RS 8:61     

CHAPTER 2.  LOUISIANA CEMETERY BOARD

§61.  Cemetery board created; appointments; terms

A.  The Louisiana Cemetery Board is hereby created and shall be placed within the office of the governor.  The board shall consist of seven members appointed by the governor.  There shall be at least one member from each public service commission district existing at the time of the appointments and two members at large, who shall all be residents of Louisiana.  Any change in the total membership or district of the public service commission shall not affect the term of any duly appointed member, but subsequent appointments shall be made so as to conform with membership and districts of the commission existing at the time of the subsequent appointments.  The domicile of the board shall be in the parish of Jefferson.  A majority of the board members shall constitute a quorum for all meetings.

B.  Of the seven original members, five shall be appointed by the governor, at least one member from each public service commission district existing at the time of the appointments, from a list of ten nominees to be submitted by the Louisiana Cemeteries Association, Inc., not later than thirty days after July 31, 1974.  Of the seven original members, two members shall be appointed by the governor at large, and such at large members and their successors shall not have any direct or indirect interest in either the cemetery or funeral business.  Of the seven original members, the terms of the two members appointed at large shall expire January 1, 1976, the terms of two shall expire January 1, 1977, and the terms of three shall expire January 1, 1978.  Thereafter, appointments shall be for a four-year term, and in the case of a member who is selected from a particular public service commission district, the successor of said member shall be appointed from the same public service commission district from a list of two nominees to be submitted by the Louisiana Cemeteries Association, Inc. for each such successor to be appointed.  The said list of nominees shall be furnished to the governor not later than October thirty-first of each calendar year prior to the expiration of the term of such members.  Similarly, any vacancy on the board created through the resignation or death of an appointee from a particular public service commission district shall be filled by a successor from the same public service commission district whose name shall come from a list of two nominees to be furnished by the Louisiana Cemeteries Association, Inc., within thirty days after the creation of the vacancy.  Similarly, any vacancy on the board created through the resignation or death of a member at large shall be filled by the governor within thirty days after the creation of the vacancy.  Each appointment by the governor shall be submitted to the Senate for confirmation.

Acts 1974, No. 417, §1.  Amended by Acts 1980, No. 428, §1; Acts 1991, No. 430, §1; Acts 2001, No. 8, §3, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 2003, No. 774, §2.