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Current Legislation

Throughout the legislative session, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT tracks the budget and other bills being considered by the Rhode Island General Assembly and presents policy information and data-based testimony to General Assembly committees. 

The Rhode Island General Assembly meets from January to July. During the legislative session additional bills are added on a rolling basis.

To read the full text of a bill, click on the bill number, or track the progress of a bill by visiting the State of Rhode Island General Assembly website and entering the bill number.

Below is the current legislation that is being tracked by Rhode Island KIDS COUNT in each policy area:

Child Welfare Legislation

Senate Bill No. 2032

BY  Picard

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RESIDENCE OF CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES (Requires the department of elementary and secondary education and the DCYF to each pay 50% of the out-of-district transportation costs for children allowed to remain in the school where the child is enrolled at the time of placement.)

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01/21/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


Senate Bill No. 2040

BY  DiPalma, Conley, Pearson, Picard, Paolino

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RESIDENCE OF CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES (Requires state reimburse city or town for any costs transporting children placed in foster care by a Rhode Island-licensed child-placing agency or a Rhode Island governmental agency to an educational facility outside the regional transportation district.)

{LC3425/1}

01/21/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


Senate Bill No. 2136  SUB A as amended

BY  Lynch Prata, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Conley, Nesselbush

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- RHODE ISLAND PARENTAGE ACT (Repeals current state law regarding paternity and replaces it with a more comprehensive parentage act that provides procedures establishing parentage, genetic testing, surrogacy agreements and assisted reproduction.)

{LC3601/A/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

01/31/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/04/2020)

02/03/2020 Proposed Substitute

02/04/2020 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

02/05/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (02/11/2020)

02/11/2020 Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)

02/12/2020 Referred to House Judiciary


Senate Bill No. 2139

BY  DiPalma, Lynch Prata, McCaffrey, Ruggerio, Goodwin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - PRESERVATION OF FAMILIES WITH DISABLED PARENT ACT (Precludes a parent's disability from serving as the sole basis for the state to institute an investigation of the disabled parent's family.)

{LC3417/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

01/24/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/30/2020)

01/30/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

02/07/2020 Scheduled for consideration (02/11/2020)

02/11/2020 Committee recommends passage

02/12/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (02/25/2020)

02/25/2020 Senate read and passed

02/26/2020 Referred to House H.E.W.

03/03/2020 Committee transferred to House Judiciary


Senate Bill No. 2356

BY  DiPalma, Conley, McCaffrey, Miller, Pearson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CASELOAD ESTIMATING CONFERENCES (Requires the participation and input of the EOHHS, DHS, DCYF and BHDDH in medical assistance and public assistance caseload estimating conferences and the generation of monthly data to the members of the case load estimating conference.)

{LC3421/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


Senate Bill No. 2396

BY  Picard, DiPalma

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RESIDENCE OF CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES (Requires state to reimburse the city/town for any costs associated with transporting children placed in foster care by RI-licensed child-placing agency or RI governmental agency to an educational facility outside the regional transportation district.)

{LC4675/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


Senate Bill No. 2413

BY  Lynch Prata, Miller, DiPalma, Goodwin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT (Requires all foster parents to undergo sensitivity training regarding the culture of their foster child.)

{LC4427/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


Senate Resolution No. 2419

BY  Bell, Murray, Goldin, Quezada, Euer

ENTITLED, SENATE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE IMPACT OF THE TRAUMA INFLICTED ON CHILDREN WHO ARE EXPOSED TO VIOLENCE (Creates a 13 member commission to study the impact of the trauma inflicted on children exposed to violence, and report back by February 7, 2021, and expire on May 7, 2021.)

{LC3278/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


Senate Bill No. 2423

BY  Lynch Prata, Miller, DiPalma, Goodwin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - FAMILY COURT (Expands jurisdiction of family court related to custody or guardianship of immigrant children to include immigrant persons between 18 years and 21 years of age for purposes of abuse and neglect determinations in accordance with federal law.)

{LC4429/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


Senate Bill No. 2428

BY  Lynch Prata, Miller, DiPalma, Goodwin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN (Requires the department of children, youth and families (DCYF) and the family court to initially consider the placement of a child under their care with the child's immediate family members or next of kin before placement in foster care.)

{LC4428/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


Senate Bill No. 2429

BY  Lynch Prata, Miller, DiPalma, Goodwin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN (Requires the department of children, youth and families (DCYF) and the family court to initially consider the placement of a child under their care with the child's immediate family members or next of kin before placement in foster care.)

{LC4426/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


Senate Bill No. 2446

(Judiciary)

BY  Goodwin, Euer, Coyne, McKenney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS (Places the jurisdiction of minors in the family court when it comes to matters involving protective orders of domestic assault.)

{LC4332/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/12/2020)


House Bill No. 7111

BY  Casimiro, Roberts, Donovan, McNamara, Jackson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Provides that every superintendent of schools creates an annual report on the progress and status of academic achievement of foster care youth.)

{LC3631/1}

01/15/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

01/22/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/29/2020)

01/29/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

02/17/2020 Scheduled for consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommends passage


House Bill No. 7135

BY  Williams, Craven, Knight, Alzate, McEntee

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - FAMILY COURT (Expands jurisdiction of family court related to custody or guardianship of immigrant children to include immigrant persons between 18 years and 21 years of age for purposes of abuse and neglect determinations in accordance with federal law.)

{LC3273/1}

01/16/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/07/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/12/2020)

02/12/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7137

BY  Williams, Alzate, McEntee, Knight, Vella-Wilkinson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT (Requires all foster parents to undergo sensitivity training regarding the culture of their foster child.)

{LC2982/1}

01/16/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/07/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/12/2020)

02/12/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7138

BY  Williams, Caldwell, Knight, Alzate, McEntee

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN (Requires DCYF/family court to initially consider placement of a child under their care with immediate family members/next of kin before placement in foster care.)

{LC2976/1}

01/16/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/07/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/12/2020)

02/12/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7204

BY  Williams, Alzate, McEntee, Vella-Wilkinson, Cassar

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN (Requires the department of children, youth and families (DCYF) and the family court to initially consider the placement of a child under their care with the child's immediate family members or next of kin before placement in foster care.)

{LC2978/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

01/31/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/04/2020)

02/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7209

BY  Serpa, Fellela

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN -- CONFINEMENT IN MOTOR VEHICLES PROHIBITED (Repeals the requirement that law enforcement officers issue only warnings of the risks to persons leaving a child under the age of seven (7) unattended in a motor vehicle.)

{LC3602/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

01/24/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/29/2020)

01/29/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7338

BY  McNamara, Ackerman, Cassar, Diaz, Solomon

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR ALL STUDENTS (Directs that services provided by school social workers and certified school psychologists would be included as health care related services eligible for federal Medicaid reimbursement.)

{LC3330/1}

01/29/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7407

BY  Amore, Ruggiero, Serodio, O'Brien, Kazarian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RESIDENCE OF CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES (Requires state to reimburse the city/town for any costs associated with transporting children placed in foster care by RI-licensed child-placing agency or RI governmental agency to an educational facility outside the regional transportation district.)

{LC3462/1}

01/31/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


House Bill No. 7541

BY  McEntee, Mattiello, Craven, Caldwell, Shekarchi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- UNIFORM LAW ON PATERNITY -- UNIFORM PARENTAGE ACT (Repeals current state law regarding paternity and replaces it with a uniform parentage act that provides procedures establishing parentage, genetic testing, surrogacy agreements and assisted reproduction.)

{LC4441/1}

02/12/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/17/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7599

BY  McEntee, Craven, Caldwell, Speakman, O'Brien

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL ASSAULT (Increases the age of children able to utilize a recorded forensic interview for cases of sexual abuse in grand jury testimony -- child assault from age fourteen (14) to age eighteen (18).)

{LC4452/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2020)

03/03/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7607

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Donovan, Kislak, Ajello, Hull

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS -- TRAUMA INFORMED SCHOOLS ACT (Establishes the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.)

{LC4394/1}

02/14/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/09/2020 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (03/11/2020)


House Resolution No. 7639

BY  Hull, Lombardi, Bennett, McLaughlin

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING AN EMERGENCY OVERSIGHT COMMISSION ON THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES (Creates a 9 member emergency oversight commission on the Department of Children, Youth, and Families, who would report back to the House by January 7, 2021, and would expire on March7, 2021.)

{LC4707/1}

02/14/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

 

 

Early Learning & Development Legislation

Senate Bill No. 2124  SUB A

BY  Quezada, Metts, Valverde, Goodwin, Nesselbush

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES (Provides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and establishes medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services.)

{LC3744/A/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

01/31/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/04/2020)

02/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

03/06/2020 Scheduled for consideration (03/10/2020)

03/09/2020 Proposed Substitute

03/10/2020 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

03/11/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (03/17/2020)


 

Senate Bill No. 2179

BY  Gallo, Cano, Metts, Sheehan, Satchell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ESTABLISHING A CLASS SIZE MAXIMUM FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWO (2) (Mandates public school classroom size be limited to twenty (20) students for kindergarten through grade two (2).)

{LC4078/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

02/21/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommends passage

02/27/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Senate read and passed

03/05/2020 Referred to House H.E.W.


 

Senate Bill No. 2188

BY  Quezada, Crowley, Ciccone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- MODEL FOR DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAMS (Requires the department of education to create a model policy and timeline to assist local education agencies in implementing a dual language immersion program.)

{LC3766/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

02/21/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 2273  as amended

BY  Goldin, Cano, Valverde, Satchell, Goodwin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - RHODE ISLAND CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES REPORTING (Permits campaign funds to be used to pay all childcare expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity.)

{LC3859/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

02/07/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/11/2020)

02/11/2020 Committee recommends passage

02/12/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (02/25/2020)

02/25/2020 Senate passed as amended (floor amendment)

02/26/2020 Referred to House Judiciary


 

Senate Bill No. 2367

BY  Lawson, Miller, Satchell, Nesselbush, Cano

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- NEWBORN SCREENING PROGRAM (Mandates rules and regulations of department of health for newborn test to include disorders and conditions in federal recommended uniform screening.)

{LC3860/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/12/2020)


 

Senate Bill No. 2462

BY  Cano, Lawson, Conley, Goodwin, Gallo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (Provides that the secretary of health and human services in consultation with the department of education establish an early educators' target wage scale.)

{LC3813/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2465

BY  Lawson, Goodwin, Euer, Miller, Conley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS IN CHILDREN RELIEF FUND (Establishes Children's Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund to provide finance assistance to families for medical expenses not covered by state or federal programs or insurance contract.)

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02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/10/2020)

03/10/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 2582

BY  Cano, Valverde, Conley, Goldin, Euer

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- RHODE ISLAND PARENTAL AND FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (Increases the amount of parental or family leave available to an employee from thirteen (13) weeks to twenty-six (26) weeks in any two (2) calendar years.)

