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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. 41

BY  DiPalma, Seveney, Paolino, Pearson, Murray

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.)

{LC317/1}

01/19/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

03/04/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/08/2021)

03/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 54

BY  Acosta, Quezada, Anderson, Calkin, Cano, Kallman, Mack

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - FAMILY COURT (Family Court to hear abuse allegations for immigrants up to 21 years of age.)

{LC812/1}

01/19/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

02/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/25/2021)

02/25/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 56

BY  DiPalma, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, de la Cruz, 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.)

{LC314/1}

01/19/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

02/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/25/2021)

02/25/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

03/19/2021 Scheduled for consideration (03/25/2021)

03/25/2021 Committee recommends passage

03/26/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (03/30/2021)

03/30/2021 Senate read and passed

04/01/2021 Referred to House Judiciary


 

Senate Bill No. 179

BY  Bell, Valverde, Calkin, Goodwin, Goldin, Murray, Lawson, Kallman, Euer, Mendes

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.)

{LC285/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

02/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/25/2021)

02/25/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Resolution No. 186

BY  Bell, Valverde, Calkin, Goodwin, Goldin, Murray, Lawson, Kallman, Mendes, Mack

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 8, 2022, and expire on May 8, 2022.)

{LC1184/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

02/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/25/2021)

02/25/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 207

BY  DiPalma, Picard, Euer

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.)

{LC331/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 215

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.)

{LC1078/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 216

BY  Picard

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.)

{LC1070/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 514

BY  DiMario, Kallman, Euer, Goldin, Valverde, Anderson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- SEXUAL ABUSE OR EXPLOITATION OF A CHILD (Provides that the term “perpetrator defendant” includes all persons or entities whose conduct contributed to sexual abuse or exploitation of a child and allow victims to seek recovery of damages for injury suffered as a result of sexual abuse.)

{LC2066/1}

03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/29/2021)

03/29/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 734

BY  DiMario, Felag, Euer, Sosnowski, Valverde, Mendes, Coyne, Raptakis, Murray

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN (Establishes a military family advocacy program to address child abuse and neglect in military families.)

{LC2110/1}

03/26/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/29/2021)

03/29/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5141

BY  McEntee, Craven, Caldwell, Casimiro

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).)

{LC656/1}

01/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/09/2021)

02/09/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5157

BY  Casimiro, Fenton-Fung, C Lima, Donovan, McNamara

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

{LC94/1}

01/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/02/2021 Committee transferred to House Education

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/10/2021)

02/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5283

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

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- LICENSING AND MONITORING OF CHILD PLACING AGENCIES, CHILD CARING AGENCIES, FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE HOMES, AND CHILDREN'S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAMS (Requires all foster parents to undergo sensitivity training regarding the culture of their foster child.)

{LC57/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House State Government & Elections

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

02/09/2021 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (02/10/2021)

02/09/2021 Committee transferred to House Health & Human Services

02/18/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/25/2021)

02/25/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5296

BY  Williams, Knight, Batista, Biah, Perez, Hull

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - FAMILY COURT (Family Court to hear abuse allegations for immigrants up to 21 years of age.)

{LC51/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/09/2021)

02/09/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5302

BY  Williams, McEntee, Alzate, Henries, Felix

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN (DCYF to consider placement of any child with family prior to foster care. If foster care then family of child's heritage receives preference.)

{LC59/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/09/2021)

02/09/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5306

BY  Williams, Vella-Wilkinson, Perez, Hull, Kazarian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- ADOPTION OF CHILDREN (Permits a petition for adoption, and if necessary, termination of parental rights, to be filed by a grandparent(s) without the noncustodial parent(s') consent, when the child is in the sole custody of the grandparent(s).)

{LC101/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/09/2021)

02/09/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5354

BY  O'Brien, Noret, Casimiro

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.)

{LC570/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/10/2021)

03/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5387

BY  Casimiro, Noret, Vella-Wilkinson, Caldwell, Alzate, Kazarian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- MARRIAGE LICENSES (Requires a person to be at least eighteen (18) to obtain a marriage license.)

{LC1138/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/18/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/23/2021)

02/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5394

BY  Cortvriend, Ruggiero, Shekarchi, Bennett, Handy, Cassar, McGaw, Henries, Kislak

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.)

{LC480/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/18/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/23/2021)

02/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

04/09/2021 Scheduled for consideration (04/13/2021)


 

House Bill No. 5424

BY  Place, Chippendale, Nardone, 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 and room and board as long as they meet admission criteria of Rhode Island College)

{LC528/1}

02/08/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

03/10/2021 Withdrawn at sponsor's request


 

House Bill No. 5936

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Kislak, Barros, Biah, Henries

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.)

{LC407/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education


 

House Bill No. 6031

BY  Fogarty, Amore, Tanzi, Shallcross Smith, Hull, McEntee, Messier, McGaw, Donovan

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.)

{LC199/1}

02/26/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 6140

BY  Amore, Fogarty, O'Brien, Cortvriend, Kazarian, Henries, Cassar

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.)

{LC176/1}

03/17/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Early Learning & Development Legislation

Senate Bill No. 60

BY  Goldin, Valverde, DiMario, Cano, Murray

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.)

{LC755/1}

01/19/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/12/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/18/2021)

03/18/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 66

BY  Cano, Quezada, Pearson, Lawson, Gallo, Kallman, Acosta, DiPalma, Murray

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - RHODE ISLAND EARLY EDUCATOR INVESTMENT ACT (Requires the children’s cabinet, in conjunction with the department of education, to develop and implement strategies to improve the compensation of early educators.)

{LC769/1}

01/19/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor

02/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/24/2021)

02/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 287

BY  Gallo, Cano

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).)

{LC1201/1}

02/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

04/02/2021 Scheduled for consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommends passage

04/08/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (04/13/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 352

BY  DiMario, Valverde, DiPalma, Sosnowski, Goodwin, Goldin, Cano, Mack, Bell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Provides that therapies and behavioral health services would be deemed essential special services that need to be provided to students with disabilities during times of a declared state of emergency.)

{LC1413/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/09/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/14/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 362

BY  Mack, Anderson, Acosta, Mendes, Calkin, Bell, Kallman, Murray, Burke, Valverde

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

{LC1478/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 370

BY  Pearson, Seveney, Cano, Murray, DiPalma, Archambault, Valverde, DiMario

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.)

{LC823/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 378  SUB A

BY  Cano, DiMario, Valverde, Mack, McCaffrey, Coyne, Goodwin, Sosnowski, Quezada, Murray

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- RHODE ISLAND CHILD CARE IS ESSENTIAL ACT (Increases the reimbursement rates to be paid by the department of human services and the department for children, youth, and families, for licensed child care centers and family child care homes.)

{LC1976/A/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/24/2021)

03/23/2021 Proposed Substitute

03/25/2021 Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 389

BY  Acosta, Anderson, Calkin, Bell, Kallman, Valverde

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- PARKING FACILITIES AND PRIVILEGES (Requires motor vehicle parking spaces specifically designed for persons transporting young children under the age of three (3) and baby strollers.)

{LC1546/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government

04/09/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/15/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 436

BY  Goldin, Valverde, Cano, Calkin, Miller, Pearson, DiMario, Coyne, Mendes, Mack

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE -- GENERAL PROVISIONS (Increases taxable wage base for employee contributions to TDI/TCI fund/individual benefit rates for eligible individuals/maximum caregiver weeks/creates new credit for low wage tax payers not income eligible to receive benefits. Effective 1/1/22.)

{LC1490/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor


 

House Bill No. 5062

BY  McNamara

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.)

{LC188/1}

01/22/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5158

BY  Casimiro, Noret, Shallcross Smith, Donovan, McNamara

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND EARLY EDUCATOR INVESTMENT ACT (Requires the children’s cabinet, in conjunction with the department of education, to develop and implement strategies to improve the compensation of early educators.)

{LC759/1}

01/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/02/2021 Committee transferred to House Education

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/10/2021)

02/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5211

BY  Casimiro, Donovan, McNamara, Amore, O'Brien

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).)

{LC1046/1}

01/27/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5227

BY  Alzate, Amore, Blazejewski, Williams, Speakman, Giraldo, Slater, Kazarian, Potter, Diaz

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

{LC920/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 5234

BY  Diaz, McNamara, Slater, Perez, Tobon

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.)

{LC939/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/18/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/24/2021)

02/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5239

BY  Diaz, Slater, Perez, Alzate, Felix, Biah, Ajello, Shallcross Smith, Tobon, Batista

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

{LC942/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/04/2021 Committee transferred to House Finance

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5289

BY  Caldwell, Donovan, McEntee

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.)

{LC690/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House State Government & Elections

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/10/2021)

02/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5314

BY  Quattrocchi, Place, Filippi, Chippendale, Price

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.)

{LC1087/1}

02/01/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/18/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/24/2021)

02/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5315

BY  Quattrocchi, Place, Filippi, Chippendale, 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.)

{LC1099/1}

02/01/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/18/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/24/2021)

02/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5317

BY  Quattrocchi, Place, Filippi, Chippendale

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - ARIANNA'S SPEECH FLUENCY ACT (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.)

{LC1086/1}

02/01/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5583

BY  Perez, Vella-Wilkinson, Williams, Cardillo, Shanley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- PARENTAL AND FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE (Grants unpaid pregnancy leave to part-time workers, would clarify their access to unpaid sick leave during their pregnancy, and would provide additional protections for pregnant workers who work in the medical field.)

{LC1126/1}

02/12/2021 Introduced, referred to House Labor

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/01/2021)

03/01/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5840

BY  Quattrocchi, Place, Filippi, Nardone, Price

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

{LC1085/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5904

BY  Fenton-Fung, Casimiro, Place

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Requires health insurance contract plans or policies to provide coverage for up to ten (10) hours of neuropsychological evaluation for dyslexia if referred for such treatment by a licensed physician.)

{LC1448/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Corporations

03/12/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/16/2021)

03/16/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5929

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Cassar, Kislak, Donovan, Diaz, Ajello, Cortvriend, Carson, Speakman, Knight

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. Effective 7/1/22.)

{LC2088/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

04/09/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/14/2021)


 

House Bill No. 5932

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Barros, Fogarty, Hull, Alzate, Henries

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- CHILD CARE SUBSIDY ELIGIBILITY (Authorizes both parents to seek financial child care benefits for their children rather than restricting it to the custodial parent.)

