2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 24 - Legislature and Laws
RS 24:803 - Functions and duties

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 24:803 (2018)

§803. Functions and duties

The commission shall have the following functions and duties:

(1) To serve as an advisory agency of the legislature and be responsible solely to the legislature in every aspect of its functions, duties, and operations.

(2) To serve as a forum for the discussion and resolution of intergovernmental problems.

(3) To engage in such activities and conduct such studies as are necessary or desirable in the accomplishment of the purposes set forth in R.S. 24:801.

(4) To consider, on its own initiative, ways and means of fostering better relations among local governments and between local governments and the state government.

(5) To draft and disseminate model local ordinances necessary to implement recommendations of the commission.

(6) To encourage, and, where appropriate, coordinate studies relating to intergovernmental relations conducted by universities, state, local, and federal agencies, and research and consulting organizations.

(7) To review the recommendations of national commissions studying federal, state, and local government relationships and problems and assess their possible application to Louisiana.

(8) To analyze the structure, functions, revenue requirements, and fiscal policies of Louisiana and its political subdivisions; conduct studies of economic, administrative tax, and revenue matters for all levels of state government; and make recommendations for improvement.

(9) To examine proposed and existing federal and state programs, assess their impact upon Louisiana and its political subdivisions, and provide such assessment and recommendations, when appropriate, to the legislature.

(10) To issue annual reports of its findings and recommendations to be transmitted to the presiding officer of each house of the legislature not less than thirty days prior to the convening of each regular session of the legislature. Such reports shall set forth the reasons and supporting data for each recommendation and shall include draft legislation to implement such recommendations. Recommendations regarding economic and taxation issues shall be accompanied by supporting analyses of economic data. The commission may issue special or interim reports on specific subjects as it may deem appropriate.

Acts 1986, No. 1024, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1987.

{{NOTE: SEE ACTS 1986, NO. 1024, §3.}}

{{NOTE: ACTS 1989, NO. 672, §1 REPEALED ACTS 1986, NO. 1024, §3 WHICH WOULD HAVE PROVIDED FOR TERMINATION OF THE COMMISSION ON JANUARY 1, 1990.}}

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