12-R358

2012 -- S 2572 SUBSTITUTE A
Enacted 06/12/12

 

 

S E N A T E R E S O L U T I O N

CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO UNDERTAKE A

COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND NOTIFICATION LEGISLATION IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

 

          

     Introduced By: Senators Doyle, Gallo, DiPalma, and Tassoni

     Date Introduced: February 28, 2012

 

 

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

consisting of thirteen (13) members: one of whom shall be the Senate President, or designee; one

of whom shall be the Presiding Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court, or designee; one of

whom shall be the Chief Judge of the Rhode Island District Court, or designee; one of whom shall

be the Chief Judge of the Rhode Island Family Court, or designee; one of whom shall be the

Rhode Island Attorney General, or designee; one of whom shall be the Commissioner of Public

Safety, or designee; one of whom shall be the Director of the Rhode Island Department of

Children, Youth & Families, or designee; one of whom shall be the Director of the Rhode Island

Department of Corrections, or designee; one of whom shall be the Chairperson of the Rhode

Island Parole Board, or designee; one of whom shall be the President of the Rhode Island Police

Chiefs Association, or designee; one of whom shall be the Rhode Island Public Defender, or

designee; one of whom shall be a member of the Rhode Island Bar with expertise in constitutional

and sexual registration law, to be appointed by the President of the Rhode Island Bar; and one of

whom shall be the President of the Rhode Island Association of Defense Lawyers, or designee.

     The purpose of said commission shall be to make a comprehensive study of all aspects

and implications related to the enactment of sex offender registration and notification legislation

and to make recommendations to the Senate.  This study commission shall specifically consider,

but is not limited to, the following: The legality, specifically the Constitutional concerns under

the Rhode Island and United States Constitutions, fiscal ramifications, and logistical concerns of

adopting and implementing the Federal laws concerning the Sex Offender Registration and

Notification Act (SORNA), codified as Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety

Act of P.L. (109-248), 42 U.S.C. 16911 et. Seq. as amended.  The study commission is also

authorized to study and recommend amendments, new enactments, or deletions to any previously

enacted laws relating to sex offenders.

     Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at

the call of the Senate President, whom shall serve as commission 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 April 2, 2013, and said commission shall expire on July 30, 2013.

     

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