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    BOARDS , COMMISSIONS , AND LIKE E NTITIES STATE OF LOUISIANA

    R EPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ISSUED DECEMBER 18, 2013

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    LOUISIANA LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR 1600 NORTH THIRD STREET

    POST OFFICE BOX 94397BATON ROUGE , LOUISIANA 70804-9397

    LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR DARYL G. PURPERA , CPA, CFE

    F IRST ASSISTANT LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR AND STATE AUDIT SERVICES

    PAUL E. PENDAS , CPA

    DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AUDIT THOMAS H. COLE , CPA

    Under the provisions of state law, this report is a public document. A copy of this report has beensubmitted to the Governor, to the Attorney General, and to other public officials as required bystate law. A copy of this report is available for public inspection at the Baton Rouge office of theLouisiana Legislative Auditor.

    This document is produced by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor, State of Louisiana, Post OfficeBox 94397, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9397 in accordance with Louisiana Revised Statute24:513. Six copies of this public document were produced at an approximate cost of $30.84. Thismaterial was produced in accordance with the standards for state agencies established pursuant toR.S. 43:31. This report is available on the Legislative Auditors website at www.lla.la.gov. Whencontacting the office, you may refer to Agency ID No. 9314 or Report ID No. 80120144 foradditional information.

    In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance relative tothis document, or any documents of the Legislative Auditor, please contact Elizabeth Coxe, ChiefAdministrative Officer, at 225-339-3800.

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    LOUISIANA LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR

    DARYL G. PURPERA, CPA, CFE

    1600 NORTH THIRD STREET POST OFFICE BOX 94397 BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA 70804-9397WWW.LLA.LA.GOV PHONE: 225-339-3800 FAX: 225-339-3870

    December 18, 2013

    The Honorable John A. Alario, Jr.,President of the Senate

    The Honorable Charles E. Chuck Kleckley,Speaker of the House of Representatives

    Dear Senator Alario and Representative Kleckley:This report identifies 485 boards, commissions, and like entities as of June 30, 2013.

    This report also identifies the website established for boards, commissions, and like entities thatthey are required to submit contact information and financial data to by law. This report is

    prepared to assist you in controlling the growth and costs of all boards, commissions, and likeentities within Louisiana. Information in this report and information found at the website was

    provided by the boards, commissions, and like entities; it has not been audited, and, accordingly,we express no opinion on the information.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Daryl G. Purpera, CPA, CFELegislative Auditor

    DGP:PEP:THC:nac:ch

    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS 2013

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

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    Report Summary ............................................................................................................................. 2

    Report to the Legislature ................................................................................................................. 3

    List of Boards, Commissions, and Like Entities ........................................................................... 12

    Appendix

    Websites Used to Collect Southeastern States Data ................................................ A

    Executive Orders ...................................................................................................... B

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    REPORT SUMMARY

    Louisiana Revised Statute (R.S.) 24:513.2(E) requires the legislative auditor to submit annuallyto the legislature a report including summary financial and personnel information on all boards,commissions, and like entities created by law or executive order and to report findings andrecommendations resulting from any analysis of the information. Based on our analysis, wesubmit the following information and recommendations:

    As of June 30, 2013, we identified 485 boards, commissions, and like entitiescreated by law or executive order.

    Since our last report, 12 entities were created and 19 were repealed, terminated, orotherwise removed.

    Of the 448 active entities that responded to our request, 257 pay per diem,salaries, and/or travel of the board members. The 2013 and 2012 actual amountstotaled $1,163,133 and $1,199,247 for per diem payments; $3,316,107 and$2,008,844 for board member salaries; and $2,489,761 and $2,204,437 for boardmember travel, respectively.

    Twenty-seven boards, commissions, and like entities that were created during2011 or earlier have never been fully organized, have disbanded, or are currentlyinactive. The legislature and/or governor should consider abolishing theseentities.

    Ten boards, commissions, and like entities did not provide the requestedinformation. Louisiana law requires these entities to provide requestedinformation. Act 184 of 2013, effective August 1, 2013, now requires thecommissioner of administration to notify the Senate Committee on Senate andGovernmental Affairs, the House Committee on House and GovernmentalAffairs, and the oversight committees for boards, commissions, or like entities oftheir failure to comply with the request for information.

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    REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE

    Legislative Mandate

    R.S. 24:513.2(E) requires the legislative auditor to submit annually to the legislature a reportcontaining summary financial information and personnel data on (1) boards, commissions, andlike entities created by law or executive order that are made part of, or are placed in, theexecutive branch of state government and (2) local boards, commissions, and like entities that arespecifically created by law. The statute provides for the legislative auditor to report findings andrecommendations resulting from any analysis performed of the information.

    R.S. 49:1301 requires the commissioner of administration to establish and maintain a websitecontaining information on boards, commissions, and like entities. Act 184 of 2013, effectiveAugust 1, 2013, now requires the commissioner of administration to send boards, commissions,and like entities that fail to submit the required information a notice of noncompliance bycertified mail; to send a notice detailing the failure to comply by certified mail to the chiefadministrative officer of the department of which the board, commission, or like entity is a part,if applicable; and to send a notice detailing the failure to comply to the Senate Committee onSenate and Governmental Affairs, the House Committee on House and Governmental Affairs,and the oversight committees for the board, commission, or like entity. R.S. 49:1307 alsorequires the legislative auditor to work with the commissioner of administration to ensure thateach board, commission, or like entity complies with submitting information to the website.

    Website

    Through a cooperative endeavor agreement, the legislative auditor and the commissioner ofadministration established a website at wwwprd.doa.louisiana.gov/boardsandcommissions/home.cfm . The information provided in this report was collected from the website as of June 30,2013. Information for a specific board, commission, or like entity can be viewed by visiting thewebsite and searching for the specific board, commission, or like entity of interest. A list of the485 boards, commissions, and like entities identified at the time of this report begins on page 12.

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    Trend

    This report identifies 485 boards, commissions, and like entities, as of June 30, 2013. Ourcurrent and previous reports include the following number of entities:

    Growth of Entities Year Number of Entities1992 3381993 3601994 4411995 4541996 4561997 4181998 4281999 4582000 4812001 4802002 4792003 4872004 5132005 4852006 4632007 4742008 4842009 4912010 4952011 4922012 4922013 485

    Since 1992, these comparisons reflect an increase in the growth of boards, commissions, and likeentities. The 1997 and 2005 decreases in the number of such entities are primarily attributable tothe termination, in accordance with R.S. 49:215(C), of entities that were created by executiveorder. Since our last report, 12 entities were created and 19 entities were either repealed by law,terminated in accordance with law or executive order, or otherwise removed.

