2009 -- S 1051

Enacted 11/13/09



J O I N T  R E S O L U T I O N




     Introduced By: Senators Ruggerio, DaPonte, Goodwin, and Tassoni

     Date Introduced: October 28, 2009



      RESOLVED, That a special legislative commission be and the same is hereby created

consisting of eight (8) members: four (4) of whom shall be members of the Senate, not more than

three (3) from the same political party, to be appointed by the President of the Senate; four (4) of

whom shall be members of the House of Representatives, not more than three (3) from the same

political party, to be appointed by the Speaker, provided that one of the four (4) members from

the House of Representatives and one of the four (4) members from the Senate shall be from the

town of Johnston.

     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 on waste-to-

energy incineration in 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 the Speaker of the House and organize, and shall select

co-chairpersons from among the legislators.

     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

General Assembly no later than March 30, 2010, and said commission shall expire on June 30,