{LC23/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing (04/08/2021)

04/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

Senate Bill No. 287

BY  Gallo, Cano

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).)

{LC1201/1}

02/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

04/02/2021 Scheduled for consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommends passage

04/08/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (04/13/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 326

BY  Murray, McCaffrey, Goodwin, DiPalma, Felag, Cano, Euer, Lawson, Ciccone, Sosnowski

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

{LC1426/1}

02/22/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 389

BY  Acosta, Anderson, Calkin, Bell, Kallman, Valverde

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- PARKING FACILITIES AND PRIVILEGES (Requires motor vehicle parking spaces specifically designed for persons transporting young children under the age of three (3) and baby strollers.)

{LC1546/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government

04/09/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/15/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 430

BY  Goodwin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN (Extends the benefits given to eligible women under title XIX state plan commencing for twelve (12) months after one month post-birth.)

{LC1962/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/24/2021)

03/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 454

BY  Murray, DiPalma, Valverde

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Establishes the Rhode Island ombudsperson for special education to ensure school districts meet the minimum standards required to comply with an individualized education program for students with disabilities.)

{LC1539/1}

03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/09/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/14/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 457

BY  Ciccone, Euer, Calkin, Acosta, Valverde, Bell

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

{LC1262/1}

03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/09/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/14/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 484

BY  Quezada, Cano, Mack, DiPalma, Felag, Lombardo, Calkin, Acosta, Lawson, Valverde

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. Effective 7/1/22.)

{LC2105/1}

03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/24/2021)

03/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 577

BY  Cano, DiMario, Quezada, Calkin, Anderson, Murray, Pearson, Miller, Euer, DiPalma

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).)

{LC2355/1}

03/11/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/08/2021)

04/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 610

BY  Calkin, Anderson, Acosta, Bell, Goldin, Mack, Mendes

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES (Requires employers with 50 or more employees to pay "hazard pay" to employees involved in providing essential services during a declared public health emergency.)

{LC2351/1}

03/11/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor


 

Senate Bill No. 611

BY  Cano, DiMario, Quezada, F Lombardi, Lawson, Goldin, Murray, Seveney, Miller, 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.)

{LC1994/1}

03/11/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor


 

Senate Bill No. 688

BY  Lawson, Lombardo, Seveney, Quezada, Miller, Sosnowski, Cano, Pearson, Euer, Burke

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE -- BENEFITS (Increases temporary caregiver benefits to six (6) weeks in a benefit year starting January 1, 2022 and would increase temporary caregiver benefits to eight (8) weeks in a benefit year beginning January 1, 2023.)

{LC2311/1}

03/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor


 

House Bill No. 5672

BY  Diaz, Caldwell, McNamara, Ackerman, Blazejewski, Shallcross Smith, Biah, Cassar, Tobon, Edwards

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES (Increases the reimbursement rates to be paid by the department of human services and the department for children, youth, and families, for licensed child care centers and family child care homes.)

{LC1759/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing (04/08/2021)

04/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5699

BY  Williams, Alzate, Barros, Hull, Amore, Henries, Biah, Batista, Abney, Morales

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Establishes "Increasing Opportunities for Teachers of Color Act".)

{LC2113/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/28/2021 Committee transferred to House Finance

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5720

BY  Giraldo, Alzate, Morales, Williams

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.)

{LC907/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Labor

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/01/2021)

03/01/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5721

BY  Morales, Williams, Vella-Wilkinson, Alzate, Hull, Potter, Henries, Amore, Kazarian, Ranglin-Vassell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES (Requires employers with 50 or more employees to pay "hazard pay" to employees involved in providing essential services during a declared public health emergency.)

{LC1507/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Labor

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/01/2021)

03/01/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5789

BY  Cassar, Ajello, Costantino, Casey, Donovan, Kislak, Cortvriend, Baginski, Blazejewski, Tanzi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE -- GENERAL PROVISIONS (Increases taxable wage base for employee contributions to TDI/TCI fund/individual benefit rates for eligible individuals/maximum caregiver weeks/creates new credit for low wage tax payers not income eligible to receive benefits. Effective 1/1/22.)

{LC1662/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 5833

BY  Carson, Cortvriend, Amore, Speakman, Caldwell, Casimiro, Fenton-Fung, Kislak, Craven, Fogarty

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Establishes the Rhode Island ombudsperson for special education to ensure school districts meet the minimum standards required to comply with an individualized education program for students with disabilities.)

{LC1455/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/24/2021)

03/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Resolution No. 5835

BY  Fenton-Fung, Casimiro, Place

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE RI OFFICE OF THE POSTSECONDARY COMMISSIONER (RIOPC) TO DEVELOP A POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN DYSLEXIA KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE

{LC1449/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/12/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/16/2021 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (03/17/2021)


 

House Bill No. 5839

BY  Quattrocchi, Place, Filippi, Nardone, Price

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION DYSLEXIA - THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL FOR DYSLEXIA ACT (Establishes a charter school for students with dyslexia.)

{LC1736/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 6069

BY  Williams, Alzate, Noret, Morales, Henries, Biah, Slater, Casey, Edwards, Hull

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97--THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Apprenticeship commission established.)

{LC2324/1}

03/03/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 6075

BY  Williams, Vella-Wilkinson, Baginski, Alzate, Fenton-Fung, Kazarian, Henries, Ajello, Casey, Edwards

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN (Extends the benefits given to eligible women under title XIX state plan commencing for twelve (12) months after one month post-birth.)

{LC2325/1}

03/03/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 6090

BY  Kazarian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE -- BENEFITS (Increases temporary caregiver benefits to six (6) weeks in a benefit year starting January 1, 2022 and would increase temporary caregiver benefits to eight (8) weeks in a benefit year beginning January 1, 2023.)

{LC2286/1}

03/03/2021 Introduced, referred to House Labor

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/09/2021 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (03/10/2021)

03/29/2021 Committee transferred to House Finance

Economic Well-Being Legislation

Senate Bill No. 1  as amended

BY  Quezada, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Cano, Miller, Gallo, Goldin, Valverde, Seveney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES (Gradually increase the minimum wage from eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, over 4 years.)

{LC548/1}

01/11/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor

01/22/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

01/22/2021 Meeting postponed (01/27/2021)

01/29/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/03/2021)

02/03/2021 Committee recommends passage

02/03/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (02/10/2021)

02/10/2021 Senate passed as amended (floor amendment)

02/11/2021 Referred to House Labor


 

Senate Bill No. 77

BY  Raptakis, F Lombardi, Paolino, Lombardo, Ciccone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES (Increases the minimum wage commencing January 1, 2022, in accordance with an amount equal to the total percentage increase in the consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for the Northeast Region for the four (4) previous fiscal years.)

{LC1263/1}

01/26/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor

01/29/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/03/2021)

02/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 121

BY  Kallman, Mack, Quezada, Ciccone, Cano, Euer, Acosta, Lawson, Valverde, DiMario

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

{LC934/1}

01/26/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


 

Senate Resolution No. 136

BY  Raptakis, F Lombardi, Paolino, Lombardo, Ciccone

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 May 4, 2021, and whose life would expire on January 4, 2022.)

{LC451/1}

01/26/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor

01/29/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/03/2021)

02/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 143

BY  Ciccone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS --MINIMUM WAGES (Provides increases to the minimum wage in 2021, 2022, and 2023 and implements a permanent formula to provide annual adjustments to the minimum wage thereafter.)

{LC1277/1}

01/26/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor

02/01/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/03/2021)

02/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 183

BY  Euer, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Cano, Mack, Kallman, Lombardo, Valverde, DiMario

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Imposes a moratorium on non-essential evictions/mortgage foreclosures during a state of emergency declared by the governor relating to residential property and establishes an eviction diversion program to resolve landlord-tenant eviction disputes.)

{LC513/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2021)

03/11/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 221

BY  Felag, Quezada, Euer, DiPalma, Bell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Increases the state earned-income credit as of January 1, 2022, to eighteen percent (18%) of the federal earned-income credit, not to exceed the amount of state income tax.)

{LC1179/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 223

BY  Anderson, Calkin, Mack, Mendes

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (Amends the current law so that monthly payments of child support (and payment of any arrearages) be exempt from income in determining an applicant's qualifications for The Rhode Island Works Program.)

{LC845/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

02/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/25/2021)

02/25/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 226

BY  Murray, Felag, Seveney, Euer, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Cano, Pearson, DiPalma

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (Provides for adjustments to the payment standard for cash assistance.)

{LC1612/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

02/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/25/2021)

02/25/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 349

(General Treasurer)

BY  Cano, Paolino, Felag, Euer, DiPalma, Gallo, Pearson, Miller, Goodwin, McCaffrey

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FINANCIAL LITERACY (Requires the council on elementary and secondary education, in consultation with the RI department of education, to develop and approve statewide academic standards for the instruction of consumer education in public high schools no later than 12/31/2021.)

{LC1995/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommends passage

04/08/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (04/13/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 453

(General Treasurer)

BY  Quezada, Euer, Goodwin, Calkin, Bell, Mack, Lawson, Kallman, Acosta, F 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.")

{LC2154/1}

03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Commerce


 

Senate Bill No. 561

BY  Kallman, Quezada, Ciccone, Goodwin, Mack, Acosta, Euer, Murray

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

{LC2263/1}

03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2021)

03/11/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

03/19/2021 Scheduled for consideration (03/25/2021)

03/25/2021 Committee recommends passage

03/26/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (03/30/2021)

03/30/2021 Senate read and passed

04/01/2021 Referred to House Municipal Government & Housing

04/02/2021 Scheduled for consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommends passage in concurrence

04/09/2021 Placed on House Calendar (04/13/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 689

BY  Mack, Calkin, Mendes, Euer

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- WAGES (Increases minimum wage on October 1, 2021, to $13, gradually increases future wages to $16 in 2023.)

{LC1454/1}

03/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Labor


 

House Bill No. 5013

BY  Slater

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, 2021.)

{LC220/1}

01/13/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 5073

BY  McNamara

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.)