    The recommendations included in this report are intended to control the growth of boards,commissions, and like entities.

    Information Requested

    R.S. 24:513.2(F) directs all agencies, boards, commissions, and departments of the state and its political subdivisions to furnish information and reports as requested by the legislative auditor tofulfill his responsibilities. All boards, commissions, and like entities were requested to providecontact information, membership information, and statutory or legal authority relative to theentity.

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    R.S. 39:1335 and 1336 require licensing agencies to provide summary and detailed information pertaining to actual and budgeted revenues by source, expenditures by category, and fund balances; the number of classified and unclassified personnel; performance indicators; andcertain general information pertaining to the board and its authority and functions.

    All other boards, commissions, and like entities were requested to provide similar information,except that the financial and budget information was requested in summary form only andinformation pertaining to performance indicators was not requested.

    No Response Received

    Some boards, commissions, and like entities did not respond to our request for information. Alist of those boards, commissions, and like entities that did not respond to our request can befound on page 7.

    Information Unaudited

    Information included in this report and on the website was provided by the boards, commissions,and like entities; it has not been audited by the legislative auditor, and, accordingly, we expressno opinion on the information.

    Inactive Entities

    The following 27 boards, commissions, and like entities were never fully organized; weredisbanded with no plans to reorganize; were inactive; or had no funding prospects to undertake

    the functions for which they were established, even though the board members may continue tomeet.

    Because these entities are not fulfilling their established functions, the legislature or governor asdeemed appropriate should consider their abolishment.

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    Boards, Commissions, and Like EntitiesNever Fully Organized, Disbanded, or Inactive

    Ambulance Service District CommissionBroadband Advisory Council

    Business Compliance Advisory Panel, SmallByways CommissionCatfish Promotion and Research BoardCemetery Trust Fund Advisory Board, HistoricCenters of Excellence Financing Corporation Board of DirectorsCivil Rights Museum Advisory BoardCoastal Land Stewardship Authority Board of DirectorsCoastal Louisiana Levee ConsortiumConcordia Parish Port CommissionDrug-Free Schools and Communities, Governor's Advisory Council

    on Safe andEducator Evaluation Advisory Committee

    El Camino East-West Corridor CommissionEqual Opportunity, Advisory Committee onGaryville Timbermill Museum Governing BoardGeoscientists, Board of ProfessionalHospice Care, Advisory Committee onInterstate 10-12 Corridor CommissionInterstate 49 South Feasibility and Funding Task ForceJean Lafitte Marine Fisheries Museum Governing BoardJuvenile Detention Standards and Licensing, Task Force on

    North Bossier Levee and Drainage District Board of Commissioners North Lafayette Redevelopment Authority Board of CommissionersPilot Commissioners and Examiners, Board of Morgan City,

    Berwick PortSystemic Initiatives Program CouncilVidalia Port Commission

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    No Responses

    As of June 30, 2013, we identified 10 boards, commissions, and like entities that have notresponded to our requests for personnel data and financial information.

    Boards, Commissions, and Like EntitiesNo Responses

    Allen Parish Reservoir District Board of CommissionersBayou Desiard Lake Restoration CommissionBi-State Corridor CommissionBlack Men and Boys, Council on the Social Status ofColumbia Port CommissionI-12 Retirement District Board of DirectorsMulti-Disciplinary CommitteeTri-State Corridor CommissionVermilion and Iberia Railroad Development District Board of

    CommissionersWest Ouachita Reservoir Commission

    A joint letter from the legislative auditor and the commissioner of administration requestinginformation was mailed to all 485 boards, commissions, and like entities identified in our report.

    Numerous attempts via telephone and email to contact those boards, commissions, and likeentities that did not submit the requested information were made by the legislative auditors staffwith no response from these entities.

    Comparison to Other Southeastern States

    We collected data on the number of boards, commissions, and like entities in 14 otherSoutheastern states to compare to the number in Louisiana. As of June 30, 2013, Louisiana hadthe highest number of boards, commissions, and like entities at 485. Oklahoma had the nexthighest number of boards, commissions, and like entities at 448, and Florida had the lowestnumber at 106. The graph on the following page illustrates those Southeastern states that wecollected data on and how they compare to Louisiana.

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    Boards and Commissions Per Diem Freeze

    During fiscal year 2012, Executive Orders BJ 12-09 and 12-20 were issued. These executiveorders directed that all expenditures for per diem to members of all boards, commissions,authorities, task forces, and committees in the executive branch of government be terminated.However, the following were exempted from the provisions of the executive order: (1) electedmembers of boards, commissions, authorities, task forces, and committees who are authorized bylaw to receive a per diem; (2) members of boards, commissions, authorities, task forces, andcommittees who are statutorily authorized and entitled to the payment of per diem on their ownwarrant; and (3) exemptions granted by the commissioner of administration as may be necessarydue to extreme economic hardships which would otherwise result to a member of a board,

    commission, authority, task force, or committee. Because of the exemptions, the executiveorders had little or no fiscal impact on the boards, commissions, and like entities listed in thisreport. Executive Orders BJ 12-09 and BJ 12-20 are attached in Appendix B.

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    135

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    250

    254

    316

    348

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    394

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    448

    485

    0 100 200 300 400 500

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    Georgia

    Mississippi

    Tennessee

    South Carolina

    West Virginia

    Virginia

    Alabama

    Arkansas

    Texas

    Kentucky

    North Carolina

    Oklahoma

    Louisiana

    Number of Boards and Commissionsin the Southeastern States

    Source: Prepared by legislative auditors staff using data collected from Appendix A.

