Shall an act be approved which would authorize a facility owned by Twin River-Tiverton, LLC, located in the Town of Tiverton at the intersection of William S. Canning Boulevard and Stafford Road, to be licensed as a pari-mutuel facility and offer state-operated video-lottery games and state-operated casino gaming, such as table games?
Section 8. Ethics commission - Code of ethics. - The general assembly shall establish an independent non-partisan ethics commission which shall adopt a code of ethics including, but not limited to, provisions on conflicts of interest, confidential information, use of position, contracts with government agencies and financial disclosure. The assent of two-thirds (2/3) of the members appointed shall be required for the adoption for every rule or regulation. All elected and appointed officials and employees of state and local government, of boards, commissions and agencies shall be subject to the code of ethics. The ethics commission shall have the authority to investigate alleged violations of the code of ethics, including acts otherwise protected by Article VI, Section 5, and to impose penalties, as provided by law;. and theAny sanction issued against any party by the ethics commission shall be appealable to the judicial branch as provided by law. The commission shall have the power to remove from office officials who are not otherwise subject to impeachment, or expulsion as provided by Article VI, Section 7.Section 5 of Article VI of the Constitution shall be amended to read as follows: Section 5. Immunities of general assembly members. - The persons of all members of the general assembly shall be exempt from arrest and their estates from attachment in any civil action, during the session of the general assembly, and two days before the commencement and two days after the termination thereof, and all process served contrary hereto shall be void. For any speech in debate in either house, no member shall be questioned in any other place, except by the ethics commission as set forth in Article III, Section 8.Approval of the amendments to Section 8 of Article III and Section 5 of Article VI of the Rhode Island Constitution set forth above will restore the jurisdiction of the ethics commission over members of the General Assembly.
Shall the action of the General Assembly, by an act passed at the January 2016 session, authorizing the issuance of bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes of the state for the capital projects and in the amount with respect to each such project listed below (Questions 3 - 7) be approved, and the issuance of bonds, refunding bonds, and temporary notes authorized in accordance with the provisions of said act?
For the construction of a new Veterans Home and renovations of existing facilities.
To make capital investments in higher education-related projects, to be allocated as follows:(a) University of Rhode Island College of Engineering $25,500,000(b) University of Rhode Island Affiliated Innovation Campus Program $20,000,000
For port infrastructure projects, to be allocated as follows:(a) Port of Davisville Infrastructure at Quonset $50,000,000(b) Port of Providence Infrastructure $20,000,000
For environmental and recreation purposes, to be allocated as follows:(a) Historic State Park Development Program $4,000,000(b) State Land Acquisition Program $4,000,000(c) State Bikeway Development Program $10,000,000(d) Brownfield Remediation and Economic Development $5,000,000(e) Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program $3,000,000(f) Local Recreation Development Matching Grant Program $5,000,000(g) Local Land Acquisition Matching Grant Program $4,000,000
For affordable housing, urban revitalization, and blight remediation, to be allocated as follows:(a) Affordable Housing Development $40,000,000(b) Urban Revitalization and Blight Remediation $10,000,000