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3/9/2020 MEDIA ADVISORY: Senate Finance Committee to hear testimony on IGT contract, fishing license reform
STATE HOUSE — The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to meet twice this week to hear testimony on fishing license reform and a contract extension with IGT.

The committee is scheduled to meet jointly with the Senate Fisheries Task Force Tuesday, March 10, at the rise of the Senate (about 4:30 p.m.) in Room 313 on the third floor of the State House.

The committee will hear testimony on the proposed state budget, particularly Article 7, Sections 3-9, relating to commercial fishing license reform.

The committee will also consider legislation (2020-H 7247A) introduced by Rep. Marvin L. Abney (D-Dist. 73, Newport, Middletown) that would authorize motion picture tax credits for a production that does not have its primary location within the state, provided a minimum of $10 million in state certified production costs are incurred and paid within a 12-month period.

The committee is also scheduled to meet Thursday, March 12, at the rise of the Senate (about 4:30 p.m.) in Room 313.

The panel will hear testimony on legislation (2020-S 2327) introduced by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) that would enable the state Lottery Division of the Department of Revenue to enter into a contract extension with IGT Global Solutions Corporation and contract extensions with Twin River and affiliates of Twin River.

The Senate Finance Committee is chaired by Sen. William J. Conley Jr. (D-Dist. 18, East Providence, Pawtucket). The Fisheries Task Force is chaired by Sen. V. Susan Sosnowski (D-Dist. 37, South Kingstown, New Shoreham).

For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903