Senator Alana DiMario

District 36 (Narragansett, North Kingstown), Democrat

Committees

Recent votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For official vote tallies, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of each vote.

Date Bill Vote type Vote
July 01, 2021 H6423 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES --WEST WARWICK PENSION PLAN
Authorizes the town of West Warwick to join the State Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H6331 AN ACT CREATING THE HOPE VALLEY/WYOMING FIRE DISTRICT
Makes various amendments pertaining to the charter of the Hope Valley and Wyoming Fire District.
Passage N
July 01, 2021 H6324 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICES ACT
Makes changes to the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H6067 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
Adds airspace to the land the department of transportation can acquire that is necessary for a suitable airport or to preserve, maintain, or restore an approach. Additionally this act would add the term “Approach, approach zone, approaches” to § 1-2-3.1.
RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- AIRPO Y
July 01, 2021 H5855 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.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5826 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP
Allows students who are legally unable to complete the FAFSA to complete a comparable form created by the college.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5614 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN
Makes it a misdemeanor to possess, transfer and/or produce child erotica for the specific purpose of sexual gratification or arousal, punishable by confinement in jail for not more than one year, or fine of not more ($1,000), or both.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5599 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY
Eliminates the words "moral turpitude" as a cause of refusal to issue a license to various professionals.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5596 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - STATEWIDE PUBLIC SAFETY COMPUTER AIDED DISPATCH RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Establishes a statewide public safety computer aided dispatch records management system.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5409 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Changes the filing date for the elderly or disabled tax exemption in the town of Exeter from March 15 to April 15 of each year.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H6126 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION
Entitles dairy farms to the exemptions from taxation granted to farmland, forestland, or open space.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H6477 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS
Bars health insurance plans from prohibiting pharmacists discussing reimbursement criteria with individuals presenting prescriptions.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S497 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS
Pharmacists may discuss reimbursement criteria with individuals presenting prescriptions.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5571 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN
Raises the legal age for persons to purchase or be sold or delivered certain tobacco products, electronic nicotine-delivery systems and liquid nicotine containers from eighteen (18) years of age to twenty-one (21) years of age.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S263 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN
Raises the legal age for individuals to be sold or delivered certain tobacco products, including electronic nicotine-delivery systems products from eighteen (18) years of age to twenty-one (21) years of age.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5676 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Changes the tax classifications for cable television assets.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H6371 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - VIDEO-LOTTERY GAMES, TABLE GAMES AND SPORTS WAGERING
Increases the annual flat fee given to Lincoln and Tiverton by their respective sports wagering facilities to two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000).
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H6084 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- WRITS, SUMMONS AND PROCESS
Provides for minimum qualifications for court constable to include education, military, or law enforcement experience and drug and psychological screening.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H6090 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE -- BENEFITS
Increases temporary caregiver benefits to six (6) weeks in a benefit year starting January 1, 2022 and would increase temporary caregiver benefits to eight (8) weeks in a benefit year beginning January 1, 2023.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S688 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE -- BENEFITS
Increases temporary caregiver benefits to six (6) weeks in a benefit year starting January 1, 2022 and would increase temporary caregiver benefits to eight (8) weeks in a benefit year beginning January 1, 2023.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5228 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 increase to $35.00 per day commencing July 1, 2023, and thereafter.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S600 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.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5505 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT
Requires third-party hosting platform to register short-term rental units for rent with dept. Of regulation or cannot conduct business in the state and imposes fines for listing unregistered units. DBR to create database for registered short term rentals.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S501 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT
Requires third-party hosting platform to register short-term rental units for rent with dept. Of regulation or cannot conduct business in the state and imposes fines for listing unregistered units. DBR to create database for registered short term rentals.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5760 AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
Creates a forest conservation commission, to be coordinated with the department of environmental management, to seek new funding and identify incentives for landowners to maintain their land as forest.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S470 AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
Creates a forest conservation commission, to be coordinated with the department of environmental management, to seek new funding and identify incentives for landowners to maintain their land as forest.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5197 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFIED NURSE-TEACHER
Requires only certified nurse-teachers to be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S87 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFIED NURSE-TEACHER
Requires that only certified nurse-teachers may be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H6433 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS
Exempts volunteer fire companies under the supervision/control/or jurisdiction of another public body from certain posting requirements of the open meetings act, unless any discussions during a meeting relate to the finances of the volunteer fire company.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S261 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS
Exempts volunteer fire companies under the supervision, control, or jurisdiction of another public body from certain posting requirements of the open meetings act.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5410 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Prohibits cities and towns from performing spot assessments that increase the assessment value of properties that have sold, except in accordance with their revaluation or update schedule.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S96 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Prohibits cities and towns from performing spot assessments that increase the assessment value of properties that have sold, except in accordance with their revaluation or update schedule.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S1002 AN ACT CREATING THE HOPE VALLEY/WYOMING FIRE DISTRICT
Makes various amendments pertaining to the charter of the Hope Valley and Wyoming Fire District.
Passage N
July 01, 2021 S373 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Amends the local share of education funding to be paid to charter public schools based on a comparison of performance data between the specific school from which the student is coming and the specific charter school that will be receiving the student.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
July 01, 2021 S373 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Amends the local share of education funding to be paid to charter public schools based on a comparison of performance data between the specific school from which the student is coming and the specific charter school that will be receiving the student.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
July 01, 2021 H5480 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation real property acquired or leased by a railroad entity used in the boarding or disembarking of railroad passengers or supporting passenger railroad operations and services.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
July 01, 2021 H5480 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation real property acquired or leased by a railroad entity used in the boarding or disembarking of railroad passengers or supporting passenger railroad operations and services.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
July 01, 2021 S239 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation real property acquired or leased by a railroad entity used in the boarding or disembarking of railroad passengers or supporting passenger railroad operations and services with a lack of use sunset provision.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
July 01, 2021 S239 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation real property acquired or leased by a railroad entity used in the boarding or disembarking of railroad passengers or supporting passenger railroad operations and services with a lack of use sunset provision.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H6378 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Provides that the time of the city of Woonsocket's first statistical update following the 2017 revaluation would be extended from 2020 to 2021 and be based on the valuations as of December 31, 2021.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H6144 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Requires submission of a triennial system reliability/energy efficiency/conservation procurement plan until 9/1/2036 and continues a charge on gas/electricity to fund energy efficiency/conversation programs until 9/1/2035.
COMMISSION Y
July 01, 2021 S634 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Requires the energy efficiency and resources management council to run a triennial competitive bid process to select an entity to propose and administer system reliability and energy efficiency and conservation procurement until March 1, 2036.
COMMISSION Y
July 01, 2021 H6299 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- SMITHFIELD
Authorizes the town of Smithfield to exempt or stabilize taxes on qualified property used for manufacturing or commercial purposes in the town of Smithfield.
SMITHFIELD Y
July 01, 2021 H6428 AN ACT RELATING TO STATUTES AND STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION
Makes technical amendments and corrections to the general laws.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5836 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT)
Amends the career and technical education program laws to provide the process by which students could access career and technical education programs outside of their home school district.
THE RI BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) Y
July 01, 2021 H5829 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS
Mandates RIDE to provide regulations to streamline the English Second Language (ESL) and/or English Language Learner (ELL) teaching certificate.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5697 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- AFRICAN HERITAGE HISTORY EDUCATION
Requires implementation of education courses in African American history in elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island commencing in the 2022-2023 school year.
EDUCATION Y
July 01, 2021 H5650 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE EDUCATION COMMISSION
Creates the Holocaust and genocide education commission.
EDUCATION COMMISSION Y
July 01, 2021 H5560 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE ON PARTICULAR ACTIONS - CONTRIBUTION AMONG JOINT TORTFEASORS
Limits credit of tortfeasor to amount paid by released tortfeasor.
AMONG JOINT TORTFEASORS Y
July 01, 2021 H5238 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT)
Creates the "Rhode Island Student Success Act" which would identify those students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public universities, colleges or community colleges.
RI BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) Y
July 01, 2021 H5157 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM
Provides that every superintendent of schools shall create an annual report on the progress and status of academic achievement of foster care youth.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5132 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BIODIESEL PRODUCTS
Amends the compliance standards for heating oil biobased products providing minimum standards for the percentage of biobased product that certain types of heating oil must contain.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H6353 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Allows the city of East Providence to grant a retailer's Class B license to property located at 130-150 Taunton Avenue, Map 106, Block 6, Parcel 15 of the applicable city of East Providence tax assessment map.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H6271 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Allows a new restaurant to be located at 53 Narragansett Avenue in Jamestown to obtain a class BVL liquor license to sell beer and wine.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H6239 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Allows Little Sister located at 737 Hope Street in Providence to obtain a class B liquor license to sell beer and wine.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S987 AN ACT AMENDING AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE SMITHFIELD LAND TRUST
Amends the public law establishing the Smithfield Land Trust by requiring a four-fifths (4/5) affirmative vote of the town council to dispose of land that no longer meets the needs of the trust.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S502 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN
Makes it a misdemeanor to possess, transfer and/or produce child erotica for the specific purpose of sexual gratification or sexual arousal, punishable by confinement in jail for not more than one year, or fine of not more than$1,000, or both.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S994 AN ACT RELATED TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS
Requires the department of transportation, along with the division of motor vehicles and the office of energy resources, to develop, no later than January 1, 2022, a plan for statewide electric vehicle charging station infrastructure.
CHARGING STATIONS Y
July 01, 2021 S575 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX
Grants an exemption from the personal income tax to writers, composers and artists residing within the East Providence arts zone.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S993 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP
Allows students who are legally unable to complete the FAFSA to complete a comparable form created by the college.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5555 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- THE HAROLD M. METTS SCHOOL SAFETY ACT OF 2021
Prohibits the possession of firearms on school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons under contract to provide school security services, and unloaded firearms in locked containers or a locked rack on motor vehicles.
ACT OF 2021 Y
July 01, 2021 H5386 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS
Prohibits obtaining/purchasing/transferring a firearm on behalf of another person if other person prohibited from possessing firearm with increase in penalties for those offenses and applications amended to state number of firearms purchased.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5255 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - MANUFACTURING AND WHOLESALE LICENSES - BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES
Modifies limitations on quantities of malt beverages and distilled spirits that can be sold at retail by certain licensed breweries and distilleries for off-premises consumption.
DISTILLERIES Y
July 01, 2021 H6422 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Allows the Providence board of licenses to grant an exemption from restrictions with regard to the proximity to schools and churches relating to issuance of a Class BV alcoholic beverage retail license for property located at 601 Hartford Avenue.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H6282 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.
COORDINATING BOARD Y
July 01, 2021 H6475 JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY CERTAIN CLAIMS
Authorizes the appropriation to pay claims.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H6118 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - STUDENT TRANSPORTATION
Prohibits school committees from entering into a school bus service contract unless the contract provides for payments to school bus drivers, monitors and aids for one hundred and eighty (180) days or the length of the contracted for school year.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5966 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- APPLIANCE AND EQUIPMENT ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY STANDARDS ACT OF 2021
Establishes efficiency standards for selected residential and commercial products.
EFFICIENCY STANDARDS ACT OF 2021 Y
July 01, 2021 H5727 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
Requires the office of the attorney general to issue a report containing the total cases charged with a firearm in all Rhode Island courts and a list of cases charged with a firearm which have been disposed during the calendar year.
ATTORNEY GENERAL Y
July 01, 2021 H5707 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES
Amends the definition of the "practice of pharmacy" to include the administration of adult medications pursuant to a valid prescription of physician-approved protocol and in accordance with regulations.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5929 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES
Provides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and would establish medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services. Effective 7/1/22.
DOULA SERVICES Y
July 01, 2021 H5289 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - RHODE ISLAND CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES REPORTING
Permits campaign funds to be used to pay all childcare expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity.
EXPENDITURES REPORTING Y
July 01, 2021 H6434 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT, AND LOAD LIMITS
Authorizes the department of transportation to impose a weight restriction or close any state, local or privately-owned bridge, in the interest of public safety.
LOAD LIMITS Y
July 01, 2021 S794 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT, AND LOAD LIMITS
Authorizes the department of transportation to impose a weight restriction or close any state, local or privately-owned bridge, in the interest of public safety.
LOAD LIMITS Y
July 01, 2021 H6432 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.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S206 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.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H5131 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS
Prohibits a food service establishment from providing a consumer with a single-use plastic straw, unless the consumer requests such a straw.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S155 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS
Prohibits a food service establishment from providing a consumer with a single-use plastic straw, unless the consumer requests such a straw.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S314 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES
Grants a judge or magistrate the discretion to impose the requirement of blood and/or urine testing or the use of the ignition interlock system.
MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES Y
July 01, 2021 S484 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES
Provides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and would establish medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services. Effective 7/1/22.
DOULA SERVICES Y
July 01, 2021 S484 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES
Provides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and would establish medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services. Effective 7/1/22.
DOULA SERVICES Y
July 01, 2021 H5585 AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE -- WORK ON HOLIDAYS AND SUNDAYS
Repeals § 5-3-7 of the general laws which gives the director of the department of labor and training the authority to exempt certain classes of employees from receiving overtime pay for Sunday and holiday work.
ON HOLIDAYS AND SUNDAYS Y
July 01, 2021 S273 AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE -- WORK ON HOLIDAYS AND SUNDAYS
Repeals § 25-3-7 of the general laws which gives the director of the department of labor and training the authority to exempt certain classes of employees from receiving overtime pay for Sunday and holiday work.
ON HOLIDAYS AND SUNDAYS Y
July 01, 2021 H5261 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
Comprehensively addresses wage discrimination, based on sex by expanding employee protections and the scope of the remedies available to employees who have experienced wage discrimination.
PRACTICES Y
July 01, 2021 S270 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
Comprehensively addresses wage discrimination, based on sex by expanding employee protections and the scope of the remedies available to employees who have experienced wage discrimination.
PRACTICES Y
July 01, 2021 H5245 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - HARM REDUCTION CENTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND PILOT PROGRAM
Creates pilot program to establish harm reduction centers where use of pre-obtained controlled substances may occur under supervision of health care professionals
COMMITTEE AND PILOT PROGRAM Y
July 01, 2021 S16 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - HARM REDUCTION CENTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND PILOT PROGRAM
Creates pilot program to establish harm reduction centers where use of pre-obtained controlled substances may occur under supervision of health care professionals.
COMMITTEE AND PILOT PROGRAM Y
July 01, 2021 S1003 AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 974 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS OF 1940, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE STONE BRIDGE FIRE DISTRICT AND TO FURNISH A SUPPLY OF WATER FOR THE TOWN OF TIVERTON"
Authorizes the Stone Bridge fire district to borrow up to $100,000 in funds to meet specific short-term financial obligations.
THE TOWN OF TIVERTON" Y
July 01, 2021 S1001 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY
Eliminates the words "moral turpitude" as a cause of refusal to issue a license to various professionals.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S1000 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- ADOPTION OF CHILDREN
Terminates all parental rights of any person convicted of sexual assault which results in the birth of a child from that assault.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S999 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT)
Requires all public schools to send out written invitations to all parents, guardians or caretakers of students inviting those parents, guardians or caretakers to an orientation at the school.
RI BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) Y
July 01, 2021 S998 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY ACT
Requires the principal at each school to provide an annual report on the number of graduating students and the number applying for admission to college or vocational training.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 S996 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE AND DISCIPLINE
Includes in the definition of unprofessional conduct performing a pelvic examination without consent of an anesthetized or unconscious female patient.
LICENSURE AND DISCIPLINE Y
July 01, 2021 S985 SENATE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO REVIEW AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
Creates a not more than 11 member commission to review and make recommendations on how to most efficiently and effectively administer health and human services in the state, and would report back by March 1, 2022, and expire on July 1, 2022.
