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      RS 56:1700     


§1700. Clinton Confederate Cemetery, operation and maintenance; transfer to cemetery association

           A. The Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism may enter into a cooperative agreement with the Clinton Confederate Cemetery Association, a nonprofit charitable association formed in accordance with the provisions of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, for the operation and maintenance of the Clinton Confederate State Historic Site, also known as the Clinton Confederate Cemetery.

           B. Subject to an appropriation annually to be provided in appropriations for the operations of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and specifically designated for such purpose, the department is authorized to transfer funds of not more than fifteen hundred dollars annually to the cemetery association for the performance of such operation and maintenance. The department shall include in its annual request for operating funds an amount sufficient to accomplish the obligations so transferred to the association.

           C. The association shall establish rules and regulations consistent with the general laws of the state, the parish, and the town of Clinton for the operation of the cemetery, and all such rules and regulations shall be subject to approval by the office of state parks of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

           D. The association may not transfer its responsibilities for operation, maintenance, and upkeep of the historic site to any public body or to any other state chartered nonprofit corporation whose purpose shall be the proper care, operation, and management of the Clinton Confederate Cemetery, without prior approval by the office of state parks of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

           Added by Acts 1983, No. 50, §1, eff. July 1, 1983. Acts 1992, No. 828, §1, eff. July 8, 1992; Acts 1999, No. 709, §3.

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