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Federal/State:Rhode Island
Bill:RI SB 517 - Creating new division of agriculture
Summary:Would create a new division of agriculture which, among other duties, would oversee more integration of Rhode Island grown products in schools and hospitals.
Sponsor(s):Senator V. Susan Sosnowski (D)
Status:
As of 3/15/2013: Committee recommended the measure be held for further study, ie the bill is dead
As of 3/11/2013: Public hearing scheduled for March 13, 2013
As of 3/4/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Environment and Agriculture

Federal/State:Rhode Island
Bill:RI SB 513 - Health and safety of pupils
Summary:Would require the development of policies, strategies, and implementation plans that promote purchasing and serving locally grown fruits, vegetables and dairy products.
Sponsor(s):Senator Frank Lombardo III (D)
Status:
As of 7/23/2013: Signed by Governor Lincoln Chafee
As of 7/12/2013: Transmitted to Governor
As of 7/1/2013: Passed by House
As of 6/26/2013: Committee recommends passage
As of 6/24/2013: Scheduled for consideration on June 25, 2013
As of 6/17/2013: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration on June 19, 2013
As of 5/23/2013: Introduced in House, referred to Committee on Health, Education and Welfare
As of 5/22/2013: Read and passed by Senate
As of 5/17/2013: Placed on Senate calendar for May 21, 2013
As of 5/13/2013: Scheduled for consideration on May 15, 2013
As of 3/22/2013: Bill held for further study
As of 3/18/2013: Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration on March 20, 2013
As of 3/4/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Education

Federal/State:Rhode Island
Bill:RI HB 5739 - Creating new division of agriculture
Summary:Would create a new division of agriculture which, among other duties, would oversee more integration of Rhode Island grown products in schools and hospitals.
Sponsor(s):Representative Larry Valencia (D)
Status:
As of 4/23/2013: Bill held for further study, ie is dead
As of 4/1/2013: Public hearing scheduled for April 11, 2013
As of 3/5/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Finance