RESOLVED, That a special senate commission be and the same is hereby created consisting of nine (9) members: two (2) of whom shall be from the senate, not more than one (1) from the same political party, to be appointed by the majority leader: two (2) of whom shall be attorneys admitted to the Rhode Island Bar; two (2) of whom shall be municipal tax assessors of whom one (1) shall be the president of the tax assessor association to be appointed by the senate majority leader; one (1) of whom shall be a "time-share owner" within the meaning of section 34-41-1.02(19) of the Rhode Island General Laws, to be appointed by the senate majority leader; one (1) of whom shall be a "developer" or a representative of a "developer" within the meaning of section 34-41-1.02(4) of the Rhode Island General Laws to be appointed by the senate majority leader, and one (1) of whom shall be a "manager" or a representative of a "manager" within the meaning of section 34-41-1.02(6) of the Rhode Island General Laws.
In lieu of any appointment of a member of the legislature to a permanent advisory commission, a legislative study commission, or any commission created by a general assembly resolution, the appointing authority may appoint a member of the general public to serve in lieu of a legislator, provided that the majority leader or the minority leader of the political party which is entitled to the appointment consents to the appointment of the member of the general public.
The purpose of said commission shall be to study the laws of the ownership and taxation of time-share estate in real property.
Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at the call of the senate majority leader and organize and shall select a senator from among the majority party a chairperson. Vacancies in said commission shall be filled in like manner as the original appointment.
The membership of said commission shall receive no compensation for their services.
All departments and agencies of the state shall furnish such advice and information, documentary and otherwise, to said commission and its agents as is deemed necessary or desirable by the commission to facilitate the purposes of this resolution.
The joint committee on legislative services is hereby authorized and directed to provide suitable quarters for said commission; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the commission shall report its findings and recommendations to the senate on or before February 1, 1997 and said commission shall expire on April 1, 1997 and who shall report back to the senate no later than February 1, 1997 and whose life shall expire on April 1, 1997.