H O U S E R E S O L U T I O N
CREATING A SPECIAL HOUSE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE DESIGNATION OF ROUTE 14 AS AN HISTORIC HIGHWAY
Introduced By: Representatives Gorham, Mumford, Cerra, Lanzi and Bierman
Date Introduced: February 6, 2001
RESOLVED, That a special house commission be and the same is hereby created consisting of seventeen (17) members: five (5) of whom shall be from the house of representatives, one (1) from each of the following communities: Providence, Johnston, Scituate, Foster and Coventry, or designee, to be appointed by the speaker, five (5) of whom shall be a public representative from the communities of Providence, Johnston, Scituate, Foster and Coventry, to be appointed by their respective city/town councils; one (1) of whom shall be a representative of the society of Colonial Dames; one (1) of whom shall be a representative of the Sons of the American Revolution; one (1) of whom shall be a representative of the Daughters of the American Revolution; one (1) of whom shall be a representative of the Sons of the American Revolution (Newport); one (1) of whom shall be a representative from the Rhode Island Historical Society; one (1) of whom shall be a representative from the Rhode Island Chapter of the Society of the Cincinatus; and one (1) of whom shall be a representative from the Rhode Island Historic Preservation Commission, all 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 designation of Route 14 as an historic highway due to General Rochambeaus Colonial troops marching on said road on the way to meet General Washington at Yorktown.
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 recommendations to the house of representatives on or before February 5, 2002 and said commission shall expire on April 5, 2002.