TITLE 30
Military Affairs and Defense

CHAPTER 30-15
Emergency Management

SECTION 30-15-42


§ 30-15-42 Committee created – Purpose and composition.

(a) There is hereby created within the Rhode Island emergency management agency a committee consisting of twenty-one (21) members, pursuant to the provisions of § 30-15-2 of this chapter, the interoperable communications committee (ICC), for the purpose of addressing the challenges associated with the statewide communications interoperability.

(b) The interoperable communications committee (hereinafter referred to as the "committee") shall consist of the following members who shall assemble no less than twelve (12) times annually or more often at the call of the chairperson or upon petition of a majority of its members:

(1) The adjutant general of the Rhode Island national guard, or his/her designee;

(2) The president of the Rhode Island Fire Chief's Association, or his/her designee;

(3) The president of the Rhode Island Police Chief's Association, or his/her designee;

(4) The executive director of the Rhode Island emergency management agency, or his/her designee;

(5) A representative from a Rhode Island Level 1 trauma center designated by the president of the facility;

(6) The chairperson of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island (HARI), or his/her designee;

(7) The director of the city of Providence communications division, or his/her designee;

(8) A representative of the Rhode Island statewide communications network (RISCON) system north zone appointed by the executive director of the Rhode Island emergency management agency;

(9) A representative of the Rhode Island statewide communications network (RISCON) system south zone appointed by the executive director of the Rhode Island emergency management agency;

(10) The colonel/superintendent of the Rhode Island state police, or his/her designee;

(11) The director of the Rhode Island department of environmental management, or his/her designee;

(12) The director of the Rhode Island department of transportation, or his/her designee;

(13) The director of the Rhode Island department of corrections, or his/her designee;

(14) The director of the Rhode Island department of information technology, or his/her designee;

(15) The director of the Rhode Island department of health, or his/her designee;

(16) The director of the Rhode Island public transit authority, or his/her designee;

(17) The director of the Rhode Island bridge and turnpike authority, or his/her designee;

(18) The associate director of the Rhode Island E-911 system, or his/her designee;

(19) Chief Sachem of the Narragansett Indian Tribe, or his/her designee;

and two (2) members appointed by the executive director of the Rhode Island emergency management agency.

Each member of the committee may appoint a permanent designee to attend committee meetings in his/her absence. A quorum at meetings of the committee shall consist of a majority of its current membership.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2009, ch. 104, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 107, § 1.)