The General Assembly recessed for the year without taking action on a range of high-profile bills, including legislation 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 like alcohol - stalled in committee. A bill directing the governor to turn over operations of HealthSource RI also did not get a vote. Some lawmakers have questioned the cost to the state of operating the health insurance marketplace, which is part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Several gun measures, including one to ban semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity magazines, also got stuck in committee.
Other bills that died would have:
The General Assembly concluded its 2014 session before dawn Saturday.?
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