Governor Signs Host Of Bills To Help Seniors

Governor Dan McKee ceremoniously signed several pieces of legislation this week intended to support Rhode Island seniors.

“Whether it’s tax relief, housing, food security, or utilities, our Administration is looking at these issues through the lens of ensuring our seniors are able to not just live in the Ocean State, but that they are also able to thrive here,” said Governor Dan McKee. “I am proud to deliver a budget and sign several pieces of legislation that support and protect our seniors, and I thank the sponsors and advocates who helped see them across the finish line.”

One of the bills authorizes the creation of a pharmaceutical redistribution program by the RI Department of Health and the Board of Pharmacy. That program is set to begin next year. Another new law lowers the age that someone can be considered a victim of elder financial exploitation from 65 to 60. A third bill signed by the governor will require the state to streamline the application process for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

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