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House Bills as of 3/1/21

Condition: {Session Year: 2021} {Bills: 5039,5118,5161,5165,5178,5183,5269,5294,5359,5427,5479,5490,5493,5523,5531,5592,5596,5629,5891,6010}

 

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

 

House Bill No. 5118
BY  Casimiro, Craven, Noret, Fenton-Fung, 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. 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02/04/2021 Withdrawn at sponsor’s request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

 

House Bill No. 5269
BY  Perez, Williams, Vella-Wilkinson, Hull, Diaz, Lombardi, Costantino, Solomon, 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

 

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, 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

 

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 taxes for volunteer firefighters.)
{LC530/1}
02/08/2021 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

House Bill No. 5629
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

 

House Bill No. 5891
(Dept. of Business and 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.)
{LC2033/1}
02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House State Government & Elections

 

House Bill No. 6010
BY  Casey, Craven, Batista, Noret, Corvese, Solomon, 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 diability retirement allowance.)
{LC2152/1}
02/26/2021 Introduced, referred to House Labor

 

Total Bills: 20
Legislative Data Systems Room 1 3/1/2021
State House, Providence, Rhode Island 7:37 AM

Senate Bills as of 3/1/21

Condition: {Session Year: 2021} {Bills: 44,59,92,174,261,375,385,390}

 

Senate Bill No. 44
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.)
{LC419/1}
01/19/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

 

Senate Bill No. 59
BY  Ruggerio, Coyne, Seveney, DiPalma, Burke
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.)
{LC672/1}
01/19/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

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. 174
BY  Felag
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — NEW HOME BUYERS FIRE PROTECTION ACT
{LC1189/1}
02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government

 

Senate Bill No. 261
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.)
{LC1176/1}
02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

Senate Bill No. 375
BY  de la Cruz, Morgan
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION – PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Authorizes fire districts to provide for an exemption, from fire taxes, for volunteer firefighters.)
{LC253/1}
02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

 

Senate Bill No. 385
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

 

Senate Bill No. 390
BY  de la Cruz, Morgan, Paolino
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO THE OAKLAND – MAPLEVILLE NUMBER 4 FIRE DISTRICT
{LC267/1}
02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government

 

Total Bills: 8
Legislative Data Systems Room 1 3/1/2021
State House, Providence, Rhode Island 7:32 AM

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.

 

2017/2018 Governor’s Budget proposal

 

Governor’s Budget webpage

Some highlights related to the Department of Public Safety and the Fire Marshals Office and the RI Fire Academy

Department of Public Safety Reorganization

The Governor’s revised FY 2017 and FY 2018 recommendation includes organizational changes to the Department of Public Safety and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency. In the latter part of FY 2017, the Governor recommends the appointment of a civilian Commissioner of Public Safety to oversee policy and budget implementation across all existing divisions within the Department of Public Safety. The Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police will continue to report to the Governor, but also to the Commissioner of Public Safety. Also joining the Department of Public Safety in FY 2017 will be a Cybersecurity Director transferred from the Department of Administration who will help coordinate the sharing of the state resources to mitigate, and respond to, cyber threats to the State’s critical information technology infrastructure.

Beginning in 2018, the Governor recommends that the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) merge with the Department of Public Safety. The Director of Emergency Management will continue to report to the Governor, but also to the Commissioner of Public Safety. The merger will unify the state’s most qualified first responders and law enforcement personnel in one agency to streamline the delivery of public safety services to all Rhode Islanders. To aid in this endeavor, the Governor recommends additional civilian staff in the Department of Public Safety in FY 2018. A Director of Policy will assist the Commissioner in the development of policy development and implementation. Additional civilian positions will assist in the coordination of capital project and fleet management, research and accreditation, public information, and cyber analysis. New civilian hires will allow the State’s sworn law enforcement officers to focus solely on public safety priorities for which they possess specialized qualifications, while the civilian specialists can focus on daily administrative tasks essential for efficient and effective operation of a public safety agency. The Governor continues to improve the efficiency of state government through the recommended transfer of five human resource and information technology employees from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Administration where these services are currently centralized.Screen Shot 2017-01-20 at 10.21.00 AM

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(Governor)
BY Abney
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2018
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01/19/2017 Introduced, referred to House Finance

Final 2015 House Bills of Interest that passed

Final Passed House Bills of Interest

House Bill No. 5315 Sub A    SUPPORT   

BY Gallison, Fogarty, Marshall, Winfield, Costantino
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES (Prohibits an employer from terminating an employee for failing to report to regularly scheduled work when employee is responding to an emergency in his or her capacity as a volunteer firefighter or ambulance technician.)
{LC507/1}
02/05/2015 Introduced, referred to House Labor
02/18/2015 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2015)
02/26/2015 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/02/2015 Scheduled for consideration
06/04/2015 Meeting postponed (06/04/2015)
06/05/2015 Scheduled for consideration (06/09/2015)
06/09/2015 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/09/2015 Placed on House Calendar (06/11/2015)
06/11/2015 House voted to recommit to House Labor
06/14/2015 Scheduled for reconsideration (06/16/2015)
06/16/2015 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/16/2015 Placed on House Calendar (06/18/2015)
06/18/2015 House passed Sub A
06/18/2015 Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/23/2015)
06/23/2015 Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
House Bill No. 5353  Sub A  SUPPORT
BY Trillo, Chippendale, Roberts, Malik
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — GASOLINE DISPENSING NOZZLES (Permits the use of gas pump nozzle latches if installed by the nozzle maker.)
{LC728/1}
02/05/2015 Introduced, referred to House Corporations
02/27/2015 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2015)
03/03/2015 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
06/24/2015 Scheduled for consideration (06/24/2015)
06/24/2015 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/24/2015 Placed on House Calendar (06/24/2015)
06/24/2015 House passed Sub A
06/25/2015 Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/25/2015)
06/25/2015 Senate passed Sub A in concurrence
House Bill No. 5900   Sub A  SUPPORT

BY Gallison
ENTITLED, AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2016
{LC2168/1}
03/13/2015 Introduced, referred to House Finance
06/05/2015 Scheduled for consideration (06/09/2015)
06/09/2015 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
06/09/2015 Placed on House Calendar (06/16/2015)
06/15/2015 Scheduled to be heard and /or considered in anticipation of House passage (06/17/2015)
06/16/2015 House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
06/16/2015 Referred to Senate Finance
06/17/2015 Committee recommends passage of Sub A as amended in concurrence
06/17/2015 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/23/2015)
06/23/2015 Senate passed Sub A as amended in concurrence
06/25/2015 Transmitted to Governor