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02/06/2023
Rep. Morales introduces bill to fund lead service line replacements at no cost to property owners or tenants
Rep. David Morales has introduced legislation that would invest federal infrastructure funds to replace public and private drinking water service lines across the state that are contaminated with lead at no cost to property owners or tenants.  
02/03/2023
Sen. Acosta and Rep. Felix announce the new Rhode Island Black, Latino, Indigenous, Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus, formerly RI Black and Latino Caucus
Sen. Jonathon Acosta (D-Dist. 16, Central Falls, Pawtucket) and Rep. Leonela Felix (D-Dist. 61, Pawtucket) have announced the formation of the Rhode Island Black, Latino, Indigenous, Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus (RIBLIA), formerly known as the RI Legislative Black and Latino Caucus.


 
02/03/2023
Rep. Ackerman re-elected Deputy Whip
Rep. Mia Ackerman has been re-elected House Deputy Majority Whip by the House Democratic Caucus. She became the first woman to hold the role of Deputy Whip in 2021.  
02/02/2023
Rep. Kazarian reelected House Majority Whip
Rep. Katherine S. Kazarian (D-Dist. 63, East Providence, Pawtucket) has been reelected to the position of House Majority Whip. 


 
01/31/2023
Assault weapons ban introduced
Rep. Jason Knight and Sen. Joshua Miller announced their introduction of legislation to prohibit the sale or possession of assault weapons in Rhode Island.


 
01/31/2023
Rep. Hull named Deputy Speaker
Rep. Raymond A. Hull (D-Dist. 6, Providence, North Providence) was appointed by Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick) to the role of Deputy Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.


 
01/27/2023
Cotter bill would establish limits on grocery self-checkouts
Rep. Megan L. Cotter has introduced legislation that would establish limits on the use of self-checkout lanes at grocery stores in Rhode Island.
 
01/24/2023
Package of McNamara bills would protect river, wells from contaminants, permit right-of-way recognition
Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston) announced a package of legislation that would increase environmental protections around rivers in the state and identify public rights-of-way and water access.

 
01/24/2023
Sen. Miller, Rep. Bennett propose new solution for chronic homelessness
With the homelessness crisis making headlines in Rhode Island and around the country, Sen. Josh Miller and Rep. David Bennett are hoping Rhode Island will explore a new approach. Legislation they’re sponsoring would create a pilot program testing the effectiveness of using Medicaid waiver funds to provide the chronically homeless with housing.  
01/20/2023
McGaw introduces bill to protect RI from new high-heat waste processing facilities
Legislation stands up to plastics industry effort to push ‘advanced recycling’
 
Backed by 40 cosponsors, Rep. Michelle E. McGaw has introduced legislation to prohibit any type of new high-heat waste processing facilities in Rhode Island.
 
01/18/2023
Rep. Caldwell introduces universal free school lunch bill
Rep. Justine Caldwell has introduced legislation to make school lunch free for all public school students in Rhode Island.


 
01/12/2023
President Ruggerio submits legislation providing for replacement of all lead pipes
President of the Senate Dominick J. Ruggerio has introduced legislation to address lead pipes in Rhode Island’s water supply system.