Legislation

The legislation passed this year takes bold action to create opportunities so hardworking people can make it in Rhode Island. The legislation also focuses on putting shovels in the ground, making it easier and less expensive to do business in Rhode Island, and training our workers so they can compete in a 21st century economy. We still have a lot of work to do to make Rhode Island a place of opportunity, but these bills show a commitment by Governor Raimondo and the General Assembly to make our state’s comeback a reality.

You can view a list of the bills signed by the Governor HERE. Simply go to the "action" search option and select "signed by Governor" on the drop down menu.

Gubernatorial Vetoes


2017

Senate Bill No. 348  SUB A
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES (Exempts individuals validly licensed in their country and holding a validly issued study or work Visa from the State's licensing requirements.)
10/06/2017 Veto Message

Senate Bill No. 772  SUB A
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES -- FIREFIGHTER DISABILITY (Creates a work disabling presumption for any firefighter who passed a physical examination upon entry into service and who later contracts disabling hypertension, stroke, or heart disease.)
09/27/2017 Veto Message

Senate Bill No. 884
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - ESTABLISHMENT OF PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS (Provides that a charter public school that operates or will operate elementary school grades, middle school grades or high school grades shall be considered a network charter school notwithstanding the facility or the administration of the school.)
07/19/2017 Veto Message

House Bill No. 5593  SUB A
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- ARBITRATION -- CONTINUANCE OF CONTRACTUAL PROVISIONS (Requires that the contractual provisions contained in and an otherwise expired collective bargaining agreement with certified school teachers and municipal employees continue until a successor agreement has been reached between the parties.)
07/19/2017 Veto Message

House Bill No. 5684  SUB A
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES (Exempts individuals validly licensed in their country and holding a validly issued study or work Visa from the State's licensing requirements.)
10/06/2017 Veto Message

House Bill No. 6325
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - ESTABLISHMENT OF PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS (Provides that a charter public school that operates or will operate elementary school grades, middle school grades or high school grades shall be considered a network charter school notwithstanding the facility or the administration of the school.)
07/19/2017 Veto Message


2016

Senate Bill No. 2375  as amended
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICES ACT (Makes refusing to compensate a claimant for loss of use of a rental vehicle an unfair claims practice.)
07/13/2016 Veto Message

Senate Bill No. 2540
BY  Lynch Prata, Gallo, Sosnowski, Nesselbush
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - ELECTRONIC IMAGING DEVICES (Prohibits a person from electronically disseminating visual images of another engaged in sexually explicit conduct where a reasonable person would know the image was to remain private.)
06/20/2016 Veto Message

Senate Bill No. 2877  as amended
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES (Exempts sixteen year old persons validly licensed in their native country possessing valid study work visa issued by the United States government from state motor vehicle licensing requirements.)
06/29/2016 Veto Message

House Bill No. 7029  SUB A
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- ADOPTION OF CHILDREN (Permits a petition for adoption, and if necessary, termination of parental rights, to be filed by a grandparent(s) without the noncustodial parents' consent, when the child is in the sole custody of the grandparent(s).)
07/14/2016 Veto Message

House Bill No. 7412  SUB A
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE - UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICES ACT (Makes refusing to compensate a claimant for loss of use of a rental vehicle an unfair claims practice.)
07/13/2016 Veto Message

House Bill No. 7534  SUB A as amended
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - RECIPROCITY AGREEMENTS - FOREIGN DRIVER LICENSES (Allows the administrator of motor vehicles to make agreements to recognize foreign drivers' licenses and require the administrator to adopt rules and regulations setting forth the standards for such agreements.)
06/29/2016 Veto Message

House Bill No. 7537
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - ELECTRONIC IMAGING DEVICES (Prohibits a person from electronically disseminating visual images of another engaged in sexually explicit conduct where a reasonable person would know the image was to remain private.)
06/20/2016 Veto Message


2015

No Vetoes