2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 27 - Louisiana Gaming Control
RS 27:211 - Board of directors; qualifications; terms; removal; chairman; compensation; meetings; records; appointment of corporation president; duties; removal; open board meetings

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 27:211 (2018)

§211. Board of directors; qualifications; terms; removal; chairman; compensation; meetings; records; appointment of corporation president; duties; removal; open board meetings

A. The affairs of the corporation shall be supervised by a board of directors which shall be composed of and appointed as follows:

(1) Seven members, one from each congressional district and the remaining member or members from the state at large, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate as provided in Subsection C of this Section.

(2) Two members appointed by the governor from the parish where the official gaming establishment is located, who shall also be confirmed by the Senate as provided in Subsection C of this Section.

B. Members appointed when the Senate is not in session shall serve only until the end of the next regular session, unless confirmed by the Senate. Should the Senate refuse to confirm a member appointed in the interim, then he shall forfeit his office as of the date on which the Senate refuses to confirm him. Any person not confirmed by the Senate shall not be reappointed as a member for a period of two years.

C. Members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate shall be residents of the state of Louisiana and serve staggered terms of six years. Of the initial appointees, the member from the first congressional district, and one member from the parish where the official gaming establishment is located, shall be appointed for a term to expire on December 31, 1993; the member from the second congressional district, and one member from the parish where the official gaming establishment is located, shall be appointed for a term to expire on December 31, 1994; the member from the third congressional district shall be appointed for a term to expire on December 31, 1995; the member from the fourth congressional district shall be appointed for a term to expire on December 31, 1996; the member from the fifth congressional district shall be appointed for a term to expire on December 31, 1997; and the members from the sixth and seventh congressional districts shall be appointed for a term to expire on December 31, 1998. Members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate may serve beyond the end of their respective terms until their successors have been appointed and qualified. No member shall serve more than one consecutive six-year term. Members may be removed by the governor for cause, which shall include neglect of duty, malfeasance, misfeasance, or nonfeasance in office. The governor shall appoint the chairman of the board and the board shall annually elect a vice chairman from among its voting members.

D.(1) The members of the board of directors and all employees of the corporation shall be subject to the Code of Governmental Ethics. They shall be considered public employees as defined by R.S. 42:1102(18) and the corporation shall be considered an agency as defined by R.S. 42:1102(2) for purposes of the Code of Governmental Ethics only.

(2)(a) The members of the board of directors and all employees of the corporation shall be subject to the provisions of R.S. 42:61 et seq. relative to dual officeholding and dual employment.

(b) For purposes of Subparagraph (2)(a) of this Subsection only, the board of directors and the corporation shall be considered to be state agencies.

E. Members of the board of directors shall be directors of the corporation and shall be entitled to an annual salary fixed by the governor. Members shall be reimbursed by the corporation for reasonable expenses and expenses incurred in performance of their duties.

F. Five members of the board shall constitute a quorum. The board shall also meet upon call of the chairman or five or more of the members of the board. The board shall keep accurate and complete records of all its meetings.

Acts 1992, No. 384, §1, eff. June 18, 1992; Acts 1993, No. 314, §1; Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 14, §1, eff. May 6, 1996. Redesignated from R.S. 4:611 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996; Acts 2012, No. 803, §7.

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