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      RS 46:1803     


§1803.  Crime Victims Reparations Board

A.  The Crime Victims Reparations Board is created and established under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice in the office of the governor.  The board shall be domiciled in Baton Rouge.

B.  The board shall be composed of the executive director of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice or his designee, one person, who shall be chosen and appointed by the governor, from a list of three recommendations submitted to the governor by any victim's rights advocacy organization which is recognized as a nonprofit with the Internal Revenue Service, incorporated or organized in the state of Louisiana and in good standing, and does not engage in political activity, with each organization submitting a list of three names, and nine members who shall be appointed by the governor for a term concurrent with that of the governor.  However, no person nominated by any victim's rights advocacy organization shall be appointed to serve as a member of the board who has previously been confirmed by the Senate and has served as a member of the board.  Each appointment shall be submitted to the Senate for confirmation.  At least one member shall be appointed from each of the congressional districts in the state.  Of the governor's nine appointees, at least one shall be a full voting member who shall be sixty years of age or over and shall serve as a representative of the elderly population of Louisiana.

C.  A vacancy in the membership of the board shall be filled by appointment by the governor.

D.  Members shall serve without compensation, but shall be paid a per diem not in excess of seventy-five dollars and shall be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred in attendance at meetings of the board and other expenses incurred on business of the board at its direction.

E. A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business.

F.  The members of the board shall annually elect from their membership a chairman and a vice chairman.

Added by Acts 1982, No. 250, §1, eff. July 17, 1982.  Amended by Acts 1984, No. 844, §2, eff. July 13, 1984; Acts 1987, No. 332, §1; Acts 1988, No. 113, §1, eff. June 29, 1988; Acts 1995, No. 471, §1; Acts 1995, No. 1150, §1; Acts 2010, No. 961, §2.

NOTE:  SEE ACTS 1984, NO. 544, §5.


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