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      RS 42:1121     

  

§1121. Assistance to certain persons after termination of public service

            A.(1) No former agency head or elected official shall, for a period of two years following the termination of his public service as the head of such agency or as an elected public official serving in such agency, assist another person, for compensation, in a transaction, or in an appearance in connection with a transaction, involving that agency or render any service on a contractual basis to or for such agency.

            (2) No former member of a board or commission shall, for a period of two years following the termination of his public service on such board or commission, contract with, be employed in any capacity by, or be appointed to any position by that board or commission.

            B.(1) General rule for other public employees. No former public employee shall, for a period of two years following the termination of his public employment, assist another person, for compensation, in a transaction, or in an appearance in connection with a transaction in which such former public employee participated at any time during his public employment and involving the governmental entity by which he was formerly employed, or for a period of two years following termination of his public employment, render, any service which such former public employee had rendered to the agency during the term of his public employment on a contractual basis, regardless of the parties to the contract, to, for, or on behalf of the agency with which he was formerly employed.

            (2) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a former employee of the Louisiana School for the Deaf from rendering sign language and interpreting services on a contractual basis to or for the Louisiana School for the Deaf.

            C. No legal entity in which a former public servant is an officer, director, trustee, partner, or employee shall, for a period of two years following the termination of his public service, assist another person, for compensation, in a transaction, or in an appearance in connection with a transaction in which such public servant at any time participated during his public service and involving the agency by which he was formerly employed or in which he formerly held office.

            D. No former public servant shall share in any compensation received by another person for assistance which such former public servant is prohibited from rendering by this Section.

            E. Termination of public service. For the purposes of Subsections B and C of this Section, termination of public employment or service means the termination of employment with the agency which employed the public employee, or the termination of public service with the agency in which an elected official served, when he participated in the transaction.

            F.(1) Each officer and employee of the office of financial institutions, including the commissioner, shall be prohibited for a period of two years following the termination of his employment with the office of financial institutions from:

            (a) Assisting another person for compensation in a particular transaction or in an appearance in connection with a particular transaction for which the officer or employee had responsibility to effectively direct the action of the office of financial institutions at any time during his employment and which involves the office of financial institutions; or

            (b) Rendering on a contractual basis to or for the office of financial institutions any service which the officer or employee rendered to the office of financial institutions during his employment there.

            (2) However, the provisions of Paragraph (1) of this Subsection shall not apply to post-employment work done for or with a federally chartered agency regulating financial institutions or their holding companies.

            (3) A legal entity in which a former officer or employee of the office of financial institutions is an officer, director, trustee, partner, or employee shall be prohibited for a period of two years following the termination of his employment, from assisting another person for compensation in a particular transaction or in an appearance in connection with a particular transaction for which such officer or employee had responsibility to effectively direct the action of the office of financial institutions at any time during his employment and which involves the office of financial institutions. This restriction shall not apply to a legal entity which is a federally chartered agency regulating financial institutions or their holding companies. Subject to the provisions of Paragraphs (1), (2), and (4) of this Subsection, such a legal entity may continue to participate in particular transactions commenced prior to termination of the employment with the office of financial institutions of the former officer or employee.

            (4) No former officer or employee shall share in any compensation received by another person for assistance which such former officer or employee is prohibited from rendering by this Subsection.

            (5) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, this Subsection shall be applicable to each officer and employee of the office of financial institutions and shall be the sole controlling provision on post-employment restrictions for such officers and employees.

            G. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a former member of a municipal governing authority from being appointed to fill a vacancy in the office of mayor regardless of the amount of time that has elapsed since the termination of the former member's service as a member of the municipal governing authority.

            H. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a licensed physician who is a former member of the governing authority of a hospital service district or any legal entity in which such licensed physician is an officer, director, trustee, partner, or employee from being employed by or from contracting with the hospital service district or any entity over which the governing authority of the hospital service district exercises supervision or jurisdiction to perform professional health care services directly related to his expertise as a licensed physician, from contracting with the hospital service district or any entity over which the governing authority of the hospital service district exercises supervision or jurisdiction for the purchase or lease of property related to the licensed physician's health care practice, or from contracting with the hospital service district or any entity over which the governing authority of the hospital service district exercises supervision or jurisdiction for the sale of the physician's practice.

NOTE: Subsection I eff. until July 1, 2017. See Acts 2015, No. 450, §§1, 2, and 3.

            I. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a former member of the board of commissioners of the East Union Parish Hospital Service District or a legal entity owned by such former member from entering into a contract with or under the supervision or jurisdiction of board of commissioners of the East Union Parish Hospital Service District or Union General Hospital or receiving compensation pursuant to such contract.

            J. Repealed by Acts 2007, No. 74, §2, eff. August 1, 2009.

            Acts 1979, No. 443, §1, eff. April 1, 1980; H.C.R. No. 45, 1983 R.S.; H.C.R. No. 237, 1984 R.S.; Acts 1987, No. 893, §1; HCR No. 203, 1988 R.S., eff. July 8, 1988; Acts 1993, No. 445, §1; Acts 1997, No. 745, §1; Acts 1997, No. 944, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1059, §1; Acts 1999, No. 274, §1; Acts 2005, No. 140, §1, eff. June 28, 2005, §2, eff. Aug. 1, 2007; Acts 2006, No. 89, §1, eff. May 25, 2006, and §2, eff. Aug. 1, 2008; Acts 2006, No. 525, §1; Acts 2006, No. 607, §1; Acts 2007, No. 74, §1, eff. June 22, 2007; Acts 2007, No. 74, §2, eff. August 1, 2009; Acts 2012, No. 724, §1, eff. June 11, 2012; Acts 2015, No. 450, §1, eff. July 1, 2015; Acts 2015, No. 450, §2, eff. July 1, 2017.



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