Terms Used In Louisiana Children's Code 1667

  • Bylaws: means those bylaws established by the Interstate Commission for its governance, or for directing or controlling its actions or conduct. See Louisiana Children's Code 1662
  • Compacting state: means any state which has enacted the enabling legislation for this compact. See Louisiana Children's Code 1662
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Interstate Commission: means the Interstate Commission for Juveniles created by Article 1663 of this compact. See Louisiana Children's Code 1662
  • Rule: means a written statement by the Interstate Commission promulgated pursuant to Article 1666 of this compact that is of general applicability, implements, interprets or prescribes a policy or provision of the compact, or an organizational, procedural, or practice requirement of the commission, and has the force and effect of statutory law in a compacting state, and includes the amendment, repeal, or suspension or an existing rule. See Louisiana Children's Code 1662
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia or its designee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas Islands. See Louisiana Children's Code 1662
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.

Art. 1667.  Oversight, enforcement and dispute resolution by the Interstate Commission

A.(1)  The Interstate Commission shall oversee the administration and operations of the interstate movement of juveniles subject to this compact in the compacting states and shall monitor such activities being administered in non-compacting states which may significantly affect compacting states.

(2)  The courts and executive agencies in each compacting state shall enforce this compact and shall take all actions necessary and appropriate to effectuate the compact’s purposes and intent.  The provisions of this compact and the rules promulgated hereunder shall be received by all the judges, public offices, commissions, and departments of the state government as evidence of the authorized statute and administrative rules.  All courts shall take judicial notice of the compact and the rules.  In any judicial or administrative proceeding in a compacting state pertaining to the subject matter of this compact which may affect the powers, responsibilities or actions of the Interstate Commission, it shall be entitled to receive all service of process in any such proceeding, and shall have standing to intervene in the proceeding for all purposes.

B.(1)  The compacting states shall report to the Interstate Commission on all issues and activities necessary for the administration of the compact as well as issues and activities pertaining to compliance with the provisions of the compact and its bylaws and rules.

(2)  The Interstate Commission shall attempt, upon the request of a compacting state, to resolve any disputes or other issues which are subject to the compact and which may arise among compacting states and between compacting and non-compacting states.  The commission shall promulgate a rule providing for both mediation and binding dispute resolution for disputes among the compacting states.

(3)  The Interstate Commission, in the reasonable exercise of its discretion, shall enforce the provisions and rules of this compact using any or all means set forth in Article 1671 of this compact.

Acts 2003, No. 1185, §1, eff. July 1, 2004.