Friday, May 10, 2013
Rep. Dennis Canario talks about recent gun legislation.
The following is an op-ed submitted by Rep. Dennis Canario. In the wake of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the General Assembly leadership joined with Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and law enforcement officials to introduce a package of gun legislation, including several bills that seek to strengthen existing laws dealing with firearms violations. Since the introduction of those bills, the House Committee on Judiciary, on which I serve, has held a lengthy hearing. Over the course of about eight hours, many people testified on the various bills. There was clearly a great assortment of opinions, from strong support to strong opposition. I am writing to share with my constituents …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The caucus made up of current or former public safety figures will focus on education and issues critical to first responders.
STATE HOUSE – A new caucus has formed in the House of Representatives for members who are current or former police officers and firefighters. The Police and Firefighters Caucus includes eight members and will be led by co-chairmen Joseph S. Almeida and Scott J. Guthrie. The caucus, which has met once on Feb. 5, formed to concentrate on issues of safety, training and education for first responders, as well as any other issues that may arise that affect them. “Police and firefighters have a lot to offer the General Assembly, because we all have first-hand knowledge of the practical problems and challenges on the streets and in our cities and towns. We hope that this caucus will help put that know-how to good use, both to better serve the …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) has been appointed to the House Committee on Judiciary.
Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) has been appointed to the House Committee on Judiciary. The appointment was announced this week by Speaker of the House Gordon D. Fox. The House Committee on Judiciary considers all bills affecting the penal code, judicial system, ethics, open meetings, access to public records and election laws. With the appointment to Judiciary, Representative Canario, who is serving his first term in the House of Representatives, will no longer be a member of the House Committee on Small Business. He will continue to serve as a member of the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare.
Friday, March 1, 2013
State Rep. Dennis Canario is opposing legislation introduced by a fellow state legislator.
State Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Little Compton), a retired Portsmouth police officer, is speaking out against newly-introduced legislation which would require gun owners to register their weapons with local police departments. State Rep. Linda Finn (D-Dist. 72, Middletown and Portsmouth) introduced the legislation (2013-H 5573) in response to the Newtown, CT, shootings, which is considered one of the worst school shootings in recent U.S. history. Under Finn's legislation, anyone who possesses a firearm would be required to register the gun with local police for a $100 fee. Failure to do so would result in up to three years in prison and fines of up to $3,000. Rep. Canario released the following …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Rep. Canario will serve on two committees.
The following is from a press release. Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Tiverton), who is serving his first term in the House of Representatives, has been appointed to two standing committees for the 2013-2014 legislative session. Committee appointments were announced last week by Speaker of the House Gordon D. Fox. Representative Canario will serve on the House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare and the House Committee on Small Business. The House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare considers all bills affecting the health care system, public education, human services and children and families. The House Committee on Small Business reviews matters relating to the streamlining of licenses and …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Dennis Canario is running unopposed after the incumbent failed to submit enough qualifying signatures to make the ballot.
Name : Mr. Dennis M Canario Date of birth : 18 August 1960 Place of residence : 64 Birchwood Dr, Portsmouth,RI College : Roger Williams University Degree : Associates Year of graduation : 1988 Job titles held : NA Employers : NA Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: State office Running for position: House of Representatives Chamber/district: 71 Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : Portsmouth Town council 2004-2010 Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : 2010 Website : www.denniscanario.com Facebook : facebook.com/denniscanario My entire career consisted of serving all citizens both being a police officer and serving on the Town Council. My focus has always been directed towards public service. As your Representative, I can …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The incumbent Rep. Daniel Gordon failed to submit enough qualifying signatures by Friday's deadline.
The state representative, who was arrested earlier this year on an outstanding Massachusetts warrant, failed to collect enough signatures to appear on the November election ballot, reported The Providence Journal on Friday. Incumbent state Rep. Dan Gordon (Dist. 71, Little Compton, Portsmouth and Tiverton) submitted 61 names to Portsmouth Town Hall on Friday; however, only 28 of the names were accepted by the Board of Canvassers, reports The Providence Journal. Gordon was required to submit 50 signatures by the Friday deadline. Gordon, who announced he was running for a second term, may still run as a write-in candidate, but his name will not appear on the November ballot. His opponent, retired Portsmouth police officer Dennis Canario, …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Candidates for the House Dist. 71 seats began to file declaration papers this week.
The state representative, who was arrested earlier this year on an outstanding Massachusetts warrant, will run against a retired policeman for his seat. Incumbent state Rep. Dan Gordon (Dist. 71, Little Compton, Portsmouth and Tiverton) will run for a second term in office, according to his declaration papers filed at Portsmouth Town Hall this week. Gordon, who is running as a Libertarian, became the center of a widespread media inquiry after his September 2011 arrest as a fugitive from justice in Massachusetts. Gordon, who was also expelled from the House GOP Caucus, was wanted for failure to appear on an eluding charge and other motor vehicle violations. In April of this year, he also drew attention to himself after filing his taxes …