2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 24 - Legislature and Laws
RS 24:15 - Transmission of documents

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 24:15 (2018)

§15. Transmission of documents

            A. Whenever the clerk of the House of Representatives is required to send a ballot, petition, or other documentation to the members of the House of Representatives by mail, either by law or pursuant to the rules of procedure of the House of Representatives, and the clerk determines that it is feasible and desirable to utilize the system designed pursuant to R.S. 39:461.1 instead of mail for the transmission of the ballot, petition, or other documentation, then notwithstanding any requirement to the contrary, the clerk may utilize the system for the transmission of the ballot, petition, or other documentation in lieu of mailing.

            B. Whenever the secretary of the Senate is required to send a ballot, petition, or other documentation to the members of the Senate by mail, either by law or pursuant to the rules of procedure of the Senate, and the secretary determines that it is feasible and desirable to utilize the system designed pursuant to R.S. 39:461.1 instead of mail for the transmission of the ballot, petition, or other documentation, then notwithstanding any requirement to the contrary, the secretary may utilize the system for the transmission of the ballot, petition, or other documentation in lieu of mailing.

            C. Whenever the clerk of the House of Representatives and the secretary of the Senate are required to send a ballot, petition, or other documentation to the members of the legislature by mail, either by law or pursuant to the joint rules of procedure of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and the clerk and the secretary jointly determine that it is feasible and desirable to utilize the system designed pursuant to R.S. 39:461.1 instead of mail for the transmission of the ballot, petition, or other documentation, then notwithstanding any requirement to the contrary, the clerk and the secretary may utilize the system for the transmission of the ballot, petition, or other documentation in lieu of mailing.

            D. When necessary to determine any deadline based upon a postmark, the transmission date through the system shall serve as the postmark.

            E. The provisions of this Section shall be applicable to any requirement on either or both clerical officers to mail any ballot, petition, or other documentation to the members of his house of the legislature or to each member of the legislature, including without limitation any such mail requirement in R.S. 18:135.1 and 401.3, R.S. 24:10, 11, 504, and 507, R.S. 27:224, R.S. 39:87, 99.12, and 99.36, R.S. 49:220.23, and R.S.51:1052.

            Acts 2016, No. 674, §1.

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