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Senate Finance Committee to host public hearings on proposed lottery contract extension

STATE HOUSE, Providence – The Senate Finance Committee will host a series of public hearings starting later this month to review the proposed contract extension for IGT Global Solutions Corporation.

Earlier this year, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio introduced Senate Bill 1031 at the request of the Governor to extend IGT Global Solutions Corporation’s lottery contract with the State of Rhode Island.

The vetting process for Senate Bill 1031 will include at least five public hearings held at the State House. The first hearing will include an overview of state procurement processes and a review of the current lottery system provider contract. Subsequent hearings will include an analysis of the terms proposed in Senate Bill 1031 and alternative proposals; inquiry into the negotiation and development of proposed contract terms; analysis of economic impact studies on the proposal; and, an overview of best practices and the current landscape related to gaming industry technology provider services. The series will conclude with a hearing dedicated to receiving public testimony. The website www.SenateLotteryContractHearings.com has been created as a way for the public to provide the committee with additional input and make materials available to the public.

On Thursday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m., the Senate Finance Committee will hold its first hearing on Senate Bill 1031. Witnesses invited to testify at the hearing will include representatives from the state’s Division of Purchases, Department of Administration, Department of Revenue, Division of Lottery, and IGT Global Solutions.

Subsequent hearings are scheduled for the following dates:
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 at 5 p.m.