Rule 7.9. Engrossment, copies; digest; form and content of the General Appropriation Bill
A. Each House instrument which has passed its second reading and which has been
ordered engrossed or reengrossed and passed to third reading shall be presented to the House
for its third reading, as engrossed or reengrossed.
B. A copy of each engrossed or reengrossed House instrument shall be placed on the
desk of each member who so requests no later than twenty-four hours following the reading
of the committee report in the House and prior to its being considered on final passage by the
House. Each Senate instrument shall be printed in the form in which it is received in the
House and a copy thereof shall be placed on the desk of each member of the House who so
requests prior to its consideration on final passage by the House. No instrument shall be
considered unless this requirement has been met. In addition no bill shall be considered on
final passage unless a digest of the bill, as it was reported by committee, has been placed on
the desk of each member.
C.(1) The General Appropriation Bill shall be prepared in a manner which includes
an appendix which clearly shows each proposed number of authorized positions and each
proposed appropriation and the corresponding number, if any, of authorized positions and
the corresponding appropriation, and if any, from the enrolled version of the General
Appropriation Bill for the current fiscal year. The inclusion of such information shall be for
comparison purposes only and shall not constitute any part of law or proposed law.
(2) The appendix to the General Appropriation Bill shall be prepared in a manner to
include the current and the proposed salary, vehicle allowance, and housing allowance for
each of the following officials:
(a) The secretary of each of the following departments of state government:
(i) The Department of Economic Development.
(ii) The Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
(iii) The Department of Environmental Quality.
(iv) The Louisiana Department of Health.
(v) The Louisiana Workforce Commission.
(vi) The Department of Natural Resources.
(vii) The Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
(viii) The Department of Revenue.
(ix) The Department of Children and Family Services.
(x) The Department of Transportation and Development.
(xi) The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
(xii) The Department of Veterans Affairs.
(b) The superintendent of education, the commissioner of higher education, and the
president of each public postsecondary education system.
(c) Each of the following from the Department of Public Safety and Corrections: the
deputy secretary for public safety services, the deputy secretary for corrections services, and
the deputy secretary for youth services.
(d) The director of state civil service.
(e) The executive secretary of the Public Service Commission.
(f) The commissioner of the division of administration.
(3) The General Appropriation Bill shall not be heard by the Committee of the
Whole or considered on third reading and final passage by the House of Representatives if
it is not in the form required by this Paragraph. This Paragraph may be suspended by a vote
of a majority of the elected members.
D.(1) In the event that the legislative fiscal officer determines that the budget
estimate as provided by Article VII, Section 11(A) of the Constitution of Louisiana
recommends appropriations out of the state general fund and dedicated funds for the next
fiscal year for health care and for higher education in amounts less than the appropriations
enacted for each purpose for the current fiscal year, the General Appropriation Bill
introduced as provided by Article VII, Section 11(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana shall
provide separate recommendations for discretionary and nondiscretionary expenditures and
the means of financing such expenditures which are subject to appropriation, excluding
recommendations for legislative expenses and judicial expenses.
(2) The General Appropriation Bill shall not be considered by a committee, by the
Committee of the Whole, or considered on third reading and final passage by the House of
Representatives if it is not in the form required by this Paragraph.
HR 3, 1973; HR 21, 1974; HR 17, 1986; HR 45, 1998, eff. May 20, 1998; HR 63,
2007, eff. Jan. 1, 2008; HR 9, 2008, eff. June 23, 2008; HR 31, 2013, eff. June 6, 2013.