Mark posts you would like to have appear in the legislative page.

Senate Bills as of July 18, 2022

Senate Bill No. 2057
BY  Ciccone, F Lombardi, McCaffrey, Goodwin
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — RELIEF OF INJURED AND DECEASED FIRE FIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS (Exempts some incapacitated public service employees who are receiving benefits from the requirement to apply for accidental disability retirement allowances under certain circumstances.)
{LC3246/1}
01/25/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
03/01/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Senate Bill No. 2152
BY  Bell
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – LABOR RELATIONS ACT (Provides for the right to strike for public sector workers in Rhode Island, including teachers, with exceptions for police officers, firefighters, 911 employees, and correctional officers.)
{LC3272/1}
01/25/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor
04/06/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Senate Bill No. 2188
BY  Sosnowski, Rogers, Felag, Seveney, DiPalma, Raptakis
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION — PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Allows municipalities to establish a program providing property tax exemption to active duty individuals who volunteer services as a firefighter or emergency medical technician.)
{LC3878/1}
02/08/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
05/03/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/03/2022 Scheduled for consideration (06/07/2022)
06/07/2022 Committee recommends passage
06/09/2022 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/14/2022)
06/14/2022 Senate read and passed
Senate Bill No. 2314
BY  Valverde, DiMario, Lawson, Ciccone, DiPalma, Seveney
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES – PAYMENTS TO FIRE COMPANIES (Provides for an appropriation of state funds to cities and towns who are members of the Narragansett Bay marine task force (NBMTF) for the maintenance of boats providing services to Narragansett Bay.)
{LC3978/1}
02/15/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
05/03/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Senate Bill No. 2322
BY  Paolino, Felag, Pearson, Raptakis, Seveney, Ciccone
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS — STATE PURCHASES (Permits certain volunteer firefighters to purchase motor vehicles by utilizing state purchasing provisions.)
{LC4595/1}
02/15/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
Senate Bill No. 2323
BY  Paolino, Felag, Seveney, Raptakis, de la Cruz
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION — PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Allows volunteer firefighters who pay for their own training and equipment to receive an income tax credit.)
{LC4596/1}
02/15/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
Senate Bill No. 2338
BY  DiPalma, Seveney, Sosnowski, Felag, Pearson, Euer
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS – RHODE ISLAND TURNPIKE AND BRIDGE AUTHORITY (Mandates the RITBA to design a safety barrier or netting system on the Mount Hope Bridge, the Claiborne Pell Bridge, and the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge by April 1, 2022, with construction commencing no later than January 1, 2023.)
{LC4423/1}
02/15/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
03/10/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Senate Bill No. 2363
BY  Quezada, Goodwin, Cano, Ciccone, Miller, Zurier
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS (Limits the sale of fireworks to one week prior to and including the 4th day in July, and may only be used, exploded, or cause to be exploded between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.)
{LC4762/1}
02/15/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
03/24/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Senate Bill No. 2416
BY  Ciccone, F Lombardi, Acosta, Felag, McCaffrey, Lombardo, DiPalma
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS — FIREFIGHTERS’ ARBITRATION (Provides that all contractual provisions in a firefighters collective bargaining agreement would continue until a successor agreement has been reached or an interest arbitration award has been rendered.)
{LC4664/1}
02/15/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor
04/06/2022 Committee recommends passage
04/07/2022 Placed on Senate Calendar (04/12/2022)
04/12/2022 Senate read and passed
04/22/2022 Referred to House Labor
Senate Bill No. 2449
BY  DiMario, Euer, Seveney, Cano, Burke, Miller, DiPalma, Felag, Valverde, Murray
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — COMPREHENSIVE PFAS BAN ACT OF 2022 (Prohibits use of PFAS in carpets, upholstered furniture, textile furnishings, apparel, cosmetics, juvenile products, cookware, firefighting foam and gives authority to the department of environmental management to regulate and the use.)
{LC4625/1}
03/01/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Environment and Agriculture
03/09/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Senate Bill No. 2476  SUB A as amended
BY  Miller, DiMario, Lawson, Valverde, Cano
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE — ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Requires health insurers, nonprofit hospital service corporations, nonprofit medical service corporations, health maintenance organizations and Rhode Island Medicaid, to issue/renew policies that provide coverage for emergency medical services transport.)
{LC4627/A/1}
03/01/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services
03/31/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
05/20/2022 Scheduled for consideration (05/24/2022)
05/24/2022 Committee recommends passage
05/25/2022 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/02/2022)
06/02/2022 Senate voted to recommit to Senate Health and Human Services
06/03/2022 Scheduled for consideration (06/07/2022)
06/06/2022 Proposed Substitute
06/07/2022 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/09/2022 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/14/2022)
06/14/2022 Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
Senate Bill No. 2487
BY  F Lombardi, Ciccone, Felag, McCaffrey, Goodwin
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES — RETIREMENT SYSTEM — ADMINISTRATION — BOARD COMPOSITION (Adds active firefighters and police officers or officers from their respective union to the retirement board.)
{LC5089/1}
03/01/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor
03/16/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Senate Bill No. 2702
BY  DiPalma, F Lombardi, Archambault
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – PUBLIC SAFETY ORGANIZATION PERSONNEL AND PEER SUPPORT MEMBERS (Establishes a testimonial privilege for communications with critical incident stress management peer support personnel.)
{LC4540/1}
03/17/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
03/24/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Senate Bill No. 3019
Chapter 295
BY  Archambault, Raptakis
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY — ANIMAL CARE (Allows emergency medical treatment to police dogs injured in the line of duty, which includes transporting by ambulance.)
{LC6123/1}
06/14/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
06/14/2022 Scheduled for consideration (06/16/2022)
06/16/2022 Committee recommends passage
06/21/2022 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/22/2022)
06/22/2022 Senate read and passed
06/23/2022 Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/23/2022)
06/23/2022 House passed in concurrence
06/28/2022 Transmitted to Governor
06/29/2022 Signed by Governor
Senate Bill No. 3030
Chapter 365
BY  Lombardo
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL (Provides certain parties may not enter onto property where a fire occurred for solicitation or inspection of a fire loss, without the permission of the owner or occupant, until the property is released to the owners or occupants.)
{LC6156/1}
06/17/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
06/21/2022 Committee recommends passage
06/21/2022 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/22/2022)
06/22/2022 Senate read and passed
06/23/2022 Placed on House Calendar (06/23/2022)
06/23/2022 House passed in concurrence
06/28/2022 Transmitted to Governor
06/29/2022 Signed by Governor
Senate Bill No. 3036
Chapter 315
BY  Burke
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — RHODE ISLAND UNIFORM COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE ACT (Eliminates the exemption for firefighters from having to complete a road safety test in order to obtain a commercial driver’s license.)
{LC5927/1}
06/17/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs
06/21/2022 Committee recommends passage
06/22/2022 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/22/2022)
06/22/2022 Senate read and passed
06/23/2022 Placed on House Calendar (06/23/2022)
06/23/2022 House passed in concurrence
06/28/2022 Transmitted to Governor
07/06/2022 Effective without Governor’s signature
Senate Bill No. 2311
BY  DiPalma, Miller, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Picard, Coyne, Calkin, Mendes, Acosta
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES — SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS RATE REVIEW AND RATE SETTING PROCESS ACT OF 2022 (Requires EOHHS assisted by 24 member advisory committee to provide review/recommendations for rate setting/ongoing review of social service programs licensed by state departments/agencies and Medicaid.)
{LC3895/1}
02/15/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
04/28/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Total Bills: 17
Legislative Data Systems Room 1 7/18/2022
State House, Providence, Rhode Island 11:22 AM

