RI Legislation | 2022 | Regular Session

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H7018Intro
25%
Requires school committees to provide transportation for any student who resides two (2) or more miles from school.
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2022-01-24
[Hearing: Jan 26]
To House Education Committee
H7085Intro
25%
Establishes Rhode Island First Step program requiring DOC to assist offenders with reintegration into society, counseling, medical care, education, early sentence termination or pre-release confinement for elderly and terminally ill offenders.
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2022-01-24
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
H7097Intro
25%
Creates a special motor vehicle registration plate for The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation, Inc.
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2022-01-24
[Hearing: Jan 26]
To House Special Legislation Committee
H7096Intro
25%
Authorizes the administrator of the division of motor vehicles to make available a special registration motor vehicle plate for the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association.
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2022-01-24
[Hearing: Jan 26]
To House Special Legislation Committee
H7014Intro
25%
Prohibits the practice of patient brokering and provides penalties and enforcement.
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2022-01-24
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Corporations Committee
H6621Intro
25%
SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Same as 21H-5352 -- Creates a local advisory committee on special education in every school district to advise the school district on matters concerning the unmet needs of students ...
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2022-01-24
[Hearing: Jan 26]
To House Education Committee
H7086Intro
25%
Allows expungement of multiple felony convictions for non-violent felonies 20 years after sentence completed.
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2022-01-24
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
H7015Intro
25%
Provides that any rate increase with respect to electric distribution companies would be no greater than the increase in the Consumer Price Index or 5.5%, whichever is greater, unless there is approval of a higher rate by the general assembly.
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2022-01-24
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Corporations Committee
H7084Intro
25%
Provides that payment orders issued by the court would not enter unless certain procedures required by the court regarding determining a defendant's ability to pay are considered.
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2022-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
H6637Intro
25%
Same as 21H-6049 --Establishes criteria for the criminal offense of sexual assault when the victim is in the custody of a peace officer/provides that a person convicted of custodial sexual assault would face imprisonment for not more than 3 years.
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2022-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
H7141Intro
25%
Repeals court costs against all defendants who plead nolo contendere, guilty or are found guilty of certain crimes.
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2022-01-22
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
H6633Intro
25%
Same as 21H-6044 -- Creates a special license plate for the not for profit Atlantic Shark Institute.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 26]
To House Special Legislation Committee
H7061Intro
25%
Prohibits a college or university from withholding a student's academic transcript due to outstanding tuition fees.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 26]
To House Education Committee
H7146Intro
25%
Enables the Rhode Island public transit authority (RIPTA) to work with the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) to allow commuter rail passes to be used as dual passes for both RIPTA and MBTA.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To House State Government & Elections Committee
H7063Intro
25%
Prohibits a covered establishment from preparing, selling, processing or providing food or beverages in or on a disposable food service container that is composed in whole or in part of polystyrene foam.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
H7088Intro
25%
Permits the family court to award custody of household pets to the plaintiff in a domestic abuse complaint.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
H6667Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5936 -- Establishes the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 26]
To House Education Committee
H7064Intro
25%
Prohibit the sale of miniature alcoholic beverage containers in Rhode Island.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
H7031Intro
25%
Joint Resolution To Approve, Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State - Four Year Terms And Term Limits For Representatives And Senators (proposes An Amendment To The State Constitution, Article I...
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To House State Government & Elections Committee
H6622Intro
25%
Same as 21H-6465 -- Changes the process of nominating candidates for the general election, by replacing the political party primary with a primary general election.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To House State Government & Elections Committee
H7033Intro
25%
Requires all candidates for office to file the same number of campaign finance reports, all due at the same times, whether or not they have or had a contested primary election.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To House State Government & Elections Committee
H7028Intro
25%
Authorizes the town of Johnston to issue bonds and notes in an amount not exceeding $215,000,000 to finance construction, additions, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, furnishing and equipping of schools and school facilities.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Finance Committee
H6666Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5934 -- Requires all school districts to provide students enrolled in grades Kindergarten through twelve (K-12) access to high-speed Internet.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 26]
To House Education Committee
H7067Intro
25%
Requires DEM to establish baseline shellfish harvest targets and a timeline to accomplish the restoration targets of quahog, oyster, and bay scallop populations.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
H6632Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5986 --Increases penalties for damages to electric/cellular communication lines from $3,000 to $50,000/imprisonment from 2 to10 years, or both/requires restitution for economic harm/increases water supply systems imprisonment to 10 years ...
