13-R416

2013 -- H 6167 SUBSTITUTE A

Enacted 07/17/13

 

 

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

CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY RHODE ISLAND'S ZONING AND SUBDIVISION ENABLING ACTS

     

     

     Introduced By: Representatives Shekarchi, San Bento, Edwards, and DeSimone

     Date Introduced: May 28, 2013

 

 

 

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

consisting of five (5) members: one of whom shall be a member of the House of Representatives,

to be appointed by the Speaker; one of whom shall be the Director of the Rhode Island Division

of Planning, or designee; one of whom shall be the President of the Rhode Island Builderís

Association, or designee; one of whom shall be the President of the American Planning

Associationís Rhode Island Chapter, or designee; and one of whom shall be a member who shall

serve in an ex officio capacity, to be appointed by the Governor.

     In lieu of any appointment of a member of the legislature to this legislative study

commission, 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 public.

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

Islandís zoning enabling act, R.I. Gen Laws 45-24 and the subdivision enabling act, R.I. Gen

Laws 45-23, and their impact on the economic development of the state as well as procedural

practices of local Boards and Commissions in order to access and make recommendations on

further and future statutory and policy needs.

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

the call of the Speaker of the House and organize. The Speaker of the House shall select all

members to serve as co-chairpersons of the commission.

     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 results to the General

Assembly on or before January 15, 2014, and said commission shall expire on February 1, 2014.

     

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