House Bills as of July 18, 2022

House Bill No. 6612
BY  Bennett
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS — FIREFIGHTERS’ ARBITRATION (Same as 21H-5178 –Continues all provisions of expired firefighters’ collective bargaining agreements until a successor agreement is reached between the parties or an interest arbitration award is rendered.)
{LC3305/1}
01/06/2022 Introduced, referred to House Labor
House Bill No. 6618
BY  Casimiro, Craven, Noret, Fenton-Fung, C Lima
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES – PAYMENTS TO FIRE COMPANIES (Same as 21H-5118 — Provides for an appropriation of state funds to cities and towns who are members of the Narragansett Bay marine task force (NBMTF) for the maintenance of boats providing services to Narragansett Bay.)
{LC3493/1}
01/06/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
04/12/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7021  SUB A
Chapter 296
BY  Bennett, C Lima, Solomon, Edwards, Shanley, Serpa, Amore, Carson, Craven, Noret
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY — ANIMAL CARE (Allows emergency medical treatment to police dogs injured in the line of duty, which would include transporting by ambulance.)
{LC3225/A/2}
01/10/2022 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services
02/03/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
04/22/2022 Scheduled for consideration (04/26/2022)
04/25/2022 Proposed Substitute
04/26/2022 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
04/29/2022 Placed on House Calendar (05/03/2022)
05/03/2022 House passed Sub A
05/20/2022 Referred to Senate Judiciary
06/02/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/14/2022 Scheduled for consideration (06/16/2022)
06/16/2022 Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
06/22/2022 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/23/2022)
06/23/2022 Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
06/24/2022 Transmitted to Governor
06/29/2022 Signed by Governor
House Resolution No. 7040
Resolution 008
BY  Casimiro, Casey, Shekarchi, Blazejewski, Filippi, Noret, Kazarian, Solomon, Alzate, Shallcross Smith
ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2022, TO BE “FIREFIGHTER CANCER AWARENESS MONTH” IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
{LC3794/1}
01/11/2022 House read and passed
House Bill No. 7089
BY  Bennett, Edwards, Amore, Craven, Noret, Hull, J Lombardi, Fogarty, Barros, Alzate
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS — FIREFIGHTERS’ ARBITRATION (Provides that all contractual provisions in a firefighter’s collective bargaining agreement would continue until a successor agreement has been reached or an interest arbitration award has been rendered.)
{LC3281/1}
01/12/2022 Introduced, referred to House Labor
02/02/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Chapter 231
(Governor)
BY  Abney
ENTITLED, AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2023
{LC4149/A/1}
01/20/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
06/07/2022 Scheduled for consideration (06/09/2022)
06/09/2022 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/09/2022 Placed on House Calendar (06/16/2022)
06/16/2022 House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
06/16/2022 Referred to Senate Finance
06/21/2022 Committee recommends passage of Sub A as amended in concurrence
06/21/2022 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/23/2022)
06/23/2022 Senate passed Sub A as amended in concurrence
06/24/2022 Transmitted to Governor
06/27/2022 Signed by Governor
House Bill No. 7180
BY  Casimiro, Ruggiero, Noret, Cortvriend, McEntee, Alzate, Kazarian, Roberts, Fenton-Fung, Felix
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES — SOCIAL AND HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS RATE REVIEW AND RATE SETTING PROCESS ACT OF 2022 (Requires EOHHS assisted by 24 member advisory committee to provide review/recommendations for rate setting/ongoing review of social service programs licensed by state departments/agencies and Medicaid.)
{LC3900/1}
01/26/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
05/12/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7197
BY  Diaz, Slater, Biah, Morales, Alzate
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS (Limits the sale of fireworks to one week prior to and including the 4th day in July, and may only be used, exploded, or cause to be exploded between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.)
{LC3850/1}
01/26/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
02/01/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7206
BY  Place, Chippendale
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION — PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Authorizes fire districts or any municipal volunteer fire departments to provide for an exemption from fire taxes for volunteer firefighters.)
{LC4184/1}
01/26/2022 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
02/16/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7287
BY  Place, Chippendale, Quattrocchi, Fenton-Fung, Newberry
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – COMPOSITION OF FIRE DISTRICT AND PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT BOARDS OF COMMISSIONERS (Allows individuals receiving state pensions to serve on fire and utility district boards. Provides for no reporting of compensation levels or hours worked to any state agency except for tax purposes.)
{LC4302/1}
02/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
04/27/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7383
BY  Solomon, Donovan, Abney, Cortvriend, Ruggiero, Shallcross Smith
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS – RHODE ISLAND TURNPIKE AND BRIDGE AUTHORITY (Mandates the RITBA to design a safety barrier or netting system on the Mount Hope Bridge, the Claiborne Pell Bridge, and the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge by April 1, 2022, with construction commencing no later than January 1, 2023.)
{LC4424/1}
02/09/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
04/12/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7389
BY  Shallcross Smith, Casimiro, Kislak, J Lombardi, Morales, McGaw, Henries, Alzate, Fenton-Fung, Ruggiero
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS — CORE STATE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS SERVICES SYSTEMS (Establishes a core state behavioral health crisis services system, to be administered by the director of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals.)
{LC3640/1}
02/09/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
03/16/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7404
BY  Noret, Hull, Casimiro, Baginski, Hawkins, Solomon, Corvese, Vella-Wilkinson, Amore, Craven
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – PUBLIC SAFETY ORGANIZATION PERSONNEL AND PEER SUPPORT MEMBERS (Establishes a testimonial privilege for communications with critical incident stress management peer support personnel.)
{LC4502/1}
02/09/2022 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
04/13/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7436
BY  Cortvriend, Speakman, Carson, Potter, McGaw, Knight, Bennett, McEntee, Handy, Kislak
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — COMPREHENSIVE PFAS BAN ACT OF 2022 (Prohibits use of PFAS in carpets, upholstered furniture, textile furnishings, apparel, cosmetics, juvenile products, cookware, firefighting foam and gives authority to the department of environmental management to regulate and the use.)
{LC4381/1}
02/11/2022 Introduced, referred to House Environment and Natural Resources
02/17/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7497
BY  Messier, Williams, McEntee, Casimiro, Ajello, Shallcross Smith, Donovan, Cortvriend, McGaw, Caldwell
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES — RETIREMENT SYSTEM CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS (Awards all members of the pension system a three percent (3%) (COLA) if certain conditions are met.)
{LC4111/1}
02/16/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
03/15/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7541
BY  Speakman, Casimiro, Cortvriend, Handy, Donovan, Fogarty
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY- SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS – PFAS CHEMICALS (Prohibits the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals during training exercises and would prohibit firefighter turnout gear containing PFAS chemicals.)
{LC4900/1}
02/18/2022 Introduced, referred to House Environment and Natural Resources
04/08/2022 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
House Bill No. 7613
(Office of Healthy Aging)
BY  Messier, Casey, Fellela
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE — CITIZENS COMMISSION FOR THE SAFETY AND CARE OF THE ELDERLY (Amends several sections of law relating to safety and care for the elderly including amending the composition of the commission and requiring designated representatives within the police and fire departments to serve as older adults safety advocates.)
{LC5046/1}
03/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Corporations
03/07/2022 Committee transferred to House Finance
06/14/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7616
BY  Carson, Donovan, Ruggiero, McLaughlin, Cortvriend, Speakman, Ajello, Potter
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHY AGING (Renames the Office of Healthy Aging to The Department of Healthy Aging, restructures the administration and delivery of services, and expands the authority of its director in various ways.)
{LC4771/1}
03/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
05/17/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7646
BY  C Lima, Perez, Bennett, Messier, Amore, Noret, McNamara, Serpa
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES — RETIREMENT SYSTEM — CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS (Provides a retired teacher with 4% COLA increase for 10 years, reduced by every COLA year received, on the first $60,000 of retirement allowance. After totaling 10 years of adjustments, the annual increase shall be reduced to 3% until death.)
{LC4862/1}
03/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
03/15/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7759
BY  Edwards, Bennett, Kennedy, Williams
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (Requires any person who transports a patient by a stretcher in a vehicle to be licensed as an emergency medical services provider through the director of health.)
{LC5159/1}
03/02/2022 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services
04/05/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7796
BY  Casey, Hull, Baginski, Noret, Craven, Messier, Williams, Edwards, C Lima
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — RELIEF OF INJURED AND DECEASED FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS (Extends IOD benefits to police officers/firefighters suffering from post-traumatic stress injuries/provides municipal police/firefighters retiring due to PTSI accidental disability retirement allowance.)
{LC3864/1}
03/03/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
04/27/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 7976
Chapter 364
BY  Casey, Chippendale, Noret, Kennedy
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL (Provides certain parties may not enter onto property where a fire occurred for solicitation or inspection of a fire loss, without the permission of the owner or occupant, until the property is released to the owners or occupants.)
{LC5459/1}
03/11/2022 Introduced, referred to House State Government & Elections
04/06/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/11/2022 Scheduled for consideration (06/14/2022)
06/14/2022 Committee recommends passage
06/19/2022 Placed on House Calendar (06/21/2022)
06/21/2022 House read and passed
06/23/2022 Senate passed in concurrence
06/24/2022 Transmitted to Governor
06/29/2022 Signed by Governor
House Bill No. 8042
BY  Filippi
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — EXPLOSIVES (Requires two weeks’ notice to all abutters within five hundred feet of the commencement of any blasting operations.)
{LC5502/1}
03/23/2022 Introduced, referred to House State Government & Elections
04/06/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 8054
BY  Kislak
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (Amends the composition of the ambulance service coordinating advisory board by calling for recommendations from various societies.)
{LC5538/1}
03/25/2022 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services
04/05/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 8133
BY  Speakman, Casimiro, Solomon, Fogarty, Hull, Fenton-Fung, Carson, Cortvriend, Donovan, Casey
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — OFFICE OF STATE FIRE MARSHAL (Creates task force to study the issue of PFAS in firefighter gear, to monitor development of alternatives to this gear, develop timeline for replacing gear statewide and to develop strategy for funding the replacement gear from state or federal funds.)
{LC5734/1}
04/13/2022 Introduced, referred to House Environment and Natural Resources
05/18/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Resolution No. 8171
BY  Nardone, P Morgan
ENTITLED, JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION OF $3,000,000 FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT FUNDS TO THE CENTRAL COVENTRY FIRE DISTRICT TO ENSURE THE CONTINUED DELIVERY OF FIRE SUPPRESSION AND EMS SERVICES AND TO TRANSFORM THE DISTRICT FROM ITS EXISTING 3-PLATOON STAFFING MODEL TO A 4-PLATOON MODEL (This resolution would authorize the appropriation of the sum of $3,000,000 to the Central Coventry Fire District to ensure the continued delivery of fire suppression and EMS services and the transformation to a 4-platoon staffing model.)
{LC5817/1}
04/27/2022 Introduced, referred to House Finance
05/11/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 8172
BY  Nardone, Noret
ENTITLED, AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 492 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS OF 2006 AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CENTRAL COVENTRY FIRE DISTRICT (Amends the Central Coventry Fire District Charter to provide for purchasing, installing, operating and maintaining street lighting and the funding for its debt. Provides for the appointment of an Assistant Treasurer.)
{LC5816/1}
04/27/2022 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
06/15/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 8232  SUB A
BY  Chippendale
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INCORPORATE THE FOSTER FIRE DISTRICT (Creates a Foster Fire District with authority to levy taxes, for the purpose of providing fire and rescue services to the town of Foster, subject to its approval by qualified electors within the town of Foster, at the November 8, 2022, general election.)
{LC5751/A/1}
05/11/2022 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
05/19/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
05/20/2022 Proposed Substitute
05/20/2022 Scheduled for consideration (05/26/2022)
05/20/2022 Proposed Substitute
05/26/2022 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
05/27/2022 Placed on House Calendar (06/01/2022)
06/01/2022 House passed Sub A
06/10/2022 Referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
Total Bills: 29
Legislative Data Systems Room 1 7/18/2022
State House, Providence, Rhode Island 11:32 AM

