NOTICE OF OPEN MEETING
DATE: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: Rhode Island Ethics Commission
Hearing Room - 8th Floor
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
1. Motion to approve minutes of Open Session held on April 4, 2018.
2. Motion to approve minutes of Open Session held on April 10, 2018.
3. Advisory Opinions:
a.) Derek M. Silva, a member of the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board, who is also a Lieutenant of the Providence Fire Department, and a Vice President and Legislative Agent for the Providence Fire Fighters Local 799 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, requests an advisory opinion regarding what limitations the Code of Ethics places upon his participation in Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board matters involving firefighters across the state.
b.) Philip Overton, a member of the Westerly Town Council, requests an advisory opinion regarding whether the Code of Ethics prohibits him from participation in the Town Council’s discussion and decision-making relative to the Town of Westerly Harbor Management Plan’s mooring regulations, given that his spouse owns property with mooring rights.
4. Director’s Report: Status report and updates regarding:
a.) Complaints and investigations;
b.) Advisory opinions;
c.) Financial disclosure;
d.) Education and training;
a. Conversion of regulations to statewide RICR format;
b. Regulation 1006 (Finding of probable cause) amendment status
a. Discussion of 2018 House Bill – H 8042. Act to amend § 36-14-16 to require that any financial disclosure statement filed with the Ethics Commission be made available for public inspection through the Commission’s website within two (2) business days of its filing. Takes effect upon passage and will apply to statements that are due April 27, 2018 and thereafter.
h.) Personnel; and
i.) Access to Public Records Act requests.
a.) In re: Carlos Monzon, Complaint No. NF2017-4.
6. Motion to go into Executive Session, to wit:
a.) Motion to approve minutes of Executive Session held on April 4, 2018, pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-5(a)(1).
b.) Motion to approve minutes of Executive Session held on April 10, 2018, pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-5(a)(2) and (4).
c.) In re: Glen Skurka, Complaint No. 2017-10, pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-5(a)(2) and (4).
d.) In re: Gayle Corrigan, Complaint No. 2018-5, pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-5(a)(2) and (4).
e.) Preliminary Investigation No. 2018-1, pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-5(a)(2) and (4).
f.) Motion to return to Open Session.
7. Motion to seal minutes of Executive Session held on April 24, 2018.
8. Report on actions taken in Executive Session.
9. New Business proposed for future Commission agendas and general comments from the Commission.
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Posted on April 18, 2018