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
Coastal Adaptation Trust Fund 2112 Erin P. Lynch Prata Withdrawn 05/08/2020 - 3:37pm
Commuter Transportation Benefit Act 2705 Valarie J. Lawson In Committee 05/05/2020 - 8:52pm
Bottle Bill – 5¢ Deposit on Bottles 7611 Carol Hagan McEntee Deferred 03/22/2020 - 6:14pm
Bottle Bill – 10¢ Deposit on Bottles 2513 Mark P. McKenney In Committee 05/05/2020 - 8:54pm
Prohibits Polystyrene Food Packaging 2636 Joshua Miller In Committee 05/08/2020 - 3:06pm
100% Renewable Energy Standard 2404 Joshua Miller Deferred 05/08/2020 - 3:07pm
100% Renewable Energy; Lead By Example 2638 Bridget G. Valverde Deferred 05/08/2020 - 3:08pm
State Fleet Electrification 7680 2365 Edith H. Ajello James A. Seveney In Committee In Committee 05/08/2020 - 3:09pm
Open Space Bond Resolution 7676 Scott Slater Deferred 07/30/2020 - 7:52am
Composting Facilities 7868 Deborah Ruggiero Deferred 05/08/2020 - 3:12pm
Marine Fisheries Council 7874 Carol Hagan McEntee Deferred 03/13/2020 - 12:34pm
EFSA Amendments 7930 John G. Edwards Deferred 03/22/2020 - 6:07pm
CRMC Member Appointed by Governor 2637 V. Susan Sosnowski In Committee 05/08/2020 - 3:18pm
Control of Mosquitoes and Ticks Act 7870 Robert E. Craven Sr. Deferred 05/08/2020 - 3:19pm
Alternative Procedure for Approval of Freshwater Wetlands Alteration Applications 7867 Michael W. Chippendale Deferred 05/08/2020 - 3:21pm
Bus Lane Travel Fine 03/18/2020 - 11:00am
Tax Incentive for Connecting to a Sewer System 7406 Joseph J. Solomon Jr. In Committee 03/04/2020 - 4:29pm
Climate Issues – Part of Long-Term Economic Planning 7174 Christopher R. Blazejewski Deferred 03/04/2020 - 3:41pm
Creating a New Park or Conservation Land 7348 John G. Edwards Deferred 03/03/2020 - 11:00pm
Penalties on Careless Motorists for Injuring Vulnerable Road Users 7259 Joseph M. McNamara Voted out of Committee 03/04/2020 - 12:48pm
Prohibits Development Near State House 7210 Joseph J. Solomon Jr. In Committee 03/05/2020 - 12:56pm
Fines for Drivers Who Injure Vulnerable Road Users 2082 Stephen R. Archambault In Committee 03/04/2020 - 1:05pm
Drug Take-back Program 7128 Arthur J. Corvese In Committee 03/04/2020 - 4:44pm
Prohibits Non-Native, Invasive Plants 2110 Erin P. Lynch Prata In Committee 03/03/2020 - 8:58pm
Adds "Cigarette Butts" to the Definition of "Litter" 2195 Hanna M. Gallo Deferred 03/04/2020 - 5:48pm
Tax Credit to Homeowner as Incentive to do Sewer over Septic 2215 Mark P. McKenney In Committee 03/03/2020 - 1:42pm
Conservation Easement Enabling Legislation 2426 Louis P. DiPalma Deferred 03/04/2020 - 12:52pm
Creating a New Park or Conservation Land 2469 Dawn Euer Deferred 03/06/2020 - 10:09am
Creating a New Water Resources Board 2640 V. Susan Sosnowski In Committee 03/21/2020 - 1:33pm
Coastal & Riverine Home Protection 7083 Julie A. Casimiro Deferred 03/04/2020 - 3:15pm
Community Remote Net Metering Expansion 7280 2109 Carlos E. Tobon V. Susan Sosnowski Deferred Deferred 03/12/2020 - 12:51pm
Study of Reorganization of Rhode Island CRMC 2026 V. Susan Sosnowski Passed Senate - Sent to House 05/08/2020 - 3:23pm
Idling 2111 V. Susan Sosnowski Deferred 05/08/2020 - 3:22pm
Prohibiting Import of Wild Animals into RI 7305 Joseph M. McNamara Deferred 05/05/2020 - 8:51pm
Prohibiting Artificial Propagation of Game 7308 William W. O'Brien Deferred 05/05/2020 - 8:50pm
Residential Solar Energy Bill of Rights 7217 Joseph M. McNamara Deferred 05/05/2020 - 8:49pm
Non-Regulated Power Producer Consumer Bill of Rights 7110 Deborah Ruggiero Deferred 05/05/2020 - 8:47pm
Energy & Water Efficiency Standards 7866 2043 Arthur Handy Adam J. Satchell Deferred In Committee 05/05/2020 - 8:46pm
Prohibited Release of Balloons 7261 2191 Susan R. Donovan V. Susan Sosnowski Deferred In Committee 03/03/2020 - 2:19pm
Energy Facility Siting Regulation 2192 Joshua Miller In Committee 03/03/2020 - 5:30pm
RI Cesspool Act of 2007 – Extended 7331 John G. Edwards In Committee 03/04/2020 - 4:48pm
RI Cesspool Act of 2007 7052 Sherry Roberts Deferred 03/04/2020 - 3:12pm
School Waste Recycling and Refuse Disposal 7507 Lauren H. Carson In Committee 03/04/2020 - 5:46pm
RI Energy Resources Act: Solar Siting 7426 June S. Speakman In Committee 03/05/2020 - 8:52am
Neonicotinoid Ban 7425 2403 Joseph M. McNamara Joshua Miller Deferred In Committee 05/05/2020 - 8:19pm
Conservation and Preservation Restrictions on Real Property 7245 Christopher R. Blazejewski Deferred 03/11/2020 - 2:15pm
Promotes Roof Solar Installations on School Property 7459 Alex D. Marszalkowski In Committee 03/04/2020 - 4:40pm
Climate Crisis Curriculum 7471 Terri-Denise Cortvriend In Committee 03/11/2020 - 2:53pm
Ocean State Climate Adaptation Fund (OSCAR) 7165 2194 Camille Vella-Wilkinson Erin P. Lynch Prata In Committee Deferred 03/11/2020 - 2:56pm
Resilient RI Act of 2014 - Act on Climate 2020 7399 2165 Christopher R. Blazejewski Dawn Euer Deferred In Committee 03/11/2020 - 2:17pm
Establishes Limits on PFAS in Water 7216 2235 June S. Speakman Erin P. Lynch Prata Deferred Deferred 03/04/2020 - 3:49pm
No Styrofoam in Food Service Containers 7164 David A. Bennett Deferred 03/04/2020 - 3:21pm
"Ask First" Plastic Straw Bill 7163 David A. Bennett Deferred 03/04/2020 - 3:20pm
Prohibition of PFAS in Food Packaging Act 7307 2068 Terri-Denise Cortvriend Adam J. Satchell Deferred In Committee 03/04/2020 - 4:18pm
Economic & Climate Resilience Act of 2020 2108 V. Susan Sosnowski In Committee 03/03/2020 - 9:02pm
Plastic Waste Reduction Act 7306 2003 Carol Hagan McEntee Dominick J. Ruggerio Deferred Senate Vote 05/05/2020 - 8:06pm