Louisiana Laws > Revised Statutes > Title 34 > Chapter 13 > § 34:1651 - Greater lafourche port commission; creation; members; election by divisions; vacancies; qualifications; officers; meetings; per diem; removal for excessive absences
Current as of: 2009
A. There is hereby created a commission, to be known as the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, which shall be composed of nine members.
B. Each member of the commission shall be elected to a designated division of the commission to serve a term of six years. The divisions shall be for the sole purpose of nomination and election of commission members. The divisions shall be designated alphabetically as Divisions "A" through "I" respectively. Each commission member in office on the effective date of this Subsection as amended in 1980 shall be placed in one of the designated divisions by name alphabetically. A candidate for nomination and election to the commission shall, at the time of filing his declaration as a candidate therefor, designate only one division of the commission for which he is a candidate. The electors of the port area shall elect one member from among the candidates for each division of the commission, beginning with the congressional elections in 1982.
C. Should a vacancy occur in the office of any member of the commission, for any reason whatsoever, the vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term as provided by Article VI, Section 13 of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974.
D. Each commissioner shall be a citizen of the United States and a qualified voter and taxpayer of the state of Louisiana, and of the tenth ward, parish of Lafourche as the boundaries and limits of said ward are presently fixed by law. Not more than two members of the legislature may serve as members of the commission at the same time.
E. The commission shall elect from among its own members a president, a vice-president, a secretary and a treasurer, whose respective duties shall be prescribed by the commission. At the option of the commission the offices of secretary and treasurer may be held by one person. The commission shall meet in regular session once each month, and shall also meet in special session at the call of the president of the commission or on the written request of five members of the commission. A majority of the members of the commission shall constitute a quorum and all actions or resolutions of the commission must be approved by the affirmative vote of not less than a majority of all members of the commission. The commission shall prescribe rules to govern its meetings and shall fix the place at which the meetings shall be held.
F. The commission may fix a per diem not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars to be paid to members of the commission for each day the member attends a meeting of the commission and each day the member spends on business of the commission authorized by the commission, not to exceed six per diem payments per month.
Added by Acts 1960, No. 222, §1. Amended by Acts 1961, No. 97, §1; Acts 1962, No. 11, §1; Acts 1963, No. 116, §2; Acts 1976, No. 160, §1; Acts 1980, No. 623, §1, eff. July 23, 1980; Acts 2003, No. 177, §1, eff. June 5, 2003; Acts 2009, No. 25, §1.Prev | Next
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