Felag, Gallison committees saluted for open meetings record


Legislative committees chaired by state Sen. Walter Felag Jr. (D-Bristol, Tiverton, Warren) and state Rep. Raymond E. Gallison Jr. (D-Bristol, Portsmouth) complied with the state's Open Meetings law 100 percent of the time last year, according to a new report from Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis.

"Access 2012" reviewed the performance of every House and Senate committee during last year's legislative session. The Open Meetings law requires most governmental bodies to post meeting notices and agendas at least 48 hours in advance.

Under Sen. Felag’s leadership, the Senate Special Legislation and Veterans’ Affairs Committee had a perfect record for the second consecutive year.

“It has always been my goal, as an individual legislator and chairman of the Senate committee, to conduct the people’s business in the most candid, open and transparent way possible," he said.

The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee chaired by Rep.  Gallison also had a perfect record for the second consecutive year.

“Providing the public with notification of meetings and legislation being considered is truly important because these bills have a tremendous impact upon our veterans," he said.


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