(a) There is created a special legislative commission on equal pay and comparable worth in public and private employment consisting of twenty-five (25) members: four (4) of whom shall be from the house of representatives, not more than three (3) from the same political party; one of whom shall have served on the 1986 comparable worth/pay equity commission, to be appointed by the speaker; four (4) of whom shall be from the senate, not more than three (3) from the same political party; one of whom shall have served on the 1986 comparable worth/pay equity commission to be appointed by the president of the senate; two (2) of whom shall be appointed by the governor; one of whom shall be the human resources director of the department of administration; one of whom shall be the human resources program administrator; one of whom shall be the executive director of the Rhode Island commission on women, or his or her appointee; one of whom shall be the executive director of the human rights commission, or his or her appointee; one of whom shall be the chair or co-chair of the economic equity committee of the Rhode Island commission on women, or his or her appointee; one of whom shall be the director of labor and training, or his or her appointee; one of whom shall be the executive director of the AFL-CIO, or his or her appointee; one of whom shall be the executive director of AFSCME, or his or her appointee; one of whom shall be the state equal opportunity administrator; one of whom shall be from the Chamber of Commerce Federation; one of whom shall be from the Workforce 2000 Council; one of whom shall be the executive director of the League of Cities and Towns, or his or her appointee; one of whom shall be the director of research, Department of Business and Economics at the University of Rhode Island; one of whom shall be a representative from NEARI, appointed by the president of the association; and one of whom shall be a representative from AFT/AFL-CIO, appointed by the president of the association.

(b) The composition of this commission shall endeavor, as far as practicable, to provide diverse ethnic, cultural and gender representation of the state of Rhode Island.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1994, ch. 341, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 180, § 133; P.L. 2006, ch. 216, § 55.)