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Current Legislation in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island General Assembly: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Pages/Default.aspx

Major Legislation Initiatives

SB 15 - Relating to Education - School Committees and Superintendents - Beginning of School Year

NEAAPA and IAAPA are working on successful passage of this bill. NEAAPA representatives have testified in both the House and Senate committees on this bill.

Bill Number Bill Title
RI HB 5097 2019 Increases the existing minimum wage of $10.50 to $11.50 per hour on January 1, 2020, and to $12.50 per hour on January 1, 2021.
RI HB 5848 2019 Increases penalties for violations of certain wage and hour laws.
RI HB 5878 2019 Requires public schools, including charter schools, begin the school year on the day after Labor Day commencing in the school year 2020-2021.
RI SB 15 2019 Requires public schools, including charter schools, begin the school year on the day after Labor Day commencing in the school year 2020-2021.
RI SB 167 2019 Prohibits the use of wild or exotic animals in traveling animal acts and sets forth the penalties for violation of such prohibition.
RI SB 174 2019 Increases the hourly minimum wage effective January 2, 2020 to $11.50 per hour and effective January 1, 2021, to $12.50 per hour.
RI SB 241 2019 Increases the hourly minimum wage in accordance with the Consumer Price Index for the Northeast Region for the 4 previous fiscal years, effective January 1, 2021.
RI SB 508 2019 Incrementally increases the hourly minimum wage from $10.50 per hour to $15 per hour by July 1, 2023.