{LC4739/1}

02/25/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor


 

Senate Bill No. 2630

BY  Cano, Metts, Crowley, Quezada, Seveney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - EDUCATIONAL SERVICES TO VERY YOUNG CHILDREN (Develops and implements strategies to improve the compensation of early educators so programs can attract, develop, and retain effective staff to care for and educate young children and provide family-focuses services.)

{LC4888/1}

02/27/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2708

BY  Goldin, Cano, Miller, Lawson, Goodwin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE--GENERAL PROVISIONS (Increases taxable wage base for TDI/TCI contributions/coverage/maximum weeks for TC leave/provides fines/penalties for non-reinstatement of employee/creates tax credit for low wage employees.)

{LC4644/1}

02/27/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor


 

House Bill No. 7050

BY  Millea, Jackson, Hawkins, Lombardi, O'Brien

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ESTABLISHING A CLASS SIZE MAXIMUM FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWO (2) (Mandates 20 students per classroom for kindergarten through second grade. Exceptions for emergencies and temporary situations, not to exceed 3 days and mid-year enrollments.)

{LC3161/1}

01/09/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7271

BY  Casimiro, McNamara, Amore, Donovan, Ackerman

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - RHODE ISLAND EARLY EDUCATOR INVESTMENT ACT (Establishes the Rhode Island Early Educator Investment Act to develop and implement strategies to improve the compensation of early educators.)

{LC3759/1}

01/23/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7293

BY  Diaz, Slater, Alzate, Mendez, Amore

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE WORLD LANGUAGE AND DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION ACT (Establishes and requires funding for a world language and dual language immersion program.)

{LC3369/1}

01/24/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7400

BY  McNamara, Jackson, Vella-Wilkinson, Diaz, McEntee

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE RHODE ISLAND EARLY CHILDHOOD INNOVATION ACT (Establishes the RI Early Childhood Innovation Act and authorizes department of human services to fund programs for at-risk kindergarten children of $1,000,000 annually.)

{LC3332/1}

01/31/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7439

BY  Diaz, McNamara, Slater, Amore, Mendez

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Allows schools to suspend students, in and out of school, if in grades six or above, and prohibit school committees or principal from suspending students in grade 5 or below unless possessed weapons, narcotics or were found to be a danger.)

{LC4230/1}

02/05/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7548

BY  Caldwell, Millea, McEntee, Ajello, Speakman

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS - RHODE ISLAND CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES REPORTING (Permits campaign funds to be used to pay all childcare expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity.)

{LC4464/1}

02/12/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary


 

House Bill No. 7584

BY  Diaz, Caldwell, Slater, Casimiro, Blazejewski

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- CHILD CARE - STATE SUBSIDIES (Creates the reimbursement rates to be paid by the department of human services and the department of children, youth and families for licensed child care centers/family child care homes which would be tiered to promote quality improvements in child care)

{LC4373/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7587

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Diaz, Kislak, Blazejewski, Barros

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES (Provides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and would establish medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services.)

{LC3300/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7609

BY  Amore, Phillips, Hawkins, Ranglin-Vassell, Donovan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- NEWBORN SCREENING PROGRAM (Mandates rules and regulations of department of health for newborn test to include disorders and conditions in federal recommended uniform screening.)

{LC4773/1}

02/14/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


 

House Bill No. 7661

BY  Blazejewski, Caldwell, Slater, Alzate, Casimiro

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE--GENERAL PROVISIONS (Increases taxable wage base for TDI/TCI contributions/coverage/maximum weeks for TC leave/provides fines/penalties for non-reinstatement of employee/creates tax credit for low wage employees.)

{LC4592/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7678

BY  Casimiro, McNamara, Donovan, Amore, Serpa

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Provides two million dollars ($2,000,000) to support comprehensive and effective afterschool, summer learning and workforce development programs for students in grades kindergarten through twelve (K-12).)

{LC4484/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance

Economic Well-Being Legislation

Senate Bill No. 2136  SUB A as amended

BY  Lynch Prata, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Conley, Nesselbush

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- RHODE ISLAND PARENTAGE ACT (Repeals current state law regarding paternity and replaces it with a more comprehensive parentage act that provides procedures establishing parentage, genetic testing, surrogacy agreements and assisted reproduction.)

{LC3601/A/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

01/31/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/04/2020)

02/03/2020 Proposed Substitute

02/04/2020 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

02/05/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (02/11/2020)

02/11/2020 Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)

02/12/2020 Referred to House Judiciary


 

Senate Bill No. 2143

BY  Quezada, Valverde, Nesselbush, Metts, Ciccone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES (Gradually increases the hourly minimum wage from $10.50 to $15 by July 1, 2024, and the hourly minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities from $3.89 an hour to $15 an hour by January 1, 2028.)

{LC3747/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor

01/24/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

01/28/2020 Meeting postponed (01/29/2020)

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 2147  SUB A

Chapter 004

BY  Lynch Prata, Goodwin, Conley, Miller, Quezada

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES (Increases the minimum wage gradually up to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour by the year 2024.)

{LC3644/A/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor

01/24/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/29/2020)

01/28/2020 Proposed Substitute

01/29/2020 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

01/30/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (02/05/2020)

02/05/2020 Senate passed Sub A

02/06/2020 Referred to House Labor

02/21/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence

02/28/2020 Placed on House Calendar (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 House passed Sub A in concurrence

03/04/2020 Transmitted to Governor

03/10/2020 Signed by Governor


 

Senate Bill No. 2170

BY  Metts, Quezada, Crowley, Cano, Lombardi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- SMALL LOAN LENDERS (Repeals the provisions of the general laws allowing deferred deposit providers, also known as "payday lenders.")

{LC3769/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Commerce


 

Senate Bill No. 2182

BY  Murray, DiPalma, Gallo, Metts, Seveney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (Removes the condition that there needs to be a reasonable expectation that a 19 year old will complete a program in secondary school in order to qualify as a dependent child.)

{LC3812/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2203

BY  Murray, Felag, Satchell, Goodwin, Seveney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (Adjusts the amount of basic cash assistance provided to families living in deep poverty over a two-year period, and would implement an annual cost of living adjustment so that value of basic cash assistance does not erode in the future.)

{LC4152/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 2297

BY  Raptakis, Ciccone, Lombardi, Paolino, Lombardo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES (Increases the hourly minimum wage to $11.10 on January 1, 2021, and commencing January 1, 2022, the hourly wage would increase in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for the Northeast Region for the four (4) previous fiscal years.)

{LC3345/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 2300

BY  Gallo, Ciccone, Lawson, Seveney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN (Requires children who seek a special limited work permit to successfully complete a worker rights' training program established and funded by the department of labor and training.)

{LC4091/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor

02/21/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommends passage

02/27/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Senate read and passed

03/05/2020 Referred to House Labor


 

Senate Bill No. 2494

BY  Pearson, Conley, DiPalma, Seveney, Satchell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Creates a new income tax bracket of 6.99% on taxable income over five hundred thousand dollars. Any tax collected on this income deposited into restricted receipt account and expended on education for grades kindergarten through twelfth grade.)

{LC4139/1}

02/25/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 2507

BY  Cano, Quezada, Metts, Crowley, Nesselbush

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FEDERAL AID (Requires free lunches to be provided for all elementary and secondary students attending public schools, to the extent state and federal funds are available.)

{LC4915/1}

02/25/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2708

BY  Goldin, Cano, Miller, Lawson, Goodwin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE--GENERAL PROVISIONS (Increases taxable wage base for TDI/TCI contributions/coverage/maximum weeks for TC leave/provides fines/penalties for non-reinstatement of employee/creates tax credit for low wage employees.)

{LC4644/1}

02/27/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor


 

House Bill No. 7055

BY  Lombardi, Hull, Walsh

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- PAYDAY LOANS (Caps the APR for payday loans at 28%. Requires 90 day maturity date. Prohibits fees/interest payments in excess of 60% of principal. Requires monthly payments of no more than 25% of original principal amount.)

{LC3200/1}

01/09/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7157  SUB A

Chapter 003

BY  Bennett, Lima, Canario, Jackson, Blazejewski

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES (Raises the minimum wage to eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) as of October 1, 2020.)

{LC3138/A/1}

01/16/2020 Introduced, referred to House Labor

02/03/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/05/2020)

02/05/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

02/07/2020 Scheduled for consideration (02/11/2020)

02/07/2020 Proposed Substitute

02/11/2020 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

02/11/2020 Placed on House Calendar (02/13/2020)

02/13/2020 House passed Sub A

02/28/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Senate passed Sub A in concurrence

03/04/2020 Transmitted to Governor

03/10/2020 Signed by Governor


 

House Bill No. 7313

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Lyle, Lombardi, Hull, McNamara

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Ensures pupils school meals regardless of unpaid meal fees and prevents pupil shaming due to unpaid meal fees.)

{LC3304/1}

01/24/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7345

BY  Morin, Williams, Vella-Wilkinson, Amore, O'Brien

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (Adjusts the amount of basic cash assistance provided to families living in deep poverty over a two-year period, and would implement an annual cost of living adjustment so that value of basic cash assistance does not erode in the future.)

{LC4080/1}

01/29/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7428

BY  Williams, Ajello, Kislak, Blazejewski, Vella-Wilkinson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - CHILD SUPPORT INTERCEPT ACT (Expands child support interception of insurance payments to include life insurance proceeds payable to non-custodial parents who are the beneficiaries of the policy.)

{LC4013/1}

02/05/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7466

BY  Walsh, Ajello, Lombardi, Hull, Fogarty

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - MINIMUM WAGE--GRATUITIES (Raises the minimum wage for tipped workers by fifty cents ($.50) per year commencing on January 1, 2021 until the tipped minimum wage is not less than two-thirds (2/3) of the regular minimum wage.)

{LC3936/1}

02/06/2020 Introduced, referred to House Labor

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7519

BY  Ucci, Morin, Vella-Wilkinson, Phillips, Hawkins

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS -- ATTACHMENT (Provides that child support garnishment be paid first before any other garnishment including a garnishment for the payment of taxes.)

{LC4307/1}

02/07/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7541

BY  McEntee, Mattiello, Craven, Caldwell, Shekarchi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- UNIFORM LAW ON PATERNITY -- UNIFORM PARENTAGE ACT (Repeals current state law regarding paternity and replaces it with a uniform parentage act that provides procedures establishing parentage, genetic testing, surrogacy agreements and assisted reproduction.)

{LC4441/1}

02/12/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/17/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7570

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Diaz, Ajello, Alzate, Carson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS - WAGES (Increases the minimum wage by using an annual fixed amount until January 1, 2024, where it reaches to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, then raised annually thereafter by using the (CPI-W). It also raises the cash wage by using a similar scale.)

{LC4395/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to House Labor

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7605

BY  McNamara, Ackerman, Amore, Lyle, Diaz

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SECURING THE FINANCIAL FUTURE FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (Provides that the council on elementary and secondary education be encouraged to maintain, publish and update statewide standards for instruction of personal finance in public high schools.)

