RS 38:3074     

§3074. Board of commissioners; appointments; tenure; replacement; compensation

            A. The board of commissioners shall consist of sixteen members who shall be appointed by the governor. Each appointment by the governor shall be submitted to the Senate for confirmation. The members shall be appointed as follows:

            (1) One member shall be appointed from each parish composing the district with the representative of each parish to be nominated by the governing authority of such parish.

            (2) Three members shall be appointed from nominations by the industrial users in the district.

            (3) Three members shall be appointed from nominations by privately or publicly owned entities that furnish water for rural or municipal use within the district. One of the three members shall be from nominations by privately owned users furnishing a municipal water supply.

            (4) One member shall be the director of the Department of Public Works, or his designee.

            (5) One member shall be the commissioner of conservation, or his designee, who shall be a member of his staff.

            (6) One member shall be appointed from nominations by the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation and the Louisiana Cattlemen's Association.

            (7) One member shall be the secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality, or his designee, who shall be a member of his staff.

            (8) One member shall be appointed from the nomination by the members of the board. For the purposes of this Paragraph "board" shall mean the members appointed pursuant to Paragraphs (1) through (7) of this Subsection.

            B. The governor shall designate the term of office for each member of the initial board so that:

            (1) From those members appointed by the parish governments two shall be appointed for a one-year term; two shall be appointed for a two-year term; and one shall be appointed for a three-year term.

            (2) From those members appointed to represent industry, one shall be appointed for a one-year term; one shall be appointed for a two-year term; and one shall be appointed for a three-year term.

            (3) From those members appointed to represent users furnishing water for municipalities, one shall be appointed for a term of one year and one for a term of two years.

            (4) All other members shall serve an initial term of three years.

            (5) After the initial term, all terms shall be three years, except that the terms for members representing governmental entities whose term shall be contemporaneous with their office.

            C. No commissioner shall be entitled to serve more than two consecutive regular terms, with the exception of members representing governmental entities. Terms shall commence for those initially appointed on the date of implementation of the district. Terms for commissioners subsequently elected shall commence on the anniversary date of the date of implementation.

            D. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the governor in the manner provided by Subsection A of this Section.

            (1)-(9) Repealed by Acts 2014, No. 795, §2.

            E. Commissioners shall not be compensated for their services, except that the board may, by regulation, provide for the payment of expenses for travel outside the district on official business.

            Added by Acts 1974, No. 678, §1. Amended by Acts 1976, No. 231, §1; Acts 1980, No. 738, §1; Acts 2003, No. 774, §10; Acts 2012, No. 601, §1, eff. June 7, 2012; Acts 2012, No. 753, §5; Acts 2014, No. 795, §§1, 2.