Title 2
Agriculture and Forestry

Chapter 4
Soil Conservation

R.I. Gen. Laws § 2-4-5

§ 2-4-5. Chairperson of the committee — Quorum — Expenses — Surety bonds — Records — Audit.

The chairperson of the state committee shall be elected annually by the committee. The committee may elect from among its members such other officers as they deem necessary. A majority of the committee constitutes a quorum, and all actions of the committee shall be by a majority vote of the members present and voting at a meeting at which a quorum is present. The chairperson and members of the committee receive no compensation for their services on the committee, but are entitled to expenses or per diem, including traveling expenses, necessarily incurred in the discharge of their duties on the committee. The committee shall provide for the execution of surety bonds for all employees entrusted with funds or property; shall provide for the keeping of a full and accurate record of all proceedings and of all resolutions, regulations, and orders issued or adopted; and shall provide for a periodic audit of the accounts of receipts and disbursements. Members of the committee and the subcommittee shall be removable by the governor pursuant to § 36-1-7 of the general laws and for cause only, and removal solely for partisan or personal reasons unrelated to capacity or fitness for the office shall be unlawful.

History of Section.
G.L. 1956, § 2-4-5; P.L. 1972, ch. 173, § 2; P.L. 1985, ch. 179, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 22, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 27, § 1.