House Bills for the 2021 session

Bills that have passed in the 2021 session

House Bill No. 5596  SUB A
Chapter 304
BY  Craven, Noret
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC1649/A/2}
02/12/2021 Introduced, referred to House State Government & Elections
03/01/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/28/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/30/2021)
06/28/2021 Proposed Substitute
06/30/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/30/2021 Placed on House Calendar (07/01/2021)
07/01/2021 House passed Sub A
07/01/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (07/01/2021)
07/01/2021 Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
07/07/2021 Transmitted to Governor
07/09/2021 Signed by Governor

House Bill No. 5629
Chapter 082
BY  Ackerman, Shekarchi, Baginski
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT (Establishes an emergency telephone system call review and quality improvement and would require at least one 911 system operator trained in telecommunicator cardiopulmonary resuscitation be on duty at all time.)
{LC1581/1}
02/19/2021 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services
03/30/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
05/07/2021 Scheduled for consideration (05/12/2021)
05/12/2021 Committee recommends passage
05/14/2021 Placed on House Calendar (05/19/2021)
05/19/2021 House read and passed
05/20/2021 Referred to Senate Health and Human Services
05/28/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/03/2021)
06/03/2021 Committee recommends passage in concurrence
06/22/2021 Senate passed in concurrence
06/23/2021 Transmitted to Governor
06/23/2021 Signed by Governor

