June 23, 2023 •
Rhode Island Legislature Adjourns Sine Die
The general assembly officially ended the 2023 legislative session on June 16.
Lawmakers passed a bevy of bills addressing procurement small purchase limits, contribution limits, and primary election dates.
House Bill 5962 and Senate Bill 0846 raise the minimum aggregate reporting limit for candidates and committees of all contributions received and expenditures made from any one source within a calendar year from $100 to $200.
The bills also raise the contribution limit for individuals and political action committees from $1,000 to $2,000 per year.
If signed by the Governor the bills would take effect on January 1, 2024.
House Bill 5463 increases the maximum state and municipal small purchase limits from $10,000 to $25,000 for construction projects and from $5,000 to $10,000 for all other state and municipal purchases.
If signed by the governor this bill will take effect on December 31, 2023.
Finally, House Bill 6033 allows the first Tuesday after the first Monday in the month preceding the special election to be available to hold the special primary. This bill has been signed by the Governor and will take effect immediately.
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