{LC185/1}

01/22/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/02/2021 Committee transferred to House Education

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/24/2021)

03/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

03/26/2021 Scheduled for consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommends passage

04/02/2021 Placed on House Calendar (04/06/2021)

04/06/2021 House read and passed


 

House Resolution No. 5095

BY  Williams, Biah, Henries, Ranglin-Vassell, Ajello

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT GOVERNOR RAIMONDO ISSUE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS DUE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19), WHILE AT THE SAME TIME EXPLORING WAYS TO PROTECT LANDLORDS

{LC146/1}

01/22/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5130

BY  Bennett, Solomon

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES (Gradually increases the minimum wage from eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per hour to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour, over a four (4) year period.)

{LC625/1}

01/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House Labor

02/18/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/24/2021)

02/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5293

BY  Diaz, McNamara, Slater, Vella-Wilkinson, Perez, McLaughlin, Alzate, Felix, Tobon

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- DIVORCE AND SEPARATION--CHILD SUPPORT (Extends child support obligations for non-custodial parents beyond emancipation if the children are attending a 2 or 4 year college and still reside with the custodial parent until 22 years of age.)

{LC941/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/09/2021)

02/09/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5308

BY  Williams, Ajello, Vella-Wilkinson, Giraldo, Perez

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.)

{LC34/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/18/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/23/2021)

02/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5309

BY  Diaz, Slater, Perez, Giraldo, Felix, Fellela, Tobon, Kazarian, Batista

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Imposes a moratorium on non-essential evictions/mortgage foreclosures during a state of emergency declared by the governor relating to residential property and establishes an eviction diversion program to resolve landlord-tenant eviction disputes.)

{LC959/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5366

BY  O'Brien

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Raises the earned-income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to fifty percent (50%) for the tax years 2022 and beyond.)

{LC584/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 5442

BY  Morales, Vella-Wilkinson, Barros, Giraldo, Ackerman, Caldwell, McEntee, Henries, Alzate, Amore

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- TERMINATION OF SERVICE DURING PERIODS OF DECLARED EMERGENCIES (Imposes a moratorium on the termination of utility services throughout a limited period of any emergency declared by the governor, with special provisions related to emergencies related to health epidemics.)

{LC1366/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to House Corporations

02/18/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/22/2021)

02/22/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5683

BY  Handy, Kazarian, Barros, Williams, Diaz, Felix, Carson, Alzate, Giraldo, Speakman

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM (Reduces the eligibility requirement for many prospective members of the Rhode Island Works' Program making it easier for some to qualify for its benefits.)

{LC1769/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing (04/08/2021)

04/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5686

(General Treasurer)

BY  Barros, Morales, Handy, Messier, Alzate, Giraldo, Shanley, Fogarty, Kislak, Tobon

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

{LC1942/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 5931

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Carson, Donovan, Ajello, Hull, Potter, Alzate, Barros, Biah, Henries

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.)

{LC386/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 5938

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Ajello, Barros, Kislak, Fogarty, Cassar, Alzate, Henries

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS --MINIMUM WAGES (Provides increases to the minimum wage in 2021, 2022, and 2023 and implements a permanent formula to provide annual adjustments to the minimum wage thereafter.)

{LC1363/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House Labor

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/10/2021)

03/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5939

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Henries, Shekarchi, Bennett, Ajello, Fogarty, Cassar, Barros

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- WAGES (Increases the minimum wage by using an annual fixed amount until 1/1/25, where it reaches to $15 per hour, then raised annually thereafter by using the CPI-W. Also raises hourly minimum wage for employees receiving gratuities by using similar scale.)

{LC405/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House Labor

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/10/2021)

03/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5955

BY  Felix, Henries, Potter, Alzate, McGaw, Batista, Kazarian, Barros, Ranglin-Vassell, Giraldo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- FOOD SECURITY AND AGRICULTURE JOBS (Protects food security and creates agricultural jobs and opportunities with the goal of creating food security. Employs several mechanisms to do so, including the creation of the agriculture jobs bureau, to be located within the division of agriculture.)

{LC1362/1}

02/26/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

Education Legislation

Senate Bill No. 13  SUB A as amended

BY  Goodwin, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Gallo, Cano, Pearson, Bell, Goldin, Mack, Coyne

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Provides that the council on elementary and secondary education would not grant approval for the creation or expansion of any new charter school until after the 2022, 2023, 2024 school year.)

{LC433/A/1}

01/12/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

01/15/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

01/18/2021 Meeting postponed (01/20/2021)

01/18/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/27/2021)

01/26/2021 Proposed Substitute

01/27/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

02/02/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (02/10/2021)

02/10/2021 Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)

02/11/2021 Referred to House Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 31

BY  Seveney, Euer, DiPalma, Miller, Coyne, Goodwin

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

{LC368/1}

01/19/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

02/25/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2021)

03/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

04/02/2021 Scheduled for consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommends passage

04/08/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (04/13/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 33

BY  Goldin, DiMario

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.)

{LC745/1}

01/19/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 45

BY  Pearson, Cano, Gallo, Murray, Valverde, Archambault, DiMario, Anderson

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

{LC820/1}

01/19/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/08/2021)

04/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 73

(Attorney General)

BY  Ruggerio, Coyne, Goodwin, Gallo, Pearson, Euer, DiPalma

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - THE HAROLD M. METTS SCHOOL SAFETY ACT OF 2021 (Prohibits 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.)

{LC259/1}

01/19/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

04/08/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/12/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 76  as amended

BY  Gallo, Cano, Lawson, Euer, Pearson, Miller, McCaffrey, Sosnowski, Ruggerio, Seveney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Requires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 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.)

{LC1054/1}

01/26/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

02/25/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2021)

03/03/2021 Committee recommends passage

03/04/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (03/09/2021)

03/09/2021 Senate passed as amended (floor amendment)

03/10/2021 Referred to House Education


 

Senate Bill No. 85

BY  Seveney, Quezada, Pearson, Cano, DiPalma

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Requires that benchmarks specific to each local education authority (LEA) be developed by the department of education to improve cost controls, efficiencies and program effectiveness.)

{LC369/1}

01/26/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 90

BY  Cano, Murray, Pearson, Picard, Quezada, Lawson, Euer, Seveney, DiPalma, Calkin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Adds to the determination of the need to support high-need students the following factor: Whether the student is an English language learner as defined by the department of education's regulations.)

{LC836/1}

01/26/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 91

BY  Murray, Cano, Pearson, Picard, Burke, Acosta, Seveney, Rogers, Mendes, Mack

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Requires a review by the department of elementary and secondary education of the formula components used to compute the aid needed to support high need students.)

{LC835/1}

01/26/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5018

BY  J Lombardi

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.)

{LC247/1}

01/13/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

01/29/2021 Committee transferred to House Education

01/29/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/03/2021)

02/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5027

BY  McNamara

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (Incorporates SurveyWorks school climate indicators for evaluating the performance of LEAs and individual public schools.)

{LC150/1}

01/15/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

01/29/2021 Committee transferred to House Education

01/29/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/03/2021)

02/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5028

BY  Newberry, Amore, Carson, Noret, Kislak, Casimiro, Fenton-Fung

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE CIVIC LITERACY ACT (Requires the implementation of the civic literacy act for all students between the 8th and 12th grades.)

{LC524/1}

01/15/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

01/29/2021 Committee transferred to House Education

01/29/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/03/2021)

02/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

04/02/2021 Scheduled for consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommends passage

04/09/2021 Placed on House Calendar (04/15/2021)


 

House Bill No. 5067

BY  McNamara, Casimiro, Noret

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - THE PROMOTING ACCESS TO INCREASED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (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.)

{LC191/1}

01/22/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

01/29/2021 Committee transferred to House Education

01/29/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/03/2021)

02/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5069

BY  McNamara

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- EQUITABLE ACCESS FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (Requires all charter public schools actively recruit students from and in every district that the school is chartered to service and receive students from.)

{LC500/1}

01/22/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/02/2021 Committee transferred to House Education

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/10/2021)

02/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5071

BY  McNamara, Noret, Casimiro

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.)

{LC186/1}

01/22/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/02/2021 Committee transferred to House Education

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/10/2021)

02/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5073

BY  McNamara

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.)

{LC185/1}

01/22/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/02/2021 Committee transferred to House Education

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/24/2021)

03/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

03/26/2021 Scheduled for consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommends passage

04/02/2021 Placed on House Calendar (04/06/2021)

04/06/2021 House read and passed


 

House Bill No. 5076

BY  McNamara

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (Requires the principal at each school to provide an annual report on the number of graduating students and the number applying for admission to college or vocational training.)

{LC153/1}

01/22/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

01/29/2021 Committee transferred to House Education

01/29/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/03/2021)

02/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

04/09/2021 Scheduled for consideration (04/14/2021)

04/09/2021 Proposed Substitute


 

House Bill No. 5078

BY  McNamara

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Requires that prior to any suspension being issued to a student or pupil in grades K-5, inclusive, the school would implement an individual behavior plan (the "plan") for the student.)

{LC149/1}

01/22/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/02/2021 Committee transferred to House Education

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/10/2021)

02/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5079

BY  McNamara, Noret, Casimiro, Barros

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FUNDRAISING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS (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.)

{LC152/1}

01/22/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/02/2021 Committee transferred to House Education

02/18/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/24/2021)

02/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

03/01/2021 Scheduled for consideration (03/03/2021)

03/03/2021 Committee recommends passage

03/12/2021 Placed on House Calendar (03/16/2021)

03/16/2021 House read and passed


 

House Bill No. 5157

BY  Casimiro, Fenton-Fung, C Lima, Donovan, McNamara

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

{LC94/1}

01/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/02/2021 Committee transferred to House Education

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/10/2021)

02/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5159

BY  Casimiro, Noret, Fenton-Fung, Caldwell, Donovan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Designates physical, occupational, speech, and music therapies and behavioral health services as essential special services to be provided to students with disabilities during times of a declared emergency.)

{LC134/1}

01/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/02/2021 Committee transferred to House Education

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/10/2021)

02/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5193

BY  O'Brien, Corvese, Ajello, Biah, Kislak, Amore

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ESTABLISHMENT OF CHARTER SCHOOLS (Limits to the creation of new district charter schools, independent charter schools, and mayoral academy’s. Mandates state to not appropriate funding for charter schools.)

{LC691/1}

01/27/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/02/2021 Committee transferred to House Education

02/17/2021 Committee transferred to House Finance

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5208

BY  Serpa, O'Brien, Phillips, S Lima

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.)

