+ − Upcoming Hearings (2)
2019-01-23 at 22:00:00
Committee:Health, Education and Welfare
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+ − Biography
Gregg M. Amore (D) has served the residents of East Providence in District 65 since first being elected in November 2012. He was appointed as a House Deputy Majority Leader in January 2015. Representative Amore sits on the House Committee on Finance and chairs its Subcommittee on Education.
During the 2018 legislative session, Representative Amore sponsored legislation that create funding mechanisms for hiring more school resource officers and for crucial security upgrades for Rhode Island’s schools. The legislation was included in the FY 2019 state budget.
He was also named the 2018 MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Legislator of the Year for his legislative advocacy on behalf of strengthening drunken driving laws. He was the sponsor of a law adopted in 2017 that requires insurance reimbursement for chiropractic and osteopathic non-opioid treatments for pain.
In 2017, he was honored by the RI Partnership for Homecare for his legislation that would establish standards of practice for school nurses who provide one-on-one care for medically-fragile students.
In 2016, Representative Amore also sponsored successful legislation that requires the governor’s workforce board to expand job and career opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
A leader in education initiatives, he was named to the New England Board of Higher Education. His 2016 law authorizing a study on a unified approach to statewide education resulted in a new and improved assessment test now being administered to students in grades three through eight. In 2014, his law stopped the state from using standardized tests to determine a student’s ability to graduate from high school.
Born on Oct. 28, 1966, Representative Amore graduated from East Providence High School in 1984 before continuing his education at Providence College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1988. In 2010, he earned a master’s degree in public policy from New England College.
In addition to his duties as a legislator, Representative Amore is the athletic director for the East Providence School Department after a long teaching career. In 2008, Representative Amore was recognized as the Rhode Island History Teacher of the Year by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 2005, he served as the head coach of the East Providence High School hockey team, which won the Division III State Championship with an undefeated season.
He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the East Providence Education Association and is a current board member of the Friends of Townie Athletics. He is also a member of the Rhode Island Historical Society and the Rhode Island High School Hockey Coaches Association. He also serves on the East Providence Democratic City Committee.
Representative Amore resides in East Providence with his wife, Lee (Smith), and their two daughters, Tess and Megan.