17:2196.2     Definitions


In order to take full advantage of the Higher Educational Facilities Act of 1963 [FN1] (Public Law 88-204, 77 Statutes 363) (hereinafter sometimes referred to as "1963 Act") the Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (hereinafter sometimes called "LSU board") and the Louisiana State Board of Education (hereinafter sometimes called "state board") are hereby authorized to borrow money and issue bonds for construction cost of academic facilities for institutions of higher learning under their administration.  No bonds shall be issued pursuant to the authority of this SubPart for any proposed facility unless the issuing board shall have entered into a loan agreement with the U.S. Commissioner of Education under Title III of the 1963 Act, as amended, for financing a portion of the cost of the proposed facility.  The term "issuing board" shall refer to either or both LSU board or state board which issues bonds hereunder.  "Board" shall refer to LSU board and/or state board.


"Academic facilities" means structures suitable for use as classrooms, laboratories, libraries and related facilities necessary or appropriate for instruction of students, or for research or for administration of the educational or research programs of an institution of higher learning;  and maintenance, storage or utility facilities essential to the operation of the foregoing facilities as is provided for in 1963 Act.


"Construction" means (a) erection of new or expansion of existing structures and the acquisition and installation of equipment therefor;  or (b) acquisition of existing structures not owned by institution involved;  or (c) rehabilitation, alteration, conversion or improvement (including the acquisition and installation of equipment or modernization or replacement of built-in equipment) of existing structures;  or (d) a combination of any two or more of the foregoing.


"Facility" shall herein mean academic facilities authorized to be constructed under the provisions of this SubPart.


"Construction cost" includes cost of the construction involved and the cost of necessary acquisition of land on which facility is located, and necessary site improvements to permit its use as intended, and interest on bonds authorized by this SubPart during the period of construction, and shall also include the cost of the issuance of the bonds, including legal, financial, architectural, engineering and other incidental expenses.


Added by Acts 1966, No. 376, § 1.

[FN1] 20 U.S.C.A. § 701 et seq., which has been affected by later legislation (see Title VII of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 20 U.S.C.A. § 1132a et seq.   Most of this material has been omitted, repealed or transferred)