Agenda Item
Docket No. 17-205
Advisory opinion request by Charlotte Trosclair, Director of Vermilion Parish Library System, regarding whether the Vermilion Parish Library Board of Control (Library Board) is subject to the financial disclosure requirements of La. R.S. 42:1124.2.1.
The Library Board was created in accordance with La. R.S. 25:214 by the Vermilion Parish Police Jury. Yearly budget expenditures of approximately $1.7 million for the library system are authorized by the Library Board. The Library Board has been filing Tier 2.1 financial disclosure forms annually but is seeking the opinion if they must continue to do so given that the population of Vermilion Parish is less than 200,000.
La. R.S. 42:1124.2.1A(1) provides that each member and any designee of a member of a board or commission that has the authority to expend, disburse, or invest ten thousand dollars or more of funds in a fiscal year.

La. R.S. 42:1124.2.1D(1)(b)(ii) provides that a "Board or commission" shall not mean any board or commission or like entity that governs a political subdivision created by a single parish governing authority of a parish with a population of two hundred thousand or less, or any subdistrict of such a political subdivision.

Adopt proposed advisory opinion.
Assigned Attorney: Brett Robinson
2017-205 Proposed Opinion
2017-205 Request