RS 51:1157     

§1157.  Corporate powers

A.  In addition to the powers granted to such corporations elsewhere in the laws of Louisiana, the corporation shall have the following powers, together with all powers incidental thereto or necessary for the performance of those hereinafter stated:

(1)  To acquire, whether by purchase, exchange, gift, lease or otherwise, and to construct, improve, maintain, equip and furnish one or more projects, including all real and personal properties which the board of directors of the corporation may deem necessary in connection therewith and whether or not any such project shall then be in existence;

(2)  To lease or to contract for the use to or by others any or all of its projects and to charge and collect rent, fees or charges therefor, and to terminate any such lease or contractual arrangement upon the failure of the lessee to comply with any of the obligations thereof;

(3)  To sell, exchange, donate and convey any or all of its properties upon such terms and conditions as its board of directors may deem advisable, including the power to receive for any such sale the note or notes of the purchaser of a project whenever its board of directors finds any such action to be in furtherance of the purposes for which the corporation was organized;

(4)  To issue its bonds for the purpose of carrying out any of its powers;

(5)  As security for the payment of the principal of and interest on any bonds so issued and any agreements made in connection therewith, to mortgage and pledge any or all of its projects or any part or parts thereof, whether then owned or thereafter acquired, and to pledge the revenues and receipts therefrom or from any source thereof;

(6)  To employ and pay compensation to such employees and agents, including attorneys, as the board of directors shall deem necessary for the business of the corporation.  

B.  The corporation shall not have the power to operate any project as a business other than as lessor.  Any meeting held by the board of directors for any purpose whatsoever shall be open to the public; regular meetings of the board of directors shall be held monthly, the place, date and time to be fixed by the board of directors at its first meeting.  Special meetings may be called by the president of the corporation or by any two members of the board of directors upon twenty-four hours notice to every member of the board.  These special meetings shall be held at the same place provided for regular meetings of the board, provided that the requirements of a notice shall not be binding in any special meeting at which all members of the board of directors are present.  

Acts 1962, No. 436, §7.  Amended by Acts 1964, No. 433, §1; Acts 1972, No. 103, §6, emerg. eff. June 25, 1972, at 6:15 P.M.