Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:313

  • 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
  • Municipality: means any incorporated city, town, or village. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:313
  • Office: means the state office of rural development created by this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:313
  • Political subdivision: means a parish, municipality, and any other unit of local government, including a school board and a special district, authorized by law to perform governmental functions. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:313
  • Rural areas: means parishes within the state having less than one hundred thousand population, or municipalities within the state having less than thirty-five thousand population, and the  unincorporated areas of a parish with a population of over one hundred thousand. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 3:313
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.

When used in this Chapter:

(1)  “Applicant” means any local governing authority requesting a loan from or completing an application form to apply for  a loan under the Rural Development Loan Program.

(2)  “Director” means the chief administrative officer of the state office of rural development.

(3)  “Federal agency” means any department, office, council, or agency of the federal government, or any public benefit corporation or authority authorized by federal statute.

(4)  “Local agency” means any political subdivision, or office or department thereof, or not-for-profit organization created for the purposes of enhancing the quality of life and revitalization of rural areas.

(5)  “Municipality” means any incorporated city, town, or village.

(6)  “Office” means the state office of rural development created by this Chapter.

(7)  “Political subdivision” means a parish, municipality, and any other unit of local government, including a school board and a special district, authorized by law to perform governmental functions.

(8)  “Rural areas” means parishes within the state having less than one hundred thousand population, or municipalities within the state having less than thirty-five thousand population, and the  unincorporated areas of a parish with a population of over one hundred thousand.

(9)  “Rural development and revitalization” means those policies, programs, laws, regulations, or other matters having to do with rural areas, including but not limited to economic development, employment, local government services and management, business, agriculture, environment, land use and natural resources, human services and community life, health care, education, transportation, community facilities, and housing.

(10)  “State agency” means any department, office, council, or agency of the state, or any public benefit corporation or authority authorized by the laws of the state.

Acts 1990, No. 216, §1; Acts 1991, No. 396, §2; Acts 1991, No. 449, §1; Acts 1997, No. 637, §1.