Raymond A. Hull (D) has
served the residents of District 6 in Providence and North Providence
since first being elected in November 2010. Representative Hull was appointed
Deputy Speaker in January 2023. He is a member of the House Finance
Committee, the House State Government and Elections Committee, and the
House Veterans' Affairs Committee. He is the chairman of the Martin Luther King
Jr. State Holiday Commission.
During the 2023 legislative
session, Deputy Speaker Hull introduced a new law which requires
motorists to slow down or leave a buffer lane when nonemergency vehicles are
parked on the shoulder of highways. He was the primary sponsor on another new law
which requires default notices to lessees of self-service storage facilities to
be sent to the lessee’s last known address, and would require an advertisement
of the sale of personal property to be published once on a publicly accessible
He also sponsored a bill
which provides that adjunct faculty members at any state college or university
who teach at least 50% of the hours regularly worked by full-time faculty in a
semester would be eligible for the same medical benefits as other state
In 2022, Deputy
Speaker Hull was the main sponsor of a new law which develops dual language immersion programs in
public schools. He was the
sponsor of legislation which would require all public utilities to maintain a customer service
facility within the state to perform services
such as addressing customer inquiries and accepting bill payments, and he also
introduced legislation requiring professionals authorized to prescribe opioid drugs discuss
addiction risks with the patient or
the patient’s parent or guardian if the patient is under 18 years of age.
In 2021, he chaired the
House COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force.
Deputy Speaker Hull
graduated from La Salle Academy in 1981. He attended the University of Rhode
Island and Roger Williams University, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree
in Criminal Justice in 1992. He received his Master’s degree in the
Administration of Justice from Anna Maria College in 1999.
Deputy Speaker Hull is
currently the commanding officer of the Housing Unit in the Providence Police
Department, where he has served for 28 years. He is the father of Andres and
Karina, and resides in Providence.