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Most tracked bills in Rhode Island, 2021 Regular Session
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Changes the tax classifications for cable television assets.)
Last Action
07/17/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 17, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 974 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS OF 1940, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE STONE BRIDGE FIRE DISTRICT AND TO FURNISH A SUPPLY OF WATER FOR THE TOWN OF TIVERTON" (Authorizes the Stone Bridge fire district to borrow up to $100,000 in funds to meet specific short-term financial obligations.)
Last Action
07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATED TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS (Requires the department of transportation, along with the division of motor vehicles and the office of energy resources, to develop, no later than January 1, 2022, a plan for statewide electric vehicle charging station infrastructure.)
Last Action
07/13/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 13, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- THE OCEAN STATE CLIMATE ADAPTATION FUND (Establishes the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund. Enables municipalities and the state to apply for grants to improve public safety and community climate resilience for coastal habitats, as well as river and stream floodplains.)
Last Action
07/13/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 13, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- THE OCEAN STATE CLIMATE ADAPTATION FUND (Establishes the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund.)
Last Action
07/13/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 13, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATED TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS (Requires the department of transportation, along with the division of motor vehicles and the office of energy resources, to develop, no later than January 1, 2022, a plan for statewide electric vehicle charging station infrastructure.)
Last Action
07/13/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 13, 2021
Latest Version
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.)
Last Action
07/12/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 12, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- CERTIFIED NURSE-TEACHER (Requires that only certified nurse-teachers may be employed as school nurses in elementary and secondary schools.)
Last Action
07/10/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 10, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Allows students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen without a physician's note or prescription, if the product is regulated by the FDA for over-the-counter use.)
Last Action
07/09/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 09, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- NET METERING (Amends the maximum allowable capacity for net metering systems in the Block Island Utility District and Pascoag Utility District.)
Last Action
07/09/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 09, 2021
Latest Version
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.)
Last Action
07/09/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 09, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY- HIGH-HEAT WASTE FACILITY ACT OF 2021 (Prohibits new high-heat waste processing facilities.)
Last Action
07/09/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 09, 2021
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.)
Last Action
07/09/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 09, 2021
Latest Version
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.)
Last Action
07/09/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 09, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (Requires the energy efficiency and resources management council to run a triennial competitive bid process to select an entity to propose and administer system reliability and energy efficiency and conservation procurement until March 1, 2036.)
Last Action
07/08/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 08, 2021
Latest Version
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.)
Last Action
07/06/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 06, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS (Limits health plans that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to forty dollars ($40.00) for a copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin. Effective date 1/1/2022.)
Last Action
07/02/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 02, 2021
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS (Limits health insurance carriers that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to forty dollars ($40) for a copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin.)
Last Action
07/02/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 02, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS (Requires electric and gas distribution companies, with exceptions, to remit fifteen percent (15%) of the amount of demand-side charge collections to the Rhode Island infrastructure bank for any energy-related financing programs.)
Last Action
06/30/2021 Senate passed Sub A
Senate • Jun 30, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (Regulates the manufacture, distribution and retail sale of vapor products in Rhode Island.)
Last Action
06/29/2021 Committee heard
Senate • Jun 29, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- THE HEALING ART OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE (Changes title of chapter 37.2 of title 5 and throughout, replacing the words "Oriental medicine" with "Chinese medicine". Allows individuals who are otherwise certified, to practice acupuncture & Chinese medicine using Chinese medical diagnostic methods.)
Last Action
06/25/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jun 25, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Requires district and independent charter schools to use a random selection process to select eligible public school students who would be invited to attend the charter school and allows a parent to decline the invitation.)
Last Action
06/25/2021 Referred to Senate Education
Senate • Jun 25, 2021
AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT (Adds medical directors to those individuals to whom disclosure of information contained in any prescription-drug-database is allowed.)
Last Action
06/25/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jun 25, 2021
Latest Version
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.)
Last Action
06/24/2021 Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
Senate • Jun 24, 2021
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- TRANSPORTATION EMISSIONS AND MOBILE (TEAM) COMMUNITY ACT (Establishes the Transportation Emission and Mobile (Team) Community Act intended to limit and reduce indirect carbon dioxide emissions throughout the state while promoting the purposes of the transportation climate initiative program.)
