2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 42 — Public officers and employees
RS 42:1382 — State department of civil service; advisory opinions on political activity


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§1382. State department of civil service; advisory opinions on political activity

A. As defined in the constitution of 1974, and for the purposes of this Section, "political activity" means an effort to support or oppose the election of a candidate for political office or to support a particular political party in an election. The support of issues involving bonded indebtedness, tax referenda, or constitutional amendments are not included.

B. Upon the written request of any classified state employee describing a proposed activity and requesting an opinion as to whether such activity constitutes a prohibited political activity, the State Department of Civil Service shall issue an advisory opinion as to whether or not the proposed activity which is the subject of the request of the employee is a prohibited political activity as defined by the constitution or by rules of the civil service commission. The State Department of Civil Service shall issue said opinion within twenty days of the receipt of said request by the State Department of Civil Service and in issuing such opinion shall cite the particular provision of the constitution or of commission rules by which the activity is prohibited. The opinion rendered by the State Department of Civil Service shall be effective until it is otherwise amended, revised, supplemented, or vitiated by the civil service commission and any action taken by the civil service commission shall not have retroactive effect.

Added by Acts 1976, No. 670, §1.

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