Commission on Civic Education

Name Commission on Civic Education
Contact Person Ms. Tammy Waldrop - Researcher, Louisiana Senate
Mailing Address Post Office Box 94183
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone Number 225-342-9818
Fax Number 225-387-8845
Board Email waldropt@legis.la.gov
Website http://civiced.louisiana.gov
Legal Authority R.S. 24:971 et al.
Year Created 2004
Organizational Placement Created in Title 24; Legislature
Purpose/Function The commission is responsible for educating citizens in the community as well as students on the importance of citizen involvement in a representative democracy and for promoting communication and collaboration among organizations in the state that conduct civic education programs.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 24
Number Currently Serving: 24
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 2
Estimated number in current year: 2
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)    State Agency:
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:
Notes Note 1: BUDGET. Donation of $3000 received by the Commission from the La. City Attorneys Association only for the purpose to be used for supporting the La. Legislative Youth Advisory Council and the holding of the youth council's annual orienation and Leadership Seminar held each June/July. Receipt of such donation is in accordance with R.S. 24:974. See below.
"ยง974. Funding
To achieve the purposes of this Chapter, the commission may, on its own behalf or on behalf of the council, seek, accept, and expend monies from any source, including donations, state appropriations, and federal grants and may seek, accept, and use services from individuals, corporations, and governmental entities."

Note 2: The Commission on Civic Education has oversight of the activities of the La. Legislative Youth Advisory Council - a youth council of 21 high school students selected from across the state. (R.S. 24:973(A)(6))

*(July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2012)This years expenditures are not reflected because the annual orientation was held in July instead of June. (July 1, 2012- June 30, 2013) expenditures reflected double because the previous years meeting was held in July instead of June and no expenditures were shown for that previous year because of when the annual meetings were held, so that is why it is double for this year. From here forward if LYAC annual orientation meeting are held in July instead of June the expenditures will only reflect one annual orientation meeting.
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