Medical Marijuana for Children Passes House

April 22, 2016

This week the House of Representatives passed legislation to allow limited use of medical marijuana for children. I’m proud to support this legislation, HB 5450, which will help children with serious medical conditions.

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House Passes Medical Marijuana for Children

April 22, 2016

On Wednesday, I was proud to bring out a bill which will allow for the limited use of medical marijuana (non-smokable forms) for children with serious medical conditions, such as epilepsy or cerebral palsy. HB 5450, An Act Concerning The Palliative Use of Marijuana, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 129-13.

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Legislature OKs Bill Helping Firefighters

April 20, 2016

For Representative Emmett D. Riley, protecting firefighters and making sure they're treated fairly is important. That is why he co-sponsored a bill that establishes a relief fund for wage replacements. The fund will be used for firefighters who are battling work-related cancer. House Bill 5262 provides compensation for current and former uniformed members of a paid or volunteer fire department who suffer from certain diseases as a result of performing their jobs.

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Firefighters Cancer Bill Passes in House

April 20, 2016

I am pleased to announce that the firefighter’s cancer bill I have championed has passed the House of Representatives.

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