CHAPTER 483a

BI-STATE PAWCATUCK RIVER COMMISSION

Table of Contents

Sec. 25-160. Purpose of commission.

Sec. 25-161. Establishment of commission. Membership.

Sec. 25-162. Duties of commission. Report.

Sec. 25-163. Cooperation by other public bodies.

Sec. 25-164. Effective date.

Secs. 25-165 to 25-169. Reserved


Sec. 25-160. Purpose of commission. In order to provide for the maximum enhancement of the marine resources of the Pawcatuck River, the legislature hereby finds that the best interest of the people of the state and the communities involved will be served by the establishment of a Connecticut-Rhode Island Bi-State Pawcatuck River Commission to make specific recommendations concerning the maintenance, protection and restoration of such marine resources.

(P.A. 90-341, S. 1, 14.)

Sec. 25-161. Establishment of commission. Membership. There is hereby established a Bi-State Pawcatuck River Commission. The commission shall consist of ten members, five of whom shall be residents of Connecticut and five of whom shall be residents of Rhode Island. The Connecticut members shall be as follows: Three members appointed by the board of selectmen of Stonington, one member appointed by the member of the state Senate representing the district which includes Stonington and one member appointed by the member of the state House of Representatives representing the district which includes Stonington.

(P.A. 90-341, S. 2, 14.)

Sec. 25-162. Duties of commission. Report. The commission may make such recommendations as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes of sections 25-160 to 25-163, inclusive. In furtherance of its responsibilities under section 25-160 to 25-164, inclusive, the commission shall coordinate and recommend standardization of all laws relative to the Pawcatuck River including, but not limited to, standardization of jurisdiction of coastal waters by harbor management commissions, municipal waterfront authorities, municipal conservation commissions, municipal port authorities and municipal shellfish commissions. The commission shall consider the adverse impact any action proposed in or for the Pawcatuck River may have upon the marine resources of said river. The commission shall prepare and submit a report to the governors and the legislatures of the respective states on or before February fifteenth, annually.

(P.A. 90-341, S. 3, 14.)

Sec. 25-163. Cooperation by other public bodies. The commission may request and receive from any department, division, board, bureau, commission or other agency of the state of Connecticut or the state of Rhode Island, or any political subdivision thereof or any public authority such data as may be necessary to enable the commission to carry out its responsibilities under sections 25-160 to 25-164, inclusive.

(P.A. 90-341, S. 4, 14.)

Sec. 25-164. Effective date. Sections 25-160 to 25-163, inclusive, shall take effect upon the enactment by the state of Rhode Island of legislation having like effect as said sections.

(P.A. 90-341, S. 10, 14.)

Secs. 25-165 to 25-169. Reserved for future use.