House Bill No. 6139
Chapter 060
BY  Place, Newberry
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO THE OAKLAND – MAPLEVILLE NUMBER 4 FIRE DISTRICT
{LC2450/1}
03/17/2021 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
03/25/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
05/14/2021 Scheduled for consideration (05/19/2021)
05/19/2021 Committee recommends passage
05/21/2021 Placed on House Calendar (05/27/2021)
05/27/2021 House read and passed
05/28/2021 Referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
05/28/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/03/2021)
06/03/2021 Committee recommends passage in concurrence
06/08/2021 Senate passed in concurrence
06/10/2021 Transmitted to Governor
06/18/2021 Effective without Governor’s signature

House Bill No. 6282  SUB A
Chapter 372
BY  Fellela, Azzinaro, Casey, Messier
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC2734/A/2}
04/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services
05/05/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/11/2021 Scheduled for hearing (06/14/2021)
06/11/2021 Proposed Substitute
06/14/2021 Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
06/16/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/18/2021)
06/18/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/20/2021 Placed on House Calendar (06/23/2021)
06/23/2021 House passed Sub A
06/29/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (07/01/2021)
07/01/2021 Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
07/07/2021 Transmitted to Governor
07/13/2021 Signed by Governor

House Bill No. 6331
Chapter 263
BY  Kennedy, Azzinaro, Price, Fogarty
ENTITLED, AN ACT CREATING THE HOPE VALLEY/WYOMING FIRE DISTRICT (Makes various amendments pertaining to the charter of the Hope Valley and Wyoming Fire District.)
{LC2554/1}
05/12/2021 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
05/19/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/14/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/17/2021)
06/17/2021 Committee recommends passage
06/18/2021 Placed on House Calendar (06/23/2021)
06/23/2021 House read and passed
06/25/2021 Referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
06/28/2021 Committee recommends passage in concurrence
07/01/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (07/01/2021)
07/01/2021 Senate passed in concurrence
07/06/2021 Transmitted to Governor
07/14/2021 Effective without Governor’s signature

House Bill No. 6357  SUB A
Chapter 391
BY  Edwards, Williams, Casimiro, Craven, Baginski, Messier, Kazarian
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC2901/A/1}
05/20/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance
05/27/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/26/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/28/2021)
06/26/2021 Proposed Substitute
06/28/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/28/2021 Placed on House Calendar (06/29/2021)
06/29/2021 House passed Sub A
07/01/2021 Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
07/08/2021 Transmitted to Governor
07/16/2021 Effective without Governor’s signature

House Bill No. 6433
Chapter 217
BY  Cardillo, Marszalkowski, Hawkins, Casey
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC3015/1}
06/16/2021 Introduced, referred to House State Government & Elections
06/22/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/25/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/28/2021)
06/28/2021 Committee recommends passage
06/28/2021 Placed on House Calendar (06/29/2021)
06/29/2021 House read and passed
07/01/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (07/01/2021)
07/01/2021 Senate passed in concurrence
07/02/2021 Transmitted to Governor
07/10/2021 Effective without Governor’s signature

Total Bills: 7
Legislative Data Systems Room 1 7/21/2021
State House, Providence, Rhode Island 6:25 PM

 

 