{LC3217/1}

02/14/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7623

BY  Slater, Diaz, Edwards, Barros, Alzate

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Raises the earned income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to twenty percent (20%) for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2020.)

{LC4510/1}

02/14/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7651

BY  O'Brien, Slater, Amore, Speakman, Almeida

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Raises the earned-income tax credit from 15% to 50% for the tax years 2021 and beyond.)

{LC4216/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7664

BY  Amore, Fogarty, Blazejewski, Barros, Kazarian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Creates a new income tax bracket of 6.99% on taxable income over five hundred thousand dollars. Any tax collected on this income deposited into restricted receipt account and expended on education for grades kindergarten through twelfth grade.)

{LC5107/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7921

BY  Alzate, Amore, Williams, Blazejewski, Jackson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Adds one new income tax bracket for purposes of state income taxation.)

{LC5130/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance

 

Senate Bill No. 2364

BY  Conley, Cano, Euer, Murray, Lynch Prata

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Raises the earned income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to twenty percent (20%) for the tax years 2020 and beyond.)

{LC4209/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/05/2020)

03/05/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Resolution No. 2406

BY  Raptakis, Lombardo, Ciccone, Lombardi, Paolino

ENTITLED, SENATE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND REVIEW RHODE ISLAND'S MINIMUM WAGE (Creates an 11 member commission whose purpose it would be to study Rhode Island’s minimum wage, and who would report back to the Senate no later than March 1, 2021, and whose life would expire on June 1, 2021.)

{LC4281/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7429

BY  Williams, Ajello, Vella-Wilkinson, Almeida, Alzate

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS - DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS - SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN (Eliminates any award of interest by the family court in any enforcement proceeding resulting in a judgment or order for failure to make child support payments.)

{LC4012/1}

02/05/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7708

BY  Blazejewski, Diaz, Kislak, Barros, Alzate

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Limits the amount a landlord could demand or receive from a tenant as a security deposit.)

{LC5069/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary


 

House Bill No. 7881

(Dept. of Human Services)

BY  Edwards, Diaz, Williams, Filippi, Bennett

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (Provides that benefits under the Rhode Island works program would be conditional on the participation in certain requirements to be supervised by the department of human services.)

{LC4538/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Labor

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Education Legislation

Senate Bill No. 2104

BY  DiPalma, Seveney, Paolino, Metts, Gallo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Requires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 all high school students attending public schools demonstrate proficiency in computer science.)

{LC3856/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

02/21/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 2105

BY  Satchell, Pearson, Gallo, Conley, DiPalma

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Directs council on elementary and secondary education to provide professional support and assistance to LEAs regarding effective ways to use data such as the LEA’s budget and demographics, school culture, and assessments to improve student performance.)

{LC3651/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2106

BY  Satchell, Pearson, McCaffrey, Gallo, Conley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS--SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT (Amends the career and technical education program laws to provide the process by which students could access career and technical education programs outside of their home school district.)

{LC3652/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2107

BY  Satchell, Paolino, Euer, Goldin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- PROTECTING STUDENT PRIVACY ON SCHOOL-OWNED TECHNOLOGY (Establishes certain student privacy rights in regard to take-home technology devices from school.)

{LC3658/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2119

BY  Felag, Coyne, Seveney, de la Cruz, Rogers

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF (Sets regionalization bonus at two percent (2%) of state's share of foundation education aid formula.)

{LC3584/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 2137

BY  Ciccone, Lombardo, Lombardi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- MAINTENANCE OF ORDER ON CAMPUS--SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT (Mandates arming campus police at public higher educational institutions and includes campus police in the definition of "law enforcement officer" for the purposes of the "Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights.")

{LC3839/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


 

House Bill No. 7034

BY  O'Brien, Craven, Millea, Amore, Corvese

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- MAINTENANCE OF ORDER ON CAMPUS -- SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT (Mandates arming campus police at public higher educational institutions and includes campus police in the definition of "law enforcement officer" for the purposes of the "Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights.")

{LC3493/1}

01/09/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/11/2020 Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)


 

House Bill No. 7043

BY  Chippendale, Costantino, Millea, O'Brien, Newberry

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FIELD TRIP FUNDING (Allows parents to be asked for funding of school sponsored field trips as long as the district provides funding to any student whose family cannot afford the trip.)

{LC3049/1}

01/09/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

01/22/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/29/2020)

01/29/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7045

BY  Lombardi, Hull, Walsh, Lyle, Fogarty

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Directs the council on elementary and secondary education to develop recommendations for a high school curriculum to prepare students for successful postsecondary education and careers in computer science.)

{LC3181/1}

01/09/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7047

BY  Lombardi, Hull, Walsh, Lyle

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Requires school committees to provide transportation for any student who resides two (2) or more miles from school.)

{LC3179/1}

01/09/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7048

BY  Lombardi, Hull, Walsh, Fogarty

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Requires the department of education to develop and make available for school use a mental health curriculum. Schools would be required to provide four (4) hours of mental health instruction to seventh grade students.)

{LC3180/1}

01/09/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

01/22/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/29/2020)

01/29/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7050

BY  Millea, Jackson, Hawkins, Lombardi, O'Brien

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ESTABLISHING A CLASS SIZE MAXIMUM FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWO (2) (Mandates 20 students per classroom for kindergarten through second grade. Exceptions for emergencies and temporary situations, not to exceed 3 days and mid-year enrollments.)

{LC3161/1}

01/09/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7054

BY  Diaz, Slater, Ajello, Alzate, Mendez

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION--SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT (Creates the "Rhode Island Student Success Act" which would identify those students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public universities, colleges or community colleges.)

{LC3374/1}

01/09/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7069  SUB A

BY  McNamara, Caldwell, Noret, Ackerman, Lyle

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Allows a school district to assess or request a voluntary contribution of money from a student or the student's parent or legal guardian to make a donation, in whole or in part, for the cost of district-sponsored field trips, dances, and clubs.)

{LC3008/A/2}

01/10/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

01/22/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/29/2020)

01/29/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

01/31/2020 Scheduled for consideration (02/05/2020)

02/03/2020 Proposed Substitute

02/05/2020 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

02/07/2020 Placed on House Calendar (02/11/2020)

02/11/2020 House passed Sub A

02/25/2020 Referred to Senate Education


 

House Bill No. 7070

BY  McNamara, Casimiro, Lyle, Roberts, Ackerman

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires the development of curriculums/policies/programs relating to the health risks of e-cigarettes.)

{LC3061/1}

01/10/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/07/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/12/2020)

02/12/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7071

BY  Ruggiero, Amore, O'Brien, Serpa, McNamara

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Directs the department of elementary and secondary education to conduct a review and revision of the statewide bullying policy.)

{LC3218/1}

01/10/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

01/22/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/29/2020)

01/29/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7084

BY  O'Brien, Craven, McEntee, Caldwell, McKiernan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT (Requires that the secretary of EOHHS, the secretary of commerce of the commerce corporation and the commissioners of elementary and secondary education and postsecondary education be appointed subject to the approval of the senate.)

{LC3597/1}

01/10/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

01/31/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/05/2020)

02/05/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7111

BY  Casimiro, Roberts, Donovan, McNamara, Jackson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Provides that every superintendent of schools creates an annual report on the progress and status of academic achievement of foster care youth.)

{LC3631/1}

01/15/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

01/22/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/29/2020)

01/29/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

02/17/2020 Scheduled for consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommends passage


 

House Bill No. 7166

BY  Edwards, Canario

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - FOUNDATION LEVEL SCHOOL SUPPORT (Permits the town of Tiverton to be prospectively reimbursed at the forty percent (40%) floor of the housing aid share ratio on projects completed before June 30, 2010.)

{LC3558/1}

01/16/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7179

BY  Solomon, Canario, Vella-Wilkinson, Casey, Blazejewski

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AND DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDIT (Creates a tax credit for the amount in excess of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) contributed to a public school district for the express purpose of making physical improvements to a school.)

{LC3513/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Resolution No. 7185

BY  McLaughlin, Barros, Jackson, McNamara

ENTITLED, JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION OF $800,000 TO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR CENTRAL FALLS EDUCATIONAL AID FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 (Authorizes the appropriation of the sum of $800,000 to the department of education for educational aid to Central Falls. The authorization is in addition to funds appropriated in the fiscal year 2020-2021 budget.)

{LC3676/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7190

BY  Serpa, Fellela, Lyle, Solomon, Caldwell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- PAUL W. CROWLEY STUDENT INVESTMENT INITIATIVE (Restructures professional development investment fund to assume duties of dissemination of curriculum materials/frameworks/assessments/development plans with annual allocation of $200 per student.)

{LC3545/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7250

BY  Craven, O'Brien, McEntee, Caldwell, McKiernan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY (Provides for school construction projects approved after July 1, 2020, that Rhode Island based architectural businesses be used or the project is only eligible to receive five (5) incentive points.)

{LC3798/1}

01/23/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7269

BY  Diaz, Slater, Alzate, Mendez, Amore

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Provides students attending public schools enrolled in grades K-12 with a students' bill of rights prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, gender, economic status or mental, physical, developmental or sensory disabilities.)

{LC3372/1}

01/23/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

01/31/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/05/2020)

02/05/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

Senate Bill No. 2005  as amended

BY  Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Gallo, Conley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT (Requires that the secretary of EOHHS, the secretary of commerce of the commerce corporation and the commissioners of elementary and secondary education and postsecondary education be appointed subject to the approval of the senate.)

{LC3166/1}

01/08/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

01/31/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/04/2020)

02/04/2020 Committee recommends passage

02/05/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (02/11/2020)

02/11/2020 Senate passed as amended (floor amendment)

02/12/2020 Referred to House Judiciary


 

Senate Bill No. 2032

BY  Picard

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RESIDENCE OF CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES (Requires the department of elementary and secondary education and the DCYF to each pay 50% of the out-of-district transportation costs for children allowed to remain in the school where the child is enrolled at the time of placement.)

{LC3622/1}

01/21/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2033

BY  DiPalma, Gallo, Pearson, Cano, Quezada

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT (Requires the board of education to develop and implement a 5 year plan to improve student performance in science, technology, engineering, and math and increase the number of postsecondary degrees awarded in STEM fields on or before 2/1/21.)

{LC3414/1}

01/21/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

02/21/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 2035

BY  Picard

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT (Requires that the board of elementary and secondary education adopt a competency-based/proficiency-based learning policy whereby students can earn credits through demonstration of competency.)

{LC3611/1}

01/21/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

02/21/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 2038

BY  DiPalma, Conley, Pearson, Picard, Satchell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Redefines extraordinary costs associated with the education of special education students to be costs that are above the core foundation amount.)

{LC3430/1}

01/21/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2039

BY  Picard

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Allows a school district to conduct instruction through virtual education up to five (5) days when schools have been closed due to inclement weather, emergency or any nonscheduled school closings.)

