Environment Council of Rhode Island

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2020 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
Commuter Transportation Benefit Act 2705 Valarie J. Lawson In Committee 10/28/2020 - 5:13pm
Bottle Bill – 5¢ Deposit on Bottles 7611 Carol Hagan McEntee Deferred 10/28/2020 - 5:17pm
Bottle Bill – 10¢ Deposit on Bottles 2513 Mark P. McKenney In Committee 10/28/2020 - 5:16pm
Prohibits Polystyrene Food Packaging 2636 Joshua Miller In Committee 10/28/2020 - 5:20pm
100% Renewable Energy Standard 2404 Joshua Miller Deferred 10/28/2020 - 12:11pm
100% Renewable Energy; Lead By Example 2638 Bridget G. Valverde Deferred 10/28/2020 - 12:10pm
State Fleet Electrification 7680 2365 Edith H. Ajello James A. Seveney In Committee In Committee 10/28/2020 - 12:07pm
Open Space Bond Resolution 7676 Scott Slater Deferred 10/28/2020 - 5:02pm
Composting Facilities 7868 Deborah Ruggiero Deferred 10/28/2020 - 5:18pm
Marine Fisheries Council 7874 Carol Hagan McEntee Deferred 10/28/2020 - 12:16pm
EFSA Amendments 7930 John G. Edwards Deferred 10/28/2020 - 4:51pm
CRMC Member Appointed by Governor 2637 V. Susan Sosnowski In Committee 10/28/2020 - 4:50pm
Control of Mosquitoes and Ticks Act 7870 Robert E. Craven Sr. Deferred 10/28/2020 - 4:49pm
Alternative Procedure for Approval of Freshwater Wetlands Alteration Applications 7867 Michael W. Chippendale Deferred 10/28/2020 - 4:46pm
Bus Lane Travel Fine 7622 Scott Slater 10/28/2020 - 5:12pm
Tax Incentive for Connecting to a Sewer System 7406 Joseph J. Solomon Jr. In Committee 10/28/2020 - 4:57pm
Climate Issues – Part of Long-Term Economic Planning 7174 Christopher R. Blazejewski Deferred 10/28/2020 - 4:48pm
Creating a New Park or Conservation Land 7348 John G. Edwards Deferred 10/28/2020 - 12:04pm
Penalties on Careless Motorists for Injuring Vulnerable Road Users 7259 2082 Joseph M. McNamara Stephen R. Archambault Voted out of Committee In Committee 10/28/2020 - 4:54pm
Prohibits Development Near State House 7210 Joseph J. Solomon Jr. In Committee 10/28/2020 - 5:06pm
Fines for Drivers Who Injure Vulnerable Road Users 2082 Stephen R. Archambault In Committee 10/28/2020 - 4:53pm
Drug Take-back Program 7128 Arthur J. Corvese In Committee 10/28/2020 - 5:09pm
Prohibits Non-Native, Invasive Plants 2110 Erin P. Lynch Prata In Committee 10/28/2020 - 12:06pm
Adds "Cigarette Butts" to the Definition of "Litter" 2195 Hanna M. Gallo Deferred 10/28/2020 - 5:15pm
Tax Credit to Homeowner as Incentive to do Sewer over Septic 2215 Mark P. McKenney In Committee 10/28/2020 - 5:21pm
Conservation Easement Enabling Legislation 2426 Louis P. DiPalma Deferred 10/28/2020 - 5:00pm
Creating a New Park or Conservation Land 2469 Dawn Euer Deferred 10/28/2020 - 5:04pm
Creating a New Water Resources Board 2640 V. Susan Sosnowski In Committee 10/28/2020 - 5:21pm
Coastal & Riverine Home Protection 7083 Julie A. Casimiro Deferred 10/28/2020 - 4:58pm
Community Remote Net Metering Expansion 7280 2109 Carlos E. Tobon V. Susan Sosnowski Deferred Deferred 10/30/2020 - 2:37pm
Study of Reorganization of Rhode Island CRMC 2026 V. Susan Sosnowski Passed Senate - Sent to House 10/28/2020 - 4:55pm
Idling 2111 V. Susan Sosnowski Deferred 10/28/2020 - 5:10pm
Prohibiting Import of Wild Animals into RI 7305 Joseph M. McNamara Deferred 10/28/2020 - 5:03pm
Prohibiting Artificial Propagation of Game 7308 William W. O'Brien Deferred 10/28/2020 - 5:03pm
Residential Solar Energy Bill of Rights 7217 Joseph M. McNamara Deferred 10/28/2020 - 12:15pm
Non-Regulated Power Producer Consumer Bill of Rights 7110 Deborah Ruggiero Deferred 10/28/2020 - 12:15pm
Energy & Water Efficiency Standards 7866 2043 Arthur Handy Adam J. Satchell Deferred In Committee 10/28/2020 - 12:05pm
Prohibited Release of Balloons 7261 2191 Susan R. Donovan V. Susan Sosnowski Deferred In Committee 10/30/2020 - 2:58pm
Energy Facility Siting Regulation 2192 Joshua Miller In Committee 10/28/2020 - 12:14pm
RI Cesspool Act of 2007 – Extended 7331 John G. Edwards In Committee 10/28/2020 - 5:07pm
RI Cesspool Act of 2007 7052 Sherry Roberts Deferred 10/28/2020 - 5:06pm
School Waste Recycling and Refuse Disposal 7507 Lauren H. Carson In Committee 10/28/2020 - 12:03pm
RI Energy Resources Act: Solar Siting 7426 June S. Speakman In Committee 10/28/2020 - 5:08pm
Neonicotinoid Ban 7425 2403 Joseph M. McNamara Joshua Miller Deferred In Committee 10/28/2020 - 5:11pm
Conservation and Preservation Restrictions on Real Property 7245 Christopher R. Blazejewski Deferred 10/28/2020 - 4:59pm
Promotes Roof Solar Installations on School Property 7459 Alex D. Marszalkowski In Committee 10/28/2020 - 12:03pm
Climate Crisis Curriculum 7471 Terri-Denise Cortvriend In Committee 10/28/2020 - 12:01pm
Ocean State Climate Adaptation Fund (OSCAR) 7165 2194 Camille Vella-Wilkinson Erin P. Lynch Prata In Committee Deferred 10/28/2020 - 12:02pm
Resilient RI Act of 2014 - Act on Climate 2020 7399 2165 Christopher R. Blazejewski Dawn Euer Deferred In Committee 10/28/2020 - 11:48am
Establishes Limits on PFAS in Water 7216 2235 June S. Speakman Erin P. Lynch Prata Deferred Deferred 10/28/2020 - 5:22pm
No Styrofoam in Food Service Containers 7164 David A. Bennett Deferred 10/28/2020 - 5:19pm
"Ask First" Plastic Straw Bill 7163 David A. Bennett Deferred 10/28/2020 - 5:14pm
Prohibition of PFAS in Food Packaging Act 7307 2068 Terri-Denise Cortvriend Adam J. Satchell Deferred In Committee 10/28/2020 - 4:58pm
Economic & Climate Resilience Act of 2020 2108 V. Susan Sosnowski In Committee 10/28/2020 - 12:13pm
Plastic Waste Reduction Act 7306 2003 Carol Hagan McEntee Dominick J. Ruggerio Deferred Senate Vote 10/28/2020 - 5:19pm