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      RS 23:2043     

  

§2043. Members

            A. The council shall consist of fifty-three members as follows:

            (1) The governor.

            (2) The executive director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

            (3) The secretary of the Department of Children and Family Services.

            (4) The secretary of the Department of Economic Development.

            (5) The state superintendent of education.

            (6) The president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.

            (7) The commissioner of higher education.

            (8) The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

            (9) Repealed by Acts 2015, No. 426, §7.

            (10) One member appointed by the governor who is a chief executive officer of a community-based organization.

            (11)(a) Twenty-seven members representing business and industry appointed by the governor, at least one of whom shall represent a woman-owned business and at least two of whom shall represent minority-owned businesses. Members representing business shall be individuals who are owners, chief executive officers, chief operating officers, or other individuals with optimum policymaking or hiring authority and may be members of local boards.

            (b) In appointing the members representing business and industry, the governor shall appoint:

            (i) One member who shall represent Louisiana's retail and wholesale sector.

            (ii) One member who shall represent Louisiana's energy sector.

            (iii) One member who shall represent Louisiana's medical services and biotechnology sector.

            (iv) One member who shall represent Louisiana's entertainment and tourism sector.

            (v) One member who shall represent Louisiana's information technology sector.

            (vi) One member who shall represent Louisiana's durable goods and manufacturing sector.

            (vii) One member who shall represent Louisiana's construction sector.

            (viii) One member who shall represent Louisiana's agriculture and forestry sector.

            (ix) One member who shall represent Louisiana's financial and insurance sector.

            (x) One member who shall represent Louisiana's logistics and transportation sector.

            (xi) Fourteen members representing Louisiana's general business community.

            (c) The following entities may each submit a list of up to three nominees to the governor for his consideration in appointing the members representing business and industry:

            (i) For the retail and wholesale sector: Louisiana Association of Wholesalers, Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association, Louisiana Oil Marketers and Convenience Store Association, Louisiana Retailers Association.

            (ii) For the energy sector: Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, Louisiana Propane Gas Association.

            (iii) For the medical services and biotechnology sector: Louisiana Hospital Association, Louisiana Nursing Home Association, Louisiana Pharmacists Association, Louisiana State Medical Society.

            (iv) For the entertainment and tourism sector: Louisiana Travel Promotion Association, Motion Picture Association of Louisiana, Louisiana Hotel and Lodging Association, Louisiana Restaurant Association.

            (v) For the informational technology sector: Louisiana Technology Council, Louisiana Cable and Telecommunications Association, Louisiana Telecommunications Association.

            (vi) For the durable goods and manufacturing sector: Louisiana Chemical Association, Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance, Louisiana Manufactured Housing Association, Louisiana Pulp and Paper Association.

            (vii) For the construction sector: Associated Builders and Contractors, Concrete and Aggregates Association of Louisiana, Associated General Contractors, Louisiana Home Builders Association.

            (viii) For the agriculture and forestry sector: Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, Louisiana Forestry Association.

            (ix) For the financial and insurance sector: Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Louisiana, Louisiana Bankers Association, Louisiana Association of Credit Unions.

            (x) For the logistics and transportation sector: Louisiana Association of Waterway Operators and Shipyards, Louisiana Motor Transport Association, Louisiana Railroad Association, Offshore Marine Service Association, Ports Association of Louisiana.

            (xi) For the general business community: Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, Louisiana Business League, Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association, Louisiana Small Business Development Center, Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management, Louisiana Staffing Association, National Federation of Independent Businesses.

            (12)(a) Two members representing parish and city government appointed by the governor, who shall be chief executive officers of a parish or city.

            (b) In appointing the members representing parish and city government, the following entities may each submit a list of three nominees to the governor for his consideration:

            (i) Louisiana Conference of Mayors.

            (ii) Louisiana Municipal Association.

            (iii) Police Jury Association of Louisiana or its successor.

            (13)(a) Eleven members representing organized labor appointed by the governor from among nominees submitted by the Louisiana AFL-CIO including representatives of labor organizations and at least one member of a labor organization or a training director from a joint labor management registered apprenticeship program within the state. Following the initial eleven appointments pursuant to this Paragraph, any vacancies that occur for these eleven positions shall be filled from a list of nine nominees submitted by the Louisiana AFL-CIO.

            (b) One of the four organized labor members shall be a certified training director for an apprenticeship program.

            (14) Two members of the Louisiana Senate appointed by the president of the Senate and two members of the Louisiana House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the House.

            B.(1) In making the appointments, the governor shall, as nearly as practicable, appoint members in a manner that is representative of the population of the regions of the state and shall consider factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, and national origin.

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

            C. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section, should any nominating entity fail to make any nomination provided in Subsection A of this Section, then the governor shall make the appointment.

            D. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section, should any determination be made that any provision of this Section does not conform to the requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, then the governor shall make appointments consistent with the Act.

            Acts 1997, No. 1, §1, eff. April 30, 1997; Acts 2008, No. 743, §2, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2015, No. 426, §§2, 7.



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