2013 -- H 6049
J O I N T R E S O L U T I O N
SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO
Introduced By: Representatives Shekarchi, Ackerman, McNamara, Giarrusso, and Baldelli-Hunt
Date Introduced: April 30, 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 a member of the Senate, to be appointed by
the President of the Senate; one of whom shall be the Director of the Rhode Island Department of
or designee; one of whom shall be the President of the
Builder’s Association, or designee; one of whom shall be an engineer knowledgeable in storm
water regulatory functions, to be appointed by the Executive Director of the Coastal Resources
Management Council; 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 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 public.
The purpose of said commission shall be to make a comprehensive study of Rhode
Island’s stormwater regulations and requirements and their impact on our waters, including
surface water, groundwater, and coastal areas, as well as development and redevelopment
implications and practices in order to access and make recommendations on further and future
statute and policy needs.
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. The President
of the Senate and the Speaker of the House shall each select one member 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 April 15, 2014, and said commission shall expire on June 15, 2014.