2011 -- H 6307
J O I N T R E S O L U T I O N
SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO BE KNOWN AS THE NFPA 1500 IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
REVIEW COMMISSION IN THE STATE OF
Introduced By: Representatives Gallison, Edwards, Johnston, Messier, and Menard
Date Introduced: June 28, 2011
RESOLVED, That a special legislative commission be and the same is hereby created
consisting of nine (9) members: two (2) of whom shall be members of the Senate, to be appointed
by the President of the Senate, not more than one of whom shall be from the same political party;
two (2) of whom shall be members of the House of Representatives, to be appointed by the
Speaker of the House, not more than one of whom shall be from the same political party; one of
whom shall be the Director of the Department of Labor and Training, or designee; one of whom
shall be the President of the Rhode Island Fire Chiefs Association, or designee; one of whom
shall be the President of the Rhode Island State Association of Firefighters, or designee; one of
whom shall be the Executive Director of the Fire Safety Code Board of Appeals and Review, or
designee; and one of whom shall be a representative from the League of Cities and Towns, or
designee. Five (5) members shall constitute a quorum.
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
The purpose of said commission shall be to perform a comprehensive study and make
recommendations related to the compliance of fire stations to the occupational safety and health
program standards for fire service in the State of
Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the President of the Senate and the Speaker of
the House shall appoint co-chairs. Thereafter, the members of the commission shall meet at the
call of the co-chairs.
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 on or before March 29, 2012, and said commission shall expire on June 30,