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4/24/2017 MEDIA ADVISORY: Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee to hear results of tests for lead in school water supplies
STATE HOUSE — The Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture is scheduled to meet Wednesday to hear the results of testing of the water supply for schools.

 The meeting will take place Wednesday, April 26, at the rise of the Senate (about 4:30 p.m.) in Room 211 on the second floor of the State House.

The committee will hear an overview of the results of baseline testing for lead in school water supplies from Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the Department of Health.

The committee will also consider the reappointment of Joseph Cirillo RA, AIA to the Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Council, and the appointment of Jennifer Gebar to the Rabies Control Board. Both appointments require the advice and consent of the Senate.

The committee will also be considering several bills, including:

·         2017-S 0108 — This act, introduced by Sen. William J. Conley Jr. (D-Dist. 18, East Providence, Pawtucket), would direct the Climate Change Coordinating Council to study a carbon pricing program.

·         2017-S 0558 — This act, introduced by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski (D-Dist. 37, South Kingstown, New Shoreham), would provide that the Quonset Development Corporation may purchase and obtain water service from any city, town, water district, or other water supply authority.

·         2017-S 0559 — This act, introduced by Senator Sosnowski, would remove certain restrictions on who can perform routine husbandry procedures on livestock and allows a licensed human medical practitioner to assist a licensed veterinarian.

·         2017-S 0561 — This act, introduced by Sen. Stephen R. Archambault (D-Dist. 22, Smithfield, North Providence, Johnston), would appoint an animal control officer to the Rabies Control Board.

·         2017-S 0562 — This act, introduced by Sen. Erin Lynch Prata (D-Dist. 31, Warwick, Cranston), would require the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, in consultation with the building commission to promulgate rules and regulations to create a statewide solar photovoltaic permit application.

·         2017-S 0563 — This act, introduced by Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin (D-Dist. 1, Providence), would allow a pound or animal shelter to put an animal up for adoption or otherwise humanely dispose of that animal after seven days if it has a tag or after five days if it has no tag.

·         2017-S 0563 — This act, introduced by Senator Conley, would increase the administrative penalties that the director of the Department of Environmental Management may impose for violations of environmental regulations up to $5,000.

The Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture is chaired by Senator Sosnowski.


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