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6/12/2023 MEDIA ADVISORY: House Finance Committee meets today and tomorrow to consider several bills
STATE HOUSE – The House Finance Committee will meet today, Monday, June 12 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 35 of the State House to consider several bills.

Among the legislation scheduled for consideration are the following bills:
  • 2023-H 5043A, sponsored by Rep. Raymond A. Hull (D-Dist. 6, Providence, North Providence), provides that adjunct faculty members at any state college or university who teach at least 50 percent of the hours regularly worked by full-time faculty in a semester would be eligible for the same medical benefits as other state employees.
  • 2023-H 5989A, sponsored by Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee (D-Dist. 33, South Kingstown, Narragansett), eliminates the "until June 30, 2023" sunset on the increase in the total amount of earnings a partial-unemployment insurance claimant can receive before being entirely disqualified for unemployment insurance benefits.
  • 2023-S 0991Aaa, 2023-H 6495, sponsored by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) and Rep. Anthony J. DeSimone (D-Dist. 5, Providence), amends the composition of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.
  • 2023-H 6333A, sponsored by Rep. Brandon T. Voas (D-Dist. 57, Cumberland, Central Falls), creates a tax exemption of $50,000 relating to assessment of municipal tangible property.
On Tuesday, June 13 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 35 of the State House, the committee will consider the following bills:
  • 2023-H 5991, 2023-S 1030, sponsored by Rep. Scott A. Slater (D-Dist. 10, Providence) and Sen. Sandra Cano (D-Dist. 8, Pawtucket), relative to the provision of home and community based services, provides for the merger of the Independent Provider Program into the Personal Choice Program so that the state has one self-directed program for direct support services.
  • 2023-H 6348, 2023-S 0948A, sponsored by Rep. Gregory J. Constantino (D-Dist. 44, Lincoln, Smithfield, Johnston) and Senate President Ruggerio, would legalize iGaming by patrons located in the State of Rhode Island.
Also, on Tuesday, June 13 at the RISE of the House (approximately 6 p.m.) in Room 35 of the State House, the committee will consider legislation (2023-H 6493, 2023-S 0442) sponsored by Rep. Marvin L. Abney (D-Dist. 73, Newport, Middletown) and Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin (D-Dist. 1, Providence) which would name the Newport campus of the Community College of Rhode Island “The M. Teresa Paiva Weed Campus.”

The meetings will be televised live by Capitol Television, which can be seen by Cox Communications subscribers on channels 15 and 61 for high definition, on channel 15 by i3Broadband viewers, and channel 34 for Verizon subscribers. Livestreaming will be available at For information on how to submit testimony in House committees, click here.

For more information, contact:
Larry Berman, Communications Director for the Office of the Speaker
State House Room 322
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2466