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Series 1. Videotaped Proceedings
Box 1-9
Series 1, the proceedings, or plenary sessions of the Convention, is arranged chronologically . The plenary sessions are recorded on 48 3/4 inch videotapes, with an average of six videotapes per record carton. The plenary sessions range from April 3rd to December 4th.

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1-4 Plenary Sessions
Contents Note: Contains four video cassette tapes. Also available on DVD.

1986 April 03
Box 1/2, Folder 5-7/1-3 Plenary Sessions
Contents Note: Contains six video cassette tapes. Available on DVD.

1986 May 01
Box 2, Folder 4-7 Plenary Sessions
Contents Note: Contains four video cassette tapes. Available on DVD.

1986 May 15
Box 3, Folder 1-5 Plenary Sessions
Contents Note: Contains five video casette tapes. Available on DVD.

1986 May 29
Box 3/4, Folder 6-7/1-4 Plenary Sessions
Contents Note: Contains six video casette tapes. Available on DVD.

1986 June 03
Box 4/5, Folder 5-6/1-2 Plenary Sessions
Contents Note: Contains four video casette tapes. Available on DVD.

1986 June 04
Box 5/6, Folder 3-7/1 Plenary Sessions
Contents Note: Contains six video casette tapes. Available on DVD.

1986 June 11
Box 6/7, Folder 2-6/1-5 Plenary Sessions
Contents Note: Contains ten video casette tapes. Available on DVD.

1986 June 05
Box 7/8, Folder 6/1-5 Plenary Sessions
Contents Note: Contains six video casette tapes. Available on DVD.

1986 June 26
Box 9, Folder 1-3 Ratification Session
Contents Note: Contains three video casette tapes. Available on DVD.

1986 December 12
Box 9, Folder 1-3 Ratification Session
Contents Note: Contains three video casette tapes. Tape 1 available on DVD #50 includes reading by the State Board of Elections of ballot questions election results.

1986 December 12
Plenary Sessions
Contents Note: Contains fifty DVD copies of Plenary sessions and Ratification session.

1986 April 3-1986 December 4

Series 2. Proceedings: Transcripts and Journals
Box 9-10
Series 2, is arranged chronologically according to dates, volumes, volume numbers and the day of the Convention. No transcripts exist for days 1,4,5,6, and no journal exists for the last day of the Convention.

Container Description Date
Box 9, Folder 9 Transcript
Contents Note: 196 pages

1986 April 28
Box 10, Folder 1 Transcript
Contents Note: 123 pages

1986 May 15
Box 10, Folder 2 Transcript
Contents Note: 149 pages

1986 May 29
Box 10, Folder 3 Transcript
Contents Note: 128 pages

1986 June 03
Box 10, Folder 4 Transcript
Contents Note: 135 pages

1986 June 04
Box 10, Folder 6 Transcript
Contents Note: 176 pages

1986 June 05
Box 10, Folder 7 Transcript
Contents Note: 249 pages

1986 June 11
Box 10, Folder 8 Transcript
Contents Note: 241 pages

1986 June 26
Box 9, Folder 4,5 Journal Vol. 1 (#1)
Contents Note: Three copies

1986 January 06
Box 9, Folder 4,5 Journal Vol. 1 (#2)
Contents Note: Two copies

1986 January 27
Box 9, Folder 4,5,7 Journal Vol. 1 (#3)
Contents Note: Four copies

1986 February 13
Box 9, Folder 4,5,8 Journal Vol. 1 (#4)
Contents Note: Four copies

1986 March 20
Box 9, Folder 4,5,10 Journal Vol. 1 (#5)
Contents Note: Four copies

1986 April 03
Box 9, Folder 4,5,11 Journal Vol. 1 (#6)
Contents Note: Four copies

1986 May 01
Box 9/10, Folder 4,5/1 Journal Vol. 1 (#7)
Contents Note: Four copies

1986 May 15
Box 9/10, Folder 4,5/2 Journal Vol. 1 (#8)
Contents Note: Four copies

1986 May 29
Box 9/10, Folder 4,5/3 Journal Vol. 1 (#9)
Contents Note: Four copies

1986 June 03
Box 9/10, Folder 4,5/4,5 Journal Vol. 1 (#10)
Contents Note: Five copies

1986 June 04
Box 9/10, Folder 4,5/6 Journal Vol. 1 (#11)
Contents Note: Four copies

1986 June 05
Box 9/10, Folder 4,5/7 Journal Vol. 1 (#12)
Contents Note: Five copies

1986 June 11
Box 9/10, Folder 4,5/8,9 Journal Vol. 1 (#13)
Contents Note: Five copies

1986 June 26

Series 3. Public Hearings
Box 10-11
Series 3, is arranged alphabetically, according to the town where the hearings took place (Barrington through Woonsocket). The dates of the public hearings do not chronologically correlate with the sequence of the towns. Along with the transcripts, many of the folders also contain other information pertaining to the hearings, such as sign-up sheets for public citizens who wished to voice their opinions about particular issues pertaining to the Constitutional Convention. Notes of the hearings also exist as well as public hearings recorded on videotapes.

Container Description Date
Box 10, Folder 11 Barrington public hearing
Contents Note: Peck School. Public sign-up sheets and notes on citizen speakers. 98 pages.

