2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:149.2 - Offices; meetings

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:149.2 (2018)

§149.2. Offices; meetings

A. The board shall maintain an office in East Baton Rouge Parish but may maintain such branch offices as it deems necessary to provide for the efficient and thorough regulation and governance of public defender services under its jurisdiction.

B.(1) Except as provided in Subsection C of this Section, in order to effect the implementation of the provisions of this Act, the board shall meet four times per year.

(2) The board may meet such additional times as it deems appropriate.

(3) Meetings may be called by the chairman on his own initiative and shall be called by the chairman upon written request of a majority of board members.

C.(1) Upon consultation with the state public defender, if the chairman determines that there is not sufficient business to warrant the conducting of a meeting of the board, the chairman may cancel a meeting that is required by Subsection B of this Section.

(2) The chairman shall provide written reasons for the cancellation of the meeting and give at least seventy-two hours notice thereof by registered or certified mail to the post office address of each member of the board and of persons who previously have indicated that they have business before the board.

D. The board shall conduct a majority of its meetings per year in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Acts 2007, No. 307, §1; Acts 2013, No. 175, §1, eff. June 7, 2013.

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