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    As of June 30, 2013 the following 117 boards, commissions, and like entities paid per diem totheir board members in the amounts indicated as provided by the corresponding Louisianarevised statutes:

    Board, Commission, or Like EntityPer Diem Amount

    AuthorizedRevisedStatute

    ActualAmount Paid

    Aging, Executive Board on $40/Meeting 46:933 $1,040Amite River Basin Drainage and Water Conservation

    District Board of Commissioners $60/Meeting 38:3304 $11,580Animal Health, Board of $40/Meeting 3:2091 $835

    Architectural Examiners, State Board of $149/Business Day37:144/LAC

    46:317(C) $15,050Ascension-St. James Airport and Transportation

    Authority Board of Commissioners $75/Meeting 2:341 $7,350Assessors' Retirement System Board of Trustees $75/Meeting Day 11:182 $9,400Atchafalaya Basin Levee District Board of

    Commissioners $75/Meeting 38:308 $20,250Auctioneers Licensing Board $97/Business Day 37:3111 $4,656Barber Examiners, Board of $125/Business Day 37:345 $11,875Baton Rouge Port Commission, Greater $75/Meeting Day 34:1221 $21,150Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District Board of

    Commissioners $75/Meeting 38:3086.23 $5,775Bond Commission $152/Meeting Day 42:3.1 $9,238Bossier Levee District Board of Commissioners $75/Business Day 38:308 $8,325Boxing and Wrestling Commission, State $80/Business Day 4:67 $5,760Caddo Levee District Board of Commissioners $75/Meeting Day 38:308 $7,650Cane River Waterway District Board of Commissioners $300/Meeting 34:3265 $3,150Chiropractic Examiners, Board of $50/Meeting 37:2802 $1,550Civil Service Commission $75/Business Day 42:1381 $9,300Clerks of Court Retirement System Board of Trustees $75/Meeting 11:182 $3,000College and Career Readiness Commission $149/Meeting Day 17:3951 $5,000

    Community and Technical Colleges Board of Supervisors $50/Business Day 17:3206 $17,350Contractors, State Licensing Board for $75/Meeting Day 37:2154 $18,750Cosmetology, State Board of $100/Business Day 37:573 $31,990Crime Victims Reparations Board $75/Meeting Day 46:1803 $3,600Dentistry, State Board of $150/Business Day 37:755 $36,150District Attorneys' Retirement System Board of Trustees $75/Meeting 11:182 $1,650Drug Distributors, Board of Wholesale $75/Business Day 37:3463 $3,525Education, Board of Elementary and Secondary $149/Business Day 17:5 $38,740Electrolysis Examiners, State Board of $50/Meeting 37:3061 $800Embalmers and Funeral Directors, State Board of $100/Business Day 37:838 $10,200Emergency Board, Interim $149/Meeting 39:461 $447Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees,Louisiana State $75/Meeting Day 11:182 $16,117

    Employment Security Board of Review $90/Business Day 23:1652 $57,690Engineering and Land Surveying Board, Professional $100/Meeting Day 37:685 $12,030Environmental Facilities and Community Development

    Authority Board of Directors, Local Government $350/Meeting 33:4548 $25,000Ethics, Board of $50/Business Day 42:1133 $9,350Fifth Louisiana Levee District Board of Commissioners $68/Business Day 38:308 $6,217Firefighters' Retirement System Board of Trustees $75/Meeting 11:182 $4,125Fireman's Supplemental Pay Board $50/Meeting 33:2007 $50

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    Board, Commission, or Like EntityPer Diem Amount

    AuthorizedRevisedStatute

    ActualAmount Paid

    French in Louisiana (CODOFIL), Council for theDevelopment of $50/Meeting 25:652 $0

    Gaming Control Board $100/Meeting 27:14 $10,100Grand Isle Independent Levee District Board of

    Commissioners $75/Meeting 38:308 $3,600Harbor Police Retirement System Board of Trustees $75/Meeting 11:3688 $450Housing Corporation Board of Directors $50/Meeting Day 40:600.89 $4,150Human Rights, Commission on $65/Meeting Day 51:2234 $390Interior Designers, State Board of Examiners of $97/Business Day 37:3175 $3,492Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, and St. TammanyParishes, Regional Planning Commission of $50/Meeting 33:140 $4,650Krotz Springs Port Commission, Greater $75/Meeting 34:1451 $9,900Lafitte Area Independent Levee District Board of

    Commissioners $75/Meeting 38:308 $4,350Lafourche Basin Levee District Board of Commissioners $75/Meeting 38:308 $14,550Lafourche Port Commission, Greater $150/Business Day 34:1651 $95,700Liquefied Petroleum Gas Commission $125/Meeting Day 40:1843 $10,250

    Manufactured Housing Commission $75/Business Day 51:911.26 $3,975Massage Therapy, Board of $50/Business Day 37:3554 $2,000Medical Examiners, State Board of $100/Business Day 37:1268 $30,240Mineral and Energy Board, State $75/Meeting Day 30:122 $7,725Motor Vehicle Commission $50/Meeting 32:1253 $4,800Municipal Employees' Retirement System Board ofTrustees $75/Meeting 11:182 $6,825Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System Board

    of Trustees $75/Meeting 11:182 $8,250 Natchitoches Levee and Drainage District Board of

    Commissioners $75/Meeting Day 38:308 $6,525 Nineteenth Louisiana Levee District Board of

    Commissioners $75/Business Day 38:308 $1,125

    North Lafourche Conservation, Levee, and DrainageDistrict Board of Commissioners $75/Meeting Day 38:308 $10,425

    Nursing Facility Administrators, Board of Examiners for $75/Business Day 37:2503 $2,475 Nursing, State Board of $75/Meeting Day 37:914 $9,000Optometry Examiners, State Board of $75/Meeting Day 37:1046 $5,325Parochial Employees' Retirement System Board of

    Trustees $75/Meeting 11:182 $1,425Patient's Compensation Fund Oversight Board $75/Business Day 40:1299.44 $22,275Pharmacy, Board of $75/Business Day 37:1178 $28,200Physical Therapy Board $150/Business Day 37:2404 $55,418Pilot Review and Oversight, Board of Louisiana River $150/Meeting 34:1133 $300Pilotage Fee Commission $150/Business Day 34:1121 $1,463Plumbing Board of Louisiana, State $75/Business Day 37:1364 $4,200Police Commission, State $75/Meeting Day 42:1410.1 $450Police Retirement System Board of Trustees,

    Louisiana State $75/Meeting Day 11:182 $1,875Pontchartrain Levee District Board of Commissioners $75/Meeting 38:308 $27,000Practical Nurse Examiners, State Board of $75/Business Day 37:968 $9,600Prison Enterprises Board $75/Meeting Day 15:1155 $3,450Psychologists, State Board of Examiners of $75/Business Day 37:2353 $4,875Public Defender Board $149/Meeting 15:151 $0Racing Commission $50/Meeting Day 4:144 $4,250

