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The second week into the Rhode Island General Assembly’s new legislative session begins on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. This week both the House of Representatives and the Senate open their business at 4:00 p.m.

Senate calendar

The General Assembly released last Thursday the Senate’s business for Tuesday. On Tuesday, the Senate membership has the following actions up for their consent:

1. 2014-S 2043 An Act to Vacate the Forfeiture or Revocation of the Charter of Special Response Corporation, Inc.

Sponsored by Senator James E. Doyle, II (D-Dist. 8, Pawtucket)

2. 2014-S 2044 An Act to Vacate the Forfeiture or Revocation of the Charter of Dunn’s Corners Fire Department

Sponsored by Senator Dennis L. Algiere (R-Dist. 38, Charlestown, South Kingston and Westerly)

House Committee

In addition to the House meeting on Tuesday, one of the House Committees meets at 3:30 p.m. The House Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources will meet in Room 135 of the State House to discuss House bill 2014-H 7060, which is entitled An Act Relating to Motor and Other Vehicles –Retail Sale of Gasoline. The legislation was proposed by Representative Arthur Handy (D-Dist. 18, Cranston) and it authorizes the state to be supplied with the newest type of gasoline.

Up to date information on the business of the Rhode Island General Assembly, can be found at its website.