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Last updated on June 30, 2016. (09:26:40am EDT)

Legislation affecting libraries proposed at the 2016 session of the RI General Assembly
Bill # Sponsor(s) Action taken Hearings
S2397: This resolution would amend Article XII, Sections 1 and 2 of the state Constitution. Section 1 includes public libraries. Senator Picard 2/11/2016: Introduced, referred to Senate Education
H 7454: Act making appropriations for the state for fiscal year 2017.


H 7454 Sub A

Representative Marvin Abney



2/03/2016: Introduced, referred to House Finance
6/05/2016: Scheduled for consideration (6/7/16)
6/7/2016: Committee recommends passage of H7454 Sub A
6/8/2016: H7454 Sub A Placed on House Calendar (6/15/16)

 

6/15: Rise of the House, Rm. 35, State House

H 7292: Companion bill to S 2029. Will increase the state's share to support local public library services in distressed communities, by an amount equal to the amount paid by the distressed city or town into the ocean state libraries (OSL) annual assessment charges. Representatives Shelby Maldonado, Patricia Serpa, Jean Barros, Raymond Hull 1/22/2016: Introduced, referred to House Finance.
5/23/16: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (5/25/16)
5/25/16 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

H 7200: This act makes a number of technical amendments to the General Laws of Rhode Island, including Title 29, Libraries, and would reenact the Title 29 in its entirety. Representatives DeSimone, Newberry

1/15/2016: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
3/23: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration.
3/23: Committee recommended measure be held for further study
5/13/16: Scheduled for consideration (5/17/16)
5/17/16: Committee recommends passage of Sub A
5/20/16: Scheduled for reconsideration (5/24/16)
5/24/16 Committee recommends passage of Sub A
5/24/16 Placed on House Calendar (5/26/26)
5/26/16 House passed Sub A
5/26/16 Referred to Senate Judiciary
5/27/16 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (5/31/16)
5/31/16 Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
6/18/16 Placed on Senate Calendar (6/18/16)
6/18/16 Senate passed Sub A in concurrence

 
S 2029: Will increase the state's share to support local public library services in distressed communities, by an amount equal to the amount paid by the distressed city or town into the ocean state libraries (OSL) annual assessment charges. Senator Crowley 1/13/2016: Introduced, referred to Senate Finance.

Rhode Island Library Laws