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Last updated on August 9, 2017.

Legislation affecting libraries proposed at the 2017 session of the RI General Assembly
Bill # Sponsor(s) Action taken Hearings
H 6323: Adds provision that all public bodies must file meeting minutes electronically with the Secretary of State. Public libraries are public bodies. Representatives Shanley, Barros, and Cunha

6/09/2017: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
06/09/2017: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
6/13/2017: Committee recommended measure be held for further study
6/29/2017: Scheduled for consideration
6/29/2017: Committee recommends passage
6/29/2017: Placed on House Calendar
6/29/2017: House read and passed
6/30/2017: Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar
6/30/2017: Senate passed in concurrence
7/13/2017: Transmitted to Governor
7/18/2017: Signed by Governor

H 6086: Act would prevent any state or municipal agency's Internet contractor from collecting and disseminating the personal information of customers. Representatives Edwards, Filippi, Shanley, Regunberg, and Quattrocchi 4/06/2017: Introduced, referred to House Corporations
4/20/2017: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
4/26/2017: Committee recommended measure be held for further study
S 106: Act would require the department of education to consider incorporating media literacy education in the basic education program. Senators Satchell, Conley, Metts, and Picard

2/01/2017: Introduced, referred to Senate Education
04/28/2017: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
5/03/2017: Committee recommends passage
05/09/2017: Placed on Senate Calendar (05/11/2017)
05/11/2017: Senate read and passed
5/12/2017: Referred to House Health, Education & Welfare
6/27/2017: House passed in concurrence
7/18/2017: Transmitted to Governor
7/19/2017: Signed by Governor

 
H 5175: Act making appropriations for the state for fiscal year 2018.
5175 SUB A as amended

Representative Marvin Abney

1/19/2017: Introduced, referred to House Finance
6/16/2017: Committee recommends passage of Sub A 6/22/2017: House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment) 6/22/2017: Referred to Senate Finance 6/23/2017: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
6/27/2017: Committee recommends passage of Sub A as amended in concurrence
6/27/2017: Senate voted to reconsider
8/03/2017: Senate passed Sub A as amended in concurrence
8/03/2017: Transmitted to Governor
8/03/2017: Signed by Governor

 

S 0035: Will increase the state's share to support local public library services in distressed communities, by an amount equal to the amount paid by the distressed city or town into the ocean state libraries (OSL) annual assessment charges. Senator Crowley

1/18/2017: Introduced, referred to Senate Finance.
5/5: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration, 5/9.
5/8: Hearing postponed.

 
H 5093: Act would promote cooperation and assistance in the enforcement of immigration laws and establish penalties for failure to further the active enforcement of immigration laws. Representatives Corvese, Phillips, Ucci, Coughlin

1/12/2017: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
3/14/2017: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (Meeting postponed)
3/17/2017 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
3/22/2017 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

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