The R.I. House of Representatives didn’t adjourn until about 3:30 a.m. What were they doing lo those many hours? Here’s a sample of what the House passed (excluding duplicate bills) in its final hours, from a crackdown on charitable gift cards to a bill to protect the Woonsocket cross memorial.
- 3:28 a.m.: Require the R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation to create “an off-site air quality monitoring system.”
- 3:12 a.m.: Create a citizens advisory board at the R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation, add a third commissioner from Johnston to the agency’s board.
- 3:10 a.m.: Give legal immunity to dam management districts in disputes over lake beds.
- 3:07 a.m.: Order Health and Human Services Secretary Steven Costantino to create a new system of state reimbursement rates for nursing homes.