{LC781/1}

01/27/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5211

BY  Casimiro, Donovan, McNamara, Amore, O'Brien

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).)

{LC1046/1}

01/27/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5216

BY  O'Brien, Corvese, Kazarian, Williams, McNamara, Ajello, Casimiro, Amore

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FUNDING OF CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Requires charter schools that disenroll or return a student to the sending prior to the end of an academic year, to return all public received by the charter school to educate that student for that academic year.)

{LC589/1}

01/27/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

Senate Bill No. 149

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.)

{LC1061/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 150

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.)

{LC1056/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

02/25/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2021)

03/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 153

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.)

{LC1060/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 179

BY  Bell, Valverde, Calkin, Goodwin, Goldin, Murray, Lawson, Kallman, Euer, Mendes

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.)

{LC285/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

02/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/25/2021)

02/25/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5224

BY  Shekarchi, Diaz, Amore, Baginski, Blazejewski, Kazarian, Potter, Felix, Biah, Batista

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Removes the requirement that the scholarship program cease with the enrollment of the high school graduating class of 2021 at the community college of Rhode Island.)

{LC1215/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing (04/06/2021)

04/06/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5229

BY  Amore, Alzate, Tanzi, Kislak

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.)

{LC179/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 5232

BY  McNamara, Amore, Noret, Casimiro

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FOUNDATION LEVEL SCHOOL SUPPORT (Extends the time period that schools have to commence construction to correct health and safety deficiencies in order to qualify for increased school housing aid.)

{LC754/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 5233

BY  Diaz, McNamara, Slater, Vella-Wilkinson, Alzate, Felix, Ajello, Tobon

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.)

{LC943/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/18/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/24/2021)

02/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5234

BY  Diaz, McNamara, Slater, Perez, Tobon

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.)

{LC939/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/18/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/24/2021)

02/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Resolution No. 5236

BY  McNamara, Amore, Noret, Casimiro

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO HELP STABILIZE COSTS AND OTHER FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH RHODE ISLAND'S CITIES' AND TOWNS' STUDENT TRANSPORTATION (Creates an 11 member commission to examine and provide recommendations to stabilize cities' and towns' student transportation costs and regulations, and who would report back to the House by January 4, 2022, and expire on April 4, 2022.)

{LC1105/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2021)

03/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5237

BY  McNamara, Amore, Noret, Casimiro, Potter, Baginski

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Amends the method of calculating state aid to education for the 2021-2022 school year only.)

{LC1104/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/24/2021 Committee transferred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 5238

BY  Diaz, McNamara, Vella-Wilkinson, Slater, Perez, Alzate, Biah, Ajello, Tobon, Batista

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.)

{LC940/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/18/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/24/2021)

02/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5239

BY  Diaz, Slater, Perez, Alzate, Felix, Biah, Ajello, Shallcross Smith, Tobon, Batista

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

{LC942/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/04/2021 Committee transferred to House Finance

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5350

BY  Amore, Alzate, Messier, Williams, Barros, Fogarty, Biah

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.)

{LC208/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/08/2021 Committee transferred to House Finance

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5352

BY  Cortvriend, Carson, Amore, Henries, Kazarian, Donovan, Kislak

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Creates the local advisory committee on special education, a majority of which shall be comprised of parents, guardians or caretakers of students with disabilities, to advise every school district on matters concerning students with disabilities.)

{LC474/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/24/2021)

03/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5353

BY  Cortvriend, Ruggiero, Carson, Amore, Tanzi, Solomon, Cassar, McGaw, Henries, Alzate

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

{LC677/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/02/2021 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (03/03/2021)

04/09/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/14/2021)


 

House Bill No. 5354

BY  O'Brien, Noret, Casimiro

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.)

{LC570/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/10/2021)

03/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5355

BY  O'Brien, Corvese

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

{LC605/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/10/2021)

03/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5367

BY  O'Brien, Corvese, McEntee, Craven, Costantino, Noret

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.)

{LC585/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Resolution No. 5421

BY  Messier, Kislak, Giraldo, Barros, Knight, Kazarian, Solomon, McNamara, Fellela, Fenton-Fung

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.)

{LC860/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House State Government & Elections

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/01/2021)

03/01/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5424

BY  Place, Chippendale, Nardone, 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 and room and board as long as they meet admission criteria of Rhode Island College)

{LC528/1}

02/08/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

03/10/2021 Withdrawn at sponsor's request


 

House Bill No. 5454

BY  Kazarian, O'Brien, Fogarty, Caldwell, Carson, Casimiro, Amore, Potter, Felix, Morales

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS, STATE FUNDED EXPENSES (Provides for an appropriation by the general assembly in the amount of two million dollars ($2,000,000) to the various school districts and municipalities to employ additional school resource officers.)

{LC865/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

02/11/2021 Withdrawn at sponsor's request


 

House Bill No. 5516

BY  Perez, Vella-Wilkinson, Williams, Cardillo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Authorizes Providence to have elected school committee effective July 1, 2025 subject to approval of electors at general / special election held prior to July 1, 2025)

{LC913/1}

02/12/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2021)

03/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

Senate Resolution No. 205

BY  Picard, Quezada, Cano, Lawson, Anderson

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.)

{LC1057/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/09/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/14/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 207

BY  DiPalma, Picard, Euer

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.)

{LC331/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 209

BY  Lawson, Gallo, Euer, Cano, Pearson, Picard, Sosnowski, DiPalma, Goldin, Quezada

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.)

{LC1537/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

02/25/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2021)

03/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 214

BY  Cano, Pearson, DiPalma, Kallman, Lawson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM (SEE TITLE 19 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Provides for a minimum standard for the public education system.)

{LC837/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 215

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.)

{LC1078/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 216

BY  Picard

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.)

{LC1070/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 217

BY  Sosnowski, Coyne, Seveney, Felag, Cano, Gallo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- STAFFING (Requires all public schools in grades kindergarten through twelve (12), to have at least one full-time certified school social worker for every four hundred (400) students.)

{LC1441/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/09/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/14/2021)


 

Senate Resolution No. 281

Resolution 130

BY  Gallo, 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

{LC1203/1}

02/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

03/11/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/17/2021)

03/17/2021 Committee recommends passage

03/19/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Senate read and passed


 

Senate Bill No. 282

BY  Quezada, Cano, Calkin, Kallman

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.)

{LC1329/1}

02/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/09/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/14/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 284

BY  Gallo, Lombardo, Picard, Seveney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (Establishes a group to develop a tuition formula for schools sending students to technical programs.)

{LC1202/1}

02/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 285

BY  Gallo, DiPalma, Seveney

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.)

{LC1217/1}

02/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

02/25/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2021)

03/03/2021 Committee recommends passage

03/04/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (03/09/2021)

03/09/2021 Senate read and passed

03/10/2021 Referred to House Education


 

Senate Bill No. 286

BY  Pearson, Gallo, Cano, Seveney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Direct the 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.)

{LC815/1}

02/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 287

BY  Gallo, Cano

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).)

{LC1201/1}

02/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

04/02/2021 Scheduled for consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommends passage

04/08/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (04/13/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 300

BY  Pearson, Valverde, Seveney

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.)

{LC818/1}

02/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/08/2021)

04/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 352

BY  DiMario, Valverde, DiPalma, Sosnowski, Goodwin, Goldin, Cano, Mack, Bell

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Provides that therapies and behavioral health services would be deemed essential special services that need to be provided to students with disabilities during times of a declared state of emergency.)

{LC1413/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/09/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/14/2021)


 

House Bill No. 5491

(General Treasurer)

BY  Ackerman, McNamara, Biah, Serpa, Giraldo, Filippi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FINANCIAL LITERACY (Requires the council on elementary and secondary education, in consultation with the Rhode Island department of education, to develop and approve statewide academic standards for the instruction of consumer education in public high schools.)

{LC925/1}

02/11/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5520

BY  J Lombardi, McGaw, Henries

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.)

{LC1692/1}

02/12/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2021)

03/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5522

BY  Amore, J Lombardi, Potter, Alzate, Giraldo, Morales

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- ACCESS TO ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (Establishes a process for CCRI, RIC and URI to accept for college credit an advanced placement subject test score of three (3) ("qualified") or better in an advanced placement course.)

{LC1342/1}

02/12/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/10/2021)

03/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5604

BY  Kislak, Donovan, Potter, Henries, Morales, Alzate, Felix, McGaw

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CURRICULUM (Requires courses in family life or sex education be taught in grades 6 -12 and be appropriate for students of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.)

{LC1605/1}

02/15/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2021)

03/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5605

BY  Chippendale, Filippi, Newberry, Nardone, Place

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - RHODE ISLAND PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP (Provides that the students with disabilities shall be eligible to participate in the state's promise scholarship program and provided with reasonable accommodations to access the opportunities.)

{LC1555/1}

02/15/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5840

BY  Quattrocchi, Place, Filippi, Nardone, Price

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

{LC1085/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5904

BY  Fenton-Fung, Casimiro, Place

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Requires health insurance contract plans or policies to provide coverage for up to ten (10) hours of neuropsychological evaluation for dyslexia if referred for such treatment by a licensed physician.)

{LC1448/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Corporations

03/12/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/16/2021)

03/16/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 6031

BY  Fogarty, Amore, Tanzi, Shallcross Smith, Hull, McEntee, Messier, McGaw, Donovan

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.)

{LC199/1}

02/26/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

House Resolution No. 5835

BY  Fenton-Fung, Casimiro, Place

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE RI OFFICE OF THE POSTSECONDARY COMMISSIONER (RIOPC) TO DEVELOP A POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN DYSLEXIA KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE

{LC1449/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/12/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/16/2021 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (03/17/2021)


 

House Bill No. 5839

BY  Quattrocchi, Place, Filippi, Nardone, Price

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION DYSLEXIA - THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL FOR DYSLEXIA ACT (Establishes a charter school for students with dyslexia.)

{LC1736/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5833

BY  Carson, Cortvriend, Amore, Speakman, Caldwell, Casimiro, Fenton-Fung, Kislak, Craven, Fogarty

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Establishes the Rhode Island ombudsperson for special education to ensure school districts meet the minimum standards required to comply with an individualized education program for students with disabilities.)

