Topic: Legislation

Ban on ‘mitochondrial replacement’ dooms children, experts say

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Ban on ‘mitochondrial replacement’ dooms children, experts say

April 25, 2018 0 comments

Nestled within the 2016 federal spending bill is a brief unrelated provision, or “rider,” which became law in December of 2015.

Martin Weinstock, professor of dermatology, explained that research shows that indoor tanning bed use is directly linked to increased cases of skin cancer. A new bill aims to decrease the number of skin cancer cases.

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Ban the tan: new bill proposes prohibiting tanning beds for minors

April 18, 2018 0 comments

As the weather heats up, some R.I. residents are turning to tanning beds to prepare for the new season.

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R. I. General Assembly votes to criminalize revenge porn

April 17, 2018 0 comments

Robyn Giragosian did not plan for her nude photographs to proliferate throughout her community when she took them for her partner at the beginning of their romantic relationship.

The R.I. House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow courts to issue protection orders against individuals deemed a threat.

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House passes ‘Red Flag’ bill to combat gun violence

April 13, 2018 0 comments

The Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 60 to eight Thursday to pass a “Red Flag” bill that would allow courts to take action against individuals who own a firearm and are considered to pose imminent danger to themselves or others.

New cameras catch speeding violations

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New cameras catch speeding violations

March 21, 2018 0 comments

Providence drivers have paid over $735,000 for traffic violations since the City installed five portable camera units around school zones Jan. 16, according to Billy Kepner, press secretary for the Providence City Council.

Senator Jack Reed D-RI co-wrote the The Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act to advance pediatric cancer care.

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R.I. senator leads fight against childhood cancer

March 7, 2018 0 comments

As partisan politics dominate the health care debate nationwide, the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions unanimously passed a comprehensive childhood cancer bill, co-written by  Sen. Jack Reed D-RI, in late February.

The Rhode Island General Assembly held an atypical Sept. session last Tuesday in an effort to resolve three issues left unaddressed in the summer.

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Rhode Island Senate meets for special session

September 25, 2017 0 comments

A legislative session of the Rhode Island General Assembly was held last Tuesday to resume issues left unaddressed in June.

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Rhode Island General Assembly passes parole, probation reform bills

September 25, 2017 0 comments

A package of six bills meant to reform the parole and probation system in Rhode Island officially passed in the R.I. General Assembly last week.

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Students introduce anti-trafficking act

March 8, 2017 0 comments

Students from unBUYnd, an anti-human-trafficking advocacy group, drafted the Rhode Island Transparency in Supply Chains Act.

R.I. lawmakers reintroduce law to protect abortion rights

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R.I. lawmakers reintroduce law to protect abortion rights

February 15, 2017 0 comments

Rhode Island lawmakers have reintroduced the Reproductive Health Care Act to protect the right to have an abortion in the state.