Rhode Island

Current Legislation

Cost of Doing Business Issues

RILBMDA is monitoring legislation that would drive up the cost of doing business, including: mandating predictive scheduling, unemployment insurance increases, increasing the minimum wage, paid sick leave, and establishing paid family and medical leave. RILBMDA opposes legislation that causes undue burden on employers. 

Vehicle Taxes

RILBMDA supports H.6267, which will reduce and eliminate the state's vehicle tax, which is one of the highest in the nation. 

Limiting Employer Mandates

RILBMDA is working with the Rhode Island Business Coalition to pass legislation to limit municipalities’ authority to enforce their own labor mandates on private employers. The legislation will help prevent cities and towns from enacting their own minimum wage or sick leave policies.

Road and Bridge Restrictions

RILBMDA opposes legislation, such as H.6072/S.721, which places unnecessary weight restrictions on certain rods and bridges. 

High School Internships

RILBMDA supports S.100, which would permit junior and senior high school students to participate in internship programs. S.100 is a step in the right direction to help connect people, especially young people, with the great career opportunities available today and in the future. 


2017 RILBMDA Lobby Day

For more information on legislative and regulatory in Rhode Island, contact govtaffairs@nrla.org or 518.286.1010.