Part I General Provisions 40:32 – 40:61.1
Part II Birth Record After Change in Sex Designation 40:62 – 40:62.1
Part III Abortions, Deaths 40:63 – 40:66
Part IV Establishment of Birth Record 40:67 – 40:71
Part V Adoptions 40:72 – 40:79
Part VI Certificate of Stillbirth 40:91 – 40:92
Part VII Gestational Carrier Data Collection 40:93 – 40:96

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 40 > Chapter 2

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agency: means any state office, department, board, commission, institution, division, officer or other person, or functional group, heretofore existing or hereafter created, that is authorized to exercise, or that does exercise, any functions of the government of the state in the executive branch, but not any governing body or officer of any local government or subdivision of the state, or any parochial officer who exercises functions coterminous with the municipality in which he performs those functions. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appropriation: means an authorization by the legislature to a budget unit for a program to expend from public funds a sum of money, for purposes designated, under the procedure prescribed in this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Biological parents: means a husband and wife, joined by legal marriage recognized as valid in this state, who provide sperm and egg for in vitro fertilization, performed by a licensed physician, when the resulting fetus is carried and delivered by a surrogate birth parent who is related by blood or affinity to either the husband or wife. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32
  • Board of Trustees: means the board provided for in Part V of this Chapter to administer the retirement system. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dead body: means a lifeless human body or such severed parts of the human body, or the bones thereof, from the state of which it may be reasonably concluded that death has recently occurred. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Deficit: means the excess for any fiscal year of actual expenditures paid by warrant or transfer over the actual monies received and any monies or balances carried forward for any fund at the close of the fiscal year as such are reported by the office of statewide reporting within the division of administration. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Employer: means the state of Louisiana, any city, parish, or other local school board, the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, any board created by Article VIII of the Constitution of Louisiana, or any other agency of and within the state or a political subdivision by which a teacher is paid. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Enrolled bill: The final copy of a bill or joint resolution which has passed both chambers in identical form. It is printed on parchment paper, signed by appropriate officials, and submitted to the President/Governor for signature.
  • evidence of life: include heart action, breathing, or movement of voluntary muscles. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32
  • Expenses: means amounts represented by cash paid out or by obligations to pay cash or partly by each for maintaining and operating government services. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fetal death: means death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of human conception, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy; the death is indicated by the fact that after such expulsion or extraction the fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32
  • File: means the presentation of a vital record provided for in this Chapter for registration by the vital records registry. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32
  • Final disposition: means the burial, interment, cremation, removal from the state, or other authorized disposition of a dead body or fetus. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32
  • Fiscal year: means the period beginning July first of any year and ending June thirtieth of the next succeeding year. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • forms: means paper or electronic reports of birth, death, fetal death, marriage, divorce, dissolution of marriage, or annulment, and data related thereto. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32
  • Fund: means an independent fiscal and accounting entity with a self-balancing set of accounts recording cash or other resources together with all related liabilities, obligations, reserves, and equities which are segregated for the purpose of carrying on specific activities or attaining certain objectives in accordance with regulations, restrictions, and limitations. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Funeral director or person acting as such: is a licensed funeral director or embalmer as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Institution: means any establishment, public or private, which provides inpatient medical, surgical, or diagnostic care or treatment or nursing, custodial, or domiciliary care, or to which persons are committed by law. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liability: means a debt arising out of a transaction where goods or services have been received or rendered which must be liquidated, renewed, or refunded at some future date. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Live birth: means a birth in which the child shows evidence of life after complete birth. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32
  • Member: means any teacher included in the membership of the system as provided in Part II of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Membership Service: means service as a teacher rendered while a member of the retirement system. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • 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.
  • Obligation: means an amount which a government may be required legally to meet out of its resources. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Official forecast: means the most recently adopted estimate of money available for appropriation by the Revenue Estimating Conference as provided in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Physician: means a person authorized under the laws of this state to practice medicine. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32
  • Political subdivision: as used in this Part means any parish of this state as well as any city or county of another adjoining or adjacent state which is authorized by the law of that state to engage in a joint endeavor for the creation and operation of an airport district with a political subdivision of this state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 2:131
  • Projected deficit: means the excess of appropriations and non-appropriated requirements over the official forecast for any fund during any fiscal year. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:2
  • Public health statistics unit: means that section which codes, tabulates, analyzes, reports, and coordinates vital records and other health status indicator data for the office of public health. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Removal: means the transportation of a dead human body or the remains thereof from the jurisdiction of the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32
  • Retirement: means withdrawal from active service with a retirement allowance granted under the provisions of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Retirement System: means the Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Service: means service as a teacher within the meaning of Paragraph (33) of this Section. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Student: means a person who satisfies all of the provisions of this Paragraph. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 11:701
  • System of vital records: means the registration, collection, preservation, amendment, certification, and issuance of certified copies of vital records required by this Chapter and activities related thereto. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Vital records registry: means a central registry as provided for in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 40:32