By Emily Greenhalgh
PBN Web Editor
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Ethics Commission, the R.I. Division of Information Technology and RI.gov launched an online filing service for Rhode Island politicians and government officials to submit their annual financial-disclosure statements.
The financial disclosure statement is required for any individual who ran as a candidate, was elected, appointed or employed into a Rhode Island state or municipal position.
Prior to March 30, the process was manual and required the submission of a paper form. More than 154 filings occurred on the new system within 48 hours of launch.
“We are very proud to offer this service to our filers,” said Kent Willever, Executive Director of the Ethics Commission. “Our Commission expects high adoption and expects success now and with the next phase of the project.”
The second phase of the project - where filers will be able to view and amend previous years’ filing - is due to launch by the end of the year.
For more information, visit www.ri.gov/ethics.