R 319
2000-H 7954A am
Enacted 6/27/2000

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Introduced By:  Representatives Gorham and Dennigan Date Introduced:   March 1, 2000

RESOLVED, That a special House commission be and the same is hereby created consisting of eight (8) nine (9) members: three (3) of whom shall be from the House of Representatives, not more than one (1) from the same political party, to be appointed by the Speaker: one (1) of whom shall be the Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission, or designee; one (1) of whom shall be a member of the Foster Town Council, to be appointed by the Speaker: one (1) of whom shall be a representative from Bell Atlantic, to be appointed by the Speaker; one (1) of whom shall be a member of the Foster School Committee, to be appointed by the Speaker; one (1) of whom shall be a representative from Cox Cable, to be appointed by the Speaker; and one (1) of whom shall be a representative of the New England Cable Television Industry, to be appointed by the Speaker. Provided, however, in the event that a new cable operator shall receive a license to operate in this state, the Speaker shall appoint a representative of the new cable operator to serve as an additional member of the commission.

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 feasibility of providing cable television to the town of Foster.

Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at the call of the Speaker 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 recommendations to the House of Representatives on or before February 1, 2001 and said commission shall expire on April 1, 2001.

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