State Affairs and Government

CHAPTER 42-119
Rhode Island Commission on Women and Girls

SECTION 42-119-3

§ 42-119-3. Areas of responsibility.

The commission has the following responsibilities:

(1) Advise and submit recommendations to the governor and the general assembly on issues relating to women;

(2) Gather and disseminate information to women and/or the general public on issues relating to women;

(3) Develop and/or support programs and services for women consistent with the purpose of the commission;

(4) Collaborate and/or partner with concerned organizations, groups, and state departments on issues of common concern;

(5) Educate and encourage women to exercise the right to vote, encourage candidacy for public office and promote appointment of qualified women to boards, commissions, and government positions at all levels;

(6) Evaluate, monitor, and propose federal and state legislation and advise legislators on issues relating to women; and

(7) Advocate for women's equity in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 59, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 24, § 2; P.L. 2016, ch. 29, § 2.)