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07/20/2017
Comprehensive human trafficking bill becomes law
Legislation sponsored by Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne and Rep. Shelby Maldonado to help prevent human trafficking and apprehend its perpetrators in Rhode Island and across the country has been signed into law.


 
07/20/2017
Sen. Crowley and Rep. Craven bill to fix loophole in Madeline Walker tax lien program signed into law
Legislation introduced by Sen. Elizabeth A. Crowley (D-Dist. 16, Central Falls, Pawtucket) and Rep. Robert E. Craven (D-Dist. 32, North Kingstown) to close a loophole in the Madeline Walker tax lien program, administrated by the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation, has been signed into law by the governor.



 
07/20/2017
Sen. Lynch Prata and Rep. Lombardi’s grandparent rights bill signed into law
Legislation introduced by Sen. Erin Lynch Prata (D-Dist. 31, Warwick, Cranston) and Rep. John J. Lombardi (D-Dist. 8, Providence) that establishes guidelines for the Family Court to use in order to decide on petitions for visitation by grandparents has been signed into law by the governor. 



 
07/20/2017
Automatic voter registration signed into law
Legislation introduced by Rep. David A. Coughlin (D-Dist. 60, Pawtucket) and Sen. Gayle L. Goldin (D-Dist. 3, Providence) that will allow people to automatically register to vote when applying for a driver's license, its renewal or a personal identification document has been signed into law by the governor.



 
07/20/2017
Sen. Crowley and Rep. Tanzi bill that expands RIPTA border service signed into law
Legislation introduced by Sen. Elizabeth A. Crowley (D-Dist. 16, Central Falls, Pawtucket) and Rep. Teresa A. Tanzi (D-Dist. 34, South Kingstown, Narragansett) that enables RIPTA to expand service options over the Massachusetts and Connecticut borders has been signed into law by the governor.



 
07/20/2017
Sen. Lynch Prata and Rep. Casimiro bill to expand eligibility for Gold Star Families license plate signed into law
Legislation introduced by Sen. Erin Lynch Prata (D-Dist. 31, Warwick, Cranston) and Rep. Julie A. Casimiro (D-Dist. 31, North Kingstown, Exeter) that would expand the eligibility for a special license plate for Gold Star Families was signed into law by the governor.


 
07/11/2017
Sen. Lombardo and Rep. Amore bill to require insurance coverage for non-opioid pain treatments signed into law
Legislation introduced by Sen. Frank Lombardo III (D-Dist. 25, Johnston) and Rep. Gregg Amore (D-Dist. 65, East Providence) that requires insurance reimbursement for chiropractic and osteopathic non-opioid treatments for pain has been signed into law by the governor.


 
07/11/2017
Bill that bans hand-held cell phone use by drivers is signed into law
Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed legislation that outlaws the use of any non-hands-free personal wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle, except for public safety personnel or in emergency situations. The new law goes into effect June 1, 2018.


 
07/10/2017
Bill enhancing transparency of I-195 Commission now law
Legislation sponsored by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio and House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi to increase transparency of I-195 Commission meetings is now law.


 
07/07/2017
Rep. O’Brien’s legislation to restore RIPTA no-fare bus passes for low-income seniors and disabled signed into law
Rep. William W. O’Brien’s (D-Dist. 54, North Providence) bill (2017-H 5241A) that restores free bus passes for low-income seniors and disabled individuals has been signed into law by the governor.


 
07/07/2017
Rep. Craven and Sen. Lombardi’s bill that protects workers’ pay from unauthorized deductions signed into law
Legislation introduced by Rep. Robert E. Craven (D-Dist. 32, North Kingstown) and Sen. Frank S. Lombardi (D-Dist. 26, Cranston) that prohibits employers from making deductions from an employee’s wages without written authorization from the worker has been signed into law by the governor.


 
06/22/2017
Bill requiring rear-facing car seats for kids under 2 now law
Children under 2 will be required to be restrained in rear-facing car seats under a bill passed by the General Assembly last week and now signed by the governor.