TITLE 42
State Affairs and Government

CHAPTER 42-102
Rhode Island Human Resource Investment Council

SECTION 42-102-2


   § 42-102-2  Composition of council. [Effective until February 1, 2015.]. – (a) Effective until January 1, 2005, the council shall be composed of twenty-seven (27) members of whom no less than one-third (1/3) shall be women as follows:

   (1) One shall be appointed by the governor from the nongovernmental sector to serve as chairperson of the council;

   (2) Eight (8) shall be appointed by the governor from the employer community, two (2) of whom shall be from the nonprofit sector, and at least two (2) of whom must be women from the following employer groups:

   (i) Two (2) from companies with fewer than twenty-five (25) employees;

   (ii) Two (2) from companies with twenty-five (25) to two hundred fifty (250) employees;

   (iii) Two (2) from companies with more than two hundred fifty (250) employees; and

   (iv) Two (2) from minority-owned companies;

   (3) Three (3) members from organized labor shall be appointed by the governor;

   (4) One member from a community-based organization representing minorities shall be appointed by the governor;

   (5) One individual who serves as the chairperson of the governor's commission on disabilities;

   (6) Six (6) individuals shall serve on the council by virtue of their respective positions as chairpersons of the following organizations:

   (i) Three (3) individuals, who serve as chairpersons of their respective private industry councils;

   (ii) One individual who serves as chairperson of the Rhode Island state apprenticeship council; and

   (iii) One individual who serves as chairperson of the pathways to independence advisory council;

   (7) The president of the senate and the speaker of the house shall appoint one individual each from their respective chambers to become members of the council;

   (8) The directors or commissioners of the following four (4) departments and corporation shall serve on the council: employment and training, Rhode Island economic development corporation, human services, elementary and secondary education, and higher education;

   (9) The executive director of the Rhode Island economic policy council shall serve on the council; and

   (10) Any individual serving on the council as of June 1, 2004 shall remain on the council until the new members are appointed and confirmed by the senate.

   (b) Effective January 1, 2005, the council shall be composed of fifteen (15) members, thirteen (13) members appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, at least four (4) of whom shall be women, at least three (3) of whom shall be from minority communities, and at least one of whom shall be a person with disabilities, as follows:

   (1) One shall be appointed by the governor to serve as chairperson of the council;

   (2) Six (6) shall be appointed by the governor from the employer community, in a manner that is representative of employers of different sizes and sectors, including the nonprofit sector; provided, however, that in the event that there is established a state workforce investment board that is separate and distinct from the council, then one of the six (6) representatives of the employer community shall be the chairperson of the state work force investment board, and if all employer community appointments have been duly made and are filled, then the appointed chairperson of the state workforce investment board shall be made with the next available appointment of a representative of the employer community;

   (3) Four (4) members from organized labor shall be appointed by the governor;

   (4) Two (2) members from community-based organizations shall be appointed by the governor;

   (5) The president of the senate and the speaker of the house shall appoint one individual each from their respective chambers to be members of the council.

   (c) Transitional Provisions. The council as provided for in subsection (b) shall assume the powers, duties and responsibilities set forth in this chapter, and the council as provided for in subsection (a) shall be terminated, and shall cease to exist and all the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the council as provided for in subsection (a) shall be transferred to the council as provided in subsection (b); the governor may appoint persons serving on the council as provided for in subsection (a) to the council as provided for in subsection (b), as provided for in § 42-102-4(a), and may appoint an interim executive director who shall serve until such time as an executive director is appointed in accordance with § 42-102-3(b). All rules, regulations, decisions, actions, and approvals taken by the council as provided in subsection (a) shall remain in full force and effect until superseded, amended, revised, or rescinded by the council as provided for in subsection (b). The present council will continue its duties and responsibilities until the new members of the council are appointed and a number sufficient to satisfy a quorum are confirmed by the senate.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 133, art. 68, § 4; P.L. 1998, ch. 387, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 180, § 122; P.L. 2004, ch. 369, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 388, § 2.)