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Activity at the RI General Assembly for Jan. 20-Jan. 24, 2014

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This week marks the third week in this year’s legislative session. The Rhode Island General Assembly begins its session on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 with both the House of Representatives and the Senate rising at 4:00p.m.

In addition to both chambers of the General Assembly meeting this week, various legislative committees hold meetings from Tuesday, Jan. 21 to Thursday Jan. 23, 2014. Here is the schedule as of Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.

House of Representatives

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

House Committee on Corporations

This committee meets on Tuesday at the Rise of the House in Room 203 at the state house. Legislative matters to be discussed by the committee include the following issues: alcohol licenses, credit cards, electricians and insurance.

House Committee on Judiciary

This committee meets also on Tuesday at the same time as the Rise of the House but in Room 205 at the state house. Issues discussed by the Judiciary include: marriage permissions, property, elections and motor vehicle accident reports.

Senate

Senate Committee on Commerce

This committee meets on Tuesday at the Rise of the Senate in Room 212 at the state house. The Commerce committee will be discussing issues relating to the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation.

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

House of Representatives

House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare

This committee will met Wednesday at the Rise of the House in Room 135 at the state house. The issues that committee will be dealing with include: genetically engineered products, genetically modified organisms and Lyme disease.

Senate

Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture and the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services

These two committees will meet jointly on Wednesday at the Rise of the Senate in Room 211 at the state house. The topic that will be discussed at this meeting will be ticks and their related diseases.

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

House Committee on Municipal Government

This committee meets on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in Room 203 at the state house. This meeting covers issues relating to zoning, taxes, motor vehicles and fees.

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

This committee meets on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in Room 135 at the state house. Issues on this week's agenda include tax relief for veterans and licenses.

For more up to date information, go to the Rhode Island General Assembly website.

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