OF HHS PROGRAMS IN RHODE ISLAND Y
July 01, 2021 S984 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE HEALTH SPENDING TRANSPARENCY AND CONTAINMENT ACT
Imposes funding contribution per health insurer enrollee to program to use health care claims data to help reduce health care costs. The program provides annual reports to the public and recommendations to governor and general assembly. Sunsets 7/1/26.
TRANSPARENCY AND CONTAINMENT ACT Y
July 01, 2021 S774 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- RHODE ISLAND SALVAGE LAW
Provides that if an insurance company is unable to obtain a certificate of title for a vehicle, the insurance company or its agent may apply for and obtain, free and clear of all liens and claims of ownership, a salvage certificate of title.
SALVAGE LAW Y
July 01, 2021 H6064 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- MERGER AND CONSOLIDATION
Amends the Rhode Island Nonprofit Corporation Act regarding consolidation and merger.
MERGER AND CONSOLIDATION Y
July 01, 2021 S988 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Permits Alcoholics Anonymous, and Narcotics Anonymous meetings and permit other agencies to provide similar services for substance use disorders during a declared disaster emergency.
MANAGEMENT Y
July 01, 2021 H6052 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- LIABILITY INSURANCE
Provides for insurance coverage for the loss of use of the rental motor vehicle provided that the rental car company can establish that their rental vehicle sustained damage and that the rental vehicle will require repair or is a total loss.
Passage Y
July 01, 2021 H6119 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- SMALL BUSINESSES--ZONING ORDINANCES
Imposes one year moratorium on enforcement of municipal ordinance or zoning requirement that penalizes owners of food service establishments/bars for modifications/alternations to their premises in response to an emergency declaration.
ZONING ORDINANCES Y
June 30, 2021 S62 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- CONFIDENTIALITY OF HEALTH CARE COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ACT
Requires health insurers to accommodate the request for communication in the form and format requested by the insured.
INFORMATION ACT Y
June 30, 2021 S62 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- CONFIDENTIALITY OF HEALTH CARE COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ACT
Requires health insurers to accommodate the request for communication in the form and format requested by the insured.
INFORMATION ACT Y
June 30, 2021 H5260 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Makes permanent the exemption from taxation for certain residential property developments which have not been completed or, if completed, have not been sold and occupied.
Passage Y
June 30, 2021 H6210 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- RHODE ISLAND HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE ACT OF 2008
Provides patients opportunity to opt out of information disclosure under HIE.
ACT OF 2008 Y
June 30, 2021 H5978 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ADJUDICATION OF TRAFFIC OFFENSES
Removes the $25.00 limit on tuition for a motorist to attend a driver education course, and would allow a judge or magistrate to delay the imposition of a suspension or revocation of a driver's license or registration for a period up to 30 days.
TRAFFIC OFFENSES Y
June 30, 2021 H5470 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
Creates an action authorizing any person who has been sentenced to imprisonment greater than one year subsequent to being wrongfully convicted of a criminal offense to petition court for an award of compensation and damages, including attorney’s fees.
Passage Y
June 30, 2021 H5079 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FUNDRAISING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Allows a school district to assess or request a voluntary contribution of money from a student or the student's parent or legal guardian to make a donation, in whole or in part, for the cost of district-sponsored field trips, dances, and clubs.
Passage Y
June 30, 2021 S439 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Requires Class B licensees to offer to the public the opportunity to purchase and consume food in conjunction with the sale of alcoholic beverages, at all times while alcohol is consumed on the premises.
Passage Y
June 30, 2021 S736 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- CAUSES OF ACTION
Products liability defense of subsequent alteration eliminated.
- CAUSES OF ACTION Y
June 30, 2021 S733 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE ON PARTICULAR ACTIONS - CONTRIBUTION AMONG JOINT TORTFEASORS
Limits credit of tortfeasor to amount paid by released tortfeasor.
CONTRIBUTION AMONG JOINT TORTFEA Y
June 30, 2021 S680 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ADJUDICATION OF TRAFFIC OFFENSES
Removes the $25.00 limit on tuition for a motorist to attend a driver education course, and would allow a judge or magistrate to delay the imposition of a suspension or revocation of a driver's license or registration for a period up to 30 days.
TRAFFIC OFFENSES Y
June 30, 2021 S975 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- SMITHFIELD
Authorizes the town of Smithfield to exempt or stabilize taxes on qualified property used for manufacturing or commercial purposes in the town of Smithfield.
Passage Y
June 30, 2021 S981 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- STATE BUILDING CODE
Establishes E-permitting for construction permitting.
Passage Y
June 30, 2021 S378 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES
Increases the reimbursement rates to be paid by the department of human services and the department for children, youth, and families, for licensed child care centers and family child care homes.
Passage Y
June 30, 2021 S982 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - VETERANS EXEMPTIONS
Extends the veterans exemption from property tax to any member who served in uniform during the Cold War between 1947 through 1991, even if they did not serve in a declared war or conflict.
Passage Y
June 30, 2021 S781 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS
Requires electric and gas distribution companies, with exceptions, to remit fifteen percent (15%) of the amount of demand-side charge collections to the Rhode Island infrastructure bank for any energy-related financing programs.
UTILITIES AND CARRIERS Y
June 30, 2021 S360 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX CREDITS 2013
Repeals the sunset provision which ends historic preservation tax credits by June 30, 2021 or upon the exhaustion of the maximum aggregate credits, whichever comes first.
Passage Y
June 30, 2021 S977 JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY CERTAIN CLAIMS
Authorizes the appropriation to pay claims.
Passage Y
June 30, 2021 S941 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.
OF POLICE FORCE AND FIRE FIGHTER Y
June 30, 2021 S580 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Amends the classification of manufacturing machinery that is eligible for a property tax exemption by eliminating the requirement that the machinery be new.
Passage Y
June 30, 2021 S94 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION RESTRICTIONS ON REAL PROPERTY
Requires conservation and preservation restrictions to be liberally interpreted in favor of the grants awarded.
RESTRICTIONS ON REAL PROPERTY Y
June 30, 2021 H5376 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BALLOONS
Prohibits the intentional simultaneous release of ten (10) or more balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gas.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
June 30, 2021 H5376 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BALLOONS
Prohibits the intentional simultaneous release of ten (10) or more balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gas.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
June 30, 2021 S38 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BALLOONS
Prohibits the release of balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gas.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
June 30, 2021 S38 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BALLOONS
Prohibits the release of balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gas.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
June 30, 2021 S936 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FUNDRAISING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Allows school committees to budget funds for field trips when creating a school budget.
Passage Y
June 30, 2021 S840 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE EDUCATION COMMISSION
Creates the Holocaust and genocide education commission.
COMMISSION Y
June 30, 2021 S458 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- AFRICAN HERITAGE HISTORY EDUCATION
Requires implementation of education courses in African American history in elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island commencing in the 2022-2023 school year.
EDUCATION Y
June 30, 2021 S212 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT)
Seeks to advance economic development by guaranteeing students the right to enroll in approved career technical educational programs and allows them to enroll outside the district of residence if their district does not offer a duplicate program.
EDUCATION ACT) Y
June 30, 2021 S205 JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION -- RIGHT TO AN ADEQUATE EDUCATION
Amends the constitution to guarantee Rhode Island residents with equal opportunity to receive an education and provide judicial enforcement of this provision.
- RIGHT TO AN ADEQUATE EDUCATION Y
June 30, 2021 S88 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RIGHTS AND DUTIES TEACHERS GENERALLY - SEPTEMBER 11 CLASSROOM MOMENT OF SILENCE
Allows teachers in all grades to provide the opportunity for students to observe a brief moment of silence on every September 11.
OF SILENCE Y
June 30, 2021 S34 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Allows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen without a physician's note or prescription, if the product is regulated by the FDA for over-the-counter use.
Passage Y
June 30, 2021 H5780 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- FINANCIAL SERVICES
Updates the Credit for Reinsurance, Risk Based Capital and Insurance Holding Company statutes to the current National Association of Insurance Commissioners standard.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
June 30, 2021 H5780 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- FINANCIAL SERVICES
Updates the Credit for Reinsurance, Risk Based Capital and Insurance Holding Company statutes to the current National Association of Insurance Commissioners standard.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
June 30, 2021 S980 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- FINANCIAL SERVICES
Updates the Credit for Reinsurance, Risk Based Capital and Insurance Holding Company statutes to the current National Association of Insurance Commissioners standard.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
June 30, 2021 S980 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- FINANCIAL SERVICES
Updates the Credit for Reinsurance, Risk Based Capital and Insurance Holding Company statutes to the current National Association of Insurance Commissioners standard.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
June 30, 2021 S24 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS CORPORATIONS ACT -- NONPROFIT CORPORATION ACT -- LIMITED-LIABILITY COMPANY ACT
Removes the 10 year period within which time the secretary of state's office is authorized to withdraw a certificate of revocation for all Rhode Island business corporations, foreign corporations, nonprofit corporations and limited liability companies.
NONPROFIT CORPORATION ACT Y
June 30, 2021 S991 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS
Mandates RIDE to provide regulations to streamline the English Second Language (ESL) and/or English Language Learner (ELL) teaching certificate.
Passage Y
June 30, 2021 S990 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT)
Creates the "Rhode Island Student Success Act" which would identify those students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public universities, colleges or community colleges.
97) Y
June 30, 2021 S989 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM
Provides that every superintendent of schools shall create an annual report on the progress and status of academic achievement of foster care youth.
Passage Y
June 30, 2021 H5573 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT
Requires a landlord to obtain and have in full force and effect a general liability policy of at least one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) for those persons injured on the premises due to the negligence of the landlord.
TENANT ACT Y
June 30, 2021 S718 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT
Requires a landlord to obtain and have in full force and effect a general liability policy of at least one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) for those persons injured on the premises due to the negligence of the landlord.
TENANT ACT Y
June 30, 2021 H6142 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES
Penalty of $10,000 for violating Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
- DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES Y
June 30, 2021 S684 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES
Penalty of $10,000 for violating Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
- DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES Y
June 30, 2021 H5198 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
Includes in the practice of physical therapy the ordering of diagnostic imaging (x-ray imaging) to be performed by other health care professionals.
Passage Y
June 30, 2021 S232 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
Includes in the practice of physical therapy the ordering of diagnostic imaging (x-ray imaging) to be performed by other health care professionals.
Passage Y
June 30, 2021 H5922 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- THE PERMANENT AIR QUALITY MONITORING ACT
Extends air quality monitoring requirements and data submission deadline by one year.
MONITORING ACT Y
June 30, 2021 S607 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- THE PERMANENT AIR QUALITY MONITORING ACT
Extends the long-term air-quality monitoring program at T.F. Green Airport to July 31, 2024.
MONITORING ACT Y
June 30, 2021 S416 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS
Prohibits obtaining/purchasing/transferring a firearm on behalf of another person if other person prohibited from possessing firearm with increase in penalties for those offenses and applications amended to state number of firearms purchased.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
June 30, 2021 S416 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS
Prohibits obtaining/purchasing/transferring a firearm on behalf of another person if other person prohibited from possessing firearm with increase in penalties for those offenses and applications amended to state number of firearms purchased.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
June 30, 2021 S119 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
Requires the office of the attorney general to issue a report containing the total cases charged with a firearm in all Rhode Island courts and a list of cases charged with a firearm which have been disposed during the calendar year.
ATTORNEY GENERAL Y
June 30, 2021 S73 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - THE HAROLD M. METTS SCHOOL SAFETY ACT OF 2021
Prohibits possession of firearms on school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons under contract to provide school security services, and unloaded firearms in locked containers or a locked rack on motor vehicles.
ACT OF 2021 Y
June 29, 2021 H5028 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE CIVIC LITERACY ACT
Requires the implementation of the civic literacy act for all students between the 8th and 12th grades.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
June 29, 2021 H5028 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE CIVIC LITERACY ACT
Requires the implementation of the civic literacy act for all students between the 8th and 12th grades.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
June 29, 2021 H6215 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RHODE ISLAND FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES ACT
Amends the definition of sexual orientation. Allows cases in superior court. Allows mediation prior to superior court case. Prohibits court order unless attorney fee waiver is signed. Repeals exemptions to sexual discrimination.
PRACTICES ACT Y
June 29, 2021 H5974 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS -- COURT ADMINISTRATION
Invests the chief justice of the supreme court with the explicit authority to address issues affecting the conduct of judicial business and order whatever response(s) he or she deems necessary.
ADMINISTRATION Y
June 29, 2021 H5874 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE--PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- UNIFORM FOREIGN-COUNTRY MONEY JUDGMENTS RECOGNITION ACT
Establishes the policies and procedures required for the recognition and enforcement of Foreign-Country Money Judgments and Registration of Canadian Judgments by the superior court.
MONEY JUDGMENTS RECOGNITION ACT Y
June 29, 2021 H5815 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- EMERGENCY POLICE POWER
Authorizes higher education institution department to enter into an agreement with any city/town to provide police assistance in non emergency situations.
Passage Y
June 29, 2021 H5738 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Requires all new school buildings and those undergoing major renovations or substantial repair or replacement to plumbing systems to install water bottle filling stations.
Passage Y
June 29, 2021 H6222 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION
Creates an eighteen (18) member special commission on reapportionment whose purpose is to draft and to report to the general assembly an act to reapportion the districts of the general assembly and the state's United States Congressional districts.
Passage Y
June 29, 2021 H5984 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS -- RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
Requires that annual reports of domestic and foreign business corporations, nonprofit corporations, and limited liability companies be filed with the secretary of state between February 1 and May 1 of each year.
CORPORATION ACT Y
June 29, 2021 H5127 AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS -- ABANDONMENT OF ROADS
Authorizes the town of Middletown, upon receiving a request for the abandonment of a highway from an abutting property owner, to buy the abandoned highway from the abutting owner, at fair market value.
Passage Y
June 29, 2021 S884 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- LIABILITY INSURANCE
Provides for insurance coverage for the loss of use of the rental motor vehicle provided that the rental car company can establish that their rental vehicle sustained damage and that the rental vehicle will require repair or is a total loss.
Passage Y
June 29, 2021 S836 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- MERGER AND CONSOLIDATION
Amends the Rhode Island Nonprofit Corporation Act regarding consolidation and merger.
- MERGER AND CONSOLIDATION Y
June 29, 2021 S826 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- UNIFORM LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ACT
Enacts the Rhode Island Limited Partnership Act to govern the law of limited partnerships in this state and repeal chapter 12 of title 7 entitled "Limited Partnerships". Effective 1/1/2022.
UNIFORM LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ACT Y
June 29, 2021 S802 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- UNIFORM UNSWORN DECLARATION ACT
Gives an "unsworn" declaration given under the penalty of perjury the same effect as "a sworn" declaration, and subject to the criminal penalties for perjury.
DECLARATION ACT Y
June 29, 2021 S673 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS -- UNIFORM PARTNERSHIP ACT
Enacts the Uniform Partnership Act of 1997, last amended in 2013, to govern the law of partnerships in this state and would repeal chapter 12 of title 7 entitled "Partnerships".
UNIFORM PARTNERSHIP ACT Y
June 29, 2021 S401 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY ADMINISTRATION -- SECURITY
Makes changes to the motor vehicles laws by repealing the sections that require the filing of security or bond with the DMV following a motor vehicle accident in which the operator of the vehicle does not have insurance.
ADMINISTRATION -- SECURITY Y
June 29, 2021 S259 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
Adds airspace to the land the DOT can acquire that is necessary for a suitable airport or to preserve, maintain, or restore approach. Additionally this act would add the term “Approach, approach zone, approaches” to section 1-2-3.1.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
June 29, 2021 S259 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- AIRPORTS AND LANDING FIELDS
Adds airspace to the land the DOT can acquire that is necessary for a suitable airport or to preserve, maintain, or restore approach. Additionally this act would add the term “Approach, approach zone, approaches” to section 1-2-3.1.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
June 29, 2021 H6189 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- ADOPTION OF CHILDREN
Reduces age from 25 to 18.