All bills that we were tracking in the 2021 session

House Bill No. 5017
BY  Slater
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS — THE EDWARD O. HAWKINS AND THOMAS C. SLATER MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT (Adds a definition to the term “manufacture” in the medical marijuana chapter.)
{LC229/1}
01/13/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
02/02/2021 Committee transferred to House Health & Human Services
04/02/2021 Committee transferred to House State Government & Elections
04/12/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5039
BY  Corvese, Noret
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES — EXPLOSIVES, FIREWORKS, AND PYROTECHNICS (Prohibits the use of display fireworks/aerial consumer fireworks without a permit between 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on any day and would make a violation of this permit requirement a civil violation punishable by a fine of $75.00 and court costs.)
{LC641/1}
01/21/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
02/02/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
02/05/2021 Scheduled for consideration (02/09/2021)
02/09/2021 Committee recommends passage
02/19/2021 Placed on House Calendar (02/25/2021)
02/25/2021 House read and passed
03/09/2021 Referred to Senate Judiciary
House Bill No. 5118
BY  Casimiro, Craven, Noret, Fenton-Fung, C Lima
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES – PAYMENTS TO FIRE COMPANIES (Provides for an appropriation of state funds to cities and towns who are members of the Narragansett Bay marine task force (NBMTF) for the maintenance of boats providing services to Narragansett Bay.)
{LC123/1}
01/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance
02/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5125
BY  Casimiro, Craven
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY — HEMP GROWTH ACT (Authorizes cities and towns to enact ordinances to address and protect their citizens’ public safety and welfare from the impact of hemp cultivation and any of its derivative products.)
{LC132/1}
01/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government
02/01/2021 Committee transferred to House Municipal Government & Housing
02/11/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5161
BY  Bennett
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS — SUICIDE TREATMENT IMPROVEMENT ACT (Provides for the “Suicide Treatment Improvement Act” to improve the delivery of suicide treatment.)
{LC116/1}
01/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
02/04/2021 Withdrawn at sponsor’s request
House Bill No. 5165
BY  Bennett
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY — ANIMAL CARE (Authorizes emergency medical service providers to transport and provide first aid to police dogs injured in the line of duty.)
{LC97/1}
01/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
01/29/2021 Committee transferred to House Health & Human Services
02/02/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5178
BY  Bennett
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS — FIREFIGHTERS’ ARBITRATION (Continues all provisions of expired firefighters’ collective bargaining agreements until a successor agreement is reached between the parties or an interest arbitration award is rendered.)
{LC117/1}
01/27/2021 Introduced, referred to House Labor
02/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5183
BY  Azzinaro, Vella-Wilkinson, Noret, Corvese
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Creates special motor vehicle registration plates for the nonprofit entity Rhode Island Fire Chiefs Honor Flight Hub.)
{LC770/1}
01/27/2021 Introduced, referred to House Special Legislation
02/01/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/22/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/24/2021)
06/24/2021 Committee recommends passage
06/25/2021 Placed on House Calendar (06/28/2021)
06/28/2021 House read and passed
House Bill No. 5269
BY  Perez, Williams, Vella-Wilkinson, Hull, Diaz, J Lombardi, Costantino, Solomon, C Lima, Bennett
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — COLLECTION OF TAX SALES –WATER SUPPLY — WATER AND SEWER CHARGES (Prevents the forced sale of real estate owned by persons who owe fire, water, sewer, road or lighting district charges.)
{LC557/1}
01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Corporations
03/02/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5294
BY  Diaz, Slater, Perez, Giraldo, Biah, Tobon
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS (Limits the sale of fireworks to one week prior to and including the 4th day in July, and may only be used, exploded, or cause to exploded between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.)
{LC949/1}
01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
02/09/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5359
BY  Messier, Barros, Kazarian, Solomon, McNamara, Fellela, C Lima, Donovan, McLaughlin
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES – RETIREMENT SYSTEM – CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS (This act would award all members of the pension system a three percent (3%) (COLA) if certain conditions are met.)
{LC868/1}
02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance
03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
House Bill No. 5427
BY  Place, Quattrocchi
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION – PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Authorizes fire districts to provide for an exemption from fire district taxes for volunteer firefighters serving in the fire district.)
{LC530/1}
02/08/2021 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
03/04/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5479
BY  Azzinaro
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — NEW HOME BUYERS FIRE PROTECTION ACT (Mandates that builders of new one or two (2) family residential dwellings provide the buyer with written information regarding the installation of automatic fire sprinkler system.)
{LC967/1}
02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
03/25/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5490
BY  Place
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – COMPOSITION OF FIRE DISTRICT AND PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT BOARDS OF COMMISSIONERS (Allows individuals receiving a state pension to serve on fire district boards, Block Island utility board, and Pascoag utility board.)
{LC1518/1}
02/11/2021 Introduced, referred to House Corporations
03/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5493
BY  Place
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION — PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Allows volunteer firefighters who pay for their own training and equipment to receive an income tax credit if those expenses are not reimbursed by their employer.)
{LC1444/1}
02/11/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance
05/06/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5523
BY  Speakman, Cortvriend, Carson, Ruggiero, Bennett, Donovan
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION — PFAS IN DRINKING WATER, GROUNDWATER AND SURFACE WATERS (Provides for the department of health to take action to establish maximum contaminate levels for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water and set interim standards.)
{LC838/1}
02/12/2021 Introduced, referred to House Environment and Natural Resources
02/26/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5531
BY  Nardone, Place, Chippendale
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — REIMBURSEMENT 911 RESTRICTED RECEIPT ACCOUNT (Requires ($.50) of the E-911 surcharges be deposited in a restricted receipt account for infrastructure improvements for local law enforcement agencies.)
{LC1281/1}
02/12/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance
03/02/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5592
BY  Vella-Wilkinson, Perez, Bennett, McNamara, Williams, Knight, Azzinaro
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE – FIRST RESPONDERS (Establishes March 17 as an annual day of special observance to honor Rhode Island’s first responders.)
{LC792/1}
02/12/2021 Introduced, referred to House Special Legislation
03/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5596
BY  Craven, Noret
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC1649/1}
02/12/2021 Introduced, referred to House State Government & Elections
03/01/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/28/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/30/2021)
06/28/2021 Proposed Substitute
House Bill No. 5629
Chapter 082
BY  Ackerman, Shekarchi, Baginski
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT (Establishes an emergency telephone system call review and quality improvement and would require at least one 911 system operator trained in telecommunicator cardiopulmonary resuscitation be on duty at all time.)
{LC1581/1}
02/19/2021 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services
03/30/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
05/07/2021 Scheduled for consideration (05/12/2021)
05/12/2021 Committee recommends passage
05/14/2021 Placed on House Calendar (05/19/2021)
05/19/2021 House read and passed
05/20/2021 Referred to Senate Health and Human Services
05/28/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/03/2021)
06/03/2021 Committee recommends passage in concurrence
06/22/2021 Senate passed in concurrence
06/23/2021 Transmitted to Governor
06/23/2021 Signed by Governor
House Bill No. 5891  SUB A
(Dept. of Business Regulation)
BY  Marszalkowski
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — OPEN MEETINGS (Amends the “open meetings act” to allow virtual meetings and participation by electronic communication until July 1, 2023.)
{LC2033/A/3}
02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House State Government & Elections
03/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/11/2021 Scheduled for hearing (06/14/2021)
06/11/2021 Proposed Substitute
06/14/2021 Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
06/19/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/22/2021)
06/19/2021 Proposed Substitute
06/22/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/23/2021 Placed on House Calendar (06/25/2021)
06/25/2021 House passed Sub A
House Bill No. 6010
BY  Casey, Craven, Batista, Noret, Corvese, Solomon, C Lima, Edwards, Casimiro, Hull
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — RELIEF OF INJURED AND DECEASED FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS (Extends IOD benefits to police officers/firefighters suffering from post-traumatic stress injuries/provides municipal police/firefighters retiring due to PTSI accidental disability retirement allowance.)
{LC2152/1}
02/26/2021 Introduced, referred to House Labor
03/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/04/2021 Committee transferred to House Finance
House Bill No. 6139
Chapter 060
BY  Place, Newberry
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO THE OAKLAND – MAPLEVILLE NUMBER 4 FIRE DISTRICT
{LC2450/1}
03/17/2021 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
03/25/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
05/14/2021 Scheduled for consideration (05/19/2021)
05/19/2021 Committee recommends passage
05/21/2021 Placed on House Calendar (05/27/2021)
05/27/2021 House read and passed
05/28/2021 Referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
05/28/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/03/2021)
06/03/2021 Committee recommends passage in concurrence
06/08/2021 Senate passed in concurrence
06/10/2021 Transmitted to Governor
06/18/2021 Effective without Governor’s signature
House Bill No. 6005
BY  Batista, Morales, Williams, Knight, Alzate
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS — ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS (Provides that the reference to the definition of public records include the section designation only and provides for redacted law enforcement disciplinary records.)
{LC2015/1}
02/26/2021 Introduced, referred to House State Government & Elections
03/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 6282  SUB A
BY  Fellela, Azzinaro, Casey, Messier
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC2734/A/2}
04/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services
05/05/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/11/2021 Scheduled for hearing (06/14/2021)
06/11/2021 Proposed Substitute
06/14/2021 Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
06/16/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/18/2021)
06/18/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/20/2021 Placed on House Calendar (06/23/2021)
06/23/2021 House passed Sub A
06/29/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (07/01/2021)
House Bill No. 6331
BY  Kennedy, Azzinaro, Price, Fogarty
ENTITLED, AN ACT CREATING THE HOPE VALLEY/WYOMING FIRE DISTRICT (Makes various amendments pertaining to the charter of the Hope Valley and Wyoming Fire District.)
{LC2554/1}
05/12/2021 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
05/19/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/14/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/17/2021)
06/17/2021 Committee recommends passage
06/18/2021 Placed on House Calendar (06/23/2021)
06/23/2021 House read and passed
06/25/2021 Referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
06/28/2021 Committee recommends passage in concurrence
House Bill No. 6357  SUB A
BY  Edwards, Williams, Casimiro, Craven, Baginski, Messier, Kazarian
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC2901/A/1}
05/20/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance
05/27/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/26/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/28/2021)
06/26/2021 Proposed Substitute
06/28/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/28/2021 Placed on House Calendar (06/29/2021)
06/29/2021 House passed Sub A
Total Bills: 27
Legislative Data Systems Room 1 6/30/2021
State House, Providence, Rhode Island 6:54 AM

