Current Open Government Legislation in Rhode Island Senate

 

Bill  Sponsor Title Description
68

 

Archambault, Conley, Lombardi, Morgan, Lombardo  

AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC RECORDS – ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS

 

Revises access to public records charter re: definitions of public body public record, right to inspect, copy records, arrest logs, compliance, costs, court jurisdiction, remedies, claims settlement, violations (ACCESS/RI bill)

 

177

 

Sosnowski, Jabour, Conley, Felag

 

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.
347

 

Raptakis, Cote, Sheehan, Jabour, Archambault  

AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY — ELECTRONIC VOTING

 

Requires the joint committee on legislative services to make the record of the votes of the general assembly available to the public and the secretary of state electronically within thirty (30) minutes.
381

 

McCaffrey, Lombardi

 

AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT — OPEN MEETINGS

 

Excludes weekends and state holidays from the calculation of the forty-eight (48) hour public notice requirement, and requires all public bodies to keep minutes of open meetings and file their minutes with the secretary of state.
418

 

Quezada, Metts, Calkin, Crowley, Jabour

 

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.
419

 

DiPalma, Pearson, Seveney, Ciccone, Conley

 

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.

 

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