TITLE 30
Military Affairs and Defense

CHAPTER 30-31
Medal of Honor Recipients

SECTION 30-31-2


§ 30-31-2 Creation of committee – Members – Vacancies.

(a) There is hereby created a permanent committee on Rhode Island medal of honor recipients to consist of nine (9) members of the general public with knowledge of veterans' affairs to be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate; provided, however, that:

(1) Those members of the committee as of the effective date of this act [March 29, 2006], who were appointed to the committee by members of the general assembly, shall cease to be members of the committee on the effective date of this act [March 29, 2006] and the governor shall nominate six (6) new members, each of whom shall serve for the balance of the current term of his or her predecessor.

(2) Those members of the committee as of the effective date of this act [March 29, 2006], who were appointed to the committee by the governor, shall continue to serve for the duration of their current terms.

(b) No person shall be eligible for appointment to the committee unless he or she is a resident of this state. Vacancies shall be filled in like manner as the original appointments. Members shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. The members of the committee shall be eligible to succeed themselves.

(c) No person shall be eligible for appointment to the committee after the effective date of this act [March 29, 2006] unless he or she is a resident of this state.

(d) Members of the committee shall be removable by the governor pursuant to the provisions of § 36-1-7 and for cause only, and removal solely for partisan of personal reasons unrelated to capacity or fitness for the office shall be unlawful.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1982, ch. 327, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 338, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 180, § 64; P.L. 2006, ch. 14, § 6; P.L. 2006, ch. 16, § 6.)