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      RS 56:1621     



§1621.  Exploitation of natural resources by director or employees prohibited; removal or dismissal for violation; application

A.  Neither the director of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, the state forester, nor any salaried officer or employee of the wildlife and fisheries commission or of the forestry commission shall be:

(1)  Actively interested in the exploiting, for personal gain, of any natural resources of the state;

(2)  Employed by any person engaged in exploiting any natural resources of the state; or

(3)  An officer of or a member of the board of directors of any corporation engaging in the exploitation of natural resources of the state.

B.  Violation of this section shall be a ground for removal from office or dismissal from employment.

C.  Classified employees of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission or the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries may engage in an activity described in Subsection A, provided that the activity is not prohibited by other law and is approved by the director of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.

Amended by Acts 1974, No. 717, §1; Acts 2004, No. 836, §1, eff. July 12, 2004.

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