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3/5/2018 Bill banning children from tanning to be heard
STATE HOUSE – The Senate Health and Human Services Committee will meet Thursday for a vote on one bill and hearings on several others, including one that would ban minors from using tanning facilities.

The meeting is scheduled Thursday, March 8, at the rise of the Senate session (around 4:30 p.m.) in the Senate Lounge on the second floor of the State House. The bill scheduled for a vote is:
  • 2018-S 2402 — This bill sponsored by Sen. Gayle L. Goldin (D-Dist. 3, Providence) would require managed care organizations to consult with the state to develop incentives for nursing facilities that demonstrate lower direct care staff turnover.
Among the bills scheduled for hearings are:
  • 2018-S 2299 — Sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin (D-Dist. 1, Providence), this bill would prohibit people younger than 18 from using tanning facilities.
  • 2018-S 2541 — This bill sponsored by Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Joshua Miller (D-Dist. 28, Cranston, Providence) would allow a pharmacist to dispense a partial fill of a Schedule II controlled substance at the request of the patient or the prescriber. It is meant to help address the opioid crisis.

For more information, contact:
Greg Pare, Press Secretary for the Senate
State House Room 314
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 276-5558