Carol Hagan McEntee
Chair, House Small Business Committee
First Vice Chair, House Judiciary Committee
Member, House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Member, House Labor Committee
Representative Carol Hagan McEntee (D-Dist. 33, South Kingstown and Narragansett) was first elected in June 2015, after winning a special election to fill the vacant District 33 seat. She is the chair of the House Small Business Committee and is the first vice chair of the House Judiciary Committee. Representative McEntee is also a member of the House Labor Committee and the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
During the 2020 legislative session, Representative McEntee sponsored legislation, which was passed into law, that repealed archaic and inequitable state law regarding parentage and replaced it with a uniform act that provides procedures establishing parentage, genetic testing, surrogacy agreements and assisted reproduction. She also sponsored a new law which enables South Kingstown to establish a municipal court and a housing court, allowing the town and its residents to take care of their local business in the most direct and efficient way.
In 2019, Representative McEntee championed the enactment of a bill she sponsored that extends the civil statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse. She was also honored by Day One with the advocacy organization’s Spotlight Award due to her sponsorship of the new law.
Representative McEntee also sponsored successful legislation in 2019 which exempts from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty.
During the 2018 legislative session, Representative McEntee sponsored a bill that became law that speeds up the divorce process for Rhode Island residents. She also successfully sponsored legislation that updated Rhode Island’s shell fishing laws to be compliant with the National Shellfish Sanitation Program.
Representative McEntee served as a member of the South Kingstown Town Council from 2008 until June 2015. She is an attorney at law, licensed in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She is a former Special Assistant Attorney General in Rhode Island and a former assistant city solicitor and prosecutor for the City of Warwick.
A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Representative McEntee has lived in Wakefield and Bonnet Shores for more than 30 years. She is married to Mike McEntee, a former State Representative, and they have three children: Meg, Mickey and Rory, a member of the South Kingstown Town Council.
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