in which complaints against contractors are made, processed, investigated, and resolved in a more efficient and expeditious manner and makes various technical and grammatical corrections.)
Mar 02 2022 06/28/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 28 2022
HB 7910 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- HOTELS (Provides reasons for an innkeeper to remove guests from a hotel, and permits an innkeeper to refuse admission to a person under eighteen (18) years of age.)
Mar 04 2022 06/28/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 28 2022
HB 7587 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- BIOMARKER TESTING COVERAGE (Requires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations and health maintenance organizations that issue policies that provide coverage for biomarker testing on or after 1/1/23.)
Feb 18 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HB 7277 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS-RENEWABLE ENERGY (Increases the percentage of retail electricity sales from renewable energy sources.)
Feb 02 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HB 7129 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PESTICIDE CONTROL (Restricts the use of neonicotinoids which are a class of insecticides.)
Jan 20 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HB 7068 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ACT (Requires the RI department of human services to develop a plan to streamline the application, certification and recertification process for SNAP beneficiaries aged sixty years and over.)
Jan 12 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HB 7233 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- PFAS IN DRINKING WATER, GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATERS (Provides for the department of health to take action to establish maximum contaminant levels for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water and set interim standards.)
Jan 28 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022

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