Passage Y
June 29, 2021 S250 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- ADOPTION OF CHILDREN
Reduces age from 25 to 18.
Passage Y
June 29, 2021 S832 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Requires cities and towns to assess renewable energy resources to be taxed as tangible property and the real property on which it is located shall not be reclassified, revalued or reassessed.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
June 29, 2021 S832 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Requires cities and towns to assess renewable energy resources to be taxed as tangible property and the real property on which it is located shall not be reclassified, revalued or reassessed.
Passage Approval of Amendment N
June 29, 2021 S832 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Requires cities and towns to assess renewable energy resources to be taxed as tangible property and the real property on which it is located shall not be reclassified, revalued or reassessed.
Passage Approval of Amendment N
June 29, 2021 S832 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Requires cities and towns to assess renewable energy resources to be taxed as tangible property and the real property on which it is located shall not be reclassified, revalued or reassessed.
Passage Y
June 29, 2021 S654 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- SMALL BUSINESSES -- ZONING ORDINANCES
Imposes one year moratorium on enforcement of municipal ordinance or zoning requirement that penalizes owners of food service establishments/bars for modifications/alternations to their premises in response to an emergency declaration.
ORDINANCES Y
June 29, 2021 S173 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - PARKING FACILITIES AND PRIVILEGES
Requires parking lots to designate parking spaces for electric vehicles/installation of charging stations for new existing public/private parking lots with fines for parking violations/compliance. Effective 7/1/21.
Passage as Amended Y
June 29, 2021 S173 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - PARKING FACILITIES AND PRIVILEGES
Requires parking lots to designate parking spaces for electric vehicles/installation of charging stations for new existing public/private parking lots with fines for parking violations/compliance. Effective 7/1/21.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 29, 2021 S860 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.
COORDINATING BOARD Y
June 29, 2021 S974 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- ENFORCEMENT AND COLLECTION
Eliminates the fee associated with retail sales licenses and renting of living quarters.
COLLECTION Y
June 29, 2021 S973 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - SHELLFISH PACKING HOUSES
Establishes a dockside program to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to ensure that surf clams and/or other marine shellfish acquired in federal waters are done so in a sanitary fashion and in accordance with national standards.
Passage Y
June 29, 2021 S972 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- LONG TERM CARE SERVICES AND FINANCE REFORM
Increases the wages for direct care workers employed by home nursing care and home care providers licensed by the Rhode Island department of health.
Passage as Amended Y
June 29, 2021 S972 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- LONG TERM CARE SERVICES AND FINANCE REFORM
Increases the wages for direct care workers employed by home nursing care and home care providers licensed by the Rhode Island department of health.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 29, 2021 S971 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - HOUSING INCENTIVES FOR MUNICIPALITIES
Establishes housing incentive program for municipalities to support and assist the promotion of housing to meet needs of current and future residents while preserving open space, farmland and natural beauty using housing incentive districts.
FOR MUNICIPALITIES Y
June 29, 2021 S953 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES --WEST WARWICK PENSION PLAN
Authorizes the town of West Warwick to join the State Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island.
Passage Y
June 29, 2021 S371 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND PAY FOR SUCCESS ACT
Creates a five (5) year pilot program entitled, pay for success, an intervention program that would assist homeless individuals with the goal towards improving financial and social outcomes.
FOR SUCCESS ACT Y
June 29, 2021 S351 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT
Requires department of elementary and secondary education to include amount of state and local share of education funding calculated for each local agency receiving state aid, requires cities and towns to appropriate sufficient funds to meet their share.
TAX RELIEF ACT Y
June 29, 2021 S162 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HOME COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES TO THE ELDERLY
Extends eligibility of the Home Community Care Services Program to persons under the age of 65 suffering from Alzheimer's or a related dementia confirmed by a licensed physician with income not exceeding 250% of the federal poverty level.
CARE SERVICES TO THE ELDERLY Y
June 29, 2021 H5083 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS
Provides that feminine hygiene products be provided in all public schools and prisons.
Passage Y
June 29, 2021 S86 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS
Provides that feminine hygiene products be provided in all public schools.
Passage Y
June 29, 2021 H5733 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 a restricted receipt account in the general fund and shall be allocated to the Rhode Island Veterans Home Community Living Center.
--FEES Y
June 29, 2021 S609 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.
-- FEES Y
June 29, 2021 H5768 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS -- ROOFING CONTRACTORS
Amends the registration and licensure requirements of roofing contractors.
Passage Y
June 29, 2021 S268 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS -- ROOFING CONTRACTORS
Amends the registration and licensure requirements of roofing contractors.
Passage Y
June 29, 2021 H5196 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS
Limits health plans that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to forty dollars ($40.00) for a copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin. Effective date 1/1/2022.
Passage Y
June 29, 2021 S170 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS
Limits health insurance carriers that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to forty dollars ($40) for a copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin.
Passage Y
June 24, 2021 S969 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL SALES
Allows the town of Barrington board of licenses to grant an exemption from the provisions of the statute regarding proximity to schools and churches relating to the issuance of an alcoholic beverage retail license for property located at 305 Sowams Road.
Passage Y
June 24, 2021 S968 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - VIDEO LOTTERY GAMES, TABLE GAMES AND SPORTS WAGERING
Provides for an adjustment to the states allocated revenue from the Tiverton gaming facility in the event of a closure.
TABLE GAMES AND SPORTS WAGERING Y
June 24, 2021 S966 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- VIDEO-LOTTERY GAMES, TABLE GAMES AND SPORTS WAGERING
Increases flat fee paid to Lincoln and Tiverton as host communities from $100,000 to $200,00 for FY 2022/2023 with rates of increase for FY 2024 and thereafter based on rate of increase in combined sports/online sports wagering revenue.
TABLE GAMES AND SPORTS WAGERING Y
June 24, 2021 S965 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Provides for a judge emeritus license plate for the retired family court judge, Stephen J. Capineri.
VEHICLES Y
June 24, 2021 S550 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.
WHISTLE BLOWERS' PROTECTION ACT Y
June 24, 2021 S549 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
Provides an exception to competitive bidding for local, minority and woman-owned businesses. Provides a waiver of compliance to contractors for the inclusion of minority-owned businesses in all procurements and construction projects.
ENTERPRISES Y
June 24, 2021 S963 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- PERSONAL WATERCRAFT SAFETY ACT
Authorizes town of West Greenwich to provide, by ordinance, regulations controlling the use of personal watercraft on any/or all fresh/inland waters of the town; ordinances may include a ban or limitation of personal watercraft on any waters in the town.
ACT Y
June 24, 2021 S962 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- CANVASSING THE LISTS OF QUALIFIED ELECTORS
Allows audio recording to be taken at the local board of canvassers’ proceedings and be maintained as a permanent record of the board.
QUALIFIED ELECTORS Y
June 24, 2021 S961 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- ELECTIVE MEETINGS
Allows local board of canvasser's discretion to substitute the physical posting in each voting district of senatorial district meetings, representative district meetings, and voting district meetings with publication in newspaper of local circulation.
MEETINGS Y
June 24, 2021 S960 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- CANVASSING THE LISTS OF QUALIFIED ELECTORS
Replaces the requirement that the notice for the final canvass be posted in a newspaper and instead this act would require the notice for the final canvass to be published on the official website maintained by the city or town.
QUALIFIED ELECTORS Y
June 24, 2021 S959 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS -- RHODE ISLAND COMMERCIAL RECEIVERSHIP ACT
Creates temporary non-liquidating receivership program for businesses with substantial revenue decline after declared emergency/suspended/ceased substantial part of operation resulting by emergency police/regulatory powers.
COMMERCIAL RECEIVERSHIP ACT Y
June 24, 2021 S954 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- STATEWIDE BODY-WORN CAMERA PROGRAM
Creates a statewide body-worn camera program for police departments in the state.
CAMERA PROGRAM Y
June 24, 2021 S870 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICES ACT
Makes changes to the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act.
Passage Y
June 24, 2021 S731 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- INTERCEPTION OF WIRE AND ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
Authorizes wire tap application for Human Trafficking offense investigations.
COMMUNICATIONS Y
June 24, 2021 S671 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS
Prohibits agencies of municipalities and the state from releasing information as to the residency of municipal or state police officers regarding public records requests.
Passage Y
June 24, 2021 S408 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- HOTELS -- HUMAN TRAFFICKING REPORTING AND PREVENTION ACT
Requires all hotels to make a good faith effort to post human trafficking awareness signage and provide all employees with human trafficking awareness training.
PREVENTION ACT Y
June 24, 2021 S190 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' LICENSE -- SAFE ROADS AND MANDATORY INSURANCE
Requires an applicant for a license to provide a valid social security number. This act creates an alternative ID driving license for applicants without a social security number who are able to establish proof of Rhode Island residency.
INSURANCE Y
June 24, 2021 S190 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' LICENSE -- SAFE ROADS AND MANDATORY INSURANCE
Requires an applicant for a license to provide a valid social security number. This act creates an alternative ID driving license for applicants without a social security number who are able to establish proof of Rhode Island residency.
INSURANCE Y
June 24, 2021 S120 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ACCIDENTS AND ACCIDENT REPORTS
Requires that motor vehicle accident reports be transmitted by the law enforcement agency or their contract agent within fourteen (14) days of preparing the report to the department of transportation.
ACCIDENT REPORTS Y
June 24, 2021 S712 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- LIFETIME LIMITS
Revokes the authority of the health insurance commissioner's ability to enforce a ruling of the federal government or federal court that revokes the prohibition on limits on health insurance.
-- LIFETIME LIMITS Y
June 24, 2021 S495 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- RHODE ISLAND HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE ACT OF 2008
Provides patients opportunity to opt out of information disclosure under HIE.
OF 2008 Y
June 24, 2021 S494 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE
Requires drug companies disclose to office of the health insurance commissioner acquisition costs of drugs approved by FDA, if acquisition cost is at least $100 for 30 day supply and requires disclosure of rebates, price protection payments.
Passage Y
June 24, 2021 S381 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS
Provides that health insurance policies that provide prescription drug coverage not include an annual or lifetime dollar limit on drug benefits.
Passage Y
June 24, 2021 S851 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.
Passage Y
June 24, 2021 S365 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX
Provides that a portion of the real estate conveyance tax be apportioned to a newly established restricted receipt account known as the housing production fund.
Passage Y
June 24, 2021 S364 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION
Entitles dairy farms to the exemptions from taxation granted to farmland, forestland, or open space.
Passage Y
June 24, 2021 S226 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM
Provides for adjustments to the payment standard for cash assistance.
Passage Y
June 24, 2021 S158 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND LIVABLE HOME MODIFICATION ACT
Establishes Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant to eligible homeowners and renters to retrofit their residence to nationally recognized accessibility standards.
LIVABLE HOME MODIFICATION ACT Y
June 24, 2021 S41 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CASELOAD ESTIMATING CONFERENCES
Requires the participation and input of the EOHHS, DHS, DCYF and BHDDH in medical assistance and public assistance caseload estimating conferences and the generation of monthly data to the members of the case load estimating conference.
CONFERENCES Y
June 24, 2021 S874 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.
MITIGATION WORK REQUIREMENTS Y
June 24, 2021 S357 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BIODIESEL PRODUCTS
Amends the compliance standards for heating oil biobased products providing minimum standards for the percentage of biobased product that certain types of heating oil must contain.
Passage Y
June 24, 2021 S35 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- THE OCEAN STATE CLIMATE ADAPTATION FUND
Establishes the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund. Enables municipalities and the state to apply for grants to improve public safety and community climate resilience for coastal habitats, as well as river and stream floodplains.
Passage as Amended Y
June 24, 2021 S35 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- THE OCEAN STATE CLIMATE ADAPTATION FUND
Establishes the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund. Enables municipalities and the state to apply for grants to improve public safety and community climate resilience for coastal habitats, as well as river and stream floodplains.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 24, 2021 S788 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS
Prevents third-party delivery service from using the likeness, registered trademark, or any intellectual property belonging to the merchant to falsely suggest sponsorship or endorsement by, or affiliation with the merchant without the merchant’s consent.
Passage Y
June 24, 2021 S451 AN ACT RELATING TO UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Clarifies uniform commercial code provisions to specify that the provisions apply to electronic transactions.
Passage Y
June 24, 2021 S339 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- APPLIANCE AND EQUIPMENT ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY STANDARDS ACT OF 2021
Establishes minimum energy and water efficiency standards for appliances and specified equipment purchased or installed after January 1, 2023.
STANDARDS ACT OF 2021 Y
June 24, 2021 S29 AN ACT RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO ENDORSE THE NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE BANK
THE NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE BANK Y
June 22, 2021 H5759 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- DRY DOCK FACILITIES
Amends the lien and notice procedures for facility operators of dry dock facilities.
Passage Y
June 22, 2021 H5642 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- THE ELDER ADULT FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION PREVENTION ACT
Requires employees of regulated financial institutions to report suspected financial exploitation of elder adults to the office of healthy aging and provide authority to the regulated financial institution to place a temporary hold on transactions.
EXPLOITATION PREVENTION ACT Y
June 22, 2021 H5034 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the governor to designate any person to solemnize a marriage within the state of Rhode Island on a particular day and within a particular city or town.
Passage Y
June 22, 2021 S14 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS - SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows governor to designate any person, upon application, 18 years old or older to solemnize marriages within this state on a particular day upon payment of a $25 fee to the secretary of state.
Passage Y
June 22, 2021 H5105 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES
Authorizes Class B license holder to sell specified limits of wine, beer and mixed alcoholic beverages with take out orders, however, all other alcoholic beverages prohibited with sunset on 12/31/21.
Passage Y
June 22, 2021 S199 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - MANUFACTURING AND WHOLESALE LICENSES - BREWERIES AND DISTILLERIES
Modifies limitations on quantities of malt beverages and distilled spirits that can be sold at retail by certain licensed breweries and distilleries for off-premises consumption.
DISTILLERIES Y
June 22, 2021 S937 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- WORKERS COMPENSATION -- BENEFITS
Creates a new formula for determining a totally and partially disabled injured workers' weekly benefit entitlement. It also eliminates the current ambiguity in an injured workers' entitlement, when he or she suffers a recurrence of disability.
- BENEFITS Y
June 22, 2021 S686 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- ELECTRICIANS
Allows 288 hours of trade school training to qualify for the journeyperson "B" electrical exam. Increases the period of indentured apprenticeship with the department of labor and training and a licensed electrician master to 4 years.
Passage Y
June 22, 2021 S429 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- BUILDING SERVICE WORK
Requires that janitors and security guards employed, pursuant to state contracts worth more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) of janitorial or security services, be paid a standard compensation rate.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
June 22, 2021 S429 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- BUILDING SERVICE WORK
Requires that janitors and security guards employed, pursuant to state contracts worth more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) of janitorial or security services, be paid a standard compensation rate.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
June 22, 2021 S903 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- WRITS, SUMMONS AND PROCESS
Provides for minimum qualifications for court constable to include education, military, or law enforcement experience and drug and psychological screening.
-- WRITS, SUMMONS AND PROCESS Y
June 22, 2021 S901 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- PASSIVE VOLUNTARY ADOPTION MUTUAL CONSENT REGISTRY ACT -- ADOPTION OF CHILDREN
Directs the department of health to provide information regarding the passive voluntary adoption reunion registry on the department of health's website and in the division of vital records.
