§ 31-28-7.10. Special legislative commission to study the disability parking placard system.
(a) A special legislative commission is hereby created consisting of seven (7) members: two (2) of whom shall be from the house of representatives, not more than one from the same political party to be appointed by the speaker; two (2) of whom shall be from the senate, not more than one from the same political party to be appointed by the senate majority leader; one of whom shall be a representative of the division of motor vehicles, to be appointed by the registrar; two (2) of whom shall be representatives of the governor's commission on disabilities, appointed by the chairperson of the governor's commission on disabilities. In lieu of any appointment of a member of the legislation to a permanent advisory commission, a legislative study commission, or any commission created by a general assembly resolution, the appointing authority may appoint a member of the general public to serve in lieu of a legislator, provided that the majority leader or the minority leader of the political party which is entitled to the appointment consents to the appointment of the member of the general public.
(b) The purpose of the commission shall be to study the disability parking placard system and recommend possible changes to the system and thereby improve service. The members of the commission shall meet at the call of the speaker of the house and organize and shall select from among the legislators a chairperson. Vacancies in the commission shall be filled in like manner as the original appointment.
(c) The membership of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services.
(d) All departments and agencies of the state shall furnish any advice and information, documentary and otherwise, to the commission and its agents that is deemed necessary or desirable by the commission to facilitate the purposes of this section.
(e) The speaker of the house is hereby authorized and directed to provide suitable quarters for the commission. The commission shall report its findings and recommendations to the general assembly on or before January 24, 2003 and the commission shall expire on March 24, 2003.
(P.L. 2002, ch. 214, § 2; P.L. 2002, ch. 396, § 2.)