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      RS 43:81     



§81.  Official journal of state

A.  The printing of advertisements, public notices, proclamations, and all public notices and advertising to be done by the legislature, or the executive or other departments and institutions of the state government, shall be published in a daily newspaper to be known and designated as the "Official Journal of the State", which newspaper shall have and possess the following qualifications:

(1)  It shall possess the periodicals class mailing privilege.

(2)  It shall be published in the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

(3)  It shall have been so published for at least six days per week for a period of not less than two years prior to the time that it is awarded the contract as the Official Journal of the State, as provided herein.

(4)  It shall have an audited paid daily circulation of not less than ten thousand for at least one year prior to the time it is awarded the contract.

B.(1)  For the purposes of Article III, Section 19 of the Constitution of Louisiana, the Official Journal of the State shall be the Internet website or portal of the Official Journal of the State.

(2)  All laws and joint resolutions shall be accessible through the Official Journal of the State as defined in this Subsection prior to the sixtieth day after final adjournment of the session in which they were enacted and shall remain accessible for at least one year.  Any act that contains an effective date prior to the sixtieth day after final adjournment shall be accessible prior to the effective date contained therein, if possible, or if not possible, as soon as possible after such effective date.

Acts 1954, No. 127, §1.  Amended by Acts 1975, 1st Ex.Sess., No. 1, §1, eff. Jan. 24, 1975; Acts 2010, No. 802, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2011.

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