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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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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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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Blue Water Navy Veterans

April 12, 2016

This measure sends a message that we agree these service members were potentially exposed to the harmful effects of Agent Orange

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