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      RS 33:4710.12     


§4710.12. Board of commissioners

            A. The authority shall be governed by a board of commissioners, hereafter in this Chapter referred to as the "board", composed of thirteen members appointed as follows:

            (1) The governor shall appoint:

            (a) Three members at large.

            (b) One member from a list of three names submitted by the Louisiana Restaurant Association, Greater New Orleans Chapter.

            (c) Two members who reside within the territorial limits of the authority.

            (d) One member from a list of three names submitted by the Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association.

            (e) One member who is a resident of the legislative district in which the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center-New Orleans is located and who is selected by the state representative and state senator from that district.

            (f) One member who resides on the Westbank of Orleans Parish and who has experience or a background in tourism, hospitality, or business, from a list of three names submitted by the state representative who represents House District No. 102 and the state senator who represents Senate District No. 7.

            (2) The mayor of the city of New Orleans, with the consent of the governing authority of the city of New Orleans, shall appoint:

            (a) One member at large.

            (b) One member from a list of three names submitted by New Orleans & Company, formerly the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.

            (c) One member from a list of three names submitted by the Chamber-New Orleans and the River Region.

            (3) From the names remaining on the lists from the various nominating organizations, the governor shall select and appoint one member who shall also serve as the board's president.

            B. Each person appointed to the board shall be a resident of or have his principal place of business in the parish of Orleans.

            C. The members of the board who are appointed by the governor shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. The term of a member of the board appointed by the mayor, except a member appointed to fill an unexpired term, is four years.

            D.  Each gubernatorial appointment shall be submitted to the Senate for confirmation.

            E.  As soon as practicable after their appointment, the members shall meet at the domicile and elect from their number a vice president and such other officers as may be considered appropriate. The secretary and treasurer of the board, which offices may be combined, may be selected by the board from among the members or may be otherwise selected by the board.

            F. The board shall adopt such rules and regulations as it deems necessary for its own government.

            G. Seven members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

            H. The board shall keep a record of all of its proceedings, and it shall designate one newspaper of general circulation in the parish of Orleans as its official journal in which an extract of the minutes of such proceedings shall be published.

            Acts 2019, No. 172, §1; Acts 2019, No. 343, §2, eff. June 11, 2019.

            NOTE: See Acts 2019, No. 343, §§4 and 5 regarding effectiveness.

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