2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:837 - Transfer of functions; records, money and equipment; employees
§837. Transfer of functions; records, money and equipment; employees
A. Upon the transfer of functions, any pending or unfinished business shall be taken over and completed by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections with the same power and authority as the agency from which the functions are transferred. The department shall be the successor in every way to the agency from which such functions are transferred, and every act done in the exercise of such functions by the department shall be deemed to have the same force and effect under any provisions of law in effect as if done by the agency from which functions are transferred is referred to, or designated by any law or contract or other document, such reference or designation shall be deemed to apply to the department; provided that to the extent necessary to prevent the impairment of the contractual obligations of any agency heretofore existing, or of the state of Louisiana, the existence, organization, and functions of any such agency shall be excluded from the provisions of the Section, and like exclusion shall be made whenever necessary to prevent any violation of the provisions, terms, or conditions of any gift, donation, deed, will trust, or other instrument or disposition by which property of any nature or description has been vested in any agency affected by this Section, or the diversion from the purposes for which such property was donated, deeded, divided or bequeathed, or otherwise vested in any such agency; provided further that the provisions of this Section shall not be construed or applied in such a way as to prevent full compliance by the state or any agency of the federal government, by which federal aid or other financial assistance from the United States has been made available to this state or any subdivision or agency thereof, anything contained in this Section to the contrary notwithstanding.
B. All books, papers, records, money, choses in action, and other property heretofore used or possessed by any agency in the exercise of functions hereby transferred, shall be transferred to the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
C. All employees heretofore engaged in the performance of duties, in any agency in the exercise of functions transferred by this Section to the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall be transferred with such functions to the department and shall, so far as practicable, continue to perform the duties heretofore performed.
Added by Acts 1968, No. 192, §1.