14-R396

2014 -- S 3146

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: Senator Maryellen Goodwin

     Date Introduced: June 20, 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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LC006047

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