2011 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 42 — Public officers and employees
RS 42:1157.1 — Timely filing of reports and statements due; presumption
§1157.1. Timely filing of reports and statements due; presumption
A. The filing of reports and statements shall be deemed timely in the following cases:
(1) The papers are hand-delivered, mailed, or deposited for delivery with a commercial delivery service, on or before the due date. If the papers are received by mail or delivered by a commercial delivery service on the first day following the due date, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that the papers were timely filed. In all cases where the presumption does not apply, the timeliness of the filing shall be shown only by an official U.S. postmark, official receipt or certificate from the U.S. Postal Service, or by receipt or invoice of a commercial delivery service made at the time of mailing or deposit for delivery which indicates the date thereof. For purposes of this Section, "by mail" applies only to the U.S. Postal Service.
(2) The report or statement due is transmitted by facsimile transmission or electronic transfer and received by the board on or before the due date. Any report or statement transmitted by facsimile transmission or electronic transfer and received by the board shall be considered as if filed in the original. However, in the case where the staff of the board discovers that a facsimile transmission or electronic transfer is illegible upon receipt, the staff shall immediately give notice to the party whose report or other statement is illegible that a legible copy of such facsimile transmission or electronic transfer shall be mailed, transmitted by a commercial delivery service, or hand-delivered within twenty-four hours to the offices of the board. The filing date shall be deemed to be the date of receipt of the facsimile transmission or electronic transfer of the report or statement.
B. If the date on which a report or statement is required to be filed occurs on a weekend or a federal or state holiday, the report shall be filed no later than the first working day after the date it would otherwise be due that is not a federal or state holiday.
Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 66, §§3, 5, eff. Jan. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, No. 164, §2.
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