WHEREAS, The legislature recognizes that there is a need for business to engage in the business of pipefitting, refrigeration-air conditioning, and fire protection-sprinkler systems and deems it necessary in the interest of public health, safety and welfare to establish standards for the operation and regulation of such business; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That a special legislative commission be and the same is hereby created consisting of eleven (11) members, three (3) of whom shall be from the house of representatives, not more than two (2) of whom shall be from the same political party, to be appointed by the speaker; two (2) of whom shall be from the senate, not more than one (1) from the same political party, to be appointed by the senate majority leader; one (1) of whom shall be a director or officer of the Rhode Island Mechanical Contractors Association or his or her designee; one (1) of whom shall be the president of the Oil Heat Institute, Inc. or his or her designee, one (1) of whom shall be the director of the Department of Labor or his or her designee, two (2) of whom shall be representatives of the Steamfitters Union Local 476 and one (1) member of the public to be appointed by the senate majority leader.
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 the 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 allowing business entities to engage in the business of pipefitting, refrigeration-air conditioning, fire protection sprinkler system and the issuance of a corporation certificate thereof.
Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at the call of the speaker of the house and organize and select from among the legislators 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 deemd necessary or desirable by the commission to facilitate the purpose of this resolution.
The speaker of the house 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 general assembly on or before February 1, 1997 and said commission shall expire on April 1, 1997.