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      RS 23:2151     




§2151.  Council recommendations; cooperation with state agencies, departments, and offices

A.  The council, through its standing committees, shall develop recommendations periodically in each of the committees' areas of responsibility and shall submit the recommendations to the governor.

B.  The governor shall consider the recommendations submitted under this Section.  The governor shall approve, disapprove, or modify the recommendations and return the recommendations to the council to be forwarded as appropriate.  An approved or modified recommendation shall be forwarded to the appropriate agency for implementation.  A recommendation that is approved or modified that requires a change in state or federal law shall be forwarded to the appropriate legislative body for consideration.

C.  A recommendation that is not approved, disapproved, or modified by the governor before sixty days after the date that the recommendation is submitted shall be considered to be approved by the governor.

D.  Agencies shall implement the recommendations as soon as practicable if the recommendations do not violate an existing federal or state law, regulation, or rule.

E.  An agency shall:

(1)  Provide requested information to the council within fifteen days of receipt.  The council may grant an extension in order for the agency to submit the requested information.

(2)  Report on the implementation of the council's recommendations at the time and in the format requested by the council.

(3)  Notify the governor and the council if the agency determines that any recommendation cannot be implemented.

Acts 1997, No. 1, §1, eff. April 30, 1997; Acts 2008, No. 743, §2, eff. July 1, 2008.

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