Rhode Island State Senators Goldin, Miller, DaPonte, Goodwin, and Gallo introduced legislation on Jan. 20th, 2017 that would require all candidates for United States President and Vice President file tax returns for ballot access. Specifically, candidates would be required to file five (5) years of federal income tax returns with the state board of elections no later than fifty (50) days prior to the general election. The board would redact the returns as needed and post the returns on a public website.
This bill follows nine states (California, New Mexico, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maine, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania) with similar legislation. For additional information please visit www.ballotaccessproject.com