{LC1455/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/24/2021)

03/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5699

BY  Williams, Alzate, Barros, Hull, Amore, Henries, Biah, Batista, Abney, Morales

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Establishes "Increasing Opportunities for Teachers of Color Act".)

{LC2113/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/28/2021 Committee transferred to House Finance

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 287

BY  Gallo, Cano

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).)

{LC1201/1}

02/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

04/02/2021 Scheduled for consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommends passage

04/08/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (04/13/2021)


 

House Bill No. 5931

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Carson, Donovan, Ajello, Hull, Potter, Alzate, Barros, Biah, Henries

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.)

{LC386/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 5697

BY  Williams, Hull, Alzate, Barros, Henries, Biah, Abney, Morales, Giraldo, Cassar

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- AFRICAN HERITAGE HISTORY EDUCATION (Requires implementation of education courses in African American history in elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island commencing in the 2022-2023 school year.)

{LC1597/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/10/2021)

03/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5826

BY  Biah, Baginski, Alzate, Hull, Diaz, Williams, Amore, Henries, McNamara, Batista

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP (Allows students who are legally unable to complete the FAFSA to complete a comparable form created by the college.)

{LC1463/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/24/2021)

03/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5827

BY  McNamara, Diaz

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEE AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Requires the RIDE in coordination with the department of the attorney general to collect all public data concerning the use of force, arrest, and referrals to law enforcement or courts in different categories with a reasonable explanation.)

{LC1836/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/24/2021)

03/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5829

BY  Biah, Diaz, Baginski, Alzate, Williams, Hull, Amore, Henries, McNamara, Batista

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFICATION OF TEACHERS (Mandates RIDE to provide regulations to streamline the English Second Language (ESL) and/or English Language Learner (ELL) teaching certificate.)

{LC1657/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/24/2021)

03/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5834

BY  McNamara, Bennett, S Lima, Alzate, Shanley

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- COVID RECOVERY PLANS (Directs all school districts to prepare district recovery plans, which would include strategies and targets for students, to address losses in both academic and social-emotional learning.)

{LC1829/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/24/2021)

03/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5837

BY  Morales, Amore, Alzate, Ranglin-Vassell, Giraldo, Caldwell, Felix

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- BILITERACY SEAL (Allows high school students receiving state Silver/Gold Seal of Biliteracy to earn 2 to 4 semesters of college credit toward minor/major in language at public university/community college if requested within 3 yrs. after high school graduation.)

{LC1521/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5838

BY  Morales, Amore, Ranglin-Vassell, Alzate, Giraldo, Felix

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Establishes concurrent enrollment courses for students enrolled in accelerated world language courses thereby allowing the students to earn credits towards a degree at a state university while contemporaneously earning credits towards high school diploma.)

{LC1802/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5841

BY  Place, Quattrocchi, Chippendale, Nardone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CHARTER SCHOOLS (Allows charter schools to engage in nontraditional approaches to learning which must be approved by the department of education.)

{LC1772/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5933

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Hull, Ajello, Fogarty, Potter, Alzate, Barros, Biah, Henries

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Requires school districts to provide for alternative programs within the school to reduce the number of out-of-school suspensions.)

{LC413/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education


 

House Bill No. 5934

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Ajello, Fogarty, Alzate, Barros, Biah, Henries

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Requires all school districts to provide students enrolled in grades Kindergarten through twelve (K-12) access to high-speed Internet.)

{LC412/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

04/09/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/14/2021)


 

House Bill No. 5936

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Kislak, Barros, Biah, Henries

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.)

{LC407/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education


 

House Resolution No. 5937

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Fogarty, Kislak, Hull, Ajello, Alzate, Barros, Henries

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 8, 2022, and expire on May 8, 2022.)

{LC410/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/22/2021)

03/22/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 350

BY  Pearson, DiPalma, Cano, Gallo, Murray, Seveney, Rogers

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Modifies the amount of education aid determined for each school district with respect to high-need students.)

{LC829/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 351

BY  Pearson, DiPalma, Seveney, Rogers

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Requires department of elementary and secondary education to include amount of state and local share of education funding calculated for each local agency receiving state aid, requires cities and towns to appropriate sufficient funds to meet their share.)

{LC828/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/01/2021 Committee transferred to Senate Finance

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/08/2021)

04/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 353

BY  DiPalma, Pearson, Cano, Rogers, Seveney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Requires the general assembly to establish an education aid fund to be administered by the department of education for increases in enrollment of at least twenty five (25) students.)

{LC831/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

Senate Bill No. 354

BY  de la Cruz, Morgan, Paolino, Raptakis

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE CIVIC LITERACY ACT (Requires the implementation of the civic literacy act for all students between the 8th and 12th grades.)

{LC1929/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 355

BY  Quezada, Pearson

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

{LC1340/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/09/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/14/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 373

BY  Pearson, DiPalma, Seveney, Gallo, Murray

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Amends the local share of education funding to be paid to charter public schools based on a comparison of performance data between the specific school from which the student is coming and the specific charter school that will be receiving the student.)

{LC830/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/08/2021)

04/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 6069

BY  Williams, Alzate, Noret, Morales, Henries, Biah, Slater, Casey, Edwards, Hull

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97--THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Apprenticeship commission established.)

{LC2324/1}

03/03/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 6070

BY  Morgan, Nardone, Roberts

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – CURRICULUM (Prohibits teaching of divisive concepts, mandates any contract, grant or training entered into by state or municipality include provisions prohibiting divisive concepts and prohibit making individual feel distress on account of their race or sex.)

{LC1895/1}

03/03/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 465

BY  McCaffrey

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE -- SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 - THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT (Provides that the public schools shall be responsible for attendance data monitoring and detection of emergent truant behavior.)

{LC2315/1}

03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/10/2021)

03/10/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 462

BY  Cano, Murray, Anderson, Acosta, Bell, Calkin, Ciccone, Mack, Valverde

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.)

{LC1998/1}

03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

03/11/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/17/2021)

03/17/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 461

BY  Cano, Seveney, Pearson, Murray, Gallo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - STATE AID (Establishes a process for reporting violations relating to the nonpayment of tuition between local education agencies (LEAs) within 30 days and a process to reallocate tuition for students transferring from one LEA to another as of Feb. 1 of each year.)

{LC2274/1}

03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 458

BY  Mack, Bell, Quezada, Acosta, Kallman, Calkin, Anderson, DiMario, Valverde, Lawson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- AFRICAN HERITAGE HISTORY EDUCATION (Requires implementation of education courses in African American history in elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island commencing in the 2022-2023 school year.)

{LC2232/1}

03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/09/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/14/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 456

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

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Creates Rhode Island School Security Committee for school security.)

{LC2258/1}

03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/08/2021 Committee transferred to Senate Judiciary

04/08/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/12/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 571

BY  Murray, Pearson, Cano, Paolino, Gallo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT (Removes funding requirement from department of elementary and secondary education.)

{LC2370/1}

03/11/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 577

BY  Cano, DiMario, Quezada, Calkin, Anderson, Murray, Pearson, Miller, Euer, DiPalma

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).)

{LC2355/1}

03/11/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/08/2021)

04/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 585

BY  Raptakis, Rogers, Archambault, Paolino, Morgan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- FOUNDATION LEVEL SCHOOL SUPPORT (Provides that in determining local school aid, the state would annually provide each community no less than an amount equal to the aid given in the preceding fiscal year.)

{LC2046/1}

03/11/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/08/2021)

04/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 574

BY  Pearson, Cano, Lawson, Gallo, DiPalma, Quezada, Murray, Seveney, Valverde

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT FUND (Provides for a one-time appropriation of $1,000,000 and an annual appropriation thereafter to Rhode Island College providing to teachers at no costs to them certification and educational programs who teach students who don't speak English.)

{LC2328/1}

03/11/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/08/2021)

04/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 6140

BY  Amore, Fogarty, O'Brien, Cortvriend, Kazarian, Henries, Cassar

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.)

{LC176/1}

03/17/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 638

BY  Morgan, Lombardo, de la Cruz

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Categorizes women by their biological identity at birth rather than their gender identity for purpose of organized sports.)

{LC1969/1}

03/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

Senate Bill No. 637

BY  Murray, Euer, Kallman, Cano

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.)

{LC1871/1}

03/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 636

BY  Pearson, Cano, Gallo, Lawson, DiMario, Euer

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND HOPE SCHOLARSHIP ACT (Establishes the Rhode Island hope scholarship act to provide up to the cost of two (2) years of tuition costs and mandatory fees for eligible students in hopes to increase the numbers for enrollment and graduation.)

{LC2265/1}

03/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

House Bill No. 6149

BY  Place, Chippendale, Hull

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Establishes an education savings account whereby the General Treasurer may assist and support parents, guardians and caretakers of a school age child learning at home or remotely with materials, technology and other educational support.)

{LC2510/1}

03/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Health & Dental Legislation

Senate Bill No. 3

BY  Sosnowski, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Gallo, Felag, Coyne, Lawson, Cano, Acosta, DiPalma

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Prohibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member.)

{LC417/1}

01/11/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

01/11/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/14/2021)

01/14/2021 Committee recommends passage

01/19/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (01/26/2021)

01/26/2021 Senate read and passed

01/27/2021 Referred to House H.E.W.

02/02/2021 Committee transferred to House Health & Human Services


 

Senate Bill No. 4  SUB A as amended

BY  Miller, Goldin, Valverde, Goodwin, Felag, Coyne, Burke, Cano, Seveney, Lawson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- THE TELEMEDICINE COVERAGE ACT (Amends the provisions of the telemedicine coverage act and provide coverage for telemedicine under Rhode Island Medicaid.)

{LC597/A/2}

01/11/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

01/11/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/14/2021)

01/13/2021 Proposed Substitute

01/14/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

01/19/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (01/26/2021)

01/26/2021 Senate voted to recommit to Senate Health and Human Services

02/05/2021 Scheduled for consideration (02/11/2021)

02/10/2021 Proposed Substitute

02/11/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

02/12/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (02/23/2021)

02/23/2021 Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)

02/26/2021 Referred to House Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 5  SUB A

BY  Miller, Pearson, Lawson, Kallman, Lombardo, Mack, DiPalma, Quezada, Euer, Bell

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.)

{LC360/A/1}

01/11/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

01/11/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (01/14/2021)

01/13/2021 Proposed Substitute

01/14/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

01/19/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (01/26/2021)

01/26/2021 Senate passed Sub A

01/27/2021 Referred to House H.E.W.