{LC3618/1}

01/21/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2040

BY  DiPalma, Conley, Pearson, Picard, Paolino

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RESIDENCE OF CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES (Requires state reimburse city or town for any costs transporting children placed in foster care by a Rhode Island-licensed child-placing agency or a Rhode Island governmental agency to an educational facility outside the regional transportation district.)

{LC3425/1}

01/21/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Resolution No. 2041

BY  Picard, Quezada, Metts, Ciccone, Nesselbush

ENTITLED, JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION -- RIGHT TO AN ADEQUATE EDUCATION (Amends the constitution to guarantee Rhode Island residents with equal opportunity to receive an education and provide judicial enforcement of this provision.)

{LC3612/1}

01/21/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2062

BY  Picard

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Amends the method for the calculation of the permanent foundation education aid to school districts, and would make an adjustment based upon students residing in qualified low-income housing. Applies to all school years commencing on or after 7/1/20.)

{LC3616/1}

01/21/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 2063

BY  Picard

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Repeals the provisions of § 16-7-34.3 reimbursing state for conventional public housing students and adds similar language to § 16-7.2-6 providing permanent foundation education aid funding for services to students in conventional public housing.)

{LC3613/1}

01/21/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 2172

BY  Pearson, Satchell, Gallo, Sheehan, Seveney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ESTABLISHMENT OF CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Requires charter school populations to reflect the combined demographics of the sending district(s) in terms of special education, English language learners, and students who qualify for free and reduced price lunch.)

{LC3921/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2173

BY  Pearson, Satchell, Gallo, Goldin, Seveney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION--SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT (Provides that the commissioner of elementary and secondary education would be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the governor with the advice and consent of the senate.)

{LC3920/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2174

BY  Pearson, Seveney, Satchell, Sheehan, Gallo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- MAYORAL ACADEMIES (Requires the student populations of mayoral academies to reflect the combined demographics of the sending district(s) in terms of the number of students in special education, who are English language learners and who qualify for free and reduced meals.)

{LC3922/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2175

BY  Pearson, Picard

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Permits the Cumberland town council to establish limits on the number of students from the Cumberland school district who may enroll in any charter public school.)

{LC3910/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2177

BY  Metts, Seveney, Gallo, Sheehan, Quezada

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- STATE AID (Repeals adult education act in chapter 97 of title 16 and establishes office of adult education and literacy and adult education and employment advisory committee within (GWBRI).)

{LC3790/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2178

BY  Paolino, Pearson, Gallo, Satchell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS (Establishes a procedure for the certification of educators with specialty skills.)

{LC3837/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

House Bill No. 7290

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Fogarty, Carson, Amore, Almeida

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Directs the department of health to establish an inspection and evaluation program and establish rules and regulations regarding air quality in elementary and secondary schools.)

{LC3307/1}

01/24/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


 

House Bill No. 7291

BY  Cortvriend, Amore, Lyle, Shekarchi, Carson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SEIZURE SAFE SCHOOLS ACT (Requires elementary/secondary schools to have at least 1 school employee trained to administer/assist with the self-administering of seizure rescue medication prescribed to treat seizure disorder systems and the use of prescribed electrical stimulation.)

{LC3130/1}

01/24/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7292

BY  Alzate, McNamara, Lyle, Amore, Williams

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS (Creates minority teacher recruitment by allowing the commissioner of education to implement strategies to reach a goal of two hundred (200) minority teachers in the state by 2025.)

{LC3314/1}

01/24/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7293

BY  Diaz, Slater, Alzate, Mendez, Amore

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE WORLD LANGUAGE AND DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION ACT (Establishes and requires funding for a world language and dual language immersion program.)

{LC3369/1}

01/24/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7313

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Lyle, Lombardi, Hull, McNamara

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Ensures pupils school meals regardless of unpaid meal fees and prevents pupil shaming due to unpaid meal fees.)

{LC3304/1}

01/24/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7338

BY  McNamara, Ackerman, Cassar, Diaz, Solomon

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR ALL STUDENTS (Directs that services provided by school social workers and certified school psychologists would be included as health care related services eligible for federal Medicaid reimbursement.)

{LC3330/1}

01/29/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7341

BY  Tobon, Barros, Chippendale, Solomon, Blazejewski

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Requires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 all high school students attending public schools demonstrate proficiency in computer science.)

{LC3977/1}

01/29/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7407

BY  Amore, Ruggiero, Serodio, O'Brien, Kazarian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RESIDENCE OF CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES (Requires state to reimburse the city/town for any costs associated with transporting children placed in foster care by RI-licensed child-placing agency or RI governmental agency to an educational facility outside the regional transportation district.)

{LC3462/1}

01/31/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7439

BY  Diaz, McNamara, Slater, Amore, Mendez

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Allows schools to suspend students, in and out of school, if in grades six or above, and prohibit school committees or principal from suspending students in grade 5 or below unless possessed weapons, narcotics or were found to be a danger.)

{LC4230/1}

02/05/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

Senate Bill No. 2179

BY  Gallo, Cano, Metts, Sheehan, Satchell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ESTABLISHING A CLASS SIZE MAXIMUM FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE TWO (2) (Mandates public school classroom size be limited to twenty (20) students for kindergarten through grade two (2).)

{LC4078/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

02/21/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommends passage

02/27/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Senate read and passed

03/05/2020 Referred to House H.E.W.


 

Senate Bill No. 2180

BY  Goodwin, Gallo, Bell, Ruggerio, Metts

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Restricts the creation or expansion of charter schools and mayoral academies for the school years 2021-22 through 2023-2024, to be waived upon revision to charter school funding formula in § 16-7.2-5.)

{LC4246/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2181

BY  Gallo, Cano, Lawson, Sheehan, Satchell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Requires that commencing with the graduating class of 2021 and all subsequent graduating classes thereafter, all high school students attending public schools shall fulfill at least one-half credit or course requirement in civics education.)

{LC4087/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

02/21/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 2183

BY  Lawson, Goldin, Valverde, Euer, Lynch Prata

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Provides that feminine hygiene products be provided in all public schools.)

{LC4099/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 2184

BY  de la Cruz, Raptakis, McKenney, Rogers, Lombardo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FIELD TRIP FUNDING (Allows parents to be asked for funding of school sponsored field trips as long as the district provides funding to any student whose family cannot afford the trip.)

{LC4159/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2185

BY  Gallo, Lombardo, Picard, Seveney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (Provides that the department of elementary and secondary education, in consultation with a workgroup composed of various stakeholders, develop a funding formula for school districts sending students to career and technical programs outside their district.)

{LC4076/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2186

BY  Quezada, Crowley, Bell, Euer, Valverde

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Combines all public school districts and charter schools into one of four school districts, based on counties.)

{LC3755/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2187

BY  Quezada, Crowley, Euer

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Provides students attending public schools enrolled in grades K-12 with a student's bill of rights prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, gender, economic status or mental, physical, developmental or sensory disabilities.)

{LC3768/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2188

BY  Quezada, Crowley, Ciccone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- MODEL FOR DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAMS (Requires the department of education to create a model policy and timeline to assist local education agencies in implementing a dual language immersion program.)

{LC3766/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

02/21/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Resolution No. 2189

BY  Gallo, Conley, Metts, Lombardo

ENTITLED, SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE OFFICE OF THE POSTSECONDARY COMMISSIONER FORM A WORK GROUP TO CONDUCT A THOROUGH REVIEW INTO HOW RHODE ISLAND CAN PROTECT STUDENT LOAN BORROWERS

{LC4089/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2204

BY  Pearson, Cano, Valverde, Satchell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - STAY INVESTED IN RI WAVEMAKER FELLOWSHIP (Repeals the provisions of the Stay Invested in RI Wavemaker Fellowship, and establish the Stay Invested in RI Tax Credit to provide eligible taxpayers with a tax credit for educational loan repayment expenses.)

{LC3919/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 2211

BY  Euer, Murray, Cano, Nesselbush, Crowley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - LOW- AND MODERATE-INCOME HOUSING (Provides for increases in the amount of foundation level school support that a community would receive, based upon a community's ability to meet and surpass its minimum low- and moderate-income housing requirements.)

{LC3142/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 2327  SUB A

BY  Gallo, Lawson, Sheehan, Euer, Seveney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FUNDRAISING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Allows school committees to budget funds for field trips when creating a school budget.)

{LC4291/A/1}

02/05/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

02/07/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/12/2020)

02/12/2020 Committee recommends passage

02/13/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Senate read and passed

02/27/2020 Referred to House H.E.W.

03/02/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/02/2020 Proposed Substitute

03/04/2020 Committee recommends passage of Sub A


 

House Bill No. 7437

BY  O'Brien, Speakman, Morin, Vella-Wilkinson, Corvese

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Extends the reimbursement to a school district or municipality for the employment of newly hired school resource officers only.)

{LC4095/1}

02/05/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7441

BY  Millea, O'Brien, Phillips, Hawkins, Amore

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Restricts the creation or expansion of charter schools and mayoral academies for the school years 2021-22 through 2023-2024, to be waived upon revision to charter school funding formula in § 16-7.2-5.)

{LC3995/1}

02/05/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7442

BY  Phillips, Serodio, Hawkins, Millea, Noret

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ESTABLISHMENT OF CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Creates a moratorium on the creation of any new charter public schools until there is a revision in the school funding formula to better reflect ELL and special education services.)

{LC3169/1}

02/05/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/09/2020 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (03/11/2020)


 

House Bill No. 7444

BY  O'Brien, Morin, Millea, Amore, Serpa

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF TEACHERS GENERALLY (Broadens the definition of "teacher" and create a comprehensive bill of rights for school teachers.)

{LC4023/1}

02/05/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Resolution No. 7471

BY  Cortvriend, Bennett, Donovan, Amore, Speakman

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DEVELOP A SET OF KEY ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS TO BE INFUSED IN ALL SUBJECTS FOR K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

{LC4002/1}

02/06/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7472

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Lyle, Lombardi, Hull, Donovan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits schools from offering employment incentives or bonuses to teachers on the condition that the teacher either is or becomes licensed to carry a weapon.)

{LC3303/1}

02/06/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Committee transferred to House Judiciary

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/11/2020 Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)


 

House Bill No. 7501

BY  Nardone, Chippendale, Quattrocchi, Price, Roberts

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- STUDENT LOAN TAX CREDIT (Allows for a tax credit up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) for any resident of the state that is obligated for a student loan, who is attending a college, university, or other post-secondary school in the state, and working within the state.)

{LC4262/1}

02/07/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7508

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Amore, Fellela, McNamara, Kislak

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM (Requires the department of education to establish a program for all students in grades kindergarten through 12 to receive education and training regarding the prevention of relationship abuse, sexual violence, and sexual harassment.)

