Quick Legislative Alert
OSTPA distributes a full Alert every other week during the legislative session.
The full Alert connects the dots between your elected officials, the legislation that is proposed and passed, and the impact that legislation has on RI's economy. But, more importantly, it provides you a portal with which to engage RI's legislative process.
On the off-weeks, OSTPA will be issuing a 'Quick Alert' to inform you of important hearings for the upcoming week so you don't miss an opportunity to engage the legislative process on issues that matter to you.
Legislative Hearings 3/18/14 - 3/20/14
TUE, MAR 18
Room 35, Rise (4:30)
H 7432 Creates a new combination of funding for RI's infrastructure through more taxes and fees and more debt.
Sponsors: Edwards, Gallison, Canario, Abney and Finn
H 7569 Extends the current $.10 cent toll on the Sakonnet Bridge from Apr.1 to Jul.1 in an effort to provide additional time to find alternative methods of funding the entire state's infrastructure.
Sponsors: Edwards, Mattiello, Ucci, Blazejewski, Lally
Room 211, Rise (4:30)
S 2697 Extends the current $.10 cent toll on the Sakonnet Bridge from Apr.1 to Jul.1 in an effort to provide additional time to find alternative methods of funding the entire state's infrastructure.
Sponsors: DiPalma, Felag, DaPonte, Ottiano, Bates
Note: S 2335, the Senate version of the RI infrastructure funding bill (companion H 7432, above) was heard Mar.6 in committee and was held for further study.
WED, MAR 19
Room 101, Rise (4:30)
H 7444 Mandates that both the city/town school committee and the city/town council must approve a charter school application, either through ordinance or resolution and after at least one public hearing.
Sponsors: Palumbo, Slater, DeSimone, O'Brien, Ucci
On the Docket for a Full Vote
TUE, MAR 18
S 2399 Sub A (amended) Removes the rights of citizens to vote on projects financed through the newly created municipal road and bridge revolving fund.
The Full Senate has passed bills to allow for a Constitutional Convention (S 2537 and S 2583)