Sunday, January 13, 2013
First-term East Providence legislators William Conley, Katherine Kazarian and Gregg Amore are assigned to their committees for the 2013-14 General Assembly session.
Sunday, January 13
East Providence’s three new legislators received their first committee assisgnments for the 2013-14 General Assembly session last week. Sen. William J. Conley Jr. (D – 18) was assigned by Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed to two committees: the Senate Committee on Judiciary and the Committee on Environment and Agriculture. The Senate Judiciary Committee handles all legislation and matters which affect the penal code, judicial system, ethics, open meetings, access to public records and election laws, according to the legislative press bureau The Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture considers issues relating to the conservation of air, land, water, plant, animal, mineral and other natural resources of the state. Rep. …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Reps. Gregg Amore, Katherine Kazarian, and Joy Hearn are among the 42 House members sponsoring legislation to allow same-gender couples to marry in RI.
Three legislators who represent East Providence are among the 42 members of the House to sponsor the legislation to allow same-gender couples to marry in Rhode Island. The legislation was introduced Thursday, Jan. 3, in both General Assembly chambers, with a pledge from House Speaker Gordon Fox for a floor vote early in the session. Among the sponsors are Reps. Katherine Kazarian (D-63), Gregg Amore (D-65) and Joy Hearn (D-66). The legislation also lists 11 members of the Senate as sponsors. "We are long overdue. Rhode Island, the colony founded on the principle of personal liberty, is now the only New England state that doesn't allow same-gender couples equal marriage. Rhode Islanders recognize that same-gender couples deserve the …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The 2013-2014 session of the General Assembly begins New Year's Day with a swearing-in ceremony and the re-election of Gordon Fox as House Speaker and Teresa Paiva Weed as Senate President.
East Providence’s three new Rhode Island legislators were formally sworn into office Tuesday, Jan. 1, as the 2013-2014 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly convened. Sen. William Conley (D-18) and Reps. Katherine Kazarian (D-63) and Gregg Amore (D-65) took the oath of office from Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis. Conley is one of eight new members of the Senate. Kazarian and Amore were among 16 new members of the House. The Senate began its legislative year with a program of activities that included the re-election of M. Teresa Paiva Weed as President of the Senate. The House of Representatives began its legislative year with a program of activities that included the re-election of Rep. Gordon D. Fox as the Speaker of the House. …