2005 -- H 5225
H O U S E R E S O L U T I O N
CREATING A SPECIAL HOUSE COMMISSION TO STUDY RHODE ISLAND AIRPORT CORPORATION'S MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE OF RHODE ISLAND'S AIRPORTS
Introduced By: Representatives McNamara, and McManus
Date Introduced: January 27, 2005
RESOLVED, That a special house commission be and the same is hereby created
consisting of seven (7) members to be appointed by the Speaker and shall include: state
representatives or their designees from the following communities: one (1) of whom shall be from
Warwick; one (1) of whom shall be from Cranston; one (1) of whom shall be from Lincoln; one
(1) of whom shall be from North Kingstown; one (1) of whom shall be from Westerly; one (1) of
whom shall be from Middletown; and one (1) of whom shall be from New Shoreham.
The purpose of said commission shall be to study the Rhode Island Airport Corporation’s
management and governance of Rhode Island’s airports. The commission shall review FAA
requirements for “runway protection zones” and public safety issues relating to residential
population adjacent to airports. In addition, the commission shall study the relationship between
Rhode Island Airport Corporation’s rules and/or regulations with local zoning ordinances and/or
any comprehensive plans affecting adjacent communities. The commission shall make
recommendations to the general assembly to establish greater legislative oversight of the Rhode
Island Airport Corporation.
Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at
the call of the Speaker 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 no later than October 1, 2005 and said commission shall expire on
December 2, 2005.