PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Members of a Rhode Island legislative committee said they were outraged after discovering the state was fined $805,000 months ago for changing a contract it had with the company overseeing its troubled new benefits system.

The U.S. Food and Nutrition Service issued the fine after the state neglected to submit a change in its contract with Deloitte Consulting for the $364 million Unified Health Infrastructure Project, known as UHIP.

WPRI-TV reported that all contract amendments must be submitted to the Food and Nutrition Service for approval, and this change was not.

The House Oversight Committee on Thursday asked acting Department of Human Services Director Eric Beane during a scheduled hearing on the UHIP project why the fine wasn’t disclosed.

Auditor General Dennis Hoyle brought the fine to light when he forwarded to the committee a Jan. 5 bill sent to the state by the Food and Nutrition Service, The Providence Journal reported.

Beane said Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo’s administration is appealing the fine.