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Executive Order 97-10
November 6, 1997


WHEREAS, a Task Force to develop a legislative and regulatory agenda designed co attract the insurance industry to Rhode Island was established by Executive Order 95-21 on August 22, 1995; and

WHEREAS, the charge of the Task Force expired on November 30, 1995; and

WHEREAS, there exists an ongoing need for the Task Force to continue to develop a legislative and regulatory agenda to establish Rhode Island as a highly competitive state in which to domicile insurance companies in or more segments of the insurance industry or in which insurance companies can conduct their business operations.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, LINCOLN ALMOND, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, hereby order as follows:

1. The charge of the Insurance Task Force is hereby extended; and

2. The members of this Task Force shall consist of the Director of Economic Development, who will provide staff support to this Task Force in the course of its work; the Director of Taxation; the Director of the Department of Business Regulation; six representatives from the private sector with expertise in. the insurance industry, namely Kenneth Nails of AMICA Mutual Insurance Company; Shivan Subramanian of Allendale Mutual Insurance Company; Roger Messier of Butler & Messier, Inc.; Peter Mezei of Lefkowitz, Garfinkel, Champi & DeRienzo; John Partridge, Esq., of Partridge, Snow & Hahn; Frank Ray, Esq., of Peabody & Arnold, who will serve as chair; and two members from the General Assembly, Senator William V. Irons and Representative Gerard M. Martineau; and

2. The Task Force shall continue to evaluate Rhode Island insurance laws and regulations on an ongoing basis as they may affect decisions by insurance companies to domicile or locate facilities in Rhode Island; and

3. The Task Force shall report its findings, recommendations, and legislative and regulatory proposals to the Governor and the Sconomic Policy Council not less frequently than the end of each calendar quarter beginning December 31, 1997.

Executive Orders 95-21 and 95-22 are superseded and rescinded by this Executive Order to the extent that their provisions are inconsistent with this Order.

So Ordered:

Lincoln Almond