2005 -- H 5979 SUBSTITUTE A
H O U S E R E S O L U T I O N
CREATING A SPECIAL HOUSE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF CREATING AN ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM FOR NON-PROFITS THAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS AND REQUIREMENTS
Introduced By: Representatives Naughton, and Church
Date Introduced: March 01, 2005
RESOLVED, That a special House commission be and the same is hereby created
consisting of nine (9) members: three (3) of whom shall be members of the House of
Representatives, not more than two (2) from the same political party, to be appointed by the
Speaker of the House; one of whom shall be the Secretary of State, or designee; one of whom
shall be the Commissioner of Business Regulation, or designee; one of whom shall be the
Attorney General, or designee; and three (3) of whom shall be members of the general public, 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 consents to the appointment of the member of the general public.
The purpose of said commission shall be to make a comprehensive study of the feasibility
of creating an accountability system for non-profits that is compatible with state and federal laws
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 and shall form as many subcommittees as necessary to carry out the purpose of this
commission. 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
General Assembly no later than March 30, 2006 and said commission shall expire on July 1,