§ 42-131-2 Membership of council. (a) The council shall be composed of twenty-four (24) members as follows:
(1) The lieutenant governor;
(2) The president of the senate or his or her designee;
(3) The speaker of the house or his or her designee;
(4) The majority leader of the house of representatives or his or her designee;
(5) The minority leader of the house of representatives or his or her designee;
(6) The minority leader of the senate or his or her designee;
(7) The chairperson of the house finance committee or his or her designee;
(8) The chairperson of the senate finance committee or his or her designee;
(9) Three (3) state executive branch officials appointed by the governor, one of whom shall be the chief of the office of municipal affairs in the department of administration;
(10) Three (3) city and/or town officials appointed by the president of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns;
(11) The executive director of the League of Cities and Towns;
(12) Two (2) members of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, one of whom shall be the executive director of said council and one of whom shall be appointed by the president of said council;
(13) Two (2) members appointed by the president of the Rhode Island School Committee Association;
(14) The mayor of the city of Providence or his or her designee;
(15) The president of the Providence city council or his or her designee; and
(16) Four (4) members being representatives of the Rhode Island congressional delegation.
(17) President of the senate effective January 1, 2003.
(b) Members of the council shall hold office for three (3) years. Should any member cease to be an officer or employee of the unit or agency he or she is appointed to represent, his or her membership on the council shall terminate immediately. Any vacancy on the council shall be filled for the unexpired term by the appointing authority in the same manner as the original appointment.
(c) The lieutenant governor shall serve as chairperson and the vice chairperson of the council shall be designated by the governor from among the members. In the event of the absence or disability of both the chairperson and vice chairperson, the members of the council shall elect a temporary chairperson by a majority vote of those present and voting.
(d) The council is subject to review by the general
assembly's legislative oversight commission as defined in chapter 14 of title
(P.L. 2000, ch. 351, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 180, § 137.)