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      RS 40:2451     




§2451. Creation; membership; term of office

           A. An agency of the state to be known as the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is hereby created and established in the Louisiana Department of Health, hereinafter in this Chapter referred to as the department. The council shall exercise the powers and duties hereinafter set forth or otherwise provided by law.

           B. The council shall consist of fifteen members who shall be appointed by the governor and shall be representative of physicians, pediatricians, coaches, physical therapists, athletic trainers, athletes, educators and such other persons or professions interested in the physical fitness of the citizens of Louisiana. In making his appointments, the governor shall also take into consideration the various geographic areas of the state with a view to giving all sections of the state representation on the council.

           C. The terms of office of members of the council shall be for three years expiring on September first in the appropriate year. Of the initial members appointed to the board, four members shall be appointed for terms of one year, five members shall be appointed for terms of two years, and six members shall be appointed for terms of three years, as determined by the governor. The governor may reappoint any person who has served or is serving as a member of the council. A vacancy shall be filled by appointment only for the remainder of the unexpired term. Each appointment by the governor shall be submitted to the Senate for confirmation.

           D. The council shall meet and organize immediately after appointment of the members and shall elect from its membership a chairman and a vice chairman. The council shall adopt rules for the transaction of its business and shall keep a record of its resolutions, transactions, findings, and determinations. Eight members shall constitute a quorum.

           E. The council shall meet at least once in each quarter of the fiscal year, and as often thereafter as shall be deemed necessary by the chairman.

           F. By a two-thirds vote of the council, a member may be dismissed from membership for such reasons as the council may establish, which reasons shall include lack of interest in council duties or repeated absences from council meetings.

           G. Members of the council shall receive no salary for their services, but shall be reimbursed for actual travel and other expenses incurred while in the performance of their duties in accordance with travel regulations of the division of administration.

           Added by Acts 1980, No. 751, §2; Acts 2003, No. 774, §11.

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