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RHODE ISLAND GOVERNMENT REGISTER NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Title of Rule: Rules and Regulations Governing Statewide Body-Worn Grant Program

Rule Identifier: 270-RICR-60-00-01

Important Dates:
Date of Public Notice: January 13, 2022
End of Public Comment: February 14, 2022

Authority for this Rulemaking: R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 42-160 et seq.

Summary of Rulemaking Action: Chapter 160 of Title 42 of the Rhode Island General Laws, enacted on July 8, 2021, establishes a statewide body-worn camera program. Pursuant to this program, the Director of the Department of Public Safety may award grants to Rhode Island police departments to facilitate the adoption of body-worn cameras, with the award of any such grants conditioned on the police department’s adoption of the statewide policy for the use and operation of body-worn cameras.

Additional Information and Comments: All interested parties are invited to submit written comments concerning this rulemaking until February 11, 2022, by email or mail to the appropriate parties at the addresses listed below:

Rhode Island Department of Public Safety
311 Danielson Pike
Scituate, RI 02857
rulesregs@risp.gov

In accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-2.8, an oral hearing will be granted if requested by twenty-five (25) persons, by a governmental agency or by an association having at least twenty-five (25) members. A request for an oral hearing must be made within ten (10) days of the publication of this notice.

Public Notice of Proposed Rulemaking