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.
“Good government begins with transparency for the taxpayers,” said Nardone. Today we shine more light on the workings of the executive branch of our state government by providing online access to orders executed by the Governor for various policies and initiatives. This online registry is important, as executive orders are not vetted like legislation scrutinized in the General Assembly and they can have great impact on government services and programs. While executive orders do not have the same staying power as laws, it is important for taxpayers to have access to these documents to better understand where government resources are being focused and spent.”
“I want to thank Governor Raimondo for signing this bill into law.”
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