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
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
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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