R 278
2002-H 8203
Enacted 05/29/2002

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Introduced By: Representatives Naughton, Ginaitt, Crowley, Henseler, and George


Date Introduced: May 29, 2002

RESOLVED, That a special house commission be and the same is hereby created consisting of eleven (11) members all of whom shall be citizens and residents of the state: five (5) of whom shall be from the house of representatives, not more than four (4) from the same political party to be appointed by the speaker; one (1) of whom shall be the Director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, or designee; one (1) of whom shall be the Chairman of the Saltier Ocean Technology Center, or designee; one (1) of whom shall be the Chairman of the Slater Center Environmental Biotechnology Center, or designee; one (1) of whom shall be the Vice Provost for Research at the University of Rhode Island, or designee; one (1) of whom shall be an economist, appointed by the speaker; and one (1) of whom shall be a financial expert, appointed by the speaker.

In lieu of any appointment of a member of the legislature to a permanent advisory commission, a legislative study commission, or any commission created by a general assembly resolution, the appointing authority may appoint a member of the general public to serve in lieu of a legislator, provided that the majority leader or the minority leader of the political party which is entitled to the appointment consents to the appointment of the member of the general public.

The purpose of said commission shall be to study ocean technology and environmental biotechnology.

Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at the call of the speaker of the house and organize and shall select from among the legislators a chairperson. Vacancies in said commission shall be filled in like manner as the original appointment.

The membership of said commission shall receive no compensation for their services.

All departments and agencies of the state shall furnish such advice and information, documentary and otherwise, to said commission and its agents as is deemed necessary or desirable by the commission to facilitate the purposes of this resolution.

The speaker of the house is hereby authorized and directed to provide suitable quarters for said commission: and be it further

RESOLVED, That the commission shall report its findings and recommendations to the house of representatives on or before May 28, 2003 and said commission shall expire on July 28, 2003.

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