Environment Council of Rhode Island

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2018 Bills, Lead Sponsors & Status

Bill Description House Bill # Senate Bill # Rep Lead Sponsor Senate Lead Sponsor Current House Bill Status Current Senate Bill Status Updated date
Pollinator Working Group 8138 Arthur Handy Voted out of Committee 06/15/2018 - 7:33pm
Forest Siting Bill 8141 Jeremiah T. O'Grady Deferred 06/15/2018 - 4:29pm
Providence Water 8123 2838 Scott Slater Maryellen Goodwin Deferred Deferred 06/07/2018 - 11:22am
NBC Water Bill 2803 Frank Lombardo, III Deferred 05/22/2018 - 9:01pm
Biomass fuels eligible for net metering 8020 2652 Kenneth A. Marshall V. Susan Sosnowski Voted out of Committee Passed Senate - Sent to House 06/12/2018 - 6:46am
School Waste Recycling and Refuse Disposal 7699 Lauren H. Carson Passed House - Sent to Senate 06/21/2018 - 9:14pm
RIRRC Glass as a landfill cover 2653 Frank Lombardo, III Senate Vote 04/07/2018 - 3:57pm
The Energy & Consumer Savings Act of 2005 7828 2362 Arthur Handy Jeanine Calkin In Committee Deferred 06/23/2018 - 2:50pm
Global Warming Solutions Act 7827 2747 Arthur Handy Dawn Euer Deferred Deferred 05/31/2018 - 5:46pm
Energy Efficiency Study Bill 7807 2500 Kenneth A. Marshall Marc A. Cote Signed Signed 07/02/2018 - 12:00pm
Renewable Energy Siting Bill 7793 Arthur Handy Passed House - Sent to Senate 06/23/2018 - 2:43pm
Solar Industry Economic Investment Act 7219 Joseph M. McNamara Deferred 05/11/2018 - 3:31pm
Eliminate Liability Protection for Outdoor Recreation 7524 J. Aaron Regunberg Deferred 04/12/2018 - 10:58am
Green Economy and Clean Water Bond 7200 Marvin L. Abney Signed In Committee 06/22/2018 - 4:37pm
Prohibition of PFAS in Food Packaging Act 7732 2654 Alex D. Marszalkowski Jeanine Calkin Deferred Deferred 04/13/2018 - 2:52pm
Energy Efficiency Cap Legislation 7808 2499 Kenneth A. Marshall Marc A. Cote Deferred Deferred 05/01/2018 - 9:37pm
Resolution Opposing President Trump's Offshore Drilling Proposal 7179 2360 J. Aaron Regunberg Joshua Miller Deferred Passed Senate - Sent to House 04/06/2018 - 11:42am
Disbands Smithfield Land Trust 7425 Thomas Winfield Deferred 04/06/2018 - 11:39am
Increase Penalty for Protected Lands 7383 2682 Cale P. Keable V. Susan Sosnowski Signed Signed 07/05/2018 - 9:11pm
Right of Footway 7978 2758 Arthur Handy William J. Conley Passed House - Sent to Senate Deferred 06/23/2018 - 2:44pm
RI Municipal Infrastructure Grant Program 7102 2239 John G. Edwards Ryan W. Pearson Signed Signed 07/05/2018 - 9:10pm
The Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling and Exploration Activities Control Act 7250 2116 Lauren H. Carson Dawn Euer Deferred Deferred 04/06/2018 - 11:36am
Net Metering 2652 V. Susan Sosnowski In Committee 04/07/2018 - 3:56pm
Plastic Waste Reduction Act 7851 2354 Carol Hagan McEntee Joshua Miller Deferred Deferred 04/13/2018 - 1:44pm
Energize Rhode Island: Clean Energy Investment and Carbon Pricing Act 7400 2188 J. Aaron Regunberg Jeanine Calkin Deferred Deferred 05/16/2018 - 3:50pm