July 20, 2016 •
RI Ethics Commission Passes Moratorium on Complaints Made 90 days before Election
On July 19, the Rhode Island Ethics Commission voted unanimously to bar people from filing ethics complaints 90 days before a general election. The commission still reserved the right to lodge its own internal complaints during the 90-day period.
With this rule, the commission believes it will prevent frivolous complaints, designed to influence elections, from being filed.
In 2016, the moratorium will begin August 10 and last until November 8, the date of this year’s general election.
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