Bills Pending Rhode Island House State Government & Elections Committee

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RIH6180Intro

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Provides that public bodies not be required to hold open-forum sessions on any topic not on the meeting notice and limits comment on any topic not previously posted.
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2021-06-30
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS0603Engross

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Provides that public bodies not be required to hold open-forum sessions on any topic not on the meeting notice and limits comment on any topic not previously posted.
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2021-06-30
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6484Intro

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Requires the general assembly to provide race, ethnicity and gender impact statements as to all legislation, addressing the disproportionate impact of the legislation on people of color and gender.
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2021-06-29
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6470Intro

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Transfers all responsibility for oversize/overweight permitting to the department of transportation and amends and increases fines for all oversize and overweight infractions.
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2021-06-28
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6254Intro

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Codifies in the general laws the standards of conduct for notaries public in the state of Rhode Island by the secretary of state which came into effect on April 3, 2020. Takes effect on July 1, 2021; sunsets and expires on July 1, 2023.
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2021-06-25
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS0105Engross

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Requires the department of environmental management to create environmental justice areas.
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2021-06-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6465Intro

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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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2021-06-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6458Intro

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Reduces the appoint the historian laureate from a five (5) year term to a two (2) year term, and requires the historian laureate to develop and implement programs about pertinent aspects of Rhode Island history.
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2021-06-22
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6401Intro

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Replaces the requirement that the final canvass be posted in a newspaper and instead this act would require the final canvass to be published on the official website maintained by the city or town.
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2021-06-07
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6399Intro

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Allows audio recording to be taken at the local board of canvassers’ proceedings and be maintained as a permanent record of the board.
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2021-06-07
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6400Intro

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Allows local board of canvasser's discretion to substitute the physical posting in each voting district of senatorial district meetings, representative district meetings, and voting district meetings with publication in newspaper of local circulation...
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2021-06-07
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6383Intro

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Requires the department of environmental management to create environmental justice areas.
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2021-06-07
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS0833Engross

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Transfers all responsibility for oversize/overweight permitting to the department of transportation and amends and increases fines for all oversize and overweight infractions.
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2021-06-02
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS0187Engross

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Authorizes the governor with the advice and consent of the senate, to appoint an executive director of coastal resources management to act as a liaison to the director of the department of environmental management to plan and manage coastal resources...
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2021-05-27
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6316Intro

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Requires the secretary of state to include on all mail ballots it provides, an easily discernable watermark for verification purposes that is also approved by the board of elections.
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2021-05-17
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6318Intro

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House Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Department Of Environmental Management To Submit A Report On Changes To The Parking Areas Under The Governance Of The Dem
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2021-05-17
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6301Intro

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Authorizes the reopening of a dissolved campaign account and fund upon notice to the board of elections.
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2021-05-17
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6302Intro

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Prohibits public agencies and private businesses from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccine before permitting any individual from entering the building or business.
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2021-05-17
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6317Intro

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House Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Executive Office Of Health And Human Services (eohhs) To Create A Covid-19 Surge Plan For Handling The Increasing Need For Behavioral Health Services And Substance Use Disorder Treatments
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2021-05-15
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS0015Engross

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Joint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State -- Procedure To Fill Vacancy In Office Of The Secretary Of State, Attorney General Or General Treasurer (this Joint Resolut...
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2021-05-12
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS0749Engross

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Provides for amendments to statutes by the director of law revision to comply with the state name change approved by way of statewide referendum in November, 2020.
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2021-05-12
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS0057Engross

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Requires a special election to fill a vacancy in the office of secretary of state, attorney general or general treasurer if more than one year is left in the term of office.
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2021-05-12
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5999Intro

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Requires all write in candidates to file prior to election a declaration of intent to run for office with the secretary of state. Finally it would require the board of elections to report all votes received by declared write in candidates.
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2021-04-26
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6241Intro

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Allows the continuance of the remote notarization following the expiration of the executive emergency order currently in effect and requires a certificate of any notarial act.
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2021-04-26
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6253Intro

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Requires parking lots to designate parking spaces for electric vehicles/installation of charging stations for new existing public/private parking lots with fines for parking violations/compliance. Effective 7/1/21.
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2021-04-26
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6240Intro

