House Minority Leader Blake Filippi and Gene Valicenti discuss H7316, special interest legislation that benefits connected Rhode Island insiders, and that can hurt Rhode Island homeowners down on their luck. The proposed bill focuses on banning remote participation at municipal tax sales, which could limit the amount of equity the homeowner retains in their property.
During the House Floor debate on the bill to enact the Pharmaceutical Redistribution Program, Representative Robert Quattrocchi offered an amendment to help protect recipients of the redistributed drugs, by adding language that informed of the civil and criminal immunity of drug provider provisions that applied upon receipt and use of the repurposed pharmaceuticals. His amendment was voted down by the majority of his colleagues, with the explanation that these types of regulations were micromanaging the Department of Health.
RI House Minority Leader Blake A. Filippi and Stella Inger Escobedo of One America News Network (OAN) discuss the punitive and divisive nature of S2552 (vaccine mandates with penalties for noncompliance) -- a bill which unfairly impacts Rhode Island's minority community and takes away medical privacy rights. The bill also creates continual "outlaw status" for those individuals and businesses that do not comply.
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