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§1133.  Board of Louisiana River Pilot Review and Oversight; creation; membership

A.  The Board of Louisiana River Pilot Review and Oversight is hereby created and shall be domiciled as determined by the board and thereafter the domicile shall remain unless changed by statute.

B.  The board shall be composed of eleven members appointed by the governor, all of whom shall be United States citizens, registered voters, and domiciled in Louisiana for not less than five years.  Any vacancy on the board shall be filled in the same manner as the initial appointment for that seat on the board was made.

C.  The governor shall appoint the members as follows:

(1)  A pilot member of the Board of Examiners of Bar Pilots for the Port of New Orleans as referred to in R.S. 34:941.

(2)  A pilot member of the Board of River Port Pilots Commissioners for the Port of New Orleans as referred to in R.S. 34:991.

(3)  A pilot member of the Board of Examiners for New Orleans and Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots for the Mississippi River as referred to in R.S. 34:1041.

(4)  A pilot member of the Board of River Port Pilot Commissioners and Examiners as referred to in R.S. 34:1072.

(5)  Two members chosen from a list of four persons nominated jointly by the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the Louisiana Chemical Association, the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, and the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association.

(6)  Two members chosen from a list of four persons nominated by the Louisiana Ports Association.

(7)  Three former judges who served on the Louisiana Supreme Court, a Louisiana appellate court, or a Louisiana district court.

(8)  Notwithstanding any prohibition contained in Part II of Chapter 15 of Title 42 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, the commission members pursuant to Paragraphs (1) through (6) of this Subsection shall be eligible to serve on the commission and participate in transactions before the commission.

D.  No members appointed as former judges pursuant to Paragraph (7) of Subsection C of this Section shall be a family member of or have a financial, business, or pecuniary relationship with any member or with any entity represented  on the board or the Pilotage Fee Commission.

E.  The appointments by the governor shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate.  The governor shall make appointments within thirty days of the expiration of a term of office or the occurrence of a vacancy in office.  A member may be removed only for good cause shown.

F.  Members shall serve terms concurrent with that of the governor and shall continue in office until their successors are qualified and appointed.  Any member appointed by the governor may serve more than one consecutive term.

G.  The members of the board shall serve without compensation.  However, the members appointed as former judges shall be entitled to a per diem, not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars while executing their duties as board members.  Additionally, the members who shall be appointed judges shall be entitled to reasonable expenses as approved by the chairman.

H.  All actions taken by the board shall be in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:950 et seq., including the right to subpoena witnesses and documents pursuant to R.S. 49:956, to the extent that any procedure in the Administrative Procedure Act does not conflict with any provision of this Part.

Acts 2004, No. 902, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2005.



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