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      RS 42:263     

  

§263.  Resolution requesting special counsel

A.  No parish governing authority, levee board except as provided in Subsection B hereof, parish school board, city school board, or other local or state board shall retain or employ any special attorney or counsel to represent it in any special matter or pay any compensation for any legal services whatever unless a real necessity exists, made to appear by a resolution thereof stating fully the reasons for the action and the compensation to be paid.  The resolution then shall be subject to the approval of the attorney general and, if approved by him, shall be spread upon the minutes of the body and published in the official journal of the parish.

B.  Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection A of this Section or R.S. 42:264, the governing boards of the Cane River Levee and Drainage District, the Campti-Clarence Levee District, the Natchitoches Levee and Drainage District, the Red River Levee and Drainage District, the Fifth Louisiana Levee District, and the Nineteenth Louisiana Levee District may retain or employ special counsel as needed and without the approval of the attorney general.

C.  Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection A of this Section or R.S. 42:264, the Board of Commissioners of the Black Lake Bayou Recreation and Water Conservation District of Red River Parish may retain or employ general or special counsel as needed and without the approval of the attorney general.

Amended by Acts 1979, No. 78, §1; Acts 1982, No. 570, §2.



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