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      RS 39:1672.2     


§1672.2.  Authority of the commissioner of administration

Prior to the institution of any action in a court concerning any contract, claim or controversy, the commissioner of administration with the concurrence of the attorney general is authorized to compromise, pay, or otherwise adjust the claim by or against or a controversy with a contractor relating to a professional, personal, consulting, or social service contract entered into with the state under their respective authority, including a claim or controversy based on breach of contract, mistake, misrepresentation, or other cause for contract modification or rescission.  Nothing herein shall limit the authority of the commissioner of administration, pursuant to rules and regulations to issue, negotiate, or accept changes in the terms and conditions of a contract.  When authorized, such compromise, payments, or adjustments shall be promptly paid; however, subject to any limitations or conditions imposed by rule or regulation, the commissioner of administration shall charge back all or any portion of such payments to the department or departments for whose benefit the contract was let.

Added by Acts 1978, No. 772, §1; Acts 1985, No. 673, §1; Acts 2014, No. 684, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 2015; Acts 2014, No. 864, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.

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