- ADOPTION OF CHILDREN Y
June 22, 2021 S755 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - STATE BUILDING CODE
Requires public building/place of public accommodation to have single-user toilet facility for use by any gender eff. 1/1/22/ new construction/ renovations over 50% value of state/municipal buildings provide for single-user toilet eff. 1/1/22.
Passage Y
June 22, 2021 S744 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES -- TYPES OF VEHICLES
; Creates new section for electric bicycles, mandates manufactures to provide label of classification of electric bike.
Passage Y
June 22, 2021 S726 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- LAW PRACTICE
Provides that the rules and unauthorized practice of law committee would be approved and promulgated by the supreme court.
Passage Y
June 22, 2021 H5763 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Prohibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member.
INSURANCE POLICIES Y
June 22, 2021 S3 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Prohibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member.
INSURANCE POLICIES Y
June 22, 2021 S724 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE - STATE FUNDS
Adds the Judiciary's Indirect Cost Recovery/Supreme Court, Victims' Rights Information, RI Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel and Small Claims Mediation accounts to the list of restricted receipt accounts which are not subject to indirect cost recovery.
Passage Y
June 22, 2021 S672 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
Creates an action authorizing any person who has been sentenced to imprisonment greater than one year subsequent to being wrongfully convicted of a criminal offense to petition court for an award of compensation and damages, including attorney’s fees.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
June 22, 2021 S672 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
Creates an action authorizing any person who has been sentenced to imprisonment greater than one year subsequent to being wrongfully convicted of a criminal offense to petition court for an award of compensation and damages, including attorney’s fees.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
June 22, 2021 S717 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- EMERGENCY POLICE POWER
Authorizes higher education institution department to enter into an agreement with any city/town to provide police assistance in non emergency situations.
Passage Y
June 22, 2021 S568 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- CANNABIS AUTHORIZATION, REGULATION AND TAXATION
Establishes Cannabis Control Commission to regulate all aspects of cannabis production and distribution.
REGULATION AND TAXATION Y
June 22, 2021 S501 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT
Requires third-party hosting platform to register short-term rental units for rent with dept. Of regulation or cannot conduct business in the state and imposes fines for listing unregistered units. DBR to create database for registered short term rentals.
DEVELOPMENT Y
June 22, 2021 S316 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.
- PAROLE Y
June 22, 2021 S246 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- NONDISCRIMINATION IN ACCESS TO ANATOMICAL GIFTS AND ORGAN TRANSPLANT ACT (ISAAC'S LAW)
Prohibits discrimination against a potential organ transplant recipient based solely on a physical or mental disability.
TRANSPLANT ACT (ISAAC'S LAW) Y
June 22, 2021 S879 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - PHARMACIES
Amends the definition of practice of pharmacy to include the administration of medications.
PROFESSIONS - PHARMACIES Y
June 22, 2021 S643 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Requires insurance providers to seek recoupment or set off of insurance payments made to health care providers within twelve (12) months and require health care providers to seek reimbursement for underpayment within twelve (12) months.
Passage Y
June 22, 2021 S487 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHARMACIES -- PRESCRIPTIONS
Requires pharmacists to notify their customers whether their cost sharing benefits exceed the actual retail price of the prescription sought.
PRESCRIPTIONS Y
June 22, 2021 S872 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- TRANSPORTATION EMISSIONS AND MOBILE (TEAM) COMMUNITY ACT
Establishes the Transportation Emission and Mobile (Team) Community Act intended to limit and reduce indirect carbon dioxide emissions throughout the state while promoting the purposes of the transportation climate initiative program.
Passage as Amended Y
June 22, 2021 S872 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- TRANSPORTATION EMISSIONS AND MOBILE (TEAM) COMMUNITY ACT
Establishes the Transportation Emission and Mobile (Team) Community Act intended to limit and reduce indirect carbon dioxide emissions throughout the state while promoting the purposes of the transportation climate initiative program.
Approval of Amendment N
June 22, 2021 S105 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ACT
Requires the department of environmental management to create environmental justice areas.
JUSTICE ACT Y
June 22, 2021 S104 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL WASTE RECYCLING AND REFUSE DISPOSAL
Requires schools to comply with recycling and composting laws and promotes the donation of unspoiled nonperishable food by schools. Requires the use of share tables at all schools.
DISPOSAL Y
June 22, 2021 S791 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Requires the department of health to promulgate rules and regulations by January 1, 2022 for the licensing and operation of health centers operating in elementary and secondary schools.
Passage as Amended Y
June 22, 2021 S791 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
Requires the department of health to promulgate rules and regulations by January 1, 2022 for the licensing and operation of health centers operating in elementary and secondary schools.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 22, 2021 S342 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS -- NET NEUTRALITY
Requires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.
PROVIDERS -- NET NEUTRALITY Y
June 22, 2021 S338 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES--ENFORCEMENT AND COLLECTION
Provides that any person who has a retail sales permit would not be required to pay a separate registration fee to make sales at flea markets; provided, however, the person would remain responsible to pay all taxes due as a result of sales at a flea mkt.
AND COLLECTION Y
June 22, 2021 S114 AN ACT RELATING TO COVENTRY SEWER AUTHORITY
Prohibits the town of Coventry from assessing the costs of repaving the roadway upon the completion of any sewage works upon the land owners.
Passage Y
June 22, 2021 S757 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - EDUCATION - PSYCHOLOGISTS
Creates minimum qualifications for school psychologists and establishes the scope of their practice within schools and establishes state support for school-based mental health services.
Passage as Amended Y
June 22, 2021 S757 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - EDUCATION - PSYCHOLOGISTS
Creates minimum qualifications for school psychologists and establishes the scope of their practice within schools and establishes state support for school-based mental health services.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 15, 2021 H6175 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.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
June 15, 2021 H6175 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.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
June 15, 2021 S834 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL ASSAULT
Eliminates the marital sexual assault exception when a victim is incapacitated, disabled, or helpless.
Passage Y
June 15, 2021 S735 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS -- COURT ADMINISTRATION
Invests the chief justice of the supreme court with the explicit authority to address issues affecting the conduct of judicial business and order whatever response(s) he or she deems necessary.
ADMINISTRATION Y
June 15, 2021 S670 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- EXPLOITATION OF ELDERS
Changes the definition of "elder person" for purposes of exploitation of elders from a person sixty-five (65) years of age or older to a person sixty (60) years of age or older.
Passage Y
June 15, 2021 S239 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation real property acquired or leased by a railroad entity used in the boarding or disembarking of railroad passengers or supporting passenger railroad operations and services with a lack of use sunset provision.
Passage Y
June 15, 2021 S116 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES
Provides a procedure for homeowners to submit to a municipal zoning board of review or municipal official or agency for a review to determine whether or not a proposed use under this chapter requires a special use permit.
Passage Y
June 15, 2021 S924 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Clarifies the tax classification statute pertaining to homestead exemptions in the city of Providence exempting the city from certain rate calculations.
Passage Y
June 15, 2021 S792 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Removes the town of Smithfield from the provisions of §§ 44-5-20.05, 44-5-20.06, 44-5-20.07, and 44-5-20.08, in regard to property tax classification and tax levy determinations.
Passage Y
June 15, 2021 S295 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - THE RHODE ISLAND MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM
Removes the prohibition on state appropriations to the municipal infrastructure grant program, and authorize the RI infrastructure bank to evaluate, approve and issue such grants, subject to the appropriations provided to the program.
PROGRAM Y
June 15, 2021 S96 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Prohibits cities and towns from performing spot assessments that increase the assessment value of properties that have sold, except in accordance with their revaluation or update schedule.
Passage Y
June 15, 2021 S45 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- STAY INVESTED IN RI WAVEMAKER FELLOWSHIP
Expand the Wavemaker Fellowship Program to include public school teachers in the high-need fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
IN RI WAVEMAKER FELLOWSHIP Y
June 15, 2021 S218 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION
Exempts reusable bags not including paper or plastic bags from the state sales tax.
COMPUTATION Y
June 15, 2021 S107 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- PFAS IN DRINKING WATER, GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATERS
Requires DOH to establish maximum contaminate levels of PFSA in drinking water and to set interim standards. Also requires DEM to set standards for PFSA in ground- and surface waters. Defines PFSA as hazardous substances.
GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATERS Y
June 15, 2021 S209 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ACCESS TO ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT
Updates Access to Advanced Placement Courses for All Students Act.
FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT Y
June 15, 2021 S344 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES--SMALL BUSINESS--OMNIBUS
Omnibus act regarding caterers, hide and leather inspection, constables, sterilization of bedding, mixed-martial arts and pool halls.
--OMNIBUS Y
June 15, 2021 S256 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE AND DISCIPLINE
Increases the maximum fine amount for those found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the board of medical licensure and discipline from $10,000 to $30,000 and would establish a new chapter of the general laws.
Passage as Amended Y
June 15, 2021 S256 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE AND DISCIPLINE
Increases the maximum fine amount for those found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the board of medical licensure and discipline from $10,000 to $30,000 and would establish a new chapter of the general laws.
Approval of Amendment Y
June 01, 2021 S413 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS
Requires applicants to pass test to include topics on fair housing and requires 24 hours of continuing education.
BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS Y
June 01, 2021 S245 SENATE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY JUSTICE REINVESTMENT PROPOSALS AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCING THE INCARCERATION OF WOMEN
Creates a 13 member commission to study justice reinvestment proposals and provide recommendations for reducing the incarceration of women, and would report back five months after passage, and expire on January 5, 2023.
REDUCING INCARCERATION OF WOMEN Y
June 01, 2021 S899 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING THE 2020 AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF SMITHFIELD
SMITHFIELD Y
June 01, 2021 S881 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT
Includes East Providence in the Northern Rhode Island regional tourism district.
Passage Y
June 01, 2021 S833 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT, AND LOAD LIMITS
Transfers all responsibility for oversize/overweight permitting to the department of transportation and amends and increases fines for all oversize and overweight infractions.
LOAD LIMITS Y
June 01, 2021 S794 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT, AND LOAD LIMITS
Authorizes the department of transportation to impose a weight restriction or close any state, local or privately-owned bridge, in the interest of public safety.
LOAD LIMITS Y
June 01, 2021 S391 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.
PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY Y
June 01, 2021 S175 AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS -- ABANDONMENT BY TOWNS
Allows the town of Middletown to sell an abandoned highway or driftway to the abutting property owner making the abandonment request at fair market value.
Passage Y
June 01, 2021 S51 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD LIMITS -- MIDDLETOWN
Prohibits the operation of through commercial vehicles on Turner Road in Middletown.
LOAD LIMITS -- MIDDLETOWN Y
June 01, 2021 S877 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE
Prohibits insurance carriers from charging out-of-pocket expenses to the insured for expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic and mandates that all COVID-19 testing or vaccination is free.
Passage Y
June 01, 2021 S769 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - COMPREHENSIVE DISCHARGE PLANNING
Requires coverage for residential/inpatient mental health services for detox/stabilization/substance abuse disorders without preauthorization or be subject to concurrent review during the first 28 days.
Passage Y
June 01, 2021 S711 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF ACTIVITIES THAT EXPOSE PEOPLE TO TICKS, BETTER EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE SYMPTOMS OF LYME DISEASE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY DETECTION, AND UPDATE THEIR FINDINGS, DATA, AND PHYSICIAN PROTOCOLS WITH REGARDS TO THE EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE
TO TICKS Y
June 01, 2021 S711 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF ACTIVITIES THAT EXPOSE PEOPLE TO TICKS, BETTER EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE SYMPTOMS OF LYME DISEASE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY DETECTION, AND UPDATE THEIR FINDINGS, DATA, AND PHYSICIAN PROTOCOLS WITH REGARDS TO THE EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE
TO TICKS Y
June 01, 2021 S647 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND HEALTH CARE REFORM ACT OF 2004--HEALTH INSURANCE OVERSIGHT
Requires the health insurance commissioner to adopt a uniform set of medical criteria for prior authorization and create a required form to be used by a health insurer.
INSURANCE OVERSIGHT Y
June 01, 2021 S497 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS
Pharmacists may discuss reimbursement criteria with individuals presenting prescriptions.
Passage Y
June 01, 2021 S485 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Requires health insurance contract plans or policies to provide coverage for a backup battery for at-home medical devices.
POLICIES Y
June 01, 2021 S235 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
Authorizes a licensed physical therapist to perform physical therapy services to a student while in school without a prescription or referral, in accordance with the student's IEP or IFSP.
Passage Y
June 01, 2021 S234 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- NEWBORN SCREENING PROGRAM
Mandates DOH rules/regulations for newborn screening to include screening tests for all disorders/conditions with early detection/treatment medical benefit plus new disorders/conditions within 2 yrs. unless not practicable for new disorders.
Passage Y
June 01, 2021 S170 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS
Limits health insurance carriers that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to forty dollars ($40) for a copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin.
Passage Y
June 01, 2021 S169 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LABORATORIES
Creates a comprehensive system to promote and regulate the effective and competent administration of medical laboratories by focusing on the training, qualifications and licensure of their practitioners.
Passage Y
June 01, 2021 S6 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - RIGHTS OF NURSING HOME PATIENTS
Department of health to promulgate rules and regulations for essential caregivers at nursing homes during a declared emergency.
Passage Y
June 01, 2021 S789 AN ACT RELATING TO CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS -- RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT
Requires that annual reports of domestic and foreign business corporations, nonprofit corporations, and limited liability companies be filed with the secretary of state between February 1 and May 1 of each year. Effective January 1, 2022.
RI BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT Y
June 01, 2021 S699 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS --DISTRIBUTED GENERATION INTERCONNECTION
Requires the electric distribution company to report interconnection studies and not charge more than actual costs for the studies.
INTERCONNECTION Y
June 01, 2021 S634 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Requires the energy efficiency and resources management council to run a triennial competitive bid process to select an entity to propose and administer system reliability and energy efficiency and conservation procurement until March 1, 2036.
COMMISSION Y
June 01, 2021 S632 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- QUONSET DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Authorizes the Quonset development corporation to borrow up to one million dollars ($1,000,000) for operational purposes; however, the debt would not be a debt of the state and would be secured only by the Quonset development corporation's assets.
CORPORATION Y
June 01, 2021 S631 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- CREDIT FOR REINSURANCE ACT
Updates the credit for reinsurance chapter of the general laws to conform to the current standard set by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
Passage Y
June 01, 2021 S629 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS-RENEWABLE ENERGY
Increases the percentage of retail electricity sales from renewable energy sources.
AND CARRIERS-RENEWABLE ENERGY Y
June 01, 2021 S346 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES -- INSPECTIONS
Authorizes the Exeter town sergeant or designees to conduct division of motor vehicles vehicle identifying number and odometer inspections.
Passage Y
June 01, 2021 S206 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.
Passage Y
June 01, 2021 S203 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- CLAIMS ADJUSTERS
Authorizes department of insurance, within the DBR, in lieu of passing in-state licensing examination, to recognize the competence of an applicant for an insurance claims adjuster license, through an out-of-state proctored examination. Eff. date 1/1/22
Passage Y
June 01, 2021 S25 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- NONREGULATED POWER PRODUCER CONSUMER BILL OF RIGHTS
Excludes municipal and government bodies that aggregate electrical loads for residential retail customers from the requirement that a new contract is required when there is a change of terms for electric-generation services.
BILL OF RIGHTS Y
June 01, 2021 S268 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS -- ROOFING CONTRACTORS
Amends the registration and licensure requirements of roofing contractors.
ROOFING CONTRACTORS Y
June 01, 2021 S283 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY
Provides that school construction projects approved after July 1, 2021, that fail to utilize a project's architectural services and project educational design services would only be eligible to receive five (5) incentive points.
