Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Mary Duffy Messier

Bill Title Introduced Latest Action↓
HB 6357 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- OPTIONAL RETIREMENT FOR MEMBERS OF POLICE FORCE AND FIRE FIGHTERS (Allows any member in active service, regardless of age, to be eligible for an accidental disability retirement allowance.)
May 20 2021 07/16/2021 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 16 2021
HB 6282 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES--AMBULANCE SERVICE COORDINATING BOARD (Gives the ambulance service coordinating board approval powers over regulations, protocols, standards, licensing fees and other administrative actions set proposed by the director of health.)
Apr 29 2021 07/13/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 13 2021
HB 6418 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM (Requires the department of elementary and secondary education, in collaboration with RI resource recovery corporation, to make educational resources available regarding litter prevention/recycling awareness to elementary/middle school students.)
Jun 11 2021 07/09/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 09 2021
HB 6432 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE - COMMERCIAL FISHERIES (Permits the dockside sale of allowable live lobsters, crabs and live whelk upon issuance of a direct sale dealer license by the department of environmental management to a commercial fishing license holder.)
Jun 16 2021 07/06/2021 Signed By Governor
Jul 06 2021
HB 6044 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE (Creates a special license plate for the not for profit Atlantic Shark Institute.)
Feb 26 2021 06/28/2021 House Read And Passed
Jun 28 2021
HR 6449 (2021 Regular Session)
JOINT RESOLUTION AMENDING THE JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A PERMANENT LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON CHILD CARE IN RHODE ISLAND (This resolution would amend the membership and purpose of said commission, allow for funding with approval, and require review of said membership every two (2) years.)
Jun 17 2021 06/28/2021 House Read And Passed
Jun 28 2021
HB 6274 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- TRANSFER OF VEHICLES (Extends from twenty (20) days to thirty (30) days, the period of time that a newly purchased motor vehicle may be temporarily operated, using the purchaser's current licenses plates.)
Apr 28 2021 06/25/2021 Referred To Senate Special Legislation And Veterans Affairs
Jun 25 2021
HB 6175 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES (Allows the Pawtucket city council to issue a Class B, C, or N liquor license for use on property located on tax assessor's plat 54B, 65B, and 23A, despite their close proximity to a school or church.)
Mar 26 2021 06/23/2021 Signed By Governor
Jun 23 2021
HB 6425 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Creates a board of trustees to manage Rhode Island College, similar to that which was created for the University of Rhode Island in 2019.)
Jun 11 2021 06/11/2021 Introduced, Referred To House Finance
Jun 11 2021
HR 6415 (2021 Regular Session)
House Resolution Congratulating The Junior League Of Rhode Island On The 100Th Anniversary Of Its Founding
Jun 10 2021 06/10/2021 House Read And Passed
Jun 10 2021
HB 6311 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' RETIREMENT (For purposes of teachers' retirement benefits, amends the definition of "former spouse divorced" to include someone who was married to a deceased member for 10+ years and the deceased member was required by court order to contribute support post-divorce.)
May 07 2021 05/27/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 27 2021
HB 6297 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT (Removes the requirement that five percent (5%) of the hotel tax be paid to the Greater Providence-Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau and redistribute the five percent (5%) tax to the city or district where the hotel or residential unit is located.)
May 05 2021 05/27/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 27 2021
HB 5686 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- LICENSED ACTIVITIES -- SMALL LOAN LENDERS (Repeals the provisions of the general laws allowing deferred deposit providers, also known as "payday lenders.")
Feb 24 2021 05/25/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 25 2021
HB 5715 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SUGARY DRINKS (Creates a tax on sugary drinks with the intent of discouraging excessive consumption of those beverages and would create a dedicated revenue source for programs designed to benefit public health.)
Feb 24 2021 05/13/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 13 2021
HR 6234 (2021 Regular Session)
JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION OF FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($500,000) FOR THE BENEFIT OF RHODE ISLAND FREE CLINIC (Authorizes the appropriation of the sum of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) for the Rhode Island Free Clinic.)
Apr 14 2021 05/13/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 13 2021
HR 6323 (2021 Regular Session)
House Resolution Thanking Reverend Farrell Edward Mclaughlin For Fifty Years Of Faithful Service To God And The People Of The State Of Rhode Island
May 11 2021 05/11/2021 House Read And Passed
May 11 2021
HB 6300 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- OUT-OF-STATE DIRECT WINE SHIPMENT LICENSE (Creates an out-of-state direct wine shipment license along with numerous regulatory provisions.)
May 05 2021 05/11/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
May 11 2021
HB 5452 (2021 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE EDWARD O. HAWKINS AND THOMAS C. SLATER MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT (Requires DBR to perform social equity/face analysis in licensing process/arrest/conviction rates by 1/1/22. Removes barriers affecting persons of color/establishes loan program/expunges past criminal convictions.)
Feb 10 2021 04/29/2021 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 29 2021
HR 6213 (2021 Regular Session)
House Resolution Expressing Profound Sympathy On The Passing Of Paul V. Palange
Apr 07 2021 04/07/2021 House Read And Passed
Apr 07 2021
HR 6204 (2021 Regular Session)
House Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Untimely Passing Of The Honorable Ama Amponsah
Apr 06 2021 04/06/2021 House Read And Passed
Apr 06 2021

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