Last Action
06/24/2021 Referred to House Finance
House • Jun 24, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- TRADE IN ANIMAL FUR ACT (Prohibits the sale, offer of sale, trade or distribution of fur products as defined and makes any violation punishable by a fine of five hundred dollars ($500) up to five thousand dollars ($5,000) and up to one year in jail.)
Last Action
06/21/2021 Referred to Senate Judiciary
Senate • Jun 21, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - THE RHODE ISLAND MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT PROGRAM (Removes the prohibition on state appropriations to the municipal infrastructure grant program, and authorize the RI infrastructure bank to evaluate, approve and issue such grants, subject to the appropriations provided to the program.)
Last Action
06/16/2021 Referred to House Finance
House • Jun 16, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (Establishes the 11 member broadband council to create a plan to increase the use of broadband service in the state. A broadband coordinator is to be designated in Commerce RI to access federal funds and coordinate with the council.)
Last Action
06/04/2021 Referred to Senate Commerce
Senate • Jun 04, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE RHODE ISLAND BROADBAND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (Establishes the twelve (12) member broadband council to create a plan to increase the use of broadband service in the state. A broadband coordinator is to be designated in Commerce RI to access federal funds and coordinate with the council.)
Last Action
05/27/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Senate • May 27, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RHODE ISLAND CERTIFICATION STANDARDS BOARD--RIGHT TO READ ACT (Extends the dates for the creation of a program to prepare teachers to teach reading with scientific reading instruction and structured literacy instruction.)
Last Action
05/07/2021 Introduced, referred to House Education
House • May 07, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - PFAS IN FOOD PACKAGING (Prohibits PFAS, a class of fluorinated organic chemicals, from being used in food packaging.)
Last Action
05/05/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Senate • May 05, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ECONOMIC AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE ACT OF 2021 (Establishes a fee on companies that sell fossil fuels in Rhode Island and establishes a fund to disburse the collected funds.)
Last Action
05/05/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Senate • May 05, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- THE MARYELLEN GOODWIN COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING ACT (Insurance coverage for prostate/colon cancer screening.)
Last Action
04/29/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Apr 29, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- THE MARYELLEN GOODWIN COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING ACT (Insurance coverage for prostate/colon cancer screening.)
Last Action
04/29/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Apr 29, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- STATE PURCHASES (Prohibits the use of state funds to purchase single-serving bottled water or single-use plastic bags or expanded polystyrene.)
Last Action
04/29/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Senate • Apr 29, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $140,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF STATE HOUSING AID AT A REIMBURSEMENT RATE OR STATE SHARE RATIO OF NOT LESS THAN 75% AT THE TIME OF ISSUANCE AND PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN GRANTS RECEIVED FROM STATE BOND PROCEEDS, FROM THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF E...
Last Action
04/19/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Apr 19, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION DYSLEXIA - THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL FOR DYSLEXIA ACT (Establishes a charter school for students with dyslexia.)
Last Action
04/07/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House • Apr 07, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SOUTH KINGSTOWN TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $85,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE TOWN, AND ALL ATTENDANT EXPENSES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURAL COSTS, PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN GRANTS RECEIVED FROM STATE BOND PROCEEDS, FROM THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR FROM THE RHODE ISLAND SC...
Last Action
03/24/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Mar 24, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SOUTH KINGSTOWN TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $85,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATION, IMPROVEMENT, ALTERATION, REPAIR, LANDSCAPING, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE TOWN, AND ALL ATTENDANT EXPENSES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURAL COSTS, PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN GRANTS RECEIVED FROM STATE BOND PROCEEDS, FROM THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR FROM THE RHODE ISLAND SC...
Last Action
03/24/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Mar 24, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WESTERLY TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $11,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD AND SIDEWALK INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AND RELATED WATER LINE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE TOWN (Authorizes the Town of Westerly to issue bonds and notes in an amount not exceeding $11,000,000 to finance the construction of road and sidewalk infrastructure improvements and related water line improvements in the town and all costs related thereto.)
