§ 42-143-1. Council established. [Chapter 06-254 Version.].
There is hereby created a Rhode Island science and technology advisory council to consist of thirteen (13) members: three (3) of whom shall be appointed by the governor, with two (2) of those so appointed to be designated by the governor as co-chairs; six (6) of whom shall be the members of the science and technology advisory council, as established by executive order 05-07; one of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; one of whom shall be appointed by the house minority leader; and one of whom shall be appointed by the president of the senate; and one of whom shall be appointed by the senate minority leader. The membership of said council shall receive no compensation for their services. The council shall support the state's research institutions, promote entrepreneurial development, enable all organizations to become more innovative, and perform any other advisory functions as the legislature may designate.
(P.L. 2006, ch. 254, § 1.)