R 191
99-H 5961A am
Enacted 5/6/99

H O U S E   R E S O L U T I O N


Introduced By: Representatives Inman and Montanaro

Date Introduced : February 2, 1999

RESOLVED, That a special house commission be and the same is hereby created consisting of nine (9) members: three (3) of whom shall be from the House of Representatives, not more than two (2) from the same political party to be appointed by the speaker; one (1) of whom shall be appointed by the house minority leader; one (1) of whom shall be a member from the Committee Advocating Safe Health Care (Cash); one (1) of whom shall be the Attorney General or his designee; one (1) of whom shall be the Director of the Department of Health or her designee; {DEL one (1) of whom shall be a non-union representative from management from either Lifespan or Care New England;DEL} one (1) of whom shall be the president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island or his/her designee; and {DELone (1) DEL}{ADDtwo (2)ADD} of whom shall be a member of the general public, to be appointed by the speaker.

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 proposed merger of Lifespan and Care New England.

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 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 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 {DEL June DEL} {ADD on August ADD} 2, 1999 recommendations to the house of representatives on or before and said commission shall expire on {DEL June DEL} {ADD August ADD} 2, 1999.

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