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      RS 29:736     


§736.  Exclusion

A.  Nothing herein shall supersede the powers, duties, and authorities of the Department of Environmental Quality, as provided for by R.S. 30:2001 et seq. and regulations issued pursuant thereto.  

B.  Nothing herein shall supersede the powers, duties, and authority of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of state police, as prescribed by R.S. 30:2376(B).  

C.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, nothing in this Chapter shall affect the exclusive authority of the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator regarding oil spill prevention, planning, response, removal, liability, and the limitations of liability provided for in the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act, R.S. 30:2451 et seq.  

D.  Nothing in this Chapter shall be interpreted to diminish the rights guaranteed to all persons under the Declaration of Rights of the Louisiana Constitution or the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution.  This Chapter shall not violate Article II (Distribution of Powers), Article III (Legislative Branch), or Article V (Judicial Branch) of the Louisiana Constitution.  The courts shall be open, and every person shall have an adequate remedy by due process of law and justice, administered without denial, partiality, or unreasonable delay, for injury to him in his person, property, reputation, or other rights.  The orders of all courts shall have their full force and effect.  The legislature may call itself into session at any time and shall exercise its powers and duties.  Its ability to enact law, appropriate funds, and confirm appointees shall be in full force.  The privileges and immunities of legislators shall be respected.  

Acts 1993, No. 800, §1, eff. June 22, 1993.  

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