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A Day at the Rhode Island State House: Weds, March 3, 2021

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

9:30am Governor McKee

Governor Daniel McKee met with staff and state agency directors. Tackling covid is his first priority.

3pm HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

3:30pm SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & AGRICULTURE

Presentation

ISO New England Overview and Regional Update: ISO-NE oversees the operation of New England’s bulk electric power system and transmission lines, generated and transmitted by its member utilities

  • Kerry Schlichting, External Affairs
    • Kerry Schlichting is an External Affairs Representative for ISO New England, where she is responsible for performing outreach to government officials in the New England states. Video
  • Eric D. Johnson, Director, External Affairs
    • Eric is Director of External Affairs for ISO New England, the operator of the region’s electric grid. He is responsible for managing the ISO’s outreach to government officials in the six New England states. Video

SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION

  • S0078 by Euer, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Goodwin, Sosnowski, Coyne, Cano, Murray, Valverde, Kallman ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE {LC1231/1} (Establishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.) Video

3:30pm SENATE COMMITTEE ON LABOR

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • S0196 by Ciccone, Acosta, Calkin, Goodwin, Lawson, Anderson, Valverde, Murray, Bell, DiPalma ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS — DIGNITY AT WORK ACT {LC848/1} (Establishes the Dignity at Work Act, to provide workers with more protection from bullying and harassment in the workplace.) Video

5pm SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • S0031 by Seveney, Euer, DiPalma, Miller, Coyne, Goodwin ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION — SUICIDE PREVENTION–THE NATHAN BRUNO AND JASON FLATT ACT {LC368/1} (Creates the “Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act” which requires training of teachers/students/school personnel regarding suicide awareness and prevention, and the establishment of a conflict resolution process between teachers or school personnel/students.) Video
  • S0076 by Gallo, Cano, Lawson, Euer, Pearson, Miller, McCaffrey, Sosnowski, Ruggerio, Seveney ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION — CURRICULUM {LC1054/1} (Requires that commencing with the graduating class of 2022 and all subsequent graduating classes thereafter, all high school students attending public schools shall fulfill at least one-half credit or course requirement in civics education.) Video
  • S0150 by Picard ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION — THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT {LC1056/1} (Requires that the board of elementary and secondary education adopt a competency-based/proficiency-based learning policy whereby students can earn credits through demonstration of competency.) Video
  • S0209 by Lawson, Gallo, Euer, Cano, Pearson, Picard, Sosnowski, DiPalma, Goldin, Quezada ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION — ACCESS TO ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT {LC1537/1} (Updates Access to Advanced Placement Courses for All Students Act.) Video
  • S0210 by Felag, McCaffrey ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – CURRICULUM {LC1194/1} (Requires the department of elementary and secondary education, in collaboration with the Rhode Island resource recovery corporation, to make educational resources available regarding litter prevention and recycling awareness to elementary school students.) Video
  • S0211 by Gallo, Lombardo, Picard, DiPalma ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND SUPERINTENDENTS {LC1213/1} (Establishes courses that include instruction in career and technical education programs.) Video
  • S0212 by Gallo, Pearson ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS (SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 – THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) {LC1223/1} (Seeks to advance economic development by guaranteeing students the right to enroll in approved career technical educational programs and allows them to enroll outside the district of residence if their district does not offer a duplicate program.) Video
  • S0285 by Gallo, DiPalma, Seveney ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION — RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL-TO-CAREER TRANSITION ACT OF 1996 {LC1217/1} (Implements an individual career and academic plan graduation requirement for each student enrolled in public schools in the sixth through twelfth grade, starting with students entering the sixth grade in the 2023-2024 school year.) Video

5pm SENATE COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL LEGISLATION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • S0067 by Seveney, Sosnowski, Coyne, Archambault, Murray, McCaffrey, Bell, DiMario, Burke, Mack ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — STATE EMBLEMS {LC381/1} (This act would designate “Northern Star Coral” as the official state coral.) Video
  • S0068 by Sosnowski, Algiere, Valverde ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY — HOLLEY LANDING {LC418/1} (Renames the landing in South Kingstown known as Wordens Pond Landing to Holley Landing.) Video
  • S0198 by Raptakis, Murray, Felag, Morgan, Lawson ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES {LC449/1} (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.) Video
  • S0200 by Felag, Gallo, Murray, Raptakis, Lombardo ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES {LC1195/1} (Creates a special motor vehicle registration plate for recipients of the United States Bronze Star Medal.) Video
  • S0276 by Coyne, Lawson, Mendes ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES {LC1476/1} (Authorizes the administrator of the division of motor vehicles to issue special license plates to Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse.) Video
  • S0320 by Archambault, Murray ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES {LC1048/1} (Provides for a reduction in the minimum number of special plates to be ordered from the DMV to one hundred fifty (150) sets upon payment of a conditionally refundable fee of three thousand dollars ($3,000).) Video

6pm HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

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