Title 38. Public Contracts, Works and Improvements

Chapter 10. Public Contracts

Part II. Letting Contracts


38:2212.2      Demolition of state buildings


A. No building or structure owned by the state of Louisiana, except highways, bridges, railroads, and integrated coastal protection projects as defined by R.S. 49:214.2(11) and (14), may be razed, demolished, or otherwise disposed of unless all members of the legislature representing the district in which the state-owned building is located are notified by the division of administration at the initiation of the approval process that a request by any agency for such demolition has been received by that office or that office has determined that the approval process for such demolition shall be initiated, and until authority for such disposition has been approved in writing by the director of the office of facility planning and control, division of administration. Except as provided in Subsection C of this Section, in no case shall a request for such authority be approved before thirty days after legislative notification. The request for authority to raze or demolish any building or structure as described shall be in compliance with procedures adopted and promulgated by the division of administration. Such requests shall be accompanied by a resolution or other authorization of the agency, board, commission, or other governing authority.


B. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to buildings acquired with the right-of-way for construction or improvement of state highways.


C. The director of the office of facility planning and control, division of administration, may approve a request to raze or demolish any building or structure immediately after legislative notification in situations where a building or structure has been damaged as a result of fire, hurricane, or natural disaster and imminent danger is presented to life or property, as determined by the office of facility planning and control.


Added by Acts 1982, No. 537, § 1. Redesignated as R.S. 38:2212.2 by Acts 1999, No. 768, § 3. Amended by Acts 2006, No. 13, § 1, eff. May 4, 2006; Acts 2014, No. 447, § 1, eff. June 4, 2014.