RS 25:379.1     

§379.1.  Regional museum governing board; creation; domicile; appointment and compensation of members

A.  The Regional Museum Governing Board of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum is hereby created in the Department of State.

B.  The domicile of the board shall be the city of Shreveport.

C.(1)  The board shall be composed of members who all have a knowledge of, and an interest in, art, history, including political history, and cultural restoration.

(2)  The board shall be composed and the members selected as follows:

(a)  Ten members shall be appointed by the secretary of state to serve two-year terms from an area composed of the following parishes: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster.

(b)  One member shall be appointed by the secretary of state to serve a two-year term from among the members of the Louisiana State Fair Board.

(c)  Ten members shall be appointed by the secretary of state to serve four-year terms from a list of fifteen names submitted by the Friends of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum and Discovery Center.

(d)  The museum chief administrative officer and the museum director, if any, shall each be an ex officio member of the board.

D.  Each appointed member shall be confirmed by the Senate and those members serving four-year terms shall serve terms concurrent with the governor.  Each member shall serve until his successor is appointed and takes office.

E.  Members of the board shall serve without compensation.

Acts 1991, No. 9, §1, eff. June 6, 1991; Acts 1992, No. 459, §1, eff. July 1, 1992; Acts 2003, No. 525, §1, eff. June 22, 2003.