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    Board, Commission, or Like EntityPer Diem Amount

    AuthorizedRevisedStatute

    ActualAmount Paid

    Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners $50/Business Day 37:3206 $3,700Real Estate Appraisers Board $50/Business Day 37:3394 $1,000Real Estate Commission $50/Business Day 37:1433 $7,200Red River Compact Commission $50/Meeting Day 38:20 $0

    Red River Levee and Drainage District Board ofCommissioners $75/Business Day 38:308 $4,500Red River Waterway Commission Board of

    Commissioners $75/Business Day 24:2305 $19,864Red River, Atchafalaya and Bayou Boeuf Levee District

    Board of Commissioners $75/Business Day 38:308 $2,700Reentry Advisory Council $75/Meeting 15:1199.4 $0Regents, Board of $50/Business Day 17:3206 $1,200Regional Transit Authority Board of Commissioners $75/Meeting 48:1655 $5,700Registrar of Voters Employees' Retirement System Board

    of Trustees $75/Meeting Day 11:182 $4,725River Parishes Transit Authority Board of Commissioners $60/Meeting 48:1604 $2,520Sabine River Authority Board of Commissioners $200/Meeting Day 38:2322 $21,400

    Sanitarians, State Board of Examiners for $100/Meeting 37:2104 $800School Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees,

    Louisiana $75/Meeting Day 11:182 $7,650Sheriffs' Pension and Relief Fund Board of Trustees $75/Meeting 11:182 $3,225Shorthand Reporters, Board of Examiners Certified $75/Meeting 37:2551 $4,800South Lafourche Levee District Board of Commissioners $75/Meeting Day 38:308 $9,375South Louisiana Commission, Port of $115/Meeting 34:2472 $8,912Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East

    Board of Commissioners $211/Meeting Day 38:330.1 $26,826Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - West

    Board of Commissioners $135/Meeting Day 38:330.1 $26,040Southern University Board of Supervisors $50/Business Day 17:3206 $2,330St. Mary Levee District Board of Commissioners $75/Business Day 38:308 $7,200

    Student Financial Assistance Commission $50/Meeting Day 17:3022 $2,300Tax Appeals, Board of $140/Business Day 47:1402 $38,220Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana Board of

    Trustees $75/Meeting Day 11:182 $18,375Teche-Vermilion Freshwater District Board of

    Commissioners $75/Meeting 38:3086.3 $3,600Tensas Basin Levee District Board of Commissioners $75/Business Day 38:308 $7,500Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District $75/Meeting Day 38:308 $16,114Terrebonne Port Commission $60/Meeting 34:2201 $720Tuition Trust Authority $50/Meeting 17:3022 $1,500University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors $50/Business Day 17:3206 $4,520Used Motor Vehicle Commission $75/Meeting 32:783 $5,475Veterans Affairs Commission $75/Business Day 29:253 $1,534Veterinary Medicine, Board of $75/Business Day 37:1515 $2,050Vinton Harbor and Terminal District Board of

    Commissioners $70/Meeting 34:334.2 $2,590West Calcasieu Port Board of Commissioners $100/Meeting 34:2102 $6,200

    Total $1,163,133

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    LIST OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND LIKE ENTITIES

    The following is a list of the 485 boards, commissions, and like entities identified as of June 30,2013. Information for a specific board, commission, or like entity can be viewed by visitingwwwprd.doa.louisiana.gov/boardsandcommissions/home.cfm .

    -A-Abbeville Harbor and Terminal District Board of CommissionersAcadiana Area Human Services District Governing BoardAddictive Disorders Regulatory Authority BoardAddictive Disorders, Commission onAging, Executive Board onAgricultural Commodities CommissionAgricultural Finance Authority

    Airport Authority Board of Commissioners, Southeast RegionalAlexandria Regional Port Authority Board of CommissionersAllen Parish Reservoir District Board of CommissionersAlligator Advisory CouncilAmbulance Service District CommissionAmbulance Standards CommitteeAmite River Basin Drainage and Water Conservation District Board of CommissionersAnimal Health, Board ofAnimal Welfare CommissionApprenticeship CouncilAquatic Chelonian Research and Promotion BoardAquatic Invasive Species CouncilAquatic Invasive Species Task ForceArchaeological Survey and Antiquities CommissionArchitects Selection BoardArchitectural Examiners, State Board ofArticulation and Transfer Council, StatewideArtificial Reef Development CouncilArts CouncilAscension-St. James Airport and Transportation Authority Board of CommissionersAssessors' Retirement System Board of TrusteesAtchafalaya Basin Levee District Board of CommissionersAtchafalaya Basin Research and Promotion Board

    Atchafalaya Basin Technical Advisory GroupAtchafalaya Trace CommissionAtchafalaya Trace Heritage Area Development Zone Review BoardAuctioneers Licensing BoardAutomobile Insurance Plan Governing CommitteeAutomobile Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority Board of DirectorsAvoyelles Parish Port Commission

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    -B-Barber Examiners, Board ofBaton Rouge Port Commission, GreaterBattle of New Orleans Bicentennial CommissionBayou D'Arbonne Lake Watershed District Board of CommissionersBayou Desiard Lake Restoration CommissionBayou Lafourche Fresh Water District Board of CommissionersBeef Industry CouncilBio-Fuel PanelBirth Defects Monitoring Network Advisory BoardBi-State Corridor CommissionBlack Men and Boys, Council on the Social Status ofBlind Vendors Trust Fund Advisory BoardBoll Weevil Eradication CommissionBond CommissionBossier Levee District Board of CommissionersBoxing and Wrestling Commission, State

    Broadband Advisory CouncilBuildings and Lands Highest and Best Use Advisory Group, StateBunches Bend Protection District Board of CommissionersBusiness Compliance Advisory Panel, SmallByways Commission

    -C-Caddo Levee District Board of CommissionersCaddo-Bossier Parishes Port CommissionCancer and Lung Trust Fund BoardCancer Research Center of LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans/Tulane Health Sciences

    Center Governing BoardCane River Waterway District Board of CommissionersCapital Area Human Services District Governing BoardCapital Area Transit System Board of CommissionersCare Governance Board, Coordinated System ofCash Management Review BoardCatfish Promotion and Research BoardCemetery BoardCemetery Trust Fund Advisory Board, HistoricCenters of Excellence Financing Corporation Board of DirectorsCenters of Excellence Program Advisory BoardCentral Louisiana Human Services District Governing BoardCentral Louisiana Regional Infrastructure Beltway Commission

    Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana, State Board ofChennault Aviation and Military Museum of Louisiana Governing BoardChiefs of Police Emergency Response Task Force, Association ofChild Care and Early Education, Advisory Council onChild Death Review PanelChild Poverty Prevention CouncilChildhood Advisory Council, BrightStart EarlyChildNet, Interagency Coordinating Council for

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    Children's CabinetChildren's Cabinet Advisory BoardChildren's Trust Fund BoardChiropractic Examiners, Board ofCitizens Property Insurance Corporation Board of DirectorsCivic Education, Commission onCivil Rights Museum Advisory BoardCivil Service CommissionClerks of Court Certification Program CommitteeClerks of Court Retirement System Board of TrusteesCoastal Land Stewardship Authority Board of DirectorsCoastal Louisiana Levee ConsortiumCoastal Protection and Restoration AuthorityCoastal Protection and Restoration Financing Corporation Governing BoardCoastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation, Governor's Advisory Commission onCoastal Science Consortium CouncilCollege and Career Readiness Commission

    Columbia Port CommissionCommerce and Industry, Board ofCommerce, Board of InternationalCommunity and Technical Colleges Board of SupervisorsConcordia Parish Port CommissionConstruction Code Council, UniformContractors Subcommittee, Residential BuildingContractors, State Licensing Board forCorrectional Facilities Corporation Board of DirectorsCosmetology, State Board ofCotton Museum Governing BoardCounselors Board of Examiners, Licensed ProfessionalCrab Task ForceCrawfish Promotion and Research BoardCreole Nature Trail Scenic Byway District Board of CommissionersCrime Victims Reparations BoardCriminal Justice Information System Policy Board, Integrated

    -D-Dairy Industry Promotion BoardDairy Stabilization BoardDeaf, Commission for theDeep Water Gulf Transfer Terminal Authority Board of Commissioners, InternationalDeferred Compensation Commission

    Delta Music Museum Governing BoardDentistry, State Board ofDietetics and Nutrition, State Board of Examiners inDisabilities Council, DevelopmentalDisability Affairs, Governor's Advisory Council onDistrict Attorneys' Retirement System Board of TrusteesDrug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Advisory BoardDrug Control and Violent Crime Policy Board

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    Drug Distributors, Board of WholesaleDrug Policy BoardDrug-Free Schools and Communities, Governor's Advisory Council on Safe andDWI-Vehicular Homicide, Governor's Task Force on

    -E-East Cameron Port CommissionEast New Orleans Neighborhood Advisory CommissionEconomic Development Corporation Board of DirectorsEddie G. Robinson Museum CommissionEducation Information Technology Council, PostsecondaryEducation, Board of Elementary and SecondaryEducational Television Authority, LouisianaEducator Evaluation Advisory CommitteeEgg CommissionEl Camino East-West Corridor CommissionElection Supervisors, State Board ofElectrolysis Examiners, State Board of

    Electronic Local Return and Remittance Advisory Committee (UELRRAC), UniformEmbalmers and Funeral Directors, State Board ofEmergency Board, InterimEmergency Medical Services Certification CommissionEmergency Medical Services for Children Advisory CouncilEmergency Preparedness Parish Directors Subcommittee, Regional Parish Office ofEmergency Response CommissionEmergency Response Network BoardEmployees' Retirement System Board of Trustees, Louisiana StateEmployment Security Board of ReviewENCORE Louisiana CommissionEngineering and Land Surveying Board, ProfessionalEngineers Selection BoardEnvironmental Education CommissionEnvironmental Facilities and Community Development Authority Board of Directors, Local

    GovernmentEqual Opportunity, Advisory Committee onErnest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Board of CommissionersEthics Adjudicatory BoardEthics, Board of

    -F-Feed, Fertilizer, and Agricultural Liming CommissionFifth Louisiana Levee District Board of Commissioners

    Fire and Emergency Training CommissionFire Prevention Board of ReviewFirefighters' Retirement System Board of TrusteesFireman's Supplemental Pay BoardFirst Responders SubcommitteeFiscal Review CommitteeFlorida Parishes Human Services Authority Governing BoardFluoridation Advisory Board

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    Boards, Commissions, and Like Entities List of Boards, Commissions, and Like Entities

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    Folklife CommissionForestry CommissionFrench in Louisiana (CODOFIL), Council for the Development ofFur Advisory Council

    -G-Gaming Control BoardGaryville Timbermill Museum Governing BoardGentilly Taxing District Board of CommissionersGeographic Information Systems CouncilGeoscientists, Board of ProfessionalGermantown Colony Museum Governing BoardGrand Isle Independent Levee District Board of CommissionersGrand Isle Port CommissionGrandparents Raising Grandchildren, Council on the Status ofGrant Parish Economic and Industrial Development District Board of CommissionersGrant Parish Port CommissionGroup Benefits Policy and Planning Board

    -H-Harbor Police Retirement System Board of TrusteesHealth Benefits Commission, MandatedHealth Care CommissionHealth Data PanelHealth Education Authority of Louisiana (HEAL)Health Plan Board of DirectorsHealth Works CommissionHearing Aid Dealers, Board forHearing Impairment in Infants, Advisory Council on Early Identification ofHighway Safety CommissionHistorical Records Advisory BoardHIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis C, Commission onHome Inspectors, State Board ofHorticulture CommissionHospice Care, Advisory Committee onHousing and Transportation Planning and Coordinating CommissionHousing Corporation Board of DirectorsHuman Rights, Commission onHunting and Fishing Advisory Education Council

    -I-I-12 Retirement District Board of DirectorsIberia District Board of Commissioners, Port of

    Iberia Economic Development Authority Board of CommissionersIberia Parish Levee, Hurricane, and Conservation District Board of CommissionersImperial Calcasieu Human Services Authority Governing BoardIndependent Living Council, StatewideInformation Technology Advisory BoardInnovation CouncilInterior Designers, State Board of Examiners ofInteroperability Subcommittee

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    Boards, Commissions, and Like Entities List of Boards, Commissions, and Like Entities

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    Interstate 10-12 Corridor CommissionInterstate 49 South Feasibility and Funding Task ForceIntrastate Mutual Aid Subcommittee

