Representative Quattrocchi Testifies Before House Finance Committee on Bills Regarding the Truck Tolls and Legislative Grants
STATE HOUSE -- Representative Bob Quattrocchi (R-District 41 Scituate, Cranston) testified before the House Finance Committee on Thursday, May 25, 2017 on two important pieces of legislation he submitted during the 2017 legislative session.
Representative Quattrocchi’s first bill, House bill 5334, would provide that no further gantries or other tolling facilities be erected until one gantry has been erected and in operation collecting tolls for a period of six (6) months, or until any litigation is resolved.
Rep. Quattrocchi said, “It is critical we take this situation seriously. Our state needs to initially determine whether or not these toll gantries are legal. Rather than erect all of them and then have to tear them down, we need to first only erect one and then let the courts decide upon the constitutionality of the toll law.
House bill 5373 would provide that legislative grants would be awarded by senators and representatives in equal prorated shares, one half (1/2) in each chamber.
“It goes without saying that dividing up legislative grant money equally between each member of the General Assembly is a fair and equitable way to distribute money to those in need. Currently, money is doled out unfairly and the only one’s getting hurt are the residents of Rhode Island,” he added.
For more information, contact:
Raina C. Smith, House Minority Office
State House Room 106
Providence, RI 02903