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2016 Rhode Island Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
June 18, 2016 RI S 2864 Establishes Regulations for Rideshare Companies Bill Passed - House (53 - 6)
June 18, 2016 RI H 7454 Establishes State Budget for 2017 Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3)
June 17, 2016 RI S 2864 Establishes Regulations for Rideshare Companies Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
June 16, 2016 RI H 7007 Authorizes Cities to Establish Regulations for Body Works Businesses Bill Passed - House (54 - 16)
June 15, 2016 RI H 7454 Establishes State Budget for 2017 Bill Passed - House (59 - 13)
June 7, 2016 RI H 8240 Requires Referendum for Power Plant Tax Agreement Bill Passed - House (64 - 7)
April 5, 2016 RI S 2185 Extends Renewable Energy Standard Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 6)
March 29, 2016 RI H 7024 Authorizes Online Voting Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 6)
March 3, 2016 RI H 7228 Authorizes a Gambling Facility in Tiverton Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 2)
March 3, 2016 RI S 2081 Authorizes a Gambling Facility in Tiverton Bill Passed - House (66 - 3)
March 3, 2016 RI S 2081 Authorizes a Gambling Facility in Tiverton Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 2)
March 2, 2016 RI H 7228 Authorizes a Gambling Facility in Tiverton Bill Passed - House (69 - 4)
March 1, 2016 RI S 2103 Requires Property Owners to Maintain Trees and Shrubs Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 6)
Feb. 11, 2016 RI H 7409 Establishes Highway Truck Tolls Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 12)
Feb. 10, 2016 RI H 7409 Establishes Highway Truck Tolls Bill Passed - House (52 - 21)
Jan. 27, 2016 RI H 7051 Requires City Council Approval to Establish or Expand a Charter School Bill Passed - House (60 - 11)

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