Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 46:2751
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A. The Juvenile Justice Reform Act Implementation Commission, referred to in this Chapter as the “commission”, is hereby created in the executive branch.
B.(1) The commission shall be composed as follows:
(a) The chief justice of the supreme court or an associate justice of the supreme court appointed by the chief justice of the state supreme court.
(b) One senator appointed by the president of the Senate.
(c) The commissioner of administration.
(d) The vice president for Administration and Management, Southern University and A&M College or his designee.
(e) One representative appointed by the speaker of the House.
(f) One representative appointed by the Louisiana District Attorneys Association.
(g) One representative appointed by the state public defender.
(h) A representative of the Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children.
(2) Members shall be appointed, if required, and shall take office not later than July 15, 2003. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner of the original selection or as otherwise provided in this Section.
(3) Beginning on August 15, 2010, the representative appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives shall serve as the chairperson of the commission for a period of one year. Beginning on August 15, 2011, the senator appointed by the president of the Senate shall serve as the chairperson of the commission for a period of one year. Each year thereafter, the House and Senate member shall rotate serving as chairperson for a one-year term each.
C. The commission shall have as its purpose the implementation of the recommendations contained in the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2003 and HCR 56 or SCR 31, or both, of the 2003 Regular Session, and the continued reform of the state’s juvenile justice system.
Acts 2003, No. 1225, §5; Acts 2008, No. 279, §1; Acts 2010, No. 571, §1; Acts 2018, No. 179, §1.