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3/5/2018 MEDIA ADVISORY: Senate Education Committee to hear legislation relating to the health and safety of pupils
STATE HOUSE — The Senate Committee on Education is scheduled to meet Wednesday to hear testimony on various pieces of legislation relating to the health and safety of pupils.

The committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 7, at the rise of the Senate (about 4:30 p.m.) in Room 313 on the third floor of the State House. The committee will hear testimony on the following bills:
  • 2018-S 2115 — This bill, sponsored by Sen. Joshua Miller (D-Dist. 28, Cranston, Providence), would allow students in public schools to possess and use sunscreen.
  • 2018-S 2179 — This bill, sponsored Senator Miller, would require all school buildings where students are in attendance to have carbon monoxide detectors installed and maintained therein.
  • 2017-S 2340 — This bill, sponsored Sen. Jeanine C. Calkin (D-Dist. 30, Warwick), would permit students to possess and use over-the-counter products to treat menstrual cramps or vaginal yeast infections during school activities without a doctor’s or parent’s note.
  • 2017-S 2346— This bill, sponsored by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski (D-Dist. 37, South Kingstown, New Shoreham), would have each public institution of postsecondary education establish a plan for addressing the mental health needs of its students. Each institution shall develop policies aimed at identifying a student exhibiting suicidal behavior or tendencies.
  • 2017-S 2350— This bill, sponsored by Senator Sosnowski, would prohibit the advertising of unhealthy food and beverage products in schools that do not meet minimum federal and state governmental nutrition standards.
The Senate Committee on Education is chaired by Sen. Hanna M. Gallo (D-Dist. 27, Cranston, West Warwick).

For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903