Chapter 033
2019 -- S 0899
Enacted 06/27/2019

A N   A C T

Introduced By: Senators Ruggerio, Ciccone, Archambault, Paolino, and Nesselbush
Date Introduced: May 22, 2019

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
     SECTION 1. Article 20, Chapter 1, Section 20-1-2 of Chapter 471 of the 2018 Public
Laws entitled "An Act Amending the Charter of North Providence", is hereby amended to read as
     Sec. 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 notice, this
supplemental notice shall be provided to the members of the board members shall be notified at
least two (2) weeks (2) in advance of the meeting(s). A statement specifying the nature of the
business to be discussed shall be provided to the members of the board at least five (5) days 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, at its discretion, shall hold all meetings at the North Providence town hall
within the confines of municipal buildings, which are ADA approved, within the town of North
Providence. All meetings shall be held on weekdays at 6:00 p.m times and dates determined by
the unanimous vote of the board.
     The agenda, the time, and the location of each meeting, except an emergency meeting as
herein above provided, shall be on the town's website and within town hall on the public notice
bulletin board at least one week five (5) days prior to the meeting.
     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.