RI Legislative Updates

Last updated on June 26, 2018. (09:17:56am EDT)

Legislation affecting libraries proposed at the 2018 session of the RI General Assembly
Bill # Sponsor(s) Action taken Hearings
S 2338: Sets standards for school libraries and services such that secondary school students have access to libraries before, during and after school. Senators Miller, Gallo, Gee, Sheehan, and DiPalma 2/15/2018: Introduced, referred to Senate Education
3/23/2018: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (3/28/2018)
3/28/2018: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

H 7422: Net Neutrality Protection Act of 2018 - prohibits unreasonable interference with end users' access and use of broadband service. Representatives Regunberg, O`Grady, Ruggiero, Ajello, and Filippi 2/2/2018: Introduced, referred to House Corporations
3/09/2018: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
3/12/2018 Meeting postponed (weather)
3/16/2018: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
3/20/2018: Committee recommended measure be held for further study
H 7200: Act making appropriations for the state for fiscal year 2019.
Representative Marvin Abney 1/18/2018: Introduced, referred to House Finance
6/05/2018: Scheduled for consideration
6/07/2018: Meeting postponed (6/07/2018)
6/06/2018: Scheduled for consideration (6/08/2018)
6/08/2018: Committee recommends passage of Sub A
6/08/2018: Placed on House Calendar (6/15/2018)
6/15/2018: House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
6/16/2018: Referred to Senate Finance
6/16/2018: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (6/19/2018)
6/19/2018: Committee recommends passage of Sub A as amended in concurrence
6/19/2018: Placed on Senate Calendar (6/20/2018)
6/20/2018: Senate passed Sub A as amended in concurrence
6/21/2018: Transmitted to Governor
6/22/2018: Signed by Governor

S 2008: Net Neutrality - companion bill to H 7076.
S 2008 Sub A
Senators DiPalma, Pearson, Calkin, Goldin, and Miller 1/11/2018: Introduced, referred to Senate Commerce.
4/20/2018: Scheduled for hearing (5/03/2018)
5/03/2018: Committee recommended indefinite postponement
5/03/2018: Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
6/08/2018: Scheduled for consideration (6/12/2018)
6/12/2018: Committee recommends passage of Sub A
6/13/2018: Placed on Senate Calendar (6/19/2018)
6/19/2018: Senate passed Sub A
6/20/2018: Referred to House Corporations
6/20/2018: Scheduled for consideration
6/20/2018: Meeting postponed (6/20/2018)

H 7076: Net Neutrality - would require Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements. (companion to S 2008) Representatives Kennedy, Abney, Shekarchi, Serpa, and Marshall 1/10/2018: Introduced, referred to House Corporations
3/09/2018 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
3/12/2018 Meeting postponed (weather)
3/16/2018: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
3/20/2018 Committee recommended measure be held for further study