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2/12/2018 MEDIA ADVISORY: House Health, Education and Welfare Committee to consider legislation on curriculum, school safety
STATE HOUSE — The House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare is scheduled to meet Wednesday to consider a number of bills involving school safety and curriculum.

The committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the rise of the House (about 4:30 p.m.) in Room 101 on the first floor of the State House.

The committee is scheduled to vote on the following bills:
  • 2018-H 7041 — This bill, sponsored by Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston), would require all school buildings where students are in attendance to have carbon monoxide detectors installed and maintained therein.
  • 2018-H 7044 — This bill, sponsored by Rep. Joseph J. Solomon Jr. (D-Dist. 22, Warwick), would permit that education on consent and sexual activity be increased in secondary schools as part of a family life course.
  • 2018-H 7155 — This bill, sponsored by Rep. Stephen M. Casey (D-Dist. 50, Woonsocket), would include home schooled students in the program to provide the PSAT and SAT free of charge to all Rhode Island public school students for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2018.
  • 2018-H 7235 — This bill, sponsored by Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick), would direct the Department of Education to utilize the federal government’s Troops to Teachers program.
  • 2018-H 7410 — This bill, sponsored by Rep. Julie Casimiro (D-Dist. 31, North Kingstown, Exeter), would establish standards of practice for providers of clinical nursing services for medically-fragile students.
The committee will also hear testimony on various health-related bills. The House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare is chaired by Representative McNamara.



For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903
(401)222-1922