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§7. Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College; Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

            Section 7.(A) Creation; Powers. The Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College and the Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College are created as bodies corporate. Subject to powers vested by this Article in the Board of Regents, each shall supervise and manage the institutions, statewide agricultural programs, and other programs administered through its system.

NOTE: Subparagraph (B)(1) eff. until ratification of the const. amend. proposed by Acts 2020, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 10

            (B)(1) Membership; Terms. Each board shall be composed of fifteen members, of whom two members shall be from each congressional district and the remaining member or members shall be from the state at large, appointed by the governor with consent of the Senate. The members shall serve overlapping terms of six years, following initial terms fixed by law.

NOTE: Subparagraph (B)(1) eff. upon ratification of the const. amend. proposed by Acts 2020, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 10.

            (B)(1) Membership; Terms. Each board shall be composed of fifteen members appointed by the governor with consent of the Senate. Two members shall be from each congressional district. The remaining member or members shall be from the state at large. However, if there is more than one at-large member, at least one at-large member shall be a resident of the state and, upon recommendation of the board, the remaining at-large member or members may reside out-of-state. The members shall serve overlapping terms of six years, following initial terms fixed by law.

            (2) No person who has served as a member of either board for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms shall be appointed to the board for the succeeding term. This Subparagraph shall not apply to any person appointed to either board prior to the effective date of this Subparagraph,1 except that it shall apply to any term of service of any such person that begins after such date.

            (C) Vacancy. A vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of a term shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by appointment by the governor, with consent of the Senate.

            Amended by Acts 2008, No. 935, §1, approved Nov. 4, 2008, eff. Dec. 8, 2008; Acts 2012, No. 870, §1, approved Nov. 6, 2012, eff. Dec. 10, 2012; Acts 2020, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 10, §1, see Act.

            1Dec. 8, 2008



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