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Rhode Island State House Friday, February 26, 2021

All the video from the Rhode Island State House for Friday, February 26, 2021.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

1pm Yes on 4 Transportation Infrastructure Bond

3pm House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources

Scheduled for Hearing and/or Consideration

  • H5131 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS (Prohibits a food service establishment from providing a consumer with a single-use plastic straw, unless the consumer requests such a straw.)
  • H5138 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – DISPOSABLE FOOD SERVICE CONTAINERS (Prohibits a covered establishment from preparing, selling, processing or providing food or beverages in or on a disposable food service container that is composed in whole or in part of polystyrene foam.)
  • H5356 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – PFAS IN FOOD PACKAGING (Prohibits PFAS, a class of fluorinated organic chemicals, from being used in food packaging.)
  • H5445 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE (Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.)

3pm House Committee on State Government and Elections

Scheduled for Hearing and/or Consideration

  • H5281 AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE – EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (Permits Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings during a declared disaster emergency.)
  • H5284 AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS — PRIMARY ELECTION DATES (Requires that the primary election date, typically the eighth Tuesday preceding the biennial state elections, shall be held on the Wednesday immediately following Labor Day, only if the eighth Tuesday immediately follows Labor Day.)
  • H5417 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS — ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS (Exempts the city or town of residence for city, town and state police officers from the definition of a public record and would prohibit the release of the same.)
  • H5419 A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE, PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIREMENT THROUGH INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING FOR GENERAL OFFICERS AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS’ ELECTION)
  • H5420 A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION – GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO REVIEW REGULATIONS
  • H5423 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT (Requires that the secretary of EOHHS, the secretary of commerce of the commerce corporation and the commissioners of elementary and secondary education and postsecondary education be appointed subject to the approval of the senate.)
  • H5484 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS – ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS (Provides an exemption to the access to public records law for winners of lottery prizes.)
  • H5485 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — OPEN MEETINGS (Allows school committees to add item(s) to their agendas for the purposes of discussion only without having to publish notice of the additional item(s).)
  • H5418 AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES — APPOINTMENT, QUALIFICATION, AND TENURE OF OFFICERS (Requires that all persons serving on boards and commissions appointed by the governor have a connection to the state through residence or licensure.)

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