2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 24 - Legislature and Laws
RS 24:77.2 - Assumption of powers and duties of legislator by temporary successor; requirements

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 24:77.2 (2018)

§77.2. Assumption of powers and duties of legislator by temporary successor; requirements

A. A temporary successor shall exercise the powers and assume the duties of the legislator from the date the legislator reports to active duty in the armed services until the legislator notifies the presiding officer of his house of the legislature that he can exercise the powers and the duties of his office. Prior to exercising the powers and assuming the duties of the legislator, the temporary successor shall take the oath of office prescribed by Article X, Section 30 of the constitution within seven days from the date the legislator reports for active duty in the armed service. The temporary successor's oath shall be recorded as provided in R.S. 42:162. However, no temporary successor shall serve in such capacity beyond the end of the term of office of the legislator for whom he is designated.

B. Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection A of this Section, a temporary successor shall not have the authority to remove a legislative assistant, but if a vacancy occurs in a legislative assistant position in the district office during his service, a temporary successor may employ a person as a legislative assistant in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 24:31.5.

C.(1) Within fourteen days of being designated as temporary successor, a temporary successor shall receive at least one hour of ethics education and training on the Code of Governmental Ethics in the same manner as required by R.S. 42:1170.

(2) Any person who serves as a temporary successor for six months or more shall be required to file the financial disclosure statement required by R.S. 42:1124.2.

Acts 2008, No. 702, §1, eff. Dec. 8, 2008.

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