2007 -- S 0268 SUBSTITUTE A
S E N A T E R E S O L U T I O N
CREATING A SPECIAL SENATE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE PROVISIONS FOR RECORDING, FILING AND MAINTENANCE OF DEEDS AND RECORDS WITHIN THe STATE OF RHODE ISLAND'S CITIES AND TOWNS
Introduced By: Senators Maselli, McCaffrey, Tassoni, Moura, and Cote
Date Introduced: February 07, 2007
RESOLVED, That a special Senate commission be and the same is hereby created
consisting of five (5) members: three (3) of whom shall be members of the Senate, not more than
two (2) from the same political party, to be appointed by the President of the Senate; one of
whom shall be the Chairperson of the Title Standards Committee, or designee; and one of whom
shall be the President of the Rhode Island Town and City Clerk’s Association, or designee.
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 Rhode
Island General Law provisions for the recording, filing and maintenance of deeds and records
within the State of Rhode Island.
Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at
the call of the President of the Senate 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 Joint Committee on Legislative Services 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
Senate no later than January 31, 2008 and said commission shall expire on March 31, 2008.