TITLE 39
Public Utilities and Carriers

CHAPTER 39-18
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority

SECTION 39-18-18


§ 39-18-18 Action by resolution – Reports – Audits.

(a) Any action taken by the authority under the provisions of this chapter may be authorized by resolution at any regular or special meeting, and each resolution shall take effect immediately and need not be published or posted.

(b) Within ninety (90) days after the end of each fiscal year, the authority shall approve and submit an annual report to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, and the secretary of state, of its activities during that fiscal year. The report shall provide: an operating statement summarizing meetings or hearings held, including meeting minutes, subjects addressed, decisions rendered, permits considered and their disposition, rules or regulations promulgated, studies conducted, polices and plans developed, approved, or modified, and programs administered or initiated; a consolidated financial statement of all funds received and expended including the source of the funds, a listing of any staff supported by these funds, and a summary of any clerical, administrative or technical support received; a summary of performance during the previous fiscal year including accomplishments, shortcomings and remedies; a synopsis of hearings, complaints, suspensions, or other legal matters related to the authority of the authority; a summary of any training courses held pursuant to the provisions of this chapter; a briefing on anticipated activities in the upcoming fiscal year, and findings and recommendations for improvements. The report shall be posted electronically on the websites of the general assembly and the secretary of state pursuant to the provisions of § 42-20-8.2. The director of the department of administration shall be responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of this subsection.

(c) The director of administration shall cause an annual audit of the books, records, and accounts of the authority to be made and the costs thereof shall be treated as part of the cost of operation of the authority.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1964, ch. 210, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 103, § 5; P.L. 2006, ch. 144, § 5.)