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Representative Evan P. Shanley

Representative Evan P. Shanley

Member, House Committee on Judiciary

Member, House Committee on Municipal Government

Member, House Committee on Small Business

Evan Patrick Shanley (D) was first elected in November 2016 to the seat in House District 24, Warwick.

During the 2018 session, Representative Shanley introduced a law that permits the Division of Motor Vehicles to issue a certificate of title to certain types of trailers, including a travel trailer, a fifth wheel trailer, and a park trailer. Prior to enactment of this law, trailer owners had difficulty securing financing, as all lending institutions required a title for the loan process.

He also introduced a resolution that creates a special legislative commission to study privacy protection on the Internet. The 11-member Rhode Island Online Data Transparency and Privacy Protection Commission that he is chairing is studying and will make recommendations on legislation and/or regulations for protecting individuals from disclosures of information.

In 2017, he introduced a government transparency law that excludes weekends and state holidays from the calculation of the 48-hour public notice requirement, and requires all public bodies to keep minutes of open meetings and file their minutes with the secretary of state. He also successfully introduced legislation that requires licensing agencies to conduct unannounced on-site inspections of all licensed assisted living residences, on a biennial basis.

He graduated from Toll Gate High School in Warwick in 2005 and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Providence College in 2009. He earned his juris doctor from Catholic University in 2012. He practices law with the firm Gursky/Wiens.

Born Oct. 17, 1986, he and his wife, Meredith (Garrity), and their son, Maxwell, reside in Warwick.

190 Viceroy Road
Warwick, RI 02886