RS 56:360.1     

SUBPART A-1. AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES

§360.1. Louisiana Aquatic Invasive Species Council

            A. The Louisiana Aquatic Invasive Species Council is hereby created and shall be composed of the following members or their designees:

            (1) The governor.

            (2) The secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

            (3) The secretary of the Department of Natural Resources.

            (4) The secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality.

            (5) The commissioner of agriculture.

            (6) The secretary of the Department of Transportation and Development.

            (7) The secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health.

            (8) The state superintendent of education.

            (9) The secretary of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

            B. The council shall be chaired by the secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries or his designee. The council shall elect a vice chair who shall not be an employee of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. In addition, the council shall elect other officers as the council deems necessary. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries shall provide staff necessary for the council.

            C. The council shall meet at least once per quarter, but may meet more often as necessary. The members of the council shall not be compensated for their services but may seek travel reimbursements from their respective agencies under the guidelines for state employees provided by the division of administration. Meetings of the council shall be subject to laws regarding open meetings, R.S. 42:11 et seq., and records kept by the council shall be subject to laws regarding public records, R.S. 44:1 et seq.

            Acts 2004, No. 185, §2, eff. June 10, 2004.