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      RS 15:555     

  

CHAPTER 3-C. LOUISIANA SEXUAL ASSAULT OVERSIGHT COMMISSION

§555. Louisiana Sexual Assault Oversight Commission; creation; membership; meetings

            A. The Louisiana Sexual Assault Oversight Commission is hereby created within the Department of Justice, office of the attorney general. The commission shall consist of the following members:

            (1) The executive director of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association or his designee.

            (2) The executive director of the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault or his designee.

            (3) The executive director of the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association or his designee.

            (4) The executive director of the Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police or his designee.

            (5) The executive director of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Criminal Justice or his designee.

            (6) The president of the Louisiana State Coroner's Association or his designee.

            (7) The director of the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory or his designee.

            (8) The president of the Louisiana Hospital Association or his designee.

            (9) The secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health or his designee.

            (10) The attorney general or his designee.

            (11) A member of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives or the member's designee.

            (12) A member of the Senate appointed by the president of the Senate or the member's designee.

            (13) The governor or his designee.

            (14) The chief sexual assault forensic nurse examiner from each of the two Level I trauma centers in Louisiana, University Medical Center – New Orleans and University Health Shreveport, as designated by the chief executive officer of each of the two hospitals.

            (15) The director of the North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory or his designee.

            (16) A person designated by the executive director of the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault to represent the rights of sexual assault victims.

            B. Members of the commission shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and without compensation. Travel expenses, per diem, and other expenses may be paid by the member's employer or appointing authority.

            C. The attorney general or his designee shall serve as chairman and his duties shall be established by the commission. The office of the attorney general shall provide staff and administrative services needed by the commission to carry out the duties set forth in R.S. 15:556.

            D. The commission shall fix a time and place for its meetings and shall meet at least once every three months. Additional meetings may be held upon the call of the chairman.

            E. A majority of the total commission membership shall constitute a quorum and any official action by the commission shall require an affirmative vote of a majority of the quorum present and voting.

            Acts 2011, No. 318, §1, eff. June 28, 2011; Acts 2016, No. 90, §1, eff. July 1, 2016; Acts 2018, No. 354, §1.



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