Passage Y
June 01, 2021 H5223 AN ACT RELATING TO ENABLING THE STATE LOTTERY DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO CONTRACT WITH IGT GLOBAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION AND TWIN RIVER
Enables the state lottery division of the department of revenue to enter into a contract extension with IGT Global Solutions Corporation and contract extensions with Twin River and affiliates of Twin River.
AND TWIN RIVER Y
June 01, 2021 S40 AN ACT RELATING TO ENABLING THE STATE LOTTERY DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO CONTRACT WITH IGT GLOBAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION AND TWIN RIVER
Enables the state lottery division of the department of revenue to enter into a contract extension with IGT Global Solutions Corporation and contract extensions with Twin River and affiliates of Twin River.
AND TWIN RIVER Y
May 25, 2021 H6051 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- RHODE ISLAND T.F. GREEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Renames the state airport in Warwick from "T.F. Green state airport" to "Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport."
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Y
May 25, 2021 H5586 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- EXEMPTIONS
Includes the real and tangible personal property of St. John Baptist De La Salle Institute, d/b/a La Salle Academy, a Rhode Island domestic nonprofit corporation, located in Providence, Rhode Island, on the list of properties exempt from taxation.
-- EXEMPTIONS Y
May 25, 2021 H5491 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FINANCIAL LITERACY
Requires the council on elementary and secondary education, in consultation with the Rhode Island department of education, to develop and approve statewide academic standards for the instruction of consumer education in public high schools.
Passage Y
May 25, 2021 S887 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR -- ORGANIZATION OF STATE EMPLOYEES
Requires that if state employee unions are engaged in contract negotiations and/or utilizing the dispute resolution process, all terms and conditions in the collective bargaining agreement shall continue to remain in effect.
Passage Y
May 25, 2021 S745 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- ELECTRICIANS
Creates Certificate PC for public institutions of higher learning to employ CB journey person electricians for minor electrical work on their premises.
PROFESSIONS -- ELECTRICIANS Y
May 25, 2021 S688 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE -- BENEFITS
Increases temporary caregiver benefits to six (6) weeks in a benefit year starting January 1, 2022 and would increase temporary caregiver benefits to eight (8) weeks in a benefit year beginning January 1, 2023.
INSURANCE -- BENEFITS Y
May 25, 2021 S687 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES' ARBITRATION
Establishes new factors for the interest contract arbitration board for municipal employee unions to consider in rendering a decision the board power to render an award over all negotiated matters, including the expenditure of money.
ARBITRATION Y
May 25, 2021 S547 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- FIREFIGHTERS' ARBITRATION
Provides all provisions in collective bargaining agreement continue until successor agreement reach or interest arbitration award rendered.
ARBITRATION Y
May 25, 2021 S544 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MUNICIPAL POLICE ARBITRATION
Provides all provisions in collective bargaining agreement continue until successor agreement reach or interest arbitration award rendered.
POLICE ARBITRATION Y
May 25, 2021 S322 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Requires children who seek a special limited work permit to successfully complete a worker rights' training program established and funded by the department of labor and training.
AND CHILDREN Y
May 25, 2021 S273 AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE -- WORK ON HOLIDAYS AND SUNDAYS
Repeals § 25-3-7 of the general laws which gives the director of the department of labor and training the authority to exempt certain classes of employees from receiving overtime pay for Sunday and holiday work.
Passage as Amended Y
May 25, 2021 S273 AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE -- WORK ON HOLIDAYS AND SUNDAYS
Repeals § 25-3-7 of the general laws which gives the director of the department of labor and training the authority to exempt certain classes of employees from receiving overtime pay for Sunday and holiday work.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 25, 2021 S66 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - RHODE ISLAND EARLY EDUCATOR INVESTMENT ACT
Requires the children’s cabinet, in conjunction with the department of education, to develop and implement strategies to improve the compensation of early educators.
INVESTMENT ACT Y
May 25, 2021 S715 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS
Permits URI Board of Trustees to attend open public board meetings remotely.
Passage Y
May 25, 2021 S513 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS - DEATH BY WRONGFUL ACT
Allows recovery of damages for the emotional distress, grief, and loss of enjoyment of life as a result of the wrongful death of a spouse, a parent or a son or daughter.
WRONGFUL ACT Y
May 25, 2021 S193 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - THEFT, EMBEZZLEMENT, FALSE PRETENSES AND MISAPPROPRIATIONS
Requires that penalties or restitution payments for larceny of a campaign account or campaign expenditure reporting violations be deposited into the Rhode Island crime victim compensation program fund and not into the candidate's campaign account.
PRETENSES AND MISAPPROPRIATIONS Y
May 25, 2021 S187 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Authorizes the governor with the advice and consent of the senate, to appoint an executive director of coastal resources management to act as a liaison to the director of the department of environmental management to plan and manage coastal resources.
COUNCIL Y
May 25, 2021 S459 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Requires all new school buildings and those undergoing major renovations or substantial repair or replacement to plumbing systems to install water bottle filling stations.
HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS Y
May 25, 2021 S289 AN ACT RELATING TO LIBRARIES -- OFFICE OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES -- STATE AID TO LIBRARIES
Amends various sections relating to libraries to remove outdated provisions and update language to reflect current practices affecting library technology.
AID TO LIBRARIES Y
May 25, 2021 S282 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS
Provides students attending public schools enrolled in grades K-12 with a students' bill of rights prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, gender, economic status or mental, physical, developmental or sensory disabilities.
Passage Y
May 25, 2021 S213 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- APPRENTICESHIP PATHWAYS TO EARNING A BACHELOR'S DEGREE ACT
Creates the Apprenticeship Pathways to Earning a Bachelor’s Degree Act, to enable an individual to earn a bachelor’s degree at public higher education institutions throughout the state by earning credits through apprenticeships.
EARNING A BACHELOR'S DEGREE ACT Y
May 25, 2021 S210 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.
Passage Y
May 25, 2021 S151 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS
Allows a school district to conduct instruction through virtual education up to five (5) days when schools have been closed due to inclement weather, emergency or any nonscheduled school closings.
SUPERINTENDENTS Y
May 25, 2021 S86 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS
Provides that feminine hygiene products be provided in all public schools.
Passage Y
May 25, 2021 S33 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- EDUCATION ACCOUTABILITY ACT
Requires that the board of education incorporate additional questions into its annual assessment of schools and related surveys and provide annual reports to the house of representatives and the senate.
Passage Y
May 25, 2021 S2 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- NURSING HOME STAFFING AND QUALITY CARE ACT
Mandates minimum staffing levels and standards for quality care for nursing homes and their residents.
QUALITY CARE ACT Y
May 25, 2021 H5224 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Removes the requirement that the scholarship program cease with the enrollment of the high school graduating class of 2021 at the community college of Rhode Island.
Passage Y
May 25, 2021 S79 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Removes the requirement that the scholarship program cease with the enrollment of the high school graduating class of 2021 at the community college of Rhode Island.
Passage In Concurrence Y
May 18, 2021 H5130 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES
Gradually increases the minimum wage from eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, over a four (4) year period.
Passage Y
May 18, 2021 H5130 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES
Gradually increases the minimum wage from eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, over a four (4) year period.
Passage Y
May 18, 2021 S442 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- THREE WHEEL VEHICLES
Provides that three (3)-wheeled motorcycles be included under the licensing requirements of the department of motor vehicles. Effective March 1, 2022.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
May 18, 2021 S442 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- THREE WHEEL VEHICLES
Provides that three (3)-wheeled motorcycles be included under the licensing requirements of the department of motor vehicles. Effective March 1, 2022.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
May 18, 2021 S442 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- THREE WHEEL VEHICLES
Provides that three (3)-wheeled motorcycles be included under the licensing requirements of the department of motor vehicles. Effective March 1, 2022.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
May 18, 2021 S442 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- THREE WHEEL VEHICLES
Provides that three (3)-wheeled motorcycles be included under the licensing requirements of the department of motor vehicles. Effective March 1, 2022.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
May 18, 2021 S200 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Creates a special motor vehicle registration plate for recipients of the United States Bronze Star Medal.
VEHICLES Y
May 18, 2021 S200 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Creates a special motor vehicle registration plate for recipients of the United States Bronze Star Medal.
VEHICLES Y
May 18, 2021 S198 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Allows business vehicles which are owned by an entity which a veteran owns, and is registered and authorized to conduct business in the state of Rhode Island, to register such business vehicles with veteran plates.
VEHICLES Y
May 18, 2021 S198 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Allows business vehicles which are owned by an entity which a veteran owns, and is registered and authorized to conduct business in the state of Rhode Island, to register such business vehicles with veteran plates.
VEHICLES Y
May 18, 2021 S734 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN
Establishes a military family advocacy program to address child abuse and neglect in military families.
Passage Y
May 18, 2021 S734 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN
Establishes a military family advocacy program to address child abuse and neglect in military families.
Passage Y
May 18, 2021 S677 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - TRAFFIC TRIBUNAL
Vests the traffic tribunal with jurisdiction over the adjudication of alleged violations of the harassment of hunters, trappers and fishers law.
Passage Y
May 18, 2021 S677 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - TRAFFIC TRIBUNAL
Vests the traffic tribunal with jurisdiction over the adjudication of alleged violations of the harassment of hunters, trappers and fishers law.
Passage Y
May 18, 2021 S675 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE REPARATIONS ACT
Provides that financial security is required for any motor vehicle registered or required to be registered in the state of Rhode Island.
REPARATIONS ACT Y
May 18, 2021 S675 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOTOR VEHICLE REPARATIONS ACT
Provides that financial security is required for any motor vehicle registered or required to be registered in the state of Rhode Island.
REPARATIONS ACT Y
May 18, 2021 S609 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.
-- FEES Y
May 18, 2021 S609 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.
-- FEES Y
May 18, 2021 S55 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- HOSPITAL WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PROTECTION ACT
Establishes procedures for employees to file complaints with hospital or director of department of health, for assaultive behavior or other violation of law occurring on hospital grounds and require hospitals to institute safety training for employees.
PROTECTION ACT Y
May 18, 2021 S55 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- HOSPITAL WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PROTECTION ACT
Establishes procedures for employees to file complaints with hospital or director of department of health, for assaultive behavior or other violation of law occurring on hospital grounds and require hospitals to institute safety training for employees.
PROTECTION ACT Y
May 18, 2021 S211 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS
Establishes courses that include instruction in career and technical education programs.
SUPERINTENDENTS Y
May 18, 2021 S211 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS
Establishes courses that include instruction in career and technical education programs.
SUPERINTENDENTS Y
May 18, 2021 S89 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- OFFENSES PERTAINING TO SCHOOLS (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT)
Prohibits the use of a school district's listserv to distribute any political advertisement, invitation, and/or propaganda.
THE RI BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) Y
May 18, 2021 S89 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- OFFENSES PERTAINING TO SCHOOLS (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT)
Prohibits the use of a school district's listserv to distribute any political advertisement, invitation, and/or propaganda.
THE RI BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) Y
May 11, 2021 S863 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- RHODE ISLAND VETERANS' HOME
Removes the word “war” from the sentence “honorable discharged war veteran.”
VETERANS' HOME Y
May 11, 2021 S863 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- RHODE ISLAND VETERANS' HOME
Removes the word “war” from the sentence “honorable discharged war veteran.”
VETERANS' HOME Y
May 11, 2021 S863 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- RHODE ISLAND VETERANS' HOME
Removes the word “war” from the sentence “honorable discharged war veteran.”
VETERANS' HOME Y
May 11, 2021 S863 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- RHODE ISLAND VETERANS' HOME
Removes the word “war” from the sentence “honorable discharged war veteran.”
VETERANS' HOME Y
May 11, 2021 S850 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY --- PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS
Names the fishing pier at Rocky Point state park in Warwick after the former department of environmental management deputy director, Larry Mouradjian.
EDIFICES & OTHER STATE CONSTRUCT Y
May 11, 2021 S850 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY --- PERMANENT JOINT COMMITTEE ON NAMING ALL NEW BUILDINGS, BRIDGES, EDIFICES AND OTHER STATE CONSTRUCTIONS
Names the fishing pier at Rocky Point state park in Warwick after the former department of environmental management deputy director, Larry Mouradjian.
EDIFICES & OTHER STATE CONSTRUCT Y
May 11, 2021 S749 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- JOINT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE SERVICES
Provides for amendments to statutes by the director of law revision to comply with the state name change approved by way of statewide referendum in November, 2020.
SERVICES Y
May 11, 2021 S749 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- JOINT COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE SERVICES
Provides for amendments to statutes by the director of law revision to comply with the state name change approved by way of statewide referendum in November, 2020.
SERVICES Y
May 11, 2021 S858 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EMPLOYMENT SECURITY -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Increases partial unemployment benefits by disregarding an amount of earnings when calculating weekly benefit rate with expiration date of 6/30/22.
Passage as Amended Y
May 11, 2021 S858 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EMPLOYMENT SECURITY -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Increases partial unemployment benefits by disregarding an amount of earnings when calculating weekly benefit rate with expiration date of 6/30/22.
Passage as Amended Y
May 11, 2021 S858 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EMPLOYMENT SECURITY -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Increases partial unemployment benefits by disregarding an amount of earnings when calculating weekly benefit rate with expiration date of 6/30/22.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 11, 2021 S858 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EMPLOYMENT SECURITY -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Increases partial unemployment benefits by disregarding an amount of earnings when calculating weekly benefit rate with expiration date of 6/30/22.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 11, 2021 S679 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Adds the administrator of the supreme court as an individual authorized to perform marriages and would clarify that the current administrators of the superior court, family court, district court, or traffic tribunal are empowered to perform marriages.
Passage Y
May 11, 2021 S679 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Adds the administrator of the supreme court as an individual authorized to perform marriages and would clarify that the current administrators of the superior court, family court, district court, or traffic tribunal are empowered to perform marriages.
Passage Y
May 11, 2021 S607 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- THE PERMANENT AIR QUALITY MONITORING ACT
Extends the long-term air-quality monitoring program at T.F. Green Airport to July 31, 2024.
MONITORING ACT Y
May 11, 2021 S607 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- THE PERMANENT AIR QUALITY MONITORING ACT
Extends the long-term air-quality monitoring program at T.F. Green Airport to July 31, 2024.
MONITORING ACT Y
May 11, 2021 S600 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.
-- FEES Y
May 11, 2021 S600 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.
-- FEES Y
May 11, 2021 S412 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN
Requires the department of children, youth and families to report all suspected cases of child sexual abuse to the children's advocacy center.
Passage Y
May 11, 2021 S412 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN
Requires the department of children, youth and families to report all suspected cases of child sexual abuse to the children's advocacy center.
Passage Y
May 11, 2021 S398 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- MARRIAGE LICENSES
Repeals the provision of law granting minors the ability to obtain a marriage license, and would require a person to be of full legal age, at least eighteen (18) years of age to obtain a marriage license.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
May 11, 2021 S398 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- MARRIAGE LICENSES
Repeals the provision of law granting minors the ability to obtain a marriage license, and would require a person to be of full legal age, at least eighteen (18) years of age to obtain a marriage license.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
May 11, 2021 S398 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- MARRIAGE LICENSES
Repeals the provision of law granting minors the ability to obtain a marriage license, and would require a person to be of full legal age, at least eighteen (18) years of age to obtain a marriage license.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
May 11, 2021 S398 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- MARRIAGE LICENSES
Repeals the provision of law granting minors the ability to obtain a marriage license, and would require a person to be of full legal age, at least eighteen (18) years of age to obtain a marriage license.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
May 11, 2021 S392 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM LAW -- RESALE OF UNITS
Allows a condominium association to impose a fee of up to one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125) for preparation of a resale certificate.
RESALE OF UNITS Y
May 11, 2021 S392 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM LAW -- RESALE OF UNITS
Allows a condominium association to impose a fee of up to one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125) for preparation of a resale certificate.