    -J-Jackson Parish Industrial District Board of CommissionersJean Lafitte Marine Fisheries Museum Governing BoardJefferson Parish Economic Development and Port District Board of CommissionersJefferson Parish Human Services Authority Board of CommissionersJefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, and St. Tammany Parishes, Regional Planning Commission ofJohn K. Kelly Grand Bayou Reservoir District Board of CommissionersJuvenile Detention Standards and Licensing, Task Force onJuvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Governor's Advisory Board ofJuvenile Justice Reform Act Implementation Commission

    -K-Kenner Naval Museum CommissionKrotz Springs Port Commission, Greater

    -L-

    Laboratory Personnel Committee - State Board of Medical Examiners, ClinicalLafayette Economic Development Authority Board of CommissionersLafitte Area Independent Levee District Board of CommissionersLafourche Basin Levee District Board of CommissionersLafourche Port Commission, GreaterLake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of CommissionersLake Fausse Point, Lake Dauterive, and Grand Avoille Cove Advisory BoardLake Providence Port CommissionLandscape Architects Selection BoardLatino CommissionLaw Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice, Commission onLaw Enforcement Executive Management Institute Governing BoardLaws, Commission on Uniform StateLibrary Examiners, State Board ofLibrary of Louisiana Board of Commissioners, StateLife Safety and Property Protection Advisory BoardLiquefied Petroleum Gas CommissionLiquefied Petroleum Gas Commission Advisory BoardLivestock Brand CommissionLottery Corporation Board of Directors, LouisianaLouisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College Board of Supervisors

    -M-Madison Parish Economic and Industrial Development District Board of Commissioners

    Madison Parish Port CommissionMansfield Female College Museum Governing BoardManufactured Housing CommissionMarine Consortium for Research and Education (LUMCON) Executive Board, Louisiana UniversitiesMarriage and Family CommissionMarriage and Family Therapy Advisory CommitteeMassage Therapy, Board ofMedicaid Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee

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    Boards, Commissions, and Like Entities List of Boards, Commissions, and Like Entities

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    Medical Advisory BoardMedical Disclosure PanelMedical Education CommissionMedical Examiners, State Board ofMedical Training and Education Council for Louisiana, SimulationMental Health Advocacy Service Board of TrusteesMermentau River Harbor and Terminal District Board of CommissionersMetropolitan Human Services District Governing BoardMid-City Security District Board of CommissionersMilitary Advisory CouncilMilitary Family Assistance BoardMilitary Hall of Fame and Museum Governing BoardMilitary Museum Governing BoardMineral and Energy Board, StateMississippi River Parkway Commission of LouisianaMississippi River Road CommissionMorehouse Parish Lake Commission

    Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District Board of CommissionersMotor Fuels Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund Advisory BoardMotor Vehicle CommissionMotor Vehicle Commission - Sales FinanceMulti-Disciplinary CommitteeMunicipal Employees' Retirement System Board of TrusteesMunicipal Police Employees' Retirement System Board of TrusteesMunicipal Police Officers, Supplemental Pay Board of Review forMuseum Board of Directors, StateMuseum Governing Board of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, Regional

    -N- Natchitoches Levee and Drainage District Board of Commissioners Natchitoches Parish Port Commission National Register Review Committee Naval War Memorial Commission Board of Commissioners New Orleans Board of Commissioners, BioDistrict New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Board of Directors New Orleans City Park Improvement Association Board of Commissioners New Orleans Expressway Commission, Greater New Orleans, Board of Commissioners of the Port of Nineteenth Louisiana Levee District Board of Commissioners Non-Flood Protection Asset Management Authority Board of Commissioners Nonpublic School Commission

    North Bossier Levee and Drainage District Board of Commissioners North Lafayette Redevelopment Authority Board of Commissioners North Lafourche Conservation, Levee, and Drainage District Board of Commissioners Northeast Delta Human Services Authority Governing Board Northeast Louisiana Film Commission Northwest Louisiana Game and Fish Preserve Commission Northwest Louisiana Human Services District Governing Board Nursing Facility Administrators, Board of Examiners for

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    Boards, Commissions, and Like Entities List of Boards, Commissions, and Like Entities

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    Nursing Supply and Demand Council Nursing, State Board of

    -O-Occupational Forecasting ConferenceOccupational Therapy Advisory Committee - State Board of Medical ExaminersOil and Gas Museum Governing BoardOil Spill Interagency CouncilOilfield Restoration CommissionOld State Capitol Advisory BoardOptometry Examiners, State Board ofOuachita Port Commission, GreaterOuachita Riverfront Development Commission Board of CommissionersOyster Lease Damage Evaluation BoardOyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit Appeals Board, PublicOyster Task Force

    -P-Pardons, Board of

    Parks and Recreation CommissionParochial Employees' Retirement System Board of TrusteesParole, Committee onPatient's Compensation Fund Oversight BoardPeace Officer Standards and Training, Council onPerinatal Care and Prevention of Infant Mortality, Commission onPesticides, Advisory Commission onPet Overpopulation Advisory CouncilPharmacy, Board ofPhysical Fitness and Sports, Governor's Council onPhysical Therapy BoardPhysician Assistants Advisory Committee - State Board of Medical ExaminersPilot Commissioners and Examiners for the Port of Lake Charles, Board of River PortPilot Commissioners and Examiners, Board of Morgan City, Berwick PortPilot Commissioners for the Port of New Orleans, Board of River PortPilot Review and Oversight, Board of Louisiana RiverPilotage Fee CommissionPilots for the Mississippi River, Board of Examiners for New Orleans - Baton Rouge SteamshipPilots for the Port of New Orleans, Board of Examiners of BarPlumbing Board of Louisiana, StatePodiatry Advisory Committee - State Board of Medical ExaminersPointe Coupee Port, Harbor and Terminal District Board of CommissionersPolice Commission, State

    Police Retirement System Board of Trustees, Louisiana StatePolygraph BoardPolysomnography, Advisory Committee onPontchartrain Levee District Board of CommissionersPoverty Point Reservoir District Board of CommissionersPractical Nurse Examiners, State Board ofPrescription Monitoring Program Advisory CouncilPrison Enterprises Board

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    Boards, Commissions, and Like Entities List of Boards, Commissions, and Like Entities

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    Private Investigator Examiners, State Board ofPrivate Security Examiners, State Board ofProcess Technology Advisory BoardProperty and Casualty Insurance CommissionPsychologists, State Board of Examiners ofPsychology Advisory Committee - State Board of Medical Examiners, MedicalPublic Defender BoardPublic Service Commission

