2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:859 - Inmate spiritual and guidance services; leasing of property

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:859 (2018)

§859. Inmate spiritual and guidance services; leasing of property

A. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections may lease land owned by the state and under the control of the department to a nonprofit corporation, on which land the lessee may construct a facility to be used for the purpose of providing spiritual and guidance services to inmates, subject to the rules and regulations of the department.

B. The lease shall be for a period not to exceed ninety-nine years and be subject to any such terms and conditions that the secretary deems appropriate and in accord with the rules and regulations of the department. The value of the facilities constructed shall be good and sufficient consideration for the lease granted by the department.

C. Contracts entered into by any such lessee for the performance of work or the erection, construction, or maintenance of improvements on the leased premises shall not constitute public works contracts.

D. The provisions of R.S. 39:1643 and Part I of Chapter 10 of Title 41 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 shall not be applicable to leases authorized by this Section.

Acts 1997, No. 1113, §1, eff. July 14, 1997.

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