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.)
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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
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.)
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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  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.)
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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
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.)
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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
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.)
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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.)
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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.)
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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.)
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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