A. The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities shall appoint a selection committee consisting of two published poets from Louisiana, two professors of literature from a Louisiana college or university, two representatives of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and a representative from the Louisiana State University Press.
B.(1) The selection committee shall submit a list of three nominees to the governor for appointment to the position of Louisiana State Poet Laureate subject to Senate confirmation.
(2) No member of the selection committee may be nominated.
(3) No member of the selection committee shall have a personal or professional conflict of interest.
C. The selection committee shall select individuals whose poetry has been published in books, anthologies, literary journals, or magazines. The nominees shall be Louisiana born or domiciled in Louisiana at the time of the nomination. In selecting the nominees the panel shall solicit input from the general public and the literary community. The selection committee shall select nominees who reflect the diverse cultures and heritage of Louisiana. Nominations for the poet laureate to the committee shall be accompanied by a curriculum vitae of the nominee.
Acts 2000, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 55, §1.
NOTE: See Acts 2000, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 55, §3, relative to continued service of poet laureate in office.