Tuesday, February 15th, the Rules Committees of the Rhode Island House and Senate will take up their rules for 2011-2012. There are a number of very significant changes, especially in the House Rules this year. You can read more about them here. Common Cause is very pleased with most of the changes to the House rules, including:
- Putting floor votes online
- Moving toward putting committee votes online
- Providing for an audio recording of all non-televised committee hearings
- Not allowing new bills to be introduced after 11:30 pm.
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