John P. Burke

  • Rhode Island
  • Senator
  • Democrat
  • District 9

District Office #1

Phone 401-374-4721

Serving District 9

Sponsored Bills

SB 958

AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- MERIT SYSTEM (Allows a classified employee to seek elected office provided that they resign their position upon being elected.)

  • Introduced Jun 17 2021

SB 963

AN ACT RELATING TO WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- PERSONAL WATERCRAFT SAFETY ACT (Authorizes town of West Greenwich to provide, by ordinance, regulations controlling the use of personal watercraft on any/or all fresh/inland waters of the town; ordinances may include a ban or limitation of personal watercraft on any waters in the town.)

  • Introduced Jun 17 2021
  • 07/14/2021 Effective without Governor's signature Jul 14 2021

SB 953

AN ACT RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES --WEST WARWICK PENSION PLAN (Authorizes the town of West Warwick to join the State Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island.)

  • Introduced Jun 15 2021
  • 07/08/2021 Signed by Governor Jul 08 2021

SB 947

AN ACT RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- MINIMUM WAGES (Repeals ยง 28-12-9 of the general laws which provides that the director of labor and training may approve of wages below the minimum wage for those persons whose earning capacity is impaired due to physical or mental disability.)

  • Introduced Jun 04 2021
  • 06/16/2021 Committee recommended measure be held for further study Jun 16 2021
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Recent Votes

Jun 15, 2021

Burke voted Yes

SB 96



Burke voted Yes

SB 295




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