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Proclamation by His Excellency, M. J. "Mike" Foster, Jr., Governor of the State of Louisiana, Dated June 13, 2000, Convening the Legislature of Louisiana in Extraordinary Session

STATE OF LOUISIANA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
PROCLAMATION NO. 30 MJF 2000

By virtue of the authority vested in me by Paragraph B of Section 2 of Article III of the Constitution of Louisiana, I, M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr., Governor of the State of Louisiana, HEREBY CALL AND CONVENE THE LEGISLATURE OF LOUISIANA INTO EXTRAORDINARY SESSION to convene at the State Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during ten calendar days, beginning at 5:00 o'clock p.m. on the 19th day of June, 2000, and ending no later than 6:00 o'clock p.m. on the 28th day of June, 2000. The power to legislate at such session shall be limited, under penalty of nullity, to the following specified enumerated objects:

ITEM NO. 1. To make appropriations for the ordinary expenses of the executive branch of state government, pensions, public schools, public roads, public charities, and state institutions and providing with respect to the expenditure of said appropriations and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 2. To make appropriations for the expenses of the Louisiana Judiciary, including the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, District Courts, Criminal District Court of Orleans Parish, and other courts and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 3. To make appropriations for the establishment and reestablishment of agency ancillary funds, to be specifically known as internal service funds, auxiliary funds, or enterprise funds for certain state institutions, officials, and agencies; to provide for appropriation of funds; and to regulate the administration of said funds and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 4. To authorize the management boards of higher education and vocational and technical colleges to increase existing tuition, fees, charges, co-payments, or assessments, or to impose new tuition, fees, charges, co-payments, or assessments, but only in the event Louisiana State University at Alexandria is authorized by law to issue baccalaureate degrees and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 5. To amend and reenact provisions of Titles 17 and 36 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 relative to the authorization of Louisiana State University at Alexandria to issue baccalaureate degrees and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 6. To legislate relative to requiring composite returns and composite tax payments to the state of Louisiana by certain non-corporate entities and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 7. To amend and reenact R.S. 47:481 relative to the crediting of certain fees and taxes to the Transportation Trust Fund and to other funds and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 8. To legislate relative to the imposition or increase of fees assessed by the Office of Mineral Resources in the Department of Natural Resources, to provide for the disposition of said fees, to provide for the right of access by the department to certain related information and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 9. To legislate relative to R.S. 49:308.4 to provide for the applicability of the requirements relative to inter-fund borrowing and repayment and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 10. To amend the Constitution of Louisiana relative to the exemptions or exclusions from the sales and use taxes of local governmental subdivisions, school boards, and other political subdivisions and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 11. To legislate relative to refunds for taxes paid on the sale or rental of certain tangible personal property covered by Medicare and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 12. To amend R.S. 27:25(B)(1) to provide that matters regulated by the Gaming Control Law contested or disputed by a party against whom the board or division proposes action required by law to be determined after notice and an opportunity for a hearing shall be heard by a hearing officer or the board in a public hearing conducted in accordance with the Louisiana Administrative Procedure Act and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 13. To amend R.S. 17:2053(D) to correct the name of Our Lady of the Lake College and to add Saint Joseph Seminary College to the list of eligible institutions and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 14. To legislate relative to the reemployment of retired faculty members by institutions of higher education and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 15. To legislate relative to the Office of State Parks in the Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism to authorize the office to lease certain lands under its jurisdiction in the parish of St. Tammany, the parish of Calcasieu, or the parish of Sabine for the purpose of providing additional recreation opportunities, and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 16. To legislate relative to the Act of the 2000 Regular Session of the Legislature introduced and enacted as House Bill 295 of the said Regular Session by amending R.S. 47:295(H)(3)(a), (b), and (c) as enacted therein, to increase the average pay of Louisiana elementary and secondary public classroom teachers employed by the city and parish public systems and special schools and the faculty and professional staff employed in postsecondary education under the jurisdiction of the Board of Regents and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 17. To provide with respect to the method used to calculate retirement benefits of certain district court judges who retire due to the creation of subdistricts or a district; to provide for retroactive application and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 18. To amend and reenact Section 6 of the Act of the 2000 Regular Session of the Legislature introduced and enacted as House Bill 140 of the said Regular Session, to provide for the effective dates of the Act, to provide for the suspension or repeal of the Act and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 19. To amend Title 40 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 to provide for the authority of the State Fire Marshal to suspend, restrict, or otherwise prohibit open outdoor burning, to provide for penalties for violations, and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 20. To legislate relative to the imposition of additional fees or civil penalties, or the increase of existing fees or civil penalties by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 21. To amend Title 56 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 to authorize a one-time crab trap gear fee increase, the proceeds of which are to be used to secure the imposition of federal tariffs and/or quotas on imported crabmeat and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 22. To amend Title 56 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 and the Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure relative to the creation of the Wildlife Enforcement Enhancement Fund, to provide for fines and penalties, to provide for the uses of the fund for enforcement of department laws and regulations and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 23. To amend Title 30 and Title 56 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 relative to servitudes and/or access for commercial purposes to property under the jurisdiction and control of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries or the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission; to provide for the authorization thereof by the secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries; to provide for the assessment of consideration, compensation and/or fees for such servitude and/or access; and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 24. To amend R.S. 27:306(A) of the Video Draw Poker Devices Control Law solely to require multiple licensed facilities such as restaurants, bars, taverns, cocktail lounges, and clubs owned by one person to be physically separate and non-contiguous places of business.

ITEM NO. 25. To revise the qualifications for the Department of Transportation and Development Assistant Secretary for the Office of Planning and Programming.

ITEM NO. 26. To amend Title 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 to create the Lake Oaks Subdivision Improvement District and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 27. To amend and reenact or suspend provisions of Title 17 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 relative to school day requirements under recognized emergencies and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 28. To legislate relative to the procedure by which the position of police chief is filled in New Iberia and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 29. To legislate relative to the clerical and expense allowance for the Iberia Parish Assessor's Office and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 30. To legislate relative to the dedication of the proceeds of the state sales and use taxes levied on services defined by R.S. 47:301(14)(a) in the parish of Iberia and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 31. To amend Title 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, to provide for the appointment of the chief of police of the village of McNary and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 32. To legislate relative to the fees for the clerk of court for St. John the Baptist Parish and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 33. To legislate relative to the exemption from court reporting certification requirements for the official and deputy official court reporters in Evangeline and St. Landry parishes and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 34. To amend Title 13 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 relative to the Opelousas City Court to authorize the marshal to collect a fee for services and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 35. To authorize Natchitoches Parish to levy an additional one percent sales and use tax dependant upon approval of the levy by the electors of the parish and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 36. To amend and reenact R.S. 40:1498 to provide for an increase in the per diem for commissioners of the governing board of the St. Tammany Fire District Number 4 and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 37. To amend and reenact R.S. 13:2074.5 relative to the City Court of Hammond, to authorize the transfer of unclaimed filing fees and costs into the general fund account under certain circumstances, and otherwise to provide relative thereto.

ITEM NO. 38. Subject to voter approval, authorize any parish having a population of more than thirty-five thousand but fewer than thirty-eight thousand persons, as of either of the two most recent federal decennial census, or any sales tax district created by the governing authority of such parish, to levy and collect an additional one percent sales and use tax, which sales tax shall not be subject to the rate limitations provided for in Article VI, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the state of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 13th day of June, 2000.

M. J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA
ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
W. Fox McKeithen
SECRETARY OF STATE

Official Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana June 19, 2000