1986 February 26
Box 10, Folder 13 East Providence public hearing
Contents Note: East Providence City Hall. Public sign-up sheets, and notes on speakers. 94 pages.

1986 Febryary 19
Box 10, Folder 13-14 Newport public hearing
Contents Note: Rogers High School. Public sign-up sheets, notes on speakers, citizen comment sheets. 68 pages.

1986 February 5
Box 10, Folder 12,15 North Kingstown public hearing
Contents Note: No transcript, notes on votes, public sign-up sheets, citizen comment sheets, various notes. 62 pages.

1986 February 24
Box 10, Folder 16 North Providence public hearing
Contents Note: No transcript, public sign-up sheets, citizen comment sheets, various notes.

1986 March 2
Box 10, Folder 17 Pawtucket public hearing
Contents Note: Jenks high School. Public sign-up sheets, notes on citizen speakers, citizen comment sheets. 99 pages.

1986 February 16
Box 10, Folder 18 Providence public hearing
Contents Note: Brigham Middle School. Public sign-up sheets, notes on speakers, citizen comment sheets, notes on the hearing. 124 pages.

1986 February 10
Box 10, Folder 19 South Kingstown public hearing
Contents Note: No transcripts. Public sign-up sheets.

1986
Box 11, Folder 1 Warwick public hearing
Contents Note: CCRI, Knight Campus. Public sign-up sheets, notes, notes on speakers, citizen comment sheets. 97 pages.

1986 February 6
Box 11, Folder 2 Westerly public hearing
Contents Note: Westerly High School. Public sign-up sheets, notes, notes on speakers, citizen comment sheets. 60 pages.

1986 February 4
Box 11, Folder 3 Woonsocket public hearing
Contents Note: Public sign-up sheets, notes, notes on speakers, citizen comment sheets. 94 pages.

1986 February 11
Box 10-11 Public hearing
Contents Note: Consists of four videotapes.

1986 June 23
Box 10, Folder 10 Meeting Notices/Sign Up Sheets/Attendance Figures
Contents Note: Includes public meetings held on Feb. 4-6, 10-11, 17.

1986 February 4-17

Series 4. Committee Files
Box 11-15
Series 4 is arranged alphabetically from "Citizens Rights" to "Style and Drafting". There are numerous subseries within each particular committee. The subseries are clearly marked, along with the committees to which they belong.

Citizens Rights Committee
Box 11-12, 16
Includes Resolutions #9-274, committee agenda and minutes, committee reports, the transcript of the Sub-Committee on Initiative on 1986 March 27 and committee transcripts.

Container Description Date
Box 16, Folder 7 Resolution 25b: Office Holding
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 83: Open Government
1986 March 8
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 82a: Open Government
1986 June 5
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 168: Living Wills
1986 March 26
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 177: Privacy Rights
1986 March 26
Box 16, Folder 1 Resolution 1am: Voter Initiative and Referendum
1986 January 27
Box 16, Folder 11 Resolution 212: Right to Life
1986 March 31
Box 16, Folder 11 Resolution 212a: Right to Life
1986 March 31
Box 16, Folder 5 Resolution 2a: Equal Rights/Protection- Race and Gender Discrimination
1986 April 22
Box 16, Folder 5 Resolution 8: Handicapped- Discrimination of/Equal Protection
1986 February 7
Box 16, Folder 5 Resolution 2: Equal Rights
1986 January 27
Box 16, Folder 5 Resolution 171: Civil Rights
Contents Note: Independent of interpretations of federal courts. Passed June 26th.

1986 March 26
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 49: Civil Rights- Freedom of Religion, Speech, Press, etc.
1986 February 16
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 74: Equal Rights- Prohibit denial on account of gender
1986 March 5
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 38: Equal Rights
1986 March 5
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 43: Equal Rights
1986 March 5
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 18: Handicapped Rights
1986 February 13
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 19: Health Care Records- Confidentiality of
1986 February 13
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 100: Legislature- Powers of and Electors
1986 March 18
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 75: Right to Bear Arms
1986 March 5
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 96: Right to Bear Arms
1986 March 14
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 61: Right to Life
1986 March 3
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 9: Right to Life
1986 February 1
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 35: Search and Seizure of Electronic Communications
1986 February 13
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 40: Voter Initiative and Referendum
1986 February 13
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 123: Abortion- Prohibition of (see also Right to Life)
1986 March 18
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 224: Age Discrimination- Prohibition of
1986 March 31
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 162: Animal Traps- Use of Steel Jaw Illegal
1986 March 26
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 238: Civil Rights- Retain those contained in 1663 Charter
1986 March 31
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 175: Civil Rights- Violations of/Right to sue
1986 March 26
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 206: Constitutional Enforcements and Citizens
1986 March 29
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 228: Death Penalty: Prohibition of
1986 March 31
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 228a: Death Penalty: Prohibition of
1986 March 29
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 111: Equal Rights- Abortion not prohibited nor authorized
1986 March 18
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 124: Euthanasia- Prohibition of
1986 March 18
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 107: Freedom of Speech and Liberty of the Press
1986 March 18
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 249: Human Life- Right to food and fluids
1986 March 31
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 249a: Human Life- Right to food and fluids
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 119: Infant and Child- Protection of
1986 March 18
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 243: Legislature- Sessions set twice per week during evenings
1986 March 31
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 213: Mass Transit- Creation of
1986 March 31
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 105: News- Public access to
1986 March 18
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 215: Nuclear Free Zone- Rhode Island as
1986 March 31
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 215a: Nuclear Free Zone
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 215b: Nuclear Free Zone
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 227: Privacy- Prevention of government intrusion
1986 March 31
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 178: Public Documents and Meetings- Right to access
1986 March 27
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 219: Referendum
1986 March 31
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 217: Shore Access and Preservation
1986 March 21
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 247: Shore Access and Preservation
1986 March 31
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 268: Voter Initiative- Defined
1986 March 31
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 274: Voter Initiative and Legislative Powers
1986 March 31
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 245: Voter Initiative and Referendum
1986 March 31
Box 11, Folder 9 Resolution 220: Voter Initiative
1986 March 31
Box 16, Folder 1 Resolution 1b: Voter Initiative and Non-partisan Convention Elections
Contents Note: Ballot position #5- passed June 26, 1986.

