House OKs remote committee votes and limited proxy votes during pandemic

THE R.I. HOUSE has passed a resolution that allows, among other things, remote committee votes and limited proxy voting during emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES
PROVIDENCE – The House has approved new rules for the 2021-2022 session that allow House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi to activate procedures that include remote committee votes and limited proxy voting during emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The resolution became effective immediately Thursday upon passage. “I’m certain that these changes will help the House…

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