2005 -- H 5429
H O U S E R E S O L U T I O N
CREATING A SPECIAL HOUSE COMMISSION TO PROMOTE, DEVELOP AND
ARTICULATE A PUBLIC SCIENCE SCHOOL FOR GRADES 6-12 ALIGNED WITH
Introduced By: Representatives Slater, Williams, Lewiss, Diaz, and Almeida
Date Introduced: February 09, 2005
RESOLVED, That a special house commission be and the same is hereby created
consisting of nine (9) members: four (4) of whom shall be members of the House of
Representatives, not more than three (3) from the same political party, to be appointed by the
Speaker of the House; one (1) of whom shall be the Commissioner of Education, or designee; one
(1) of whom shall be the Commissioner of Higher Education, or designee; and three (3) of whom
shall be public members to be appointed by the Speaker of the House.
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 consent to the appointment of the member of the general
The purpose of said commission shall be to promote, develop and articulate a public
science school for grades 6-12 aligned with higher education.
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
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 March 17, 2006 and said commission shall expire on June