Louisiana Administrative Procedure Act
The Louisiana Administrative Procedure Act (LAPA) (R.S. 49:950- 999.25) was enacted in 1966 to become effective on July 1, 1967. The need for the Act grew out of a situation in which there were over 50 Louisiana agencies that were holding administrative proceedings or hearings and many did not have any written rules. 1974 was the year of the APA re-write. The 1974 version provided for one methodology for promulgation adding the Office of the State Register as the official entity for this procedure.