Media Advisory: House Finance Committee to hear 2021 budget, bills
STATE HOUSE – The House Finance Committee is scheduled to meet tomorrow and Wednesday for hearings on the 2021 state budget bill and several other pieces of legislation.
On Tuesday, July 21, at 4 p.m., the committee will hear articles in state budget bill (2020-H 7171), including Article 2, Sections 2-5, concerning various restricted-receipt accounts; and Article 3 -- Sections 1-4, 6 ,8 and 10, concerning several licenses, state fee collection and the line-item veto. The committee will also hear a bill (2020-H 7531) sponsored by committee Chairman Marvin L. Abney (D-Dist. 73, Newport, Middletown) concerning electronic tax filing and remittance for larger businesses, as well as two bills concerning tourism.
On Wednesday, July 22, at 4 p.m. , the committee will hear the proposed budgets for the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Corrections.
Both hearings will be in Room 35. The State House remains closed to the public as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both hearings will be televised live on Capitol Television, which can be seen on Cox on Channels 15 and 61, in high definition on Cox Channel 1061, on Full Channel on Channel 15 and on Channel 34 by Verizon subscribers. They are also live-streamed at www.rilegislature.gov/CapTV. Media members wishing to arrange for in-person coverage are asked to contact Larry Berman at email@example.com.
For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903