State House, Providence, RI — House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello and House Republican Leader Blake Filippi today announced that Christiansen Capital Advisors, LLC has been awarded the contract for conducting the independent study on the 20-year gaming proposal under consideration by the Rhode Island General Assembly
HOUSE REPUBLICANS CALL FOR INDEPENDENT STUDY ON IGT CONTRACT EXTENSION AND TWIN RIVER COUNTER PROPOSAL
State House, Providence, RI – Today, House Republican Finance Committee members called for an independent study on the proposed IGT 20-year contract extension and the competing proposal from Twin River, Camelot, and Intralot.
Requires Secretary of State to publish Governor’s executive orders on website
State House, Providence, RI – Today, Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law an act requiring the Rhode Island Secretary of State to collect and publish the executive orders of the governor on the Secretary of State’s website. For easy reference, they are to be arranged by topic and also published in numerical or chronological order. This legislation was sponsored by Rhode Island House Republican Representative George Nardone, and co-sponsored by House Minority Leader Blake A. Filippi, Senior Deputy Minority Leader Justin Price, Deputy Minority Leader Robert Quattrocchi, and Representative John Lyle, Jr.
State House, Providence, RI – A Rhode Island House bill, sponsored by Republican Deputy Minority Whip Sherry Roberts, mandates funeral directors to file written notification of the name, date of birth and address of the deceased in their care to the Rhode Island Secretary of State and to the decedent’s local Board of Canvassers. The amended bill passed unanimously on the House floor and is now headed to the Senate for final approval. The legislation, which systemizes an effort to maintain accurate rolls of registered voters in Rhode Island, is co-sponsored by Deputy Minority Leader Robert Quattrocchi, Representative George Nardone, Senior Deputy Minority Leader Justin Price and Minority Whip Michael Chippendale.
House Republicans will submit a budget amendment to provide local control for marijuana growth and cultivation throughout RI
Providence, RI – In an effort to provide local cities and towns with the authority to control the location of commercial marijuana grow facilities, Senior Deputy House Minority Leader Justin Price is submitting an amendment to the FY20 budget to affirm the municipal right to restrict commercial growth operations in residential areas. It also redefines plant agriculture in state law. This amendment will ensure that cities and towns throughout the state are compliant with state law when localities seek to control the placement of these growth and dispensary operations. The legislation was inspired by recent marijuana commercial applications and court cases where local zoning board decisions on medical marijuana grow operations were stymied or overturned due to misinterpretations of the law.
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