    -R-Racing CommissionRadiologic Technology Board of ExaminersRail Commission, Southern High-SpeedReal Estate Appraisers BoardReal Estate CommissionRed River Compact CommissionRed River Levee and Drainage District Board of CommissionersRed River Parish Port Commission

    Red River Waterway Commission Board of CommissionersRed River, Atchafalaya and Bayou Boeuf Levee District Board of CommissionersReentry Advisory CouncilRegents, Board ofRegional Transit Authority Board of CommissionersRegistrar of Voters Employees' Retirement System Board of TrusteesRehabilitation CouncilReptile and Amphibian Task ForceRespiratory Care Advisory Committee - State Board of Medical ExaminersRetirement Systems' Actuarial Committee, PublicRice Promotion BoardRice Research BoardRiver Parishes Transit Authority Board of CommissionersRiver Region Cancer Screening and Early Detection District Board of Commissioners

    -S-Sabine River Authority Board of CommissionersSaline Lake Game and Fish Preserve Board of CommissionersSanitarians, State Board of Examiners forSchepis Museum Advisory BoardSchool Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees, LouisianaSchool for Math, Science, and the Arts Board of Directors, LouisianaSchool in Lafayette Exploratory Committee, InternationalSchools, Advisory Commission on Proprietary

    Science and Education Advisory Council to LUMCONScience and Mathematics Council, QualitySeafood Promotion and Marketing BoardSeafood Safety Task ForceSeed CommissionSentencing CommissionSex Offender Assessment PanelSheriffs' Pension and Relief Fund Board of Trustees

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    Boards, Commissions, and Like Entities List of Boards, Commissions, and Like Entities

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    Sheriff's Executive Management Institute Governing BoardSheriff's Supplemental Pay Board, DeputyShorthand Reporters, Board of Examiners of CertifiedShreveport Water Works Museum Governing BoardShrimp Task ForceSocial Work Examiners, State Board ofSoil and Water Conservation Commission, StateSolid Waste Management System Operators Board of Certification and TrainingSouth Central Louisiana Human Services Authority Governing BoardSouth Lafourche Levee District Board of CommissionersSouth Louisiana Commission, Port ofSouth Tangipahoa Parish Port CommissionSoutheast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East Board of CommissionersSoutheast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - West Board of CommissionersSouthern University Board of SupervisorsSoybean and Grain Research and Promotion BoardSpeech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Board of Examiners for

    Sports and Entertainment District Board of CommissionersSpring Street Historical Museum Governing BoardSt. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District Board of CommissionersSt. Mary Levee District Board of CommissionersStadium and Exposition District Board of CommissionersStrawberry Marketing BoardStructural Pest Control CommissionStudent Financial Assistance CommissionSweet Potato Advertising and Development CommissionSystemic Initiatives Program Council

    -T-Tax Appeals, Board ofTax CommissionTax Free Shopping CommissionTeacher Certification Appeals CouncilTeacher Education and Certification, Advisory Commission onTeachers' Retirement System of Louisiana Board of TrusteesTeche-Vermilion Freshwater District Board of CommissionersTechnologies Enterprise Commission, ImmersiveTechnology Advisory GroupTensas Basin Levee District Board of CommissionersTensas Parish Port CommissionTerrebonne Levee and Conservation District Board of Commissioners

    Terrebonne Parish Veterans' Memorial District Board of CommissionersTerrebonne Port CommissionTioga Heritage Park and Museum Governing BoardTourism Development CommissionTourism Promotion District Board of DirectorsTransportation Authority Board of DirectorsTraumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Advisory BoardTri-State Corridor Commission

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    Boards, Commissions, and Like Entities List of Boards, Commissions, and Like Entities

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    Tuition Trust AuthorityTwin Parish Port Commission

    -U-Unified Command GroupUniversity of Louisiana System Board of SupervisorsUsed Motor Vehicle CommissionUtilities Restoration Corporation Board of Directors

    -V-Vermilion and Iberia Railroad Development District Board of CommissionersVeterans Affairs CommissionVeterinary Medicine, Board ofVidalia Port CommissionVinton Harbor and Terminal District Board of CommissionersVocational Rehabilitation Counselors Board of Examiners, Licensed ProfessionalVolunteer Louisiana Commission

    -W-Washington Parish Reservoir District Board of Commissioners

    Water Management Advisory Task ForceWater Resources CommissionWater Well Drillers, Advisory Committee for the Regulation and Control ofWaterworks and Sewerage Works Operators, Committee of Certification ofWeights and Measures, Commission ofWest Calcasieu Parish Airport Managing BoardWest Calcasieu Parish Community Center AuthorityWest Calcasieu Port Board of CommissionersWest Cameron Port CommissionWest Feliciana Parish Port CommissionWest Ouachita Reservoir CommissionWest St. Mary Parish Port and Harbor District Board of CommissionersWetlands Discovery Center Commission, South LouisianaWhite Lake Property Advisory BoardWildlife and Fisheries CommissionWitness Protection Services BoardWomen's Policy and Research CommissionWorkers' Compensation Advisory CouncilWorkers' Compensation Second Injury BoardWorkforce Investment Council

    -Y-Youth Advisory Council, Legislative

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    Zachary Taylor Parkway Commission

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    APPENDIX A

    Websites Used to CollectSoutheastern States Data

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    Boards, Commissions, and Like Entities Appendix A

    A.1

    The following is a list of the websites used to collect the data for the graph on page 8.

