2021 Legislative Activity

Budget

  • Analysis of House Finance Committee's FY 2022 Budget and Municipal Impacts (6/22/21, Report)
  • Analysis of Governor’s FY 2022 Budget and Municipal Impacts (3/23/21, Report PDF)
  • Letter to Governor McKee on FY 2022 Budget Priorities (1/20/21 LTR)

Legislative Testimony/Communications

  • On a Statewide Electronic Permitting System (House State Government & Elections, 6/22/21, H6446, S0981)
  • Support of Eliminating “Paid Leave” in Firefighter Overtime Cost Calculations (House Labor, 6/9/21, H6156)
  • Support of a Centralized Website for Posting Legal Notices (House Judiciary, 6/2/21, H6375; Senate Judiciary, 6/8/21, S0916)
  • Support of Education Maintenance of Effort Relief (House Finance, 5/27/21, H6287; Senate Finance, 6/8/21, S0871)
  • Opposition to Changing Standards for Accidental Disability Pensions (House Finance, 5/27/21, H6357; Senate Finance, 6/3/21, S0941)
  • Support of Establishing Senior Center Capital Fund (House Finance, 5/25/21, H5801)
  • Support of the Efficient Building Fund (House Finance, 5/25/21, H6150)
  • Support of Temporary Education Funding Formula changes for FY 2022 (House Finance, 5/20/21, H5237)
  • Support of Increasing the Maximum Tax for Qualifying Low-income Housing 8% to 10% of the property's previous year's gross scheduled rental income. (Senate Housing & Municipal Government, 5/13/21, S0237 & S0238)
  • Support of Including Mobile and Manufactured homes in Low- and Moderate-income Housing to comply with the city's or town's comprehensive land use plan. (Senate Housing & Municipal Government, 5/13/21, S0243 & S0653)
  • Support of Municipal Aid in the Governor’s FY 2022 Budget Proposal (House Finance, 5/12/21, H6122)
  • Support of Municipal Reimbursement for Transportation Costs for Out-of-District Students (Senate Education, 5/5/21, S0207)
  • Support of Ambulance Service Coordinating Board (Senate Health & Human Services, 5/3/21, S0860; House Health & Human Services, 5/5/21, H6282; House Health & Human Services, 5/5/21, H6282A)
  • Opposition to Modified Tax Classification for Cable Assets (Senate Commerce, 4/29/21, S0280)
  • Support of Reforming the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights (House Judiciary, 4/13/21, H6152 & H6153; Senate Judiciary, 5/10/21, S0865)
  • Support of Wireless Telecommunications Act (House Innovation, 4/12/21, H6151)
  • On Increasing Local Education Share (Senate Finance, 4/8/21, S0351)
  • On Locally Administered Pension Plans (Senate Finance, 4/5/21, S0293)
  • On Legalizing Adult Use Recreational Marijuana (Senate Finance/Judiciary, 4/1/21, Budget Article 11, S0568; House Finance, 4/29/21, Budget Article 11; House Finance, 6/29/21, H6730)
  • Support of Protecting RI Resource Recovery Funding (Senate Environment, 3/31/21, S0291)
  • Opposing Local Preemption of Local Zoning Ordinances (House Small Business, 3/26/21, H6119; Senate Housing, 4/7/21, S0654)
  • Support of Governor’s Budget Housing Incentives for Municipalities (Senate Finance, 3/25/21, H6122 Article 16; House Finance, 4/13/21, H6122 Article 16)
  • Opposition to Local Commission Mandate for American Rescue Plan Funds (House Municipal Government, 3/25/21, House Resolution H6125)
  • Opposition to Virtual Meeting Mandate in Open Meetings Act (House State Government, 3/24/21, H5894)
  • Support of Increased School Funding (House Finance, 3/23/21, H5062 and others; Senate Finance, 4/8/21, S0222 and others; Senate Education, 4/7/21, S0090 and others; House Finance, 5/5/21, H6122; Senate Finance, 5/11/21 H6122-RIDE Budget)
  • On Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Fund (House Environment, 3/18/21, H5967; Senate Environment, 3/31/21, S0035)
  • Opposition to Unfunded Mandate in Early Voting (House State Government, 3/15/21, H5745, 3/24/21, H6003;  Senate Judiciary, 3/18/21, S0185, S0516)
  • Support of Local Control of Tobacco Sales (Senate Judiciary, 3/15/21, S0258; House Municipal Government, 3/25/21, H5633)
  • Opposition to Various Bills Modifying Property Tax Assessment (House Municipal Government, 3/12/21, H5589, H5634, H5676, H5785, Senate Housing & Municipal Government, 5/13/21, S0832)
  • Support of Land Use and Low Income Housing Study Commissions (House Municipal Government, 3/12/21, H5950, H5953)
  • Opposition to Apprenticeship Mandate for School Construction (House Labor, 3/10/21, H5722)
  • Opposition to PTSD Presumption Mandate (House Labor, 3/10/21, H6010)
  • On Virtual Meetings in Open Meetings Act (House State Government, 3/10/21, H5891; House State Government, 6/14/21, H5891A; Senate Judiciary, 4/15/21, S0804)
  • Support of Public Notice Alternatives (House Judiciary, 3/10/21, H5429)
  • Opposition to Teachers’ Bill of Rights (House Education, 3/10/21, H5355)
  • Support of Reforms to Energy Facility Siting Act (House Environment, 3/4/21, H5278; Senate Judiciary 5/6/21, S0194)
  • Support of Clarifying Property Tax Appeal Process (House Municipal Government, 3/4/21, H5407; Senate Housing, 4/7/21, S0115)
  • On Municipal Certification of Rental Housing (House Judiciary, 3/2/21, H5389)
  • Support of Continuing Education for Planning/Zoning Boards (House Judiciary, 3/2/21, H5392)
  • On Quorum Changes to Planning/Zoning Boards (House Judiciary, 3/2/21, H5568)
  • Support of Short-Term Rental Registration (House Corporations, 3/2/21, H5505)
  • Opposition to Binding Arbitration for Municipal Employees (House Labor, 3/1/21, H5406; Senate Labor, 4/14/21, S0687)
  • Support of Statewide Computer-Aided Dispatch (Senate Judiciary, 3/1/21, S0059; House Judiciary, 3/1/21, H5596)
  • Opposition to Comprehensive Community-Police Relationship Act (Senate Judiciary; House Judiciary, 3/1/21, S0122; 3/3/21, H5653)
  • On Municipal Impacts of PFAS Regulation (House Environment, 2/26/21, H5523, Senate Environment, 5/5/21, S0107)
  • Support of Election Day Change After Labor Day (House State Government, 2/26/21, H5284; Senate Judiciary, 3/18/21, S0423)
  • Opposition to Local Preemption in Plastic Bag Ban (Senate Environment, 2/24/21, S0037)
  • Opposition to Expansion of Public Works Definition (House Finance, 2/24/21, H5225)
  • Support of Municipal Infrastructure Grant Program (House Finance, 2/24/21, H5455, Senate Finance, 5/3/21,S0295)
  • Support of Firefighter Overtime Exemption (Senate Labor, 2/24/21, S0269; House Labor, 2/24/21, H5405)
  • Opposition to Residential Density Requirements (House Municipal Government, 2/11/21, H5128)
  • On Workers Compensation Presumption for COVID (House Labor, 2/10/21, H5264, 3/1/21, H5474)
  • Opposition to Contract Continuation for Police and Fire (House Labor, 2/10/21, H5178, H5179, ; Senate Labor, 4/14/21, S0544, S0547)