{LC3301/1}

02/07/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7538

BY  Tanzi, Fogarty, McEntee

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (This act would provide that the state would reimburse the school committees for the costs of providing student transportation services to public and private school pupils.)

{LC3394/1}

02/12/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Resolution No. 7575

BY  Messier, Kislak, Ranglin-Vassell, Serpa, Shekarchi

ENTITLED, JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE -- RIGHT TO ADEQUATE EDUCATION (Adds two sections to the constitution/guarantees residents adequate education permitting learning at high levels, become lifelong learners, productive workers and responsible citizens/makes rights guaranteed under the constitution judicially enforceable.)

{LC4294/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

 

Senate Bill No. 2494

BY  Pearson, Conley, DiPalma, Seveney, Satchell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Creates a new income tax bracket of 6.99% on taxable income over five hundred thousand dollars. Any tax collected on this income deposited into restricted receipt account and expended on education for grades kindergarten through twelfth grade.)

{LC4139/1}

02/25/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 2507

BY  Cano, Quezada, Metts, Crowley, Nesselbush

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FEDERAL AID (Requires free lunches to be provided for all elementary and secondary students attending public schools, to the extent state and federal funds are available.)

{LC4915/1}

02/25/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2509

BY  Cano, Metts, Quezada, Crowley, Satchell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - EDUCATION EQUALITY - COMMUNITY SCHOOLS ACT (This act would furnish financial support for the planning and implementation of effective community schools that would provide students with equitable access to a high-quality education.)

{LC4907/1}

02/25/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2628

BY  Bell, Satchell, Lawson, Crowley, Murray

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS -- TRAUMA INFORMED SCHOOLS ACT (This act would establish the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.)

{LC4959/1}

02/27/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7577

BY  Newberry, Amore, Kislak, Carson, Edwards

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE CIVIC LITERACY ACT (Requires the implementation of the civic literacy act for all students between the eighth and twelfth grades.)

{LC4490/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7605

BY  McNamara, Ackerman, Amore, Lyle, Diaz

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SECURING THE FINANCIAL FUTURE FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (Provides that the council on elementary and secondary education be encouraged to maintain, publish and update statewide standards for instruction of personal finance in public high schools.)

{LC3217/1}

02/14/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7607

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Donovan, Kislak, Ajello, Hull

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS -- TRAUMA INFORMED SCHOOLS ACT (Establishes the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.)

{LC4394/1}

02/14/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/09/2020 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (03/11/2020)


 

House Bill No. 7664

BY  Amore, Fogarty, Blazejewski, Barros, Kazarian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Creates a new income tax bracket of 6.99% on taxable income over five hundred thousand dollars. Any tax collected on this income deposited into restricted receipt account and expended on education for grades kindergarten through twelfth grade.)

{LC5107/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7678

BY  Casimiro, McNamara, Donovan, Amore, Serpa

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Provides two million dollars ($2,000,000) to support comprehensive and effective afterschool, summer learning and workforce development programs for students in grades kindergarten through twelve (K-12).)

{LC4484/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7679

BY  Kazarian, O'Brien, McNamara, Fogarty, Serpa

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS, STATE FUNDED EXPENSES (Provides for an appropriation in the amount of $2,000,000 to the various school districts and municipalities to employ additional school resource officers, as reimbursement for 1/2 of the salary of the officers, based upon student enrollment.)

{LC4835/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7681

BY  Fogarty, Carson, Walsh, Ajello, Tanzi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RESIDENCE OF CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES (Requires the department of education and the DCYF to develop a procedure to ensure that the municipalities where group homes or other residential facilities are located are reimbursed for the educational expenses above the cost allocated.)

{LC3467/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7691

BY  Place, Lyle, Filippi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (Provides that a student in the care and custody of the department of children, youth and families may attend Rhode Island College without the payment of tuition as long as they meet admission criteria of Rhode Island College.)

{LC4850/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7795

BY  Mattiello, McNamara, Shanley, Alzate, Diaz

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS--SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 – THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT (Seeks to advance economic development by guaranteeing students the right to enroll in approved career technical educational programs and would allow them to enroll outside the district of residence if their district does not offer a duplicate program.)

{LC4929/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


 

House Bill No. 7797

BY  McNamara, Alzate, Casimiro, Jackson, Ackerman

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE (Directs school districts experiencing high rates of student absenteeism to establish attendance review teams to address this absenteeism.)

{LC5016/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7800

BY  Blazejewski, Johnston, Azzinaro, Casey, Bennett

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES (Makes explicit that parents and guardians of children with disabilities in private school have the same rights and remedies as parents of children in public school. It also provides a procedure in superior court to enforce these rights and remedies.)

{LC4631/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7804

BY  Jacquard, Corvese

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Restores power of school committees to give advice and consent on appointment by the superintendent of all school personnel.)

{LC4847/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/09/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/10/2020 Withdrawn at sponsor's request (03/11/2020)


 

House Bill No. 7810

BY  Tobon, Barros, Alzate, Slater, Blazejewski

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- MANDATORY EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE (Requires all students in kindergarten to grade twelve (K-12) to perform a minimum amount of community service each school year and would grant them the option to perform certain forms of community service for academic credit.)

{LC5065/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/09/2020 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (03/11/2020)


 

House Bill No. 7814

BY  Carson, Morin, Filippi, Speakman, Amore

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Directs the DOE and sec. ed. to promulgate rules/regulations/establish minimum accountability standards/school districts would be required to meet in order to be in compliance with an individualized education program for students with disabilities.)

{LC4434/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7818

BY  Amore, O'Brien, Speakman, Williams, Messier

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ACCESS TO ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (Updates Access to Advanced Placement Courses for All Students Act.)

{LC4235/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7821

BY  Quattrocchi, Filippi, Nardone, Roberts, Price

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES (Requires all responsible school districts to provide all of their students in need of IEP services to receive them, no matter which school they attend or if they are homeschooled.)

{LC4869/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7822

BY  Place, Quattrocchi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CHARTER SCHOOLS (Allows charter schools to engage in nontraditional approaches to learning and for student enrollment for new charter schools in transportation districts to be the same as other charter schools.)

{LC4402/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7832

BY  Cortvriend, Amore, Knight, Ruggiero, Carson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SUICIDE PREVENTION--THE NATHAN BRUNO AND JASON FLATT ACT (Creates the "Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act" which would require training of teachers and school personnel regarding suicide awareness and prevention and establishment of a conflict resolution process between teachers or school personnel and students.)

{LC4506/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


 

House Bill No. 7839

BY  McEntee, Caldwell, Craven, O'Brien, Speakman

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Provides that feminine hygiene products be provided in all public schools.)

{LC4939/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


 

House Bill No. 7845

BY  Diaz, Slater, Bennett, Mendez, Almeida

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Provides school districts may employ LPNs to assist certified nurse teachers. It would also require that no fewer than one nurse be employed for every seven hundred fifty (750) students.)

{LC4243/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


 

House Bill No. 7938

BY  O'Brien, McEntee, Caldwell, Millea, McKiernan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ANTI-BULLYING BILL OF RIGHTS ACT (Creates anti-bullying bill of rights to strengthen protection for students who are victims of bullying.)

{LC4518/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

 

Senate Bill No. 2360

BY  Pearson, Gallo, Seveney, Metts, Satchell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- STAY INVESTED IN RI WAVEMAKER FELLOWSHIP (Expands the Wavemaker Fellowship Program to include public school teachers in the high-need fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.)

{LC3890/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 2376

BY  Paolino, Pearson, Gallo, Metts, Ciccone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS (Establishes a procedure for the certification of educators with specialty skills.)

{LC4194/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2379

BY  Sheehan, Pearson, Picard, Lawson, Sosnowski

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ESTABLISHMENT OF CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Requires charter public schools include on their board of governors or trustees, one member from host community to be appointed by the school committee of said community.)

{LC4303/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2380

BY  Cano, Paolino, Gallo, Goodwin, McCaffrey

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FINANCIAL LITERACY (Develops statewide academic standards for the instruction of consumer education in public high schools by no later than December 31, 2020.)

{LC4226/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2397

BY  Seveney, DiPalma, Pearson, Euer, Coyne

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - TRAINING AND EVALUATION - EVALUATION REQUIREMENTS (Directs the council on elementary/secondary education to implement assessment/evaluation systems for teachers/administrators.)

{LC4196/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2398

BY  DiPalma, Miller, Seveney, Pearson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Provides that every superintendent of schools creates an annual report on the progress and status of academic achievement of foster care youth.)

{LC4145/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2399

BY  Satchell, Euer, Gallo, Sheehan, Pearson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - ENSURING PROPER REPORTING (Requires local education entities to develop and maintain a system to report teacher absences to the department of elementary and secondary education.)

{LC3809/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2400

BY  Sheehan, Gallo, Quezada, DiPalma, Seveney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS - TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW TEACHERS (This act would establish testing requirements for initial certification of new teachers on or after July 1, 2022.)

{LC4195/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Resolution No. 2419

BY  Bell, Murray, Goldin, Quezada, Euer

ENTITLED, SENATE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE IMPACT OF THE TRAUMA INFLICTED ON CHILDREN WHO ARE EXPOSED TO VIOLENCE (Creates a 13 member commission to study the impact of the trauma inflicted on children exposed to violence, and report back by February 7, 2021, and expire on May 7, 2021.)

{LC3278/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


 

Senate Bill No. 2503

BY  Gallo, Conley, Lombardo, Picard, DiPalma

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Establishes courses that include instruction in career and technical education programs.)

{LC5022/1}

02/25/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2506

BY  Satchell, Sheehan, Seveney, Lawson, Gallo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Provides for the creation of a database of instructional intervention strategies used by individual schools and local educational agencies.)

{LC4886/1}

02/25/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2508

BY  Seveney, Euer, DiPalma, Coyne, Miller

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SUICIDE PREVENTION--THE NATHAN BRUNO AND JASON FLATT ACT (Creates the "Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act" which would require training of teachers and school personnel regarding suicide awareness and prevention and establishment of a conflict resolution process between teachers or school personnel and students.)

{LC4682/1}

02/25/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Resolution No. 2626

BY  Lawson, Euer, Sosnowski, Valverde, Lynch Prata

ENTITLED, SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DEVELOP A SET OF KEY ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS TO BE INFUSED IN ALL SUBJECTS FOR K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

{LC4003/1}

02/27/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2631

BY  Gallo, Metts, DiPalma, Seveney, Satchell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL-TO-CAREER TRANSITION ACT OF 1996 (Implements an individual career and academic plan graduation requirement for each student enrolled in public schools in the sixth through twelfth grade, starting with students entering the sixth grade in the 2023-2024 school year.)

{LC4999/1}

02/27/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2632

BY  Goldin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- EDUCATION ACCOUTABILITY ACT (Requires that the board of education incorporate additional questions into its annual assessment of schools and related surveys and provide annual reports to the house of representatives and the senate.)

