Topic: General Assembly

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Bill calls for amending R.I. constitution

March 17, 2014 0 comments

The Rhode Island Senate approved two bills March 12 proposing to call the first constitutional convention the state has seen in 30 years.

Legislators in the General Assembly have proposed a bill to augment the screening process for individuals seeking to purchase firearms in the state by mandating the submission of mental health records.

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Task force proposes gun reform legislation

March 4, 2014 0 comments

If the legislation is passed, it would enable the state to submit mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

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Legislation introduced to protect children online

February 4, 2014 2 comments

Attorney General’s bill re-classifies the sending of explicit online material to minors as a felony

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Chafee ’75 vetoes pro-life plates

September 10, 2013 0 comments

Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 said the license plates would violate separation of church and state

The state repealed the sales tax to prevent Rhode Island’s liquor stores from losing business to Massachussets’ lower liquor prices.

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R.I. to eliminate sales tax on wine and liquor

September 5, 2013 0 comments

The state will raise the excise tax on alcohol, affecting wholesalers and liquor store owners.

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Committee to vote on same-sex marriage

April 23, 2013 0 comments

The R.I. Senate Judiciary Committee’s decision will determine whether the bill goes to a Senate vote.

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Bill could finance child care assistance

April 23, 2013 0 comments

R.I. Works is intended to help single parents who are attempting to acquire new job skills.

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R.I. gun legislation targets unlawful ownership, assault weapons

April 16, 2013 3 comments

The bills include proposals for a task force to ensure the state meets national background check standards.

The General Assembly originally received an F grade which was changed to a D after Assembly staff members corrected a mistake in the evaluation.

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R.I. General Assembly receives poor marks on transparency

April 4, 2013 0 comments

A nonprofit group gave the legislature a ‘D’ grade, citing the difficulty of finding legislative data.

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Bill would ban criminal history box from job apps

March 5, 2013 2 comments

Applicants are currently judged by their criminal pasts instead of their qualifications, Rep. Slater argues.