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      RS 38:3087.194     

  

§3087.194. Board of commissioners, appointment; tenure; vacancies; compensation

            A.(1) The district shall be governed and controlled by a board of eleven commissioners, each of whom shall be a qualified elector of the state of Louisiana and a resident of Washington Parish. All members of the board of commissioners shall be appointed by the governor. The appointment of the members of the board of commissioners shall be subject to Senate confirmation.

            (2) The governor shall appoint replacements for each board vacancy in the same manner that the original board members were appointed and in compliance with this Section as soon as possible.

            B.(1) Subject to the provisions of Paragraph (2) of this Subsection, commissioners shall be appointed for ten-year terms as follows:

            (a) Three members appointed from a list of names submitted by each member of the state legislative delegation representing the parish of Washington.

            (b) Seven members, one representing each of the seven parish council districts, appointed from a list of names submitted by each of the seven members of the parish council.

            (c) One member shall be appointed from a list of names submitted by the parish president.

            (2) Upon expiration of the term of the initial members of the board, commissioners shall be appointed for four-year terms as follows:

            (a) Three members appointed from a list of names submitted by each member of the legislative delegation representing all or a portion of Washington Parish.

            (b) Seven members, one representing each of the seven Washington Parish council districts, appointed from a list of names submitted by each of the seven members of the parish council.

            (c) One member shall be appointed from a list of names submitted by the Washington Parish president.

            C. Any vacancy which occurs prior to the expiration of a term shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the unexpired term.

            D. Any member of the commission may be removed therefrom if two-thirds of the membership of the commission votes in favor of removal.

            E. Members of the board of commissioners shall receive no compensation for their services.

            Acts 2003, No. 71, §2, eff. May 28, 2003; Acts 2005, No. 307, §1, eff. June 29, 2005; Acts 2016, No. 513, §1.



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