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08/13/2019
Speaker Mattiello, President Ruggerio request IGT documents from Governor
Speaker of the House Nicholas A. Mattiello and President of the Senate Dominick J. Ruggerio today delivered a joint letter to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo requesting additional information in advance of public hearings on the proposed 20-year contract extension for International Game Technologies (IGT).  
08/05/2019
Rep. McEntee and Sen. Nesselbush’s bill to extend civil statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse ceremonially signed into law
Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee (D-Dist. 33, South Kingstown, Narragansett) and Sen. Donna M. Nesselbush’s (Dist. 15, Pawtucket, North Providence) legislation (2019-H 5171B / 2019-S 0315Aaa) that amends the state’s civil statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse was ceremonially signed into law by the governor today in the State Room of the State House. 



 
08/02/2019
Natural hair braiders bill signed
Natural hair braiders are now exempt from having to become licensed hairdressers and cosmeticians under a new law passed by the General Assembly and ceremonially signed into law by the governor today at Salon 361 in Providence.



 
07/25/2019
Bills signed into law to support Alzheimer’s care, prevent abuse
The governor has signed into law several pieces of legislation passed by the General Assembly to better support Rhode Islanders affected by Alzheimer’s disease and to protect against elder abuse.


 
07/25/2019
New law creates teams to prevent violence at schools
Panels are to ensure warning signs aren’t missed
 
A new law sponsored by House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Hanna M. Gallo will increase school safety by creating threat assessment teams in schools to serve as the “boots on the ground” in identifying potentially threatening behavior by those in the school community.