RESALE OF UNITS Y
May 11, 2021 S264 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- THE ELDER ADULT FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION PREVENTION ACT
Requires employees of regulated financial institutions to report suspected financial exploitation of elder adults to the office of healthy aging and provide authority to the regulated financial institution to place a temporary hold on transactions.
PREVENTION ACT Y
May 11, 2021 S264 AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- THE ELDER ADULT FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION PREVENTION ACT
Requires employees of regulated financial institutions to report suspected financial exploitation of elder adults to the office of healthy aging and provide authority to the regulated financial institution to place a temporary hold on transactions.
PREVENTION ACT Y
May 11, 2021 S263 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN
Raises the legal age for individuals to be sold or delivered certain tobacco products, including electronic nicotine-delivery systems products from eighteen (18) years of age to twenty-one (21) years of age.
Passage Y
May 11, 2021 S263 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN
Raises the legal age for individuals to be sold or delivered certain tobacco products, including electronic nicotine-delivery systems products from eighteen (18) years of age to twenty-one (21) years of age.
Passage Y
May 11, 2021 S60 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - RHODE ISLAND CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES REPORTING
Permits campaign funds to be used to pay all childcare expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity.
EXPENDITURES REPORTING Y
May 11, 2021 S60 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - RHODE ISLAND CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES REPORTING
Permits campaign funds to be used to pay all childcare expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity.
EXPENDITURES REPORTING Y
May 11, 2021 S59 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - STATEWIDE PUBLIC SAFETY COMPUTER AIDED RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Establishes a statewide public safety computer aided records management system.
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Y
May 11, 2021 S59 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - STATEWIDE PUBLIC SAFETY COMPUTER AIDED RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Establishes a statewide public safety computer aided records management system.
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Y
May 11, 2021 S57 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- GENERAL STATE OFFICES
Requires a special election to fill a vacancy in the office of secretary of state, attorney general or general treasurer if more than one year is left in the term of office.
Passage Y
May 11, 2021 S57 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- GENERAL STATE OFFICES
Requires a special election to fill a vacancy in the office of secretary of state, attorney general or general treasurer if more than one year is left in the term of office.
Passage Y
May 11, 2021 S15 JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE -- PROCEDURE TO FILL VACANCY IN OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE, ATTORNEY GENERAL OR GENERAL TREASURER
This joint resolution would present to the electors a Rhode Island constitutional amendment which would create a procedure to fill vacancies in the offices of secretary of state, attorney general or general treasurer.
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE Y
May 11, 2021 S15 JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE -- PROCEDURE TO FILL VACANCY IN OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE, ATTORNEY GENERAL OR GENERAL TREASURER
This joint resolution would present to the electors a Rhode Island constitutional amendment which would create a procedure to fill vacancies in the offices of secretary of state, attorney general or general treasurer.
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE Y
May 11, 2021 S862 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF BRISTOL
Validates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Bristol, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Bristol on November 3, 2020.
THE TOWN OF BRISTOL Y
May 11, 2021 S862 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF BRISTOL
Validates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Bristol, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Bristol on November 3, 2020.
THE TOWN OF BRISTOL Y
May 11, 2021 S831 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Eliminates a duplication in the general laws by repealing one section of law that provided a tax levy and stabilization plan in the town of Burrillville.
LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAX Y
May 11, 2021 S831 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Eliminates a duplication in the general laws by repealing one section of law that provided a tax levy and stabilization plan in the town of Burrillville.
LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAX Y
May 11, 2021 S656 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- BRISTOL COUNTY WATER SUPPLY
Repeals the requirement that the Bristol County water authority maintain its reservoirs, wells and well sites, transmission lines and water treatment plants within its jurisdiction in good, sound and safe condition.
- BRISTOL COUNTY WATER SUPPLY Y
May 11, 2021 S656 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- BRISTOL COUNTY WATER SUPPLY
Repeals the requirement that the Bristol County water authority maintain its reservoirs, wells and well sites, transmission lines and water treatment plants within its jurisdiction in good, sound and safe condition.
- BRISTOL COUNTY WATER SUPPLY Y
May 11, 2021 S655 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- BRISTOL COUNTY WATER SUPPLY
Repeals Bristol county water supply’s and the state’s obligation to upgrade transmission lines, treatment facilities, reservoirs, and wells or upgrade them to conform to the Safe Drinking Water Act standards set forth by federal law.
Passage Y
May 11, 2021 S655 AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- BRISTOL COUNTY WATER SUPPLY
Repeals Bristol county water supply’s and the state’s obligation to upgrade transmission lines, treatment facilities, reservoirs, and wells or upgrade them to conform to the Safe Drinking Water Act standards set forth by federal law.
Passage Y
May 11, 2021 S302 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS
Requires health insurers that issue prescription drug coverage to use step therapy protocols.
STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS Y
May 11, 2021 S302 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS
Requires health insurers that issue prescription drug coverage to use step therapy protocols.
STEP THERAPY PROTOCOLS Y
May 04, 2021 S681 AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS -- FREEWAYS
Eliminates the provision a person who solicits a ride in a motor vehicle or backs up a motor vehicle on a freeway is guilty of a misdemeanor. Adds $100 fine for advertising a motor vehicle for sale on a state highway to the schedule of violations.
FREEWAYS Y
May 04, 2021 S681 AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS -- FREEWAYS
Eliminates the provision a person who solicits a ride in a motor vehicle or backs up a motor vehicle on a freeway is guilty of a misdemeanor. Adds $100 fine for advertising a motor vehicle for sale on a state highway to the schedule of violations.
FREEWAYS Y
May 04, 2021 S676 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - RESPONSIBILITY OF OWNERS OF RENTAL VEHICLES
Provides that violations of chapter 34 of title 31 pertaining to rental vehicles are civil violations subject to the jurisdiction of the Rhode Island traffic tribunal.
OWNERS OF RENTAL CARS Y
May 04, 2021 S676 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - RESPONSIBILITY OF OWNERS OF RENTAL VEHICLES
Provides that violations of chapter 34 of title 31 pertaining to rental vehicles are civil violations subject to the jurisdiction of the Rhode Island traffic tribunal.
OWNERS OF RENTAL CARS Y
May 04, 2021 S518 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Delineates the definitions of felony, misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
May 04, 2021 S518 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Delineates the definitions of felony, misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor.
Passage Passage as Amended Y
May 04, 2021 S518 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Delineates the definitions of felony, misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
May 04, 2021 S518 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- GENERAL PROVISIONS
Delineates the definitions of felony, misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
May 04, 2021 S318 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- PASSING, USE OF LANES, AND RULES OF THE ROAD
Provides for specific fines and sanctions to operators of motor vehicles who fail to exercise due care to avoid colliding with a vulnerable road user causing injury, serious injury, or death to the vulnerable road user.
AND RULES OF THE ROAD Y
May 04, 2021 S318 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- PASSING, USE OF LANES, AND RULES OF THE ROAD
Provides for specific fines and sanctions to operators of motor vehicles who fail to exercise due care to avoid colliding with a vulnerable road user causing injury, serious injury, or death to the vulnerable road user.
AND RULES OF THE ROAD Y
May 04, 2021 S65 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT - OFFENSES AND PENALTIES
Excludes the possession of buprenorphine from those controlled substances that can result in criminal penalties.
OFFENSES AND PENALTIES Y
May 04, 2021 S65 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT - OFFENSES AND PENALTIES
Excludes the possession of buprenorphine from those controlled substances that can result in criminal penalties.
OFFENSES AND PENALTIES Y
May 04, 2021 S713 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - OFFICE OF STATE MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Removes the sunset provision on the requirement that the office of state medical examiners be responsible for a multidisciplinary team review of drug related overdose deaths.
Passage Y
May 04, 2021 S713 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - OFFICE OF STATE MEDICAL EXAMINERS
Removes the sunset provision on the requirement that the office of state medical examiners be responsible for a multidisciplinary team review of drug related overdose deaths.
Passage Y
May 04, 2021 S651 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - BREAST CANCER PATIENT NOTIFICATION
Allows for a summary of a patient's mammography report be provided to the patient by mail, electronically, or otherwise.
Passage Y
May 04, 2021 S651 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - BREAST CANCER PATIENT NOTIFICATION
Allows for a summary of a patient's mammography report be provided to the patient by mail, electronically, or otherwise.
Passage Y
May 04, 2021 S484 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES
Provides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and would establish medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services. Effective 7/1/22.
PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES Y
May 04, 2021 S484 AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES
Provides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and would establish medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services. Effective 7/1/22.
PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES Y
May 04, 2021 S305 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ALCOHOLISM
Requires the dept of behavioral healthcare/developmental disabilities/hospitals to coordinate with the DOH to propose revisions to chapter 1.10 and 10.1 of title 23, including updates and revisions of statutory language and evidence-based best practices.
Passage Y
May 04, 2021 S305 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ALCOHOLISM
Requires the dept of behavioral healthcare/developmental disabilities/hospitals to coordinate with the DOH to propose revisions to chapter 1.10 and 10.1 of title 23, including updates and revisions of statutory language and evidence-based best practices.
Passage Y
May 04, 2021 S706 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- EXEMPTIONS
Includes the real and tangible personal property of St. John Baptist De La Salle Institute, d/b/a La Salle Academy, a Rhode Island domestic nonprofit corporation, located in Providence, Rhode Island, on the list of properties exempt from taxation.
Passage as Amended Y
May 04, 2021 S706 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- EXEMPTIONS
Includes the real and tangible personal property of St. John Baptist De La Salle Institute, d/b/a La Salle Academy, a Rhode Island domestic nonprofit corporation, located in Providence, Rhode Island, on the list of properties exempt from taxation.
Passage as Amended Y
May 04, 2021 S706 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- EXEMPTIONS
Includes the real and tangible personal property of St. John Baptist De La Salle Institute, d/b/a La Salle Academy, a Rhode Island domestic nonprofit corporation, located in Providence, Rhode Island, on the list of properties exempt from taxation.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 04, 2021 S706 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- EXEMPTIONS
Includes the real and tangible personal property of St. John Baptist De La Salle Institute, d/b/a La Salle Academy, a Rhode Island domestic nonprofit corporation, located in Providence, Rhode Island, on the list of properties exempt from taxation.
Approval of Amendment Y
May 04, 2021 S155 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS
Prohibits a food service establishment from providing a consumer with a single-use plastic straw, unless the consumer requests such a straw.
Passage Y
May 04, 2021 S155 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS
Prohibits a food service establishment from providing a consumer with a single-use plastic straw, unless the consumer requests such a straw.
Passage Y
May 04, 2021 S37 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PLASTIC WASTE REDUCTION ACT
Creates the "Plastic Waste Reduction Act" designed to reduce the use of plastic bags by retail establishments by offering recyclable bag options and providing penalties for violations.
Passage Y
May 04, 2021 S37 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PLASTIC WASTE REDUCTION ACT
Creates the "Plastic Waste Reduction Act" designed to reduce the use of plastic bags by retail establishments by offering recyclable bag options and providing penalties for violations.
Passage Y
April 27, 2021 H5129 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation the real property of Ocean State Community Wellness, Inc., a qualified tax-exempt corporation under § 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, for the property located at 7450 Post Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION Y
April 27, 2021 H5129 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation the real property of Ocean State Community Wellness, Inc., a qualified tax-exempt corporation under § 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, for the property located at 7450 Post Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION Y
April 27, 2021 S810 JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL COMMISSION TO BE KNOWN AS "THE RHODE ISLAND SEMIQUINCENTENNIAL (RI 250TH) COMMISSION"
COMMISSION" Y
April 27, 2021 S810 JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL COMMISSION TO BE KNOWN AS "THE RHODE ISLAND SEMIQUINCENTENNIAL (RI 250TH) COMMISSION"
COMMISSION" Y
April 27, 2021 S747 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts the city of Pawtucket from the restrictions for issuing liquor licenses within two hundred (200’) feet of a school or place of worship for the "Tidewater Landing" project.
Passage Y
April 27, 2021 S747 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts the city of Pawtucket from the restrictions for issuing liquor licenses within two hundred (200’) feet of a school or place of worship for the "Tidewater Landing" project.
Passage Y
April 27, 2021 S519 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- RHODE ISLAND T.F. GREEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Renames the state airport in Warwick from "T.F. Green state airport" to "Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport."
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Y
April 27, 2021 S519 AN ACT RELATING TO AERONAUTICS -- RHODE ISLAND T.F. GREEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Renames the state airport in Warwick from "T.F. Green state airport" to "Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport."
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Y
April 27, 2021 S261 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS
Exempts volunteer fire companies under the supervision, control, or jurisdiction of another public body from certain posting requirements of the open meetings act.
Passage Y
April 27, 2021 S261 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS
Exempts volunteer fire companies under the supervision, control, or jurisdiction of another public body from certain posting requirements of the open meetings act.
Passage Y
April 27, 2021 S306 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROL SUBSTANCES ACT
Requires that professionals authorized to prescribe opioid drugs discuss addiction risks and when appropriate alternative treatments with patients upon the second refill and/or upon the third prescription.
Passage Y
April 27, 2021 S306 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS - UNIFORM CONTROL SUBSTANCES ACT
Requires that professionals authorized to prescribe opioid drugs discuss addiction risks and when appropriate alternative treatments with patients upon the second refill and/or upon the third prescription.
Passage Y
April 27, 2021 S232 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
Includes in the practice of physical therapy the ordering of diagnostic imaging (x-ray imaging) to be performed by other health care professionals.
Passage Y
April 27, 2021 S232 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
Includes in the practice of physical therapy the ordering of diagnostic imaging (x-ray imaging) to be performed by other health care professionals.
Passage Y
April 27, 2021 S48 AN ACT RELATING TO FOODS AND DRUGS -- THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Expands drug awareness programs to high schools, directs funding from certain civil fines and mandates establishment of criteria for funding.
SUBSTANCES ACT Y
April 27, 2021 S48 AN ACT RELATING TO FOODS AND DRUGS -- THE UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Expands drug awareness programs to high schools, directs funding from certain civil fines and mandates establishment of criteria for funding.
SUBSTANCES ACT Y
April 27, 2021 S708 AN ACT RELATING TO A TAX AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE AND EXXONMOBIL OIL CORPORATION
Provides for a tax treaty between the city of East Providence and ExxonMobil Oil Corporation subject to the ratification of the East Providence city council.
EXXONMOBIL OIL CORPORATION Y
April 27, 2021 S708 AN ACT RELATING TO A TAX AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF EAST PROVIDENCE AND EXXONMOBIL OIL CORPORATION
Provides for a tax treaty between the city of East Providence and ExxonMobil Oil Corporation subject to the ratification of the East Providence city council.
EXXONMOBIL OIL CORPORATION Y
April 27, 2021 S102 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- EXEMPTIONS
Includes the real and tangible personal property of The Providence Community Health Centers, a Rhode Island domestic nonprofit corporation, located in Providence, Rhode Island, on the list of properties exempt from taxation.
-- EXEMPTIONS Y
April 27, 2021 S102 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- EXEMPTIONS
Includes the real and tangible personal property of The Providence Community Health Centers, a Rhode Island domestic nonprofit corporation, located in Providence, Rhode Island, on the list of properties exempt from taxation.
-- EXEMPTIONS Y
April 27, 2021 S44 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER/EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION ENABLING LEGISLATION
Allows municipalities to establish a program providing property tax exemption to active duty individuals who volunteer services as a firefighter or emergency medical technician.
TECHNICIAN PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIO Y
April 27, 2021 S44 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER/EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION ENABLING LEGISLATION
Allows municipalities to establish a program providing property tax exemption to active duty individuals who volunteer services as a firefighter or emergency medical technician.
