§ 46-31-3 Coordination team and chair position created. (a) There is hereby created and established within the office of the governor the "Rhode Island bays, rivers, and watersheds coordination team". The coordination team shall include the senior executive official of the following agencies of the state: the coastal resources management council; the Rhode Island department of environmental management; the department of administration; the Rhode Island water resources board; the Rhode Island rivers council; the Rhode Island economic development corporation; and the Narragansett Bay commission.
(b) A member of the coordination team may designate in writing a designee of that member's agency to act in the place of that member.
(c) The members of the coordination team shall serve on said team without additional compensation.
(d) The governor shall appoint a chair of the coordination team, with the advice and consent of the senate, within four (4) months of the passage of this act. The chair shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. Provided, in making the appointment of said chair, the governor shall select an individual from outside of those agencies listed in subsection (a) herein. The governor shall further provide the coordination team with suitable quarters and resources so as to enable it to perform its functions.
(e) The chair of the coordination team may request the involvement of other state agencies as may be appropriate to carry out the duties of the team as set forth in this chapter.
(f) The coordination team shall meet initially at the call of
the governor until the chair has been appointed and qualified. The team shall
remain in existence until such time as it is terminated by action of the
(P.L. 2004, ch. 203, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 208, § 1.)