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      RS 3:837     


§837. Louisiana Egg Commission; creation, organization

            A. The Louisiana Egg Commission is hereby created within the department with its domicile at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

            B. The commission shall consist of seven members appointed by the commissioner and confirmed by the Senate.

            (1) Two members shall be active egg producers.

            (2) Two members shall be active distributors.

            (3) Two members shall have knowledge of the egg industry.

            (4) One member shall be appointed from the public at large.

            C. The commissioner, or his designee, shall serve ex officio and shall have all rights and responsibilities of appointed members. The commissioner or his designee shall be counted for purposes of constituting a quorum.

            D. At the same time and in the same manner, the commissioner shall appoint one alternate for each appointed member. Each alternate shall possess the same qualifications as the member for whom he is appointed as an alternate. When a member is unable to be present at any meeting of the commission, his alternate shall serve in his place. Any alternate serving in the place of a member shall be deemed to be a member for purposes of that meeting and shall exercise all of the powers vested by law in the member, including the right to vote.

            E. Appointed members and alternates shall serve terms concurrent with the term of the commissioner making the appointment.

            F. Vacancies in the office of the members and alternates shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments. Persons appointed to fill vacancies shall serve out the unexpired term.

            G. A majority of the members of the commission shall constitute a quorum.

            H. Members of the commission shall not receive any salary for performing their duties as members. Members may receive a per diem for each day spent in actual attendance of meetings of the commission, in an amount not to exceed forty dollars. Members may receive a mileage allowance for mileage traveled in attending meetings, at a rate not to exceed that paid to state employees. Members shall not receive per diem or mileage for more than twelve meetings per year.

            I. The commission shall meet as needed on the call of the chairman or upon the request of any three members.

            J. The commission, by a vote of a majority of the members, may expel a member or alternate for good cause. Good cause shall include but shall not be limited to three consecutive unexcused absences. The expulsion of a member or alternate creates a vacancy in that office.

            Added by Acts 1968, No. 441, §1; Acts 2003, No. 523, §1, eff. June 20, 2003; Acts 2009, No. 24, §8F, eff. June 12, 2009; Acts 2015, No. 320, §1.

NOTE: See Acts 2003, No. 523, §§2 and 3.

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