Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1202

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the Department of Agriculture and Forestry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1
  • governmental: includes the government of this State, the Government of the United States, or any subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of either of them. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1202
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual or any legal or commercial entity, including a corporation, business trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, or joint venture. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1
  • Petition: means a petition filed under the provisions of subsection A of Section 3:1205 for the creation of a district. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1202
  • soil conservation district: means a governmental subdivision of this State, and a public body corporate and politic, organized in accordance with the provisions of this Part, for the purposes, with the powers, and subject to the restrictions set forth in this Part. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1202
  • State: means the State of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1202
  • Supervisor: means one of the members of the governing body of a district, elected or appointed in accordance with the provisions of this Part. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:1202

As used in this Part of Chapter 9, the terms defined in this Section have the meanings here given to them, except where the context expressly indicates otherwise:

(1)  “District” or “soil conservation district” means a governmental subdivision of this State, and a public body corporate and politic, organized in accordance with the provisions of this Part, for the purposes, with the powers, and subject to the restrictions set forth in this Part.

(2)  “Supervisor” means one of the members of the governing body of a district, elected or appointed in accordance with the provisions of this Part.

(3)  “Committee” or “State Soil Conservation Committee” means the agency created in Section 3:1204.

(4)  “Petition” means a petition filed under the provisions of subsection A of Section 3:1205 for the creation of a district.

(5)  “Nominating petition” means a petition filed under the provisions of Section 3:1206 to nominate candidates for the office of supervisor of a soil conservation district.

(6)  “State” means the State of Louisiana.

(7)  “Agency of this State” includes the government of this State and any subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the government of this State.

(8)  “United States” or “agencies of the United States” include the United States of America, the Soil Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, and any other agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of America.

(9)  “Government” or “governmental” includes the government of this State, the Government of the United States, or any subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of either of them.

(10)  “Land owner” or “owner of land” includes any person, persons, partnership, firm, or corporation who shall hold title to any lands lying within a district organized under the provisions of this Part.

(11)  “Land occupant” or “occupant of land” includes any person, persons, partnership, firm, or corporation who shall hold title to, or shall be in possession of, any lands lying within a district organized under the provisions of this Part, whether as owner, lessee, tenant, or otherwise.

(12)  “Due notice” means notice published at least twice, with an interval of at least 7 days between the two publication dates, in a newspaper or other publication of general circulation within the appropriate area, or if no such publication of general circulation be available, by posting at a reasonable number of conspicuous places within the appropriate area, such posting to include, where possible, posting at public places where it may be customary to post notices concerning parish or municipal affairs generally. At any hearing held pursuant to such notice, at the time and place designated in such notice, adjournment may be made from time to time without the necessity of renewing such notice for such adjourned dates.