§ 42-58-1 Commission established.
There shall be an American and Canadian French cultural exchange commission to
consist of nine (9) members, all of whom shall be American citizens of French
Canadian ancestry and residents of the state; three (3) of whom shall be
appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; three (3) of whom
shall be appointed by the lieutenant governor; and three (3) of whom shall be
appointed by the governor. This commission shall establish, maintain, and
develop cultural ties between French-Canadians and Franco-Americans; foster a
special interest in the historical and cultural background of both groups, as
well as in the economic, political, social, and artistic life of the countries
involved; and shall help establish or promote French language programs in the
schools of the state.
(P.L. 1972, ch. 174, § 1; P.L. 1980, ch. 46, § 1.)