Current as of: 2009
B. The domicile of the board shall be in the city of Baton Rouge, and the board shall establish its office at its domicile, but may hold meetings at other places within the state.
C. The board shall meet on regularly scheduled dates determined by it, and at such other times as the chairman may determine are necessary for the purpose of reviewing and taking action on applications for pardons pending before it and to transact such other business as it deems necessary.
D. The board shall select a vice chairman from its membership and shall select and fix the salary of an executive secretary, who need not be a member of the board, and who shall serve at the pleasure of the board. All meetings of the board shall be open to the public.
A. The Board of Pardons shall consist of five electors, who shall be appointed by the governor to serve terms concurrent with the governor making the appointments, or until their successors are appointed and take office. Beginning with appointments made to the board, or appointments to fill a vacancy on the board, which occur after August 15, 2008, at least one of the members shall be appointed from a list of three names submitted by the membership of Victims and Citizens Against Crime, Inc. All appointments shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate. The governor shall designate the chairman of the board.
E. Four members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and all actions of the board shall require the favorable vote of at least four members of the board.
F. Each member of the board shall devote full time to the duties of his office, and shall be prohibited from holding any elective, appointive, or public employment; or from engaging in any private business or employment which is in conflict with his duties as a member of the board.
Amended by Acts 1968, No. 190, §1; Acts 1975, No. 593, §1, eff. July 1, 1975; Acts 1979, No. 490, §1; Acts 1995, No. 1150, §1; Acts 1997, No. 828, §1; Acts 2008, No. 182, §1.Prev | Next
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