    State WebsiteAlabama https://www.boards.alabama.gov/bcPublic/bcBoardSearch.aspx

    Arkansas http://governor.arkansas.gov/office/Pages/boardsCommissions.aspx

    Florida http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/fgils/boards.html

    Kentucky http://governor.ky.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/CurrentBoardListing.pdf

    Mississippihttp://www.sos.state.ms.us/ed_pubs/Agency%20BC/BC%20PDF/Listing%20of%20Agencies%20Boards%20and%20Commissions.pdf

    NorthCarolina

    http://www.carolinapublicpress.org/145/nc-governor-offices-committees-and-commissions-contacts

    Oklahomahttp://www.newson6.com/story/14629557/oklahoma-state-boards-and-commissions-under-scrutiny

    SouthCarolina http://governor.sc.gov/ExecutiveOffice/Pages/BoardsandCommissions.aspx

    Tennessee http://tnsos.net/publications/oa/index.php?browse=all

    Texas http://governor.state.tx.us/appointments/positions/

    Virginiahttp://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/StateGovernment/Appointments/AlphaBoardListforWebsite10_13_11.pdf

    West Virginia http://www.governor.wv.gov/government/Pages/AgenciesBoardsCommissions.aspx

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    APPENDIX B

    Executive Orders

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    EXECUTIVE ORDERBJ 12-09

    Boards and Commissions per Diem Freeze

    WHEREAS, some boards, commissions, authorities, task forces and committees have beenestablished by law or executive order with the provision for the payment of per diem to themembers thereof; andWHEREAS, continuing to pay per diem causes a drain on the state general fund; andWHEREAS, the termination of per diem expenditures is necessary to decrease the drain on thestate general funds; andWHEREAS, the purpose of this order is to withhold appropriations and limit expenditures for per diem for members of boards and commissions in the executive branch;NOW, THEREFORE I, BOBBY JINDAL, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the

    authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and directas follows:SECTION 1: That all expenditures for per diem to members of all boards, commissions,authorities, task forces or committees in the executive branch of government which are made by theGeneral Appropriation Act be, and the same are hereby, terminated.SECTION 2: The commissioner of administration is hereby empowered to withhold allappropriations for the per diem expenditures subject to this order and is directed to develop

    procedures to terminate all such payments.SECTION 3: The following categories of members of boards, commissions, authorities, task forces and committees are herby exempted from the provisions of this executive order:

    1. Elected members of boards, commissions, authorities, task forces andcommittees who are authorized by law to receive a per diem.2. Members of boards, commissions, authorities, task forces and committeeswho are statutorily authorized and entitled to the payment of per diem on their ownwarrant.3. The commissioner of administration is hereby authorized to grant such further exemptions as may be necessary due to extreme economic hardships which wouldotherwise result to a member of a board, commission, authority, task force or

    committee under Section 1 and 2 of this executive order.

    SECTION 4: This order shall supersede and rescind all prior executive orders not consistentherewith.SECTION 5: This order is effective upon signature of the Governor.IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Sealof Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on the 24th day of August, 2012.

    Bobby JindalGovernor

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    ATTEST BYTHE GOVERNOR Tom Schedler Secretary of State

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    EXECUTIVE ORDERBJ 12-20

    Moratorium on Boards and Commissions Authority to Pay per Diems and Elimination of CertainBoard

    WHEREAS, Executive Order BJ 2012-9 froze payment of a per diem to membersof boards, commissions, and like entities funded by the General Appropriation Act.However, over the years, many boards, commissions and like entities that have beenstatutorily created in the executive branch of state government with budget authoritydo not receive annual appropriation approval via the General Appropriation Act;WHEREAS, more than 80 boards, commissions, authorities, task forces, advisorycouncils, committees, and like entities have been established with a statutory mandaterequiring payment of a per diem;

    WHEREAS, approximately 300 additional boards, commissions, authorities, task forces, advisory councils, committees or like entities have been established that permitdiscretionary payment of per diems, are silent as to such payments but may grantimplied budgetary authority to authorize such payments, or provide that nocompensation shall be paid to members of such entities;WHEREAS, continuing to pay a per diem is a drain on state funds and places afiscal burden upon individuals, businesses, or other entities that fund the operations of

    boards, commissions, or like entities;WHEREAS, a moratorium on the payment of a per diem is necessary to decreasethis fiscal burden and is proper to ensure boards, commissions, authorities, task forces, advisory councils, committees, and like entities are functioning in a fiscally

    prudent manner consistent with those that are included in the General AppropriationsAct; andWHEREAS, the purpose of this Order is to freeze per diem payments, withholdappropriations for per diem payments, and limit expenditures for a per diem in theexecutive branch of state government, which will result in approximately $275,000savings this fiscal year;NOW THEREFORE I, BOBBY JINDAL, Governor of the State of Louisiana, byvirtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana,

    do hereby order and direct as follows:SECTION 1: Expenditures for per diem payments by members of all boards,commissions, authorities, task forces, advisory councils, or committees in theexecutive branch of state government are hereby suspended, including any that mayhold funds in accounts other than the State Treasury, except as otherwise provided inthis Order.SECTION 2: The Commissioner of Administration and any executive or fiscalofficer for any board, commission, authority, task force or committee in the executive

    branch of state government are hereby directed to withhold all funds for payment of

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    per diem.SECTION 3: The Treasurer shall not honor warrants drawn upon the StateTreasury that are inconsistent with this Order, and no executive or fiscal officer of any

    board, commission, authority, task force, or committee in the executive branch of state government shall approve any request for an expenditure that is inconsistent withthis Order.SECTION 4: Per diem payments that are expressly and directly statutorily

    mandated are exempt from this Order. The Commissioner of Administration is herebyauthorized to grant further exemptions as may be necessary due to extreme economichardships which would otherwise result to a member of a board, commission,authority, task force, advisory council, committee or like entity.SECTION 5: All boards, commissions, authorities, task forces, advisory councils,committees, and like entities in the executive branch of state government, including anythat may hold funds in accounts other than the State Treasury, must comply with thefollowing directives:A. By August 1 of each year, all boards, commissions, authorities, task forces,advisory councils, committees, and like entities shall report to the Commissioner of Administration the total amount of funds collected and expended by the entity duringthe prior fiscal year.B. By the end of each month, any entity expressly and directly mandated to pay a per diem or granted a hardship exemption for any member by the Commissioner pursuantto Section 4 shall report to the Commissioner of Administration the total amount of funds expended by the entity on per diem during the prior month and by August 1 of each year, report to the Commissioner of Administration the total amount of fundsexpended by the entity on per diem during the prior fiscal year.SECTION 6 : The following entities are hereby terminated:

    A. The E-Rate Oversight Committee as re-established by BJ 2008 52;B. The Maritime Advisory Task Force as re-established by BJ 2008 42;C. The Interstate 49 North Extension Feasibility and Funding Task Force as re-established byBJ 2008 44; andD. The Governors Military Advisory Board as re-established by BJ 2010 17.SECTION 7 : This Order shall supersede all prior Executive Orders not consistentherewith.SECTION 8 : This Order is effective upon signature of the Governor and shall remainin effect until amended, modified, terminated or rescinded by the Governor, or terminated by operation of law

    Bobby JindalGovernor

    ATTEST BYTHE GOVERNOR

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