RI H5702 | 2017 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Passed on July 18 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-07-18 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [PDF]


Provides that persons who apply to the DMV for a driver's license, its renewal or personal identification document shall simultaneously register to vote, unless they expressly decline to do so.

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Registration Of Voters


Roll Calls

2017-06-30 - Senate - Passage in concurrence (Y: 27 N: 5 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-05-31 - House - Passage (Y: 62 N: 10 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-05-31 - House - Passage (Y: 74 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2017-07-18HouseSigned by Governor
2017-07-13HouseTransmitted to Governor
2017-06-30SenateSenate passed Sub A in concurrence
2017-06-29SenatePlaced on Senate Calendar (06/30/2017)
2017-06-29SenateCommittee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
2017-06-27SenateScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/29/2017)
2017-06-01SenateReferred to Senate Judiciary
2017-05-31HouseHouse passed Sub A
2017-05-26HousePlaced on House Calendar (05/31/2017)
2017-05-24HouseCommittee recommends passage of Sub A
2017-05-19HouseScheduled for consideration (05/24/2017)
2017-03-21HouseCommittee recommended measure be held for further study
2017-03-17HouseScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/21/2017)
2017-03-01HouseIntroduced, referred to House Judiciary


Rhode Island State Sources

Bill Comments