Rep. Jacquelyn Baginski (D-Dist. 17, Cranston) was elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in November 2020. She was named the chair of the House Innovation, Internet and Technology Committee in Janaury 2023, and she is a member of the House Finance Committee and the House State Government and Elections Committee.
In 2022, Representative Baginski introduced a
new law which allows the repurposing of vacant schools for affordable housing. She also was the main sponsor of the
law which will permanently allow restaurants and brewpubs to sell wine, beer and mixed drinks with takeout food orders. Another new law in 2022 that
authorizes and regulates peer-to-peer car sharing programs in the state was introduced by Representative Baginski.
Representative Baginski was instrumental in securing the
establishment of state Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics within the FY 2023 state budget. The budget item was based off of legislation Representative Baginski introduced earlier in the legislative session.
During her first legislative session in 2021, Representative Baginski sponsored a new law to temporarily allow restaurants and brewpubs to sell alcohol to be purchased with to-go orders. She also sponsored another law that increases the time that the secretary of state can withdraw a certificate of revocation for a corporation, nonprofit corporation, or limited liability company from 10 to 20 years. Previously, businesses were required to seek reinstatement through the legislature.
She is a graduate of the Moses Brown School in Providence and of George Washington University in 2008.
She is the director of sales and marketing for Professional Ambulance and she is the director of Dardan Consulting. She also teaches CPR to children.