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Legislative TrACKER

2022 Bill Tracker

Below is a bill tracker for legislation introduced during 2022’s legislative session that Homes RI is following. Click here to view our 2022 Legislative Agenda.
For questions, please email Katie West at kwest@housingnetworkri.org.

Information as current as 05/18/2022.    To see bill text, click the title of the bill.  

Bill # & Title
Summary
Sponsors
Last Action
Position
Comp. Bill
SB2214 – An Act Relating To Property – Residential Landlord Tenant Act – Housing Payment Stability Act
Requires landlords to complete the landlord portion of an application for federal emergency rental assistance before starting an action for eviction against a residential tenant for nonpayment of rent.
Sen. Dawn Euer (D) | Cosponsors: Sen. Michael J. McCaffrey (D); Sen. Maryellen E. Goodwin (D); Sen. Sandra Cano (D); Sen. Jonathan Acosta (D); Sen. Tiara Mack (D); Sen. John Burke (D); Sen. Meghan Kallman (D); Sen. Stephen R. Archambault (D)
02/08/2022 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary
Support
HB7893
SB2223 – An Act Relating To Property — Residential Landlord And Tenant Act
Requires all property owners of rental property to file with the secretary of state notice of their name, home address, including zip code, and telephone number. The secretary of state shall comply a report of such information.
Sen. Meghan Kallman (D) | Cosponsors: Sen. Dominick J. Ruggerio (D); Sen. Sandra Cano (D); Sen. Jonathan Acosta (D); Sen. Kendra Anderson (D); Sen. Dawn Euer (D); Sen. Frank Lombardo, III (D); Sen. Ana Quezada (D); Sen. Cynthia Armour Coyne (D);
05/10/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Support
HB7894
SB2375 – An Act Relating To Property — Residential Landlord And Tenant Act
Provides for the sealing and unsealing of court files in residential eviction proceedings.
Sen. Tiara Mack (D) | Cosponsors: Sen. Kendra Anderson (D); Sen. Cynthia Mendes (D); Sen. Jeanine Calkin (D); Sen. Bridget Valverde (D); Sen. Meghan Kallman (D); Sen. Jonathan Acosta (D); Sen. James Seveney (D); Sen. Melissa Murray (D); Sen. Ana Quezada (D)
05/10/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Support
SB2641 – An Act Relating To Property — Fair Chance In Housing Act
Limits the use of certain criminal records and credit history reports in denying housing to prospective applicants, provides fines for failure to comply and requires notice of denials be sent to the prospective tenants.
Sen. Meghan Kallman (D) | Cosponsors: Sen. Ana Quezada (D); Sen. Dawn Euer (D); Sen. Stephen R. Archambault (D); Sen. Sandra Cano (D); Sen. Jonathan Acosta (D); Sen. Joshua Miller (D); Sen. John Burke (D); Sen. Sam Bell (D)
05/10/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Support
HB7123 – An Act Making Appropriations For The Support Of The State For The Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2023
Section 1, Article 16 – Housing initiatives: Governor’s proposal for $250M investments
Rep. Marvin Abney (D)
6/24/2022 Transmitted to Governor
Support
HB7892 – An Act Relating To Property — Residential Landlord And Tenant Act
Provides for the sealing and unsealing of court files in residential eviction proceedings and provides that any eviction for nonpayment of rent, in which the rent arrearage is paid through a rent relief program, shall remain sealed permanently
Rep. Teresa Tanzi (D) | Cosponsors: Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi (D); Rep. Edith H. Ajello (D); Rep. Rebecca Kislak (D); Rep. Anastasia P. Williams (D); Rep. Leonela Felix (D); Rep. Michelle McGaw (D); Rep. Evan Shanley (D); Rep. Liana Cassar (D); Rep. Jose Batista (D)
04/27/2022 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Support

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