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Health and Dental Legislative Update
 
 

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Senate Bill No. 2200

BY  Goodwin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LEAD POISONING PREVENTION ACT (would provide that in the event of insufficient federal funds for the environmental lead program, the state of RI shall appropriate no less than $600,000 per year for support and maintenance of the environmental lead program)

{LC3816/1}

01/30/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

 

Senate Bill No. 2219

BY  Crowley, Sosnowski, Miller, Pearson, Jabour

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- MEDICAID FRAUD AND WASTE PREVENTION (would implement fraud and waste detection and reduction solutions within the state Medicaid, RIte Care and RIte Share programs)

{LC3422/1}

01/30/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

06/06/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/10/2014)

06/10/2014 Committee recommends passage

06/16/2014 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/18/2014)

06/18/2014 Senate read and passed

06/19/2014 Referred to House Finance

 

Senate Bill No. 2507  as amended

BY  Nesselbush, Lombardi, Cool Rumsey, Lombardo, Ciccone

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - DENTISTS AND DENTAL HYGIENISTS (This act would authorize the practice of "public health hygienists" who would be authorized to perform certain dental services in a public health setting.)

{LC4549/1}

02/27/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

03/04/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/06/2014)

03/06/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

06/06/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/10/2014)

06/10/2014 Committee recommends passage

06/11/2014 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/16/2014)

06/16/2014 Senate passed as amended (floor amendment)

06/17/2014 Referred to House H.E.W.

 

Senate Bill No. 2674

BY  Goodwin

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LEAD POISONING PREVENTION ACT (Would provide for special legislative funding to the department of health to support the state's environmental lead program.)

{LC4993/1}

03/04/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Finance


Senate Bill No. 
2769

BY  Nesselbush, Miller, Sheehan, Sosnowski, Paiva Weed

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RHODE ISLAND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE REFORM ACT OF 2014 (Establishes the "Rhode Island Behavioral Health Care Reform Act of 2014," to ensure appropriate behavioral healthcare services are available to people in this state.)

{LC5119/1}

03/13/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

03/21/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/25/2014)

03/25/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 
7021  SUB A as amended

BY  Melo

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO THOSE UNDER EIGHTEEN (18) (would amend the definition of tobacco products to include electronic cigarettes for the purpose of prohibiting access by minors)

{LC3029/A/2}

01/08/2014 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

03/18/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/26/2014)

03/26/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

05/27/2014 Scheduled for consideration (05/29/2014)

05/29/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

06/06/2014 Scheduled for consideration (06/10/2014)

06/10/2014 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

06/11/2014 Placed on House Calendar (06/18/2014)

06/18/2014 House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)

06/18/2014 House voted to reconsider

06/18/2014 House passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)

06/19/2014 Placed on Senate Calendar (06/19/2014)

06/19/2014 Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)

06/20/2014 Placed on House Calendar (06/20/2014)

06/20/2014 House passed Sub A as amended in concurrence

 

House Bill No. 7369

BY  Naughton, Coderre, Kennedy, Ackerman, Tanzi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - RHODE ISLAND PREVENTION, HEALTH PROMOTION, AND PUBLIC HEALTH COUNCIL (would establish a RI Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council. This council would provide coordination and leadership among all state departments with respect to prevention, wellness and health promotion practices)

{LC3556/1}

02/06/2014 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

03/14/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/19/2014)

03/19/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

House Bill No. 7803

BY  Handy, Hull, Bennett, Valencia, Slater

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - LEAD POISONING PREVENTION ACT (Would provide for special legislative funding to the department of health to support the state's environmental lead program.)

{LC4671/1}

03/04/2014 Introduced, referred to House Finance

04/11/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/29/2014)

04/29/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

House Bill No. 7970

BY  Ferri, Naughton, McNamara, Bennett, Cimini

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- RHODE ISLAND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE REFORM ACT OF 2014 (Establishes the "Rhode Island Behavioral Health Care Reform Act of 2014," to ensure appropriate behavioral healthcare services are available to people in this state.)

{LC5222/1}

03/20/2014 Introduced, referred to House Corporations

04/03/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/08/2014)

04/08/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study


House Bill No. 
7984

BY  McNamara, Shekarchi

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - DENTISTS AND DENTAL HYGIENISTS (This act would authorize the practice of "public health hygienists" who would be authorized to perform certain dental services in a public health setting.)

{LC5220/1}

03/26/2014 Introduced, referred to House Finance

04/02/2014 Committee transferred to House H.E.W.

04/11/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration (04/16/2014)

04/16/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

06/14/2014 Scheduled for consideration (06/16/2014)

06/16/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study