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      RS 38:3074     

  

§3074. Board of commissioners; appointments; tenure; replacement; compensation

            A. The board of commissioners shall consist of seventeen members who shall be appointed by the governor. Each appointment by the governor shall be submitted to the Senate for confirmation. The members shall be appointed as follows:

            (1) One member shall be appointed from each parish composing the district with the representative of each parish to be nominated by the governing authority of such parish.

            (2) Three members shall be appointed from nominations by the industrial users in the district.

            (3) Three members shall be appointed from nominations by privately or publicly owned entities that furnish water for rural or municipal use within the district. One of the three members shall be from nominations by privately owned users furnishing a municipal water supply.

            (4) One member shall be a person nominated by the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish who shall be a registered professional engineer employed on the staff of the Department of Environmental Services, the Department of Transportation and Drainage, or the Department of Development, within the Department of Public Works.

            (5) One member shall be the commissioner of conservation, or his designee, who shall be a member of his staff and be a professional geologist licensed by the Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists or be a registered professional engineer with experience in groundwater resource management or a person with experience in groundwater resource management.

            (6) One member shall be appointed from nominations by the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation and the Louisiana Cattlemen's Association.

            (7) One member shall be the secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality, or his designee, who shall be a member of his staff and be a professional geologist licensed by the Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists or be a registered professional engineer with experience in groundwater resource management or a person with experience in groundwater resource management.

            (8) One member shall be appointed from a nomination by the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish who shall be a professional geologist licensed by the Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists or a registered professional engineer with experience in groundwater resource management or a person with experience in groundwater resource management.

            (9) One member shall be appointed by the governor from nominations submitted by the majority vote of the members of the board. The member shall be a professional geologist licensed by the Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists or a technical professional with experience in groundwater resource management who is licensed by the Louisiana Professional Engineering Board or a person with experience in groundwater resource management. For the purposes of this Paragraph "board" shall mean the members appointed pursuant to Paragraphs (1) through (8) of this Subsection.

            B. Each member shall serve a term of three years, except that the members representing governmental entities shall serve a term contemporaneous with their office.

            C. No commissioner shall be entitled to serve more than two consecutive regular terms, with the exception of members representing governmental entities. Terms shall commence for those initially appointed on the date of implementation of the district. Terms for commissioners subsequently elected shall commence on the anniversary date of the date of implementation.

            D. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the governor in the manner provided by Subsection A of this Section.

            E. Commissioners shall not be compensated for their services, except that the board may, by regulation, provide for the payment of expenses for travel outside the district on official business.

            Added by Acts 1974, No. 678, §1. Amended by Acts 1976, No. 231, §1; Acts 1980, No. 738, §1; Acts 2003, No. 774, §10; Acts 2012, No. 601, §1, eff. June 7, 2012; Acts 2012, No. 753, §5; Acts 2014, No. 795, §§1, 2; Acts 2018, No. 625, §1, eff. May 30, 2018.



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