Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rhode Island House Unanimously Passes Amended Senate Primary Bill

After passing HB 5653, the Rhode Island state House quickly followed that by unanimously passing the state Senate's presidential primary bill, SB 399, as well. Both bills were amended in the Judiciary Committee on the House side to shift the Ocean state's presidential primary back to late April and had some trivial corrections added on the floor. The Senate-passed version, now amended and identical to the House bill, returns to the Senate to be reconsidered.

The Senate has just under a week to complete consideration of the bills before the Rhode Island legislature adjourns next week as the month ends.

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