1986 January 27

Ethics Committee
Box 10
Contains committee transcipts, committee agenda and minutes, committee resolutions and committee reports.

Container Description Date
Resolution 190: Ethics- Establishment of code for government employment
1986 March 28
Resolution 241: Elected Officials- General Officers, election by legislature
1986 March 31
Box 16, Folder 3 Resolution 145: Ethics- Campaign finance limitations, disclosure/financing of
1986 March 20
Box 16, Folder 3 Resolution 60: Ethics- Elected and Appointed Officials- avoidance of improprieties
1986 March 3
Box 16, Folder 7 Resolution 25: Office Holding- disqualification from upon conviction
1986 February 13
Box 16, Folder 7 Resolution 149a: Felons- voting rights
Contents Note: Ballot position #10- passed June 26.

1986 May 13
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 88: Voter Residency and Rights
1986 March 14
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 88a: Voter Residency and Rights
1986 June 5
Box 12, Folder 17 Resolution 237: Elected and Appointed Officials- Ethics
1986 March 31
Box 12, Folder 17 Resolution 262: Elected and Appointed Officials- Impeachments
1986 March 31
Box 12, Folder 17 Resolution 267: Elected and Appointed Officials- Recall of
1986 March 31
Box 12, Folder 17 Resolution 66: Elected Officials- Recall of
1986 March 5
Box 12, Folder 17 Resolution 236: Elected Officials- Conflicts of interest
1986 March 31
Box 12, Folder 17 Resolution 253: Elected Officials/Judiciary- Impeachment and removal
1986 March 31
Box 12, Folder 17 Resolution 58: Judiciary- Removal of
1986 February 24
Box 12, Folder 17 Resolution 57: Open Governmentf
1986 February 24
Box 12, Folder 17 Resolution 76: State Officials- Recall of non-elected
1986 March 5
Box 12, Folder 17 Resolution 6: Suffrage- Felons, rights to hold office and corrupt practices
1986 January 31
Box 12, Folder 17 Resolution 132: Suffrage- Office holding/felon voting rights
1986 March 20
Box 12, Folder 17 Resolution 97: Suffrage and Office Holding- Felons
1986 March 14
Box 16, Folder 7 Resolution 149: Felons- Voting rights/office holding
1986 March 26
Box 16, Folder 7 Resolution 25b: Office Holding
Box 16, Folder 1 Resolution 27a: Elected Officials- Recall of
1986 February 13
Box 16, Folder 1 Resolution 27: Elected Officials- Recall of by popular vote
1986 February 13
Box 16, Folder 3 Resolution 60a: Ethics
Contents Note: Ballot position #6- passed on June 26.

1986 May 22
Box 16, Folder 3 Resolution 145a: Ethics- Campaign finance limitation
Contents Note: Ballot position #6- passed on June 26.

1986 May 22
Box 16, Folder 3 Resolution 47a: Ethics- Impeachment, campaign finance, felon rights
Contents Note: Ballot position #6- passed on June 26.

Box 16, Folder 7 Resolution 25a: Office Holding- Disqualification from
Contents Note: Ballot position #10- passed on June 26.

1986 February 13

Executive Branch and Independent Agencies Committee
Box 13
Contains videotaped public hearings, committee proceedings transcipts, committee agenda and minutes, committee resolutions and committee reports.

Container Description Date
Box 16, Folder 4 Resolution 222: State Budget– Requirements of Governor
Contents Note: Ballot position #7- passed on June 26.

