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OSHE 251 - Environmental Law Sources

This guide includes general legal and regulatory sources as well as sources specific to environmental law.

LA Regulations

Regulations

Louisiana Register or 3rd floor bound serials stacks -- KFL34.A2L68 - The Louisiana Register (LR) is a monthly publication provides access to rules, proposed rules, and notices of state agencies.

Louisiana Administrative Code or Reference Room Louisiana documents stack -- Go50.5 - The Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) provides the general and permanent rules of state agencies. These rules have been formally adopted or amended. It is divided by subject into 76 titles.

LA Laws

Laws

Acts of the Legislature, State of Louisiana or Reference Room Louisiana documents stacks -- Y1.1 - Acts are bills signed into law during a legislative session. To search for them, select the desired legislative session from the top right and 'Act' from the drop down menu to the left of the Bill Search tool.  On the left hand side, there is a quick reference that connects Act numbers to Bill Numbers for a selected legislative session.

Constitution of the State of Louisiana or Reference Room Louisiana documents stacks -- Y5.1 - Louisiana's Constitution outlines the purpose, structure, and basic rules of state government. Article III Section 17, for example, details how legislative bills are delivered to the governor for signing.

Louisiana Bills - Bills are legislative proposals from the House and Senate. To search for them, select the desired legislative session from the top right and the type of bill (i.e. House Bill, Senate Bill, House Concurrent Resolution) from the drop down menu to the left of the Bill Search Tool.

Louisiana Laws Database - This database allows searches of Louisiana Laws in various sections (Revised Statutes, Constitution, Civil Code, etc.). The top search is for known citations; for example, RS 49.954.1, which details how the LAC and LR are published and distributed. The bottom search is for keywords; it also allows searching in more than one section of the Louisiana law at a time. A link to example searches is given to the right.  On the left, the Table of Contents allows viewing of the full text of a particular section.

West's Louisiana Civil Code or Reference Stacks -- KFL 30.5.W4 A32 - The Civil Code is a compilation of civil laws that govern the legal capacity of persons. Note that the linked text does not contain West's indexing, which the print copy does.

West's Louisiana Rules of Court: State and Federal or Reference Stacks -- KFL 31.W4 - The Rules of Court outline court procedures.

West's Louisiana Statutes Annotated or Reference Stacks -- KFL 30.5.W4 - These annotated statutes take the Louisiana revised statutes and compile them into 56 Titles arranged alphabetically by topic.

West's Louisiana Statutory Criminal Law and Procedure Reference Stacks -- KFL 30.5.W4 A52 - This resource from West combines parts of the Louisiana Constitution, Revised Statutes, and Code of Criminal Procedure along with subject indexing.

Executive Orders

Executive Orders

Executive Orders - Executive orders are mandates from the governor. They can fulfill a variety of functions, such as creating new commissions or declaring states of emergency.