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Housing and Homelessness Legislative Update
 
 

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Senate Bill No. 2497

BY  Crowley, Goldin, Cool Rumsey, Metts, Pichardo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - RHODE ISLAND HOUSING RESOURCES ACT OF 1998 (This act would appropriate three million four hundred thousand dollars ($3,400,000) for the housing rental subsidy program and four hundred thirty-nine thousand dollars ($439,000) for homeless prevention and assistance.)

{LC4376/1}

02/27/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

05/23/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/29/2014)

05/29/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


Senate Bill No. 
2552

BY  Crowley, Goldin, Cool Rumsey, Metts, Pichardo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - HOMELESS SHELTERS (Directs the chairperson of the housing resources commission to appoint a 9 member committee to formulate rules, regulations and standards relating to homeless shelters.)

{LC4857/1}

02/27/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Housing and Municipal Government

03/28/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/01/2014)

04/01/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

06/10/2014 Scheduled for consideration (06/12/2014)

06/12/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

Senate Bill No. 2659  SUB A

BY  Metts, Pichardo, Crowley, Jabour, Doyle

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (would create a new process for the eviction of residential tenants in mortgage foreclosed property which requires the existence of just cause)

{LC4336/A/2}

03/04/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

03/14/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/18/2014)

03/18/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

06/06/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/10/2014)

06/10/2014 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

06/17/2014 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/18/2014)

06/18/2014 Senate passed Sub A

06/19/2014 Placed on House Calendar (06/19/2014)

06/19/2014 House passed Sub A in concurrence

 

Senate Bill No. 2696

BY  Goodwin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - RHODE ISLAND HOUSING RESOURCES ACT OF 1998 (This act would authorize a bond referendum in the amount of seventy-five million dollars ($75,000,000) to provide funds to the housing resources commission to finance the costs of additional housing and neighborhood revitalization programs.)

{LC4906/1}

03/05/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance



House Bill No. 7449  SUB A

BY  Edwards, Williams, O`Grady, Slater, Almeida

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PROPERTY - LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT (would create a new process for the eviction of residential tenants in mortgage foreclosed property which requires the existence of just cause)

{LC4056/A/1}

02/12/2014 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

04/15/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/30/2014)

04/30/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

06/18/2014 Scheduled for consideration (06/18/2014)

06/18/2014 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

06/18/2014 Placed on House Calendar (06/18/2014)

06/18/2014 House passed Sub A

06/19/2014 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/19/2014)

06/19/2014 Senate passed Sub A in concurrence

 

House Bill No. 7557

BY  Slater, Diaz, Blazejewski, Ferri, DeSimone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO PROVIDE FOR EMERGENCY HOUSING ASSISTANCE (This act would establish an emergency housing assistance fund to be administered by the department of human services in conjunction with community action program agencies.)

{LC4348/1}

02/26/2014 Introduced, referred to House Finance

04/11/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/29/2014)

04/29/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 
7679

BY  Tomasso, Slater, Lombardi, Cimini, Ajello

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - HOMELESS BILL OF RIGHTS (This act would create the Protection of Homeless Act designed to provide various rights for homeless persons and set certain standards for homeless shelters.)

{LC4842/1}

02/27/2014 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

04/11/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/16/2014)

04/16/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

House Bill No. 7818

(by request)

BY  Ferri

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND HOUSING RESOURCES ACT OF 1998 (This act would create the Neighborhood Opportunities Program, and would reference a referendum at the general election in November 2014 on a proposition to issue seventy-five million dollars ($75,000,000) in bonds to fund that program.)

{LC4405/1}

03/04/2014 Introduced, referred to House Finance

03/28/2014 Scheduled for hearing (04/01/2014)

04/01/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study



House Bill No. 7912

BY  Slater, Williams, Lombardi, Blazejewski

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION -- REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCE TAX (This act would increase the real estate conveyance tax from two dollars ($2.00) to two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per five hundred dollars ($500) of the sale price, and allocates a portion of the increase to the housing resources commission.)

{LC5128/1}

03/12/2014 Introduced, referred to House Finance

04/11/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/29/2014)

04/29/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study