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Rhode Island became the 27th state to enact autism insurance reform on June 30, 2011.

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State Officials
Governor Lincoln Chafee (I)
Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts (D)
Rhode Island Senate; Rhose Island House of Representatives

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D)
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D)
U.S. House of Representatives Rhode Island delegation

Rhode island News

PROVIDENCE (June 28, 2012) -- Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed a pair of bills enabling Rhode Island families to access insurance coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as...

PROVIDENCE (August 11, 2011) --  Governor Lincoln Chafee conducted a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 107, the legislation which made Rhode Island the 27th state to enact an...

NEW YORK, NY (July 6, 2011) – Autism Speaks joined Rhode Island families today in applauding Governor Lincoln Chafee for signing into law Senate Bill 107, making Rhode Island the...

 
NEW YORK, NY (June 22, 2011) – Autism Speaks joins Rhode Island families in applauding the members of the House for their 71-2 vote yesterday in support of House Bill...

PROVIDENCE (April 28, 2011) -- Rep. Peter G. Palumbo (D-Dist. 16, Cranston) and Sen. Edward J. O’Neill (I-Dist. 17, Lincoln, North Providence, Pawtucket)...

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Bill History

January 18, 2012: HB 7165 introduced in House; referred to House Health, Education and Welfare Committee

June 30, 2011:  Gov. Lincoln Chafee signs SB 107 Sub A into law. 

June 21, 2011:  HB 5275 approved 71-2 in the House; House, Senate versions of the bill await final concurrence.

June 16, 2011:  SB 107 (Sub A) approved unanimously by the Senate; final House vote set for June 21.

June 15, 2011:  HB 5275 voted out of House Health, Education and Welfare Committee; moved to House floor.

June 14, 2011:  SB 107 voted out of Senate Health and Human Services Committee with amendments (Sub A); moved to Senate floor.

April 6, 2011:  Hearing...