EOHHS Legislative Updates

 Rhode Island State House

During each session of the Rhode Island General Assembly, there is an EOHHS Interagency Legislative Team, composed of representatives from all four departments, major programs and the Governor’s office. This team monitors bills and budget articles affecting our agencies and the people and communities we serve.  Summaries of key EOHHS legislative initiatives prepared by the Legislative Team will be posted as they become available throughout the session. You will also find links to related public documents including proposed/pending legislation, resolutions and budget articles.

EOHHS Themes for the 2013 Session of the RI General Assembly

  •  Strengthen the publicly-funded health care system by expanding service choices and integrating and coordinating care across care settings
  •  Increase efficiency, transparency and accountability EOHHS wide through enhanced program monitoring, oversight and outreach
  •  Improve the customer experience by making the system more responsive and easier to navigate and understand
  •  Pursue innovative approaches to the organization, finance and delivery services across the life cycle

2013 Legislative Highlights

 Please review the following pages of legislation that were enacted during the 2013 session.

Important Links:

Rhode Island General Assembly Homepage - The General Assembly homepage provides information on all legislative matters including bill status/text, daily floor calendars, House/Senate Committee agendas.

Rhode Island General Laws - All Rhode Island general laws are categorized by title and chapter number.

Capitol TV - Archived General Assembly floor sessions, committee hearings and other educational legislative programming can be found on Capitol TV. There is also a live channel available for online, real time streaming.

Senate Fiscal Reports - The Senate Fiscal Office provides nonpartisan fiscal analysis as well as research and analytical support to all members of the Senate.

House Fiscal Reports - The House Fiscal Office provides detailed budget analysis including briefings, presentations and fiscal notes.

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) - The NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories.  NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.

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