Title 11
Criminal Offenses

Chapter 47

R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-47-16.1

§ 11-47-16.1. Special commission on law enforcement weapons qualifications of retired officers.

(a) There is hereby created a special commission to be known as the “Law Enforcement Weapons Qualifications of Retired Officers Commission.”

(b) The purpose and charge of said commission shall be to study all aspects of firearms qualifications, standards, and certifications for all retired law enforcement officers appointed after June 17, 1959, from each of the city and town police departments of this state.

(c) The commission shall consist of eight (8) members: one of whom shall be the president of the State Fraternal Order of Police, or designee; one of whom shall be the president of the Providence Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge No. 3, or designee; one of whom shall be the superintendent of the Rhode Island state police, or designee; one of whom shall be a representative of a local branch of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, to be appointed by the national president of the IBPO; one of whom shall be the executive director of the New England Police Chiefs Association, or designee; one of whom shall be the chairman of the Rhode Island commission on law enforcement standards and training, or designee; one of whom shall be the Rhode Island attorney general, or designee; and one of whom shall the president of the Rhode Island State Rifle and Revolver Association or designee.

(d) Vacancies in said commission shall be filled in like manner as the original appointment.

(e) The membership of said commission shall receive no compensation for their services.

(f) 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.

(g) The commission shall report its findings and recommendations to the general assembly annually, on or before January 2, commencing in 2009.

History of Section.
P.L. 2008, ch. 368, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 383, § 1.