RS 34:1951     

CHAPTER 18. SOUTH TANGIPAHOA PARISH

PORT COMMISSION

§1951. Creation of South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission

            A. There is hereby created a commission to be known as the South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission which shall be composed of seven members from the parish of Tangipahoa who shall be appointed by the governor for terms of six years as provided in Subsection B of this Section. The members of the board of commissioners shall serve without compensation. The commission shall hold a regular meeting once each calendar month with a maximum of six additional special meetings annually. No more than three meetings may be held in any one calendar month.

            B.(1) The term of each member serving on July 1, 2003, shall expire as follows:

            (a) The term of any member whose term prior to July 1, 2003, would have expired on October 1, 2003, shall expire on July 1, 2003.

            (b) The term of any member whose term prior to July 1, 2003, would have expired on October 1, 2004, shall expire on July 1, 2003.

            (c) The term of any member whose term prior to July 1, 2003, would have expired on October 1, 2005, shall expire on July 1, 2004.

            (d) The term of any member whose term prior to July 1, 2003, would have expired on October 1, 2006, shall expire on July 1, 2005.

            (e) The term of any member whose term prior to July 1, 2003, would have expired on October 1, 2008, shall expire on July 1, 2007.

            (f) The term of any member whose term prior to July 1, 2003, would have expired on October 1, 2009, shall expire on July 1, 2008.

            (2) Upon the expiration of the term of each member whose term expires as provided in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection or the creation of a vacancy in the seat of any such member, whichever occurs first, the governor shall appoint the successor to such member, subject to Senate confirmation, as follows and in the following order:

            (a) First, one member from a list of three nominees submitted by the senator representing Senate District Six.

            (b) Second, one member from a list of three nominees submitted by the representative representing House of Representatives District Seventy-three.

            (c) Third, one member from a list of three nominees submitted by the senator representing Senate District Eleven.

            (d) Fourth, one member from a list of three nominees submitted by the Pontchatoula Chamber of Commerce.

            (e) Fifth, one member from a list of three nominees submitted by the Hammond Chamber of Commerce.

            (f) Sixth, one member from a list of three nominees submitted by the Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation.

            (g) Seventh, one member from a list of three nominees submitted by the senator representing Senate District Six, the representative representing House of Representatives District Seventy-three, and the senator representing Senate District Eleven.

            (3) Notwithstanding the provisions of Paragraph (2) of this Subsection, if on July 1, 2003, there are any vacancies, such vacancies shall be considered as the first seats to be filled in the manner provided in Paragraph (2).

            (4) Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S. 42:2, the expiration of the term of a member shall result in a vacancy until a person is appointed and qualified to serve for the succeeding term.

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

            D. No person shall serve more than three full six-year terms as a member of the South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission. A full term shall not include partial terms served by members due to appointment to fill a vacancy or other reason. This limitation on terms shall apply to present and future members.

            Added by Acts 1962, No. 299, §1. Amended by Acts 1966, No. 446, §1; Acts 1970, No. 228, §1, emerg. eff. July 2, 1970, at 1:05 P.M.; Acts 1972, No. 497, §1, eff. July 26, 1972, at 12 o'clock noon; Acts 1976, No. 691, §1; Acts 1981, No. 637, §1, eff. July 20, 1981; Acts 1993, No. 204. §1, eff. June 1, 1993; Acts 1999, No. 516, §1; Acts 2003, No. 889, §1, eff. July 1, 2003; Acts 2016, No. 431, §1, eff. June 9, 2016.