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Rhode Island State House Monday, March 22, 2021

Monday, March 22, 2021 1pm House Committee on Oversight An Overview of Tourism in Rhode Island Sarah Bratko, Vice President of Advocacy and General Counsel, RI Hospitality Association Kristen Adamo, President and CEO, Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau Evan Smith, President, Discover Newport Matt Sheaff, Director of Communications and Stakeholder Outreach, Rhode Island Commerce 3pm Special Legislative Commission To
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Published on March 22, 2021
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Monday, March 22, 2021

1pm House Committee on Oversight

An Overview of Tourism in Rhode Island

  • Sarah Bratko, Vice President of Advocacy and General Counsel, RI Hospitality Association
  • Kristen Adamo, President and CEO, Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Evan Smith, President, Discover Newport
  • Matt Sheaff, Director of Communications and Stakeholder Outreach, Rhode Island Commerce

3pm Special Legislative Commission To Study and Evaluate Rhode Island’s Electric and Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution System Infrastructure

AGENDA:

  1. Introduction
  2. Commission Charge
  3. New England Interstate Natural Gas Overview
    • Thomas Pinkston, Senior Market Advisor with the Office of Energy Policy and Innovation’s Division of Policy Development
  4. Commission’s Way Forward
  5. Next meeting date(s)

3:30pm Senate Committee on Health & Human Services

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • S0232 by Lombardi, Lombardo, Picard, Felag, Quezada, DiMario, Morgan, de la Cruz ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS – PHYSICAL THERAPISTS (Includes in the practice of physical therapy the ordering of diagnostic imaging (x-ray imaging) to be performed by other health care professionals.)
  • S0235 by Gallo, Lombardo ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS – PHYSICAL THERAPISTS (Authorizes a licensed physical therapist to perform physical therapy services to a student while in school without a prescription or referral, in accordance with the student’s IEP or IFSP.)
  • S0588 by Valverde, Miller, DiMario, Goldin, Lawson ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS – PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (Expands the rights of physician assistants with regard to their practice and prohibits non-compete clauses that exceed five years with regard to the purchase and sale of a practice.)
  • S0483 by Ciccone, Euer, Calkin, Kallman, Acosta, Valverde, Bell ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – THE CONSUMER PROTECTION IN EYE CARE ACT (Provides for consumer protection in eye care services by developing standards and enforcement protocols related to the utilization of assessment mechanisms in the provision of eye care services.)

4pm House Committee on Special Legislation

SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION

  • H5252 by Carson ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Creates a special motor vehicle registration plate for The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation, Inc.)

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • H5782 by Caldwell, Phillips, Baginski, Azzinaro, Vella-Wilkinson ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Authorizes the issuance of veteran plates with decals affixed to the top left corner for veterans who are recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star and Bronze medal.)
  • H6094 by Morgan, Nardone, Roberts ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE LIFE AND CAREER OF RUSH LIMBAUGH, THE GOAT OF CONSERVATIVE TALK RADIO
  • H6137 by Kazarian, Alzate, Kislak, Casimiro, Lima, Slater, Solomon, Lima, Giraldo, Morales ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows Christina Marie Tucciarone to join the Honorable Leonela Felix and Gregory Donald Kowalski in marriage on or about June 12, 2021, within the City of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.)
  • H6138 by Solomon ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES (Allows the Honorable Richard W. Dyer to join Elizabeth M. King and Dylan D. Smith in marriage on or about July 2, 2021, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.)

4pm Joint Committee on State Lottery

AGENDA:

  • Financial Update
  • Sports Betting Update
  • Facilities Update
    • Tiverton Casino Update
    • Twin River Casino Update
  • Marketing/Promotions
  • Other Updates
  • Adjournment

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

Agenda:

  1. Opening Comments
  2. Chairman DiPalma
    • Overview and Current Status of the Eleanor Slater Hospital System
    • Womazetta Jones, Secretary
  3. Executive Office of Health and Human Services
  4. Public Comments
  5. Closing Comments

6pm House Committee on Health & Human Services

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • H5612 by O’Brien ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – THE CONSUMER PROTECTION IN EYE CARE ACT (Provides for consumer protection in eye care services by developing standards and enforcement protocols related to the utilization of assessment mechanisms in the provision of eye care services.)
  • H5842 by Tanzi, Potter, Morales, Ajello, Ranglin-Vassell, Fogarty, Kislak, Cortvriend, Batista, Hull ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST PROTECTION (Prohibits the state, ERISA or any health plans to purchase referenced drugs for a cost higher than the referenced rate.)
  • H5846 by Bennett, Craven, Handy, Hull, Casey, McNamara, Williams, Cassar, Abney ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS – DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OMBUDSPERSON ACT OF 2021 (Creates a developmental disabilities ombudsperson program to be administratively attached to the department of administration.)
  • H5847 by Lombardi ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – COMMISSION ON STANDARDS AND TRAINING (Requires mandatory training standards for police officers and trainees, in identifying, responding, and handling all incidents involving any person with a developmental disability.)
  • H5849 by Casey, Kennedy, Solomon, Kazarian, Williams ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE – ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES (Requires insurance coverage for health care services provided by a naturopathic doctor licensed in this state.)
  • H5850 by Casey, Kennedy, Solomon, Kazarian, Williams ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS – LICENSE OF NATUROPATHY ACT (Changes the name of doctor of naturopathy to naturopathic doctor and permit them to administer IVs, perform phlebotomy, and consult, but not change, patient’s prescription medication.)
  • H5937 by Ranglin-Vassell, Fogarty, Kislak, Hull, Ajello, Alzate, Barros, Henries ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE IMPACT OF THE TRAUMA INFLICTED ON CHILDREN WHO ARE EXPOSED TO VIOLENCE (Creates a 13 member commission to study the impact of the trauma inflicted on children exposed to violence, and report back by February 8, 2022, and expire on May 8, 2022.)
  • H6014 (Department of Health) by Potter, Caldwell, Baginski, Edwards, Kislak, Morales ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – OFFICE OF STATE MEDICAL EXAMINERS (Removes the sunset provision on the requirement that the office of state medical examiners be responsible for a multidisciplinary team review of drug related overdose deaths.)
  • H6015 by Price, Nardone, Quattrocchi ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (Requires the mandatory immunization informed consent form contain certain relevant information.)
  • H6016 by Fenton-Fung, Casimiro ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO ESTABLISH GUIDELINES AND PROTOCOL FOR ADMINISTERING VACCINES IN THE SAFEST POSSIBLE METHOD TO PERSONS UNDERGOING IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE THERAPIES
  • H6017 by Tanzi, Fogarty, Cortvriend, Ackerman, Henries, Batista, Diaz, Donovan, Speakman, Felix ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY ACT (Repeals smoke free workplace exemption granted to pari mutual facilities and casinos.)
  • H6018 by Kazarian ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – HOSPITAL WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PROTECTION ACT (Establishes procedures for employees to file complaints with a hospital or the director of department of health, for assaultive behavior or violation of law occurring on hospital grounds/requires hospitals to institute safety training for employees.)

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