2009 -- S 0017
J O I N T R E S O L U T I O N
SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY POTENTIAL ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES IN THE
DEVELOPMENT OF PORT FACILITIES IN THE STATE OF
Introduced By: Senators Paiva-Weed, and Connors
Date Introduced: January 13, 2009
RESOLVED, That a special legislative commission be and the same is hereby created,
consisting of twelve (12) members of the General Assembly, six (6) of whom shall be members
of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, not
more than five (5) of whom shall be from the same political party, and six (6) of whom shall be
members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate, not more than five (5) of whom
shall be from the same political party. Vacancies in the commission shall be filled in like manner
as the original appointment.
The committee shall have co-chairpersons, one appointed by the Speaker of the House of
Representatives and one appointed by the President of the Senate.
The purpose of the commission shall be to study potential economic opportunities in the
development of port facilities in the State of
General Assembly as to the feasibility and desirability of such port-facility development within
Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at
the joint call of the co-chairpersons and shall organize.
The membership of the 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 the 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 the commission; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the commission shall report its preliminary findings and
recommendations to the House of Representatives and to the Senate no later than September 1,
2009 and the commission shall expire on July 1, 2010.