A N A C T
RELATING TO THE SINKING FUND COMMISSION
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Sections 35-8-3, 35-8-5 of the General Laws in Chapter 35-8 entitled "Bonded Indebtedness of State" are hereby amended to read as follows:
35-8-3. Sinking fund commission -- Composition -- Elective members -- Quorum -- There shall be a sinking fund commission which shall perform the duties formerly performed by the board of commissioners of sinking funds as prescribed by this chapter, which board of commissioners is hereby abolished. The sinking fund commission shall consist of the Governor or his or her designee, the General Treasurer or his or her designee, the Director of Administration or his or her designee, the Chairperson of the Finance Committee of the Senate or his or her designee, the Chairperson of the Finance Committee of the House of Representatives or his or her designee, and one person to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, one person to be appointed by the house minority leader, one person to be appointed by the senate majority leader, and one person to be appointed by the senate minority leader. A majority of all the members of the commission shall be necessary to constitute a quorum thereof.
35-8-5. Officers of sinking fund commission -- The governor shall be chairperson, the general treasurer shall be vice-chairperson and the director of administration secretary, of the sinking fund commission, and the general treasurer shall keep the accounts thereof. In the event of the governor's absence, the general treasurer shall be chairperson. A designee of any member shall not serve as chairperson.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.