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6/13/2017 MEDIA ADVISORY: House Finance meets Wednesday to hear and consider a variety of bills
STATE HOUSE – The House Committee on Finance will be meeting on Wednesday, June 14 at the RISE of the House in Room 35 of the State House to hear testimony and consider a variety of legislation.

The committee will be voting on legislation (2017-H 6130), sponsored by Rep. Cale P. Keable (D-Dist. 47, Burrillville, Glocester), that would allow retired nurses to be employed at state colleges for up to 75 days or 150 half days before their pension payment would be suspended.  The committee will also be voting on legislation (2017-H 5368), sponsored by Rep. Robert B. Jacquard (D-Dist. 17, Cranston), that would increase the maximum post retirement employment earnings from $15,000 to $18,000 a year for retired educators who provide instruction at state colleges.

The Finance Committee will hear and/or consider legislation (2017-H 6030), sponsored by Rep. Shelby Maldonado (D-Dist. 56, Central Falls), that would make it easier for locally administered municipal retirement plans to join the municipal employees' retirement system, by providing greater flexibility in funding policies than would otherwise be required.

The following bills are scheduled for a hearing only:

·         2017-H 6262, sponsored by Rep. Teresa A. Tanzi (D-Dist. 34, South Kingstown, Narragansett), requires managed care organizations to consult with the EOHHS to develop incentives for nursing facilities that demonstrate lower direct care staff turnover.

·         2017-H 6317, sponsored by Rep. Scott A. Slater (D-Dist. 10, Providence), requires EOHHS to conduct a study to assess the impact of using Medicaid funds to provide coverage for the treatment of the chronically homeless.

·         2017-H 6289, sponsored by Rep. Charlene M. Lima (D-Dist. 14, Cranston, Providence), authorizes HHS to apply for waivers to assure for housing, healthcare, and mental and behavioral health care services for the homeless.

For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903