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      RS 37:3394     


§3394. Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board

            A. There is hereby created within the office of the governor the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board, which shall be comprised as provided in Subsection B of this Section.

            B.(1) Ten members shall be appointed by the governor with one member appointed from each congressional district and with four members appointed at large. Of the ten members appointed by the governor:

            (a) Two shall be appointed from a list of five names submitted by the Louisiana Bankers Association each of whom shall have been involved in real estate lending for at least five years.

            (b) One member shall have been engaged in the business of appraisal management for at least four years and shall be an employee or representative of a Louisiana licensed appraisal management company. Additionally, this member shall be a citizen and qualified elector of Louisiana and licensed in Louisiana as either a certified residential appraiser or certified general appraiser immediately preceding the appointment to the board.

            (c) Each of the remaining members shall have been domiciled in Louisiana and licensed as either a certified residential appraiser or certified general appraiser for not less than five consecutive years immediately preceding the appointment.

            (2) At least four of the ten members shall be certified general appraisers and at least two of the ten members shall be certified residential appraisers.

            C. Each appointment by the governor shall be submitted to the Senate for confirmation.

            D. All members shall be appointed for three-year terms. All terms shall commence thirty days after the appointment, and all members shall serve until their successors have been appointed and qualified. Vacancies occurring in the membership of the board for any reason shall be filled by appointment by the governor for the unexpired term. Upon expiration of their terms, members of the board shall continue to hold office until the appointment and qualification of their successors. No person shall be appointed for more than two consecutive terms. The appointing authority may remove a member for cause.

            E. The executive director of the commission shall serve as executive director of the board.

            F. The board shall meet at least once each calendar quarter to conduct its business. The location in Louisiana of future meetings shall be decided by a vote of the members present at the current meeting. The executive director shall give written notice to each member of the time and place of each meeting of the board at least ten days before the scheduled date of the meeting.

            G. The members of the board shall elect a chairperson, vice chairperson, and secretary.

            H. Six members of the board shall constitute a quorum for all business.

            I. Each member of the board shall be entitled to a per diem allowance of fifty dollars for each meeting of the board at which the member is present. Each member of the board shall be entitled to reimbursement of their actual expenses for travel, meals, and lodging.

            Acts 1987, No. 472, §1; Acts 1991, No. 94, §1, eff. Jan. 13, 1992; Acts 1991, No. 412, §1; Acts 1993, No. 949, §1; Acts 1995, No. 690, §2; Acts 2001, No. 8, §12, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 2001, No. 833, §2; Acts 2003, No. 341, §1; Acts 2014, No. 347, §1, eff. May 30, 2014; Acts 2022, No. 547, §1, eff. June 17, 2022.

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