TITLE 42
State Affairs and Government

CHAPTER 42-57
Fort Adams Foundation

SECTION 42-57-3


§ 42-57-3 Organization of foundation.

(a) The foundation shall consist of the director of the department of environmental management, or his or her designee, and four (4) public members, appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. In making appointments under this section, the governor shall solicit and give due consideration to the recommendations of the following persons, communities and organizations:

(1) Rhode Island historical preservation commission;

(2) City of Newport;

(3) Fort Adams Trust board of directors; and

(4) Chief of the department of environmental management division of parks and recreation.

(5) [Deleted by P.L. 2013, ch. 146, § 1 and P.L. 2013, ch. 196, § 1].

(6) [Deleted by P.L. 2013, ch. 146, § 1 and P.L. 2013, ch. 196, § 1].

(7) [Deleted by P.L. 2013, ch. 146, § 1 and P.L. 2013, ch. 196, § 1].

(8) [Deleted by P.L. 2013, ch. 146, § 1 and P.L. 2013, ch. 196, § 1].

(9) [Deleted by P.L. 2013, ch. 146, § 1 and P.L. 2013, ch. 196, § 1].

In making appointments under this section, the governor shall also give due consideration to the appointment of persons with expertise and experience in the fields of American history, military history, historic preservation, museums, education, historic architecture and/or engineering.

(b) The director of the department of environmental management, or his or her designee shall act as chairperson.

(c) The power of the foundation shall vest in and be exercised by or under the authority of its members, three (3) of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

(d) Employees of the foundation shall be selected and appointed by the foundation, and shall be vested with those powers and duties that the foundation may determine.

(e) All appointed members of the foundation as of the effective date of this act shall cease to be members of the foundation as of the effective date of this act. The governor shall thereupon nominate four (4) members: one of whom shall serve an initial term of one year; one of whom shall serve an initial term of two (2) years; and two (2) of whom shall serve initial terms of three (3) years. Thereafter, all appointed members shall be appointed to serve three (3) year terms. In the event the senate is not in session on the effective date of this act, the governor may make temporary appointments which shall only be in effect until such time as the senate reconvenes at which time the governor shall appoint four (4) members.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1972, ch. 171, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 186, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 113, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 143, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 146, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 196, § 1.)