House Bill 5900, Article 19 was proposed as part of the Governor's budget. RIRID opposed Article 19 as it would have disbanded the Board of Examiners of Interpreters for the Deaf, along with other professional boards.
We asked RIRID members to send letters to Governor Raimondo, House Speaker Matiello and Senate President Paiva-Weed. Template language was provided above and their corresponding e-mail addresses.
THANK YOU TO YOUR ADVOCACY, ARTICLE 19 WAS DROPPED FROM THE BUDGET! RIRID thanks you for your help to retain the licensure board's autonomy.
Like we said before, Budget Article 18 has been withdrawn, so RICDHH will remain as an independent entity.