TECHNICIAN PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIO Y
April 27, 2021 S457 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE WORLD LANGUAGE AND DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION ACT
Establishes and require funding for a world language and dual language immersion program.
LANGUAGE IMMERSION ACT Y
April 27, 2021 S457 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE WORLD LANGUAGE AND DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION ACT
Establishes and require funding for a world language and dual language immersion program.
LANGUAGE IMMERSION ACT Y
April 27, 2021 S355 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM
Requires the department of education to create a model policy and timeline to assist local education agencies in implementing a dual language immersion program.
Passage Y
April 27, 2021 S355 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM
Requires the department of education to create a model policy and timeline to assist local education agencies in implementing a dual language immersion program.
Passage Y
April 27, 2021 S87 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFIED NURSE-TEACHER
Requires that only certified nurse-teachers may be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.
Passage Y
April 27, 2021 S87 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFIED NURSE-TEACHER
Requires that only certified nurse-teachers may be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.
Passage Y
April 13, 2021 H5432 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- THE MARYELLEN GOODWIN COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING ACT
Insurance coverage for prostate/colon cancer screening.
IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION Y
April 13, 2021 H5432 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- THE MARYELLEN GOODWIN COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING ACT
Insurance coverage for prostate/colon cancer screening.
IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION Y
April 13, 2021 H5257 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RHODE ISLAND FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES ACT
Prohibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.
PRACTICES ACT Y
April 13, 2021 H5257 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RHODE ISLAND FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES ACT
Prohibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.
PRACTICES ACT Y
April 13, 2021 H6130 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Adam Olivere to join Alexa Shanahan and Leighton Scott Lobdell in marriage on or about October 9, 2021, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 13, 2021 H6130 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Adam Olivere to join Alexa Shanahan and Leighton Scott Lobdell in marriage on or about October 9, 2021, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 13, 2021 H5025 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- NORTH SMITHFIELD -- HISTORIC RESIDENCE TAX CREDIT
Allows North Smithfield historic residence owners to become eligible for state historic residence tax credits.
HISTORIC RESIDENCE TAX CREDIT Y
April 13, 2021 H5025 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- NORTH SMITHFIELD -- HISTORIC RESIDENCE TAX CREDIT
Allows North Smithfield historic residence owners to become eligible for state historic residence tax credits.
HISTORIC RESIDENCE TAX CREDIT Y
April 13, 2021 S388 JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE LICENSING OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS
Creates a 13 member commission to study and provide recommendations regarding the licensing of residential builders and contractors, and who would report back no later than March 28, 2022, and whose life would expire on May 28, 2022.
LICENSING OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDER Y
April 13, 2021 S388 JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE LICENSING OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS
Creates a 13 member commission to study and provide recommendations regarding the licensing of residential builders and contractors, and who would report back no later than March 28, 2022, and whose life would expire on May 28, 2022.
LICENSING OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDER Y
April 13, 2021 S288 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Makes permanent the exemption from taxation for certain residential property developments which have not been completed or, if completed, have not been sold and occupied.
TAXES Y
April 13, 2021 S288 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Makes permanent the exemption from taxation for certain residential property developments which have not been completed or, if completed, have not been sold and occupied.
TAXES Y
April 13, 2021 S349 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FINANCIAL LITERACY
Requires the council on elementary and secondary education, in consultation with the RI department of education, to develop and approve statewide academic standards for the instruction of consumer education in public high schools no later than 12/31/2021.
Passage Y
April 13, 2021 S349 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FINANCIAL LITERACY
Requires the council on elementary and secondary education, in consultation with the RI department of education, to develop and approve statewide academic standards for the instruction of consumer education in public high schools no later than 12/31/2021.
Passage Y
April 13, 2021 S287 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ESTABLISHING A CLASS SIZE MAXIMUM FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWO (2)
Mandates public school classroom size be limited to twenty (20) students for kindergarten through grade two (2).
GRADE TWO (2) Y
April 13, 2021 S287 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ESTABLISHING A CLASS SIZE MAXIMUM FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWO (2)
Mandates public school classroom size be limited to twenty (20) students for kindergarten through grade two (2).
GRADE TWO (2) Y
April 13, 2021 S79 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Removes the requirement that the scholarship program cease with the enrollment of the high school graduating class of 2021 at the community college of Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 13, 2021 S79 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Removes the requirement that the scholarship program cease with the enrollment of the high school graduating class of 2021 at the community college of Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 13, 2021 S31 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SUICIDE PREVENTION--THE NATHAN BRUNO AND JASON FLATT ACT
Creates the "Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act" which requires training of teachers/students/school personnel regarding suicide awareness and prevention, and the establishment of a conflict resolution process between teachers or school personnel/students.
BRUNO AND JASON FLATT ACT Y
April 13, 2021 S31 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SUICIDE PREVENTION--THE NATHAN BRUNO AND JASON FLATT ACT
Creates the "Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act" which requires training of teachers/students/school personnel regarding suicide awareness and prevention, and the establishment of a conflict resolution process between teachers or school personnel/students.
BRUNO AND JASON FLATT ACT Y
April 13, 2021 S23 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY SERVICES - TOWN OF NEW SHOREHAM
Provides New Shoreham has the exclusive authority to prescribe rules and regulations pertaining to the operation, licensing, and regulation of transportation network service companies and their services when TNCs are operating in the town of New Shoreham.
TOWN OF NEW SHOREHAM Y
April 13, 2021 S23 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY SERVICES - TOWN OF NEW SHOREHAM
Provides New Shoreham has the exclusive authority to prescribe rules and regulations pertaining to the operation, licensing, and regulation of transportation network service companies and their services when TNCs are operating in the town of New Shoreham.
TOWN OF NEW SHOREHAM Y
April 13, 2021 S22 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- NET METERING
Amends the maximum allowable capacity for net metering systems in the Block Island Utility District and Pascoag Utility District.
Passage Y
April 13, 2021 S22 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- NET METERING
Amends the maximum allowable capacity for net metering systems in the Block Island Utility District and Pascoag Utility District.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
2021 ACT ON CLIMATE Y
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
2021 ACT ON CLIMATE Y
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
Approval of Amendment N
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
Approval of Amendment N
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
Approval of Amendment N
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
Approval of Amendment N
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
Approval of Amendment N
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
Approval of Amendment N
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
Approval of Amendment N
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
Approval of Amendment N
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
Approval of Amendment N
April 06, 2021 H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
Approval of Amendment N
April 06, 2021 S142 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- REGULATION OF SALES
Allows the sale of alcoholic beverages on New Year's Day by retail Class A licensees.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S142 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- REGULATION OF SALES
Allows the sale of alcoholic beverages on New Year's Day by retail Class A licensees.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S68 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- HOLLEY LANDING
Renames the landing in South Kingstown known as Wordens Pond Landing to Holley Landing.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S68 AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- HOLLEY LANDING
Renames the landing in South Kingstown known as Wordens Pond Landing to Holley Landing.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S67 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- STATE EMBLEMS
This act would designate "Northern Star Coral" as the official state coral.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S67 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- STATE EMBLEMS
This act would designate "Northern Star Coral" as the official state coral.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S613 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- REAL JOBS RHODE ISLAND ACT
Establishes the real jobs Rhode Island program in order to create an industry led system to advance the skills of the state's workforce, grow the state's economy and increase sustainable employment for middle class working families.
REAL JOBS RHODE ISLAND ACT Y
April 06, 2021 S613 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- REAL JOBS RHODE ISLAND ACT
Establishes the real jobs Rhode Island program in order to create an industry led system to advance the skills of the state's workforce, grow the state's economy and increase sustainable employment for middle class working families.
REAL JOBS RHODE ISLAND ACT Y
April 06, 2021 S721 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Fiona Fitzpatrick to join Jane Elizabeth Stanley and David Ethan Swee in marriage on or about May 25, 2021, within the Town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S721 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Fiona Fitzpatrick to join Jane Elizabeth Stanley and David Ethan Swee in marriage on or about May 25, 2021, within the Town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S720 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Everett Petronio, Jr., to join Bethany Josephine Coia and Mark Peter DeFanti in marriage on or about October 23, 2021, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S720 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Everett Petronio, Jr., to join Bethany Josephine Coia and Mark Peter DeFanti in marriage on or about October 23, 2021, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S661 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Roger A. Picard to join Kimberly D. Pelland and Blake S. Morphis in marriage on or about May 22, 2021, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S661 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows the Honorable Roger A. Picard to join Kimberly D. Pelland and Blake S. Morphis in marriage on or about May 22, 2021, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S659 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Christina Marie Tucciarone to join the Honorable Leonela Felix and Gregory Donald Kowalski in marriage on or about June 12, 2021, within the City of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S659 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows Christina Marie Tucciarone to join the Honorable Leonela Felix and Gregory Donald Kowalski in marriage on or about June 12, 2021, within the City of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
April 06, 2021 S443 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS ACT
Requires the transacting parties/new hospital seeking conversion to supply additional information in application for review by the DOH/DAG relating to staffing levels/pension plans/community impact.
Passage as Amended Y
April 06, 2021 S443 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS ACT
Requires the transacting parties/new hospital seeking conversion to supply additional information in application for review by the DOH/DAG relating to staffing levels/pension plans/community impact.
Passage as Amended Y
April 06, 2021 S443 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS ACT
Requires the transacting parties/new hospital seeking conversion to supply additional information in application for review by the DOH/DAG relating to staffing levels/pension plans/community impact.
Approval of Amendment Y
April 06, 2021 S443 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE HOSPITAL CONVERSIONS ACT
Requires the transacting parties/new hospital seeking conversion to supply additional information in application for review by the DOH/DAG relating to staffing levels/pension plans/community impact.
Approval of Amendment Y
April 06, 2021 S251 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS - STATION HOUSES FOR WOMEN
Requires that as of January 1, 2022, all inmates whom menstruate shall have access to feminine hygiene products at no cost to the inmate.
STATION HOUSES FOR WOMEN Y
April 06, 2021 S251 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS - STATION HOUSES FOR WOMEN
Requires that as of January 1, 2022, all inmates whom menstruate shall have access to feminine hygiene products at no cost to the inmate.
STATION HOUSES FOR WOMEN Y
March 30, 2021 S428 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
Requires office of diversity, equity and opportunity to create material for annual government employee training.
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION Y
March 30, 2021 S428 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
Requires office of diversity, equity and opportunity to create material for annual government employee training.
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION Y
March 30, 2021 S561 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RHODE ISLAND FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES ACT
Prohibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.
PRACTICES ACT Y
March 30, 2021 S561 AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RHODE ISLAND FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES ACT
Prohibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.
PRACTICES ACT Y
March 30, 2021 S133 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- SMALL CLAIMS AND CONSUMER CLAIMS -- PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS
Increases the maximum amount to be recovered in civil court action as a small claims from two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to five thousand dollars ($5,000).
PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTION Y
March 30, 2021 S133 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- SMALL CLAIMS AND CONSUMER CLAIMS -- PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS
Increases the maximum amount to be recovered in civil court action as a small claims from two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to five thousand dollars ($5,000).
PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTION Y
March 30, 2021 S128 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN--CONFINEMENT IN MOTOR VEHICLES PROHIBITED
Repeals the requirement that law enforcement officers issue only warnings of the risks to persons leaving a child under the age of seven (7) unattended in a motor vehicle.
VEHICLES PROHIBITED Y
March 30, 2021 S128 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN--CONFINEMENT IN MOTOR VEHICLES PROHIBITED
Repeals the requirement that law enforcement officers issue only warnings of the risks to persons leaving a child under the age of seven (7) unattended in a motor vehicle.
VEHICLES PROHIBITED Y
March 30, 2021 S56 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - PRESERVATION OF FAMILIES WITH DISABLED PARENT ACT
Precludes a parent's disability from serving as the sole basis for the state to institute an investigation of the disabled parent's family.
DISABLED PARENT ACT Y
March 30, 2021 S56 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - PRESERVATION OF FAMILIES WITH DISABLED PARENT ACT
Precludes a parent's disability from serving as the sole basis for the state to institute an investigation of the disabled parent's family.
DISABLED PARENT ACT Y
March 30, 2021 S384 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Defines "chronic intractable pain" for purposes of intractable pain management.
Passage Y
March 30, 2021 S384 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
Defines "chronic intractable pain" for purposes of intractable pain management.
Passage Y
March 23, 2021 S336 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2021-2022
Passage as Amended Y
March 23, 2021 S336 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2021-2022
Passage as Amended Y
March 23, 2021 S336 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2021-2022
LC002239/11 N
March 23, 2021 S336 SENATE RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE RULES OF THE SENATE FOR YEARS 2021-2022
LC002239/11 N
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March 23, 2021 S383 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- THE MARYELLEN GOODWIN COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING ACT
Insurance coverage for prostate/colon cancer screening.
Passage as Amended Y
March 23, 2021 S383 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- THE MARYELLEN GOODWIN COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING ACT
Insurance coverage for prostate/colon cancer screening.
Passage as Amended Y
March 23, 2021 S383 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- THE MARYELLEN GOODWIN COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING ACT
Insurance coverage for prostate/colon cancer screening.
LC 000363/2 Y
March 23, 2021 S383 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- THE MARYELLEN GOODWIN COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING ACT
Insurance coverage for prostate/colon cancer screening.
LC 000363/2 Y
March 16, 2021 S103 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Authorizes cities/towns to establish a property tax credit program in exchange for volunteer service by persons over age 60 up to $1,500 calculated by multiplying service hours by the state minimum wage per hour.
LOCAL TAXES Y
March 16, 2021 S103 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES
Authorizes cities/towns to establish a property tax credit program in exchange for volunteer service by persons over age 60 up to $1,500 calculated by multiplying service hours by the state minimum wage per hour.
LOCAL TAXES Y
March 16, 2021 S556 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts 203-209 Douglas Avenue, Plat 68, Lots 83 and 646 of the applicable city of Providence tax assessment map from the permitting of alcohol beverages retail licenses within a certain proximity to schools and churches.
Passage Y
March 16, 2021 S556 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES
Exempts 203-209 Douglas Avenue, Plat 68, Lots 83 and 646 of the applicable city of Providence tax assessment map from the permitting of alcohol beverages retail licenses within a certain proximity to schools and churches.
Passage Y
March 16, 2021 S440 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Allows the Providence board of licenses to grant an exemption from restrictions with regard to the proximity to schools and churches relating to issuance of a Class BV alcoholic beverage retail license for property located at 601 Hartford Avenue.
Passage Y
March 16, 2021 S440 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Allows the Providence board of licenses to grant an exemption from restrictions with regard to the proximity to schools and churches relating to issuance of a Class BV alcoholic beverage retail license for property located at 601 Hartford Avenue.
Passage Y
March 16, 2021 S277 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Allows the Westerly Town Council to issue a Class B liquor license for premises located at 169 and 177 Main Street, despite its location within proximity to a school church.
Passage Y
March 16, 2021 S277 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES
Allows the Westerly Town Council to issue a Class B liquor license for premises located at 169 and 177 Main Street, despite its location within proximity to a school church.
Passage Y
March 16, 2021 S390 AN ACT RELATING TO THE OAKLAND - MAPLEVILLE NUMBER 4 FIRE DISTRICT
Incorporates Oakland--Mapleville Number 4 Fire District.
FIRE DISTRICT Y
March 16, 2021 S390 AN ACT RELATING TO THE OAKLAND - MAPLEVILLE NUMBER 4 FIRE DISTRICT
Incorporates Oakland--Mapleville Number 4 Fire District.
