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 H 5443 2022-06-24 SUPPORT Died, failed to move during 2022 session which ended 6/24/2022 Adds personal and philosophical belief exemptions to vaccination for school in RI
RI S2520 2022-06-24 SUPPORT Died, failed to pass committee, session ended 6/24/2022 Requires written informed consent before vaccination and prohibits discrimination based on vaccination status, establishes penalty
RI S2552 2022-06-24 OPPOSE Died, failed to have a hearing, session ended 6/24/2022 Requires all Rhode Island residents 16 and older to be vaccinated for COVID-19, establishes penalties
RI H6302 2022-06-24 SUPPORT Died, failed to move during 2022 session which ended 6/24/2022 Prohibits the state, business and colleges from requiring proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for entry
RI H 6015 2022-06-24 SUPPORT Died, failed to move during 2022 session which ended 6/24/2022 Requires informed consent form be given by vaccine providers
RI H 5706 2022-06-24 SUPPORT Died, failed to move during 2022 session which ended 6/24/2022 Requires parents be notified of exemptions to vaccinations on any forms issued
RI H7321 2022-06-24 WATCH Died, failed to pass committee, session ended 6/24/2022 Prohibits requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter buildings/premises (passport ban)
RI H 5989 2022-06-24 SUPPORT Died, failed to move during 2022 session which ended 6/24/2022 Prohibits discrimination based on vaccination status
RI H7071 2022-05-05 SUPPORT Died, withdrawn at sponsor's request Prohibits governor's office or dept.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

Announcements

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