02/02/2021 Committee transferred to House Health & Human Services


 

Senate Bill No. 304

BY  Archambault, Euer, Lombardo, McCaffrey, Valverde

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- UNANTICIPATED OUT-OF-NETWORK BILLS FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES (Protects people with health insurance from surprise medical bills for emergency and other services by requiring a non-participating health care provider to bill an insured party only for a co-payment, or deductible.)

{LC1051/1}

02/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services


 

Senate Bill No. 324

BY  Gallo, 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.)

{LC1219/1}

02/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/24/2021)

03/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 327

BY  Lawson, McCaffrey, Miller, Cano, Quezada, Sosnowski, DiMario, Euer, Murray, Ciccone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SUGARY DRINKS TAX (Imposes a tax of .015 cents/per oz on the sale of bottled sugary drinks/syrups/powders from which a sugary drink may be derived with tax collected deposited into the Retail SNAP Incentive Fund effective 1/1/22.)

{LC2083/1}

02/22/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

House Bill No. 5067

BY  McNamara, Casimiro, Noret

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - THE PROMOTING ACCESS TO INCREASED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT (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.)

{LC191/1}

01/22/2021 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

01/29/2021 Committee transferred to House Education

01/29/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/03/2021)

02/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5366

BY  O'Brien

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Raises the earned-income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to fifty percent (50%) for the tax years 2022 and beyond.)

{LC584/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 5371

BY  Casimiro, Alzate, Kazarian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- HEALTHY BEVERAGE ACT (Creates the "Healthy Beverage Act" which would require restaurants that offer children’s meals that include a beverage, to provide a healthy beverage as part of the meal.)

{LC125/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/01/2021)

03/01/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5394

BY  Cortvriend, Ruggiero, Shekarchi, Bennett, Handy, Cassar, McGaw, Henries, Kislak

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.)

{LC480/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/18/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/23/2021)

02/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

04/09/2021 Scheduled for consideration (04/13/2021)


 

House Bill No. 5438

BY  Vella-Wilkinson, Blazejewski, Kazarian, Shanley, Solomon, Tobon, Williams

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS (Provides that health insurance contributions made by enrollees for cost sharing requirements include those amounts paid by the enrollee or another person on behalf of the enrollee.)

{LC1591/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to House Corporations

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/02/2021)

03/02/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5441

BY  Speakman, Casey, Ruggiero, Donovan, Kislak, Morales

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.)

{LC1140/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to House Corporations

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

02/28/2021 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (03/02/2021)

02/28/2021 Committee transferred to House Health & Human Services

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/08/2021)

03/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5448

BY  McGaw, Felix, Kislak, Alzate, Potter, J Lombardi, McEntee, Tanzi, Ruggiero

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAID EMPLOYER ASSESSMENT (Creates a Medicaid employees assessment and would require all for profit employers with more than 300 employees to compensate the state 10% of each of their employees' wages, capped of $1500, who are enrolled in Medicaid.)

{LC236/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

04/09/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/15/2021)


 

House Bill No. 5449

BY  McGaw, Morales, Henries, Cortvriend, Potter, Tanzi, Batista, Felix, Baginski, Alzate

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE (Requires auditor general to conduct audit of Medicaid programs administered by MCOs.)

{LC238/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 5461

BY  Edwards, Kennedy, Tobon

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Requires that a participant or beneficiary incur no greater out-of-pocket costs for emergency services than they would have incurred with an in-network provider other than in-network cost sharing.)

{LC719/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/08/2021)

03/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5464

BY  Williams, Messier, Ajello, Vella-Wilkinson, Felix, Alzate

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTH CARE FACILITIES (Mandates a patient shall not be denied appropriate care on the basis of age/sex/gender identity/sexual orientation, race/color/marital status/familial status/disability/religion/national origin/source of income/source of payment or profession.)

{LC169/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/08/2021)

03/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5628

BY  Morales, Ranglin-Vassell, Potter, McGaw, Tanzi, Henries, J Lombardi, Felix, Batista

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (Establishes a universal, comprehensive, affordable single-payer health care insurance program which shall be referred to as, "the Rhode Island Comprehensive Health Insurance Program" (RICHIP))

{LC686/1}

02/19/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 5633

BY  Cortvriend, Tanzi, Ruggiero, Kislak, Carson, Speakman, Ajello, Kazarian, Donovan, Fogarty

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- ORDINANCES (Allows cities and towns to create ordinances to regulate use and sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products.)

{LC1495/1}

02/19/2021 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing

03/08/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/11/2021 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (03/12/2021)

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/25/2021)

03/25/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5651

BY  Kislak, Speakman, Cassar, Donovan, Tanzi, Felix, Morales, Giraldo, Potter

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- 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.)

{LC233/1}

02/23/2021 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/08/2021)

03/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5716

BY  Caldwell, Baginski, Morales, Bennett, Ackerman, Donovan, Amore

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IN PHARMACIES (Prohibits the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies and provides for a civil penalty of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for each violation.)

{LC2036/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services

03/12/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/16/2021)

03/16/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5763

BY  Kazarian, Kislak, Fogarty, Alzate, Potter, Casimiro, Henries, Handy, Felix, McGaw

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Prohibits insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member.)

{LC1446/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Corporations

02/28/2021 Committee transferred to House Health & Human Services

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/08/2021)

03/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5772

BY  Potter, Cassar, Baginski, Morales, Cortvriend, Kislak, McGaw, Tanzi, Giraldo, Ajello

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND HEALTH CARE REFORM ACT OF 2004--HEALTH INSURANCE OVERSIGHT (Requires the health insurance commissioner to adopt a uniform set of medical criteria for prior authorization and create a required form to be used by a health insurer.)

{LC1740/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Corporations

03/12/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/16/2021)

03/16/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

Senate Bill No. 379

BY  Mack, Calkin, Mendes, Anderson, Acosta, Bell, Euer, Valverde, DiMario, Miller

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- MEDICAL ASSISTANCE (Requires auditor general to conduct audit of Medicaid programs administered by MCOs.)

{LC1412/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/01/2021)

04/01/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 386

BY  Lawson, Goodwin, DiMario, Murray, Euer, Cano, Coyne, Sosnowski, Kallman, Burke

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.)

{LC1550/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/24/2021)

03/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 430

BY  Goodwin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN (Extends the benefits given to eligible women under title XIX state plan commencing for twelve (12) months after one month post-birth.)

{LC1962/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/24/2021)

03/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 576

BY  Cano, DiMario, Quezada, Calkin, Anderson, Goldin, Murray, Miller, Euer, DiPalma

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -– HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN (Expands the Rite Track Program to provide health care coverage to children up to age nineteen (19) funded by federal funds, if available, or if not available, by state funds.)

{LC2353/1}

03/11/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 638

BY  Morgan, Lombardo, de la Cruz

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Categorizes women by their biological identity at birth rather than their gender identity for purpose of organized sports.)

{LC1969/1}

03/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education


 

House Bill No. 5706

BY  Phillips, Carson, Serpa, Fellela, Casey, S Lima

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (Provides that school forms pertaining to vaccination requirements include information about religious and medical exemptions.)

{LC1355/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services

03/12/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/16/2021)

03/16/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5715

BY  Barros, Messier, Morales, Handy, Alzate, Shanley, Fogarty, Carson, Amore, Kislak

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- SUGARY DRINKS (Creates a tax on sugary drinks with the intent of discouraging excessive consumption of those beverages and would create a dedicated revenue source for programs designed to benefit public health.)

{LC1573/1}

02/24/2021 Introduced, referred to House Health & Human Services

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

02/26/2021 Committee postponed at request of sponsor (03/01/2021)

02/26/2021 Committee transferred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 5929

BY  Ranglin-Vassell, Cassar, Kislak, Donovan, Diaz, Ajello, Cortvriend, Carson, Speakman, Knight

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. Effective 7/1/22.)

{LC2088/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

04/09/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/14/2021)

Housing & Homelessness Legislation

Senate Bill No. 121

BY  Kallman, Mack, Quezada, Ciccone, Cano, Euer, Acosta, Lawson, Valverde, DiMario

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

{LC934/1}

01/26/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


 

Senate Bill No. 149

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.)

{LC1061/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 153

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.)

{LC1060/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 183

BY  Euer, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Cano, Mack, Kallman, Lombardo, Valverde, DiMario

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Imposes a moratorium on non-essential evictions/mortgage foreclosures during a state of emergency declared by the governor relating to residential property and establishes an eviction diversion program to resolve landlord-tenant eviction disputes.)

{LC513/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2021)

03/11/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 229

BY  DiPalma, Picard, Burke

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION – REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX (Increases the housing resources restricted receipts account by $.60 previously retained for state use.)

{LC1246/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2021)

03/04/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 365

BY  Kallman, Murray, Goodwin, Cano, Ruggerio, Euer, Acosta, Seveney, Mack

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX (Provides that a portion of the real estate conveyance tax be apportioned to a newly established restricted receipt account known as the housing production fund.)

{LC1610/1}

02/25/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/04/2021)

03/04/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 510

BY  Euer

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Amends the "residential landlord and tenant act" to require a landlord, prior to agreement, to deliver a valid certificate of rental suitability.)

{LC639/1}

03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


 

Senate Bill No. 528

BY  Mack, Acosta, Mendes, Anderson, Calkin, Bell, Kallman, DiMario, Quezada, Cano

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

{LC2106/1}

03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2021)

03/11/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 561

BY  Kallman, Quezada, Ciccone, Goodwin, Mack, Acosta, Euer, Murray

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

{LC2263/1}

03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2021)

03/11/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

03/19/2021 Scheduled for consideration (03/25/2021)

03/25/2021 Committee recommends passage

03/26/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (03/30/2021)

03/30/2021 Senate read and passed

04/01/2021 Referred to House Municipal Government & Housing

04/02/2021 Scheduled for consideration (04/07/2021)

04/07/2021 Committee recommends passage in concurrence

04/09/2021 Placed on House Calendar (04/13/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 563

BY  Kallman, Mack, Seveney, Cano, Valverde, DiMario, Goldin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RHODE ISLAND FAIR HOUSING PRACTICES ACT (Amends the definition of sexual orientation. Allows cases in superior court. Allows mediation prior to superior court case. Prohibits court order unless attorney fee waiver is signed. Repeals exemptions to sexual discrimination.)

