To form a basic understanding of Louisiana’s rule making
process, you should begin with a review of the Louisiana Administrative Act
(APA). The purpose of the APA was ‘to establish a basic,
streamlined system to replace the hundreds of rules and regulations in some 189
state agencies, commissions, and boards.’
~1982 Louisiana Law Review, Quote from
the Chairman of the Interim Joint Legislative Committee
on Formulation of Administrative Rules of Procedure
This streamlined system included a set procedure for
adopting all rules. It also gave the public a chance to be involved in
rule-making procedures, from initiation and review, to the right to challenge
current rules in effect.
This procedure involves promulgation in the Louisiana
Register prior to incorporation into Louisiana Administrative Code
This training portal provides practical instruction for
reader comprehension, legal research, and agency rule writers concerning rule
promulgation and compilation.
If you would like more information about our upcoming training programs, or if you have any questions about rulemaking, feel free to contact us.
Louisiana Register Editor