Rhode Island Bills

sponsored by Roger Picard

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SR 84 (2017 Regular Session)
JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE (INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM) (This joint resolution proposes an amendment to the state constitution, by establishing a voter initiative process to allow voters to initiate proposed legislation which would, upon a majority vote of the electorate, become law.)
Jan 18 2017 01/18/2017 Introduced, Referred To Senate Special Legislation And Veterans Affairs
Jan 18 2017
SB 36 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- ESTABLISHING AN OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL (Establishes office of inspector general which would be charged with preventing fraud and mismanagement of public funds, regardless of their source and would oversee all state programs and operations.)
Jan 18 2017 01/18/2017 Introduced, Referred To Senate Finance
Jan 18 2017
SB 54 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS (Establishes the E-Verify compliance act which would require all non-governmental employers within the state with three (3) or more employees to apply to participate in the federal E-Verify program.)
Jan 18 2017 01/18/2017 Introduced, Referred To Senate Judiciary
Jan 18 2017
SB 83 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS -- INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM (Provides a detailed process by which a proponent of a voter initiative and referendum proposal would present the proposal to the secretary of state, the general assembly and the governor.)
Jan 18 2017 01/18/2017 Introduced, Referred To Senate Special Legislation And Veterans Affairs
Jan 18 2017
SR 93 (2017 Regular Session)
Senate Resolution Honoring Richard Charest On The Occasion Of His Retirement After More Than Forty Years Of Dedicated Service At Landmark Medical Center And The Rehabilitation Hospital Of Rhode Island
Jan 31 2017 01/31/2017 Senate Read And Passed
Jan 31 2017
SB 107 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - ALL STUDENTS COUNT ACT OF 2017 (Requires the department of elementary and secondary education to use separate collection categories and tabulations for specified Asian ethnic groups in every demographic report on ancestry or ethnic origins of residents.)
Feb 01 2017 02/08/2017 Withdrawn At Sponsor's Request
Feb 08 2017
SR 242 (2017 Regular Session)
Senate Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Untimely Passing Of Layla Angela Charette
Feb 14 2017 02/14/2017 Senate Read And Passed
Feb 14 2017
SB 167 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - MOTOR CARRIER TRANSPORTATION CONTRACTS (Renders void/unenforceable motor transportation contract terms holding harmless indemnitee from or against its own negligence/intentional acts/omissions upon the effective date.)
Feb 01 2017 02/14/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Feb 14 2017
SB 87 (2017 Regular Session)
An Act To Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Moslem Grotto Mystic Order Veiled Prophets Of The Enchanted Realm
Jan 18 2017 02/23/2017 Effective Without Governor's Signature
Feb 23 2017
SR 371 (2017 Regular Session)
Senate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Michael J. Mcatee, Esq.
Mar 01 2017 03/01/2017 Senate Read And Passed
Mar 01 2017
SR 370 (2017 Regular Session)
Senate Resolution Expressing Sincere Condolences On The Passing Of Kerry Rock Curran
Mar 01 2017 03/01/2017 Senate Read And Passed
Mar 01 2017
SB 459 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES (Exempts from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any law enforcement officer or fire fighter killed in the line of duty.)
Mar 02 2017 03/02/2017 Introduced, Referred To Senate Finance
Mar 02 2017
SR 518 (2017 Regular Session)
Senate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of The Honorable Charles F. Gould
Mar 02 2017 03/07/2017 Senate Read And Passed
Mar 07 2017
SR 243 (2017 Regular Session)
Senate Resolution Reaffirming The Friendship Between Rhode Island And Taiwan, Enhancing Bilateral Relations, And Supporting Taiwan In The International Community
Feb 15 2017 03/15/2017 Senate Read And Passed
Mar 15 2017
SR 440 (2017 Regular Session)
JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION -- RIGHT TO AN ADEQUATE EDUCATION (If approved, requires the state to ensure that all students have the opportunity to achieve at high levels, and provide for judicial enforcement.)
Mar 02 2017 03/22/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 22 2017
SB 433 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES (Provides that municipal insurance corporations would be subject to laws regulating insurance companies and regulated by the Rhode Island department of business regulation.)
Mar 02 2017 03/23/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 23 2017
SR 683 (2017 Regular Session)
Senate Resolution Proclaiming March 29, 2017, To Be "Annual Social Work Education Legislative Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
Mar 29 2017 03/29/2017 Senate Read And Passed
Mar 29 2017
SB 151 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES - INSURANCE BENEFITS (Enables adjunct faculty members eligible for state employee medical insurance.)
Feb 01 2017 03/30/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 30 2017
SB 393 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS (Permits agents of a public utility to enter a premises where gas or electricity is supplied under certain circumstances.)
Mar 02 2017 03/30/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Mar 30 2017
SB 103 (2017 Regular Session)
AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT (Requires that the board of education adopt a competency-based/proficiency-based learning policy whereby students can earn credits through demonstration of competency.)
Feb 01 2017 04/05/2017 Committee Recommended Measure Be Held For Further Study
Apr 05 2017

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