Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Joseph M. McNamara

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 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 7164 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND CERTIFICATION STANDARDS BOARD (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Extends the time period to for all teachers to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and practices of scientific reading and structured literary instruction from the 2023-2024 school year until the 2025-2026 school year.)
Jan 26 2022 07/02/2022 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Jul 02 2022
HB 7062 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE (Provides that in developing alternative-learning plans, consideration shall be given to the difficulties and interruptions students experience because of the COVID-19 pandemic.)
Jan 12 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 7274 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' TENURE (Requires a school committee or the governing body of a charter or private school to submit the identity of any teacher terminated for cause to the Rhode Island department of education.)
Feb 02 2022 06/30/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 30 2022
HB 6649 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Same as 21H-5827 A-Requires the dept of education in coordination with attorney general to collect & publish data concerning school resource officers in each district, including use of force against students/arrests/referrals to law enforcement or courts.)
Jan 06 2022 06/30/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 30 2022
HB 7607 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- BILITERACY SEAL (Allows high school students receiving state Silver/Gold Seal of Biliteracy to earn 2 to 4 semesters of college credit toward minor/major in language at public university/community college if requested within 3 yrs. after high school graduation.)
Mar 02 2022 06/30/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 30 2022
HB 7133 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PHARMACEUTICAL REDISTRIBUTION PROGRAM ACT (Authorizes the creation and implementation of a Pharmaceutical Redistribution program by the department of health (DOH) and the board of pharmacy to commence operations on January 1, 2023.)
Jan 20 2022 06/30/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 30 2022
HB 7296 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (Increases the membership of the governor's council on behavioral health from thirty-one (31) to thirty-two (32) members by adding the president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island or a designee.)
Feb 02 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 8258 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RHODE ISLAND PROGRAM TO ADDRESS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE (Amends the composition of the Advisory Council on Alzheimers Disease Research and Treatment" to include 6 additional members and renames the council the "Advisory Council on Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders.")
May 18 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7332 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- STATE BUILDING CODE (Increases the levy on total construction costs that cities and towns may charge for building permits and directs that fifty percent (50%) each of the levy be transmitted monthly to the department of labor and training for workforce training.)
Feb 04 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 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 8348 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE -- SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT (Provides that the public schools shall be responsible for attendance data monitoring and detection of emergent truant behavior.)
Jun 16 2022 06/29/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 29 2022
HB 7971 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- AFFORDABLE CLEAN ENERGY SECURITY ACT (Amends the affordable clean energy security act and the long-term contracting standard for renewable energy.)
Mar 11 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 8146 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- RESIDENTIAL SOLAR ENERGY DISCLOSURE AND HOMEOWNERS BILL OF RIGHTS ACT (Provides solar energy system consumers with consumer protection regarding disclosures cancellation and liens.)
Apr 14 2022 06/28/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 28 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 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 6642 (2022 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- SUBDIVISION OF LAND -- ZONING ORDINANCES (Same as 21H-5568 SUB A -- Provides planning board approval votes require majority of members present at time of vote/quorum of zoning review board would authorize voting members including alternatives.)
Jan 06 2022 06/27/2022 Signed By Governor
Jun 27 2022

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