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Rhode Island State House Tuesday, February 09, 2021

All the video from the Rhode Island State House for Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

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Tuesday February 9

4PM RI House of Representatives

  • H5024AUTHORIZING THE EXETER-WEST GREENWICH REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ISSUE NOT TO EXCEED $17,840,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND NOTES TO FINANCE THE RENOVATION, REHABILITATION, IMPROVEMENT, FURNISHING AND EQUIPPING OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AUDITORIUM AND CLASSROOM IMPROVEMENTS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, ROOFS, FLOORS, HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING, ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, PLAYGROUNDS, ATHLETIC FACILITIES, PARKING AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS, PROVIDED THAT THE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF CERTAIN GRANTS RECEIVED FROM STATE BOND PROCEEDS, FROM THE RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR FROM THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY

5PM (Rise) House Committee on Judiciary

Scheduled for Consideration:

  • H5039 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES — EXPLOSIVES, FIREWORKS, AND PYROTECHNICS (Prohibits the use of display fireworks/aerial consumer fireworks without a permit between 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on any day and would make a violation of this permit requirement a civil violation punishable by a fine of $75.00 and court costs.)

Scheduled for Hearing and/or Consideration:

  • H5014 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — BUS LANE TRAVEL FINE (Creates a new traffic offense, with a fine, for traveling in a bus lane.)
  • H5038 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE – PROCEDURE GENERALLY – LEVY AND SALE ON EXECUTION (Exempts from attachment five hundred dollars ($500) in savings or deposits in financial or banking institutions.)
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  • H5087 AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT (Requires the executive branch or the department of corrections to report its findings and recommendations regarding the justice reinvestment policies or the department of corrections, to the legislature on or before April 1, of each year.)
  • Written Testimony:
  • H5090 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE — PROCEDURE IN PARTICULAR ACTIONS — POST CONVICTION REMEDY (Allows a person who has been convicted on the basis, in whole or in part, on scientific evidence that has been found or otherwise determined to be discredited by the scientific community, eligible to seek post-conviction relief on that ground.)
  • Written testimony:
  • H5091 AN ACT RELATING COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE – PROCEDURE GENERALLY – WITNESSES (Requires, upon motion by counsel in criminal proceeding, attorney general or lead investigating law enforcement agency to issue subpoena or warrant to social media and internet sites for production of material posted or submitted by potential witness.)
  • Written Testimony:
  • H5094 AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES — MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENSES (Grants a judge or magistrate the discretion to impose the requirement of blood and/or urine testing or the use of the ignition interlock system.)
  • Written Testimony:
  • H5097 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE — VACCINATION JUMPING (Makes it unlawful for health care facilities or their workers to circumvent the state’s COVID-19 vaccination schedule.)
  • Written Testimony:
  • H5098 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS — BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE AND DISCIPLINE (Increases the maximum fine amount for those found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the board of medical licensure and discipline from $10,000 to $30,000, and establishes a new chapter of the general laws which gives board the authority to levy fines.)
  • H5293 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS — DIVORCE AND SEPARATION–CHILD SUPPORT (Extends child support obligations for non-custodial parents beyond emancipation if the children are attending a 2 or 4 year college and still reside with the custodial parent until 22 years of age.)
  • Written Testimony:
  • H5294 AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – EXPLOSIVES AND FIREWORKS (Limits the sale of fireworks to one week prior to and including the 4th day in July, and may only be used, exploded, or cause to exploded between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.)
  • H5303 AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE–PROCEDURE GENERALLY — EQUITY PRACTICE (Deletes all uses of the word master as it relates to courts and replaces it with the word arbiter.)
  • H5306 AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS — ADOPTION OF CHILDREN (Permits a petition for adoption, and if necessary, termination of parental rights, to be filed by a grandparent(s) without the noncustodial parent(s’) consent, when the child is in the sole custody of the grandparent(s).)
  • Written Testimony:
  • H5310 AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY – JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE REPEALER (Creates the joint committee of the repealer to compile suggestions for repeal of statutes, regulations, and executive orders received from citizens, businesses, and government agencies.)
  • Written Testimony:

6PM House Committee on Health & Human Services

Scheduled for Consideration:

  • H5077 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH TERMINAL ILLNESS — THE NEIL FACHON TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS’ RIGHT TO TRY ACT OF 2021 (Creates the “Neil Fachon Terminally Ill Patients’ Right To Try Act of 2021,” which establishes the conditions for the use of experimental treatments for terminally ill patients.)

