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Louisiana Administrative Law

Louisiana Administrative Procedure Act

§954.1. Louisiana Administrative Code and Louisiana Register; publication; distribution; copies; index; interagency rules

A. The Department of the State Register shall compile, index, and publish a publication to be known as the Louisiana Administrative Code, containing all effective rules adopted by each agency subject to the provisions of this Chapter, and all boards, commissions, agencies and departments of the executive branch, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary. The Louisiana Administrative Code shall also contain all executive orders issued by the governor on or after May 9, 1972, which are in effect at the time the Louisiana Administrative Code is published. The Louisiana Administrative Code shall be supplemented or revised as often as necessary and at least once every two years.

B. The Department of the State Register shall publish at least once each month a bulletin to be known as the Louisiana Register which shall set forth the text of all rules filed during the preceding month and such notices as shall have been submitted pursuant to this Chapter. It shall also set forth all executive orders of the governor issued during the preceding month and a summary or digest of and fiscal note prepared for each such order as required by the provisions of R.S. 49:215. In addition, the Department of the State Register may include in the Louisiana Register digests or summaries of new or proposed rules; however, if any conflict should arise between the written digest of a rule and the rule, the rule shall take precedence over the written digest.

C. The Department of the State Register shall publish such rules, notices, statements, and other such matters as submitted by the rulemaking agency without regard to their validity. However, the State Register may omit from the Louisiana Register or Louisiana Administrative Code any rule the publication of which would be unduly cumbersome, expensive, or otherwise inexpedient, if the rule in printed or processed form is made available on application to the adopting agency, and if the Louisiana Register or Louisiana Administrative Code, as the case may be, contains a notice stating the general subject matter of the omitted rule and stating how a copy thereof may be obtained.

D. One copy, or multiple copies if practical, of the Louisiana Register and Louisiana Administrative Code shall be made available upon request to state depository libraries free of charge, and to other agencies or persons at prices fixed by the department of the state register to recover all or a portion of the mailing and publication costs. Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S. 49:951(2) of this Chapter to the contrary, the department of the state register shall provide free copies of the Louisiana Register and the Louisiana Administrative Code to the David R. Poynter Legislative Research Library, the Senate Law Library, and the Huey P. Long Memorial Law Library.

E. The Department of the State Register shall prescribe a uniform system of indexing, numbering, arrangement of text and citation of authority and history notes for the Louisiana Administrative Code.

F. The Department of the State Register may publish advertisements for bids and other legal notices in the Louisiana Register in addition to other publications thereof required by law.

G. The Department of the State Register is hereby authorized and empowered to promulgate and enforce interagency rules for the implementation and administration of this Section.

H. The governor shall be the publisher of the Louisiana Administrative Code and Louisiana Register provided for through the Department of the State Register.

Added by Acts 1974, No. 284,§ 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1975. Amended by Acts 1975, No. 730,§ 1; Acts 1976, No. 279,§ 1; Acts 1978, No. 252,§ 1; Acts 1982, No. 687,§ 1, eff. Aug. 2, 1982; Acts 1988, No. 604,§ 1, eff. July 14, 1988; Acts 1988, No. 937,§ 1, eff. July 26, 1988; Acts 1990, No. 9,§ 2; Acts 1993, No. 119,§ 1.


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