§ 28-5-8. Rhode Island commission for human rights — Composition.
There is created a commission to be known as the “Rhode Island commission for human rights,” to consist of seven (7) members to be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, one of whom shall be designated by the governor as chairperson. In the appointment of commissioners, the following factors shall be taken into consideration:
(1) A commissioner should have a demonstrated sensitivity to the concerns of the classes protected under this chapter.
(2) A commissioner should have a judicious temperament, analytical ability, and sufficient time to dedicate to commission work.
(3) The commission should reflect the diversity of the state’s population. In attempting to reflect the diversity of the state’s population, the governor should attempt to appoint as at least one of the seven (7) commissioners a person with a background in law, business, and/or real estate.
History of Section.
P.L. 1949, ch. 2181, § 5; impl. am. P.L. 1952, ch. 2958, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-5-8; P.L. 1968, ch. 160, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 398, § 3.