2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:850.13 - Commission members

§850.13. Commission members

A. The Jackson Parish Detention Center Commission shall be composed of seven members including the president of the Jackson Parish Police Jury during his tenure as such; a member of the police jury, other than its president, who shall be elected by a majority vote of the police jury for a term of four years or until said juror's term of office ends, whichever occurs first; the sheriff of Jackson Parish; the chief of police of the town of Jonesboro; one mayor from a town or village within Jackson Parish, other than the town of Jonesboro, whose term shall be four years or until his term of office ends, the order of rotation for choosing a town or village shall be fixed by the commission; and two citizens who are to be appointed by the police jury. The chairman of the commission shall be selected by majority vote of all members of the commission. It shall be the duty of the chairman to conduct all meetings of the commission in accordance with law and the resolutions adopted by a majority of the commission. In the same manner, the commission shall select a vice chairman from among its number, who shall serve as chairman in the latter's absence.

B. The secretary of the police jury may serve as secretary of the commission and the Jackson Parish treasurer may serve as ex officio treasurer of the commission.

C. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation.

D. Should any member of the commission be sued individually for damages arising out of or in any way connected with the performance of his duties as such commission member, it shall be the responsibility of the commission to provide such member with a legal defense to such suit, including reasonable attorney fees, investigating costs, and other related expenses not paid by any insurance. Should any such commission member be cast in judgment for damages in such a suit, it shall be the obligation of the commission to indemnify him fully against such judgment, including all principal, interest, and costs in excess of that paid by any insurance company. Nothing in this Section shall require the commission to indemnify a commission member against a judgment wherein there is a specific decree in the judgment that the action of the commission member was malicious, and willfully and deliberately intended to cause bodily harm.

Acts 1995, No. 675, §1.

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