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House passes Serpa bills that strengthen penalties for drunken, impaired, reckless driving offenses
The House of Representatives today passed legislation introduced by Rep. Patricia A. Serpa (D-Dist. 27, West Warwick, Coventry) that strengthens the penalties for drunken, impaired and reckless driving offenses.

Senate passes Acosta’s bill to redefine felonies, misdemeanors and petty misdemeanors
Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jonathon Acosta (D-Dist. 16, Central Falls, Pawtucket) to revise the state’s definitions of felonies, misdemeanors and petty misdemeanors has been approved by the Senate.

Six pieces of Speaker Shekarchi’s housing legislation passed by House
Six bills from House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi’s 2024 package of housing legislation have been passed by the House this week, including three sponsored by Speaker Shekarchi, which were passed today.

House honors Kali Reis with community hero award
A panel of state representatives led by Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick) honored actress Kali Reis with a community hero award Thursday afternoon at the State House.

Senate OKs bill requiring safe storage of firearms
The Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Pamela J. Lauria to require safe storage of firearms in Rhode Island.

East Providence senators issue statement on Washington Bridge replacement
"We need to explore every option to provide relief to residents who have experienced such tremendous disruption to their lives and livelihoods..."

Speaker Shekarchi and President Ruggerio statement about Washington Bridge
“The closure of the Washington Bridge has caused tremendous disruption to the lives of residents across our state, and particularly those who live and work in the East Bay.....”

Speaker Shekarchi announces 2024 housing legislation
House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi today announced a 15-bill package of legislation regarding housing issues, his fourth comprehensive suite of housing bills since becoming Speaker in 2021.

Senate leaders unveil Rhode Island HEALTH Initiative
Senate leaders have unveiled a 25-bill legislative package aimed at improving health care access and affordability in Rhode Island.