Towns and Cities

Councils and Governing Bodies

SECTION 45-5-22

§ 45-5-22. Collective bargaining fiscal impact statements.

(a) Prior to executing any collective bargaining agreement between a city or town and representatives of police personnel, firefighters, and/or other municipal employees, (other than teachers and/or other school employees), the city or town council shall prepare or cause to be prepared a collective bargaining fiscal impact statement. These statements shall set forth, in dollar amounts, estimates of the fiscal impact, during the term of the proposed agreement. No comment or opinion relative to the merits of the terms of the contract shall be included, except that technical or mechanical errors or defects may be noted.

(b) The fiscal impact statement and the awarded contract shall be publicized and shall be made immediately available upon ratification of the contract.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 100, art. 36, § 2.)