RS 51:1319     

§1319.  Commission responsibilities and duties

A.  The commission shall have the following responsibilities:

(1)  Formulate, jointly with the office of the lieutenant governor, a strategic plan, or any modifications thereto, attraction and retention of persons fifty years old and above.

(2)  Monitor and evaluate guidelines for a designation program that recognizes  Louisiana assets and developments attractive to residents and tourists fifty years old and above.

(3)  Approve a marketing or communication strategy to promote Louisiana as a location or destination for residents and tourists fifty years old and above.

(4)  Research, study, and develop plans and programs designed to assist state government, units of local government, private sector entities, and nonprofit entities in developing Louisiana as a destination for residents and tourists fifty years old and above.

(5)  Hold at least four regular meetings in a calendar year.  Special meetings shall be held on the call of the chairman or upon request of a majority of the members.

(6)  Report annually to the legislature not later than the sixtieth calendar day prior to each regular session.

B.  The commission shall be authorized to do the following:

(1)  Establish innovative partnerships within and across public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

(2)  Adopt rules and regulations, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business.

(3)  Request that the head of any state agency detail any of the personnel of such agency to the commission to assist in carrying out the commission's duties.

(4)  Receive, administer, and comply with the conditions and requirements respecting any gift, grant, or donation of any property or money.

(5)  Purchase advertising, printed materials, promotional items, and informational publications and distribute such materials which assist in the promotion of Louisiana as a premier location for residents and tourists fifty years old and above.

(6)  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, exercise any and all other powers necessary to accomplish the purposes set forth herein.

Acts 1999, No. 1099, §2; Acts 2003, No. 162, §2; Acts 2009, No. 342, §3.