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Wednesday, 05 January 2022 11:05

RI Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto on Collision Repair Bill

Written by Ted Nesi and Steph Machado, WPRI News

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Rhode Island lawmakers on Jan. 4 closed out their 2021 session by overriding two gubernatorial vetoes and passing a major spending bill, before beginning their work for 2022.

Two votes on legislation involved bills Gov. Dan McKee vetoed last year: one to create a registry of short-term rentals, and another involving the perennial Smith Hill tug-of-war pitting lobbyists for the auto body shops against those representing insurance companies over the laws around car repairs.

 

A three-fifths vote is required to override a veto, and as expected, Assembly leaders had the numbers they needed. The short-term rentals override passed the House 55-7 and the Senate 27-3, while the auto body override passed the House 43-17 and the Senate 24-6.

 

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