Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 25:352

  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.

A.  For the purposes of this Chapter, museums of local interest shall include Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame, the Louisiana Forestry Museum, and the Winn Parish Museum under the jurisdiction of the office of the state museum of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and domiciled in Winnfield, Louisiana.

B.(1)  A nonprofit organization may be established for supporting the programs and activities of the museums, referred to in this Section as “Friends of the Museums of Local Interest”, to develop and foster an interest in the historic preservation and all other items which are necessary for the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the historic and cultural resources of such museums.

(2)  Friends of the Museums of Local Interest may:

(a)  Maintain the property of any museum of local interest and all collections contained in the museum.

(b)  Retain and expend any self-generated revenues derived from the activities of the museum of local interest as specified by cooperative agreement pursuant to R.S. 25:342(A)(8), including the annual Political Hall of Fame induction ceremony and any gift shop on the property or in the building of the museum.

C.  The office of the state museum shall provide sufficient funds for the operation of the museum facilities as set forth in this Section; however, the office of the state museum shall have no obligation nor make any provision for such operation until state funds are specifically appropriated for this purpose.

Acts 2003, No. 1205, §1, eff. July 3, 2003.

NOTE:  See Acts 2003, No. 1205, §§3 and 4, relative to directors and secretary of the La. Political Museum and Hall of Fame and relative to initial members of Friends of Museums of Local Interest.