Public Hearings


In accordance with Rhode Island General Laws (RIGL) 42-35, notice is hereby given that the Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs proposes to repeal the following rule:

Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery Rules & Regulations

Under the authority granted under R.I. Gen. Laws § 30-25-14, the RI Office of Veterans Affairs is proposing to repeal the General Rules & Regulations of the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery (RIVMC) in its entirety, effective September 1, 2017. This rule is being repealed due to significant formatting changes required by RI General Laws, Section 42-35-2.11 and reorganization of the rule. A revised version of the rule will be adopted (see proposed rule for 180-RICR-20-00-01).

In the development of these rules, consideration was given to the following: (1) alternative approaches; and (2) overlap or duplication with other statutory and regulatory provisions. No alternative approach or duplication or overlap was identified based upon available information.

This proposed rule is accessible on the R.I. Secretary of State website, on the RIVETS website or available in hard copy upon request (401-921-0955).

A public hearing will be held to consider the repeal of the existing rules and the adoption of the proposed regulation on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the RI Office of Veterans Affairs, 560 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 206, Warwick, RI 02886, in the Conference Room.

Persons wishing to testify may do so by signing up at the hearing or by submitting written testimony between the date of this notice and Friday, July 7, 2017 to Michael Jolin, RI Office of Veterans Affairs, 560 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 206, Warwick, RI or email to The Hearing will begin at 2:00 p.m. and will conclude when the last speaker finishes testimony or at 4:00 p.m., whichever occurs first. The seating capacity of the RIVETS Conference Room will be enforced. The number of persons participating in the hearing may be limited at any given time by the hearing officer in order to comply with safety and fire codes.

The building in which the Office of Veterans Affairs is located is accessible to the handicapped. Individuals with hearing impairments may request an interpreter’s presence by calling 711 or Relay RI 1-800-745-6575 (Voice) and 1-800-745-555 (TDD). Requests for this service must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the hearing date.

The Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs does not discriminate against individuals based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religious belief, political belief, or handicap in acceptance for or provision of services or employment in its programs or activities.