R 376
2015 -- H 5591 SUBSTITUTE A
Enacted 06/10/2015

H O U S E   R E S O L U T I O N

Introduced By: Representatives McKiernan, Shekarchi, Handy, O'Brien, and Marshall
Date Introduced: February 25, 2015

     WHEREAS, The state currently owns real estate which is not being utilized and which
would be well situated for the use, development, and testing of new green technologies; and
     WHEREAS, The generation of green energy has significant future promise; and
     WHEREAS, It is in the interest of the state to incubate businesses which will thrive in the
green energy market as the world gradually moves towards green energy; and
      WHEREAS, It is in the interest of the state to use its unique resources in a more efficient
way to better compete for businesses involved in cutting-edge technologies; now, therefore be it
     RESOLVED, That a special legislative commission be and the same is hereby created
consisting of seven (7) members: seven (7) of whom shall be members of the Rhode Island House
of Representatives, not more than four (4) from the same political party, to be appointed by the
Speaker of the House.
     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 member of the general public.
     The purpose of said commission shall be to make a comprehensive study and provide
recommendations on the use of state owned land to assist in the incubation of private businesses
involved in the development of new technology supporting the generation of "green energy."
     Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at
the call of 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 Speaker of the House 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
House of Representatives no later than April 5, 2016, and said commission shall expire on June 5,
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