{LC2345/1}

03/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/11/2021)

03/11/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Resolution No. 5095

BY  Williams, Biah, Henries, Ranglin-Vassell, Ajello

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT GOVERNOR RAIMONDO ISSUE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER IMPOSING A MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS DUE TO THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19), WHILE AT THE SAME TIME EXPLORING WAYS TO PROTECT LANDLORDS

{LC146/1}

01/22/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5257  as amended

BY  Williams, Knight, Morales, Biah, Giraldo, Speakman, Henries, Potter, Barros, Batista

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

{LC77/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/11/2021)

02/11/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

02/18/2021 Scheduled for consideration (02/25/2021)

02/25/2021 Committee recommends passage

02/26/2021 Placed on House Calendar (03/02/2021)

03/02/2021 House passed as amended (floor amendment)

03/09/2021 Referred to Senate Judiciary

04/02/2021 Scheduled for consideration (04/08/2021)

04/08/2021 Committee recommends passage as amended in concurrence

04/09/2021 Placed on Senate Calendar (04/13/2021)


 

House Bill No. 5268

BY  Diaz, Slater

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND SALESPERSONS (Requires applicants to pass test to include topics on fair housing and requires 24 hours of continuing education.)

{LC869/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Corporations

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/08/2021)

02/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5309

BY  Diaz, Slater, Perez, Giraldo, Felix, Fellela, Tobon, Kazarian, Batista

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Imposes a moratorium on non-essential evictions/mortgage foreclosures during a state of emergency declared by the governor relating to residential property and establishes an eviction diversion program to resolve landlord-tenant eviction disputes.)

{LC959/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5389

BY  Alzate, Speakman, Kazarian, Williams, Fogarty

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. Effective July 1, 2022.)

{LC916/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/02/2021)

03/02/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5391

BY  Alzate, Speakman, Kazarian, Williams, Fogarty, Place

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Provides for the sealing and unsealing of court files in residential eviction proceedings. Effective 1/1/2022.)

{LC919/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/02/2021)

03/02/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5442

BY  Morales, Vella-Wilkinson, Barros, Giraldo, Ackerman, Caldwell, McEntee, Henries, Alzate, Amore

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- TERMINATION OF SERVICE DURING PERIODS OF DECLARED EMERGENCIES (Imposes a moratorium on the termination of utility services throughout a limited period of any emergency declared by the governor, with special provisions related to emergencies related to health epidemics.)

{LC1366/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to House Corporations

02/18/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/22/2021)

02/22/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5456

BY  Slater

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION – REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX (Increases the housing resources restricted receipts account by $.60 previously retained for state use.)

{LC1157/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

04/08/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/13/2021)


 

House Resolution No. 5950

Resolution 139

BY  Shekarchi, Blazejewski

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE ENTIRE AREA OF LAND USE, PRESERVATION, DEVELOPMENT, HOUSING, ENVIRONMENT, AND REGULATION (Creates a legislative commission to study the entire areas of land use, preservation, production, development, housing, environment and regulation, and would report back to the House of Representatives on or before 4/30/22 and would expire on 6/30/22.)

{LC1761/1}

02/26/2021 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing

03/08/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/12/2021)

03/12/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

03/12/2021 Scheduled for consideration (03/18/2021)

03/18/2021 Committee recommends passage

03/19/2021 Placed on House Calendar (03/25/2021)

03/25/2021 House read and passed


 

House Bill No. 5951

BY  Shekarchi, Blazejewski

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF COMMERCE (Creates a deputy secretary of commerce and housing within the executive office of commerce to oversee housing initiatives and develop a housing plan.)

{LC2089/1}

02/26/2021 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing

03/05/2021 Committee transferred to House Finance

04/08/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/13/2021)


 

House Resolution No. 5953  SUB A

Resolution 140

BY  Speakman, Shekarchi, Kislak, Morales, Potter, Alzate, Williams, Knight, Donovan, Henries

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSING ACT (Creates a 17 member commission to study implementation of the Low and Moderate Income Housing Act, and who would report back to the House of Representatives by December 16, 2021, and expire on April 17, 2022.)

{LC2108/A/1}

02/26/2021 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing

03/08/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/12/2021)

03/12/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

03/12/2021 Scheduled for consideration (03/18/2021)

03/15/2021 Proposed Substitute

03/18/2021 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

03/19/2021 Placed on House Calendar (03/25/2021)

03/25/2021 House passed Sub A


 

House Bill No. 5956

BY  Kazarian, Solomon, Fogarty, Alzate, Chippendale, Henries, Edwards, Kislak, McGaw, Potter

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES -- POWERS DURING STATE OF EMERGENCY (Grants chairman of PUC and DPUC emergency powers during governor declared emergencies for restoration of all utility services.)

{LC867/1}

02/26/2021 Introduced, referred to House Corporations

03/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/23/2021)

03/23/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 6073

BY  Henries, J Lombardi, Alzate, Morales

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY – RESIDENTIAL RENT AND MORTGAGE CANCELLATION ACT OF 2021 (Forgives rent for tenants and mortgage payments for small homeowners from the date of a declared health emergency by the governor until the expiration of ninety (90) days after the governor declares that the state of emergency has ended.)

{LC682/1}

03/03/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 6074

BY  Henries, Morales, J Lombardi, Kazarian, Cortvriend, Ranglin-Vassell, Felix, Alzate, Amore

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HOUSING CONSTRUCTION (Creates the housing jobs department and a series of other initiatives designed to create jobs in housing construction, specifically affordable and low-income housing, green and solar energy jobs and programs for low-income individuals.)

{LC1159/1}

03/03/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 6087

BY  Fellela, Noret, McLaughlin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (Modifies the summons for reasons other than nonpayment of rent to add a certificate of service section and provides for posting of summons and complaint on tenant's dwelling door. Effective January 1, 2022.)

{LC2282/1}

03/03/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

Senate Bill No. 581

BY  Mack, Calkin, Mendes, Burke, Acosta, Bell, Euer

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE - STATE BUDGET (Requires the proposed state budget to include a specific proposed expenditure for affordable housing.)

{LC1169/1}

03/11/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 582

BY  Euer, Murray, DiPalma

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – FOUNDATION LEVEL SCHOOL SUPPORT [SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT] (Provides districts with free and reduced lunch populations above 20% have their minimum housing aid share increased to 40% for projects completed after July 1, 2020 and school housing aid ratio increased to 5% if completed by December 30, 2027.)

{LC2357/1}

03/11/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/08/2021)

04/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 606

BY  Mack

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- HOUSING MAINTENANCE AND OCCUPANCY CODE (Landlords responsible to tenants if tenants evicted due to landlord neglect and allows municipality to place lien on property.)

{LC1323/1}

03/11/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/12/2021 Withdrawn at sponsor's request


 

Senate Bill No. 668

BY  Mack

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY – RESIDENTIAL RENT AND MORTGAGE CANCELLATION ACT OF 2021 (Forgives rent for tenants and mortgage payments for small homeowners from the date of a declared health emergency by the governor until the expiration of ninety (90) days after the governor declares that the state of emergency has ended.)

{LC2244/1}

03/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


 

House Bill No. 5591

BY  J Lombardi, Henries

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- EMERGENCY SHELTERS (Establishes rules and procedures for licensing emergency shelters, including setting minimum standards and prohibiting the charging of fees to the residents.)

{LC1691/1}

02/12/2021 Introduced, referred to House Municipal Government & Housing

02/28/2021 Committee transferred to House State Government & Elections

03/12/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/15/2021)

03/15/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 6121

(Governor)

BY  Abney

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

{LC2461/1}

03/11/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

Juvenile Justice Legislation

Senate Bill No. 188

(Attorney General)

BY  McCaffrey, Goodwin, Miller, Euer, Lombardi, Kallman, Archambault, Valverde, DiMario, DiPalma

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT (Amends the uniform controlled substances act and reclassifies simple possession of ten grams (10g) or less of certain controlled substances as a misdemeanor punishable as a two (2) year misdemeanor rather than a felony.)

{LC1093/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary


 

House Bill No. 5144

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

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINALS -- CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS -- PAROLE (Makes minors who were sentenced as adults, eligible for parole after serving fifteen (15) years of a sentence and would not apply to those serving life without parole and would apply to those prisoners whose offenses were committed after 1/1/91.)

{LC129/1}

01/25/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/03/2021)

03/03/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5367

BY  O'Brien, Corvese, McEntee, Craven, Costantino, Noret

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.)

{LC585/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 5384

BY  Vella-Wilkinson, Williams, Kazarian, Shanley, Casimiro

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT (Reclassifies certain simple possession of drugs as misdemeanor instead of a felony.)

{LC796/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/09/2021)

03/09/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Safety Legislation

Senate Bill No. 73

(Attorney General)

BY  Ruggerio, Coyne, Goodwin, Gallo, Pearson, Euer, DiPalma

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - THE HAROLD M. METTS SCHOOL SAFETY ACT OF 2021 (Prohibits 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.)

{LC259/1}

01/19/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

04/08/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/12/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 176

BY  de la Cruz, Rogers, Paolino, F Lombardi, Lombardo, Morgan, Ciccone, Raptakis

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Amends the definition of firearms to include tasers, as well as define taser and stun gun.)

{LC271/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

04/08/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/12/2021)


 

Senate Resolution No. 186

BY  Bell, Valverde, Calkin, Goodwin, Goldin, Murray, Lawson, Kallman, Mendes, Mack

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 8, 2022, and expire on May 8, 2022.)

{LC1184/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

02/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/25/2021)

02/25/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 191

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

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE GENERALLY - CAUSES OF ACTION (Provides for a cause of action against an individual or entity that prohibits the possession of firearms on real property, except residences, by an individual that is authorized and licensed to carry a firearm.)

{LC263/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

04/08/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/12/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 507

BY  Rogers, Raptakis, de la Cruz, Lombardo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Permits Rhode Island residents, twenty-one (21) years of age or older, to carry a concealed handgun, without a permit.)

{LC2252/1}

03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

04/08/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/12/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 508

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

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows an individual to lawfully possess a device that would silence the sound of a natural report of a rifle or shotgun to hunt game, as long as the host rifle or shotgun is allowed.)

