Title 49. State Administration

Chapter 13. Administrative Procedure


49:966     Construction and effect; judicial cognizance


A. Nothing in this Chapter shall be held to diminish the constitutional rights of any person or to limit or repeal additional requirements imposed by statute or otherwise recognized by law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and except as provided in R.S. 49:967, any and all statutory requirements regarding the adoption or promulgation of rules other than those contained in Sections 953, 954, 954.1, and 968 of this Title are hereby superseded by the provisions of this Chapter and are repealed. Except as otherwise required by law, all requirements or privileges relating to evidence or procedure shall apply equally to agencies and persons. Every agency is granted all authority necessary to comply with the requirements of this Chapter through the issuance of rules or otherwise.


B. If any provision of this Chapter or the application thereof is held invalid, the remainder of this Chapter or other applications of such provision shall not be affected. No subsequent legislation shall be held to supersede or modify the provisions of this Chapter except to the extent that such legislation shall do so expressly.


C. The courts of this state shall take judicial cognizance of rules promulgated in the Louisiana Register under the provisions of this Chapter.


D. Repealed by Acts 1978, No. 252, § 3.


Added by Acts 1966, No. 382, § 16, eff. July 1, 1967. Amended by Acts 1979, No. 578, §§ 1, 2, eff. July 18, 1979; Acts 2013, No. 220, § 23, eff. June 11, 2013; Acts 2014, No. 791, § 18.