06-R 230

2006 -- H 7606

Enacted 04/27/06



H O U S E  R E S O L U T I O N





     Introduced By: Representatives Carter, Gallison, Lally, Rose, and Costantino

     Date Introduced: February 16, 2006



     RESOLVED, That a permanent 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; three (3) of whom shall be members of the House Veterans' Affairs

Advisory Council, to be appointed by the Speaker of House; and two (2) 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 assist the Speaker of the House by soliciting

prospective candidates to receive the House Medal of Freedom. They shall select and submit a

list of three (3) to five (5) candidates with recommendations to the Speaker of the House. The

Speaker of the House shall review and then approve one or more of the candidates submitted by

said commission.

     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

Speaker of the House beginning ninety (90) days after enactment of this resolution and every

ninety (90) days thereafter.