Scheduled for Hearing and/or Consideration:

  • H5041 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS (Requires drug manufactures to establish fund and manage state approved drug take back programs, free of charge to the consumer and pharmacy.)
  • H5066 AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS — GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (Increases the membership of the governor’s council on behavioral health from thirty-one (31) to thirty-two (32) members by adding the president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island or a designee.)
  • H5072 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE — ACCESSIBLE RESIDENCE MODIFICATIONS (Allows health insurance plans to provide coverage for accessible residence modifications determined to be medically necessary.)
  • H5151 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS — RHODE ISLAND FOOD, DRUGS, AND COSMETICS ACT (Limits insured persons insulin costs to $25 per month.)
  • H5196 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE — PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS (Limits health insurance carriers that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to fifty ($50) dollars for a copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin.)
  • H5251 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE — PRESCRIPTIONS (Limits health insurance carriers that provide coverage for prescription insulin drugs used to treat diabetes to fifty ($50) dollars copayment for a thirty (30) day supply of medically necessary insulin.)
  • H5154 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS — THE HEALING ART OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE (Changes title of chapter 37.2 of title 5 and throughout, replacing the words “Oriental medicine” with “Chinese medicine”. Allows individuals who are otherwise certified, to practice acupuncture & Chinese medicine using Chinese medical diagnostic methods.)
  • H5189 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS — PHARMACIES (Amends the definition of the practice of pharmacy to include the authority to prescribe drugs and devices. The act also provides the conditions for which a pharmacist may prescribe an indicated drug or device.)
  • H5191 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS — BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE AND DISCIPLINE {LC785/1} (Prohibits the board of medical licensure and discipline from requiring specialty board certification as a condition of licensure.)
  • H5192 AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE — PHYSICAL THERAPY COPAY (Limits copays, coinsurance or office deductible for services of a physical therapist to the amount authorized for the services of a primary care physician or osteopath.)
  • H5194 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS — NURSE LICENSURE COMPACT (Amends the interstate nurse licensure compact and adopts an enhanced, more comprehensive version of the compact, allowing nurses to hold a multi-state license which would allow them to practice across state lines without having to obtain multiple licenses)
  • H5198 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.)
  • H5240 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS – PHARMACIES (Increases the state board of pharmacy from nine (9) to eleven (11) members by adding two (2) pharmacy technicians.)
  • H5241 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS — PHARMACIES (Authorizes a pharmacist to prescribe and dispense hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered oral hormonal contraceptives, provided that the pharmacist has completed a training program approved by the state board of pharmacy.)
  • H5242 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — OPIOID ALTERNATIVES (DOH to develop and publish opioid alternative pamphlet.)
  • H5245 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – HARM REDUCTION CENTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND PILOT PROGRAM (Creates pilot program to establish harm reduction centers where use of pre-obtained controlled substances may occur under supervision of health care professionals)
  • H5246 AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY – PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY ACT (Provides that any law or regulation which protects a person from exposure to second hand smoke would also provide protection from exposure to second-hand marijuana smoke, regardless of how the smoke was generated.)
  • H5247 AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS — UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT (Excludes chronic intractable pain from the definition of acute pain management. Prescribes new guidelines for treatment based upon 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.)
  • H5248 HOUSE RESOLUTION REINSTATING THE LIFE OF AND EXTENDING THE REPORTING AND EXPIRATION DATES OF THE SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE STUDY COMMISSION TO EXAMINE AND RECOMMEND GUIDELINES FOR STEP THERAPY PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROTOCOLS (Reinstates the life, and extends the reporting and expiration dates of the Commission to Examine and Recommend Guidelines for Step Therapy Prescription Drug Protocols from April 28, 2020 to April 6, 2021, and expires on June 6, 2021.)
  • H5272 AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS — PSYCHOLOGISTS (Includes licensed school psychologists under the provisions of the general laws governing the regulations of psychologists.)

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