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Failed Legislation/Bills Not Passed

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00127-2006-51-2021-04

Scope and Contents

Annual record of failed house & senate bills as transferred to established committees (Judiciary, Corporations, Labor, Health, Education & Welfare, etc.). May contain supporting documentation respective of votes taken, amendments made, witness sheets & testimony, fiscal notes, reports pertinent, daily action sheets, etc.


  • 1826-1867, 1945-1948, 1961-1980, 2007-2008, 2011-2012, 2019

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Conditions Governing Access

No special restrictions unless otherwise specified.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Biographical / Historical

There are currently twelve (12) permanent committees established within the House of Representatives including: Constituent Services, Corporations, Environment & Natural Resources, Finance, Health, Education & Welfare, Judiciary, Labor, Municipal Government, Rules, Separation of Powers & Veteran Affairs. Senate committees number seven (7) and include Constitutional & Regulatory Issues, Corporations, Education, Environment & Agriculture, Finance, Government Oversight & Health & Human Services. Permanent joint committees number eleven (11) and include Accounts & Claims, Water Resources, Highway Safety, Environment & Energy, Naming New Buildings, Bridges, Edifices & Other State Constructions, Retirement, Small Business, Strategic Development, Veterans’ Affairs, Economic Development & Legislative Services


432.50 Cubic Feet


Legislation remaining in commitee, held for further study, tabled or failed passage


Primarily arranged by committee & House or Senate bill designation; more recent/correlating files also by committee meeting dates or sponsors

Rhode Island Digital Archives

Digital Records


1961 - 1985 (2006 - 51); 66 boxes

2007 - 2008 (2009 - 32); 42 boxex

2009-2010 (2011-05); 24.5 boxes

2009-2010 (2011-07); 16 boxes

2011-2012 (2013-05); 39 boxes

2011-2012 (2013-07); 2019 (2021-04); 5 folders

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Legislation as Introduced

C#244 & C#245 - Journals of the House & Senate

Capital Television video recordings, 1984-2000

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Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA