Rhode Island State House Monday, January 25, 2021 – Thursday, January 28, 2021

All the video from the Rhode Island State House for Monday January 25, 2021 – Thursday January 28, 2021

January 28, 2021, 4:31 pm

By Uprise RI Staff

Monday January 25, 2021 – Thursday January 28, 2021

Monday January 25, 2021

5pm Senate Committee on Rules, Government Ethics and Oversite


  • Opening Comments
    • Chair Louis DiPalma
  • Health Services Council – Overview of duties and responsibilities
    • Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health
  • The Hospital Conversions Act – Overview of the Hospital Conversion Act and Attorney General’s role as it relates to that Act.
    • Attorney General Peter Neronha

Tuesday January 26

4pm Rhode Island House of Representatives

4pm Rhode Island Senate

  • S0003 This act would prohibit insurance companies from varying the premium rates charged for a health coverage plan based on the gender of the individual policy holder, enrollee, subscriber, or member. (Note: This is likely to be replaced with a Sub A making changes to the bill text above)
    • Passed
  • S0004A This act would amend the provisions of the telemedicine coverage act and provide coverage for telemedicine under Rhode Island Medicaid.
    • Sent back to committee for revision
  • S0005A This act would require individual health insurers, large group health insurers and small employer health insurers to provide coverage for ten categories of essential health benefits listed in the act.
    • Passed

4:30pm (Rise) House Committee on Rules

  • H5002Aa House resolution adopting the rules of the House of Representatives for the years 2021 and 2022.
    • Passed

Wednesday January 27

1pm RIght from the Start Campaign

4pm Senate Committee on Education

  • S0013 AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – Provides that the council on elementary and secondary education would not grant approval for the creation or expansion of any new charter school until after the 2023-2024 school year. (Soon to be Governor Daniel McKee opposes this)
    • Passed

Thursday January 28

1pm COVID-19 Press briefing

  • Dr Nicole Alexander-Smith and Lieutenant Governor Daniel McKee

4pm House of Representatives

  • H5002A Adopting the rules of the House of Representatives for the years 2021 and 2022.
    • Passed

4pm Senate Committee on Finance

  • On the agenda is a presentation from the Rhode Island Department of Revenue.

4pm Senate Committee on Judiciary

  • S0014 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS – SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES – Allows the governor to designate any person to solemnize a marriage within the state of Rhode Island on a particular day and within a particular city or town.
    • Held for further study
  • S0063 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.
    • Passed
  • S0074 AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES – Allows David Raymond Thibodeau, Jr., to join Staci Rae McCabe and Brendan Edward Curran in marriage on or about June 5, 2021, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
    • Passed

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