Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Evan P. Shanley

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
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 8255 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO AUTHORIZING THE AMENDMENT OF THE WARWICK CITY CHARTER REGARDING NEW ELECTED TERM LENGTHS AND TERM LIMITS FOR MAYOR AND COUNCIL ELECTIVE TERMS COMMENCING JANUARY, 2025 (Approves Warwick city charter amendments increasing mayor's term of office from 2 to 4 yrs, limited to 2 consecutive terms limiting council members to 6 consecutive 2 yr. terms effective 1/1/25 subject to general/special election voter approval.)
May 13 2022 07/02/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 02 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 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 8294 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Establishes courses that include instruction in career and technical education programs.)
May 27 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 8247 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF LICENSES --VIOLATIONS (Reduces the civil penalty for the first and second offenses for driving without a license or driving with a suspended license, and would make a third violation a civil offense and a fourth offense a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.)
May 12 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7269 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- LICENSE PROCEDURE FOR SOCIAL WORKERS (Allows individuals who have received their masters of social work from an accredited college or university within the past 18 months to practice within the field prior to obtaining a license.)
Feb 02 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HB 7695 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- PROBATION AND PAROLE SUPPORT ACT (Modifies current procedures for the application and collection of court costs, fees and assessments in all criminal matters.)
Mar 02 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HB 7705 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires correctional officers to qualify annually with the pistol or revolver rather than the previous requirement of biennial qualification.)
Mar 02 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HB 8230 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL ASSAULT (Defines any act of sexual penetration or contact perpetrated by an individual with a position of authority upon a person over the age of fourteen (14) and under the age of eighteen (18) as third degree sexual assault.)
May 11 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HB 7709 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MISCELLANEOUS RULES (Sunsets the provision which allows first-time violators to avoid the fine by presenting proof of acquisition of a hands-free device prior to the imposition of the fine effective September 1, 2022.)
Mar 02 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022
HB 8287 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES (Extends the moratorium on the issuance of licenses for new initial nursing facilities and any increases to nursing facilities capacity to July 1, 2025.)
May 26 2022 06/23/2022 Senate Passed As Amended (Floor Amendment)
Jun 23 2022
HB 7358 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Defines rifle and shotgun as weapons and makes it unlawful to possess a loaded rifle or shotgun in public subject to various exceptions inclusive of hunting activity punishable upon conviction by imprisonment up to 5 years or a fine up to $5,000.)
Feb 04 2022 06/21/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 21 2022
HR 8339 (2022 Regular Session)
House Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Department Of Environmental Management (Dem) To Perform Water Quality And Resilience Assessments At State Parks
Jun 13 2022 06/21/2022 House Read And Passed
Jun 21 2022
HB 8149 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- LABOR AND PAYMENT OF DEBTS BY CONTRACTORS (Requires a contractor, subcontractor or public body to include offsite fabrication work in weekly certified prevailing wage records.)
Apr 14 2022 06/21/2022 Meeting Postponed (06/22/2022)
Jun 21 2022
HB 8033 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH RHODE ISLAND GENERAL LAWS § 16-7-44 APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF $5,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS OF THE TOWN OF EAST GREENWICH TO FINANCE THE RENOVATION, REHABILITATION, REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, IMPROVEMENT, FURNISHING, EQUIPPING AND INSTALLATION OF SCHOOL, SCHOOL FACILITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SAFETY AND FIRE-CODE RELATED IMPROVEMENTS, ROOFS, HEATING, VENTILATION, ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, LANDSCAPING, GROUNDS, ATHLETIC FIELDS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, VEHICLES AND FOOD SERVICE FACILITIES (Serves as the enabling act required by Rhode Island general laws § 16-7-44 in order for the interest on bonds issued in support of school housing projects to be eligible for state housing aid reimbursement.)
Mar 23 2022 06/20/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 20 2022
HB 7511 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES (Repeals § 28-12-9 of the general laws which provides that the director of labor and training may approve of wages below the minimum wage for those persons whose earning capacity is impaired due to physical or mental disability.)
Feb 16 2022 06/15/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 15 2022
HB 8310 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Adds direct state support for costs associated with employing school resource officers.)
Jun 02 2022 06/14/2022 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Jun 14 2022
HB 8329 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires all pre-kindergarten through grade twelve (pre-K through 12) schools to have resources officers or security personnel, lock exterior doors after morning arrival, security cameras and security protocols for school visitors.)
Jun 08 2022 06/08/2022 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Jun 08 2022
HB 7428 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- MAIL BALLOTS (Allows the board of elections to begin the certification of mail ballots twenty (20) days prior to election day. It also establishes a new and more comprehensive mail ballot voter signature verification process.)
Feb 09 2022 06/07/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 07 2022

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