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H 8042 - Requires Publicizing Financial Records of Government Officials - Rhode Island Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -

Title: Requires Publicizing Financial Records of Government Officials

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (61-7) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Publicizing Financial Records of Government Officials

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the Rhode Island Ethics Commission to make financial statements of certain public officials available online to the public.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires government officials to annually submit to the Rhode Island Ethics Commission financial statements that comply with various rules set forth in this bill (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the ethics commission to make these records available to the public on its website no later than 2 business days after the reports are received (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that these requirements are for the following officials and employees (Sec. 1):

    • State elected officials;

    • State appointed officials;

    • State appointed officials and employees who hold a major decision-making position in a state agency;

    • Municipal elected officials; and

    • Municipal appointed officials who have decision-making authority over the expenditure of more than $50,000 in public funds in any fiscal or calendar year.

  • Specifies that this applies to all financial statements required to be filed by April 27, 2018, and thereafter (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Publicizing Financial Records of Government Officials

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