FIRE DISTRICT Y
March 16, 2021 S242 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation the real property of Ocean State Community Wellness, Inc., a qualified tax-exempt corporation under § 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, for the property located at 7450 Post Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
March 16, 2021 S242 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION
Exempts from taxation the real property of Ocean State Community Wellness, Inc., a qualified tax-exempt corporation under § 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, for the property located at 7450 Post Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
March 16, 2021 S240 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF BARRINGTON
Ratifies and validates Barrington Home Rule Charter amendments approved by electors at 11/3/20 election.
TOWN OF BARRINGTON Y
March 16, 2021 S240 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF BARRINGTON
Ratifies and validates Barrington Home Rule Charter amendments approved by electors at 11/3/20 election.
TOWN OF BARRINGTON Y
March 16, 2021 S231 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN
Allows pregnant women with an annual family income above the applicable Medicaid income limit to be eligible to purchase health insurance through one of the Medicaid managed care plans.
PREGNANT WOMEN Y
March 16, 2021 S231 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN
Allows pregnant women with an annual family income above the applicable Medicaid income limit to be eligible to purchase health insurance through one of the Medicaid managed care plans.
PREGNANT WOMEN Y
March 16, 2021 S109 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING AN IMPROVED "MEDICARE FOR ALL" OR "MEDICARE FOR ALL WHO WANT IT" PROGRAM THAT WOULD PROVIDE UNIVERSAL, COMPREHENSIVE AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
"MEDICARE FOR ALL" PROGRAM Y
March 16, 2021 S109 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING AN IMPROVED "MEDICARE FOR ALL" OR "MEDICARE FOR ALL WHO WANT IT" PROGRAM THAT WOULD PROVIDE UNIVERSAL, COMPREHENSIVE AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
"MEDICARE FOR ALL" PROGRAM Y
March 16, 2021 S109 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING AN IMPROVED "MEDICARE FOR ALL" OR "MEDICARE FOR ALL WHO WANT IT" PROGRAM THAT WOULD PROVIDE UNIVERSAL, COMPREHENSIVE AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
"MEDICARE FOR ALL" PROGRAM Y
March 16, 2021 S109 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING AN IMPROVED "MEDICARE FOR ALL" OR "MEDICARE FOR ALL WHO WANT IT" PROGRAM THAT WOULD PROVIDE UNIVERSAL, COMPREHENSIVE AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
"MEDICARE FOR ALL" PROGRAM Y
March 16, 2021 S109 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING AN IMPROVED "MEDICARE FOR ALL" OR "MEDICARE FOR ALL WHO WANT IT" PROGRAM THAT WOULD PROVIDE UNIVERSAL, COMPREHENSIVE AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
"MEDICARE FOR ALL" PROGRAM Y
March 16, 2021 S109 SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING AN IMPROVED "MEDICARE FOR ALL" OR "MEDICARE FOR ALL WHO WANT IT" PROGRAM THAT WOULD PROVIDE UNIVERSAL, COMPREHENSIVE AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
"MEDICARE FOR ALL" PROGRAM Y
March 16, 2021 S363 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- NORTH SMITHFIELD - HISTORIC RESIDENCE TAX CREDIT
Allows North Smithfield historic residence owners to become eligible for state historic residence tax credits.
HISTORIC RESIDENCE TAX CREDIT Y
March 16, 2021 S363 AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- NORTH SMITHFIELD - HISTORIC RESIDENCE TAX CREDIT
Allows North Smithfield historic residence owners to become eligible for state historic residence tax credits.
HISTORIC RESIDENCE TAX CREDIT Y
March 16, 2021 S296 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- RETIREMENT OF MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES--MIDDLETOWN MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT
Allows the town of Middletown to enroll its full-time police officers hired on or after July 1, 2021, in a defined contribution plan established by the town and prevents newly hired police officers from becoming members of the retirement system.
RETIREMENT Y
March 16, 2021 S296 AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- RETIREMENT OF MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES--MIDDLETOWN MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT
Allows the town of Middletown to enroll its full-time police officers hired on or after July 1, 2021, in a defined contribution plan established by the town and prevents newly hired police officers from becoming members of the retirement system.
RETIREMENT Y
March 16, 2021 S78 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
2021 ACT ON CLIMATE Y
March 16, 2021 S78 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE
Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
2021 ACT ON CLIMATE Y
March 09, 2021 S196 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- DIGNITY AT WORK ACT
Establishes the Dignity at Work Act, to provide workers with more protection from bullying and harassment in the workplace.
- DIGNITY AT WORK ACT Y
March 09, 2021 S196 AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- DIGNITY AT WORK ACT
Establishes the Dignity at Work Act, to provide workers with more protection from bullying and harassment in the workplace.
- DIGNITY AT WORK ACT Y
March 09, 2021 S374 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SOUTH KINGSTOWN TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $85,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE TOWN, AND ALL ATTENDANT EXPENSES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURAL COSTS, 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 town of South Kingstown to issue not more than $85,000,000 bonds and notes to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, landscaping, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities.
BONDS/NOTES TO SCHOOLS Y
March 09, 2021 S374 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SOUTH KINGSTOWN TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $85,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE TOWN, AND ALL ATTENDANT EXPENSES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURAL COSTS, 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 town of South Kingstown to issue not more than $85,000,000 bonds and notes to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, landscaping, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities.
BONDS/NOTES TO SCHOOLS Y
March 09, 2021 S325 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CUMBERLAND TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND/OR NOTES IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,500,000 TO FINANCE THE DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR AND EQUIPPING OF RECREATIONAL AREAS AND FACILITIES IN THE TOWN
Authorizes the town of Cumberland to issue general obligation bonds and notes not to exceed $2,500,000 for the development/improvement/repair/alteration/construction/renovation/equipping of recreational areas and facilities in the town.
$2,500,000 TO RECREATIONAL AREAS Y
March 09, 2021 S325 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CUMBERLAND TO ISSUE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND/OR NOTES IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,500,000 TO FINANCE THE DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR AND EQUIPPING OF RECREATIONAL AREAS AND FACILITIES IN THE TOWN
Authorizes the town of Cumberland to issue general obligation bonds and notes not to exceed $2,500,000 for the development/improvement/repair/alteration/construction/renovation/equipping of recreational areas and facilities in the town.
$2,500,000 TO RECREATIONAL AREAS Y
March 09, 2021 S224 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $140,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 75% 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 Providence to issue not more than $140,000,000 bonds to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, landscaping, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities throughout the city of Providence.
BONDS AND NOTES TO SCHOOLS Y
March 09, 2021 S224 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $140,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 75% 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 Providence to issue not more than $140,000,000 bonds to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, landscaping, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities throughout the city of Providence.
BONDS AND NOTES TO SCHOOLS Y
March 09, 2021 S285 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL-TO-CAREER TRANSITION ACT OF 1996
Implements an individual career and academic plan graduation requirement for each student enrolled in public schools in the sixth through twelfth grade, starting with students entering the sixth grade in the 2023-2024 school year.
TRANSITION ACT OF 1996 Y
March 09, 2021 S285 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL-TO-CAREER TRANSITION ACT OF 1996
Implements an individual career and academic plan graduation requirement for each student enrolled in public schools in the sixth through twelfth grade, starting with students entering the sixth grade in the 2023-2024 school year.
TRANSITION ACT OF 1996 Y
March 09, 2021 S76 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE CIVIC LITERACY ACT
Requires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 and all subsequent graduating classes thereafter, all high school students attending public schools shall fulfill at least one-half credit or course requirement in civics education.
Passage as Amended Y
March 09, 2021 S76 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE CIVIC LITERACY ACT
Requires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 and all subsequent graduating classes thereafter, all high school students attending public schools shall fulfill at least one-half credit or course requirement in civics education.
Passage as Amended Y
March 09, 2021 S76 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE CIVIC LITERACY ACT
Requires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 and all subsequent graduating classes thereafter, all high school students attending public schools shall fulfill at least one-half credit or course requirement in civics education.
Approval of Amendment Y
March 09, 2021 S76 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE CIVIC LITERACY ACT
Requires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 and all subsequent graduating classes thereafter, all high school students attending public schools shall fulfill at least one-half credit or course requirement in civics education.
Approval of Amendment Y
February 23, 2021 S14 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS - SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows governor to designate any person, upon application, 18 years old or older to solemnize marriages within this state on a particular day upon payment of a $25 fee to the secretary of state.
- SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
February 23, 2021 S14 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS - SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows governor to designate any person, upon application, 18 years old or older to solemnize marriages within this state on a particular day upon payment of a $25 fee to the secretary of state.
- SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES Y
February 23, 2021 S108 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION OF CONTAGIOUS DISEASES -- HIV/AIDS
Permits clinical laboratories to conduct its own analysis of specimens for the detection of HIV/AIDS instead of sending the specimens to the department of health.
HIV/AIDS Y
February 23, 2021 S108 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION OF CONTAGIOUS DISEASES -- HIV/AIDS
Permits clinical laboratories to conduct its own analysis of specimens for the detection of HIV/AIDS instead of sending the specimens to the department of health.
HIV/AIDS Y
February 23, 2021 S47 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- THE HEALING ART OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE
Changes title of chapter 37.2 of title 5 and throughout, replacing the words "Oriental medicine" with "Chinese medicine". Allows individuals who are otherwise certified, to practice acupuncture & Chinese medicine using Chinese medical diagnostic methods.
ORIENTAL MEDICINE Y
February 23, 2021 S47 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- THE HEALING ART OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE
Changes title of chapter 37.2 of title 5 and throughout, replacing the words "Oriental medicine" with "Chinese medicine". Allows individuals who are otherwise certified, to practice acupuncture & Chinese medicine using Chinese medical diagnostic methods.
ORIENTAL MEDICINE Y
February 23, 2021 S16 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - HARM REDUCTION CENTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND PILOT PROGRAM
Creates pilot program to establish harm reduction centers where use of pre-obtained controlled substances may occur under supervision of health care professionals.
COMMITTEE AND PILOT PROGRAM Y
February 23, 2021 S16 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - HARM REDUCTION CENTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND PILOT PROGRAM
Creates pilot program to establish harm reduction centers where use of pre-obtained controlled substances may occur under supervision of health care professionals.
COMMITTEE AND PILOT PROGRAM Y
February 23, 2021 S4 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- THE TELEMEDICINE COVERAGE ACT
Amends the provisions of the telemedicine coverage act and provide coverage for telemedicine under Rhode Island Medicaid.
Passage as Amended Y
February 23, 2021 S4 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- THE TELEMEDICINE COVERAGE ACT
Amends the provisions of the telemedicine coverage act and provide coverage for telemedicine under Rhode Island Medicaid.
Passage as Amended Y
February 23, 2021 S4 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- THE TELEMEDICINE COVERAGE ACT
Amends the provisions of the telemedicine coverage act and provide coverage for telemedicine under Rhode Island Medicaid.
Approval of Amendment Y
February 23, 2021 S4 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- THE TELEMEDICINE COVERAGE ACT
Amends the provisions of the telemedicine coverage act and provide coverage for telemedicine under Rhode Island Medicaid.
Approval of Amendment Y
February 10, 2021 S53 AN ACT RELATING TO AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WESTERLY TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $2,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES IN THE TOWN
Authorizes the Town of Westerly to issue bonds and notes in an amount not exceeding $2,000,000 to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities in the town.
OBLIGATION BONDS TO SCHOOLS Y
February 10, 2021 S53 AN ACT RELATING TO AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WESTERLY TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $2,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES IN THE TOWN
Authorizes the Town of Westerly to issue bonds and notes in an amount not exceeding $2,000,000 to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities in the town.
OBLIGATION BONDS TO SCHOOLS Y
February 10, 2021 S52 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF COVENTRY
Validates and ratify amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Coventry, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Coventry on November 3, 2020.
CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF COVENTRY Y
February 10, 2021 S52 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENTS TO THE HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF COVENTRY
Validates and ratify amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the town of Coventry, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the town of Coventry on November 3, 2020.
CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF COVENTRY Y
February 10, 2021 S50 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN
This act would ratify the town of Jamestown Home Rule Charter amendment to Section 219 of the charter adopted at a November 3, 2020 referendum, concerning the process and procedures by which voter initiative can be activated.
OF THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN Y
February 10, 2021 S50 AN ACT VALIDATING AND RATIFYING AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN
This act would ratify the town of Jamestown Home Rule Charter amendment to Section 219 of the charter adopted at a November 3, 2020 referendum, concerning the process and procedures by which voter initiative can be activated.
OF THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN Y
February 10, 2021 S74 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows David Raymond Thibodeau, Jr., to join Staci Rae McCabe and Brendan Edward Curran in marriage on or about June 5, 2021, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
February 10, 2021 S74 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES
Allows David Raymond Thibodeau, Jr., to join Staci Rae McCabe and Brendan Edward Curran in marriage on or about June 5, 2021, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
Passage Y
February 10, 2021 S1 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.
Passage as Amended Y
February 10, 2021 S1 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.
Passage as Amended Y
February 10, 2021 S1 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.
Passage as Amended Y
February 10, 2021 S1 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.
Passage as Amended Y
February 10, 2021 S1 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.
Passage as Amended Y
February 10, 2021 S1 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.
Passage as Amended Y
February 10, 2021 S1 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.
Approval of Amendment N
February 10, 2021 S1 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.
Approval of Amendment N
February 10, 2021 S63 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT
Requires that the secretary of EOHHS, the secretary of commerce of the commerce corporation and the commissioners of elementary and secondary education and postsecondary education be appointed subject to the approval of the senate.
Passage as Amended Y
February 10, 2021 S63 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT
Requires that the secretary of EOHHS, the secretary of commerce of the commerce corporation and the commissioners of elementary and secondary education and postsecondary education be appointed subject to the approval of the senate.
Passage as Amended Y
February 10, 2021 S63 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT
Requires that the secretary of EOHHS, the secretary of commerce of the commerce corporation and the commissioners of elementary and secondary education and postsecondary education be appointed subject to the approval of the senate.
OF STATE GOVERNMENT Y
February 10, 2021 S63 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT
Requires that the secretary of EOHHS, the secretary of commerce of the commerce corporation and the commissioners of elementary and secondary education and postsecondary education be appointed subject to the approval of the senate.
OF STATE GOVERNMENT Y
February 10, 2021 S13 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Provides that the council on elementary and secondary education would not grant approval for the creation or expansion of any new charter school until after the 2022, 2023, 2024 school year.
Passage as Amended Y
February 10, 2021 S13 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Provides that the council on elementary and secondary education would not grant approval for the creation or expansion of any new charter school until after the 2022, 2023, 2024 school year.
Passage as Amended Y
February 10, 2021 S13 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Provides that the council on elementary and secondary education would not grant approval for the creation or expansion of any new charter school until after the 2022, 2023, 2024 school year.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
February 10, 2021 S13 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION
Provides that the council on elementary and secondary education would not grant approval for the creation or expansion of any new charter school until after the 2022, 2023, 2024 school year.
Passage Approval of Amendment Y
February 02, 2021 S2 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- NURSING HOME STAFFING AND QUALITY CARE ACT
Mandates minimum staffing levels and standards for quality care for nursing homes and their residents.
Passage Y
February 02, 2021 S2 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- NURSING HOME STAFFING AND QUALITY CARE ACT
Mandates minimum staffing levels and standards for quality care for nursing homes and their residents.
Passage Y
January 26, 2021 S5 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
Requires individual health insurers, large group health insurers and small employer health insurers to provide coverage for ten (10) categories of essential health benefits listed in the act.
COVERAGE Y
January 26, 2021 S5 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
Requires individual health insurers, large group health insurers and small employer health insurers to provide coverage for ten (10) categories of essential health benefits listed in the act.
COVERAGE Y
January 26, 2021 S3 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Prohibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member.
SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES Y
January 26, 2021 S3 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES
Prohibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member.
SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES Y
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