Rep. Jacquelyn Baginski
(D-Dist. 17, Cranston) was elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives
in November 2020. 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
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
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.