{LC2255/1}

03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

04/08/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/12/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 509

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

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows reciprocal concealed carry permits from out of state to be valid in Rhode Island, which is either authorized by the attorney general or subject to other reciprocal restrictions.)

{LC2256/1}

03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

04/08/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/12/2021)


 

House Bill No. 5270

BY  Diaz, McNamara, Slater, Perez, Giraldo, Felix, Biah, Tobon, S Lima, Abney

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- HOTELS--HUMAN TRAFFICKING REPORTING AND PREVENTION ACT (Creates the Human Trafficking Reporting and Prevention Act applicable to hotels, requiring them to educate their employees about identifying, reporting and preventing human trafficking, on their premises.)

{LC947/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Corporations

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/08/2021)

02/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5305

BY  Williams, Knight, Alzate, Batista, Giraldo, Morales, Henries

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES (Driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.)

{LC71/1}

01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/12/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/17/2021)

03/17/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5381

BY  Williams, Batista, Giraldo, Caldwell, Morales

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Requires firearm sellers to require purchaser to execute medical authorization/release form for release of records relating to addiction/alcoholism/mental health illness for a period of five (5) years.)

{LC30/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/15/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/19/2021)

03/19/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5386

(Attorney General)

BY  Knight, Caldwell, Craven, McEntee, Speakman, Blazejewski, Carson, Amore, Kazarian, Williams

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Prohibits obtaining/purchasing/transferring a firearm on behalf of another person if other person prohibited from possessing firearm with increase in penalties for those offenses and applications amended to state number of firearms purchased.)

{LC1017/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/15/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/19/2021)

03/19/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5393

BY  Cortvriend, Tanzi, Noret, Hawkins, Bennett, Hull, Cassar, Fogarty, Craven, Casey

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – COMMISSION ON STANDARDS AND TRAINING (Requires training/instructions for police officers/trainees to identify persons with cognitive/communication disabilities and to develop law enforcement responses and training for police investigating such complaints.)

{LC871/1}

02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/09/2021)

03/09/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5454

BY  Kazarian, O'Brien, Fogarty, Caldwell, Carson, Casimiro, Amore, Potter, Felix, Morales

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS, STATE FUNDED EXPENSES (Provides for an appropriation by the general assembly in the amount of two million dollars ($2,000,000) to the various school districts and municipalities to employ additional school resource officers.)

{LC865/1}

02/10/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

02/11/2021 Withdrawn at sponsor's request


 

House Bill No. 5553

(Attorney General/General Treasurer/Governor/Secretary of State)

BY  Caldwell, Knight, Blazejewski, Kazarian, Craven, McNamara, Batista, Felix, Ajello, McEntee

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Felony to store firearms unlocked.)

{LC1016/1}

02/12/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/15/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/19/2021)

03/19/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5554

(Attorney General/General Treasurer/ Governor/Secretary of State)

BY  Caldwell, Knight, Blazejewski, Kazarian, Craven, McNamara, Felix, Ajello, McEntee, Williams

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- LARGE CAPACITY FEEDING DEVICE BAN OF 2021 (Bans firearm magazines that hold ten (10) or more rounds.)

{LC1014/1}

02/12/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/15/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/19/2021)

03/19/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5555

(Attorney General/General Treasurer/Governor/Secretary of State)

BY  Kazarian, Diaz, Ajello, Ranglin-Vassell, Fogarty, Caldwell, Blazejewski, McEntee, Carson, Cortvriend

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.)

{LC912/1}

02/12/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/15/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/19/2021)

03/19/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5558

BY  Perez, Vella-Wilkinson, Williams, Cardillo, Corvese, Place

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows those persons with concealed carry permits issued by other states to carry upon their person weapons in Rhode Island provided that the issuing state recognizes and gives reciprocity to RI permit holders.)

{LC1114/1}

02/12/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/15/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/19/2021)

03/19/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5639

BY  Solomon

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Allows reciprocal concealed carry permits from out of state to be valid in Rhode Island, which is either authorized by the attorney general or subject to other reciprocal restrictions.)

{LC1855/1}

02/22/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/15/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/19/2021)

03/19/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5969

(Attorney General)

BY  Felix, Knight, Tanzi, Cassar, Shanley, Caldwell, Batista, Craven, McEntee, Henries

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Defines rifle and shotguns as weapons and makes unlawful possession of a loaded rifle/shotgun in public with exceptions punishable up to five (5) years in prison or a $5,000 fine.)

{LC1018/1}

02/26/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/15/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/19/2021)

03/19/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5970

BY  Tanzi, Ajello, Ranglin-Vassell, Knight, Fogarty, Kislak, Amore, Henries, Batista, Donovan

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Increases the age from eighteen (18) to twenty-one (21) years for lawful sale of firearms or ammunition. Full-time law enforcement, state marshals and members of the U.S. military be exempt from these prohibitions.)

{LC1786/1}

02/26/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/15/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/19/2021)

03/19/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5971

BY  Noret, Casimiro, Vella-Wilkinson, Corvese, Alzate, Solomon, Craven, Casey, Place, C Lima

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Creates an appeal for applicants denied a concealed firearms permit/firearms transfer with the right to superior court hearing with all records deemed as non-public records.)

{LC1191/1}

02/26/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/15/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/19/2021)

03/19/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5972

BY  Chippendale, Quattrocchi, Place

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Permits Rhode Island residents, twenty-one (21) years of age or older, to carry a concealed handgun, without a permit.)

{LC1932/1}

02/26/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/15/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/19/2021)

03/19/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 6080

(Judiciary)

BY  Casimiro, Shanley, Noret, Hawkins

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.)

{LC2198/1}

03/03/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 6081

(Judiciary)

BY  Casimiro, Shanley, Hawkins, Noret

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS (Removes references to minors in certain sections relative to domestic assault protective orders as the family court currently has jurisdiction over protective orders involving minors.)

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03/03/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/31/2021)

03/31/2021 Committee recommended measur

 

Senate Bill No. 517

BY  Rogers, de la Cruz, Archambault, Ciccone, Lombardo, Raptakis

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Prohibits the sale or possession of firearm silencers unless the person complies with federal law in the sale, possession and use.)

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03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

04/08/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/12/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 522

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

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS -- ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS (Amends various laws related to firearms.)

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03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

04/08/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/12/2021)


 

Senate Bill No. 536

BY  Anderson, Calkin, DiMario, Bell, Quezada, Miller, McCaffrey, Cano, Mack

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.)

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03/04/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/29/2021)

03/29/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Resolution No. 705

BY  Goodwin

ENTITLED, JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION OF $400,000 FOR FAMILY SERVICE OF RHODE ISLAND TO OPERATE AND EXPAND THE GO TEAM RESPONSE PROGRAM (Joint Resolution to appropriate $400,000 for GO Team Response Program.)

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03/26/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

Senate Bill No. 727

(Judiciary)

BY  F Lombardi, Euer

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.)

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03/26/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/29/2021)

03/29/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 728

(Judiciary)

BY  Goodwin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- COURTS (Removes references to minors in certain sections relative to domestic assault protective orders as the family court currently has jurisdiction over protective orders involving minors.)

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03/26/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/26/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/29/2021)

03/29/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5557

BY  C Lima, Place

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Provides that any person eighteen (18) years of age who is issued a license may carry a stun gun. This act would also add "tasers" to the definition of "firearm" and would provide for an appeal process for denial of an application for a permit.)

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02/12/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/15/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/19/2021)

03/19/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 6146

BY  Knight, Caldwell, Speakman, Ajello, Batista

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Repeals authority to local authorities to issue concealed carry permits to, repeals provisions allowing minors to carry firearms, requires national background check for permit, repeals provisions allowing permits to be issued to law enforcement officers.)

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03/17/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary


 

House Bill No. 6147

(Attorney General)

BY  Shallcross Smith, Shekarchi, Ackerman, Ajello, Ruggiero, Carson

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- SENTENCE OR EXECUTION (Amends Hate Crimes Sentencing Act. Adds gender identity, expression to protected groups. Clarifies sentencing enhancements for hate crimes against victims in a protected group. Permits sentencing to community service or educational classes.)

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03/17/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/06/2021)

04/06/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

 

Other Legislation

Senate Bill No. 54

BY  Acosta, Quezada, Anderson, Calkin, Cano, Kallman, Mack

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - FAMILY COURT (Family Court to hear abuse allegations for immigrants up to 21 years of age.)

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01/19/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

02/19/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/25/2021)

02/25/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 190

BY  Ciccone, Acosta, Valverde, Anderson, Calkin, Goodwin, Mendes, Murray, Bell, DiPalma

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' LICENSE -- SAFE ROADS AND MANDATORY INSURANCE (Requires an applicant for a license to provide a valid social security number. This act creates an alternative ID driving license for applicants without a social security number who are able to establish proof of Rhode Island residency.)

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02/05/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

04/02/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/08/2021)

04/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

Senate Bill No. 326

BY  Murray, McCaffrey, Goodwin, DiPalma, Felag, Cano, Euer, Lawson, Ciccone, Sosnowski

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

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02/22/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


 

House Bill No. 5227

BY  Alzate, Amore, Blazejewski, Williams, Speakman, Giraldo, Slater, Kazarian, Potter, Diaz

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

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01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 5229

BY  Amore, Alzate, Tanzi, Kislak

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.)

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01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance


 

House Bill No. 5238

BY  Diaz, McNamara, Vella-Wilkinson, Slater, Perez, Alzate, Biah, Ajello, Tobon, Batista

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.)

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01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education

02/18/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/24/2021)

02/24/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5296

BY  Williams, Knight, Batista, Biah, Perez, Hull

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - COURTS - FAMILY COURT (Family Court to hear abuse allegations for immigrants up to 21 years of age.)

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01/29/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/05/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (02/09/2021)

02/09/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 5652

BY  Morales, Williams, Alzate, Henries, Ranglin-Vassell, Felix, Batista, J Lombardi, Potter

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND SANCTUARY STATE ACT (Designates schools, places of worship and courts as sensitive locations and would require that a judicial warrant be obtained before federal immigration authorities could be granted access to those premises to enforce immigration laws.)

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02/23/2021 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/12/2021 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/17/2021)

03/17/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


 

House Bill No. 6122

(Governor)

BY  Abney

ENTITLED, AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2022

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03/11/2021 Introduced, referred to House Finance

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