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      RS 22:32     

  

§32. Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunity

            A.(1) There is hereby created within the Department of Insurance, in the division of diversity and opportunity, the Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunity. The committee shall be composed of twenty-five members. Twenty-four members shall be appointed by the governor. The term of office of each such member shall be concurrent with that of the appointing governor. The assistant commissioner of diversity and opportunity shall serve ex officio as the twenty-fifth member. Five members shall be appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the Louisiana chapter of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, Inc., the Baton Rouge chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Monroe chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the Shreveport chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Two members shall be appointed from a list of nominees submitted by the deans of the business schools of Dillard University, Xavier University, Southern University, and Grambling University. Seventeen members shall be appointed from a list of nominees, one nominee to be submitted by each of the following associations or groups:

            (a) Louisiana Insurers' Conference.

            (b) American Council of Life Insurance.

            (c) Life Insurers' Conference.

            (d) National Association of Life Companies.

            (e) Louisiana Association of Fire and Casualty Companies.

            (f) Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.

            (g) American Insurance Association.

            (h) Repealed by Acts 2009, No. 503, §2.

            (i) Louisiana Association of Health Plans.

            (j) Property and casualty insurers unaffiliated with the trade associations designated in the preceding Subparagraphs.

            (k) The state chapter of the Louis A. Martinet Society.

            (l) Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Louisiana.

            (m) Louisiana Realtists Association.

            (n) Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce.

            (o) An organization representing Hispanic Americans, as identified by the commissioner of insurance.

            (p) An organization representing Asian Americans, as identified by the commissioner of insurance.

            (q) An organization representing Native Americans, as identified by the commissioner of insurance.

            (r) Greater Southwest Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce.

            (2) Each appointment by the governor shall be submitted to the Senate for confirmation.

            (3) The committee shall serve without compensation, except for compensation for mileage, meals, and necessary lodging expenses incurred in connection with actual attendance at meetings of the committee or while on business of the committee assigned by the committee, but only when properly vouchered.

            (4) For the conducting of business, a quorum shall mean a simple majority of members appointed present with no fewer than ten members present.

            B. The committee shall assist the commissioner of insurance and the division of diversity and opportunity in establishing educational and informational services to foster a greater awareness of the opportunities available in the insurance industry and of the skills, training, and education necessary to prepare for opportunities in employment, appointment as producers, and contracting for services with insurance companies transacting business in Louisiana. The commissioner of insurance shall promulgate rules and regulations to implement this Subpart.

            C, D. Repealed by Acts 2015, No. 274, §3, eff. June 29, 2015.

            E. Nothing contained in this Section or in R.S. 22:31 shall be construed to expand the coverage of Part IV of Chapter 3-A of Title 23, R.S. 23:332 et seq., for purposes of the sanctions authorized against insurers under R.S. 22:33.

            Acts 1984, No. 850, §1; Acts 1992, No. 1134, §1; Acts 1993, No. 89, §1; Acts 1999, No. 885, §1, eff. June 30, 1999; Acts 2001, No. 168, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 22:1922 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, No. 503, §§1, 2; Acts 2013, No. 85, §1; Acts 2015, No. 274, §§1, 3, eff. June 29, 2015; Acts 2016, No. 43, §1, eff. May 10, 2016.

NOTE: Former R.S. 22:32 redesignated as R.S. 22:62 by Acts 2008, No. 415, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.



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