RS 40:1664.11     

§1664.11.  Life Safety and Property Protection Advisory Board

A.  The Life Safety and Property Protection Advisory Board is hereby created and placed within the Department of Public Safety and Corrections as further provided by R.S. 36:409(M) and 919.3.  The board shall be composed of thirteen members, as follows:

(1)(a)  Twelve members shall be appointed by the governor from a list of nominees submitted to the governor by the Louisiana Life Safety and Security Association, the Louisiana Fire Sprinkler Association, and the Louisiana Automatic Fire Alarm Association.

(b)  The board shall consist of members representing all aspects of life safety and property protection.  Each of the technical endorsements shall be represented by at least one board member licensed for such.  Members who have only a specialty endorsement may be appointed if all the technical endorsements have representation.

(c)  Any person appointed to the board shall be licensed pursuant to this Subpart and shall have been engaged in life safety and property protection contracting for a minimum of four years prior to his appointment, except that two members may be from an associate industry to life safety and property protection for which no license is required but shall be legally registered to do business in Louisiana.

(2)(a)  One member shall be an employee of the office of the state fire marshal designated by the state fire marshal.

(b)  Such member shall serve as the chairman of the board but shall not vote except in the event of a tie vote of the members present and voting.

B.(1)  Each appointed member shall serve a term of two years.

(2)  The member designated by the state fire marshal shall serve a term concurrent with the term of the state fire marshal making such designation.

(3)  No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms except the member designated by the state fire marshal.

(4)  A vacancy on the board occurring prior to expiration of a term shall be filled in the manner of the original appointment for the remainder of the term.

C.  The board shall meet upon the call of the chairman or upon the written request of any three members of the board.  Notice of any such meeting shall be given to board members and the public at least seven days in advance.

D.  Five members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.  The board may take action by majority vote of its members present and voting.

E.  Each appointed member of the board may be reimbursed for travel and related expenses incurred, not to exceed those expenses authorized for reimbursement by the State Travel Guide, for each day that the member engages in board business.

F.  No member of the board shall be liable in a civil action for any act performed in good faith in the execution of his duties as a board member.

G.  The board shall have the authority to approve all training, certification, and examination requirements for licensure under this Subpart.  The board shall have the authority to approve written training programs as acceptable equivalents for meeting the training or examination requirements of this Subpart.  The board may also accept, as such an equivalent, licensure of a firm or person by a jurisdiction outside this state which has standards and requirements of practice which substantially conform to the provisions of this Subpart.  The board shall also establish continuing education requirements.

H.  In the absence of an appointed board, the state fire marshal shall determine and approve licensing equivalencies, written training programs, examination requirements, and continuing education requirements.

Acts 2006, No. 307, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2007; Acts 2010, No. 984, §1.