Senate Bills for the 2021 session

Bills that have passed in the 2021 session

Senate Bill No. 59  SUB A
Chapter 305
BY  Ruggerio, Coyne, Seveney, DiPalma, Burke
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC672/A/1}
01/19/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
03/01/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
04/30/2021 Scheduled for consideration (05/06/2021)
05/05/2021 Proposed Substitute
05/06/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
05/07/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (05/11/2021)
05/11/2021 Senate passed Sub A
05/12/2021 Referred to House State Government & Elections
06/28/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/30/2021)
06/30/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
07/01/2021 Placed on the House Consent Calendar (07/01/2021)
07/01/2021 House passed Sub A in concurrence
07/07/2021 Transmitted to Governor
07/09/2021 Signed by Governor
Senate Bill No. 261  SUB A
Chapter 366
BY  Felag
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC1176/A/1}
02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
04/15/2021 Committee recommends passage
04/19/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (04/27/2021)
04/27/2021 Senate read and passed
04/28/2021 Referred to House State Government & Elections
06/25/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/28/2021)
06/25/2021 Proposed Substitute
06/28/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/29/2021 Placed on House Calendar (07/01/2021)
07/01/2021 House passed Sub A
07/01/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (07/01/2021)
07/01/2021 Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
07/02/2021 Transmitted to Governor
07/10/2021 Effective without Governor’s signature
Senate Bill No. 385  as amended
Chapter 083
BY  Goodwin
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT (Establishes an emergency telephone system call review and quality improvement and would require at least one 911 system operator trained in telecommunicator cardiopulmonary resuscitation be on duty at all time.)
{LC2174/1}
02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services
05/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
05/28/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/03/2021)
06/03/2021 Committee recommends passage
06/04/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/08/2021)
06/08/2021 Senate passed as amended (floor amendment)
06/10/2021 Referred to House Health & Human Services
06/11/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/14/2021)
06/14/2021 Committee recommends passage as amended in concurrence
06/18/2021 Placed on House Calendar (06/22/2021)
06/22/2021 House passed as amended in concurrence
06/23/2021 Transmitted to Governor
06/23/2021 Signed by Governor
Senate Bill No. 390
Chapter 055
BY  de la Cruz, E Morgan, Paolino
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO THE OAKLAND – MAPLEVILLE NUMBER 4 FIRE DISTRICT (Incorporates Oakland–Mapleville Number 4 Fire District.)
{LC267/1}
02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
03/10/2021 Committee recommends passage
03/11/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (03/16/2021)
03/16/2021 Senate read and passed
03/18/2021 Referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
05/14/2021 Scheduled for consideration (05/19/2021)
05/19/2021 Committee recommends passage in concurrence
06/04/2021 Placed on House Calendar (06/10/2021)
06/10/2021 House passed in concurrence
06/10/2021 Transmitted to Governor
06/18/2021 Effective without Governor’s signature
Senate Bill No. 860  SUB A
Chapter 371
BY  F Lombardi
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC2784/A/1}
04/30/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services
05/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/22/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/24/2021)
06/23/2021 Proposed Substitute
06/24/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/24/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/29/2021)
06/29/2021 Senate passed Sub A
07/01/2021 Placed on House Calendar (07/01/2021)
07/01/2021 House passed Sub A in concurrence
07/07/2021 Transmitted to Governor
07/13/2021 Signed by Governor
Senate Bill No. 941  SUB A
Chapter 392
BY  Ciccone, F Lombardi
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC2940/A/1}
05/28/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
06/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/25/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/28/2021)
06/27/2021 Proposed Substitute
06/28/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/28/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/30/2021)
06/30/2021 Senate passed Sub A
07/01/2021 Placed on the House Consent Calendar (07/01/2021)
07/01/2021 House passed Sub A in concurrence
07/08/2021 Transmitted to Governor
07/16/2021 Effective without Governor’s signature
Senate Bill No. 1002
Chapter 259
BY  E Morgan
ENTITLED, AN ACT CREATING THE HOPE VALLEY/WYOMING FIRE DISTRICT (Makes various amendments pertaining to the charter of the Hope Valley and Wyoming Fire District.)
{LC3095/1}
06/30/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar
07/01/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (07/01/2021)
07/01/2021 Senate read and passed
07/01/2021 Placed on the House Consent Calendar (07/01/2021)
07/01/2021 House passed in concurrence
07/06/2021 Transmitted to Governor
07/14/2021 Effective without Governor’s signature
Total Bills: 7
Legislative Data Systems Room 1 7/21/2021
State House, Providence, Rhode Island 6:18 PM

