Thursday, July 14, 2011

Second April Presidential Primary Bill Signed in Rhode Island

A great many links came into my inbox yesterday about the presidential primary bill that Rhode Island governor, Lincoln Chaffee (I), had signed into law Tuesday. However, none of the items ever specified which bill had been signed. As such, it was difficult to determine whether the bill in question was the little-discussed presidential primary bill signed on July 1 (S 399) or the unsigned H 5653. Rhode Island's General Assembly web site today provided the answer, indicating it was the latter that Chaffee had signed. As I indicated last week, the second, just-signed bill was superfluous in light of the fact that S 399 had already moved the 2012 presidential primary in Rhode Island. Yet, H 5653 was among the extensive group of bills signed on July 12.

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