{LC4885/1}

02/27/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Resolution No. 2711

BY  Metts, Picard, Quezada, DiPalma, Seveney

ENTITLED, JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE -- RIGHT TO ADEQUATE EDUCATION (Adds two sections to the constitution/guarantees residents adequate education permitting learning at high levels, become lifelong learners, productive workers and responsible citizens/makes rights guaranteed under the constitution judicially enforceable.)

{LC4525/1}

02/27/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2733

BY  Cano, Lawson, Metts, Quezada, McCaffrey

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE COLLEGE CRUSADE SCHOLARSHIP (Provides that scholarships received directly from the College Crusade Scholarship Program would not be considered financial aid pursuant to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarships and provides the program with access to certain student data.)

{LC4962/1}

03/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2734

BY  Cano, Quezada, Crowley, Metts, Murray

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Allows principals to issue out-of-school suspension for students in grades 6 and above, students in grade 5 and below may only be issued out-of-school suspension under stringent circumstances.)

{LC4776/1}

03/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

House Bill No. 7824

BY  Roberts, Quattrocchi, Price, Casimiro, Nardone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM--SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 – THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT (Provides that any school teaching sexual education to students shall provide the sexual education curriculum to every parent or guardian of a student, and the parent or legal guardian shall consent to the teaching of such sexual education curriculum.)

{LC4401/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/10/2020 Withdrawn at sponsor's request (03/11/2020)


 

House Bill No. 7826

BY  Fogarty, Walsh, Ajello, Hull, Tanzi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- COUNCIL ON ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION (Requires the council of elementary and secondary education take into consideration the time and cost of transporting students across municipal boundaries.)

{LC3472/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Resolution No. 7831

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Fogarty, Amore, Tanzi, Almeida

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE IMPACT OF THE TRAUMA INFLICTED ON CHILDREN WHO ARE EXPOSED TO VIOLENCE (Creates a 13 member commission to study the impact of the trauma inflicted on children exposed to violence, and report back by February 7, 2021, and expire on May 7, 2021.)

{LC3302/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


 

House Bill No. 7907

BY  Quattrocchi, Place

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CHIARA'S LAW -- SCREENING AND EDUCATION OF CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA (Requires screening for dyslexia and related disorders for public school students in grades kindergarten through grade four (K-4) and would provide for instruction in cursive writing.)

{LC5136/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


 

House Bill No. 7908

BY  Barros, Casimiro, Johnston

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE COLLEGE CRUSADE SCHOLARSHIP (Provides that scholarships received directly from the College Crusade Scholarship Program would not be considered financial aid pursuant to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarships and provides the program with access to certain student data.)

{LC4653/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 7967

BY  Quattrocchi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- EDUCATION OF CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA AND RELATED DISORDERS (Provides that if a school district establishes an Orton-Gillingham certified school, the program would be available to all students statewide who qualify.)

{LC5169/1}

03/05/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


 

House Bill No. 7968

BY  Quattrocchi, Lyle

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - ARIANNA'S SPEECH FLUENCY ACT (Provides that the general assembly would appropriate $50,000 annually for teacher training in Orton-Gillingham classroom educator program.)

{LC5167/1}

03/05/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

 

Senate Bill No. 2735

BY  Murray

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Directs the DOE and sec. ed. to promulgate rules/regulations/establish minimum accountability standards/school districts would be required to meet in order to be in compliance with an individualized education program for students with disabilities.)

{LC5027/1}

03/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2736

BY  Murray, Cano, Lawson, Valverde, Satchell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- PAUL W. CROWLEY STUDENT INVESTMENT INITIATIVE (Restructures professional development investment fund to assume duties of dissemination of curriculum materials/frameworks/assessments/development plans with annual allocation of $200 per student.)

{LC4817/1}

03/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 2752

BY  Lombardi, McCaffrey

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES (Makes explicit that parents and guardians of children with disabilities in private school have the same rights and remedies as parents of children in public school. It also provides a procedure in superior court to enforce these rights and remedies.)

{LC4660/1}

03/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


 

House Bill No. 7607

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Donovan, Kislak, Ajello, Hull

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS -- TRAUMA INFORMED SCHOOLS ACT (Establishes the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.)

{LC4394/1}

02/14/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/09/2020 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (03/11/2020)

Health & Dental Legislation

Senate Bill No. 2036

BY  Satchell, Goldin, Lawson, Metts, Quezada

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- PSYCHOLOGISTS (Includes licensed school psychologists under the provisions of the general laws governing the regulations of psychologists, and would limit the authorization of school psychologist to practice school psychology to the school setting.)

{LC3109/1}

01/21/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


Senate Bill No. 2114

BY  Miller

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LITTLE CIGAR TAX (Requires that the tax imposed on little cigars be imposed in the same manner as the tax imposed on cigarettes, that 25% of such tax revenue would be applied to smoking cessation programs, and requires that little cigars be sold in packs of 20 or more.)

{LC3442/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2020)

03/03/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


Senate Bill No. 2123

BY  Miller, Seveney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOODS AND DRUGS -- THE UNIFORMED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT (Expands drug awareness programs to high schools, directs funding from certain civil fines and mandates establishment of criteria for funding.)

{LC3445/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

02/07/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/11/2020)

02/11/2020 Committee recommends passage

02/12/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (02/25/2020)

02/25/2020 Senate read and passed

02/26/2020 Referred to House Finance


Senate Bill No. 2124  SUB A

BY  Quezada, Metts, Valverde, Goodwin, Nesselbush

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES (Provides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and establishes medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services.)

{LC3744/A/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

01/31/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/04/2020)

02/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

03/06/2020 Scheduled for consideration (03/10/2020)

03/09/2020 Proposed Substitute

03/10/2020 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

03/11/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (03/17/2020)


House Bill No. 7041

BY  Diaz, Caldwell, Alzate, Serpa, Casimiro

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN (Raises the legal age for persons to purchase or be sold or delivered certain tobacco products, electronic nicotine delivery systems and liquid nicotine containers from eighteen (18) years of age to twenty-one (21) years of age.)

{LC3470/1}

01/09/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

01/31/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/05/2020)

02/05/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

02/24/2020 Scheduled for consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7048

BY  Lombardi, Hull, Walsh, Fogarty

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Requires the department of education to develop and make available for school use a mental health curriculum. Schools would be required to provide four (4) hours of mental health instruction to seventh grade students.)

{LC3180/1}

01/09/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

01/22/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/29/2020)

01/29/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7049

BY  Lombardi, Hull, Walsh, Fogarty, Lyle

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- COMMISSION ON STANDARDS AND TRAINING (Requires mandatory training standards for police officers and trainees, in identifying, responding, and handling all incidents involving any person with a developmental disability.)

{LC3177/1}

01/09/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/09/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7053

BY  McNamara, Jackson, Ackerman, Alzate, Casimiro

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Exempts home health care products from taxation.)

{LC3009/1}

01/09/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


House Bill No. 7070

BY  McNamara, Casimiro, Lyle, Roberts, Ackerman

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires the development of curriculums/policies/programs relating to the health risks of e-cigarettes.)

{LC3061/1}

01/10/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/07/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/12/2020)

02/12/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7127

BY  Ruggiero, Craven, Blazejewski, Marszalkowski, Shanley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES (Mandates notice by hospital before planned procedure by out-of-network doctor emergency service charges limited to in-network rates.)

{LC3066/1}

01/16/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/17/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7128

BY  Corvese, Canario, Vella-Wilkinson, Azzinaro, Ucci

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS (Requires drug manufactures to establish fund and manage state approved drug take back programs, free of charge to the consumer and pharmacy.)

{LC3065/1}

01/16/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


House Bill No. 7129

BY  Corvese, Canario, Vella-Wilkinson, Azzinaro, Ucci

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFIED NURSE-TEACHER (Requires that only certified nurse-teachers may be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.)

{LC3153/1}

01/16/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


House Bill No. 7219

BY  Bennett, Solomon, Canario, McNamara

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Requires health insurance coverage for annual pediatric mental health examinations when ordered by a physician.)

{LC3750/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to House Corporations

01/24/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/28/2020)

01/28/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

03/11/2020 Withdrawn at sponsor's request


House Bill No. 7235

BY  Bennett, Speakman, Vella-Wilkinson, Kislak, Hawkins

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS - MENTAL HEALTH LAW (Includes licensed advanced practice registered nurses (APRN), certified in psychiatric/mental health, as qualified to certify the need for mental health treatment in certain patients.)

{LC3077/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/07/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/12/2020)

02/12/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7268

BY  Diaz, Alzate, Mendez, Bennett

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY ACT (Provides that any law or regulation which protects a person from exposure to second hand smoke would also provide protection from exposure to second-hand marijuana smoke, regardless of how the smoke was generated.)

{LC3373/1}

01/23/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

01/31/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/05/2020)

02/05/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7291

BY  Cortvriend, Amore, Lyle, Shekarchi, Carson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SEIZURE SAFE SCHOOLS ACT (Requires elementary/secondary schools to have at least 1 school employee trained to administer/assist with the self-administering of seizure rescue medication prescribed to treat seizure disorder systems and the use of prescribed electrical stimulation.)

{LC3130/1}

01/24/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7469

BY  Casimiro, Alzate, McNamara, Jackson, Mendez

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- HEALTHY BEVERAGE ACT (Creates the "Healthy Beverage Act" which requires that children's meals offered by restaurants include certain healthy beverage options if beverage is automatically included in the meal.)

{LC4248/1}

02/06/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/17/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Resolution No. 7473

BY  Canario, Bennett, Jackson, McLaughlin, Edwards

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REQUIRE THAT ALL PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES IN RHODE ISLAND COVER SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAMS

{LC4236/1}

02/06/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


House Bill No. 7488

BY  Canario, Jackson, McLaughlin, Edwards, Cortvriend

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES - ORDINANCES (Authorizes municipalities to adopt ordinances restricting vaping in public places and areas near schools, day care and hospitals.)

{LC4237/1}

02/06/2020 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/05/2020)

03/05/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7508

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Amore, Fellela, McNamara, Kislak

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM (Requires the department of education to establish a program for all students in grades kindergarten through 12 to receive education and training regarding the prevention of relationship abuse, sexual violence, and sexual harassment.)

{LC3301/1}

02/07/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7529

BY  Canario, Corvese, Edwards, Bennett, Diaz

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY (Restricts the sale of electronic nicotine delivery systems to individuals over the age of twenty-one (21) and regulates the way in which electronic nicotine delivery systems may be sold.)

{LC4251/1}

02/12/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


House Bill No. 7587

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Diaz, Kislak, Blazejewski, Barros

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE -- PERINATAL DOULA SERVICES (Provides for medical assistance health care for expectant mothers and would establish medical assistance coverage and reimbursement rates for perinatal doula services.)

{LC3300/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


House Bill No. 7609

BY  Amore, Phillips, Hawkins, Ranglin-Vassell, Donovan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- NEWBORN SCREENING PROGRAM (Mandates rules and regulations of department of health for newborn test to include disorders and conditions in federal recommended uniform screening.)

