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Rhode Island State House Monday, February 22, 2021

All the video from the Rhode Island State House for Monday, February 22, 2021.

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Monday February 22, 2021

4pm House Committee on Small Business

  • Presentation by the Honorable Lieutenant Governor Daniel McKee on the current challenges of small businesses in Rhode Island.

Scheduled for Hearing and/or Consideration

  • H5176 HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND TO ADJUST PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES THAT ARE HARMING RHODE ISLAND’S SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY

4pm House Committee on Special Legislation

Scheduled for Consideration

  • H5253 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows the Honorable Justice James D. Gleason to join Julia C. Scott and Brandon T. Elliano in marriage on or about August 28, 2021, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.)
  • H5413 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows Christine K. Bush to join Jenny Miller and Craig Koehler in marriage on or about August 19, 2021, within the Town of Narragansett, Rhode Island.)
  • H5414 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows William Bon Bauer to join Kaitlin Bauer and Gustazo Cabarcas in marriage on or about June 21, 2021, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.)
  • H5481 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows James R. Boyd, Jr., to join Alyssa Lynn LeValley and Andrew James Fleming in marriage on or about July 23, 2021, within the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.)
  • H5482 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows Peter Monopoli to join Gabrielle LaBrie and Lee Stamas in marriage on or about July 9, 2021, within the Town of Exeter, Rhode Island.)
  • H5483 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows the Honorable Scott Avedisian to join Lorna M. Simpson and John V. Kelly in marriage on or about August 21, 2021, within the Town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.)

Scheduled for Hearing and/or Consideration

  • H5412 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Expands the classes of licensed vehicles eligible to obtain courtesy veterans’ plates.)

4pm Joint Committee on State Lottery

Agenda

  1. Election of Officers
  2. Financial Update
  3. Sports Betting Update
  4. Facilities Update
    • Tiverton Casino Update
    • Twin River Casino Update
  5. Marketing/Promotions
  6. Other Updates
  7. Adjournment

5:30pm Senate Committee on Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight

Agenda:

  • Opening Comments from Chairman Louis DiPalma
  • Rhode Island’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program – Role and responsibilities of RIDOH, role of CDC, and details of vaccination distribution within the state
    • Dr Nicole Alexander-Scott, Director
      Rhode Island Department of Health
  • Rhode Island’s COVID-19 Vaccination Program – Role and responsibilities of the Rhode Island National Guard
    • Major General Christopher P Callahan, Rhode Island Adjutant General
      Rhode Island Office of the Adjutant General
  • Public Comment

6pm House Committee on Corporations

Scheduled for Consideration

  • H5105 AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES – RETAIL LICENSES (Authorizes Class B license holder to sell specified limits of wine, beer and mixed alcoholic beverages with take out orders, however, all other alcoholic beverages prohibited with sunset on 12/31/21.)
  • S0081 AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF PET CONNECTION, LLC

Scheduled for Hearing and/or Consideration

  • H5201 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE – LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE (Updates the long-term care insurance statute so that it is in conformance with the latest version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners model.)
  • Written Testimony:
  • H5202 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE – CLAIMS ADJUSTERS (Authorizes department of insurance, within the DBR, in lieu of passing in-state licensing examination, to recognize the competence of an applicant for an insurance claims adjuster license, through an out-of-state proctored examination.)
  • H5203 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Permits the division of motor vehicles to suspend the registration privileges of motor carriers upon receipt of notice from the department of labor and training that the motor carrier has not secured workers’ compensation insurance.)
  • Written Testimony:
  • H5345 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – TERMINATION OF SERVICE TO RESTAURANTS (Authorizes PUC to use emergency powers to suspend all utility payments to restaurants during a state of emergency with a 36 month interest free repayment plan commencing three months after the emergency ends retroactive to March , 2020.)
  • Written Testimony:
  • H5346 AN ACT RELATING TO COMMERCIAL LAW – GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS (Prohibits third-party delivery services from using any likeness or intellectual property of a merchant without written consent. This act would require a third-party delivery service to register to do business in Rhode Island.)
  • Written Testimony:
  • H5347 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – THE RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY (Directs the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) to alter bus route 58 and bus route 27.)
  • Written Testimony:
  • H5425 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – RHODE ISLAND ECONOMIC GROWTH BLOCKCHAIN ACT (Establishes an economic growth blockchain act, set regulations for the sale of hemp, regulate virtual and digital assets and establish depository banks for these purposes.)
  • H5440 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS (Requires electric transmission and electric distribution companies to conduct periodic equipment inspections. Such companies would also be required to submit a periodic report to the public utilities division regarding the status of such inspections.)
  • Written Testimony:

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