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Allows motorized campers trailers to qualify as an antique motor vehicle and display an "antique plate".
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2021-04-26
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6009Intro

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Creates a redistricting commission to act every 10 years to adopt a redistricts plan for all general assembly and congressional districts. It also provides for a possible appeal of the plan to the state supreme court.
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2021-04-12
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5271Intro

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Prohibits the transfer of any compassion center license to any other owner or location and provides that new compassion center licenses issued by way of lottery be issued only to the location and ownership approved in the application.
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2021-04-12
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5190Intro

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Includes domestic pets as eligible to use medical marijuana if certified by a licensed veterinarian.
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2021-04-12
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5017Intro

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Adds a definition to the term "manufacture" in the medical marijuana chapter.
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2021-04-12
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5868Intro

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Creates an eighteen (18) member special commission to reapportion all general assembly districts and congressional districts based on 2020 federal Census data by January 15, 2022.
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2021-04-12
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6099Intro

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Tightens up the requirements for registering to vote and for applying for a mail ballot. It mandates that driver's licenses and motor vehicle identification cards for non-drivers have a marking which identifies the holder as a foreign national.
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2021-04-12
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5021Intro

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Prevents employers from refusing to hire or discriminating against individuals for marijuana use and positive test results.
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2021-04-12
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6211Intro

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Requires for adoption of redistricting legislation an affirmative vote of a majority of representatives and senators voting by each of the 2 chambers' and by a majority of representatives and senators in the largest 2 member-represented political par...
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2021-04-12
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6192Intro

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Allows "Disabled Veterans" as defined in § 31-6-8 to apply for as many registration plates desired for vehicles they own.
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2021-04-12
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5273Intro

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DBR to conduct social/racial equity analysis on issuance of business licenses to include license to sell marijuana.
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2021-04-12
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6101Intro

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Establishes the Sunset Advisory Review Commission.
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2021-04-10
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS0428Engross

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Requires office of diversity, equity and opportunity to create material for annual government employee training.
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2021-04-01
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6008Intro

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Requires the department of transportation to establish a schedule of all landscaping and mowing of lawns on state roads, and provide a copy of said schedule to the department of public works in any city or town where the state road is located.
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2021-03-29
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6100Intro

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Amends the definition of automobiles to include pick-up trucks weighing eight thousand eight hundred pounds (8,800 lbs) and permit them to be registered as passenger vehicles.
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2021-03-29
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6098Intro

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Directs DOA to study the feasibility of using the bonding authority of the state to consolidate the bonded indebtedness of the towns and cities, if found to be feasible to present a plan to the general assembly for consideration and enactment 1/1/22.
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2021-03-29
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5944Intro

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Clearly defines permanent state records to be retained/ requires preparation of disaster preparedness plan/ allows access to superior court for injunctions/ restraining orders for violations of public records laws.
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2021-03-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5998Intro

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Updates public records administration act, modifies records control schedule, designates records officer, establishes procedures for retention of records. Provides administrator submit yearly reports, establishes public reporting compliance.
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2021-03-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5753Intro

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Increases the role of the division of motor vehicles in the voter registration and address verification process, by establishing very specific obligations.
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2021-03-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5896Intro

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Requires the secretary of state to promulgate regulations which identify and cancel the voter registration, of any registrant that changes their residence to outside their city or town, without notifying the proper authorities.
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2021-03-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5755Intro

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House Resolution Respectfully Urging Rhode Island's Congressional Delegation To Reduce Military Spending And Prioritize Climate Action
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2021-03-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5895Intro

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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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2021-03-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6006Intro

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Creates pilot program for 33 hr driver ed program offered in an online/virtual format, effective 10/1/21 and sunsets 10/1/23. Creates the Online Driver Education Program Study Commission to determine by 12/31/22 if the pilot program should be permane...
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2021-03-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH5894Intro

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Requires live streaming, over the Internet, of any open meeting of every municipal and state public body, including the executive departments. Video copies of the meeting are required to be published within twenty-four (24) hours.
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2021-03-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH6003Intro

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Makes very comprehensive changes to the election laws concerning voter registration, voter rights, mail ballots and early day voting.
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2021-03-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
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