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3/26/2018 Media Advisory: Tanning ban for minors scheduled for committee vote
STATE HOUSE – The Senate Health and Human Services Committee has scheduled votes on several bills tomorrow, including one that would prohibit minors from using tanning facilities.

The committee is scheduled to meet tomorrow, Tuesday, March 27, at the rise of the Senate session (around 4:30 p.m.) in the Senate Lounge on the second floor of the State House.

Among the bills scheduled for votes are:
  • 2018-S 2299 — This bill sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin (D-Dist. 1 Providence) would prohibit those under 18 from using tanning facilities.
  • 2018-S 2129 — This bill sponsored by Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Joshua Miller (D-Dist. 28, Cranston, Providence) would launch a pilot program called the Rhode Island Pathways Project to test the effectiveness of using Medicaid waiver funds to treat chronic homelessness.
The committee is also scheduled to hold hearings on several measures, including two sponsored by Chairman Miller concerning marketing of prescription drugs:
  • 2018-S 2532 — This bill would regulate prescription drug marketing by manufacturers using schemes offering various discounts to disguise costs of high-priced drugs versus lower-cost alternatives, and make discounts available to individuals without health insurance.
  • 2018-S 2535 — This bill would require prescription drug manufacturers to file a detailed, updated list of each pharmaceutical sales representative and to pay an annual fee for each name listed with the Department of Business Regulation.
  • 2018-S 2533 —Sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Michael J. McCaffrey (D-Dist. 29, Warwick), this bill would expand the legal rights of those in the care of a public or private developmental disabilities facility to have visitors at any time, access to phone calls at any time, and to have access to prompt access to current newspapers, magazines, radio and television programs.

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