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NEWPORT Ballot Questions #4 #6 #7

4. AUTHORIZE STATE ISSUANCE OF LICENSES FOR CANNABIS BUSINESSES IN THE CITY OF NEWPORT

(The Rhode Island Cannabis Act, Chapters 031 and 032 – Public Laws 2022) (Resolution of the Newport City Council adopted July 13, 2022)

Shall new cannabis related licenses for businesses involved in the cultivation,manufacture, laboratory testing and for the retail sale of adult recreational use cannabis be issued in the City of Newport?

¹ Approve

¹ Reject

NEWPORT #6

6. CHARTER AMENDMENT RE: QUORUM; PROCEDURE

(Section 2-18 of the Newport City Charter)

Shall Section 2-18 of the City Charter be amended to read as follows: “A simple majority of all members of the Council shall constitute a quorum. All members of the Council present must vote on any question unless they recuse themselves on the question before the Council on ethical or other legal grounds. The Council shall from time to time establish rules for its proceedings.”?

¹ Approve

¹ Reject

NEWPORT #7

7. CHARTER AMENDMENT RE: NOMINATION PETITION; SIGNATURES

(Section 3-2 of the Newport City Charter)

Shall Section 3-2 of the City Charter be amended to read as follows: “The nomination of all candidates for elective office in the primary election provided for by this Charter shall be by petition. The petition of each candidate for ward Councilor shall be signed by not less than fifty qualified electors of the City. The Petition of each candidate for Councilor-at-Large and School Committee shall be signed by not less than one hundred qualified electors of the City. A voter may sign any number of nomination papers for any office the voter may lawfully vote for at the general election.”?

¹ Approve

¹ Reject

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