Rhode Island Advocacy

Welcome to the National Vaccine Information Center Rhode Island State Team page. This page, along with the email updates you will receive, will help keep you informed of what you can do in your state to help you protect and expand your rights to informed consent to vaccination.

Note: You must first register as a NVIC Team Member before you can view action alerts, legislation to watch, and announcements.

Action Needed Now

There are no active action alerts at this time, but please check back soon.

Bills to Watch

The following table lists the active bills of interest for all states.

State Bill Number Position Status Title
RI H7071 2022-05-05 SUPPORT Withdrawn at sponsor's request Prohibits governor's office or dept. of administration from entering into a contract with any labor union authorizing a bonus for COVID vaccination
RI S2552 2022-04-20 OPPOSE Introduced and referred to Senate Health and Human Services on 3/1/2022 Requires all Rhode Island residents 16 and older to be vaccinated for COVID-19, establishes penalties
RI H7321 2022-02-25 WATCH Scheduled for a hearing in the House State Government & Elections Committee 3/1/2022 Prohibits requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter buildings/premises (passport ban)
RI H6302 2021-07-16 SUPPORT Died for 2021, House State Government and Elections Committee recommended be held for further study Prohibits the state, business and colleges from requiring proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for entry
RI H 5989 2021-07-16 SUPPORT Died for 2021, Committee recommended measure be held for further study Prohibits discrimination based on vaccination status
RI H 6015 2021-03-21 SUPPORT Died for 2021, Committee recommended measure be held for further study Requires informed consent form be given by vaccine providers
RI H 5443 2021-03-19 SUPPORT Died for 2021, held for further study on 3/17/2021 Adds personal and philosophical belief exemptions to vaccination for school in RI
RI H 5706 2021-03-17 SUPPORT Died for 2021, held for further study on 3/16/2021 Requires parents be notified of exemptions to vaccinations on any forms issued

Announcements

The following table lists postings about events, initiatives, people, and pretty much anything related to protecting and expanding your rights!