All bills that we were tracking in the 2021 session

Condition: {Session Year: 2021} {Bills: 44,59,92,132,174,261,375,385,390,547,568,860,941}
Senate Bill No. 44  SUB A
BY  Sosnowski, DiPalma, Seveney, Rogers, Raptakis
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC419/A/1}
01/19/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
03/03/2021 Proposed Substitute
03/09/2021 Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
04/09/2021 Scheduled for consideration (04/15/2021)
04/15/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
04/16/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (04/27/2021)
04/27/2021 Senate passed Sub A
04/28/2021 Referred to House Health & Human Services
Senate Bill No. 59  SUB A
BY  Ruggerio, Coyne, Seveney, DiPalma, Burke
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC672/A/1}
01/19/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
03/01/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
04/30/2021 Scheduled for consideration (05/06/2021)
05/05/2021 Proposed Substitute
05/06/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
05/07/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (05/11/2021)
05/11/2021 Senate passed Sub A
05/12/2021 Referred to House State Government & Elections
06/28/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/30/2021)
Senate Bill No. 92
BY  Valverde, DiMario, McCaffrey
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES – PAYMENTS TO FIRE COMPANIES (Provides for an appropriation of state funds to cities and towns who are members of the Narragansett Bay marine task force (NBMTF) for the maintenance of boats providing services to Narragansett Bay.)
{LC1045/1}
01/26/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
02/25/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Senate Bill No. 132
BY  Valverde, DiMario, Sosnowski, Euer
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY — HEMP GROWTH ACT (Authorizes cities and towns to enact ordinances to address and protect their citizens’ public safety and welfare from the impact of hemp cultivation and any of its derivative products.)
{LC1044/1}
01/26/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
03/15/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Senate Bill No. 174
BY  Felag
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — NEW HOME BUYERS FIRE PROTECTION ACT (Mandates that builders of new 1 or 2 family residential dwellings provide home buyer with written information regarding the installation of automatic fire sprinkler system subject to civil penalties for violations enforced by the AG or state fire marshal.)
{LC1189/1}
02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Senate Bill No. 261  SUB A
BY  Felag
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC1176/A/1}
02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
04/15/2021 Committee recommends passage
04/19/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (04/27/2021)
04/27/2021 Senate read and passed
04/28/2021 Referred to House State Government & Elections
06/25/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/28/2021)
06/25/2021 Proposed Substitute
06/28/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/29/2021 Placed on House Calendar (07/01/2021)
Senate Bill No. 375
BY  de la Cruz, E Morgan
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION – PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Authorizes fire districts to provide for an exemption from fire district taxes for volunteer firefighters serving in the fire district.)
{LC253/1}
02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
03/04/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Senate Bill No. 385  as amended
Chapter 083
BY  Goodwin
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT (Establishes an emergency telephone system call review and quality improvement and would require at least one 911 system operator trained in telecommunicator cardiopulmonary resuscitation be on duty at all time.)
{LC2174/1}
02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services
05/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
05/28/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/03/2021)
06/03/2021 Committee recommends passage
06/04/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/08/2021)
06/08/2021 Senate passed as amended (floor amendment)
06/10/2021 Referred to House Health & Human Services
06/11/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/14/2021)
06/14/2021 Committee recommends passage as amended in concurrence
06/18/2021 Placed on House Calendar (06/22/2021)
06/22/2021 House passed as amended in concurrence
06/23/2021 Transmitted to Governor
06/23/2021 Signed by Governor
Senate Bill No. 390
Chapter 055
BY  de la Cruz, E Morgan, Paolino
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO THE OAKLAND – MAPLEVILLE NUMBER 4 FIRE DISTRICT (Incorporates Oakland–Mapleville Number 4 Fire District.)
{LC267/1}
02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
03/10/2021 Committee recommends passage
03/11/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (03/16/2021)
03/16/2021 Senate read and passed
03/18/2021 Referred to House Municipal Government & Housing
05/14/2021 Scheduled for consideration (05/19/2021)
05/19/2021 Committee recommends passage in concurrence
06/04/2021 Placed on House Calendar (06/10/2021)
06/10/2021 House passed in concurrence
06/10/2021 Transmitted to Governor
06/18/2021 Effective without Governor’s signature
Senate Bill No. 547
BY  Ciccone, F Lombardi, Bell, McCaffrey, Goodwin
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC1395/1}
03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor
04/14/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
05/13/2021 Scheduled for consideration (05/17/2021)
05/17/2021 Committee recommends passage
05/19/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (05/25/2021)
05/25/2021 Senate read and passed
05/27/2021 Referred to House Labor
Senate Bill No. 568  SUB A
BY  Miller, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Ruggerio, Coyne, Felag, DiPalma, Sosnowski, Pearson, Acosta
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC2305/A/3}
03/09/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
04/01/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/11/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/14/2021)
06/11/2021 Proposed Substitute
06/14/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/16/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/22/2021)
06/22/2021 Senate passed Sub A
06/24/2021 Referred to House Finance
Senate Bill No. 860  SUB A
BY  F Lombardi
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC2784/A/1}
04/30/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services
05/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/22/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/24/2021)
06/23/2021 Proposed Substitute
06/24/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/24/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/29/2021)
06/29/2021 Senate passed Sub A
Senate Bill No. 941  SUB A
BY  Ciccone, F Lombardi
ENTITLED, 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.)
{LC2940/A/1}
05/28/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
06/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/25/2021 Scheduled for consideration (06/28/2021)
06/27/2021 Proposed Substitute
06/28/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/28/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/30/2021)
Total Bills: 13
Legislative Data Systems Room 1 6/30/2021
State House, Providence, Rhode Island 6:50 AM
Total Bills: 13

