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The committee is a part of and the RI Insurance Agents Council and reviews all insurance-related legislation introduced in the RI General Assembly. The committee evaluates and assesses the potential impact from proposed legislation and then assumes a position that will either support, oppose or monitor those bills. Positions may require the need to testify before various state legislative committees and sub-committees. 

Committee Members:

Ernie Shaghalian, Jr., Chair
Terry Martiesian, Contract Lobbyist
Gene Nadeau, NAIFA RI Representative
Dave Bates
Bruce Messier
Kimberly Raymond
Richard Rheinberger
Cristie Hanaway
Peter Kenahan
Kim Raymond
Carlos Tobon, RI Representative
David White
Ken Thompson, Jr., Board Representative
Mark Male, Staff Liaison
Maureen McNamara, Staff Liaison