17:32       Domicile; organization and meetings of commission; terms; quorum; compensation

A. The commission shall be domiciled in the city of Baton Rouge, parish of East Baton Rouge.

B. The commission shall hold its initial meeting no later than November 1, 1986, in Baton Rouge, at which time the commission shall organize, determine the terms of the initial members as provided in this Section, adopt rules of procedure, determine when regular meetings shall be held and the method of calling special meetings, elect a chairperson and a vice chairperson, each of whom shall serve for two years or until thereafter a successor is appointed and qualified, and transact such other business as the state Department of Education considers advisable. A minimum of one meeting shall be held each year in order to review records and make recommendations.

C. At the commission's initial meeting, the term of office of each member shall be determined by lot. Of the initial members, three members shall serve for a term of four years, four members shall serve for a term of three years and four members shall serve for a term of two years. Thereafter, members shall serve for a term of four years or until his successor is appointed and qualified thereafter. Except for the initial members, the term of office of each member shall be deemed to begin on the first day of September of the year of his appointment.

D. Six members of the commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The commission shall conduct its business as required in R.S. 42:4.1 through 12. The minutes of the proceedings of each meeting of the commission shall be read at the succeeding meeting, corrected, and approved, which approval shall be noted in the proceedings. By resolution, the commission may waive the reading of the minutes of any of its proceedings, provided that such minutes have been distributed to the members of the commission at least two days prior to the date of the succeeding meeting and that copies of such minutes are made available to the public and news media. Such resolution shall be in full force and effect until such time as amended or rescinded by the commission.

E. Members shall serve without compensation but shall receive time off without loss of pay or benefits while serving in their official capacity.

Added by Acts 1986, No. 873, s 1. Amended by Acts 2003, No. 302, s 1, eff. June 13, 2003.