TITLE 42
State Affairs and Government

CHAPTER 42-8
Department of State

SECTION 42-8-24


§ 42-8-24 Permanent commission on government information.

(a) Creation. There is hereby created a permanent state commission on government information.

(b) Composition. The commission shall consist of ten (10) members: one of whom shall be the governor, or designee; one of whom shall be the secretary of state, or designee; one of whom shall be from the house of representatives, to be appointed by the speaker; one to be appointed jointly by the minority leaders of the house and senate; one of whom shall be from the senate, to be appointed by the president of the senate; one of whom shall be the Director of State Library Services, or designee; four (4) of whom shall be public members, one to be appointed by the governor, one to be appointed by the secretary of state, one to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, and one to be appointed by the president of the senate.

(c) Purpose. The purpose of said commission shall be to develop and recommend to the general assembly and the secretary of state the implementation of government information systems that are readily accessible to the public, coordinate information exchanges between state agencies and develop training programs for state employees in the use of new technologies.

(d) Election of chairperson. The commission will elect a chairperson from its members.

(e) Compensation. The members shall receive no compensation for their service.

(f) Facilitation of purposes. All departments and agencies of the state shall provide any advice, information, documentation and records as the commission deems necessary to facilitate the purposes of this section.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 29, § 2; P.L. 2001, ch. 180, § 93; P.L. 2004, ch. 6, § 38.)