Rhode Island

H 8235 was introduced by Representative Anastasia Williams and Representative Camille Vella-Wilkinson on May 24, 2018.


IntroducedIn CommitteeOn Floor CalendarPassed Chamber

Passed LegislatureOn Governor’s DeskGovernor ActedSession Law
After Passage

No further action was taken on this bill prior to the end of the legislative session.

May 24, 2018 – Introduced; Referred to House Finance Committee.

Last updated 7/12/2018.


Bill NumberH 8235
Study EntityRetirement security commission
Scope of StudyThe purpose of the retirement security commission shall be to study all currently available retirement plans for both public and private sector employees, including, but not limited to:

1)    Measurements for the general retirement readiness of both public and private sector employees in Rhode Island;

2)    Accessibility and availability of plans and options;

3)    Retirement plan enrollment processes;

4)    Eligibility or mandatory qualifications for employers and employees;

5)    Financial impact on businesses and the state; and

6)    Potential new retirement plan options.

Program FundingThe membership of said commission shall receive no compensation for their services. The Speaker of the House is hereby authorized and directed to provide suitable quarters for said commission.
Study DeadlineThe commission shall report its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly no later than May 15, 2019, and said commission shall expire on January 15, 2020.

2018 Legislative Session Dates: January 2, 2018 – June 23, 2018

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Source: Georgetown University Center for Retirement Initiatives