2014 -- S 3137
S E N A T E R E S O L U T I O N
CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE CHALLENGES FACING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE REDEVELOPMENT OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS IN RHODE ISLAND
Introduced By: Senators Miller, Ruggerio, and Goodwin
Date Introduced: June 20, 2014
RESOLVED, That a special legislative commission be and the same is hereby created
consisting of nine (9) members: three (3) of whom shall be members of the Senate, not more than
two (2) from the same political party, to be appointed by the President of the Senate; one of
whom shall be the Director of the Department of Administration, or designee; one of whom shall
be the Administrator of the Division of Taxation, or designee; one of whom shall be the President
of the Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council, or designee; one of whom shall
be the President of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, or designee; one of whom
shall be the Deputy Director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage
Commission, or designee; and one of whom shall be a member of the general public with an
expertise in commercial real estate development of historic buildings, to be appointed by the
President of the Senate.
The purpose of said commission shall be to make a comprehensive study and issue
findings regarding the challenges facing commercial development and the redevelopment of
historic buildings in Rhode Island; the benefits of rehabilitating these buildings; and the best ways
to spur the buildings' reuse when it is in the best interest of the state.
Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at
the call of the President of the Senate who shall select a 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 on or before February 15, 2015, and said commission shall expire on April 30, 2015.