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      RS 49:214.5.1     

  

§214.5.1. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board

            A. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board is hereby created within the office of the governor. The board is hereby established, and shall exercise the powers and duties hereinafter set forth or otherwise provided by law. The provisions of R.S. 44:5(A) shall not be applicable to any activities or records of or pertaining to the authority.

            B. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board shall consist of the following members:

            (1) Executive assistant to the governor for coastal activities.

            (2) Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources or his designee.

            (3) Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries or his designee.

            (4) Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality or his designee.

            (5) Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development or his designee.

            (6) Secretary of the Department of Economic Development or his designee.

            (7) Commissioner of administration or his designee.

            (8) Commissioner of agriculture and forestry or his designee.

            (9) Commissioner of insurance or his designee.

            (10) Eight members who shall be appointed by the governor, in consultation with the Police Jury Association of Louisiana and the Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana, from nominations submitted by levee districts located in whole or in part in the coastal area, from legislators who represent districts in whole or in part in the coastal area, and from parish governing authorities located in whole or in part in the coastal area. There shall be at least one appointee who is a resident from each of the following hydrologic basins established by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act, 16 U.S.C. 3951 et seq.:

            (a) Pontchartrain Basin.

            (b) Breton Sound or Mississippi Delta Basins.

            (c) Baratarian Basin.

            (d) Terrebonne Basin.

            (e) Atchafalaya Basin.

            (f) Mermentau Basin or Teche/Vermilion Basin.

            (g) Calcasieu/Sabine Basin.

            (11) The chair of the Governor's Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Conservation or his designee.

            (12) The director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness or his designee.

            (13) The speaker of the House of Representatives, or his designee, who shall serve as an ex officio member who shall not have the authority to vote and who shall not be counted for purposes of a quorum.

            (14) The president of the Senate, or his designee, who shall serve as an ex officio member who shall not have the authority to vote and who shall not be counted for purposes of a quorum.

            (15) The lieutenant governor or his designee who is an employee of the office of lieutenant governor.

            C. Any member of the board who represents a political subdivision shall recuse himself from deliberations and from voting on any matter concerning the taking of action against that political subdivision for lack of compliance with the plan.

            D. The executive assistant shall serve as chairman and shall develop procedures for the operation of the board.

            Acts 2009, No. 523, §3, eff. July 10, 2009; Acts 2012, No. 604, §3, eff. June 7, 2012; Acts 2019, No. 441, §1, eff. Jan. 13, 2020.



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