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Rhode Island State House Wednesday, May 12, 2021

3pm House Committee on Education SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION H5836 by Shanley, McNamara, Shekarchi, Solomon, Bennett, Vella-Wilkinson, Barros, Amore ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 – THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Amends the career and technical education program laws to provide the process by which students could access career and
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Published on May 12, 2021
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3pm House Committee on Education

SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION

  • H5836 by Shanley, McNamara, Shekarchi, Solomon, Bennett, Vella-Wilkinson, Barros, Amore ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 – THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Amends the career and technical education program laws to provide the process by which students could access career and technical education programs outside of their home school district.)
  • H5650 by Kislak, Kazarian, Blazejewski, Biah, Williams, Henries, Knight, Ackerman, Ranglin-Vassell, Ajello ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – RHODE ISLAND HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE EDUCATION COMMISSION (Creates the Holocaust and genocide education commission.)
  • H5697 by Williams, Hull, Alzate, Barros, Henries, Biah, Abney, Morales, Giraldo, Cassar ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – AFRICAN HERITAGE HISTORY EDUCATION (Requires implementation of education courses in African American history in elementary and secondary schools in Rhode Island commencing in the 2022-2023 school year.)

3pm House Committee on Finance

Agenda:

  • Office of the General Treasurer
  • Office of the Secretary of State

3pm House Committee on Labor

  • S0001 as amended by Quezada, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Cano, Miller, Gallo, Goldin, Valverde, Seveney ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – MINIMUM WAGES (Gradually increase the minimum wage from $11.50 per hour to $15 per hour, over four years.)

3pm Senate Committee on Education

SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION

  • S0089 by Raptakis, Cano, Paolino, Euer, Archambault ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – OFFENSES PERTAINING TO SCHOOLS (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 – THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Prohibits the use of a school district’s listserv to distribute any political advertisement, invitation, and/or propaganda.)
  • S0211 by Gallo, Lombardo, Picard, DiPalma ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS (Establishes courses that include instruction in career and technical education programs.)

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • S0283 by Gallo, Lombardo ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY (Provides that school construction projects approved after July 1, 2021, that fail to utilize a project’s architectural services and project educational design services would only be eligible to receive five incentive points.)
  • S0840 by Goldin, Miller, Gallo ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – RHODE ISLAND HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE EDUCATION COMMISSION (Creates the Holocaust and genocide education commission.)
  • H5224A by Shekarchi, Diaz, Amore, Baginski, Blazejewski, Kazarian, Potter, Felix, Biah, Batista ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION

4pm Rhode Island House of Representatives

IN ORDER:

  1. H5890 SUB A by Shanley ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS – MAIL BALLOTS
  2. H5586 SUB A by Hull ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION – PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION – EXEMPTIONS
  3. S0142 by Gallo ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES – REGULATION OF SALES

4:30pm Senate Committee on Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs

SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION

  • S0198 by Raptakis, Murray, Felag, E Morgan, Lawson ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Allows business vehicles which are owned by an entity which a veteran owns, and is registered and authorized to conduct business in the state of Rhode Island, to register such business vehicles with veteran plates.)
  • S0200 by Felag, Gallo, Murray, Raptakis, Lombardo ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES (Creates a special motor vehicle registration plate for recipients of the United States Bronze Star Medal.)
  • S0442 by Lombardo, F Lombardi, Picard, Miller, Sosnowski, Murray, McCaffrey, Raptakis ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – THREE WHEEL VEHICLES (Provides that three-wheeled motorcycles be included under the licensing requirements of the department of motor vehicles.)

5pm House Committee on Finance

Agenda:

  • Department of Administration
  • Department of Revenue

5pm House Committee on Health & Human Services

SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION

  • H5648 by Solomon ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – BREAST CANCER PATIENT NOTIFICATION (Now allows for a summary of a patient’s mammography report be provided to the patient by mail, electronically, or otherwise.)
  • H5629 by Ackerman, Shekarchi, Baginski ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – 911 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER ACT (Establishes an emergency telephone system call review and quality improvement and would require at least one 911 system operator trained in telecommunicator cardiopulmonary resuscitation be on duty at all time.)
  • S0384A by Lawson, F Lombardi, Burke, Murray, Euer, Cano, Sosnowski, Kallman ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
  • S0713 (Department of Health) by Goodwin 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.)

