2009 -- S 1034
S E N A T E R E S O L U T I O N
CREATING A SPECIAL SENATE COMMISSION
TO STUDY R.I.G.L. § 23-17.14, THE HOSPITAL CONVERSION ACT
Introduced By: Senator Daniel P. Connors
Date Introduced: June 26, 2009
RESOLVED, The Senate finds that the
23-17.14 was enacted in 1997, and that since said enactment there has not been a comprehensive
review of the Act and its ramifications on the
Island business economy. As such, the Senate finds that in order to provide the citizens of the
pricing it is necessary to conduct a comprehensive review and study of the Act and any
amendments thereto; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a special legislative commission be and the same is hereby created
consisting of five (5) members: one of whom shall be the Senate Majority Leader; one of whom
shall be the Senate Minority Leader; one of whom shall be the Chair of the Senate Committee of
Health and Human Services; one of whom shall be the Chair of the Senate Committee on
Corporations; and one of whom shall be the Chair of the Senate Finance Committee.
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 consent to the member of the general public.
The purpose of said commission shall be to make a comprehensive study and analysis of
the efficacy and status of the Hospital Conversion Act, R.I.G.L. § 23-17.14; study and analysis of
any economic impact to the health care industry since the inception of the Act; review of any and
all statutes, rules or regulations pertinent to the Act, as well as a review and analysis of any and
all data which may assist the commission in determining whether or not it would be in the best
interest of the citizens of the State of
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 a chairperson.
Vacancies in said commission shall be filled in like manner as the original appointment.
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 June 30, 2010, and said commission shall expire on August 27, 2010.