2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 24 - Legislature and Laws
RS 24:511 - Qualification; term; oath; bond; vacancies; authority to administer oaths and take testimony

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 24:511 (2018)

CHAPTER 8. LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR; LEGISLATIVE

AUDIT ADVISORY COUNCIL

PART I. LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR

§511. Qualification; term; oath; bond; vacancies; authority to administer oaths and take testimony

A. The legislative auditor shall be a duly qualified elector and a licensed certified public accountant, and shall serve at the pleasure of the legislature.

B. The legislative auditor shall take an oath of office and give bond with good and solvent surety in the sum of fifty thousand dollars in favor of the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives, jointly, and conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of his office. This bond shall be filed in the office of the secretary of state within thirty days after the issuance of his commission by the governor.

C. Any vacancy in the office of legislative auditor shall be filled on a temporary basis with the concurrence of the president of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, and the chairman and vice chairman of the Legislative Audit Advisory Council, or any three of them, until such time as the vacancy is filled by the legislature.

D. The legislative auditor is authorized to administer oaths and take the testimony of those sworn.

E. There shall be a first assistant legislative auditor who shall be appointed by the legislative auditor, subject to Senate confirmation, who shall serve at the pleasure of the legislative auditor at a salary fixed by the legislative auditor. The duties of the first assistant legislative auditor shall be determined and assigned by the legislative auditor. The first assistant legislative auditor shall serve as acting legislative auditor in the absence of the legislative auditor or if a vacancy occurs in the office of legislative auditor until a temporary legislative auditor is appointed or until a new legislative auditor is elected by the legislature.

Acts 1975, No. 744, §1; Acts 1991, No. 610, §1, eff. Dec. 31, 1991; Acts 1999, No. 245, §1, eff. July 1, 1999; Acts 1999, No. 360, §1; Acts 2004, No. 614, §1.

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