14-R393

2014 -- H 8298 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED

Enacted 07/01/14

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

J O I N T   R E S O L U T I O N

CREATING A SPECIAL JOINT COMMISSION TO STUDY R.I.G.L. 39-14.1, THE PUBLIC

MOTOR VEHICLE ACT, AND THE IMPACT OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES ON THE

MARKET FOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

                   

                   Introduced By: Representative John G.Edwards

                   Date Introduced: June 05, 2014

                   

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

              consisting of eleven (11) members: three (3) of whom shall be members of the House of

              Representatives, not more than two (2) from the same political party, to be appointed by the

              Speaker of the House; 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 Senate President; one of whom shall be the

              Administrator of the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers, or designee, to be appointed by the

              Governor; one of whom shall be a member of the New England Livery Association, to be

              appointed by the President of the Senate; one of whom shall be a representative of the Property

              Casualty Insurers of America, to be appointed by the Senate President; one of whom shall be a

              representative of the taxi industry, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House; and one of whom

              shall be a representative of the innovative technology industry, to be appointed by the Speaker of

              the House.

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

              the status of the Public Motor Vehicle Act, R.I.G.L. 39-14.1, including:

                    Study and analysis of the impact of innovative technologies including online enabled

              applications or smart phones to connect passengers with drivers;

                    Study and analysis of new options available to customers, such as ride-sharing services;

                    Review all statutes, rules or regulations pertaining to the Act, as well as a review and

              analysis of any and all data which may assist the commission in determining whether it would be

             

              in the best interest of the citizens of Rhode Island to amend, alter or repeal the Act in any form

              whatsoever.

                   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 and 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

              General Assembly no later than March 31, 2015, and said commission shall expire on May 31,

              2015.

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