legislation http://ripr.org en RI Bill Creates Boston Bruins License Plate http://ripr.org/post/ri-bill-creates-boston-bruins-license-plate <p>Legislation being reviewed Wednesday would allow Bruins fans to show their support on a license plate. The bill creates a special Boston Bruins license plate, similar to the plates for the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.</p><p>The plate would cost an extra $40 and half of that would go to Rhode Island charities. &nbsp;Sen. Maryellen Goodwin sponsored the bill.</p><p>Another piece of license plate legislation being reviewed Wednesday creates a plate for Eagle Scouts.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:03:10 +0000 Catherine Welch 30948 at http://ripr.org An Overview of Some of the Important Legisation Passed This Session http://ripr.org/post/overview-some-important-legisation-passed-session <p>The legislative session is drawing to a close. Before it ends; a look back at some of the key bills that have been passed.</p><p></p><p>Prospective employers will no longer be allowed to ask if an applicant has been convicted of a crime, under so called “ban the box” legislation approved by the General Assembly.&nbsp; The legislation applies to employers with at least four employees. It allows them to ask about a person’s criminal past only in the interview process and beyond.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:52:02 +0000 Flo Jonic 17714 at http://ripr.org An Overview of Some of the Important Legisation Passed This Session Tracking This Session's Health Legislation http://ripr.org/post/tracking-sessions-health-legislation <p>Dozens of bills have been introduced in the General Assembly this session that, if passed, could affect your health, your family's health, or the state's health care system.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 17:03:38 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 15654 at http://ripr.org