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      RS 27:256     


§256.  Declaratory judgments

A.  The corporation may obtain a judicial determination of any question or construction or validity of any contract arising under this Chapter or any rule or regulation of the corporation by bringing an action for a declaratory judgment in accordance with the provisions of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure and this Chapter.

B.  Statutes and rules and regulations reviewed pursuant to this Section must be construed in a manner consistent with the declared policy of the state.

C.  The filing of a petition for judicial determination under this Section shall not stay enforcement of any corporation action.  The corporation may grant a stay upon appropriate terms.

D.  No proceeding brought under this Section shall result in the court granting relief to:

(1)  Any proposed casino gaming operator or applicant seeking a license.

(2)  Any person seeking judicial review of any action of the corporation.

E.  The district court shall give priority over other civil actions to an action brought pursuant to this Section.

F.  No action brought pursuant to this Section shall preclude a criminal action or administrative proceeding.

Acts 1992, No. 384, §1, eff. June 18, 1992.  Redesignated from R.S. 4:656 by Acts 1996, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 7, §3, eff. May 1, 1996.

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