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Senate Finance Committee to meet Tuesday for second hearing on lottery contract extension

STATE HOUSE — The Senate Finance Committee has scheduled its second hearing to review legislation authorizing an extension of the state’s lottery contract with IGT Global Solutions Corporation. The committee will meet Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. in Room 313 of the State House.

Governor Gina Raimondo will offer comments at the beginning of the hearing. Then members of the Administration will present on the key terms of the proposal and the negotiation process, as well as processes for ensuring compliance with the existing contract and amending the current contract.

Public testimony will be taken at a future hearing (tentatively scheduled for October 29). The public is invited to submit testimony through a special website established to help make materials related to the committee’s review readily accessible to the public. The website, www.SenateLotteryContractHearings.com, also includes video of the hearings.

The legislation (2019-S-1031) was introduced in June in advance of the fall hearings to provide ample opportunity for public review. It is sponsored by President of the Senate Dominick J. Ruggerio and Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin on behalf of Governor Gina Raimondo.

Additional hearings are scheduled for 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22; Thursday, Oct. 24; and Tuesday, Oct. 29.