Historical Records Advisory Board

Name Historical Records Advisory Board
Contact Person Ashley D. Simmons - Executive Staff Officer
Mailing Address 3851 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone Number 225-922-2521
Fax Number 225-922-0433
Board Email LHRAB@sos.la.gov
Website https://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/LearnAboutTheArchives/WhoSupport
Legal Authority La. R.S. 44:501
Year Created 2018
Organizational Placement Secretary of State's Office
Purpose/Function MISSION STATEMENT The Mission of the Louisiana Historical Records Advisory Board is to assist in, support, coordinate and advocate for the identification, collection, preservation, management, use and accessibility of records that document all of Louisiana’s people, communities, organizations, businesses, and governments. It is the Vision of the LHRAB that the historical records of all Louisiana’s people will be identified, collected, preserved, maintained, made available to and used by Louisianians to increase their knowledge of the history and cultures of this diverse state and to ensure their rights.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 15
Number Currently Serving: 14
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 1
Estimated number in current year: 4
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)    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: From Jan 2016-May 2018 the board was not reauthorized by Gov. Proclamation and was inactive as a result. The board was not made aware of the status until 2018. The annual reports for these years should have been marked disbanded or inactive.

NOTE #2: As of January 19, 2023, there are 3 vacancies (Secretary of State designee, Statutory Designee and LA Sheriff's Association designee) on the board due to previous board members no longer being employed at the agency. The goal will be to fill the vacancies during the current year.
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