Rhode Island Senator Samuel Bell [D]

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RIS0365EngrossMakes the owner of any vehicle not inspected as required by ยงยง 31-38-3 or 31-38-4 responsible for any fines or penalties imposed as a result of non-inspection and would prohibit any law enforcement officer from citing the operator of said vehicle.
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2019-06-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0610IntroCreates a new process with standards to be utilized when deciding whether an applicant's past criminal contacts' convictions should disqualify them from receiving a government issued license.
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2019-06-14
[Hearing: Jun 18]
Scheduled for consideration (06/18/2019)
RIS0262IntroRemoves the condition that there needs to be a reasonable expectation that a 19 year old will complete a program in secondary school in order to qualify as a dependent child.
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2019-06-13
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/18/2019)
RIS0964PassSenate Resolution Joyously Celebrating And Commemorating Pride Month In The State Of Rhode Island
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2019-06-11
Senate read and passed
RIS0331EngrossProhibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.
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2019-06-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0829IntroSenate Resolution Denouncing And Opposing White Nationalist And Neo-nazi Groups
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2019-06-05
Senate passed Sub A
RIS0947PassSenate Resolution Commemorating June 7, 2019, As "national Gun Violence Awareness Day" In Rhode Island
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2019-06-05
Senate read and passed
RIS0820IntroCreates the water security act of 2019 to ensure equal access to safe drinking water for all citizens of the state.
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2019-05-29
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0169IntroEnds Rhode Island's "employment-at-will" legal doctrine, provides job protection for employees that satisfactorily perform their duties provides specific remedies for wrongful discharge.
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2019-05-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0862PassSenate Resolution Expressing Profound Sympathy On The Passing Of Kathleen T. Manzi
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2019-05-08
Senate read and passed
RIS0815PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming April 30, 2019, As "the State Day Of The Cooperative" In Rhode Island
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2019-04-30
Senate read and passed
RIS0264IntroPermits students to possess and use over-the-counter products to treat menstrual cramps or vaginal yeast infections during school activities without a doctor's or parent's note.
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2019-04-24
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0407IntroExempts the producers of certain milk and milk product produced for personal consumption from the inspection requirements of the milk sanitation code.
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2019-04-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0551IntroProvides for the authorized taking of mushrooms from public lands.
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2019-04-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS0195IntroReduces the usury rate to twelve percent (12%).
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2019-04-23
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0473IntroAdds live-in caregivers and others residing in a dwelling unit to the definition of tenant, and would permit such person to extend the term of a lease for up to three (3) months.
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2019-04-23
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIS0784IntroPermits those other residents of a residential dwelling unit to extend the term of the rental agreement for a period not to exceed three (3) months after the death of the lessee.
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2019-04-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0093IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State Of Rhode Island (sessions Of General Assembly) (proposes A Constitutional Amendment Which, If Approved By The Voters, Chang...
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2019-04-09
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS0492IntroAmends the conditions of bail and recognizance to permit the release of a person charged with a misdemeanor without financial conditions.
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2019-04-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0618IntroSenate Resolution Amending The Rules Of The Senate
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2019-04-09
To Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight Committee
RIS0795PassSenate Resolution Expressing Sincere Condolences On The Passing Of Helen F. Rose
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2019-04-09
Senate read and passed
RIS0378IntroAuthorizes the painting of a portrait of the president of the senate to be hung in the state house.
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2019-04-03
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIS0266IntroCombine all public school districts into four school districts, based on counties.
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2019-04-03
To Senate Education Committee
RIS0273IntroRepeals the authority of various cities and towns to provide certain tax exemptions and tax stabilization agreements.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0692IntroIncreases the number of members of the transit authority from eight to nine and makes the mayor of Providence or designee an ex officio member with voting privileges.
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2019-03-28
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS0326IntroRequires that on all primaries, the candidate's names would be listed in an order chosen by lot under the direction of the secretary of state.
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2019-03-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0312IntroAmends several sections of the Rhode Island Zoning Enabling Act of 1991 with the intent of preserving neighborhood character and promoting smart growth.
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2019-03-21
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS0584IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island State Auditor General To Conduct Or Oversee A Study Or Audit On The Privatization Of Rhode Island's Medicaid Programs
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2019-03-21
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0366IntroSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Impact Of The Trauma Inflicted On Children Who Are Exposed To Violence (creates A 13 Member Commission To Study The Impact Of The Trauma Inflicted On Children Exposed To Violenc...
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2019-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0255IntroRemoves the 10 year period within which time the secretary of state's office is authorized to withdraw a certificate of revocation for all Rhode Island business corporations, foreign corporations, nonprofit corporations and limited liability companie...
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2019-03-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0317IntroEstablishes criteria for the criminal offense of sexual assault when the victim is in the custody of a peace officer. Provides that a person convicted of custodial sexual assault would face imprisonment for not more than 3 years.
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2019-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0290IntroEstablishes a universal, comprehensive, affordable single-payer health care insurance program .
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2019-03-07
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0296IntroSenate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Assess The Implementation Of Medicare-for-all Single Payer Program In Rhode Island (creates An 11 Member Commission To Study And Assess The Implementation Of Medicare-for-all Si...
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2019-03-07
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0289IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Urging The United States Congress To Pass Legislation Establishing An Improved "medicare For All" Single Payer Program That Would Provide Universal, Comprehensive And Affordable Health Care
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2019-03-07
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0526PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences On The Passing Of Michael C. Russo
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2019-03-07
Senate read and passed
RIS0513IntroFor purposes of overtime pay on Sundays and holidays, removes health care and maintenance workers from the definition of employees not entitled to overtime pay, thereby enabling them to collect overtime pay.
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2019-03-06
To Senate Labor Committee
RIS0066IntroAuthorizes the department of business regulation to determine the status of insurers for coordination of benefits purposes when there are two or more insurers.
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2019-03-05
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS0063IntroChanges the dates of the R.E.C. meeting to the last ten (10) of April and the first ten (10) days of November of each year.
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2019-03-05
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0329IntroRequires an insurer of life insurance to provide annual notice to the insured and also provides instructions and necessary forms to change the beneficiary.
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2019-03-05
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0420IntroProvides that for the purpose of determining income limitations for receiving general public assistance, child support that is in arrears for thirty (30) days or more would not be considered to be income.
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2019-02-27
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0430IntroCreates the "student equal economic opportunity act" which would allow students who meet certain requirements to be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at Rhode Island universities, colleges or community colleges.
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2019-02-27
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0389PassSenate Resolution Commemorating The 175th Anniversary Of Dominican Republic Independence On February 27, 2019
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2019-02-26
Senate read and passed
RIS0181PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Susan Joyce Lennon
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2019-01-29
Senate read and passed
RIS0022IntroProvides that applicants for historic tax credits shall have ninety (90) days after the date of the commission's written determination certifying the rehabilitation to pay the required three percent (3%) non-refundable fee to the division of taxation...
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2019-01-15
To Senate Finance Committee
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