2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 42 — Public officers and employees
RS 42:63 — Prohibitions


LA Rev Stat § 42:63 What's This?

§63. Prohibitions

A.(1) Except as otherwise provided in this Subsection, no person holding an elective office, appointive office, or employment in any of the branches of state government or of a political subdivision thereof shall at the same time hold another elective office, appointive office, or employment in the government of a foreign country, in the government of the United States, or in the government of another state.

(2) A person holding employment in the government of the United States and at the same time holding an appointive office in a political subdivision of the state shall not be in violation of this Subsection, unless the particular nature of his employment in combination with the duties and interests of his appointive office in a political subdivision of this state is otherwise prohibited by this Part or is found to be adverse to the public interest as set forth in R.S. 42:61.

(3)(a) A person holding employment in the government of the United States and at the same time holding part-time elective office shall not be in violation of this Subsection, unless the particular nature of his employment in combination with the duties and interests of his elective office is otherwise prohibited by this Part or is found to be adverse to the public interest as set forth in R.S. 42:61.

(b) For purposes of this Paragraph, "part-time elective office" shall mean an elective office the holder of which is deemed to be a part-time public servant pursuant to Article X, Section 29.1(A) of the Constitution of Louisiana.

B. Except as otherwise provided by the Louisiana constitution, no person holding office or employment in one branch of the state government shall at the same time hold another office or employment in any other branch of the state government.

C. No person holding an elective office in the government of this state shall at the same time hold another elective office, a full-time appointive office, or employment in the government of this state or in the government of a political subdivision thereof.

D. No person holding an elective office in a political subdivision of this state shall at the same time hold another elective office or full-time appointive office in the government of this state or in the government of a political subdivision thereof. No such person shall hold at the same time employment in the government of this state, or in the same political subdivision in which he holds an elective office. In addition no sheriff, assessor, or clerk of court shall hold any office or employment under a parish governing authority or school board, nor shall any member of any parish governing authority or school board hold any office or employment with any sheriff, assessor, or clerk of court.

E. No person holding a full-time appointive office or full-time employment in the government of this state or of a political subdivision thereof shall at the same time hold another full-time appointive office or full-time employment in the government of the state of Louisiana, in the government of a political subdivision thereof, or in a combination of these.

F. No person holding an elective office in any branch of state government shall contract, on a full-time basis, to provide health or health-related services for any agency of state government. No person engaged in a contract on a full-time basis, with any agency of state government to provide health or health-related services shall hold an elective office in any branch of state government.

Added by Acts 1979, No. 700, §1. Acts 1987, No. 837, §1, eff. July 20, 1987; Acts 1989, No. 60, §1; Acts 1995, No. 673, §1; Acts 2009, No. 178, §1.

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