Louisiana Sexual Assault Oversight Commission

Name Louisiana Sexual Assault Oversight Commission
Contact Person John W. Sinquefield - Commission Chairman
Mailing Address Department of Justice
PO Box 94005
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone Number 225-326-6708
Fax Number --
Board Email sinquefieldj@ag.louisiana.gov
Website --
Legal Authority Act 354 of 2018 and Act 188 of 2021
Year Created 2018
Organizational Placement Department of Justice
Purpose/Function 1. Develop recommendations for a a standardized sexual assault collection kit and keep recommendations up to date. 2. Develop recommended protocols for forensic medical examinations of sexual assault victims and keep up to date. 3. Develop recommendations of appropriate entities to perform sexual assault examinations and keep up to date. 4. Adopt additional projects and/or duties as necessary to further the goals of the Commission.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 18
Number Currently Serving: 18
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 3
Estimated number in current year: 3
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 On or about Dec. 9, 2021, the report required by House Resolution No.148 of 2021 Regular Legislative Session was submitted to the Legislature and the Legislative Research Library.
On March 16, 2021, a report of the activities of the Commission relative to its mandates in Act 354 of the 2018 Regular Legislative Session was forwarded to the Legislature and Commission Members. The Public Meeting notice for the May 13,2021,meeting inadvertently had May 13, 2020. The meeting was held on May 13,2021. All other notices sent out had the correct date.

The September 14, 2021 Meeting was adjourned due to a lack of a quorum, since only eight members were present. Some board members/designees had travel difficulties due to adverse circumstances in South Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricanes Ida and Nicholas.
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