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.
House Republican Leader Blake Filippi discusses Rhode Island's education crisis at today's Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Legislative Leadership Forum. He also commented on eliminating the gas tax; the costs of the Climate Act (little RI should be preparing for sea level rise, not trying to prevent it); proper funding of DEM to address critical infrastructure concerns such as fire prevention and dam integrity; marijuana in the workplace; and reinstituting itemized deductions, if the wealth tax is going to be raised.
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