2007 -- S 0099
S E N A T E R E S O L U T I O N
CREATING A SPECIAL SENATE COMMISSION TO STUDY AND MAKE
RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED TO THE PROBLEM OF CYBERTHREATS AND
CYBERBULLYING FROM AN EDUCATOR'S PERSPECTIVE
Introduced By: Senators Tassoni, Issa, Maselli, and Doyle
Date Introduced: January 24, 2007
RESOLVED, That a special Senate commission be and the same is hereby created
consisting of nine (9) members: one of whom shall be a member of the Senate, who shall serve as
chairperson of the study commission, to be appointed by the President of the Senate; one of
whom shall be the Smithfield Chief of Police, or designee; one of whom shall be the
Superintendent of Schools for North Smithfield, or designee; one of whom shall be the Principal
of Smithfield High School, or designee; one of whom shall be a teacher from the North
Smithfield School System, to be appointed by the President of the Senate; one of whom shall be a
teacher from the Smithfield School System, to be appointed by the President of the Senate; one of
whom shall be a teacher from a private high school in the State of Rhode Island, to be appointed
by the President of the Senate; one of whom shall be the program director of the "Talk Works
Education Program" who is currently working in conjunction with the Smithfield School
Department, or designee; and one of whom shall be a school social worker, to be appointed by the
President of the Senate.
The purpose of said commission shall be to study and make recommendations to the
Senate relating to the problem of cyberthreats and cyberbullying from an educator's perspective.
Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at
the call of the chairperson. Vacancies in said commission shall be filled in like manner as the
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 Joint Committee on Legislative Services is hereby authorized and directed to provide
suitable quarters for said commission unless said commission has secured suitable quarters on its
own and at no expense to the State of Rhode Island; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the commission shall report its findings and recommendations to the
Senate on or before June 28, 2007 and said commission shall expire on August 30, 2007.