{LC4773/1}

02/14/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

 

Senate Bill No. 2367

BY  Lawson, Miller, Satchell, Nesselbush, Cano

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- NEWBORN SCREENING PROGRAM (Mandates rules and regulations of department of health for newborn test to include disorders and conditions in federal recommended uniform screening.)

{LC3860/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/12/2020)


Senate Resolution No. 2385

BY  Bell, Quezada, Goldin, Euer, Nesselbush

ENTITLED, SENATE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND ASSESS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MEDICARE-FOR-ALL SINGLE PAYER PROGRAM IN RHODE ISLAND (Creates an 11 member commission to study and assess the implementation of Medicare-For-All Single Payer in Rhode Island, and report back to the Senate one year from the date of passage, and expire two years from the date of passage.)

{LC3277/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2020)

03/03/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


Senate Bill No. 2389

BY  Bell, Quezada, Goldin, Euer, Nesselbush

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (Establishes single-payer universal health care for Rhode Island residents.)

{LC3281/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2020)

03/03/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


Senate Bill No. 2465

BY  Lawson, Goodwin, Euer, Miller, Conley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS IN CHILDREN RELIEF FUND (Establishes Children's Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund to provide finance assistance to families for medical expenses not covered by state or federal programs or insurance contract.)

{LC3862/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/10/2020)

03/10/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


Senate Bill No. 2628

BY  Bell, Satchell, Lawson, Crowley, Murray

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS -- TRAUMA INFORMED SCHOOLS ACT (This act would establish the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.)

{LC4959/1}

02/27/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


Senate Bill No. 2651

BY  Metts, Morgan, de la Cruz

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- "THE RHODE ISLAND INFORMED CONSENT PROTECTION ACT" (Requires written consent by recipient or parent before vaccine and prohibits discrimination against those who don't vaccinate and fines up to $25,000 for violation. Also prohibits DCYF from investigating for failure to vaccinate.)

{LC4286/1}

02/27/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services


Senate Bill No. 2652

BY  Metts, Morgan, de la Cruz

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (Amends the general laws relating to vaccines by allowing adults, parents, guardians, or persons in custody of a child to opt out of vaccines for non-casual contact diseases.)

{LC4285/1}

02/27/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services


Senate Bill No. 2658

BY  Miller, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Conley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE (Requires individual health insurers, large group health insurers and small employer health insurers to provide coverage for ten (10) categories of essential health benefits listed in the act.)

{LC4666/1}

02/27/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services


Senate Bill No. 2717

BY  Gallo, Conley, Sosnowski, Lombardo, Miller

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- HEALTHY BEVERAGE ACT (Creates the "Healthy Beverage Act" which requires that children's meals offered by restaurants include certain healthy beverage options if beverage is automatically included in the meal.)

{LC4772/1}

02/27/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs


House Bill No. 7289

BY  Kennedy, Diaz, Ucci

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- KRATOM CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT (Regulates the distribution of food products containing the drug kratom, a drug of concern for its stimulant and sedative effects, to consumers by the department of health.)

{LC3530/1}

01/24/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/17/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/26/2020)

02/26/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7662

BY  McNamara

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES (Raises Medicaid primary care payment rates to federal Medicare levels.)

{LC4978/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


House Bill No. 7682

BY  Tanzi, Cassar, Kazarian, Ranglin-Vassell, Cortvriend

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- TOBACCO AND NICOTINE PRODUCTS--CHILDREN (Provides certain restrictions on the sale of tobacco products, enhance the definition of "tobacco products", and raises the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and nicotine-delivery systems from eighteen (18) to twenty-one (21) years of age.)

{LC4372/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


House Bill No. 7684

BY  Walsh, Ranglin-Vassell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (Repeals the “Rhode Island Health Care Reform Act of 2004 – Health Insurance Oversight” and the “Rhode Island Health Benefit Exchange.” Establishes a universal, comprehensive, affordable single-payer health care insurance program to cut health care costs.)

{LC3937/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


House Bill No. 7689

BY  Handy

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- RHODE ISLAND PATHWAYS PROJECT (Requires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to conduct a study to assess the impact of using Medicaid funds to provide coverage for the treatment of the chronically homeless.)

{LC4640/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


House Bill No. 7796

(OHIC)

BY  McNamara

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- OVERSIGHT OF RISK-BEARING PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS (Provides the office of the health insurance commissioner (OHIC) with oversight of risk-bearing provider organizations and health care risk contracts.)

{LC4356/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


House Resolution No. 7829

BY  Walsh, Ajello, Kislak, Ranglin-Vassell

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION ESTABLISHING AN IMPROVED "MEDICARE FOR ALL" SINGLE PAYER PROGRAM THAT WOULD PROVIDE UNIVERSAL COMPREHENSIVE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE

{LC3942/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


House Bill No. 7830

BY  Kislak, Shekarchi, McNamara, Cassar, Blazejewski

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- LIFETIME LIMITS (Revokes the authority of the health insurance commissioner's ability to enforce a ruling of the federal government or federal court that revokes the prohibition on limits on health insurance.)

{LC5128/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


House Bill No. 7832

BY  Cortvriend, Amore, Knight, Ruggiero, Carson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SUICIDE PREVENTION--THE NATHAN BRUNO AND JASON FLATT ACT (Creates the "Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act" which would require training of teachers and school personnel regarding suicide awareness and prevention and establishment of a conflict resolution process between teachers or school personnel and students.)

{LC4506/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


House Bill No. 7839

BY  McEntee, Caldwell, Craven, O'Brien, Speakman

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Provides that feminine hygiene products be provided in all public schools.)

{LC4939/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


House Bill No. 7841

BY  Casimiro, McNamara, Vella-Wilkinson, Bennett, Noret

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (Regulates the manufacture, distributing and sale of vapor products and provides for enforcement and penalties.)

{LC4436/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


House Resolution No. 7842

BY  Williams, Newberry, Ajello, Vella-Wilkinson, Knight

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY OPTIMIZING HEALTH AND SAFETY LAWS AFFECTING MARGINALIZED INDIVIDUALS (Creates a 13 member commission to study the health and safety impact of optimizing health and safety laws affecting marginalized individuals, and who would report back by February 7, 2021, and expire on May 7, 2021.)

{LC4010/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.


House Bill No. 7845

BY  Diaz, Slater, Bennett, Mendez, Almeida

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Provides school districts may employ LPNs to assist certified nurse teachers. It would also require that no fewer than one nurse be employed for every seven hundred fifty (750) students.)

{LC4243/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

 

Senate Bill No. 2508

BY  Seveney, Euer, DiPalma, Coyne, Miller

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SUICIDE PREVENTION--THE NATHAN BRUNO AND JASON FLATT ACT (Creates the "Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act" which would require training of teachers and school personnel regarding suicide awareness and prevention and establishment of a conflict resolution process between teachers or school personnel and students.)

{LC4682/1}

02/25/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


Senate Bill No. 2651

BY  Metts, Morgan, de la Cruz

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- "THE RHODE ISLAND INFORMED CONSENT PROTECTION ACT" (Requires written consent by recipient or parent before vaccine and prohibits discrimination against those who don't vaccinate and fines up to $25,000 for violation. Also prohibits DCYF from investigating for failure to vaccinate.)

{LC4286/1}

02/27/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services


House Bill No. 7338

BY  McNamara, Ackerman, Cassar, Diaz, Solomon

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR ALL STUDENTS (Directs that services provided by school social workers and certified school psychologists would be included as health care related services eligible for federal Medicaid reimbursement.)

{LC3330/1}

01/29/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Housing & Homelessness Legislation

Senate Bill No. 2134

BY  Metts, Ciccone, Quezada, DiPalma, Nesselbush

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES (Prohibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.)

{LC3776/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

01/31/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/04/2020)

02/04/2020 Committee recommends passage

02/05/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (02/11/2020)

02/11/2020 Senate read and passed

02/12/2020 Referred to House Judiciary


Senate Bill No. 2239

BY  Miller, DiPalma, Conley, Lynch Prata, Goodwin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- RHODE ISLAND PATHWAYS PROJECT (Requires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to study and report to the general assembly the impact of using Medicaid funds for treatment of chronically homeless individuals.)

{LC3453/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/12/2020)


Senate Bill No. 2258

BY  Metts, Quezada, Cano, Goldin, Crowley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- IMMIGRATION STATUS (Prohibits a landlord from asking about the immigration status of a tenant, prospective tenant, occupant, or prospective occupant of residential rental property.)

{LC3773/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

02/21/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/27/2020)

02/27/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


Senate Bill No. 2264

BY  Metts, Quezada, Euer, Goldin, Cano

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Requires the sealing of any district court file, where a resolution of a trespass and eviction complaint results in a verdict for the tenant and no appeal is taken.)

{LC3777/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

02/21/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/27/2020)

02/27/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


Senate Resolution No. 2313

Resolution 105

BY  Lombardo, Crowley, Rogers

ENTITLED, SENATE RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE INITIAL REPORTING DATE OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION ON HOUSING, TASKED WITH CONDUCTING A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF RHODE ISLAND'S HOUSING SYSTEM

{LC4265/1}

02/04/2020 Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (02/05/2020)

02/05/2020 Senate read and passed


Senate Bill No. 2485

BY  Crowley, Metts, Quezada

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY (Prohibits discrimination against criminally convicted persons in public housing project assignments/exception made for sexual assault violations and offenses that require registration.)

{LC4437/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


Senate Bill No. 2755

BY  Euer, Murray, Crowley, Cano, Metts

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Amends the "residential landlord and tenant act" to allow a landlord prior to any residential rental agreement shall deliver to prospective tenant a valid certificate of rental suitability as defined in § 34-18-22.4.)

{LC4601/1}

03/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


House Bill No. 7594

BY  Williams, Shekarchi, Craven, Knight, Slater

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES (Prohibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.)

{LC3254/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/06/2020 Meeting postponed (03/10/2020)

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/10/2020 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (03/11/2020)


House Bill No. 7596

BY  Alzate, McKiernan, Casimiro, Phillips, Ackerman

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Provides for the sealing and unsealing of court files in residential eviction proceedings.)

{LC4663/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7638

BY  Alzate, Casimiro, Caldwell, Kazarian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Amends the "residential landlord and tenant act" to allow a landlord prior to any residential rental agreement shall deliver to prospective tenant a valid certificate of rental suitability as defined in § 34-18-22.4.)

{LC4664/1}

02/14/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2020)

03/04/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7708

BY  Blazejewski, Diaz, Kislak, Barros, Alzate

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Limits the amount a landlord could demand or receive from a tenant as a security deposit.)

{LC5069/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary


House Bill No. 7922

BY  Cassar, Costantino, Alzate, Knight, Shanley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND PAY FOR SUCCESS ACT (Establishes a pay for success program to raise funds from non-state government investors to pay for addressing social challenges. If there are positive results, the state would repay the investors with interest.)

