Introduced By: Rep. Giannini
Date Introduced : March 10, 1998
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
RESOLVED, That a special senate commission be and the same is hereby created consisting of six (6) members: one (1) of whom shall be from the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker; one (1) of whom shall be from the senate, appointed by the senate majority leader; one (1) of whom shall be an amputee, appointed by the speaker; one (1) of whom shall be a representative of a prosthetic device supplier doing business within the state of Rhode Island, appointed by the speaker; one (1) of whom shall be a representative from the Governor's Commission on Disabilities, appointed by the senate majority leader; and one (1) of whom shall be a representative of a health plan licensed to conduct business within the state of Rhode Island, appointed bythe senate majority leader.
The purpose of said commission shall be to study and monitor the prosthetic device system in Rhode Island, including the quality and credentialing of prosthetic device distributors and the access of amputees to such services.
Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at the call of the senate majority leader and shall organize and shall 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 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 general assembly on or before February 15, 1999 and said commission shall expire on January 3, 2000.