2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 30 - Military Affairs and Defense
CHAPTER 30-31 - Medal of Honor Recipients
§ 30-31-4 - Duties.

SECTION 30-31-4

   § 30-31-4  Duties. – (a) It shall be the duty of the committee to coordinate the activities of veterans' organizations and other parties interested in veterans' affairs in order to decide upon a suitable monument or monuments to be placed on the site described in § 30-31-1(3). The committee is hereby empowered to determine the type of monument or monuments to be placed on that site and it shall be the exclusive responsibility of the committee to arrange for the placing of a monument or monuments and to maintain the grounds surrounding the monument.

   (b) Within ninety (90) days after the end of each fiscal year, the committee shall approve and submit an annual report to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, and the secretary of state of its activities during that fiscal year. The report shall provide: an operating statement summarizing meetings or hearings held, including meeting minutes, subjects addressed, decisions rendered, rules or regulations promulgated, studies conducted, policies and plans developed, approved or modified, and programs administered or initiated; a consolidated financial statement of all funds received and expended including the source of the funds, a listing of any staff supported by these funds and a summary of any clerical, administrative or technical support received; a summary of performance during the previous fiscal year including accomplishments, shortcomings and remedies; a summary of any training courses held pursuant to the provisions of this section; a briefing on anticipated activities in the upcoming fiscal year; and findings and recommendations for improvements. The report shall be posted electronically on the general assembly and secretary of state's website as prescribed in § 42-20-8.2. The director of the department of administration shall be responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of this subsection.

   (c) The committee shall conduct a training course for newly appointed and qualified members within six (6) months of their qualification or designation. The course shall be developed by the chair of the committee, approved by the committee, and conducted by the chair of the committee. The committee may approve the use of any committee or staff members or other individuals to assist with training. The training course shall include instruction in the following areas: the provisions of chapters 42-46, 36-14, and 38-2; and the committee's rules and regulations. The director of the department of administration shall, within ninety (90) days of the effective date of this act [March 29, 2006], prepare and disseminate training materials relating to the provisions of chapters 42-46, 36-14, and 38-2.

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