1986 March 31
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 31: Eminent Domain and Abandonment of Excess Property Taken
1986 February 14
Box 15, Folder 22 Resolution 172: Executive Appointments– Governor to appoint
1986 March 24
Box 15, Folder 22 Resolution 172a: Executive Appointments– Governor to appoint
1986 March 24
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 91: Affirmative Action– clause for all business of the State
1986 March 14
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 278: Animals– Prohibit use of gas chambers to destroy
1986 March 31
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 143: Apartheid and State Contracts
1986 March 20
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 118: Education- creation of statewide system
1986 March 18
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 14: Elections- Quadrennial
1986 February 13
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 257: Executive Branch- Powers defined
1986 March 31
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 50: Executive Power
1986 February 20
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 209: Federal Funding- Restrictions on expenditures of grants
1986 March 29
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 266: Government, State and Local- Continuity of during emergencies
1986 March 31
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 180: Governor- Delineate nomination, appointment and removal powers
1986 March 27
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 71: Governor- Election and recall/four year terms
1986 March 5
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 63: Governor- To appointment Secretary of State and General Treasurer
1986 March 3
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 244: Governor and Executive Power, Confirmation of
1986 March 31
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 44: Governor and Line Item Veto
1986 March 13
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 176: Governor and Succession, Speaker of the House
1986 March 26
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 78: Human Rights and Foreign Investments- No State business with violators
1986 March 5
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 79: Minorities- Economic development plan for
1986 March 5
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 255: Property- Escheated to be published
1986 March 31
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 69: Shore Access and Preservation
1986 March 5
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 84: State- Borrowing power and General Assembly approval
1986 March 8
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 23: State- Change of name to "State of Rhode Island"
1986 February 13
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 104: State Bank- Creation of/access to capital
1986 March 18
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 173: State Budget Cap
1986 March 26
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 26: State Commissions- Appointed by Governor/Senate approval
1986 February 13
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 160: Taxation, State Income Tax- Abolishment of
1986 March 26
Resolution 4: Private Property- Compensation for
1986 January 27
Box 16, Folder 6 Resolution 3: Natural Resources- Preservation of/shoreline priveleges
1986 January 27
Box 16, Folder 6 Resolution 4am: Private Property- Compensation for
Contents Note: Ballott position #9- passed June 26.

General Assembly and Elections Committee
Box 13-14
Series includes resolutions, committee reports, transcripts, committee agenda and minutes, letters to the committee and resolution votes.

Container Description Date
Box 16, Folder 4 Resolution 246: Governor and Exutive Succession
Contents Note: Ballot position #7- passed on June 26.

1986 March 31
Box 16, Folder 1 Resolution 136: Voter Initiative and Constitutional Conventions
Contents Note: Ballot position #5- passed on June 26.

1986 March 20
Box 16, Folder 6 Resolution 70: Legislature– Pay similar to that of states in New England area
1986 March 5
Resolution 21: Auditor General- Office of as elected position
1986 February 13
Resolution 85: Civil Service Annuity Exemptions
1986 March 14
Resolution 264: Constitution of Rhode Island- Adoption of
1986 March 31
Resolution 265: Constitution of Rhode Island- Amendments to
1986 March 31
Resolution 92: Constitutional Conventions- Every 25 years
1986 March 14
Resolution 216: Constitutional Conventions and Submitted Resolutions
1986 March 31
Resolution 108: Elderly- Tax exemptions for certain property
1986 March 18
Resolution 86: Elderly Tax Exemptions
1986 March 14
Resolution 263: General Officers and Two Year Terms
1986 March 31
Resolution 29: Elected Officials- General officers, bracketing of
1986 February 13
Resolution 230: Elected Officials- Provision for four year terms
1986 March 31
Resolution 12: Elected Officials- Quadrennial/terms of Governor
1986 February 13
Resolution 234: Elected Officials- Succession of Governor
1986 March 31
Resolution 223: Elected Officials- Terms of and removal
1986 March 31
Resolution 282: Elected Officials, General Officers and Legislature- Terms
1986 March 31
Resolution 254: Elections- Ballot listings/term limits of General Assembly/dual office holding
1986 March 31
Resolution 161: Elections- By plurality
1986 March 26
Resolution 260: Elections- Defined
1986 March 31
Resolution 269: Elections- Losers in primaries to run in general election
1986 March 31
Resolution 252: Elections- Quadrennial/term limits
1986 March 31
Resolution 183: Elections- Suffrage and disqualification
1986 March 28
Resolution 194: Elections- Voting age at 16
1986 March 281
Resolution 250: Elections and Plurality
1986 March 31
Resolution 233: Elections and Residency Requirements/Mental Competency
1986 March 31
Resolution 117: Executive Branch- Governor and budgetary line item veto
1986 March 18
Resolution 281: Governor and Lieutenant Governor- Bracketing of
1986 March 31
Resolution 73: Governor and Line Item Veto
1986 March 5
Resolution 184: Governor and Line Item Veto
1986 March 28
Resolution 146: Governor and Succession/Speaker of the House to Fill
1986 March 24
Resolution 284: Governor and Veto Power
1986 March 31
Resolution 110: Health Care- Guarantee of basic level of
1986 March 18
Resolution 90: Health Care- Right of all persons to basic level
1986 March 14
Resolution 200: Legislature- 20 member Senate
1986 March 28
Resolution 199: Legislature- 60 member House of Representatives
1986 March 28
Resolution 142: Legislature- As one body (unicameral)
1986 March 20
Resolution 65: Legislature- Compensation for mileage only
1986 March 3
Resolution 155: Legislature- Average weekly wage of RI workers
1986 March 26
Resolution 174: Legislature- Compensation, sessions, two year budget
1986 March 26
Resolution 127: Legislature- Composition of/Representatives
1986 March 20
Resolution 126: Legislature- Composition of/Senators
1986 March 20
Resolution 232: Legislature- Composition, terms, salaries
1986 March 31
Resolution 121: Legislature- Creation of night sessions
1986 March 18
Resolution 109: Legislature- Evening sessions and pay increases
1986 March 18
Resolution 20: Legislature- Evening sessions required
1986 February 13
Resolution 37: Legislature- Evening sessions required
1986 February 13
Resolution 102: Legislature- Increase in compensation of
1986 March 18
Resolution 103: Legislature- Increase terms of office of Senate
1986 March 18
Resolution 154: Limit scope of essions for 1987
1986 March 26
Resolution 112: Legislature- One body (unicameral)
1986 March 18
Resolution 286: Legislature- Powers
1986 March 31
Resolution 256: Legislature- Powers defined
1986 March 31
Resolution 95: Legislature- Reduction of
1986 March 14
Resolution 36: Legislature- Salaries at 12% of that of Governor
1986 February 13
Resolution 242: Legislature- Sessions set twice per week during evenings
1986 March 31
Resolution 131: Legislature- Terms of
1986 March 20
Resolution 240: Legislature and Compensation
1986 March 31
Resolution 167: Legislature and Compensation, as average RI daily salary
1986 March 26
Resolution 165: Legislature and Compensation, daily rate
1986 March 26
Resolution 211: Legislature and Compensations
1986 March 28
Resolution 163: Legislature and Employers of General Assembly members
1986 March 26
Resolution 62: Legislature- Salaries to be set by pay commission
1986 March 3
Resolution 285: Presidential Electors- Required to vote for candidate affiliated
1986 March 31
Resolution 191: Public Officials and Compensation
1986 March 28
Resolution 39: Reapportionment
1986 February 13
Resolution 185: Reapportionment- After every new census (state or federal)
1986 March 28
Resolution 280: Reapportionment- Change of methods/clarify standards
1986 March 31
Resolution 72: Reapportionment- Commission of non-legislators
1986 March 5
Resolution 229: Reapportionment- Creation of legislative commission
1986 March 31
Resolution 129: Reapportionment- One person, one vote requirements
1986 March 20
Resolution 54: Reapportionment- Retain integrity of city and town lines
1986 February 20
Resolution 221: Reapportionment- State Board of Elections to define
1986 March 31
Resolution 116: Reapportionment and New Shoreham
1986 March 18
Resolution 186: Reapportionment and the Senate
1986 March 28
Resolution 235: Refernda- Voter quorum
1986 March 31
Resolution 89: State- Borrowing power, increase of
1986 March 14
Resolution 93: State- Borrowing power, increase of
1986 March 14
Resolution 248: State- Borrowing power, increase of
1986 March 31
Resolution 259: Suffrage- Defined
1986 March 31
Resolution 195: Taxation- Prohibition of retail sales tax
1986 March 28
Resolution 193: Taxation- Prohibition of state income tax
1986 March 28
Resolution 115: Taxation- Unitary
1986 March 18
Resolution 137: Voter Residency- Permanent US residence only
1986 March 20
Box 15, Folder 22 Resolution 192a: Reapportionment
1986 March 28
Box 15, Folder 22 Resolution 192a, am: Reapportionment
1986 June 4
Box 15, Folder 22 Resolution 192: Reapportionment- Legislative committee
1986 March 28
Box 16, Folder 9 Resolution 94: Legislature- Salaries
1986 March 14
Box 16, Folder 9 Resolution 94a: Legislature- Salaries
1986 March 14
Box 16, Folder 9 Resolution 94b: Legislature- Salaries
1986 March 14
Box 16, Folder 9 Resolution 94b, am: Legislature- Salaries
Contents Note: Ballot position #3- passed June 26.

