Current Open Government Legislation in Rhode Island House of Representatives

 

Bill  Sponsor Title Description

 

5098

 

McEntee, Craven, Ruggiero, O’Brien, McKiernan

 

AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS — ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS

 

Excludes preliminary drafts, notes, impressions, memoranda, working papers and work products involving research at state institutions of higher learning from the definition of a public record.
5269

 

Williams, Ranglin-Vassell, Walsh, Almeida, Perez

 

AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS — PUBLIC RECORDS —RESTORATION OF VOTING RIGHTS

 

Requires the department of corrections to provide certain nonprofit organizations with a list containing information about formerly incarcerated inmates who have become eligible to vote to assist in their efforts in registering former felons to vote.
5347  SUB A as amended

 

Lima, Costantino, Serpa, Fellela, Coughlin

 

AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS — 38 STUDIOS, LLC

 

Provides for the release of certain records pertaining to the investigation of 38 Studios, LLC.

 

5382

 

Filippi, Mendonca, Roberts, Quattrocchi, Morgan

 

AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDINGS

 

Requires audio and video recordings of certain open meetings and posting of said recordings on secretary of state’s website.

 

5418

 

Solomon, Coughlin, Johnston, Marshall, Costantino

 

AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS — PUBLICATION OF MUNICIPAL AND OTHER PUBLIC BUDGETS IN DIGITAL FORM Makes public entity budgets available in digital form through internet facilities of the secretary of state.

 

5500

 

Filippi, Quattrocchi, Roberts, Lancia, Chippendale

 

AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDINGS

 

Requires audio and video recordings of all open meetings of state and quasi-public agencies and bodies be transmitted to the secretary of state’s office for posting on its website to be available for public access.

 

5512

 

Mendonca, Roberts, Filippi, Quattrocchi, Lombardi

 

AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — OPEN MEETINGS

 

Requires the attorney general to, within ninety (90) days of a complaint alleging a violation of the open meetings law, file a report detailing the results of the investigation into that complaint. The report would be deemed a public record.

 

5731

 

Edwards, Canario, Mendonca, Donovan, Marshall

 

AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — OPEN MEETINGS

 

Allows school committees to add item(s) to their agenda for the purposes of discussion only without having to publish notice of the additional item(s).
5732

 

Canario, Fellela, Azzinaro, Bennett, Johnston

 

AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — OPEN MEETINGS

 

Requires that all public bodies keep official minutes of all meetings and file copies of these minutes with the secretary of state within thirty-five (35) days of the meeting for inspection by the public.
5856

 

Craven, Ruggiero, Serpa, Marshall, Marszalkowski AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — OPEN MEETINGS

 

Amends the open meeting act (ACCESS/RI bill)

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