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      RS 24:103     

  

§103. Streamlining Government Commission; established

            A. There is established the Streamlining Government Commission to examine each agency's constitutional and statutory activities, functions, programs, services, powers, duties, and responsibilities to determine which of these activities, functions, programs, services, powers, duties, and responsibilities can be eliminated, streamlined, consolidated, privatized, or outsourced in an effort to reduce the size of state government.

            B. The commission shall target agencies whose activities, functions, programs, or services can be consolidated or eliminated, in addition to identifying opportunities for privatizing and outsourcing current state activities, functions, programs, or services.

            C. The commission shall examine the necessity and performance of activities, functions, programs, and services to ensure that they are meeting current performance standards effectively and efficiently and are meeting the needs of Louisiana citizens.

            D. The commission shall be composed as follows:

            (1) The president of the Senate, or the president's designee.

            (2) The speaker of the House of Representatives, or the speaker's designee.

            (3) The legislative auditor.

            (4) The state treasurer, or the treasurer's designee.

            (5) The chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, or the chairman's designee.

            (6) The chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, or the chairman's designee.

            (7) Two individuals engaged in private enterprise, appointed by the governor, which individuals shall be subject to Senate confirmation.

            (8) One individual engaged in private enterprise, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, which individual shall be subject to Senate confirmation.

            (9) One individual engaged in private enterprise, appointed by the president of the Senate, which individual shall be subject to Senate confirmation.

            (10) One representative of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, which individual shall be subject to Senate confirmation.

            (11) One representative of the Council for a Better Louisiana, which individual shall be subject to Senate confirmation.

            (12) One individual, appointed by the president of the Senate, selected from a list of three individuals nominated by the Louisiana AFL-CIO, which individual shall be subject to Senate confirmation.

            E. The commission may hold public hearings as part of its evaluation process, and may appoint advisory groups to conduct studies, research, or analyses, and make reports and recommendations with respect to a matter within the jurisdiction of the commission. At least one member of the commission shall serve on each advisory group.

            F.(1) The names of the persons who are to serve on the commission shall be submitted to the president of the Senate on or before July 15, 2020.

            (2) The president of the Senate shall call the first meeting of the commission which shall be held on or before July 30, 2020.

            (3) At the first meeting, the members of the commission shall elect from their membership a chairman and vice chairman and such other officers as the commission may deem advisable. The president of the Senate or his designee shall preside over the commission until a chairman is elected by the commission.

            Acts 2009, No. 491, §1, eff. July 10, 2009; Acts 2020, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 24, §1, eff. July 13, 2020.

NOTE: See R.S. 24:108 and 109 relative to effect and effectiveness of Part.



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