Minutes August 1, 2017


August 1, 2017

The Rhode Island Ethics Commission, Personnel Subcommittee, held a meeting at 9:00 a.m. at the Rhode Island Ethics Commission, Library room, located at 40 Fountain Street, 8th Floor, Providence, Rhode Island, on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, pursuant to the notice published at the Commission offices, the State House Library, and electronically with the Rhode Island Secretary of State. 

The following Commissioners, sitting as the Personnel Subcommittee, were present: 

Marisa A. Quinn, Subcommittee Chair                                 

John D. Lynch, Jr.*

James V. Murray

Also present was Katherine D’Arezzo, Senior Staff Attorney.

At 9:05 a.m., the Chair called the meeting to order.  No members of the public were present.

The first order of business was:

Executive Session.

Chair Quinn noted for the record that all Legal Counsel applicants received notice of their right to have any discussion of them held in Open Session. 

At 9:05 a.m., upon motion made by Commissioner Murray seconded by Chair Quinn, it was unanimously

VOTED:         To go into Executive Session, to wit:

1.                  Discussion regarding Legal Counsel applications received, pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-5(a)(1).

At 9:50 a.m., the Personnel Subcommittee reconvened in Open Session with Commissioner Lynch in attendance.*

The next order of business was:                    

Motion to seal minutes of Executive Session held on August 1, 2017.

Upon motion made by Commissioner Lynch and duly seconded by Commissioner Murray, it was unanimously

VOTED:         To seal minutes of the Executive Session held on August1, 2017.   

The next order of business was:

Report on Actions Taken in Executive Session.

Chair Quinn reported that in Executive Session the Personnel Subcommittee reviewed applications received for Legal Counsel, discussed individual applicants, and selected applicants to be interviewed.  Chair Quinn informed that Staff will be asked to invite the selected applicants to attend interviews. 

The next order of business was:

Scheduling, new business proposed for future agendas, and general comments.

Chair Quinn obtained the consensus of the Personnel Subcommittee to meet on August 11, 2017 to conduct interviews for Legal Counsel.  Staff was asked to contact the selected applicants and schedule interviews.

At 9:52 a.m., upon motion made by Commissioner Murray, and duly seconded by Commissioner Lynch, it was unanimously

VOTED:  To adjourn the meeting.

Respectfully submitted,                   


Katherine D’Arezzo

Senior Staff Attorney