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      RS 30:303     


§303.  Credits to the Louisiana Investment Fund for Enhancement

A.  The secretary of the Department of Revenue and the assistant secretary of the office of mineral resources shall furnish the state treasurer with an itemized monthly report showing revenues collected from oil and gas production consisting of severance taxes and royalties respectively.  On and after July 1, 1981, at any point during a fiscal year in which the state treasurer certifies that the total of collections from oil and gas severance taxes and royalties has reached the base for the current fiscal year, all subsequent oil and gas severance tax and royalty collections for that fiscal year shall be considered windfall revenues.  Out of the funds remaining in the Bond Security and Redemption Fund after a sufficient amount is allocated from that fund to pay all obligations secured by the full faith and credit of the state which become due and payable within each fiscal year, the treasurer, prior to placing such funds in the state general fund, shall pay into the Louisiana Investment Fund for Enhancement an amount equal to fifty percent of the windfall revenues paid into the treasury.  The remaining fifty percent of windfall revenues shall be paid into the state general fund.

B.  Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the state treasurer is hereby authorized to invest monies on deposit in the Louisiana Investment Fund for Enhancement in the following:

(1)  Direct obligations of, or obligations the principal and interest of which are unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America.

(2)  Obligations issued by any of the following agencies or corporations of the United States of America: Federal Housing Administration, Farmers Home Administration, Export-Import Bank of the United States, Small Business Administration, Government National Mortgage Association, General Services Administration, Banks for Cooperatives, Federal Home Loan Banks, Federal Intermediate Credit Banks, Federal Land Banks, Federal Financing Bank, Maritime Administration, The Tennessee Valley Authority, International Bank of Reconstruction and Development, or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, or any agency or instrumentality of the United States of America which shall be established for the purpose of acquiring the obligations of any of the foregoing or otherwise providing financing therefor.

(3)  Deposit accounts, which may be represented by certificates of deposit, in any state bank, national banking association, and savings and loan association, which deposit accounts are secured by obligations described in (1) or (2).

(4)  Repurchase agreements with state banks or national banking associations secured by obligations described in (1) or (2).

(5)  Obligations of a state, a territory, Puerto Rico, or a possession of the United States, or any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality of any of the foregoing, or of the District of Columbia which are fully secured by and payable from direct obligations of the United States of America.

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; Acts 1997, No. 658, §2.

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