July 23, 2019

Rep. Amore named MADD Legislator of the Year


State House – Rep. Gregg Amore (D-Dist. 65, East Providence) has been honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) as their Legislator of the Year for his sponsorship of two pieces of legislation. The first bill (2018-H 7525) creates a new criminal offense of driving under the influence resulting in non-serious bodily injury. The second bill (2018-H 7527) extends the "lookback" period for third and subsequent offenses under "Driving Under Influence of Liquor or Drugs" and "Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test" from five to ten years.
The event was held on May 4 at the Cranston Country Club.
“It’s truly an honor to receive this recognition from such a noble organization as MADD. As a parent and educator, I fully support their mission and will continue to advocate on their behalf in order to hopefully end the menace of drunk driving tragedies across Rhode Island,” said Representative Amore.
Created in 1980, MADD has evolved into one of the most influential and widely supported non-profit organizations in America. Their mission is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.


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