Establishes and appoints members to a climate change advisory committee.
Establishes the office of inspector general as an independent administrative agency charged with the purpose of preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse, and mismanagement in the expenditure of public funds.
Allows the host municipality to share in all beach parking fee receipts, not just daily parking fee receipts.
Provides for a municipal road and bridge revolving fund to be administered by the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency in order to lower the cost of borrowing for road and bridge projects of cities and towns.
Permits animal agriculture use within residential, industrial, and commercial municipal zoning.
This bill would allow the director of DEM to use an expedited citation process for alleged noncompliance.
This act would establish a rigid schedule for the covered administrative agencies to publish and adopt rules and amendments. It would also prohibit the promulgation of an emergency rule or amendment without the written consent of the governor. This bill would cripple all of DEM's rule-making ability – especially in their Marine Fisheries and Fish & Wildlife divisions where regulatory changes are frequent and necessary.
Advisory Committee Review Powerpoint Presentation dated May 21, 2013. Michael O'Connell, Executive Director of RI Resource Recovery Corporation, presented this at the Annual Meeting of ECRI, June 10, 2013.
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This bill would establish a new executive office of commerce to develop an integrated system of economic development activities in the state. Also create a secretary of commerce to be appointed by the governor.
This act would reduce the membership of the Coastal Resources Management Council from sixteen (16) to eleven (11) members and would reduce the quorum requirement from seven (7) to six (6) members.