RS 34:1801     

CHAPTER 15. AVOYELLES PARISH PORT COMMISSION

§1801. Creation of Avoyelles Parish Port Commission

            A.(1) There is hereby created a commission to be known as the Avoyelles Parish Port Commission, which shall be composed of nine members, at least three of whom shall be minorities, with one member domiciled in each police jury district who shall serve without compensation and who shall be appointed, subject to Senate confirmation, as follows:

            (2)(a) Each member of the police jury of Avoyelles Parish shall submit a list of three nominees from his respective district to the representative representing House District Twenty-Eight, the senator representing Senate District Twenty-Eight, and the senator representing Senate District Thirty-Two. Each nominee shall be domiciled in the police jury district that the police jury member represents.

            (b) A majority of the legislators consisting of the representative representing House District Twenty-Eight, the senator representing Senate District Twenty-Eight, and the senator representing Senate District Thirty-Two shall appoint one nominee from each list of nominees submitted to serve as commissioners.

            (3) The initial commissioners appointed following the effective date of this Paragraph shall serve until January 12, 2020. Thereafter, any commissioner appointed shall serve a term of four years.

            (4) The mayor of Simmesport or his designee, who shall be a member of the board of aldermen of the town of Simmesport, shall be an ex-officio nonvoting member of the commission.

            (5) Except as in Paragraph (4) of this Subsection, no person who holds an elective public office of any kind in federal, state, or local governments shall be appointed or serve as a member of the commission. Any member of the commission who, during his term of office, is elected to such office shall be deemed to have resigned from the commission by virtue of being elected to such public office.

            B. Any vacancy on the commission for any reason shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments and for the unexpired term of office. Each commissioner shall be a citizen of the United States, and a qualified voter and a taxpayer of the State of Louisiana.

            Added by Acts 1960, No. 331, §1. Amended by Acts 1966, No. 446, §1; Acts 2016, No. 594, §1, eff. June 17, 2016.