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Representative Raymond A. Hull

Member, House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources

Member, House Committee on Corporations

Chair, Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission

 

Raymond A. Hull (D) represents District 6 in Providence and North Providence. He was first elected in November 2010. He is the chairman of the Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission and a member of the House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources as well as the House Committee on Corporations.

During the 2017 legislative session, Representative Hull sponsored a bill that became law that makes assault and battery upon delivery persons a felony and would mandate a maximum sentence of imprisonment of three years or a $3,000 fine. The bill would also mandate a sentence of five to 20 years if the assault involves a dangerous weapon. Another bill he introduced that became law allows developmental disability agencies, such as the Fogarty Center, to self-insure health care costs for employees, retirees, and other beneficiaries.

Representative Hull sponsored successful bills during the 2016 session to improve child welfare in the state; notably, a new law that requires schools to post the telephone number of the child abuse hotline. He also worked to pass legislation that requires comprehensive discharge planning for patients treated for substance use disorders, opioid overdoses and chronic addiction and would require insurers to cover expanded medication-assisted addiction treatment.

Representative Hull graduated from La Salle Academy in 1981. He attended the University of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 1992. He received his Master’s degree in the Administration of Justice from Anna Maria College in 1999.

Representative Hull is currently the commanding officer of the Housing Unit in the Providence Police Department, where he has served for 28 years. He previously held the rank of Sergeant. Born September 18, 1963, he is the father of Andres and Karina, and resides in Providence.


CONTACT INFORMATION:
616 Mt. Pleasant Ave.
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 272-4026