RS 56:2025     

§2025.  Composition of commission

A.  The district shall be governed by a board of commissioners, hereinafter referred to as the "commission", consisting of seven members selected as set out herein.  Each member during his term of office shall be a citizen of the United States, a qualified voter residing within the limits of the district, and must be nominated by an association, club or non-profit corporation whose primary function relates to recreational fishing.  The specific nominating entity shall be designated by a resolution of the Terrebonne Parish Council at the time that any nominations are required to be made for appointment.

B.(1)  Six members shall be appointed by the Terrebonne Parish Council.

(2)  One member shall be appointed by the Terrebonne Parish President.

C.  Initial appointments shall be made for staggered terms as specified herein and at the termination of these initial terms of office, each term of office shall be for three years.  The initial terms shall be as follows:

(1)  Three members shall be appointed for one-year terms.

(2)  Three members shall be appointed for two-year terms.

(3)  One member, which shall be the member appointed by the Terrebonne Parish President, shall be appointed for a three-year term.

D.  Any vacancy in the membership of the commission, occurring by reason of the expiration of the term for which appointed by reason of death, resignation, or otherwise, shall be filled in the manner of the original appointment.  In the event that the entity responsible for the appointment of a member fails to fill a vacancy within thirty days of such vacancy, the commission shall appoint an interim successor to serve until the position is filled by the appointing entity.

E.  Any member of the commission may be removed by the entity that originally appointed him for cause.

F.  The members of the commission shall serve without compensation.  The commission may reimburse any member for expenses actually incurred in the performance of his duties.

G.  Elected officials are prohibited from serving on the commission.

Acts 1991, No. 179, §1, eff. July 2, 1991.