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§54.  Advisory and Review Commission on Assistant District Attorneys; purposes; membership; appointments; expenses; rules; meetings

A.  There is hereby created within the office of the governor the Governor's Advisory and Review Commission on Assistant District Attorneys, hereafter referred to as the commission, to advise the governor and the legislature with respect to state funded additional assistant district attorney positions in the respective judicial districts and the parish of Orleans.  Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S. 16:53, the determination of the commission as to the necessity for each additional district attorney position in each judicial district shall be final, and no position of additional assistant district attorney to be paid by the state shall be enacted without the approval of the commission.

B.(1)  The commission shall be composed of the following members:

(a)  The judicial administrator of the Supreme Court of Louisiana.

(b)  The speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives, or his designee.

(c)  The president of the Louisiana Senate or his designee.

(d)  The chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary.

(e)  The chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary B.

(f)  The president of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association.

(g)  The executive counsel to the governor.

(2)  The executive counsel to the governor shall serve as chairman of the commission.

C.  Members of the commission shall not receive compensation or per diem for attendance of commission meetings but may be reimbursed reasonable expenses.

D.  The commission shall adopt rules necessary for the transaction of business and shall keep a record of its resolutions, transactions, findings, and determinations.

E.  The commission shall meet regularly as determined by the chairman; however, the chairman shall call an extraordinary meeting when requested to do so, in writing, by four or more members of the commission.

Acts 2003, No. 1230, §1.

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