Title 11. Consolidated Public Retirement Systems
Subtitle II. State Systems
Chapter 1. Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System
Part V. Board of Trustees
11:511 Composition of board of trustees
The board of trustees shall consist of the following members:
(1) A member of the House Committee on Retirement appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives, or the member’s designee.
(2) The chairman of the Retirement Committee of the Senate, ex officio, or his designee.
(3) The treasurer of the state of Louisiana, ex officio, or his designee. Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S. 49:307.1, the treasurer may name any person as his designee to this board.
(4) The commissioner of administration, ex officio, or his designee.
(5) Six trustees who shall be active employees and members of the system with at least ten years of creditable service and who shall be elected by the members of the system for a term of four years to succeed members whose terms expire under rules and regulations adopted by the board to govern the elections. However, those trustees whose terms begin on or after January 1, 1998, shall be eligible to serve only three consecutive four-year terms, to include any term served as an active or retired member. Upon the completion of the third consecutive four-year term, the trustee shall be ineligible for a fourth consecutive term of office. An active member who retires while serving on the board shall be allowed to remain on the board for the remainder of the term for which elected. The director, assistant directors, chief investment officer, and other employees of the staff of the system shall be ineligible for membership on the board, and no member of the board elected under this Section shall be eligible for one of these positions for a period of two years after the termination of their service on the board. No department in the executive branch of state government, as more particularly described in Title 36 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended and revised, may have more than two trustees serving on the board at the same time. The candidate or candidates who have received the highest and next highest vote tallies, and who do not violate the prohibition against more than two trustees serving from the same department, shall be declared the elected trustee or trustees.
(6) Three trustees who are retired members of the system and who shall represent the retired members of the system. The retired trustees shall be elected by the retired members of the system for a term of four years. However, those trustees whose terms begin on or after January 1, 1998, shall be eligible to serve only three consecutive four-year terms, to include any term served as an active or retired member. Upon the completion of the third consecutive four-year term, the trustee shall be ineligible for a fourth consecutive term of office. The election shall be held in accordance with the rules adopted by the board to govern the elections of trustees. Vacancies shall be filled in accordance with R.S. 11:512.
Acts 1991, No. 74, § 3, eff. June 25, 1991. Amended by Acts 1995, No. 556, § 1; Acts 1997, No. 6, § 1, eff. May 9, 1997; Acts 1997, No. 25, § 1, eff. July 1, 1997; Acts 1999, No. 737, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2001; Acts 2012, No. 113, § 1, eff. June 30, 2012; Acts 2016, No. 621, § 1, eff. June 17, 2016.