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The Application for Hybrid Cultivator is now available HERE
The Department has proposed a Short-Term Rental Regulation and is accepting public comment until August 27, 2022, 230-RICR-30-20-4.
For more information, including how to submit comment regarding the proposed regulation that impacts owners of short-term rental properties, please click here.
“Meetings” of public boards, commissions, and other “public bodies” (as such terms are defined in RIGL 42-46-2) may only be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act and any applicable Executive Orders issued by the Governor. Executive Order 21-72 authorizing virtual meetings under the Open Meetings Act expired on July 23, 2021. Any questions about whether virtual meetings are permitted at any given time should be directed to your solicitor/legal counsel and/or the Attorney General′s Office.
While public boards, commission, and other public bodies are not allowed to convene meetings virtually under current law, some information in this Guide may still be useful to those entities choosing to livestream or provide virtual public participation. The Guide also includes information on holding hearings under the Administrative Procedures Act, which may not be subject to the Open Meetings Act.
The Department of Business Regulation, with the support of the Division of Information Technology, has prepared a reference guide on Holding Public Meetings via Video Conference. This guide focuses on Zoom functionality as a result of DBR’s contract with Zoom for Enterprise Licenses, however many of the best practices may be applicable to other video conferencing platforms.
Panelists from state and municipal entities discussed lessons learned about adapting in-person public meetings to virtual or hybrid public meetings. Viewers will gain information on methods the panelists have found useful in various scenarios as public meeting hosts on Zoom and other video conferencing platforms.