R 144
2017 -- H 5354
Enacted 03/28/2017

H O U S E   R E S O L U T I O N

Introduced By: Representatives Messier, Azzinaro, Fellela, Walsh, and McLaughlin
Date Introduced: February 02, 2017

     RESOLVED, That a special legislative commission be and the same is hereby created
consisting of seven (7) members: four (4) of whom shall be members of the House of
Representatives, two (2) of whom shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House and two (2) of
whom shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House in consultation with the House minority
leader; one of whom shall be the Director of the office of Veterans Affairs, or designee, and one
of whom shall be the Adjutant General of the Rhode Island National Guard, or designee, and one
of whom shall be a member of the general public and a Gulf War Veteran, 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 appointment of the member of the general public.
     The purpose of said commission shall be to make a comprehensive study and provide
recommendations for all aspects pertaining to the creation of a permanent memorial to the
veterans of the Gulf Wars.
     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, from among the legislators, a
chairperson. Vacancies in said commission shall be filled in like manner as the original
     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 June 30, 2017, and said commission shall expire on
August 30, 2017.