RI H5536 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Passed on July 15 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-07-15 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [PDF]


Provides that law enforcement personnel, emergency medical personnel, and agencies participating in the HOPE initiative be exempt from civil liability or criminal prosecution as a result of administering opioid antagonists.

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The Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act Of 2016


Roll Calls

2019-05-15 - House - Passage (Y: 70 N: 0 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-07-15HouseSigned by Governor
2019-07-11HouseTransmitted to Governor
2019-06-28SenateSenate passed Sub A in concurrence
2019-06-26SenatePlaced on the Senate Consent Calendar (06/28/2019)
2019-06-18SenateCommittee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
2019-06-14SenateScheduled for consideration (06/18/2019)
2019-06-13SenateCommittee recommended measure be held for further study
2019-06-07SenateScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/13/2019)
2019-05-22SenateReferred to Senate Judiciary
2019-05-15HouseHouse passed Sub A
2019-05-10HousePlaced on House Calendar (05/15/2019)
2019-05-08HouseCommittee recommends passage of Sub A
2019-05-06HouseProposed Substitute
2019-05-03HouseScheduled for consideration (05/08/2019)
2019-05-01HouseCommittee recommended measure be held for further study
2019-04-26HouseScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (05/01/2019)
2019-02-27HouseIntroduced, referred to House H.E.W.

Rhode Island State Sources

Bill Comments