General Assembly approves increasing penalties for bad contractors

In a major win for consumers, the General Assembly recently passed legislation that distinguishes penalties for licensed contractors. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D–Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) and Sen. Paul W. Fogarty (D–Dist. 23, Glocester, Burrillville, North Smithfield).