Posted on April 22, 2009
On Thursday, April 23, the Senate Judiciary Committee of the Rhode Island General Assembly approved the national popular vote bill (S 161) sponsored by Sen. Daniel Connors. The committee approval is the first formal vote this year on the bill, which passed both chambers in last year's session before being vetoed by Governor Carcieri.
A companion bill, H 5569, is sponsored by Rep. Donald Lally in the House.
FairVote will update this website when a floor vote is scheduled in the Senate.