1986 March 14
Box 13, Folder 10 Resolution 251: Apartheid and State Contracts
1986 March 31
Box 16, Folder 1 Resolution 28: Elected Officials- Quadrennial and two year terms
1986 February 13
Box 16, Folder 1 Resolution 28a, am: Elected Officials- Four year terms and recall
Contents Note: Ballot position #4- passed June 26.

1986 June 5

Judiciary Committee
Box 10
Includes committee reports, resolutions, committee agenda and minutes, transcripts, written testimony and miscellaneous letters, memorandums, testimony, etc.

Container Description Date
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 187: Bail– Habeas Corpus- Denial of to drug offenders
1986 March 28
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 158: Bail- Denial while awaiting trail/felony convictions
1986 March 26
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 179: Death Penalty- Standards for imposing
1986 March 27
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 170: Equal Protection Clause
1986 March 26
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 169: Evidence, Right to Truth in
1986 March 26
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 113: Freedom of Press- Imprisonment of press restricted
1986 March 18
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 128: Governmental Liability- Right to sue for negligence
1986 March 20
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 34: Judiciary– Appointment of judicial oversight commission
1986 February 13
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 283: Judiciary– Appointments of supreme court judges
1986 March 31
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 114: Judiciary– Criminal sentencing- minimum requirements for felonies
1986 March 18
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 166: Judiciary– Election of judges, term/age restrictions
1986 March 26
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 41: Judiciary– New method of selection
1986 February 13
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 226: Judiciary– Qualification of judges, nominating committee
1986 March 31
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 24: Judiciary– Qualifications of judges/removal
1986 February 13
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 271: Judiciary– Selection by special legislative committee
1986 March 31
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 157: Judiciary– Selection of judges and member of General Assembly
1986 March 26
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 273: Judiciary– Selection of judges, new method of
1986 March 31
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 210: Judiciary– Selection of Supreme Court vacancies
1986 March 29
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 214: Judiciary– Selection, tenure, removal and compensation
1986 March 31
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 208: Judiciary– Tenure and impeachment
1986 March 29
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 64: Jury Awards- Limitations on civil actions
1986 March 3
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 188: Search and Seizure- Interpretation, similar to US Supreme Court cases
1986 March 28
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 204: Search and Seizure- Interpreted as similar to US Supreme Court cases
1986 March 29
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 272: Victims of Crime- Rights
1986 March 31
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 218: Victims of Crime- Rights of
1986 March 31
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 99: Witnesses to Crimes- Rights/protection from detention
1986 March 15
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 17: Judiciary- Supreme court as trial court of general jurisdiction
1986 February 13
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 52: Due Process
1986 February 20
Box 11, Folder 8 Resolution 51: Self Incrimination
1986 February 20
Box 15, Folder 29 Resolution 80: Judiciary- Reorganization/appointment of vacancies
1986 March 5
Box 15, Folder 29 Resolution 80a: Judiciary- Reorganization/appointment of vacancies
1986 March 5
Box 16, Folder 5 Resolution 140: Victims of Crime- Rights of
Contents Note: Passed on June 26

