Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:8004

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • 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.

A.  In each parish of the state and in each municipality of the state there is hereby created “The Tax Increment Development Corporation”, consisting of a public body corporate and politic and instrumentality of that parish or municipality.  Each such corporation shall be authorized to perform governmental functions as herein provided and shall have perpetual existence, provided, however, that upon the adoption by the board of directors of such corporation of a resolution dissolving the corporation and the passage by the governing body of the parish or municipality of a resolution concurring in such dissolution, such corporation’s corporate existence shall be terminated.  No such corporation shall transact any business or exercise any powers conferred upon it by this Chapter until and unless the governing body of the parish or municipality has by ordinance or resolution activated the corporation.  

B.  The governing body shall by ordinance, resolution or motion at any time after the passage of this Chapter, call a public hearing to determine the need to activate such a corporation.  Notice of such hearing shall be published at least twenty-one days preceding the day on which the hearing is to be held, in a newspaper having a general circulation in the parish or municipality.  At the hearing, a full opportunity to be heard shall be granted to all interested parties.  If the governing body determines, after such hearing, that a corporation should be activated to exercise the authority herein provided, then the governing body shall adopt an ordinance or resolution so finding, shall cause notice of such ordinance or resolution to be given to the executive officer and shall immediately appoint directors of the corporation as set forth in R.S. 47:8005, and shall notify the directors of the date on which they are to assume their duties.  A certificate setting forth the finding by the governing body and declaring that all directors have assumed their offices shall be signed by the executive officer and all of the directors, filed in the office of the secretary of state and there remain of record.  Upon the filing of such certificate, the directors and their successors shall constitute “The Tax Increment Development Corporation” of the parish or municipality and shall have all the power and authority set forth in this Chapter.  

C.  In any suit, action, or proceeding involving the validity or enforcement of any contract or act of a corporation, a copy of the certificate, duly certified by the secretary of state, shall be conclusive evidence as to the valid formation and activation of the corporation.  

Acts 1988, No. 996, §1.