Senate Bill #807 (2017)

AN ACT RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Amends the composition of the Rhode Island emergency management advisory council.

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  • 2017 – S 0807 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • LC002030
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017
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  • A N A C T
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  • Introduced By: Senators Seveney, Coyne, and DiPalma
  • Date Introduced: April 25, 2017
  • Referred To: Senate Judiciary
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 30-15-6 of the General Laws in Chapter 30-15 entitled "Emergency Management" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 30-15-6. Advisory council.
  • (a) There is hereby created the Rhode Island emergency management advisory council (hereinafter in this chapter called the "council"). The council will consist of forty (40) members as follows:
  • (1) Twenty-two (22) ex officio members as follows:
  • (a) There is hereby created the Rhode Island emergency management advisory council (hereinafter in this chapter called the "council"). The council will consist of forty (40) thirty-eight (38) members as follows:
  • (1) Twenty-two (22) Twenty-three (23) ex officio members as follows:
  • (i) The lieutenant governor or designee;
  • (ii) The adjutant general or designee;
  • (iii) The director of the department of administration/statewide planning or designee;
  • (iv) The director of the department of health or designee;
  • (v) The director of the department of transportation or designee;
  • (vi) The director of the department of human services or designee;
  • (vii) The superintendent director of state police the department of public safety or designee;
  • (v) The director of transportation or designee;
  • (vi) The director of human services or designee;
  • (vii) The superintendent of state police director of the department of public safety or designee;
  • (viii) The administrator of the division of public utilities and carriers or designee administrator;
  • (ix) The director of the department of environmental management or designee;
  • (x) The director of the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals or designee;
  • (xi) The director of elderly affairs;
  • (xii) The chairperson of the state water resources board;
  • (xiii)(xi) The chairperson of the governor's commission on disabilities or designee;
  • (xiv)(xii) The chairperson of the Rhode Island public transit authority or designee;
  • (xv)(xiii) The executive director of the coastal resources management council or his or her designee;
  • (xvi)(xiv) The executive director of the American Red Cross, Rhode Island chapter or designee;
  • (xvii)(xv) The director of the Rhode Island emergency management agency or designee;
  • (xviii)(xvi) The state court administrator or designee;
  • (xix)(xvii) The executive director of the commission on the deaf and hard of hearing or designee;
  • (xx)(xviii) The director of the Providence emergency management agency or designee;
  • (xxi)(xix) The executive director of the E-911 emergency telephone system division or designee;
  • (xiii) The chairperson of the governor's commission on disabilities or designee;
  • (xiv) The chairperson of the Rhode Island public transit authority or designee;
  • (xv) The executive director of the coastal resources management council or his or her designee;
  • (xvi) The executive director of the American Red Cross, Rhode Island chapter, or designee;
  • (xvii) The director of the Rhode Island emergency management agency or designee;
  • (xviii) The state court administrator or designee;
  • (xix) The executive director of the commission on the deaf and hard of hearing or designee;
  • (xx) The director of the Providence emergency management agency or designee;
  • (xxi) The executive director of the E-911 emergency telephone system division or designee;
  • (xxii) The federal security director of the transportation security administration for Rhode Island; and
  • (xx) The secretary of the executive office of health and human services or designee;
  • (xxi) The president of the Rhode Island Association of Emergency Managers or designee;
  • (xxii) The president of the United Way of Rhode Island or designee; and
  • (xxiii) The executive director of the Rhode Island Commission for National and Community Services or designee.
  • (2) Eighteen (18) Eleven (11) members appointed by, and serving at the pleasure of, the governor, as follows:
  • (xxiii) The secretary of the executive office of health and human services or designee;
  • (xxiv) The president of the Rhode Island association of emergency managers or designee;
  • (xxv) The president of the United Way of Rhode Island or designee; and
  • (xxvi) The executive director of the Rhode Island commission for national and community services or designee.
  • (2) Eighteen (18) Fifteen (15) members appointed by, and serving at the pleasure of, the governor, as follows:
  • (i) Two (2) members of the senate, recommended by the president of the senate, not more than one of whom shall be from the same political party;
  • (ii) Two (2) members of the house of representatives, recommended by the speaker of the house, not more than one of whom shall be from the same political party;
  • (iii)(i) One representative of the gas and electric industry;
  • (iii) One representative of the gas and electric industry;
  • (iv) One representative of the gas industry;
  • (v)(ii) One representative of the telephone industry;
