Here's a list of e-mail addresses and phone numbers for the members of the Rhode Island House of Representatives who represent Johnston.
How To Find Them: The General Assembly website offers this list of all House members. Members from Johnston include Deputy House Majority Leader Peter J. Petrarca (Dist. 44) and Reps. Stephen Ucci (Dist. 42) and Deborah Fellela (Dist. 43). Locate Your Rep: In order to see which Representative is in your voting district, visit the Secretart of State's Voter Information Center. Enter your street address and ZIP code or town (if you don't know your ZIP code), and the database will list all of the elected officials in your district. Contact Info:
Banks would no longer be allowed to fingerprint non-customers who attempt to cash checks.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
From the Rhode Island General Assembly Press Bureau: A bill sponsored by Rep. Deborah A. Fellela (D-Johnston) that would prohibit banks from fingerprinting non-customers passed the Rhode Island House on June 15. Currently, some banks in the state require a thumbprint to prove the identity of an individual who is there to cash a check. “I believe a law needs to be placed on the books in Rhode Island to ban this unfair check cashing practice,” said Representative Fellela. “I have heard many complaints from constituents who have simply tried to cash a check at a bank branch and were told they needed to submit a thumbprint. This policy is unnecessary and a blatant violation of civil liberties.” Her legislation (2011-H 5026A) now goes to the R.…