J O I N T R E S O L U T I O N
CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF ADOPTING A CLASS "N" LIQUOR LICENSE
RESOLVED, That a special legislative commission be and the same is hereby created consisting of seventeen (17) members: three (3) of whom shall be from the House of Representatives, not more than two (2) from the same political party, to be appointed by the Speaker; three (3) of whom shall be from the Senate, not more than two (2) from the same political party, to be appointed by the Senate Majority Leader; one (1) of whom shall be from Providence, to be appointed by the Mayor of Providence; one (1) of whom shall be from Pawtucket, to be appointed by the Mayor of Pawtucket ; one (1) of whom shall be from Newport, to be appointed by the Mayor of Newport; one (1) of whom shall be appointed by the Director of Business Regulation; one (1) of whom shall be a member of the Rhode Island State Police, to be appointed by the Superintendent; one (1) of whom shall be a representative of the Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association, to be appointed by the president; and two (2) of whom shall be a class "B" or "ED" license holders with a capacity of 200 or more persons, to be appointed by the Speaker; and three (3) members of the general public 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 feasibility of adopting a Class "N" liquor license.
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 General Assembly on or before January 1, 2002 and said commission shall expire on March 1, 2002.