Current Legislation

RICDHH Lead Bills

Bill Date Intro. Brief Latest Status Link RICDHH Position
House Bill 7135 1/12/2018 Hearing Aid Mandated Coverage Insurance up to $2,000 for all ages https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7135/2018 Support
Senate Bill 2223 2/1/2018 Hearing Aid Mandated Coverage Insurance up to $2,000 for all ages https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/S2223/2018 Support
House Bill 7368 1/31/2018 Communication Access Service Mandated covered by the insurance company https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7368/2018 Support
Senate Bill 2233 2/1/2018 Communication Access Service Mandated covered by the insurance company https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/S2233/2018 Support

RICDHH Monitors Bills

Bill Date Intro. Brief Latest Status Link RICDHH Position
House Bill 7076 1/10/2018 Requires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7076/2018 Support
House Bill 7083 1/10/2018 Requires the police officer commission on standards and training to establish mandatory training standards for police officers and trainees in all incidents involving mental health literacy. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7083/2018 Support with Amendment
House Bill 7085 1/10/2018 Requires mandatory training standards for police officers and trainees, in identifying, responding, and handling all incidents involving any person with a developmental disability. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7085/2018 Support with Amendment
House Bill 7086 1/10/2018 Prohibits the sale and/or delivery of hearing aids directly to the consumer through the Internet or direct mail unless the consumer has a valid certificate of need, and provides for criminal penalties for violations. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7086/2018 Oppose
House Bill 7098 1/10/2018 Establishes community senior services grant program providing financial assistance to municipalities/nonprofit organizations operating senior centers/programs. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7098/2018 Neutral
House Bill 7150 1/12/2018 Provides students attending public or private schools enrolled in grades K-12 with a student's bill of rights prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, gender, economic status or mental, physical, developmental or sensory disabilities. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7150/2018 Support
House Bill 7152 1/12/2018 Establishes the Rhode Island Early Childhood Innovation Act and funds to support programs designed to narrow the education achievement gap for at-risk children who are entering kindergarten. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7152/2018 Support
Senate Bill 2008 1/11/2018 Requires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/S2008/2018 Support
House Bill 7172 1/17/2018 Establishes aging/disability resource center within division of elderly affairs as part of long-term care system for elderly/disabled persons/family caregivers/providers. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7172/2018 Neutral
House Bill 7200 1/18/2018 Making Appropriations For The Support Of The State For The Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2019 https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7200/2018 No position yet
House Bill 7200 1/18/2018 Article 6  - Transfer Board of the Interpreters to Department of Business Regulations BillText18/HouseText18/Article-006.pdf No position yet
House Bill 7200 1/18/2018 Article 9  - Students who are not deaf or hard of hearing may be admitted to the RISD in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the commissioner of elementary and secondary education BillText18/HouseText18/Article-009.pdf Oppose on "allowing hearing students to enroll at RISD."  Support to RISD to have receipt account." 
House Bill 7272 1/24/2018 Requires BHDDH to provide speech and communication support to eligible persons. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7272/2018 No position yet
House Bill 7286 1/25/2018 Requires audio and video recordings of certain open meetings and posting of said recordings on secretary of state's website. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7286/2018 Oppose unless they will provide closed captioning.
House Bill 7287 1/25/2018 Requires audio and video recordings of all open meetings of state and quasi-public agencies and bodies be transmitted to the secretary of state's office for posting on its website to be available for public access. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7287/2018 Oppose unless they will provide closed captioning.
House Bill 7289 1/25/2018 Creates restricted receipt account for all 911 funds and requires these funds to be used solely for operation of the 911 system. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7289/2018 Support
House Bill 7384 2/1/2018 Requires that all persons serving on boards and commissions appointed by the governor have a connection to the state through residence or licensure. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7384/2018 Oppose
Senate Bill 2232 2/1/2018 Requires movie theaters to provide open captioning for persons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/S2232/2018 Neutral
House Bill 7402 2/1/2018 Removes the requirement that a student with disabilities be a college student in order to be eligible to participate in the Mary Brennan fellowship fund program and also removes the requirement that the fellowship program take place in Providence. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7402/2018 Neutral
Senate Bill 2197 2/1/2018 Creates restricted receipt account for all 911 funds and requires these funds to be used solely for operation of the 911 system. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/S2197/2018 Support
Senate Bill 2198 2/1/2018 Establishes community senior services grant program providing financial assistance to municipalities/nonprofit organizations operating senior centers/programs. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/S2198/2018 Neutral
House Bill 7422 2/2/2018 Requires net neutrality by fixed or mobile broadband Internet access services. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7422/2018 Neutral
House Bill 7436 2/2/2018 Establishes and require funding for a world language and dual language immersion program. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7436/2018 Support
House Bill 7615 2/14/2018 Protects homeless persons in possession of a service animal, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, from being denied access to any homeless shelter in violation of the ADA or the state or federal Fair Housing Practices Acts. https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7615/2018 Support
House Bill 7717 2/28/2018 Open Meeting Act - Revisions https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/H7717/2018 No position yet
Senate Bill 2616 2/28/2018 Open Meeting Act - Revisions https://legiscan.com/RI/bill/S2616/2018 No position yet