§ 16-21.3-5. Permanent legislative oversight commission on substance abuse prevention.
The established permanent legislative oversight commission on substance abuse prevention shall oversee the implementation and administration of this chapter and shall advise and make recommendations to the general assembly as to the adequacy and efficiency of all statutes, rules, regulations, guidelines, practices, and programs relating to substance abuse prevention. Members of the commission shall serve without compensation, except that they shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties under this section. The commission may request and shall receive from any instrumentality of the state, including the division of substance abuse services of the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals, and from any municipality or any instrumentality of the municipality, any information and assistance it deems necessary for the proper execution of its powers and duties under this section. The commission shall meet at least quarterly and shall report at least annually to the general assembly on its findings and recommendations with respect to: (a) all existing substance abuse prevention programs; (b) all rules, regulations, and guidelines promulgated pursuant to this chapter; (c) administration of this chapter; (d) any other matters relating to substance abuse prevention efforts in the state. The legislative oversight commission shall have the authority to designate or commit after careful evaluation unexpended funds from this chapter and chapter 21.2 of this title to appropriate substance abuse prevention programming and/or planning.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 486, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 418, § 3; P.L. 1995, ch. 370, art. 14, § 9; P.L. 2013, ch. 501, § 36.)