Two years ago, the ACLU of RI supported the enactment of an important statute which ensures that the Rhode Island Promise Program – which provides free tuition to students attending CCRI – appropriately accommodates students with disabilities who may need more time to complete their studies. We urged that similar language be included in the codification of a bill that would extend a similar program, called the “Rhode Island Hope Scholarship,” to Rhode Island College students. This legislation passed with our suggested amendments.
Rhode Island Hope Scholarship Act (H 5099, H 5200 Budget Amendment #9, S 77, S 242, S 274)
Representative Joseph McNamara, Senator Ryan Pearson, Senator Valarie Lawson, and Senator Jonathon Acosta
Signed into Law
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