RS 56:6.2     

§6.2.  Advisory committees

A.  The secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is authorized to adopt rules to govern the procedures of advisory committees created in or for the department.  Such rules shall be adopted no later than January 1, 1994, and shall be adopted in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.  

B.  Procedures that may be adopted by rule shall include but not be limited to the following:

(1)  A requirement that a majority of the members duly appointed shall constitute a quorum and that no action may be taken without a quorum present and voting.  

(2)  A prohibition on voting by proxy or the designation of proxies.

(3)  Provisions for the removal of any member of the advisory committee for cause by the secretary of the department.  

(4)  A provision that the chairman of an advisory committee shall be elected from among the duly appointed members and shall serve a term of no more than one year.  

C.  The secretary may remove any member of an advisory committee for cause as provided in the rules of procedure authorized to be adopted by this Section.  

D.  For the purposes of this Section, an advisory committee shall include any board, committee, or task force, consisting primarily of persons who are not employed by the department or the commission, that has been created by law, resolution, executive order, or otherwise for the purpose of advising the department or the commission regarding matters within their jurisdiction.  

Acts 1993, No. 143, §1.