RS 51:1285     

§1285.  Powers of district

A.  The district shall have all of the rights and powers necessary to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this Subpart.  The district shall be subject to the Public Records and Public Meetings Law and to the extent not otherwise in conflict herewith, the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:950 et seq., and shall be empowered to utilize all rights and powers set forth in the Bond Validation Procedures Law.  Nothing herein shall be construed so as to exempt the district from compliance with the applicable provisions of Louisiana laws pertaining to open meetings, public records, official journals, dual officeholding and employment, and the Code of Governmental Ethics.  

B.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the district, as a body corporate and politic and a political subdivision of the state with full corporate powers, shall have the following rights and powers:

(1)  To adopt bylaws for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business.  

(2)  To adopt an official seal and alter the same at its pleasure.  

(3)  To maintain an office at such place as it may designate.  

(4)  To sue and be sued.  

(5)  To receive, administer, and comply with the conditions and requirements respecting any gift, grant, or donation of any property or money.  

(6)  To apply and contract for assistance from the United States or other public or private sources, whether in form of a grant or loan or otherwise.  

(7)  To make and execute contracts and other instruments necessary in the exercise of the powers and functions of the district under this Subpart, including contracts with persons, firms, corporations, and others.  

(8)  To employ an executive director, employees, accountants, financial advisors, underwriters, attorneys, and such other consultants as may be required in the judgment of the board and to fix and pay their compensation from funds available to the district therefor.  

(9)  To research and study, develop plans and programs designed to assist the state and units of local government in the promotion of tourism.

(10)  To accept the mortgage, pledge, hypothecation, assignment, grant, or donation of any properties of the state.  

(11)  To exercise any and all other powers necessary to accomplish the purposes set forth herein.  

Acts 1990, No. 1038, §1, eff. July 26, 1990.