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      RS 30:302     


§302.  Louisiana Investment Fund for Enhancement (L.I.F.E.); established

There is hereby established a fund in the state treasury to be known as the Louisiana Investment Fund for Enhancement (L.I.F.E.), hereafter referred to as the "fund", into which the state treasurer shall each fiscal year, and beginning with the 1981-82 fiscal year, deposit from the revenues produced from the production of oil and gas within the state, after those revenues have been deposited in the Bond Security and Redemption Fund and remittance has been made to political subdivisions as required by Article VII, Section 4 of the Constitution of Louisiana, a portion of windfall revenues from oil and gas price deregulation.  Such windfall revenues shall be those monies accruing to the state above a "base" which, for the purposes of this Chapter, is defined as the estimated level of collections from oil, gas, and other severance taxes and oil and gas production royalties in fiscal year 1980-81, those collections to be specified as one billion and eighty-five million dollars ($1,085,000,000) and comprised of:

(1)  seven hundred sixty million dollars ($760,000,000) from oil, gas, and other severance taxes, and

(2)  three hundred twenty-five million dollars ($325,000,000) from oil and gas royalty payments, excluding bonuses and rentals.

The above defined "base" shall be used to calculate the windfall revenues for fiscal year 1981-82.  The treasurer shall determine each fiscal year subsequent to fiscal year 1981-82 a new "base" which shall be determined by multiplying the "base" for the previous fiscal year by the most recent annual change in the Consumer Price Index and then adding that product to the "base" for the previous year.

Added by Acts 1979, No. 577, §1; Acts 1979, No. 791, §1, eff. July 18, 1979.  Amended by Acts 1980, No. 728, §3; Acts 1981, Ex.Sess., No. 41, §1, eff. Nov. 23, 1981.

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