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      RS 25:380.1     

  

§380.1.  Governing board; creation; domicile; appointment and compensation of members

A.  The governing board of the Louisiana State Cotton Museum is hereby created in the Department of State.

B.  The domicile of the board shall be in the parish of East Carroll.

C.(1)  The board shall be composed of members who all have a knowledge of and an interest in cotton and cotton production.

(2)  The board shall be composed and the members selected as follows:

(a)  Five members shall be appointed by the secretary of state from a list of ten names submitted and nominated by the legislative delegation from the parishes of East Carroll, West Carroll, Madison, Franklin, Richland, Morehouse, Ouachita, Tensas, Caldwell, and Concordia to serve four-year terms from an area composed of the following parishes: East Carroll, West Carroll, Madison, Franklin, Richland, Morehouse, Ouachita, Tensas, Caldwell, and Concordia.

(b)  One member shall be appointed by the secretary of state to serve a two-year term from among the members of the Cotton Producers Association.

(c)  Five members shall be appointed by the secretary of state to serve four-year terms from a list of ten names submitted and nominated by the Friends of the Louisiana State Cotton Museum.

(d)  The secretary of state or his designee, and the museum chief administrative officer and the museum director, if any, shall each be an ex officio member of the board.

(e)  The commissioner of agriculture and forestry, or his designee.

(f)  One member shall be appointed by the secretary of state to serve a two-year term from the members of the cotton division of the Louisiana Farm Bureau.

D.  Each appointed member shall be confirmed by the Senate and those members serving four-year terms shall serve terms concurrent with the governor.  Each member shall serve until his successor is appointed and takes office.

E.  Members of the board shall serve without compensation.

Acts 1992, No. 152, §2, eff. June 5, 1992; Acts 1995, No. 52, §1; Acts 2003, No. 662, §1, eff. June 27, 2003; Acts 2006, No. 451, §1.



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