1986 March 20
Box 16, Folder 5 Resolution 32: Due Process
Contents Note: Passed on June 26.

1986 February 13
Box 15, Folder 29 Resolution 80a, am: Judiciary- Election of
Contents Note: Ballot position #2- passed on June 26.

1986 June 4
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 130: Judiciary- Creation of unified system
1986 March 20
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 133: Judiciary- Election of/duties of chief justice
1986 March 20
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 135: Judiciary- Elimination of advisory opinions of Supreme Court
1986 March 20
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 82: Judiciary- House breaks as felonies/mandatory sentencing
1986 March 8
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 139: Judiciary- Judicial commission for appointment and retirement
1986 March 20
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 134: Judiciary- Mandated retirement age
1986 March 20
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 258: Judiciary- Powers defined
1986 March 31
Box 14, Folder 15 Resolution 144: Police Officers' Bill of Rights
1986 March 20
Box 16, Folder 8 Resolution 153: Bail
1986 March 26
Box 16, Folder 8 Resolution 153a: Bail
1986 March 26
Box 16, Folder 8 Resolution 153b: Bail
Contents Note: Ballot position #12- passed on June 26.

1986 March 26

Local Government Committee
Box 14-15
Includes committee agenda and minutes, committee reports, resolutions, transcripts and miscellaneous: memorandums, letters, etc.

Container Description Date
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 122: Education- State funds, equal basis of distribution
1986 March 18
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 122: Education- State funds, equal basis of distribution
1986 March 18
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 201: Administrative Agencies- Proceedings of those appearing before
1986 March 28
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 279: Birds- Mourning doves, prohibition regarding
1986 March 31
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 203: Cities and Towns- Appeals of decisions by certian municipal officers
1986 March 28
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 197: Cities and Towns- Borrowing authority
1986 March 28
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 7: Cities and Towns- Administrative powers
1986 February 7
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 202: Cities and Towns- Expenditures, limit liabilities for
1986 March 28
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 55: Cities and Towns- Finances and authority of General Assembly
1986 February 24
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 56: Cities and Towns- Finances and authority of General Assembly
1986 February 24
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 13: Cities and Towns- Home rule
1986 February 13
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 59: Cities and Towns- Home rule
1986 March 3
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 239: Cities and Towns- Home rule and charter amendments
1986 March 31
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 106: Cities and Towns- Home rule and charter amendments
1986 March 18
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 141: Cities and Towns- Home rule, amendments and voter choice
1986 March 20
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 225: Cities and Towns- Home rule, initiative and referendum
1986 March 31
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 261: Cities and Towns- Local government
1986 March 31
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 53: Cities and Towns- Powers not pre-empted by General Assembly
1986 February 20
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 120: Education- 100% funding by state
1986 March 18
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 81: Education- 100% state funding
1986 March 8
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 270: Education- 100% state funded/bussing by Transit Authority
1986 March 31
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 205: Education- Equal protection regardless of residence
1986 March 29
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 77: Education- Illiteracy, mandate policy to eradicate
1986 March 5
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 275: Education- Promotion of
1986 March 31
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 68: Education- Specify duties of General Assembly regarding
1986 March 5
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 156: Education- State funded programs
1986 March 26
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 198: Education- State funded programs
1986 March 28
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 125: Education- Statewide funding of
1986 March 20
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 101: Library and Information Services- Encouragement/access to
1986 March 18
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 276: Public Housing
1986 March 31
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 15: State Projects and Local Approval
1986 February 13
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 16: State Properties- Taxable
1986 February 13
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 22: Tax Exempt Institutions- Removal of colleges, universities, hospitals
1986 February 13
Box 15, Folder 2 Resolution 159: Taxation- Persons over 65 exempt
1986 March 26
Box 15, Folder 22 Resolution 87: Cities and Towns- State budget surpluses to
1986 March 14
Box 15, Folder 22 Resolution 67: Education- Mandated state-wide system
1986 March 5
Box 16, Folder 9 Resolution 98: Public Libraries- State support of
1986 March 14
Box 16, Folder 10 Resolution 196b: Cities and Towns- Home rule
1986 May 31
Box 16, Folder 10 Resolution 196: Cities and Towns- Home rule
1986 March 28
Box 16, Folder 10 Resolution 196a: Cities and Towns- Home rule
1986 May 31
Box 16, Folder 9 Resolution 98am: Public Libraries- State support of
Contents Note: Ballot position #11- passed June 26.

