2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 39 — Public finance
RS 39:1426 — Advertising for public sale of securities; private sale of securities


LA Rev Stat § 39:1426 What's This?

§1426. Advertising for public sale of securities; private sale of securities

A. Notwithstanding any other requirement of law to the contrary, in every case where securities of public entities are required by law to be sold at public sale upon sealed bids after advertisement, the notice calling for bids shall be published in accordance with the following requirements. A general notice of the sale of the securities containing the maximum amount of securities to be offered, the source of payment therefor, and such other details as the governing authority of the issuer deems appropriate shall be published one time at least seven clear calendar days before the date scheduled for the receipt of bids for the securities in a newspaper of general circulation published in the parish where the public entity issuing the securities is located or has its domicile. Another notice containing the definitive amount of securities to be sold and such other bidding details as may be deemed appropriate by the governing authority of the issuing entity shall be published at least forty-eight hours in advance of the date scheduled for receipt of bids for the securities one time in either a newspaper of general circulation or a financial journal or newspaper containing a section devoted to municipal bond news published in either of the cities of New Orleans, Louisiana, or New York, New York.

B. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law relating to the issuance of revenue bonds of public entities, revenue bonds may be sold at public sale as provided in Subsection A of this Section or may be sold at private sale in the manner determined by the governing authority of the issuer of such bonds, provided the issuance of the revenue bonds is approved by the State Bond Commission, and in the case of a private sale, is approved by two-thirds of the members present and voting of the State Bond Commission.

C. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law relating to the issuance of variable or adjustable interest rate securities of public entities, these securities may be sold at public sale as provided in R.S. 39:1426(A) or may be sold to a public trust, organized pursuant to state law having for its beneficiary the state, at a private sale in the manner determined by the governing authority of the issuer of the securities, provided such sale is approved by the State Bond Commission, and in the case of a private sale, is approved by two-thirds of the members of the commission.

D. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law relating to the issuance of general obligation bonds by political subdivisions or the issuance by political subdivisions of any other bonds or indebtedness secured in whole or in part by ad valorem taxes, all such general obligation bonds or other such bonds or indebtedness may be sold as provided for in Subsection A of this Section or may be sold at private sale in the manner determined by the governing authority of the issuer thereof; provided the issuance of any such general obligation bonds or other such bonds or indebtedness is approved by the State Bond Commission, and in the case of a private sale, is approved by two-thirds of the members present and voting of the State Bond Commission. For purposes of this Subsection, the terms "general obligation bonds" and "political subdivisions" shall have the meanings ascribed to them in Article VI, Section 44 of the Constitution of Louisiana.

Acts 1975, Ex.Sess. No. 19, §6, eff. Jan. 28, 1975. Amended by Acts 1977, No. 389, §1, eff. July 10, 1977; Acts 1980, No. 410, §2, eff. July 18, 1980; Acts 1982, No. 513, §1, eff. July 22, 1982; Acts 1985, No. 727, §4, eff. July 16, 1985; Acts 1988, No. 1000, §1, eff. July 29, 1988; Acts 2010, No. 903, §1.

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Louisiana may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.