RI Breakfast Series: January Meeting with Guest Speaker RI House Majority Leader, K. Joe Shekarchi
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Our January 2018 Rhode Island Breakfast will feature House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi as our Guest Speaker. Join us to listen to a deeply informative and educational presentation! Participation Cost: $40 for New England Association Members, $65 for Non-Members.

When: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
7:30 AM -- 9:30 AM
Where: Providence Marriott Downtown
1 Orms St
Providence, Rhode Island  02904
United States
Contact: Sophia Kambanis
781.890.9070, ext. 227

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Our January RI Breakfast's Guest Speaker will be House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi; Rep. Shekarchi has served the residents of District 23 in Warwick since first being elected in November 2012. He was chairman of the House Labor Committee until his Democratic colleagues elected him as the Majority Leader in November 2016.

In 2017, he sponsored a new job-creation law eliminating needless delays in the regulatory process for developments and subdivisions. During his time as chairman of the House Committee on Labor, Leader Shekarchi sponsored the Qualified Jobs Incentive Act, which provides tax credits to companies that hire new full-time employees with a salary of at least 250 percent of the state's hourly minimum wage, and the Premium Jobs Initiative, which links Rhode Island's insurance premium tax rate to the number of jobs created by companies. Another one of his bills created Unified Development Review, which expedites the local zoning review of development projects. He reformed the state's Workers' Compensation system, including allowing for the use of electronic fund transfers to deliver weekly workers' compensation benefits, and managed approval of two successive increases to the state's minimum wage in 2014 and 2015.

He authored the law eliminating the "master lever" option on the ballot, and sponsored legislation prohibiting health insurers from not covering any off-label drug used for the treatment of disabling or life-threatening chronic disease as part of their prescription drug coverage.

He is a graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy, Class of 1980, and graduated from Suffolk University in 1984. He returned to Suffolk to earn his law degree in 1990. Majority Leader Shekarchi is an attorney at the Shekarchi Law Office. He has been the legal counsel to the Warwick Housing Authority for 16 years and was a former Warwick solicitor. He is a life-long Warwick resident. 


Providence Marriott Downtown
1 Orms St
Providence, RI 024904

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