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RI General Law 28-7-9(a)

"Section 28-7-9 Rules and Regulations. - (a) The Board shall have the authority from time to time to make, amend, and rescind any rules and regulations that may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter, including the determination of the life of the selected representatives. The rules and regulations shall be effective upon publication in the manner the Board prescribes."

The General Rules and Regulations of the RI State Labor Relations Board were originally adopted on May 20, 1943, with an effective date of July 1, 1943. The Board's current Rules and Regulations were amended, effective January 1, 2015. The Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board's Rules and Regulations shall be reviewed annually with any amendments and/or modifications taking effect on January 1st of each given year. To submit a request to promulgate, amend, or repeal any Rules and Regulations, your request should be submitted on the Rule Making Initiated by Interested Party form, to this office, by July 31st of each given year. Any request received after July 31st of each given year, may be held for review until the following calendar year, if there is insufficient time for the request to be processed as outlined in Section 4.01.1 of the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board's Rules and Regulations. Future proposed changes approved by the Board would be available at least sixty (60) days prior to their effective date.

RI General Law 38-2-3 (a) states:

"Section 38-2-3 Right to Inspect and Copy - Records - Duty to Maintain Minutes of Meetings - Procedures for Access. - (a) Except as provided in Section 38-2-2 (4), all records maintained or kept on file by any public body, whether or not those records are required by any law or by any rule or regulation, shall be public records and every person or entity shall have the right to inspect and/or copy those records at such reasonable time as may be determined by the custodian thereof."

The Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board's Public Records procedures may be found within the Board's Rules and Regulations in accordance with Section 3.01, et seq. - Public Records. In order to ensure that parties are provided with the public records they seek, in an expiditious manner, it is recommended that the request be submitted in writing; specifically stating the documents required. Written requests for records or other information may be submitted by electronic mail (e-mailed) to LRB@dlt.ri.gov, by Facsimile (FAX) at 401-462-8776, or by mail, Attention: Administrator, Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board, 1511 Pontiac Avenue, Building #73, 2nd Floor, Cranston, Rhode Island 02920.

To obtain a copy of the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board's current Rules and Regulations for reference purposes only, visit the Secretary of State's website. To obtain an official, certified copy of the Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board's Rules and Regulations, you may contact the Secretary of State's Office - Administrative Records at (401) 222-2353.