{LC4802/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance

Juvenile Justice Legislation

Senate Bill No. 2256

BY  Metts, Quezada, Crowley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS - CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS - PAROLE (Provides that juveniles sentenced as adults parole eligible after completing 15 years of their sentence.)

{LC3781/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


 

Senate Bill No. 2431

BY  Conley, McKenney, McCaffrey, Coyne, DiPalma

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN -- PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY COURT (Prohibits any questioning of a juvenile who is suspected of delinquent or criminal behavior, unless the parent of guardian of the juvenile is present, or unless an attorney is present or the juvenile and their parents have waived their presence.)

{LC4211/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


 

House Bill No. 7197

BY  Jacquard

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SEXUAL OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION (Requires only those juveniles fourteen (14) years old or older to register as sex offenders, but only if their underlying adjudicated offense is comparable or more severe than aggravated sexual abuse as defined federally in 18 U.S.C. § 2241.)

{LC3540/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

01/31/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/05/2020)

02/05/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7431

BY  Kislak, McEntee, Ranglin-Vassell, Knight, Newberry

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN -- PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY COURT (Prohibits any questioning of a juvenile who is suspected of delinquent or criminal behavior, unless the parent of guardian of the juvenile is present, or unless an attorney is present or the juvenile and their parents have waived their presence.)

{LC3959/1}

02/05/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/10/2020)

03/10/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 7592

BY  Casimiro, Ranglin-Vassell, McEntee, Craven, Knight

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS-CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS -- PAROLE (Makes minors who were sentenced as adults, eligible for parole after serving fifteen years of sentence. Applies to those serving life without parole and would apply to those prisoners whose offenses were committed after January 1, 1991.)

{LC4522/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary


 

House Bill No. 7727

(Courts/Judiciary)

BY  Alzate, Blazejewski, Knight, Solomon, Barros

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS -- FAMILY COURT (Only protective orders issued against adults are to be transmitted to A.G.'s B.C.I. for inclusion in the R.O.N.C.O. system. Protective orders against juveniles will be accessible to law enforcement.)

{LC4327/1}

02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Safety Legislation

Senate Bill No. 2004  SUB B

BY  Coyne, Ruggerio, Lynch Prata, Goodwin, McCaffrey

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Prohibits the manufacturing, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, or transfer of any firearm that is undetectable by metal detectors commonly used at airports and public buildings including 3D printed firearms as defined herein.)

{LC3405/B/3}

01/08/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

01/17/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/21/2020)

01/17/2020 Proposed Substitute

01/21/2020 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

01/22/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (01/29/2020)

01/29/2020 Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)

01/30/2020 Referred to House Judiciary

02/17/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/25/2020)

02/21/2020 Proposed Substitute

02/25/2020 Committee recommends passage of Sub B

02/25/2020 Placed on House Calendar (02/27/2020)

02/27/2020 House voted to recommit to House Judiciary

02/28/2020 Scheduled for consideration

02/28/2020 Proposed Substitute

03/03/2020 Meeting postponed (03/03/2020)

03/03/2020 Meeting postponed (03/03/2020)

03/06/2020 Scheduled for consideration (03/10/2020)

03/09/2020 Proposed Substitute

03/10/2020 Committee recommends passage of Sub B

03/10/2020 Placed on House Calendar (03/12/2020)


Senate Bill No. 2138

BY  Rogers, Paolino, Morgan, Algiere, de la Cruz

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES-WEAPONS (Allows attorney general to enter into agreement with states relative to concealed weapon carry permits/allows license permit holders from those states to carry concealed weapons in Rhode Island provided they are in compliance with other laws of the state.)

{LC3817/1}

01/22/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


Senate Bill No. 2261

BY  Goodwin, Quezada, Coyne, Goldin, Crowley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Provides that applications to purchase firearms be sent by the seller to the police department the city or town where the purchaser lives.)

{LC3950/1}

02/04/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


Senate Bill No. 2412

BY  Coyne, Seveney, DiPalma, Euer, Conley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Limits the issuance of pistol and revolver carry permits to the office of the attorney general.)

{LC4346/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


Senate Bill No. 2418

BY  de la Cruz, Paolino, Rogers, Lombardo, Ciccone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides for a review and appeal process for individuals denied a permit or license to carry firearms by the licensing authority or attorney general, including a petition to the superior court for a trial de novo, and costs and attorneys' fees.)

{LC4186/1}

02/13/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


Senate Bill No. 2592

(Governor/Attorney General)

BY  Metts, Quezada, Crowley, Lawson, Goldin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits the possession of firearms on school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons under contract to provide school security services, and unloaded firearms in locked containers or a locked rack on motor vehicles.)

{LC4695/1}

02/25/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


Senate Bill No. 2593

(Governor/Attorney General)

BY  Seveney, Coyne, Valverde, DiPalma, Euer

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires firearms to be stored securely when not in use and enhances penalties for failure to store firearms in a secure manner.)

{LC4697/1}

02/25/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


Senate Bill No. 2594

(Attorney General)

BY  Goodwin, McCaffrey, Lynch Prata, Coyne, Euer

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Defines electric arm as a firearm and subjects it to various regulations under chapter 47 of title 11 and removes stun gun from the list of prohibited weapons.)

{LC4804/1}

02/25/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


Senate Bill No. 2595

(Governor/Attorney General)

BY  Miller, Lynch Prata, DiPalma, Euer

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits obtaining a firearm on behalf of another person if that person is prohibited from possessing a firearm, and would increase the penalties for a second and subsequent purchase of firearms by use of false information.)

{LC4698/1}

02/25/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


Senate Bill No. 2596

(Governor/Attorney General)

BY  Lynch Prata, Miller, Euer

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Defines rifle and shotgun and makes it unlawful to possess a loaded rifle or shotgun in public subject to various exceptions.)

{LC4694/1}

02/25/2020 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


House Bill No. 7071

BY  Ruggiero, Amore, O'Brien, Serpa, McNamara

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Directs the department of elementary and secondary education to conduct a review and revision of the statewide bullying policy.)

{LC3218/1}

01/10/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

01/22/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/29/2020)

01/29/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7085

BY  Serpa, Ackerman, Caldwell, McKiernan, Speakman

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Prohibits the manufacturing, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, or transfer of any firearm that is undetectable by metal detectors commonly used at airports and public buildings including 3D printed firearms as defined herein.)

{LC3579/1}

01/10/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

01/26/2020 Withdrawn at sponsor's request


House Bill No. 7101

BY  Mattiello, Marszalkowski, Barros, Johnston, Alzate

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - STATEWIDE PUBLIC SAFETY COMPUTER AIDED DISPATCH RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (Establishes a statewide public safety computer aided dispatch records management system.)

{LC3423/1}

01/15/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

01/20/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/22/2020)

01/22/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7102  SUB A as amended

BY  Serpa, Caldwell, McEntee, McKiernan, Blazejewski

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Prohibits the manufacturing, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, or transfer of any firearm that is undetectable by metal detectors commonly used at airports and public buildings including 3D printed firearms as defined herein.)

{LC3660/A/2}

01/15/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

01/20/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/22/2020)

01/22/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

01/24/2020 Scheduled for consideration

01/24/2020 Proposed Substitute

01/28/2020 Meeting postponed (01/28/2020)

01/28/2020 Meeting postponed (01/28/2020)

01/28/2020 Scheduled for consideration (01/29/2020)

01/28/2020 Proposed Substitute

01/29/2020 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

02/04/2020 Placed on House Calendar (02/13/2020)

02/13/2020 House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)

03/05/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)

03/12/2020 Referred to House Judiciary


House Bill No. 7103  SUB B as amended

BY  McKiernan, Caldwell, Knight, McNamara, Slater

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS--THE JULIE LYNN CARDINAL ACT (Provides that applications to purchase firearms be sent by the seller to the police department the city or town where the purchaser lives.)

{LC3663/B/1}

01/15/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

01/20/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/22/2020)

01/20/2020 Proposed Substitute

01/22/2020 Committee recommended indefinite postponement

01/22/2020 Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study

01/24/2020 Scheduled for consideration (01/28/2020)

01/24/2020 Proposed Substitute

01/28/2020 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

02/04/2020 Placed on House Calendar (02/06/2020)

02/06/2020 House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)

02/25/2020 Referred to Senate Judiciary

02/28/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2020)

03/02/2020 Proposed Substitute

03/03/2020 Committee recommends passage of Sub B

03/05/2020 Placed on Senate Calendar (03/10/2020)

03/10/2020 Senate passed Sub B as amended (floor amendment)

03/11/2020 Referred to House Judiciary


House Bill No. 7263

BY  Caldwell, Knight, McEntee, Williams, Craven

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Bans possession, sale and transfer of assault weapons which are not properly registered.)

{LC3539/1}

01/23/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/11/2020 Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)


House Bill No. 7264

BY  Caldwell, Knight, Craven, Tobon, McKiernan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Bans large capacity feeding devices for use in firearms.)

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01/23/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/11/2020 Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)


House Bill No. 7508

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Amore, Fellela, McNamara, Kislak

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM (Requires the department of education to establish a program for all students in grades kindergarten through 12 to receive education and training regarding the prevention of relationship abuse, sexual violence, and sexual harassment.)

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02/07/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2020)

03/11/2020 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 7633

(Attorney General/Governor)

BY  Johnston

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits obtaining a firearm on behalf of another person if that person is prohibited from possessing a firearm, and would increase the penalties for a second and subsequent purchase of firearms by use of false information.)

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02/14/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/11/2020 Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)


House Bill No. 7679

BY  Kazarian, O'Brien, McNamara, Fogarty, Serpa

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS, STATE FUNDED EXPENSES (Provides for an appropriation in the amount of $2,000,000 to the various school districts and municipalities to employ additional school resource officers, as reimbursement for 1/2 of the salary of the officers, based upon student enrollment.)

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02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance


House Bill No. 7715

(Governor/Attorney General)

BY  Diaz, Kazarian, Barros, McEntee, Ajello

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits the possession of firearms on school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons under contract to provide school security services, and unloaded firearms in locked containers or a locked rack on motor vehicles.)

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02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/11/2020 Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)


House Bill No. 7716

(Governor/Attorney General)

BY  Diaz, Caldwell, Barros, Almeida, Ajello

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Defines rifle and shotgun and makes it unlawful to possess a loaded rifle or shotgun in public subject to various exceptions.)

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02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/06/2020 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/11/2020 Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)


House Bill No. 7938

BY  O'Brien, McEntee, Caldwell, Millea, McKiernan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ANTI-BULLYING BILL OF RIGHTS ACT (Creates anti-bullying bill of rights to strengthen protection for students who are victims of bullying.)

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02/26/2020 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

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Budget Articles

House Bill No. 7171

(Governor)

BY  Abney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS IN SUPPORT OF FY 2021

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01/16/2020 Introduced, referred to House Finance

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