2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 46 - Waters and Navigation
CHAPTER 46-28 - The Rhode Island Rivers Council
§ 46-28-9 - Annual council report and special reports.

SECTION 46-28-9

   § 46-28-9  Annual council report and special reports. – (a) Annual report. The council shall make an annual report to the governor and the general assembly on or before February 1 of each year. The report shall include a summary of the activities of the council and of each designated local watershed council and a consolidated financial statement of all funds received by and expended by the rivers council during the reporting period.

   (1) Within ninety (90) days after the end of each fiscal year, the council shall approve and submit an annual report to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, and the secretary of state of its activities during that fiscal year. The report shall provide: an operating statement summarizing meetings or hearings held, including meeting minutes, subjects addressed, decisions rendered, rules or regulations promulgated, studies conducted, policies and plans developed, approved, or modified, and programs administered or initiated; a summary of the activities of each designated local watershed; a consolidated financial statement of all funds received and expended including the source of the funds, a listing of any staff supported by these funds, and a summary of any clerical, administrative or technical support received; a summary of performance during the previous fiscal year including accomplishments, shortcomings and remedies; a synopsis of hearings, complaints, suspensions or other legal matters related to the authority of the council; a summary of any training courses held pursuant to subsection 46-28-7(13); a briefing on anticipated activities in the upcoming fiscal year; findings and recommendations for improvements; and a summary of progress made by the council in the implementation of the system-level plan as described in § 46-31-5.

   (2) The report shall be posted electronically as prescribed in § 42-20-8.2. The director of the department of administration shall be responsible for the enforcement of this provision.

   (b) Special reports. The council shall prepare such special reports as may be requested by the general assembly, or either branch thereof, the governor, or as may be determined by the council.

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