Senate Finance Committee to meet Thursday for first hearing on lottery contract extension

STATE HOUSE, Providence – The Senate Finance Committee has scheduled its first hearing to review legislation authorizing an extension of the state’s lottery contract with IGT Global Solutions Corporation. The committee will meet Thursday, September 19 at 5 p.m. in Room 313 of the State House.

The hearing will include an overview by the Senate staff and the Division of Purchases on state purchasing procedures. The Division of Lottery will present background on the state lottery system, and the Senate staff and members of the Administration will provide a review of the original authorizing legislation and Master Agreement.

Public testimony will be taken at a future hearing, and 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,, also will include video of the hearings.

The legislation, 2019-S-1031, was introduced in June in advance of the fall hearings to provide ample time 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.

Subsequent hearings are scheduled for 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1; Tuesday, October 22; Thursday, October 24; and Tuesday, October 29.