Calendars and Journals
The Calendars and Journals are two separate books that explain each year's events of the Louisiana Legislative sessions. The Calendars trace each bill and resolution of the House and Senate numerically through the Legislature, from the introduction and readings to the final voting and passing of each.
The Journal records exactly what takes place in the Senate and House, beginning each day with roll call and marking of those present or absent, prayer, etc. and going on numerically through every bill, concurrent resolution and finally the call for adjournment at the end of each day.
There is usually one Calendar for the House and Senate and two Journals; one for the proceedings of the House; and the other containing the proceedings of the Senate. Calendars and Journals are published two to three months after each session. The compilation and printing is handled by the House speaker. Information can be obtained by contacting the clerk of the House at 225.342.7259.
The Acts of the Legislative Sessions are printed and bound into one or more volumes. These volumes may include acts of previous extraordinary sessions of the Legislature. Bound acts are published approximately six to seven months after each session.
Code of Governmental Ethics--R.S. 42:15
The Louisiana Constitution mandates the Code of Governmental Ethics be distributed to the elected officials and employees of this State and its political subdivisions. It details the powers, duties, responsibilities for the Louisiana Ethics Administration Program.
Corporation Laws (Including Trademark and Trade Name Laws, Partnership, Limited Liability Companies, and Limited Liability Partnerships)
The Corporation Laws book contains the laws pertaining to the forming, amending and dissolving of domestic and nonprofit corporations, foreign corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships and the registering of trade names, trademarks and service marks.
Election Code--R.S. 18
The Election Code includes Title 18 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes pertaining to the laws governing all aspects of elections. Effective March 29, 2000, the Louisiana Revised Statutes can be viewed online on the Louisiana Legislature's website (external link).
The Election Results are the official tally of complete precinct-by-precinct returns from either the primary, general or presidential elections. It includes all the elections of all parish, statewide and presidential officials found on the ballot. It also includes the recapitulation of the election made from the parish returns by the Secretary of State's Office as promulgated.
Lawrason Act--R.S. 33:321-481
R.S. 33:321-481, commonly known as the Lawrason Act, are the laws governing the operation of the incorporated municipalities in Louisiana. It explains how a municipality is considered a city, town or village. It covers the qualifications, duties, powers and selection by either election or appointment, and the functions of each officer (mayor, board of aldermen, clerk, treasurer, marshal and mayor's court). It also details the levying and collection of taxes and expenditure of funds.
Notary Public Law--R.S. 35:1-671
The Notary Public Law, R.S. 35:1-671, contains laws pertaining to becoming a notary public.
Report of the Secretary of State
This book is a report from the secretary of state to the governor of Louisiana including an itemized list of fees collected by each division of the Secretary of State's Office; the number of registered voters as reported by the registrars of voters of each parish; and a complete recapitulation of the results of the major elections held during each two-year period. This book is published biennially.
Roster of Officials
The Roster of Officials contains the names, addresses and telephone numbers of every elected official including U.S. senators and congressmen and women; Louisiana senators and representatives; members of the boards and commissions; and local, parish and statewide elected officials. It also contains pertinent information regarding terms of office, population figures and district maps.