1986 June 11
Box 16, Folder 10 Resolution 196c: Cities and Towns- Home rule
Contents Note: Ballot position #13- passed June 26.

Rules Committee
Box 15
Includes committee agenda and minutes, proposed rules, transcripts and miscellaneous: resolutions, journals, etc.

Style and Drafting Committee
Box 15
Includes committee agenda and minutes, reports, resolutions, transcripts and miscellaneous: letters, memos, etc.,

Container Description Date
Box 15, Folder 22 Resolution 45: Constitutional Convention- Compensation for members
1986 February 13
Box 15, Folder 15 Resolution 48: Judiciary- Judges, appointment of/term limits
1986 February 13
Box 15, Folder 22 Resolution 277: Constitutional Convention- Adjournment
1986 March 31
Box 15, Folder 22 Resolution 46: Constitutional Convention- Adoption of regulations
1986 February 13
Box 15, Folder 22 Resolution 147: Constitutional Convention- Amendment of rules
1986 March 24
Box 15, Folder 22 Resolution 231: Constitutional Convention- Donation of books to Law Library
1986 March 31
Box 15, Folder 22 Resolution 189: Constitutional Convention- Use of plain language
1986 March 28
Box 15, Folder 22 Resolution 5: Elected Officials- State, recall of non-elected/policy making
1986 January 27
Box 15, Folder 22 Resolution 30: English as Official Language of State
1986 February 13
Box 15, Folder 3 Resolution 47: Ethics- Judiciary and executive officers- provisions of impeachment
1986 February 13
Box 15, Folder 3 Resolution 47a: Ethics- Judiciary and executive officers- provisions of impeachment
1986 February 13
Box 17 Resolution 290: Constitutional Convention- Recess
Contents Note: Read and passed.

1986 June 26
Box 15, Folder 28 Resolution 42: Constitution of RI- Neutral re-write of
1986 February 13
Box 15, Folder 28 Resolution 42a, am: Constitution of RI- Neutral re-write of
1986 February 13
Box 15, Folder 28 Resolution 42am: Constitution of RI- Neutral re-write of
1986 February 13
Box 15, Folder 28 Resolution 42b, am: Constitution of RI- Neutral re-write of
Contents Note: Ballot position #1- passed on June 26

Series 5. Ballot Questions and Additional Resolutions
Series 5 is arranged numerically from ballot question 1 through ballot question 14. Each ballot question addresses a particular issue, although the questions are not arranged alphabetically. The ensuing sub-series are arranged by ballot number, and the correlating issue. Also includes additional resolutions passed during Constitutional Convention.

Ballot question 1: Constitutional Rewrite
Box 15

Ballot question 2: Judicial Selection and Discipline
Box 15

Ballot question 3: Legislative Pay and Mileage
Box 15

Ballot question 4: Four Year Terms and Recall
Box 16

Ballot question 5: Voter Initiative
Box 16

Ballot question 6: Ethics in Government
Box 16

Ballot question 7: Budget Powers and Executive Succession
Box 16

Ballot question 8: Rights of the People
Box 16

Ballot question 9: Private Property
Box 16

Ballot question 10: Felon Office Holding and Voting
Box 16

Ballot question 11: Public Libraries
Box 16

Ballot question 12: Bail
Box 16

Ballot question 13: Home Rule
Box 16

Ballot question 14: Paramount Right to Life
Box 16

Additional Resolutions Passed
Box 16-17

Container Description Date
Box 16, Folder 5 Resolution 8a: Handicapped Rights
Contents Note: Passed June 26

Box 17 Resolution 10: Providence Journal- Commended
Contents Note: Read and passed

1986 February 13
Box 17 Resolution 11: Convention Budget
Contents Note: Read and passed

1986 February 13
Box 16, Folder 5 Resolution 32: Due Process
Contents Note: Passed June 26

Box 16, Folder 5 Resolution 33: Freedom of Speech
Contents Note: Passed June 26

Box 17 Resolution 138: Bouley, Gerard J.- Passing of
Contents Note: Read and passed

1986 March 20
Box 16 Resolution 140: Victims of Crime- Rights of
Contents Note: Passed June 26

Box 16, Folder 5 Resolution 138: Civil Rights- Independent of interpretations of federal courts
Contents Note: Passed June 26

Box 17 Resolution 289: Rainville, Robert A.- Passing of
Contents Note: Read and passed June 26

Box 17 Resolution 290: Constitutional Convention- Recess
Contents Note: Read and passed June 26

Box 17 Resolution 291: Constitutional Convention- Delegate
Contents Note: Read and passed June 26

Box 17 Resolution 292: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, John Kiffney
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 293: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Eugene McMahon
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 294: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Mario DiNunzio
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 295: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, researchers (several)o
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 296: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Norma Marcello
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 297: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Carmine Ginolfi
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 298: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Richard Murphy
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 299: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Donald Driscol
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 300: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Steven Loffredo
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 301: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Michel J. Cabral
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 302: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Claudia Crowley
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 303: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Paul Goulding
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 304: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Eugene McMahon
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 306: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, John McDougall
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 307: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Thomas Spargo
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 308: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Peter Lacouture
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 309: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Henry Johnson
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 310: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Clerks of (several)
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 311: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Thomas Laziah
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 313: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Marilyn Thetonia
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 315: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Rene Lafayette
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 316: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Thomas Connell
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 318: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, James Mullen
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 319: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, clerical (several)
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 320: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Paul Redkovich
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution 321: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Kevin McKenna
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, Marilyn Hines
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, attorneys (several)
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Box 17 Resolution: Constitutional Convention- Commendation, elected delegates
Contents Note: Read and passed December 4

Series 6. Subject Files
Box 16-17
Series 6 is arranged alphabetically, according to the subjects addressed at the Convention. The subjects begin with "administrative memos" and end with "voter guides." The documents within each sub-series are arranged chronologically.

