The Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act (HB5555; S 157/S 320) was reintroduced on January 30, 2020 in the Rhode Island House with five sponsors: Reps. Edith Ajello, Teresa Tanzi, Rebecca Kislak, Jason Knight and Liana Cassar. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the bill did not advance.
The Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act (HB5555; S 157/S 320) was reintroduced in 2019 in the Rhode Island Legislature. Both the House and Senate bill were heard in committee have been held for further review.
On April 28, 2019, Field Director Tim Appleton testified in front of the Senate Commission on Judiciary in support of the companion bills. Thank you to Senators Goldin, Coyne, Euer, and Miller for your efforts in the Senate Compassion and Choices also appreciates the continued support of Reps. Edith Ajello, Jason Knight, Liana Cassar, Rebecca Kislak and Teresa Tanzi for their advocacy in the House of Representatives.
In March 2018, for the third year in a row, the Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act ( H7297) was introduced in the Rhode Island legislature, sponsored by Representative Edith Ajello. Compassion & Choices offered expert testimony at a public hearing held before the Health, Education & Welfare Committee in the advancement of this legislation. The bill was not acted upon and held for further study.