NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The General Assembly has recessed for the year without taking action on a range of bills, including ones to legalize marijuana and turn over Rhode Island's health insurance marketplace to the federal government.
House and Senate bills that would have legalized marijuana — and taxed and regulated it — stalled in committee. A bill directing the governor to turn over operations of HealthSource RI also did not get a vote.
Legislation that would prohibit retailers statewide from using plastic bags died in committee. Several measures to lower the state's sales tax also did not get a vote.
Legislation aimed at addressing racial profiling stalled as well. It would have standardized stop procedures and required police officers to document their probable cause for stops.
SHUTTERSTOCK Dave Newman