RI H5170 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Passed on July 15 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-07-15 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Allows a provisional employee in classified service, who has satisfactorily served in their position for more than five (5) consecutive years, to be deemed qualified to be awarded permanent status in that position, without the need of examination.

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Roll Calls

2019-06-27 - Senate - Passage in concurrence (Y: 37 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-04-30 - House - Passage (Y: 66 N: 6 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-07-15HouseSigned by Governor
2019-07-11HouseTransmitted to Governor
2019-06-27SenateSenate passed in concurrence
2019-06-25SenatePlaced on Senate Calendar (06/27/2019)
2019-06-05SenateCommittee recommends passage in concurrence
2019-05-31SenateScheduled for consideration (06/05/2019)
2019-04-30SenateReferred to Senate Labor
2019-04-30HouseHouse read and passed
2019-04-26HousePlaced on House Calendar (04/30/2019)
2019-04-03HouseCommittee recommends passage
2019-03-29HouseScheduled for consideration (04/03/2019)
2019-01-31HouseCommittee recommended measure be held for further study
2019-01-25HouseScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/31/2019)
2019-01-23HouseIntroduced, referred to House Labor

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