2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 42 — Public officers and employees
RS 42:1359 — Initial election; successors; vacancies


LA Rev Stat § 42:1359 What's This?

§1359. Term; successors; vacancies

A. The classified employee member of the commission shall be elected for a six-year term and shall take office on the first of May following the election.

B. Vacancies occurring for any cause prior to the expiration of the term shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by the eligible candidate who was unsuccessful in the most recent runoff election. If that candidate is not eligible to serve, or if a runoff election was not held in the most recent election, then the vacancy shall be filled by the eligible candidate who received the next highest number of votes in the most recent election.

C. Loss of status as a classified state employee in this state shall vacate the office of classified employee member of the commission and the vacancy shall be filled in the manner provided in Subsection B of this section.

D. Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection C, a vacancy in the office of classified employee member of the commission shall not occur when the classified employee who was elected to that office continues to be employed in the same position in which employed when elected as a member of the commission, but the position is changed to an unclassified position by court order, administrative action, or legislative action.

Added by Acts 1974, Ex.Sess., No. 8, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1982, No. 385, §1; Acts 1988, No. 164, §1; Acts 2003, No. 332, §1.

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