RI Legislative Updates

Last updated on May 4, 2018. (11:33:20am 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  
S 2008: Net Neutrality - companion bill to H 7076. 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

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