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§3504.  Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners; creation; qualifications; domicile; terms of office; confirmation; oath of office; compensation

A.  The Louisiana State Board of Private Investigator Examiners is hereby created within the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.  The board shall be a body corporate and may sue and be sued.  

B.  The board shall be composed of seven members appointed by the governor.  One member shall be appointed from each of the five public service commission districts as established by law and shall be a resident of the district from which he is appointed.  The governor shall appoint one licensed attorney to serve on the board from the state at large and one member from the state at large appointed from a list of names submitted by the board of directors of the Louisiana Private Investigators Association.  Each member of the board shall be a citizen of the United States of America, a resident of Louisiana, at least twenty-one years of age and, except for the attorney appointed from the state at large, shall have been actively engaged in the private investigator business for the previous five years, earning at least ninety percent of his gross income for the year preceding his appointment from the private investigator business.  No more than two board members may be employed by or affiliated with the same agency.  The initial board members shall not be required to be licensed but shall obtain a license within one hundred eighty days after appointment to the board.  Each subsequent member shall be a licensed private investigator.

C.  The board shall be domiciled in Baton Rouge and may meet at such other locations in the state as may be determined by the board.  

D.  Each member shall serve at the pleasure of the governor.  Each appointment by the governor shall be submitted to the Senate for confirmation.  

E.  Any vacancy on the board caused by the death, resignation, or disability of a member shall be filled by appointment by the governor.  A person appointed to fill a vacancy on the board shall possess the same qualifications and residency requirements as the person whose position on the board is being filled by the appointment.  

F.  Each member of the board shall receive a certificate or commission from the governor and before beginning his term of office shall file with the secretary of state a written oath or affirmation for faithful discharge of his official duties.  

G.(1)  No member of the board shall receive a per diem but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred when attending a meeting of the board or any of its committees and for the time spent on behalf of the board on official business, not to exceed ten days in any month.  

(2)  Each member shall be reimbursed, upon approval of the board as evidenced by voucher, for all necessary travel, incidental, and clerical expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this Chapter.  

Acts 1992, No. 245, §2.  

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