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BATON ROUGE, LA (KPLC) -

A bill by Sen. John Smith, R-Leesville, would create an economic development district in Leesville.

Senate Bill 241, if approved, would outline powers, duties, boundaries and governance of the district. The measure would also outline district plans and provide for funding.

The district would "promote, encourage and create economic development activities and employment opportunities," the bill states.

Membership would be made up of the following:

One member appointed by the state representative of District 24;

One member appointed by the state representative for District 30;

One member appointed by the state senator for District 30;

One member appointed by the member or members of the governing authority of the parish of Vernon who represent the district; and

One member appointed by the mayor of Leesville.

Length of terms are also outlined under the bill.

The measure has been assigned to the Senate Local and Municipal Affairs Committee.

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