Coming up in Committee: Three Sets of Bills Scheduled to be Heard by the RI General Assembly, January 22 – January 24
Let’s really make the new Rhode Island General Assembly session official; the list below is based on the Rhode Island General Assembly website as of 11:00 am today…
3. On Tue, Jan 22, the Senate Rules Committee will discuss the Senate rules for 2013-2014.
2. H5086: Allows “developmental disability agencies” to operate their own “self-insurance” plans for “employees, retirees and other beneficiaries” (H Corporations; Tue, Jan 22). From the text, it’s not immediately clear whether this bill is closing a loophole or defining an exception, but it does raise an interesting question of why a specific type of employer needs its own health insurance section of the law.
1. H5015: The same-sex marriage bill with nominal but basically meaningless “protection of freedom of religion in marriage” (H Judiciary; Tue, Jan 22).