2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 39 — Public finance
RS 39:366.11 — Reporting on the progress and status of cooperative endeavors


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SUBPART B. COOPERATIVE ENDEAVORS

§366.11. Reporting on the progress and status of cooperative endeavors

A.(1)(a)(i) Prior to the confection of any cooperative endeavor agreement which would result or is expected to result in any nonpublic party to the agreement generating or expending revenue of one million dollars or more per year from the operation, management, or control of a state resource, the commissioner of administration shall be informed by the state agency seeking confection of the proposed agreement. When the commissioner has determined that the parties are sufficiently far enough along in negotiations that the essential elements of the proposed agreement have been worked out by the parties and can be explained to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, the commissioner shall instruct the state agency to inform the committee of the proposed agreement not less than thirty calendar days prior to the next regular meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. The Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget may hold a hearing on the agreement any time prior to the official confection of the agreement. No agreement shall be officially confected prior to the expiration of the time within which the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget may hold a hearing.

(ii) Such hearing may be conducted in executive session pursuant to the procedures and requirements of R.S. 42:16 when the members have reason to believe that the discussion at such meeting may otherwise result in the public disclosure of any information regarding the nonpublic person which is excepted by any provision of law, other than this Part, from being public record or from public disclosure.

(b) At any time that an agency cannot comply with the time lines required in Subparagraph (a) of this Paragraph, the agency head shall notify the commissioner and the chairperson of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. The chairperson may provide for an alternate time.

(2) The following information shall be provided:

(a) The public purpose sought to be accomplished by the cooperative endeavor.

(b) The reason a cooperative endeavor with the nonpublic person is the preferred means by which to accomplish the public purpose as opposed to competitively bid or competitively negotiated contract.

(c) The nature and amount of all state resources being obligated, the nature of the obligation, and the expected duration of the obligation.

(3) The Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget by official action of the committee communicated in writing by the chairperson of the committee to the state agency may prohibit the state agency from entering into a cooperative endeavor agreement for failure to provide the information required in Paragraph (2) of this Subsection.

B.(1) As a condition of the establishment and continuation of any cooperative endeavor agreement to which the state is a party and which results in any nonpublic party to the agreement generating or expending revenue of one million dollars or more per year from the operation, management, or control of a state resource, the nonpublic party to the agreement shall annually report to the commissioner of administration at a time and in a form established by the commissioner by rule adopted pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act all of the following:

(a) The amount of revenue generated from the operation, management, or control of a state resource by month and by year and as compared to all prior years of the agreement.

(b) The budgeted and actual expenditure of revenue thusly generated.

(c) Any and all changes in the agreement since the last report.

(2)(a) Using this information, the commissioner shall annually inform the members of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget of the status of each cooperative endeavor, the degree to which the public purpose is served, and any other information regarding the matter which the commissioner determines is significant to the goal of this Part.

(b)(i) In response to the annual report required by this Paragraph, the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget may hold a meeting with the commissioner of administration and/or the parties to any cooperative endeavor agreement to clarify matters of concern.

(ii) The meeting provided for in this Subparagraph may be conducted in executive session pursuant to the procedures and requirements of R.S. 42:16 when the members have reason to believe that the discussion at such meeting may otherwise result in the public disclosure of any information regarding the nonpublic person which is excepted by any provision of law, other than this Part, from being public record or from public disclosure.

(3) In adopting the rules and in reporting to the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, the commissioner of administration shall provide for the protection of propriety, confidential, and competitive information regarding any nonpublic party to a cooperative endeavor agreement which is excepted by any provision of law, other than this Part, from being public record or from public disclosure.

C.(1) Without altering the private nature of a nonpublic person participating in a cooperative endeavor with the state which pursuant to that agreement operates, manages, or controls a state resource and generates or expends revenue of one million dollars or more per year from the operation, management, or control of the resource, such person shall, as a condition of participation in the agreement, maintain all of its books and records with respect to the receipt, use, or expenditure of the revenue generated as a result of the operation, management, or control of the state resource as public documents and make them available for inspection and copying pursuant to the provisions of the public records law, R.S. 44:1 et seq.

(2) This Subsection shall not be interpreted to require the disclosure of the names or other identifying personal information of individual donors who make contributions to nonprofit corporations which support public institutions of postsecondary education as provided in R.S. 17:3390 or the names or other identifying personal information of individual consumers of services or products which may form a portion of the revenue generated or expended. The receipt, use, or expenditure of such amounts may be recorded in the books and records and, if so recorded, shall be reported and be publicly available in globo.

Acts 2005, No. 329, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.

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