2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 24 - Legislature and Laws
RS 24:972 - Membership; meetings; compensation; staff

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 24:972 (2018)

§972. Membership; meetings; compensation; staff

A. The commission shall consist of the following members:

(1) The governor, or his designee.

(2) The lieutenant governor, or his designee.

(3) The state attorney general, or his designee.

(4) The secretary of state, or his designee.

(5) The president of the Senate, or his designee.

(6) The speaker of the House of Representatives, or his designee.

(7) The chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, or his designee.

(8) The chairman of the House Committee on Education, or his designee.

(9) The state superintendent of education, or his designee.

(10) The president of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, or his designee.

(11) One state coordinator of the Louisiana Legislators Back to School Program, to represent the Senate program, appointed by the president of the Senate.

(12) One state coordinator of the Louisiana Legislators Back to School Program, to represent the House of Representatives program, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives.

(13) The state coordinator of Project Citizen.

(14) The executive director of the Public Affairs Research Council.

(15) The executive director of the Council for a Better Louisiana.

(16) One member to represent Louisiana Public Broadcasting, appointed by the executive director of the Louisiana Public Broadcasting Corporation.

(17) One member to represent the League of Women Voters, appointed by the League of Women Voters of Louisiana.

(18) One member to represent the Louisiana Press Association and one member to represent the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters, appointed by the president of each association.

(19) One member to represent the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education, appointed by the president of its board of directors.

(20) One member to represent the Louisiana Association of Non-Profit Organizations, appointed by the chairman of the Louisiana Association of Non-Profit Organizations.

(21) One member to represent the Louisiana Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, appointed by the president of the Louisiana Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

(22) The chairman of the Volunteer Louisiana Commission, or his designee.

(23) Any additional member who has expertise in civic education or civic involvement, as may be designated by three-fourths of the commission members present and voting. Such member shall serve at the pleasure of the commission.

(24) One member to represent the Louisiana District Judges Association, appointed by the president of its board of directors.

(25) The chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court or his designee.

B. The members of the commission shall elect a chairman, vice chairman, and such other officers as it shall determine.

C. A member of the commission shall serve without compensation for his services, but may receive a per diem and be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary travel and other expenses actually incurred on business of the commission provided such reimbursement is authorized and paid by the representative agency or organization.

D. The commission shall hold at least two meetings each year and may hold other meetings upon the call of the chairman or majority of the members. The initial meeting of the commission shall be called by the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives, acting jointly.

E. Staff and facilities needed by the commission to accomplish its purposes shall be provided by the legislature from its existing resources.

Acts 2004, No. 596, §1, eff. July 5, 2004; Acts 2005, No. 107, §1, eff. June 21, 2005; Acts 2012, No. 553, §1; Acts 2013, No. 38, §1.

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