2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 39 — Public finance
RS 39:122 — Commencement of work


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§122. Commencement of work

A. No work shall commence and no contract shall be entered into for any project contained in the capital outlay act unless and until funds are available from the cash sources indicated in the act or from the sale of bonds or from a line of credit approved by the State Bond Commission, except contracts for Department of Transportation and Development projects which are subject to the provisions of R.S. 48:251(D). The Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay shall make recommendations to the commissioner of administration concerning the non-state entity projects to be granted lines of credit. The commissioner of administration shall submit to the Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay a list of projects that will be submitted to the State Bond Commission for lines of credit a minimum of five days prior to the submission to the State Bond Commission.

B.(1) Ports, levee districts, and other non-state entities shall wait until there is a fully executed cooperative endeavor agreement and final approval has been given by the facility planning and control section of the division of administration, the Department of Transportation and Development, or the state treasurer, whichever is applicable, before entering into contracts obligating state funds.

(2) If a port, levee district, or other non-state entity, enters into a contract, executes a purchase order or otherwise attempts to obligate any funds to be reimbursed by the state without first fully complying with the provisions of this Section, any obligation resulting therefrom shall remain the sole responsibility of the port, levee district, or non-state entity, and the contract or purchase order or other obligation shall not be eligible for reimbursement or payment by the state.

Acts 1989, No. 836, §1, eff. July 1, 1989; Acts 1997, No. 1346, §1, eff. July 1, 1997; Acts 1998, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 161, §2, eff. May 7, 1998; Acts 2008, No. 911, §1, eff. July 1, 2008.

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