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§461.  Interim emergency board; creation; officers; quorum; domicile; notification of meeting; public records; per diem

A.  The interim emergency board is created.  It is composed of the governor, lieutenant governor, state treasurer, the presiding officer of each house of the legislature, the chairman of the Committee on Finance of the Senate, and the Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives, or their designees.

B.  The board shall elect from its membership a chairman and a vice-chairman and such other officers as it deems necessary.  In the absence of the chairman, his duties shall be performed by the vice-chairman.

C.  A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.  All official actions of the board shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the members.

D.  The board shall be domiciled in Baton Rouge.  It shall meet at the state capitol, or, in the event of a public emergency caused by epidemic, enemy attack, or natural catastrophe, at such other place as the chairman determines.

E.  The board shall comply with the provisions of R.S. 42:11 et seq.1  The official minutes of the proceedings of the board, as well as all correspondence, ballots, and tabulations thereof, shall be public records and maintained in a proper manner by the secretary of the board and the clerk of the House of Representatives and the secretary of the Senate.

F.  Each member of the board who is not a statewide elected official or the presiding officer of either house of the legislature shall be paid a per diem equal to the per diem provided by law for members of the legislature.  The board may reimburse such members for travel expenses incurred in attendance at meetings of the board.

Acts 1974, Ex.Sess., No. 10, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1975.  Amended by Acts 1981, No. 174, §1; Acts 1981, No. 620, §3, eff. July 1, 1981; Acts 1982, No. 502, §3.

1The open meeting law.

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