RS 49:1053     

§1053. Louisiana Geographic Information Systems Council; creation; membership; quorum; domicile

            A. There is hereby created the Louisiana Geographic Information Systems Council, which shall be responsible for guiding the sound development of geographic information systems, spatially enabled data, and geographically related information technology for the state of Louisiana.

            B. The Louisiana Geographic Information Systems Council, hereafter referred to as "council", shall be placed within the division of administration, office of technology services.

            C. The council shall be composed of the following members:

            (1) A representative of the Louisiana Senate, appointed by the president of the Senate.

            (2) A representative of the Louisiana House of Representatives, appointed by the speaker of the House.

            (3) A representative of the office of the governor, division of administration, appointed by the commissioner of administration.

            (4) A representative of the office of the governor, military department, appointed by the adjutant general.

            (5) A representative of the Department of Justice, appointed by the attorney general.

            (6) A representative of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, appointed by the commissioner of agriculture.

            (7) A representative of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, appointed by the secretary.

            (8) A representative of the Department of Economic Development, appointed by the secretary.

            (9) A representative of the Department of Environmental Quality, appointed by the secretary.

            (10) A representative of the Louisiana Department of Health, office of public health, appointed by the secretary.

            (11) A representative of the Department of Natural Resources, appointed by the secretary.

            (12) A representative of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, appointed by the secretary.

            (13) A representative of the Department of Transportation and Development, appointed by the secretary.

            (14) A representative of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, appointed by the secretary.

            (15) A representative of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, appointed by the secretary.

            (16) A representative of the Department of Children and Family Services, appointed by the secretary.

            (17) A representative of the Department of Education, appointed by the superintendent of education.

            (18) A representative of the Louisiana Assessors Association, appointed by the governor from a list of three names submitted by such association and subject to confirmation by the Senate.

            (19) A representative of the Police Jury Association of Louisiana, appointed by the governor from a list of three names submitted by such association and subject to confirmation by the Senate.

            (20) A representative of the Louisiana Municipal Association, appointed by the governor from a list of three names submitted by such association and subject to confirmation by the Senate.

            (21) A representative of the Louisiana Association of Planning and Development Districts, appointed by the governor from a list of three names submitted by such association and subject to confirmation by the Senate.

            D. Upon approval of the council, any other entity may appoint a representative as a member of the council. The appointing authority of such entity shall make the appointment.

            E.(1) Each representative appointed shall be knowledgeable about geographic information systems and shall be involved in GIS applications in his employment capacity.

            (2) Each representative may appoint a designee who shall have all the rights and privileges as a member of the council when acting in such capacity.

            F. The council shall select a chairman and vice chairman from its membership.

            G. A majority of the council shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

            H. The council shall be domiciled in Baton Rouge.

            I. The members of the council shall serve without compensation.

            Acts 1995, No. 922, §2; Acts 2001, No. 772, §4, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 2005, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 68, §1, eff. Jan. 21, 2006; Acts 2008, No. 743, §7, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2009, No. 409, §6, eff. July 1, 2009.

            NOTE: See Acts 1995, No. 922, §3.