House Bills of interest 7/25/18

Legislative Status Report
  House Bill No. 7041  SUB A
Chapter 117
BY  McNamara, Morin, O’Brien, Solomon, Casimiro
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION — HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires that effective January 1, 2019, all school buildings where students are in attendance would be required to have carbon monoxide detectors installed and maintained therein.)
{LC3060/A/1}
01/03/2018 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
01/24/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
02/09/2018 Scheduled for consideration (02/14/2018)
02/14/2018 Committee recommends passage
02/19/2018 Placed on House Calendar (02/27/2018)
02/27/2018 House read and passed
03/01/2018 Referred to Senate Education
06/19/2018 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/21/2018 Senate passed Sub A
06/23/2018 Referred to House H.E.W.
06/23/2018 Scheduled for consideration (06/23/2018)
06/23/2018 Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
06/23/2018 Placed on House Calendar (06/23/2018)
06/23/2018 House passed Sub A in concurrence
06/27/2018 Transmitted to Governor
07/02/2018 Signed by Governor
  House Bill No. 7056
BY  Lancia, Chippendale, Nardolillo, Newberry, Vella-Wilkinson
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT (Repeals the surcharges levied on residence and business telephone lines and wireless telecommunications services.)
{LC3047/1}
01/03/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance
01/18/2018 Withdrawn at sponsor’s request
  House Bill No. 7073
BY  Lombardi, Johnston, Messier, Craven, Hull
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT (Makes filing false alarm/false information using 911 system with emergency response likely to/does cause death/serious bodily injury a felony with prison time 16 mos-3 years, $10,000 fine, both with individual liable for reasonable response costs.)
{LC3415/1}
01/10/2018 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
01/23/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 7100
BY  Casimiro, Vella-Wilkinson, Shanley, Morin, Shekarchi
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES – PAYMENTS TO FIRE COMPANIES (Provides for an appropriation of state funds to cities and towns who are members of the Narragansett Bay marine task force (NBMTF) for the maintenance of boats providing services to Narragansett Bay.)
{LC3090/1}
01/10/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance
04/25/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 7200  SUB A as amended
Chapter 047
(Governor)
BY  Abney
ENTITLED, AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2019
{LC3937/A/1}
01/18/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance
06/05/2018 Scheduled for consideration
06/07/2018 Meeting postponed (06/07/2018)
06/06/2018 Scheduled for consideration (06/08/2018)
06/08/2018 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/08/2018 Placed on House Calendar (06/15/2018)
06/15/2018 House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
06/16/2018 Referred to Senate Finance
06/19/2018 Committee recommends passage of Sub A as amended in concurrence
06/19/2018 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/20/2018)
06/20/2018 Senate passed Sub A as amended in concurrence
06/21/2018 Transmitted to Governor
06/22/2018 Signed by Governor
  House Bill No. 7281
Chapter 337
BY  Price, Kennedy
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO THE RICHMOND-CAROLINA FIRE DISTRICT (Repeals and replaces Richmond-Carolina Fire District charter.)
{LC3814/1}
01/25/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance
04/06/2018 Committee transferred to House Municipal Government
04/26/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
05/18/2018 Scheduled for consideration (05/24/2018)
05/24/2018 Committee recommends passage
06/08/2018 Placed on House Calendar (06/13/2018)
06/13/2018 House read and passed
06/14/2018 Referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
06/19/2018 Committee recommends passage in concurrence
06/20/2018 Senate passed in concurrence
06/27/2018 Transmitted to Governor
07/05/2018 Effective without Governor’s signature
  House Bill No. 7289
BY  Lancia, Chippendale, Shanley, Newberry, Nardolillo
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT–PREPAID WIRELESS E-911 CHARGE ACT (Creates restricted receipt account for all 911 funds and requires these funds to be used solely for operation of the 911 system.)
{LC4185/1}
01/25/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance
05/01/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 7302
BY  Corvese, Azzinaro, O’Brien, McNamara, Fellela
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES — EXPLOSIVES, FIREWORKS, AND PYROTECHNICS (Prohibits the use of display fireworks, or aerial consumer fireworks without a permit between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on any day and makes a violation of this permit requirement a civil violation punishable by a fine of $75 and court costs.)
{LC3256/1}
01/25/2018 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
02/06/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
02/09/2018 Scheduled for consideration (02/13/2018)
02/13/2018 Committee recommends passage
02/19/2018 Placed on House Calendar (03/01/2018)
03/01/2018 House read and passed
03/27/2018 Referred to Senate Judiciary
  House Resolution No. 7313
BY  Lancia, Shanley, Walsh, Mendonca, Vella-Wilkinson
ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM (Creates a 5 member legislative commission to study the 911 Emergency Phone System, and who would report back to the House of Representatives no later than February 7, 2019, and whose life would expire on May 7, 2019.)
{LC4189/1}
01/26/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance
05/01/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 7355
BY  McEntee, Canario, O’Brien, Almeida, Tanzi
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION – LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Exempts from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty.)
{LC4276/1}
01/31/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance
04/06/2018 Committee transferred to House Municipal Government
04/26/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 7426
Chapter 212
BY  Winfield, Ucci, Morin
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES — SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS (Permits the substitution by a developer of sprinklers in new developments instead of cisterns or water reservoirs for fire suppression, if allowed by ordinance.)
{LC4379/1}
02/02/2018 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government
03/01/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/19/2018 Scheduled for consideration (06/20/2018)
06/20/2018 Committee recommends passage
06/20/2018 Placed on House Calendar (06/20/2018)
06/20/2018 House read and passed
06/21/2018 Senate passed in concurrence
07/02/2018 Transmitted to Governor
07/02/2018 Signed by Governor
  House Bill No. 7633
BY  Bennett, Johnston, Shanley, Blazejewski, Jacquard
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – FIREFIGHTERS’ ARBITRATION (Continues all provisions of firefighter’s collective bargaining agreements until a successor agreement has been reached or an interest arbitration award has been rendered.)
{LC4284/1}
02/14/2018 Introduced, referred to House Labor
03/01/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 7783
BY  Fogarty, Casey, Morin, McEntee, Blazejewski
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – NEW HOME BUYERS FIRE PROTECTION ACT (Mandates builders of new 1 and 2 family dwellings to provide written info to buyer about installation of automatic sprinkler system subject to civil penalties for violations/results of radon tests/certification of working smoke detector devices eff 1/1/19)
{LC4596/1}
02/28/2018 Introduced, referred to House Corporations
03/27/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 7847
BY  Phillips, Morin, Casey, Solomon, Ucci
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (Repeals the monthly surcharge and prepaid wireless E-911 charge and replaces them with a budget appropriation by the general assembly to fund the E-911 system.)
{LC5039/1}
02/28/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance
05/01/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 7857
BY  Tobon
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION – SALES AND USE TAXES – LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION (Exempts the gross receipts of nonprofit municipal government employee associations from the sales and use taxation.)
{LC5105/1}
02/28/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance
05/03/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 7864
(by request)
BY  Morin
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS (Provides that sworn law enforcement members of the state fire marshal’s office be subject to the state law enforcement officers’ bill of rights.)
{LC5054/1}
02/28/2018 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
04/25/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 7896
BY  Morgan, Price, Filippi, Roberts
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — E-911 UNIFORM EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM DIVISION (Requires all the money collected for various billed services, by each telecommunications provider be deposited in a restricted receipt account, not the general fund.)
{LC3941/1}
02/28/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance
05/01/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 8091
BY  Lancia, Morgan, Filippi, Giarrusso, Quattrocchi
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS — E-911 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) AND TECHNOLOGY FUND (Requires the department of administration prepare an accounting of the funds used to operate the 911 emergency system.)
{LC5428/1}
04/12/2018 Introduced, referred to House Finance
05/01/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 8156  SUB A
Chapter 232
BY  Mattiello, Giarrusso, Shekarchi, Lima, Marshall
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS (Amends the criminal offense for placing bombs or falsely reporting bomb threats and criminalizes the possession of materials readily convertible to a bomb or explosive device.)
{LC5603/A/2}
05/03/2018 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
05/15/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
05/18/2018 Scheduled for consideration (05/23/2018)
05/23/2018 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
05/25/2018 Placed on House Calendar (05/29/2018)
05/29/2018 House passed Sub A
05/31/2018 Referred to Senate Judiciary
06/18/2018 Scheduled for consideration (06/20/2018)
06/20/2018 Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
06/22/2018 Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
06/23/2018 Senate voted to reconsider
06/23/2018 Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
07/02/2018 Transmitted to Governor
07/02/2018 Signed by Governor
  House Bill No. 8167  SUB A as amended
BY  Mendonca, Shekarchi, Azzinaro, Filippi, McEntee
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – STATE BUILDING CODE (Exempts existing residential dwelling units from the requirements of the fire safety code and accessibility standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.)
{LC5596/A/1}
05/04/2018 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
05/16/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/20/2018 Scheduled for consideration (06/20/2018)
06/20/2018 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/20/2018 Placed on House Calendar (06/22/2018)
06/22/2018 House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
  House Bill No. 8189
BY  Vella-Wilkinson, Carson, Fogarty, Marshall, Filippi
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY — SHORT-TERM RENTALS ACT (Establishes the “Short-Term Rentals Act” which sets forth requirements for short-term listing services and short-term rental providers when renting to a person for less than thirty (30) days.)
{LC5585/1}
05/11/2018 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
05/29/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
  House Bill No. 8333  SUB A
Chapter 184
BY  Bennett, Canario, Vella-Wilkinson, Walsh, Lombardi
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS — THE GOOD SAMARITAN OVERDOSE PREVENTION ACT OF 2016 (Requires the director of the department of health to develop best practices for co-prescribing opioid antagonists to patients who are prescribed opioid analgesics and allows police and medical personnel to provide an opioid antagonist.)
{LC5937/A/2}
06/20/2018 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.
06/20/2018 Committee recommends passage
06/20/2018 Placed on House Calendar (06/20/2018)
06/20/2018 House read and passed
06/22/2018 Referred to Senate Judiciary
06/23/2018 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/23/2018 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/23/2018)
06/23/2018 Senate passed Sub A
06/23/2018 Placed on House Calendar (06/23/2018)
06/23/2018 House passed Sub A in concurrence
07/02/2018 Transmitted to Governor
07/02/2018 Signed by Governor
  House Bill No. 8347
BY  Morin
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – CHILD PRODUCTS AND UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE (Increases from one hundred parts per million (100 ppm) to one thousand parts per million (1,000 ppm) the maximum amount of organohalogen flame retardant chemical contained in residential upholstered bedding and furniture, manufactured or sold in the state)
{LC5970/1}
06/21/2018 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

Governor’s 2019 Budget proposal

Governor’s Budget page

Here are some highlights and language dealing with the Fire Marshals Office and the Fire Code Board of Appeal and Review that are both now under the Department of Business Regulation, moving from the Department of Public Safety. This language was taken directly from 2019 budget proposal.