RS 32:692     

§692. Creation; membership; salary

            A. The Louisiana Trucking Research and Education Council, hereinafter referred to as the "council", is hereby created as a political subdivision of the state with its domicile as Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The council is hereby declared to be a body corporate and public and shall be composed of thirteen members to serve terms concurrent with the governor as follows:

            (1) The Louisiana Motor Transport Association, Incorporated shall submit the names of twelve trucking industry representatives and the governor shall appoint eight persons from those nominees.

            (2) The superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, or his designee.

            (3) The state superintendent of education, or his designee.

            (4) The secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, or his designee.

            (5) The president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, or his designee.

            (6) The secretary of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, or his designee.

            B. The members of the council shall meet and organize immediately following their appointment, and shall elect a chairman, vice chairman, and a secretary-treasurer from the trucking industry representative members of the council, whose duties shall be those customarily exercised by such offices or specifically designated by the council. The council may disqualify any appointed member for cause, including excessive absences from council meetings. If any council member is disqualified or resigns, the vacancy shall be filled by a majority vote of the council from a list of two names submitted by the Louisiana Motor Transport Association, Incorporated.

            C. Council members shall not receive a salary for their services as members, but shall be reimbursed for actual travel expenses. The reimbursement shall be paid from funds available to the council.

            D. The council shall establish rules and regulations for its own government and the administration of its affairs.

            E. The council created by this Part shall be subject to the Public Records Law, R.S. 44:1 et seq., and the Open Meetings Law, R.S. 42:11 et seq., of the state.

            Acts 2019, No. 314, §1.