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About 300 bills approved during an all-night session of the Rhode Island General Assembly are heading to the desk of Gov. Gina Raimondo.

The state House of Representatives passed 273 bills between Friday afternoon and just after dawn Saturday, including bills sent to it by the Senate. The Senate passed 237 bills, including House bills.

The bills will be transmitted to the governor in the coming weeks, but not all at once so she has time to review them.

The legislation includes next year's $8.9 billion budget.

Other legislation would mandate at least 20 minutes of uninterrupted recess at public elementary schools; regulate ride-hailing app companies such as Uber; combat opioid addiction; incentivize solar panels; tighten child abuse reporting laws; and crack down on massage parlors used as brothels.




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