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
H6661Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5284 -- Requires that the primary election date, typically the eighth Tuesday preceding the biennial state elections, shall be held on the Wednesday immediately following Labor Day, only if the eighth Tuesday immediately follows Labor Day...
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To House State Government & Elections Committee
H7139Intro
25%
Prohibits lobbyists from making any political contributions to any member of the general assembly from January 1 through July 1 in any year, unless the general assembly adjourns for the year prior to July 1.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
H6643Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5147 -- Provides a statutory framework for the licensing and regulation of genetic counselors.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Corporations Committee
H7060Intro
25%
Allows happy hour drink specials served in conjunction with meals prepared on the premises sufficient to constitute breakfast, lunch or dinner, excluding snacks.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Corporations Committee
H7062Intro
25%
Provides that in developing alternative-learning plans, consideration shall be given to the difficulties and interruptions students experience because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 26]
To House Education Committee
H7130Intro
25%
Requires that when a person causes an injury requiring medical assistance to a human by firearm, archery, or crossbow while hunting, the initial responding entity must immediately make a report to DEM.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
H7087Intro
25%
Creates a custody procedure for pets in divorce and separation proceedings based on the best interests of the animal. This act would not apply to assistance/service animals.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
H6601Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5600--Includes the general assembly elections within the category of elections subject to the risk-limiting audits within the jurisdiction of the board of elections.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To House State Government & Elections Committee
H6624Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5040 -- Creates the "animal abuser registry act" which would require all persons convicted of felonies involving animal abuse, to register with an online registry to be established and maintained by the department of public safety.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
H7112Intro
25%
Requires installation of designated electric vehicle parking spaces, with charging capabilities, by certain business/ municipalities/housing developments in existing/new/expanded parking lots as of 1/1/23.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Corporations Committee
H6631Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5440 -- Requires electric transmission and electric distribution companies to conduct periodic equipment inspections. Such companies would also be required to submit a periodic report to the public utilities division regarding the status ...
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Corporations Committee
H7023Intro
25%
Requires initial, biennial, and continuing education in land use law and planning for local planning and zoning board members and members of historic district commissions.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
H6628Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5348 --Permits a member or members of a limited-liability company to avoid dissolution by buying the units owned by the other member or members seeking dissolution.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Corporations Committee
H7065Intro
25%
Creates the "Plastic Waste Reduction Act" designed to reduce the use of plastic bags by retail establishments by offering recyclable bag options and providing penalties for violations.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
H6630Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5866--Prohibits the use of a stingray cell-site simulator device by any law enforcement agency except upon application for its use and the granting of an order by the presiding justice of the superior court.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
H7098Intro
25%
Allows the Honorable Mary A. Orfanello to join Marge M. Urquhart and Matthew P. Orfanello in marriage on or about April 2, 2022, within the City of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 26]
To House Special Legislation Committee
H7017Intro
25%
To Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of The Tyler Dock Association
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Corporations Committee
H7140Intro
25%
Provides for immunity provisions for persons involved in donating feminine hygiene products to charitable or nonprofit organizations.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
H7091Intro
25%
House Resolution Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates For The Special Legislative Commission To Study The Low And Moderate Income Housing Act (extends The Reporting And Expiration Dates For The Commission To Study The Low And Moderate Income ...
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2022-01-21
Placed on House Calendar (01/25/2022)
H7145Intro
25%
Designates as the state music, the genre of rhythm and blues which contains elements of pop, soul, funk, hip-hop, and electronic music.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 26]
To House Special Legislation Committee
H6602Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5859--Provides that any reports of investigations conducted by internal affair units or their equivalent are public records.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
H7030Intro
25%
Allows Cynthia A. Chester, Justice of the Peace in the State of Connecticut, to join Kacie Ann Chester and Cole Whitehead in marriage on or about July 3, 2022, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 26]
To House Special Legislation Committee
H7066Intro
25%
Creates state and local requirements for the protection and preservation of old growth forests located on public lands.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 27]
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
H7142Intro
25%
Allows an inmate’s immediate family to be notified of and attend a parole hearing.
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2022-01-21
[Hearing: Jan 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
H7122Intro
25%
Relating To Making Revised Appropriations In Support Of Fy 2022
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2022-01-20
To House Finance Committee
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