RS 37:3111     



§3111.  Board creation; qualification; domicile; term of office; confirmation; oath of office; compensation

A.  The Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board is hereby created as an agency of the state government in the office of the governor.  No member of the board shall be held liable as an individual in any suit against the board.

B.  The board shall be composed of seven persons, five of whom shall be auctioneers; one selected from each public service commission district, and two of whom shall be consumers from the public at large, all appointed by the governor.  Each appointee shall be a citizen of the United States of America, a resident of Louisiana, and at least thirty years of age.  The governor shall designate one member of the board to serve as chairman.  The board shall elect a vice chairman annually by majority vote of the total membership of the board.

C.  The board shall be domiciled in Baton Rouge, but shall be authorized to meet elsewhere in the state.

D.  Each appointed member shall serve at the pleasure of the governor for a term concurrent to the term of office of the governor appointing him, except that each member shall serve until his successor has been appointed and begins serving.  Each appointment by the governor shall be submitted to the Senate for confirmation.  In the event of the death, resignation, or disability of a member of the board, the governor shall fill the vacancy by appointing a qualified person for the remainder of the unexpired term.

E.  Each member of the board shall receive a certificate of appointment from the governor, and before beginning his term of office, shall file with the secretary of state his written oath or affirmation for faithful discharge of his official duty.

F.  Members of the board may receive a per diem or compensation when actually attending a meeting of the board or any of its committees and for the time spent on behalf of the board on official business.  Additionally, members may be reimbursed for actual and necessary travel, incidental, and clerical expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this Chapter when and if funds are available from the board's funds.

Added by Acts 1983, No. 508, §5.  Acts 1984, No. 749, §1, eff. July 13, 1984; Acts 1984, No. 780, §1; Acts 1993, No. 584, §1; Acts 1997, No. 923, §1; Acts 2000, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 126, §4; Acts 2000, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 144, §21, eff. March 1, 2001, if const. amend. proposed by Act No. 153 of 2000 1st Ex. Sess. is adopted in Nov., 2000; Acts 2001, No. 8, §12, eff. July 1, 2001; Acts 2001, No. 696, §1, eff. June 25, 2001.

{{NOTE:  SEE ACTS 1984, NO. 749, §2.}}