Title 16

Chapter 92
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-92-11

§ 16-92-11. Powers and duties of the interstate commission.

The interstate commission shall have the following powers:

(1) To provide for dispute resolution among member states.

(2) To promulgate rules and take all necessary actions to effect the goals, purposes and obligations as enumerated in this compact. The rules shall have the force and effect of statutory law and shall be binding in the compact states to the extent and in the manner provided in this compact.

(3) To issue, upon request of a member state, advisory opinions concerning the meaning or interpretation of the interstate compact, its bylaws, rules and actions.

(4) To enforce compliance with the compact provisions, the rules promulgated by the interstate commission, and the bylaws, using all necessary and proper means, including, but not limited to, the use of judicial process.

(5) To establish and maintain offices which shall be located within one or more of the member states.

(6) To purchase and maintain insurance and bonds.

(7) To borrow, accept, hire or contract for services of personnel.

(8) To establish and appoint committees including, but not limited to, an executive committee as required by subdivision 16-91-10(5), which shall have the power to act on behalf of the interstate commission in carrying out its powers and duties hereunder.

(9) To elect or appoint such officers, attorneys, employees, agents, or consultants, and to fix their compensation, define their duties and determine their qualifications; and to establish the interstate commission’s personnel policies and programs relating to conflicts of interest, rates of compensation, and qualifications of personnel.

(10) To accept any and all donations and grants of money, equipment, supplies, materials, and services, and to receive, utilize, and dispose of it.

(11) To lease, purchase, accept contributions or donations of, or otherwise to own, hold, improve or use any property, real, personal, or mixed.

(12) To sell, convey, mortgage, pledge, lease, exchange, abandon, or otherwise dispose of any property, real, personal or mixed.

(13) To establish a budget and make expenditures.

(14) To adopt a seal and bylaws governing the management and operation of the interstate commission.

(15) To report annually to the legislatures, governors, judiciary, and state councils of the member states concerning the activities of the interstate commission during the preceding year. Such reports shall also include any recommendations that may have been adopted by the interstate commission.

(16) To coordinate education, training and public awareness regarding the compact, its implementation and operation for officials and parents involved in such activity.

(17) To establish uniform standards for the reporting, collecting and exchanging of data.

(18) To maintain corporate books and records in accordance with the bylaws.

(19) To perform such functions as may be necessary or appropriate to achieve the purposes of this compact.

(20) To provide for the uniform collection and sharing of information between and among member states, schools and military families under this compact.

History of Section.
P.L. 2010, ch. 100, § 1; P.L. 2010, ch. 106, § 1.