Last Action
03/24/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Mar 24, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WESTERLY TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $11,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD AND SIDEWALK INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AND RELATED WATER LINE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE TOWN (Authorizes the Town of Westerly to issue bonds and notes in an amount not exceeding $11,000,000 to finance the construction of road and sidewalk infrastructure improvements and related water line improvements in the town and all costs related thereto.)
Last Action
03/24/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Mar 24, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION (Categorizes women by their biological identity at birth rather than their gender identity for purpose of organized sports.)
Last Action
03/18/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Education
Senate • Mar 18, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- NARRAGANSETT BAY COMMISSION--THE TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF SEWAGE INFRASTRUCTURE FROM THE CITY OF CENTRAL FALLS TO THE NARRAGANSETT BAY COMMISSION (Transfers ownership of the sewer infrastructure in the city of Central Falls to the Narragansett Bay Commission.)
Last Action
03/12/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House • Mar 12, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICE CREDITS (Allows teachers, who are at the top step maximum salary, to retire early.)
Last Action
03/11/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House • Mar 11, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WESTERLY TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $11,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES AND OTHER EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD AND SIDEWALK INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AND RELATED WATER LINE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE TOWN (Authorizes the Town of Westerly to issue bonds and notes in an amount not exceeding $11,000,000 to finance the construction of road and sidewalk infrastructure improvements and related water line improvements in the town and all costs related thereto.)
Last Action
03/11/2021 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government
Senate • Mar 11, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- OFFICE OF ENERGY RESOURCES INTERCONNECTION STANDARDS (Transfers from the electric distribution companies to the Infrastructure Bank planning and administration of the interconnection of renewable energy to the electric distribution system.)
  • Morales
  • Potter
  • McGaw
Last Action
03/08/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House • Mar 08, 2021
Latest Version
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))
Last Action
03/04/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Senate • Mar 04, 2021
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HOUSE RESOLUTION THANKING THE HONORABLE GINA RAIMONDO FOR HER SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND CONGRATULATING HER ON BEING NAMED COMMERCE SECRETARY FOR THE UNITED STATES
Last Action
03/02/2021 House read and passed
House • Mar 02, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE EXETER -- WEST GREENWICH REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $17,840,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND NOTES TO FINANCE THE RENOVATION, REHABILITATION, IMPROVEMENT, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AUDITORIUM AND CLASSROOM IMPROVEMENTS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ROOFS, FLOORS, HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, PLAYGROUNDS, ATHLETIC FACILITIES, PARKING AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS, PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN GRANTS R...
Last Action
02/12/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Feb 12, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE EXETER-WEST GREENWICH REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $17,840,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND NOTES TO FINANCE THE RENOVATION, REHABILITATION, IMPROVEMENT, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AUDITORIUM AND CLASSROOM IMPROVEMENTS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ROOFS, FLOORS, HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, PLAYGROUNDS, ATHLETIC FACILITIES, PARKING AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS, PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN GRANTS RECE...
Last Action
02/12/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Feb 12, 2021
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Most recent bill actions in Rhode Island, 2021 Regular Session
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- RHODE ISLAND SALVAGE LAW (Provides that if an insurance company is unable to obtain a certificate of title for a vehicle, the insurance company or its agent may apply for and obtain, free and clear of all liens and claims of ownership, a salvage certificate of title.)
Last Action
07/20/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 20, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- RHODE ISLAND SALVAGE LAW (Provides that if an insurance company is unable to obtain a certificate of title for a vehicle, the insurance company or its agent may apply for and obtain, free and clear of all liens and claims of ownership, a salvage certificate of title.)
Last Action
07/20/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 20, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Changes the tax classifications for cable television assets.)
Last Action
07/17/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 17, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION (Changes the filing date for the elderly or disabled tax exemption in the town of Exeter from March 15 to April 15 of each year.)
Last Action
07/16/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 16, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - RIGHTS OF NURSING HOME PATIENTS (Department of health to promulgate rules and regulations for essential caregivers at nursing homes during a declared emergency.)
Last Action
07/16/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 16, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICES ACT (Makes changes to the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act.)
Last Action
07/16/2021 Vetoed by Governor
executive • Jul 16, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICES ACT (Makes changes to the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act.)
