To form a basic understanding of Louisiana’s rule making process, you should begin with a review of the Louisiana Administrative Procedure Act (APA).
"The purpose of the APA was to establish a basic, streamlined system to replace the hundreds of rules and regulations in some 189 state agencies, commissions, and boards."
~1982 Louisiana Law Review, Quote from the Chairman of the
Interim Joint Legislative Committee on Formulation
of Administrative Rules of Procedure
This streamlined system included a set procedure for adopting all rules. It also gave the public a chance to be involved in rule-making procedures, from initiation to review, and a process for contesting current rules.
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This training portal provides practical instruction for reader comprehension, legal research, and agency rule writers concerning rule promulgation and compilation.