  • (v) One representative of the telephone industry;
  • (vi) The executive director of the Rhode Island Petroleum Association or other similarly situated person;
  • (vii)(iii) Two (2) representatives of the general public, one who shall have expertise in disaster preparedness;
  • (viii)(iv) One representative of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns;
  • (ix)(v) One representative of the media;
  • (x)(vi) One representative of the water supply industry;
  • (xi)(vii) One representative of the health care industry;
  • (xii)(viii) One representative of the Rhode Island State Firefighters Association of Fire Fighters;
  • (xiii)(ix) One representative of the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs; and
  • (x) One representative of the Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association.
  • (vii) Two (2) representatives of the general public, one who shall have expertise in disaster preparedness;
  • (viii) One representative of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns;
  • (ix) One representative of the media;
  • (x) One representative of the water supply industry;
  • (xi) One representative of the health care industry;
  • (xii) One representative of the Rhode Island State Firefighters Association of Firefighters;
  • (xiii) One representative of the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs; and
  • (xiv) One representative of a private ambulance company; and
  • (xv) One representative of a level I trauma hospital who shall have direct expertise in disaster preparedness.
  • (b) It shall be the duty of the council to advise the governor and the director of the Rhode Island emergency management agency on all matters pertaining to disaster preparedness. The lieutenant governor shall serve as chairperson of the council and the director of the Rhode Island emergency management agency shall serve as vice-chairperson. In providing advice to the governor and the director, the council shall, among other matters reasonably related to their authority, do the following:
  • (xvi) One representative of the Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association.
  • (b) It shall be the duty of the council to advise the governor and the director of the Rhode Island emergency management agency on all matters pertaining to disaster preparedness. The lieutenant governor shall serve as chairperson of the council and the director of the Rhode Island emergency management agency shall serve as vice-chairperson. A quorum shall consist of twelve (12) members of the council In providing advice to the governor and the director, the council shall, among other matters reasonably related to their its authority, do the following:
  • (1) Establish a regular meeting schedule and form subcommittees as may be appropriate;
  • (2) Review emergency management plans and other matters as may be acted upon or otherwise provided for in this chapter;
  • (3) Establish priorities and goals on emergency management matters on an annual basis;
  • (4) Study emergency management plans in conjunction with the director of the Rhode Island emergency management agency, and otherwise conduct such other studies as may be deemed appropriate;
  • (5) Review the coordination of the state's emergency management programs with appropriate authorized agencies and conduct studies on the programs as may be necessary;
  • (6) Review the plans and operations of the various cities and towns in disaster preparedness in conjunction with the director of the Rhode Island emergency management agency and his or her office as required or necessary; and
  • (7) [Deleted by P.L. 2000, ch. 170, § 2];
  • (8) Provide an annual report on its activities in conjunction with the director of the Rhode Island emergency management agency.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC002030 ========
  • (8) Provide an annual report on its activities in conjunction with the director.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC002030/SUB A/2 ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
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  • This act would amend the provisions of the general laws establishing the emergency management advisory council to realign the membership to reflect current positions.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC002030 ========
  • This act would amend the composition of the Rhode Island emergency management advisory council.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC002030/SUB A/2 ========

Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for Passage

June 22, 2017 at 5:34pm
Yeas: 35 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 2 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Doyle NV
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Kettle Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey NV
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y

Floor vote for PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE

June 27, 2017 at 5:40pm
Yeas: 70 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 5 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros Y
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino NV
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
Rep. Diaz NV
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian NV
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien NV
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips NV
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci Y
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh Y
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y