RS 25:652     

§652.  Membership; appointment; terms; vacancies; compensation

A.  The council shall be composed of twenty-three members as follows:

(1)  Two members appointed by the governor.

(2)  Three members appointed by the Louisiana section of the Assemblée des Parlementaires Francophones.

(3)  Two members appointed by the council's Consortium of Louisiana Colleges and Universities.

(4)  One member appointed by the Le Centre International de Lafayette.

(5)  One member appointed by the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation.

(6)  The mayor of New Orleans, or his designee.

(7)  One member appointed by the French-American Chamber of Commerce, Louisiana Chapter.

(8)  One member appointed by the Louisiana Educational Television Authority.

(9)  One member appointed by La Fondation Louisiane.

(10)  Four members appointed by the Louisiana Consortium of Immersion Schools.

(11)  One member appointed by the American Association of Teachers of French, Louisiana Chapter.

(12)  One member appointed by the United Houma Nation.

(13)  One member appointed by the Association Louisiane-Acadie.

(14)  One member appointed by the Louisiana State Bar Association, Francophone Section.

(15)  One member appointed by the African-American Museum of St. Martinville.

(16)  One member appointed by CREOLE, Inc.

B.  All members shall be confirmed by the Senate.

C.  Members shall serve four-year terms, concurrent with that of the governor.

D.  Vacancies shall be filled in the manner of original appointment and each member shall serve until his successor is appointed and takes office.

E.  Members of the council shall receive no salary for their services as members, but may be paid a per diem of fifty dollars for attending meetings of the council and may be reimbursed for actual travel expenses in accordance with travel regulations of the division of administration.

F.  Any French-speaking elected official in Louisiana may serve on the council as a nonvoting member.  Such nonvoting members may be subject to the same provisions regarding compensation in accordance with Subsection E of this Section as provided for members appointed pursuant to Subsection A of this Section.

Acts 1968, No. 409, §1.  Amended by Acts 1968, Ex.Sess., No. 22, §1; Acts 2010, No. 679, §1; Acts 2011, No. 194, §1; Acts 2014, No. 832, §9.

NOTE:  See Acts 2010, No. 679, §5, regarding creation of an advisory committee.