SUBPART I. ACQUISITION OF HOUSING SPACE
§1641. Budget for acquisition of housing space and leases by budget units
A. Contracts and agreements by and in name of state agencies. All contracts and
agreements for the lease or rental of space for the housing of state agencies, their personnel,
operations, equipment, or activities shall be made in the name of and by the authorized
representative or representative body of the state agency but shall be made and entered into
only with the approval of the commissioner of administration. The cost of such housing shall
be provided for in and defrayed from the budgets of the using agencies.
B. Contracts and agreements by and in name of the state, executed by the
(1) When a contract or agreement for the lease or rental of space for the housing of
state agencies, their personnel, operation, equipment, or activities, shall pertain to more than
one building or facility or shall pertain to a building or facility which is to house more than
one state agency, their personnel, operation, equipment, or activities, such contract or
agreement may be made in the name of the state and executed by the commissioner of
administration, rather than in the name of and by an authorized representative or a
representative body of the state agency or agencies to be housed in such building or buildings
or facility or facilities.
(2) The commissioner of administration shall allocate space to one or more state
agencies in the building or buildings or facility or facilities to which such contract or
agreement pertains and shall allocate the cost of such housing to or among such using agency
or agencies, which cost shall be provided for in and defrayed from the budgets of the using
agency or agencies. The commissioner shall determine the amount of the allocations of the
costs of such housing to the various agencies using such building or buildings and facility
or facilities in such manner so that the aggregate of the amount so allocated equals the total
cost of such housing.
C. Definition of "agency." The definition of "agency" stated in R.S. 39:2(2) shall be
the sole definition of the term "state agency" employed in connection with the acquisition of
housing space in this and following Sections, and the fact that an agency is supported by fees
or taxes collected by, or dedicated to, the agency or which otherwise receives its operating
funds through means other than direct appropriations, shall not be a test as to whether this
Section shall be applicable to an agency of the state.
D. Applicability. The provisions of this Subpart shall be applicable to all agencies
meeting the definition of R.S. 39:2(2) established by the laws of Louisiana.
Added by Acts 1979, No. 715, §1, eff. July 1, 1980. Amended by Acts 1982, No.
137, §3, eff. July 12, 1982; Acts 1985, No. 880, §3, eff. July 23, 1985; Acts 1988, No. 919,
§§1, 3; Acts 1997, No. 600, §1; Acts 2014, No. 864, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.