TITLE 46
Waters and Navigation

CHAPTER 46-25
Narragansett Bay Commission

SECTION 46-25-6


§ 46-25-6 Composition of commission – Appointment of members.

(a) The commission shall consist of nineteen (19) members to be appointed in the following manner: ten (10) members shall be appointed by the governor from the public as herein provided. Two (2) members shall be appointed by the mayor of the city of Providence; one member each shall be appointed by the mayor of the town of North Providence, the mayor of the town of Johnston, mayor of the city of Pawtucket, mayor of the town of Cumberland, town administrator of the town of Lincoln, mayor of the city of Central Falls, and mayor of the city of East Providence.

(b) The appointments to the commission shall be made as follows:

(1) The governor shall appoint two (2) members of the commission to serve until the first day of April, 1981, two (2) members to serve until the first day of April, 1982, four (4) members to serve until the first day of April, 1983, one member to serve until the first day of April 1993, one member to serve until the first day of April 1994, and all to serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. In the month of March in each year thereafter, the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint successors to the members of the commission whose term is expiring in that year, each member so appointed to hold office for a three (3) year period commencing on the first day of April in the year of appointment and continuing until the first day of April in the third year after his or her appointment and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. Any vacancy for a public member, which may occur in the commission, shall be filled by the governor for the remainder of the unexpired term.

(2) The mayor of the city of Providence shall appoint one member of the commission to serve until the first day of April, 1982, and one member to serve until the first day of April, 1983, and all to serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. The mayor of the town of North Providence and the mayor of the town of Johnston each shall appoint a member to serve until the first day of April, 1981, each member so appointed shall serve until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. The Mayor of the city of Pawtucket shall appoint one member of the commission to serve until the first day of April, 1993, and such member so appointed shall serve until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. The town administrator of the town of Lincoln and the mayor of the city of Central Falls shall each appoint one member of the commission to serve until the first day of April, 1994, and each member so appointed shall serve until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. The mayors of the town of Cumberland and the city of East Providence shall each appoint one member of the commission to serve until the first day of April, 1995, and each member so appointed shall serve until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. In the month of March in each year thereafter, the respective mayors and town administrator shall appoint a successor to the member of the commission whose term is expiring, each member so appointed to hold office for a three (3) year period, commencing on the first day of April in the year of appointment and continuing until the first day of April in the third year after his or her appointment and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. Any vacancy which may occur in the commission shall be filled by the appointing authority who originally appointed the member, and the appointment shall be for the remainder of the unexpired term.

(3) Members of the commission shall be eligible for reappointment.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1980, ch. 342, § 1; P.L. 1981, ch. 19, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 309, § 3; P.L. 2001, ch. 180, § 156; P.L. 2013, ch. 329, § 1.)