Last Action
07/16/2021 Vetoed by Governor
executive • Jul 16, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- OPTIONAL RETIREMENT FOR MEMBERS OF POLICE FORCE AND FIRE FIGHTERS (Allows any member in active service, regardless of age, to be eligible for an accidental disability retirement allowance.)
Last Action
07/16/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 16, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- OPTIONAL RETIREMENT FOR MEMBERS OF POLICE FORCE AND FIRE FIGHTERS (Allows any member in active service, regardless of age, to be eligible for an accidental disability retirement allowance.)
Last Action
07/16/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 16, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (Provides an exception to competitive bidding for local, minority and woman-owned businesses. Provides a waiver of compliance to contractors for the inclusion of minority-owned businesses in all procurements and construction projects.)
Last Action
07/15/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 15, 2021
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JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY CERTAIN CLAIMS (Authorizes the appropriation to pay claims.)
Last Action
07/15/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 15, 2021
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JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY CERTAIN CLAIMS (Authorizes the appropriation to pay claims.)
Last Action
07/15/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 15, 2021
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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.)
Last Action
07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- PASSIVE VOLUNTARY ADOPTION MUTUAL CONSENT REGISTRY ACT -- ADOPTION OF CHILDREN (Directs the department of health to provide information regarding the passive voluntary adoption reunion registry on the department of health's website and in the division of vital records.)
Last Action
07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE AND DISCIPLINE (Increases the maximum fine amount for those found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the board of medical licensure and discipline from $10,000 to $30,000, and establishes a new chapter of the general laws which gives board the authority to levy fines.)
Last Action
07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 974 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS OF 1940, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE STONE BRIDGE FIRE DISTRICT AND TO FURNISH A SUPPLY OF WATER FOR THE TOWN OF TIVERTON" (Authorizes the Stone Bridge fire district to borrow up to $100,000 in funds to meet specific short-term financial obligations.)
Last Action
07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
Latest Version
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.)
Last Action
07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (Provides during any declared state or local disaster emergency that mental health and substance abuse disorder services be considered an essential health benefit provided, they’re implemented within guidelines established to address the emergency.)
Last Action
07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ACCIDENTS AND ACCIDENT REPORTS (Requires that motor vehicle accident reports be transmitted by the law enforcement agency or their contract agent within fourteen (14) days of preparing the report to the department of transportation.)
Last Action
07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL (Requires the office of the attorney general to issue a report containing the total cases charged with a firearm in all Rhode Island courts and a list of cases charged with a firearm which have been disposed during the calendar year.)
Last Action
07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- THREE WHEEL VEHICLES (Provides that three (3)-wheeled motorcycles be included under the licensing requirements of the department of motor vehicles.)
Last Action
07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- ADOPTION OF CHILDREN (Terminates all parental rights of any person convicted of sexual assault which results in the birth of a child from that assault.)
Last Action
07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE AND DISCIPLINE (Increases the maximum fine amount for those found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the board of medical licensure and discipline from $10,000 to $30,000 and would establish a new chapter of the general laws.)
Last Action
07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE AND DISCIPLINE (Includes in the definition of unprofessional conduct performing a pelvic examination without consent of an anesthetized or unconscious female patient.)
Last Action
07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE ON PARTICULAR ACTIONS - CONTRIBUTION AMONG JOINT TORTFEASORS (Limits credit of tortfeasor to amount paid by released tortfeasor.)
Last Action
07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
Latest Version
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL (Requires the office of the attorney general to issue a report containing the total cases charged with a firearm in all Rhode Island courts and a list of cases charged with a firearm which have been disposed during the calendar year.)
Last Action
07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION - VETERANS EXEMPTIONS (Extends the veterans exemption from property tax to any member who served in uniform during the Cold War between 1947 through 1991, even if they did not serve in a declared war or conflict.)
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07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY ADMINISTRATION -- SECURITY (Makes changes to the motor vehicles laws by repealing the sections that require the filing of security or bond with the DMV following a motor vehicle accident in which the operator of the vehicle does not have insurance.)
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07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES (Allows the Providence board of licenses to grant an exemption from restrictions with regard to the proximity to schools and churches relating to issuance of a Class BV alcoholic beverage retail license for property located at 601 Hartford Avenue.)
