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      RS 51:2238     


§2238.  Powers of local commissions

A local commission may:

(1)  Receive, initiate, investigate, hear, and determine charges of violations of ordinances, orders, or resolutions forbidding discrimination adopted by the parish or municipality.

(2)  Compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of evidence before it by subpoena issued by the district court of the parish wherein the local commission is authorized to act.

(3)  Issue remedial orders, after notice and hearing, requiring cessation of violations.

(4)  Issue such affirmative orders as in the judgment of the local commission will carry out the purposes of this Chapter.  Affirmative action ordered may include but is not limited to the remedies enumerated in R.S. 51:2261(C).

(5)  Employ an executive director, attorneys, hearing examiners, clerks, and other employees and agents.

(6)  Accept grants, gifts, or bequests, public or private, to help finance its activities.

Acts 1988, No. 886, §1.

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