Geographic Information Systems Council

Name Geographic Information Systems Council
Contact Person Rachel Watson - Chair, Louisiana GIS Council
Mailing Address P.O. Box 44247
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4247
Phone Number 225-342-8165
Fax Number --
Board Email
Legal Authority R.S. 49:1051 through 1057
Year Created 1995
Organizational Placement Division of Administration
Purpose/Function The Louisiana Geographic Information Systems Council (LGISC) was created by the state Legislature in 1995 to: "eliminate duplication of effort and unnecessary redundancy in data collections and systems and to provide for integration of geographically-related data bases to facilitate the policy and planning purposes of the state of Louisiana." (La R.S. 49:1051-1057; Acts 1995, No.922 amended by Act 772 of 2001 and Act 68 of 2005)
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 26
Number Currently Serving: 24
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 12
Estimated number in current year: 12
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: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
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:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

       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)  No funds are collected or expended  State Agency: No funds are collected or expended
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 The Louisiana GIS Council has no budget and all members serve without pay.
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