Administrative Memos
Box 16

Agenda for Plenary Sessions
Box 16

Annotations: The annotated Constitution
Box 16

Ballots
Box 16
Arranged numerically as they appeared in the voter's booth

Bill Log
Box 16
Arranged numerically

Budget
Box 16
Memos, copies of the proposed budget

Board of Elections: Letters
Box 16

Cable T.V.
Box 16
Letters and memos regarding Cable

Calendar of the Convention
Box 16
Press releases of Convention agenda

Committee Bills
Box 16

Constitution copies
Box 16

Convention Alert
Box 16
Booklet containing Constitutional rewrites and resolutions, 2 copies

Delegate Lists
Box 16

Delegate Memos
Box 16

Delegate Services Committee
Box 16
Memos regarding the planning of events for the delegates

Expert Witness Testimony
Box 16
Transcripts of expert witness testimony

Guide to the Convention
Box 16
Outline, delegate lists, etc.

Information Responses
Box 16
Research Department Reports

Legal Services Manual
Box 16

Letters to the Editor
Box 16
Letters to the editor of the Providence Journal regarding Convention issues.

McKenna, Kevin: Photograph
Box 16

McKenna, Kevin: Speech to the General Assembly
Box 16

McKenna, Kevin: Speech on the history of Constitution making in R.I.
Box 16

Media
Box 16
Lists of all R.I. media to receive press releases. No order of arrangement.

Natural Rewrites of the Constitution
Box 16

Organization Chart of the Convention
Box 16

Postings of Convention Agenda
Box 16
No order of arrangement

Press Releases
Box 16

Public Hearings
Box 16
Sign-up sheets for speakers. No order of arrangement.

Public Information
Box 16
Letters, memos, etc.

Rainville, Albert
Box 16
Proposed resolutions, memos, etc. No order of arrangement.

Requests for Information
Box 16

Research and Drafting Requests
Box 16

Special Research Reports
Box 16
Arranged numerically

Research Requests
Box 16

Resolutions: 1-31
Box 16
Arranged numerically

Rules of the Convention. Chapters I-VIII
Box 17
Arranged numerically by chapter.

Seating Chart
Box 17
Chart of assigned seating for the delegates at the Convention.

Speaker's Bureau Questionnaires
Box 17
Questionnaires for the delegates about available hours, travel, etc.

Staff
Box 17
Lists of convention staff, memos, etc.

Talk Shows and Programs
Box 17
Letters of invitation by programs, memos regarding, etc.

Time Sheets
Box 17
Time sheets of Convention employees. No order of arrangement.

Voters Guide
Box 17
Guide to the 14 ballot questions

Series 7. Miscellaneous Videotapes
Box 17-19
Series 7 is arranged chronologically from Feb. 19-Oct.3. There are a total of 14 3/4 inch videotapes.

Miscellaneous Videotapes
Box 17

Miscellaneous Videotapes
Box 18

Miscellaneous Videotapes
Box 19

Series 8. Publicity Files
Box 20
Series 8 consists of newspaper clippings gathered about the Convention. They are arranged chronologically from March 1-July 15 in a journal of photocopies. Several folders of original clippings in no chronological order also exists.

Series 9. Realia
Box 21
Series 9 consists of Convention stamps representing 20 different committees of the Convention. Some of the rubber from the stamps have become separated from the wood base.

Series 10. Public Information Videotapes
Box 22-27
Series 10 consists of 33 public information videotapes. These tapes are arranged numerically, according to the question number of the particular tape. The tapes are numbered from question 1-14.

Public Information Videotapes: Questions 1-3
Box 22

Public Information Videotapes: Questions 4-5
Box 23

Public Information Videotapes: Questions 5-8
Box 24

Public Information Videotapes: Questions 8-11
Box 25

Public Information Videotapes: Questions 12-14
Box 26

Public Information Videotapes: Question 14
Box 27

Series 11. Audio Tapes
Box 29-30
Series 11 consists of 66 audio tapes arranged chronologically. These are audio tapes of public hearings and sessions. The public hearings tapes begin on Feb. 2 and end on April 16. The sessions audio tapes begin on Jan. 27, and end on Dec.4.

Public Hearings: Audio Tapes
Box 29

Convention Sessions: Audio Tapes
Box 30

Series 12. Constitution
Box Oversize
Series 12 is a copy of the ratified 1986 Constitution. The Constitution was ratified on December 4. This final copy contains all of the delegates' signatures.

Series 13. Miscellaneous

Container Description Date
Box 28 Oversized materials
Contents Note: Resolutions, paste-up Rewrite, delegate lists, ballot questions, copy of the Constitution.

Box 31 Miscellaneous Materials
Contents Note: Series 13 contains miscellaneous computer discs(large, floppy and outdated), petitions for a nuclear free RI Constitutional journals.