2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 42 — Public officers and employees
RS 42:883 — Officers, oath, meetings, quorum, minutes, reports, compensation


LA Rev Stat § 42:883 What's This?

§883. Officers, oath, meetings, quorum, minutes, reports, compensation

A.(1) The first meeting of the board in each fiscal year shall be held in July. At the first meeting held in each year the board shall elect one of its members to serve as chairman until a new chairman is elected. At the same meeting, the board shall elect from its members a vice chairman to preside at meetings in the absence of the chairman and a secretary who shall be responsible for keeping the records and documents of the board.

(2) In the event of a vacancy in the office of chairman, vice chairman, or secretary, the board shall elect a member to serve in such capacity until the first meeting in the following July.

B. Each member of the board, within ten days after his election or appointment, shall take the constitutional oath of office.

C. Regular meetings of the board shall be held as called by the chairman at the time and place determined by the board; however, the chairman or a majority of the board, upon giving notice to each member, may call special meetings or cancel regular meetings. Meetings of the board shall be conducted in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order, unless the board prescribes a different procedure. All meetings and hearings of the board shall be open to the public.

D. Eight members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the approval of a number equal to a majority of the voting membership of the board shall be necessary for any action taken by the board.

E. The secretary of the board shall keep records and minutes of the board's business and official actions. The minutes of the proceedings of the board shall be prepared and maintained by the secretary on behalf of and subject to the approval of the board.

F. Members of the board shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed, in accordance with the official state travel regulations, for all necessary expenses incurred through service on the board.

Acts 2001, No. 1178, §5, eff. June 29, 2001.

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