TITLE 16
Education

CHAPTER 16-2.1
Civic Education Commission

SECTION 16-2.1-1


§ 16-2.1-1 Civic education commission.

There is hereby created a permanent commission to be known as the Rhode Island Permanent Commission on Civic Education to consist of twenty-four (24) members; three (3) of whom shall be from the house of representatives, not more than two (2) from the same political party, to be appointed by the speaker; three (3) of whom shall be from 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 Rhode Island secretary of state, or designee; two (2) of whom shall be teachers or representatives of teachers, one of whom shall be a member of the National Education Association of Rhode Island, to be appointed by the speaker, and one of whom shall be a member of the American Federation of Teachers, to be appointed by the senate president; one of whom shall be a member of the Superintendent's Association, or Principal's Association, to be appointed by the speaker; one of whom shall be the director of the Rhode Island Historical Society, or designee; one of whom shall be the Rhode Island state archivist, or designee; one of whom shall be the commissioner of elementary and secondary education, or designee; one of whom shall be the director of legislative press and public information bureau, or designee; one of whom shall be from the Black Heritage Society, to be appointed by the speaker; one of whom shall be from the International Institute of Rhode Island to be appointed by the senate president; and one of whom shall be a school librarian/media specialist to be appointed by the speaker; one of whom shall be a teacher at a parochial/private school institution to be appointed by the speaker; one of whom shall be the director of museum and program at the Rhode Island Heritage Harbor Museum, or designee; one of whom shall be the director of Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities, or designee; one of whom shall be the director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, or designee; one of whom shall be the director of the Rhode Island Latino Civic Fund, or designee; and one of whom shall be the executive director of the Civics First Organization, or designee; and one of whom shall be the director of the Center for Civic Education, or designee.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 388, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 477, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 543, § 1.)