Chapter 278
2015 -- S 0914
Enacted 07/15/2015

A N   A C T

Introduced By: Senators Ruggerio, Ciccone, Archambault, E O`Neill, and Nesselbush
Date Introduced: May 14, 2015

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
     SECTION 1. Article 20 Chapter 1 of Chapter 237 of the 1973 Public Laws entitled "An
Act to Incorporate the Town of North Providence, as amended", is hereby further amended to
read as follows:
     20-1-2. Meetings.
     The board shall hold regularly scheduled meetings and give written notice of regularly
scheduled meetings at the beginning of each calendar year. The notice shall include the dates,
times, and places of the meetings and shall be provided to members of the public upon request
and to the secretary of state at the beginning of each calendar year in accordance with chapter 46
of title 42, "Rhode Island Open Meetings Act."
     The board shall give supplemental written public notice of any meeting within a
minimum of forty-eight (48) hours before the date. This notice shall include the date the notice
was posted, the date, time, and place of the meeting, and a statement specifying the nature of the
business to be discussed. Notwithstanding the aforementioned forty-eight (48) hour forty-eight-
hour (48) notice, this supplemental notice shall be provided to the members of the board at least
two weeks (2) in advance of the meeting(s).
     In the event of an emergency affecting the public safety, health or welfare, on the written
recommendation of the purchasing agent, additional meetings of the board may be held provided
that written notice of the meeting, as provided under the Rhode Island Open Meetings Act, as
amended, is given.
     The board shall hold all meetings at the North Providence town hall. All meetings shall
be held on weekdays at 6:00 p.m.
     The board, at its discretion, shall hold all meetings within the confines of municipal
buildings, that are ADA approved, within the town of North Providence. All meetings shall be
held on weekdays at times and dates set by the board at its discretion.
     The agenda, the time, and the location of each meeting, except an emergency meeting as
hereinabove provided, shall be advertised in a paper of local circulation at least one week prior to
the meeting.
     20-1-3. Processing prior to requesting bids and upon Submission of Bids.
     Prior to sending out the Request For Proposal, the treasurer must approve, in writing, to
the purchasing board, a written certification of the line item in the budget that supports the
     Prior to the evaluation of any bid submitted. the finance director shall provide a written
certification to the purchasing board members of the line item in the budget that supports the
     All purchases requiring the submissions of bids pursuant to state law or this charter, at the
time they are submitted to either the town or the purchasing agent, shall be time stamped by the
purchasing agent or the town when submitted. No bid submitted after the time set for submission
in the bid specifications shall be considered by the board.
     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.