Senate Finance Committee to hold State House hearing on PawSox stadium Tuesday

STATE HOUSE — The Senate Finance Committee will meet Tuesday to continue its review of legislation to provide public support for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

The committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. in Room 313 on the third floor of the State House.

The committee will hear testimony on a resolution (2017-S 0989), introduced by Senate Finance Committee Chairman William J. Conley Jr. (D-Dist. 18, East Providence, Pawtucket) that would authorize the state to enter into lease and financing agreements in connection with a ballpark.

The committee will also hear testimony on a bill (2017-S 0990) introduced by Chairman Conley that would permit redevelopment agencies to finance the construction of projects for residential, recreational, commercial, industrial, institutional, public or other purposes contemplated by a redevelopment plan.

This is the seventh of several hearings scheduled on the proposal. There will be no public comment taken at this meeting. It will consist of testimony from — and inquiry of — parties the committee has asked to testify, including the Department of Administration, Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, and the Department of Revenue, Division of Municipal Finance.

The hearing will be broadcast live on Capitol TV (Cox HD 1013, Cox and Full Channel 15, Verizon Fios 34).