2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 42 — Public officers and employees
RS 42:1120 — Recusal from voting


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§1120. Recusal from voting

If any elected official, in the discharge of a duty or responsibility of his office or position, would be required to vote on a matter which vote would be a violation of R.S. 42:1112, he shall recuse himself from voting. An elected official who recuses himself from voting pursuant to this Section shall not be prohibited from participating in discussion and debate concerning the matter, provided that he makes the disclosure of his conflict or potential conflict a part of the record of his agency prior to his participation in the discussion or debate and prior to the vote that is the subject of discussion or debate.

Acts 1979, No. 443, §1, eff. April 1, 1980; Acts 1988, No. 880, §1; Acts 2008, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 8, §1, eff. March 6, 2008; Acts 2008, No. 159, §1, eff. June 12, 2008.

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