Senate Bills as of May 17, 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.)
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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.)
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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.)
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02/08/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance
05/03/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
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.)
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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.)
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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.)
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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.)
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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.)
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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.)
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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.)
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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
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 policies that provide coverage for emergency medical services transport.)
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03/01/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services
03/31/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
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.)
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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.)
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03/17/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
03/24/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Total Bills: 13
Legislative Data Systems Room 1 5/17/2022
State House, Providence, Rhode Island 4:23 PM