§ 40.1-8-1. Creation Members.
(a) There is hereby created a fourteen (14) member permanent committee to be known as the "Governor's Committee on Mental Retardation, " hereinafter referred to as "the committee ";
(1) Six (6) of whom shall be representatives of non-governmental organizations or groups concerned with education, employment, rehabilitation, welfare, and health, to be appointed by the governor;
(2) Six (6) of whom shall be representatives of consumers who are mentally retarded, of this group, three (3) of whom shall be selected from a list of nominees submitted by the RI ARC, to be appointed by the governor;
(3) One of whom shall be from the house of representatives to be appointed by the speaker;
(4) And one of whom shall be from the senate to be appointed by the president of the senate.
(b) The assistant director for developmental disabilities within the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals shall serve as an ex officio member but shall not be eligible to vote.
(c) No employee of any state agency or institution engaged in the care or training of persons who are mentally retarded shall be eligible for appointment to the committee.
(P.L. 1978, ch. 368, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 83, § 108; P.L. 1999, ch. 105, § 8; P.L. 1999, ch. 130, § 108; P.L. 2001, ch. 180, § 90; P.L. 2006, ch. 216, § 29.)