RS 36:741     

CHAPTER 20.  DEPARTMENT OF STATE

§741.  Department of State; creation; domicile; purposes and functions

A.  The Department of State is created and shall be a body corporate with the power to sue and be sued.  The domicile of the department shall be in Baton Rouge.

B.  The secretary of state shall serve as the executive head and chief administrative officer of the Department of State and shall have the responsibility for the policies of the department and for the administration, control, and operation of the functions, programs, and affairs of the department as provided by law.

C.  The Department of State shall be responsible for performing the functions of the secretary of state as provided by law, including those functions of the commissioner of elections transferred to the Department of State and to the secretary of state.

Added by Acts 1977, No. 83, §1, eff. June 22, 1977; Acts 2001, No. 451, §2, eff. Jan. 12, 2004.

NOTE:  See Acts 2001, No. 451, §§8 and 9, relative to effective date of Act.