Senate Resolution #2902 (2020)

JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH, AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE

CHANGE THE NAME OF THE STATE

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  • 2020 โ€“ S 2902
  • 2020 โ€“ S 2902 AS AMENDED
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  • LC005438
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2020
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  • J O I N T R E S O L U T I O N
  • TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH, AND SUBMIT THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF
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  • J O I N T R E S O L U T I O N
  • TO APPROVE AND PUBLISH, AND SUBMIT TO THE ELECTORS A PROPOSITION OF
  • AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE (CHANGE THE NAME OF THE
  • STATE)
  • STATE)
  • Introduced By: Senators Metts, Cano, Quezada, Ruggerio, and Goodwin
  • Date Introduced: June 17, 2020
  • Referred To: Placed on Senate Calendar
  • RESOLVED, That a majority of all members elected to each house of the general assembly voting therefor, the following amendment to the Constitution of the state be proposed to the qualified electors of the state in accordance with the provisions of Article XIV of the constitution for their approval and that it take the place of the Title and the Preamble to the constitution and Article III, Section 3, which are hereby amended to read as follows:
  • RESOLVED, That a majority of all members elected to each house of the general assembly voting therefor, the following amendment to the Constitution of the state be proposed to the qualified electors of the state in accordance with the provisions of Article XIV of the constitution for their approval and that it take the place of the Title and the Preamble to the constitution and Article III, Section 3, and Article IX, Section 8, all of which are hereby amended to read as follows:
  • CONSTITUTION
  • OF THE
  • STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
  • PREAMBLE
  • We, the people of this State which state shall henceforth be known as the state of Rhode Island, grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing upon our endeavors to secure and to transmit the same, unimpaired, to succeeding generations, do ordain and establish this Constitution of government.
  • ARTICLE III
  • OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE
  • OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE
  • Section 3. Oath of general officers. - - All general officers shall take the following engagement before they act in their respective offices, to wit: You being by the free vote of the electors of this state of Rhode Island, elected unto the place of do solemnly swear (or, affirm) to be true and faithful unto this state, and to support the Constitution of this state and of the United States; that you will faithfully and impartially discharge all the duties of your aforesaid office to the best of your abilities, according to law: So help you God. [Or: This affirmation you make and give upon the peril of the penalty of perjury.]
  • RESOLVED, That this amendment shall take, in the Constitution of the State, the place of the Title and the Preamble to the constitution, and of Article III, Section 3, of the constitution;
  • ARTICLE IX
  • OF THE EXECUTIVE POWER
  • Section 8. Commissions. โ€“ All commission shall be in the name and by authority of the State of Rhode Island; shall be sealed with the state seal, signed by the governor, and attested by the secretary.
  • RESOLVED, That this amendment shall take, in the Constitution of the State, the place of the Title and the Preamble to the constitution, and of Article III, Section 3, and Article IX, Section 8, of the constitution;
  • IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, That the said proposition of amendment contained in this resolution shall be submitted to the electors for their approval or rejection at the next statewide general election to be held in November, 2020. The voting places in the several cities and towns shall be kept open during the hours required by law for voting therein for the members of the general assembly and such other officials as may be up for election; and be it further
  • RESOLVED, That the secretary of state shall cause the said proposition of amendment to be published as a part of this resolution in the newspapers of the state prior to the date of the said meetings of the electors; and the said proposition shall be inserted in the warrants or notices to be issued previous to said meetings of the electors for the purpose of warning the town, ward, or district meetings, and said proposition shall be read by the town, ward or district clerks to the electors in the town, ward or district meetings to be held as aforesaid; and be it further
  • RESOLVED, That the town, ward and district meetings to be held aforesaid shall be warned, and the list of voters shall be canvassed and made up, and the said town, ward and district meetings shall be conducted in the same manner as now provided by law for the town, ward and district meetings for the election of members of the general assembly and such other officials as may be up for election.
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  • LC005438
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Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for LC 005438/2

June 18, 2020 at 7:21pm
Yeas: 36 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 2 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley NV
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. McKenney Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell NV
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde Y

Floor vote for PASSAGE as AMENDED

June 18, 2020 at 7:29pm
Yeas: 38 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 0 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. McKenney Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde Y