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Rhode Island State House Thursday, April 1, 2021

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

1pm Governor Daniel McKee Press Conference

3pm Senate Committee on Finance / Senate Committee on Judiciary

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING

  • H6122 (Governor) BY Abney ENTITLED, AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2022
  • Article 11 – Relating to Adult Use Marijuana

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • S0568 by Miller, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Ruggerio, Coyne, Felag, DiPalma, Sosnowski, Pearson, Acosta ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – CANNABIS AUTHORIZATION, REGULATION AND TAXATION {LC2305/1} (Establishes Cannabis Control Commission to regulate all aspects of cannabis production and distribution.)
  • S0192 by Raptakis, Goodwin, Archambault, Morgan, Lombardi ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT {LC361/1} (Requires person who is owner, employee, or who has third-party management interest in any medical marijuana entity or license to submit to criminal identification records check. Any person who pled to felony offense shall have application denied.)
  • S0252 by Lombardo, Miller, Ruggerio, Gallo, Kallman, McCaffrey, Goodwin ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – THE EDWARD O. HAWKINS AND THOMAS C. SLATER MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT {LC1276/1} (Expands the definition of “qualifying patient” to include any animal having a debilitating medical condition as determined by a veterinarian for purposes of a prescription for medical marijuana.)
  • S0397 by Ciccone ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – THE EDWARD O. HAWKINS AND THOMAS C. SLATER MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT {LC1818/1} (Expands the criminal and civil protections to lawful users of medical marijuana. This act also provides for civil damages to be imposed upon violators of these protections.)
  • S0660 by Morgan, Rogers, Raptakis ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES – ZONING ORDINANCES {LC2453/1} (Specifically excludes the cultivation and processing of cannabis from the definitions of plant agriculture contained in the Rhode Island zoning enabling act.)

4pm House Committee on Finance

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING

  • H6122 (Governor) by Abney ENTITLED, AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2022
    • Article 6. Fees (sections 6 and 8 only)
    • Article 6 Section 6. Westerly Recreational Fees.
    • Article 6 Section 8. Coastal Resources Management Council Fees.
    • Article 7. Environment
    • Article 8. Public Utilities and Carriers
    • Article 10. Fishing Industry Modernization
  • H5204 (Governor) by Kennedy, Abney, Ruggiero, Carson, Azzinaro ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS {LC373/1} (Requires every electric distribution company and natural gas distribution company to submit to the division of public utilities and carriers an emergency response plan for review and approval.)

4pm House Committee on Oversight

Agenda:

  • Eleanor Slater Hospital:
    • Overview and Current Status
    • Admission and discharge practices
    • Compliance with federal standards and medical standards

5pm Senate Committee on Health & Human Services

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • S0062 by Goldin, Valverde, DiMario, Mendes, Miller ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS – CONFIDENTIALITY OF HEALTH CARE COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION ACT {LC744/1} (Requires health insurers to accommodate the request for communication in the form and format requested by the insured.)
  • S0169 by Euer, Miller, Coyne, DiMario, Lawson ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – LABORATORIES {LC611/1} (Creates a comprehensive system to promote and regulate the effective and competent administration of medical laboratories by focusing on the training, qualifications and licensure of their practitioners.)
  • S0171 by DiPalma, Miller ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – THE RHODE ISLAND RARE DISEASE MEDICATION ACCESSIBILITY, AFFORDABILITY, AND REINSURANCE ACT {LC494/1} (Establishes within the executive office of health and human services a program, informed by an advisory council, to assure equitable financing and facilitate access to medication for rare diseases.)
  • S0303 by Gallo, Goodwin ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – INTERSTATE COMPACT TO AWARD PRIZES FOR CURING DISEASES {LC1209/1} (Adopts Interstate Compact to Award Prizes for Curing Diseases with a commission established upon enactment by 6 states to award prizes successful disease cures.)
  • S0379 by Mack, Calkin, Mendes, Anderson, Acosta, Bell, Euer, Valverde, DiMario, Miller ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES – MEDICAL ASSISTANCE {LC1412/1} (Requires auditor general to conduct audit of Medicaid programs administered by MCOs.)
  • S0495 by Miller, Valverde, Goldin, DiMario ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS – RHODE ISLAND HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE ACT OF 2008 {LC1479/1} (Provides patients opportunity to opt out of information disclosure under HIE.)
  • S0650 by Coyne, Sosnowski, Miller, Euer ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCES {LC2436/1} (Requires department of health to establish an informal dispute resolution to address any changes to department of health violations.)
  • S0651 by Coyne, DiMario, Kallman, Quezada, Valverde, Sosnowski, Gallo, Lawson, de la Cruz, Euer ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – THE BREAST CANCER ACT {LC1756/1} (Allows individuals to be sent breast cancer screening results by mail, electronically or otherwise.)
  • S0711 by Archambault ENTITLED, SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF ACTIVITIES THAT EXPOSE PEOPLE TO TICKS, BETTER EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE SYMPTOMS OF LYME DISEASE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY DETECTION, AND UPDATE THEIR FINDINGS, DATA, AND PHYSICIAN PROTOCOLS WITH REGARDS TO THE EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE {LC2403/1}
  • S0713 (Dept. of Health) by Goodwin ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – OFFICE OF STATE MEDICAL EXAMINERS {LC2214/1} (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.)

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