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      RS 46:2605     

  

§2605. Children's Cabinet Advisory Board

            A. The Children's Cabinet Advisory Board, hereinafter referred to as the "advisory board", is hereby created. The purpose of the advisory board shall be to provide information and recommendations from the perspective of advocacy groups, service providers, and parents. Primary responsibilities of the Children's Cabinet Advisory Board are:

            (1) To ensure information sharing between governmental and non-governmental entities serving Louisiana's children.

            (2) To make recommendations to the Children's Cabinet, through the executive director, as requested by the Cabinet.

            (3) To make recommendations to the Children's Cabinet, through the executive director, as necessary as determined by the advisory board.

            (4) To make recommendations to the Children's Cabinet, through the executive director, as to the budget priorities for the coming year by August thirty-first.

            (5) To make recommendations to the Children's Cabinet, through the executive director, as to specific budget items to be supported in the Children's Budget by November thirtieth.

            (6) To make recommendations to the Children's Cabinet, through the executive director, as to specific programs with the greatest potential for reducing child poverty and funding opportunities for the implementation of such programs.

            (7) To make an annual report to the legislature, the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare, the House Committee on Health and Welfare, the Select Committee on Women and Children, and any other legislative committee requesting a copy of the annual report by January thirty-first. The report shall summarize the well-being of Louisiana's children, the accomplishments of the past year, and specific goals and priorities for the next fiscal year.

            B. The advisory board shall be composed of the following members:

            (1) A representative from Agenda for Children.

            (2) A representative from the Louisiana Children's Trust Fund.

            (3) A representative from Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana.

            (4) A representative from the Louisiana Maternal and Child Health Coalition.

            (5) A representative from Louisiana Early Steps.

            (6) A representative from the Louisiana Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

            (7) The director of the State Head Start Collaboration Project.

            (8) A representative from the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Advisory Board.

            (9) A representative from Louisiana State University, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.

            (10) No fewer than three and no more than five parents nominated by agencies represented herein and approved by the cabinet.

            (11) The assistant secretary of child welfare of the Department of Children and Family Services.

            (12) Repealed by Acts 2017, No. 237, §3.

            (13) The assistant secretary of the office for citizens with developmental disabilities of the Louisiana Department of Health.

            (14) The assistant secretary of the office of public health of the Louisiana Department of Health.

            (15) The assistant secretary of the office of behavioral health of the Louisiana Department of Health.

            (16) The director of the bureau of health services financing of the Louisiana Department of Health.

            (17) A representative of the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children.

            (18) A representative of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, to be designated by the executive director.

            (19) The assistant secretary of the office of juvenile justice of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

            (20) Three representatives of the Department of Education, to be designated by the superintendent as follows:

            (a) One member representing academic programs, including early childhood.

            (b) One member representing special education.

            (c) One member representing educational support programs including secondary vocational education.

            (21) A representative of the division of administration, as designated by the commissioner.

            (22) Repealed by Acts 2008, No. 780, §2.

            (23) A member of the Louisiana Families In Need Of Services Association.

            (24) A member of the Louisiana Court-Appointed Special Advocate Association.

            (25) A member of the Louisiana Catholic Conference.

            (26) The president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System or his designee.

            (27) The chief executive officer of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, health care services division, or his designee.

            (28) A representative of the National Association of Social Workers.

            (29) A representative of the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

            (30) A representative from the Louisiana Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics.

            (31) Repealed by Acts 2017, No. 237, §3.

            (32) The president of the Louisiana Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry or his designee.

            (33) A member of the Louisiana Assembly on School-Based Health Care.

            (34) A member of the Louisiana Chapter of the March of Dimes.

            (35) Repealed by Acts 2006, No. 599, §2.

            (36) A representative of Families Helping Families.

            (37) A representative of the Louisiana Association of Childcare Agencies.

            (38) A representative of Louisiana Children's Advocacy Centers.

            (39) A representative of the Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health at Tulane University.

            (40) A representative of the Louisiana Primary Care Association.

            (41) A representative of the Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families.

            C. Members shall be appointed by the governor and shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. All members shall serve without compensation.

            D. The advisory board shall be invited to all cabinet meetings and may participate in its discussions but shall have no vote.

            E. The advisory board shall elect as officers a chair, vice chair, and secretary from the membership and shall meet as needed. The advisory board shall create its own bylaws that shall define quorum as at least one-third of those who have been appointed to the advisory board.

            F. The governor may appoint from time to time and to serve at his pleasure additional members to the advisory board to serve on matters about which such additional members shall possess or have expertise or experience. In consideration of those matters for which an additional member is appointed, each additional member appointed pursuant to this Subsection shall have the same powers and duties during the period of his service as enjoyed by the membership provided by Subsection B of this Section.

            Acts 1995, No. 1232, §1; Acts 1997, No. 883, §1, eff. July 10, 1997; Acts 1998, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 5, §§2, 3, eff. April 24, 1998; Acts 1999, No. 635, §1, eff. July 1, 1999; Acts 1999, No. 802, §7, eff. July 2, 1999; Acts 2001, No. 510, §1; Acts 2003, No. 245, §1, eff. June 5, 2003; Acts 2006, No. 599, §§1, 2; Acts 2008, No. 565, §7; Acts 2008, No. 743, §7, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 780, §§1, 2; Acts 2009, No. 384, §5, eff. July 1, 2010; Acts 2010, No. 877, §3, eff. July 1, 2010; Acts 2017, No. 237, §§2, 3.



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