Animal Welfare Commission

Name Animal Welfare Commission
Contact Person Dr. Gary Balsamo - State Public Health Veterinarian, Office of Public Health, Department of Health and Hospitals
Mailing Address P. O. Box 66072
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
Phone Number 504-568-8315
Fax Number 504-568-8290
Board Email gary.balsamo@la.gov
Website http://www.lawc.la.gov
Legal Authority Title 3, R.S.3:2364
Year Created 2002
Organizational Placement Governor's Office of Community Programs
Purpose/Function The Louisiana Animal Welfare Commission is created within the office of the governor for the purpose of assisting the governor's office of community programs to ensure and promote the proper treatment and well-being of animals.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 14
Number Currently Serving: 13
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 13
Estimated number in current year: 13
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
Other (explain)  Shelter inspections  State Agency: DHH - Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
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