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07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- THREE WHEEL VEHICLES (Provides that three (3)-wheeled motorcycles be included under the licensing requirements of the department of motor vehicles. Effective March 1, 2022.)
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07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ADJUDICATION OF TRAFFIC OFFENSES (Removes the $25.00 limit on tuition for a motorist to attend a driver education course, and would allow a judge or magistrate to delay the imposition of a suspension or revocation of a driver's license or registration for a period up to 30 days.)
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07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY ADMINISTRATION -- SECURITY (Makes changes to the motor vehicles laws by repealing the sections that require the filing of security or bond with the DMV following a motor vehicle accident in which the operator of the vehicle does not have insurance.)
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07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- LIABILITY INSURANCE (Provides for insurance coverage for the loss of use of the rental motor vehicle provided that the rental car company can establish that their rental vehicle sustained damage and that the rental vehicle will require repair or is a total loss.)
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07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES (Exempts 203-209 Douglas Avenue, Plat 68, Lots 83 and 646 of the applicable city of Providence tax assessment map from the permitting of alcohol beverages retail licenses within a certain proximity to schools and churches.)
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07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX (Grants an exemption from the personal income tax to writers, composers and artists residing within the East Providence arts zone.)
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07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ADJUDICATION OF TRAFFIC OFFENSES (Removes the $25.00 limit on tuition for a motorist to attend a driver education course, and would allow a judge or magistrate to delay the imposition of a suspension or revocation of a driver's license or registration for a period up to 30 days.)
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07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Removes the town of Smithfield from the provisions of §§ 44-5-20.05, 44-5-20.06, 44-5-20.07, and 44-5-20.08, in regard to property tax classification and tax levy determinations.)
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07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE ON PARTICULAR ACTIONS - CONTRIBUTION AMONG JOINT TORTFEASORS (Limits credit of tortfeasor to amount paid by released tortfeasor.)
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07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Removes the town of Smithfield from the provisions of §§ 44-5-20.05, 44-5-20.06, 44-5-20.07, and 44-5-20.08, in regard to property tax classification and tax levy determinations.)
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07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES (Allows Little Sister located at 737 Hope Street in Providence to obtain a class B liquor license to sell beer and wine.)
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07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES (Allows a new restaurant to be located at 53 Narragansett Avenue in Jamestown to obtain a class BVL liquor license to sell beer and wine.)
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07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Clarifies the tax classification for the homestead exemption for the city of Providence.)
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07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- SMITHFIELD (Authorizes the town of Smithfield to exempt or stabilize taxes on qualified property used for manufacturing or commercial purposes in the town of Smithfield.)
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07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- LIABILITY INSURANCE (Provides for insurance coverage for the loss of use of the rental motor vehicle provided that the rental car company can establish that their rental vehicle sustained damage and that the rental vehicle will require repair or is a total loss.)
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07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- ACCIDENTS AND ACCIDENT REPORTS (Requires that motor vehicle accident reports be transmitted by the law enforcement agency or their contract agent within fourteen (14) days of preparing the report to the department of transportation.)
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07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT CREATING THE HOPE VALLEY/WYOMING FIRE DISTRICT (Makes various amendments pertaining to the charter of the Hope Valley and Wyoming Fire District.)
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07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- PASSIVE VOLUNTARY ADOPTION MUTUAL CONSENT REGISTRY ACT -- ADOPTION OF CHILDREN (Directs the department of health to provide information regarding the passive voluntary adoption reunion registry on the department of health's website and in the division of vital records.)
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07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES (Allows the city of East Providence to grant a retailer's Class B license to property located at 130-150 Taunton Avenue, Map 106, Block 6, Parcel 15 of the applicable city of East Providence tax assessment map.)
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07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Clarifies the tax classification statute pertaining to homestead exemptions in the city of Providence exempting the city from certain rate calculations.)
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07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- WORKERS COMPENSATION -- BENEFITS (Creates a new formula for determining a totally and partially disabled injured workers' weekly benefit entitlement. It also eliminates the current ambiguity in an injured workers' entitlement, when he or she suffers a recurrence of disability.)
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07/14/2021 Signed by Governor
executive • Jul 14, 2021
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