2007 -- S 843 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED
S E N A T E R E S O L U T I O N
CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE ISSUE OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR NON-EDUCATION WORKERS AT PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS THEREFORE
Introduced By: Senator Beatrice A. Lanzi
Date Introduced: March 07, 2007
RESOLVED, That a special Senate commission be and the same is hereby created
consisting of six (6) 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 Director of the Department of Labor and Training, or designee; one of whom
shall be Chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education, or designee;
and one of whom shall be a representative of the union representing non-education workers at
Rhode Island's public colleges and universities, to be appointed by the President of the Senate.
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 conduct a comprehensive study and make
recommendations to the Senate relating to the issue of unemployment benefits for non-education
workers at Rhode Island's public colleges and universities.
Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at
the call of the Senate President 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 March 27, 2008 and said commission shall expire on June 1, 2008.