§ 42-71-1 Commission established.
There shall be an American and Italian cultural exchange commission to consist
of nine (9) members, all of whom shall be American citizens descended from
Italian 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 president of the senate; and three (3) of whom shall
be appointed by the governor. The commission shall establish, maintain, and
develop cultural ties between Italians and Italian-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 Italian language programs in the
schools of the state.
(P.L. 1979, ch. 174, Art. XVI, § 1; P.L. 2010, ch. 305, § 1.)