§142. Qualifications of newspaper
A. The newspaper:
(1) Shall have been published in an office physically located in the parish in which the body is located for a period of five years preceding the selection;
(2) Shall not have missed during that period as many as three consecutive issues unless caused by fire, flood, strike, or natural disaster;
(3) Shall have maintained a general paid circulation in the parish in which the body is located for five consecutive years prior to the selection; and
(4) Shall have been entered in a U.S. post office in that parish under a periodical permit in that parish for a period of five consecutive years prior to the selection.
B. The provisions of this Section relating to the five-year requirement shall not contravene any contract existing between any governing body and a newspaper on and prior to May 11, 1970; nor shall the five-year requirement herein be applied in assessing the qualifications of a newspaper which was in existence on May 11, 1970; nor shall any provision of this Chapter prohibit a publication from becoming an official journal in Jefferson Parish when the publication has actually published official proceedings within one year prior to June 1, 1986 of any municipal corporation, parish council, police jury, or school board within Jefferson Parish.
Amended by Acts 1950, No. 289, §1; Acts 1952, No. 276, §1; Acts 1970, No. 111, §1; Acts 1986, No. 378, §1, eff. July 2, 1986; Acts 1997, No. 422, §1; Acts 2011, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 36, §1.