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Bill that outlaws battery cages for egg-laying hens becomes law7/16/2018Rep. Patricia Serpa; NoApproved
DMV launches web service to comply with Phillips, Picard legislation7/16/2018Rep. Robert Phillips; Sen. Roger Picard; NoApproved
Legislation requiring attorney general to report annually on crimes involving guns becomes law7/11/2018Rep. Stephen Casey; Sen. Stephen Archambault; NoApproved
Sen. Quezada and Rep. Craven’s bill amending speed camera legislation becomes law7/11/2018Sen. Ana B. Quezada; Rep. Robert Craven; NoApproved
Two new laws will increase Narcan availability to prevent overdose deaths7/10/2018Sen. Joshua Miller; Sen. Sandra Cano; Rep. David Bennett; YesApproved
Legislation that would require colleges to develop suicide prevention policies signed into law7/9/2018Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski; Rep. John Edwards; NoApproved
Legislation to require notification of taxes due prior to motor vehicle registration signed into law7/9/2018Rep. Gregory Costantino; NoApproved
Comprehensive Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act signed into law7/9/2018Sen. Hanna Gallo; Rep. Robert Craven; NoApproved
Sen. Sheehan declines legislator pay raise7/9/2018Sen. James Sheehan; NoApproved
Bill enacted to ban sale of unweaned puppies 7/6/2018Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi; Sen. Frank Lombardi; NoApproved
Bill enacted to stiffen animal abuse penalties, including loss of animal custody7/6/2018Sen. Frank Ciccone; Rep. Robert A. Nardolillo; NoApproved
New law enacted to streamline food truck registration7/6/2018Sen. Dawn Euer; Rep. Brian Kennedy; NoApproved
Bill enacted to make sexual abuse reporting law more effective7/6/2018Sen. Maryellen Goodwin; Rep. William O'Brien; NoApproved
Domestic violence prevention fund to be named for longtime advocate DeBare 7/6/2018Rep. Nicholas Mattiello; Sen. Donna Nesselbush; NoApproved
New law allows expungement of subsequently decriminalized crimes  7/6/2018Sen. Harold Metts; Rep. Scott Slater; NoApproved
New law raises penalty for DUI with kids in the vehicle7/6/2018Sen. Maryellen Goodwin; Rep. Robert A. Nardolillo; NoApproved
New law requires state to notify businesses of impending road construction, provide assistance7/6/2018Rep. Lauren H. Carson; Sen. Dawn Euer; NoApproved
Governor signs enabling legislation to allow public financing of ballpark for Pawtucket Red Sox7/6/2018Rep. Mary Messier; YesApproved
Explosives laws updated to include IEDs  7/6/2018Rep. Nicholas Mattiello; Sen. Erin Lynch Prata; YesApproved
New law establishes additional home-based care option  7/6/2018Sen. Maryellen Goodwin; Rep. Christopher Blazejewski; YesApproved
Electronic smoking, vaping now included in workplace smoking ban7/6/2018Sen. Dominick Ruggerio; Rep. Camille Vella-Wilkinson; YesApproved
New law promotes adoption of research animals7/5/2018Rep. Charlene Lima; Sen. Dominick Ruggerio; NoApproved
New law distinguishes petsitters from kennels7/5/2018Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne; Rep. Dennis Canario; NoApproved
Bill enacted to ban ‘gay or trans panic’ defense7/5/2018Rep. Kenneth Marshall; Sen. Donna Nesselbush; NoApproved
Corvese, Archambault bill to promote elections integrity nationwide signed into law7/5/2018Rep. Arthur Corvese; Sen. Stephen Archambault; NoApproved
Minors now banned from using tanning facilities in R.I.7/5/2018Sen. Maryellen Goodwin; Rep. Mia Ackerman; YesApproved
Bill banning fees for credit freezes now law  7/5/2018Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne; Rep. Mia Ackerman; NoApproved
Carson to host constituent meeting July 117/5/2018Rep. Lauren H. Carson; NoApproved
Governor signs bill to improve transparency in Hospital Conversion Act7/5/2018Sen. Michael McCaffrey; NoApproved
Governor signs bill to facilitate I-195 project7/5/2018Sen. Dominick Ruggerio; Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi; NoApproved
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