§ 27-66-15. Distribution of proceeds from acquisition Selection and establishment of an independent foundation.
(a) In the event of the approval of a conversion involving a not for profit corporation, as an acquiree, it may be required that the proceeds from the sale and any endowments, restricted, unrestricted and specific purpose funds may be transferred to a charitable foundation established in this section.
(b) The determination whether the proceeds of the conversion shall be transferred to the foundation established in this section shall be made pursuant to the common law doctrine of cy pres and chapter 4 of title 18.
(c) The board of directors shall consist of an executive director, who shall serve ex-officio, and nine (9) members, all of whom shall be citizens and residents of this state and none of whom shall be members of the general assembly, and three (3) of whom shall be appointed by the governor, three (3) of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house and three (3) of whom shall be appointed by the president of the senate. The board members may include one or more members with experience in matters including financial, legal, business, labor, health care delivery, investments, community purpose, grant-making, health insurance and members who represent diverse populations of the affected community and not more than three (3) members of the board may be prior board members of the acquiree.
(d) The members shall be appointed for terms of three (3) years except for the three (3) members originally appointed by each of the appointing authorities; one shall be appointed for a term of one year, one shall be appointed for a term of two (2) years and one for a term of three (3) years. The board shall annually elect a chairperson from among its members and other officers it deems necessary for the performance of its duties and board members shall not receive compensation.
(e) Control of the distribution of the proceeds of the fund is vested solely in the board provided, the investment responsibility shall be through the "Rhode Island Foundation", or similar foundation.
(f) Vacancies occurring on the board may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining board members.
(P.L. 1999, ch. 215, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 376, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 180, § 58.)