5pm House Committee on Judiciary

SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION

  • H5977 (Judiciary) by Edwards, Kennedy, Solomon ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS – FREEWAYS (Eliminates the provision a person who solicits a ride in a motor vehicle or backs up a motor vehicle on a freeway is guilty of a misdemeanor. Adds $100 fine for advertising a motor vehicle for sale on a state highway to the schedule of violations.)
  • S0056 by DiPalma, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, de la Cruz, Goodwin ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – PRESERVATION OF FAMILIES WITH DISABLED PARENT ACT (Precludes a parent’s disability from serving as the sole basis for the state to institute an investigation of the disabled parent’s family.)
  • H5387 by Casimiro, Noret, Vella-Wilkinson, Caldwell, Alzate, Kazarian ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS – MARRIAGE LICENSES (Requires a person to be at least 18 to obtain a marriage license.)

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • H6269 by Corvese, Noret, Hawkins, Azzinaro, Casey, Phillips ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – DISORDERLY CONDUCT – UNLAWFUL INTERFERENCE WITH TRAFFIC (Criminalizes as disorderly conduct the act of interfering with the lawful movement of traffic on any highway.)
  • H6298 by Morales, Williams, Henries, McGaw, Batista, Potter ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF POLICE ROBOT TECHNOLOGY (Prohibits any on-duty or off-duty law enforcement officer from utilizing any robot, police robot dog, or UAV, whether armed or unarmed, within the scope of their employment.)

SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION

  • H5977 (Judiciary) by Edwards, Kennedy, Solomon ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS – FREEWAYS (Eliminates the provision a person who solicits a ride in a motor vehicle or backs up a motor vehicle on a freeway is guilty of a misdemeanor. Adds $100 fine for advertising a motor vehicle for sale on a state highway to the schedule of violations.)
  • S0056 by DiPalma, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, de la Cruz, Goodwin ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – PRESERVATION OF FAMILIES WITH DISABLED PARENT ACT (Precludes a parent’s disability from serving as the sole basis for the state to institute an investigation of the disabled parent’s family.)
  • H5387 by Casimiro, Noret, Vella-Wilkinson, Caldwell, Alzate, Kazarian ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS – MARRIAGE LICENSES (Requires a person to be at least 18 to obtain a marriage license.)

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • H6269 by Corvese, Noret, Hawkins, Azzinaro, Casey, Phillips ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – DISORDERLY CONDUCT – UNLAWFUL INTERFERENCE WITH TRAFFIC (Criminalizes as disorderly conduct the act of interfering with the lawful movement of traffic on any highway.)
  • H6298 by Morales, Williams, Henries, McGaw, Batista, Potter ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF POLICE ROBOT TECHNOLOGY (Prohibits any on-duty or off-duty law enforcement officer from utilizing any robot, police robot dog, or UAV, whether armed or unarmed, within the scope of their employment.)

5pm Senate Committee on Environment & Agriculture

  1. Opening Comments from Chair Dawn Euer
  2. Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Overview and Update
    • Janet Coit, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
    • Nicholas Ucci, Commissioner of Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
    • Jeffrey Diehl, Executive Director of the
  3. Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank
  4. Rhode Island Energy Efficiency Program Overview and Update
    • Chris Porter, National Grid
    • Vincent Graziano, RISE Engineering
  5. Public Comment
  6. Adjournment

5pm Senate Committee on Labor

SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION

  • H5130A by Bennett, Williams, Solomon, Ranglin-Vassell ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – MINIMUM WAGES

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • S0546 by Mack, Acosta, Calkin, Anderson, Bell, Miller, Murray ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – PERMANENT REPLACEMENT EMPLOYEES (Prohibits an employer from permanently replacing an employee who has participated or honored a union authorized strike.)
  • S0548 by Bell, Goodwin, Kallman, Ciccone, Mack ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – LABOR RELATIONS ACT (Provides for the right to strike for public sector workers in Rhode Island, including teachers, with exceptions for police officers, firefighters, 911 employees, and correctional officers.)
  • S0887 by McCaffrey ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR – ORGANIZATION OF STATE EMPLOYEES (Requires that if state employee unions are engaged in contract negotiations and/or utilizing the dispute resolution process, all terms and conditions in the collective bargaining agreement shall continue to remain in effect.)

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