RI H7203 | 2016 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Passed on July 19 2016 - 100% progression
Action: 2016-07-19 - Effective without Governor's signature
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Prohibits a recipient of direct cash assistance on electronic benefit cards from utilizing the card to purchase certain items and sanctions businesses accepting the cards for non-authorized products.

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Public Assistance Act


Roll Calls

2016-06-18 - Senate - Passage (Y: 31 N: 1 NV: 6 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2016-03-17 - House - Passage (Y: 66 N: 1 NV: 8 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2016-07-19HouseEffective without Governor's signature
2016-07-11HouseTransmitted to Governor
2016-06-18SenateSenate passed in concurrence
2016-06-18SenatePlaced on Senate Calendar (06/18/2016)
2016-06-14SenateCommittee recommends passage in concurrence
2016-06-10SenateScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/14/2016)
2016-03-31SenateReferred to Senate Finance
2016-03-17HouseHouse read and passed
2016-03-11HousePlaced on House Calendar (03/17/2016)
2016-03-09HouseCommittee recommends passage
2016-03-07HouseScheduled for consideration (03/09/2016)
2016-02-24HouseCommittee recommended measure be held for further study
2016-02-18HouseScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/24/2016)
2016-01-15HouseIntroduced, referred to House Judiciary


Rhode Island State Sources

Bill Comments