State lawmakers to resume work on bills caught in limbo
Updated 12:39 pm, Monday, September 11, 2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State lawmakers are resuming work on bills that were caught in legislative limbo when the General Assembly abruptly adjourned.
The Senate's Judiciary Committee is meeting Wednesday. Four other Senate committees are meeting Thursday.
The House of Representatives plans to schedule committee hearings for later this week or Monday.
Both chambers are reconvening Sept. 19 for a rare fall session. The session ended in June amid a budget dispute.
The judiciary committee is considering a bill to require all health care providers who care for infants to report cases of infants affected by substance abuse. Currently, physicians and nurse practitioners are required to report.
On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee is holding the first of several hearings to review legislation to help finance a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox.