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      RS 42:341     



§341. Definitions

            Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the following words and terms, when used in this Chapter, shall have the following meanings:

            (1) "Agency" means a department, office, division, agency, commission, board, committee, or other organizational unit of a governmental entity.

            (2) "Agency head" means the chief executive or administrative officer of an agency or the chairman of a board or commission.

            (3) "Elected official" means any person holding an office in a governmental entity which is filled by the vote of the appropriate electorate. It shall also include any person appointed to fill a vacancy in such office.

            (4) "Governmental entity" means the state or any political subdivision.

            (5) "Public employee" means anyone who is:

            (a) An administrative officer or official of a governmental entity who is not filling an elective office.

            (b) Appointed to a post or position created by rule, law, resolution, ordinance, charter, or executive order.

            (c) Employed by an agency, officer, or official of a governmental entity.

            (6) "Public servant" means a public employee or an elected official.

            Acts 2018, No. 270, §1, eff. January 1, 2019.

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