Representative Anthony Giarrusso Gives State House Tour to George Hanaford Elementary School Students
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STATE HOUSE -- Today, Senior Deputy Minority Leader Anthony Giarrusso (R District 30 – East Greenwich, West Greenwich) welcomed 4th-grade students from George Hanaford Elementary School to the Rhode Island State House for a tour and mock session
During the introducing to the session which was held in the House chamber, Rep. Giarrusso explained “each session starts with the pledge of allegiance” and the students then went on to add the Hanaford School Pledge.
After opening pledges Rep. Giarrusso welcomed the class, stating “every state law that you live by starts in this very room, whether it’s a new tax to a traffic signal.” After the introduction from Rep. Giarrusso went on to explain how the voting process works.
Some of the mock laws the students debated included eliminating homework but adding an extra hour to the school day, which failed to pass with a 16 to 50 vote. To close the session students debated and passed a bill which allows school to end a week early in June and create a vacation week in March, but eliminates February and April vacation.
“Great job today I’m extremely impressed by how respectful each one of you were with other’s opinions, and also by how well your teachers did to prepare you for today,” Rep. Giarrusso concluded.
For more information, contact:
Joseph Golomboski, House Minority Office
State House Room 106
Providence, RI 02903