TITLE 39. PUBLIC FINANCE

SUBTITLE II. LOCAL FINANCE

CHAPTER 9. LOUISIANA LOCAL GOVERNMENT BUDGET ACT

 

39:1309      Adoption

 

A. All action necessary to adopt and otherwise finalize and implement the budget for a fiscal year shall be taken in open meeting and completed before the end of the prior fiscal year except that:

 

(1) All action necessary to adopt and otherwise finalize and implement the proposed budget for a school board shall be taken in open meeting and completed prior to the date for budget adoption by school boards, as required by R.S. 17:88(A).

 

(2) All action necessary to adopt and otherwise finalize and implement the proposed budget for a parish shall be taken in open meeting and completed prior to the thirtieth day of the fiscal year for which the budget is to be applicable.

 

B. The adopted budget shall be balanced with approved expenditures not exceeding the total of estimated funds available.

 

C. The adopted budget shall contain the same information as that required for the proposed budget according to R.S. 39:1305(C) for the proposed budget.

 

D. Upon adoption, certified copies of the budget and adoption instrument shall be transmitted to and retained by the chief executive or administrative officer as required by R.S. 39:1313.

 

E. Upon adoption, the district attorney for the Sixteenth Judicial District shall also post the adopted budget of his office on the official Internet website or portal of the district attorney of the Sixteenth Judicial District at the time the budget is adopted.

 

R.S. 39:1308.Added by Acts 1980, No. 504, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1980.   Amended by Acts 1984, No. 186, § 2;  Acts 1999, No. 775, § 2, eff. July 2, 1999;  Acts 2001, No. 810, § 1, eff. June 26, 2001;  Acts 2001, No. 965, § 1, eff. June 27, 2001.  Amended by Acts 2010, No. 680, § 1, eff. July 1, 2010.